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Paediatric usage of Buccolam for pre-med/diagnostic use

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Dear James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

I write to you to request information to answer the below questions:

What number of Buccolam syringes were administered to paediatric patients for the purposes of sedation pre procedures over the last 12 months of data you hold (please provide details of what this date range is).

What number of Buccolam syringes were administered to paediatric patients for the purposes of treating epilepsy over the last 12 months of data you hold (please provide details of what this date range is).

If a specific purpose is not discernible please could I request the number of syringes administered to all paediatric patients. If the number of syringes is not possible but the number of paediatric patients that received Buccolam is, then again this information would also be gratefully received.

Yours faithfully,

Ed Fryer

Freedomofinformation, James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Ed

As you will be aware, as a result of COVID-19, the NHS has returned to the highest alert level. The Trust has been directed to administer the COVID-19 immunisation programme and ensure that patient facing staff are tested twice weekly. As such, our resources are being diverted away from the usual compliance and information rights work to the effective long term management of the virus in line with the Government’s request. Whilst we recognise that statutory timescales cannot be extended, we apologise that there is likely to be a significant delay in responding to your request for information during this extraordinary period.

We will log your request at this time and review the situation as the pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic reduce to enable us to return to responding within the statutory timeline.

Many thanks

Ann Filby MCIPR
Head of Communications & Corporate Affairs
James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 01493 452162
[James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust request email]
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Freedomofinformation, James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Ed,

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our resources at times were diverted from the usual compliance and information rights work to the effective long term management of the virus and supporting the vaccination programme, in line with the Government’s request.

As a result of this a small number of requests have not been actioned within the correct timeframe. Our records show that one of these requests came from you and was received by us on 04.02.2021. We would like to apologise for not responding to your request in a timely manner.

If you still wish to receive the information you requested, please let us know. If we don’t hear from you within three weeks, we will assume you no longer require the information and will close your request accordingly.

Many thanks

Ann Filby MCIPR
Head of Corporate Affairs/Trust Secretary
James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 01493 452162
[James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust request email]

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