RCOG.Hysteroscopy, Best Practice in Outpatient (Green-top Guideline No. 59)

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Dear Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust,
1How have you implemented these guidelines specifically it is important that women are offered, from the outset, the choice of having the procedure performed as a day case procedure under general or regional anaesthetic. 2 If not what is you basis for ignoring the RCOG

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       RCOG.Hysteroscopy, Best Practice in Outpatient (Green-top Guideline
No. 59)

 

·         How have you implemented these guidelines?

·         Are women offered the choice of having the procedure as a day
case or under general or regional anaesthetic.

·         If not, what is you basis for ignoring the RCOG 

 

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These guidelines have been implemented – patients are offered a choice.

 

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Dear FoI (BRIGHTON AND SUSSEX UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST),
i asked HOW ie how do you check doctors are doing this?

Yours sincerely,

Dean Hough

FoI (BRIGHTON AND SUSSEX UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST),

Dear Dean Hough,

Thank you for your follow up query regarding your recent FOI request. Our apologies for the delay in our response but the relevant member of staff was on leave.

In response to your query, we are able to confirm that doctors are doing this because consultation letters generally refer to the options discussed with a patient, and the preferred option chosen.

We hope this answers your query but please let us know if we can be of any further assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Office
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Dear FoI (BRIGHTON AND SUSSEX UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST),
Thats great i am pleased to here this as you say
that doctors are doing this because consultation letters generally refer to the options discussed with a patient, and the preferred option chosen. can you send me a copy with patients details omitted can i have a bit more detail about the rest of green top guidelines as i did ask how they were implemented ie how have you made the dedicated OPH office more comfortable

Yours sincerely,

Dean Hough

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FoI (BRIGHTON AND SUSSEX UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST),

Dear Dean Hough,

 

Thank you for your follow up query regarding your recent FOI request. 

 

Further information about the Trust's Hysteroscopy service can be found on
our website -
[1]https://www.bsuh.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploa...

 

In reply to your query about ‘how we have made the dedicated OPH office
more comfortable', please note the following:

 

·         There is consultation room next to hysteroscopy room

·         There is both a nurse and HCA chaperone for
comfort/support/reassurance during the procedure

·         Physical improvement to room - drawings on the ceiling for
distraction with music played

·         Ability to bring a companion into the procedure room

·         The operator keeps explaining each step of the procedure and
what to expect

·         There is a recovery area next to the examination room with 2
reclining chairs where patients can have a hot drink and biscuits

 

We hope that you find this information helpful.

 

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