Screening and Treatment of Iron Deficiency anaemia

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Dear Stockport NHS Foundation Trust,

I would like to request information regarding the screening and treatment of iron deficiency anaemia in patients listed for major elective blood loss surgery.

In the last 12 months available data, how many patients listed for major elective blood loss surgery were screened 6 weeks prior to the procedure for iron deficiency anaemia? How many patients were not?

Of the patients who were screened and anaemia was present had serum ferritin levels tested?

Of those patients diagnosed with iron-deficiency anaemia, how many were offered appropriate iron treatment?

Below are the OPCS codes to be considered when reviewing major elective blood loss surgery:
K453 W373 M022
K262 W383 L294
K255 W384 L601
H072 W374 L593
H333 Q074 L194
H071 Q075 L295
H336 W403 W371
H073 W402 W381
H074 M025 W941
M341 M021 W401
M343 M039

If at all possible, could you provide a break down for each answer by what CCG the patients came from?

Yours faithfully,


FOI, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Holdsworth,


Thank you for your request for information, which we received via email on
the 16/03/2020.


Your request will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.


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Please contact me using the address below if you have any queries.


Yours Sincerely


Laura Sillitoe

Freedom of Information and Information Governance Support Officer

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Stepping Hill Hospital

Poplar Grove


Cheshire. SK2 7JE

Tel: 0161 419 4160 / 5295

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