Dear Barts and The London NHS Trust,

I would be grateful if you would provide the following information
under the FOI Act.

Regarding vascular surgery reconfiguration in your area:

1. Currently how many vascular surgeons are working at your trust, please include wte for consultants and numbers of junior doctors?
2. What on call rota do the vascular surgical consultants cover currently?
3. What catchment area do they cover?
4.Is a review planned or has one been performed regarding vascular surgery reconfiguration in your area, please provide dates of review?
5. If a review has occurred what was the outcome?
6. Will there be centralisation of services in your area?
7. If there is centralisation which will be the hub hospital, how many consultant vascular surgeons will be employed (wte), what rota will be employed and what catchment area will be covered?

Yours faithfully,

P Singh

Fleetham Eleanor, Barts and The London NHS Trust

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Eleanor Fleetham

Corporate Services
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Redfern Catherine, Barts and The London NHS Trust

Dear Mr P Singh,

Thank you for your request for information.

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding. This was due to
sickness in the FOI team.

Please see below responses to your queries:

1. Currently how many vascular surgeons are working at your trust,
please include wte for consultants and numbers of junior doctors?

Two designated Vascular Surgeons and four Trauma / Vascular surgeons.

Four Registrars are attributed to Vascular.

2. What on call rota do the vascular surgical consultants cover
currently?

Rota 1 in 7.5.

3. What catchment area do they cover?

Outer and Inner North East London

4. Is a review planned or has one been performed regarding vascular
surgery reconfiguration in your area, please provide dates of review?
5. If a review has occurred what was the outcome?

Yes a review took place last year, the outcome confirmed Barts and The
London NHS Trust as a complex vascular centre and contributed to the
forthcoming merger project with Whipps Cross and Newham (please see our
website for further details:
http://www.bartsandthelondon.nhs.uk/prop... and the full
business case (PDF):
http://www.bartsandthelondon.nhs.uk/asse...
ase-021211-FINAL.pdf)

6. Will there be centralisation of services in your area?

Yes, this centralisation has already been completed.

7. If there is centralisation which will be the hub hospital, how many
consultant vascular surgeons will be employed (wte), what rota will be
employed and what catchment area will be covered?

The London Chest Hospital.

Currently 6 Vascular surgeons - aim to expand to 8.

The catchment area is 1.2m.

If you have any queries then please contact us at
[email address].
If you are dissatisfied on how your request has been handled, you can
complain in writing to:
Remi Ogbe, Information Governance Manager, Barts and The London NHS
Trust, 9 Prescot Street, E1 8PR. Email: [email address]
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If, after we have addressed your complaint, you remain dissatisfied with
how we have responded, you are entitled to appeal to the Information
Commissioner (Tel: 01625 545 745). Details are shown at
www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.
Yours sincerely,
Catherine Redfern
Corporate Services
Barts and The London NHS Trust

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