Working Pattern for Consultant Histopathologist

Arron Evans made this Freedom of Information request to University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust,

Under the freedom of information act can I request the information please?

1) Please can you send me a example working timetable of a Consultant Histopathologist who also takes part on the Autopsy Rota?

2) how many days/weeks does a Trust Consultant Histopathologist undertake Autopsies ? eg Rota ratio 1 in 6 weeks example?

3) What sites are Forensic Autopsies carried out on?

Yours faithfully,

Dr Arron Evans

FOI, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

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Our reference: FOI 1916 2021/22

Dear Dr Arron Evans,

Thank you for your request for information. The Trust's response is provided in the attached document.

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) completed a merger by acquisition of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) on 1st April 2018.

UHB is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in England, serving a regional, national and international population. It includes Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital and Community Services, Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham Chest Clinic. We also run a number of smaller satellite units, allowing people to be treated as close to home as possible. We see and treat more than 2.2 million people every year across our sites and our hospitals deliver more babies than anywhere else in Europe. We employ 20,000 staff and have an annual turnover of nearly £1.5 billion.

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FOI Officer

Information Governance Team
University Hospitals Birmingham
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