Championing Transgender Awareness

Published/updated: 14/11/18 12:25

Individuals and organisations around the country, including UHB, have been participating in Transgender Awareness Week (November 12 – 18) to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and address the issues the community faces.

Transgender Awareness Week is a time for transgender people and their allies to take action and bring attention to the community by promoting understanding and advancing advocacy around the issues of prejudice, discrimination, and violence that transgender people face.

As a Stonewall Diversity Champion, UHB has been showing its support to trans patients and staff – and the wider community of trans people in Birmingham and Solihull. You can view a gallery of staff from across UHB showing their support, below.

 

FOI 0556: Asset Valuation

Published/updated: 12/11/18 16:11

  1. When was the Trust’s last asset valuation carried out?

31.03.18

  1. Can you confirm which company carried the valuation out?

GVA

  1. What was the value of the Trust’s assets at the last valuation date?

Land                £55,048,000

Buildings          £593,179,000

Dwellings         £1,839,000

  1. What was the gross internal area of the Trust assets which formed part of the last valuation?

801,167 square metres

  1. When is the Trust’s next asset valuation due?

31.03.19

 

FOI 0534: Transplants

Published/updated: 12/11/18 16:02

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) completed a merger by acquisition of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) on 1st April 2018.  Due to historical differences in data collection/reporting across UHB and the former Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust this response has been provided by hospital site.

 

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

1 Please tell me for each of the FINANCIAL years a) 2013/14 b) 2014/15 c) 2015/16 d) 2016/17 e) 2017/18 how many private transplant operations have been carried out at one of your hospitals where the patient receiving the organ was not a British citizen.

  1. 2013/14 – 1
  2. 2014/15 – 0
  3. 2015/16 – 0
  4. 2016/17 – 0
  5. 2017/18 – 0

2 For each operation, please tell me a) the cost of the operation b) the country where the patient was from c) which organ was being transplanted

2013/14

  1. £82,406.99
  2. Ghana
  3. Kidney

 

Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospital

1 Please tell me for each of the FINANCIAL years a) 2013/14 b) 2014/15 c) 2015/16 d) 2016/17 e) 2017/18 how many private transplant operations have been carried out at one of your hospitals where the patient receiving the organ was not a British citizen.

None.

2 For each operation, please tell me a) the cost of the operation b) the country where the patient was from c) which organ was being transplanted

Not applicable.

FOI 0537: Accommodation

Published/updated: 09/11/18 16:35

 

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) completed a merger by acquisition of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) on 1st April 2018. Due to historical differences in data collection/reporting across UHB and the former Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust this response has been provided by hospital site.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

1. Do you provide an accommodation service to employees & new starters

No.

2. If answer is yes to Q1 – please provide how many rooms you have available to staff

Not applicable.

3. How much do you charge per night for short lets, and how much per month for longer lets

Not applicable.

4. Do you have any packages in place for new starters to the organisation in regards to accommodation? If so, please provide details

Not applicable.

5. Do you work in partnership with other organisations to provide an accommodation service? I.e. Housing association

Not applicable.

6. How much is your annual spend on Trust owned accommodation services? For 16/17, 17/18, 18/19

Not applicable.

Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospital

1. Do you provide an accommodation service to employees & new starters

We provide accommodation for on-call employees and new doctors.

2. If answer is yes to Q1 – please provide how many rooms you have available to staff

Devon House at Heartlands Hospital – 42 Rooms

Coniston at Solihull Hospital – 24 Rooms

Mallory at Solihull Hospital – 12 Rooms

Good Hope Hospital – 30 Rooms across 10 Semi detached houses

3. How much do you charge per night for short lets, and how much per month for longer lets

CHARGES (All Sites): **£475.00 PER MONTH En Suite *Subject to availability

**£450 PER MONTH Non En suite

£130.00 PER WEEK

£32.00 PER NIGHT

4. Do you have any packages in place for new starters to the organisation in regards to accommodation? If so, please provide details

Not applicable.

5. Do you work in partnership with other organisations to provide an accommodation service? I.e. Housing association

External agencies for locums only.

6. How much is your annual spend on Trust owned accommodation services? For 16/17, 17/18, 18/19

 

16/17 – £100,000

17/18 – £102,000

18/19 – £65,000 (Apr-Oct 18)

 

FOI 0533: Business Intelligence Solutions

Published/updated: 09/11/18 16:31

 

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) completed a merger by acquisition of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) on 1st April 2018. Due to historical differences in data collection/reporting across UHB and the former Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust this response has been provided by hospital site.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

1.Does the Finance department in your Trust currently use any business intelligence solutions to distribute and disseminate financial information throughout your organisation?

No.

2.If the answer to question 1 is yes, which systems are used? For example but not limited to: Qlikview, Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, bespoke developed internally.

Not applicable.

3.If the answer to question 1 is no, has the Finance department used a business intelligence solution at all in the last 10 years? If so, which systems?

No.

4.If the answer to question 3 is yes, what was the main reason for stopping use of the business intelligence solution?

Not applicable.

5.If the answer to question 1 or question 3 is yes, what financial information is included within the business intelligence solution?

Not applicable.

6.If the answer to question 1 or question 3 is yes what are/were the primary reasons/objectives for using business intelligence solutions for financial information?

Not applicable.

Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospital

1.Does the Finance department in your Trust currently use any business intelligence solutions to distribute and disseminate financial information throughout your organisation?

Yes

2.If the answer to question 1 is yes, which systems are used? For example but not limited to: Qlikview, Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, bespoke developed internally.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (including SSRS and SSAS) with some in house development as well

3.If the answer to question 1 is no, has the Finance department used a business intelligence solution at all in the last 10 years? If so, which systems?

Not applicable.

4.If the answer to question 3 is yes, what was the main reason for stopping use of the business intelligence solution?

Not applicable.

5.If the answer to question 1 or question 3 is yes, what financial information is included within the business intelligence solution?

Budgets, General Ledger Balances, General Ledger Transactions, Sub Ledger Transaction Detail

6.If the answer to question 1 or question 3 is yes what are/were the primary reasons/objectives for using business intelligence solutions for financial information?

To make accurate and timely information available across the department and wider organisation.

 

FOI 0567: Formularies

Published/updated: 09/11/18 16:29

1.We understand the Trust has representation on the following medicines management / prescribing / formulary committees: 

 

  • UHB Medicines Management Advisory Group

Please confirm if this is correct.

Yes, this is correct

 

2.  Does the Trust have representation on any other medicines management / prescribing / formulary committees? If so, please advise which.

Yes – Birmingham and Surrounds Area Prescribing Committee.

 

3.We have the following formularies listed as used by the Trust:

 

  • University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust Joint Formulary

Please confirm if this is correct and if not, please provide a link/copy of relevant formularies.

Yes, this is correct

 

4. Are any of the above formularies dominant when making prescribing decisions or does this depend on therapy area?

The Trust formulary reflects the APC formulary however we expect staff to follow the Trust formulary.

FOI 0481: Hernia Mesh

Published/updated: 09/11/18 16:25

1. How many hernia mesh implant devices have been purchased in each of the following financial years: 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18?
2. Please provide the total annual cost of hernia mesh implant devices purchased for those same years requested in question one.
3. Please provide the different types of meshes purchased and the name of the manufacturer for those same years requested in question one.
4. Please provide how many patients received which type of mesh in each year requested in question one.
5. How many hernia operation were carried out in those same years requested in question one?
6. How many follow up appointments with the implanting surgeon are standard practice for patients who have had a hernia operation, either as a day case or inpatient?

Please see attached document FOI0481

FOI 0491: Emergency Admissions

Published/updated: 09/11/18 16:22

 

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) completed a merger by acquisition of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) on 1st April 2018. Due to historical differences in data collection/reporting across UHB and the former Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust some information has been provided by hospital site.

Might the Trust please provide the following (non patient-identifiable) data;

1. The Predicted number of emergency admissions for every day for every year from 2011 to 2018 inclusive:
We do not hold this information.

2. The Actual number of emergency admissions for every day for every year from 2011 to 2018 inclusive:

See attached spreadsheet FOI 0491

If the Trust has not used ‘Predictors’, and/or recorded the data relevant to the above for the period specified, might you please state how long the Trust has used ‘Predictors’ in Emergency Admission management, and provide the data relevant to that stated period.

Might you also please specify what system, formula or process is used to determine the emergency admission predictor at this present time and any different system, formula or process that may have been used in the past.

Not applicable

 

FOI 0504: Stoma Care

Published/updated: 09/11/18 16:19

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) completed a merger by acquisition of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) on 1st April 2018.  Due to historical differences in data collection/reporting across UHB and the former Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust this response has been provided by hospital site.

 

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

  • How many stoma care nurses (WTE) are employed by your trust?
    8.2 WTE.

 

  • How many of these stoma care nurses (WTE) are sponsored directly or indirectly by industry (stoma or wound care companies)?
    Funding does not relate to specific posts – a fixed sum is received annually in relation to the service.

 

  • What companies provide the funding for these roles?
    Coloplast Ltd.

 

  • How much does the trust pay a year on stoma products from the sponsoring organization?
    £0

 

  • How much does the trust spend overall on stoma care products? 
    £0

    Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospital

 

  • How many stoma care nurses (WTE) are employed by your trust?
    We have 6.78 WTE covering colorectal conditions and stoma care.

 

  • How many of these stoma care nurses (WTE) are sponsored directly or indirectly by industry (stoma or wound care companies)?
    0.

 

  • What companies provide the funding for these roles?
    Not applicable.

 

  • How much does the trust pay a year on stoma products from the sponsoring organization?
    Not applicable.

 

  • How much does the trust spend overall on stoma care products?
    £0

 

FOI 0516: Referral Waiting Times

Published/updated: 09/11/18 16:15

My request is for information specifically regarding the neurology department and referrals.

  1.  When a patient is referred by another consultant for a second opinion from another hospital, according to government guidelines how long should a patient wait for an appointment? 

There is no indicator which indicates if a consultant-to-consultant referral is from another hospital or not. The waiting time will depend on the referral. If a patient has been referred for the same condition, then the clock of the original referral will still run so they will need to be within 18 weeks of when the original referral was received.

If the patient is referred for a different condition, the current clock will stop and another clock will start and they will have to be seen within 18 weeks of this referral.

  1.  When a patient is referred by another consultant for a second opinion from another hospital, typically how long does a patient wait for an appointment? 

As above

  1.  When a patient is referred by another consultant for a second opinion from the same hospital, according to government guidelines how long should a patient wait for an appointment? 

As above

  1.  When a patient is referred by another consultant for a second opinion from the same hospital, typically how long does a patient wait for an appointment? 

As above

  1.  When a patient is referred by another consultant for a second opinion from the same department and all current treatment is stopped, according to government guidelines how long should a patient wait for an appointment? 

When treatment is completed the clock will stop and the Trust will no longer have to comply with the 18 weeks rule. After treatment patients can be put on a period of being actively monitored. There are no guidelines for how long a patient should wait for the next appointment. However if there is a decision to treat a new clock will start at this point. There is no Government guidance which states when the patient should be treated following watchful waiting.

The following document from NHS England provides guidance which you may find useful: Recording and reporting referral to treatment (RTT) waiting times for consultant-led elective care

 

  1.  When a patient is referred by another consultant for a second opinion from the same department and all current treatment is stopped, typically how long does a patient wait for an appointment?

We do not have a process to capture this information, however you may find the guidelines referred to above useful.

 

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