FOI 0036 2019/20 Staffing Configuration In Obstetrics

Published/updated: 24/05/19 15:49

Freedom of Information Request: 0036

I would be very grateful if you could give me details of the staffing configuration for the Good Hope and Heartlands obstetric units in your Trust, as follows:

  • Do the hospitals have training accreditation? If not, when was it lost?  

 

    • Yes.
  • How many obstetric/obs-gynae consultants does the trust have?  

 

    • 34
  • How many provide cover in each consultant-led unit (CLU)?  

 

    • All provide cover.
  • Do some or all consultants undertake duty at both units? If ‘some’, please give an indication of the number who rotate between the units.  

 

    • All consultants have sessions across units.
  • Do registrars work at more than one site?  

 

    • Yes.
  • Do trainees spend time at both hospitals? 

 

    • Yes.
  • Would you please supply a link to the Trust’s list of consultants/professors? 

 

    • Please see attached PDF.
  • Are any special recruitment programmes in place or incentives used to recruit obstetricians to the Trust? If so, details of these would be greatly appreciated.

 

  • No.

 

Consultants in O&G May 2019

FOI 0035 2019/20 Smoke-Free Policy

Published/updated: 24/05/19 15:48

Freedom of Information Request: 0035 2019/20

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 responses have been provided by hospital site.

Do you have a Smoke Free Policy?

Yes

Does your policy include Vaping? If so what is your policy around vaping for staff and for patients/visitors on the premises/grounds?

Yes for Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospitals

No for Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

How do you communicate this policy to staff and to patients/visitors?

Managers to ensure that clinical and non-clinical staff are made aware of the requirements of this policy and ensure the use, recharging or sale of e-cigarette / smoking cessation devices is prohibited in all Trust buildings”.
AND

To ensure that everyone entering Trust sites understands that smoking or the use of e-cigarettes or other smoking cessation devices are not allowed in Trust buildings except in designated smoking shelters:

Clear warning / advisory notices / signs will be on display in buildings

Tobacco and tobacco products or e-cigarettes or other smoking cessation devices will not be allowed on sale at any Trust site

Trust staff at all levels will actively discourage smoking in buildings

Do you have smoking shelters?

Yes

If not – has this caused a problem with staff/patients smoking in the neighbouring areas offsite – causing a problem to local residents?

Not applicable.

Do you have issues around patients/visitors still smoking on the grounds and what measures have you put in place to address this?

This is not a valid request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) as it is not a request for recorded information.

Do you have issues around staff smoking in the grounds/in uniform and what measures have you put in place to address this?

This is not a valid request under FOIA as it is not a request for recorded information.

 Smoke Free Policy PM 134

Smoke Free policy V2 May 08

 

 

 

FOI0034 2019/20 Clinical Insourcing Companies

Published/updated: 24/05/19 15:45

Please see attached document for FOI 0034

FOI 0034

 

FOI0033 2019/20 Learning Disabilities and Serious Incidents

Published/updated: 24/05/19 15:39

Freedom of Information Request: 0033 2019/20

  • the number of deaths of patients with a learning disability that occurred in the last three years (by years defined as 1/4/16 – 31/3/17, 1/4/17 – 31/3/18, 1/4/18 to present).

 

  1.  
Year Number of deaths with a learning disability
2016/17 56
2017/18 43
2018/19 48
Total 147

 

  • the number of deaths of patients with a learning disability reported as an incident on the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) in the last three years (defined as above)
  • the number of deaths of patients with a learning disability reported as an incident on the Strategic Executive Information System (STEIS) in the last three years (defined as above)

 

  1.  

The Trust does hold the information for questions 2 and 3. However we estimate that compliance with your request would exceed the appropriate costs limit under section 12 of the Freedom of information Act 2000. This is currently £450. The appropriate limit would be exceeded if it would require more than 18 hours work.

Whether or not the patient associated with an incident reported on the Trust’s incident management system or on STEIS had a learning disability is not routinely captured information. In order to identify whether the incident did relate to a patient with a learning disability, an member of staff would have to manually review every NRLS record and STEIS record referring to a patient death, in addition to the patient’s medical records, to ascertain whether the affected patient had a learning disability. We estimate that this would exceed 18 hours.

We are therefore withholding this information under section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act.

 

 

FOI0836 Autism Waiting Times

Published/updated: 24/05/19 15:35

Freedom of Information Request: 0836

  1. What is the Trust’s target waiting time for assessment after an adult suspected of having autism has been referred?

    The service provided by University Hospitals Birmingham is for paediatric patients only.
  • What is the Trust’s target waiting time for assessment after a child suspected of having autism has been referred?

    18 weeks (referral to first appointment).

               

  • How many adults were referred to the Trust for autism assessment in 2017/18?

    The service provided by University Hospitals Birmingham is for paediatric patients only.

 

 

  • How many children were referred to the Trust for autism assessment in in 2017/18?

    356.

 

 

  • What was the average waiting time for assessment after an adult suspected of having autism had been referred to the Trust in 2017/18?

    The service provided by University Hospitals Birmingham is for paediatric patients only.

 

 

  • What was the average waiting time for assessment after a child suspected of having autism had been referred to the Trust in 2017/18?

    52 weeks (referral to first appointment).

 

 

 

  • How many adults referred to the Trust for autism assessment are currently waiting for assessment?

 


The service provided by University Hospitals Birmingham is for paediatric patients only.

 

  • How many children referred to the Trust for autism assessment are currently waiting for assessment?

    312.

 

 

FOI0030 2019/20 Non-Fire Retardant Cladding

Published/updated: 24/05/19 15:26

Freedom of Information Request: 0030 2019/20

  1. How many buildings does your organisation have with non fire retardant cladding?

Please see attached documents. Please note Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham does not have any buildings with non fire retardant cladding.

  1. How many buildings does your organisation have with non fire retardant Balconies?

None.


  1. How many buildings does your organisation have with non fire retardant balcony decking?

Not applicable.

  1. What are you doing to rectify any buildings with non fire retardant decking and balconies?

Not applicable.

  1. What are the main problems with the 2018 building regulations SI 2018/1230?

This is not a valid request under the Freedom of Information Act.

Cladding Audit Solihull Hospital June 2017

Cladding Audit Heartlands Hospital – June 2017 (3)

Cladding Audit Good Hope Hospital June 2017

 

 

 

FOI0021 2019/20 Drug-Resistant Infections

Published/updated: 24/05/19 15:24

Freedom of Information Request:0021 2019/20

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 Birmingham

– How many cases of drug resistant infections (both bacterial and fungal) have there been at your NHS trust in each of the past five years (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)?

– What were those infections?

– How many of those infections resulted in deaths?

Please see attached spreadsheet. Please note we have only identified MRSA cases that had any one drug resistance.

All other findings include organism infections, and the number of infections corresponds to number of the unique patients that had that particular infection in a given year.

We do not record specific reasons of death related to infection.

 

Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospital

– How many cases of drug resistant infections (both bacterial and fungal) have there been at your NHS trust in each of the past five years (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)?

Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Grand Total
Total 847 778 741 652 794 3812

 

– What were those infections?

The Trust does hold this information, however to provide it would require manual review of 3812 records, taking approximately 2 minutes per record, and 127 hours in total. We are therefore withholding this information under section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act.

– How many of those infections resulted in deaths?

We do not record specific reasons of death related to infection

QE

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOI0019 2019/20 Treatment with Prolia

Published/updated: 24/05/19 15:21

 

Freedom of Information Request: 0019

  • How many patients were started on treatment with Prolia (denosumab 60mg) in the period 1st July 2017 – 31st December 2017?

411 patients

 

  • Of the above patients, how many were subsequently treated with Prolia (denosumab 60mg) in the period of 1st January 2018 – 30th June 2018?    

  326 patients

 

Of these patients, how many were treated again with Prolia (denosumab 60mg) in the period 31st July 2018 – 31st December 2018?    

  273 patients

 

FOI 0017 2019/20 Different Policies and Procedures

Published/updated: 24/05/19 15:08

Freedom of Information Request: 0017 2019-20

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

What are the duties of a qualified haematology nurse and what skills should they possess?

Please see attached ‘Band 5 JD’.

Registered nurses are in addition competent in the administration of chemotherapy and the administration of stem cell transplants. There is a clinical educator attached to the team, and regular input and educational support from the CNS team. The nurse have to attend the JACIE course and encouraged to participate in the in house palliative care course. Please see attached ‘CytotoxicSafePrescribingHandlingProcedure’.

What are the duties of a band 2 health care assistant on ward 625?

Please see attached ‘HCA JD’.

What is your cross infection control policy?

Please see attached ‘Infection Prevention and Control Policy v6’.

What is your policy regarding supervising and ensuring patients have taken their oral medications?

Please see attached ‘578 Guidelines for Patient Self-Administration of Medicines V3 August 2017’ and ‘Medicines Code Section 9’.

What is your policy on safeguarding vulnerable adults? Do you have a policy to ensure that sick vulnerable patients are not neglected with respect to meals and hygiene?

Please see attached ‘safeguarding adults UHB’, ‘Enhanced Care Procedures version 3’, ‘red equipment mealtime procedure’, ‘Mealtime procedure flow chart_V3’, ‘See Me Care Bundle Induction Book_2’, and ‘UHB Nutrition Strategy v3. June 2016’.

How many patients died on Ward 625 between 6th November 2018 and 10th January 2019?

 

 

 

Infection Prevention and Control Policy v6

Mealtime procedure flow chart_V3

Medicines Code Section 9

red equipment mealtime procedure

Safeguarding adults UHB

See Me Care Bundle Induction Book_2

UHB Nutrition Strategy v3. June 2016

578 Guidelines for Patient Self-Administration of Medicines V3 August 2017

B5 Staff Nurse JD August 2018Cytotoxic

SafePrescribingHandlingProcedure

Enhanced Care Procedures version 3 HCA JD Final August 2018

 

FOI 0016 2019/20 Patient Safety Alerts

Published/updated: 24/05/19 14:57

Please see attached documents for FOI0016

FOI 0016

HGS – Safer bowel care for patients at risk of Autonomic Dysreflexia

DigitalRectalExam

 

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