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FOI 0312 – Blue Utility Gloves

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 includes Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital and Community Services, Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham Chest Clinic.

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.

Under the freedom of information act- may you please may furnish me with the following information:

1. The number of blue utility gloves used each year from 2014-2017

2. The total cost for the trust each year from 2014-2017

3. The incidences of contact dermatitis rise since 2014 in percentage

4. Which department uses them the most?

Please see attached: FOI 0312


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