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FOI 4886 GPs in Emergency Department

Published: December 1, 2016

*is the Trust planning to use GPs within any of its emergency departments over the winter months? The Trust routinely uses GPs in the Emergency Department at Heartlands Hospital to provide a step down option for patients who do not need ED level care. *has the Trust recruited/is the Trust planning to recruit GPs to […]

FOI 4844 Clinical Coding

Published: November 22, 2016

  Which directorate of the organisation does the clinical coding department fall into? – Finance   Please supply structure of your clinical coding department including AfC bands for each role. Attached Clinical Coding Department   How many clinical coders does the trust employ? 38 including Auditors/Trainers & Supervisors   How many contract clinical coders work with/for […]

FOI 4867 VTE

Published: November 10, 2016

The responses to your query are detailed below: VTE Policy V2 –        Name of Trust Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust –        Contact email address –        Contact phone number  01214242000 1) Do you have a specific trust guideline for venous thrombo-embolism (VTE) prophylaxis in patients undergoing trauma & orthopaedic surgery? Yes 2) If yes to (1), please provide full […]

FOI 4833 Chemotherapy drugs

Published: November 8, 2016

On average how many patients receive intravenous cancer drug therapies (includes monoclonal antibodies (mAbs)) on a daily basis across all hospital chemotherapy day units in your Trust? This information is shown below: April 1252 May 1308 July 1315 October 1330 August 1399 June 1428 September 1434

FOI 4818 Clinical service incidents

Published: November 7, 2016

Please provide details of all clinical service incidents caused by estates and infrastructure failure at your hospital trust in 2015/16 and 2016/17 to date. This is the definition of clinical service incidents:  Incidents caused by estates and infrastructure failure which caused clinical services to be delayed, cancelled or otherwise interfered with owing to problems or […]

FOI 4787 Genetic Testing

Published: October 21, 2016

A. The number of patients diagnosed with genetic haemochromatosis who have been provided with genetic testing for haemochromatosis and/or genetic counselling in relation to their condition. From April 15 to March 16 there were 23 cases of Hereditary Haemochromatosis reported, however all positive patients are counselled locally in their clinics   B. The number of […]

FOI 4765 Wound care

Published: October 18, 2016

The responses to your query are detailed below:   1.       Please supply me with your most up to date wound care formulary (please indicate if you do not work from a formulary). Please see attached document   2.       Please can you outline how compliance with your formulary is enforced?  Items which are not on the formulary are […]

FOI 4750 Structure chart for therapies

Published: September 26, 2016

Therapies Structure Chart

FOI 4727 Endomyocardial Biopsies

Published: September 26, 2016

1) Do any hospitals in the trust perform Endomyocardial Biopsy? Yes a)    If so how many were performed in 2014-15 financial year?  0 b)   How many were performed for investigation of Myocarditis? We do not hold this information. 2)   How many patients in 2014-15 were diagnosed with Myocarditis in the trust? There were 15 spells […]

FOI 4698 Senior doctors present in A & E

Published: September 26, 2016

In the week starting at 00.1am Sunday 7 August through to 11.59pm Saturday 13 August for how many hours was the most senior doctor present in your A&E department *a consultant; *a specialty registrar or other middle grade (please specify job title); *a foundation year one or two doctor; *a GP; or *no doctor present. […]

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