Reference 2016-524

REF:            2016-524

Subject:        Acupuncture

    

 

Request:

  1. The names of the hospitals, clinics or other settings in which you provided acupuncture treatments.
  2. The number of acupuncture treatments provided and the number of patients treated at each of these locations.
  3. The types of clinicians who provided these treatments, e.g. physiotherapists, doctors, acupuncturists.
  4. The total cost of providing acupuncture treatments at each of these locations.
  5. The cost of acupuncture needles purchased included in the total cost.

 

Response:

The names of the hospitals, clinics or other settings in which you provided acupuncture treatments: Royal Bolton Hospital (MSK Physio outpatients) & the following community based clinics – Bolton One, Leverhulme Park, Crompton Way, Waters Meeting Place, Peter House Surgery, Egerton Health Centre, Pikes Lane Health Centre, Horwich clinic, Deane, Farnworth Health Centre.
The number of acupuncture treatments provided and the number of patients treated at each of these locations: Individual acupuncture interventions are not recorded separately as they are treatment regimens based on need & form part of the wider Physiotherapy intervention.
The types of clinicians who provided these treatments, e.g. physiotherapists, doctors, acupuncturists: Physiotherapists
The total cost of providing acupuncture treatments at each of these locations. Cannot provide required info as acupuncture is only a part of a wider Physiotherapy intervention where deemed appropriate to administer.
The cost of acupuncture needles purchased included in the total cost: The cost over past 12 months for needles as used by Therapies = £2423.00