Reference 2016-525

REF:            2016-525

Subject:        Wound Care Formulary

 

Request:

  1. Please supply me with your most up to date wound care formulary (please indicate if you do not work from a formulary).
  2. Please can you outline how compliance with your formulary is enforced?
  3. Please indicate where possible what your average monthly usage of each product is.
  4. Can you list the number of wound care products used that are not currently on the formulary?
  5. Can you provide usage levels for non-formulary wound care products in each of the last twelve months?
  6. How often do you review your wound care formulary and when was this last undertaken?
  7. Can you provide an overview of the information you assess when reviewing your formulary?
  8. Can you supply the number of tissue viability nurses employed in
  9. 2016
  10. 2015

iii.                  2014

  1. 2013
  2. 2012
  3. Can you supply the number of leg ulcer nurses employed in
  4. 2016
  5. 2015

iii.                  2014

  1. 2013
  2. 2012
  3. What percentage of your practice nurses received specialist training in wound management in:
  4. 2016
  5. 2015

iii.                   2014

  1. 2013
  2. 2012
  3. Can you supply us with the figures for your total spend on wound care products in
  4. 2015
  5. 2014

iii.                  2013

  1. 2012
  2. 2012
  3. Can you supply us with the figures for your total spend on compression bandages in
  4. 2015
  5. 2014

iii.                  2013

  1. 2012
  2. 2012
  3. Can you supply us with the figures for your total spend on Anti-Microbial wound care products in
  4. 2015
  5. 2014

iii.                  2013

  1. 2012
  2. 2012

 

  1. Can you supply us with the figures for your total spend hosiery products in
  2. 2015
  3. 2014

iii.                  2013

  1. 2012
  2. 2012
  3. Do you have a strategy in place to implement NICE Guideline 179- Pressure ulcers: prevention and management of pressure ulcers
  4. Can you provide details on how the NICE Guidelines is implemented and how you monitor compliance?
  5. Can you supply the total number of patients in each of the last five calendar years that had
  6. Level 1 pressure ulcers
  7. Level 2 pressure ulcers

iii.                  Level 3 pressure ulcers

  1. Level 4 pressure ulcers

 

Response:

From our preliminary assessment, it is clear that we will not be able to answer your request without further clarification.

 

We estimate that it will take us in excess of 2.5 working days to determine appropriate material and locate, retrieve and extract the information in reference to your request. Therefore, your request will not be processed further.

 

Section 12 of the Act makes provision for public authorities to refuse requests for information where the cost of dealing with them would exceed the appropriate limit, which for Bolton NHS Foundation Trust is set at £450. This represents the estimated cost of one person spending 2.5 working days in determining whether the department holds the information, locating, retrieving and extracting the information.

 

 

You may wish to refine your request by narrowing its scope by being more specific about what information you particularly wish to obtain, including any dates or period of time relevant to the information required.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original letter and should be addressed to: Chief Executive, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, The Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton. BL4 0JR

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

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