Reference 2017-428

REF:            2017-428

Subject:        Histology reporting

          

 

Request:

1.How many histology slides and or cases (please state whether the number given is slides or cases or both) were reported by consultant histopathologists for patients treated by the trust.  If exact numbers are not available, an estimate to within 5% is acceptable, but please state whether exact numbers or estimates are given. (cytology should be excluded)

 

2.Of these slides/ cases how many were reported by:

a.Consultants employed by the trust working in their normal NHS programmed activity sessions b.Consultants employed by the trust being paid for additional sessions c.Consultants employed by the trust being paid an amount per slide or case for activity outside their contracted programmed activities d.Consultants employed by other trusts, where the trust contracts with these consultants or their trust e.Backlogs Limited f.Unilabs g.Source Bioscience h.Cellular Pathology Services Limited i.Other private histology providers (please specify which)

 

3.How much was spent in 2016/17 with each of the following in relation to the reporting of histology slides/ cases a.Consultants employed by the trust being paid for additional sessions b.Consultants employed by the trust being paid an amount per slide or case for activity outside their contracted programmed activities c.Consultants employed by other trusts, where the trust contracts with these consultants or their trust d.Backlogs Limited e.Unilabs f.Source Bioscience g.Cellular Pathology Services Limited h.Other private histology providers (please specify which)

 

 

Response:

1.How many histology slides and or cases (please state whether the number given is slides or cases or both) were reported by consultant histopathologists for patients treated by the trust.  If exact numbers are not available, an estimate to within 5% is acceptable, but please state whether exact numbers or estimates are given. (cytology should be excluded) Total number of Histology requests from Apr -2016 to Mar 2017 was 19,497.
2.Of these slides/ cases how many were reported by:

a.Consultants employed by the trust working in their normal NHS programmed activity sessions b.Consultants employed by the trust being paid for additional sessions c.Consultants employed by the trust being paid an amount per slide or case for activity outside their contracted programmed activities d.Consultants employed by other trusts, where the trust contracts with these consultants or their trust e.Backlogs Limited f.Unilabs g.Source Bioscience h.Cellular Pathology Services Limited i.Other private histology providers (please specify which)

All the above requests were reported by Consultant Histopathologists employed by this Trust, some outside the programmed activities due to one vacancy within the team.
3.How much was spent in 2016/17 with each of the following in relation to the reporting of histology slides/ cases a.Consultants employed by the trust being paid for additional sessions b.Consultants employed by the trust being paid an amount per slide or case for activity outside their contracted programmed activities c.Consultants employed by other trusts, where the trust contracts with these consultants or their trust d.Backlogs Limited e.Unilabs f.Source Bioscience g.Cellular Pathology Services Limited h.Other private histology providers (please specify which) No additional funding was used to cover the vacancy, funding was provided from within the established budget.