Reference 2017-549

REF:            2017-549

Subject:        Haematology/Lukaemia

 

 

Request:

It would be greatly appreciated if you could provide as much detail as possible to the following requests in writing via email or post – contact details can be found below.

NB: All of the following requests are relating to the treatment of adults (16 years +) only.

  1. What haematological (blood) cancers are treated at the trust?
  2. In May 2015 how many blood cancer patients were under the care of your trust?
  3. In May 2015 how many leukaemia patients were under the care of your trust?
  • How many of these are chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) patients?
  • How many of these are chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) patients?
  • How many of these are Acute Lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) patients?
  • How many of these are Acute Myeloid leukaemia (AML) patients?
  1. As of September 2017 how many blood cancer patients are under the care of your trust?
  2. As of September 2017 how many leukaemia patients are under the care of your trust?
  • How many of these are chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) patients?
  • How many of these are chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) patients?
  • How many of these are Acute Lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) patients?
  • How many of these are Acute Myeloid leukaemia (AML) patients?
  1. The total number of haematology clinical nurse specialists in your trust in May 2015.
  2. The total number of haematology clinical nurse specialists in your trust in September 2017.
  3. The total number of blood cancer specific clinical nurse specialists in your trust in May 2015.
  4. The total number of blood cancer specific clinical nurse specialists in your trust in September 2017.
  5.  The total number of leukaemia specific clinical nurse specialists in your trust in May 2015.
  6. The total number of leukaemia specific clinical nurse specialists in your trust in September 2017.
  7.  Are haematology/blood cancer clinical nurse specialists at your trust required to undertake normal ward duties?
  8.  Have you measured patient access to a clinical nurse specialist within your trust? If so what was the outcome of this.
  9.  Have you measured the cost value or savings relating to haematology/blood cancer clinical nurse specialists in the trust? If so what were your findings?
  10.  Do you have or plan to have any funding in place for training more haematology or blood cancer specific clinical nurse specialists?

If you do not have any specialised leukaemia clinical nurse specialists please answer:

  1.  As of September 2017 how many patients are there per haematology clinical nurse specialist in your trust?
  2.  As of September 2017 how many blood cancer patients are there per haematology clinical nurse specialist in your trust?
  3.  As of September 2017 how many leukaemia patients are there per haematology clinical nurse specialist in your trust?

If you have specialised leukaemia clinical nurse specialists please answer:

  1.  As of September 2017 how many leukaemia patients are there per leukaemia clinical nurse specialist in your trust?

 

 

Response:

Thank you for your email dated 02 October 2017 where you requested information about Haematology/Lukaemia.

 

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.

 

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the Copyright Design and Patents Act 1998. You are free to use it for your own purposes, including any non-commercial research you are doing and for the purposes of news reporting. Any other reuse, for example commercial publication requires the permission of the Trust. You must ensure you gain the Trust permission before reproducing any third party information.

 

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