Reference 2017-706

REF:            2017-706

Subject:        Maternal caesarean sections

    

 

Request:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act (2000). Please provide the following information to help us to assess variation in accessibility to maternal request caesarean sections.

  1. Advise how many maternal request caesarean sections with no obstetric, medical or significant psychological reason were carried out by each obstetric unit within your Trust between April 2016 and April 2017.
  2. Provide a copy of any locally agreed guidelines, staff guidelines and patient information leaflets that explain how requests for maternal request caesarean sections will be handled by the Trust.
  3. Please provide an explanation as to how you specifically meet NICE CG132 1.2.9.5 and if you are not, please provide the reason.

 

 

Response:

Advise how many maternal request caesarean sections with no obstetric, medical or significant psychological reason were carried out by each obstetric unit within your Trust   between April 2016 and April 2017. From the data we had 29 between the dates of 01/04/2016 and 30/04/2017 with a Primary reason of ‘Maternal Request’ or ‘Maternal Choice’ and a Secondary Reason of ‘No Other Indication’.

 

We have run the dates as April to April inclusive as the request was not specific either way. If we wish to exclude April 17 then it is 26.

 

Therefore for 12 months the answer to the request would be 26

Provide a copy of any locally agreed guidelines, staff guidelines and patient information leaflets that explain how requests for maternal request caesarean sections will be handled by the Trust. Please find information attached.

Caesarean Section SKCOO 29-12-16 [2 MB] PDF

caesearean section information back [388 kb] PDF

caesearean section information middle [541 kb] PDF

FOI caesearean section information front [253 kb] PDF

 

Please provide an explanation as to how you specifically meet NICE CG132 1.2.9.5 and if you are not, please provide the reason.