Reference 2018-179

REF:            2018-179

Subject:        Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation

 

Request:

I am writing to you today to request information relating to Non-Oral Anti Coagulants (NOACs).

1.)    In your trust how many patients in the last 3* months have been treated for NVAF (Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation), with the drugs below:

Apixaban

Dabigatran

Edoxaban

Rivaroxaban

Warfarin

2.)    How many patients in the last 3* months have been treated for DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis), with the drugs below:

Apixaban

Dabigatran

Edoxaban

Rivaroxaban

Warfarin

Heparin

3.)    How many patients in the last 3* months have been treated for PE (Pulmonary Embolism), with the drugs below:

Apixaban

Dabigatran

Edoxaban

Rivaroxaban

Warfarin

Heparin

4.)    How many patients in the last 3* months have been treated for the prevention of recurrent DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) or prevention of recurrent PE (Pulmonary Embolism) with the drugs below:

Apixaban

Dabigatran

Edoxaban

Rivaroxaban

Warfarin

*Latest 3 months that you have available

 

 

Response:

Thank you for your email of 26 March 2018 where you requested information about Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation.

 

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.

 

This would require to pull a list of patients with each of these indications as a diagnosis then we would have to manually review each record.

 

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