Reference 2019-103

REF:           2019-103

Subject:       Asthma

 

Request:

  • How many i) specialist Adult respiratory specialists (i.e. on the specialist register) and ii) how many paediatric respiratory specialist (i.e. on the specialist register) does your trust employ?

 

  • How many i) specialist Adult respiratory specialist nurses and ii) how many paediatric respiratory specialist nurses does your trust employ?

 

  • Does your trust provide a specialist asthma service? for i) Adults and ii) Children? If  yes, are these i)  run by Respiratory specialist paediatricians / and ii) adult physicians (i.e. on the specialist respiratory register?) If yes, please provide the annual cost associated with running these services.

 

  • Please provide a figure for the total adult and Paediatric (Children and Young People 0-18) (CYP) population served by the trust

 

  • Please provide the number of emergency department and urgent care centre attendances (Child and CYP) related to “asthma” in each of the last 5 full financial years (up to 2017/18), broken down by financial year

 

  • Please provide the number of admissions related to “asthma” for the same time periods.

 

  • What is the trust’s annual spend on Salbutamol inhalers and preventer asthma inhalers? Most recent figure is fine. 

 

 

Response: 

How many i) specialist Adult respiratory specialists (i.e. on the specialist register) and ii) how many paediatric respiratory specialist (i.e. on the specialist register) does your trust employ? i) 7.0 FTE Respiratory Consultants, 1.0 FTE Respiratory Specialty Registrar & 1.0 FTE Physician.
ii) Nil
How many i) specialist Adult respiratory specialist nurses and ii) how many paediatric respiratory specialist nurses does your trust employ? i) 8.7 FTE Respiratory Specialist Nurses.
ii) 2.4 FTE Respiratory Specialist Nurses
Does your trust provide a specialist asthma service for i) Adults and ii) Children? If yes, are these i) run by Respiratory specialist paediatricians / and ii) adult physicians (i.e. on the specialist respiratory register?) If yes, please provide the annual cost associated with running these services. i) For adults, the Respiratory service provides both Asthma and Difficult Asthma clinics, led by Respiratory Consultants.

 

· One medical asthma clinic per week

· One nurse led asthma clinic per week

· One difficult asthma clinic every two weeks

· Equivalent of one biologic clinic per week

· Two asthma video link meetings per month

· One transition meeting every 3 months

 

At this time we are unable to provide annual costs for these services.

ii) Paediatric respiratory clinic run by a general paediatrician. Please note that this is not specifically for asthma.
Please provide a figure for the total adult and Paediatric (Children and Young People 0-18) (CYP) population served by the trust. 276,800 (2011 census)
Please provide the number of emergency department and urgent care centre attendances (Child and CYP) related to “asthma” in each of the last 5 full financial years (up to 2017/18), broken down by financial year Please find this information attached.

2019-103 – FOI Request – Asthma [15 kb] MS Excel

Please provide the number of admissions related to “asthma” for the same time periods.
What is the trust’s annual spend on Salbutamol inhalers and preventer asthma inhalers? Most recent figure is fine.