Reference 2019-442

REF:            2019-442

Subject:        Glaucoma patients

 

Request:

1) Can you please confirm the number of patients that you saw in 2016/2017, 2017/2018, and 2018/2019 for each of the following:
Total Ophthalmology monitoring/follow-up appointments
New glaucoma diagnosis appointments
Routine glaucoma monitoring/follow-up appointments
Urgent glaucoma monitoring/follow-up appointments

2) Please confirm how many patients are currently under the care of the hospital trust for the monitoring of their glaucoma

3) Please confirm how many of the glaucoma patients under your care are classified as:
Routine/Stable
Urgent/non-stable

4) Of the patients seen for glaucoma within the last 12 months, can you please confirm how many patients:
Were seen on or within 2 weeks of their review date.
Were seen within 2-4 weeks of their review date.
Were seen within 1-3 months of their review date.
Were seen within 3-6 months of their review date.
Were seen within 6-12 months of their review date.
Were seen, but over 12 months of their review date.
Were not seen, and were over 12 months from their review date.
Were not seen, as they were not due their review appointment yet.

5) Please confirm how many glaucoma patients are currently outstanding their review appointment on the following basis:
Currently between 0-1 month past their scheduled review date.
Currently between 1-3 months past their scheduled review date.
Current between 3-6 months past their scheduled review date.
Currently between 6-12 months past their scheduled review date.
Currently over 12 months past their scheduled review date.
Are currently past their review date, but you are not certain of how far past their review date the patient is.

6) Please confirm where you are paid by your CCG(s) on a block contract, on a tariff payment per episode basis, or on an alternative payment method for glaucoma services.  If you are paid on an alternative method, please provide details.

7) Please confirm the patient pathway in your trust for Glaucoma Diagnosis and Glaucoma Monitoring within your service?

8) Please confirm whether this service the patient pathway in your trust for Glaucoma Diagnosis and Glaucoma Monitoring is delivered wholly by staff employed by your hospital trust, or whether this is partially or wholly delivered by another provider.  If this is delivered by another provider, please also confirm:
What proportion is delivered by other providers.
Who is the provider delivering this service on your behalf?
Where is this service delivered?
What elements of the service do they deliver?  Is this the diagnostics only, consultant oversight, treatment or all elements.

9) Please confirm the address of all locations that the service the patient pathway in your trust for Glaucoma Diagnosis and Glaucoma Monitoring is delivered from.
 

Response:

Please find information attached.

2019-442 – FOI request – Glaucoma patients [128 kb] PDF

2019-442 – FOI request – Glaucoma patients [11 kb] MsExcel