Case Number 3548
Request Date 24/03/2014
Completion Date 02/04/2014

 

Details of the Request

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please provide:

  1. A figure for the number of consultant surgeons who treated inguinal hernias in your trust in (a) 2011/12 and (b) 2012/13?
     
  2. Figures for the number of inguinal hernias each consultant surgeon treated in (a) 2011/12 and (b) 2012/13? Eg. “4 consultant surgeons treated 100, 50, 20 and 5 inguinal hernias respectively”.

 

Details of the Response

1. A figure for the number of consultant surgeons who treated inguinal hernias in your trust in (a) 2011/12 and (b) 2012/13?

  • 15 consultant / locum consultant surgeons treated inguinal hernias in the last quarter of 2011/12.
     
  • 17 consultant / locum consultant surgeons treated inguinal hernias in 2012/13.

 

2. Figures for the number of inguinal hernias each consultant surgeon treated in (a) 2011/12 and (b) 2012/13? Eg. “4 consultant surgeons treated 100, 50, 20 and 5 inguinal hernias respectively”.

Please see attached. We do not have any dedicated hernia surgeons, however we have consultant surgeons who regularly perform hernia operations. Please note that the reporting system was implemented in January 2012 so we only have information for the last quarter of 11-12.