Case Number 3693
Request Date 08/07/2014
Completion Date 12/08/2014

 

Details of the Request

I would like to request the following information about rheumatology services within your trust:

1) Does the Trust have a rheumatology service?

  1. Yes
  2. No – survey finished

 

2) Does the Trust have an early inflammatory arthritis clinic?

  1. Yes
  2. No

 

3) Is the Trust currently meeting or exceeding the standards of the Best Practice Tariff for Early Inflammatory Arthritis?

  1. Yes, for all patients
  2. Yes, for some patients
  3. No
  4. Don’t know

 

4) Which tariff does the Trust predominantly use for early inflammatory arthritis patients?

  1. The standard Payment by Results tariff
  2. Best Practice Tariff for Early Inflammatory Arthritis
  3. A locally agreed tariff based on the Best Practice Tariff for Early Inflammatory Arthritis
  4. A locally agreed tariff based on standard Payment by Results tariff
  5. Other – please state

 

5) Is the Trust planning to introduce the Best Practice Tariff for Early Inflammatory Arthritis in 14/15?

  1. Yes
  2. No

 

6) Does the Trust use any other Best Practice Tariffs?

  1. Acute stroke care - Y/N
  2. Adult renal dialysis - Y/N
  3. Daycases - Y/N
  4. Diabetic ketoacidosis and hypoglycaemia - Y/N
  5. Early inflammatory arthritis - Y/N
  6. Endoscopy procedures - Y/N
  7. Fragility hip fracture - Y/N
  8. Interventional radiology - Y/N
  9. Major trauma - Y/N
  10. Outpatient procedures - Y/N
  11. Paediatric diabetes year of care - Y/N
  12. Paediatric epilepsy - Y/N
  13. Parkinson's disease - Y/N
  14. Pleural effusion - Y/N
  15. Primary total hip and knee replacements - Y/N
  16. Same day emergency care - Y/N
  17. Transient ischaemic attack - Y/N

 

Details of the Response

1) Does the Trust have a rheumatology service?

a. Yes

 

2) Does the Trust have an early inflammatory arthritis clinic?

b. No

 

3) Is the Trust currently meeting or exceeding the standards of the Best Practice Tariff for Early Inflammatory Arthritis?

c. No

 

4) Which tariff does the Trust predominantly use for early inflammatory arthritis patients?

a. The standard Payment by Results tariff

 

5) Is the Trust planning to introduce the Best Practice Tariff for Early Inflammatory Arthritis in 14/15?

a. Yes

 

6) Does the Trust use any other Best Practice Tariffs?

a) Acute stroke care Y
b) Adult renal dialysis N
c) Daycases Y
d) Diabetic ketoacidosis and hypoglycaemia N – working towards it.
e) Early inflammatory arthritis N – working towards it
f) Endoscopy procedures Y
g) Fragility hip fracture Y
h) Interventional radiology Y
i) Major trauma N
j) Outpatient procedures Y
k) Paediatric diabetes year of care Y
l) Paediatric epilepsy Y
m) Parkinson's disease N – working towards it.
n) Pleural effusion Y
o) Primary total hip and knee replacements Y
p) Same day emergency care Y
q) Transient ischaemic attack Y