Case Number 4565
Request Date 13/01/2016
Completion Date 09/02/2016

 

Details of the Request

Question 1)

In the 12 months to January 2016 (or to the most recent month available), what was the average waiting time in days (referral to treatment time) for patients awaiting cataract surgery through Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust?

  • 12 months to January 2016
  • December 2015
  • November 2015
  • October 2015
  • September 2015
  • August 2015
  • July 2015
  • June 2015
  • May 2015
  • April 2015
  • March 2015
  • February 2015
  • January 2015

 

Question 2a)

In the last 3 years, how many patients underwent cataract removal surgery at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust?

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015

 

Question 2b)

In each of the last 3 years, how many individual cataract removal procedures were performed at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust?

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015

 

Question 2c)

Does Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust operate a criteria for determining the priority/eligibility of patients for cataract surgery? If so, please specify.

 

Question 2d)

Under what circumstances are NHS cataract patients ineligible for ‘second eye surgery’ – i.e. cataract removal from both eyes?

 

Question 3a)

Are toric intraocular lenses available for patients with astigmatism undergoing cataract surgery at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust?

 

Question 3b)

If yes to 3a, please list the conditions and criteria under which toric intraocular lenses are available to patients.

 

Question 3c)

If yes to 3a, are toric intraocular lenses available for NHS patients with astigmatism undergoing NHS-provided cataract surgery at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust?

 

Question 3d)

If yes to 3c, please list the conditions and criteria under which toric intraocular lenses are available to NHS patients.

 

Question 3e)

If yes to 3a and/or 3c, how many patients have been fitted with toric intraocular lenses in the last 12 months, for which data is available?

All patients treated at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust i.e. January 2015-January 2016

NHS patients treated ‘on the NHS’ at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust

 

Details of the Response

1) In the 12 months to January 2016 (or to the most recent month available), what was the average waiting time in days (referral to treatment time) for patients awaiting cataract surgery through Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust?

Period Average waiting time (days)
12 months to January 2016 104
December 2015 113
November 2015 112
October 2015 107
September 2015 108
August 2015 102
July 2015 95
June 2015 99
May 2015 95
April 2015 104
March 2015 104
February 2015 104
January 2015 112

This is from RTT start to RTT end wait time extracting all data coded as C75.

 

2a) In the last 3 years, how many patients underwent cataract removal surgery at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust?

Year Number of patients
2013 2157
2014 1934
2015 1978
Grand Total 6069

 

2b) In each of the last 3 years, how many individual cataract removal procedures were performed at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust?

Year Total Procedures
2013 2781
2014 2775
2015 2584
Grand Total 8140

Please note: if a patient has had cataract removal in both eyes during one procedure this has been counted as 2

 

2c) Does Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust operate a criteria for determining the priority/eligibility of patients for cataract surgery? If so, please specify.

The Trust adheres to the Surrey and Hounslow CCG criteria for cataract surgery.

 

2d) Under what circumstances are NHS cataract patients ineligible for ‘second eye surgery’ – i.e. cataract removal from both eyes?

Surrey-based patients’ criterion is better vision than 6/18, Hounslow-based patients’ criterion is better vision than 6/9

 

3a) Are toric intraocular lenses available for patients with astigmatism undergoing cataract surgery at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust?

No 

 

3b) If yes to 3a, please list the conditions and criteria under which toric intraocular lenses are available to patients.

N/A

 

3c) If yes to 3a, are toric intraocular lenses available for NHS patients with astigmatism undergoing NHS-provided cataract surgery at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust?

N/A

 

3d) If yes to 3c, please list the conditions and criteria under which toric intraocular lenses are available to NHS patients.

N/A

 

3e) If yes to 3a and/or 3c, how many patients have been fitted with toric intraocular lenses in the last 12 months, for which data is available?

N/A