Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_5466

Internal Reference Number: FOI_5466

Date Request Received: 07/01/2020 09:01:32

Date Request Replied To: 03/02/2020 11:45:13

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Request Summary: services for pelvic radiation disease

Request Category: Campaigning organisation

 
Question Number 1:
Does your Trust you have specialist clinics for patients who have had treatment for cervical cancer and are experiencing the late effects of pelvic radiotherapy, e.g. bowel or urinary issues (also known as pelvic radiation disease or PRD)?

a. If so, please give details of:
i. The clinic(s) name and opening times
ii. Annual caseload
iii. The proportion of patients referred direct from oncology
iv. The proportion of patients referred from their GP
 
Answer To Question 1:
these ladies are diagnosed in Salisbury, but have their radiotherapy & long-term follow-up at the cancer centre (Poole, Bath or Southampton)
 
Question Number 2:
Does your oncology team have a standardised method of identifying people with PRD for referral (e.g. by asking patients the questions in the ALERT-B tool to support the clinical assessment of patients suitable for referral to a gastroenterologist)?
 
Answer To Question 2:
these ladies are diagnosed in Salisbury, but have their radiotherapy & long-term follow-up at the cancer centre (Poole, Bath or Southampton)
 
Question Number 3:
Does your radiotherapy centre ensure patients are aware of possible acute and long-term side effects of pelvic radiotherapy before they undergo treatment? If so, how?
 
Answer To Question 3:
We are not a radiotherapy centre.
 
Question Number 4:
Does your radiotherapy centre offer a range of materials to support with acute or late effects of radiotherapy, e.g. booklets, symptom checklist, toilet cards? If so, what materials do you provide?
 
Answer To Question 4:
We are not a radiotherapy centre.
 
Question Number 5:
5. Do your gastroenterologists and dieticians use the PRD bowel algorithm, published in ‘The Practical Management of the Gastrointestinal Symptoms of Pelvic Radiation Disease’? https://www.macmillan.org.uk/_images/practical-management-gi-symptoms-pelvic-radiation-disease_tcm9-300557.pdf
 
Answer To Question 5:
no
 
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