Internal Reference Number: FOI_5484
Date Request Received: 15/01/2020 14:43:57
Date Request Replied To: 12/02/2020 08:49:51
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Request Summary: NIPT (Non Invasive Prenatal Testing) for Down’s syndrome
Request Category: Media
|Question Number 1:|
In each of the individual calendar years: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 please tell me…...
Did your trust offer the NIPT (Non Invasive Prenatal Testing) for Down’s syndrome, also known as cfDNA screening to expectant mothers for FREE? Yes or No.
|Answer To Question 1:|
No this was not a routine offer.
|Question Number 2:|
If no, did you offer the NIPT within the trust, but only if the patient was willing to pay?
|Answer To Question 2:|
Yes it is offered as a private service only to women who have a raised first trimester screening result
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How much was that NIPT?
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|Question Number 4:|
If no to all of the above did you mention NIPT as an option but that it was only available outside the Trust, i.e. by private providers not connected with the Trust?
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Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.