Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_5549

Date Request Received: 06/02/2020 10:28:10

Date Request Replied To: 21/04/2020 13:22:57

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Request Summary: Injectors

Request Category: Companies

Question Number 1:
Within your trust how many trained and active staff do you have that can administer the anti-VEGF injection [Ranibizumab, Bevacizumab or Aflibercept]?
Answer To Question 1:
Overall we have 9 trained injectors:

3 x non-medical injectors (nurses/orthoptist)
4 x Junior Drs
2 x Medical Retina Consultants
Question Number 2:
Within your trust how many intra-vitreal injections/implants have been used in the latest 4 months, if possible between September to December 2019
Answer To Question 2:
See breakdown below 1,630 in total
Question Number 3:
please indicate the number of times a drug has been used (regardless of condition) ranibizumab, bevacizumab, aflibercept, Fluocinolone and Dexamethasone.
Answer To Question 3:
Over the past 4 months we have used the following intra-vitreal injections:
Ranibizumab = 274 - 10mg/1ml 0.165ml pre-filled syringe
Bevacizumab= 13 - 5mg/0.2ml – 0.2ml pre-filled syringe
Aflibercept = 1,327 - 40mg/1ml – 0.1ml vial
Fluocinolone = 1 - 190mcg injection
Dexamethasone – 15 - 700mcg intravitreal implant
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