Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_7379

Date Request Received: 15/08/2023 00:00:00

Date Request Replied To: 12/09/2023 00:00:00

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Request Summary: Intraoperative Neuromonitoring

Request Category: Companies

Question Number 1:
Details of the Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM) services offered, including but not limited to:

a. Types of surgeries or procedures for which IONM services are utilised.

b. The specific conditions or indications that warrant IONM during surgeries.
Answer To Question 1:
Surgery for previous injury of mixed peripheral nerve associated with pain and partial loss of function, to assist with intraoperative decision making re. reconstruction of that nerve where lesion is of mixed depth.
Question Number 2:
Information about the referral process for patients requiring Intraoperative Monitoring Services, including how patients are assessed and referred for IOM.
Answer To Question 2:
Patients are most frequently referred by hospital consultants within Salisbury or from other hospitals within the region.
Question Number 3:
Statistics or data on the utilisation of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Services for the past two calendar years, broken down by year. This should include the total number of procedures involving IONM, as well as a breakdown of the types of surgeries or procedures.
Answer To Question 3:
One or two procedures undertaken each year that warrant intraoperative neurophysiological examination. Unable to confirm exact numbers.
Question Number 4:
Does the Trust currently engage with external agencies for the provision of intraoperative monitoring services? If yes, please provide details.
Answer To Question 4:
Intraoperative neurophysiological examination is undertaken by Consultant Neurophysiologist who is based at the Wessex Neurological Centre, Southampton but provides the service for Salisbury.
Question Number 5:
If external agencies are used for intraoperative monitoring, please provide the name(s) of the agency or agencies.
Answer To Question 5:
Question Number 6:
For the most recent fiscal year available, please provide the total expenditure or costs associated with engaging external agencies for intraoperative monitoring services. This may include any contractual fees, service charges, or other relevant costs.
Answer To Question 6:
Question Number 7:
The contact details of the individual or department responsible for overseeing the Intraoperative Monitoring Services at the Trust.
Answer To Question 7:
There isn’t a specified ‘Intraoperative Monitoring Service’ within the trust.
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