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FOI Request

Disclosure ID
FOI/02713
Request Date
September 13, 2018
Subject
Sepsis CQUINN Figures
Description

Can you please tell provide me with the information for the following years 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 (up to the date this request was received), in monthly breakdowns:

1a. Of all patients recorded in the Sepsis CQUIN figures by the Trust, showing the number presenting with simple sepsis/ severe sepsis, Red Flag Sepsis or septic -shock, (depending on the protocols in place at the time) that received intravenous antibiotics within the hour, please state the number where death was a recorded outcome;

1b. Of all patients recorded in the Sepsis CQUIN figures by the Trust, showing the number presenting with simple sepsis/severe sepsis, Red Flag Sepsis or septic shock, (depending on the protocols in place at the time) that did not receive intravenous antibiotics within the hour, please state the number where death was a recorded outcome;

2a. Of all patients recorded in the Sepsis CQUIN figures by the Trust for 2016-17 and 2015-16, showing the number presenting with simple sepsis/severe sepsis, Red Flag Sepsis or septic shock, (depending on the protocols in place at the time) that received intravenous antibiotics within the hour, please give the number of cases that were subsequently investigated as part of the hospital’s internal clinical risk reporting process;

2b. Of all patients recorded in the Sepsis CQUIN figures by the Trust for 2016-17 and 2015-16, showing the number presenting with simple sepsis/ severe sepsis, Red Flag Sepsis or septic shock, (depending on the protocols in place at the time) that did not receive intravenous antibiotics within the hour, please give the number of cases that were subsequently investigated as part of the hospital’s internal clinical risk reporting process;

3. Of questions 2a and 2b, please identify the number of investigations that related to a death outcome and the number that related to a harm outcome.

 

Response
 

Can you please tell provide me with the information for the following years 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 (up to the date this request was received), in monthly breakdowns:

 

1a Of all patients recorded in the Sepsis CQUIN figures by the Trust, showing the number presenting with simple sepsis/ severe sepsis, Red Flag Sepsis or septic -shock, (depending on the protocols in place at the time) that received intravenous antibiotics within the hour, please state the number where death was a recorded outcome; This information is not readily available. To retrieve it would require a manual trawl of patient case notes which would exceed 18 hours.

 

This information is therefore exempt under Section 12(1) of the Freedom of Information Act.

 

1b Of all patients recorded in the Sepsis CQUIN figures by the Trust, showing the number presenting with simple sepsis/severe sepsis, Red Flag Sepsis or septic shock, (depending on the protocols in place at the time) that did not receive intravenous antibiotics within the hour, please state the number where death was a recorded outcome; This information is not readily available. To retrieve it would require a manual trawl of patient case notes which would exceed 18 hours.

 

This information is therefore exempt under Section 12(1) of the Freedom of Information Act.

 

2a Of all patients recorded in the Sepsis CQUIN figures by the Trust for 2016-17 and 2015-16, showing the number presenting with simple sepsis/severe sepsis, Red Flag Sepsis or septic shock, (depending on the protocols in place at the time) that received intravenous antibiotics within the hour, please give the number of cases that were subsequently investigated as part of the hospital’s internal clinical risk reporting process; This information is not readily available. Incidents are not recorded as a sepsis-specific incident on our incident reporting tool (Ulysses Safeguard). To interrogate all incidents and collate this information would exceed 18 hours.

 

This information is therefore exempt under Section 12(1) of the Freedom of Information Act.

 

2b Of all patients recorded in the Sepsis CQUIN figures by the Trust for 2016-17 and 2015-16, showing the number presenting with simple sepsis/ severe sepsis, Red Flag Sepsis or septic shock, (depending on the protocols in place at the time) that did not receive intravenous antibiotics within the hour, please give the number of cases that were subsequently investigated as part of the hospital’s internal clinical risk reporting process; This information is not readily available. Incidents are not recorded as a sepsis-specific incident on our incident reporting tool (Ulysses Safeguard). To interrogate all incidents and collate this information would exceed 18 hours.

 

This information is therefore exempt under Section 12(1) of the Freedom of Information Act.

 

3 Of questions 2a and 2b, please identify the number of investigations that related to a death outcome and the number that related to a harm outcome. As per answer to question 2b
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