Aseptic Drug Compounding

Please could you answer the following questions regarding aseptic drug compounding/preparation:

 

1. How much does your aseptic unit cost to run annually?

This information is being withheld on the basis of the exemption contained within section 43(2) of the Freedom of Information Act (Commercial Interests).  The Trust accepts that there is a public interest in how public money is spent; however there is also a need to withhold information that would prejudice the commercial interest of the Trust and/or third parties.  In assessing the public interest, the Trust takes the view that this would be the case in this instance since the Trust runs a commercial arm to its aseptic service and the release of the information requested could either distort competition or disadvantage the Trust.

 

2. How many aseptically prepared doses does your unit produce per annum?

This information is being withheld on the basis of the exemption contained within section 43(2) of the Freedom of Information Act (Commercial Interests).  The Trust accepts that there is a public interest in how public money is spent; however there is also a need to withhold information that would prejudice the commercial interest of the Trust and/or third parties.  In assessing the public interest, the Trust takes the view that this would be the case in this instance since the Trust runs a commercial arm to its aseptic service and the release of the information requested could either distort competition or disadvantage the Trust.

 

3. What types of aseptically prepared products does your aseptic unit produce?  E.g Parenteral nutrition, antibiotics, cancer chemotherapy?

Cancer chemotherapy

 

4. What IT systems does your Aseptic unit currently use to manage the compounding process or help with your prescribing?

This information is being withheld on the basis of the exemption contained within section 43(2) of the Freedom of Information Act (Commercial Interests).  The Trust accepts that there is a public interest in how public money is spent; however there is also a need to withhold information that would prejudice the commercial interest of the Trust and/or third parties.  In assessing the public interest, the Trust takes the view that this would be the case in this instance since the Trust runs a commercial arm to its aseptic service and the release of the information requested could either distort competition or disadvantage the Trust.

 

5. How many staff do you employ in your aseptic department?

24

 

6. How many members of staff are full time equivalents?

21.58 WTE

 

7. How many clean rooms do you have in your department?

4

 

8. How many isolators do you have in your department?

5

 

9. Do you do any outsourcing? Or is all of your compounding carried out in house?

Some outsourcing

 

10. Are you a licensed unit? If so, do you compound for any other customers? If yes, who and for how long?

This information is being withheld on the basis of the exemption contained within section 43(2) of the Freedom of Information Act (Commercial Interests).  The Trust accepts that there is a public interest in how public money is spent; however there is also a need to withhold information that would prejudice the commercial interest of the Trust and/or third parties.  In assessing the public interest, the Trust takes the view that this would be the case in this instance since the Trust runs a commercial arm to its aseptic service and the release of the information requested could either distort competition or disadvantage the Trust.

 

11. What is your unit’s annual drug spend?

This information is being withheld on the basis of the exemption contained within section 43(2) of the Freedom of Information Act (Commercial Interests).  The Trust accepts that there is a public interest in how public money is spent; however there is also a need to withhold information that would prejudice the commercial interest of the Trust and/or third parties.  In assessing the public interest, the Trust takes the view that this would be the case in this instance since the Trust runs a commercial arm to its aseptic service and the release of the information requested could either distort competition or disadvantage the Trust.

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