This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act (2000). Please provide the following information to help us to assess variation in accessibility to maternal request caesarean sections.
- Advise how many maternal request caesarean sections with no obstetric, medical or significant psychological reason were carried out by each obstetric unit within your Trust between April 2016 and April 2017. 28
- Provide a copy of any locally agreed guidelines, staff guidelines and patient information leaflets that explain how requests for maternal request caesarean sections will be handled by the Trust. Please find attached guideline – a patient information leaflet is in development but has not yet been ratified.
- Please provide an explanation as to how you specifically meet NICE CG132 188.8.131.52 and if you are not, please provide the reason. Please see section 5.2.2 of attached guideline