I am writing to ask about gaseous and intravenous anaesthetic agents used across your Trust. In particular, I would like to know the total volume and total amount spent individually for EACH of the following agents sevoflurane, desflurane, isoflurane, nitrous oxide, and propofol PER YEAR between 2006 and 2018 as shown below:

– Total (annual) volume purchased for EACH agent (incl. sevoflurane, desflurane, isoflurane, nitrous oxide, and propofol) PER YEAR for 2006-2018 (in millilitres or litres).

– Total (annual) volume used for EACH agent PER YEAR for 2006-2018 (in millilitres or litres).

– Total (annual) amount spent on EACH agent PER YEAR for 2006-2108 (in pounds sterling).

On 20 March 2019, we emailed you to note that our records date back to only April 2016 and we do not supply nitrous oxide. We also advised that the unit cost of these medicines are commercially sensitive, meaning we could supply you with volumes or amount spent, but not both. You clarified that you were happy to receive whatever information was available and you would prefer to receive information about volumes, rather than amount spent.

Please find this information in the spreadsheet below.

 

Anaesthetic Agents

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