FOI 5412- Management of patients taking NOACs who sustain a neck of femur fracture

Date: 25 March 2020 to 25 March 2023

Do you treat patients with neck of femur fractures in your Trust? If yes please complete the questions below:

 

Does your Trust have a protocol for management of patients who sustain neck of femur (NOF) fractures and are taking a Novel Oral Anticoagulant (NOAC)?

 

May we have a copy of your Trust’s protocol?  

 

How many hours does your trust advise should be the time interval between last dose of NOAC and surgical fixation of neck of femur fracture?

 

How many patients with neck of femur fractures does your Trust treat per year?

 

How many of the patients who have been treated in the last year for neck of femur fracture were taking a NOAC? 

 

What was the average time interval between admission to hospital and time to surgery for patients who were taking NOAC who sustained a neck of femur fracture?

 

  • Request ID:
    FOI 5412
  • Category:
    Patient - Activity Data
  • Response:

    Do you treat patients with neck of femur fractures in your Trust? If yes please complete the questions below:- Yes

     

    Does your Trust have a protocol for management of patients who sustain neck of femur (NOF) fractures and are taking a Novel Oral Anticoagulant (NOAC)? No (one is currently being drafted and therefore not available at this time).

     

    May we have a copy of your Trust’s protocol? Medway NHS Foundation Trust regret that we do not currently have a protocol.  

     

    How many hours does your trust advise should be the time interval between last dose of NOAC and surgical fixation of neck of femur fracture? As above, the Trust does not have a formal policy

     

    How many patients with neck of femur fractures does your Trust treat per year? Under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act, this question has been exempt on the grounds that the information is already publicly available via the National Hip Fracture Database available at:  https://www.nhfd.co.uk/  

     

    How many of the patients who have been treated in the last year for neck of femur fracture were taking a NOAC?  The Trust regret that we do not record this data, all the data we record is publicly available at the National Hip Fracture Database at: (https://www.nhfd.co.uk/ )

     

    What was the average time interval between admission to hospital and time to surgery for patients who were taking NOAC who sustained a neck of femur fracture? The Trust regret that we do not record this data, all the data we record is publicly available at the National Hip Fracture Database (https://www.nhfd.co.uk/ )