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Ankylossia (tongue-tie) (1718073)

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please could you kindly provide me with the following information for for your CCG (or if you represent a CSU, for all the CCGs you are responsible for)

1. How many babies (i.e) below the age of 1) were diagnosed with issues of ankylossia (tongue-tie) in each financial year since 2012/13.

In relation to Q1 data for 2012/13, NHS Calderdale CCG does not hold data prior to its establishment as an organisation in April 2013.

In relation to data for 2013/14 and 2015/16, please note that due to the low number of individuals involved, we are unable to disclose this information as it relates to equal or less than 5 individuals.  Releasing this information could potentially support re-identification of individuals and, as such, we are issuing an exemption notice under section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  Section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides an absolute exemption where disclosure of personal data about someone other than the applicant would contravene any of the data protection principles. Consequently, the exemption is not subject to the public interest test.

The remaining data provided is based on Diagnosis Code Q381 Ankyloglossia 

Financial year Total (Activity)
2013/14 Equal to or less than 5
2014/15 11
2015/16 Equal to or less than 5
2016/17 7
Grand Total 23
   

 

2. Of the babies diagnosed with issues of ankylossia (tongue-tie) in 2016, how many had a surgical procedure carried out by NHS surgeons to resolve these specific issues, and how long did they wait (on average, in calendar days) for the procedure following diagnosis?

Please note that due to the low number of individuals involved, we are unable to disclose this information as it relates to equal or less than 5 individuals.   Releasing this information could potentially support re-identification of individuals and, as such, we are issuing an exemption notice under section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  Section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides an absolute exemption where disclosure of personal data about someone other than the applicant would contravene any of the data protection principles. Consequently, the exemption is not subject to the public interest test.

3. In 2016, what was the mean age of babies with such issues when the ankylossia (tongue-tie) procedure was performed? 

Please note that due to the low number of individuals involved, we are unable to disclose this information as it relates to equal or less than 5 individuals.   Releasing this information could potentially support re-identification of individuals and, as such, we are issuing an exemption notice under section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  Section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides an absolute exemption where disclosure of personal data about someone other than the applicant would contravene any of the data protection principles. Consequently, the exemption is not subject to the public interest test.

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