Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please could you kindly provide me with the following information 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 2013/14.
2. Of the babies diagnosed with issues of ankylossia (tongue-tie) in 2017 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?
The data below is based on the number of procedures carried out and not the number of patients (who may have had more than one procedure). The procedure activity is based on codes F263 – Incision of Frenulum of Tongue or F262 – Excision of Frenulum of Tongue. Number of procedures carried out in 2017-18 – 6The date of diagnosis is not part of the required datasets held by secondary care; therefore, the CCG does not hold average wait times from diagnosis in primary care to surgery in secondary care.
3. In 2017, what was the mean age of babies with such issues when the ankylossia (tongue-tie) procedure was performed?
The data available captures age in years; therefore, the mean age of babies is unavailable as all procedures show an age of 0.