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1. Number of RBC units utilised by ward and/ or department in a) 2015 and b) 2016
2. Number of elective surgical procedures cancelled in 2016 due to the patient being identified as anaemic
3. Number of elective surgical procedures occurring for patients who were anaemic on the day of surgery
4. Of the above, the number of these procedures that required a blood transfusion
5. Following the NICE Quality Standards published in December 2016 on blood transfusion, is able to meet Quality Standard 1? Please see Quality Standard Review form attached. We are partially compliant with Standard 1. The Pre-Assessment Teams are referring patients for IV iron if they are found to be anaemic at Clinic, if there is time pre-operatively. Post-op iron therapy does not appear to be standard practice as yet.

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