Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_4910

Date Request Received: 21/02/2019 11:02:20

Date Request Replied To: 27/03/2019 08:52:20

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Request Summary: Anaesthetic agents

Request Category: Researcher

Question Number 1:
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).
Answer To Question 1:
Please see figures for Q2.
Question Number 2:
Total (annual) volume used for EACH agent PER YEAR for 2006-2018 (in millilitres or litres).
Answer To Question 2:
Q2 :

Usage mls 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

sevoflurane 141500 219250 203750 195500 179750 203500 162500 125000 108250 120250 145000 143250 180000

desflurane 0 0 0 0 39840 50400 57360 43920 59520 47520 46320 8640 7200

isoflurane 221750 209000 239500 214000 202750 173250 185750 186500 172250 135500 115500 109500 63000

propofol 556800 636500 737570 769250 625000 1384650 1504500 1331750 1064800 1262550 1077900 813200 814500

Unable to say for nitrous oxide, the information is not kept in detail to ml or L.
Question Number 3:
Total (annual) amount spent on EACH agent PER YEAR for 2006-2108 (in pounds sterling).
Answer To Question 3:
We are unable to provide costs as this is commercially sensitive information and so the Trust applies an exemption under Section 43 under the Freedom of Information Act (please see attached Refusal Notice).
Question Number 4:
If it is easier to provide another unit of measure, please provide details so that I can calculate the volume. Also, please state whether the total amount spent includes or excludes VAT.
Answer To Question 4:
Question Number 5:
If not violating commercial sensitivity, please also include who the manufacturers/suppliers are

If you prefer, you can use the attached spreadsheet to fill in the data I requested.
Answer To Question 5:
Suppliers vary with contract changes, historical information is not available
Please see attachments:
Refusal Notice FOI_4910.pdf
FOI request for the volume and cost of anaesthetic agents.xlsx
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