2009 Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1752
Date Received 07/12/2009
Can you tell me how many families you have so far contacted as part of the Child Healthy Weight Interventions. Out of this total can you tell me how many have responded and how many have actually participated in the programme. Can you also tell me what the target is for your health board and what the budget is for the programme. Can you also outline what the Child Healthy Weight Intervention involves in your health board.,,
Date for Response 04/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1752 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1751
Date Received 06/12/2009
“Please provide details of the highest ten sums that NHS Lothian has paid out in the past 12 months in compensation to patients who have made a complaint against the trust. In each case please make clear the total amount paid to the patient, the reason for the payout, the total amount of legal fees paid and the solicitor/legal firm to whom the fee was paid.”",,
Date for Response 03/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1751 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1751
Date Received 06/12/2009
"Please provide details of the highest ten sums that NHS Lothian has paid out in the past 12 months in compensation to patients who have made a complaint against the trust. In each case please make clear the total amount paid to the patient, the reason for the payout, the total amount of legal fees paid and the solicitor/legal firm to whom the fee was paid."
Date for Response 03/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1751 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1750
Date Received 06/10/2009
I am currently doing some market research into Pacemakers, and I was just wondering whether it was at all possible for you to notify me on the name of your Pacemaker provider and possibly the current cost per product. I appreciate this is possibly sensitive and confidential information in which case thank you for your time. However, I would be extremely grateful for this information. Clarification Requested.
Date for Response 03/02/2010

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1749
Date Received 06/10/2009
Can you tell me if you employ retired GPs as consultants? If the answer is yes can you tell me how many? Also can you tell me what their roles are and how much your health board pays them?
Date for Response 03/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1749 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1748
Date Received 06/01/2010
The number of admissions to A&E at the RIE for each day during the financial year 2008/09
Date for Response 03/02/2010

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1747
Date Received 29/12/2009
This is a request for information, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred upon them under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978, gave directions in 2005 to all NHS Boards in Scotland concerning the handling of complaints. Direction 22(1) imposed a duty upon the Board to publicise its complaints procedures. Please provide me with information about: (a) policies and procedures you have currently to comply with the duty under Direction 22(1), (b) assessments of any kind undertaken since 1st January 2007 seeking to identify whether the policies and procedures are being properly implemented or should be improved, (c) policies and procedures you have to distribute and display to patients and the public the leaflet produced by Health Rights Information Scotland entitled "Making a complaint about the NHS", including in premises where primary medical services are undertaken, and (d) assessments of any kind undertaken since 1st January 2007 seeking to identify whether the policies and procedures identified at (c) are being properly implemented. The Directions also imposed several other requirements on NHS Boards: (e) Please provide me with information about the number of times since 1st January 2007 Directions 11(1) and 12(4) have been breached (but in the case of Direction 12(4), only where the 20 day time limit has been breached), and any action undertaken to monitor and correct any such breaches.
Date for Response 28/01/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1747 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1746
Date Received 29/12/2009
I am writing to request the following information under the Freedom of Information .(Scotland) Act 2002. What has your Health Board spent on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) each year for the last five years? What funding is planned for CAMHS in the next financial year, detailing the increase or decrease from the last financial year? How many people are currently on the waiting list in your Health Board area for CAMHS and what is the minimum, maximum and average waiting times?
Date for Response 28/01/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1746 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1745
Date Received 29/12/2009
As I am being allocated a new consultant, Dr ~~~~~~~, at the Inverleith unit in the Royal Victoria Hospital, I wonder if you would be so kind as to forward on to me under the Freedom of Information Act, information regarding her qualifications, training etc. (DPA)
Date for Response 28/01/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1745 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1744
Date Received 22/12/2009
I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act. Please find enclosed a Parliamentary Question answered by Nicola Sturgeon. In the Written Answer she states that Lothian Health Board had lost/stolen 65 items in 2007-08 and 55 items 2008-09, please could you provide me with a list of these items, the date they were lost or stolen, the date that they were reported and the value of each item. Clarification request - information within PQ does not match that held by NHSL.
Date for Response 25/01/2010

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1743
Date Received 16/12/2009
Looking at some of my medical records I have found some inaccuracies on the comments entered by the midwives and my health visitor on the medical records I hold. This is why under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 I wish to request information of all comments made by intervening midwives, consultants, and our health visitor, regarding my health during pregnancy and to date, and that of my son, before and after he was born. (DPA)
Date for Response 19/01/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1742
Date Received 16/12/2009
Under The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I would like to request details of all applications for inclusion in the Pharmaceutical List from 1st January 2009 to 15th December 2009, within your health board area. Details to include: 1. Name of applicant 2. Address of premises for which application made 3. Date of PPC hearing (or scheduled date where hearing is to be heard) 4. Outcome of PPC hearing 5. Whether appeals were lodged with the NAP 6. Outcome of any appeal made
Date for Response 19/01/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1742 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1741
Date Received 14/12/2009
The number of school nurses in 2007, 2008 and 2009 for each of the local council areas within your jurisdiction. Whether school nurses cover all schools within the local authority area and the frequency of their attendance.
Date for Response 15/01/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1741 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1740
Date Received 14/12/2009
In the period 30 March 2007 to 31 March 2009 how many adverse incidents - ie falls, deaths etc - took lace in the RIE, specifically combined assessment of A&E.
Date for Response 15/01/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1740 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1739
Date Received 14/12/2009
Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request the following information: How many patients aged 15 years or under were admitted to acute hospitals with a diagnosis of alcohol misuse in 2003/04? How many patients aged 15 years or under were admitted to acute hospitals with a diagnosis of alcohol misuse in 2004/05? How many patients aged 15 years or under were admitted to acute hospitals with a diagnosis of alcohol misuse in 2005/06? How many patients aged 15 years or under were admitted to acute hospitals with a diagnosis of alcohol misuse in 2006/07? How many patients aged 15 years or under were admitted to acute hospitals with a diagnosis of alcohol misuse in 2007/08? How many patients aged 15 years or under were admitted to acute hospitals with a diagnosis of alcohol misuse in 2008/09?
Date for Response 15/01/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1739 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1738
Date Received 14/12/2009
Please accept the following questions as a formal request by The Sunday Post under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. 1) How much has the health board spent in each of the last three financial years (2009, 2008, 2007) to pay for patients to receive medical treatment abroad? Please break the figures down to show (a) how many patients were involved each year (b) the type of treatment received each year and (c) the country in which treatment was received each year. I believe that this request is clear. If you require any further information in order to understand it, please contact me at the earliest opportunity.
Date for Response 15/01/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1738 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1737
Date Received 10/12/2009
The waiting times for private IVF treatment in your health board area.
Date for Response 13/01/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1737 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1736
Date Received 09/12/2009
I would like to know how much in total has been paid in bonuses to all staff for each of the past three financial years, as well as this year up the most recent date for which data is available. Could you also provide a breakdown showing how much has been paid in bonuses in that time for each member of the organisation's senior management team. I would also like to know how much has been paid in performance related pay total to all staff for each of the past three financial years, as well as this year up to the most recent date for which data is available. Could you also provide a breakdown showing how much has been paid in performance related pay in that time for each member of their senior management team.
Date for Response 12/01/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1736 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1735
Date Received 09/12/2009
Details of an accident at work involving our client on 22.06.2007 at St Michael's Hospital in Linlithgow. Copy of the Accident Report Form completed in relation to the accident at work. Details of all risk assessments carried out in relation to patient ~~~~ in respect of the use of an electronic wheelchair from 01.01.2007 to 31.12.2007. (DPA)
Date for Response 12/01/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1735 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1734
Date Received 08/12/2009
I wish to know how much money your organisation has spent in the last three years on (language) translation services. I wish to have this information broken down by year.
Date for Response 11/01/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1734 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1733
Date Received 07/12/2009
It would be very much appreciated if you could please provide me with the Names and Job-titles of the current members of the Area Drugs & Therapeutic Committee (a Committee of Pharmacists, Clinicians and other Medical professionals looking at best practice in Drugs and Therapeutics) of NHS Lothian. It would be helpful if you could provide me with details of the area covered by this committee.
Date for Response 08/01/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1733 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1732
Date Received 07/12/2009
The number of Stimulated Infertility Treatment cycles where a Gonadotropin has been used, in your Trust, over the most recent 12 month period for which data is available. Volume of Gonadotropins usage in that period ideally expressed as 75 IU equivalents. If the data is not available in IU equivalents please state the units used. The start date for that 12 month period
Date for Response 08/01/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1732 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1731
Date Received 07/12/2009
Under FOI I would like to know the full financial implications of IVF treatment.
Date for Response 08/01/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1730
Date Received 04/12/2009
This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2002. Under the terms of the Freedom of the Information Act I am writing to request the following information: How many gastric band operations have you carried out in the last five years and can you please break this down by year i.e. 2006 - 10 etc? How does the NHS decides who qualifies for gastric band surgery? In percentage terms how many of the overall number of people having the operation (over the last five years) are men and how many are women? How many people have had to return to hospital because of problems with their gastric bands? How many people have died from their gastric band or an infection caused by it in the last five years? How much does one gastric band operation cost the NHS? Where does the funding for NHS gastric band operations come from? What are the benefits to having a gastric band fitted? What are the disadvantages to having a gastric band fitted?
Date for Response 06/01/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1730 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1729
Date Received 04/12/2009
"I would like to know the number of patients in the NHS Lothian area who are being funded either fully or partially for a Continuous Glucose Monitoring system, broken down as follows:Number of fully funded (i.e. System and ongoing sensors) patients. Number of Partially Funded (i.e. system or ongoing sensors) patients. Number of indefinite funded patients: Full\Partial. The number of patients and the range of funding periods where indefinite funding has not been given: Full\Partial. The brands of CGM devices being\have been funded. The number of funding approvals as a result of an exceptional circumstances request and the number of approvals done on a local\clinic basis in the last 2yr. If possible I would like this broken down by the Diabetic Clinic of the patient (NRIE, St Johns etc) I would like the above information for Current patient fundings and the numbers for the last 2 years."
Date for Response 06/01/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1729 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1728
Date Received 04/12/2009
Please could you provide me with a list of any stolen equipment from any NBS facility within your Health Board area within the last 12 months? Also, could you please provide me with the approximate value of each piece of stolen equipment within the last 12 months?
Date for Response 06/01/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1728 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1727
Date Received 02/12/2009
I would like to request details of all current, unfilled staff vacancies in the NHS board. Please include a breakdown of the post, including job title, salary and location (ie, hospital).
Date for Response 05/01/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1727 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1726
Date Received 30/11/2009
1. Brachytherapy treatment Does your Health Board fund and/or provide low dose brachytherapy treatment for men with prostate cancer who meet the clinical criteria? Yes I No. 2. Out of area treatment requests In 2008 how many out of area treatment requests relating to prostate cancer did your Health board a) approve b) decline. 3. Erectile Dysfunction services Does your Health Board fund and/or provide a dedicated, specialist erectile dysfunction services for men with prostate cancer? No -is there a procedure that men can use to gain access to these services out of you board's area? Yes I No Yes -how many men: a) applied under this procedure in 2008? b) were granted funding for services under this procedure in 2008? Does your Health Board fund and/or provide other facilities to support men who experience erectile dysfunction as a result of treatment for prostate cancer? Yes/No. 4. Continence services - Does your Health Board fund and/or provide continence services for men with prostate cancer? Yes -please describe the content and structure of these services. No -is there a procedure that men can use to gain access to these services out of your board's area? Yes / No. Yes -how many men: a) applied under this procedure in 2008? _ b) were granted funding for services under this procedure in 2008? _ Does your Health Board fund and/or provide any other facilities to support men who experience incontinence as a result of treatment for prostate cancer? Yes / No Yes -please describe these services. 5. Psychological support - Does your Health Board fund and/or provide psychological support services for men with prostate cancer? Yes / No For each specific service below please provide information as to whether your board funds or provides a service for men in your area, and if not whether there is a procedure that men can use to gain access to these services out of your area and how many men: a) applied under this procedure in 2008? b) were granted funding for services under this procedure in 2008? i. A trained counselling service? Yes / No. No -is there a procedure that men can use to gain access to these services out of your area? Yes/No a) Applications b) Requests granted ii. Psycho-sexual counselling? Yes/ No No -is there a procedure that men can use to gain access to these services out of your area? Yes/No a) Applications. b) Requests granted iii. Relationship counselling? Yes/ No No -is there a procedure that men can use to gain access to these services out of your area? Yes/No a) Applications b) Requests granted
Date for Response 30/12/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1725
Date Received -
How many incidents of patients regaining consciousness during surgery have been recorded over the last five years, broken down by type surgery.
Date for Response -
Freedom of Information Reference: 1725 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1724
Date Received 27/11/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Scotland Act I request the following information: 1) On how many occasions has your health board hired agency nursing staff since 1st April 2008? 2) How much has your authority spent on agency nursing staff since 1st April 2008? 3) How much do you pay agencies for nursing staff per hour? A range (ie £15 - £45 per hour) or average is acceptable. 4) How much did your authority spend on nursing agency staff in 2004/2005 financial year? 5) On how many occasions did you hire nursing agency staff in 2004/2005 financial year?
Date for Response 29/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1724 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1723
Date Received 26/11/2009
Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request the following information: How many hospital meals were prepared in the financial years 2007/08 and 2008/09? How many hospital meals were discarded without being consumed in the financial years 2007/08 and 2008/09? How much was spent on preparing hospital meals in the financial years 2007/08 and 2008/09? How much does it cost to prepare each meal?
Date for Response 24/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1723 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1722
Date Received 26/11/2009
I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in relation to Diabetic Children who have received a Surgical Procedure in an Operating Theatre. For the last 5 financial years (2004/05, 2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09) 1) How many Children received a Surgical Procedure in an Operating Theatre, suffered with Type 1 Diabetes and the patient was: a) 0-5 years old? b) 6-14 years old? 2) How many of the cases stated in question 1 developed complications during surgery relating to their diabetes and the patient was: a) 0-5 years old? b) 6-14 years old? 3) How many of the cases stated in question 1 developed complications in the recovery room relating to their diabetes and the patient was: a) 0-5 years old? b) 6-14 years old? 4) How many of the cases stated in question 1 resulted in the Surgical Procedure being abandoned or stopped due to complications relating to their diabetes and the patient was: a) 0-5 years old? b) 6-14 years old? I do not require the information to be broken down by each financial year and only require a total for the five year period stated. If you are unable to break this information down into the age categories provided then please provide the information for all patients aged 0-14 years old.
Date for Response 24/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1722 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1721
Date Received 25/11/2009
Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act, I would like to ask the following question on behalf of Jeremy Purvis MSP; I would like to know if at any time from 28th November 2007 to the present day have any of the following forms of electronic media been lost or stolen from the council: CDs, DVDs, USBs, memory sticks, computers, or any other device that contains electronic data? If any of those devices were stolen or lost, what were they and what data was stored on them? Furthermore, if any of the data was related to people, how many people had data included in the devices that were lost?
Date for Response 23/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1721 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1720
Date Received 25/11/2009
please also provide the name and the position of the person taking the redundancy/being made redundant. (DPA)
Date for Response 23/12/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1719
Date Received 25/11/2009
I would like to know how much has been paid to members of staff who have either been made redundant or who have taken voluntary redundancy in each of the last two financial years as well as the current year until the most recent date for which records are available. Could you please provide details of all redundancy packages, as well as any lump-sum payments or other incentives, such as shares etc. Could you also clarify how many members of staff took voluntary redundancy or were made redundant in each of those time periods.
Date for Response 23/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1719 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1718
Date Received 25/11/2009
I would like to know what the budget surplus or deficit was for each of the last three financial years, as well as this year until the most recent date for which information is available.
Date for Response 23/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1718 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1717
Date Received 23/11/2009
I am writing to find out the following under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The total number of children aged between 0-18 years old who were admitted to hospitals in your health board each year between January 04 and November 09 due to taking illegal drugs. - The total number of girls aged between 0-18 years old who were admitted to hospital each year between January 04 and November 09 due to taking illegal drugs. - The total number of boys aged between 0-18 years old who were admitted to hospital each year between January 04 and November 09 due to taking illegal drugs. - The total number of children aged between 0-18 years old who died of illegal drug overdose each year between January 04 and November 09. - The total number of girls aged between 0-18 years old who died due illegal drug overdose each year between January 04 and November 09. - The total number of boys aged between 0-18 years old who were died due to illegal drug overdose each year between January 04 and November 09. - The total number of admissions due to illegal drug use by age and gender for those aged 8 years and under, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 years old between January 04 and November 09. N.B. If the figures are too small (e.g: less than 5) for each individual age group, please could I have the data for the following age rages? 0-7, 8-10, 11-14, 15, 16, 17 years please. - The total number of due to illegal drug overdose by age and gender for those aged 8 years and under, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 years old between January 04 and November 09. N.B. If the figures are too small (e.g: less than 5) for each individual age group, please could I have the data for the following age rages? 0-7, 8-10, 11-14, 15, 16, 17 years please.
Date for Response 21/12/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1716
Date Received 23/11/2009
I am writing to find out the following under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. - The total number of children aged between 0-18 years old who were admitted to hospitals in your health board each year between January 04 and November 09 with alcohol poisoning. - The total number of girls aged between 0-18 years old who were admitted to hospital each year between January 04 and November 09 with alcohol poisoning. - The total number of boys aged between 0-18 years old who were admitted to hospital each year between January 04 and November 09 with alcohol poisoning. - The total number of children aged between 0-18 years old who died of alcohol poisoning each year between January 04 and November 09. - The total number of girls aged between 0-18 years old who died due to alcohol poisoning each year between January 04 and November 09. - The total number of boys aged between 0-18 years old who were died due to alcohol poisoning each year between January 04 and November 09. - The total number of alcohol poisoning occurrence by age and gender for those aged 8 years and under, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 years old between January 04 and November 09. N.B. If the figures are too small (e.g: less than 5) for each individual age group, please could I have the data for the following age rages? 0-7, 8-10, 11-14, 15, 16, 17 years please. - The total number of alcohol death by age and gender for those aged 8 years and under, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 years old between January 04 and November 09. N.B. If the figures are too small (e.g: less than 5) for each individual age group, please could I have the data for the following age rages? 0-7, 8-10, 11-14, 15, 16, 17 years please.
Date for Response 21/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1716 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1715
Date Received 23/11/2009
I therefore request any literature on your institutions strategies and campaigns for combating violence in the NHS. In addition I would appreciate all data collected with regard to violent and abusive incidents occurred in your institutions over the past three years.
Date for Response 21/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1715 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1714
Date Received 23/11/2009
"I'd like to request the following information under Freedom of Information Legislation: Within the NHS board area: - How many maternity units, if any, have closed in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009? - For each of these closures, what was the name of the unit and what were the reasons for closure? - How many maternity units, if any, have had operations suspended for a period of time in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009? - For each of these suspensions, what was the name of the unit, what were the reasons for suspension and how long was the unit closed for? - How many maternity wards have ceased providing out-of-hours services in 2007, 2008 and 2009? - For each of these, what was the name of the unit and what were the reasons for ceasing the services? "
Date for Response 21/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1714 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1713
Date Received 23/11/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Act, could you please provide a list of items which have been recorded as being sent to hospital laundry departments in error, in the past five years. To clarify, I am looking for a list of items which have mistakenly been sent to laundry departments in hospitals in the Lothians. Could this be broken down by year, type of item, and hospital.
Date for Response 21/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1713 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1712
Date Received 23/11/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Act, could you please tell me how much many has been paid by NHS Lothian to recruitment consultants over the past five years. Could the figures be broken down by year, for which role the consultants were to assist with, and which consultants were used.
Date for Response 21/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1712 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1711
Date Received 23/11/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Act, could you please tell me how many "near misses" and/or adverse incidents have been recorded in maternity units in the Lothians in the past five years. Could these be broken down by year and at which maternity unit it occurred.
Date for Response 21/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1711 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1710
Date Received 23/11/2009
Could you please send me details of all guidance issued to staff regarding Christmas celebrations, decorations, or anything else Christmas related?
Date for Response 21/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1710 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1709
Date Received 23/11/2009
At the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, how much money has been paid to Consort in relation to catering each month for the last five years by NHS Lothian
Date for Response 21/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1709 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1708
Date Received 19/11/2009
Please may I request a complete list of subcontractors, suppliers and consultants that have worked on or are working on the construction of an 88 bed community hospital facility in Midlothian. This will replace the continuing care elements of Loanhead geriatric and Rosslynlee psychiatric hospitals as well as being a base for various community services. The facility is expected to include: psychogeriatric assessment beds; psychogeriatric continuing care beds; psychogeriatric day hospital places; care of the elderly beds; older people's day assessment facilities, unscheduled care services, local outreach clinics, local diagnostic facilities, child health clinic, physiotherapy and occupational therapy assessment and treatment facilities; and a base for a range of community based staff.
Date for Response 17/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1708 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1707
Date Received 20/11/2009
With reference to the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I am writing to request information currently held by lothian NHS Board. The information which I require is: 1. Any minutes of meetings of lothian NHS Board at which the Scottish Government's National Conversation on Scotland's Constitutional Future was discussed and any related papers discussed at those meetings; 2. Any other costs incurred relating to the said National Conversation; 3. Whether any staff have attended or participated in any events relating to the said National Conversation and any costs incurred, whether reimbursed or not.
Date for Response 18/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1707 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1706
Date Received 20/11/2009
what i need to know are the overall post operative infection rates in Lothian Hospitals and in the Western general How these compare to other boards and hospitals what the particular rates of post op infection are for urology surgical procedures in the western. I want to know what the risks of surgery are compared to the risks of not having it done.
Date for Response 18/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1706 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1705
Date Received 19/11/2009
I would like to request the following under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2000: What advice would your Health Board give to MSPs on how they should vote on the proposed introduction of blanket minimum pricing of alcohol?
Date for Response 17/12/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1704
Date Received 19/11/2009
Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2000, I would like to request the following: All correspondence between Scottish Government officials, including Ministers, and Members of your Board with regards to the policy of minimum pricing of alcohol.
Date for Response 17/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1704 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1703
Date Received 18/12/2009
I would like to make a request in relation to the Pharmacy at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary using the Freedom of Information Act: 1. How many members of staff are in the Pharmacy? 2. What is the management structure of the pharmacy? 3. What are the job titles, and band for the members of staff in the pharmacy?
Date for Response 16/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1703 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1702
Date Received 17/11/2009
Under the terms of FOISA, can you please supply details of all communications, including telephone calls, faxes, emails, letters, and all briefing notes, minutes and any other details of meetings between Councillors Graeme Morrice or Willie Dunn and The Chair or Chief Executive of NHS Lothian, or any NHS Board members, between 1st. March 2009 and the date of receipt of this request. Under the terms of FOISA, please supply details of all communications, including telephone calls, faxes, emails, letters, and all briefing notes, minutes and any other details of meetings between Councillor Willie Dunn and NHS Lothian Consultants since 1st March 2009 and the date of receipt of this request.
Date for Response 15/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1702 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1701
Date Received 17/11/2009
I should be obliged if you could provide details of the evaluation procedure, the names of the organisations who submitted pre-qualification questionnaires, the points awarded to Robinson Low Francis in each of the assessment categories, the points awarded to each of our competitors, the names of the firms who submitted tenders and the level of tenders received.
Date for Response 15/12/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1700
Date Received 17/11/2009
I write to request full details of the evaluation procedure, the names of the organisations who submitted Pre-Qualification Questionnaires, the points awarded to Robinson Low Francis in each of the assessment categories and the points awarded to each of our competitors.
Date for Response 15/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1700 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1699
Date Received 17/11/2009
I would like to request the following information under the terms of the Freedom of Scotland Act: Your projected spend on advertising for the current year. For the year to date, your actual spend on advertising, broken down by publication. For the previous financial year, your spend on advertising, broken down by publication. (all excluding recruitment advertising)
Date for Response 15/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1699 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1698
Date Received 17/11/2009
Please could you provide the following information under the Freedom of Information Act: 1) How many missed appointments have been recorded in hospitals, outpatient clinics etc...in the board's area in each of 2007/08, 2008/09 and so far in 2009/10? 2) Does the board have any estimates of the costs of these missed appointments by patients?
Date for Response 15/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1698 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1697
Date Received 17/11/2009
I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act. 1) Please could you tell me how much the board spent on organising entertainment and award events for staff and guests? For example, awards nights for staff, such as the Celebrating Success Awards held in June, evening entertainment events for staff and guests of the board etc... Please could you provide figures for - 2006/07, 2007/08 and 2008/09 and for the current financial year so far if possible? 2) For each of the figures above, please could you indicate how much was spent on alcohol during these events?
Date for Response 15/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1697 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1696
Date Received 16/11/2009
In the last three years, how many employees have received private healthcare paid for by the health board and how much in total has this cost? I wish to have the information broken down by year.
Date for Response 14/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1696 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1695
Date Received 13/11/2009
I would be grateful if you could provide me with a copy of your most up to date Asset Management Plan for each hospital within your Health board. I am particularly looking for details of the age of your hospital buildings, including any major refurbishment work that may have been undertaken on them.
Date for Response 11/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1695 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1694
Date Received 13/11/2009
I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act of 2005: 1) How many complaints about workplace bullying have been raised by staff informally or under your organisation's anti-bullying programme (i.e. 'Dignity at Work' or your respective equivalent) between 1 November 2003 and 31 October 2008? Please give the numbers for each year. 2) How many members of staff were still employed in their original or a comparable position (i.e. similar salary/status) in your organisation 6 months after raising the complaint? How many 12 months after raising the complaint? I would like to stress that I have no interest whatsoever in specific cases or personal information of any kind, only in comparative statistical data.
Date for Response 11/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1694 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1693
Date Received 13/11/2009
I'd like to request the following information under Freedom of Information Legislation: · How many sleep centres are there in the board area? If none, which board or regional centre are patients with (suspected) sleep disorders referred to? · How many patients in the board area have been referred to a sleep centre in each of the last three years? · What is the average waiting time for a first appointment at a sleep centre for a patient in your health board area, broken down by sleep centre? · What is the average waiting time between carrying out tests at a sleep centre and the patient receiving the results of these tests, broken down by sleep centre? · How many people in the board area were waiting for a first appointment at a sleep centre at 1 November 2009?
Date for Response 11/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1693 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1692
Date Received 12/11/2009
I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the freedom of information act. I would like full details of all incidents of data loss within your organisation in the last year. This should include a detailed description of the type of data or equipment lost, whether it was in fact lost or stolen and the date on which it went missing.
Date for Response 10/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1692 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1691
Date Received 12/11/2009
How many 999 calls were made to police by staff at NHS hospitals, health centres and GPs' surgeries in the Lothians. Please provide the figures for the last three years. Also include a breakdown for the hospitals that received the most calls from the staff, and also provide an overview of the types of offences.
Date for Response 10/12/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1690
Date Received 12/11/2009
How many attacks have there been on health workers in Lothian hospitals - please provide the figures for the last three years. Can you include the breakdown of figures for each hospital please, as well as a breakdown of the types of abuse/attacks eg, verbal, physical, etc.
Date for Response 10/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1690 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1689
Date Received 12/11/2009
How many patients have suffered injuries from falls while being looked after in NHS Lothian hospitals and surgeries - please provide the figures for the last three years.
Date for Response 10/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1689 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1688
Date Received 11/11/2009
Please could you supply me with the following information. Full details of visits by pest controllers to hospitals in your NHS area between 1 November 2008 and 1 November 2009. Please supply the dates of each visit, the reason for the visit, what the pest controller found and where.
Date for Response 09/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1688 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1687
Date Received 11/11/2009
I would be obliged if you could please supply to me the following details as appropriate with the Freedom of Information Act. Details of all meetings, briefings, correspondence of any kind, notes, reports, of discussions between Dr. Alison McCallum and members of NHS Lothian Board and NHS Officers regarding the preparation of the report submitted to the St. John's Hospital Stakeholders Group on 9th. October 2009.
Date for Response 09/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1687 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1686
Date Received 10/11/2009
I'd like to request the following information under Freedom of Information Legislation: What provision exists within the board area to ensure that those individuals who suffer a fragility fracture are assessed for osteoporosis? What provision exists within the board area to ensure that fracture patients have access to a high-quality fracture liaison service? How many nurses in the board area specialise in the provision of fracture liaison services? What plans are there to improve access to high-quality fracture liaison services within the board area? Does the board have any plans to review its service provision to support fracture patients and those at risk of serious and life-threatening fractures?
Date for Response 08/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1686 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1685
Date Received 10/11/2009
In the year starting from April 2008, how many staff members were off through "stress-related" illnesses, including anxiety and depression? How many working days were lost in total due to the absences? What were the generic job categories - not relating to specific cases - of those who were off?
Date for Response 08/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1685 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1684
Date Received 10/11/2009
How many violent incidents have taken place on hospital grounds since 2006? How many involved the use of weapons? I wish to have this information broken down by year.
Date for Response 08/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1684 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1683
Date Received 09/11/2009
I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002: · The number of health visitors working in your Health Board broken down by year (for the last five years) and CHP (where applicable).
Date for Response 07/12/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1682
Date Received 09/11/2009
With reference to the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I am writing to request information currently held by your NHS Board. The information which I am seeking is all written communication concerning the following: 1. The levels of efficiency savings required to be found for this financial year and the following two financial years. 2. Details of how these efficiencies are to be achieved. 3. Details of where any savings are to be allocated.
Date for Response 07/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1682 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1681
Date Received 09/11/2009
I have just read the Sheriff's report into the death of Mrs ~~~~~~~. I am requesting access to any internal investigations conducted by the Western General Hospital or the Board into the event including any minutes of meetings at Lothian NHS Board level. To be taken forward as a meeting.
Date for Response 07/12/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1680
Date Received 09/11/2009
I would like to request the following via the Freedom of Information Act . 1. What is the breakdown of the business case for CARS (Clinical Accommodation Release Strategy)? 2. What comparative models were used for costing purposes? e.g. (i) Retain status quo. (ii) Dispose of assets & amalgamate offices into a new leased building in the city centre. (iii) Amalgamate office space within premises already owned by NHS Lothian. 3. If office space to be leased in Edinburgh which sites were considered and what are their relative costings? 4. In addition to the old GPO building what alternative premises have been considered? 5. Have valuations been made of NHS Lothian assets which may be sold soon or in future, including Deaconess House, Royal Edinburgh Hospital and Royal Victoria Hospital? Have a range of valuations been sought for each property? For how much has each property listed above been valued (maximum and minimum figures)? 5. In addition to the properties mentioned above is NHS Lothian considering the sale/lease of any other assets within the next 5 years?
Date for Response 07/12/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1680 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1679
Date Received 09/11/2009
can you answer the following query please. Where and who do you send your equipment to get cleaned/sterilised? How much do you pay the company a year for this contract? Also how many operations/procedures were cancelled last year (2008 or if you can, 2008/09) because of problems over sterilising/cleaning the equipment? Can you detail what these problems were? For example was the sterilised kit not returned in time or was the packaging damaged by the time it got back to hospital?
Date for Response 07/12/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1678
Date Received 09/11/2009
Can you supply the following information pls. How much was spent in the financial year 2008/09 by your health boards on transporting equipment/surgery kits by taxi between NHS destinations (hosptials, clinics etc). Can you also supply the same information for the years 2007/08, 2006/07, 2005/06 and 2004/05
Date for Response 07/12/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1677
Date Received 06/11/2009
Under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act, Please provide me with the following information. How many motions or amendments have been tabled at Board meetings since 2002 by non-executive directors? Please supply details of date and minutes of how they were disposed of. Where Board minutes are not available online, please provide excerpt of minute. Please supply details of whether tabled in advance or during meeting, the name of the mover and seconder. Please also provide details of what the Board procedure is for motions and amendments.
Date for Response 04/12/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1676
Date Received 05/11/2009
Can you supply the following information pls. How much was spent in the financial year 2008/09 by your health boards on transporting equipment/surgery kits by taxi between NHS destinations (hosptials, clinics etc). Can you also supply the same information for the years 2007/08, 2006/07, 2005/06 and 2004/05.
Date for Response 03/12/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1675
Date Received 05/11/2009
1) How many bariatric procedures have you or your team carried out this year? 2) Is this more or less than last year? 3) How many previously patients with type 2 diabetes have had their condition resolved following surgery this year? 4) Are you seeing more patients with type 2 diabetes
Date for Response 03/12/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1674
Date Received 04/11/2009
Please would it be possible to find out on average how many bariatric/obese patients are admitted to NHS Lothian hospitals every year and to what hospitals?
Date for Response 02/12/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1673
Date Received 03/11/2009
I am making a freedom of information request for the following information: How many single women have received or been referred for infertility treatment funded by the health board in the last three years? How many women involved in same sex partnerships have received or been referred for infertility treatment funded by the health board in the last three years? How many single women or women involved in same sex partnerships have been refused infertility treatment in the last three years and what were the reasons for the refusal in each case? If possible, could you provide the average cost for each treatment referred to above which has been granted in the last three years?
Date for Response 01/12/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1672
Date Received 03/11/2009
I would like to make a 'freedom of information request' for the following: 1. A copy of the complaint made to Lothian Health Board by a dental nurse against Mr~~~~~~, regarding the supposed re-use of single dental impression trays and working in dental lab without protective clothing. 2. A copy of the reply to that complaint made by Mr~~~~~~, offering his explanation against the 2 complaints. I realise that due to 'Data Protection Act', the details of the complainant can be blocked off. I am interested only in the nature of the complaint and the response to it.
Date for Response 01/12/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1671
Date Received 02/11/2009
I would like to make a request for a Policy Document please. Would you be able to send me a copy of NHS Lothian's 'Dignity at Work Policy and Procedure', that covers Patients, Relatives, Visitors, Advocates and staff from other agencies, not NHS employees only.
Date for Response 30/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1670
Date Received 30/10/2009
I am writing to request the latest editions of the following documents for NHS Lothian - Annual Report 2008-2009, Business Plan 2009-2010, Clinical Governance Report 2008-2009, Prescribing Formulary 2009, Director of Public Health Report 2009, Local Health Plan 2009-2010.
Date for Response 27/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1669
Date Received 30/10/2009
Please treat this request for information as a Freedom of Information request in accordance with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. a) How many times was the website of the British National Party (all urls beginning www.bmp.co.uk) accessed by NHS Lothian staff during the months of July, August and September 2009? b) For the same periods what length of time was spent by NHS Lothian staff accessing the bnp website? (also checked www.bnp.co.uk)
Date for Response 27/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1668
Date Received 28/10/2009
How many repair voucher forms were submitted for payment to NHS Scotland by dispensing Opticians or Optometrists (Ophthalmic Opticians) in respect of second or spare pair spectacles, but which were not paid by NHS Scotland, during the period between April 1995 and December 19997 (NB: This request only relates to repair voucher forms submitted for payment in respect of claims made for payment in respect of second or spare pair spectacles for children under 16 or under 19 but who were in full time education). How many claim forms of any description submitted for payment by Optometrists or Dispensing Opticians have not been paid by I\JHS Scotland by reason of the Optometrist not being registered on the appropriate list within the Health Board area in which the claim Is made? (NB: The period covered in this Claim is from April 1995 until September 2009).
Date for Response 25/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1667
Date Received 28/10/2009
Can you please supply me with the number of "wireless" bed side patient monitors within your acute hospital sites? Clarification Requested
Date for Response 25/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1666
Date Received 26/10/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Act, can you please provide me with the following information: Details of, and reports into, the effectiveness of any expenditure by the authority on combating the Millennium Bug (or Y2 issue). This should include the total amount spent, from 1998 to 2000, as well as any summary reports on whether the expenditure was justified.
Date for Response 23/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1665
Date Received 26/10/2009
I would be interested to know the current policy framework for NHS Lothian patients, the longest average times for IVF treatment for the last five years, arrangements for treating patients from other health board at NHS Lothian facilities, whether privately funded patients are treated at NHS Lothian facilities and again how many each year over the last five years.
Date for Response 23/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1664
Date Received 26/10/2009
I am writing under the Freedom of Information Act to request copies of any correspondence between your Health Board and the Scottish Government on the matter of infertility services and the delivery of these services. I am also interested to learn what actions your Health Board has taken as a consequence of the guidance issued this year by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing.
Date for Response 23/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1663
Date Received 26/10/2009
How many emergency ambulance call-outs in the NHS Lothian area were (a) alcohol related and (b) drug related in each of the last 5 years. What percentage of all emergency call-outs in the NHS Lothians area were (a) alcohol related and (b) drug related in each of the last 5 years. (SAS not NHSL)
Date for Response 23/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1662
Date Received 22/10/2009
I am writing to request, under the terms of the Freedom of Information Scotland Act, the remuneration of each of your executive and non-executive directors for the financial year 2007-2008. I also request the comparative figures for each individual for the financial year 2006-07. I looked for this information in your Annual Report and was surprised not to find it.
Date for Response 19/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1661
Date Received 22/10/2009
I would like to ask, under the Freedom of Information Act, what the present waiting times for Physiotherapy in Edinburgh is ie how long does it take to begin a course of treatment from referral to treatment delivery (not just a triage appointment to see when treatment should begin). If you need to narrow the field, I would appreciate you restricting the geographical area to the city centre.
Date for Response 19/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1660
Date Received 21/10/2009
1. I wish a copy of any policies/procedures or other systems that are in place to ensure that equal treatment is provided to both the mother, the father or other responsible person of a child admitted to the RHSK, Edinburgh. 2. I wish a copy of any work instruction, document or other communication circulated to medical staff regarding the allocation of overnight beds for an adult accompanying a child. 3. I wish a copy of any checks made to ensure that equal treatment is provided. 4. I wish figures for the number of overnight stays by male parents or responsible adults accompanying their child for the period 1 January 2009 to date and any other time periods held. 5. I wish figures for the number of overnight stays by female parents or responsible adults accompanying their for the period 1 January 2009 to date and any other time periods held. 6. I wish figures for the number of disciplinary actions for staff failing to provide an equal service.
Date for Response 18/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1659
Date Received 21/10/2009
I would also like to submit a new request for statistical evidence on specific complications and injuries associated with forceps delivery to mothers at the Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health. 2. Injuries to the Mother Lacerations to the vagina, cervix, bladder or perineum Extensions of episiotomies, rectal tearing and rectal sphincter damage Increased blood loss Hematomas Intrapartum rupture of the uterus Muscle damage Urinary stress incontinence (urine loss physical activity in the abdominal area such as sneezing, coughing, lifting, sit-ups) Pelvic organ prolapse Fecal incontinence (from damage to the rectal sphincter)
Date for Response 18/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1658
Date Received 21/10/2009
I would like to submit a new request for statistical evidence on specific complications and injuries associated with forceps delivery related to newborns at the Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health. 1. Injuries to Newborns Facial bruises Faciallaceration Facial nerve injuries Cephalohematomas (bleeding next to the baby's skull under the scalp) Intracranial hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain) , Skull fractures Cervical spinal cord damage/injury Brain injuries Cerebral palsy Death
Date for Response 18/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1657
Date Received 21/10/2009
Under freedom of information regulations I would like to request the minutes for the ppc meeting regarding the application for a new pharmacy contract at Blackridge West Lothian. I am a contractor in West Lothian based at deans pharmacy contractor number 2457. Can you let me know if i this is sufficient to obtain the details.
Date for Response 18/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1656
Date Received 21/10/2009
Can you please provide me with a copy of the Pharmacy Contract and Pharmacy Profile in relation to the shop premises at 10A Buckstone Terrace, Edinburgh EH10 6PZ which are owned by Boots. The premises have recently been rebranded as Boots, prior to that they were Alliance who took over from Moss. Any other information regarding the level of service that is required to be provided would also be helpful.
Date for Response 18/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1655
Date Received 19/10/2009
I would like under the Freedom of Information Act to see copies of my medical records from St John's hospital. (DPA)
Date for Response 16/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1654
Date Received 12/10/2009
This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please supply me with the details of the standard payment terms your board employs in dealings with its suppliers, contractors and any other party supplying a service or product. Please also supply the most recent available fig`ures showing, within a 12-month period: * The percentage of bills your board settled in 10 days or less; * The percentage of bills your board settled in 30 days or less; * The percentage of bills your board took more than 30 days to settle. Please also supply me with the mean average of the amount of time, in days, your board took to settle bills, within the same 12 month period.
Date for Response 09/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1653
Date Received 12/10/2009
The FoI question would be: With regard to the 29+ cases between 2004-2008 of foreign bodies accidentally left in patients' bodies during surgical operation (ICD10 code Y61.0); and foreign bodies accidentally left in body cavities or operation wounds following a procedure (ICD10 code Y81.5) can you please tell me: a) the date the foreign body was discovered, and, b) the nature of the foreign body that was left behind (i.e. swab, scissors etc). In the event that the entire request is too time consuming and breaches the cost limit specified in the FOI(S) Act, please limit the request to the most recent years available (i.e. start at 2008 and wo1. - Information does not match that available to NHS Lothain - clarification requested?
Date for Response 09//11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1652
Date Received 16/10/2009
Could you please let me know how many NHS respite beds were not used in the period 2008 - 2009.Why were they not taken up? What steps are being taken for future respite care? i.e list of service users to be contacted when a bed is empty.
Date for Response 13/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1651
Date Received 16/10/2009
With reference to the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I am writing to request information currently held by Lothian NHS Board. The information which I require is: 1. Whether or not you have made a submission to the National Conversation; 2. How much staff time was spent on formulating this submission, and; 3. What was the financial cost involved 'in formulating any such submission?
Date for Response 13/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1650
Date Received 15/10/2009
I am writing to request the following information by email or post (if possible) under the Freedom Of Information Act regarding St John's Hospital, Livingston between the years of 2006 - present: The number of patients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder by a psychiatrist at St John's Hospital between 2006 - 2009 (figures per year). The number of patients diagnosed with a Personality Disorder (categorised if possible in to which specific disorder) by a psychiatrist at St John's Hospital between 2006 -2009 (figures per year). The number of patients diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder by a psychiatrist at St John's Hospital between 2006 -2009 (figures per year). The current prescribing guidelines for Lithium. Statistics and details regarding complaints made about psychiatric services/doctors at St John's Hospital between 2006 -2009. The current number of patients receiving treatment for Bipolar Disorder at St John's Hospital. The current number of patients receiving treatment for a Personality Disorder (categorised if possible in to which specific disorder) at St John's Hospital. The current treatment and diagnostic guidelines for both Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. Any other statistics you can provide regarding how St John's Hospital is performing compared to other Lothian hospitals with regards to psychiatric treatment and care.
Date for Response 12/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1649
Date Received 15/10/2009
In accordance with the Freedom of Information act 2000 I would like to request, please, the following information on behalf of Amgen Limited: o The process for the inclusion of a primary care funded drug on to your local trust formulary. a. Who would usually makes the initial submission for new drug funding in osteoporosis? b. To whom is the business case for the new drug submitted? c. Which bodies and committees are involved in the decision making process to agree new drug funding? The names and titles of the members involved in the decision making bodies and committees for formulary inclusion and funding of new drugs. The dates of your Drug and Therapeutics and Area Prescribing Committee meetings for 2010. Minutes from the last meeting when you discussed the inclusion of an osteoporosis product on to your local formulary.
Date for Response 12/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1648
Date Received 15/10/2009
FOI in relation to electronic patient records: I need access to the following information about your health board a) the number of acute hospitals b) the number of beds in each acute hospital c) the number of diagnostic medical devices there are per hospital. d) which of these are wirelessly capable and which are not. Of those which are not, how many have output ports? e) plans to purchase new medical devices medical devices. f) the cost of these new devices and the reasons for purchase. g) any breakdown (if it exists) of the number of cases of misdiagnoses resulting from mistranscription of patient information. h) any estimate of the number of man hours used for manually inputting data collected from medical devices into electronic health records - CLARIFICATION REQUESTED.
Date for Response 12/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1647
Date Received 14/10/2009
How many patients have been admitted to St John's Hospital burns unit each year for the past five years?
Date for Response 11/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1646
Date Received 14/10/2009
How much money has been paid to patients by NHS Lothian to cover "out of area" travel expenses each month for the past five years. To clarify, I would like to know the amount paid to patients who have had to travel outwith the NHS Lothian area for appointments, treatment, procedures or check-ups.
Date for Response 11/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1645
Date Received 14/10/2009
How much has NHS Lothian paid Consort in relation to telephone services within the ERI each month for the past five years?
Date for Response 11/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1644
Date Received 14/10/2009
For consort to maintain its profit margin within catering at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, how much money has been paid to Consort each month for the last five years by NHS Lothian?
Date for Response 11/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1643
Date Received 14/10/2009
How much money has NHS Lothian received in the last five years from the organisation Bounty and to which department were any payments made?
Date for Response 11/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1642
Date Received 13/10/2009
Under Freedom of Information legislation I request the following information from you. (a) The number of staff employed by your educational establishment paid more than £100,000 per annum (b) The number of staff employed by your educational establishment paid between £80,000 and £100,000 per annum? (c) The number of staff employed by your educational establishment paid less than £80,000 per annum? (d) The total salary bill for the group of staff in (a)? (e) The total salary bill for the group of staff in (b)? (f) The total salary bill for the group of staff in (c)?
Date for Response 10/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1641
Date Received 13/11/2009
I am writing to request the following information - 1.The total number of patients referred for IVF treatment by GPs in Lothian for the three years April 2006/March 2007; April 2007/March 2008; April 2008/March 2009. 2. The names of all IVF consultants over this period and the numbers referred to each of them. 3. The average waiting time advised to patients by each consultant. 4. The number of patients subsequently treated privately by each consultant. 5. The number of patients treated privately in NHS hospitals in Lothian by each of the consultants. 6. The average waiting time for this private treatment. 7. Do the consultants carry out IVF procedures in any other hospitals in Scotland?
Date for Response 10/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1640
Date Received 13/10/2009
I would like to know any details of NHS Lothian staff who regularly work over 45 hours a week. I would like to know the number of staff who regularly work over 45 hours a week, the exact number of hours they work and their job positions within NHS Lothian. I would be interested in any information held by your organisation regarding my request.
Date for Response 10/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1639
Date Received 13/10/2009
I would like to gain access to information regarding NHS Lothians expenditure or budget on walking aids, particularly elbow and axillary crutches.
Date for Response 10/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1638
Date Received 12/10/2009
On behalf of the West Lothian Trade Union Council. Under the Freedom of Information Scotland Act I request the following information request the following information. How many West Lothian patients have died in transit from West Lothian to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary since December 2004.
Date for Response 09/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1637
Date Received 12/10/2009
I have two questions about the health status of people in Edinburgh. 1. Could you tell me the mortality rate of different surgeries in Edinburgh hospital? 2. Could you tell me the number of deaths due to smoking annually in Edinburgh?
Date for Response 09/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1636
Date Received -
Please provide a listing of all businesses (including full business names and trading addresses) approved as suppliers of goods and services to NHS Lothian for the 3 year period 1st April 2006 to 31st March 2009. I would ask that you list the trade suppliers by value of goods/services supplied during each of the 3 years ended 31st March 2009.
Date for Response -

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1635
Date Received 08/10/2009
Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act I request following. 1. The number of staff in your health trust/board area who have been suspended following allegations A. They sexually assaulted a patient B. They physically assaulted a patient C. They stole from a patient D. Other inappropriate behaviour towards a patient. Could the figures be broken down into staff categories (Doctors, nurses, ancillary, management, other) and given for each of the last five years. 2. How many of these allegations resulted in a police enquiry? 3. How many of these staff were dismissed following an investigation (down into staff categories).
Date for Response 06/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1634
Date Received 07/10/2009
I would like to know under FOI which recruitment agencies NHS Lothian use for temporary staff currently and the names of those used in the last 6 months
Date for Response 05/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1633
Date Received 07/10/2009
I am writing to request under the Freedom of Information Act the following information: How many complaints by patients relating to the refusal by the NHS board to fund a (a) cancer and (b) non-cancer treatment have been made in each year since 2000-01.
Date for Response 05/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1632
Date Received 07/10/2009
I am writing to request under the Freedom of Information Act the following information: How many hours were lost as a result of patients failing to attend appointments in each of the past five years, and the associated cost in each year?
Date for Response 04/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1631
Date Received 05/10/2009
In accordance with Freedom of Information legislation, I would be grateful if you could provide me with the following information: How many GP practices in your Health Board area have been paid the £100 engagement fee under the Direct Enhanced Service part of the GP contract since November 2008 for registering female patients over the age of 60 with a fragility fracture? How many GP practices in your Health Board area have met the criteria for payments for the provision of services under the Direct Enhanced Service part ofthe GP contract since November 2008? What measures is your Health Board taking to ensure that clinical areas that are funded and reviewed by NHS QIS, or other relevant bodies, are involved in NICE's role in evaluating the evidence that influences the negotiations over the future GP contract?
Date for Response 03/11/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1630
Date Received 02/10/2009
Please state whether NHS Lothian uses onsite or off site decontamination services to clean surgical instruments. Please state whether the board uses a private company for the decontamination of surgical instruments (Yes/No). If yes, please state the name of the company. Please state how much the board spent on services for the decontamination of surgical instruments in the 2008/2009 financial year. Please state the number of operations in 2008 and 2009 that your trust had to cancel because surgical instruments had been returned from decontamination services in an unsatisfactory condition (e.g. broken, not clean) or had not been returned at all. Please state the number of occasions in 2008 and 2009 on which surgical instruments were broken by the provider of decontamination services. Please state the number of occasions in 2008 and 2009 on which surgical instruments were identified as not having been properly cleaned by your Trust's provider of decontamination services. Please state whether there were any incidents in 2008 and 2009 when the provider of decontamination services was late in returning surgical instruments that had been sent to it for cleaning (Yes/No).
Date for Response 30/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1629
Date Received 02/10/2009
Freedom Of information Request: Changes to Newborn screening programmes. Following the Scottish government's recommendations in directive CEl 31 (issued in July 2008) to strengthen and extend the new born screening . programmes, I am writing to ask what progress has been made by your health board with regards to the extension of the newborn bloodspot screening programme, in particular in the screening for Medium Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency (MCADD). The directive can be accessed at : http://www.sehd.scot.nhs.uk/mels/CEl2008_31.pdt
Date for Response 30/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1628
Date Received 02/10/2009
I should be grateful for the following information under Freedom of Information legislation: How much have you spent as a Health Board on the following items: Extra wide beds suitable for obese patients Electric reclining beds Wider higher capacity bedside chairs Wider higher capacity wheelchairs Longer versions of standard surgical instruments Overhead gantry systems to lift overweight patients Hovermatt air transfer mattresses Sterile pyjamas in extra large sizes Training for staff to deal with obese patients. Looking for information on hospital supplied equipment or equipment supplied from mobility centres.
Date for Response 30/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1627
Date Received 01/10/2009
I would like to know how many nhs dental practices in the lothian area have reached their patient capacity and can either no longer accept new patients, or have to put patients on a waiting list.
Date for Response 29/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1626
Date Received 30/09/2009
I would like to know how much money was earned by the NHS hospitals in Lothian area from car parks fees in 2008/2009 financial year? and how this income was spent?
Date for Response 28/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1625
Date Received 30/09/2009
would like to know how much money, in 2008 and this year as well, has been invested in creating a proper nhs service for the non-british residents who have problems with communicating in English? What amount has to be invested in employing translators in Lothian and creating internet service in international languages? How many new vacancies in Lothian have been created in connection with this task?
Date for Response 28/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1624
Date Received 29/09/2009
Please provide the insurance details of Dr~~~~~~ so that a negligence case can be taken forward. DPA
Date for Response 27/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1623
Date Received 28/09/2009
In line with the FOI act (Scotland) I wish to request the following information - How many times, since his appointment to the Board of NHS Lothian in 2007 has Councillor John Cochrane been recorded in the minutes of the said board as having spoken in relation to healthcare services in West Lothian.
Date for Response 26/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1622
Date Received 28/09/2009
Under the terms of the FOISA, I would be obliged if you could provide me with the following information - Details of all correspondence including letters, faxes. emails or any other form of transmission, details of all briefings and meetings, and details of all telephone calls between NHS Lothian employees, directors and non executive directors, with Councillor Isobel Hutton (WL Council), in respect of services at St John's Hospital Livingston West Lothian, between the 6th May 2007 and the date of receipt of this request.
Date for Response 26/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1621
Date Received 28/09/2009
Under the terms of the FOISA, I would be obliged if you could provide me with the following information - Details of all correspondence including letters, faxes. emails or any other form of transmission, details of all briefings and meetings, and details of all telephone calls between NHS Lothian employees, directors and non executive directors, with Councillor Peter Johnston (leader WL Council), in respect of services at St John's Hospital Livingston West Lothian, between the 6th May 2007 and the date of receipt of this request.
Date for Response 26/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1620
Date Received 28/09/2009
Under the terms of the FOISA, I would be obliged if you could provide me with the following information - Details of all correspondence including letters, faxes. emails or any other form of transmission, details of all briefings and meetings, and details of all telephone calls between NHS Lothian employees, directors and non executive directors, with Councillor Robert DeBold (WL Council), in respect of services at St John's Hospital Livingston West Lothian, between the 6th May 2007 and the date of receipt of this request.
Date for Response 26/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1619
Date Received 28/09/2009
Under the terms of the FOISA, I would be obliged if you could provide me with the following information - Details of all correspondence including letters, faxes. emails or any other form of transmission, details of all briefings and meetings, and details of all telephone calls between NHS Lothian employees, directors and non executive directors, with Mrs. Fiona Hyslop MSP, in respect of services at St John's Hospital Livingston West Lothian, between the 6th May 2007 and the date of receipt of this request.
Date for Response 26/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1618
Date Received 28/09/2009
Under the terms of the FOISA, I would be obliged if you could provide me with the following information - Details of all correspondence including letters, faxes. emails or any other form of transmission, details of all briefings and meetings, and details of all telephone calls between NHS Lothian employees, directors and non executive directors, with Councillor Andrew Miller (WL Council), in respect of services at St John's Hospital Livingston West Lothian, between the 6th May 2007 and the date of receipt of this request.
Date for Response 26/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1617
Date Received 28/09/2009
Under the terms of the FOISA, I would be obliged if you could provide me with the following information - Details of all correspondence including letters, faxes. emails or any other form of transmission, details of all briefings and meetings, and details of all telephone calls between NHS Lothian employees, directors and non executive directors, with Councillor Frank Anderson (WL Council), in respect of services at St John's Hospital Livingston West Lothian, between the 6th May 2007 and the date of receipt of this request.
Date for Response 26/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1616
Date Received 28/09/2009
Under the terms of the FOISA, I would be obliged if you could provide me with the following information - Details of all correspondence including letters, faxes. emails or any other form of transmission, details of all briefings and meetings, and details of all telephone calls between NHS Lothian employees, directors and non executive directors, with Councillor Willie Boyle (WL Council), in respect of services at St John's Hospital Livingston West Lothian, between the 6th May 2007 and the date of receipt of this request.
Date for Response 26/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1615
Date Received 28/09/2009
Under the terms of the FOISA, I would be obliged if you could provide me with the following information - Details of all correspondence including letters, faxes. emails or any other form of transmission, details of all briefings and meetings, and details of all telephone calls between NHS Lothian employees, directors and non executive directors, with Councillor Jim Walker (WL Council), in respect of services at St John's Hospital Livingston West Lothian, between the 6th May 2007 and the date of receipt of this request.
Date for Response 26/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1614
Date Received 28/09/2009
Under the terms of the FOISA, I would be obliged if you could provide me with the following information - Details of all correspondence including letters, faxes. emails or any other form of transmission, details of all briefings and meetings, and details of all telephone calls between NHS Lothian employees, directors and non executive directors, with Councillor Martyn Day (WL Council), in respect of services at St John's Hospital Livingston West Lothian, between the 6th May 2007 and the date of receipt of this request.
Date for Response 26/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1613
Date Received 28/09/2009
Under the terms of the FOISA, I would be obliged if you could provide me with the following information - Details of all correspondence including letters, faxes. emails or any other form of transmission, details of all briefings and meetings, and details of all telephone calls between NHS Lothian employees, directors and non executive directors, with Councillor Janet Campbell (WL Council), in respect of services at St John's Hospital Livingston West Lothian, between the 6th May 2007 and the date of receipt of this request.
Date for Response 26/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1612
Date Received 28/09/2009
Under the terms of the FOISA, I would be obliged if you could provide me with the following information - Details of all correspondence including letters, faxes. emails or any other form of transmission, details of all briefings and meetings, and details of all telephone calls between NHS Lothian employees, directors and non executive directors, with Mrs. Angela Constance MSP, in respect of services at St John's Hospital Livingston West Lothian, between the 6th May 2007 and the date of receipt of this request.
Date for Response 26/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1611
Date Received 25/09/2009
I am writing to gain some information on MRSA statistics. I would like to know how many doctors and nurses contracted the MRSA bug over the last two years? Also, if possible what procedures were put in place to deal with lack of staff and what was the cost of these procedures? (drafting in staff from another hospital, sick pay etc).
Date for Response 23/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1610
Date Received 24/09/2009
Can you tell me how many people have been admitted/ discharged to hospitals in your health board as a result of excessive use of GBL (Gamma Butyrolactone) and/or GHB Gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid for the year 2008/09? And for these two substances can you break the figure into male and female. Can you also supply the same figures for 2007/08, 2006/07, 2005/06 and 2004/05.
Date for Response 22/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1609
Date Received 24/09/2009
I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 for your health board broken down by hospital. a) How many hospitals have independent food outlets within the hospital site? b) Please provide a breakdown of these food outlets by name and type? c) How much revenue has the health board earned from these food outlets over the last five years or during the time period these outlets have operated on site? d) Please provide a breakdown of this revenue earned ie from rental of hospital space.
Date for Response 22/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1608
Date Received 24/09/2009
Dear Sir/Madam, I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 for your health board broken down by hospital. a) How much revenue did the hospitals/health board earn from catering supplied to hospital visitors? b) Please supply sample menus for both patient meals and from the visitors' canteen including prices
Date for Response 22/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1607
Date Received 24/09/2009
I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 for your health board broken down by hospital. a) How many complaints did you receive about the quality/quantity of patient food and visitor food over the last five years? b) Please provide copies of these complaints. c) If it is not possible to provide copies, please provide a breakdown of the nature of these complaints. d) Please provide copies or details of any correspondence or complaints including emails from hospital staff to management relating to junk food being sold in the hospitals or poor quality of patient meals.
Date for Response 22/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1606
Date Received 24/09/2009
I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 for your health board broken down by hospital. a) What was the budget on ingredients for patients' meals provided in your hospitals for each of the last five years? b) What was the actual spend on ingredients for patients' meals provided in your hospitals for each of the last five years? c) Please supply the actual spend per patient, per meal, per day. d) Please provide a breakdown as to how much money was spent by the health board for each of the last five years for patients on the following: i) fruit ii) vegetables iii) meat iv) dairy produce e) Please provide a breakdown as to how much money was spent by the health board for each of the last five years for visitors' catering ie canteen on the following: i) fruit ii) vegetables iii) meat iv) dairy produce
Date for Response 22/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1605
Date Received 24/09/2009
I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 for your health board broken down by hospital. a) How many WRVS shops do you have within each of your hospitals? b) How much revenue was earned by the hospitals/health board for the rental of hospital space for these WRVS shops for each of the last five years? c) How much revenue was earned by the hospitals/health board from the sales of goods within these shops for each of the last five years? d) Please give a breakdown of how much revenue the hospitals/health board has made for each of the last five years from the shops ie how much from i) fizzy drinks ii) crisps and sweets iii) fruit iv) bottled water.
Date for Response 22/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1604
Date Received 24/09/2009
I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 for your health board broken down by hospital. How many vending machines do you have within each of your hospitals? Please provide a breakdown of the number and type of vending machines available by manufacturer/provider and products sold ie drinks, sweets, crisps etc How much revenue was earned by the hospitals/health board from these vending machines for each of the last five years? Please provide a breakdown of how much revenue each machine type earned for each of the last five years and from what source ie sales of goods or vending machine rental.
Date for Response 22/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1603
Date Received 24/09/2009
I would like to request the following information; a) a breakdown, by age, of every girl below 16 ho registered for ante-natal care in the last 12 months b) a breakdown, by age, of every girl below 16 who had an abortion in the last 12 months, including a breakdown of how many were miscarriages or induced by surgical procedure. c) a breakdown, by age, of every women over 50 who registered for ante-natal care in the last 12 months d) a breakdown, by age, of every women over 50 who had an abortion in the last 12 months, including a breakdown of how many were miscarriages or induced by surgical procedure.
Date for Response 22/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1602
Date Received 23/09/2009
Could you provide details of the number of individuals aged 18 or under who have undergone, or been referred, for gender re-assignment procedures or surgery in the past five years. For each case, please include; a) the age of the individual b) what procedures were carried out - ie, hormone replacemement therapy (HRT), sex reassignment surgery, permanent hair removal, etc. NOTE: in the case of HRT, please also indicate the nature of treatment, ie growth hormones, testosterone therapy, etc c) the gender of the individual after the procedure(s) were completed d) the cost of the procedure e) where the treatment(s) was carried out.
Date for Response 21/010/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1601
Date Received 23/09/2009
Please provide me with dates for the Lothian Area Drug Committee meeting for 2009 and 2010
Date for Response 21/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1600
Date Received 23/09/2009
'Following the recent assimilation amendment for Podiatry staff in NHS Lothian, I have concerns over the discrepancy in the matching outcomes. In particular the CAJE reports have very similar or exactly similar rational applied to Factors 2 and 12, yet the levels awarded are different (As an example I have enclosed Sco13IP-POD-PCD-STP2). Following the amended assimilation, some of the posts were upgraded although the Job descriptions were in the main were identical. I request the following information regarding the outcome of Matched Job Reports: From Mid and East Lothian ( Sc(13)P-POD-PCD-STPl,Z,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,lO,11,lZ,13,14,15 and 16. From West Lothian \\T-AHP-POD1,lA, 2 and 2A. 1. Job audit history. 2. Panel notes. 3. Panel notes of monitoring/consistency/quality assurance panel. 4. Copy .of questions and answers used. 5. Panel codes from original matching. 6. Panel codes from amended assimilation panel. 7. Designation of panellists from original matching panel. 8. Designation of panel lists from amended assimilation matching panel.
Date for Response 21/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1599
Date Received 22/09/2009
I would like to know on how many occasions members of staff were caught downloading or viewing pornography in each of the last three years, and what action was taken. Please specify in each instance whether the member of staff was downloading or viewing pornography.
Date for Response 20/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1598
Date Received 22/09/2009
1. Current membership of the co-ordinating group of the South Edinburgh Public Partnership Forum (SEPPF) 2. Any organisations which members of the co-ordinating group represent. 3. Minutes etc of any meetings of the co-ordinating group. 4. Notes and details of any meetings which members of the co-ordinating group have had with members or officials of Neighbourhood Partnerships and their sub-groups. (In this context members also includes staff members of NHS Lothian involved in any way with the co-ordinating group and the SEPPF)
Date for Response 20/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1597
Date Received 19/09/2009
I am making a freedom of information request for the number of persons under 18 years of age who have received or been referred for treatment for drug and/or alcohol dependency in your health board area in each of the last five years. I would request a breakdown of the number of cases for each age group under 18 years and details of what substance they received treatment for dependency to.
Date for Response 19/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1596
Date Received 18/10/2009
I'd like to request the following information under Freedom of Information legislation: · How many nurses or other NHS workers have sustained an injury while (a) lifting patients or (b) assisting patients with mobility difficulties, in each of the last five years? · How many days were lost in the health board through staff absence following staff sustaining an injury while (a) lifting patients or (b) assisting patients with mobility difficulties, in each of the last five years? · How many nurses or other NHS workers have left the health service in your board area due to long term injuries received while (a) lifting patients or (b) assisting patients with mobility difficulties, in each of the last five years? · How many nurses or other NHS workers have sustained an injury while (a) lifting overweight and obese patients or (b) assisting overweight or obese patients with mobility difficulties, in each of the last five years? · How many days were lost in NHS Scotland through staff absence following staff sustaining an injury while (a) lifting overweight and obese patients or (b) assisting overweight or obese patients with mobility difficulties, in each of the last five years? · How many nurses or other NHS workers have left the NHS due to long term injuries received while (a) lifting overweight and obese patients or (b) assisting overweight or obese patients with mobility difficulties, in each of the last five years? · What training is offered to NHS workers regarding the lifting of patients, in particular overweight and obese patients?
Date for Response 19/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1595
Date Received 17/09/2009
I wish to know the following information please: 1. How much has been paid out in compensation to hospital staff in the past five years (broken down by each year)? 2. What was the nature of each incident and how much was paid? 3. How much has been paid out in compensation, not related to their medical treatment, to hospital patients? 4. What was the nature of each incident and how much was paid?
Date for Response 16/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1594
Date Received 17/09/2009
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act request - Please disclose any communication that the Board sent to the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) relating to the actions of the Scottish Information Commissioner (SIC) against the Board. If any such communication was sent by the Board to the SPSO, it was received by the SPSO on 6 August 2009. I do not know the date it would have been sent (please confirm this precise date if held) but suspect it would have been in July 2009 or August 2009 (due to the date of receipt), so I hope this helps as regards your search. The SPSO would have replied to the Board by aro und mid-August 2009 - please also disclose this communication and its precise date. In the original request above, the word "against" has been used - more for clarity than anything else. However, it is not confined to (although it does include) actions strictly "against", i.e. adverse to, the Board but "against" in this context should be interpreted as meaning "in relation to". "Actions" would include the way the SIC has dealt with the Board or handled it, as well as strictly action. A transfer is inappropriate, since the SPSO cannot release the information (under an exemption that applies to the SPSO but does not apply to the Board or would not apply if the Board holds the information). (Nor would the SPSO appear to be able to disclose to yourselves whether or not you had been 20involved in this communication, under the legislation involved, so it is therefore unnecessary for you to make enquiries of the SPSO. Instead, the likely contact parts of the Board with the SPSO and with SPSO concerning SIC matters are the places to retrieve information 20from.) As there is no indication the SIC was involved in any communications between the Board and the SPSO, the information is unlikely to be held by the SIC. The only authority I am interested in whether it holds this information, and if so the contents of it, is the Board. The "Board" obviously means your organisation and not just strictly the Board itself. REQUEST WITHDRAWN
Date for Response 16/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1593
Date Received 17/09/2009
I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002: (i) What are the waiting times in your healthboard to see (a) a physiotherapist (b) an occupational therapist and (c) a speech and language therapist? Please see below the written question to the Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon on waiting times for physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. (resent after clarification)
Date for Response 16/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1592
Date Received 17/09/2009
Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act I request the following: 1. The nature of the NHS Facility in Corstorphine and when it was established as an NHS facility. 2. The number of patients currently at the facility and the number who are there following convictions for sexually related crimes. 3. The number of staff at the facility. 4. The annual cost of running the facility for the last five years. 5. The number of patients who are also on the sexual offenders register. 6. Details of any notification given to surrounding residents and businesses about the nature of the facility. 7. Any correspondence regarding the facility.
Date for Response 16/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1591
Date Received 16/09/2009
I have added clarification to the end as many replies from other health boards came back with the response that they comply with guidance set out in CEL (8) 2008 Access to Health Services for Armed Forces Veterans from the Scottish Government regarding treatment for patients who have a military background, however as you can see from the clarification the question is not related to care as such, but rather identifying patients who are veterans. As many veterans may experience medical problems as a result of their time in the military, I would like to know if, when dealing with patients, there is a formal mechanism for finding out if the patient has past military service? If so, what is it (for example, a question on a standard medical form that asks if the patient has been in the military)? If not, are there informal mechanisms for attaining this information and how frequently do you estimate they are used? Clarification: I am hoping to understand the process by which each health board determines whether or not a patient is a veteran, rather than the care they receive as a result of their veteran status. After reviewing the CEL (8) 2008 guidance and it seems to be predicated on the fact that the patient is known to be a veteran. If you could please advise how your health board finds out whether or not a patient (registering for a GP, specialised service and emergency services where applicable) is a veteran I would very much appreciate it.
Date for Response 15/10/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1591 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1590
Date Received 16/09/2009
I would like to make the following request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2002: How many wounded members of the armed forces have been admitted to health facilities (hospitals, other facilities, etc), immediately on return to UK from their service in Afghanistan, broken down for each month for the last 12 months? Furthermore, please, take into account the following items in replying to this request: * The information sought covers the time period from 15 September 2008 to 15 September 2009; * The information sought is best preferred in the form of statistical data. Other feasible forms, among others, may include: internal/external reports, emails, letters, memos, faxes, minutes of meetings, transcripts of meetings, etc.; * In order to keep the costs down, and to the extent practically possible, the information sought should be provided in electronic form; * Please, conduct your search within the timeframe of two and a half working days unless you incur costs more than £600, at which point you will terminate your search and provide me with the information you will have hitherto gathered;
Date for Response 15/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1589
Date Received 16/09/2009
I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. 1. For the last five financial years (april to april) i)The number of cases seen by each hospital within your area, and marked as related or thought to be related to domestic violence, broken down by month and by ethnic background. ii) Of these, how many were admitted for a hospital stay of one night or more, broken down by year iii) of these how many were admitted for a hospital stay of more than four nights, broken down by year. 2. For the period from the start of May to present i)The number of cases seen by each hospital within your area, and marked as related to domestic violence, broken down by month and by ethnic background. ii) Of these, how many were admitted for a hospital stay of one night or more, iii) of these how many were admitted for a hospital stay of more than four nights. 3.i) the number of midwives trained in domestic violence attached to each hospital within your health board. (if part time indicate as proportion eg 0.5) ii) the total number of midwives attached to each hospital within your health board.
Date for Response 15/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1588
Date Received 16/09/2009
I am writing to you to make an application under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please could you give me details of alcohol related admittances involving patients under 16. Could this information be broken down to show: 1.) A brief description of the nature of the admittances - i.e. liver problems etc. 2.) The sex of the patient 3.) The outcome of the admittances - ie stomach pumped, referral to a private clinic for treatment. I realise there will be issues with identification where there are small numbers but could the age data possibly be given in such a manner that it would no be so specific to identify the patient i.e. X amount under the age of 10/12/15 etc. Could this information be given to take in incidents going back over the last five calendar years.
Date for Response 15/10/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1588 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1587
Date Received 15/09/2009
Under FOI I would be very grateful if you would email me or provide a link to your policy on medical staff relocation expenses.
Date for Response 14/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1586
Date Received 15/09/2009
- How much, in each financial year since 2005/06, have executive grade staff been paid in performance-related pay? Please break down according to "outstanding", "superior", "fully acceptable" and "incomplete". I would also like to know how many staff rece
Date for Response 14/10/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1586 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1585
Date Received 15/09/2009
Can you tell me how many times your health board has prescribed the drugs orlistat (Xenical), sibutramine (Reductil) and rimonabant (Acomplia) to children under the age of 18 for last year (2008/09). Can you also supply the same figures for the years 2008/07, 2007/06, 2006/05, 2005/04.
Date for Response 14/10/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1585 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1584
Date Received 14/09/2009
I would like to request the following information - a) Details of all foreign trips taken on official business by NHS managers and staff since January 2007. b) Details of all conferences/team building events attended in the UK by NHS managers and staff since January 2007. c) Details of the number of staff who attended each trip/event and the total cost of each trip/event.
Date for Response 13/10/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1584 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1583
Date Received 11/09/2009
How many doctors who work at the RIE also work at the Spire Murrayfield? How many doctors who work in trauma and orthopaedics work both at the RIE and at the Spire Murrayfield? How much each NHS Board spends on services provided by Vanguard Healthcare also known as Nuffield Health - note you provided me with NHS Lothian figures in previous response, however I requested information for all NHS Boards?
Date for Response 10/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1582
Date Received 11/09/2000
The annual reports for NHS Lothian no doubt gives brief details of the number of Trade Suppliers Invoices which were paid late. Based on reported figures what is NHS Lothian's potential exposure to both the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act as well as the supplementary Late Payment of Commercial Debts Regulations of 2002 arising in respect of all late paid invoices reported in the Annual Reports for NHS Lothian for the years 2002/2003 to 2008/2009. In addition please also confirm details of: Claims received by NHS Lothian under the Late Payment Legislation during the same periods? Claims paid by NHS Lothian under the Late Payment Legislation during the same periods? For your convenience I am attaching a spreadsheet which will let you see the response format adopted by a N Ireland Health Trust in replying to a similar Freedom of Information request.
Date for Response 10/10/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1582 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1581
Date Received 11/09/2000
Under the freedom of information act I am requesting details of the scoring system that is used to allocate staff parking permits at the Western General Hospital Edinburgh. I would like to know all categories of information used, how each category is scored and what score is required to achieve a permit. In addition I would like to know the number of spaces available and the number allocated to each group of a) doctors b) nurses c) admin/office staff d) allied health professionals. Apparently the scheme was renewed recently and all staff had to reapply so I would like to now the information that all applications were apparently regraded on.
Date for Response 10/10/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1581 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1580
Date Received 11/09/2000
In answer to the PQ S3W25569, the minister indicated that the fund provided to the health board was £1,132,461 and £3,401,218 in 2008-09. Please provide me with the account for these funds for 2007-08 and for 2008-09. Also, could you please provide me with the outturn for 2008-09. the fund provided for 2008-09 and the budget for 2009-10.
Date for Response 10/10/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1580 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1579
Date Received 11/09/2000
I am writing to find out the following under the Freedom of Information Act, 2000: The total cost spent on drugs in NHS Lothian from the beginning of 2009. The quantity of drugs mislaid within this period and their estimated value. The quantity of drugs stolen within this period and their estimated value. The quantity of drugs which were unused due to them reaching their expiry date and the estimated cost. The quantity of drugs which went unused due to damage or tampering within this period and their estimated cost.
Date for Response 10/10/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1579 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1578
Date Received 10/09/2009
Venous Thromboembolism - questionnaire in relation to: The results from the NHS Quality Improvement Scotland (QIS) stock-take of guidance and audit of venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention and treatment in December 2008 revealed that many NHS Boards had not implemented best practice VTE measures. This is despite the Chief Medical Officer and the Chair of NHS QIS recommending in a letter in January 2008 that Health Boards develop policies based on SIGN Guidelines 36, on the Management of VTE, and Guideline 62, on Prophylaxis of VTE.
Date for Response 09/10/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1578 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1577
Date Received 10/09/2009
I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Scotland Act 2002. 1. The number of recorded incidents of injury further to forceps delivery. This number to detail the type of injury sustained/recorded by professionals. 2. Number of newborn fatalities during a forceps birth; both where forceps is accepted means of possible death and where forceps is not, in the conclusion of medics, a possible contributor to the death of the infant. 3. Number of newborn deaths within one week of birth further to a forceps birth; both where forceps is accepted means of possible death and where forceps is not, in the conclusion of medics a possible contributor to the death of the infant. 4. Statistics detailing allegation of damage caused to newborns due to forceps delivery. 5. Statistics detailing allegation of damage or death caused to newborns where forceps have been a consideration of cause within the investigation. 6. Details of the age of newborns brought back to hospital with damage possibly caused by forceps delivery - not identified at birth.
Date for Response 09/10/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1577 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1576
Date Received 09/09/2009
Please provide me with a copy of NHS Lothian's policy in relation to Continuing Health Care. I am advised that each Health Board should have their own policy.
Date for Response 08/10/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1576 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1575
Date Received 09/09/2009
1. In each of the last three calendar years, how many babies were born in your health board area outside of a designated hospital labour unit? 2. Of those, how many were planned home births? 3. For each baby born outside of a designated hospital labour unit but not a planned home birth, please provide specific details of the location of the birth? These may include, but are not limited to, unplanned home births, births in an ambulance, in transit to the hospital, in A&E, in an antenatal ward or area, on a postnatal ward, in a maternity reception or in other parts of the hospital.
Date for Response 08/10/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1575 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1574
Date Received 09/09/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Act, could you please provide me with the following information. My contact details are below. How much money has NHS Lothian paid to recruitment consultants in the last five years? If possible, could this be broken down by i) year ii) name of consultancy firm and iii) for which positions the consultancy firm was brought in to find.
Date for Response 08/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1573
Date Received 09/09/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Act, could you please provide me with the following information. My contact details are below. How much money has NHS Lothian paid to Consort as part of a car parking shortfall agreement at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in the last five years? If possible, could this be broken down by i) year.
Date for Response 08/10/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1573 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1572
Date Received 09/09/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Act, could you please provide me with the following information. My contact details are below. How much money has NHS Lothian paid to Consort in the last five years as part of a catering shortfall agreement at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh? If possible, could this be broken down by year.
Date for Response 08/10/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1572 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1571
Date Received 09/09/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Act, could you please provide me with the following information. My contact details are below. In the past five years, how many patients diagnosed with C.diff have then been transferred within hospitals in the Lothians? In the past five years, how many patients diagnosed with MRSA have then been transferred within hospitals in the Lothians? If possible, could this be broken down by i) year ii) the two hospitals the patients were transferred between.
Date for Response 08/10/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1571 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1570
Date Received 09/09/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Act, could you please provide me with the following information. My contact details are below. I am looking for information concerning NHS Lothian website traffic. If possible, would you be able to provide a breakdown of the top 100 websites accessed on NHS Lothian computers for the past two years, and for what percentage of the traffic each of those websites accounted for. If possible, could this be broken down by the number of hours spent on each site. Could you also attach a copy of staff IT agreements.
Date for Response 08/10/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1570 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1569
Date Received 09/09/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Act, could you please provide me with the following information. My contact details are below. How many induced pregnancies have take place in the Lothians in the last five years. If possible, could this be broken down by i) year ii) hospital.
Date for Response 08/10/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1569 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1568
Date Received 09/09/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Act, could you please provide me with the following information. My contact details are below. On how many occasions in the last five years have urinary tract infections (UTIs) been detected in Lothians hospitals. If possible, could this be broken down by i) year ii) hospital iii) age group of patient.
Date for Response 08/10/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1568 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1567
Date Received 09/09/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Act, could you please provide me with the following information. My contact details are below. In how many births in the Lothians have forceps been used over the last five years. If possible, could this be broken down by i) year ii) hospital and iii) whether or not the child was in good health following the birth.
Date for Response 08/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1566
Date Received 08/09/2009
I would ask via your Freedom of Information Policy for the following information:- Could you please provide a schedule of all current and pending applications for new Pharmacy Licenses. Could you please provide all previous applications from Jan 2008 to present, including any 'relocation of existing' license applications. Could you please provide details of the applications inc. Applicant, Post Code of proposed site, when they are due to be heard at Local Panel and National Appeal Panel if applicable and decision of each application.
Date for Response 07/10/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1566 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1565
Date Received 07/09/2009
Under The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I would like to request details of all applications for inclusion in the Pharmaceutical List from 1st January 2009 to 4th Spetember 2009, within your health board area. Details to include name of applicant, address of premises for which application made, date of PPC hearing (or scheduled date where hearing is to be heard), outcome of PPC hearing, wheather appeals were lodged with the NAP and outcome of any appeal made.
Date for Response 06/10/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1564
Date Received 03/09/2009
One issue which we would be grateful if you could now add to our Freedom of Information request is as follows: 1. All documentation held by or on behalf of Lothian Health Board relating to the policy/procedures to be adopted by the gardeners/employees charged with assessing the need for snow/ice clearance in determining which areas had to be treated such as whether criteria existed prioritising certain areas for treatment during spells of inclement weather and specifically what those priorities were. 2. All documentation held by or on behalf of Lothian Health Board showing the work undertaken by Messrs McCulloch, Irvine, Waters and Taylor in checking roads and footpaths and clearing ice and snow within the grounds of St John's Hospital and without prejudice to the foregoing generality specifically what work was undertaken on 2 February 2009 by those personnel on the footpaths leading up to the front entrance of the hospital.
Date for Response 02/10/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1564 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1563
Date Received 03/09/2009
I write to make a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act. I have outlined below the specific information that I would like in order to assist. I would be grateful if you could provide the following information: 1. The average and maximum waiting time for IVF treatment in your board area. 2. How many individuals are waiting for IVF treatment. 3. Whether your health board will fund patients waiting for IVF treatment to attend a neighbouring health board with shorter waiting times.
Date for Response 02/10/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1563 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1562
Date Received 03/09/2009
I would like to request a copy of my hospital records from 12/04/07 to the present day. The information relates to a car accident that i was in during april 2007 and the consequent treatment and orthapedic care i recieved also detailed information in what went wrong in the original operation performed in stirling royal infirmary. I have put in a similar request to NHS forth valley to recieve their records. DPA
Date for Response 02/10/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1562 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1561
Date Received -
would like to make a Freedom of Information request for the following: How many veterans have (a) been considered for priority treatment (b) received priority treatment (c) been rejected for priority treatment in each year since the establishment of the Priority Treatment scheme for veterans; broken down by month if possible.
Date for Response -
Freedom of Information Reference: 1561 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1560
Date Received 02/09/2009
I would like to make an application under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Could you give me details of how many employees working in your NHS area receive private health care as part of their employment package. Could this information be broken down to show: 1.) How many employees in total are in receipt of this benefit. 2.) Their level of employment within your NHS area. 3.) How much your NHS area pays in total for this staff benefit. 4.) How long your NHS area has been paying this staff benefit.
Date for Response 01/10/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1560 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1559
Date Received 31/08/2009
Please supply me with the following information: 1) How many lesbians received fertility treatment in total each year for the past five years? How many of these were single and how many were couples? Please break these figures into type of treatment - Donor Insemination (DI), Artificial Insemination (AI), and IVF. 2) How many lesbians were refused fertility treatment in total for each of the past five years? How many of these were single and how many were couples? Please break these figures into type of treatment - DI, AI, IVF. 3) How many single women received fertility treatment in total each year for the past five years? Please break these figures into type of treatment - DI, AI, IVF. 4) How many single women were refused fertility treatment in total for each of the past five years? Please break these figures into type of treatment - DI, AI, IVF. 5) What specific policy reason was given for refusal - not referring to individual cases, but to the trust's policy? 6) Were there any exceptional cases and why?
Date for Response 29/09/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1559 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1558
Date Received 31/08/2009
Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request the following information: The number of junior doctors in their first year (Fy1) currently employed by you. The number of junior doctors in their first year (Fy1) currently on maternity leave. The number of junior doctors in their second year (Fy2) currently employed by you. The number of junior doctors in their second year (Fy2) currently on maternity leave.
Date for Response 29/09/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1558 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1557
Date Received 31/08/2009
I would like to request the following under Freedom of Information legislation: 1. A copy of the health board's traffic management plan or any traffic management plans for NHS hospitals in urban areas within the health board area. 2. Any supporting research or reports that informed the current traffic management plan(s). 3. Any board minutes and supporting documents, over the last two years, relating to traffic management at NHS hospitals and/or issues about car parking, including the removal of car parking fees. 4. Any board minutes and supporting documents, over the last two years, relating to missed outpatient appointments and the effect that difficulties in travelling to NHS hospitals has on this. 5. Any board minutes and supporting documents, over the last two years, relating to the loss of revenue caused by the removal of hospital car parking charges and the effect this has had. 6. Data* relating to: 6a. Car park usage at NHS car parks/evidence of supply and demand for car parking spaces 6b. The proportion of NHS staff who drive to work. * I would like to see data covering the last three years, preferably with a breakdown for each year. However, I am happy for this to be given in the manner it is collected and collated.
Date for Response 29/09/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1557 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1556
Date Received 22/06/2009
Under the FOI Act 2002, I would now request, in writing, the feedback received from the JMEG action panel on the 28 May 2007 regarding this post, which changed the profile from pharmacist advanced to pharmacist specialist.
Date for Response 20/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1556 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1555
Date Received 28/08/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Scotland Act I request the following information: 1) How many of those employed by your authority are paid annual salaries of £100,000 or more? 2) What is the sum total of those salaries paid in your authority per year? E.g. 1 x £100,000 per annum, 2 x £130,000 per annum gives £360,000 in total. 3) In each instance, what is the name and job title of the employee?
Date for Response 25/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1554
Date Received 27/08/2009
I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 in relation to NHS Radiotherapy Services: What is the current (a) average and (b) maximum waiting time for radiotherapy treatment in your health board?
Date for Response 24/09/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1554 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1553
Date Received 27/08/2009
Good Morning, I am trying to obtain the figures for patients you have recieved at the Edinburgh Royal, from the Livingston Constituency ( West Lothian ) whom have been injured from a stabbing incident and the total number of persons from this area whom have died as a result of stabbing or a beating.
Date for Response 24/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1552
Date Received 27/08/2009
In relation to oral (i.e. sip) feeds and also enteral tube feeds, please could you supply the following information? For the last 12 months (or financial year, whichever is more convenient): 1. In respect of feeds supplied by Fresenius: - What percentage rebate was provided? - What were the conditions for supplying this rebate (e.g. achievement of a certain volume or market share)? - What was the total amount of enteral (tube) feed and oral nutritional supplements supplied by Fresenius? 2. In respect of feeds supplied by Nutricia: - What percentage rebate was provided? - What were the conditions for supplying this rebate (e.g. achievement of a certain volume or market share)? - What was the total amount of enteral (tube) feed and oral nutritional supplements supplied by Nutricia? 3. In respect of feeds supplied by Nestle: What percentage rebate was provided? - What were the conditions for supplying this rebate (e.g. achievement of a certain volume or market share)? - What was the total amount of enteral (tube) feed and oral nutritional supplements supplied by Nestle?
Date for Response 24/09/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1552 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1551
Date Received 27/08/2009
I would be much obliged if you could provide me with information on the current policies and procedures staff have to go through to purchase medical equipment and supplies within NHS Lothian.
Date for Response 24/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1550
Date Received 27/08/2009
I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000: Are the cleaning services in acute hospitals in your Health Board undertaken in-house by NHS cleaners, or tendered out to private contractors (broken down by hospital)? If you have switched from in-house to tendering out, or from tendering out to in-house could you please provide details when this occurred and in which hospitals?
Date for Response 24/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1548
Date Received 26/08/2009
am writing to request information on any complaints that have been made to the Board with regard to the delivery of Pharmaceutical Services in the Lothian Health Board area. I would appreciate details of any complaint of this nature.
Date for Response 23/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1547
Date Received 26/08/2009
nder the FOI act I would like to request some information that I feel would assist with the creation of the site. 1. Firstly a complete list of the County Asylums that were built throughout Lothians between 1850 and 1950. 2. How many of these remain active and the closure dates of the ones that are already gone? 3. Of the remainder, are any scheduled for closure? and when is this planned for? (also info as to why they are closing would be useful too) 4. How many of the remainder have original facilities still within them, either in use or in derelict parts of the asylum. (ie: Recreation Halls, Administration Blocks, Original Mortuaries, The famed 'padded cells' etc) 5. Did any of these facilities provide care for any famous individuals? ( i appreciate you may not be able to disclose this piece of information) 6. Would any of the remaining facilities be willing to permit photography of parts that remain open or disused.
Date for Response 23/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1546
Date Received 26/08/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Scotland Act I request the following information: 1) How many pest outbreaks have taken place within authority hospitals since 1 August 2008? 2) In each instance, what was the nature of the outbreak? E.g. Fleas, rats, silverfish etc 3) In each instance, in what area of the hospital did the outbreak occur? E.g. Neo-natal unit, A&E department. 4) In each instance, how long did each infestation last? From first reported until declared pest-free by either hospital authorities or external contractors. 5) Since August 1 2008, how much has been spent on pest control in authority hospitals, and who has provided the service?
Date for Response 23/09/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1546 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1545
Date Received 25/08/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Act (Scotland) 2002 I would like to request the following information: To list the 0845/0844/0870/0871 numbers your Health Board uses. The purpose of each of the numbers used.
Date for Response 22/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1544
Date Received 25/08/2009
Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I should like to request answers to the following questions on pest control in your Health Board: Please state the number of occasions since 5 May 2007 on which the Board has had to call in pest controllers. If information going back to 5 May 2007 is not available, please provide as much information as is available. For each occasion please state: The type of insect or animal that needed to be removed The date that pest controllers were brought in
Date for Response 22/09/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1544 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1543
Date Received 24/08/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request information to be supplied for the following please. 1) All Pending Pharmacy Applications in Edinburgh & Lothians and past application from January 2007. 2) All vacant contracts in Edinburgh & lothians (ie Pharmacies that have closed or contracts not utilised) 3) The application and decision for the Application at Morrisons the Supermarket Granton Broadway.
Date for Response 21/09/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1543 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1542
Date Received 24/08/2009
I would like to request under the Freedom of Information Act: 1) A list of all community pharmacy prescribers who are currently active within your NHS Board area 2) A list of all community pharmacy prescribers who are inactive within your NHS Board area.
Date for Response 21/09/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1542 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1541
Date Received 24/08/2009
The FoI question would be: With regard to the 29+ cases between 2004-2008 of foreign bodies accidentally left in patients' bodies during surgical operation (ICD10 code Y61.0); and foreign bodies accidentally left in body cavities or operation wounds following a procedure (ICD10 code Y81.5) can you please tell me: a) the date the foreign body was discovered, and, b) the nature of the foreign body that was left behind (i.e. swab, scissors etc). In the event that the entire request is too time consuming and breaches the cost limit specified in the FOI(S) Act, please limit the request to the most recent years available (i.e. start at 2008 and work backwards until my time runs out).
Date for Response 21/09/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1541 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1540
Date Received 13/08/2009
At a meeting of a small group of North Berwick councillors and others earlier today there was some discussion of the role of a future community hospital at Haddington (HCH) and its relationship with services currently provided at the Edington Hospital. We are, of course, aware that the business case for such a hospital is being prepared and we thought it would be useful to know, drawing on that work, what assumptions are being made in these plans on services currently provided at the Edington that might be provided in their place at the HCH once (& if) it becomes available. Equally we should like to have details of the cost savings from the Edington that are being assumed as part of the business case for the hospital (as distinct from the total savings from the Edington that relate to the Older People's Strategy as a whole.
Date for Response 10/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1538
Date Received 19/08/2009
Patient Care in Scottish Health Boards' - am writing to all Scottish Health Boards to help build up a perspective of the service and support you provide for people with neuromuscular conditions. I would be grateful if you could provide, under the Freedom of Information Act, answers to the questions below: How many people affected by muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular are living within your Health Board region? How many meetings have you had over the last year with representatives from the Scottish Muscle Network? Do you provide funding for muscular dystrophy care advisors, who provide specialist advice and support to those affected by muscular dystrophy? Do all patients affected by muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular conditions living within the Health Board region have access to a specialist Multi Disciplinary team? If yes, what services are provided by such a team?
Date for Response 16/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1538
Date Received 13/08/2009
I seek your help to clear up the formal position of 'Out of Hours' care at the Edington as it seems to be a continuing source of confusion. I had assumed that, as it is no longer part of the GMS contract to provide such care, that its provision to patients at the Edington was covered under the separate contract existing between the GMPs at the NB practice and NHS Lothian but I now understand that this may not be so. Perhaps you could let me know just what the position is and provide us with a copy of the contract in its most recent form.
Date for Response 10/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1537
Date Received 19/08/2009
would like to make a Freedom of Information request regarding hospital formularies and drug committee members at individual hospitals. Do I need to apply to each hospital or make the request to NHS Lothian to encompass all the hospitals?
Date for Response 16/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1536
Date Received 18/08/2009
I contacted your National Health Service information center in an effort to gather some of these statistics and was able to receive a list of the dentists per 1000 population figures for the PCT and SHA's of 2001 I also received a listing of the number of doctors per PCT, but it did not include the population of those areas in 2001. When I requested the population data according to PCT, I was told that they were unavailable for 2001 and was given a listing of the population values for the PCT's according to the changed boundaries after the health reform of 2003. This puts me in the position of having to compare apples and oranges, which I am at loath to do. I was told that you have the data that I need for Lothian, but I am hoping that you will be able to help me in a larger sense. Are you aware of this data having been gathered for all of the PCT's in Great Britain? If so, do you know where this information is being held (I presume under lock and key and at gunpoint judging by the difficulty I have been having trying to locate it in the vast expanses of governmental offices in GB)?
Date for Response 15/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1535
Date Received 18/08/2009
During this conversation we received some general details of the assessment criteria and our scoring against these. At that time we requested written details of our scoring and understood that this would be issued. To date we have not received these details. During this telephone conversation, we also requested details of the scoring of the other tenderers for purposes of comparison but Mr Gillies suggested that the procurement rules might not permit him to divulge this. He later advised us bye-mail dated 5 August 2009 that this was the case and that we should apply formally to yourself for this information. Hence we have addressed this letter to yourself and would formally request this information as we feel entitled to more comprehensive feedback, having put a considerable amount of time, expense and effort into this tender.
Date for Response 15/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1534
Date Received 17/08/2009
am writing to you with a request under the 'Freedom of information Act' I am trying to obtain the names of your GPwSIs (GPs with a specialist interest) within the separate CHP's of East Lothian, Edinburgh. Mid Lothian and West Lothian. I cannot find a freedom of information contact email for each individual CHP, I wondered if you would be able to pass on this email to the correct people who would be able to help or if you hold any information yourselves. We are interested in obtaining the names of the GP's who are accredited with Special Interests so that we can keep our database in line with the PCT's. We are looking at the following areas of Special Interests - see attached letter, but would be very grateful, if you have any GPwSIs that are not on this list to help build a stronger database.
Date for Response 14/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1533
Date Received 17/08/2009
Can you please detail, for each of the last five years, how much money has been spent on creating, developing, maintaining and extending any internal or external websites operated by your organisation.If possible, please categorise these costs. For example, into amounts spent on development, design, content management, hosting, licensing/commercial software costs, etc. Please also indicate whether these costs were internal or incurred with an external supplier. If an external supplier was used, please provide their company name.
Date for Response 14/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1532
Date Received 17/08/2009
Multiple questions in relation to electronic medical records
Date for Response 14/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1531
Date Received 14/08/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Scotland Act I request the following information: 1) How many NHS staff have taken time off work, citing either stress, depression or other psychological factors as the reason? 2) In each instance, how long did the period of leave last? 3) Are there any instances where NHS staff have left a position permanently, citing stress, depression or other psychological factors as a reason? 4) Please detail any programs or documentation available to teachers that provide support for problems of this kind. 5) Please could you also provide the details of any staff survey results where NHS staff were asked about the role of stress or other psychological factors in their work.
Date for Response 14/09/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1531 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1530
Date Received 14/08/2009
I would like my fathers notes to be released, under the Freedom of Information Act. I understand I will receive a written confirmation and the information released within 20 days of receiving this e mail.
Date for Response 11/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1529
Date Received 14/08/2009
I'm writing to you to request, under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, the following information: 1) Details of the number of people aged between 16-18 who have been treated for knife or similarly bladed instrument injuries in your health area between the dates of 1 August 2009 and 1 August 2007. 2) Details of the number of people aged between 14-16 who have been treated for knife or similarly bladed instrument injuries in your health area between the dates of 1 August 2009 and 1 August 2007. 3) Details of the number of people aged between 10-18 who have been treated for knife or similarly bladed instrument injuries in your health area between the dates of 1 August 2009 and 1 August 2007 4) Details of the number of people aged under 10 years old who have been treated for knife or similarly bladed instrument injuries in your health area between the dates of 1 August 2009 and 1 August 2007.
Date for Response 11/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1528
Date Received 14/08/2009
Under the terms of the Freedom of the Information Act I am writing to request the following information: 1. How many hospital appointments have not been attended or had no notice cancellation of the appointment in your NHS area over the last financial year? 2. How much does missing one hospital appointment cost in your NHS area? 3. What was the overall cost of missed hospital appointments to your board in your NHS area over the last financial year? 4. How many doctor appointments have not been attended or had no notice cancellation of the appointment in your NHS area over the last financial year? 5. How much does missing one doctor appointment cost in your NHS area? 6. What was the overall cost of missed doctor appointments to your board in your NHS area over the last financial year?
Date for Response 11/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1527
Date Received 13/08/2009
Could you please provide me with the members of your Area Drugs and Therapeutic Committee.
Date for Response 10/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1526
Date Received 13/08/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request: 1. NHS Lothian board minutes, correspondence (including all electronic correspondence in relation to ways to facilitate future budget cuts/constraints) and written plans in relation to the Government request in April/March this year for Government departments to illustrate a potential 5% budget cut. 2. I would like to ask if the board or another part of NHS Lothian has written up a contingency/strategic plan for such cuts (the deadline for which I understand to be September)? 3. If so, I would like to ask to see a copy of such a plan/draft. 4. According to written and electronic correspondence, what areas of NHS Lothian would be most affected by future budget constraints/cuts? 5. What are the areas most likely to be cut under a) a standstill budget b) a 5% cut in budget? ie staff, cost of meals etc
Date for Response 10/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1524
Date Received 13/08/2009
1. How many adult critical care bed days (both level 2, high dependency and level 3, intensive care) did you have available for 2008/09 (1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009). Please note: this is defined as the maximum number of inpatient days of care that would have been provided if all beds were filled during the year. If the number of beds fluctuated throughout the year, bed days available should reflect this. 2. How many adult critical care bed days (both level 2 and 3) were occupied during 2008/09 (1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009). Please note: this will be calculated by the sum of each daily census for the 365 days of the year.3. During the period 1 December 2008 - 31 January 2009: How many days during this period were 100% of the available adult critical care beds occupied? (Please note: a 'full occupation' day would count if each critical bed was occupied by a patient at some point during the day, however briefly.) 4. During the period 1 December 1999 - 31 January 2000 (the last seasonal influenza epidemic): How many days during this period were 100% of the available adult critical care beds occupied? (Please note: a 'full occupation' day would count if each critical bed was occupied by a patient at some point during the day, however briefly.) 5. How many paediatric critical care bed days (both level 2 and 3) did you have available for 2008/09 (1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009). Please note: this is defined as the maximum number of inpatient days of care that would have been provided if all beds were filled during the year. If the number of beds fluctuated throughout the year, bed days available should reflect this.6. How many paediatric critical care bed days (both level 2 and 3) were occupied during 2008/09 (1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009). Please note: this will be calculated by the sum of each daily census for the 365 days of the year. 7. During the period 1 December 2008 - 31 January 2009: How many days during this period were 100% of the available paediatric critical care beds occupied? (Please note: a 'full occupation' day would count if each critical bed was occupied by a patient at some point during the day, however briefly.) 8. During the period 1 December 1999 - 31 January 2000 (the last seasonal influenza epidemic): How many days during this period were 100% of all the available paediatric critical care beds occupied? (Please note: a 'full occupation' day would count if each critical bed was occupied by a patient at some point during the day, however briefly.)
Date for Response 10/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1524
Date Received 13/08/2009
This request is for information on Dr. ------ who is currently employed at: The Surgery, 10 Meeks Road, Falkirk, FK2 7ES. I am looking for his salary, expenses claims and pension contributions made by his employer to his pension plan for all years since the year 2000. If you can not provide an exact salary then I will accept a salary range for the position(s) he held in each of the years stated. I understand that you are unlikely to have the information for the 2001-2002 period while he was in Middlesborough. In order to assist in finding this information I enclose the following regarding his employment history: Date: 2001-2002 - Middlesborough General Hospital, Middlesborough Date: August 2002 to February 2003 - Falkirk Infirmary Falkirk Date: February 2003 till January 2004 - Stirling Infirmary Stirling Date: 2004 - Meadowbank Surgery, Edinburgh Date: 2005 - Russell (something) in Edinburgh Date: 2006 - Polmont-Falkirk, University of Stirling, Viewfield Surgery in Stirling Date: 2006 till now - The Surgery, Meeks Road, Falkirk - GP and DPA
Date for Response 10/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1523
Date Received 12/08/2009
How many patients' deaths there have been due to clinical error, negligence, misdiagnosis or other causes that may be attributed to the actions of doctors, clinicians and other medical staff in each of the last three years?
Date for Response 09/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1522
Date Received 12/08/2009
How many hypnotists or clinical hypnotists have been employed or contracted to help patients overcome their fears, for example of dentists, in each of the past five years?
Date for Response 09/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1521
Date Received 11/08/2009
I am writing to request information regarding the number of young people aged 13-18 who have been diagnosed with a Sexually Transmitted Infection in the Lothian area in the past three years. Again, please could you break the information down by postcode prefix e.g. EH1, EH10, EH11, EH12, etc.
Date for Response 08/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1520
Date Received 11/08/2009
I am writing to request information regarding the number of young people aged 13-18 who access services for contraception in the Lothian area. Please could you give me information about the total number of times 1. Emergency Contraception, 2. the Contraceptive Pill, 3. Long Acting Reversible methods of contraception and 4. Condoms, have been prescribed or handed out in the past three years. Please could you break the information down by postcode prefix e.g. EH1, EH10, EH11, EH12, etc.
Date for Response 08/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1519
Date Received 11/08/2009
How many deaths and how many hospital admissions were there for the calendar year 2008, ending 31 December 2008, as a result of an assault by a knife or sharp object?
Date for Response 08/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1518
Date Received 11/08/2009
1. Does your Trust experience difficulties in meeting the demand for glaucoma outpatient follow-up appointments? (please specify):2. In the last 24 months, have your staff reported any glaucoma patient safety or clinical incidents where a patient's visual function deteriorated or was at risk because the patient was offered an ophthalmology outpatient appointment later than the clinically recommended time? 3. If you answered yes to any of the questions above, what actions have you taken or plan to take to address the situation? 4. Please provide the following information, if necessary estimate: a) Average number of ophthalmology outpatient appointments a year at your hospital: b) Of these how many are follow-up appointments?c) Of these how many are follow-up appointments for Glaucoma patients?d) In your view what proportion of your glaucoma follow-up appointments are delayed? This is defined as a patient's appointment was delayed by more than 15%. For example a patient whose follow-up appointment was due within 6 months (or 180d) the appointment was offered after 7 months or later (180d + 27d)e) Please provide an estimate of the average delay experienced by glaucoma patients in months in your hospital:f) Do you have an electronic patient management system in your glaucoma clinic? Please give details:
Date for Response 08/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1517
Date Received 11/08/2009
Please treat this e-mail as my formal request for information from your organisation under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 with respect to the following matter: Copies of the contractual clauses between your Health Board and the private company which operates the public car park at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary concerning the early termination of this car parking contract, and any costs or mechanisms for calculating costs which would to be imposed on your Health Board in the event of early termination of said car parking contract.
Date for Response 08/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1516
Date Received 05/08/2009
1. I did not ask for an escort. la. Please supply the documentation, to verify this statement, whether in electronic form or not. 2. I phoned to inform your organisation, that I will be travelling by taxi, to my prearranged appointment. 3. The person on the other end of the phone, stated that they do not pay for taxis. 4. What is the make, and model number, of this alleged ambulance car? 5. The time sheets, ofthe driver, and the alleged escort, from the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh 51 Little France Crescent Hospital to my home.( leaving time). 6. The time sheets from my home, 9 Glass Road Winchburgh West Lothian to the Hospital, ofthe alleged escort, and driver. (arrival time) at the Hospital. 7. I informed the person, that I will not be travelling, by unspecified transport, or at an unspecified time. 8. I informed the person, who called at my home at 12.10hrs.on that day, that I did not order this transport. And as such, J had already made my own arrangements. 9. If I do not receive this information, within the next 14 days, I will apply to the court for a recovery order.
Date for Response 02/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1515
Date Received 05/08/2009
I was looking to see where you published Sui's from your website, and I cannot find this item? Can you provide this detail form the last two financial years please?
Date for Response 02/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1514
Date Received 05/08/2009
Dear Sirs, Can you provide me with full contact details of the IM&T management structure, the information Governance Manger, and The IT Security Manager.
Date for Response 02/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1513
Date Received 05/08/2009
I understand that the ICO has recently asked the Chief exec to sign an ICO enforcement undertaking. Can you please provide full details of what you plan to do to protect computers in future
Date for Response 02/09/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1513 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1512
Date Received 04/08/2009
I am writing to request information regarding the number of teenage pregnancies in the Lothian area from 2000-2009. Please could you break the information down by postcode prefix e.g. EH1, EH10, EH11, EH12, etc. Please could you also provide information on the overall number of pregnancies as a comparison to the number of teenage pregnancies for each postcode prefix.
Date for Response 01/09/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1511
Date Received 03/08/2009
1. How many members of staff have been assaulted whilst working? 2. What jobs were these members of staff carrying out? For Example: Doctor, Nurse, Receptionist, Porter, Security etc. 3. How many staff have suffered an injury at work?
Date for Response 31/08/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1511 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1510
Date Received 23/07/2009
P-PHY-COMM/P-PHY-COMM-SOP4COLL, under FOI I would like to request a full copy of my CAJE report and panel notes.
Date for Response 20/08/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1510 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1509
Date Received 31/07/2009
Please provide me with audited accounts for the RIE for the years ending 2007/08 and 2008/09. For such please include and let me know the salary billing for all medical consultants working in years 2007/08 and 2008/09. Also how much money was given to this hospital.
Date for Response 28/08/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1509 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1508
Date Received 29/07/2009
1. Has anyone in your authority been treated for, or diagnosed with, leprosy since 1 January 2007? 2. If so, how many people have been treated for, or diagnosed with, leprosy since 1 January 2007? 3. How many people are currently being treated for leprosy in your authority? 4. Are you able to provide a breakdown of the answer to questions 1-3, detailing approximate age ranges and genders? 4. Can you please provide details of the treatments available for those diagnosed with leprosy? E.g. physiotherapy, treatment for nerve damage, anti-biotics regimens. 5. Are you able to provide details of any quarantine procedures related to the treatment of leprosy in your authority? 6. Can you please provide details of any documentation provided to staff concerning procedures for dealing with leprosy? 7. Are you able to provide details of any support provided those diagnosed with leprosy?
Date for Response 26/08/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1508 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1507
Date Received 28/07/2009
Under Freedom of information please provide me with copies of my daughter MRI Scans. DPA
Date for Response 25/08/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1506
Date Received 27/07/2009
1.a) Who is responsible for the agreement to supply emollient bags to patients? b) Is it the PCT who determines which samples of emollient are contained within these bags? c) Are these emollient bags fully reimbursable by the NHS? 2.a) How are the emollient bags distributed? b) Are the bags made up by pharmacies at the point of script? c) Are these bags available for purchase by OTC customers at the pharmacy? If so, how much? 3.a) How many are distributed per month nationally? b) Can these be broken down by SHA or PCT? 4.Are there any particular SHA's and PCT's that would be interested in piloting these schemes to evaluate their effectiveness in increasing patient compliance? I would be grateful for any further information that could aid me in this task.
Date for Response 24/08/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1505
Date Received 27/07/2009
What standards, protocols and other direction or guidance exist within Lothian Health Board area in relation to provisions for diagnosis and treatment of low blood pressure in itself and as a component of other illness presentations? What facilities and specialist equipment exist within Lothian Health Board area for the diagnosis and treatment of low blood pressure presentations, and what are the levels of trained personnel, clinic hours and numbers of patients seen? What diagnostic labels or illness presentations are currently stipulated or recognised as appropriate for testing for low blood pressure? Has any national practice measure been led from, or has any additional measure been developed within Lothian Health Board area? How has the development of service provision for low blood pressure and related illness within Lothian Health Board area improved since the provision of any facilities and specialist equipment, and what reporting of improvements has there been? Who is responsible for service provision for low blood pressure and related illness presentations within Lothian Health Board area, and who is the clinical lead for delivery of any part of such provision?
Date for Response 24/08/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1504
Date Received 24/07/2009
Under FOI please provide us with copies of all gritting records for gritting operations carried out at St Johns Hospital on 1 and 2 February 2009, all weather reports held by them relating to anticipated and prevailing conditions at St Johns on 1 and 2 February 2009 and all documentation showing the resources available to St Johns in relation to the gritting of public areas in the vicinity of the hospital at that time.
Date for Response 21/08/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1504 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1503
Date Received 13/07/2009
I write to highlight my concern after seeing the answer to a Parliamentary Question by a colleague which revealed that Edinburgh Royal Infirmary is among the hospitals with the highest number of cases of Clostridium difficile infection in Scotland with 323 infections between May 2008 and May 2009. I have to say I was surprised that so many cases were detected at what is a relatively new hospital. I would therefore be interested to know what NHS Lothian is doing to improve detection and prevention of such hospital acquired infections as well as why infection rates are so high. A few months ago I visited the maternity unit and the issue of avoiding infection was a high priority. It is with this in mind that I would also like to know whether you have an analysis of which sections of the hospital are most prone to new cases of infection.
Date for Response 10/08/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1503 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1502
Date Received 23/07/2009
I would be much obliged if you could provided me with the following information for the financial years 2006/2007 and 2007/2008 in regards to the Lothian NHS Board: Number of staff employed, both permanent and temporary, Grants in Aid received from Government (each source to be listed separately), Any other sources of income, Gross expenditure, Net expenditure (operating costs)
Date for Response 19/08/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1502 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1501
Date Received 23/07/2009
I would like to know the number of taxi journey's taken by employees in each of the last three financial years, as well as the amount of money spent on these journeys. Could you please provide a total figure, as well as a breakdown by department for each year . If possible, could you confirm receipt of this request by email.
Date for Response 19/08/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1501 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1500
Date Received 22/07/2009
How many patients' meals were prepared in 2007-8 and 2006-7, broken down by year, and how many of these meals were uneaten?
Date for Response 19/08/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1500 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1499
Date Received 22/07/2009
What standards, protocols and other direction or guidance exist within Lothian Health Board area in relation to provisions for diagnosis and treatment of low blood pressure in itself and asa component of other illness presentations? What facilities and specialist equipment exist within Lothian Health Board area for the diagnosis and treatment of low blood pressure presentations, and what are the levels of trained personnel, clinic hours and numbers of patients seen? What diagnostic labels or illness presentations are currently stipulated or recognised as appropriate for testing for low blood pressure? Has any national practice measure been led from, or has any additional measure been developed within Lothian Health Board area? How has the development of service provision for low blood pressure and related illness within Lothian Health Board area improved since the provision of any facilities and specialist equipment, and what reporting of improvements has there been? Who is responsible for service provision for low blood pressure and related illness presentations within Lothian Health Board area, and who is the clinical lead for delivery of any part of such provision?
Date for Response 19/08/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1499 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1498
Date Received 22/07/2009
I would be grateful if you could answer my questions below regarding asbestosrelated diseases in accordance with Freedom of Information legislation.
How many patients has your health service diagnosed with mesothelioma in the last 5 years?
How many patients has your health service diagnosed with pleural plaque in the last 5 years?
How many patients has your health service diagnosed with asbestosis in the last 5 years?
What are the standard treatment plans for each of the above conditions?
Date for Response 19/08/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1498 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1497
Date Received 22/07/2009
I am writing to you to enquiry whether you would be able to provide me with details about how many hydrotherapy pools NHS Lothian is able to access for those patients who have a muscular skeletal disease. I would also be interested to know whether you are aware of an unmet need and when you last surveyed the relevant clinicians and appropriate voluntary organisations in your area to identify unmet need.
Date for Response 19/08/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1497 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1496
Date Received 10/07/2009
I believe that Lothian NHS Nursing Bank nurses accrue holiday pay based on a percentage of their gross pay. Being part of the Nursing Bank allows them to choose the periods when they are available for work. In return, NBS Lothian is provided with a pool of trained staff that without this tlexibility over working times would not otherwise be available to it. This is probably a very simplistic explanation of the system and it would be much appreciated if you could provide me with greater detail on the operation of the system in general and specifically on the accrued holiday pay entitlement part of it. For instance, when an individual asks for payment of accrued holiday pay what is the time lapse involved from the submission of the request to the payment being made to the nurse? Is there a recommended maximum period that should not be exceeded in the event of such a request and what is it? Generally, does NBS Lothian issue guidance on the submission of payment requests and notify applicants of submission dates to be met if payment is to be assured by a certain pay date? Also, it would be appreciated if you could assure me that accrued holiday pay is ringfenced and separated out from other budgets so that requests for payment can be made promptly and efficiently. If it is not ring-fenced, do requests for accrued holiday pay have any impact on NHS Lothian's cash flow situation and if so, are there specific points in the calendar year that this is noticeable? Also, it would be appreciated if you could notify whether there are any requests for payment of accrued holiday submitted in April of this year or earlier that are still outstanding and if so, when will these requests be paid to the applicants and why are the payments still outstanding? If there are outstanding payments from this period, is this situation in line with NBS Lothian policies and best practice guidelines?
Date for Response 07/08/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1496 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1495
Date Received 21/07/2009
Please provide copies of the agenda and minutes of the NHS Lothian QOF Pre-payment Verification Group which met on 18 May 2009.
Date for Response 18/08/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1495 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1494
Date Received 21/07/2009
I am making a freedom of information request for the number of gender reassignment operations which have been undertaken by the health board in each of the last five years (including operations which have been paid for by the health board but carried out at another NHS or private hospital). I would also request details of the nature of each operation and their cost.
Date for Response 18/08/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1494 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1493
Date Received 20/07/2009
1. I would like to make a request for information regarding Diabetes services within your organisation. I am currently updating our database and hope you will be able to provide me with the following:
Your most recent documents on Diabetes, for example strategies, implementation plans or reports.
The name of your diabetes lead or senior staff member
Are you part of a Diabetes network, if so what is the name of the network
Information about provision of diabetes services for your population:
Names of the Acute provider of inpatient and outpatient diabetes services and the hospital or sites where their clinics they run are based
Names of the GP practices providing Enhanced diabetes services and where the clinics are based if not at the practice
Community based diabetes services and where such services are based
Date for Response 17/08/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1493 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1492
Date Received 20/07/2009
With a view to addressing apparent inequalities between current service provision for low blood pressure and related illnesses (in particular, those manifesting autonomic dysfunction) as compared to that for high blood pressure, I would ask you to report on the following points:
What standards, protocols and other direction or guidance exist within Lothian Health Board area in relation to provisions for diagnosis and treatment of low blood pressure in itself and asa component of other illness presentations? What facilities and specialist equipment exist within Lothian Health Board area for the diagnosis and treatment of low blood pressure presentations, and what are the levels of trained personnel, clinic hours and numbers of patients seen? What diagnostic labels or illness presentations are currently stipulated or recognised as appropriate for testing for low blood pressure? Has any national practice measure been led from, or has any additional measure been developed within Lothian Health Board area? How has the development of service provision for low blood pressure and related illness within Lothian Health Board area improved since the provision of any facilities and specialist equipment, and what reporting of improvements has there been? Who is responsible for service provision for low blood pressure and related illness presentations within Lothian Health Board area, and who is the clinical lead for delivery of any part of such provision?
Date for Response 17/08/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1491
Date Received 20/07/2009
Can you tell me how many of your employees have a criminal record? I wish to have this broken down by: - job category - nature of offence - date of offence - where they work.
Date for Response 17/08/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1491 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1490
Date Received 17/07/2009
Using the freedom of information act please can I obtain the following information: Details of the salaries, expenses and pensions of your organisation's ten highest paid members of staff - after clarification the 10 highest basic salaries.
Date for Response 14/08/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1490 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1489
Date Received 15/07/2009
Pharmacy Specification - Under Freedom of Information: Please provide me with detailed NHS specifications for Pharmacy Treatment Rooms in Lothian. Please provide me with detailed NHS specifications for all Pharmacy Consultation Areas in Lothian. The Pharmacy Treatment Rooms in Lothian which I am particularly interested in are The Local-Inch Pharmacy, Walter Scott Avenue, EH16 and Boots The Chemist, Shandwick Place, EH2 (both part of The Scottish Government's "Pharmore" initiative running till 2010. I would be obliged if you could confirm that NHS specifications Lothian are in line with those for the rest of Scotland.
Date for Response 12/08/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1489 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1488
Date Received 15/0/09
FOI please could I have a copy of all email correspondance between myself and iain Robertson and Barbara Forrest and also a complete log of what was transfered through my usb port from its implementation to 9th April. I am asking for this under the freedom of information act
Date for Response 12/08/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1488 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1487
Date Received 15/07/2009
Using the freedom of information act please can I obtain the following information: Can you tell me how much has been spent by your organisation on providing translation services in each of the past three financial years? If possible can you also tell me for which languages translation services have been required?
Date for Response 12/08/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1487 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1486
Date Received 14/07/2009
What I require is an update on the information we had already been sent by the trusts some time ago. This would include the Names and Job Titles of all staff within the trust and its hospitals from Senior Manager Level upwards however I do not need any email address (although they would be useful), it is important to find out who they are, their areas of responsibility and which hospital/office they are based.
Date for Response 11/08/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1486 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1485
Date Received
I would like to make an FOI request for the set of "Believe ME" reports. An earlier version that was made available before the final one was listed as 'version 5' and I was wondering if it would be possible to request all earlier versions?
Date for Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1484
Date Received 10/07/2009
I would like to make the following request for information under FOI(S)A - What are the current waiting times in your health board so see (a) a physiotherapist (b) an occupational therapist and 9C0 a speech and language therapist?
Date for Response 07/08/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1483
Date Received 10/07/2009
Can you please provided details on all sites performing abortions on the NHS in Lothian. Can you please provided details on all sites performing abortions in Lothian.
Date for Response 07/08/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1483 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1482
Date Received 06/07/2009
Do you have any children and young people in your wards/unit who have been inpatients for more than 3 months. Are there any barriers preventing the discharge of these children to their home? If yes please list. What would be the top three things which would facilitate earlier discharge for these children.
Date for Response 03/08/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1482 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1481
Date Received 08/07/2009
This is a freedom of information request from Graham Grant of the Scottish Daily Mail. a) How many employees at your health board earn a basic annual salary of £100,000 or more? b) How many of these people are clinicians? c) How many employees were earning a basic annual salary of £100,000 or more in 2004-05? d) What is the salary of the board's current highest earner? Please state name and position.
Date for Response 05/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1481 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1480
Date Received 07/07/2009
What are your Health Boards waiting times for Genetic testing in relation too breast cancer and, after the tests have been carried out how long are patients having to wait for their BRCAI and BRCA2 results? Does your health board allow people with a family history of breast cancer to be given mammograms as well as MRI scans? If so what is the age range for these, how frequently are they given, and how long does it take for the results to return to the patient?
Date for Response 04/08/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1480 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1479
Date Received 06/07/2009
I would like to request the following documents under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act: 1. the current policy of NHS Lothian regarding organ transplants to non-UK residents and non-UK nationals. 2. any submission to or any other correspondence with, including by e-mail, the Buggins Review, since 1 January 2009. 3. minutes of any meeting held between Elisabeth Buggins (or any other member of the review team) and NHS Lothian since 11 March 2009. 4. minutes of any of NHS Lothian Board or Board sub-committee meeting at which the policy of organ transplants to non-UK resident or non-UK national patients was discussed since 1 January 2005. 5. minutes of any of NHS Lothian Board or Board sub-committee meeting at which the Buggins Review was discussed since 11 March 2009. 6. any legal advice given to NHS Lothian regarding organ donations to non-UK nationals or non-UK residents since 1 January 2000. 7. figures for a) the number of liver transplants and b) the number of liver transplants preformed on non-UK residents at NHS Lothian, in each of the years: 2006, 2007 and 2008. 8. average cost of a liver transplant at NHS Lothian in the financial year 2008-09. 9. charges to non-entitled (ie foreign/non-UK resident) patients for liver transplants at NHS Lothian in the financial year 2008-09.
Date for Response 03/08/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1479 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1478
Date Received 03/07/2009
Freedom of Information Request -Provision of Consent Guidelines for Children and Young People We would kindly ask you to look into this matter for us and let us know whether you have consent guidelines in place in relation to children and young people and how they are made available to patients, carers and staff. We would appreciate receiving a copy of your consent guidelines.
Date for Response 30/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1478 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1477
Date Received 02/07/2009
I have set out below a freedom of information request to which it would be very helpful to have a response from NHS Lothian. 1. How many laryngoscopes have been purchased by NHS Lothian from 1999 to date (annual statistics to be provided)? 2. How much has NHS Lothian spent in total on laryngoscopes from 1999 to date (annual statistics to be provided)? 3. Which brands/models of laryngoscope have been purchased by NHS Lothian from 1999 to date (annual statistics to be provided)? 4. How many of each brand/model of laryngoscope have been purchased by NHS Lothian from 1999 to date (annual statistics to be provided)? 5. What was the price of each brand/model of laryngoscope purchased from 1999 to date (annual statistics to be provided)? 6. What suppliers have supplied laryngoscopes to NHS Lothian from 1999 to date (annual statistics to be provided)? If any of the information is not held by NHS Lothian, please advise which public body (if any) holds the information requested.
Date for Response 30/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1477 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1476
Date Received 01/07/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Act please provide statistics in relation to smoking cessation. Methods of cessation techniques/support. Group approaches. Individual approaches. Additional support mechanisms available. I would also appreciate information re statistics, - number of people who access the various means of support. % of success rates via various methods and overall success rates. Methods of follow up etc.
Date for Response 29/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1476 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1475
Date Received 02/07/2009
Please accept the following as a formal request by The Sunday Post under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. 1. How many prescriptions for benzodiazepines (including Xanax, Ativan, Valium, Klonopin, etc) were dispensed in your NHS board area in each of the last five years, broken down by postcode sector? 2. How much did your NHS board spend on benzodiazepines in each of the last five years?
Date for Response 30/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1475 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1474
Date Received 30/06/2009
Under FOI please provide me with all NHS Lothian policies in relation to bullying and harassment, grievance policies and employee conduct.
Date for Response 28/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1474 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1473
Date Received 30/06/2009
The number of men who've been diagnosed as suffering from bronchitis in the last financial year? The number of women who've been diagnosed as suffering from bronchitis in the last financial year? The number of women who've been diagnosed with emphysema in the last financial year? How many people have been diagnosed as having cancer in your area in the last financial year? How many of the above were under 65?
Date for Response 28/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1473 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1472
Date Received 30/06/2009
The number of cases of tuberculosis in the last financial year? The number of people who have suffered from a stroke in the last financial year? The top five causes and the percentage of each cause that's killed men in the last financial year? The top five causes and the percentage of each cause that's killed women in the last financial year? The number of drink related deaths in the last financial year?
Date for Response 28/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1472 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1471
Date Received 30/06/2009
The number of people in your NHS area who are receiving incapacity benefit and severe disablement allowance in the last financial year? The number of households in your area categorised as 'workless' corresponding to a working-age household where no one aged 16 or over is in employment in the last financial year? Social Services
Date for Response 28/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1471 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1470
Date Received 30/06/2009
The average life expectancy for men and women in your NHS area? What is the population of your NHS area for this financial year and has it increased (and if so what from) in the last financial year? GROS
Date for Response 28/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1470 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1469
Date Received 30/06/2009
The number of children and adults in percentage terms being registered with a dentist in the area in the last financial year? The percentage of children who are obese in the last financial year? The live birth rate and the age range of mothers for the last financial year?
Date for Response 28/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1469 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1468
Date Received 29/06/2009
This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2002. Under the terms of the Freedom of the Information Act I am writing to request the following information: 1. How many portions of unused food have been wasted in total in your NHS area over the last financial year? 2. Can you provide a breakdown of the figures above by hospitals and if so how many food portions have individual hospitals in your NHS area wasted in the last financial year? 3.Could you tell me the number of and types of food that have been wasted in the last financial year by either hospital or health board? 4. What are you as a health board doing to prevent the waste of food? 5. What reasons as a health board are you able to provide for the waste of food in your NHS area?
Date for Response 27/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1468 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1467
Date Received 29/06/2009
Missing person - Freedom of Information - The above named disappeared from the Largs area of North Ayrshire during June 1997 and has not been seen or heard from since. Two men have subsequently appeared in court charged with her Murder. It is necessary to undertake extensive enquiries with a number of institutions and agencies such as your own to confirm that she is not recorded utilising services or making financial transactions after 20th June 1997. Should a positive result be obtained or should you have any queries regarding this matter please contact the Incident Room. Not FOI - DPA.
Date for Response 27/07/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1466
Date Received 29/06/2009
I would be grateful if you would consider this request under the Freedom of Information Act. 1. In your health board area, what are the current waiting periods for referral to a mental health specialist for children suspected of suffering from Aspergers Syndrome or other forms of autism?
Date for Response 27/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1466 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1465
Date Received 29/06/2009
Under FOI I am requesting the number of Abortions carried out at the Simpson - New Royal and if possible up to how many weeks. I would appreciate also information on any other places performing abortions in the Edinburgh area.
Date for Response 27/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1465 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1464
Date Received 26/06/2009
Under the terms of the Freedom of the Information Act I am writing to request the following information: 1. How many claims for compensation have their been in the last financial year? 2. How many of the above claims have been successful and how many have failed? 3. What have the above claims been for? 4. Could I have the figures for the past eight years on how much had been paid out in total for each year and how many cases there has been in each year also? 5. What effect does having to pay this money out have on the health board and what could the money paid out in this financial year have bought for the board i.e. in terms of staff and/or equipment?
Date for Response 24/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1464 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1463
Date Received 26/06/2009
Under the terms of the Freedom of the Information Act I am writing to request the following information: 1. Could you tell me the number of children under 16 in your area who have been hospitalised (I.e. treated in minutes to kept in for days) following the misuse of illegal drugs i.e. cocaine, ecstacy and heroin etc in the last financial year? 2. Could you give me a break down on what substances were involved and on how many occasions in the last financial year? 3. What action does the health board take when a minor comes to their attention after taking drugs and how does the health board try to ensure this doesn't happen again?
Date for Response 24/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1463 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1462
Date Received 25/06/2009
I need to know the person who made the pharmacy application for 210 Main Street, Pathhead, Midlothian, EH37 5PP. The form A must state the pharmacists name on it. I would also like to know the qualifications of the person who applied. Also is the Form A the one for pharmacists or appliance contractors? (Part DPA)
Date for Response 23/07/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1461
Date Received 24/06/2009
Under the FOI Act 2002, I would now request, in writing, the feedback received from the JMEG action panel on the 28 May 2007 regarding this post, which changed the profile from pharmacist advanced to pharmacist specialist.
Date for Response 22/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1461 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1460
Date Received 24/06/2009
In accordance with Section 1 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I request the following information, which I believe to be held by the NBS Lothian.
How many (a) doctors, (b) nurses, (c) consultants and (d) auxiliary staff have been victims of violence in each NHS hospital in the Lothians region in each of the last 10 years?
Date for Response 22/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1460 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1459
Date Received 23/06/2009
I am trying to access some information as covered by the Freedom of Information Act 2002. I would be grateful if you could forward to me documentation as detailed below;
All job descriptions;
All correspondence relating to the matching process and subsequent reviews where applicable;
All correspondence relating to any submitted Job Analysis questionnaires;
All correspondence relating to the quality assurance process; and
Any and all personal notes.
I would be grateful if you could provide this information for all Health and Safety posts within your NHS region.
Date for Response 21/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1459 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1458
Date Received 23/06/2009
I write to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act (Scotland) 2002. 1. How many patients are referred elsewhere in Scotland for treatment for eating disorders? 2. How many patients are referred elsewhere in the UK for treatment for eating disorders?
Date for Response 21/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1458 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1457
Date Received 23/06/2009
I write to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act (Scotland) 2002. 1. How many patients are referred elsewhere in Scotland for alcohol addiction treatment and recovery? 2. How many patients are referred elsewhere in the UK for alcohol addiction treatment and recovery?
Date for Response 21/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1457 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1456
Date Received 23/06/2009
I write to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act (Scotland) 2002. 1. How many patients are referred elsewhere in Scotland for drug addiction treatment and recovery? 2. How many patients are referred elsewhere in the UK for drug addiction treatment and recovery?
Date for Response 21/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1456 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1455
Date Received 23/06/2009
Can you outline the standards set by Lothian Health in relation to the period between referral and assessment for ADHD assessments for children under 16. I am looking for the minimum timescale between referral by GP and assessment by consultant as outlined in SIGN guidance 52 Section 3
Date for Response 21/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1455 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1454
Date Received 22/06/2009
Can you send me information I require regards the outcome of the last 10 years of Pharmacy Practice Committee hearings for the Lothian Health Board. Apparently there is a sheet which outlines who applied, the date of application, the outcome, if appealed and outcome of National appeal. So as a Freedom Of Information request can you please look into my query and forward me the information I require.
Date for Response 20/07/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1454
Date Received 22/06/2009
Under the FOI Act 2002, I would now request, in writing, the feedback received from the JMEG action panel on the 28 May 2007 regarding this post, which changed the profile from pharmacist advanced to pharmacist specialist.
Date for Response 20/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1454 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1453
Date Received 22/06/2009
As such I am hoping you may be able to supply me with some structure charts with job titles for the management of the Trust. In addition any typical HR plans would be very useful if these are indeed open to the public domain.
Date for Response 20/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1453 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1452
Date Received 22/06/2009
Re: Job ID W-AHP-PHAR-SCP7 Senior Clinical Pharmacist -Cardiology and General Medicine. Under the FOI act 2002, I would now request, in writing, the feedback received from the JMEG action panel on the 9/8/2007 regarding this post, which changed the profile from pharmacist advanced to pharmacist specialist.
Date for Response 20/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1452 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1451
Date Received 19/06/2009
JOB ID U-CN-PHM-WGH-SPO1 SENIOR. PHARMACIST - ONCOLOGY INPATIENTS. Thank you for your correspondence dated 27 March 2009 (Ref RM/1223r)) regarding details of the Agenda for Change assimilation for the above post. Under the FOI Act 2002, I would now request, in writing, the feedback received from the JMEG action panel on the 30 March 2007 regarding this post, which changed the profile from pharmacist advanced to pharmacist specialist.
Date for Response 17/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1451 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1450
Date Received 19/06/2009
Please provide information recording: an average of how many untouched patient meals were disposed of in the last 12 months in cash terms and as a percentage of total costs in 2008/09. For the following sites - Astley Ainslie Hospital, Chalmers Hospital, Corstorphine Hospital, Eastern General Hospital, Edinburgh Dental Institute, Liberton Hospital, Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (including University of Edinburgh Medical School), Royal Victoria Hospital, Western General Hospital.
Date for Response 17/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1450 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1449
Date Received 19/06/2009
Re:Sco13/U-CN-PHM-WGH-PPECC: Principal Pharmacist, Edinburgh Cancer Centre. Matched to Pharmacist advanced. Following notification of the matching outcome for my post on 13 June 2007, and the subsequent disappointing lack of progress with my lodged appeal, I would like to request the full audit trail of the Agenda for Change matching process for this post. I can confirm that I am the post-holder and have been since before 1 October 2004.
Date for Response 17/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1449 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1448
Date Received 18/09/2006
Re: Freedom of Information Request (FOI) - Job title: Senior Pharmacist, Day Case Chemo Unit & Satellite Pharmacy Job ID: Sc013/U-CN-PHM-WGH-SPDCC. I would be grateful if you would please send me the full audit trail of the Agenda for Change matching process for this post. I can confirm that I am the current postholder and have been since May 2005.
Date for Response 16/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1448 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1447
Date Received 17/06/2009
1. How many appeals has your board received from GP practices relating to this year's survey results? 2. Does your board plan to make any discretionary payments to GP practices relating to this year's results? If so, please provide details of how much money practices are to receive. 3. What criteria is your board using to determine whether or not practices are eligible to receive discretionary payments?
Date for Response 15/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1447 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1446
Date Received 16/06/2009
RE: Freedom of Information request for surgical consent form - I am currently enquiring into procedures for gaining consent of patients to use residual tissue during surgical operations. As part of this research I would be very pleased if you would send me a copy of the surgical consent form used by NHS Lothian.
Date for Response 14/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1446 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1445
Date Received 16/06/2009
In accordance with Section 1 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, 1 request the following information, which I believe to be held by the NHS Lothian. How many people (a) under the age of 18 and (b) 18 and over were diagnosed with (i) depression and (ii) anxiety in the Lothians region in each of the three years to March 2009.
Date for Response 14/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1445 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1444
Date Received 16/06/2009
It would be much appreciated if you could provide me with information relating to the following questions which I am informed by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing is not held centrally: 1. How many doctors who work at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary also work at Spire Murrayfield Hospital. 2. How many doctors who work in trauma and orthopaedics work both at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and Spire Murrayfield Hospital. 3. What private healthcare providers are used by each NBS Health Board. 4. How much each NBS Board spends on services provided by Vanguard Healthcare, also known as Nuffield Health? Whilst I appreciate that some of these questions relate to Health Boards other than NBS Lothian, I would ask for assistance in tracing the information if NHS Lothian . does not have access to it?
Date for Response 14/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1444 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1443
Date Received 15/06/2009
I would be grateful to you if you could release the following information to me: 1. For which NHS services do patients incur a charge for using whilst admitted to hospital, and at what cost? 2. Are patients charged when relatives contact them by phone while they are in hospital, and if so at what rate? 3. What are family and friends charged to call patients?
Date for Response 12/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1443 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1442
Date Received 15/06/2009
In the published statistics on the ISD website, for the year ending March 31st, 2008, NHS Lothian have submitted figures that tell us 66.3 (WTE) senior medical staff were employed at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital for a total cost of £6,894,703. Could I ask for a breakdown of this summary - into the posts and their remunerations? I am not interested in the names of individuals - it is the posts they hold which I seek.
Date for Response 12/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1442 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1441
Date Received 15/06/2009
I would like to make the following response under the Freedom of Information act. Could you please provide me with all expenses and allowance claims made by NHS board members in the last three years. Could the following information also be included: i) who made the claim ii) how much the claim was for iii) whether or not the claim was successful and iv) what the claim was for.
Date for Response 12/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1441 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1440
Date Received 02/06/2009
Does your Health Board's commissioning policy allow GPs to refer patients for osteopathic treatment and in what circumstances is this recommended? How many patients were referred to osteopaths for treatment in years 2007/08 and 2008/09?
Date for Response 30/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1440 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1439
Date Received 12/06/2009
I would be grateful if you could supply the below information if at all possible, in relation to Western General Hospital * All minutes from the last 12 months of the Area Drugs & Therapeutics Committee, and/or Formulary (Sub-group) Committee * A copy of the Trust Formulary * Information on who the members of these committees are if not detailed in the minutes requested, above.
Date for Response 10/07/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1438
Date Received 12/06/2009
I would be grateful if you could supply the below information if at all possible, in relation to Western General Hospital * No. of doctors within the Trust specialising in Diabetes & Endocrinology * Names of these doctors (Consultant & (Specialist) Registrar level only) * Do any of these doctors specialise purely in Endocrine medicine? * Does the Hospital act as a tertiary referral centre for endocrine medicine? * Number of in-patient beds provided by the Trust * Immediate population (non-specialised services) served by the Trust
Date for Response 10/07/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1437
Date Received 12/06/2009
would like to request the following information under Freedom of Information. Please could you provide: 1) The total number of births recorded in the board's area in the financial years i) 2007/08; ii) 2008/09; iii) so far in 2009/10. 2) The number of delivery-related injuries recorded among women giving birth in the board's area in the financial years i) 2007/08; ii) 2008/09; iii) so far in 2009/10. 3) The number of these delivery-related injuries deemed to be serious (eg. requiring further treatment/ surgery, longer hospital stays, having a long-term impact on the woman involved) in the board's area in the financial years i) 2007/08; ii) 2008/09; iii) so far in 2009/10.
Date for Response 10/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1437 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1436
Date Received 11/06/2009
Please provided me with a copy of the annual accounts for the Royal Edinburgh Hospital for 2007/08 and 2008/09
Date for Response 09/06/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1435
Date Received 10/06/2009
Can you tell me how many people have come to your health board seeking treatment for cocaine addiction in 2008/09. Can you break this figure down into relevant age groups (i.e 16-19, 19-25, 26-35 and 35 and over). Can you also break this figure down into male and female. In addition can you supply the above answers for the last five years also (2008-07, 2007-06, 2006-05, 2005-04 and 2004-05)
Date for Response 08/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1435 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1434
Date Received 10/06/2009
Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act I request the following information: 1. Any documents or results derived from staff feedback surveys carried out by your organisation in the last two year.
Date for Response 08/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1434 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1433
Date Received 09/06/2009
Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request details of the following: How many people received gender realignment hormones from your trust in 2004? How many gender reassignment surgeries did your trust carry out in 2004? How many people received gender realignment hormones from your trust in 2005? How many gender reassignment surgeries did your trust carry out in 2005? How many people received gender realignment hormones from your trust in 2006? How many gender reassignment surgeries did your trust carry out in 2006? How many people received gender realignment hormones from your trust in 2007? How many gender reassignment surgeries did your trust carry out in 2007? How many people received gender realignment hormones from your trust in 2008? How many gender reassignment surgeries did your trust carry out in 2008? What criteria must a patient meet before they are allowed this procedure? Please give specific details of the criteria that must be met.
Date for Response 07/07/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1432
Date Received 09/06/2009
Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request details of the following: How many gastric band operations were carried out on persons under 18 in 2004? How many gastric band operations were carried out on persons under 18 in 2005? How many gastric band operations were carried out on persons under 18 in 2006? How many gastric band operations were carried out on persons under 18 in 2007? How many gastric band operations were carried out on persons under 18 in 2008? How many gastric bypass operations were carried out on persons under 18 in 2004? How many gastric bypass operations were carried out on persons under 18 in 2005? How many gastric bypass operations were carried out on persons under 18 in 2006? How many gastric bypass operations were carried out on persons under 18 in 2007? How many gastric bypass operations were carried out on persons under 18 in 2008? What criteria must a patient meet before they are allowed this procedure? Please give specific details of the criteria that must be met.
Date for Response 07/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1432 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1431
Date Received 09/06/2009
Please accept the following as a formal request by The Sunday Post under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. 1. How many people in your NHS board area are currently on a methadone treatment programme? 2. How many people in your NHS board area were recorded as being on a methadone treatment programme in each of the calendar years 2004 to 2008? 3. How much did your NHS board spend on methadone in each of the calendar years 2004 to 2008? 4. How many people in your NHS board area have been on a methadone treatment programme for more than five consecutive years? 5. How many people in your NHS board area have been on a methadone treatment programme for more than ten consecutive years?
Date for Response 07/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1431 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1430
Date Received 09/06/2009
I am looking for information regarding a pharmacy application to provide pharmaceutical services at 210 Main Street, Pathhead, Midlothian, EH37 5PP. I need to know the person and entity that has made the application and the name of the form they have made the application on to provide these services.
Date for Response 07/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1430 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1429
Date Received 08/06/2009
I am writing to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act 2002. 1. How many children have been born with drug withdrawal symptoms in your area during the last financial year? 2. What is the population of you area? 3. Do you refer ''at risk'' children to formal registers before they are born and why? 4.What is NHS Lothian doing to tackle the problem of babies born addicted to drugs? 5. Does NHS Lothian have a specialist mother and baby detox unit(s) and if so what are they called? 6. Does NHS Lothian have a specialist midwife who deals with addicted babies and would it be possible to talk to one of them for the article?
Date for Response 06/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1429 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1428
Date Received 05/06/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Scotland Act I request the following information: How many people of the age of 16 and under were treated in the emergency wards of authority hospitals for excessive alcohol consumption or excessive consumption of illegal drugs consumption since 1 January 2009? Can you please break down the figures according to those treated for: Alcohol Cannabis Cocaine Ecstasy or MDMA Heroin Crack Cocaine Ketamine Aerosol Abuse Methadone Glue Amphetamines or Methamphetamines LSD GHB. Any other controlled substance under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Can you also provide details of how many of these instances resulted in fatalities? Are you able to provide information as to whether any of the instances resulted in criminal proceedings? Can you please detail any programs run by your NHS authority providing support for young people with addiction problems?
Date for Response 03/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1428 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1427
Date Received 04/06/2009
How many patients are currently on the waiting list in your Health Board for weight loss surgery? Can I also ask what alternative weight loss procedures are offered?
Date for Response 02/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1427 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1426
Date Received 04/06/2009
Re: Dispute with the PCFT - I am requesting under the Freedom of Information Act (Scotland) 2002 release of copies of all correspondence, emails, minutes of meetings, in which there is any reference, actual or implied to either Blackridge Medical Practice, and/or Dr Alan J Grant as the single handed practitioner within that practice. The correspondence will be at a minimum between the following individuals and may extend to wider groups and individuals as addressed on emails or ion correspondence.
Dr Muriel Simmonte, PCFT, Spiital Street.
Dr Nigel Williams , Associate Medical Director,
Mr Duncan Miller, Primary Care Contracts Manager.
Dr Pete Shishodia, LMC
Dr James Hendry, West Lothian CHCP.
Dr Charles Swainson, Medical Director.
The dates between which I am seeking this information in the first instance is from 1 October 2008 to the date of this letter.

Request retracted

Date for Response 02/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1426 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1425
Date Received 03/06/2009
I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act.
As part of pandemic planning Health Boards were advised in Paragraph 27 of Pandemic Flu: Scottish Guidance on Health Workforce that: "Staff who have only recently left are likely to be the most effective group on for the local pool. Employers will be familiar with these staff and their skills be relatively up to date. If not still registered they can be restored to the register relatively easily. As an initial step all staff who leave employment from now on, whether due to retirement or for other reasons, should be approached and asked they would be willing to assist during a pandemic. Employers should keep in contact with these staff and consider offering refresher training at appropriate intervals, done for staff on maternity leave. Employers should also consider contacting who have left their employment in the recent past especially those that have retired and have skills that would be needed. These staff can be added to the "pool" could be called on in the pandemic. Employers should collect the minimum data referred to in para 10 above as well as a skills profile for the staff concerned. skills needed should be determined in conjunction with relevant medical specialists based on the needs identified locally. There may be some scope for using specialists to train up other medical colleagues in advance of the pandemic. This local pool may be useful in other emergency situations as well as pandemic influenza." Please could you advise me whether you have: a) A local register or a list of recent retirees in the following categories 1) Doctors 2) Nurses and Midwives 3) Pharmacists 4) Allied Health Professionals 5 ) Support staff/ administration/ porters cleaners etc... b) If you do have a list whether you have followed the guidance in offering refresher courses either from you board or as part of a regional consortium.
Date for Response 01/07/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1425 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1424
Date Received 02/06/2009
I am making a request under the Freedom of Information Act for the following information in relation to complaints made to your NHS health board: 1. The number of complaints your health board has received in the past 5 years (2004 - 2008 inclusive) in relation to GPs where the complaint involves misdiagnosis. 2. Of those complaints involving misdiagnosis, the number upheld.
Date for Response 30/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1424 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1423
Date Received 02/06/2009
I am making a request under the Freedom of Information Act for the following information in relation to complaints made to your NHS health board:1. The number of complaints your health board has received in the past 5 years (2004 - 2008 inclusive) where the complaint involves misdiagnosis. 2. Of those complaints involving misdiagnosis, the number upheld.
Date for Response 30/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1423 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1422
Date Received 02/06/2009
I am making a request under the Freedom of Information Act for the following information in relation to complaints made to your NHS health board: 1. For the same period, the number of compensation claims brought against the health board involving misdiagnosis. 2. For the same period, the amount of money paid by the health board for compensation claims involving misdiagnosis. 3. The total sum paid by the health board, for the same period, for ALL compensation claims, including those which involved misdiagnosis. For the last 5 years.
Date for Response 30/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1422 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1421
Date Received 02/06/2009
Exceptional Circumstance - please provide me with a copy of NHS Lothian's policy or guidance documents.
Date for Response 30/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1421 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1420
Date Received 02/06/2009
1. Are the out-of-hours (OOH) care in your NHS region contracted out to a third party? If yes, please answer the following questions: 2. The numbers for all OOH contracts awarded or currently out to tender as of 3 June 2009. APMS Contracts within your NHS Region. 3. The bidders for and terms of all OOH contracts awarded, including the services contracted by volume and value, number of patients, and duration of contract: a) details of the successful bidder (or preferred bidder if process not fully completed yet) including bidder name, state of incorporation (private or public limited company, Social Enterprise or CIC, UK registered branch of overseas company, other legal status - please specify); as well as the names and company status of any unsuccessful bidders; b) patient numbers; c) value of the new contract;
d) duration of the new contract. 4. Who provides the staffing for OOH care (Locums, salaried doctors, overseas doctors)? 5. For all completed tenders, the criteria and the methodology underpinning each contract award (e.g. coring system). 6. The arrangements in place for contract monitoring and enforcement.
Date for Response 30/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1420 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1419
Date Received 01/06/2009
I would like to find out how many instances there have been of confidential data/records going missing from NHS Lothian since January 2006. To include: information on MPs and MSPs, employees, patients, clients/users, contractors and other firms NHS Lothian does business with. In what format was this information stored? IE memory stick, laptop, hard drive, paper records? What information was contained in each format - business/ operational data - please explain: names, addresses, bank details? What procedures does NHS Lothian have in place to ensure this does not happen? IE does NHS Lothian use a contractor to take away the information? Is it destroyed on site? How is is destroyed? Please can you explain this procedure step by step?
Date for Response 29/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1419 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1418
Date Received
Please detail any infectious diseases contracted abroad, and treated in the Lothian Health Authority from January 1 2008 to the present date. Please include the disease, number of cases, date and location of contraction, symptoms of disease, details of recovery, medicines used to treat the disease, where these medicines were purchased from and at what cost, and stock levels of medicines both at the time of treatment, and at the present time.
Date for Response
Freedom of Information Reference: 1418 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1417
Date Received
1. What were the stock levels of both the Tamilflu and Relenza anti-viral drugs in the Lothian health authority on 21st April 2009? 2. Where were the existing Tamilflu and Relenza stocks purchased from, and at what cost? 3. How much Tamilflu and Relenza stock has been purchased by the Lothian health authority since, and not including, 21st April 2009? 4. Where were the stocks of Tamilflu and Relenza in Question 3 purchased from, and at what cost?
Date for Response
Freedom of Information Reference: 1417 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1416
Date Received 13/05/2009
This is a freedom of information request for the amount of money you have paid out, in the latest one year period for which you have a record, for GPs who have been suspended.
Date for Response 10/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1416 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1415
Date Received 29/05/2009
Please provided a copy of the full audit trail for the agenda for change matching process for post W-AHP-PHAR-SCT1.
Date for Response 26/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1415 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1414
Date Received 29/05/2009
I would like to make a request for information regarding Enhanced Services and GP's with Specialist Interests within the East and Midlothian CHPs. I am currently updating our database and hope you will be able to provide me with the following: 1. A list of your GP's with a specialist interest (GpwSI) and where they are based 2. Enhanced Services Provided to include Direct Enhanced Services (DES), National Enhanced Services (NES) and Local Enhanced Services (LES) at Practice level 3. Where the above services are based
Date for Response 26/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1414 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1413
Date Received 29/05/2009
I would like to make a request for information regarding Enhanced Services and GP's with Specialist Interests within the West Lothian CHCP. I am currently updating our database and hope you will be able to provide me with the following: 1. A list of your GP's with a specialist interest (GpwSI) and where they are based 2. Enhanced Services Provided to include Direct Enhanced Services (DES), National Enhanced Services (NES) and Local Enhanced Services (LES) at Practice level. 3. Where the above services are based
Date for Response 26/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1413 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1412
Date Received 28/05/2009
Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act I am writing to request the following information: 1.Have you at any time (within the past two years 2007-2009) offered prizes or cash incentives to give smoking, drugs or pursue a healthier lifestyle? 2.If so at how much did this cost? 3. If not do you have plans to do this in the future and what do these plans include? 4.Do you as a health board advocate these incentives and why? 5. Have you any evidence that these schemes work and how do you ensure the candidates are keeping to the agreement?
Date for Response 25/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1412 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1411
Date Received 27/05/2009
Please can you provide me with an Organisational structure for Lothian Health Board.
Date for Response 24/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1411 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1410
Date Received 26/05/2009
Please provide details in relation to teen pregnancies - a breakdown by age, how many were under 13, 14, 15 and 15 for each of the last 5 financial years. Available information already release (ISD)
Date for Response 23/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1410 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1409
Date Received 26/05/2009
I would like to make a request for information regarding Wound Care. I am currently updating our database and hope you will be able to provide me with the following:
Your most recent Wound Care Formulary.
Date for Response 23/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1409 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1408
Date Received 25/05/2009
How many people had a tattoo removed on the NHS in your trust in 2004? How much did the trust spend on these procedures in 2004? How many people had a tattoo removed on the NHS in your trust in 2005? How much did the trust spend on these procedures in 2005? How many people had a tattoo removed on the NHS in your trust in 2006? How much did the trust spend on these procedures in 2006? How many people had a tattoo removed on the NHS in your trust in 2007? How much did the trust spend on these procedures in 2007? How many people had a tattoo removed on the NHS in your trust in 2008? How much did the trust spend on these procedures in 2008? What criteria must a patient meet before they are allowed this Procedure? Please give specific details of the criteria that must be met.?
Date for Response 22/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1408 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1407
Date Received 10/05/2009
I wish to know how much your organisation has spent on management consultants over the past five years. I wish to know the name of the consultants, the nature of the work they were hired to carry out and how long they were employed. Re-use previous responses.
Date for Response 07/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1407 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1406
Date Received 22/05/2009
I do not understand why the information cannot be made available in response to my request and have sought advice re this matter. I would be grateful therefore if you can confirm the following: Why the information is considered exempt under section 30(b) or (c) of the FOI Act, in particular why disclosure is considered to inhibit substantially, or prejudice substantially, the matters mentioned in paragraph (b) or (c). Why Lothian NHS Board considers that the public interest in not disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in providing the information, I believe you are required to provide both these items of information under section 16(l)(d) and (2) of the FOI Act 2002. In particular, I find it difficult to understand how the public interest in non-disclosure can be more important when your letter indicates that most of the information will be made available as part of the AfC review process. I also know that my pharmacist colleagues in Glasgow and Northern Ireland have had the full audit trail of their AfC matching process supplied under FOI without any difficulties. I am disappointed Lothian NHS Board has not adopted the same reasonable approach.
Date for Response 19/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1406 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1405
Date Received 21/05/2009
Under the FOI Act, Scotland, please can you answer the following questions:1.how many patients on the waiting list for bariatric surgery under NHS Lothian at present, 2.how many patients have been referred out with NHS Lothian area for 2008 and 2009 to date, 3.what are the number of patients who have had bariatric surgery performed by referral within the NHS Lothian area for respective years 2008 and 2009 to date 4.what are the number of patients who have had bariatric surgery performed by referral out with the NHS Lothian area for respective years 2008 and 2009 to date 5.how are Patients assessed as priority within the NHS Lothian area 6.how are patients assessed as priority out with the NHS Lothian area 7.how are patients established as overall higher priority by either referral in/out the NHS Lothian area. 8.what is the waiting time for initial surgeon consultation appointment. 9. what is the number of initial consultations that have breached the Patients Charter Waiting times. 10. what is the average waiting time from local GP referral to actual surgery per patient for Lothian Residents, 11. what is the average waiting time from local GP referral to actual surgery per patient for NON Lothian Residents 12. what is the maximum waiting time for each point of referral within the multi disciplinary teams within the NHS Lothian Bariatric Surgery Service starting with GP referral to actual surgery. 13. What is the referral guidelines for patients outside on the NHS Lothian area 14. Are NHS Lothian taking referrals for patients out with NHS Lothian having followed the correct NHS Lothian guidelines and conforming to NICE criteria and guidelines.
Date for Response 18/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1405 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1404
Date Received 20/05/2009
Please provide me, under the terms of the Freedom of Information legislation. A) the amount of income generated from parking charges on hospital premises from February 1st, 2008 to May 1st 2008 B) the amount of income generated by parking fines on hospital premises from February 1st, 2008 to May 1st 2009.
Date for Response 17/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1404 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1403
Date Received 20/05/2009
I would like to establish the number of hospital meals which went unused for each of the last three financial years. Can you also please provide an approximate cost of the unused meals.
Date for Response 17/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1403 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1402
Date Received 19/05/2009
I'd like to make a formal FOI request. Could you please tell me:- how many schoolgirls who have been given Cervarix as part as the immunisation programme in Scotland since September 2008 until May 2009 have suffered adverse serious reactions?- what were these adverse reactions?
Date for Response 16/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1402 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1401
Date Received 19/05/2009
NHS Lothian reported that there were two instances of lost data since 28 November 2007; one of which occurred in December 2007 and the other in July 2008: NHS Lothian reply and follow-up questions: "December 2007. A USB memory stick containing patient data was found on RIE premises." - for how many patients and what kind of data (for example: contact info, clinical details, etc.) was held on the USB memory stick? "June 2008 - staff member reported that they lost a USB memory stick containing details of 143 patients - the use of which was not authorised containing details of patients." - what kind of data (for example, contact info, clinical details, etc.) was held on the USB memory stick?
Date for Response 16/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1401 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1400
Date Received 19/05/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Act, could you please provide me with the following information. Could you please provide me with details of compensation claims made against NHS Lothian in the last five years by patients or visitors. If possible, could these be broken down by i) why compensation was being sought (eg injury) ii) if it was an injury compensation claim, how and where the injury was sustained and what type of injury it was iii) if the compensation claim was successful and iv) how much was paid out.
Date for Response 16/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1400 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1399
Date Received 19/05/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Act, could you please provide me with the following information. Could you please provide me with details of compensation claims made against NHS Lothian in the last five years by employees of the NHS. If possible, could these be broken down by i) why compensation was being sought (eg injury, unfair dismissal) ii) if it was an injury compensation claim, how and where the injury was sustained and what type of injury it was iii) if the compensation claim was successful and iv) how much was paid out.
Date for Response 16/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1399 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1398
Date Received 19/05/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Act, could you please provide me with the following information.. How much has fraud cost NHS Lothian in each of the last five years. If possible, could this be broken down by i) year and ii) type of fraud committed and iii) if the money was ever recovered.
Date for Response 16/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1398 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1397
Date Received 19/05/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Act, could you please provide me with the following information. Could you please provide me with the job advertisement and job description for the post of 'health promotion specialist with a remit to promote walking for the City of Edinburgh'. If possible, could you disclose the salary for this role.
Date for Response 16/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1397 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1396
Date Received 19/05/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Act, could you please provide me with the following information. How many taxi journeys were taken by NHS Lothian staff in the last five years? What was the annual total for these journeys? If possible, could this be broken down by year.
Date for Response 16/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1396 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1395
Date Received 19/05/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Act, could you please provide me with the following information. How much money was spent by NHS Lothian on food for hospital meals in the last five years? How many meals were served up in this time? How many of these meals were thrown away having been untouched? If possible, could this be broken down by year and hospital.
Date for Response 16/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1395 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1394
Date Received 18/05/2009
I wish to request access to the information you hold concerning food wastage at the NHS hospitals listed below from January 1 2009 to and including March 31 2009. I am seeking details on the amount and weight of foodstuffs discarded by the hospitals in that period, and the individual foods this applies to. I require information regarding every food outlet on the hospital premises, e.g. canteens, hospital kitchens and shops. Astley Ainslie Hospital, Chalmers Hospital, Corstorphine Hospital, Eastern General Hospital, Edinburgh Dental Institute, Liberton Hospital, Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (including University of Edinburgh Medical School), Royal Victoria Hospital, Western General Hospital.
Date for Response 15/06/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1393
Date Received 15/05/2009
I'd like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act. Regarding the injury surveillance schemes currently running in Accident and Emergency departments within your board area: -What data has been gathered through the injury surveillance projects? -How many incidents have been recorded through these schemes and what kinds of injuries did these involve? -How many incidents involving a weapon have been recorded through these schemes, broken down by type of weapon?
Date for Response 12/09/2005
Freedom of Information Reference: 1393 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1392
Date Received 15/05/2009
Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request details of the following: How many foreign objects were left in patients after surgery in 2007? Please break down into type and number of foreign item eg. Swab, needle, etc. How many foreign objects were left in patients after surgery in 2008? Please break down into type and number of foreign item eg. Swab, needle, etc. How many compensation actions have been raised against the trust as a result of foreign objects being left in patients after surgery in 2007? How many compensation actions have been raised against the trust as a result of foreign objects being left in patients after surgery in 2008? How many compensation claims raised against the trust as a result of foreign objects being left in patients after surgery were successful in 2007? How many compensation claims raised against the trust as a result of foreign objects being left in patients after surgery were successful in 2008? For each successful compensation claim please say the type of foreign object left in them, and how much compensation they won. What is the procedure in place for retrieving foreign objects that have been left in patients after surgery?
Date for Response 12/09/2005
Freedom of Information Reference: 1392 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1391
Date Received 13/05/2009
Agenda for Change - please send me the audit trail of the AfC matching process for this post - Sco13/U-CN-PHM-WGH-SP01, Senior Pharmacist, Oncology Inpatients.
Date for Response 10/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1391 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1390
Date Received 12/05/2009
I am writing to make a formal request for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. I would be grateful to receive a copy of the Project Agreement (including its Schedule) relating to the Midlothian Community Hospital PFI Project. If I could receive the information electronically, that would be most useful. Please could you confirm as soon as possible that you can supply me with the information requested and by when this would be possible. I understand that under the Act I am entitled to a response within 20 working days.
Date for Response 09/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1390 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1389
Date Received 12/05/2009
Agenda for Change - I have had a difficult experience with banding and therefore request sight of all particulars pertaining to my case, minutes of meetings and logs of correspondence etc - which I presume will be in my file going back to early 2005. My Ref - S5098505 P-NELHCC-NGP1 - I would like to access all correspondence / papers / minutes relating to the process of Agenda for Change for my post in NHS Lothian.
Date for Response 09/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1389 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1388
Date Received 12/05/2000
DDA - Copy of policy document used. Do you have a Disability Equality Scheme? If not why not? Have you showed this scheme to Disability Groups, or to disabled people? Do you have an action plan? Has an impact assessment been carried out? Have the front line staff had disability awareness training, if not why not?
Date for Response 09/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1388 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1387
Date Received 12/05/2000
For the years 2005/06 to 2008/09 - please provide the total costs for reimbursement of bus fares. The total cost for reimbursement of taxi fares for disabled patients. The total costs for reimbursement of taxi fares for staff and the department ha claimed.
Date for Response 09/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1387 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1386
Date Received 12/05/2000
I relation to taxi fare reimbursement - the cashiers department has been advised to not supply HC5 forms. What department gave this instruction? Who in the department took this decision. Job title and if in senior position? Why was this decision made? Where can I get a copy of this memo decision? When was this decision made, was it prior to my appointment, or when I arrived? Who in senior authority authorised it? Who verified it, more importantly why?
Date for Response 09/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1386 Response!

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1385
Date Received 11/05/2009
In a time where many people are losing their jobs and or having their actual working hours reduced. Q. What is NHSLs policy regarding its staff e.g. are people who are employed by NHSL allowed to work for private care homes whilst they are employed by NHSL? Q What is NHSLs policy in respect of sending employees for further education at the tax payers expense, is there any length of time they must stay with the NHSL or if they leave must they repay NHSL for expenditure NHSL has made in respect of their further education.
Q What is NHSLs policy in respect of continuing the employment of a member of staff who not only covers up the fact a member of their own family who is a minor is being physically and emotionally abused but is also aiding and abetting the abuser. Q What checks does NHSL carry out in respect of nationals from other EU countries who come here and apply for jobs with NHSL . Q How often does the NHSL review its employees records in regards to the possibility of them having been convicted of a criminal offence. Trusting you will give us an early response to the above questions.
Date for Response 08/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1385 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1384
Date Received 07/05/2009
We understand that at some point prior to September 2006 the policy of the hospital at the Western General Hospital was changed whereby Enoxaparin was to be used during breast surgery. We would be obliged to have the following information :- The date when the policy was changed and who approved or made the policy; A copy of the policy document; Minutes or memorandums prepared by any relevant committee relevant to and containing discussion of the change in the policy. A copy of the policy that was in force prior to the change to Enoxaparin.
Date for Response 04/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1384 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1383
Date Received 06/05/2009
Please can you advise me when NHS Lothian purchased the LINAC (linear accelerator) during 2008. Specific month please.
Date for Response 03/06/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1382
Date Received 06/05/2009
Could you please provide a full list of all the foreign medical staff (doctors, nurses, midwives etc) you have employed over the past three years, either directly or through an agency. Please provide a breakdown by job title, country of origin, hours worked and hourly rate, the kind of service provided and the period during which they were employed. If possible, provide the names of the individuals. Could you also provide details of any complaints about or disciplinary procedures taken against any of these individuals with details of the nature of the allegation and outcome of any investigation.
Date for Response 03/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1382 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1381
Date Received 06/05/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Act I request the following information. 1. The number of babies born in your health trust area between May 1, 2008 and May 1, 2009 or the most recent complete figures you have for a 12 month period. 2. The number of babies born in your health trust area during that time that were - a) addicted to heroin b) addicted to methadone c) addicted to any other substance (please provide details of substance if possible) 3. The number of babies who needed treatment for addiction including a) the number needing intensive treatment b) the number needing continuing treatment after discharge from hospital 4. The number of babies born with Fetal alcohol syndrome 5. The number of babies who were a) still born b) permanently impaired c) died as a result of addiction or pre-birth exposure to any substance. 6. The number of babies referred to Social Services as a result of any of questions one to five applying to them.
Date for Response 03/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1381 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1380
Date Received 05/05/2009
I am making a freedom of information request for the following information: 1.The number of cosmetic surgery operations which have been performed in the health board area in each of the last five years. 2.The type of procedure involved in each operation. 3.The total cost of each cosmetic surgery procedure carried out in each of the past five years. 4.Of the operations referred to in question 1, how many involved patients under the age of 18.
Date for Response 02/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1380 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1379
Date Received 05/05/2009
W-AHP-PHAR-SCP7 -I would be grateful if you would please send me in writing the full audit trail of the Agenda for Change matching process for this post. I can confirm that I was the postholder and had been since before 1 October 2004. I left the job in July 2008.
Date for Response 02/06/2009
<Freedom of Information Reference: 1379 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1378
Date Received 05/05/2009
1)information regarding the costs of parking attendants (and any enforcement) throughout NHS Lothain 2)The costs involved in implementing staff parking permits 3)Any revenues taken in fines or similar charges
Date for Response 02/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1378 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1377
Date Received 05/05/2009
Could you please provide me with details of the above request regarding all expenses claimed by Chief Executive
Prof. James Jack Barbour.
Date for Response 02/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1377 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1376
Date Received 01/05/2009
Please provide me with NHS Lothian's organisational structure to include name, job title contact email and phone number - for ICT within Lothian.
Date for Response 01/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1376 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1375
Date Received 01/05/2009
Disc Replacement Operation - I would like to request under the freedom of Information Legislation the following: 1) How many similar neck operations has NHS Lothian undertaken in the last 3 years? 2) How many patients suffered loss of limb movement after the operation? 3) Of those that had a problem how many regained full movement and was this achieved?
Date for Response 01/06/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1375 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1374
Date Received 08/04/2009
Please identify the names, post held and qualifications of the Clinical Forensic nurses on duty at St Leonard's Police Station from 1900hours on the 26 July 2008 until 0700hours on the 27 July 2008. Please identify the names, posts held and qualifications of the Clinical Forensic nurses on duty at St Leonard's Police Station from 0700hours until 1900hours on the 27 July 2008. Please identify· the name, post held and qualifications of the Clinical Forensic Nurse who examined and measured his oxygen levels in the medical room of St Leonard's Police Station on 27 July 2008 at around 7.40am. Please explain when any/some or all of those referred to at 1 and 2 above first became aware that was requesting medical assistance on 27 July 2008, and the reasons therefore, if known. Please explain why, having been requesting medical assistance from around 3.20am on 27 July 2008, was not taken to the medical room for examination until around 1.40 am on 21 July 2008. Please explain why the Clinical Forensic Nurse who attended at 7.40am on 21 July 2008 as described above, said that she was not qualified to check. Please advise what assistance was provided, if any. Please provide copies of any documentation and/or records in relation to the medical assistance provided to. A written mandate is enclosed. Please state' (a) how many detainees, other than were examined by Clinical Forensic nurses between 19.00 hours on 26 July 2008 and midday On 27 July200B within the detention cells at St Leonard's Police Station. (b)Please specify at what time the Clinical Forensic Nurses were made aware that medical assistance was requested for each detainee and the time/s at which they were assisted.
Date for Response 11/05/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1374 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1373
Date Received 17/04/2009
Discretionary Points - I ask therefore using my right under Freedom of Information that you inform me in writing whether my form was scored, and if so what was my score, and what was the threshold for being awarded a point.
Date for Response 18/05/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1373 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1372
Date Received 22/04/2009
Please supply me with the following information under Freedom of Information legislation. Uptake rates for the HPV vaccine at every Catholic school in your health board area. I wish the information for Catholic schools only, and for girls given the first, second and third doses of the vaccine. Please supply the information by individual school.
Date for Response 21/05/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1372 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1371
Date Received 22/04/2009
FOI Request in relation to Estates and Facilities matters. You will see below that I have been contacted by a constituent regarding the front garden of the Cambridge Street Day Hospital. You may know that as part of the Usher Hall renovations there is to be a wider public realm improvement scheme in the area and as part of that I wondered if NHS Lothian was considering anything to improve the appearance of your property at 5-7 Cambridge Street?
Date for Response 21/05/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1370
Date Received 22/04/2009
I will now use the Freedom of Information Act. for this Under Freedom of Information And The National Health Service ( Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations. Scottish Statutory Instrument 2003 No.460. With all of its subsequent amendments. In particular Reg.2 and 3.(1) and 4 1. In the financial year 2007 to 2008. FOI request 2. How many patients, were granted FULL remission, and reimbursement of there claims for Taxi costs without escorts. FOI request 3. Hospital St Johns Livingston FOI request 4. Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at little France. FOI request. 5. What form of receipt is acceptable. Please describe, is it with a destination point and a pick up point, cost of fair, drivers written signature (name), and, the name of the company pre-printed on the receipt
Date for Response 21/05/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1370 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1369
Date Received 21/04/2009
I'd like to submit an FOI request please. Can you please tell me how many births there have been over the past five years to women aged 16 and under? I would also like a breakdown of the ages if possible.
Date for Response 20/05/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1369 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1368
Date Received 21/04/2009
I would like to request a copy of your Trust's Management & Treatment Policy covering the Newborn and 6-8 week Physical Examination with reference to checking the hips for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hips (DDH). In addition I would like to ask:
1. How many diagnoses of DDH/CDH were made in Scotland during both 2006/7 and 2007/8
2. From total diagnoses in both 2006/7 and 2007/8, how many cases of DDH in infants were resolved satisfactorily through non surgical treatment (e.g. Pavlik Harness)
3. What is the current average cost of a course of treatment for a diagnosed DDH infant
Date for Response 20/05/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1368 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1367
Date Received 20/09/2004
Under FOI, please supply me (by email) with an Organisational chart for your ICT (information technology) department including contact telephone numbers.
Date for Response 19/05/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1367 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1366
Date Received 20/04/2009
Please supply me (by email) with a list of Software Vendors and Suppliers of ICT (information technology) Services to NHS Lothian and total spend with each for 2008-2009 or latest data available.
Date for Response 19/05/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1366 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1365
Date Received 20/09/2004
Under my human rights and freedom of information act i require full details of all my Medical records that will be held on file when i lived in Stirling & Bonnybridge This section of my life is missing from my medical file, one of the doctors i saw was a Doctor Dick, we are talking 1993+. Please forward to the address at top of this letter, i require all records doctors, hospital, written and computer.
Date for Response 19/05/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1365 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1364
Date Received 20/09/2004
Under the FOI act I would like to ask the following information: how much this NHS spent in interpreters and translation in 2007/08?
Date for Response 19/05/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1364 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1363
Date Received 23/03/2009
1. How do you currently procure the following professional services?
Projecl Management
Design
Commercial Management
CDM coordinators
2. If professional services frame works or select lists are used, when are they due for renewal?
Project Management
Design
Commercial Management
CDM coordinators
3. In the last 12 month cycle: What was the total capital spend on construction projects? How many projects were there over £1min value? How did the capital spend break down by sector eg: i. Administration Ii. Care/Respite iii. Clinical iv. Research 4. In the next 12 month capital expenditure cycle: 5. Who is your Head of Property/ Estates? a. What is the forecast total capital spend on construction projects? b. How many projects are expected to be over £1 million in value? c. How will the capital spend break down by sector eg i. Administration ii Care & Respite iii. Clinical iv. Research
Date for Response 22/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1363 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1362
Date Received 17/04/2009
It would be helpful if you could provide answers to the following questions, under the Freedom of Information Act: 1. Do you currently offer childcare vouchers to your staff? (If not, please skip to question 13) 2. Which childcare voucher provider do you use? 3. When did your childcare voucher scheme start?4. When was your contract with your voucher provider last renewed? 5. Are you tied in to your existing provider? If so, when would you be free to move to a different provider? 6. When do you expect to review your scheme? 7. What administration fee are you paying your current provider, as a percentage of the voucher face value? 8. How many active members are in your childcare voucher scheme? 9. Does your voucher provider offer any additional services or benefits? If so, please provide details of the services offered and the number of your employees who actively use them. 10. Do you operate your own payroll services or use an external payroll provider? If you use an external payroll provider, is your childcare voucher scheme offered as part of their service or are you free to select your own provider? 11. How would you grade the customer service provided by your voucher provider: Excellent, Good, Average or Poor? 12. Please provide contact details for the person who manages the day-to-day administration of your scheme. 13. Please provide contact details for the person who has overall responsibility for employee benefits. 14. How many employees are on your payroll? 15. If you don't yet offer childcare vouchers to your staff, have you got any plans to introduce a scheme? If so, please indicate when you intend to start looking for suppliers.
Date for Response 18/05/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1362 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1361
Date Received 17/04/2009
The FOI Request Please provide answers to the following questions:- 1) From what source springs NHS Lothian's power to make / amend the law and ban the general public from smoking within hospital grounds and privately owned vehicles? 2) Please provide copies of the minutes of the NHS Lothian Board meeting in which the decision was made to introduce a blanket smoking ban.
Date for Response 18/05/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1361 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1360
Date Received 16/04/2009
I am writing to obtain information about the use of specific high technology mobile or private medical equipment by NHS Lothian in the year 2008. To outline my query as clearly as possible, I am requesting details on the hospitals use of:
LINAC (linear accelerator)
PET (Positron Emission tomography)
CT (Computerised tomography)
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
Lithotripters
How much was the Trust charged in 2008 for use of the mobile or private services for high technology medical equipment listed above? Please specify the cost and the time period for each specific machine (for example, 10 weeks lease of MRI Scanner £92,000, 6 months lease of CT Scanner £150,000). Why does the Trust use a mobile or private service rather than maintaining permanent equipment on site? (For example, cost/ convenience/ space/ untrained staff). An estimate of the cost to the Trust to buy the device for use on site rather than using a mobile or private service? (For example, MRI scanner-£700,000, CT scanner £500,000)
Date for Response 15/05/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1360 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1359
Date Received 15/04/2009
Please provide details of any incentives offered to people to encourage them to lead a healthier lifestyle (ie cut down/stop smoking, lose weight, stop/cut down excessive drinking of alcohol) over the last three years. Please include details of the incentive offered, the conditions attached to the incentive and whether the approach was deemed a success and if so, why?
Date for Response 14/05/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1359 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1358
Date Received 15/04/2009
Please could you give me details of all Serious Untoward Incidents (SUIs) which have occurred in hospitals operated by your authority in the last three calendar years. Where possible could this information show : 1.) The total number of SUIs, as well as a further break down showing total numbers for each individual hospital. 2.) The type of SUI as well as a brief description of it's nature, ie patient misdiagnosis (describing the misdiagnosis), patient death after a fatal error (describing the error) etc. 3.) Could you also please provide a total figure for monies paid out in compensation claims by your authority over the last three calendar years.
Date for Response 14/05/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1358 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1357
Date Received 14/04/2009
I'd like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act:
· How many hospitals in the board area are participating in accident and emergency "injury surveillance" projects?
· For how long have these projects being going on?
· How many incidents have been reported to the police since the projects started and what kinds of injuries did these involve?
· How many incidents involving a weapon have been reported to the police since the projects started, broken down by type of weapon.
Date for Response 13/05/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1357 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1356
Date Received 01/04/2009
Also within your letter you refer to several requests that have been considered by former Primary Care Organisations SMT so again under the Act may I ask as to how many such requests have been made to NHS Lothian in the last 5 years, by year, plus the total amount of money that has been contributed by NHS Lothian in the last 5 years broken down by year.
Date for Response 01/05/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1356 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1355
Date Received 01/04/2009
Further to your correspondence to Norma Fairlea in respect of NHS funding requests for assistance for appropriate further education for complex needs residential placements I am contacting you to ask under the Freedom of Information Act if you could please just clarify the CRITERIA for ‘meeting exceptional clinical needs’.
Date for Response 01/05/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1355 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1354
Date Received 08/04/2009
Can I please request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act: What percentage of key front-line staff in mental health and substance misuse services, primary care, and accident and emergency are currently educated and trained in using suicide assessment tools/suicide prevention training programmes?
Date for Response 08/05/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1354 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1353
Date Received 08/04/2009
Can I please request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act: How many children received an eye test (a) before starting school or (b) while in primary one, in 2008? What percentage of these eye tests were carried out by (a) an optometrist and (b) a school nurse? If the figures for 2008 are not available then I’d be grateful if you could give me the most recent available figures.
Date for Response 08/05/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1353 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1352
Date Received 06/04/2009
In respect of Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Do you have a rheumatologist or rheumatologists who specialise in Spondular Arthropathies (i.e. Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis)? What is/are their names? In the past 12 months, how many patients have you treated with biologics (e.g. Anti TNFs) for: Rheumatoid arthritis Spondular Arthropathies (i.e. Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis)?
Date for Response 06/05/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1352 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1351
Date Received 06/04/2009
In respect of Western General Hospital (Edinburgh) Do you have a rheumatologist or rheumatologists who specialise in Spondular Arthropathies (i.e. Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis)? What is/are their names? In the past 12 months, how many patients have you treated with biologics (e.g. Anti TNFs) for: Rheumatoid arthritis Spondular Arthropathies (i.e. Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis)?
Date for Response 06/05/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1351 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1350
Date Received 06/04/2009
I understand that a database exists to collect data on "adverse incidents" and "near misses" reported to the board by NHS staff concerning errors made in the care of patients - eg, where a patient was harmed or came close to being harmed in the course of their treatment by the NHS. I would be grateful if you could provide the following information: 1) How does the board define an "adverse incident" or "near miss" in relation to patient care? 2) How many such "adverse incidents" have been recorded in the board's area in each of the last three years? 3) How many "near misses" have been recorded in the board's area in each of the last three years? 4) How many staff have been disciplined as a result of an "adverse incident" or "near miss" in each of the last three years?
Date for Response 06/05/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1350 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1349
Date Received 13/03/2009
Could you also tell me how much money has been spent on taxi fares to transport consultants and other health board staff between hospital sites, as well as other premises within your health authority area, in the last six months to a year? Could you also give me the figure for the same period a year earlier? If you also have a breakdown on costs, particularly the highest individual fare, and reasons for the trips, I would appreciate it
Date for Response 14/04/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1348
Date Received 03/04/2009
I would like to know how many patients (new and returns) who have been treated in the Stockbridge Podiatry department in Edinburgh in January, February and March of 2009.
Date for Response 05/05/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1348 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1347
Date Received 02/04/2009
1. The payment volunteer drivers are entitled to per mile a) if they use a vehicle supplied by the Health Board and b) if they use their own vehicle. 2. The total annual cost to the Board of these payments. 3. If there are any plans or ongoing discussions about altering the current amount or system of payment and any supporting written documentation.
Date for Response 04/05/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1347 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1346
Date Received 02/04/2009
I am requesting under Freedom of Information copies of all correspondence and reports relating to the planning, decision making, cost benefit analysis, cost and legal status of the NHS Lothian action of painting double red lines outside the Kidzcare Nursery within the grounds of the Astley Ainslie Hospital campus. Furthermore, I request copies of all correspondence and reports regarding implementation of parking restrictions for the entire Astley Ainslie Hospital campus.
Date for Response 04/05/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1346 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1345
Date Received 01/04/2009
Agenda For Change (Job ID W-AHP-PHAR-PP3). I would be grateful if you would please send me the full audit trail of the Agenda for Change matching process for this post. I can confirm that I am the postholder and have been since before 1st October 2004.
Date for Response 01/05/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1345 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1344
Date Received 01/04/2009
I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 in relation to NHS Physiotherapy services: Is there a self referral system for all patients to physiotherapy treatment? How many patients are currently waiting for physiotherapy treatment? What is the maximum and average waiting time for physiotherapy.
Date for Response 01/05/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1344 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1343
Date Received 31/03/2009
How many referrals for children and young people were made to independent healthcare providers in England/ Wales for the following -Mental Health, Secure Mental Health, Learning Disability and Brain Injury and at what cost. How many referrals for children and young people were made to independent healthcare providers in Scotland for the following -Mental Health, Secure Mental Health, Learning Disability and Brain Injury and at what cost How many children and young people were placed within NHS adult secure mental health settings locally (IPCU, Low Secure, Medium Secure, locked wards), or in alternative NHS adult mental health care outside of the NHS board area.
Date for Response 30/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1343 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1342
Date Received 30/03/2009
I am writing to you under the freedom of information act. I am seeking the following information: 1. How many (a) bottle fed (b) mains fed water dispensers do you have in each hospital for which you are responsible? 2. How many tests for bacterial contamination were carried out on such dispensers in 2008? 3. How many tests showed the presence of coliforms, E. Faecalis, P. aeruginosa, Pseudomonas, S. aureus or other bacteria such as clostridium difficile?
Date for Response 29/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1342 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1341
Date Received 30/03/2009
How much is currently owed to your board by foreign patients - from countries without reciprocal healthcare agreements with the NHS - who have had operations and treatments? I wish to have this broken down by patient nationality, the number and types of procedures/treatments carried out, the cost of each procedure/treatment, where they were carried out, when they were carried out.
Date for Response 29/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1341 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1340
Date Received 30/03/2009
Please could you supply to me the amount of births in your hospitals between the period of January - December 2008. Figures required for births within hospital environment and home births.
Date for Response 29/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1340 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1339
Date Received 27/03/2009
How much money does NHS Lothian estimate it loses each year through the waste of prescription drugs? What, in your Board's experience, are the causes of such waste? Although it was only launched last June, how successful has your information campaign been so far? What steps do you believe could be taken centrally by the Scottish Government to help reduce the level of waste? Do you believe that the drug manufacturers themselves could play a part in reducing waste, and if so, what? In addition, any further information which you think may be of use would be most welcome. I thank you in advance for taking the time to respond to this.
Date for Response 28/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1339 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1338
Date Received 27/03/2009
Can you supply me with the figures for the amount of teenage pregnancies for the past five years in your area? Can you supply me with the figures for the amount of teenage abortions for the past five years in your area? Can you supply me with the figures for the amount of under-16 pregnancies for the past five years in your area? Can you supply me with the figures for the amount of under-16 abortions for the past five years? Can you supply me with the figures for the amount of under-16 pregnancies that went the full term, and a baby was successfully delivered? Can you supply me with the figures for the amount of under-16 pregnancies that went the full term, but the baby was unsuccessfully delivered?
Date for Response 28/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1338 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1337
Date Received 27/03/2009
Under the FOI act I would like to ask the following information: how much this NHS spent in interpreters and translation in 2008?
Date for Response 28/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1337 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1336
Date Received 26/03/2009
a) Please tell me how many women involved in same-sex relationships have undergone IVF treatment paid for by your NHS board in each of the past five years? b) How many single women have undergone IVF treatment paid for by your NHS board in each of the past five years? c) How many single gay women have undergone IVF treatment paid for by your NHS board in each of the past five years? d) How much has been spent on IVF treatments for all of the categories outlined above?
Date for Response 27/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1336 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1335
Date Received 26/03/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Act. For the period April 2007 – March 2008 No of staff employed Full time Part time Amount of business miles travelled attending meetings, conferences and clients. The actual cost of Business Miles reimbursements The cost for overnight accommodation and subsistence.
Date for Response 27/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1335 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1334
Date Received 26/03/2009
In September 2006 our client was admitted to the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh under the care of Mr Michael Dickson for breast reconstruction surgery. In the course of this procedure our client was administered a drug called Enoxaparin. It appears that following the administration of this drug our client suffered significant and serious haemorrhaging. We understand that subsequent enquiries have revealed that the dosage of the drug given to our client came from a faulty batch which affected a number of other women administered with that batch that day. We would be obliged to have the following information:- Who were the manufacturers of the drug and what was its batch number and the batch number of the dose given to our client. Any report prepared after enquiries into the effects of the administration of this drug on our client and others. Copies of any test results on the batch of the drug. Copies of any correspondence whether by letter or by e-mail between NHS Lothian and the manufacturers of the drug.
Date for Response 27/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1334 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1333
Date Received 26/03/2009
Under The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I would like to request details of all applications for inclusion in the Pharmaceutical List from December 1st 2008 to March 26th 2009, within your health board area. Details to include name of applicant, address of premises for which application made, date of PPC hearing (or scheduled date where hearing is to be heard), outcome of PPC hearing, whether appeals were lodged and outcome of any appeal made.
Date for Response 27/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1333 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1332
Date Received 25/03/2009
I am writing to request under the Freedom of Information Act the following information: For each of the past five years, how many operations were cancelled on the day of or the day after a patient's admission and how many of the patients involved were not readmitted within a month?
Date for Response 24/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1332 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1331
Date Received 25/03/2009
I am writing to request under the Freedom of Information Act the following information: What operations or procedures are refused or not offered to patients who smoke?
Date for Response 24/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1331 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1330
Date Received 25/03/2009
I am writing to request under the Freedom of Information Act the following information: Does any of the health authority's hospitals have a police 'mini station' or police post? How many officers are deployed to work within hospital grounds? How many times police were called to hospitals following reports of assaults on staff, patients or visitors in each of the past five years? How many assaults were lodged?
Date for Response 24/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1330 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1329
Date Received 25/03/2009
Please provide me with a completed cleaning schedule for Sighthill Health Centre as per attached.
Date for Response 24/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1329 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1328
Date Received 25/03/2009
1) The number of laptops listed as 'missing' or stolen' between 1st January 2008 and 1st March 2009. 2) Details of the type of data/filed contained on the laptop's hard drive. 3) The number USB drives, data cds/DVDs or other data storage device which has been listed as 'missing' or 'stolen' between 1st January 2008 and 1st January 2009. 4) Details of the type of data/files contained on the above
Date for Response 24/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1328 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1327
Date Received 24/03/2009
I am making a freedom of information request for a breakdown of the job title of every paid post within your health board and the average salary for each post.
Date for Response 23/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1327 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1326
Date Received 23/03/2009
Request copy of CCTV footage, from outpatient Department 2 to cashiers department at main entrance. Request that all documentation held, to be copied and sent to me as per the Freedom of Information (Scotland)Act 2002 asp13. Part1 Section 1, the Data Protection Act 1998 (c.29) Part 2 Reg7. also, the 2005 Disability Discrimination Act (c.13). I was also refused the return journey fare. Is this also kept by Mr Grant? I also Request that CCTV footage of the Main Entrance, of the 18 March at 11am to 11.45am is made available to me. As this will be needed for court. Civil Evidence Act 1995 (c.38)cont/.
Date for Response 22/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1326 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1325
Date Received 19/03/2009
We would like to submit the following request to NHS Lothian (Edinburgh Royal Hospital for Sick Children) under the freedom of information act. Please submit data for all patients under the age of 26 who have been coded under the following codes from 1998-2009: ICD-10 code K22.0 AND/OR OPCS-4.4 code G09.1 It is very important that patients with either code are identified, they do not need both codes but many will have both codes, we require the data for all patients whether they have only one or both codes. For these patients we require the following data: • Sex • Age at Diagnosis • Year of Diagnosis • First 3 digits of postcode
Date for Response 20/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1325 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1324
Date Received 19/03/2009
I would be grateful if you could provide me with the following information for the three years 2006/07, 2007/08 and 2008/09: How many referral were made to independent healthcare providers in England/Wales for the following -Mental Health, Secure Mental Health, Learning Disability and Brain Injury. How many referral were made to independent healthcare providers in Scotland for the following -Mental Health, Secure Mental Health, Learning Disability and Brain Injury. How much did the NHS Board spend on independent healthcare providers in England/Wales for Mental Health, Secure Mental Health, Learning Disability and Brain Injury. How much did the NHS Board spend on independent healthcare providers in Scotland for Mental Health, Secure Mental Health, Learning Disability and Brain Injury.
Date for Response 20/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1324 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1323
Date Received 17/03/2009
I would like to request the following information under FOI. Please could you tell me the number of times the Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary has had to close to new maternity admissions (eg women turning up to give birth) in the years 2007/08 and 2008/09? Could you please supply the dates of the closures, the length of each closure and where women were redirected to on each occasion, eg St John's Hospital etc. Also, how many women had to be directed to other units in total during this two-year period?
Date for Response 16/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1323 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1322
Date Received 17/03/2009
Please accept the following as a formal request by The Sunday Post under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. 1. What are the three biggest hospitals, by patient capacity, in your NHS board area? 2. How many staffed patient beds were available in each of these three hospitals in each of the last three financial years (2005/06, 2006/07 and 2007/08)? 3. How much did your NHS board spend on food for patients in each of these three hospitals in each of the last three financial years (2005/06, 2006/07 and 2007/08)? 4. How much did your NHS board spend on food for patients in total in each of the last three financial years (2005/06, 2006/07 and 2007/08)?
Date for Response 16/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1322 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1321
Date Received 17/03/2009
I would like to make the following request under the Freedom of Information Act. How many service discharge vehicles have been operational for NHS Lothian over the last five years. I understand the definition of service discharge vehicles would include "ambulances" to transfer patients between different places. If possible could the number be broken down by year.
Date for Response 16/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1321 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1320
Date Received 17/03/2009
I would like to make the following request under the Freedom of Information Act. How many NHS Lothian employees have been suspended in the last two years? If possible could this be broken down by i) year ii) for what offence they were suspended iii) what their job title was iv) where exactly they worked and v) what the final outcome of any investigation was.
Date for Response 16/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1320 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1319
Date Received 17/03/2009
I would like to make the following request under the Freedom of Information Act. How much has NHS Lothian spent on interpretation services in the last five years. I understand interpretation accounts for face-to-face dealings in hospitals. If possible, could this be broken down by year, and what language the interpreter was brought in to deal with. If possible, could the name of the hospital or premises the interpretation took place also be listed.
Date for Response 16/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1319 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1318
Date Received 16/03/2009
I wish to receive the following information in email format please? How many hospital admissions there have been for alcohol-related mental and behavioural disorders for (a) males and (b) females aged (i) under 10 years, (ii) 10 to 13 years, (iii) 14 to 17 years and (iv) 18 years and over in each of the last five years? And could we have a comment please?
Date for Response 15/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1318 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1317
Date Received 13/03/2009
I would be grateful if you could provide, under the Freedom of Information Act, answers to the questions below: 1) Does your LHB provide disabled adults with powered wheelchairs which include the following features? a) tilt in space - allows the adult to tilt back and relieve pressure on their bottom and legs b) riser – the adult can raise the seat so they are at eye level with their peers c) sit to stand – the adult can, when safely strapped in, move the chair so they are in their chair but in a standing position. 2) Does your LHB pay the full cost of a powered wheelchair for a disabled adult? 3) What is the average overall cost of a powered wheelchair for a disabled adult provided by your LHB? 4) What is the average waiting time for an adult’s powered wheelchair, between initial referral to wheelchair services and delivery of the chair? 5) Does your LHB provide disabled adults with electric profiling beds? 6) Does your LHB pay the full cost of an electric profiling bed for a disabled adult? 7) What is the average overall cost of an electric profiling bed provided by your LHB? 8) What is the average waiting time for an electric profiling bed for a disabled adult, between initial referral and delivery of the bed? 9) Does your LHB provide disabled adults with hoists? 10) What is the average amount your LHB contributes towards a hoist for a disabled adult? 11) What is the average overall cost of a hoist provided by your LHB? 12) What is the average waiting time for a hoist for a disabled adult, between initial referral and delivery of the equipment? 13) Is there a dedicated specialist respiratory service available to adults affected by muscular dystrophy when medically necessary? If so: a) Where is the service based? b) Does your LHB provide non-invasive ventilation when medically necessary? c) What is the average waiting time for non-invasive ventilation for these adults, from point of referral to delivery? d) Does your LHB provide these adults with cough assist machines when medically necessary? e) What is the average waiting time for cough assist machines for disabled adults, from point of referral to delivery? 14) Is there a dedicated specialist respiratory service available to children affected by muscular dystrophy when medically necessary? If so: a) Where is the service based? b) Does your LHB provide non-invasive ventilation when medically necessary? c) What is the average waiting time for non-invasive ventilation for these children, from point of referral to delivery? d) Does your LHB provide these children with cough assist machines when medically necessary? e) What is the average waiting time for cough assist machines for disabled children, from point of referral to delivery?
Date for Response 14/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1317 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1316
Date Received 13/03/2009
I have two requests under FOI. Could you firstly tell me how many times outside pest control contractors have been called into premises in your health authority area within the last six months? Could you also give me a figure for how much this has cost and also a breakdown by name of the premises which had to be dealt with and what the 'pest' problem was?
Date for Response 14/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1316 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1315
Date Received 12/03/2009
Please could you provide me with copies of the minutes from the Lothian Area Drug and therapeutics committee for 2006-present. Also I would like copies of the minutes from the Cardiovascular sub group of the Lothian Joint formulary committee for the period 2006-present.
Date for Response 09/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1315 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1314
Date Received 12/03/2009
Please accept the following questions as a formal request by The Sunday Post under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. What was the average waiting time from GP referral to first assessment by a clinical psychologist for patients who were referred to a clinical psychologist? Please provide figures for each of the last five years. What was the average waiting time from GP referral to start of treatment for patients who were referred to a clinical psychologist? Please provide figures for each of the last five years.
Date for Response 09/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1314 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1313
Date Received 10/03/2009
I would like to request the following under the freedom of information act - ICT organisational structure, including names and titles for heads of departments The number of external contractors onsite in IT from external agency's Overall organisational structure of NHS Lothian including names of titles of department heads.
Date for Response 07/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1313 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1312
Date Received 10/03/2009
Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act, I would like to request the following data: Whether any data disks, flash drives, memory sticks, or other electronic media has been lost since 28 November 2007 and if so, what information/data was included on the lost media.
Date for Response 07/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1312 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1311
Date Received 10/03/2009
Please treat the following enquiry under the Freedom of Information Act: How many babies have been born to mothers taking prescribed methadone within the NHS board area during 2003-2008? Please break this figure down by year. Please also break this down by hospital. What percentage of total births does this group make up? Of the babies born to mothers taking prescribed methadone, how many suffered Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome? How many of these children were premature? How many cot days in neonatal units were used to care for this group?
Date for Response 07/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1311 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1310
Date Received 10/03/2009
I am writing to you concerning NHS staff who have been suspended pending disciplinary investigation. I am requesting under the Freedom of Information Act, information pertaining to the total number of staff suspended by your trust and the length of time of their suspension.
Date for Response 07/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1310 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1309
Date Received 10/03/2009
I should be grateful if you would disclose, under Freedom of Information legislation, NHS Lothian's plan to meet the European Working Time Directive regulations, specifically for junior doctors.
Date for Response 07/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1309 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1308
Date Received 09/03/2009
I would like to know, under Freedom of Information, the following: 1) How long does it take patients, on average, to obtain gender reassignment surgery, following a referral for such from a specialist? (and broken down by gender).2) How many patients are currently waiting for gender reassignment surgery, following a referral for such from a specialist? 3) What is the policy on determining funding for gender reassignment treatments, and the rationale behind it?
Date for Response 06/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1308 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1307
Date Received 06/03/2009
I would like to request an organisation chart for your HR department please.
Date for Response 03/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1307 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1306
Date Received 06/03/2009
We would be grateful if you could provide answers to the following questions under the Freedom of Information Act: 1. Do you currently offer childcare vouchers to your staff? (If not please skip to Q12) 2. Which childcare voucher provider do you use? 3. When did your childcare voucher scheme start? 4. When was your contract with your voucher provider last renewed? 5. Are you tied in to your existing provider? If so, when would you be free to move to a different provider? 6. When do you expect to review your scheme? 7. What administration fee are you paying your current provider, as a percentage of the total voucher order value? 8. How many active members are in your childcare voucher scheme? 9. Does your voucher provider offer any additional services or benefits? If so, please provide details of the services offered and the number of employees who actively use them. 10. Do you operate your own payroll services or use an external payroll provider? 11. If you use an external payroll provider, is your childcare voucher scheme offered as part of their service or are you free to select you r own provider? 12. Please provide contact details for the person who manages the day-to-day administration of your scheme. 13. Please provide contact details for the person who has overall responsibility for employee benefits. 14. How many employees are on your payroll? 15. If you don't yet offer childcare vouchers to your staff, have you got any plans to introduce a scheme? If so, please indicate when you intend to start looking for suppliers. 16. If it is necessary to register as a potential supplier with your organisation, please provide details on how to do so.
Date for Response 03/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1306 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1305
Date Received 06/03/2009
I am writing to you under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in order to ask you to provide the following information: 1. The amount spent on consultancy services (individuals and/or companies) so far this financial year and also for the financial year 2007-2008 2. The projects/work undertaken by consultancy service providers (individuals and/or companies) so far this financial year and also for the financial year 2007-2008
Date for Response 03/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1305 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1304
Date Received 04/03/2009
I am writing to request information, under the relevant Freedom of Information legislation if necessary, regarding your Trusts adherence to a recent Royal College of Psychiatrists Report. To assist you in identifying the information that I request, I have copied the relevant parts from the report entitled Good Psychiatric Practice: Relationships with Pharmaceutical and Other Commercial Organisations. It is available on the Royal College of Psychiatrists website at http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/files/pdfversion/CR148.pdf. Clearly, this information request is limited only to the Mental Health side of your Trust, and specifically consultant psychiatrists. This report dealt with issues linked to doctors accepting sponsorship from industry, particularly the pharmaceutical industry. According to the NHS, sponsorship is defined as funding from any external source, including funding of all or part of the costs of employing a member of staff, research, training, pharmaceuticals, equipment, meeting rooms, costs associated with meetings, meals, gifts, hospitality, accommodation and transport costs (including trips abroad), and provision of free services (speakers), buildings or premises. On page 7 of the report, under Register of Members Interests the College states that ...registers are best maintained locally. The guidance issued by the NHS recommends that monitoring arrangements are established to ensure that NHS staff register any sponsorship and are held accountable for it. An official register of interests should be established as part of the NHS monitoring arrangements. Therefore, I would like to know:1) Did your Trust have, as of March 1st 2009, such a register of interests? a. If so, when was it created? 2) If the Trust did not have a register, were there, as of 1st March 2009, active steps being taken to create one? a. If so, what were those steps? 3) Whether that register was part of NHS monitoring arrangements? a. If so, how was it used and when? On page 8 of the Report, the College states Medical and clinical directors with responsibility for appraisal and management of psychiatrists should seek to establish a local register of interests and ensure that it is kept and regularly updated with full declarations from all local psychiatrists within the directors organisation Therefore, I would like to know: 4) Whether the register was established by the medical and clinical directors? a. If not, then I would like to know who established the register. 5) I would like to know on how many occasions, prior to 1st March 2009, the register has been updated since it was created. 6) I would be grateful if you could tell me how many local consultant psychiatrists a. Were approached to provide information for the register b. How many responded c. Are employed in total by your Trust On page 8 of the Report, it also states that Medical directors should ensure that local registers are accessible to the public and to patients within the trust. To this end, they should strongly consider making the register available through their organisations website. Therefore, I would like to know: Whether, as of 1st March 2009, the register was available to the public? a. If so, I would be like to request a copy, in either electronic or print format (depending on which is most convenient for you) 8) Whether, as of 1st March 2009, the register was available of the organisations website? a. If so, I would be grateful for the internet address. Finally, in Section 17 of the 2000 NHS Report entitled Commercial Standards: Ethical Standards for the NHS, it states Employers should ensure that monitoring arrangements are established to ensure that staff register any sponsorship and are held accountable for it. This may be through scrutiny by an appropriate committee, eg. local audit or ethics committees, as part of their normal activity, as well as through publication in the Annual Report, where this is practicable. Therefore, I would like to know: 9) Whether, as of 1st March 2009 there were monitoring arrangements to ensure staff register sponsorship? 10) Whether any staff have been held accountable within the last 12 months? 11) Whether there was any scrutiny at committee level? 12) Whether this information was published in your Annual Report?
Date for Response 01/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1304 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1303
Date Received 03/03/2009
Please provide me with a copy of the 2008/09Annual Account for the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh/NHS Lothian - Section 17 - not currently available
Date for Response 31/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1303 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1302
Date Received 04/03/2009
I wish to know how many registered asylum seekers have received assisted conception in the last five years. I wish to receive this information broken down by year. I also wish to know how many people are currently on the waiting list for assisted conception - and how many of these are registered asylum seekers.
Date for Response 01/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1302 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1301
Date Received 04/03/2009
I am writing to obtain information about the use of specific high technology medical equipment by NHS Lothian in the year 2008. To outline my query as clearly as possible, I am requesting details on the hospitals use of: - a. LINAC (linear accelerator) - b. PET (Positive Emission tomography) - c. CT (Computerised tomography) - d. MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) - e. Lithotripters 1.How many (if any) of these devices (listed above) were found on site, in all hospitals controlled by the Trust, in 2008? Please specify which particular devices are found on the Trust's sites, and state clearly how many of each device there is (for example, 1 MRI scanner; 3 Lithotripters). 2. How many times were each of these devices (listed above) used in 2008? Please state clearly how many times each individual device was used (for example, LINAC - 3000 separate uses; Lithotripters - 5000 separate uses). 3 Please note if any of these devices were bought, replaced or disposed of during 2008, and state when that took place.
Date for Response 01/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1301 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1300
Date Received 04/03/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would be grateful if you could provide a full audit trail of the matching process for my previous post (U-CN-PHM-WGH-LPSCAN), detailing the score awarded by each panel, any questions asked and the reply and reasons for any change in score by subsequent panels.
Date for Response 01/04/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1300 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1299
Date Received 02/03/2009
Please disclose the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act: 1. How much revenue have hospitals managed by the board made from bedside entertainment suites (ie telephones, TV and radio systems paid for by patients) in financial year 2007-2008? Please provide a sum total for all the hospitals managed by the Board. 2. How much have hospitals managed by the board made in telephone revenue sharing (ie where the trust has received a proportion of the cost of the call) from 0844, 0845 or other higher than local rate telephone numbers in financial year 2007-2008?
Date for Response 30/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1299 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1298
Date Received 02/03/2009
I would like to establish the number of people you have charged for NHS care in each of the past four years who were not entitled to receive this care for free (i..e they were from out with the European Economic Area). I would also like to establish the total value of this treatment for each of the last four years, and how much of it was actually collected, again for each year. If you could also make clear how much, if any, of the outstanding debt has been written off. If possible, I would also like to establish a summary of the types of procedures which people were billed for and the patient's country of origin.
Date for Response 30/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1298 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1297
Date Received 25/02/2009
I would like to make a Freedom of Information request concerning the provision of specialist nursing support for people with learning disabilities within the hospital facilities provided by your Health Board. We are seeking information on the availability of Learning Disability Liaison Nurses (these are sometimes known locally as nurse advisors). The Promoting Health, Supporting Inclusion review, pointed out the important part all nurses and midwives play in supporting people with learning disabilities to maintain good health. Learning Disability Liaison Nurses are a central part of this process. Below are a list of hospitals we have identified for your health board. For each of these could you identify: Whether the hospital provides acute health services; How many learning disability liaison nurses are available at each hospital; How many are on (i) full time and (ii) part time hours; How many are on (i) permanent and (ii) fixed-term contracts; What additional supports, aids or communication techniques does the hospital use to support the care and treatment of patients with learning disabilities? In addition we would like to know the following general information. Does your Health Board have a standard job description for Learning Disability Liaison Nurses? Can they and do they contribute to general nurse and medical staff
Date for Response 25/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1297 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1296
Date Received 25/02/2009
How many CT scanners are available to the trust. How many working hours those scanners are available for patients. How many working hours those scanners are used for patients. How many failed CT appointments. The number of working hours the CT scanner donated by RBS was available for patients. The number of working hours the CT scanner donated by RBS was used for patients.
Date for Response 25/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1296 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1295
Date Received 23/02/2009
Can you provide me with copies of the following FOI responses: 1162, 1227 and 1239 - section 25
Date for Response 23/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1295 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1294
Date Received 23/02/2009
I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act for a copy of the Trust's organisation chart. I would like this to contain a copy of the IT/ IS department's structure please.
Date for Response 23/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1294 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1293
Date Received 20/02/2009
Und FOI I would like to request an organisation chart for your IT department please.
Date for Response 20/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1293 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1292
Date Received 19/02/2009
I understand you did 2 Liver transplants in 01/02 on patients from outside the UK. Can you confirm that both of these were on 'patient falling ill whilst visiting the UK'.
Date for Response 19/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1292 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1291
Date Received 19/02/2009
Under the FOI act I request the following information - Lothian health board policy for absence management - in particular procedures in place for long term sickness absence.
Date for Response 19/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1291 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1290
Date Received 19/02/2009
Could you please provide details of goods and belongings reported as stolen from NHS properties/premises in the last five years. If possible could these be broken down by (i) what the item stolen was (ii) the estimated cost of the item (iii) where the item was stolen from and (iv) if the item was recovered and (v) which year this took place.
Date for Response 19/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1290 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1289
Date Received 19/02/2009
How many operations or procedures have taken place in the last five years to repair, amend, reverse or compliment cosmetic treatments received outwith the UK. If possible, could this be broken down by (i) year (ii) details of what the treatment involved (iii) which country the original cosmetic surgery occurred in and (iv) which hospital in Lothian the repairing treatment took place. If possible, could the cost of each treatment be included.
Date for Response 19/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1289 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1288
Date Received 19/02/2009
How many (i) suicides and (ii) suicide attempts have been made in NHS Lothian properties in the last five years. If possible, could these be broken down by (i) year (ii) which building this took place in and (iii) the type of building it was, i.e hospital, clinic etc.
Date for Response 19/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1288 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1287
Date Received 18/02/2009
1. Since 1997, how many NHS-funded Organ or tissue Transplants the Trust (or formerly in its constituent hospitals) has undertaken where the recipient is recorded as being resident outside the UK, and what was the country of residence in each case. 2. How many privately-funded Organ or tissue transplants where the recipient is recorded as being resident outside the UK have taken place on the trust's (again, or formerly in its constituent hospitals) premises, in private units connected with the Trust, or by staff working at the Trust, since 1997, what was the country of residence in each case, which organs were transplanted in each case, and where the organs came from.
Date for Response 18/03/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1286
Date Received 17/02/2009
I am requesting data under the Freedom of Information Act on young people accessing services for alcohol misuse. Between January 2008 and January 2009, how many young people (ie. 16 or 17 years of age and under) were engaged in counselling or support for alcohol abuse? I hope this figure can be broken down by age. I understand that some young people will access ADAT teams for their primary substance misuse which in some cases will be drugs with their secondary problem being with alcohol. Even if a child is seeking support for both drugs and alcohol, I still want this included in the figures.)
Date for Response 17/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1286 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1285
Date Received 17/02/2009
CAJE ID U-CN-PHM-WGH-RCPl: Rotational Clinical Pharmacist. I would be grateful if you would please send me the full audit trail of the Agenda for Change matching process for this post. I can confirm that I was the post holder when this post was matched
Date for Response 17/03/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1284
Date Received 17/02/2009
1, is the Liverpool care pathway is used in your care of the elderly /older people premises such as Ellen's Glen and Ferryfield House etc and if it is used when it was implemented 2, has the senses framework been adopted by the fore mentioned hospital sites.
Date for Response 17/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1284 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1283
Date Received 05/02/2009
I would like to request under the Freedom of Information Act a copy of a report which has been sent to West Lothian Council regarding the condition of the listed buildings at Bangour Village Hospital.
Date for Response 05/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1283 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1282
Date Received 13/02/2009
What I am trying to understand is why I was asked to resign from the Board and who was involved in the decision. Any correspondence to do with this must have been written prior to 25th June 2008 - probably some time from 1st June onwards. It is likely to be between the following people - James Barbour, Nancy Kirkland, Charles Winstanley, Alan Boyter, Heather Tierney-Moore and Eddie Eagan (and possibly others). There might also have been correspondence to or file notes of conversations with Civil Servants in the Department of Health and Wellbeing/Scottish Government. Please can you do a further search and make full disclosure under either DPA or FOI.
Date for Response 13/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1282 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1281
Date Received 12/08/2009
I would like to request the following data from NHS Lothian under Freedom of Information: How many women aged 19-25 have requested/been given the HPV vaccination since it became available in 2008?
Date for Response 12/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1281 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1280
Date Received 12/08/2009
1. Since 1997, how many NHS-funded Organ Transplants the Trust (or formerly in its constituent hospitals) has undertaken where the recipient is recorded as being resident outside the UK, and what was the country of residence in each case. 2. How many privately-funded Organ transplants where the recipient is recorded as being resident outside the UK have taken place on the trust's (again, or formerly in its constituent hospitals) premises, in private units connected with the Trust, or by staff working at the Trust, since 1997, what was the country of residence in each case, which organs were transplanted in each case, and where the organs came from.
Date for Response 12/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1280 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1279
Date Received 11/02/2009
Please can you tell me the names of the NHS hospitals & surgeons in Scotland and that provide NHS funded Bariatric Surgery, specifically stomach banding, and the respective waiting times for each hospital for surgery, along with any other necessary referrals including any required inter-departmental referrals to other allied healthcare groups within the NHS, in preparation for consideration. Could you also give me the referral guidelines and a flow chart route from beginning to end.
Date for Response 11/03/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1278
Date Received 11/02/2009
These questions should be considered individually under FOI: - Please provide a breakdown of all consultants used in each of the last two financial years (06-07; 07-08), broken down by how much each consultant has been paid, the name of the organisation/individual in each case, and the reason for hiring the consultant. In terms of all consultants used in each of the last two financial years, please provide me with a list of all reports produced (ie report title, not the reports themselves), next to the name of the consultant that produced each report.
Date for Response 11/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1278 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1277
Date Received 09/02/2009
I am writing to you with a question regarding The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Western General hospital within Edinburgh. I wonder if it is possible for you to provide me with the capacity each of the hospitals has for artificial ventilation of patients i.e. how many patients can be ventilated at any one time in each hospital in an emergency situation.
Date for Response 09/03/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1276
Date Received 09/02/2009
Please provide me with the following information through terms the Freedom of Information Act: Do any of the hospitals in your NHS area allow people to view dead bodies in the care of the health service? If so, where can this be done? Are there any rules in place for this? What, if any, fees exist for the viewing, care and transfer of dead bodies? Can any body be viewed, or do those requesting the viewing have to be relatives of the deceased?
Date for Response 09/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1276 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1275
Date Received 09/02/2009
I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the freedom of information act. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible. If however this request is too wide or too unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the act, you are required to advise and assist requesters. I would like full details of the following: I would like a copy of your organisation's gift and hospitality register for the last two years. If a central record is not kept then can I please have full details of all hospitality invites/gifts accepted by senior management (director level and above) for each of the last two years. For each hospitality event it should make clear when the event was, who attended, which organisation invited the person, the nature of the event (i.e. dinner, football match, golf tournament) and if possible the value of the invitation. For each gift it should make clear who sent the gift, when it was sent, what the gift was and it's value, if identifiable.
Date for Response 09/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1275 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1274
Date Received 06/02/2009
Details of all correspondence, letters, faxes, emails or other method of transmission; details of all briefings and meetings; and details of all telephone calls between NHS Lothians employees, directors and non-executive directors, with or about, Councillor Willie Dunn between 1st. January 2007 and the date of receipt of this request.
Date for Response 06/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1274 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1273
Date Received 06/02/2009
Details of all correspondence, letters, faxes, emails or other method of transmission; details of all briefings and meetings; and details of all telephone calls between NHS Lothians employees, directors and non-executive directors, with or about, Councillor Tom Conn between 1st. January 2007 and the date of receipt of this request.
Date for Response 06/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1273 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1272
Date Received 06/02/2009
Details of all correspondence, letters, faxes, emails or other method of transmission; details of all briefings and meetings; and details of all telephone calls between NHS Lothians employees, directors and non-executive directors, with or about, Councillor Alex Davidson between 1st. January 2007 and the date of receipt of this request.
Date for Response 06/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1272 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1271
Date Received 06/02/2009
Details of all correspondence, letters, faxes, emails or other method of transmission; details of all briefings and meetings; and details of all telephone calls between NHS Lothians employees, directors and non-executive directors, with or about, Councillor Graeme Morrice between 1st. January 2007 and the date of receipt of this request.
Date for Response 06/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1271 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1270
Date Received 06/02/2009
Details of all correspondence, letters, faxes, emails or other method of transmission; details of all briefings and meetings; and details of all telephone calls between NHS Lothians employees, directors and non-executive directors, with or about, Councillor Stuart Borrowman between 1st. January 2007 and the date of receipt of this request.
Date for Response 06/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1270 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1269
Date Received 06/02/2009
Details of all correspondence, letters, faxes, emails or other method of transmission; details of all briefings and meetings; and details of all telephone calls between NHS Lothians employees, directors and non-executive directors, with or about, Councillor Neil Findlay between 1st. January 2007 and the date of receipt of this request.
Date for Response 06/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1269 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1268
Date Received 06/02/2009
Details of all correspondence, letters, faxes, emails or other method of transmission; details of all briefings and meetings; and details of all telephone calls between NHS Lothians employees, directors and non-executive directors, with or about, Councillor Danny Logue between 1st. January 2007 and the date of receipt of this request.
Date for Response 06/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1268 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1267
Date Received 06/02/2009
Details of all correspondence, letters, faxes, emails or other method of transmission; details of all briefings and meetings; and details of all telephone calls between NHS Lothians employees, directors and non-executive directors, with or about, Councillor Bruce Ferrie between 1st. January 2007 and the date of receipt of this request.
Date for Response 06/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1267 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1266
Date Received 06/02/2009
Details of all correspondence, letters, faxes, emails or other method of transmission; details of all briefings and meetings; and details of all telephone calls between NHS Lothians employees, directors and non-executive directors, with or about, Councillor Jim Swan between 1st. January 2007 and the date of receipt of this request.
Date for Response 06/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1266 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1265
Date Received 06/02/2009
Details of all correspondence, letters, faxes, emails or other method of transmission; details of all briefings and meetings; and details of all telephone calls between NHS Lothians employees, directors and non-executive directors, with or about, Councillor Lawrence Fitzpatrick between 1st. January 2007 and the date of receipt of this request.
Date for Response 06/03/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1264
Date Received 06/02/2009
Details of all correspondence, letters, faxes, emails or other method of transmission; details of all briefings and meetings; and details of all telephone calls between NHS Lothians employees, directors and non-executive directors, with or about, Councillor John McGinty between 1st. January 2007 and the date of receipt of this request.
Date for Response 06/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1264 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1263
Date Received 06/02/2009
Details of all correspondence, letters, faxes, emails or other method of transmission; details of all briefings and meetings; and details of all telephone calls between NHS Lothians employees, directors and non-executive directors, with or about, Councillor George Paul between 1st. January 2007 and the date of receipt of this request.
Date for Response 06/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1263 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1261
Date Received 06/02/2009
Details of all correspondence, letters, faxes, emails or other method of transmission; details of all briefings and meetings; and details of all telephone calls between NHS Lothians employees, directors and non-executive directors, with or about, Councillor Dave King between 1st. January 2007 and the date of receipt of this request.
Date for Response 06/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1261 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1260
Date Received 06/02/2009
Details of all correspondence, letters, faxes, emails or other method of transmission; details of all briefings and meetings; and details of all telephone calls between NHS Lothians employees, directors and non-executive directors, with or about, Councillor Jim Dixon between 1st. January 2007 and the date of receipt of this request.
Date for Response 06/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1260 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1259
Date Received 06/02/2009
Details of all correspondence, letters, faxes, emails or other method of transmission; details of all briefings and meetings; and details of all telephone calls between NHS Lothians employees, directors and non-executive directors, with or about, Councillor Cathy Muldoon between 1st. January 2007 and the date of receipt of this request.
Date for Response 06/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1259 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1258
Date Received 04/02/2009
Under FOI please provide contact details for NHS Doctor, no-longer practicing within Lothian
Date for Response 04/03/2002
Freedom of Information Reference: 1258 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1257
Date Received 04/02/2009
Under the terms of the above Regulations, please provide the following information: Details of all correspondence, letters, faxes, emails or other method of transmission; details of all briefings and meetings; and details of all telephone calls between NHS Lothians employees, directors and non-executive directors, with or about, West Lothian Council in respect of the planning application for the proposed replacement parking barriers at St. John's Hospital at Howden. Please include details as they relate to pre-planning stages, and the appeals process subsequent to refusal.
Date for Response 04/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1257 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1256
Date Received 04/02/2009
We are making a request under the above act for information relating to the discovery of asbestos in the boiler house in Bangour Hospital. Our client worked here as a boiler man whilst employed by Lothian Health Board West District. In particular, we require the following information: Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing all inspection records of the above named area. Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing all maintenance records of the above named area. Information including sight of any contractors working in the above named area.
Date for Response 04/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1256 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1255
Date Received 03/02/2009
I would like to request information - if someone is to have a total hip replacement is the surgery done by a consultant surgeon or could it be with a less senior doctor and how would I be able to find out?
Date for Response 03/03/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1254
Date Received 03/02/2009
I would like to request information about infection rates at the RIE in respect of the orthopaedic operating theatres and wards?
Date for Response 03/03/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1253
Date Received 02/02/2009
Hospital Car Park Charging - How much has been taken in revenue by the private car park operators which service the hospitals in your area in the last five years? How many cars have entered each car park which services the hospitals in your area in the last five years? How many car owners have reported their cars damaged within those private car parks in the last five years? How many car owners have reported their cars stolen from within those private car parks in the last five years?
Date for Response 02/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1253 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1252
Date Received 02/02/2009
I am writing to you to make an application under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please could you give me details of monies owed to your authority by non-eu nationals for procedures and treatments received in hospitals/clinics/surgeries in your area. Where possible could this information be broken down to show: 1.) The sex/age of the patient? 2.) The facility the procedure/treatment was carried out in? 3.) A brief description of the procedure/treatment given (ie cancer treatment, general surgery, gynaecology and childbirth) 4.) The cost of the individual procedure/ treatment to the health board. 5.) The overall cost of owed procedures/treatments to the health board. 6.) The nationality of the patient.
Date for Response 02/03/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1252 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1251
Date Received
Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (Scotland) 2002, I would like to request the following information. In the area covered by your Board: 1) How many hospital doctors have been disciplined for alcohol use in the last 10 years? 2) Within that, how many have been sacked? 3) How many hospital doctors have been disciplined for drug use in the last 10 years? 4) Within that, how many have been sacked? 5) How many GPs have been disciplined for alcohol use in the last 10 years? 6) Within that, how many have been sacked? 7) How many GPs have been disciplined for drug use in the last 10 years? 8) Within that, how many have been sacked? 9) How many hospital doctors have been referred to the GMC for drugs or alcohol abuse over the last 10 years? 10) How many GPs have been referred to the GMC for drugs or alcohol abuse over the last 10 years? 11) How many nurses have been disciplined for alcohol use in the last 10 years? 12) Within that, how many have been sacked? 13) How many nurses have been disciplined for drug use in the last 10 years? 14) Within that, how many have been sacked? Released
Date for Response
Freedom of Information Reference: 1251 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1250
Date Received 29/01/2009
When would another termination form have to be completed. Before or After - "weekly" salary payment stop. Statutory weekly deductions stop (eg NI Contributions, Tax Liability). P45 Issued. Post termination.
Date for Response 26/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1250 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1249
Date Received 30/01/2009
Does this NHS board hold a register of deaf children? The number of children who waited less than 18 weeks to receive an appointment from the paediatric audiology department following referral in 2008. The number of children who waited more than 18 weeks to receive an appointment from the paediatric audiology department following referral in 2008. The total number of children referred to the paediatric audiology department for assessment from any source in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. The total number of individual deaf children receiving treatment from the paediatric audiology department in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008, broken down by level of loss (e.g. unilateral, mild, moderate, severe, profound). The total number of children identified as having a hearing loss via the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening process, broken down by level of loss (e.g. unilateral, mild, moderate, severe, profound) in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. For those children who were assessed as requiring a hearing aid, either via the GP referral pathway or via Universal Newborn Hearing Screening, the waiting time from assessment to hearing aid fitting on a case by case basis in 2008. For those children who were referred as candidates for cochlear implantation, the waiting time from referral to assessment at the national centre at Crosshouse Hospital in 2008.
Date for Response 27/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1249 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1248
Date Received 28/01/2009
Under s 1 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act I hereby request the following information: Details of all contracts and any plans for contracts between NHS Lthian and the NHS partner "First Response".
Date for Response 25/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1248 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1247
Date Received 28/01/2009
I would like to know which GP surgeries in Edinburgh have prescribed the diabetes drug Avandia (Rosiglitazone) between April 2008 and January 2009 - and how many patients have received the treatment in total. Could you please include with this response a breakdown of the number of items (Avandia) prescribed by Medical practices between April 2008 and January 2009.
Date for Response 25/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1247 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1246
Date Received 28/01/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would be very grateful if you could provide the following information -structure chart of the finance teams with Job Titles and Departments etc.
Date for Response 25/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1246 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1245
Date Received 27/01/2009
Re:CAJEID W -AHP -PHAR-SP2: Senior Pharmacist, Aseptic/Clinical. I would be grateful if you would please send me a copy of the full audit trail of the Agenda for Change matching process for this post.
Date for Response 24/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1245 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1244
Date Received 27/01/2009
Re: CAJE ID W -AHP -PHAR-SCP8: Senior Clinical Pharmacist, Critical Care and Surgical Directorate. I would be grateful if you would please send me a copy of the full audit trail of the Agenda for Change matching process for this post.
Date for Response 24/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1244 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1243
Date Received 27/01/2009
Re: CAJE ID: W-AHP-PHAR-SCP7 Senior Clinical Pharmacist Cardiology and General Medicine. I would be grateful ifyou would please send me in writing the full audit trail of the Agenda for Change matching process for this post.
Date for Response 24/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1243 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1242
Date Received 26/01/2009
Re: W-AHP-PHAR-SCP4 I would be grateful if you would please send me the full audit trail of the Agenda for Change matching process for this post..
Date for Response 23/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1242 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1241
Date Received 26/01/2009
1. If there are any outstanding repair or maintenance works to parts of the NHS estate which are not to be carried out immediately and, if so, the reason. 2. Details of the required work including cost if known or estimated. 3. If any decision has been taken not to carry out repair or maintenance work a) on budgetary grounds or b) on the basis that facilities will be replaced in time and if so, what these works would have entailed.
Date for Response 23/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1241 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1240
Date Received 23/01/2009
I would like to make a request for information regarding World Class Commissioning or Commissioning within the CHP. I am currently updating our database and hope you will be able to provide me with the following details regarding: Your most recent Strategic Commissioning Plan Your most recent Commissioning Framework Your most recent Commissioning Development Plans Your most recent Commissioning Business Plans Any World Class Commissioning initiatives or documents.
Date for Response 20/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1240 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1239
Date Received 23/01/2009
On behalf of the Labour Group of West Lothian Council, I request information under the Freedom of Information Act pertaining to a West Lothian Councillor. In particular, I request ALL correspondence either written or email that have been sent to NHS Lothian (its employees, executive-directors and non-executive directors) and any replies given. Also any notes or minutes of meetings and/or discussions with the Councillor involving NHS Lothian.
Date for Response 20/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1239 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1238
Date Received 22/01/2009
RE: Supply of Temporary and Contract staff to eHealth NHS Lothian Health Board. I hope this note finds you well. I have had a good look through on-line resources, as well as having had a few conversations with staff on the board however I am unable to clearly understand how short term information management and technology staff engaged by the board. We are a current supplier to similar boards and central NHSS bodies through our inclusion on national NHS Scotland agreements. I would like to explore Lothian's processes and discuss how and if we can assist. Withdrawn, meeting to be arranged.
Date for Response 19/02/2009

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1237
Date Received -
I would appreciate a reply indicating; If any Complimentary/ Alternative Therapies are available to patients within your local NHS Trust area. Which Complimentary/ Alternative therapies are available to patients within your local NHS Trust area. Also within the NHS England, the use (If an NHS Register/database of Alternative/Complimentary Practitioners has been fully supported and endorsed whereas in Scotland we have no such register for GP's and the public/patient base to access. With this in mind, if a patient in your own geographical Trust area did request a referral to a Complimentary/Alternative based therapy how would OP's be able to assist/provide this service or information to their patient base?
Date for Response 03/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1237 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1236
Date Received 22/01/2009
I was referred to the royal edinburgh hospital, edinburgh, by the west end medical practice, in 1998. I attended the royal ed as an outpatient. I wish to formally request under FOI full access to my medical notes as held by both the royal ed and the west end medical practice. I would prefer full hard copy or as discussed
Date for Response 19/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1236 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1235
Date Received 22/01/2009
I would like to make the following Freedom of Information request. Would it be possible to see figures for the number of people prescribed antidepressants by NHS Lothian each year from 1999 to the end of 2008? Could they be broken down into the different antidepressants such as Seroxat, Prozac and Zyban - if possible? Is it also possible to say how much NHS Lothian has spent on prescribing antidepressants each year from 1999 to 2008?
Date for Response 19/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1235 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1234
Date Received 22/01/2009
. Under the Freedom of Information Act, I'd like to request what procedures are in place at the Edinburgh Eye Pavilion regarding contacting GPs who do not reply to specific requests from the Eye Pavilion about their patients
Date for Response 19/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1234 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1233
Date Received 21/01/2009
Could I obtain the number of people who were diagnosed with chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia and the number of deaths due to chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia in 2008?
Date for Response 18/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1233 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1232
Date Received 22/01/2009
Under the Freedom of Information Act, I'd like to find out how much revenue is being generated by the Astley Ainslie hospital: in providing parking at the boiler-house for building plant belonging to private contractors working in Egypt Mews providing space for advertising for the private buildings being constructed
Date for Response 19/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1232 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1231
Date Received 21/01/2009
In terms of early retirement and early severance lump sums, broken down by calendar years 2007 and 2008, how many staff received a) £50,000 or more b) £100,000 or more or c) £250,000 or more?
Date for Response 18/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1231 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1230
Date Received 21/01/2009
How much, broken down by calendar years 2007 and 2008, have you paid out in a) early retirement and b) early severance lump sums to staff?
Date for Response 18/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1230 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1229
Date Received 21/01/2009
1. If any part of the NHS Board estate is currently for sale or if there are any current plans to place part of the estate on the market in the future. 2. The approximate value if known or estimated of assets currently on or planned to be on the market. 3. If any capital or other development plans are dependent on asset sales and if so what these are. 4. If there are any empty or unused properties which require ongoing maintenance and/or heating and the approximate cost if known or estimated.
Date for Response 18/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1229 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1228
Date Received 20/01/2009
I would like information regarding the above dentist, ~~~ ~~~. Can you please inform me if he was practising dentistry from December 2005 to July 2006? Can you also tell me what restrictions, if any, are in place when a dentist is not registered with GDC but continues to carry out treatment both privately and NHS. I would be very grateful for any information you have on record and in the public domain.
Date for Response 17/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1228 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1227
Date Received 19/01/2009
Under FOI Please provide me with all correspondence, since May 3rd 2007, can I get all communications between NHS Lothian staff on Councillor Beurskens.
Date for Response 16/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1227 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1226
Date Received 16/01/2009
I would like to submit a Freedom of Information request to see all correspondence NHS Lothian has regarding Action to Save St John's Councillor, Gordon Beurskens, from West Lothian. The correspondence I would like to see is letters received from councillor Beurskens on all matters and letters sent to councillor Beurskens from NHS Lothian, either in reply or otherwise.
Date for Response 13/01/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1226 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1225
Date Received 16/01/2009
I would like to request the minutes of the meeting for the application by Olayinka Ogunnioki and Houlihan Pharmacy Ltd for inclusion into the pharmaceutical list with respect to premises at 27 Elizabeth Drive, Boghall, EH48 1SJ. Please also advise me on the decision of the National Appeals Panel with regards to the above mentioned application.
Date for Response 13/01/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1225 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1224
Date Received 16/01/2009
Please provide me with all correspondence, since May 3rd 2007, between Councillor Gordon Beurskens and NHS Lothian (both ways).
Date for Response 13/01/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1224 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1223
Date Received 15/01/2009
Re: Reference: Job ID: U-CN-PHM-WGH-SPO1 - I would be grateful if you would please send me the full audit trail of the Agenda for Change matching process for this specialist pharmacist post in NHS Lothian. I can confirm that I was the post-holder from January 2006 to May 2008.
Date for Response 12/01/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1223 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1222
Date Received 15/01/2009
I understand from the Scottish Government that different boards have different procedures and checklists to help prevent mistakes before, during and after surgery. I would be grateful if you could tell me what procedures your board follows to ensure that errors are not made in surgery, such as the wrong patient getting the wrong operation, or the wrong limb or organ being operated on. Do surgical staff have to run through the check-list answering each question out loud. eg. each verbally communicating the patient's name, surgical site to be operated on the procedure to take place? If you have a copy of the check-list I would be grateful if I could see a copy.
Date for Response 12/01/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1222 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1221
Date Received 15/01/2009
For the financial year, 2006/2007, -- 1. How much money was spent on interpreting and translation services in total in your Board area? Of the total amount spent in your Board area, how much was spent on: 1. Translating information materials into community languages? 2. Translating patients' notes into community languages? 3. Interpreting services for people who speak community languages attending appointments/meetings with health professionals? 4. Supporting people who speak community languages to access health promotion / health management services outwith clinical settings (e.g. weight management, smoking cessation, addiction management classes, chronic condition management)? 5. Translating information materials into British Sign Language (BSL)? 6. Translating patients' notes into BSL? 7. BSLlEnglish Interpreters for Deaf BSL users attending appointments with health professionals? 8. Guide/Communicators for Deafblind people attending appointments with health professionals? 9. Electronic manual notetakers for Deafened people attending appointments with health professionals? 10.Lip speakers for Deafened people attending appointments with health professionals? 11.Palantypists or Speech-to-Text Reporters for Deafened people attending appointments with health professionals? 12.Electronic manual notetakers for Hard of Hearing people attending appointments with health professionals? 13.Lip speakers for Hard of Hearing people attending appointments with health professionals? 14.Palantypists or Speech-to-Text Reporters for Hard of Hearing people attending appointments with health professionals? 15.Supporting Deaf BSL users, Deafblind, Deafened or Hard of Hearing people to access health promotion / health management services outwith clinical settings (e.g. weight management, smoking cessation, addiction management classes, chronic condition management)?
Date for Response 12/01/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1221 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1220
Date Received 14/01/2009
Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, I was hoping that you would be able to provide me with the following information: 1. I would like to know which of the following drugs is included for use in which of SCAN's regional cancer protocols: alemtuzumab (MabCampath) anastrozole (Arimidex) Bevacuzimab (Avastin) bortezomib (Velcade) capecitabine (Xeloda) cetuximab (Erbitux) clofarabine (Evoltra) dasatinib (Sprycel) dexrazoxane (Cardioxane) docetaxel (Taxotere) Erlotinib (Tarceva®) fludarabine (Fludara) gemcitabine (Gemzar) Gonapeptyl depot ibritumomab tiuxetan (Zevalin) imatinib (Glivec) Lanreotide (Somatuline®LA) lenalidomide (Revlimid) letrozole (Femara) liposomal cytarabine (DepoCyte) mitotane (Lysodren) nelarabine (Atriance) nilotinib (Tasigna) panitumumab (Vectibix) Pemetrexed (Alimta) rituximab (MabThera) sorafenib (Nexavar) sunitinib (Sutent) Temozolomide (Temodal®) topotecan (Hycamtin) trabectedin (Yondelis) Trastuzumab (Herceptin) vinorelbine (Navelbine Oral) 2. What restrictions and accompanying advice is included on their usage? 3. How are the decisions reached for the inclusion of medicines in protocols?
Date for Response 11/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1220 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1219
Date Received 14/01/2009
I am writing to all Health Boards to help build up a picture of access to equipment for children with neuromuscular conditions in Scotland. I would be grateful if you could provide, under the Freedom of Information Act, answers to the questions below: 1. Does your Board provide disabled children with powered wheelchairs which include the following features? tilt in space - allows the child to tilt back and relieve pressure on their bottom and legs riser - the child can raise the seat so they are at eye level with their peers sit to stand - the child can, when safely strapped in, move the chair so they are in their chair but in a standing position. 2. What is the average amount your Board contributes towards a powered wheelchair for a disabled child? What is the average overall cost of a powered wheelchair? What is the average waiting time for a powered wheelchair, between initial referral to wheelchair services and delivery of the chair? 5. Does your Board provide disabled children with electric profiling beds? 6. What is the average amount your Board contributes towards an electric profiling bed for a disabled child? 7. What is the average overall cost of an electric profiling bed? 8. What is the average waiting time for an electric profiling bed for a disabled child, between initial referral and delivery of the bed? 9. Does your Board provide disabled children with portable hoists? 10. What is the average amount your Board contributes towards portable hoists for a disabled child? 11. What is the average overall cost of a portable hoist? 12. What is the average waiting time for portable hoists for a disabled child, between initial referral and delivery of the equipment?
Date for Response 11/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1219 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1218
Date Received 14/01/2009
To obtain a copy of minutes from all meetings between NHS Lothian and Edinburgh University with regards to a new Aquilion One CT Scanner donated by the Royal Bank of Scotland to the Queen's Medical Reseacrh Unit, which was announced in May 2008.
Date for Response 11/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1218 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1217
Date Received 14/01/2009
1. To provide a list of objects removed from patients as part of a medical procedure in the last three years. To clarify - I was thinking things like bottles and hoover-ends. 2. Could these be broken down by year, hospital and age or gender of patient.
Date for Response 11/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1217 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1216
Date Received 14/01/2009
I was a non-executive director of NHS Lothian from February to June 2008. I am formally making an application under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FoIA) and a subject access request under Section 7(1) of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) to obtain any information held about me by the Board. This would include any emails, letters and other correspondence/ documentation in which I am mentioned. There is no need to send me minutes of Board or committee meetings at which I was present, as I will already have these. I look forward to receiving a response to the DPA aspects of my request within the statutory time of 40 days and the FoIA part within the statutory time of 20 working days.
Date for Response 11/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1216 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1215
Date Received 13/01/2009
I am making a freedom of information request for the number of health board who have been convicted of driving while over the legal alcohol limit in each of the past five years of which the board has a record of. I would like the numbers catergorised by which position they are employed as at the health board.
Date for Response 10/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1215 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1214
Date Received 13/01/2009
I have been contracted by Guide Dogs to produce a report mapping services for blind and partially sighted people in the UK. Please can you provide details of the Ophthalmological Services provided by Lothian Health Board?
Date for Response 10/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1214 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1213
Date Received 13/01/2009
1. How much did NHS Lothian spend on translation services in 2007 and 2008. 2. Could you break down the cost by language
Date for Response 10/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1213 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1212
Date Received 13/01/2009
1. In each of the last five years how many foreign trips have been taken by NHS Lothian staff on official business. 2. If possible, could this be broken down by the name of the person on the trip, their position, where the destination was, for what purpose and how much the health board paid towards the trip.
Date for Response 10/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1212 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1211
Date Received 13/01/2009
 1. How many elective operations have been cancelled or rescheduled in the last three years. 2. If possible could these be broken down by hospital. 3. If possible could these be broken down by reasons why the operation was cancelled. 4. If possible, could you clarify whether or not the patient had to be accommodated in a hotel by the NHS as a result of cancellation or rescheduling.
Date for Response 10/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1211 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1210
Date Received 13/01/2009
This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please inform me as soon as possible if you hold information of the following description: - Details of the number of times translators have been employed by NHS Lothian in each of the past two years (back from December 31, 2008) and the total associated cost for each of those years. These details should also be divided to show what proportion of the number of uses of translators and costs were made by GP surgeries versus the use in hospitals or other NHS facilities.
Date for Response 10/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1210 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1209
Date Received 12/01/2009
I would like the FOI to be provided as follows. Please provide me with - the number of executives and senior managers in your organisation within each pay band - the number, WITHIN EACH PAY BAND, awarded the following: unacceptable, incomplete, fully acceptable, superior, outstanding. Please make it clear whether they were on consolidated or non-consolidated pay and the percentage pay increase this equated to. - the resulting total salaries of each executive and senior manager for 2008-2009 - details of the performance targets executives and senior managers are required to meet in order to receive a pay award, eg, your corporate objectives, individual objectives. please can you also tell me who in your organisation is responsible for grading the managers for their performance-related pay.
Date for Response 09/02/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1209 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1208
Date Received 08/01/2009
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I am currently examining medical adverse events that have happened to patients diagnosed or subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer. I am particularly interested in cases brought to light through potential court action or through good governance since 1st January 1999. I would be grateful if you could send me the following information, broken down into calendar year: 1.      Since 1st January 1999 how many patients have intimated a claim or raised an action against NHS Lothian (or against the organisation when previously a Trust) related to a delay, or alleged delay, in the diagnosis of breast cancer? 2.      Of these how many were settled out of court or, if taken to court, were found in favour of the patient or the patient’s family? 3.      Since 1st January 1999 how many patients with delays in the diagnosis of breast cancer have come to light by other means, for instance through a patient or a medic reporting the delay or through good governance (local reporting of incidents, clinical audit, etc.)?
Date for Response 05/01/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 1208 Response.

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