Freedom of Information 2010

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2353
Date Received 23/12/2010
I would like to establish full details of payments made by your organisation under the “discretionary points" scheme in each of the last five financial years. For each year, I would like to establish the total amount spent on ‘discretionary point’ payments and how many employees received them. I would also like to establish how many employees received the maximum of eight discretionary points in each year.
Date for Response 27/01/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2353 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2352
Date Received 22/12/2010
I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 relating to Christmas and New Year parties in 2010; Costs of hiring any venues; Catering costs including what was ordered in terms of food and drink and for how many staff; Total costs for any taxis that were put on for staff to get home; bonuses or gifts given to staff including cost and item;
Date for Response 25/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2352 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2351
Date Received 20/12/2010
How many translators and interpreters are currently employed by NHS Lothian (both on full-time and part-time basis), and how many the board has employed each year, for the last five years. The annual cost of providing translation and interpretation services (including staff costs for NHS Lothian each year, for the last five years. How many NHS Lothian hospital appointments required an interpreter each year, for the last five years, and how many appointments for which an interpreter was provided, did the patient not attend (i.e. that the appointment was classified ‘DNA’) each year, for the last five years.
Date for Response 21/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2351 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2350
Date Received 25/11/2010
The information which I require is any information (including letters, emails, briefings, copies of e-mails and notes of meetings and conversations) from 2008 to present that NHS Lothian holds pertaining to the following: the annual cost to NHS Lothian of providing homeopathy services. Consideration of any research evidence on which NHS Lothian bases it proposal to reduce homeopathy services. Consideration of the results of the comparison between homeopathic and conventional treatments commissioned by NHS Tayside
Date for Response 23/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2350 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2349
Date Received 14/12/2010
As part of our work we are seeking information about the current level of service provision for Deaf Adults and referrals from young adults. To Assist in our task, we would greatly appreciate answers to the following questions:Please detail how your Mental Health Service meets the needs of deaf adults? Does your NHS board keep a record of referrals for deaf adults to mental health services? At what age does your adult mental health service start accepting referrals from young adults, e.g. 16 -25. Within the 16-25, 25-40, 40-55, 55 and over age brackets, how many referrals has your mental health service received from deaf young people and adults in the last 12 months? If referrals have been received, please detail the process for managing these referrals and provide information about the referring agencies. Have any of these referrals required a BSL interpreter at any of the appointments? How many referrals has your Mental Health service received for deaf patients in each of the last five years? What is the average waiting time for a first appointment for a Child Referral to your CAMHS?
Date for Response 18/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2349 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2348
Date Received 14/12/2010
Regarding your target of having 50% of key frontline staff in accident and emergency being educated and trained in using suicide assessment tools/ suicide prevention training programmes by 2010, how has this been implemented, what success have you had, and how do you intend to measure the success of the program?
Date for Response 18/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2348 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2347
Date Received 14/12/2010
With reference to the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I am writing to request information currently held by your Local Authority. The information which I am seeking is the following: - How many people are employed directly by the local authority? - How many of these employees earn less than £7.15 per hour? - How much it would cost to increase the wages of all those directly employed by the local authority earning less than £7.15 per hour to this level of £7.15 per hour? - Whether the local authority uses existing procurement policies to ensure contractors pay a set amount, for example at least £7.15 per hour, for employees providing local authority services? - How many staff providing local authority services are employed by contractors and how many of these employees earn less than £7.15 per hour?
Date for Response 18/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2347 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2346
Date Received 14/12/2010
This request aims to establish the number of people on waiting lists and being treated for mental illness by NHS Lothian. First, please provide a figure for the number of people treated by NHS Lothian for mental illness conditions each year from 2005 until the present date. Second, please provide a figure for the number of people on waiting lists to receive treatment for mental illness with NHS Lothian each month from January 2005 until the present date. Thirdly, please indicate how many of those on waiting lists for mental illness treatment with NHS Lothian over the period in question did not subsequently receive any treatment. Finally, please disclose if any individuals on waiting lists for mental illness treatment with NHS Lothian over the period in question died without having received any treatment. If this information is held, please indicate if the cause of death was suicide.
Date for Response 18/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2346 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2345
Date Received 13/12/2010
What contract do you have with LA, Private, Voluntary, or Not for Profit Care homes (residential or nursing) to provide either (a) for step down intermediate care pending . full discharge to a community package (domicilatory or llll'esidential care) or (b) for step up care (or investigation or assessment) prior to going into hospital.
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2345 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2344
Date Received 13/12/2010
This Freedom of Information request seeks the following information: How many patients were removed in each of the last three years from the delayed discharge data system in each category: (a) Because of re-designation as "complex needs." (b) Because they once again needed medical treatment and were not any longer "medically fit for discharge" and therefore awaiting assessment or a community care package or the other defined reasons for waiting in hospital beyond the point that they needed to remain in hospital for medical reasons. (c) For a reason other than listed in (a), (b), or discharge. Also, (d) were any patients re-designated more than once during a single stay in hospital?
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2344 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2343
Date Received 13/12/2010
I am looking to attain the following information please under the Freedom of Information Act. All current I.T/ ICT contracts in place including renewal/ expiry dates/ name of vendors/ Contract Values (£’s) - Please include: Telephony contracts (Calls & Lines etc), Data contracts, WAN contract, Support & maintenance contracts, Mobile network contracts & carriers.
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2343 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2342
Date Received 13/12/2010
Request #25 Please state the estimated cost of all cancer treatments not funded by your Health Board following an exceptional or individual funding request in each of the last three years, had they been funded, broken down by the treatment applied for and whether this was for use within its licensed indication or for use outside its licensed indication (off-label).
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2342 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2341
Date Received 13/12/2010
Request #24 Please state the estimated cost of all cancer treatments funded by your Health Board following an exceptional or individual funding request in each of the last three years, broken down by the treatment funded and whether this was for use within its licensed indication or for use outside its licensed indication (off-label).
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2341 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2340
Date Received 13/12/2010
Request #23 Please confirm or deny whether your Health Board holds data on (a) the estimated cost of all cancer treatments funded by your Health Board following an exceptional funding or individual request in each of the last three years and (b) the estimated cost of the cancer treatments which were not funded by your Health Board following an exceptional or individual funding request in each of the last three years, had they been funded.
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2340 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2339
Date Received 13/12/2010
Request #22 Please list all the cancer treatments which have not been funded by your Health Board following an exceptional or individual funding request in each of the last three years, broken down by the number of times each treatment was requested but not funded and whether this was for use within its licensed indication or for use outside its licensed indication (off-label).
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2339 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2338
Date Received 13/12/2010
Request #21 Please list all the cancer treatments which have been funded by your Health Board following an exceptional or individual funding request in each of the last three years, broken down by the number of times each treatment was funded and whether this was for use within its licensed indication or for use outside its licensed indication (off-label).
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2338 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2337
Date Received 13/12/2010
Request #20 Please list the total number of patients who have had exceptional or individual funding requests for cancer treatment rejected in each of the last three years, broken down by whether this was for use within its licensed indication or for use outside its licensed indication (off-label).
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2337 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2336
Date Received 13/12/2010
Request #19 Please list the total number of patients who have had exceptional or individual funding requests for cancer treatment approved in each of the last three years, broken down by whether this was for use within its licensed indication or for use outside its licensed indication (off-label).
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2336 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2335
Date Received 13/12/2010
Request #18 Please list the total number of patients who made exceptional or individual funding requests for cancer treatment in each of the last three years, broken down by whether this was for use within its licensed indication or for use outside its licensed indication (off-label).
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2335 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2334
Date Received 13/12/2010
Request #17 Please confirm or deny whether any patients’ exceptional or individual funding requests for cancer treatment have been funded in each of the last three years.
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2334 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2333
Date Received 13/12/2010
Request #16 Please supply a list of all cancer treatments which your Health Board will not fund.
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2333 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2332
Date Received 13/12/2010
Request #15 Please confirm or deny whether your Health Board holds a list of cancer treatments which it will not fund.
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2332 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2331
Date Received 13/12/2010
Request #14 Please list all social criteria which have been used by your Health Board to assess exceptional or individual funding requests for cancer treatment in the last year.
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2331 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2330
Date Received 13/12/2010
Request #13 Please confirm or deny whether social criteria (i.e. criteria to assess the exceptionality of patients not related to the cost- or clinical- effectiveness of the treatment) have been used by your Health Board to assess exceptional or individual funding requests for cancer treatment in the last year.
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2330 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2329
Date Received 13/12/2010
Request #12 Please supply details of the membership of the body which exists in your Health Board to assess exceptional or individual funding requests for cancer treatment.
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2329 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2328
Date Received 13/12/2010
Request #11 Please confirm or deny whether a body exists in your Health Board to assess exceptional or individual funding requests for cancer treatment.
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2328 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2327
Date Received 13/12/2010
Request #10 Please supply the forms used by clinicians to apply for funding for their patients for medicines to be used within its licensed indication or for use outside its licensed indication (off-label).
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2327 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2326
Date Received 13/12/2010
Request #9 Please confirm or deny whether there is a form for clinicians to apply for funding for a cancer treatment for use within its licensed indication or for use outside its licensed indication (off-label).
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2326 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2325
Date Received 13/12/2010
Request #8 Please supply the written protocols used by your Health Board to determine whether to reimburse a funding request for a cancer treatment to be used outside its licensed indication (i.e. ‘off-label use’).
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2325 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2324
Date Received 13/12/2010
Request #7 Please confirm or deny whether written protocols are used by your Health Board to determine whether to reimburse a funding request for a cancer treatment to be used outside its licensed indication (i.e. ‘off-label use’).
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2324 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2322
Date Received 13/12/2010
Request #5 Please confirm or deny whether you have updated any written protocols used by your Health Board to assess exceptional or individual funding requests for cancer treatment since 15 March 2010.
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2322 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2321
Date Received 13/12/2010
Request #4 Please supply all written protocols used by your Health Board to assess exceptional or individual funding requests for cancer treatment, and please supply all associated guidance.
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2321 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2320
Date Received 13/12/2010
Request #3 Please confirm or deny whether written protocols used by your Health Board to assess exceptional or individual funding requests for cancer treatment exist.
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2320 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2319
Date Received 13/12/2010
Request #2 Please supply all written correspondence that you have had with the Scottish Executive/ Government about protocols to assess exceptional or individual funding requests.
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2319 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2318
Date Received 13/12/2010
25 Separate requests from the Rare Cancers Foundation:- Request #1 Please confirm or deny whether you have had any correspondence with the Scottish Executive/Government about protocols to assess exceptional funding requests.
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2318 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2317
Date Received 13/12/2010
How many space are available for service users at your rehabilitation facilities either as a residential patient or within the community and, how many people were recorded as receiving treatment for substance abuse on 21 July 2010.
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2317 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2316
Date Received 13/12/2010
I would be more than grateful if you could help me by providing information for your organization about a. Medicines Management Staff and Committees: b. Medicines Management/ Formulary/ Area Drugs and Therapeutics/ Prescribing Committees c. Members of such committees. d. All the PCTs sole and joint formularies
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2316 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2315
Date Received 13/12/2010
I would be more than grateful if you could help me by providing information for your organization about: A. Non managerial staff: A1. GP with Special interests: names, contact information, specialties A2. GPs with Declared Interests: names, contact information, declared interest A3. Nurses with Special Interest, Nurse Prescribers, District Nurses employed by the organization A4. Clinical Leads/ Public health/ Disease leads and the domain of their specialty.
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2315 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2314
Date Received 13/12/2010
This is a request for information submitted in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. I ask that you acknowledge receipt of this request for information. Some public bodies maintain a register of staff who hold employment other than with NHS Lothian. If NHS Lothian holds information in relation to secondary employment of its staff I request it.
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2314 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2313
Date Received 10/12/2010
Can you provide details of all payments made to Frontline Consultants in the past 5 years.
Date for Response 13/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2313 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2312
Date Received 10/12/2010
I would like the request (all questions in it) to cover the two week period up to the end of Thursday December 9. I would like to know how extra funds were spent in response to the cold weather during this period - how much extra was spent during the snow-icy weather than would be spent during a two week period with no snow-ice. Was an emergency fund or spend activated. I would like to know how many hospital admissions there during this period related to the cold weather - whether injuries or illnesses or conditions linked to it. I would like to know how many employees or contractors were off sick during that period.(up to the end of December 9). I would like to know how many employees were off sick during the two week period between Thursday November 11 and Thursday November 25.
Date for Response 13/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2312 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2311
Date Received 09/12/2010
I would like to establish how much calls to any 084 telephone numbers that you operate cost per minute from a landline number. I would also like to establish how much income, if any, your organisation has generated from operating a 084 telephone number in each of the last three financial years.
Date for Response 12/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2311 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2310
Date Received 08/12/2010
I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act to ask for the following information. Please can you give me the details and sums of any payments made to former NHS staff who have ceased employment with your organisation, for the financial years 2008/9 and 2009/10, i.e payments made in error after the staff member had left the NHS. If payments have been made, can you tell me whether any money has been recovered from the individuals concerned. This request is being sent to all health boards in Scotland.
Date for Response 11/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2310 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2309
Date Received 07/12/2010
This is a freedom of information request to ask how much is spent on translation at your NHS board. Could I please find out how much has been spent on translation over the past five years and have this broken down into individual companies paid, such as Language Line. Also could I find out how much was paid out for translation and how much for face-to-face interpretation.
Date for Response 10/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2309 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2308
Date Received 07/12/2010
This is a freedom of information request to ask if your NHS board has shares in any alcohol or tobacco companies. Could I please also find out the names of the companies that the board has shares in and the value of those shares.
Date for Response 10/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2308 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2307
Date Received 07/12/2010
I would like to request the following information from your Health Board: 1. How many dentists are on the dental list in the Health Board area. 2. How many salaried dentists the Health Board employs (FTE). 3. How much the Health Board spends on dentistry provision, broken down by a) hospital based services, b) salaried services outwith hospitals and c) payments to General Dental Practitioners. 4. For each individual head (ie. the alphabetical heads a,b,c etc) under the Statement of Dental Remuneration, for the most recent year for which figures are available, a) the number of individuals in receipt of a payment under that head and b) the total paid out under that head.
Date for Response 10/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2307 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2306
Date Received x
Please can you send me the direct contact details of the following job titles (ICT (Information, Communication and Technology) can also mean for IM&T (Information Management and Technology), IS (Information Systems), IT (Information Technology), :- • Director of Finance, Head of Procurement, Director of ICT, Head of ICT, ICT Manager, Application Manager, Infrastructure Manager, Network Manager, Telecoms Manager, ICT Security Manager, ICT Service Delivery Manager, ICT Support Manager, ICT Training Manager, ICT Projects Manager, ICT Operations Manager, ICT Strategy Manager, Web Manager, Can you also send me the following documents:- The organisation’s ICT structure with contact names, For each of the job titles above please can you send me their:- Full contact names, Actual job titles, Direct contact numbers, Direct email addresses.
Date for Response x
Freedom of Information Reference: 2306 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2305
Date Received 02/12/2010
Please may I request the following information: Name and contact details for the Commissioner in charge of Ophthalmic procedures? Number of Cataracts commissioned, and cost associated with these procedures, for 2009? Number of Cataracts to be commissioned through 2010 and in 2011 and predicted cost associated? Name and address of facilities where cataract surgery has been commissioned in 2009 and 2010? Number of Cataracts commissioned at each facility for 2009 and the intended numbers for 2010 and 2011 if available? Policies relating to YAG laser capsulotomy for treatment of posterior capsular opacification? Number of YAG laser capsulotomy procedures for treatment of posterior capsular opacification in 2009, and the cost associated with these procedures? Plus target figures for procedures and costs for such referrals in 2010 and 2011 if available? Name and address of facilities where YAG laser capsulotomy procedures are commissioned?
Date for Response 05/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2305 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2304
Date Received 02/12/2010
I request the following information from you: How much did your organisation spend on recruitment in 2009-10?
Date for Response 05/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2304 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2303
Date Received 02/12/2010
I request the following information from you: How much did your organisation spend on (a) food and (b) alcohol for events, receptions, conferences, etc in 2009-10?
Date for Response 05/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2303 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2302
Date Received 02/12/2010
How much did your organisation spend on public affairs and PR (broken down to show (a) advertising and marketing spend, (b) central staff costs and (c) consultancy/agency spend) in 2009-10?
Date for Response 05/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2302 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2301
Date Received 02/12/2010
I request the following information from you: Which of your organisation’s projects and/or initiatives are currently running over timetable, and by how much? Which of your organisation’s projects and/or initiatives are currently running over budget, and by how much? Clarification requested.
Date for Response 05/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2301 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2300
Date Received 01/12/2010
This is a request for information submitted in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. I would like to be sent all the information released under FOISA during the month of November 2010.
Date for Response 31/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2300 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2299
Date Received 30/11/2010
How many Staff (full head-count rather than full-time equivalents) are employed in IT functions? Do you have an internal Information Technology team or is Information Technology TOTALLY Outsourced? If Outsourced, to which Company? Is your Information Technology Infrastructure managed internally or outsourced? If Outsourced, to which Company? Are your Desktop computers managed internally or outsourced? If Outsourced, to which Company? Is your Systems Development/Applications Management managed internally or Outsourced? If Outsourced, to which Company? How many Desktop Computers are in use? How many Laptop Computers are in use? Which Server Platform(s) do you use? IBM/PCM Mainframe: (Please state which Operating System(s) – z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE) UNIX: (Please state which Operating System(s) – e.g. Sun Solaris, AIX etc.) Microsoft Windows: System I: Others (Please be kind enough to state): How many Physical Servers are in use? How many VIRTUAL Servers are in use?
Date for Response 30/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2299 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2298
Date Received 30/11/2010
I would like to request: a) an electronic copy of the board's Medicines Formulary; b) an electronic copy of approved suppliers list for pharmacy c) list of IT software used in pharmacy d) average waiting time for outpatient prescriptions e) organisation chart for pharmacy
Date for Response 30/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2298 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2297
Date Received 30/11/2010
Who provides your medical out-of-hours services? If you have separate arrangements for call handling services and provision of medical services, please list both. Could you let us know how services are split between direct (NHS Board) provision and level 1 provision and in the case of level 1 provision whether provision is under GMS/PMS or health board medical services contract. In the case of provision under a health board medical services contract could you please name the provider and the type of organisation – eg commercial sector, social enterprise. What is the total value of the medical out-of-hours spend for your health board in the current year (2010-2011)? Total spend and spend/head of population. If services are delivered under one or more medical services contracts, could you please list the population served by the contract(s), the value of the contract (s)(2010-2011), the duration and end-date of the contract(s) and your tendering intentions.
Date for Response 30/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2297 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2296
Date Received 29/11/2010
How many morning after pills have been given out to girls between the ages of 13 and 16 in the last year by staff in your NHS board(basically the most recent yearly figures you have)? I would also like to have a breakdown of which services they have been handed out in - such as GPs, hospitals or family planning clinics -- and how many have been handed out in each.
Date for Response 29/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2296 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2295
Date Received 29/11/2010
I am writing to you to request if your Hospital trust/board has a policy or standard operating procedure with regards conduct of medical representatives on trust premises. In particular, I am wondering if your trust has a specific policy with regards receiving free samples from pharmaceutical companies. Please can you send any policy documents you may have related to these topics.
Date for Response 29/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2295 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2294
Date Received 29/11/2010
This is a request for information submitted in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. From NHS Lothian I would like to be sent all the information released under FOISA during the month of September 2010.
Date for Response 29/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2294 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2293
Date Received 29/11/2010
Can you confirm whether there has been any correspondence between NHS Lothian and Forth Energy, Forth Ports, Scottish and Southern Energy, or agents acting on behalf of any of the above companies, with regards the use of heat produced by a proposed biomass plant on Leith Docks in properties owned, or rented, by NHS Lothian? If there has been correspondence on this subject, please tell me the addresses of the properties that this correspondence relates to.
Date for Response 29/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2293 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2292
Date Received 29/11/2010
I request to know under the freedom of information act (scotland), how many elderly people were admitted to hospital due to falls in winter each year, for the last 5 years.
Date for Response 29/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2292 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2291
Date Received 25/11/2010
I would like to make a freedom of information request:- Various Acts required the Trust to publish data on job applicants and successful candidates. I would like to make a freedom of information request for the original. raw data used for this analysis with as much detail as possible on individual candidates gender/nationality and race, and if possible the date of application and types of position applied for. Please provide ANY data available from 2005 to present.
Date for Response 23/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2291 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2290
Date Received 25/11/2010
Please disclose under the FOI Act: 1. Have any patients been sent to zoos for MRI scans in the last 3 financial years? 2. How many of these instances were because of patient obesity? 3. For each instance in question 1, please detail the reason why the patient was sent to a zoo for an MRI scan. 4. For each instance in question 1, please also detail the date the patient was sent for an MRI in a zoo, the name of the zoo, and any related payments made to the zoo. 5. Have any patients requested to be sent to a zoo for an MRI scan in the last 3 financial years but this request has been turned down? 6. Have any doctors requested that a patient be sent to a zoo for an MRI scan the last 3 financial years but this request has been turned down? 7. For each instance in question 5 and 6 please detail why they said they needed to be sent to a zoo MRI, and why their request was rejected.
Date for Response 23/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2290 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2289
Date Received 24/10/2011
Re Job Identification No WLD-AHP-POD1. I write with reference to the recent formal review decision made regarding my banding, and confirm that I am making a request for information. I have researched the Freedom Of Information Act (Scotland) 2002 and I am aware of my right to see this information. Job Audit history, All CAJE reports including the one generated by the review panel, Names of the individuals who were nominated as job advisors/representatives for my job for each stage of the process, Panel codes used for original matching panel and for review panel, Copies of the Panel’s questions on my job for each stage and answers obtained, Copies of the Panel’s notes on my job for each stage. Copy of the Consistency Panel’s notes for each stage. Copy of national consistency checking Panel’s notes (JMEG). I would estimate that the information required would be from the period of 2006 - present as this relates to the AfC process and initially I assimilated in 2007.
Date for Response 22/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2289 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2288
Date Received 24/10/2011
I made a Formal Complaint to NHS Lothian Complaints Team on 12 September 2010 about my treatment by ~~~~~, Psychiatrist, from 21 April 2010 to 7 September 2010. In order to take the matter to the Scottish Public Sector Ombudsman I need the following; All notes made by ~~~~~ about me between the consultation on 21 April 2010 and the final one on 7 September 2010. The report made to ~~~~~, General Manager Lothian Complaints team by ~~~~~ on his contact with me. I request this under the Freedom of Information Act.
Date for Response 22/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2288 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2287
Date Received 24/10/2011
I am wanting to see the documentation associated with the AFC matching, grading and review process of my post. I have been told that in order to do so I will have to use the 'Freedom of Information' route. The ID code for my post is U-CN-LAB-CLB-PCS2 and the Job Title is 'Principal Grade Clinical Scientist'
Date for Response 22/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2287 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2286
Date Received 22/11/2010
Please provide me with : The name of your organisation’s Chief Pharmacist, The Chief Pharmacists salary for financial year 2009/10, The Chief Pharmacists salary for the current financial year 2010/11 (actual salary), Job title of the person the Chief Pharmacist is responsible to, Job titles of staff directly responsible to Chief Pharmacist, A copy of the Chief Pharmacists Job Description.
Date for Response 20/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2286 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2285
Date Received 22/11/2010
#1 Please confirm or deny that your NHS board operates a clinical assessment and treatment service (CATS) for musculoskeletal services. If confirmed: #1a Please state whether it is located in primary or acute care. #1b Please list the job titles of its staff #1c Please confirm or deny that your NHS operates a local pain management service #1d Please confirm or deny if it is fully integrated with the local pain management service #1e Please supply any agreed referral processes for musculoskeletal conditions #2 Please confirm or deny that your NHS board operates an integrated falls service with your public local authority. #3 Please confirm or deny that your NHS board has identified all long-term conditions patients in your health community and in each of the Community Health Partnerships. #4 Please confirm or deny that your NHS Board includes musculoskeletal conditions within its definition of long-term conditions #5 Please supply a list of all the specific conditions which are included in your NHS board’s list of long-term conditions. #6 Please state the total number of patients (a) with long-term conditions and (b) with musculoskeletal conditions in your NHS board area. #7 Please confirm or deny that your NHS board has conducted an audit of the outcomes of patients with musculoskeletal conditions. #8 Please list the outcome indicators you use to conduct the audit of the outcomes of patients with musculoskeletal conditions. #9 Please list your overall expenditure on problems of the musculoskeletal system in each of the last three financial years, broken down by expenditure on each specific musculoskeletal condition. #10 Please confirm or deny that your NHS board has mapped current resources for people with long-term conditions and their use. #10a If confirmed, please supply details of the audit. #11 Please confirm or deny that your NHS board works with voluntary and community organisations to support patients with musculoskeletal problems. #11a If confirmed, please list the groups with which your NHS board works. #12 Please confirm or deny that your NHS Board provides information to patients on musculoskeletal conditions to support self-care. #12a If confirmed, please supply this information. #13 Please confirm or deny that your NHS board has made links with any local return to work initiatives being undertaken within your Health Bard area. #13b If confirmed, please supply this information #14 Please list the total number of rheumatologists in your NHS board area in each of the last three years. #15 Please confirm or deny that your NHS board provides education for GPs about how to manage patients with suspected rheumatoid arthritis. #15a If confirmed, please supply details. #16 Please confirm or deny that your NHS board has made any assessment of the (i) capacity and (ii) cost of intravenous services in (a) hospital and (b) community settings in your NHS board area. #18a If confirmed, please supply details. #19 Please confirm or deny that your NHS Board has made an assessment of the average waiting time for a follow-up appointment for a patient with rheumatoid arthritis. #19a If confirmed, please supply details. #20 Please supply a list of all clinical guidelines and protocols clinicians and healthcare professionals are expected to follow when treating people with musculoskeletal conditions in your NHS Board area. #21 Please confirm or deny that your NHS Board has conducted an assessment of best practice guidelines in the treatment of patients with musculoskeletal conditions. #21a If confirmed, please supply details.
Date for Response 20/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2285 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2284
Date Received 22/11/2010
From NHS Lothian I would like to be sent all the information released under FOISA during the month of September 2010.During the month of September 2010.
Date for Response 20/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2284 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2283
Date Received 19/11/2010
To forward to me by return post all the Guidance, Rules and Regulations with regard to this Board Administered Allocation account together with actual amount that was allocated to Lothian Health Board and explanations of how it should be used. Who actually makes the decision and how and when amounts from this Fund and you need actually tell me who makes the arrangement and decisions in this case. I refer to previous correspondence with regard to this matter and refer particularly to your letter dated 13 September 2010 where in paragraph 3 you say “following discussions with colleagues” – I now require you to actually provide me with the names of these colleagues that you discussed this matter with and their particular offices, titles and positions within Lothian Health Board and with their full addresses, with whom you were in contact.
Date for Response 17/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2283 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2282
Date Received 19/11/2010
We are researching the treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) in the UK and we need to identify medical oncology consultants specialising in RCC. We are not concerned with surgical consultants treating RCC. Therefore would you please provide the following information for the RCC Consultants working within your organisation: Title, Surname, Forename, Does the consultant receive referrals from other physicians in your Board, Does the consultant receive referrals from physicians in other Boards/Trusts.
Date for Response 17/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2282 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2281
Date Received 19/11/2010
I am writing to you to ask how many GP practices uses premium rate telephone numbers within your health board area as of 1st November 2010.
Date for Response 17/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2281 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2280
Date Received 17/11/2010
Further to our FOI request dated September 29 on bonus payments for managers, it might be helpful if I clarify the information required. Rather than using the term bonus payments, I have substituted this with performance related pay, The revised questions therefore read: A) What is the performance related pay structure in your health board B) What is the salary banding for managers in your health board; what is the number of managers in each banding C) What performance related payments were made to NHS managers in your health board in . a) 2008/09; b) 2009/10; and c) to date in 2010/11, broken down by banding D) How many NHS managers in your health board are not included in the Agenda for Change pay scales, broken down by band
Date for Response 15/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2280 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2279
Date Received 17/11/2010
1. Broken down by every financial year from between 2007/08 to 2009/10, how much has your board paid to meet the costs of discretionary points for consultants (or any successor scheme)? Please also state the number of consultants who benefited from discretionary points/payments from the point scheme in each of those years. 2. In every financial year from between 2007/08 to 2009/10, how much has your board paid to meet the costs of discretionary points for consultants, broken down by each individual discretionary point banding? ie level 1, level 2 etc. Please also state the number of consultants who have received points/payments from the point scheme in each banding.
Date for Response 15/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2279 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2278
Date Received 17/11/2010
Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request information about compensation claims across your health board. Please can you give details of the number of claims that have been made following accidents or problems in hospital grounds throughout the past three years (2008, 2009, 2010). For each claim, please provide brief details of the incident, the status of the claim, and details of how much was paid out if a claim was successful.
Date for Response 15/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2278 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2277
Date Received 17/11/2010
Both my wife and myself would like to make a request for photocopies of our medical and non-medical records held at our Group Practice. These cover a short period spanning Xmas/New Year 2009/2010. Having checked your website, I am not sure if we should do this using the Data Protection Act Form or as an actual FOI request. I'm probably splitting hairs but it's the provision of non-medical records that's thrown me.
Date for Response 15/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2277 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2276
Date Received 17/11/2010
I am studying for an MSc in Health Information Governance and we are currently looking at the Freedom of Information Act 2000. As an assessed part of our course work we are to provide a breakdown of FOI requests received by our organisation (in my case NHS Lothian) over the last year. The breakdown is to include: number of request received, number of requests where information was provided, requests refused and breakdown of who has requested information. However, I am finding it difficult trying to track down the actual figures, would it be possible for you to provide me with this information or even just point me in the right direction for obtaining the info myself.
Date for Response 15/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2276 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2275
Date Received 17/11/2010
I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act: Can you please tell me if your hospital specifically asks patients if they consent to accepting a ‘high risk’ or ‘marginal’ organ, explain how this question is presented to the patient, and tell me whether they are then placed on a waiting list for a ‘high risk’ or ‘marginal’ organ? Can you please tell me if patients who are placed on a waiting list for a ‘high risk’ or ‘marginal’ organ also automatically go on a waiting list for a ‘low risk’ or ‘non-marginal’ organ? Can you please tell me how many transplants involving ‘high risk’ or ‘marginal’ organs, carried out at your hospital in the last three years, failed within one year of transplant? Can you please tell me how many transplants involving ‘low risk’ or ‘non-marginal’ organs, carried out at your hospital in the last three years, failed within one year of transplant? Can you please tell me how many cases of disease or viruses have been transmitted from donated organs, through transplant, at your hospital in the last three years? In each case, can you please tell me the nature of the disease or virus, eg cancer or hepatitis C, and the outcome for the recipient, eg successfully or unsuccessfully treated for cancer or hepatitis C and whether the patient is still alive?
Date for Response 15/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2275 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2274
Date Received 16/11/2010
How many families have been contacted to date as part of the HWI Program? Out of this total can you tell me how many have responded and have actually participated in the HWI program? What procedure is in place to recognise that a child should be involved in the HWI program? How will the program be implemented within your health board and what basic outline does it follow? What is the target for participation within the program? What is the budget for the program within your health board? Is the program compulsory or can it be entered voluntarily and/or through invitation? Did your health board experience any major barriers in relation to the delivery of the programme and raising the issue of overweight children? Has your health board recognised any opportunities within the program delivery for improvement in the health of its participants? How does your health board monitor the success of the programme and how can it ensure that the skills learned by the participants will be carried on into adult life? Does your health board have a strategic plan in place that covers the programme for its duration? If so, could you outline this please.
Date for Response 14/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2274 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2273
Date Received 16/11/2010
Can you please supply a copy of all protocols and guidelines relating to the use of Biologics in connection with the treatment of Psoriasis.
Date for Response 14/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2273 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2272
Date Received 15/11/2010
It is our understanding that there was a formal review of nurse hours in general practices across East Lothian a year prior to the new contract being implemented, and that efforts were made to rectify historical inequalities at that time, taking into account district nurse and practice nurse time. It seems grossly unfair to us that there is now a haphazard dismantling of some of the nursing provision in the county, and that Prestonpans, which has among the highest deprivation levels, is the first to be affected. This policy appears to be inconsistent with the Scottish Government’s commitment to reduce health inequalities. To enable us to understand the basis of this decision, please provide us with any documentation, correspondence, meeting minutes and other records relating to: • the initial review of nurse hours in general practice in East Lothian; • CHP policy to withdraw the funding for treatment room nursing; • funding currently being provided to other East Lothian practices for treatment room nursing; and • Union objections for funding to be handed over to practices. Could you please treat this as a request for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
Date for Response 13/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2272 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2271
Date Received 15/11/2010
For Years 06/07, 07/08, 08/09, 09/10 and April to September 2010W - What is the total number of adults (ie in all client groups but excluding children) who were in receipt of NHS continuing health care funding from your health board in these financial years: What is the total number of older people (ie women over 60, and men over 65) were in receipt of NHS continuing health care funding from your health board in these financial years: What was your health board's total spend across all adult client groups on NHS continuing health care funding in these financial years: What was your health board's total spend for older people in receipt of NHS continuing health care funding in these financial years: How many assessments for NHS funding for continuing health care were undertaken across all client groups in these financial years: How many applications for NHS continuing health care were made? How many assessments were completed during this year and a decision made about NHS continuing health care funding eligibility (including ones referred prior to this year)? Of these, how many older people were found to be eligible for NHS continuing health care funding? How many were not eligible? What was the average time taken from referral to the health board panel/decision about eligibility? How many cases were referred to the Ombudsman? Of the cases referred to the Ombudsman, How many were upheld? How many were not upheld? How many older people had their continuing care funding reviewed and were found to no longer be eligible? How many older people were in receipt of NHS continuing health care funding while living in their own home for at least part of the 2009 - 2010 financial year? How many of the cases where a continuing health care funding decision was reached during 2009/10 took longer than one year to reach a decision (i.e. from initial screening and/or notification of potential eligibility)? How many retrospective applications does your health board have in its system as at the date of this FOI request? What was the average time taken to complete retrospective assessments which were completed during 2009/10 (from date of initial request to date of health board panel)? In your health board has any member care home staff acted as an assessor for continuing health care during 2009/10?
Date for Response 13/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2271 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2270
Date Received 15/11/2010
I would like to request the following information under the terms of Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act. Name and contact details of your organisations chief executive. Total salary (including benefits) paid to the Chief Executive for financial year 2009-10. Total salary (including benefits) paid to the Chief Executive for financial year 2010-11. The total budget of the organisation.
Date for Response 13/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2270 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2269
Date Received 12/11/2010
In accordance with FOIS Act I would be obliged if you could provide the following – a) How many substantive (i.e. non locum) A&E consultants are there at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh? How many substantive (i.e. non locum) A&E consultants are there at St John’s Hospital Livingston, West Lothian? How many locum A&E consultants are there at St John’s Hospital in Livingston, West Lothian.
Date for Response 10/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2269 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2268
Date Received 12/11/2010
I would like to make a request for the information detailed below as per the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act. I have broken the request into two sections by subject: a. Please provide me with a list of domain names owned by the NHS board? b. Please provide the total costs for your website for the years 2008, 2009, 2010? (This can be financial year, or calendar year depending upon what is easiest to provide) c. Please provide details of who manages the website, including departmental structure chart, job descriptions.
Date for Response 10/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2268 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2267
Date Received 11/11/2010
NHS Lothian provides children’s speech therapy services to local authorities such as East Lothian and Edinburgh. Please can you provide the following? The total value of contracts for each authority? Number of children served in each authority? Scope of Services and Service Level Agreement? Length of Contract? A description of the competitive tendering process?
Date for Response 09/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2267 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2266
Date Received 11/11/2010
In the years 31 March 2008/1 April 2009 and 31 March 2009/1 April 2010 can you tell me how many complaints you received in respect of members of the public being unable to access NHS Primary Care Dental Services.
Date for Response 09/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2266 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2265
Date Received 11/11/2010
I would be grateful if you could supply the following information:- In the years 31 March 2008/1 April 2009 and 31 March 2009/1 April 2010 How many Hospital Acquired Infections were reported.
Date for Response 09/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2265 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2264
Date Received 10/11/2011
Under Freedom of Information legislation, I request the following information: How many incidents of fraud have been recorded by your organisation since January 2007? How much money has your organisation lost due to fraud since January 2007? Have any criminal charges been brought against members/employees of your organisation related to fraud since January 2007, and - if so - what were the results? Have any internal investigations been conducted by your organisation since January 2007, and - if so - what were the results?
Date for Response 08/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2264 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2263
Date Received 10/11/2011
Under Freedom of Information legislation, I request the following information from you: How much has the health board spent on consultants’ distinction awards in 1) 2007/08; 2) 2008/09; and 3) 2009/10. I would be grateful if you would provide separate totals for each year.
Date for Response 08/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2263 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2262
Date Received 10/11/2011
This request concerns Practice Based Commissioning within your PCT/Board. Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would be grateful if you could provide me with the following information: Name of each cluster/consortium within your PCT/Board. Names of GP surgeries in each PBC cluster/ consortium within your PCT/Board. Names and contact details of each PBC cluster management lead and the PBC cluster clinical lead for each of your clusters.
Date for Response 08/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2262 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2261
Date Received 10/11/2011
Re Job Identification No P-PCD-POD-STP1 - I write with reference to the recent formal review decision made regarding my banding, and confirm that I am making a request for information. I have researched the Freedom Of Information Act (Scotland) 2002 and I am aware of my right to see this information. I would much appreciate it if you could provide copies of the following by post to the address below : Job Audit history, All CAJE reports including the one generated by the review panel, Names of the individuals who were nominated as job advisors/ representatives for my job for each stage of the process, Panel codes used for original matching panel and for review panel, Copies of the Panel’s questions on my job for each stage and answers obtained, Copies of the Panel’s notes on my job for each stage, Copy of the Consistency Panel’s notes for each stage, Copy of national consistency checking Panel’s notes (JMEG), I would estimate that the information required would be from the period of 2006 - present as this relates to the AfC process and initially I assimilated in 2007.
Date for Response 08/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2261 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2260
Date Received 10/11/2011
Please provide me with a paper cop of the Annual Accounts for the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for the year ending 2010/11 (!!?? Not yet available!)
Date for Response 08/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2260 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2259
Date Received 10/11/2011
write with reference to the recent formal review decision made regarding my banding, and confirm that I am making a request for information. I have researched the Freedom Of Information Act (Scotland) 2002 and I am aware of my right to see this information. I would much appreciate it if you could provide copies of the following by post to the address below : Job Audit history, All CAJE reports including the one generated by the review panel, Names of the individuals who were nominated as job advisors/representatives for my job for each stage of the process, Panel codes used for original matching panel and for review panel, Copies of the Panel’s questions on my job for each stage and answers obtained, Copies of the Panel’s notes on my job for each stage, Copy of the Consistency Panel’s notes for each stage, Copy of national consistency checking Panel’s notes (JMEG), I would estimate that the information required would be from the perior of 2006 - present as this relates to the AfC process and initially I assimilated in 2007.
Date for Response 08/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2259 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2258
Date Received 09/11/2010
How many GP referrals of patients to chiropractors were paid by your health board each year for the past five years?
Date for Response 07/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2258 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2257
Date Received 09/11/2010
I have been advised that funding for your Independent Advice and Support Service (lASS) in 2010/11 was decreased as compared with funding for the previous year. Please advise' me of funds allocated in (a) 2008/9, (b) 2009/10. and (c) 2010/11 for lASS, both in total and as per capita in terms of population. If funding \vas reduced in either cash or real terms in any year, please provide an explanation for the change.
Date for Response 07/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2257 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2256
Date Received 09/11/2010
How many pregnancies has your health board recorded for under 16s so far this year? In 2009? 2008? What was the youngest age under 16 recorded for a pregnancy in your health board area this year? In 2009? 2008? How many terminations were there for pregnancies in the under 16 age group this year? In 2009? 2008?
Date for Response 07/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2256 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2255
Date Received 08/11/2010
Can you give a number for the amount of blood samples which have been lost or misplaced by the NHS Royal Infirmary Edinburgh in the past 5 years? How many patients in the past 5 years have been called back to the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh as their previous samples have been lost or misplaced? How much money has been spent in the past 5 years due to lost or misplaced blood samples in the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh?
Date for Response 06/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2255 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2254
Date Received 05/11/2010
I was wondering if you could provide me with the information of how many foreign students are undertaking nursing programme in Scotland. It would be helpful if the data was from past five years, however any information is greatly appreciated. (This figures could help me to state whether or not the Scottish nursing programme is becoming more popular in EU, and if there is any rise in foreign students coming to study nursing in Scotland). This is to write my dissertation about EU student nurses.
Date for Response 03/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2254 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2252
Date Received 14/10/2010
I’d like to request the following information under Freedom of Information legislation. 1. How many written complaints or representations regarding out-of-ours healthcare provision has the NHS board received in each of the last five financial years?
Date for Response 11/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2252 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2251
Date Received 14/10/2010
In terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act I would be grateful if you would provide me with the following information: Statistics on an annual basis of alcohol related hospital admissions between 1995 and the present day, with a breakdown in age if possible (under 18s, 18-22, 22 and above).
Date for Response 11/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2251 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2250
Date Received 14/10/2010
Please find below a request under the Freedom of Information Act. How many patients have been fitted with a gastric band in the past three years in NHS Lothian's area. If possible could this be broken down by i) year and ii) age group of patient.
Date for Response 11/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2250 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2249
Date Received 13/10/2011
Procurement of lithotripter- tender documents. Dornier have asked for copies of all quotations as they are public documents. I would be grateful if you could forward them to me in the first instance.
Date for Response 10/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2249 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2248
Date Received 04/11/2010
I would be grateful if you could forward to me the minutes and associated reports or publications for any and all groups within NHS Lothian, or on which NHS Lothian is represented, involved in the delivery of the NHS Scotland Efficiency and Productivity Programme 2009/2010.
Date for Response 02/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2248 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2247
Date Received 03/11/2010
All documents, including email, relating to the AFC matching process, for post P-PHAR-REH-PPTMM2. Full CAJE audit review reports for post P-PHAR-REH-PPTMM2. Details of panel members involved in the initial matching, informal review and formal review for post P-PHAR-REH-PPTMM2. Any information for matching panels, in NHS Lothian, relating to the use of nationally agreed job profiles for professional groups. In particular I am looking for information regarding how NHS Lothian views these in relation to the AFC Job Evaluation Handbook. Are these nationally agreed profiles used in their completeness for matching jobs? If national profiles are used, are panels allowed freedom to make a judgment as to whether they believe/accept the criteria detailed in the agreed job description? Specific details of scoring and comments for the formal review process.
Date for Response 01/12/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2247 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2246
Date Received 02/11/2010
Please provide figures for how many babies have been born in the last year with neonatal abstinence syndrome. If possible could you detail some of the substances that the babies are addicted to. I would also be grateful if you provide figures from 2005 as a comparison.
Date for Response 30/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2246 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2245
Date Received 02/11/2010
1) Can you tell me how many non-UK, EU members of staff you employ at your health board? (for example a nurse from France). 2) Can you also tell me how many non-UK and non-EU members of staff you employ? (for example a doctor from Nigeria). 3) Can you tell me what role they are employed by your health board? 4) Can you also tell me out of this total, how many members of staff have been tested for competency in English language and clinical competency (where applicable)? (this question should be answered even if the first three are not). 5) If they have been tested for English language competency can you tell me what the tests involved? 6) Also can you tell me if any have passed the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and if so how many passed higher than band seven?
Date for Response 30/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2245 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2244
Date Received 01/11/2010
Further to our requested dated 29 September on bonus payments for managers, I wish to clarify that I require information on the following categories of managers: Clinical Service Managers, General Managers, Senior Managers. This is not an new request but is designed to help in obtaining the information required. Previous request - What is the bonus pay structure for managers in your health board? What is the salary banding for managers in your health board and how many are in each banding? What bonus payments were made to NHS managers in your health board in a) 2008/09, b 2009/10 and c) to date in 2010/11, broken down by banding. How many NHS Managers in your health board are not included in the Agenda doe Change pay scales, broken down by pay band – Previous request responded to in full 28/10/10.
Date for Response 29/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2244 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2243
Date Received 29/10/2010
I write to request information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information that I require is as follows: How many incidents have been reported over the past year by NBS staff using the Datex system indicating that there is concern about (i) unsafe practice and (ii) short staffing?
Date for Response 26/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2243 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2242
Date Received 29/10/2010
I write to request information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information that I require is as follows: 1. What NBS capital projects are legally committed, broken down by health board, and the value of each project. 2. What NBS capital projects have been approved at final business case stage but are not yet legally committed, broken down by health board, and the value of each project. 3. What NBS capital projects have been approved at outline business case stage, broken down by health board and the national value of each project. 4. Have health boards been given an indication of their likely capital allocation for 2011/12 and if so, what this is for each health board.
Date for Response 26/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2242 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2241
Date Received 29/10/2010
I write to request information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information that I require is as follows: 1. What is the current number of senior managers. 2. What was the number of senior managers in May 2007. 3. What is the annual turnover in senior managers. 4. What is the current number of a) clinical service managers and b) general managers. 5. What was the number of a) clinical service managers and b) general managers, in May 2007. 6. What is the annual turnover for a) clinical service managers and b) general managers.
Date for Response 26/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2241 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2240
Date Received 29/10/2010
I personally request under the Freedom off information (Scotland) Act 2002, that NHS Lothian supply me with details of the number of thefts from patient that have taken place over the past year.
Date for Response 26/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2240 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2239
Date Received 29/10/2010
Under The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I would like to request details of all applications for inclusion in the Pharmaceutical List from 10th August 2010 to present date (29th October 2010), 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. Date of NAP hearing 7. Outcome of any appeal made.
Date for Response 26/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2239 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2238
Date Received 27/10/2010
Please provide me with details of any complaints made by GPs who have been threatened, intimidated or attacked at work over the last three years. If this information can be further broken down into incidents when GPs feel they were threatened, intimidated or attacked so that the attacker COULD PROCURE PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION, then that would be great.
Date for Response 24/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2238 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2237
Date Received 27/10/2010
How many senior staffs who are over 65(As far as I know,65 is the legal retire age for male and 60 for female) are working in the hospitals in Edinburgh. What kind of jobs do senior staffs have in hospitals in Edinburgh? Please attach data of whole staff for comparison.
Date for Response 24/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2237 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2236
Date Received 26/10/2010
In 2009/10, how many days were worked by: (a) staff on fixed term appointments (FTAs), and what was the total bill; (b) agency staff in your organisation, and what was the total bill? Re-use previous
Date for Response 23/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2236 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2235
Date Received 26/10/2010
How much was spent on staff bonuses in your organisation in 2009/10? I would like this information broken down into: individual bonus payments, pay band of staff receiving the bonus, and reason for the bonus. I would also be grateful for the total bonus bill for your organisation. 'Bonuses' in the context of my request should be defined as non-consolidated, non-pensionable, or performance related awards. These may or may not be linked with the terms and conditions of those concerned.
Date for Response 23/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2235 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2234
Date Received 26/10/2010
I am looking for the numbers of knee & hip replacements carried out in all the Lothian hospitals for 2009 please. I am looking for these to be broken down to elective & trauma surgery, cemented & uncemented, and broken down to each hospital please.
Date for Response 23/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2234 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2233
Date Received 25/10/2010
Can you please tell me how much funding has gone from the Lothian NHS Board to Deaf Action in the following financial years: 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010.
Date for Response 22/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2233 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2232
Date Received 25/10/2010
How much money has been spent on electronic information boards in NHS premises that are currently being used to urge staff, patients and visitors to wash their hands? Please provide details of how many of these boards are in place, and when they were implemented.
Date for Response 22/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2232 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2231
Date Received 25/10/2010
I wish to make a Freedom of Information request on the amount paid to general practices for their provision in Enhanced Services and whether at practice level, I would also like to get hold of information on whether practices are participating in the provision of out-of-hours services. I would like to have access for data from 2004/5 through to 2009/2010.
Date for Response 22/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2231 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2230
Date Received 22/10/2010
How many vehicles the health board currently operates across all departments? How many vehicles are powered by a)
Date for Response 19/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2230 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2229
Date Received 21/10/2010
Amid the current pressure on NHS spending, please can you provide me with details of: any patient information work (such as information leaflets, posters) which was planned for 2010-11 or 2011-12 which has been curtailed/ postponed/ cancelled. any scheme (new or existing) which was intended to help people in the community improve their health and therefore prevent illness or prevent further ill health which has been curtailed/ postponed/ cancelled during the current financial year. any scheme (new or existing) which was intended to help patients avoid repeat hospital admissions (perhaps through better self-management of a condition or better community support) which has been curtailed/ postponed/ cancelled during the current financial year. any financial savings generated by the curtailments/ postponements/ cancellations described.
Date for Response 18/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2229 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2228
Date Received 21/10/2010
I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act. Please see a copy of a Parliamentary Question below which states: "NHS boards can make arrangements with optometrists to provide services on their behalf which are normally carried out in a hospital setting. Under these services accredited optometrists with further training can provide a range of services on behalf of boards". Please could you tell me how what services are contracted in your Health Board area.
Date for Response 18/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2228 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2227
Date Received 20/10/2010
What was the total IT spend for Financial Year 2009-2010? What was the IT Capital spend for Financial Year 2009-2010? What was the total IT operational spend for Financial Year 2009-2010? What was the IT operational spend for Financial Year 2009-2010 on internal resources? What was the IT operational spend on maintenance contracts for Financial Year 2009-2010? (please list and provide supplier, service delivered and annual value for each)? What is outsourced? (please list by contract) What was the IT operational spend on outsource contracts for Financial Year 2009-2010? (please list and provide annual value for each) Who is the outsource partner? (for each) What is the total number of IT users? How many email accounts are there? How many desktops are supported by the IT department? (either directly or by third parties) What is the average cost per desktop PC? (most recently procured and please give date and number procured) How many laptops are supported by the IT department? (either directly or by third parties) What is the average cost per laptop? (most recently procured and please give date and number procured)
Date for Response 17/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2227 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2226
Date Received x
I would be obliged if you could advise if it is possible to view the medical records of my father who died following surgery in 1968. Are these records still available and can I request them under the Freedom of Information Act. DPA
Date for Response x
Freedom of Information Reference: 2226 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2225
Date Received 28/09/2010
Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, information required is the number of people under 18 years of age that have been diagnosed with a Thyroid condition e.g. Hyrothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism per year over the past five years within the NHS Lothian area.
Date for Response 26/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2225 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2224
Date Received 28/09/2010
Smoking cessation services were out to tender, perhaps two years since. I would like to know when the service was put out to tender? Which organisation or partners were successful in the tender process. The tender bid amount and details of the response. When does the present contract expire.
Date for Response 26/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2224 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2223
Date Received 20/10/2010
How many gastric band surgeries have been carried out by NHS Lothian since 2008 and the total cost involved? How many gastric bands surgeries have been carried out to remove the bands since 2008 and the total cost involved? Also, of the gastric band removals, how many were as a result of complications in patients who had their surgery either abroad or at an unreputable locations.
Date for Response 17/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2223 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2223
Date Received 13/12/2010
Request #6 Please supply details of any updates to written protocols used by your Health Board to assess exceptional or individual funding requests for cancer treatment since 15 March 2010, and please supply all appropriate guidance.
Date for Response 14/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2223 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2222
Date Received 20/10/2010
I am writing to request a listing of all the overseas business trips made by members of your staff in the financial year 2009/10 and thus far in 2010/11. Please note that the answer should consist of ALL foreign trips undertaken including those for educational purposes, conferences, sports events, etc. For each overseas trip please supply the following: Number of staff involved, Purpose of trip, Mode of transport used, Date of outbound travel, Date of inbound travel, Overall cost of travel, City or cities visited, Accommodation(s) stayed in, Overall cost of accommodation, Other expenses paid (such as meals, drinks, taxis, car hire, etc).
Date for Response 17/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2222 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2221
Date Received 18/10/2011
Please would you tell us the number of patients currently being treated in your trust with biologics for the following conditions, split by named biologic. If possible, please supply the data using the following table. Abatercept, Adalimumab, Certolizumab Pegol, Etanercept, Golimumab, Infliximab, Rituximab, Tocilizumab, Ustekinumab – for conditions - gastroenterology, rheumatology, neurology etc.
Date for Response 15/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2221 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2220
Date Received x
Please provide information in relation to guidance and recommendations provided to prescribers for the use of melatonin or Circadin 2mg tablets. Re-use existing response.
Date for Response x
Freedom of Information Reference: 2220 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2219
Date Received 18/10/2011
Under Freedom of Information legislation I request the following information from you. (a) The number of staff employed by your organisation paid more than £100,000 per annum (b) The number of staff employed by your organisation paid between £80,000 and £100,000 per annum? (c) The number of staff employed by your organisation 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 15/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2219 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2218
Date Received 18/10/2011
Under the Freedom of Information Act 1992 Scotland I am emailing to request the following information: The number of women under the age of 35 who have received breast implants in the last 5 years.
Date for Response 15/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2218 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2217
Date Received 18/10/2011
Under the Freedom of Information Act 1992 Scotland I am emailing to request the following information: Can I have the number of women aged between 16 and 30 who are currently treated for depression and are also on some form of contraception. Only held within individual files
Date for Response 15/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2217 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2216
Date Received 18/10/2011
I would like to know which, if any, rooms in the "Acute Stroke Ward" at the Western General Infirmary (Edinburgh) have been treated for "bed-bug" infestations in the last eighteen (18) months. I would be very grateful for your help with this.
Date for Response 15/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2216 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2215
Date Received 15/10/2010
I have been advised that, as a UNISON rep, and under the requirements of the Freedom of Information act, I can insist on being provided with a copy of the latest audit report which reviews NHS Lothian's arrangements in place to meet the requirements of the Staff Governance Standard. Clarification Requested
Date for Response 12/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2215 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2214
Date Received 14/10/2010
For all purchases in financial year 2009, could you please provide me with: -The name and address of each supplier - annual purchase value terms of trade e.g. 30 days/45 days.
Date for Response 11/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2214 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2212
Date Received 14/10/2010
As of July 2009, how much money is owed to NHS Lothian from foreign patients who have received treatment or care here but have not yet paid. If possible, could this be broken down by i) country the patient is from ii) how much each patient owes and iii) for what treatment or procedure the money is owed for.
Date for Response 11/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2212 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2211
Date Received 14/10/2010
How much has fraud cost NHS Lothian since July 2009. If possible, could this be broken down by i) type of fraud committed ii) by whom (even if it is just position rather than name and iii) if the money was ever recovered.
Date for Response 11/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2211 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2210
Date Received 14/10/2010
How many individuals have had their stomach pumped because of alcohol in the past three years? Could this be broken down by i) year ii) age group and iii) in which hospital this occurred.
Date for Response 11/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2210 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2209
Date Received 13/10/2011
Please send me a separate breakdown for nurses and doctors over the past five years for the requested information below: - Number of nurses and doctors in the health board caught with illegal drugs. List the position, sex and the department he/she works in. - List the type of drug each doctor/nurse was found to be in possession of along with disciplinary measures, if any, taken in each case. Anyone suspended? Did anyone lose their jobs? - How many nurses/doctors were concerned in the supply of drugs? - how many nurses/doctors in the health board have had drug problems over the last five years? List the position, sex and department he/she worked in along with the substance involved. - how many nurses/doctors have received methadone prescriptions for each year? - what steps are taken when the health board are notified of staff with a drug problem?
Date for Response 10/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2209 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2208
Date Received 13/10/2011
Could you please supply a copy of the Risk Assessment for Bangour Village Hospital under the FOI act regarding how safe the site is for visitors.
Date for Response 10/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2208 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2207
Date Received 13/10/2011
Under the Freedom of Information Act could you please send me reports from the last six months from the facilities management monitoring reports at Little France.
Date for Response 10/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2207 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2206
Date Received 13/10/2011
Please find below a Freedom of Information request. In the past three years on how many occasions has the traffic lights system at the Simpson's Maternity Unit at Little France been set to red? Could this please be broken down by i) year and if possible ii) how long the red setting was activated.
Date for Response 10/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2206 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2205
Date Received 13/10/2011
Please find below a query under the Freedom of Information Act. In the past five years, how many children have been listed on the child protection register in the area before they were born. Could this be broken down by i) year ii) local authority area and if possible iii) reason for being on the register.
Date for Response 10/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2205 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2204
Date Received 12/10/2011
What is your complaints process? How do you monitor your patients’ complaints? Do you maintain data on all complaints received? Do you maintain data on how many complaints are taken through each stage of your complaints process? How many complaints have been progressed to the Ombudsman in the past 3 years, broken down by year and also as proportion of total complaints? What analysis is made of the complaints that have been received, for example in terms of identifying trends or repeat issues? Is there a sub-committee of the Board tasked with reviewing or monitoring complaints? Is there a section in your Annual Report on the year’s complaints?
Date for Response 09/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2204 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2203
Date Received 12/10/2011
What is your policy on vacancy management? How many posts have fallen vacant since April 2010 to date? How many of the posts, identified in 2 above – a) have been filled at the same grade, b) have been filled at a lower grade, c) remain vacant, d) are under review, e) have been under review for more than 3 months?
Date for Response 09/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2203 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2202
Date Received 12/10/2011
What is your health board’s financial contribution for employees eligible for the car lease scheme. Expressed as a unit cost and as a total aggregate cost? Who and what grade of staff are eligible for the lease scheme? How many cars are currently leased and what are the car makes and models leased by employees? Do employees in the car lease scheme get reimbursed for mileage and if so, at what rate?
Date for Response 09/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2202 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2201
Date Received 12/10/2011
How many employees of your Board earn more than the First Minister (£138,765)? How many employees earn over £100,000 per year that are a) Clinicians and b) Managers?
Date for Response 09/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2201 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2200
Date Received 11/10/2010
What procedure(s) does NHS Lothian have in place to allow doctors to prescribe non-formulary medicines that have not been recommended by the SMC?
Date for Response 08/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2200 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2199
Date Received x
Broken down by every financial year since 2005/06, how much has your chief executive received in bonuses/performance-related payments?
Date for Response x
Freedom of Information Reference: 2199 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2198
Date Received x
How many prosthetic limbs has your NHS board fitted in each of the last five years (2005 to 2009), broken down by age of patient? How many people in your NHS board area are currently waiting for delivery of a prosthetic limb, broken down by age of patient? What was the average waiting time between the submission of a request for a prosthetic limb and the fitting of the limb for children under 16 in (a) the last 12 months and (b) each of the previous four years? What was the average waiting time between the submission of a request for a prosthetic limb and the fitting of the limb for adults aged 16 to 65 in (a) the last 12 months and (b) each of the previous four years? What was the average waiting time between the submission of a request for a prosthetic limb and the fitting of the limb for pensioners aged 65 and over in (a) the last 12 months and (b) each of the previous four years?
Date for Response x
Freedom of Information Reference: 2198 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2197
Date Received x
Can I ask, under Freedom of Information, how many staff have received paid parental leave since 2001 in any part of what is now NHS Lothian? Can this be identified according to gender? Average paid days per recipient? Some idea of seniority? I realise this may depend on numbers and the risk of potential identification of staff? Responded.
Date for Response x
Freedom of Information Reference: 2197 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2196
Date Received x
Please provide details of the treatment I received at 6 dental practices since 2000. DPA
Date for Response x
Freedom of Information Reference: 2196 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2195
Date Received x
should be grateful for the following information, under Freedom of Information laws: 1) What proportion of money spent on food procurement in 2009/10 by the health board was spent on food which was produced within the health board boundary? 2) What proportion of money spent on food procurement by the health board in 2009/10 was spent on food which was produced within 100 miles of the health board HQ? 3) What proportion of money spent on food procurement by the health board in 2009/10 was spent on food which was produced in Scotland? 4) What is the total number of food procurement contracts awarded by the health board this financial year, and how many of these have been awarded to companies within 100 miles of the health board HQ? 5) What was the health board's total budget for food procurement in the last financial year (2009/10)? 6) What is the health board's total budget for food procurement in this financial year? 7) Does the health board have a target for the amount of food it should procure locally and/or from Scotland?
Date for Response x
Freedom of Information Reference: 2195 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2194
Date Received x
Under the Freedom of Information Act can you please let me know who would be the best contact to email details of these bags to? Generally the bags are used within the Pharmacy or Medical Records Dept. Can you please provide me with the names of the managers of those depts?
Date for Response x
Freedom of Information Reference: 2194 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2193
Date Received x
What is the ethnic group break down of Secondary Care Doctors on your staff? I would like this information split into the following categories, in numbers and percentages. I would also like to know the Religious / Spiritual belief breakdown of Secondary Care Doctors on your staff, in the following categories in numbers and percentages. I would also like to know the Disability indicator of Secondary Care Doctors on you staff, in numbers and Percentage, in the following categories. I would also like to know the age range of Consultants, in the following categories in numbers and percentages.
Date for Response x
Freedom of Information Reference: 2193 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2192
Date Received x
Could you please provide me with information on how much the health board has spent in the last year on hospitality, and where possible give a breakdown on how much money was spent on items (tea, coffee etc.) and what events they were used at. Not recorded separately, released
Date for Response x
Freedom of Information Reference: 2192 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2191
Date Received x
Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, I'd like to request all serious untoward Incident reports for the last financial year. Responded to already.
Date for Response x
Freedom of Information Reference: 2191 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2190
Date Received x
Details of all applications for inclusion in the Pharmaceutical List from 19 May 2010 to present date (10 August 2010), within your health board area. Responded to
Date for Response x
Freedom of Information Reference: 2190 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2189
Date Received x
Any and all multidisciplinary notes relating to my mothers care, from the time of her arrival on ward at the Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) until her transfer to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (RIE). A list of the number of complaints with regard to the Ward in the RVH that have been made within the last year. I fully understand that due to patient confidentiality and data protection issues precise details will not be available. I would request however that the number of complaints, and a brief descriptions be released.
Date for Response x
Freedom of Information Reference: 2189 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2188
Date Received 07/10/2010
The above named request access to the information you hold relating to how the formal outcome of our AFC appeal was reached. We would like to know when the formal review panel met, those present on the panel and the documentation you hold that explains the rationale for the decision reached – P-LUCS-AAH-ENP.
Date for Response 04/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2188 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2187
Date Received 07/10/2010
Please provide me with information in accord with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 relating to the position of my daughter ~~~~~~ on the waiting list and outline estimate of when she might reasonably expect to be admitted for treatment.
Date for Response 04/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2187 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2186
Date Received 06/10/2010
I am writing to make an open government request for all the information which I am entitled to under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. 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 to know how many young people (aged 16-24) in the last year have been treated at all hospitals based in West Lothian for lacerations/damage to the face which have occurred during violent incidents involving alcohol, (e.g cuts caused by an assault with a glass bottle.)
Date for Response 03/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2186 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2185
Date Received 05/10/2010
Please provide the cost for a double knee replacement. Please provide a list of Consultants who carry out this procedure. Breakdown of costs involved. Price for a circumcision procedure, cost for a night in hospital post procedure? Names of Consultants who carry out this procedure? Is a GP referral required to carry out this procedure?
Date for Response 02/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2185 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2184
Date Received 05/10/2010
On how many occasions in the past year have you been unable to have a middle grade doctor on call, on site, overnight in you’re A&E units? On how many occasions in the past year have junior doctors’ rotas in you’re A&E units become unsustainable? How much have you spent in the past year on locum doctors for A&E units?
Date for Response 02/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2184 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2183
Date Received 05/10/2010
I would like to make a request regarding the Lothian’s and Edinburgh Abstinence Program (LEAP). I would request information on the following: How many patients have started the 3 month programme; How many have successfully completed the 3 month programme; How many successfully completed the 2 year aftercare period; How many relapsed beyond the 2 year aftercare period; How many of those starting the programme have committed suicide, and at what stage of the programme, i.e. initial 3 months, 2 year aftercare period or beyond.
Date for Response 02/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2183 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2182
Date Received 05/10/2010
I would like to request the following information under FOI: In 2009, 1. How many men and women applied for sex changes? 2. How long did each person wait before seeing a doctor after their initial inquiry? 3. How many of these men and women were treated for depression between the time of their initial inquiry and their first appointment?
Date for Response 02/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2182 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2181
Date Received 05/10/2010
I would like to file an FOI request regarding smoking related illness within the NHS. I have read another response to a previous request and found that the government makes (approx) £1 billion each year from the taxation of tobacco. To further my enquiries, I would now like to know how many people are diagnosed with terminal smoking related illnesses each year and approximately how much money from public taxes is spent on resources to prolong their lives when there is no real cure for their condition? If possible, I would also like to know how many people are admitted to the NHS annually, due to passive smoking related illness. Any assistance you could offer me would be gratefully received.
Date for Response 02/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2181 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2180
Date Received 05/10/2010
I would like to request the following information under FOI: In 2009, 1. How many persons were admitted and treated for lice, and 2. How many of these people were determined to have contracted lice from a stay at a hostel in Scotland.
Date for Response 02/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2180 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2179
Date Received 04/10/2010
How many patients has your health board treated for drugs or alcohol addiction in the last year? How many of these patients have been referred to closed rehabilitation facilities like Castle Craig Hospital in the last year? What criteria does your health board use for assessing whether a patient should be referred to such a closed facility?
Date for Response 01/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2179 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2178
Date Received 04/10/2010
What is the bonus pay structure for managers in your health board? What is the salary banding for managers in your health board and how many are in each banding? What bonus payments were made to NHS managers in your health board in a) 2008/09, b 2009/10 and c) to date in 2010/11, broken down by banding. How many NHS Managers in your health board are not included in the Agenda doe Change pay scales, broken down by pay band.
Date for Response 01/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2178 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2177
Date Received 04/10/2010
How many newly qualified graduates did you employ in your health board in 2008/09, 2009/10 and to date in 2010/11
Date for Response 01/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2177 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2176
Date Received 04/10/2010
This is a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 to ascertain information regarding clinical waste. Please could you provide the following information relating to the amount, cost, methods and reporting of the disposal and treatment of clinical waste. The questions below relate only to municipal (non-hazardous household), non-hazardous offensive and hazardous infectious bagged waste streams (not sharps). The total amount of waste (in weight) produced by the organisation: Associated costs for collection and treatment/disposal of these wastes: Which methods of waste treatment/disposal are you currently using? Do you currently compact offensive waste? Y/N If No – do you have plans to use compaction in the next financial year? How often does your organisation report on the management of waste at board level? Annually/quarterly/monthly/never.
Date for Response 01/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2176 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2175
Date Received 04/10/2010
I would like a copy of all invoices received from Common Purpose from July 1st 2010 2009. Please also send me copies of all e mail traffic and attachments between Alison McCallum & Common Purpose from June 2010.
Date for Response 01/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2175 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2174
Date Received 04/10/2010
would appreciate it if you could provide me with an answer to the following questions under FOI. How many patients in your NHS Board area have applied through their clinicians for a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation procedure in the last two years? How many patients have applied through their clinicians using individual patient treatment requests or exceptional patient funding requests for a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation procedure in the last two years? How many patients in your NHS Board area have been accepted for the provision of a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation procedure in the last two years? How many patients in your NHS Board area have been referred to other NHS teams outside your Board area for a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation procedure in the last two years? Where (name of hospital) have the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation procedures listed in 4 above been undertaken for patients resident in your NHS Board? What was the total cost to your NHS Board of the provision of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation procedures by NHS teams outside your NHS Board area, the total cost including any non clinical costs such as patient and family accommodation, travel and subsistence?
Date for Response 01/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2174 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2173
Date Received 04/10/2010
I would like to know how many cases of disciplinary action (investigations as well as procedures) for nhs staff for accessing their own childrens blood results there have been; 1. in nhs Lothian 2. in Scotland 3. what the outcomes were. Also, how many formal disciplinary cases for accessing their own results; 1. in Nhs Lothian 2. in Scotland 3. what the outcomes were. Also ow many cases there were for accessing the information of others, unrelated; 1. in nhs Lothian 2. in Scotland 3. what the outcomes were. Each year for the past 5 years.
Date for Response 01/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2173 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2172
Date Received 30/09/2010
We are acting in a child protection case, and as such the case will be heard in court at the end of October. We would like to send the consultants mentioned above a brief email which explains our current position regarding this case and to ask them if they would be willing to provide a second opinion.
Date for Response 29/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2172 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2171
Date Received 29/10/2010
"• What taxi company or companies does the NHS Royal Infirmary Edinburgh (RIE) currently use for its patients and employees? • Does the NHS RIE hold a contract with the aforementioned companies? • What factors contributed to the decision of these companies being chosen? • Were there any health and safety interviews or inspections before these companies were chosen? • Were taxi drivers required to take any kind of competency test or exam? • How much has the NHS RIE spent on taxi bills for employees and patients in the past 2 years?"
Date for Response 28/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2171 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2170
Date Received 29/10/2010
I would like to make a freedom of information request relating to the gender/ethnicity/nationality of applicants for each Consultant position that has been advertised by Trust Hospitals and which candidate/s, by gender/ethnicity/nationality, was/were offered the position and which candidate, by gender/ethnicity/nationality, actually accepted the job and subsequently became employed by the Trust. In order to determine Specifically I would like to know - for each position advertised within the last 5 years. Hospital, Department, Job Title, Appointment Committee List by gender and ethnicity, List of Candidates gender, ethnicity and nationality. Short List of Candidates gender and ethnicity and nationality. If possible Ranking of Candidates by the Appointment Committee by gender and ethnicity Candidate/s Offered the position, gender, ethnicity and nationality Candidate Accepted the position, gender, ethnicity and nationality. Candidate Employed by Trust, gender, ethnicity and nationality. Also request for nationality data to the original request, as it appears some ethnic data combines Asian/Asian British, which hides the number of Asian British applicants that do not need work permits with the number of Asian non British who generally do require work permits. NOTE: For nationality it would be sufficient to record whether the candidate required a work permit to be employed in the UK.
Date for Response 28/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2170 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2169
Date Received 29/09/2010
Requesting information under the Freedom of information legislation: 1. How many Serious Untoward Incidents (SUIs) have occurred in each of the last five financial years? 2. For each of the last five financial years, I’d be grateful if you could provide a breakdown of incidents by category. 3. Could you also please provide a total figure for monies paid out in compensation claims, relating to SUIs by your authority in each of the last five financial years.
Date for Response 27/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2169 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2168
Date Received 28/09/2010
Can you please supply me with the information as to A) how much money is spent on food for in-patients per year in the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, B) the quantity of in-patient food that goes uneaten/wasted per year, and C) how much money does this quantity of wasted food equated to each year?
Date for Response 26/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2168 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2167
Date Received 28/09/2010
FOI Request – provide information on how much money was recouped by charges for road accidents for the years a) 2008; b) 2009 and c) 2010.
Date for Response 26/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2167 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2166
Date Received 27/09/2010
"Under the Freedom of Information Act, we would like to request the following information: What are your clinical guidelines or criteria for body contouring (plastic/reconstructive or skin reduction surgery including abdominoplasty) following bariatric surgery or other massive weight loss, specifically: - BMI criteria - Length of time following weight loss - Weight lost - Quality of life - What reconstructive surgery is available to your patients following massive weight loss - What is the process for accessing reconstructive surgery and body contouring(plastic/reconstructive or skin reduction surgery including abdominoplasty) following massive weight loss e.g. - Exceptional circumstances request - Normal referral to plastic surgeon The information requested will be used to assess the national levels of plastic surgery in the UK, identify any areas of discrepancy from existing clinical guidelines and create a baseline from which to build an equitable service for patients following massive weight loss."
Date for Response 25/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2166 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2165
Date Received 27/09/2010
FOI: Our client: ~~~~~~ – We refer to the above and to a letter dated 16 September 2010 from the NHS Lothian Director of Delivery in response to our request for information. We confirm we are making an information request. In respect of the information requested, if it is too wide or unclear then place contact us by email and advise accordingly. If you are not in possession of the requested information please notify us as to which Authority can provide us with the relevant information. 1. Accident Report Form relating to our client’s accident at work on ~~~~~~. On that date, our client was working within the kitchen area of St John’s Hospital in Livingston. .
Date for Response 25/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2165 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2164
Date Received 27/09/2010
Robert Miller for Amy Doonan - In terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, we write to request any documents or information in the hands of NHS Lothian – University Hospitals Division (previously Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust) showing the obstetric policies or protocols of the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, in place as at 20 July 1982, including the policies and protocols relating to the delivery of twins, delivery on the labour ward, delivery in theatre and the use of the internal podalic version procedure.
Date for Response 25/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2164 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2163
Date Received 24/09/2010
Under the terms of the Freedom of Information can you please supply details of all known/ reported losses/ thefts from each of your hospitals for the past three years 2007/08, 2009,09 and 2009/10.
Date for Response 22/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2163 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2162
Date Received 23/09/2010
Under the Freedom of Information Scotland Act, requesting information on statistics you hold on assaults to health workers that have occurred in the course of their employment over the last year. This will enable us to assess whether there has been any change in number of assaults and whether the method of collation of such statistics has improved. Require information primarily on the number of assults, but information about the nature of the assault and a breakdown of the category of worker and area, e.g. A&E/ Acute/ Primary Care/Community.
Date for Response 21/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2162 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2161
Date Received 23/09/2010
A list of complaints with regard to Ward 1 Royal Victoria Hospital that have been made within the last year. I fully understand that due to patient confidentiality and data protection issues, precise details will not be available. I would request however that the number of complaints, and brief descriptions would be released.
Date for Response 21/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2161 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2160
Date Received 22/09/2010
Under the Freedom of Information Scotland Act I request the following: 1. The number of people treated for firework or bonfire related injuries in your NHS Board area in each of the last five years. 2. If possible can you can how many of these people were treated during the month of November. 3. If possible can you attribute a cost or increase in workload to activities surrounding November 5.
Date for Response 20/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2160 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2159
Date Received 21/09/2010
On your website you have a page called News and Publications/Media Room/News Releases Archives/2005. On that page you have a news release dated 9 February 2005 entitled “NHS Lothian announces public consultation outcome and approves proposals for major service reorganisation five year ‘improving care, investing in change’ programme will create more patient centred local accessible health services”. But when you click on that link it takes you to page 404 with the statement “page not found”. If one then attempts to search for the release as entitled above it simply takes you back to the same page as described above. Curiously this problem does not seem to occur with the other links on the same page. Please supply me with a hard copy of the News Release of 9 February 2005 together with all its attachments. Please also supply me with either a hard copy of the exact website addresses (working, of course) of all news releases or press releases made by NHS Lothian on the subject of the re-provision or condition of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital and made since 1 January 2000 and before 31 August 2010.
Date for Response 19/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2159 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2158
Date Received 21/09/2010
Under Freedom of Information I would like to ask if you as a Health Board have an information leaflet available to the General Public freely i.e. not just the leaflet available after someone has been screened for DVT or has just been discharged from hospital.
Date for Response 19/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2158 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2157
Date Received 21/09/2010
I am writing to you with a request for information. In the past five years (October 2005 – present) how many patients have requested have a tattoo removed in your NHS board? In the same period, how many people have had tattoos removed in your NHS board? If possible, do you know if this has increased/decreased/stayed similar on the 5 year period before – 2000-2005? What pre-requisites (if any) should a person have to be eligible to have a tattoo removed on the NHS? How much, on average, does it cost the NHS to remove a tattoo? What reasons have been given by patients for requesting a tattoo removal?
Date for Response 19/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2157 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2156
Date Received 17/09/2010
Can you tell me how many members of staff have raised concerns regarding patient safety, malpractice or bullying with your health board in the last five years? Can you provide a detailed breakdown for the last five years, i.e how many each year, who raised the issue (if you can't name the complainer, please state their role at your health board and what the complaint was for). Can you also state what the outcome of the complaint was? Can you also state if any of these complaints involved the 'whistleblower' using the Public Interest Disclosure Act for each of the past five years? And can you also say if any of these complaints, in each of these years, escalated to an employment tribunal? And if so what the outcome of the Employment tribunal was? If an award was made how much was it for? Can you also tell me how many members of staff have signed a settlement, or compromise, agreement with your health board in these five years. Can you also tell me how much these cost? And in these documents do they contain any "gagging" clauses? If the number of these agreements is small the documents can be sent to me if possible.
Date for Response 15/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2156 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2155
Date Received 17/09/2010
I would like information on medical records folders. Medical records folders in this context should be understood as any paper-based device used to store details specific to an in-patient or out-patient, such as medical history, diagnostic results (in the form of laboratory reports or diagnostic images), or correspondence relating to a patient. Would it be possible to complete the questionnaire on the second page of this letter and forward the relevant information.
Date for Response 15/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2155 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2154
Date Received 16/09/2010
I came across some freedom of information which appeared to state all revenue generated from the sale of buildings and land for a period of time. This included Douglas House and Tornaveen House but excluded Gogarburn Hospital (the time scale was during the closure). Could you please advise, for my own personal interest, what did the NHS get for the sale of the land? Can't remember how many acres/hectares. Is what the NHS did with said money covered under the freedom of information act, which I think not?
Date for Response 15/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2154 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2153
Date Received 16/09/2010
I am writing under the Freedom of Information Act to ask for the following information: How many children are born to drug-dependent parents for the year 2008/09, 2007/08, 2006/07, 2005/06 How many unborn babies of drug-dependent parents are referred to social work for the years 2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09
Date for Response 15/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2153 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2152
Date Received 16/09/2010
Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2005 I should like to request the following information regarding the Agenda for Change review for the post U-CN-PHM-RHSC-SPPN. 1. Full details of the CAJE report for this post including all panel notes. 2. Details of the group described as JMEG - there is no intention here to attempt to identify individual members of the group, but at no point has the postholder been suplied with the number or general composition of this group, nor the unique identifer number ,which was clearly stated for the original matching panel and the first consistency panel. 3. Panel notes regarding the above post produced by JMEG with a particular emphasis on the advice to change the decision of the first matching panel and subsequent consistency panel. 4. Composition of the group/panel including unique identifer numbers of those who carried out the informal review of this post, together with any panel notes. 5. Composition of the group/panel including unique identifier numbers of those who carried out the formal review of this post, together with any panel notes. 6. Details of how the local and national consistency checking was carried out at each stage of the review process for this post, including all panel notes. 7. Details of how National Pharmacy profiles were used at all stages to review this post. 8. Details of all training panel members/JMEG members had received to ensure they were competent to carry out their roles. 9. Details of how the composition of each panel was determined, and if possible by whom. 10. Any other information relevant to this post which is held on record by NHS Lothian.
Date for Response 15/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2152 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2151
Date Received x
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Date for Response x
Freedom of Information Reference: 2151 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2150
Date Received 16/09/2010
I would like to request the organisational charts showing the structure of the Pharmacy departments of Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Western General Hospital, St Johns Hospital at Howden and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children Edinburgh with the accompanying Whitley grades for each position at October 2004. ! would also like to request the organisational charts for the Pharmacy departments of the 5 hospitals noted above with the accompanying Agenda for Change bands at July 2010.
Date for Response 15/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2150 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2149
Date Received 16/09/2010
1. How many Freedom of Information requests have you dealt with over the period of a year and using the most up-to-date data available. 2. What was the total financial cost of processing these Freedom of Information requests over the period of a year - using the most up-to-date data available. 3. What were the most bizarre, weird, strange or time consuming Freedom of Information requests - again over the period of a year and using the most up-to-date data.
Date for Response 15/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2149 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2148
Date Received 16/09/2010
Haematology - drugs
Date for Response 15/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2148 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2147
Date Received 16/09/2010
Oncology - drugs
Date for Response 15/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2147 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2146
Date Received 16/09/2010
The estimated value of unused land and property owned by your health board.
Date for Response 15/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2146 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2145
Date Received 16/09/2010
What proportion of people receiving IVF treatment are self funders for a) 2007/08, b)2008/09 and c0 2009/10. How much income is generated by people receiving IVF treatment who are self-funders for a) 2007/08, b) 2008/09 and c) 2009/10. How is the income generated by people receiving IVF treatment who are self-funders spent?
Date for Response 15/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2145 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2144
Date Received 16/09/2010
When did your health board a) consider and b) approve workforce development plans for 2010/11? What contact has the National Scrutiny Group, announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Health & Wellbeing on 3 June 2010, had with your health board up to end August 2010 and a) what was the form of contact and b) the substance of the contact.
Date for Response 15/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2144 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2143
Date Received 14/09/2010
I am writing to request some information under the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Specifically, I would like to know about the catering facilities within hospitals in your NHS board area of responsibility. I would like to know: i) How many hospitals prepare patient meals, either partly or wholly, onsite using their own kitchen facilities? ii) How many hospitals rely on patient meals being prepared, either partly or wholly, offsite using a contractor? Please can you set out the information in a list of all hospitals in your NHS board area, indicating which meet the criteria set out above? On the list please can you be clear which hospitals have FULL kitchen capabilities and which ones simply have facilities to reheat patient food. Also, if food is prepared offsite for a particular hospital, please specify the catering company that provides the service and where, geographically, the meals are made or put together. Please can you provide all data in a format that can be easily accessed and explained in non-technical language. If information is held by an external body please can you advise ideally BEFORE the 20 day response deadline set out in the Act has expired.
Date for Response 13/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2143 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2142
Date Received 13/09/2010
1. The savings the Trust/Board expects to have to make over the next five financial years (from 2010/11 to 2014/15 inclusive), broken down by year, expressed both as an amount and as a percentage of the current total Trust/Board expenditure. 2a. The number of confirmed, planned and/or potential job cuts to be made or under consideration by the Trust/Board over the next five financial years (from 2010/11 to 2014/15 inclusive), expressed if possible as the net reduction in total WTE headcount (both as a number and a percentage of current total WTE headcount) net of new posts the Trust/Board intends to create (or additional staff the Trust/Board intends to recruit) over the same period. If there will in fact be a net increase in WTE headcount, the WTE level of increase should be provided (both as a number and a percentage). 2b. The number of job cuts as requested in 2a, but broken down between clinical and non-clinical posts and expressed as a gross WTE figure rather than as a net figure; and the number of additional staff/new posts referred to in 2a, also broken down between clinical and non-clinical posts and expressed as a gross WTE figure. (Therefore, if the Trust/Board is cutting non-clinical posts but reinvesting the savings in creating additional clinical posts, this will be reflected in the data provided). Any extra detail the Trust/Board holds that is readily accessible regarding the classification of posts removed or created (e.g. paramedics, nurses within ‘clinical’; management, admin within ‘non-clinical’) and their location should be provided. 3. The Trust’s/Board's overall cumulative deficit (if any). 4. If no information is available with regards to points 1 and 2 because proposals have not yet been drawn up, please provide a rough timescale for when these proposals are due. With regards to the above, ‘job cuts’ includes posts deleted through natural wastage/vacancy freezing; where possible, the WTE reduction (clinical, non-clinical etc) to be achieved through natural wastage should be specified. With regards to the above, ‘job cuts’ includes reductions in temporary, bank, agency and locum staffing; where possible, the WTE reduction (clinical, non-clinical etc) to be achieved through reductions in temporary, bank, agency and locum staffing should be specified. Re 2a - please note again that the figure requested is a net figure, so should be calculated after accounting for any new posts created or additional staff recruited (either confirmed, planned or potential) over the same time period. The Trust/Board is welcome to provide any extra information it may regard as necessary to give context to any headcount it is planning to make (although the provision of such additional information is entirely at the Trust’s/Board's discretion and should not be factored into assessments of the time required to fulfil the core FOI request). The detailed nature of this FOI request is designed to ensure recognition of any reinvestment of efficiency savings into frontline staffing, and to avoid conflating natural wastage with redundancy programmes.
Date for Response 12/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2142 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2141
Date Received 10/09/2010
Under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, please supply the following information either by post or email to the contact details given below: Current NHS Lothian nursing and midwifery staff establishment (whole time equivalent WTE) for the following staff groups – providing the date of collection of the data: all nursing and midwifery staff nursing and midwifery staff Agenda for Change bands 5-9 nursing and midwifery staff Agenda for Change bands 1-4. NHS Lothian nursing and midwifery staff establishment (whole time equivalent WTE) projections for March 2011 for: all nursing and midwifery staff nursing and midwifery staff Agenda for Change bands 5-9 nursing and midwifery staff Agenda for Change bands 1-4. Current NHS Lothian staff establishment (WTE) for the following staff groups – providing the date of collection of the data: total staff by each staff group. NHS Lothian staff establishment (WTE) projections for March 2011 for total staff by each staff group.
Date for Response 11/10/2009
Freedom of Information Reference: 2141 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2140
Date Received 10/09/2010
1. How many IT staff (WTE) are currently employed by the health board, broken down by pay band? 2. What is the current total pay bill for IT staff employed by the health board? 3. How many IT staff (WTE) have been employed by the health board at the end of each of the last 5 financial years? 4. What was the total pay bill for IT staff employed by the health board at the end of each of the last 5 financial years? 5. How many records management staff (WTE) are currently employed by the health board, broken down by pay band? 6. What is the current total pay bill for records management staff employed by the health board? 7. How many records management staff (WTE) have been employed by the health board at the end of each of the last 5 financial years? 8. What was the total pay bill for records management staff employed by the health board at the end of each of the last 5 financial years?
Date for Response 11/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2140 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2139
Date Received 09/09/2010
I am compiling information on published policies/guidelines about moving and handling of bariatric (very obese) patients for my final year essay. Could you please tell me whether your Health Board has published a Bariatric Moving and Handling Policy (or similar title) to which I could refer. Please send me a copy, pdf, or link to the publication. Also if no such policy (or closely similar) has been published by your Health Board please let me know this.
Date for Response 08/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2139 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2138
Date Received 08/09/2010
Under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, please supply copies of my hospital records…….. (DPA)
Date for Response 07/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2138 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2137
Date Received 07/09/2010
I am trying to find out how many dosage errors were made by health workers in your NHS region involving the use of strong painkilling drugs (morphine, diamorphine and similar opitate drugs) for each year from 2004 to 2009. Could you also tell me the numbers so far this year. Can you tell me for each time period, how many were recorded as causing no harm, how many were low harm, how many were moderate harm, how many caused severe harm and how many resulted in deaths. The NPSA have answered a similar question for England and Wales in a similar format and assumed they cannot answer for Scotland and that it would have to be directed to NHS Quality Improvement Scotland. However NHS Quality Improvement said the info is not held centrally and that NHS Boards/Trusts would record this information and to contact them direct.
Date for Response 06/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2137 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2136
Date Received 07/09/2010
Under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, please supply copies of my hospital records…….. (DPA)
Date for Response 06/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2136 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2135
Date Received 03/09/2010
mobile device project - 1 When was mobile device project initiated in NHS Lothian estates. 2 How much was budgeted for project. 3 How much has project cost to date. 4 Why are the mobile devices not used for on call purposes. 5 When will project be completed. 6 Will the system realise any savings for NHS Lothian - if so - what is the estimated/actual savings.
Date for Response 06/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2135 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2134
Date Received 03/09/2010
I would like to submit the following FOI request. On Sunday 23rd May 2010 were patients with cardiac conditions (either as a primary or secondary diagnosis) at the Western General Hospital Edinburgh seen by a consultant cardiologist? In other words, were patients with cardiac problems reviewed by a consultant cardiologist at a face to face level as opposed to a telephone consultation or a review by a cardiology registrar or a discussion between doctors? Contrary to assertions being made by NHS Lothian, there is reason to believe that patients with serious cardiac problems at its three emergency hospitals are not being seen daily at the weekends by a consultant cardiologist. Is this true for this hospital on the day in question?
Date for Response 04/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2134 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2133
Date Received 03/09/2010
Can you tell me how many members of your staff took out lease-deal arrangements for vehicles provided by your health board in 2009? 2) Can you also tell me how many of these lease deals were taken up by your health board's executives (i.e senior health managers and consultants etc)? 3) Can you also give me details of the lease deal agreement? What the make of car was etc? 4) How much subsidy do each member of staff qualify for in your health board for lease deals? 5) Can you also tell me what company the lease deal is with? Can you also provide answers to questions 1-3 for the years 2007,2008, and so far in 2010?
Date for Response 04/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2133 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2132
Date Received 03/09/2010
I would like to request the following information. The number of staff and officers employed either wholly or in part to ensure that equality and diversity policies are carried out. A breakdown of job title, brief description if available and salary of each post.
Date for Response 04/10/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2132 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2131
Date Received 30/08/2010
Under Freedom of Information, please can you give us all information about the potential or actual move of Dalkeith Road Medical Practice from Dalkeith Road to Lutton Place?
Date for Response 28/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2131 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2130
Date Received 30/08/2010
I am writing to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act please. SUICIDES - I would like to know the suicide rate for the West Lothian area per year covering the last 10 years. I would also like to know from the results of the aforementioned, the percentage of those diagnosed with an existing psychiatric illness/history of self-harm. I would like to find out about all existing NHS policies for West Lothian regarding suicide prevention etc
Date for Response 28/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2130 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2129
Date Received 30/08/2010
I am writing to you with a request for information. In particular, I would like to know: How many people on the Lothians’ dental register are duplicates? How many people on the Lothians’ dental register are deceased? How many people in the Lothians are waiting for access to an NHS dentist?
Date for Response 28/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2129 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2128
Date Received 30/08/2010
Copy of the Annual Accounts for the RIE for the year 2009/10. Not yet available Section 25, future publication.
Date for Response 28/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2128 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2127
Date Received 27/08/2010
How many people on the Lothians dental register are duplicates? How many people on the Lothians’ dental register are deceased? How many people in the Lothians are waiting for access to an NHS dentist?
Date for Response 23/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2127 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2126
Date Received 27/09/2019
Re: Job ID: W-AHP-PHAR-SCP8 Senior Pharmacist Critical Care & Surgery - I would be grateful if you could please send me a copy of the full decision making process of the Agenda For Change Formal Review Panel for the above post. I can confirm that I am the postholder and have been since before October 2004.
Date for Response 23/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2126 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2125
Date Received 25/08/2010
I would like to know how many people in the last three years you have treated, in hospitals run by your Board, who weigh 25 stone or more. For each instance I would like to know the following information: - 1) The largest recorded weight of the patient; 2) The length of time he/she was treated in the hospital, in days; 3) Whether or not he/she continues to be treated in the hospital; 4) How much it has cost the Trust to treat the patient; 5) What illness or illnesses they were treated for while at the hospital; 6) Did any special measures have to be taken in order to accommodate the patient in the hospital and, if so, what they were; 7) The name of the hospital where they were treated. NB: In your response, please list the information as follows: Patient 1 - weight, length of time, cost, illness, special measures, name of the hospital. Patient 2 - weight, length of time, cost, illness, special measures, name of the hospital etc... NB 2: When I say the last three years I mean the specific following dates ranges: YEAR 1: August 20th 2007 - August 20th 2008, YEAR 2: August 20th 2008 - August 20th 2009, YEAR 3: August 20th 2009 - August 20th 2010
Date for Response 22/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2125 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2124
Date Received 24/08/2010
. Complete the matrix with a Yes, Y, or a tick in the box that most closely represents your current situation for each of the software applications. Please also provide the names of relevant suppliers and return your answers to me by email. Summary Care Record/Vital health information. Ordering of tests, patient based services, and reporting of pathology and radiology results. PAS suite (managing referrals, waiting lists, care planning etc). SNOMED or other type of coding. Contract management. Mental Health Act Management. Prescribing medicines. Maternity and Theatre Management. Commissioning. Stock and Inventory Management. Please place a Y, X, or a tick in the box that most closely represents your current situation for each of the software applications. Also provide the names of relevant suppliers, if available.
Date for Response 21/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2124 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2123
Date Received 24/08/2010
Please could you tell me if the Health Board... 1) has produced any strategies/implementation plans/reports specific to diabetes services? 2) has produced a diabetes care pathway? 3) has produced diabetes management guidelines? (Perhaps as part of the prescribing formulary?) 4) has produced prescribing guidelines for drugs to manage diabetes? If so, please could you forward copies of these documents. Also, could you tell me if the Health Board... 5) is part of a diabetes network? And if so, what is the name of the network, and which other organisations are involved? And finally, I would like to know where diabetes services are provided. (Community/acute setting?)
Date for Response 21/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2123 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2122
Date Received 20/08/2009
Procurement - 1. Please give details of all companies with contracts providing surgical instruments, both single-use and reusable, between 2005-2010? To include cost of contract, length of contract and the country where the goods are manufactured. 2. Please give details of all companies with contracts providing surgical instruments, both single-use and reusable, between 2005-2010, who have had their contracts terminated due to quality failure or other. 3. Please give details of the companies with supply the uniforms and bedding. 4. With regard to uniforms and bedding, what countries are the key materials and labour sourced from?
Date for Response 17/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2122 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2121
Date Received 20/08/2009
Decontamination 1. For reusable surgical instruments, what is your process of decontamination? 2. For each year between 2005-2010, please give details of the companies which have gained the contract for the decontamination of surgical instruments. 3. For each year between 2005-2010, please give details of the cost for decontamination services of surgical instruments. 4. Please give details of the type and numbers of single-use surgical instruments which are put though the decontamination process and therefore treated as reusable? 5. Please detail the recorded incidents when decontamination has failed during 2005-2010.
Date for Response 17/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2121 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2120
Date Received 20/08/2009
Quality control - 1. What Quality Control process involving surgical instruments is in place? 2. How many failings of surgical instruments - both single use and reusable - have been reported/recorded? Please stipulate numbers for each type of instrument. 3. How many people are employed by you for the purpose of quality control of surgical instruments? Please give numbers of staff for each year between 2005-2010? 4. Please give details of actions taken against companies who have failed quality control ie fine, lost of contract etc.
Date for Response 17/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2120 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2119
Date Received 20/08/2009
IR1 forms (incident reporting) and surgical instruments. 1. Please provide copies of all IR1 forms submitted by medical staff between 2005-2010. 2. If unable to provide copies, please provide the number of IR1 forms submitted for each month between 2005-2010 as well as details as to the nature of each incident. We accept redaction to maintain patient confidentiality. 3. Please give details of the IR1 forms which involve faults, breakages or other failures relating to surgical equipment/instruments between 2005-2010. 4. Please give details of IR1 forms which relate to incidents in operating theatres between 2005-2010. 5. "For each year between 2005 and 2010, please provide the amount of money paid out in compensation to people affected by breakage, fault or other failure of surgical equipment/instruments. Please stipulate whether the person affected was patient or medical staff." 6. "For each year between 2005 and 2010, please provide details of every complaint received from medical, surgical and clinical staff regarding faults, breakages or other failures of surgical instruments." 7. Please provide all correspondence - email, letter or other, between staff and the Board/Trust regarding faults, breakages, or other failures of surgical instruments between 2005-2010.
Date for Response 17/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2119 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2118
Date Received 20/08/2009
Re: Job ID: W-AHP-PHAR-SP2 Senior Pharmacist – Aseptic /Clinical - I would be grateful if you would please send me a copy of the full decision making process of the Agenda For Change Formal Review Panel for the above post. I can confirm that I am the postholder and have been since before October 2004.
Date for Response 17/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2118 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2117
Date Received 19/08/2010
Please could you give me details of stab wound related admittances hospitals within the authority. Could this information be broken down to show: 1. The number of stab wound admittances at each hospital in the authority in the last calendar year. 2. What percentage of these admittances have consequently proved fatal. 3. Could this information be broken down to show data for each hospital within the authority.
Date for Response 16/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2117 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2116
Date Received 19/08/2010
I am writing to you to make an application under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please could you give me details of Narcan (Naloxone) use by the authority over the last five financial years. Could this information be broken down to show: 1. How many instances Narcan has been used by the authority each year. 2. The reason for the use of the drug in each of the instance eg. drugs overdose. 3. The cost of the drug to the authority for each individual year, as well as a total overall.
Date for Response 16/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2116 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2115
Date Received 19/08/2010
Please would you tell us the number of patients currently being treated in your trust with biologics for the following conditions, split by named biologic. If possible, please supply the data using the following table. Abatercept, Adalimumab, Certolizumab Pegol, Etanercept, Golimumab, Infliximab, Rituximab, Tocilizumab, Ustekinumab – for conditions - Ankylosing Spondylitis, Crohn's Disease, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ulcerative Colitis.
Date for Response 16/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2115 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2114
Date Received 19/08/2010
P-PHAR-REH-PPMM2 - All documentation, including emails, relating to the AfC matching process, for post. Full CAJE audit review for post. Details of panel members (job titles and whether representing staff or management side) involved in the initial matching, informal review and formal review for post. Any information for matching panels, in NHS Lothian, relating to the use of nationally agreed job profiles for professional groups. In particular I ma looking for information regarding how NHS Lothian views these in relation to the AfC Job Evaluation Handbook. Are these nationally agreed profiles used in their completeness for matching jobs? If national profiles are used, are panels allowed the freedom to make a judgement as to whether they believe/accept the criteria detailed in the agreed job description?
Date for Response 16/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2114 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2113
Date Received 19/08/2010
P-PHAR-REH-PFOR1 - All documentation, including emails, relating to the AfC matching process, for post. Full CAJE audit review for post. Details of panel members (job titles and whether representing staff or management side) involved in the initial matching, informal review and formal review for post. Any information for matching panels, in NHS Lothian, relating to the use of nationally agreed job profiles for professional groups. In particular I ma looking for information regarding how NHS Lothian views these in relation to the AfC Job Evaluation Handbook. Are these nationally agreed profiles used in their completeness for matching jobs? If national profiles are used, are panels allowed the freedom to make a judgement as to whether they believe/accept the criteria detailed in the agreed job description?
Date for Response 16/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2113 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2113
Date Received 14/10/2010
Diagnostic Procedure Outpatient Waiting List – How long has the current system been in place? How many people are put on the waiting list for the treatments covered each month and what proportion of these are taken off the waiting list because they have not arranged an appointment? How many people staff the phones and how many complaints have to received on delays in answering these?
Date for Response 11/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2113 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2112
Date Received 17/08/2010
Third Party Hospitality (CE) – What was the value of third party hospitality that you accepted in each of the last three years, both as a board and as members of the board/senior management? What protocols do you have as a board for declaring such third party hospitality?
Date for Response 14/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2112 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2111
Date Received 16/08/2010
‘I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I would like to request: 1. What is the population of patients in nursing homes and care homes for the elderly? 2. Do GPs in your area have access to specialist support by geriatricians and specialist geriatric nurses in the care of these patients – and if so, how many whole-time equivalent geriatricians and specialist nurses provide this support? 3. How much funding, in addition to standard primary care funding, have you provided for care in nursing homes and care homes for the elderly in 2009/10 and 2010/11? 4. How many critical incidents were reported in your nursing homes and care homes for the elderly in 2008/9 and 2009/10? 5. In these years, how many complaints did you receive about nursing homes and care homes for the elderly from patients or their relatives, and how many were investigated? 6. In these years, how many complaints did you receive from GPs about nursing homes and care homes for the elderly, and how many were investigated?
Date for Response 13/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2111 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2110
Date Received 16/08/2010
I would like the total value of any ‘increment payments’ paid out to your staff in each of the last three years. By ‘increment payments’ I mean pay increases which members of staff received when they reached a certain number of years service or a certain grade within your organisation. These payments are separate to any bonuses or increases to basic wages.
Date for Response 13/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2110 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2109
Date Received 16/08/2010
I would like a copy of all documents, memos and communications - electronic, typed, recorded or hand written relating to all deliberations and discussion throughout the Agenda for Change process from Job Matching through to Formal Review stage for the post P-MH-APS-NUR1, Community Mental Health Charge Nurse (Addictions).
Date for Response 13/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2109 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2108
Date Received 12/08/2010
Cost of operations at the WGH: could you provide figure on the shunt you use most often on patients for each type of operation specified – the cost I am looking for is the total cost for each operation i.e. equipment, staff costs, etc (adult operation). Ventriculoperitneal shunt insertion, revision and partial revision, Lumbar-peritoneal shunt insertion, revision and partial revision. Optic Nerve Sheath Fenestration operation.
Date for Response 09/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2108 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2107
Date Received 10/08/2010
To assist in our task, we would greatly appreciate answers to the following questions: Please detail how your CAMH service meets the needs of deaf children. Does your NHS board keep a record of referrals for deaf children to CAMHS? If so, please detail how many referrals you received in the last 12 month period, the process for managing these referrals and provide information about the referring agencies. Does your CAMH service currently offer outreach support to deaf children in other settings? If so, please give details. NB – in these questions, we are using the term ‘deaf’ to refer to children and young people aged 0-18, with any form of hearing loss, as detailed above.
Date for Response 07/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2107 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2106
Date Received 10/08/2010
I would like to request the following under FOI: How many exceptional prescribing requests or individual patient treatment requests did NHS Lothian receive in 2008/2009? How many exceptional prescribing requests or individual patient treatment requests did NHS Lothian board receive in 2009/2010? a) How many of the exceptional prescribing requests or individual patient treatment requests received by NHS Lothian were approved in 2008/2009? b) What was the reason(s) for approving these requests? a) How many of the exceptional prescribing requests or individual patient treatment requests received by NHS Lothian were accepted in 2009/20010? b) What was the reason(s) for approving these requests? a) How many of the exceptional prescribing requests or individual patient treatment requests received by NHS Lothian were rejected in 2008/2009? b) What was the reason(s) for rejecting these requests? a) How many of the exceptional prescribing requests or individual patient treatment requests received by NHS Lothian were rejected in 2009/20010? b) What was the reason(s) for rejecting these requests? What were the names of the members of the decision making body that dealt with exceptional prescribing/individual patient treatment requests in 2008/2009? What are the names of the members of the decision making body that dealt with exceptional prescribing/individual patient treatment requests in 2009/2010?
Date for Response 07/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2106 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2105
Date Received 10/08/2010
All information whether held on computer or paper records, relating to the Job Matching and Evaluation and Review procedures carried out for Job ID number: Scot13/P-SALT-LD-SLT3 dated from first submission of the original job description in 2004 through to the to the formal appeal result in 2010. All information should include inter alia details at all stages, including the initial matching process, any consistency matching processes, and review procedures including any originals and amendments, of: 1. The matching panel’s rationale for awarding the factor levels and original matching panel notes pertaining to Matched Job Report dated 25/09/2006 2. All subsequent Matched Job Reports and Job Audit reports 3. All subsequent consistency checking panel notes and monitoring templates 4. All subsequent consistency checking outcomes and procedures 5. All subsequent CAJE records, Review Panel notes and JEMG notes 6. All subsequent review panel and appeals panel outcomes and procedures including those pertaining to request for review (September 2009) and formal request for review (May 2010). 7. Rationale behind any changes made to any factor levels 8. Rationale behind the panel decisions not to change appealed factors 1, 2, 7 and 9 in contrast with evidence from review questionnaire. Please note: Whilst I have already received a detailed outcome letter from the Review Panel dated 25 March 2010, this letter does not provide the Panel’s rationale for discounting submitted evidence for the above factors. For example, the panel is requested to provide the rationale for disregarding the presenting evidence of highly developed specialist knowledge at Master’s degree level in the job description (p.8), the review questionnaire (pp1-2), formal review information (p1) and in the attestation from service managers. I equally require panel rationale for disregarding evidence pertaining to factors 1, 7 and 9. 9. Full job audit report clearly showing the security code identity numbers for all panel members on each occasion in which the constitution of an evaluation or review panel was set or changed. 10. All dates, identifying numbers and job titles of any job advisors, line managers and co-opted members who were contacted from the matching through to the review and appeals processes, as well as any questions asked of them 11. All copies received by the agenda for change panel, of the job description, request for review, review questionnaire dated 09.09.09 and formal review information dated 20.05.10
Date for Response 07/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2105 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2104
Date Received 09/08/2010
Invoice – refers to hospital service for a stay of just over 5 hours at rhe RIE, but excluded the costs of the consultant. We formally request a breakdown of this account, explaining in detail how the sum is arrived at.
Date for Response 06/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2104 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2103
Date Received 09/08/2010
In 2009/10 what was the average cost per missed NHS appointment in the NHS Lothian health board area.
Date for Response 06/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2103 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2102
Date Received 09/08/2010
I am writing to request the following information under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act. Please could you provide me with the following: 1. How much did the Trust spend on communications and marketing (including advertising and PR), including all staff costs, in the following years: a) 2007-08 b) 2008-09 c) 2009-10? 2. Of this figure, how much did the Trust spend in 2009-10 on the following: a) media and communications staff - please list how many staff were employed, what their job titles were and their salaries b) printing c) design - other than rebranding d) rebranding e) advertising f) website g) pr agency h) media legal advice (e.g. defamation proceedings) i) media training/consultancy j) photography (NB not clinical photography - e.g. xrays and photos for medical use) 3. Please itemise all media and communications spending over £10,000 in 2009-10, with a brief description (e.g. 'advertising in local magazine for year - £70,450', 'printing Trust brochure on dentistry - £50,421'). 4. I realise that this may not fall into the marketing and comms budget, but please could you confirm how much the Trust spent on purchasing television screens in 2009-10? Please state what the purpose of the screens were and what type they were (e.g. plasma, widescreen etc), how many there were and how much they cost individually.
Date for Response 06/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2102 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2101
Date Received 09/08/2010
Please could you provide me with a copy of your organisation's waste strategy, and answer the questions below. 1. What contractor does your organisation use for general waste? 2. What contractor does your organisation use for recyclable material? 3. How much of your organisations waste is recycled? 4. What contractor does your organisation use for clinical waste? 5. How much of your organisations waste is clinical waste? 6. What contractor does your organisation use for radioactive waste? 7. Does your organisation actively promote reduce, reuse, recycle? 8. Has your organisation joined the 10:10 campaign? (a project uniting society behind cutting emissions by 10% in 2010)
Date for Response 06/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2101 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2100
Date Received 03/08/2010
We also note that note that you do not yet have a finalised copy of your 2010-11 workforce plan. However, would you please forward the most recent draft copy of the plan and confirm when this is due to be submitted to your board for agreement. Section 30, Section 27.
Date for Response 01/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2100 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2099
Date Received 05/08/2010
I would like to make a Freedom of Information Request for information regarding: The NHS Complex Care Team Policy and Procedure regarding the times that they are unable to provide support to a patient in the community and where they ask the family to cover this time for support. Is there a particular Agreement / Form that is used to gain consent from the patient or their family in this matter? Is there an expectation that family members will step in to provide support and what is the policy and procedure regarding making this decision and how this is implemented?
Date for Response 02/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2099 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2098
Date Received 05/08/2010
P-PCP-LD-NC1 – I write in relation to agenda for change banding. I would be grateful if you will please forward me all agenda for change information, written and electronic, from 2004 onwards and ask that you treat this as a request under FOI.
Date for Response 02/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2098 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2097
Date Received 04/08/2010
I would like to request the following information from NHS Lothian: 1. What were the median and maximum waiting times (from GP referral to treatment) for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for treatment of mild to moderate depression, during two separate periods: the last quarter of 2009 (Oct-Dec) and the first quarter of 2010 (Jan-Mar)?
Date for Response 01/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2097 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2096
Date Received 04/08/2010
Patient Information Systems – Plasma Screens. Are there any such Patient Information Systems in use on your Hospital site? If so, what is/are the names(s) of the company/companies who provide these Patient information Systems? If so, how long have these Patient Information Systems been installed/in use? Also, have you been satisfied with its performance/consistency.
Date for Response 01/09/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2096 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2095
Date Received 03/08/2010
How many patients have you treated so far in 2010 for burns, blisters and skin scarring as a result of contact with Giant Hogweed? And, if you have comparative figures for the past three years, would you also please provide me with those?
Date for Response 31/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2095 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2094
Date Received 03/08/2010
All documentation, including emails, relating to the AfC matching process, for post U-CN-PHM-RIE-SPLTGS. Full CAJE audit review for post U-CN-PHM-RIE-SPLTGS. Details of panel members (job titles and whether representing staff or management side) involved in the initial matching, informal review and formal review for post -CN-PHM-RIE-SPLTGS. Any information for matching panels, in NHS Lothian, relating to the use of nationally agreed job profiles for professional groups. In particular I ma looking for information regarding how NHS Lothian views these in relation to the AfC Job Evaluation Handbook. Are these nationally agreed profiles used in their completeness for matching jobs? If national profiles are used, are panels allowed the freedom to make a judgement as to whether they believe/accept the criteria detailed in the agreed job description?
Date for Response 31/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2094 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2093
Date Received 03/08/2010
All documentation, including emails, relating to the AfC matching process, for posts U-CN-PHM-RIE-SPRVT and U-CN-PHM-RIE-SPFI. Full CAJE audit review for posts posts U-CN-PHM-RIE-SPRVT and U-CN-PHM-RIE-SPFI. Details of panel members (job titles and whether representing staff or management side) involved in the initial matching, informal review and formal review for posts posts U-CN-PHM-RIE-SPRVT and U-CN-PHM-RIE-SPFI. Any information for matching panels, in NHS Lothian, relating to the use of nationally agreed job profiles for professional groups. In particular I ma looking for information regarding how NHS Lothian views these in relation to the AfC Job Evaluation Handbook. Are these nationally agreed profiles used in their completeness for matching jobs? If national profiles are used, are panels allowed the freedom to make a judgement as to whether they believe/accept the criteria detailed in the agreed job description?
Date for Response 31/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2093 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2092
Date Received 03/08/2010
Please can you provide me with any guidelines the Lothian Trust may have in relation to glucosamine prescribing. Can you also send how much Lothian spend on glucosamine sulphate products were from Jan - Dec 2009. This is by FP10. Can I have this broken down by type of products, amount of units and cost per each preparation.
Date for Response 31/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2092 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2091
Date Received 02/08/2010
Over the twelve month period from 1st June 2009to 31st May 2010, how many patients with Psoriasis have been treated with Biologics? Can you show, in your response, details of the types of Biologics used as well as the corresponding number of patients using each Biologic over the period in question. How many patients were started on a Biologic for the first time? (in this part of your response, please include patients who have been switched to another biologic)
Date for Response 30/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2091 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2090
Date Received 02/08/2010
A statement or protocol adopted by your Health Board in respect of Vacancy Management. Does the Board have a set period or gap in months in which a vacancy is not filled? If the Board does have a set period, what risk assessment is undertaken in relation to this, and how are exceptions to this period managed. Pleas provide a statement or protocol on how you manage – maternity leave replacements/locums – long tern sick leave locums.
Date for Response 30/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2090 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2089
Date Received 02/08/2010
I have recently received confirmation that my Agenda for Change appeal for a higher banding has been unsuccessful through the review process. I would appreciate if you could send me copies of all the relevant information held under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I would like access to this information so that I can review it with the intention of challenging the result legally.
Date for Response 30/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2089 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2088
Date Received 02/08/2010
What protocols does the Board have in place for discussing complaints quarterly at a clinical governance steering group or equivalent, for which the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman has commended NHS Lothian and recommended that it should be followed by other bodies.
Date for Response 30/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2088 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2087
Date Received 29/07/2010
Under freedom of information laws, I would like to request answers to the following questions: How many tonnes of food did your organisation procure in the 2009-2010 financial year? How many tonnes of avoidable food waste did your organisation generate in the 2009-2010 financial year? Avoidable food waste can be defined as: ‘food and drink that could have been consumed if it had been better stored or managed. It excludes items that cannot be eaten (e.g. teabags) and items that some people choose not to eat (e.g. potato skins)’ (Source:http://www.wrap.org.uk/downloads/Food_waste_in_Scotland_FINAL_report_28_August_2009.7d4cb0f7.7550.pdf)
Date for Response 26/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2087 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2086
Date Received 29/07/2010
I was wondering if I could submit an FOI request for Edinburgh? 1. How many women addicted to heroin have given birth in the last 10 years (shown in an annual breakdown). 2. How many babies have been born addicted to heroin in the last 10 years (shown in an annual breakdown).
Date for Response 26/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2086 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2085
Date Received 29/07/2010
Dear sir, Under the Freedom of Information act can you possibly tell me if there are any people in estates in Scotland who carry out decontamination and sterilisation that are on band 5 under Agenda for change and if so in what area do they work. Also if they do is it possible to get a job description for the post.
Date for Response 26/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2085 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2084
Date Received 29/07/2010
I would like to make a Freedom of Information Request regarding NHS Lothian’s Policies and Procedures in relation to providing Physiotherapy to hospital patients. Would you be able to supply a copy of the Policies and Procedures regarding the provision and access to Physiotherapy, whether there are any eligibility criteria for in-patient Physiotherapy, and whether a patients condition is relevant in any way to this criteria, or the Policies and Procedures. Would you also be able to outline if there are any specific issues with the provision of Physiotherapy to in-patients diagnosed with some form of Dementia.
Date for Response 26/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2084 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2083
Date Received 28/07/2010
Roodlands - Was the accident reported to you and, if so, can you provide us with a copy of the accident report including form F2508? Prior to our clients accident on 6 March 2010has there been any similar incidents or injury or near misses with hatches collapsing. Is so please provide details. Please can you also confirm whether there is a system of inspection of the hatches on a regular basis prior to the incident on 6 March 2010. If so please provide details.
Date for Response 25/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2083 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2082
Date Received x
I would like to know how many people presented to A&E in Royal Edinburgh Infirmary with fractured limbs (including knees, hips, shoulders and elbows) in December 2009, January 2010, December 2008, January 2009, December 2007, January 2008. For the same months and broken down by month I would like to know how many emergency orthopaedic surgical procedures were undertaken and also the total number of theatre hours these procedures consumed. Finally I would like to know what the hypothecated hourly cost of theatre time is in the Royal Edinburgh Infirmary (orthopaedic specifically if possible but if not generally).
Date for Response x
Freedom of Information Reference: 2082 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2081
Date Received 27/07/2010
Under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act, I would like to know the following information for your NHS board area; The number of Bone Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA) issued in each of the last five years. The number of BAHAs issued to under 18s in the last five years. The total cost of issuing BAHAs in each of the last five years.
Date for Response 24/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2081 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2080
Date Received 27/07/2010
Could you please send me details in generalised categories of the rates of remuneration paid to career grade doctors working in the addictions service of Lothian NHS Board (i.e. not doctors in training grades), giving details of the pay scales which are being implemented, and specimen copies of the contracts issued (all on an anonymous basis). Please also give this information in respect pay rates and contracts of any individual doctors working in the addictions service whose pay rates and contracts do not conform to any of the generalised categories set out in your answer to the question asked above (again on an anonymised basis).
Date for Response 24/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2080 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2079
Date Received 27/07/2010
I have a freedom of information request. Could I please receive all documentation related to Agenda for Change a) initial matching panel b) informal review and c) formal Review for post Unique ID : P-LD-CLD-NUR3.
Date for Response 24/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2079 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2078
Date Received 27/07/2010
Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act, I would like to ask the following question on behalf of NHS Lothian Accounts Payable Department; I would like to know the Stats relating to Agenda for Change outcomes within Accounts Payable departments across Scotland. This data is to see how each of the other departments throughout Scotland reflect to the outcome of our formal appeal process.
Date for Response 24/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2078 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2077
Date Received 27/07/2010
Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act, I would like to ask the following question on behalf of NHS Lothian Accounts Payable Department; I would like to know the Stats relating to Agenda for Change outcomes who went formal and won the appeal at this level. This data is to see how each of the other department who appealed the decision placed upon them.
Date for Response 24/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2077 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2076
Date Received 26/07/2010
How many people have requested IVF treatment from your Trust or Health Board over the last three years? For each year (July 24th 2007 - July 24th 2008; July 24th 2008 - July 24th 2009; July 24th 2009 - July 24th 2010) I would like you to break down the statistics as follows: - How many of those requests were accepted? How many of those requests resulted in a completed course of IVF treatment? How many of those requests were rejected? Please give reasons why each of the requests were rejected. How much was spent carrying out IVF treatments in total? What is the maximum number of cycles of IVF treatment that was offered to any one individual or couple? I understand that, under the Act, I should be entitled to a response within 20 working days. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.
Date for Response 23/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2076 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2075
Date Received 26/07/2010
I would like to request under FOI – provide copies of ‘Panel Notes@ from the CAJE System made by the Agenda for Change Panels during: The banding process of my job description. The informal Review stage of my appeal against the award banding. The formal Review stage of my appeal against the awarding banding. UID – P-LUCS-AAH-GM1 post General Manager LUCS.
Date for Response 23/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2075 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2074
Date Received 23/07/2010
The rates increase in property owned, rented and leased by your board for the financial year 2009/10.
Date for Response 20/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2074 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2073
Date Received 23/07/2010
Details and cost of all training events/workshops/away days attended by staff in 2008, 2009 and 2010 which have been provided by outside bodies.
Date for Response 20/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2073 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2072
Date Received 23/07/2010
1) For the dates 1 January 2009 – present, can you please detail the following: The number of intensive care beds in NHS hospitals closed, and the reasons for closure where possible. Can this be broken down month-by-month and by hospital. The number of early patient discharges from intensive care beds in NHS hospitals, and the reasons for each case where possible. Can this be broken down month-by-month and by hospital. The number of transfers of patients from intensive care beds to other NHS hospitals, and the reasons for each case where possible. Can this be broken down month-by-month and by hospital. The number of transfers of patients transferred from intensive care beds early or late to other beds in the same hospital, and the reasons for each case where possible. Can this be broken down month-by-month and by hospital. The number of transfers of patients from intensive care beds in NHS hospitals to private hospitals, and the reasons for each case where possible. Can this be broken down month-by-month and by hospital. Could you also include the total number of intensive care beds in each hospital as well please.
Date for Response 20/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2072 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2071
Date Received 22/07/2010
We need to know which GP Clinical Computer systems are used by the practices in your organisation(s). Please identify the practices by their NHS code and enter the data in the table.
Date for Response 19/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2071 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2070
Date Received 22/07/2010
Mobile device project - 1 When was mobile device project initiated in NHS Lothian estates. 2 How much was budgeted for project. 3 How much has project cost to date. 4 Why are the mobile devices not used for on call purposes. 5 When will project be completed. 6 Will the system realise any savings for NHS Lothian - if so - what is the estimated/actual savings.
Date for Response 19/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2070 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2069
Date Received 22/07/2010
How much has the hospital board spent on bariatric beds, which support patients weighing up to 25 stone, since Jan 2008? How many bariatric beds are now in use across the health board? What is the highest weight that beds in the health board can take from one patient? Would patients weighing over 50 stone, and the maximum weight in the question above, have to hire their own specialist beds or would the health board cover the cost? If they do have to hire what would this cost (if you can answer)? Has the hospital board had to hire any such beds since Jan 2008? If so how many, when, what was the cost and what weight could they hold? How much has been spent repairing equipment including beds damaged by obese and overweight patients? How many bariatric surgery procedures have been carried out since 2008 for patients aged 18 and upwards? How many bariatric surgery procedures have been carried out for people aged under 18? What was the lowest patient age that Bariatric surgery was performed? Have these procedures included laparoscopic gastric banding? If so, how many?
Date for Response 19/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2069 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2068
Date Received 21/07/2010
How much has your health board spent on the treatment of musculo skeletal conditions in the last 5 years? How many patients has your board treated for musculo skeletal conditions in the last 5 years?
Date for Response 18/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2068 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2067
Date Received 21/07/2010
. 1. How many private number plates (i.e. personalised vehicle registrations) does your organisation currently own? 2. For each plate owned, please provide the registration number (i.e. SNP 123), whether it is currently in use and on what vehicle. 3. How many private number plates (i.e. personalised vehicle registrations) has your organisation purchased in each of the last 10 years? 4. For each plate purchased, please provide the registration number and the amount paid. 5. How many private number plates (i.e. personalised vehicle registrations) has your organisation sold in each of the last 10 years? 6. For each plate sold, please provide the registration number and the amount sold for.
Date for Response 18/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2067 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2066
Date Received 20/07/2010
I am requesting information on the following for the period April 2009 – July 2010: All internal and external communication relating to the funding of voluntary organisations by NHS Lothian to include minutes of meetings, notes of meetings, individual notes of meetings; notes of telephone conversations, email communication (including attachments); and internal/external memorandums; All strategies (draft and finalised), policy documents (draft and finalised) and reports (draft and finalised) on the funding of voluntary organisations by NHS Lothian. All presentations relating to the funding of voluntary organisations; A list of all voluntary organisations currently funded by NHS Lothian, the amount of grant awarded to each organisation and what they are funded for; A copy of the impact assessment relating to any proposed changes in the funding of voluntary organisations.
Date for Response 17/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2066 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2065
Date Received 19/07/2010
With regard to the Virologists entry to the Special Register and good working practice with patients under the patients charter and bearing in mind my doctors are following virology results given by your laboratory, I have some questions relating to my blood test results. 1) Please can you show me the proof that HIV exists? 2) How was HIV isolated ? 3) Where and when HIV was isolated? 4) Where is the paper and photographs that proves HIV was isolated? 5) Proof that HIV causes AIDS? 6) And also , please could you tell me whether co factors are needed to make a positive HIV diagnosis along with the test kits provided to your laboratories which do the testing? Furthermore, I would like to know what the names of these test kits are, how they are used and are there specific tests for each of the test kits. Also, is there any link between consultant physician and virologist in making a decision on the best treatment for a patient using anti-retrovirals and if so what does this entail and how is this monitored and what after care is there should a patient cease to take medication ?
Date for Response 16/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2065 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2064
Date Received 19/07/2010
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION: - AGENDA FOR CHANGE FORMAL REVIEW - UNIQUE JOB IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: P-PHY-AAH-NRM-LPC1. PLEASE PROVIDE ALL DOCUMENTATION.
Date for Response 16/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2064 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2063
Date Received 19/07/2010
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION: - AGENDA FOR CHANGE FORMAL REVIEW - UNIQUE JOB IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: P-PHY-AAH-NR-S1GP, P-PHY-AAH-NRM-LPC1. PLEASE PROVIDE ALL DOCUMENTATION.
Date for Response 16/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2063 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2062
Date Received 16/07/2010
We are looking for the number of patients currently being treated by hospital offering cancer services in your Health Board with the drugs: Glivec, Sprycel, Sutent, Tasigna. For the conditions: chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML), gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST), renal cell carcinoma (RCC).
Date for Response 13/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2062 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2061
Date Received 16/07/2010
Please could you provide: 1. The name of your existing childcare voucher provider. 2. The date your childcare voucher scheme started. 3. Your scheme renewal date and/or the date at which you intend to review the contract. 4. The administration fee you are currently paying. 5. The number of employees who are receiving childcare vouchers. 6. Your total number of employees.
Date for Response 13/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2061 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2060
Date Received 16/07/2010
I write under freedom of information legislation to request the following: The number of doctors employed by your health board who have been referred for treatment or counselling for drug or alcohol misuse over the last three years, ie 2008, 2009 and 2010 to date.
Date for Response 13/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2060 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2059
Date Received 16/07/2010
Please provided details of the treatments I have received and the cost involved for dental work since the beginning of the century. I believe this to have been at a total of 6 practices 2 in Leith, 2 in Penicuik and 2 in Portobello. DPA
Date for Response 13/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2059 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2058
Date Received 16/07/2010
I received a letter today from Tim Montgomery, in it he stated that the Royal Edinburgh Hospital Children's Nursery is provided with free accommodation and subsidised by up to £150,000 per year. Please can I be provided with the actual subsidy it received for the last three full financial years.
Date for Response 13/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2058 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2057
Date Received 15/07/2010
I would like to establish how many of your employees have been suspended on full pay or put on gardening leave in each of the last financial five years. For each employee I would like to establish the following: The employee’s role, i.e are they a manager, nurse, doctor, porter. Whether they were suspended or put on gardening leave. How long they were/or have been away from their duties. A summary of the allegation which led to them being suspended or put on gardening leave. And for suspensions/periods of gardening leave now completed I would also like to establish what has happened to the employee since, i.e. did they leave their job or go back to work.
Date for Response 12/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2057 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2056
Date Received 15/07/2010
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION: - AGENDA FOR CHANGE FORMAL REVIEW - UNIQUE JOB IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: U-CN-GNT-CGS-HSGC3. PLEASE PROVIDE ALL DOCUMENTATION.
Date for Response 12/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2056 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2055
Date Received 15/07/2010
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION: - AGENDA FOR CHANGE FORMAL REVIEW - UNIQUE JOB IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: P-PHY-AAH-CPS-LPC1. PLEASE PROVIDE ALL DOCUMENTATION.
Date for Response 12/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2055 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2054
Date Received 15/07/2010
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION: - AGENDA FOR CHANGE FORMAL REVIEW - UNIQUE JOB IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: P-PHY-AAH-LCP-S1GP. PLEASE PROVIDE ALL DOCUMENTATION.
Date for Response 12/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2054 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2053
Date Received 15/07/2010
Surgical Data – please provide details in relation to surgical operations to include name of surgeon, location, dates as well as success or failure. I have a particular interest in the WGH and Hemorrhoidectomy procedures.
Date for Response 12/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2053 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2052
Date Received 15/07/2010
I would like to establish how many abortions have been performed past the 24 week stage in your health board area for each of the last ten years. In each case I would like to establish in which week the pregnancy was terminated and the reason for the termination, i.e. severe or mild physical deformities, heart defect etc.
Date for Response 12/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2052 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2051
Date Received 15/07/2010
I understand from the Scottish Government's consultation on control of entry arrangements for inclusion on the pharmaceutical list that all NHS Boards prepare a Pharmaceutical Care Service Plan. I would like to make a request for this document for NHS Lothian. If the document is currently being compiled, please can you tell me when this will be completed and published?
Date for Response 12/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2051 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2050
Date Received 15/07/2010
I would like to make a request for information regarding Medicines Management Please could you provide the following:• VTE is now a CQUIN Target, due to this could you please provide your most recent Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) clinical policies or guidelines?
Date for Response 12/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2050 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2049
Date Received 15/07/2010
I would like to make a request for information regarding Medicines Management Please could you provide the following:• Do you use Scriptswitch? • What is the coverage of Scriptswitch in your area?
Date for Response 12/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2049 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2048
Date Received 15/07/2010
For each of the last three financial years, please could you indicate: • Hip resurfacing or replacement • Total knee replacement a) the number of the procedures the health board has funded b) at what total cost per year c) in each case, what criteria the health board has what clinical criteria the board applies when approving funding decisions
Date for Response 12/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2048 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2047
Date Received 15/07/2010
For each of the last three financial years, please could you indicate: • Cochlear implants for hearing impairment • Tonsillectomies a) the number of the procedures the health board has funded b) at what total cost per year c) in each case, what criteria the health board has what clinical criteria the board applies when approving funding decisions
Date for Response 12/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2047 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2046
Date Received 15/07/2010
For each of the last three financial years, please could you indicate: • Acupuncture for back pain • Spinal manipulation for back pain a) the number of the procedures the health board has funded b) at what total cost per year c) in each case, what criteria the health board has what clinical criteria the board applies when approving funding decisions
Date for Response 12/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2046 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2045
Date Received 15/07/2010
For each of the last three financial years, please could you indicate: • In-vitro fertilisation a) the number of the procedures the health board has funded b) at what total cost per year c) in each case, what criteria the health board has what clinical criteria the board applies when approving funding decisions
Date for Response 12/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2045 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2044
Date Received 15/07/2010
For each of the last three financial years, please could you indicate: • Bariatric surgery a) the number of the procedures the health board has funded b) at what total cost per year c) in each case, what criteria the health board has what clinical criteria the board applies when approving funding decisions
Date for Response 12/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2044 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2043
Date Received 14/07/2010
Please could you tell me the number of “adverse incidents” (eg mistakes made in the care of patients) reported within the board in 2007/08, 2008/09 and 2009/10? Please could you tell me the number of “near misses” reported within the board in 2007/08, 2008/09 and 2009/10? If possible, please could you indicate how many of these incidents in each year involved a) locum doctors generally and b) locum doctors provided by an agency?
Date for Response 11/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2043 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2042
Date Received 13/07/2010
I’d like to request the following information under Freedom of Information legislation. I’ve gotten information from the ISD Scotland website about the number of WTE dieticians employed by the health board but I’m after some more information regarding the number of dieticians working in the community, as opposed to in a hospital setting. I’d like to know, in the health board area, how many WTE dieticians are employed in the community as part of the primary healthcare team. If the relevant information is available, I’d also like to know how many of these community dieticians are attached to a particular GP practice(s).
Date for Response 10/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2042 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2041
Date Received 13/07/2010
I wish to obtain the data for the number of children and adults in your Health Authority over the past 5 years who have either been wholly or partially funded in order that they have secured or received any kind of medical treatment outside the United Kingdom. This is for any kind of treatment and in each case where the treatment has been inaccessible / unavailable in the United Kingdom for any reason. If applicable, what these medical conditions were and how much money was granted to each individual. If there are any criteria applied to these cases and what the criteria are?
Date for Response 10/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2041 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2040
Date Received 12/07/2010
I am writing to request any information you may hold relating to persons who have died with no known next of kin since 1December 2009 to the present day. I would be grateful if you could please include: full Names, dates of birth, maiden surnames of married females if known, dates of death, last known addresses, estimated value of estates, date(s) when the information was passed to Treasury Solicitor (or the Duchy of Lancaster or Cornwall). As these individuals are deceased, I understand that the information is not-personal data for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, and is not therefore exempt from the duty to disclose under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 by virtue of section 40 of that Act. I also note that the Department of Health's Code of Practice on Openness in the NHS provides that NHS Trusts and Authorities must provide information requested unless it falls within an exempt category. Refer onto GROS
Date for Response 09/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2040 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2039
Date Received 12/07/2010
How many patients were referred for bariatric surgery in these years? 2008/09 and 2009/10?
Date for Response 09/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2039 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2038
Date Received 12/07/2010
Please provide me with the number of staff currently working within the Headquarters of NHS Lothian – Waverley Gate (all employees). Not dealt with under FOI as refused to submit in writing).
Date for Response 09/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2038 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2037
Date Received 12/07/2010
I wish to apply for the following information under the Freedom of Information Act please: The number of prescriptions of Ritalin issued to children in the NHS Lothian area for the past two years and therefore the number of children in receipt of Ritalin drugs.
Date for Response 09/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2037 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2036
Date Received 12/07/2010
Clinical nurse specialists FOI - 1. How many clinical nurse specialists (headcount) are working in the health board area? 2. How many, if any, clinical nurse specialists are currently working in acute wards? For those clinical nurse specialists working in acute wards, please provide a breakdown by speciality and how many days/hours per week they are spending in acute wards. 3. How many, if any, clinical nurse specialists were working in acute wards at this point last year? 4. If no clinical nurse specialists are currently working in acute wards, does the health board have any plans to get specialist nurses spending any time in acute wards in the future?
Date for Response 09/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2036 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2035
Date Received 12/07/2010
I would like to make a FOI request to obtain copies of various scans and reports I have had. As I am the patient who had these scans, I think I'm right in saying it is my right to be able to have access to my own records, which in this case are scans and the associated reports coming from these scans. CT scan of brain/head/neck - Approx June/July 2004 - Western General Hospital, Edinburgh. - Referred by Dr. Brian Campbell, Roodslands, Haddington. MRI IAM scan of internal auditory meatus - 15th December 2009 - Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Referred by Dr. Alasdair Kerr, ENT Consultant, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. DPA
Date for Response 09/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2035 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2034
Date Received 09/07/2010
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I wonder if you could supply me, within the statutory time period, of details of IT Security incidents and further details relating to the incident for your Health Board from 1st January 2005 until 1st July 2010.This includes classification of incident, nature of incident, system or number of records affected, whether the incident resulted in disciplinary action being taken. Normally this information is recorded as part of Information Governance.
Date for Response 06/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2034 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2033
Date Received 09/07/2010
am writing under the Freedom of Information Act to ask for the following information, to include all copies of relevant correspondence including emails, letters, phone notes, faxes, meeting notes and any other form of communication: 1. Does NHS Lothian, or any of the hospitals under the management of NHS Lothian, have an agreement or contract with a company to provide bedside telephone/television units? If so, I would like to know which company provides these services; when the agreement(s) or contract(s) were signed; and for how long the agreement(s) or contract(s) will be in place? 2. Do any clauses in the agreement(s) or contract(s) relate to the use of mobile phones within the hospitals under the management of the NHS Lothian, and if so, what is the exact wording of the clause(s)? 3. What is NHS Lothian’s policy on the use of mobile phones within the hospitals under the management of NHS Lothian, and when was this policy introduced? 4. Did NHS Lothian, or any of the hospitals under the management of NHS Lothian, consult with the company providing and operating bedside units when compiling policy on the use of mobile phones after guidelines were issued by Health Facilities Scotland in February 2008? 5. What are the charges made to patients for the use of the bedside units (for telephone and television usage)? 6. Is NHS Lothian, or any of the hospitals under the management of NHS Lothian, able, under the terms of the agreement or contract, to advise or request changes to the prices charged for usage of the bedside units? 7. Has NHS Lothian, or any of the hospitals under the management of NHS Lothian, ever tried to initiate changes to the pricing of telephone and television usage on the bedside units? If so, when, and for what reason? 8. Have the charges for making or receiving calls, or watching the television, changed since the introduction of the bedside units at hospitals managed by the NHS Lothian? If so when, and by how much? 9. Has NHS Lothian, or any of the hospitals under the management of NHS Lothian, received any complaints from patients about the bedside units? If so, I would like to know how many complaints have been received; when; and what exactly the complaints related to? 10. Is the cleaning of the bedside units the responsibility of NHS Lothian or any of the hospitals under the management of NHS Lothian, or of the company operating the units? 11. Does NHS Lothian, or any of the hospitals under the management of NHS Lothian, generate any income from the agreement(s) or contract(s) with the provider of the bedside units? If so, how much is this worth annually, and under what terms is the income received? Please could you also send me a copy of the agreements or contracts that have been signed between NHS Lothian or any of the hospitals under the management of NHS Lothian, and the company/companies that have provided bedside telephone/television units.
Date for Response 06/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2033 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2032
Date Received 09/07/2010
Under the Freedom of Information Act, could you please supply me with all correspondence between NHS Lothian and the Sick Kids Friends Foundation, as well as minutes from any meetings or discussions held. I am looking for this information from the time span 3 March 2010 to present.
Date for Response 06/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2032 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2031
Date Received 09/07/2010
Could you tell me, under the Freedom of Information Act, how much money NHS Lothian has paid to recruitment agencies who supply locum doctors in the past five years. If possible, could this be broken down by i) year ii) name of recruitment agency and iii) how many doctors had been supplied as a result of the fees.
Date for Response 06/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2031 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2030
Date Received 09/07/2010
Under the Freedom of Information Act, could you tell me how many union stewards have been awarded pay amendments under the Agenda for Change procedure. Could you also tell me how many employees in total have had their wages amended through this process.
Date for Response 06/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2030 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2029
Date Received 09/07/2010
Under the Freedom of Information Act, could you tell me in the past five years how many children aged five years or under have been admitted to the Sick Kids Hospital with alcohol in their system? To clarify, I am looking for numbers of children under six found to be suffering from the affects of alcohol.
Date for Response 06/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2029 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2028
Date Received 08/07/2010
I’d like to request the following information under Freedom of Information legislation. 1. Since December 2009, has the health board had any forms of electronic media lost or stolen? - Such as CDs, DVDs, USBs, memory sticks, computers, or any other device that contains electronic data? 2. If so, when were they lost/stolen and what data was stored on them? 3. 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 05/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2028 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2027
Date Received 08/07/2010
I would like to make the following requests for information regarding hospital acquired infections under freedom of information please: 1) E.coli - a) How many cases illness caused by hospital acquired E.coli have been reported in the board’s hospitals for each of the last five years (2005/06, 06/07, 07/08, 08/09 and 09/10)? b) How many of these cases in each year have been caused by E.coli O157? 2) MRSA screening - a) How long on average before someone is admitted to hospital for an elective procedure does MRSA screening take place? (eg.1 week, 2 weeks, 6 weeks etc…) b) What is the maximum length of time before someone is admitted for MRSA screening to be carried out? (eg. Has someone been tested 1 month, two months etc…before their actual admission).
Date for Response 05/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2027 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2026
Date Received 08/07/2010
I refer to the article quoted below, internet link attached for ease of reference. You will note that the then Health Minister Malcolm Chisholm called for an “urgent report from Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust to establish that everything possible is being done to investigate and control the spread of the ‘superbug’.” Can you inform me if such a report was ever compiled, and if so, can you please furnish me with a said copy of the report. Please note this request is made under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2002/04/1412
Date for Response 05/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2026 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2025
Date Received 08/07/2010
I wish to make a series of separate requests under the Freedom of Information Act. For convenience, I am including them in the same email. Please: Confirm or deny whether your organisation holds information on its total revenue expenditure on musculoskeletal services for the last three financial years. Supply details of your organisation’s total revenue expenditure on musculoskeletal services for the last three financial years (net and / or gross – please state). Confirm or deny whether your organisation holds information on its total revenue expenditure on rheumatoid arthritis services for the last three financial years. Supply details of your organisation’s total revenue expenditure on rheumatoid arthritis for the last three financial years (net and / or gross – please state). Confirm or deny whether your organisation holds information on its total revenue expenditure on all services for the last three financial years. Supply details of your organisation’s total revenue expenditure on all services for the last three financial years (net and / or gross – please state). Confirm or deny whether your organisation holds data on the number of rheumatoid arthritis patients who were treated by the organisation in each of the last three years. Supply details of the number of rheumatoid arthritis patients who were treated by your organisation in each of the last three years. Supply details of the number of rheumatoid arthritis patients who were treated with biologic therapies in each of the last three years. Supply details of the number of rheumatoid arthritis patients who made an individual funding request for treatment not normally funded in each of the last three years, broken down by whether funding for the treatments was (a) approved and (b) rejected. Confirm or deny if your organisation has the capacity to offer all rheumatoid arthritis patients who need them follow-up appointments on a timely basis. Confirm or deny if your organisation is offering support to GPs to ensure speedier diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis services. State how many rheumatology units / departments your organisation is responsible for, and please list the location of each.
Date for Response 05/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2025 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2024
Date Received 07/07/2010
How much has your organisation paid out in voluntary redundancy packages, broken down in every financial year since 07/08? How many staff were covered by the payments? Regarding the above question, how many of the packages exceeded a) £100,000 b) £200,000 c) £500,000 d) £750,000? How much has your organisation paid out in early retirement packages, broken down in every financial year since 07/08? How many staff were covered by the packages? Regarding the above question, how many of the packages exceeded a) £100,000 b) £200,000 c) £500,000 d) £750,000?
Date for Response 04/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2024 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2023
Date Received 07/07/2010
Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2000, I would like to request the following information from your Health Board: How many people have sought advice or support for drugs addiction in the years 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10? How many people have been funded for non-residential advice and support services in the years 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10? How many people have been funded for residential care in the years 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10? In the years 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, what was the average time period between clients requesting help for drug addiction and beginning a drug treatment programme? In the years 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, what percentage of clients referred to drug treatment received a date for assessment that fell within four weeks of referral being received? In the years 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, what percentage of clients referred to drug treatment received a date for treatment that fell within four weeks of their recovery plan being agreed? How many clients have moved out of addiction in the years 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10? How much has been spent on drugs rehabilitation in the years 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10? Please provide a breakdown of rehabilitation organisations and/or services used in the years 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10. What mechanisms are in place to allow clients to assess the effectiveness of treatment and/or support offered? If such mechanisms are in place, please provide average figures for those rating services very satisfactory, satisfactory, unsatisfactory, and very unsatisfactory (or whichever breakdown is used).
Date for Response 04/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2023 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2022
Date Received 07/07/2010
This request relates to the latest issue produced of the internal staff publication ‘connections’; I would like to know the cost of designing, producing and printing the publication. I would also like to know how many copies were printed. This request relates to the latest issue produced of the ‘health link’ external publication. I would like to know the cost of designing, producing and printing the publication. I would also like to know how many copies were printed.
Date for Response 04/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2022 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2021
Date Received 06/07/2010
How many vacancies for midwives arose in a)2007/08, b)2008/09 and c)2009/10. How many midwives were employed by your health board in a0 2007/08, b2008/09 and c)2009/10. How many vacancies for midwives were filled as a result of the On Year job Guarantee for 2007/08, b)2008/09 and 2009/10.
Date for Response 03/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2021 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2020
Date Received 06/07/2010
Could you provide details of any donations or legacies bequeathed to the health board - or to individual hospitals, units or departments - in the last five years? In each case, please disclose how much was donated, the age and gender of the donor, what conditions, if any, were attached to the donation and a breakdown of how the money was spent.
Date for Response 03/08/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2020 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2019
Date Received 02/07/2010
The narrative / commentary submitted to your board in support of your financial plan for 2010/11. The financial performance monitoring returns related to revenue spend, capital spend and delivery of efficiency savings submitted to the Scottish Government for the 6 month period to Sept 09, nine months to Dec 09 and 12 months to March 10 and the most up-to-date monitoring return for 2010-11.
Date for Response 30/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2019 Response.
Freedom of Information Reference: 2019-1 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2018
Date Received 02/07/2010
The final NHS Lothian full Workforce Plan for 2009-10, including all appendices. The final NHS Lothian full Workforce Plan for 2010-11as agreed with Scottish Government or, where not agreed, the most up-to-date draft (with the status of the paper indicated), including all appendices. NHS Lothian summary of staff projections for 2010/11 as submitted to the Scottish Government to inform the publication of NHS Scotland Workforce Projections, 2010/11: NHS Board Projected Staff In Post (WTE) Changes In 2010/11 in June 2010 including the nursing and midwifery projections for 2010-11 split by bands 1-4 and bands 5-9. All information as submitted to the Scottish Government during 2010 on the actual and expected employment of newly qualified nurses and midwives during 2010/11.
Date for Response 30/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2018 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2017
Date Received 02/07/2010
The final NHS Lothian Local Delivery Plan for 2010-11 as agreed with Scottish Government or, where not agreed, the most up-to-date draft (with the status of the paper indicated), including all appendices
Date for Response 30/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2017 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2016
Date Received 01/07/2010
Could you please send me the minutes or notes of any Lothian committee deliberations that may pertain to the Agenda for Change grading of Top Grade Clinical Biochemists’ or Consultant Clinical Biochemists’ or Consultant Clinical Scientists’ or Healthcare Scientist Consultants’ posts.
Date for Response 29/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2016 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2015
Date Received 30/06/2010
How many bed number there were in your board area for a) 2007/08; b) 2008/09; c) 2009/10; and d) for the first quarter of 2010/11 broken down by hospital.
Date for Response 28/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2015 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2014
Date Received 30/06/2010
How many temporary staff will have their contract terminated during 2010/11; How many staff will come to the end of their fixed term contract during 2010/11; how many vacancies are expected to arise during 2010/11 and what was the staff turnover for 2009/10.
Date for Response 28/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2014 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2013
Date Received 30/06/2010
How many consultants (non-medical) have been used by your board in a) 2007/08; b) 2008/09; c) 2009/10 and how much they were paid.
Date for Response 28/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2013 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2012
Date Received 30/06/2010
I request the following information from NHS Lothian: A breakdown of costs incurred by NHS Lothian for each month from January 2009 to present in relation to travel by aeroplane or helicopter (staff only); I would like the information for each transaction to include the date, starting point & destination of the journey and the airline involved amongst the cost information.
Date for Response 28/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2012 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2011
Date Received 30/06/2010
I request the following information from NHS Lothian: A breakdown of costs incurred by NHS Lothian for each month from January 2009 to present in relation to hotel accommodation (staff only); I would like the information for each transaction to include the dates, the hotel involved including its location amongst the cost information.
Date for Response 28/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2011 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2010
Date Received 29/06/2010
The amount spent hiring locum GPs from countries outwith the UK (2005-06 to 2009-10) and the names of the countries from which the GPs have been recruited.
Date for Response 27/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2010 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2009
Date Received 23/06/2010
I'd like to know which recruitment agencies that NHS Lothian use for the provision of temporary staffing. I wish to know all companies NHS Lothian have used for this in the last 12 months please.
Date for Response 21/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2009 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2008
Date Received 22/06/2010
What was the budget for cleaning staff employed within your board in a) 2007-08; b) 2008-09; and c) 2009-10.
Date for Response 20/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2008 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2007
Date Received 22/06/2010
How many NHS appointments have been missed in NHS Lothian in each year since 2007.
Date for Response 20/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2007 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2006
Date Received 22/06/2010
How many operations have been canceller in NHS Lothian in each year since 2007, broken down by reason for cancellation.
Date for Response 20/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2006 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2005
Date Received 22/06/2010
I was wondering if you would possibly have these statistics to hand as I need it to complete my training, any thing relating to accident, near miss or ill-health statistics would be gratefully received under the freedom of information act. Specifically for the catering department AAH.
Date for Response 20/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2005 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2004
Date Received 18/06/2010
I would like to request a copy of your acceptable use of e-mail policy.
Date for Response 16/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2004 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2003
Date Received 17/06/2010
Recently updated SIGN recommends bariatric surgery for obese adults after other treatment options such as dietary interventions have failed to achieve weight loss. Under SIGN guidance, adults must have a BMI over 35 with another significant disease that would improve with weight loss. My questions relate to bariatric surgery undertaken in the NHS board’s population. How many people in the board’s population had a BMI which meets that of the SIGN criteria for bariatric surgery (i.e. a BMI of 35+ with other significant disease) in 2008/09 and in 2009/10? How many people in the board’s population underwent bariatric surgery in 2008/09 and in 2009/10? Does the board have its own threshold BMI or additional criteria different from SIGN guidance that must be met for bariatric surgery to be offered? Please provide details. Does the board have a specialist obesity service? Please provide details.
Date for Response 15/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2003 Response.
Freedom of Information Reference: 2003-1 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2002
Date Received 17/06/2010
Please could you answer the following questions: 1. How much did the board spend on homeopathy services in 2004/05, 2007/08, 2008/09 and 2009/10? 2. When was funding of homeopathy services last reviewed by the board? What was the reason for any decision to continue or cease funding homeopathy services? 3. What are the contact details for any homeopathy providers from which the board commissions services for patients?
Date for Response 15/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2002 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2001
Date Received 17/06/2010
A) The increase in rates expressed in pounds (not as a percentage) for all property owned by your board for the financial year 2010/11.
Date for Response 15/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2001 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2000
Date Received 17/06/2010
A) How many cases of Norovirus were reported in Care Homes in your area in 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10; B) How many patients were infected in each case; and C) How many of these cases were severe enough to warrant being reported to Health Protection Scotland.
Date for Response 15/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2000 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1999
Date Received 17/06/2010
1) What land and buildings (including estimated value, per acre or per metre) do you have plans to sell at the current time? 2) What land and buildings are you currently looking at for joint development in the near future (broken down by valuation and size) with either a) Local Authorities, b) Housing Associations or c) Private sector developers?
Date for Response 15/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1999 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1998
Date Received 17/06/2010
In terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 we would be obliged if you would provide us with any guidelines or instructions for staff which were in place in 1998 in relation to intrapartum care.
Date for Response 15/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1998 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1997
Date Received 16/06/2010
Can you please tell me the following: 1. How you procure Construction Consultancy Services. 2. How you procure Construction Contractors. 3. If by your own framework, please tell me: a. The titles and content of the relevant frameworks b. Who is on the current frameworks c. The start and end dates of the frameworks d. Any possible extension periods to the frameworks e. The name and contact email of person responsible for the frameworks.
Date for Response 14/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1997 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1996
Date Received 15/06/2010
I would like to know the yearly figures for the total number of babies delivered since 2005 in maternity units in your health board area. I would also like to know the yearly figures for the number of babies delivered since 2005 in the same maternity units with a midwife present. If there is any difference in these figures, I would be interested in any details which may identify what has caused the disparity. Finally, I would like a copy of the policy document on, or relating to, the number of midwifess that should be on duty at any one time. If these figures are not available, please explain why/what your policy is for gathering figures/what other relevant figures you have available.
Date for Response 13/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1996 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1994
Date Received 15/06/2010
How many people have been diagnosed with tinnitus in the Lothians in the past five years? Could this be broken down by i) year and ii) age group. I am particularly interested in the under 18, under 16 and under 13 age group. Breaking down in decades thereafter is fine.
Date for Response 13/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1994 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1994
Date Received 15/06/2010
In the past three years, how many people under the age of 16 have been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease (ie chlamydia, HIV, herpes, gonorrhoea, syphilis, genital warts) in the past three years. Could this be broken down by i) year ii) age iii) type of infection.
Date for Response 13/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1994 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1993
Date Received 15/06/2010
I would like to make a freedom of information request for the following please. I would like to know the amount the health board's chief executive claimed in expenses during the following periods - 2008-09 and 2009-10 and 2010 April 1 up to June 16 2010. - breakdowns for each period please. I would like a break down of what the expenses for the chief executive were - to know full details of each claim in terms of what is was for and how much it was for during the periods mentioned above (if this part of the request proves to be excessive in terms of cost I am prepared to drop to drop this element of the foi) - if it proves too costly - perhaps I could just know details of claims for 2009-10 and 2010 from April 1 up to June 16.
Date for Response 13/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1993 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1992
Date Received 15/06/2010
Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2000, I would like to request the following from your Health Board: Details of out of hours care provision by GP surgery for the past seven years* *if the past seven years is not available, please detail for the past year
Date for Response 13/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1992 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1991
Date Received 14/06/2010
Pursuant to the FOIA, I would be grateful if you could provide the following information: 1. With regard to the CT and MRI Scanning System contract (financial close 28.02.95) please provide a copy of the contractual provisions regarding dispute resolution (including separate dispute resolution procedure, if any). 2. In respect of the construction (i.e. pre-operational) stage of the project please give details of: (a) how many disputes were formally referred by the parties under the contractual disputes procedure, and (b) the stage in the contractual disputes procedure at which those construction phase disputes were resolved (e.g. depending on what the dispute provisions say, x number disputes resolved by senior representatives consultation, y number by expert determination/adjudication (whichever is applicable) and z number by arbitration /court proceedings (whichever is applicable)). 3. Separately, please also provide the information requested at 2(a) and (b) in relation to post construction (i.e. operational) phase disputes for this project. 4. Please advise how many non-PFI capital projects (all projects) the authority has entered into, which reached financial close in (a) 1995 (b) 2000 and (b) 2005. For each of those projects, please provide a copy of the contractual dispute resolution provisions (including separate dispute resolution procedures, if any). 5. In respect of those non-PFI capital projects referred to at 4 above, please provide details of: (a) how many disputes were formally referred by the parties under the contractual disputes procedure; and b) similarly to 2(b) above, please provided details of the stage in the dispute resolution procedure at which those disputes were resolved.
Date for Response 12/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1991 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1990
Date Received 14/06/2010
Can you please provide copies of any guidance you have issued to staff in the past five years on the use of appropriate language to be used in dealings with staff and members of the public, including on sexual orientation, gender, age, race and ethnicity and disability.
Date for Response 12/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1990 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1989
Date Received 14/06/2010
Information relating to how many PR companies and public affairs agencies have been hired by the board in each of the last three years, including the value of these contracts and the purpose.
Date for Response 12/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1989 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1988
Date Received 11/06/2010
I write to request information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information that I require is as follows: 1) What costs do you anticipate arising from voluntary redundancies in a) 2010/1; b) 2011/12 and c) 2012/13; 2) What funds have you allocated within your budget over these years for this purpose.
Date for Response 09/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1988 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1987
Date Received 11/06/2010
Can you please advise me how many young people (under 16) with M.E/CFS were referred to CAMHS in the last two years?
Date for Response 09/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1987 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1986
Date Received 10/06/2010
I would be grateful if you could let me know the Agenda for Change banding outcome for all secretaries working in your Clinical Psychology Departments/Services, e.g. “we have 10 secretaries – 5 are Band 3; 5 are Band 4. I would also be grateful if you could provide a copy of the Job Description for Psychology secretarial posts banded at 4.
Date for Response 08/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1986 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1985
Date Received 10/06/2010
I would like to make a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act. Can you please provide me with a copy of the minutes from the Pharmacy Practices Committee (PPC) meeting which approved the application for inclusion in the pharmaceutical list for a pharmacy in Blackridge, West Lothian?
Date for Response 08/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1985 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1984
Date Received 10/06/2010
How many Board Members does NHS Lothian Employ. Publically Available – provided with information from the web.
Date for Response 08/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1984 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1983
Date Received 10/06/2010
Hip Replacement - Therefore could you please let me have the following information. What are the wait times average length of stay. readmission rates. post op mortality. revision rate. infection control rates for mrsa and c diff. hsmr. which consultants specialise in hip replacements and what sorts do they perform. i see that wansbeck perform replacements using spinals is this available at your hospital.
Date for Response 08/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1983 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1982
Date Received 10/06/2010
I would like to make the following request under Freedom of Information - Could you please tell me if NHS Lothian carry out RFA (radio frequency ablation) treatments for cancer, and if so, how many treatments have been carried out in the last two years and what is the cost of this treatment.
Date for Response 08/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1982 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1981
Date Received 09/06/2010
I’d like to request the following information under Freedom of Information legislation. 1. How many (if any) directed surveillance operations has the health board authorised, under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Act 2000, in each of the last three years and what were the reasons for mounting these operations? 2. How many (if any) operations, using covert human intelligence sources, has the health board authorised under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Act 2000 in each of the last three years and what were the reasons for mounting these operations? 3. How many health board staff have the power to authorise directed surveillance under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Act 2000?
Date for Response 07/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1981 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1980
Date Received 09/06/2010
I would like to make the following request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act. How many bariatric beds are currently in use within your health board's facilities? How many were in use five years ago? How much money have your health board spent in the past five years on bariatric beds? If possible, broken down by year.
Date for Response 07/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1980 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1979
Date Received 09/06/2010
The name and position of The member of staff responsible for taking The wheelchair user group forward and How they should be contacted -How often The wheelchair user groups meets -How long The group has been established -How many members The group currently has -The reason for failure to establish a group if no such group exists
Date for Response 07/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1979 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1978
Date Received 08/06/2010
In accordance with Section 1 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I request the following information. 1. All information on Indoor Air Filtration equipment, its approval for use, purchase, and use in your area since 1 January 2005 to the current date. a. This request to include but not limited to information regarding all Indoor Air Filtration . Equipment in the NHS Lothian Health Board area of responsibility. b. This request to include but not limited to information from the UK Department of Health (DH)and other Government Agencies or Public Bodies regarding Indoor Air Filtration equipment. c. This request to include but not limited to information held on research/studies on Indoor Air Filtration Equipment and areas of approved use. d. This request to include but not limited to information on the cost and sites where Indoor Air Filtration has been installed.
Date for Response 06/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1978 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1977
Date Received 08/06/2010
Could you please tell me what the current waiting times are, from GP referral to an appointment, for a patient to be seen by a) a psychologist b) a psychiatrist in NHS Lothian. This is for mental health conditions such as depression.
Date for Response 06/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1977 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1976
Date Received 08/06/2010
In the past five years how much has NHS Lothian spent on its communications department? Could this be broken down by i) year and ii) type of cost (ie staff, entertainment, travel).
Date for Response 06/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1976 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1975
Date Received 08/06/2010
How many prescriptions of the drugs methylphenidate, atomoxetine and dexamfetamine has NHS Lothian issued in the past three years? Could you include in these figures any other drugs used by the health board to treat hyperactivity. Could these be broken down by i) year ii) type of drug iii) age of person it is being prescribed for and iv) reason for prescription?
Date for Response 06/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1975 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1974
Date Received 08/06/2010
Since the outbreak in April 2009, to the present date, how much money has NHS Lothian spent on dealing with the swine flu pandemic? This may include preparations, planning and staffing costs.
Date for Response 06/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1974 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1973
Date Received 08/06/2010
In the past two years how many requests has NHS Lothian received from patients or patients' representatives (solicitor, GP etc) for funding for drugs or treatment in exceptional circumstances? To clarify, I refer to treatments, drugs or medicine not usually available on the NHS but can be obtained if a patient is deemed to have exceptional circumstances. Could this be broken down by i) treatment ii) what the treatment was for and iii) whether or not the application was successful.
Date for Response 06/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1973 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1972
Date Received 08/06/2010
I'd like to know under Freedom of Information on how many occasions during 2009 did a woman have to be redirected from the Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health to an other location, like St John's Hospital, during busy periods.
Date for Response 06/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1972 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1971
Date Received 07/06/2010
I would like to make the following request under the Freedom of Information Act. I would be grateful if you could provide the statistic details for the following questions: How many operations for duodenal adenocarcinoma were done in Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in last 10 years? How many of them were successful and the tumours were completely removed in last 10 years? What was the mortality rate for these kind of operations in last 10 years? How often are Whipple operations and duodenal resections carried out in Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh every year in last 5 years? What was the mortality for Whipple and duodenal resections in last 5 years? How many patients with duodenal adenocarcinoma were treated in Western General Hospital in Edinburgh and the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh within last 10 years? How many patients with duodenal adenocarcinoma received chemotherapy or radiotherapy and what the outcome was for them in the last 10 years? How many patients with duodenal adenocarcionoma were downstaged after chemotherapy or radiotherapy in the last 10 years?
Date for Response 05/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1971 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1970
Date Received 07/06/2010
In the past five years how much money has NHS Lothian paid out to executive, non-executive board members and directors of departments in distinction awards. Could this be broken down by i) year ii) how much each member received and iii) the reason for the distinction award.
Date for Response 05/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1970 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1969
Date Received 04/06/2010
I am writing to ask you to please provide me with a copy of your guidelines and policy on Whistleblowing for staff. I have had difficulty locating this information online and this is a cause for concern, since it should be easily accessible in the public domain to all staff who need to refer to it.
Date for Response 02/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1969 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1968
Date Received 04/06/2010
What is the budget for the provision of salaried Dental Services in your area? How many FTE salaried Dental surgeons do you currently have? How many FTE Dental assistants are there? How many FTE administrative assistants are there? How many patients are registered with your service? Are there age profiles associated with these patients? If so please supply. Do you have statistics on the number of treatment encounters? If so please supply details. Do you have statistics on the type of treatments carried out? If so please supply details.
Date for Response 02/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1968 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1967
Date Received 04/06/2010
The number of payroll staff employed in your organisation that claimed personal expenses in connection with their work in a defined time period. The expenses should not include capital expenditure. The total value of personal expenses in connection with work reimbursed to those staff in that period. The length of that time period. This can be chosen to make it easy to get data. Ideally it should be a quarter or a year, since a month data may be atypical. The start of that period. A breakdown of the total expense by sub category e.g. travel, subsistence, stationery, miscellaneous. But, any alternative breakdown would be acceptable. Does your organisation provide a credit or charge card for paying for expenses. Which range of job roles are able to use an organisation credit or charge card for paying for expenses. The standard method used for claiming expenses. Hard copy form – please give reference, on-line system, credit card account, other. How expenses are paid back to staff – e.g. wire to bank account, by cheque, other. The frequency of reimbursement – e.g. monthly, quarterly, other. Any information relating to the above questions specific to your organisation that should be noted before comparing your data with that from equivalent organisations. What is the exact organisation to which the above data refers?
Date for Response 02/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1967 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1966
Date Received 04/06/2010
Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act I would like to request the following information: Over the twelve month period from 1st June 2008 to 31st May 2009, how many patients with Psoriasis have been treated with Biologics? Can you show, in your response, details of the types of Biologics used as well as the corresponding number of patients using each Biologic over the period in question. How many patients were started on a Biologic for the first time? (in this part of your response, please include patients who have been switched to another biologic)
Date for Response 02/07/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1966 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1965
Date Received 02/06/2010
I wish to request access to the information you hold concerning children under the age of 18 who have accidentally swallowed drugs found in their home/another location over the past year (01 April 2009 to the present) who were subsequently taken to hospital. I wish to know what type of drug the child swallowed (i.e. methadone, paracetamol, an ecstasy tablet) what quantity of the drug was swallowed and what injuries were sustained from the incident. I would like to know how the child was treated, how they came to be in possession of the drug, and if there were any known repercussions for the adult in the child's care. Was a recommendation for action from, for example, social services, recommended by the hospital?
Date for Response 30/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1965 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1964
Date Received 02/06/2010
1. Prior to agreeing your efficiency savings plan for 2010, did you undertake a full equality impact assessment (EIA), as required under the terms of the Public Sector Equality Duties? 2. If yes, please provide us with a copy of this. 3. If yes, did you amend your proposals to take account of the results of the EIA? 4. Did you share the results of the EIA with the recognised trade unions? 5. What consultation did you carry out with the recognised trade unions? 6. What changes to the proposals were made as a result of/following this consultation?
Date for Response 30/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1964 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1963
Date Received 01/06/2010
I should be grateful for the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act: How many days were worked by temporary staff (fixed term appointments (FTAs) and agency staff) in your organisation and what the cost of this work was, in 2007/08 and 2008/09.
Date for Response 29/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1963 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1962
Date Received 01/06/2010
I would be grateful if you could provide the answers to the following 1) What was your total expenditure on hospitality for the periods 2007/08, 2008/09 and 2009/10? 2) What is your budget for hospitality for the period 2010/11?
Date for Response 29/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1962 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1961
Date Received 01/06/2010
I would like to make a Freedom of Information request on the subject of employee salaries. Please could you list the positions of all employees earning more than £58,000 per annum and include the specific salary for each position. May I also formally request that the names of employees earning more than £58,000 accompany the list of positions. Further to recent press reports (Daily Telegraph, June 1), I understand the names, positions and salaries of all civil servants earning more than £58,000 are to be released in the coming months. I would be grateful if you could do the same with this request.
Date for Response 29/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1961 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1960
Date Received 28/05/2010
i would like to know how many employees are on annual salaries of £50,000 I would like to know how many employees on salaries above that level are in non clinical roles. i would like to know which roles there are where the staff are paid more than £50,000. i would like to know how many directors each department has and how much each director is paid annually - would like to know what departments the directors are in.
Date for Response 25/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1960 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1959
Date Received 27/05/2010
Please provide a copy of the annual workforce plan 2010-11 for your health board area. This should include workforce projections, as requested by the Scottish Government Health Directorate on 9th April 2010.
Date for Response 24/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1959 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1958
Date Received 25//05/10
The total amount of money paid to trade unions by NHS Lothian and the amount of staff time spent on union activities by NHS Lothian employees. To outline my query as clearly as possible, I am requesting: The total amount of money paid to all trade unions for financial periods 2008-09 and 2009-10. Where possible this should be broken down by the individual payments to each trade union by name, however if this disaggregated information is not available please continue to provide a total figure for union payments. The amount of paid staff time, in terms of full-time equivalent staff numbers (FTE), spent working on behalf of a trade union – this is sometimes called ‘Trade Union facility time’ - in the financial periods 2008-09 and 2009-10. Where possible this should be broken down by each trade union by name, however if this disaggregated information is not available please continue to provide a total figure for staff time.
Date for Response 22/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1958 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1957
Date Received 25//05/10
A breakdown of all items reported stolen from hospitals in your NHS board area in each of the last three years, broken down by year and by hospital? For each item stolen provide a description and an estimated value. Please provide a breakdown of all items reported lost from hospitals in your NHS board area in each of the last three years, broken down by year and by hospital? For each item lost provide a description and an estimated value.
Date for Response 22/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1957 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1956
Date Received 25//05/10
On what frequency are performance figures reported by the Health Board and to whom? Please confirm that the normal contractually agreed payment term the Health Board agrees with its suppliers is in fact 30 days from the date of receipt of the suppliers invoice? Please provide details of the monthly payment performance figures covering the period 1April 2009 to 31March 2010, figures to include the total number of invoices paid within 10 days, total value of invoices paid within the period and % paid within 10 days? In the period 1April 2009 to 31March 2010 how many invoices have been paid later than the 10 day payment commitment but in advance of the 30 day contractual due date, % paid within 30 days and how many have been paid later than the 30 day payment period ?
Date for Response 22/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1956 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1955
Date Received 24/05/2010
I would like to make the following request under Freedom of Information. Please can you provide me with the most up-to-date figures for how much the board has paid out in compensation cases (eg medical negligence) to patients and their families in: 1) 2007/08 2) 2008/09 3) 2009/10 4) So far in 2010/11
Date for Response 21/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1955 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1954
Date Received 24/05/2010
In February 2008 it was announced that NHS Lothian intend to spend approximately £8million on works of refurbishment and improvement to the existing buildings and facilities at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. Could you please supply me with a breakdown of that £8million showing, in particular:- 1. each broad category of expenditure in each financial year, in no great detail but just showing the nature of the works (e.g. kitchen upgrading or ward painting); 2. the approximate amount intended to be spent on each category in each financial year; and, 3.
Date for Response 21/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1954 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1953
Date Received 24/05/2010
Tender won by Advocard. Who decided who got the contract? Where they NHS employees, in which area do they work? On what grounds did Advocard win the contract? What professional standards are stipulated in the contract? If Advocard fail to provide advocacy what plans has NHS Lothian put in place to put this right. Can the contract be requested to be reviewed by service users? Who can concerns be addressed to?
Date for Response 21/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1953 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1952
Date Received x
Request to access all information held in relation to AFC process and AFC Review process. Information already released – AFC.
Date for Response x
Freedom of Information Reference: 1952 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1951
Date Received 21/05/2010
I would like to submit a request for CPUS pharmacist prescribing figures from pharmacies for public health services in Blackburn from August 2008 untill the present date. Monthly breakdown if possible. for Smoking cessation interventions prescribed, for Emergency Hormonal Contraception prescribed, for Chlamydia treatment prescribed
Date for Response 18/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1951 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1950
Date Received 21/05/2010
I would like to submit a freedom of information act request regarding complaints made to Lothian NHS board regarding pharmacies in West Lothian.
Date for Response 18/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1950 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1949
Date Received 21/05/2010
I write to request information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information that I require is as follows: 1) A copy of your workforce planning projections for 2010111 that were requested by the SGHD by 30April 2010. 2) The number of posts that will be removed from your NBS board for 20102011 broken down by: a) medical consultants; b) medical others; c) dental; d) nursing and midwifery; e) allied health professions; f) other therapeutic staff and j) management. 3) A copy of any workforce planning projections for 2011-2012. 4) The number of posts that are likely to be removed from you NBS board for 2011-2012 broken down by a) medical consultants; b) medical others; c) dental; d) nursing and midwifery; e) allied health professions; f) other therapeutic staff and j) management.
Date for Response 18/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1949 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1948
Date Received 20/05/2010
I write to request information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information that I require is as follows: 1) How many press, media or communications staff were employed within your health board in: a) 2007-2008; b) 2008-2009; c) 2009-2010 and at what cost.
Date for Response 17/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1948 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1947
Date Received 20/05/2010
Please would you be able to supply me with the total number of live births within The Royal Infirmary Hospital between January – December 2009.
Date for Response 17/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1947 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1946
Date Received 20/05/2010
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 present date (19th May 2010), 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. Wheather appeals were lodged with the NAP 6. Outcome of any appeal made
Date for Response 17/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1946 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1945
Date Received 19/05/2010
What scoring system was used to determine suitability for permits? Does the scoring system involve agenda for change bandings? What proportion of permits were issued to applicants in non managerial posts within the WGH compared to applicants in managerial posts? How many permits have been issued to applicants within an EH post code compared to applicants with non EH post codes?
Date for Response 16/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1945 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1944
Date Received 19/05/2010
Can you please let me know who would be the best contact to email details of these free bags to? Do you have a supplies Dept within the Trust that would deal with these items? Generally the bags are used within the Pharmacy or Medical Records Dept. Would you be able to provide me with the names of the managers of those areas at each hospital?
Date for Response 16/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1944 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1943
Date Received 18/05/2010
A FOI request, in view of the recent decision by the British Medical Association that homeopathy is witchcraft! Please can you advise the total amount spend by NHS Lothian on homeopathic services and medicines in 2008/09 and budgeted for 2009/10?
Date for Response 15/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1943 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1942
Date Received 18/05/2010
I would like to request, under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act, how much your organisation (a) spent on corporate merchandising in 2009-10 and (b) intends to spend on corporate merchandising in 2010-11.
Date for Response 15/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1942 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1941
Date Received 17/05/2010
1. The total number and whole time equivalent number of health visitors - EXCLUDING nursery nurses and staff nurses - available to GP practices in 2010/11, 2009/10 and 2008/9. 2. Any estimate the health board has of the current average case load of a whole time equivalent health visitor. 3. A list of the responsibilities held by health visitors employed by the health board working in general practice.
Date for Response 14/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1941 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1940
Date Received 17/05/2010
I was looking for information as to how much NHS Scotland spent on marketing over the last year between May 2009 and May 2010? Would it be possible to be sent the budget breakdown for each marketing campaign over the last year, the name of the campaign, a breakdown in media platforms and the name of the marketing company which handled each project as well as the cost of each project? This would run across TV, press, online, outdoor, ambient, events, poster, etc... Would you also be able to let me know the media buying costs for each project and the company which handled them? How much did NHS Scotland spend on sponsorship in 2009 and so far in 2010 and what was each event that it sponsored?
Date for Response 14/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1940 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1939
Date Received 14/05/2010
I would like to request the following information: How many consultants work in your Health Board? I would like this information split into the following categories: How many male consultants there are? How many female consultants there are? I would like this further broken down into speciality. I look forward to receiving this information within the time scales stipulated by the 2002 Freedom of Information Act.
Date for Response 11/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1939 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1938
Date Received 14/05/2010
How much has your health board spent in the last financial year (2009/10) on hospitality? Out of this total can you tell me what the hospitality was? Was it for buffets, lunches, coffee, sandwiches, taking clients out etc? And who it was for? 'external' contractors, in-house training, staff retirals etc? Can you also supply the same figures for the following years please 2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09.
Date for Response 11/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1938 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1937
Date Received 14/05/2010
This is a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please send me the following information broken down on an annual basis for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 for the NHS in the Lothian Health Board area: Number of employees? Total wages and salaries paid to employees (excluding bonuses) Total wages and salaries paid to employees (including bonuses)? Number of employees with a total remuneration of £100,000 or above? Total expenses claimed by employees? Number of employee sick day absences? Average number of sick day absences per employee? Highest number of sick day absences for an individual employee? Number of employees with 25 sick day absences or more in a 12-month period? Number of employees who are members of the NHS Scotland Pension Scheme? Total employer payments made to the NHS Scotland Pension Scheme? Total employee payments made to the NHS Scotland Pension Scheme? Number of employees who were members of the NHS Scotland Pension Scheme and retired aged 50 to 55? Number of employees who retired on grounds of ill-health.
Date for Response 11/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1937 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1936
Date Received 12/05/2010
I would be grateful if you could supply via the FOI legislation the following information: How many of their patients did NHS Lothian send to the Murrayfield Hospital in Edinburgh for orthopaedic surgery during 2009? How many of their patients did NHS Lothian send to The Golden Jubilee Hospital for orthopaedic surgery during 2009? How much money was spent by NHS Lothian on private Orthopaedic work at the Murrayfield Hospital in Edinburgh during 2009? How much money was spent by NHS Lothian on private Orthopaedic work at the Golden Jubilee Hospital during 2009? How many NHS Lothian consultant orthopaedic surgeons worked at The Murrayfield Hospital in Edinburgh doing NHS work during 2009? How many NHS Lothian consultant orthopaedic surgeons worked at The Golden Jubilee Hospital doing NHS work during 2009?
Date for Response 09/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1936 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1935
Date Received 12/05/2010
I would like to make a request for information regarding Enhanced Services, I am currently updating our database and hope you will be able to provide me with the following details: Enhanced services commissioned for 2010/11 specifying if these are LES, NES and DES. A Breakdown of which Health Centre/Practice's are providing which enhanced services.
Date for Response 09/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1935 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1934
Date Received 12/05/2010
Please can you provide information on the following under the Freedom of Information act. 1. Does your HB currently have a GP medical director? 2. How many members of your HB’s current Professional Executive Committee (PEC) are GPs (in number, and as a proportion of the total PEC membership)? 3. How many GPs are currently in paid management roles in your HB? 4. How many GPs are currently in paid advisory roles in your HB? 5. Please can the HB supply the same information for questions 1-4 for the year 2007.
Date for Response 09/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1934 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1933
Date Received 11/05/2010
I would like to make a request for information regarding Minor Ailment Scheme Formularies. I am currently updating our database and hope you will be able to provide me with the following: Your most recent Local Minor Ailment Service (MAS) Formulary.
Date for Response 08/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1933 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1932
Date Received 10/05/2010
would like to request the following information: The amount of money spent on dealing with last year’s swine flu outbreak. Costs of organising medicine collection points, providing equipment (ie extra gloves, masks etc), extra staff to administer vaccines, vaccinating staff, advertising campaigns. Whether these services were paid for out of contingency funds or whether funds were diverted from other departments.
Date for Response 07/06/2020
Freedom of Information Reference: 1932 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1931
Date Received 07/05/2010
I. Any or all documents showing or tending to show any report relating to the said main hospital building at the former Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh premises at Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, and at Astley Ainslie Hospital, 133 Grange Loan, Edinburgh, concerning the presence of asbestos within the premises, the risks of asbestos exposure to persons entering into the said buildings including the boiler rooms and service areas, and the steps taken to remove the said asbestos. 2. Documents showing or tending to show advice or warnings issued to persons entering into said buildings with regard to the risk of asbestos exposure and the steps to be taken to reduce such risks. 3. Any or all documents showing or tending to show the removal of any asbestos within the said premises, how and when this was carried out and by whom.
Date for Response 04/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1931 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1930
Date Received 07/05/2010
I am writing to request details and minutes of all Pharmacy Applications and hearings submitted to the Lothian Health Board since January 2009.
Date for Response 04/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1930 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1929
Date Received 06/05/2010
I would like to make the following request under the Freedom of Information Act. My contact details are below. How much has NHS Lothian spent on interpretation and translation services in the last year. 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 03/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1929 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1928
Date Received 06/05/2010
Could you please provide details of goods and belongings reported as stolen from NHS properties/premises in the last year. 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 03/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1928 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1927
Date Received 05/05/2010
Could I please request a list of past pharmacy contract applications that have been made in the Lothian area.
Date for Response 02/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1927 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1926
Date Received 05/05/2010
In the past three years, on how many occasions have the maternity units at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and St John's Hospital in Livingston been "closed" to new admissions. I understand this would occur if there were an unexpected high level of births or staff shortages. Could this be broken down by i) year ii) hospital iii) how long the closure was for. If possible, could you include in this how many women had to be directed elsewhere at the times of these closures.
Date for Response 02/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1926 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1925
Date Received 05/05/2010
In the financial years 2009/10, 2008/9 and 2007/8 how much money was paid to NHS Lothian executive and non-executive board members in bonuses, performance related or otherwise. Could this be broken down by i) year and ii) which member received which amount of money.
Date for Response 02/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1925 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1924
Date Received 05/05/2010
In the past three years on how many occasions has out-of-date food been discovered in NHS Lothian hospital kitchens. Could this be broken down into i) which hospital ii) what action was taken iii) year and iv) type of food. If possible, could the length of time the food was past its use-by date also be disclosed.
Date for Response 02/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1924 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1923
Date Received 05/05/2010
In the past three years, how many patients who live in West Lothian have received treatment at the Golden Jubilee hospital in Clydebank? Could this be broken down into i) year and if possible ii) reason for being treated there.
Date for Response 02/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1923 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1922
Date Received 04/05/2010
I would like a copy of all invoices received from Common Purposefrom January 2009. Please also send me copies of all e mail traffic and attachments between Alison McCallum & Common Purpose from September 2009, NHS Lothian spend with Common Purpose for the last 3 financial years inc the current fin year.
Date for Response 02/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1922 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1921
Date Received 04/05/2010
Please provide details of all security contracts your health board currently has in place, including the value of each contract, and the name of the firm/individual providing the service. By 'security', I mean the protection of property and people, not IT security.
Date for Response 02/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1921 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1920
Date Received 04/05/2010
Please provide details of all contracts currently in place with taxi firms/private hire firms, including the value of each contract, and the name of the firm/individual providing the service.
Date for Response 02/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1920 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1919
Date Received 03/05/2010
Under the Freedom of Information Act Scotland 2002 can you please let me know whether you have a contract for Negotiating Skills Training? If so, who is the contract currently with and when is the contract due for renewal.
Date for Response 01/06/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1919 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1918
Date Received x
I would like to know the number of times your NHS area has used the RIPSA law, conducted covert surveillance and/or used CHIS in the last five years. A break down of each year (if available), reason for the covert surveillance/CHIS and the cost for each and or total number of cases over the five year period. Also, I would like to know how many young people and children (i.e. those aged under 18) have been the subject of covert surveillance over fears of domestic abuse, self harm and/or any other reason in the last five years.
Date for Response x
Freedom of Information Reference: 1918 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1917
Date Received x
Carers Information Strategy Implementation please could send me copy of the successful bid.
Date for Response x
Freedom of Information Reference: 1917 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1916
Date Received x
With regard the experience of Dr ~~~~ and the Senior House Officer please provide CVs from the hospital. I would also like details of any and all operations performed by Dr ~~~~ up to and including operation on the 27th June 2007, giving details of the type of operation performed and the outcome of these operations. I would also like to know if my mother's operation was classed as a success or failure. I would like details of any and all operations performed by Dr ~~~~, since 27th June 2007 and the outcome of any operations performed.
Date for Response x
Freedom of Information Reference: 1916 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1915
Date Received 30/04/2010
Under the Freedom of Information Act Scotland 2002 can you please let me know whether you have a contract for Negotiating Skills Training? If so, who is the contract currently with and when is the contract due for renewal.
Date for Response 31/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1915 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1914
Date Received 29/04/2010
I am writing to request the survival rates for women with a breast cancer diagnosis. Could I please have the most recent statistics of the 1, 3 and 5 year survival rates for women with a breast cancer diagnosis within the Lothian NHS Health Board catchment.
Date for Response 28/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1914 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1913
Date Received 28/04/2010
I am writing, therefore, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2005 to ask for information on the number of bullying and harassment cases lodged under your procedures during 2009. If you have Dignity at Work or Bullying and Harassment policies and procedures, I would be pleased to receive a copy of these.
Date for Response 27/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1913 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1912
Date Received 27/04/2010
Can you please provide me with details of the Agenda, Minutes of previous meeting and committee and any other papers presented to the meeting relative to the Edinburgh CHP meeting that was held on 8 April 2010. This information is normally available in the relevant CHP web pages but has not yet been posted. Posting the information on the web pages would satisfy my request.
Date for Response 26/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1912 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1911
Date Received 27/04/2010
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. Could you please supply me with details regarding your current travel and expense management process and VAT recovery? How do individuals claim for their expenses and mileage? What system is currently used? The contact names of the person or persons whom I can discuss the information with. How many claims annually are processed? Any plans to improve or change the current implemented process.
Date for Response 26/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1911 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1910
Date Received 23/04/2010
1. Does your Health Board's commissioning policy allow GP store for patients for osteopathic treatment, and in what circumstances is this recommended? 2. How many patients were referred to osteopaths for treatment in 2009/10? 3. Does your Health Board contract services with: Chiropractors -if so, how many patients were referred for treatment in 2009/10. Acupuncturists -if so, how many patients were referred for treatment in 2009/10.
Date for Response 22/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1910 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1909
Date Received 23/04/2010
I am writing to request the latest editions of the following documents for NHS Lothian - Annual Report 2008-2009, Clinical Governance Report 2008-2009.
Date for Response 24/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1909 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1908
Date Received 21/04/2010
A) The number of operations that were cancelled by the Board for the financial year 2009110 B) The number of operations for 2007/08,2008/09,2009/10 in which were cancelled because the patient did not attend C) The number of operations for 2007/08,2008/09,2009/10 in which were cancelled by the hospital D) The number of operations for 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10 in which were cancelled for other miscellaneous reasons
Date for Response 20/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1908 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1907
Date Received 21/04/2010
Please provide us with copies of all documents and training details given to your members of staff relating to the infection Clostridium Difficile and its treatment and regulation. Please also provide the same documents relating to members of the public.
Date for Response 20/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1907 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1906
Date Received 21/04/2010
Please provide me with information in relation to the pharmacy application made by HealthCare Pharmacies Ltd for Bonnyrigg.
Date for Response 20/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1906 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1905
Date Received 21/04/2010
1) Does the Trust currently provide in house laboratory testing for Clostridium difficile on stool samples? If not, is there an arrangement for samples to be processed elsewhere? e.g. another NHS Trust or private external laboratory? 2) Is testing for Clostridium difficile available 7 days a week in the Trust? 3) As at 21st April 2010 please provide the exact method of testing for Clostridium difficile used in the laboratory. If a commercial kit is used please state the name and manufacturer e.g. Meridian Premier Toxins A/B Enzyme Immunoassay. 4) Please provide the Standard Operating Procedure used in the laboratory for testing of Clostridium difficile. 5) How many sample were submitted to the laboratory for testing of Clostridium difficile in 2008 (1st January 2008 to 31st December 2008), and how many of these tested positive? 6) How many sample were submitted to the laboratory for testing of Clostridium difficile in 2009 (1st January 2009 to 31st December 2009), and how many of these tested positive?
Date for Response 20/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1905 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1904
Date Received 21/04/2010
Under the freedom of information act, please can you tell me how many people in your area were referred to specialist alcohol treatment services in the following years: 2000 to 2009 by year.
Date for Response 20/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1904 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1903
Date Received 21/04/2010
Under the Freedom of Information Act please can you answer the following questions regarding patients who were referred to specialist alcohol treatment services between October and December 2009: What was the median wait from GP referral to assessment? What was the maximum wait from GP referral to assessment? What was the median wait from GP referral to first intervention? What was the maximum wait from GP referral to first intervention? Please could you also tell me: How many patients are currently waiting for their first intervention with your alcohol treatment service? Among those waiting, what is the median wait they have experienced so far? What is the maximum wait they have experienced so far?
Date for Response 20/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1903 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1902
Date Received 19/04/2010
Please provide me with copies of audited accounts for the RIE for the financial year 2009/10.
Date for Response 18/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1902 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1901
Date Received 19/04/2010
Please provide copies of all correspondence, from1 March 2010 to date, between NHS Lothian and Sick Kids Friends Foundation regarding fundraising for the new Sick Kids hospital and membership of existing or proposed committees and Council.
Date for Response 18/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1901 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1900
Date Received 19/03/2010
1. A breakdown of the number of mixed sex wards in your hospitals for each of the past ten years. 2. An annual breakdown of reported sexual assaults on mixed sex wards in your hospitals for each of the past ten years. 3. An annual breakdown of reported sexual assaults in the last 10 years on mixed sex wards in your hospitals where the victim was a patient and the perpetrator was a patient. 4. An annual breakdown of reported sexual assaults in the last 10 years on mixed sex wards in your hospitals where the victim was a patient and the perpetrator was a member of staff. 5. An annual breakdown of reported sexual assaults in the last 10 years on mixed sex wards in your hospitals where the victim was a member of staff and the perpetrator was a patient.
Date for Response 20/04/2020
Freedom of Information Reference: 1900 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1899
Date Received 19/03/2010
1. What percentage of patients suffering from early rheumatoid arthritis have access to a multidisciplinary team which includes all of the following: GP, rheumatologist, nurse specialist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, dietician and podiatrist. 2. What is the average waiting time for patients who have been referred by their GP for a first appointment with a consultant rheumatologist. (I’d like the most recent figures available – 2009 if possible). 3. Following the start of treatment, what is the average waiting time for a follow-up appointment with a consultant rheumatologist in order to assess a patient’s response to drug treatment and disease activity. (I’d like the most recent figures available – 2009 if possible). 4. How often are patients with early rheumatoid arthritis assessed by a rheumatologist in order to measure response to drug treatment and disease activity.
Date for Response 20/04/2020
Freedom of Information Reference: 1899 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1898
Date Received 16/04/2010
Please may I request an up to date list of all contractors, suppliers and consultants that have worked / working on / supplied to the Demolition of the rear extensions and the refurbishment of the original Chalmers hospital building and the addition of a new extension to the south of the original building within the past 18 months, please include phone numbers where possible. (Chalmers Hospital, 55 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh).
Date for Response 17/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1898 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1897
Date Received 15/04/2010
I would like to request, under the Freedom of Information Act, how much your organisation has spent employing individuals in a freelance/self employed capacity in each of the past five years, and the nature of the work in each case.
Date for Response 14/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1897 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1896
Date Received 14/04/2010
I’d like to request the following under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act. In the health board area: 1. On how many occasions, and for how long, have neonatal units been closed to new admissions in each of the last three years? 2. How many nursing vacancies are there currently at specialist neonatal units? 3. How many patients from other NHS boards have been admitted to neonatal beds within the board area in each of the last three years? 4. How many patients have been transferred to other NHS boards, in order to receive a neonatal bed, in each of the last three years?
Date for Response 14/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1896 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1895
Date Received 13/04/2010
I write under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 to ask if you can provide me with information on the number of Clinical Scientists employed by NHS Lothian who were placed on pay protection as a result of Agenda for Change assimilation. Please would you provide this information for all staff as of 1st October 2004 who were employed on the Whitley Council Clinical Scientist pay scales but were subsequently placed on pay protection following Agenda for Change assimilation. Where a post was subject to an informal or formal review process and this has been completed, please only include those who remained on pay protection on 1st October 2004 following review. Please also provide information on the number of Clinical Scientist staff who remain on pay protection on 1st April 2010.
Date for Response 12/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1895 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1894
Date Received 13/04/2010
Please can i request a copy of the pharmaceutical services application for crammond Form A and additional information under freedom of information act.
Date for Response 12/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1894 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1893
Date Received 13/04/2010
The number of recorded instances during which surgical instruments were accidentally left inside patients following surgery since 2005,with a year—by-year breakdown and where possible a description of the item. The number of recorded instances during which any item ie wristwatch was accidentally left inside patients following surgery, with a year-by-year breakdown and where possible a description of the item.
Date for Response 12/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1893 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1892
Date Received 12/04/2010
I am writing to request details of the total remuneration of senior staff within your board. “Total remuneration” includes, but is not limited to, items such as base salary, bonus, benefits in kind, car allowances, expenses, and redundancy payments. 1. For each year 2007-08 and 2008-09, the number of trust staff receiving total remuneration of £100,000 or more each. 2. For each year 2007-08 and 2008-09, and for each individual included in question 1 above, the individual’s position, total remuneration and a full breakdown of that remuneration.
Date for Response 11/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1892 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1891
Date Received 12/04/2010
Can you please provide me with the following information under the relevant provisions of the FOI legislation: Details of the selection processes for the Chair and Vice Chair of the newly reformed South Edinburgh Public Partnership Forum (SEPPF) including the following: Details of the relevant adverts; where and when they were published; the number of applicants. How many persons made the short list and how many were interviewed. Who and how many comprised the selection panel and who and how many comprised any interview panel, if different persons from the selection panel. The names of the eventual successful candidates. I also wish details of how any representatives, including deputies, of the SEPPF were selected to sit on the Edinburgh Community Health Partnership Sub-Committee and who such representatives are.
Date for Response 11/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1891 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1890
Date Received 12/04/2010
I attended two NES appraisal training courses in 2009 and information was passed from NES to Peter Berrey, Lothian Local Appraisal Adviser. This might have been under my correctly spelled name or the incorrect spelling Wilfred Treasure. I should be grateful for access to all information including e-mails, notes and comments communicated to or held by the LAA or his office in relation to this training and assessment. I should be grateful if you would let me know promptly whether you need further information from me, what the fee will be and what your timescale will be for providing this information.
Date for Response 11/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1890 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1889
Date Received 12/04/2010
I would like to ask under Freedom of Information if you can provide answers to the following: Can you confirm that all G.P. surgeries in your Health Board have on display for the patients the leaflet showing Signs and Symptoms to be aware of regarding Deep Vein Thrombosis? Can you confirm if not all the G.P. surgeries are displaying the information then what is the percentage who are?
Date for Response 11/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1889 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1888
Date Received 12/04/2010
I write to request information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information that I require is as follows: 1. Where applicable, hospitals which use agency staff for hospital cleaning, either through contracted or 'in-house' services. 2. Cleaning staff numbers for each year since April 2007 for each hospital. 3. Cleaning staff numbers budgeted for from April 2010 for each hospital. 4. The number of cleaning hours per hospital for each year since April 2007. 5. The number of cleaning hours per hospital budgeted for from April 2010.
Date for Response 11/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1888 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1887
Date Received 12/04/2010
A note of the number of reported single incidents of C.Diff within the WGH from 1 August 2009 to date. Details of the ward or area in which the patient was treated who contacted the infection. I note you report one outbreak involving two or more cases (although they were not related. Please clarify how many cases were reported during the one occasion which you refer to and please also confirm the ward or area where these cases occurred.
Date for Response 11/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1887 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1886
Date Received 09/04/2010
"I am requesting the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002: • The total number of employees directly employed by Lothian NHS Board. • The number of employees directly employed by Lothian NHS Board whose basic pay is currently less than £7.00 per hour. • The number of employees whose basic pay is less than £7.00 per hour broken down by job type. • The total number of employees employed by organisations subcontracting to Lothian NHS Board. • The number of employees employed by subcontractors whose basic pay is less than £7.00 per hour. • The number of employees employed by subcontractors whose basic pay is less than £7.00 per hour broken down by job type."
Date for Response 10/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1886 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1885
Date Received 08/04/2010
"With reference to the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I am writing to request information currently held by your NHS Board. A request was made by me in November 2009 for information regarding efficiency savings, however a number of budget decisions for the coming financial year had not yet been made or published. I am therefore now seeking further information on the following:1. For each specific workstream of savings: • The cost baseline for 2009-10 • The cost baseline for 2010-11 and financial savings resulting • The output baseline for 2009-10 (i.e. the service level for the year) and • The output baseline for 2010-11 2. Details of how the efficiency savings are to be reinvested including: • the cost centres or budget lines into which the efficiency savings were released • The financial baseline before and after the change in funding and • The financial increase applied 3. Where possible, any supporting documents in which this information is contained."
Date for Response 07/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1885 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1884
Date Received 08/04/2010
I write to request information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information that I require is as follows: 1. Please list all meetings and events your board has held since May 2007, where these have taken place at external facilities for which there is a charge, and specify a) the nature of the event b) the date held and c) the total cost of each event?
Date for Response 07/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1884 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1883
Date Received 07/04/2010
Would you kindly supply me with the current gUidance, recommendations or protocols that you provide to prescribers, with respect to the use of CipraleX® (escitalopram) tablets (5mg, 10mg and 20mg) and oral drops (10mg/ml and 20mg/ml) in licensed and unlicensed indications? Please include details held within any prescribing decision support software in use within your area (e.g. ScriptSwitch) or prescribing incentive schemes, as well as copies of material which you hold in the form of paper and electronic records including email and any templates received from agencies such as ScriptSwitch prior to your amendments at local level.
Date for Response 06/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1883 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1882
Date Received 06/04/2010
I am writing to request contact information for the person that is responsible for the training of qualified nurses within your hospital. This information needs to consist of name, address, contact number and email address. I also would like to request the annual budget spent on nurse qualifications (post registration qualifications).
Date for Response 05/05/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1882 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1881
Date Received 31/03/2010
I would like to make the following request under the Freedom of Information Act. I would be grateful if you could provide a Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratio (HSMR) for each of the hospitals in your area in each of the previous five years. If you are unable to provide a HSMR, please can you provide figures collected in any other format to monitor death rates within the hospitals to ensure they are not too high.
Date for Response 30/04/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1881 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1880
Date Received 31/03/2010
We refer to the above and would be grateful if you would provide us with: I. Accident reports relating to an accident taking place on 25 September 2009 in the Western General Hospital involving our client, Ms Brett. 2. Accident investigation reports arising out of said accident involving our client Ms Brett. As you will be ware, we are entitled to this information in terms of the Freedom of Information Scotland) Act 2002. In light of this, we look forward to receiving the information within the time frame set down by section 10 of the 2002 Act. (Possible DPA)
Date for Response 30/04/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1880 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1879
Date Received 30/03/2010
I would like to submit a request via the Freedom of Information Act. Could you please provide information regarding the number of staff from Scottish National Blood Transfusion service who have been referred to Occupational Health Services with respiratory problems since May 2007, how many staff have been referred with suspected sensitivity to a product called Chloraprep. (Referred onto SNBTS)
Date for Response 29/04/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1879 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1878
Date Received 30/03/2010
I would like to request the following information under FOI: What procedure(s) currently exist for clinicians to prescribe a licensed medicine that has not yet had an SMC determination in your NHS Board area? What procedure(s) does a clinician currently have to follow for a medicine that is not on formulary but has been accepted for use by SMC in your NHS Board area? Could you please supply a copy of the current guidance documents around prescribing items in these two circumstances for your NHS Board area?
Date for Response 29/04/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1878 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1877
Date Received 30/03/2010
I would like to request the following information under FOI: 1. The total medicines spend for the 2007/2008 financial year for your whole NHS Board area. 2. The total medicines spend for the 2008/2009 financial year for your whole NHS Board area. 3. The total budget for medicines spend for 2007/2008 for your NHS Board. 4. The total budget for medicines spend for 2008/2009 for your NHS Board. 5. The total budget for medicines spend for 2009/2010 for your NHS Board. 6. The total budget for medicines spend for 2010/2011 for your NHS Board.
Date for Response 29/04/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1877 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1876
Date Received 29/03/2010
Please could you send me information on the recent tender for Parenteral and oral anticoagulants to Scottish Procurement, publication date 19.03.10, contract no. NP347/09 and what the response was by NHS Lothian. Could you send me copies of any correspondence that was sent out from Scottish Procurement to NHS Lothian, following the award of the contracts.
Date for Response 28/04/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1876 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1875
Date Received 29/03/2010
I write to request information under the Freedom of information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information that I require is as follows: 1. How many assaults took place against NHS staff in a) 2007, b) 2008 and c) 2009? 2. How many of those assaults took place against staff that are not covered by the emergency workers legislation (i.e. workers other than doctors, nurses, paramedics and midwives) in a) 2007, b) 2008 and c) 2009?
Date for Response 28/04/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1875 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1874
Date Received 29/03/2010
I wish to apply under FOI to access any written information regarding my part in this investigation (bullying and harassment). If as you say there is no case to answer I would hope that the information held will be removed. (DPA)
Date for Response 28/04/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1874 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1873
Date Received 25/03/2010
am presently working on a feasability study to replace Edinburgh City's buses with fuel cell buses. The required hydrogen would be generated using energy from a dedicated renewable energy source, off-shore wind. To complete my work I need to examine the costings of such a project. A by-product of the hydrogen production process is pure oxygen. I am therefore trying to determine a market price for oxygen. If you could tell how much the NHS is paying for oxygen on a per unit basis that would be very helpful. Also would it be possible to find out how much oxygen the NHS uses per annum?
Date for Response 24/04/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1873 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1872
Date Received 24/03/2010
Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act please provide me by email with answers to the following questions: 1) Could you please provide us with your organisation's 2008/09 and 2009/10 total ICT budget or estimate? 2) Could you please provide us with your ICT budget and spend for 2008/09 and 2009/10 for the following product and service categories. Please provide the name of the largest suppliers for each category and the top three product (brand) names (for hardware only). 3) Please indicate how you expect the total ICT budget for 2009/10 and 2010/11 to change for your organisation
Date for Response 23/04/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1872 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1871
Date Received 22/03/2010
How many objects have been left inside patients following operations since January 1, 2008? What were these objects - examples would be acceptable for this answer for example: "objects included..."? How many patients have left hospital with swabs inside them following operations/surgery since January 1, 2008? Did any of these patients become ill, were injured or die as a result of the object being left inside their body? Please state how many in each case. Were any patient's organs punctured by mistake during operations during this period? If so how many patients were affected and which organs were punctured? In each of the above cases please state which hospital the patient was at, whether they were aged above 18 or under 18 and when (month and year).
Date for Response 21/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1871 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1870
Date Received 22/03/2010
I would like to request under the freedom of information act for an electronic copy of the Branding Guidelines for your organisation. Publically Available
Date for Response 21/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1870 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1869
Date Received 19/03/2010
The names and job titles of any person working for your Public Body (either as a staff member, a freelancer, a contractor), who was paid over £100,000 (gross) in the financial years 2009/10 and 2008/9 and the details of how much they were paid. I appreciate that 2009/10 isn’t over yet but as most of the people listed above are on fixed salaries can you please tell me who is on over 100 grand for this year? If anyone left in the middle of a financial year but would have earned £100,000 or more had they stayed on, can you tell us about them as well, please? Can you tell us who signed off on these £100,000+ incomes… (e.g. was it a select committee, the Head of HR, the boss (and if it was the boss who was on over £100,000 a year who agreed on his or her salary). Can you please give us the details of any bonuses, pension contributions, over-time extras, ‘golden handshakes’, ‘golden farewells’ and redundancy payments that the people you mention above received in the financial years 2008/9 and 2009/10?
Date for Response 20/04/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1869 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1868
Date Received 17/03/2010
Speech and Language Therapy Provision FOI -Whole time equivalent HPC registered SLTs. Whole time equivalent non HPC registered SLT staff. SLT waiting times for initial assessment. SLT waiting times for intervention following assessment. SLT waiting lists for initial assessment. SLT waiting lists for intervention following assessment. SLT annual budget. Income received from education authority or other agencies for SLT provision
Date for Response 16/04/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1868 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1867
Date Received 17/03/2010
I’d like to request the following information under Freedom of Information legislation. In the health board area, what was the (a) average and (b) longest waiting time for an appointment with a chiropodist or podiatrist in 2009? (Or the latest year for which info is available)
Date for Response 16/04/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1867 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1866
Date Received 17/03/2010
Under the terms of the FOISA, I would be obliged if you could provide me with the following information - (1) On Saturday 18th April 2009 were patients with cardiac conditions (either as a primary or secondary diagnosis) at St. John's Hospital in Livingston seen by a consultant cardiologist, in other words were patients with cardiac problems reviewed by a consultant cardiologist at a face to face level as opposed to a telephone consultation or a review by a cardiology registrar or a discussion between doctors? (2) On Saturday 18th April 2009 were patients with cardiac conditions (either as a primary or secondary diagnosis) at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh seen by a consultant cardiologist, in other words were patients with cardiac problems reviewed by a consultant cardiologist at a face to face level as opposed to a telephone consultation or a review by a cardiology registrar or a discussion between doctors? (3) On Sunday 19th April 2009 were patients with cardiac conditions (either as a primary or secondary diagnosis) at St. John's Hospital in Livingston seen by a consultant cardiologist, in other words were patients with cardiac problems reviewed by a consultant cardiologist at a face to face level as opposed to a telephone consultation or a review by a cardiology registrar or a discussion between doctors? (4) On Sunday 19th April 2009 were patients with cardiac conditions (either as a primary or secondary diagnosis) at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh seen by a consultant cardiologist, in other words were patients with cardiac problems reviewed by a consultant cardiologist at a face to face level as opposed to a telephone consultation or a review by a cardiology registrar or a discussion between doctors? (5) On Saturday 19th December 2009 were patients with cardiac conditions (either as a primary or secondary diagnosis) at St. John's Hospital in Livingston seen by a consultant cardiologist, in other words were patients with cardiac problems reviewed by a consultant cardiologist at a face to face level as opposed to a telephone consultation or a review by a cardiology registrar or a discussion between doctors? (6) On Saturday 19th December 2009 were patients with cardiac conditions (either as a primary or secondary diagnosis) at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh seen by a consultant cardiologist, in other words were patients with cardiac problems reviewed by a consultant cardiologist at a face to face level as opposed to a telephone consultation or a review by a cardiology registrar or a discussion between doctors?
Date for Response 16/04/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1866 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1865
Date Received 17/03/2010
Please accept the following as a formal request by The Sunday Post under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. How many children aged 15 years old and under have given birth in your NHS board area in each of the last 10 years (1999/00 to 2008/09), broken down by age. How many children aged 15 years old and under have been recorded as being pregnant in your NHS board area each of the last 10 years (1999/00 to 2008/09), broken down by age.
Date for Response 16/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1865 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1864
Date Received 16/03/2010
Dear Sir/Madam, I am making a freedom of information request for the number of abortions carried out within your health board area in 2009. I would request that this information includes a breakdown of the number of abortions for each age group under the age of 16 (ie.15, 14, 13, 12, etc.).
Date for Response 15/04/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1864 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1863
Date Received 15/03/2010
Under the F.O.I act could i please request detailed awnsers to all of the questions attached that are relevant to the works underway at the Chalmers Hospital. I would also like to request a full list of all sub-contractors, suppliers & consultants involved with the project with contact details. 1 Name of project? 2 Who is it for? – Details of client / nature of business / type and number of intended occupants 3 Where is the development? – Site address 4 Site details? What are the geological (ground) conditions like? Is the site level or sloping? Are there any other distinctive features of the site? e.g. is it in a conservation area / area of special scientific interest. What is the history of the site? (Was it previously occupied by other buildings for instance) Was any demolition or any other enabling work required prior to building? 5 Going back to the development How many storeys / buildings does it comprise? What is the overall floor area? What is the overall layout? Are there any structural features / design elements of note? What is the structural composition of the development? e.g. is it built on a steel frame ? What is the external façade made up of? e.g. brick type, colour / brick banding Are there any specific elevation features? e.g. wall cladding Type of roofing? e.g. flat, pitched, overhanging, proprietary system. What roofing materials are being used? e.g. slates, concrete roof tiles. Windows – are they double glazed, solar reflective, of distinctive design? What are the frames made of? e.g. wood, aluminium Are there any other glazing features incorporated in the building? e.g. Curtain walling, other glazed areas 6 What are the interior design features and facilities? e.g. lifts, escalators, stairs, décor, carpets, suspended ceilings, lighting, air conditioning, telecommunication, dining facilities Will there be facilities for the disabled? e.g. toilets, ramps Will safety, security and fire protection features be incorporated? e.g. closed circuit TV, smoke detectors, fire alarm, sprinklers 7 Will the development include landscaping? e.g. Soft landscaping such as planting of trees and shrubs and / or hard landscaping such as paved areas 8 Will there be car-parking facilities? 9 Are there any restrictions or special considerations to be taken into account on this project? e.g. difficult site access, constraints including planning or environmental, working whilst a building is occupied, restricted working hours due to nearby residents etc 10 What is the name of the main contractor? 11 Who are the architects? 12 When did the works commence? 13 When is completion due? 14 What is the contract value? 15 Has funding been received from any outside contributors? E.g. Government agencies, Lottery funding etc. 16 When will the development open? 17 Are there any other points of interest in the contract that have not yet been mentioned? 18 Are there any images of the development? e.g photos, artist’s impressions, 3D images etc. 19 Are there any other points you choose to add?
Date for Response 14/04/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1863 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1862
Date Received 15/03/2010
I would be grateful if you could provide me with answers to the following questions, regarding Swan neck taps- a) How many Swan neck taps do you have, and in which of your hospitals are they found? b) In the hospitals where Swan neck taps can be foundi) What plans do you have at current to replace these? ii) What steps are you taking at present to ensure that these Swan neck taps are not a source of infection? c) Have you installed any new Swan neck taps in the last three years and in which hospitals within your Health board have these been installed in?
Date for Response 14/04/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1862 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1861
Date Received 15/03/2010
Under the freedom of information act can I apply for copies of minutes for application by Assura Pharmacy group at Bonnyrigg
Date for Response 14/04/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1861 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1860
Date Received 11/03/2010
After reading some academic journal articles, I've come to the conclusion the basic elements to include in the dataset are the following: 1) number of beds 2) number of npatient/outpatient specialities. The following list provided is needed for a description of required financial costs incurred by alcohol-related incidences for my analysis. If possible, if the following will identify patients being treated due to alcohol-related incidents and if an indication of binge drinking can be provided, this would be Extremely useful for my analysis. The variables required: 3) cost per-bed-day* 4) outpatient visits 5) admissions 6) food 7) ancillary 8) drugs 9) occupancy rate 10) bed turnover 11) average length of stay 12) number of patients per doctor per night. 13) number of patients per nurse per night. I DO NOT require a SINGLE AVERAGE value for any of the above: Ideally, the following will be composed of each individual event and its associated cost, for which I will determine the appropriate estimates for my analysis. However, whether or not NHS Lothian keeps every single individual record of the following and their associated cost is a potential problem - if this is the case, then perhaps daily, or weekly, or monthly averages of above the could be provided? Basically, the more time periods and hence observations at my disposal, the better this is for the sampling properties of my estimates. If the above information can be provided that covers the years from 1998 to 2008, would be greatly appreciated. If all variables except 1,2, 10 and 11 can come with some kind of indication of the costs of these in pound sterling will prove very useful. I will again stress that if the above can have some indicator to distinguish the alcohol-related events from those that are not, would be greatly appreciated.
Date for Response 12/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1860 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1859
Date Received 12/03/2010
We have submitter an application to be included in the list of Pharmaceutical premises for 20/22 Whitehouse Road, Edinburgh, EH4. Can you please provide information in relation to the current applications under consideration.
Date for Response 13/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1859 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1858
Date Received 11/03/2010
Whilst visiting a patient at Roodlands Hospital in Haddington on 6 March 2010. The circumstances are that our client stepped on to a trap door in the floor that was not secured properly. The trap door tipped over and her right leg went into the space. We would be obliged if you could provide us with the following information. We confirm this request is made under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. 1. Was the accident reported to you and, if so, can you please provide us with a copy of the accident report including form F2508. 2. If the accident was investigated, please can you provide us with copies of all correspondence, telephone notes, emails, and any memorandums relating to the above. 3. Please can you also confirm whether any changes have been made relating to the trap door following our client's accident.
Date for Response 12/04/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1858 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1857
Date Received 11/03/2010
I am writing to obtain information about the sharing of personal medical information for research purposes between NHS Trusts and third-parties. To outline my enquiry as clearly as possible, I ask for the following data: Please provide the number of times your Board has sanctioned the sharing of data among third-parties for research purposes for the period of 01/2009 to 01/2010 and for the period of 01/2008 to 01/2009. Please provide a full list of every organisation/group/body that University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust has shared data with, or given access to all or certain parts of individual medical data/information for research purposes for the period of 01/2009 to 01/2010 and for the period of 01/2008 to 01/2009. I define “third-party” as any organisation/body/group that isn’t part of NHS trust or exclusively funded by the NHS or the Department of Health, and whose use of medical information/data is for research purposes. Please also include all organisations that are partly funded by the department of health or the NHS trust or are part of a public/private partnership. I define “medical information or data” as anything relating to the patient/individual that pertains to their current condition/ medical history/ biometric data/ treatments/ ailments.
Date for Response 12/04/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1857 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1856
Date Received 10/03/2010
Can I request how many taxi journeys were made between the RIE and WGH and RIE and REH on Tuesday 9th March 2010? Clarification Requested
Date for Response 09/04/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1856 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1855
Date Received 10/03/2010
Both this request and the initial FOI request, apply to data shared for research purposes only. Considering every instance where patient data has been shared with your trust and third-parties for research purposes only. Could you please provide an approximate number or percentage relating to the number of times data was shared with third parties where the consent of the patient/individual was obtained for the period of 01/2008 – 01-2009 and for the period 01/2009 – 01-2010? Could you also provide an approximate number or percentage of the number of times data was shared with third parties where the consent of the patient/individual was not obtained for the period of 01/2008 – 01-2009 and for the period 01/2009 – 01-2010? By consent: I mean that the individual was directly aware that his/her personal medical data was being disclosed by and shared among third- party(s) for research purposes. This includes identifiable data, anonimysed data; and all types of data pertaining to the individual that is shared for research purposes.
Date for Response 09/04/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1855 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1854
Date Received 10/03/2010
This is a request for information sent in accordance and expected to be handled in compliance with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act. I request the following information covering the period of 2009, January 2010 and February 2010. Information relating to gifts and hospitality offered to, declined, and accepted by your organisation. Information included, where available, should include who offered the gift/hospitality, an approximate value of the gift/hospitality, reasons why particular gifts/hospitality were accepted or declined, the recipient of an gifts/hospitality, where gifts/hospitality related to events or trips the date of which was applicable, what happened to the gifts/hospitality (i.e., employee allowed to take home, displayed in office, donated to charity etc;).
Date for Response 09/04/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1854 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1853
Date Received 10/03/2010
- How much, broken down by every financial year since 07-08, have GPs/GP practices been paid for GPs to attend community health partnership meetings?
Date for Response 09/04/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1853 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1852
Date Received 10/03/2010
- Broken down by every financial year since 07-08, how much has been paid to the meet the costs of interpreters for people who cannot speak English?
Date for Response 09/04/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1852 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1851
Date Received 10/03/2010
- Broken down by every financial year since 07-08, how much did doctors/GP practices receive for filling out cremation certificates? Please also provide all information outlining the fees charged for this function.
Date for Response 09/04/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1851 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1850
Date Received 10/03/2010
- Broken down by every financial year since 05-6, how many consultants (hospital doctors, not external consultants) in receipt of distinction awards have retired? Please break down by the type of distinction award each consultant received (a+, a, b).
Date for Response 09/04/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1850 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1849
Date Received 10/03/2010
- Broken down by GP practice, please state whether each practice owns its premises, or rents from another organisation (if so, from whom?). Please also provide a copy of each practice's rental agreement.. - Broken down by every financial year since 07-08
Date for Response 09/04/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1849 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1848
Date Received 09/03/2010
Under the FOI scheme I would obliged if you could provide details regarding asbestos in the old Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. In particular in relation to asbestos surveys carried out prior to the hospital closing, being demolished or renovated or sold on in the areas of the Porters Locker Rooms and associated area and also in the basement corridor. Please also provide details of repairs carried out in the above particular areas since mid 1970 to mid 1980. Also please provide details of asbestos in the extension building where the sterilisation department was in the early 1970s and any more recent asbestos surveys on that part of the building.
Date for Response 07/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1848 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1847
Date Received 09/03/2010
I have visited the website looking for details of how many inpatient beds there are at both the Princess Alexandra Eye Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh but there appears to be no details available. Under FOI could you supply me with this information please?
Date for Response 07/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1847 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1846
Date Received 04/03/2010
I would make a formal request, under the Freedom of information Act and Data Protection Act, for any and all written, recorded or dictated paperwork where I have been named or my name has been used dating from August 2008 to March 4th 2010; including all all written, emailed or minuted correspondence between NHS Lothian and the Sick Kids Friends Foundation and the New Pyjamas Campaign.
Date for Response 01/04/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1846 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1845
Date Received 04/03/2010
Could you please provide me with all correspondence (emails, letters, memos etc) between NHS Lothian and the Sick Kids Friends Foundation from 24 February 2010 to 3 March 2010.
Date for Response 01/04/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1845 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1844
Date Received 02/03/2010
I would be most grateful if you could send me the details regarding any applications made to be added to the pharmaceutical list since January 2009 up to this point.
Date for Response 30/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1844 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1843
Date Received 02/03/2010
Under FOI could you please provide me with a copy of the information contained within the contract between West Lothian Council and the Richmond Fellowship Scotland. Clarification Requested.
Date for Response 30/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1843 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1842
Date Received x
I'm doing some research into disabled access to banks in Duns and wondered if you could help me. Do you have available the number of people living in Duns who are permanent wheelchair users, who would be effected by the lack of access to banks in Duns?
Date for Response x
Freedom of Information Reference: 1842 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1841
Date Received 26/02/2010
I write to request information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information that I require is as follows: A) Information on the total number of ward closures due to norovirus for 2006/07; 2007/08; 2008/09 and to date in 2009110. B) Information on the total number of patients who have contracted norovirus for 2006/07; 2007/08; 2008/09 and to date in 2009/10. C) Information on the total number of staff who have contracted norovirus for 2006/07; 2007/08; 2008/09 and to date in 200911 O. D) Information on the procedures followed as a result of an outbreak of norovirus. I am aware that partial data is reported to Health Protection Scotland, but this does not cover all ward closures and people who have contracted the disease, hence the request for information.
Date for Response 26/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1841 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1840
Date Received 26/02/2010
I write to request information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information that I require is as follows: A) The response to the survey by Infertility Network Scotland on infertility services in your board area.
Date for Response 26/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1840 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1839
Date Received 26/02/2010
End of Life Care Does your organisation have an End of Life Care Strategy? - If so please would send an electronic copy? 2. Would you also send any condition-specific End of Life Care strategies that you have developed, for example, for cancer, liver disease, dementia etc.? 3. Has the advent of the strategy resulted in any specific initiatives or pathway redesigns? If so please give details? 4. Who are the End of Life Care leads in the organisation?
Date for Response 26/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1839 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1838
Date Received 26/02/2010
Please would you send electronic copies – or give a web link to - A1. Your Formularies - A2. Your range of disease-specific strategies and guidance documents
Date for Response 26/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1838 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1837
Date Received 26/02/2010
Can you supply the following information regarding retired GPs please. Can you tell me if you employ any retired GPs in your NHS health board? 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? Also can you say how many GPs have retired and then returned to practice as part of '24 hour retirement' - even though the absence between retiral and returning to practice can be longer than 24 hours.
Date for Response 26/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1837 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1836
Date Received 26/02/2010
I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of information Act. Can you tell me what the current cost per day is for an inpatient in each of the following locations: The Orchard Clinic, Roodlands Hospital, The Astley Ainslie Hospital, The High Dependency Unit at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, An acute medical ward at Edinburgh Royal infirmary.
Date for Response 26/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1836 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1835
Date Received 24/02/2010
1) Under the Freedom of Information Act please can you tell me the number of neonatal transfers undertaken from hospitals in your health board area (to hospitals both within and outside your health board area) in the following years, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009. 2) Under the Freedom of Information Act please can you tell me for 2009 the top three reasons a transfer was necessary, for example: capacity issues in neonatal unit at original hospital infant required a level of specialist attention not available at original hospital infection control issue at original hospital. 3) Under the Freedom of Information Act please can you tell me how many neonatal transfers were received at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in the following years – 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.
Date for Response 24/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1835 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1834
Date Received 23/02/2010
I have been trying to get information for the tender for PAT Testing. Please see below where I have been up to with my requests. I would like to know if a single company has the contract for NHS Lothians. Who they are, when the contract is due for renewal/tender and the contract value if available. This I understand would be under the FOI.
Date for Response 23/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1834 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1833
Date Received 23/02/2010
Could you please tell me on how many occasions in the past five year the target time of 30 minutes on emergency caesareans from "decision" to "knife to skin" has been missed? This is also referred to the "decision to incision" timeframe. To clarify, I would like to know how many times a woman has had to wait in excess of 30 minutes from the decision being taken to carry out a caesarean to this actually taking place.
Date for Response 23/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1833 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1832
Date Received 23/02/2010
I wish to make a 'freedom of information request for information from NHS Lothian. I would be grateful if you could answer the questions below: (a) How much money did NHS Lothian spend in the financial year 2008/09 on newspaper advertising? (b) What proportion of NHS Lothian's budget did this money represent? ( c) How was the money spent on newspaper advertising split? E.g. How much was spent on statutory notices, how much was spent on advertising vacancies and so on?
Date for Response 23/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1832 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1831
Date Received 23/02/2010
I would like details of how much has been spent by the NHS board in the last three years on preparing hospitals for health inspections by external bodies such as the Department of Health and its agencies. Please include a breakdown of how much was spent by each hospital and what the money was spent on. Please also indicate which body carried out the inspection, when it was carried out and how much warning was given.
Date for Response 23/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1831 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1830
Date Received 22/02/2010
Following on from our recent telephone conversation I was writing to ask if you are able to supply information on the independent pharmacy prescribers in Lothian.
Date for Response 22/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1830 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1829
Date Received 22/02/2010
I would like to know how much has been spent on art in each of the last three years. I would also like a detailed brakdown on what exactly the money was spent on, including dates of investments and titles of works of art.
Date for Response 22/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1829 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1828
Date Received 22/02/2010
Figures published on the Royal College of Nursing website concerning the NHS 'Agenda for Change' pay-scales clearly show that chaplains are valued more than the people whose work is absolutely essential for patient well-being. Can you please advise me how much NHS Lothian spends on Chaplaincy Services? How many chaplains are employed by NHS, where are they employed and what is their average pay? Please provide actual costs for 2008/09 and budgeted for 2009/10 and 2010/11.
Date for Response 22/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1828 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1827
Date Received 22/02/2010
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 worth approximately £18m and with a financial close date of 9 March 2009. If I could receive the information electronically, that would be most useful.
Date for Response 22/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1827 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1826
Date Received 22/02/2010
I am writing, under the Freedom of Information Act, to request copies of the successful bids by Finlayson Wagner Black, Munro Consulting, Odgers Berndston and Hudson in relation to the NHS-Lothian and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde contracts.
Date for Response 22/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1826 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1825
Date Received 11/02/2010
Under the Freedom of Information Act, could you please provide me with all written, emailed or minuted correspondence between NHS Lothian and the Sick Kids Friends Foundation and the New Pyjamas Campaign dating back two years.
Date for Response 11/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1825 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1824
Date Received 17/02/2010
I would like to request, if applicable under the Freedom of Information act, to view any written recorded or dictated paperwork where I have been named or my name has been used.
Date for Response 17/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1824 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1823
Date Received 17/02/2010
I would like to request, if applicable under the Freedom of Information act, to view any written recorded or dictated paperwork where I have been named or my name has been used.
Date for Response 17/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1823 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1822
Date Received 17/02/2010
I would like to request, if applicable under the Freedom of Information act, to view any written recorded or dictated paperwork where I have been named or my name has been used.
Date for Response 17/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1822 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1821
Date Received 17/02/2010
I would like to request, if applicable under the Freedom of Information act, to view any written recorded or dictated paperwork where I have been named or my name has been used.
Date for Response 17/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1821 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1820
Date Received 17/02/2010
I would like to request, if applicable under the Freedom of Information act, to view any written recorded or dictated paperwork where I have been named or my name has been used.
Date for Response 17/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1820 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1819
Date Received 17/02/2010
I would like to request, if applicable under the Freedom of Information act, to view any written recorded or dictated paperwork where I have been named or my name has been used.
Date for Response 17/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1819 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1818
Date Received 17/02/2010
Please may I request an up to date list of subcontractors, suppliers and consultants that have either completed work or supplied materials within the last 18 months to the construction of The Midlothian Community hospital which will provide 88 beds and include a day hospital for older people with mental health problems, an out-patient department, including x-ray service, child-health clinics, physiotherapy and a range of other health services.
Date for Response 17/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1818 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1817
Date Received 17/02/2010
1. How many (a) gastric band and (b) gastric bypass operations were performed in 2009? - If the board does not provide this kind of surgery, to which NHS board are patients (assessed as requiring it) referred? 2. How many patients have been referred to a weight loss surgeon in each of the last three years? 3. What is the average waiting time for gastric band and gastric bypass surgery? 4. How many patients are currently waiting for gastric band or gastric bypass surgery?
Date for Response 17/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1817 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1816
Date Received 16/02/2010
For each of the last five years please give details of. *How many patients were given NHS funded homeopathic care? What was the total cost? *Do you have any NHS funded homeopathic clinics. If so how many patients were treated and what was the total cost? *How many patients were referred to homeopathic practitioners by NHS staff where the patient had to pay for their own treatment? *Please give a breakdown of the conditions treated with homeopathy. *Please give details of any budget for homeopathic treatment and actual spending. *How many patients did your board refer to the Homeopathic Hospital in Glasgow?
Date for Response 16/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1816 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1815
Date Received 16/02/2010
1. Can you tell me the number of teenage girls in your NHS Board area aged under 16 who gave birth in 2008? 2. Can you tell me the number of teenage girls in your NHS Board area aged under 16 who had an abortion in 2008? 3.Can you tell me the number of teenage girls in your NHS Board area aged under 16 - 17 who gave birth in 2008? 4. Can you tell me the number of teenage girls in your NHS Board area aged under 16 - 17 who had an abortion in 2008? 5.Can you tell me the number of teenage girls in your NHS Board area aged under 18-19 who gave birth in 2008? 6. Can you tell me the number of teenage girls in your NHS Board area aged under 18-19 who had an abortion in 2008? 7. Can you tell me the number of teenage girls in your NHS Board area aged under 16 who gave birth in 2009? 8. Can you tell me the number of teenage girls in your NHS Board area aged under 16 who had an abortion in 2009? 9. Can you tell me the number of teenage girls in your NHS Board area aged under 16 - 17 who gave birth in 2009? 10. Can you tell me the number of teenage girls in your NHS Board area aged under 16 - 17 who had an abortion in 2009? 11.Can you tell me the number of teenage girls in your NHS Board area aged under 18-19 who gave birth in 2009? 12. Can you tell me the number of teenage girls in your NHS Board area aged under 18-19 who had an abortion in 2009?
Date for Response 16/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1815 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1814
Date Received 16/02/2010
1. Can you tell me how many septic body piercings your NHS Board has had to treat in the last five years? 2. Can you tell me the three most common places that are piercing is likely to become infected? 3. Can you tell me how many people have had to have emergency surgery to treat a wound caused by a body piercing? 4. Can you tell me how much it costs your NHS Board to treat one person with an infected wound caused by a body piercing? 5. Can you tell me how you treat an infected body piercing? 6. Can you tell me if you need specialist medical equipment for this and if so, how much this equipment costs? 7. Do you have any pictures of the type of wounds you have had to treat that I could see please?
Date for Response 16/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1814 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1813
Date Received 16/02/2010
1. Can you tell me if your NHS Board carries out tattoo removals? 2. If so, can you tell me how much your NHS Board has spent on tattoo removals in the last five years? 3. Can you tell me how someone qualifies for tattoo removal from the NHS? 4. Can you tell me how much it costs to remove an average sized tattoo? 5. Can you tell me how you remove a tattoo i.e. by laser? 6. Can you tell me how much this equipment costs?
Date for Response 16/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1813 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1812
Date Received 12/02/2010
"Please would you send me, for the Community Health Partnerships in your Board: • The address and basic contact details • The names/email addresses of their FOI leads • Electronic Copies of their Strategy Plans Members of their managing committees and clinical leads"
Date for Response 15/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1812 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1811
Date Received 11/02/2010
Is the management of older people’s mental health services in your PCT/LCG/Health Board/CHP separate from younger adults or within one structure? Separate/one structure/other arrangement (if other please specify). Service availability by type of care/team. Service availability by configuration
Date for Response 11/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1811 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1810
Date Received 11/02/2010
I understand that you have introduced Complementary Therapies within the Trust. In Bristol we are currently looking at formalising the process for introduction of therapies. I wanted to know if you had individual job descriptions/person specifications for practitioners providing the treatments? If yes, what grade are these banded? Any other guidance/information you may be able to provide would be greatly received.
Date for Response 11/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1810 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1809
Date Received 11/02/2010
How many operations were cancelled by the Board in 2007/08, 2008/09, and from 1 April to 31 December 2009. What were the reasons for the cancellations of those operations during these periods. How many people had an operation cancelled more than once.
Date for Response 11/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1809 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1808
Date Received 10/02/2010
On the 25th November 2009 I asked a question on behalf of Jeremy Purvis MSP under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act regarding data loss since our last enquiry. I asked, if any forms of electronic media had been lost or stolen, such as CDs, DVDs, USBs, memory sticks, computers, or any other device that contains electronic data? If so, 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? I would appreciate it if you could only mention any electronic media that was lost since our last enquiry, as we already have information from you regarding our previous enquiry.
Date for Response 10/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1808 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1807
Date Received 10/02/2010
Please provide us with details of all recorded outbreaks of the Clostiridium Difficile infection recorded within your hospital from 1 August 2009 to date Please provide copies of all investigation reports completed following such outbreaks. You should delete any personal data necessary to allow you to provide us with the information requested.
Date for Response 10/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1807 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1806
Date Received 09/02/2010
Could I please request under the Freedon of Information Act, the following answers. *How many appointments with doctors and/or specialists are lost through the 'no-show' of patients? *Could the statistics be broken down to provide details of which fields are the worst affected, ie GP services, and specific hospital referrals. *What is the cost per year to specific health boards/trusts each year in relation to missed appointments by patients.
Date for Response 09/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1806 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1805
Date Received 09/02/2010
I am seeking the following information and material under Freedom of Information legislation: 1. Can you please check your records for all information and material relating to meetings and correspondence between ~~~~~~~~~ and NHS Lothian, and between SKFF and NHS Lothian, regarding the SKFF New Pyjamas Campaign. 2. Can you please check your records for all material, including correspondence and minutes of any meetings involving NHS Lothian and ~~~~~~~~~~.
Date for Response 09/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1805 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1804
Date Received 09/02/2010
I am seeking the following information and material under Freedom of Information legislation: 1. Can you please check your records for all material and correspondence - including emails, letters, reports, notes, minutes of meetings etc - held by NHS Lothian and relating to the Sick Kids Friends Foundation's New Pyjamas Campaign between June 2008 and the date of this request. 2. Can you check records for all emails and other correspondence within the press/media department and sent in relation to the SKFF and the New Pyjamas Campaign between June 2008 and the date of this request. Please include all press/media lines and guidance, including "if asked" information relating to the SKFF and the New Pyjamas Campaign.
Date for Response 09/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1804 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1803
Date Received 08/02/2010
I am writing to you to ascertain whether you make use of ScriptSwitch systems within your health board.
Date for Response 08/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1803 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1802
Date Received 08/02/2010
In 2007, 2008 and 2009: 1. How many patients being cared for in NHS hospitals were reported missing to the police? 2. How many of those patients were found within 24 hours of being were reported missing? 3. How many were missing for more than 24 hours? Refer to L&BP
Date for Response 08/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1802 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1801
Date Received 08/02/2010
This is a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please send me: • Details of the number of positive tests for norovirus in the last year. Details of how many samples submitted to labs to be tested for norovirus have been returned not tested in the last year. Details of the total number of separate clinical areas which were closed as a result of norovirus incidence in the last year. Details of how many wards were closed in their entirety, excluding partial closures as a result of norovirus incidence in the last year. Details of how Health Protection Agency guidance on ward closure due to airborne conditions are monitored by NHS Lothian. The latest results of this monitoring process.
Date for Response 08/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1801 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1800
Date Received 05/02/2010
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 NHS Lothian. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible. If 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 wish to request access to the information you hold concerning the number of patients in hospitals across Edinburgh and the Lothians who have been found to have a 'date rape' type substance or drug such as Rohypnol or GHB in their system over the past five years, I would like a breakdown of the incidents, outlining whether the individual found to be affected by the drug was male or female, how old they were, whether they had been drinking alcohol, what type of drug was found and whether the drug was administered against their will. (i.e. did they claim it was unlawfully added to a drink or by another method.) I would also like to know how many people have attended hospital believing that they have such a drug in their system, but in fact were not affected by a 'date rape' drug. I would like to know if the individuals believing such a drug had been administered were under the influence of alcohol.
Date for Response 05/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1800 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1799
Date Received 05/02/2010
I'd like to know how many taxi journeys were provided and the total cost for them for trips between ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ and the RIE in the last 12 months? (DPA)
Date for Response 05/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1799 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1798
Date Received 04/02/2010
Can I request a copy of the winning tender for the LTC Carer Support (Rapid Response) contract issued on the 18th of August 2009 by NHS Lothian Health Board. I would like a copy of the winning tender in full please, including all sections. Contact with me by email is fine.
Date for Response 04/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1798 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1797
Date Received 04/02/2010
Please accept the following questions as a formal request by The Sunday Post under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. 1) How many equipment failures occurred in the last two calendar years (2009, 2008) during the treatment/assessment/care of patients? Please break the figures down to show what equipment failed, what hospital/clinic/NHS facility the equipment was being used in at the time and the procedure or treatment the equipment was being used for at the time. Please also show how many of these equipment failures were deemed to be potentially fatal and how many led to the death of a patient?
Date for Response 04/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1797 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1796
Date Received 03/02/2010
I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act on behalf of Jeremy Purvis MSP: A list of any individual item you have produced or purchased within the last quarter of 2009 (October to December) which costs in excess of £25,000.
Date for Response 03/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1796 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1795
Date Received 02/02/2010
Re:Job ID: W-AHP-PHAR-SCP3 - Senior Clinical Pharmacist Medicines Information/Women and Child Health. I would be grateful if you would please send me the full audit trail of the Agenda for Change matching process for the above post
Date for Response 02/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1795 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1794
Date Received 01/02/2010
I am looking at comparisons between health boards and would be grateful if you could supply the following information for your area; a) Number of clients currently on waiting list b) average time from inclusion on list to start of substitute prescribing. c) Number of clients within area currently prescribed subutex
Date for Response 01/03/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1794 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1793
Date Received 29/01/2010
A breakdown of the number of organ transplant operations that have been carried out in Scotland (Within your own Board) on non-UK patients using organs donated by UK donors. Please provide a breakdown of figures for each year in the last five years (ie. 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009). For each operation, please include the type or organ transplanted, the nationality of the patient who received the organ, and at which facility the operation was carried out.
Date for Response 26/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1793 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1792
Date Received 29/01/2010
Under FOI legislation, I am attempting to access the following information: Details of the number of locums employed by your health board each year in the last five years (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009). Please provide a breakdown of the locum’s medical specialism, the cost per week the locum, the duration of the contract and the overall annual cost to the health board of employing locums. If any locums have been hired from outside the UK, please provide details of their nationality and/or the country in which they are normally based.
Date for Response 26/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1792 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1791
Date Received 27/01/2010
I’d like to request the following information under Freedom of Information legislation. In the NHS Board area: Ø What percentage of junior doctors are currently compliant with the 48 hour average working week that came into force on 1 August 2009? Ø Since the European Working Time Directive came into force, what services (if any) have been reduced or cut as a result of a shortage of junior doctors? Ø What contingency plans, if any, have been developed by the board to deal with any shortages of junior doctors in any services following the implementation of the EWTD? Ø What is the current vacancy rate, at junior doctor level, broken down by service type (by which I mean emergency medicine, paediatrics etc)?
Date for Response 24/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1791 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1790
Date Received 27/01/2010
Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request the following information: Does your Board operate lost property services, whether formal or informal, at your hospitals? If so, I would like a list of all items handed in to the lost property services in your hospitals in the last year.
Date for Response 24/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1790 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1789
Date Received 25/01/2010
I wish to receive a copy of audits of your organisation and its activities - by both internal and external auditing organisations - carried out in the last two years. Clarification request, request to general. Would like - Financial audits and clinical audit procedures in respect of Clinical Governance. (Clarification Requested)
Date for Response -
Freedom of Information Reference: 1789 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1788
Date Received 25/01/2010
Could you please provide copies of all health and/or safety advice given to staff over the past three years, 2007, 2008 and 2009? Could you also please confirm receipt of this request by email?
Date for Response 22/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1788 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1787
Date Received x
"1. In the 12 months ending August 2009, how many patients with Psoriasis have been treated with Biologics? Total Patients Please split by Biologic; • Adalimumab • Entanercept • Infliximab • Ustekinumab • Others Of these patients, how many were started on a Biologic for the 1st time? – [include those patients who may have changed to another biologic] 2. In the 12 months ending August 2009, how many patients with Crohn's disease have been treated with Biologics? Total Patients Please split by Biologic; • Adalimumab • Infliximab • Others Of these patients, how many were started on a Biologic for the 1st time? – [include those patients who may have changed to another biologic] 3. In the 12 months ending August 2009, how many patients with Ulcerative Colitis have been treated with Biologics? Total Patients Please split by Biologic; • Infliximab • Others Of these patients, how many were started on a Biologic for the 1st time? – [include those patients who may have changed to another biologic]"
Date for Response x
Freedom of Information Reference: 1787 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1786
Date Received x
"1. In the 12 months ending August 2009, how many patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis have been treated with Biologics? Total Patients. Please split by Biologic; • Entanercept • Infliximab • Adalimumab • Rituximab • Others Of these patients, how many were started on a Biologic for the 1st time? – [include those patients who may have changed to another biologic] 2. In the 12 months ending August 2009, how many patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis have been treated with Biologics? [if split by individual Arthropathy is not possible, please state total for Spondylarthropathies] Total Patients Please split by Biologic; • Entanercept • Adalimumab • Others Of these patients, how many were started on a Biologic for the 1st time? – [include those patients who may have changed to another biologic] 3. In the 12 months ending August 2009, how many patients with Psoriatic Arthritis have been treated with Biologics? Total Patients Please split by Biologic; • Entanercept • Infliximab • Adalimumab • Others Of these patients, how many were started on a Biologic for the 1st time? – [include those patients who may have changed to another biologic]"
Date for Response x
Freedom of Information Reference: 1786 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1785
Date Received 22/01/2010
1. How many intensive care beds you have at each hospital site within your health board. 2. For each hospital site within your health board, in the 2009 calendar year, on how many days of the year all of the intensive care beds at that particular site were occupied. When giving the total number of days, please include any day on which all beds were occupied at a particular point in the day, even if they were not fully occupied for the whole day. 3. Please state for each hospital site within your health board, in the 2009 calendar year, how many patients were discharged early from our ICUs to other wards within our hospitals due to a shortage of ICU beds (CCMDS code 03). 4. Please state for each hospital site within your health board, in the 2009 calendar year, how many patients had a delayed discharge from ICU because there was a shortage of beds in other wards to move them to. (CCMDS code 04). 5. Please state for each hospital site within your health board, in the 2009 calendar year, current level of care continuing in another location (e.g. transfer to another unit due to shortage of beds in your unit) (CCMDS code 05). 6. Please state for each hospital site within your health board, in the 2009 calendar year, how many patients had to be transferred to other hospitals because they needed an intensive care bed and all available intensive care beds were occupied. 7. Please list the dates for each hospital site within your health board, in the 2009 calendar year, of all occasions on which one or more intensive care bed had to be temporarily closed because there were insufficient staff on duty to use the bed. Please list the length of the closure in each case.
Date for Response 19/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1785 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1784
Date Received 22/01/2010
Please state the number of times patients have been assaulted within your health board in (a) September 2005 to April 2007; (b) May 2007 to December 2009. Of the total numbers of assaults for each financial year in question two, please state how many involved (a) sexual assault, and of these rape; (b) assaults on children. Please state what percentage of beds within your health board are in single rooms.
Date for Response 19/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1784 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1783
Date Received 22/01/2010
Please state on how many occasions in (a) September 2005 to April 2007; (b) May 2007 to December 2009 children have been placed on adult wards.
Date for Response 19/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1783 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1782
Date Received 22/01/2010
By ‘agency staff’ I mean anyone employed to work on a temporary basis through an external employment agency. Please state the highest hourly rate paid to an agency staff worker in your trust in each of the past six months (i.e. from May to October 2008 inclusive) and for each month please state the position in which the agency staff worker paid the highest hourly rate was employed. If known, please state for the hourly rate given under question 1 for each month, how much the agency worker received and how much was retained by the agency.
Date for Response 19/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1782 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1781
Date Received 22/01/2010
I should like to request information on where women have give birth in your board. If your board does not provide maternity services, please ignore this request. No response is required. For the (a) 2007; (b) 2008 and (c) 2009 calendar year, please state how many women under the care of your Trust gave birth in locations other than a specifically designated labour bed or birthing pool. This might include, for example, births in beds intended for postnatal or antenatal care, births in other parts of the hospital not normally used for maternity care and births en route to the hospital. Please also include births that took place at home but were not planned to do so but please exclude planned home births. For each year, please state the location of each birth that took place in a location other than a specifically designated labour bed or birthing pool.
Date for Response 19/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1781 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1780
Date Received 22/01/2010
The number of individuals employed by your Health Board who have a gross salary of £100,000 or more per annum?
Date for Response 19/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1780 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1779
Date Received 22/01/2010
How many people were treated for hypothermia in NBS Lothian during the period 17 December 2009 and 17 January 2010 and what proportion was represented by individuals aged over 60 in each of the last five years? How many people were treated at emergency units in NHS Lothian due to falls during the period 17 December 2009 and 17 January 2010 and what proportion was represented by individuals aged over 60 in each of the last five years? How many emergency hospital admissions in NBS Lothian during the period 17 December 2009 and 17 January 2010 can be attributed to the recent cold weather conditions and what proportion was represented by individuals aged over 60 in each of the last five years?
Date for Response 19/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1779 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1778
Date Received 21/01/2010
In the NHS board area: 1. How many charges for the completion of cremation forms B & C have been made by doctors in the last year? 2. Prior to cremation, how many charges for the removal of (a) pacemakers, (b) fixion nails/pins or (c) radioactive implants have been made by doctors in the last year?
Date for Response 18/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1778 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1777
Date Received 21/01/2010
The amount of money spent by your health board on hotel or bed and breakfast accommodation for patients and the reasons for doing so (eg. shortage of beds on the night prior to an operation). Please supply me with details on the number of occasions this has happened, the rates paid, and provide the information for the last three financial years. Please also provide details any contracts or arrangements with local establishments.
Date for Response 18/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1777 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1776
Date Received 21/01/2010
I am writing to obtain information about the access to confidential health records by non-medical personnel within hospitals funded and controlled by NHS Lothian. To prevent confusion I define non-medical personnel as any member of staff not directly involved in the treatment of patients – namely administrative staff - including medical secretaries, records staff and clinic and ward clerks. Therefore all types of doctors (including medical directors), nurses, midwives, pharmacists, medical students and so forth are exempt from this FOI request. To outline my query as clearly as possible, I am requesting: The total number of non-medical personnel working within hospitals funded and controlled by NHS Lothian who have immediate access to medical records. My definition of access is being able to see at least a patient’s full name, date of birth and recent medical history. I define immediate access as the ability to access medical records without requiring the consent of the patient or a signature from a health professional (i.e. a doctor, nurse or similar).
Date for Response 18/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1776 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1775
Date Received 20/01/2010
I should be grateful for the following details, under Freedom of Information laws: How many nurses in NHS Lothian are paid between £18,000 and £40,000?
Date for Response 17/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1775 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1774
Date Received 20/01/2010
I would like to request information to find out what disinfectants and cleaning agents are used in the hospital, how much are used and the costs associated (how much does the hospital spend on disinfectant use yearly?) Could I request the costs for the year 2008 and 2009. Could I please also request information on how many hours cleaning in the intensive care ward is undertaken in a week and by how many staff.
Date for Response 17/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1774 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1773
Date Received 20/01/2010
How many admissions there have been to NHS Lothian hospitals as a result of taking the ecstasy substitute GBL in each of the last 3 years? How many admissions there have been to NHS Lothian hospitals as a result of taking the amphetamine substitute (a) mephadrone and (b) BZP in each of the last 3 years? How many admissions there have been to NHS Lothian hospitals as a result of taking cannabis substitute, Spice, in each of the last 3 years?
Date for Response 17/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1773 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1772
Date Received 20/01/2010
Please find my contact details below. I would like to know in the past five years how many illegal immigrants have been found working for NHS Lothian. Could this please be broken down into i) year ii) which hospital/healthcare setting the individual was working in iii) what the individual's staff role was and iv) what subsequent action was taken. Individuals who have gotten into the UK (from outside the EU) without due process and have entered employment.
Date for Response 17/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1772 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1771
Date Received 19/01/2010
How much has NHS Lothian spent on Methadone and other opiate substitute drugs for addicts in the treatment of heroin addiction each year in the past five years?
Date for Response 16/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1771 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1770
Date Received 18/01/2010
In connection with our client's claim, we would like some information from you as regards your policies for dealing with slips on the floors in the wards in your hospitals. The information is requested under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information we request is as follows: 1. All risk assessments current at the date of the accident dealing '. with the risk of slipping on spillages on the floors of your-hospitals and made under Regulation 4 of the Manual Handling Regulation 1992, Regulation 3 of the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 199 and the Workplace (Health, Safety &Welfare) Regulations 1992. 2. As at the date of the accident, did you fit slip resistant flooring to the wards and, in particular, acute wards in your hospitals? If so, please specify when the flooring was fitted, the type of flooring, its manufacturer and I or supplier. 3. If you didn't fit slip resistant flooring, please specify the type of flooring at the date of the accident in the wards and, in particular, the acute wards in your hospitals. 4. As at the date of the accident, did you supply your staff with slip resistant footwear when working in the wards and, in particular, acute wards in your hospitals? If so, please specify the type of slip resistant footwear and the manufacturer I supplier of it. 5. Do you keep records of spillages in acute wards in your hospitals? If so, can you please provide us with details of the number of spillages for, say, the year preceding the date of the accident? 6. Do you keep records of slipping accidents in the wards and, in particular, acute wards in your hospitals? If so, please provide us with details of the number of slipping accidents in the wards for, say, the three years preceding the accident. 7. As at the date of the accident, please provide us with details of all your policies I measures to try and prevent I clean up spillages on the floor of the wards. (Clarification requested – refers to a claim against another Health Board)
Date for Response 15/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1770 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1769
Date Received 18/01/2010
On how many occasions in the past five years has a person been admitted to accident and emergency with their address registered as "no fixed abode"? Could this be broken down into year and what the person was being treated for.
Date for Response 15/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1769 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1768
Date Received 18/01/2010
I am looking for details of assaults on NHS Lothian employees over the past three years. As well as requesting the number of physical assaults in that time, I am interested in the type of assault and subsequent occurrence. Could you please tell me, in the past three years, i) how many times was an NHS Lothian staff member has been physically assaulted ii) the details of this assault as registered, ie punched to the head, kicked to the body, struck with a weapon iii) how many of these assaults drew blood iv) on how many occasions the assault led to the staff member requiring time off work v) how many times an NHS Lothian staff member was a) racially abused b) subjected to homophobic abuse c) subjected to sexist abuse d) subjected to disability abuse.
Date for Response 15/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1768 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1767
Date Received 18/01/2010
Could you provide me with details of equipment purchased by NHS Lothian in the past three years to cater for physically larger patients. To clarify, I would like details of equipment such as beds, surgical tables, body scanners and hoists, which have been ordered in bigger sizes to accommodate larger, overweight and obese patients. Could this please be broken down by type of equipment, year of purchase, and the cost of each piece of equipment.
Date for Response 15/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1767 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1766
Date Received 18/01/2010
I would like to find the following details for each instance an ambulance or NHS emergency vehicle was involved in a road accident in the 06/07, 07/08 and 08/09 financial years and the most up-to-date information you hold for the current financial year. 1) Location and date of incident. 2) Type of vehicle involved e.g rapid response or ambulance. 3) Cause of accident. 4) Cost of repair or replacement of ambulance or other vehicle. 5) Injuries, if any, sustained by NHS staff during incident. 6) Injuries, if any, sustained by other parties during incident. 7) Whether any patients were on board at time of crash and details of any injuries sustained therein. 8) Details of compensation claims paid/to be paid to other parties involved. 9) Disciplinary action taken, if any. Under the terms of the act, I expect to be able to see these figures within 20 days
Date for Response 15/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1766 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1765
Date Received 18/01/2010
Under FOI can I get an update on the application for a Pharmacy Contract in Boghall on the outskirts of Bathgate. I am aware that an application for this location was granted last year. Can you inform me if this application is still valid or has the application lapsed.
Date for Response 15/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1765 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1764
Date Received 18/01/2010
I have visited the trust website looking for a list of consultants and their specialities but there does not appear to be one. Is such a list available?
Date for Response 15/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1764 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1763
Date Received 18/01/2010
I would like full details of your organisation’s dealings, if any, with the following companies: Holyrood Communications Ltd (including both Holyrood Magazine and Holyrood Conferences) PSCA International Ltd (including Public Servant Scotland) I would like to establish how much money you have paid these companies in each of the last three calendar years (2007, 2008 and 2009). This should include a breakdown of how much has been paid to each organisation in delegate fees, sponsorship payments or advertising payments.
Date for Response 15/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1763 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1762
Date Received 14/01/2010
Could you advise who best to contact with regards Framework Agreements / Tender Opportunities for Flat Roofing and Cold Process Roofing for Capital and Revenue Works. I have searched the internet for key contacts without success. (Provided with contact details direct)
Date for Response 11/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1762 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1761
Date Received 14/11/2009
I would like to know how many patients have been sent overseas for treatment since january 1 2009. I would also like to know what treatment they were sent overseas for, as well as the cost of the treatment and how they were transported.
Date for Response 11/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1761 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1760
Date Received 13/01/2010
would like to make the following query under the Freedom of Information Act. Please find my contact details below. I would like to know in the past five years how many illegal immigrants have been found working for NHS Lothian. Could this please be broken down into i) year ii) which hospital/healthcare setting the individual was working in iii) what the individual's staff role was and iv) what subsequent action was taken.
Date for Response 10/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1760 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1759
Date Received 13/01/2010
I would like to make the following request under the Freedom of Information Act. My contact details are below. In the past three years, how much money has been paid to doctors for signing death certificates in the Lothians. Could you also include information on how many of these certificates were signed, and break it down by year.
Date for Response 10/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1759 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1758
Date Received 13/01/2010
Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to know how many people have been either turned away from, or rejected treatment, at accident and emergency departments in the Lothian’s in the past five years. Could this be broken down into hospital (Royal Infirmary, St John's, Sick Kids), year, and reason for treatment not being received.
Date for Response 10/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1758 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1757
Date Received 13/01/2010
Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request the following information. 1. How many elective operations have been cancelled or rescheduled in the last year. 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 10/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1757 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1756
Date Received 11/01/2010
I would like know how much has been spent on hospitality and entertainment in each of the last two complete financial years (2007/8 and 2008/9) and this current financial year up to the most recent date for which data is available. Could you please provide a detailed breakdown, including dates of all events, what exactly the money was spent on in each instance, what the reason for the event or entertainment opportunity was, who attended, and any other available detail. I would appreciate it if you could confirm receipt of this request. (Issue in extracting detail to fully answer request – ongoing)
Date for Response 08/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1756 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1755
Date Received 11/01/2010
I am making a freedom of information request for details of the number of cases of staff members who have contracted hospital acquired infections(HAIs) in each of the last three years. I would like this information broken down by year, hospital, job rank (ie. medical, nursing, auxiliary staff), type of infection and if any of the cases were fatal.
Date for Response 08/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1755 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1754
Date Received 11/01/2010
Please can you provide under FOI information regarding my health records for two specific occasions -: I wish to seek information of my Birth records relating to Simpsons Memorial Hospital which occurred in 1948 & also the records of my daughters birth which occurred in 1979 at Eastern General Hospital Leith. I would be grateful if you would let me know what the procedure is required to obtain this information. (DPA)
Date for Response 08/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1754 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1753
Date Received 11/01/2010
I am emailing to see if you can send me the Tippetthill PFI hospital full business case and agreements of contract as I can not find them on the website. Can you also send me Findlay House and ferryfield House business cases too as I am currently doing a dissertation on PFI within Scotland's healthcare. Postal address requested as documents to large to email
Date for Response 08/02/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 1753 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: x
Date Received 11/03/2010
I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act. I am requesting information on mixed sexed hospital wards. I would be grateful if you could supply me with the following information. 1. A breakdown of the number of mixed sex wards in your hospitals for each of the past ten years. 2. An annual breakdown of reported sexual assaults on mixed sex wards in your hospitals for each of the past ten years. 3. An annual breakdown of reported sexual assaults in the last 10 years on mixed sex wards in your hospitals where the victim was a patient and the perpetrator was a patient. 4. An annual breakdown of reported sexual assaults in the last 10 years on mixed sex wards in your hospitals where the victim was a patient and the perpetrator was a member of staff. 5. An annual breakdown of reported sexual assaults in the last 10 years on mixed sex wards in your hospitals where the victim was a member of staff and the perpetrator was a patient. I would like the data to be broken down into annual totals of each hospital of each year within your authority. If the information for the past 10 years exceeds the cost limit, could you possibly supply the information from the past 5 years?
Date for Response 12/04/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: x Response.

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