Freedom of Information 2011

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2881
Date Received 28/12/2011
I would like to request some information on hospital consultant contracts held by NHS Lothian health board under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Could you please give me the following figures as of 20 December 2011, breaking down the results into an overall total, a total for whole time consultants, and a total for less than whole time consultants. 1) Number of hospital consultants employed by the board. 2) Average number of contracted programmed activities a week for consultants employed by the board. 3) Average number of direct clinical care (DCC) programmed activities a week for consultants employed by the board. 4) Average number of supporting programmed activities (SPAs) a week for consultants employed by the board. 5) Number of new consultant appointments in the past 12 months (20 Dec 2010 - 20 Dec 2011). 6) Direct clinical care programmed activities and supporting programmed activities split for consultants appointed in the past 12 months. 7) Number of new consultants appointed on a 9:1 clinical programmed activities: supporting programmed activities contract (also sometimes known as a 90% contract) in the past 12 months. 8) Number of new consultants appointed on 9:1 contracts who are within three years of receiving their certificate of completion of training (CCT)
Date for Response 27/01/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2881 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2880
Date Received 28/12/2011
Naturally, should any records still exist as to the circumstances of that breach of my 'confidentiality' then I would now appreciate sight of them. Where it was not / is not disputed that my confidentiality was breached I would still be keen to know the 'who', the better to understand the 'why' in relation to the events of those many years ago. Please consider this a request under any relevant legislation: Freedom of Information etc. DPA
Date for Response 27/01/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2880 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2879
Date Received 28/12/2011
Please treat this emailed communication as a Freedom of Information request. I would ask you to provide prompt payment figures for: 1. The annual figures for the financial year 2010/11. 2. The monthly figure for the current financial year from 1April 2011 to 31 October 2011. I would ask that the Boards Prompt Payment figures are provided on exactly the same basis as requested in my emailed request of 24 May 2010 (acknowledged 25 May 2010).
Date for Response 27/01/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2879 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2878
Date Received 28/12/2011
I would like to request the following information under Freedom of Information. How many mental health beds did NHS Lothian have in total in each of the following years?: 2006-7; 2007-8, 2008-9; 2009-10; 2010-11. How many inpatient psychiatric units did NHS Lothian have in each of the following years, including the names of the units: 2006-7; 2007-8, 2008-9; 2009-10; 2010-11.
Date for Response 27/01/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2878 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2877
Date Received 22/12/2011
As of 22 December 2011: 1. Does the PCO commission memory services for dementia? 2. Please provide the name and address of each of the memory services commissioned by the PCO in each of the years 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12. 3. Does the PCO plan to stop commissioning any of its memory services in the foreseeable future? 4. How much did the PCO spend on memory services in each of 2009/10 and 2010/11? What has the PCO budgeted to spend on memory services in each of 2011/12 and 2012/13? 5. How many people (unique users) have used the memory services in the PCO's area in each of 2009/10, 2010/11 and the financial year to date (April-Dec 2011)? 6. Are any of the PCO's memory services accredited by the Royal College of Physicians? If so, which are/aren't? 7. How many people (unique patients) in the PCO's area underwent at least one scan (such as MRI, CT or SPECT) to investigate symptoms of dementia in each of 2009/10 and 2010/11?
Date for Response 25/01/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2877 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2876
Date Received 22/12/2011
Please could you provide me with the following information - in electronic format if possible - Current formulary list for Hepatitis B, Date of last update for Hep B formulary, Date of next scheduled update for Hep B Formulary, Current Hepatitis B Guidelines, Dates of last and next expected update of your Hep B Guidelines.
Date for Response 25/01/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2876 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2875
Date Received 20/12/2011
I would like to find out who are the members of the working group who review the wounds section of the Lothian Joint Formulary.
Date for Response 21/01/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2875 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2874
Date Received 20/12/2011
I require the following in accordance with my rights under FOISA: copies of all emails from myself (c.d@luht.scot.nhs.uk) to Service-Desk.eHealth@luht.scot.nhs.uk) and s.j@luht.scot.nhs.uk. copies of all emails from s.j@luht.scot.nhs.uk and (Service-Desk.eHealth@luht.scot.nhs.uk) to myself (c.d@luht.scot.nhs.uk). List of phone calls from myself (0131 232 3332 or 23332) to 85050 and to S J's phone (0131 242 7379) and vice versa. All communication please between 24/05/2010 and 11/11/2011
Date for Response 21/01/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2874 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2873
Date Received 20/12/2011
Please can you provide me with further information on the supply of agency Staff to your trust/ authority. Please could you advise on the agency/locum spend for the following categories during the following time periods: Categories: All Allied Health Professions (AHP), All Health Science Services (HSS), Radiography / Medical Imaging, Physiotherapy, Pathology, Pharmacy, Mortuary, Nursing, Medical Locums (Doctors) - Time periods:2006 (1st Jan-31st Dec), 2007 (1st Jan-31st Dec), 2008 (1st Jan-31st Dec), 2009 (1st Jan-31st Dec), 2010 (Q1 - 1st Jan - 31st March), 2010 (Q2 - 1st April - 30th June), 2010 (Q3 - 1st July - 30th September), 2010 (Q4 - 1st October - 31st December), 2011 (Q1 - 1st Jan - 31st March), 2011 (Q2 - 1st April - 30th June), 2011 (Q3 - 1st July - 30th September), Please outline details of any current framework or preferred supplier list in place for the supply of agency/ locum staff within the above categories to your trust/authority along with details on any renewal dates or plans to re-procure the agreements.
Date for Response 21/01/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2873 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2872
Date Received 19/12/2011
Under the Freedom of Information Act, please could you tell me the number of 1.drug and 2.alcohol addicts whom the health board has referred to a residential treatment programme for each of the last five financial years: 2010/11; 2009/10; 2008/09; 2007/08 and 2006/07.
Date for Response 20/01/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2872 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2871
Date Received 16/12/2011
Please provide information in relation to mileage rates paid to relatives for transporting patients to the Golden Jubilee Hospital for an operation. Should the rate be paid at the staff rate of 18p per mile or the non company vehicle rate of 45p per mile.
Date for Response 19/01/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2871 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2870
Date Received 16/12/2011
I would like to know the full cost of installing the IT equipment for deploying a single instance of InterSystems TrakCare™? I would also like to know if it has met any of the following aims and what evidence have you that these aims have indeed been fulfilled? Allow Practitioners to refer patients to hospitals electronically through interoperability with the Scottish National e-Referrals service. Increase the use of NHS Scotland national patient numbering conventions by provision of a single patient index within TrakCare and integration with the Scottish National Demographic database. Meet Emergency Department waiting time targets by efficient admission, triage, and the use of visual alerts to ensure prompt attention to patients. Provide complete and accurate patient information to authorized care professionals at all Lothian locations, reducing duplicate data entry and enhancing overall care. Implement electronic ordering of lab tests and radiology investigations including transcription of radiology reports and clinician access to PACS images. Securely exchange patient information including diagnostic results and clinical correspondence for use within the wider health-care community.
Date for Response 19/01/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2870 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2869
Date Received 14/12/2011
Can you tell me how many times in the last year restraints have been used on people suffering from dementia on wards that care for dementia sufferers? Can you tell me what these restraints were? Were they mechanical, chemical or physical? For example cot-sides used to keep a patients in their bed would be a physical restraint. Sedatives would be chemical. Can you tell me in these instances, how often the restraints were reviewed? You do not need to supply details relating to doors being locked. Can you also supply answers to the above questions for the years 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Date for Response 17/01/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2869 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2868
Date Received 13/12/2011
Could you please send me the forename, surname and email address of, where in post: The Head of Workforce Intelligence or Information, The Workforce Information Manager, The Head of Public Health Analysis.
Date for Response 16/01/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2868 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2867
Date Received 13/12/2011
With regards to the letter sent by Dr Alison McCallum and Mr Eddie Egan (dated February 11th 2011) titled: Appropriate Access to Electronic Health Records and IT Security please provide any recorded information that is held by or on behalf of NHS Lothian regarding: The approximate proportion (or approximate number) of NHS Lothian staff that complied with the request to sign the letter Any correspondence relating to the approximate proportion (or approximate number) of NHS Lothian staff that complied with the request to sign the letter
Date for Response 16/01/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2867 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2866
Date Received 12/12/2011
Trust expenditure information on spending transactions exceeding £25,000. For each transaction may I request the Department family, Entity, Date, Expense type, Expense area, Supplier, Transaction number and Amount.
Date for Response 13/01/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2866 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2865
Date Received 12/12/2011
Please provide me with copies of the following internal audits - Property Transactions (sep 11) Staff Disciplinary and Grievance (dec 10), Public Health programmes (july 10th).
Date for Response 13/01/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2865 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2864
Date Received 07/12/2011
The information which we request is confirmation of whether any compensation claim brought against Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh since January 200 alleging a patient was caused to contract MRSA has resulted in a court awarding compensation against the RIE, or any case where compensation has been paid on behalf of the RIE to settle a claim alleging that MRSA was contracted at the Hospital. We also request a note of the total number of any compensation claims alleging that MRSA was contracted by patients at the RIE and made since 1 January 2000. It would also be helpful if the numbers and dates of claims, settlements or Court awards could be stated.
Date for Response 10/01/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2864 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2863
Date Received 08/12/2011
Please supply the number of patients in the following groups: o Number of patients receiving examestane in total o Number of patients receiving examestane for the following descriptions: o Early breast cancer (e.g. adjuvant treatment following 2-3 years of tamoxifen) o Advanced breast cancer following progression on tamoxifen) o Advanced breast cancer following progression on a non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor (i.e. anastrozole or letrozole). Number of patients receiving fulvustrant for the following descriptions: o Advanced breast cancer following progression on a non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor (i.e. anastrozole or letrozole)o Advanced breast cancer following progression on exemestane o Advanced breast cancer following progression on tamoxifen
Date for Response 11/01/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2863 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2862
Date Received 08/12/2011
Please supply the unit purchasing price paid by the hospital trust (ie not tariff price) for the following drugs: Pamidronate 90mg, Clodronate 1600mg, Ibandronate 50mg, Zoledronic acid 4mg, Denosumab 120mg.
Date for Response 11/01/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2862 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2861
Date Received 08/12/2011
1) How many patients do you have with the following conditions? Breast cancer (any type). Prostate cancer. Myeloma. Renal cancer. Lung cancer. 2) What proportion of these have metastatic (advanced) disease? 3) For any of the below listed conditions, please supply the number of patients receiving a bisphosphonate (e.g. pamidronate, clodronate, ibandronate, zoledronic acid), or denosumab : Breast cancer (any type). Prostate cancer. Myeloma. Renal cancer. Lung cancer. Tumour Induced Hypercalcaemia (Hypercalcaemia of malignancy).
Date for Response 11/01/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2861 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2860
Date Received 07/12/2011
We formally request written confirmation of the following information in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002: For the period 01 December 2010 to 30 November 2011: please confirm the number of patients, in your Health Board area, who have been subject to detention in terms of the Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 and have received care & treatment within a locked psychiatric-facility within your Health Board's area of responsibility. This information is sought in relation to an Appeal to the Supreme Court, London in relation to Section 268 of the 2003 Act.
Date for Response 10/01/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2860 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2859
Date Received 07/12/2011
A spokewoman from SAMH told me that the policy of some NHS Trusts regarding the issue of passes (from hospital) to mental patients is that Careers should be informed if a pass is to be given to the person they are caring for or feel responsible for. I have spoken to the Clinical Director of East Lothian CHP and the Clinical Director of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, but they were somewhat evasive in their response so I am unclear about their policy. I suggested that, a patient's "named person" should be informed but his response was evasive.
Date for Response 10/01/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2859 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2858
Date Received 06/12/2011
I would like to submit an FOI request on waiting times. How many people (as at 1st December 2011, or currently if this is not possible) have been waiting more than 18 weeks for treatment by NHS Lothian, broken down by type of treatment e.g. physiotherapy, or are due to be waiting more than 18 weeks - for example sitting on a waiting list of more than 18 weeks. Is there a procedure for what should be done if a patient is due to be/has been waiting more than 18 weeks for treatment, given that the Scottish Government has stated that none should be left waiting this long, for example offering alternatives, assessing priority etc?
Date for Response 09/01/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2858 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2858
Date Received 07/12/2011
I would like the information to cover the last three years and to be broken down by year. I would like to know the aggregated salary costs to the organisation associated with elected trades union representatives given facility time, whereby they devote all of their time to the duties of their respective unions. I would like to know the numbers (full time equivalent) of elected union representatives working on 100% facility time within the organisation.
Date for Response 10/01/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2858 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2857
Date Received 05/12/2011
I would like to make a request for information regarding diabetes documentation at NHS Lothian. I would like to request: Diabetes Service Specifications / Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
Date for Response 09/01/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2857 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2856
Date Received 05/12/2011
I would like to make a request for information regarding allergy documentation at NHS Lothian. Please could you supply the following information: Referral Pathways / Care Pathways / Prescribing Guidelines for Anaphylaxis Referral Pathways / Care Pathways / Prescribing Guidelines for Allergic Rhinitis.
Date for Response 09/01/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2856 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2855
Date Received 05/12/2011
I would like to make a Freedom of Information Request regarding medical records. I would like to request a copy of all medical records from March 1991 to December 2011. More specifically regarding Left Thumb Amputation, all records, these records are the most important to me. Also Physiotherapy records relating to left thumb, Urology, Dermatology, Outpatient Appointments for Breast Clinic, Gynaecology, Sick Kids. Accident and Emergency, Occupational Therapy and any other Physical therapy. 2004 Till 2008. Edinburgh Royal Infirmary records. January 2003 till December 2011. General Practice records. I appreciate this may be a large request and will allow longer than the 20 days stated.
Date for Response 09/01/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2855 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2854
Date Received 05/12/2011
Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Data Protection Acts I would like to request the following information: the entire audit trail including all materials (whether in paper, electronic, or other form) concerning the conduct of the AfC Job Evaluation process in relation to the following post: Job Title: Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist. Location: Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh EH4 2XU. Unique ID: U-CN-NEU-ALL-CCN1. I am especially interested in information concerning: (1) The specific reasons for the changes in Factor Levels (and thence overall Job Score and Band) allocated after the first (and in my view proper) assessment of the post. (2) The reasons at (various stages) for disregarding crucially relevant information contained in the original Job Description and subsequently emphasised in the Review Questionnaire, and allocating Factor Levels on the basis of inadequate (and often highly selected trivial) information extracted for use in successive Job Reports. This was particularly blatant in relation to the Responsibility for Research & Development component of this post but was readily apparent in relation to other components. (3) The occupational/professional composition of each of the relevant panels involved in the review process.
Date for Response 09/01/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2854 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2852
Date Received 01/12/2011
I write to ask a) Does your Board have in place a current Oral Health Strategy and/or Action Plan? if the answer is no, b) has your NHS Board ever had in place a Oral Health Strategy and/or Action Plan. Secondly, how much funding has been provided each year over the past five years in order to highlight the dangers of poor oral hygiene as well as informing the population that the level of alcohol consumption, smoking and poor diet, has on the development and increase of Oral Cancer within the Scottish population and the fact that more younger people are apparently contracting oral cancer than had been the case in the recent past. Finally, how much of the budget for Community Health and Care Partnerships within your Board area has been devoted directly to oral hygiene/oral cancer issues.
Date for Response 06/01/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2852 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2851
Date Received 30/11/2011
"Under the freedon of Information Act i would like to request the following information:- A list of all new pharmacy applications within the last 7 months up until todays date 30/11/2011 including 1.the date of apllication 2.the decision of the pharmacy practices committee 3.whether an appeal was lodged and 4.the decision of the national appeals panel. My preferred method of communication is by e-mail using this e-mail address."
Date for Response 05/01/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2851 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2850
Date Received 29/11/2011
"To whom it may concern, FOI Request - Non Formulary Requests. Request made by Morhamburn Ltd on behalf of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) Scotland: How many non formulary requests for medicines accepted by SMC but not yet on formulary did your NHS board receive in 2009/2010? How many non formulary requests for medicines accepted by SMC but not yet on formulary did your NHS board receive in 20010/2011? How many of these non formulary requests received by your NHS board were approved in 2009/2010? How many of these non formulary requests received by your NHS board were approved in 2010/2011? What guidelines are set out by your NHS Board for the time that can be taken between a clinician making a non formulary request and a response being made What has been the shortest and longest time that it has taken for a clinician to be given a response to his or her formulary request."
Date for Response 30/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2850 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2849
Date Received 24/11/2011
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: The complete financial monthly monitoring return (MMR) submitted by NHS Lothian to the Scottish Government for the 3 month period to June 2011. The complete financial monthly monitoring return (MMR) submitted by NHS Lothian to the Scottish Government for the 6 month period to September 2011. The financial performance monitoring returns are in the form of an 11 page excel spreadsheet template set by the Scottish Government. The complete submissions contain the following tabs: Outturn Statement, I&E Analysis, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow, Memorandum, Savings, Capital Investment, PMS, Dental and Ophthalmic, RRL analysis and Anticipated Allocations CRL. The final NHS Lothian full Workforce Plan for 2011-12 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 22/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2849 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2848
Date Received 24/11/2011
Please supply me with copies of: - Any and all assessment conducted within or for your Board since 1 April 2011, identifying risks related to any of the following: (i) the potential need for a licence from the Copyright Licensing Agency Limited ('CLA'); (ii) copyright infringement; and (iii) reproducing material from books, journals, magazines or periodicals. 2 Any and all emails sent in response to, or accompanying, such assessments including copies of any and all attachments.
Date for Response 22/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2848 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2847
Date Received 23/11/2011
I am writing to enquire about the number of babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in Lothian (RIE) for the year 2010. Would you be able to supply numbers and percentages, alongside figures on drug therapy used to combat NAS and success rates/ outcomes? If possible, could you include which drugs it is that babies were thought to be withdrawing from (though I realise this specific info may not exist)?
Date for Response 21/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2847 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2846
Date Received 23/11/2011
Could you please send me the first name, surname and email address of: 1. The Director of Communications 2. The Head of Communications 3. The Director of Estates, or the Assistant / Associate / Deputy Director of Estates 4. The Director of Facilities, or the Assistant / Associate / Deputy Director of Facilities 5. The most senior person responsible for Occupational Therapy 6. The most senior person responsible for the Trust's 18 Weeks Performance, where applicable 7. The Director of HR or Workforce or Organisational Development 8. The Deputy Director of HR or Workforce or Organisational Development 9. The Assistant Director of HR or Workforce or Organisational Development 10. The Associate Director of HR or Workforce or Organisational Development
Date for Response 21/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2846 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2845
Date Received 21/11/2011
How many hours overtime (including time and a half, double time and triple time) were paid by NHS Lothian to all staff for each year over the last five years? And further to the above, a full breakdown of for what purpose this overtime was paid (asap).
Date for Response 19/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2845 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2844
Date Received 21/11/2011
1 The number of patients put forward for Full knee replacements within NHS Lothian in the last 5 years, the date of their first assessment, date of surgery, their age, gender, weight, and whether the surgery was for one or both knees. Please state whether the patients symptoms were as a result of, arthritis, trauma or degeneration. Please also state the name of the surgeon. 2 The number of patients put forward for a half knee replacement within NHS Lothian in the last 5 years, the date of their first assessment, date of surgery, their age, gender, weight, and whether the surgery was for one or both knees. Please state whether the patients symptoms were as a result of, arthritis, trauma or degeneration. Please also state the name of the surgeon. 3 The number of patients deferred for full knee replacements within NHS Lothian in the last 5 years and the reasons why. 4 The number of patients deferred for half knee replacements within NHS Lothian in the last 5 years and the reasons why. 5 The number of patients currently on the waiting list for a full knee replacement at NHS lothian and the expected waiting time. 6 The number of patients currently on the waiting list for a half knee replacement at NHS lothian and the expected waiting time. 7 The current cost for a full knee replacement and a breakdown of those costs. 8 The current cost for a half knee replacement and a breakdown of those costs. 9 The number of patients who have undergone a Full knee replacement within NHS Lothian in the last 5 years, the date of their first assessment, date of surgery, their age, gender, weight, and whether the surgery was for one or both knees. Please state whether the patients symptoms were as a result of, arthritis, trauma or degeneration. Please also state the name of the surgeon. 10 The number of patients who have undergone a half knee replacement within NHS Lothian in the last 5 years, the date of their first assessment, date of surgery, their age, gender, weight, and whether the surgery was for one or both knees. Please state whether the patients symptoms were as a result of, arthritis, trauma or degeneration. Please also state the name of the surgeon.
Date for Response 19/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2844 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2842
Date Received 18/11/2011
I write to you today with reference to the Freedom of Information Act 2005 and request the following information under said Act: I am looking for information on the subject of Psychological services. I would be very grateful if you were able to answer the following questions. How many practising clinical psychologists are currently employed by NHS Lothian. How many psychiatrist are currently approved by NHS Lothian under Section 22 of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003? How many patients are currently on the waiting list to see a clinical psychologist? What is the current waiting time to see a clinical psychologist? Are there any trainee positions for clinical psychologists in NHS Lothian? If so how many are available? How many patients subject to treatment under the Mental Health Act (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 are receiving treatment by a clinical psychologist
Date for Response 16/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2842 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2841
Date Received 18/11/2011
Can I please request re-use of the following documents under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005. - Annual Report 2010-2011 (cannot locate) - Annual Accounts 2010-2011 (cannot locate) - Business Plan 2011-2012 (cannot locate).
Date for Response 16/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2841 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2840
Date Received 18/11/2011
How many recorded thefts of medical equipment from hospitals in your board's area have taken place in the last three years? Specifically, how many incidents of thefts of nitrous oxide (laughing gas), used for medical purposes, have taken place in the last three years? The dates, times and locations of these incidents, and details of the equipment stolen, along with the amount stolen (ie how many canisters were taken)? Whether the property was recovered? The cost of property lost in each theft?
Date for Response 16/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2840 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2839
Date Received 18/11/2011
In accordance with the freedom of information legislation be good enough to let me have a list of the mileage rates paid to senior staff including medical specialist and senior administrators - include other NHS Areas in Scotland outwith East Lothian as well as East Lothian
Date for Response 16/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2839 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2838
Date Received 18/11/2011
Further to your response to my previous request that shows that 204 IPTRs were received in 2009/2010 and 186 in 2010/2011. Please could you state: how many requests across this time period were for the medicine Everolimus, and how many of these requests were accepted. how many requests across this time period were for the medicine Sorafenib, and how many of these requests were accepted. How many requests across this time period were for the medicine Lapatinib, and how many of these requests were accepted. How many requests across this time period were for the medicine Bevacizumab, and how many of these requests were accepted.
Date for Response 16/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2838 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2837
Date Received 17/11/2011
"Request 1: Please confirm or deny whether the Health Board has undertaken an assessment of the provision of physiotherapy services in its region. If confirmed Please provide details and findings of any assessment for i) adult and ii) paediatric physiotherapy services. Request 2: Please confirm or deny if the Health Board has undertaken an assessment of the outcomes delivered by physiotherapy services in its locality. If confirmed Please provide details and findings of any assessment for i) adult and ii) paediatric services. Request 3: Please provide details of the number of referrals made in a) primary care, b) outpatient secondary care and c) inpatient secondary care for adult patients to physiotherapy services for the following financial years: i) 2008/09, ii)2009/10, iii) 2010/11 and iv) 2011/12. Request 4: Please provide details of the number of referrals made in a) primary care, b) outpatient secondary care and c) inpatient secondary care for paediatric patients to physiotherapy services for the following financial years: i) 2008/09, ii) 2009/10, iii) 2010/11 and iv) 2011/12. Request 5: Please provide details of the number of referrals made to musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy for the following financial years: i) 2008/09, ii) 2009/10, iii) 2010/11 and iv) 2011/12. Request 6: Please confirm or deny whether the Health Board or Service Managers measures waiting times for MSK physiotherapy from referral to first outpatient appointment. If confirmed: Please provide details of the maximum waiting time for a) adult and b) paediatric appointments. Please provide details of the average waiting time for a) adult and b) paediatric appointments. Please provide details of how many people are currently on a waiting list for a) adult and b) paediatric physiotherapy appointments. Request 7: Please confirm or deny whether the Health Board has any referral management schemes for physiotherapy services. If confirmed Please provide details of these schemes for i) adult and ii) paediatric services. Please confirm or deny if health professionals are incentivised through any referral management scheme for physiotherapy services in the health board region. Request 8: Please provide details of the Health Board a) budget and b) spend for adult physiotherapy services in primary care for the following financial years: i) 2008/09, ii) 2009/10, iii) 2010/11, iv) 2011/12 and v) 2012/13. Request 9: Please provide details of the Health Board a) budget and b) spend for paediatric physiotherapy services in primary care for the following financial years: i) 2008/09, ii) 2009/10, iii) 2010/11, iv) 2011/12 and v) 2012/13. Request 10: Please provide details of the Health Board a) budget and b) spend for adult physiotherapy services in secondary care for the following financial years: i) 2008/09, ii) 2009/10, iii) 2010/11, iv) 2011/12 and v) 2012/13. Request 11: Please provide details of the Health Board a) budget and b) spend for paediatric physiotherapy services in secondary care for the following financial years: i) 2008/09 ii) 2009/10, iii) 2010/11, iv) 2011/12 and v) 2012/13. Request 12: Please confirm or deny whether the Health Board has found any efficiency savings physiotherapy services over the following financial years: i) 2008/09, ii) 2009/10, iii) 2010/11 and iv) 2011/12. If confirmed: Please provide details of these savings for adult physiotherapy services in each of the financial years in question. Please provide details of these savings for paediatric physiotherapy services in each of the financial years in question. Request 13: Please confirm or deny whether the Health Board has changed the level of physiotherapy service provision for patients in each of the financial years: i) 2008/09 ii) 2009/10, iii) 2010/11 and iv) 2011/12. If confirmed: Please provide details of the change in provision for adult physiotherapy services. Please provide details of the change in provision for paediatric physiotherapy services. Request 14: Please confirm whether the Health Board has made any assessment of the average number of outpatient physiotherapy treatment sessions provided to patients in each of the financial years: i) 2008/09, ii) 2009/10, iii) 2010/11 and iv)2011/12. If confirmed: Please provide details of the average number of treatments provided to adult patients for each of the financial years in question. Please provide details of the average number of treatments provided to paediatric patients for each of the financial years in question. Please provide details of the average number of treatments provided to adult patients with MSK conditions for each of the financial years in question. Request 15: Please confirm whether the Health Board has ceased offering physiotherapy services to a) any patient groups or b) for any conditions in each of the financial years: i) 2008/09, ii) 2009/10, iii) 2010/11 and iv)2011/12. If confirmed: Please provide details of the patient groups or conditions for which physiotherapy is no longer offered.Request 16: Please provide details of the staffing numbers for for adult MSK physiotherapy. Please confirm: What is the funded whole time equivalent (WTE) establishment for MSK physiotherapy services in each of the financial years i) 2009/10 ii) 2010/11 iii) 2011/12?a. What is the current WTE establishment for MSK physiotherapy services? b. If there is a difference between the current establishment and the funded establishment, please provide details of the number of funded WTE posts vacant due to i) sick leave, ii) unfilled posts, iii) maternity leave and iv) other [please state]?"
Date for Response 15/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2837 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2836
Date Received 17/11/2011
I wish to make a request, under Freedom of Information legislation, regarding the numbers of people who have a diagnosis or co-diagnosis of autism, Asperger's Syndrome or Autistic Spectrum Disorder within the mental health system in the Lothian Health Board area. To be precise, I would like these statistics for the month of March 2011. If it would help to collate these statistics by focussing on the day of the Census (Sunday 27th March), that would be acceptable to me. The categories that I seek statistics for are:- INPATIENTS - A mental health diagnosis or co-diagnosis, such as schizophrenia or psychosis, is assumed for all inpatients - please give separate figures if there are any cases where this does not apply. Total number of inpatients in mental health hospitals Total number of inpatients with a diagnosis or co-diagnosis of Learning Disability Total number of inpatients with a Learning Disability diagnosis or co-diagnosis who are also diagnosed with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome or Autistic Spectrum Disorder Total number of inpatients with a diagnosis or co-diagnosis of autism, Aspergers' Syndrome or Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Within all of these categories, a breakdown of the numbers of these inpatients who are under 18 years old. OUTPATIENTS - Please give separate figures in cases where a mental health diagnosis or co-diagnosis, such as schizophrenia or psychosis, does not apply. Total number of outpatients in mental health system. Total number of outpatients with a diagnosis or co-diagnosis of Learning. Disability Total number of outpatients with a Learning Disability diagnosis or co-diagnosis who are also diagnosed with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome or Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Total number of outpatients with a diagnosis or co-diagnosis of autism, Aspergers' Syndrome or Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Within all of these categories, a breakdown of the numbers of these outpatients who are under 18 years old.
Date for Response 15/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2836 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2835
Date Received 16/11/2011
In the past three years how many patients resident within your NHS Board area have been diagnosed with a) breast cancer, b) lung cancer or c) oral cancer ,and during that period how many patients sadly passed away as a result of suffering from each of the said illnesses. (Em)
Date for Response 14/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2835 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2834
Date Received 15/11/2011
I would like to request a copy of the 2011-12 Local Delivery Plan (or other 2011-12 commissioning/strategy plan)
Date for Response 13/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2834 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2833
Date Received 15/11/2011
Could you please provide either by return email or post, all information pertaining to: o Trust spend (known and estimated) on Medical Locums o Trust total spend (known and estimated) on agency workers o Details of any Trust e-rostering software under licence used to manage agency or substantive workers o Confirmation of which categories of spend the Trust has a staff bank for o Confirmation of whether the Trust has any managed service or master vendor arrangement in any category of agency worker spend and particularly with regards to medical locums o Full details of the commercial arrangement including any gainshare, direct payments or other payments and / or the current and planned operational model(s) in any category of agency worker spend and particularly with regards to medical locums o Details of what procurement basis, i.e. the methodology or justification used to procure and appoint such a third party to a managed service or master vendor position in accordance with the Public Contract Regulations 2006 o The defined objective(s) from the revised procurement strategy where such a master vendor or managed service has been put in place o Confirmation of which medical locum suppliers are your tier one and tier two suppliers. Please include copies of material which you hold in the form of paper and electronic records including all emails.
Date for Response 13/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2833 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2832
Date Received 15/11/2011
This is a Freedom of Information request for all redacted compromise /settlement agreements reached with individuals with whom the Trust has admitted liability for medical negligence since 1 January 2008. The Information Commissioner considered NHS compromise agreements in detail in DN-FS50202562 (Andrew Bousfield v Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust). The data protection and confidence defences were considered and rejected. It was held that the Trusts had to disclose the compromise agreements, and severance sums, with names and dates blacked out. If you fail to provide these redacted compromise agreements as requested, I will be referring the Trust to the commissioner in a appeal. If you refuse to provide the information requested, please also treat this as a confirmation of a request for an internal review, prior to the ICO reference. All reviews should be sent or resent to the email address below. If you have settled a large number of cases with patients / relatives then please limit the request to 10 randomly selected compromise agreements, or otherwise as many as the Trust can find and redact within the specific costs limits set out in the FOI act.
Date for Response 13/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2832 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2831
Date Received 14/11/2011
In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible. I request that you provide answers to each of the questions in the attached table please. In addition could you please provide a copy of the care pathway for ME/CFS patients in your area? What is the population of your area? Do you have or commission specialist secondary care ME/CFS services for ME/CFS patients? If yes are these patients referred to local specialist service providers or to specialist service providers out of your area. If not what services are ME/CFS patients referred to? Do you commission domiciliary services for ME/CFS patients? For how many of these patients each year? For each of the years 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, how many referrals were made to the specialist ME/CFS services (a) for adults and (b) for children, living in your area? What is the budgeted funding for ME/CFS services (a) for adults and (b) for children in 2011/12? What amount was spent on ME/CFS services (a) for adults and (b) for children, for each of the years 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11? Do you plan to maintain the levels of funding for these services in the longer term or to increase/decrease financial provision? For each of the years 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, how many referrals were made to Multiple sclerosis services (a) for adults and (b) for children living in your area? What amount was spent on Multiple Sclerosis services (a) for adults and (b) for children for each of the years 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11? What is the budgeted funding for Multiple Sclerosis services (a) for adults and (b) for children in 2011/12? For each of the years 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, how many referrals were made to Ataxia services (a) for adults and (b) for children living in your area? What amount was spent on Ataxia services (a) for adults and (b) for children for each of the years 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11? What is the budgeted funding for Ataxia services (a) for adults and (b) for children in 2011/12? For each of the years 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, how many referrals were made to Parkinson's services (a) for adults and (b) for children living in your area? What amount was spent on Parkinson's (a) for adults and (b) for children for each of the years 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11? What is the budgeted funding for Parkinson's services (a) for adults and (b) for children 2011/12? What is your best estimate in your area of the prevalence of ME/CFS (a) for adults and (b) for children? What is your best estimate in your area of the prevalence of Multiple Sclerosis (a) for adults and (b) for children? What is your best estimate in your area of the prevalence of Parkinson's (a) for adults and (b) for children? What is your best estimate in your area of the prevalence of Ataxia (a) for adults and (b) for children?
Date for Response 12/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2831 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2830
Date Received 14/11/2011
I would like the information to cover the last three years and be broken down by year. I would like to know how many individual members of staff have received bonuses during this period. I would like to know the total amount of money which was paid out in bonuses to staff during this period. I would to know the range of monetary value of the bonuses paid out from the highest bonus paid out to the lowest.
Date for Response 12/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2830 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2829
Date Received 14/11/2011
I would like to know how many people, who were being made redundant or were being made subject to redeployment, were offered a severance package since January 2011? This is within NHS Lothian only. Also how many people were successfully redeployed?
Date for Response 12/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2829 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2828
Date Received 14/11/2011
In 2008 de Wet and Bowie sought advice re a project they entitled, A pilot study to develop and test a Trigger Tool to audit adverse events in general medical practice. They were told that the project '...is an audit...' and it was published with a clinical audit tagline. I enclose the SESRES letter confirming the title and the approval. However when the paper was published the title had been changed to The preliminary development and testing of a global trigger tool to detect error and patient harm in primary-care records. The word audit has been removed the title and the paper is presented as research not audit. In addition the project has changed from looking at primary care to primary care records. This means that secondary care is now included and distorts the results quite markedly. Here is a link to the article http://pmj.bmj.com/content/85/1002/176.full. The word audit does not appear until the 3rd paragraph under method and then again under conclusions where the authors state The tool may have greater utility as a research rather than audit technique. The rest of the article reads as research not audit, especially when they state their aims; The aim of this preliminary study therefore was threefold: To develop and test a validated global trigger tool for the primary-care setting. To determine the rate of previously undetected error and quantify levels of harm identified in a sample of patient records. To describe the types and severity of errors and patient harm uncovered. This does not sound like audit to me. Can you tell me if this is usual behaviour to change the title of a project once it has been approved? I have been unable to see their proposal which they submitted to your ethics committee, but I assume the published outcome was very similar to their stated aims in their submission.
Date for Response 12/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2828 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2827
Date Received 11/11/2011
Under the freedom of information act I would like to request the following information: There is a SCI Gateway referral pathway link between NHS Lothian and SPIRE Murrayfield (formerly BUPA) Hospital. How many referrals have been made via this pathway to Radiology, Orthoapedics, Neurosurgery, Cosmetic Surgery, weight loss/Bariatric Surgery and Plastic Surgery since 1st January 2008. If possible could the results be broken down into the specific departments please.
Date for Response 09/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2827 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2826
Date Received 11/11/2011
I was wondering in your NHS area in the last year how many babies are put on the child protection register before they are even born? Essentially the number of pregnant women in your area whose unborn baby is on the register. I'd like the yearly figures to be the newest you have whether that's September 2010 to sep 2011 or just the latest calendar year. Also if there's a reason given for making that decision for them to be put on the register, can I also have that? Doesn't need to be in great detail. Perhaps tallied up. For example 32 were put on the register because they were at risk of being exposed to drug abuse.
Date for Response 09/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2826 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2825
Date Received 11/11/2011
I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002: The total number of health visitors currently employed by NHS Lothian. The current total annual budget for health visiting services in NHS Lothian.
Date for Response 09/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2825 Response.
Freedom of Information Reference: 2825-1 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2824
Date Received 11/11/2011
How many patients in your health board area were on a methadone maintenance programme in 2007/8? 2008/9? 2009/10? 2010/11? 2011/12? Can you give a breakdown of the length of time these people had been on a methadone maintenance programme (i.e. lowest amount in years/highest amount in years)?
Date for Response 09/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2824 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2823
Date Received 11/11/2011
A very simple question. "Do you charge you on-Duty nursing staff to park their cars when reporting for work or duty"? (I.e. anyone with the word Nurse in their title.)
Date for Response 09/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2823 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2822
Date Received 11/11/2011
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I request the following information:- Copies of all health and safety inspections carried out in hospital kitchens within the health board between Nov 1 2010 and Nov 1 2011.
Date for Response 09/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2822 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2821
Date Received 11/11/2011
I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002: All policies, procedures and training documentation currently in force in NHS Lothian and issued to health visitors in respect of use of the Edinburgh Post Natal Depression Questionnaire. Please also provide a copy of the questionnaire.
Date for Response 09/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2821 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2820
Date Received 10/11/2011
How many radiographers do you employ. How many radiographers in 1) above are a qualified to do plain film reporting and b) actually routinely do it as part of their job? What savings do you estimate could be achieved by moving to a system where radiographers carried out 25% of plain film reporting.
Date for Response 08/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2820 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2819
Date Received 10/11/2011
How may wards are mixed sex within the health board area broken down by hospital?
Date for Response 08/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2819 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2818
Date Received 10/11/2011
A breakdown by age of the number of children treated for eating disorders by NHS Lothian in the last year. Please include brief details of each disorder per case i.e. Anorexia, Bulimia, binge eating etc.
Date for Response 08/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2818 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2817
Date Received 10/11/2011
I respectfully request copies of all documentation relating to consistency checking of post L-U-PAPR against posts U-CN-PHM-WGH-SCPCR, U-CN-PHM-WGH-SCPLDP and U-CN-PHM-WGH-SCPDCN by the NHS Lothian Agenda for Change Team. In particular, copies of all notes made by panel members in addition to all minutes or other documents in relation to all aspects of the consistency check as outlined above are requested. All documentation identifying differences between L-U-P-APR and U-CN-PHM-WGH-SCPCR, U-CN-PHM-WGHSCPLDP and U-CN-PHM-WGH-SCPDCN resulting in different banding outcomes are also requested.
Date for Response 08/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2817 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2816
Date Received 09/11/2011
The information I require is as follows: Waiting times and lists - What were and are the Speech and Language Therapy waiting times for an initial assessment for the following groups: What are the Speech and Language Therapy waiting times for intervention following an initial assessment for the following groups: What were and are the number of people on waiting lists for an initial Speech and Language Therapy assessment for the following groups: What were and are the number of people on the waiting list for Speech and Language Therapy intervention following an assessment: In 2012 - do you anticipate changes to waiting times for assessment - Yes or No? If yes - do you think they will increase - Yes or No? In 2012 - do you anticipate changes to waiting times for intervention - Yes or No? If yes - do you think they will increase/decrease? In 2012 - do anticipate changes to waiting lists for assessment - Yes or No? If yes - do you think they will increase/decrease? In 2012 - do anticipate changes to waiting lists for intervention - Yes or No? If yes - do you think they will increase/decrease? Annual budgets. What is the current health board annual budget of your Speech and Language Therapy department for (a) 2010/11 (b) 2011/12 and (c) the projected budget for 2012/13? What was the received income from education authority/ies or other agencies for Speech and Language provision for (a) 2010/11 (b) 2011/12 and (c) the projected budget for 2012/13? Workforce. Whole Time Equivalent HPC registered Speech and Language Therapy Staff a) posts cancelled or unfilled b) posts filled overall for (c), (d), (e), (f) and (g) care groups. Whole Time Equivalent non - HPC registered Speech and Language Therapy Staff compliment a) overall and b) for the following care groups.
Date for Response 07/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2816 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2815
Date Received 08/11/2011
I would like to make a request for information regarding Diabetes documentation at NHS Lothian. Patient Care Pathways relating to Diabetes; Treatment Protocols relating to Diabetes; Clinical Guidelines relating to Diabetes;
Date for Response 06/11/2012
Freedom of Information Reference: 2815 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2814
Date Received 07/11/2011
Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, please will you provide me with the following as it stands on Monday 7th November. 1. The number of bodies in refrigeration store in mortuaries under the authority's control, which have been there for more than one week, with the following additional information for each. a) Gender b) Age (or approx if unknown) c) Ethnicity d) Length of time in storage (including a date when the body was initially put into storage) e) Reason for still being in storage f) Location of storage (by Mortuary) g) Name of deceased (if known).
Date for Response 05/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2814 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2813
Date Received 07/11/2011
Can you tell me how many Newly Qualified Nurses who completed their courses in the summer of 2011 your health board has employed this year? Can you also supply the answer to for the year 2010 and the year 2009?
Date for Response 05/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2813 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2812
Date Received 07/11/2011
What is the number of new born babies re-admitted to hospital after they had been discharged following birth in each of the last four financial years? How many beds have been available specifically for use by new mothers and expectant mothers in the last four financial years
Date for Response 05/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2812 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2811
Date Received 04/11/2011
Lothian NHS Board - I would like to make a Freedom of Information Act request for the following information: Band 7 and above managers & staff employed by the Trust - actual details of individuals. Title, First Name, Last Name, Job Title, Department, Specialty (if applicable) of the above individuals. If this information is already published in a readily accessible form including the above data points, I would be grateful if you could point me towards it. If not, I would be grateful if you could provide it.
Date for Response 02/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2811 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2810
Date Received 03/11/2011
This is a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information I require is as follows: 1. How many staff have yet to fully complete the Agenda for Change process. 2. How many staff are still at the grievance or appeal stage in relation to Agenda for change. 3. What is the longest length of time that a member of staff has waited or is currently waiting to conclude their Agenda for Change pay claim.
Date for Response 01/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2810 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2809
Date Received 03/11/2011
This is a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information I require is as follows: 1. To list all trust funds held by the board; their purpose and specific conditions which may apply. 2. The current value of the trust fund. 3. The disbursements made for each year from 2007/08 to 2010/11 providing details on a) the recipient, b) the project and c) the amount awarded.
Date for Response 01/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2809 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2808
Date Received 03/11/2011
It has been brought to my attention that Lothian Health Board has been giving IVF Treatment to lesbians and other single women at the expense of the Lothian Budget. To think that at a time when everyone is asked to tighten there belts, that I if this is true then it's a disgrace that people outside marriage should be given this treatment could you please forward figures so that I can discuss this with my SMP. The thought of Lesbians getting this treatment free it still takes NHS staff to work in these departments I find very distasteful.
Date for Response 01/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2808 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2807
Date Received 03/11/2011
Please can you provide me with data, under the Freedom of Information Act, for the % of invoices paid by your health board to businesses that are settled within 10 days, in each of the last 5 years.
Date for Response 01/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2807 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2806
Date Received 03/11/2011
How many patients have received three cycles of IVF treatment funded by the PCT/Board since January 2004? How many patients have received two cycles of IVF treatment funded by the PCT/Board since January 2004? How many patients have received one cycle of IVF treatment funded by the PCT/Board since January 2004?
Date for Response 01/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2806 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2805
Date Received 03/11/2011
I write to you to request the following information regarding your childcare voucher scheme under the Freedom of Information Act: Number of employees in your organisation. Number of employees using the childcare voucher scheme. Current childcare voucher scheme provider. Current service charge of your childcare voucher scheme. Renewal date for childcare voucher scheme contract (if applicable). Will Lothian NHS Board go through a tender process when renewing the contract to choose a voucher provider? Do you use a framework agreement to choose your childcare voucher provider? If yes, can you please supply me with the name of the framework agreement?
Date for Response 01/12/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2805 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2804
Date Received 02/11/2011
This is a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information I require is as follows: Could you please inform me of the Annual Running costs of the Area Drugs and Therapeutics Committee (ADTC) within your Board? What is your best estimate of the cost of the time spent by committee members of the ADTC in your Board for each meeting and how many meetings are there annually? Can you supply the occupations of the members of the ADTC in your Board? How long on average does it take to approve/reject a drug once it has been approved by the Scottish Medicines Consortium? When reviewing a drug how much consideration is given to the possibility of creating a post code lottery between different Boards in Scotland?
Date for Response 30/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2804 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2803
Date Received 02/11/2011
This is a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information I require is as follows: How many of its employees are or were earning over £100000 in 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011 and 2011/2012? How many of its employees earning over £100000 in 2010/2011received a pay increase in 2011/2012? How many of those earning over £100000 in 2010/2011 who received pay increases in 2011/2012 did so because of a scale Increment? How many of those earning over £100000 in 2010/2011 who received pay increases in 2011/2012 did so for any other reasons than a scale Increment? How many employees received performance related pay (PRP) scheme or bonuses in 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011, and are eligible for PRP or bonus in 2011/2012?
Date for Response 30/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2803 Response.
Freedom of Information Reference: 2803-1 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2802
Date Received 02/11/2011
This is a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information I require is as follows: How many Radiology Consultant posts were there within your board in 2008? How many Radiology Consultant posts are there within your board now? How many Radiology Consultant posts currently have been unfilled for over 3 months?
Date for Response 30/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2802 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2801
Date Received 02/11/2011
Under the FOISA please could you provide me with the following Information? All correspondence between Charles Winstanley and any other official at NHS Lothian with any Scottish Government official or Minister, during the period 13th September 2011 to 6th October 2011, in relation to the Parliamentary question S4O-00248 as submitted by Neil Findlay MSP to the Scottish Parliament. The correspondence should include emails, letters, notes of telephone conversations, faxes etc. All correspondence between Charles Winstanley and any other NHS Lothian official with Paul Togneri or any other SNP staff member or any other Scottish Government official during the period 13th September 2011 to 6th October 2011 in relation to the press release issued by Neil Findlay MSP on 13th September 2011 raising concerns over nurse reductions across NHS Lothian. The correspondence should include emails, letters, notes of telephone conversations, faxes etc. All internal correspondence between Charles Winstanley with any other NHS Lothian official during the period 13th September 2011 to 6th October 2011 in relation to the press release issued by Neil Findlay MSP on 13th September 2011 raising concerns over nurse reductions across NHS Lothian. The correspondence should include emails, letters, notes of telephone conversations, faxes etc. All analysis, reports, assessments etc considering staff rationalisations for the years 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.
Date for Response 30/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2801 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2800
Date Received 25/10/2011
This is a FOIA request. I would appreciate if you could answer the following questions: 1. Do you use third party software in your renal department? 2. If so can you please advise the annual maintenance cost of this software exclusive of vat?
Date for Response 22/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2800 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2799
Date Received 01/11/2011
Please accept the following as a formal request by The Sunday Post under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. 1. How much did your health board spend on communications and marketing (including advertising and PR), including all staff costs, in the following years: a) 2008/09 b) 2009/10 c) 2010/11 2. For 2010/11 only, how much did your health board spend on media and communications staff (please list how many staff were employed FTE, what their job titles were and their salaries)? 3. For 2010/11 only, please provide the job titles and salaries of all executive board members. 4. For 2010/11 only, please provide the job titles and salaries of all remaining staff with the word "director" in their job title.
Date for Response 29/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2799 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2798
Date Received 01/11/2011
Total number of admissions of young people with eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia etc.) in last five or 10 years (how far back does the data go?) with breakdown into boys and girls. I would like data to include specialist units such as CAMHS at the Royal Edinburgh and also emergency admissions to general hospitals. Please give me figures for the whole of Scotland if possible, or let me know whom to contact.
Date for Response 29/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2798 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2797
Date Received 31/10/2011
As part of this research I'm trying to find data on the amount the Western General spends annually on energy and if possible specifically heat. Last year's, or any recent years data, is quite sufficient.
Date for Response 28/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2797 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2796
Date Received 27/10/2011
Whilst your health board does not have information by disease as this would require going through patient records, are you able to supply total information by biologic from the pharmacy systems? Total Patients and where possible split by Biologic; Abatacept [Orencia], Adalimumab [Humira], Anakinra [Kineret], Certolizumab [Cimzia], Etanercept [Enbrel], Infliximab [Remicade], Rituximab [Mabthera], Tocilizumab [Ro Actemra], Ustekinumab [Stelara], Others
Date for Response 24/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2796 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2795
Date Received 27/10/2011
Please provide me with copies of internal audits since Jan 1st 2009.
Date for Response 24/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2795 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2794
Date Received 27/10/2011
As per the FOIA, could you please send me the following: The names and email addresses of: Director(s) of Finance, Assistant Director(s) of Finance, Associate Director(s) of Finance, Head(s) of Finance.
Date for Response 24/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2794 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2793
Date Received 27/10/2011
I would like to establish how many people your organisation employs whose job is concerned with equality or diversity issues, either in a full-time or part-time capacity. I would also like to establish the total wage bill for workers who fell into this category for the last financial year. In addition, I would also like to establish the annual salary of the highest paid worker in this category. Lastly, I would also like to establish how much of your annual budget, in each of the last three financial years, has been spent on equality or diversity issues. This would include the staffing costs as outlined above, plus money spent on campaigns or funding for external organisations concerned with equality or diversity issues.
Date for Response 24/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2793 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2792
Date Received 26/10/2011
1. Which public/private drug rehabilitation centres does your health board use for NHS patients? 2. How many NHS patients with drug addictions were referred to/given accommodation in these centres in 2001/2? Then in 2007/8? 2008/9? 2009/10? 2010/11? 2011/12? 3. How many NHS patients with drug addictions were on waiting lists for a place in these centres in 2001/2? And how many were there in 2007/8? 2008/9? 2009/10? 201/11? 4. Can you list the types of drugs patients in Q2 and Q3 were addicted to?
Date for Response 23/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2792 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2791
Date Received 26/10/2011
I would like to make a request under the freedom of information act 2011. A complete list of all contractors and consultants who have worked for the hospital in the last 12 months. You may find this from your estates department.
Date for Response 23/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2791 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2790
Date Received 26/10/2011
I would like to know how many patients have been offered treatments and/or procedures out-with the health board area in each of the past three years. For each case, please indicate; i) the type of treatment offered ii) when and where it was offered (please indicate the name of the health board and, if possible, the hospital or treatment centre) iii) whether the patient accepted. iv) if they declined, please indicate how long the patient was on the waiting list before they received treatment.
Date for Response 23/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2790 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2789
Date Received 26/10/2011
Could you please give me the name and email address of the Head of Procurement or Purchasing, and the Chief Pharmacist.
Date for Response 23/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2789 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2788
Date Received 26/10/2011
Please provide figures detailing how many NHS Lothian patients were offered surgical treatment in England in each of the last five years (including this year). Please detail how many of these accepted, and how many declined. If possible, please provide a breakdown of the nature of the surgery offered and where it was proposed to take place.
Date for Response 23/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2788 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2787
Date Received 26/10/2011
1. Is there a designated lead clinician for the SIGN 121 guideline in your NHS Board and if so could you name the designated clinician and also whether this clinician is a consultant physician who specialises in dermatology? (please delete as appropriate). 2. Did your / Does your organisation have a strategy for introducing the SIGN 121 guideline after dissemination and if so what headline elements are contained in your strategy? 3. Does your organisation have a framework to monitor the implementation, evaluation and recommendations in the SIGN 121 guideline and if so could you outline the key elements in your framework (excluding elements mentioned above)? 4. Does the SIGN 121 guideline form any part of the regular clinical audit programme within your organisation and if so what elements are included? 5. Have you followed any of the implementation guidance in SIGN 121 that are not mentioned above and if so what elements are not outlined in questions 1 to 4? 6. Can you confirm the availability on your local NHS Board medicines formulary of the following medicines and that these medicines are available for clinicians treating patients in primary care? (please complete as appropriate in text box beneath) a. potent topical corticosteroids, b. topical vitamin D analogues c. combination ointment of a potent corticosteroid plus calcipotriol. 7. Can you confirm the availability of the following medicines on your local NHS Board medicines formulary and that they are available for clinicians treating psoriatic arthritis patients in secondary care? (please complete as appropriate in text box beneath) a. leflunomide, b. adalimumab, c. etanercept, d. infliximab. 8. Can you confirm the availability on your local NHS Board medicines formulary of the following medicines and that they are available for clinicians treating patients with psoriasis in secondary care? (please complete as appropriate in text box beneath) a. Adalimumab, b. etanercept, c. infliximab. 9. Patients with psoriasis should have an annual review with their GP involving the following: a. Screening for depression, b. Documentation of severity using DLQI, c. Assessment of articular symptoms, d. Assessment of vascular risk (in patients with severe disease), e. Optimisation of topical therapy, f. Consideration for referral to secondary care. Please describe what tactics you have deployed (in the text box beneath) to encourage an annual review takes place in primary care for psoriasis patients in your NHS Board? 10. Please advise as to the number of psychologists in full time equivalents with an interest in inflammatory skin conditions who practise in your NHS Board and to whom patients can be referred?
Date for Response 23/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2787 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2786
Date Received 26/10/2011
I would be grateful if you could provide the following information under Freedom of Information legislation: 1) How many specialist nurses/clinical nurse specialists have left in the a) last year, b) 18 months, c) 2 years, and how many of their posts have been a) filled, b) left vacant, c) dis-established? 2) What patient services and support services have you stopped providing in the last a) year, b) 18 months, c) 2 years? 3) What patient services and support services do you plan to stop providing in the next 12 months? 4) What patient services have you changed eligibility criteria for in the a) last year, b)18 months, c) 2 years, and how many people who were eligible are no longer eligible?
Date for Response 23/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2786 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2786
Date Received 26/10/2011
Can you please send me the forename, surname and email address of, where in post, the following job holders: 1. Director(s) of Nursing or Quality or Risk or Clinical Governance or Integrated Governance or Patient Safety. 2. Assistant or Associate Director(s) of Nursing or Quality or Risk or Clinical Governance or Integrated Governance or Patient Safety. 3. Head(s) of Risk or Clinical Governance or Integrated Governance or Patient Safety. 4. Head(s) of Midwifery.
Date for Response 23/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2786 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2785
Date Received 25/10/2011
Could you please provide me with the following: The name and email address, where in post, of: o The Director of IT / Informatics / IM&T o The Assistant / Associate Director of IT / Informatics / IM&T o The Head of IM&T o The Head of IT o The Head of Information o The IT Manager o The IT Network Manager.
Date for Response 22/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2785 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2784
Date Received 25/10/2011
Please provide actually abortion figures both surgical and medical for the New Royal Edinburgh and St Johns Hospital Livingston. Would you also provide us with the website showing figures for medical terminations carried out initial dosage administered) at clinics in Edinburgh such as Chalmers Sexual Health Centre and others.
Date for Response 22/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2784 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2783
Date Received 25/10/2011
Please could you tell me how many NHS cancer patients in the board's area died while on the waiting list before receiving treatment for the disease in the years: 1) 2008 2) 2009 3) 2010 4) 2011 (from the data available so far).
Date for Response 22/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2783 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2782
Date Received 24/10/2011
Could you please inform me of the Annual Running costs of the Area Drugs and Therapeutics Committee (ADTC) within your Board? What is your best estimate of the cost of the time spent by committee members of the ADTC in your Board for each meeting and how many meetings are there annually? Can you supply the occupations of the members of the ADTC in your Board? How long on average does it take to approve/reject a drug once it has been approved by the Scottish Medicines Consortium? When reviewing a drug how much consideration is given to the possibility of creating a post code lottery between different Boards in Scotland.
Date for Response 21/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2782 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2781
Date Received 24/10/2011
What guidance is set down by your NHS Board on the timescales for assessing and responding to Individual Patient Treatment Requests, specifically guidance on the time that can be taken to consider such a request once submitted by a clinician. What has been the shortest and longest times that have elapsed between a clinician lodging an Individual Patient Treatment Request to your NHS Board and receiving a response, in the most recent year for which records exist. Please could you forward your NHS Board's most recent guidance to clinicians on Individual Patient Treatment Requests, or a link to it should it be published on a website.
Date for Response 21/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2781 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2780
Date Received 24/10/2011
Under freedom of information legislation can you please provide me with any documentation relating to the following? How many patients claimed to be subjected to paranormal experiences between September 2006 and to present within this health board? (e.g. precognitive dream experiences, near death experiences, hearing voices, seeing apparitions, UFO sightings, out of body experiences.) What were the most common complaints of patients who had claimed to have been subjected to such experiences? What age were the patients with such complaints? Where were the patients from within the health board? What was recommended for these patients? Of the patients affected, how many of them had a previous record of mental health issues?
Date for Response 21/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2780 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2779
Date Received 24/10/2011
Can you confirm if it is your intention to sell the land and buildings of the Astley Ainslie Hospital? And when will this be? Why do you want to dispose of this site? Who is responsible for this decision? What do you expect to gain from the sale? Will there be a public consultation? What will happen to the SMART centre?
Date for Response 21/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2779 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2778
Date Received 24/10/2011
would like to request the undernoted information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. All of the information requested relates to health visiting services within Edinburgh, specifically policies and procedures currently in force during 2011 relating to the monitoring of families in Edinburgh with children under the age of 5. 1. With reference to the website found at the address http://www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/Services/A-Z/ProtectingChildren/Pages/default.aspx which purports to detail a new "protecting children" policy which changes the responsibilities of health visitors working within NHS Lothian, please provide information relating to the following: * full details of the "ever more sophisticated ways of identifying those who could benefit most" [from additional health visitor monitoring], including (without limitation) copies of policies and training documents for health visitors. * full details of the "sophisticated system that allows health professionals to create an "additional record" so [additional] needs can be noted and dealt with". 2. With reference to the "sophisticated system" referred to in point 1 above, please confirm what training (if any) has been given to health visitors in relation to compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 when using the "sophisticated system", specifically how health visitors are made aware of the need to inform patients that their data is being recorded and may be transferred to the social work department. 3. Please confirm what training has been given to health visitors at The Braids Medical Practice in relation to point 2 above.
Date for Response 21/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2778 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2777
Date Received 21/10/2011
"1) What is your Health Board's annual spend on epilepsy? 2) What % of people with suspected epilepsy in your Health Board are referred to see a neurologist after their first seizure? 3) What is the average waiting time once they are referred after their first seizure to see an epilepsy specialist? 4a) Have you got a register of all the children/adults known to have epilepsy in your health board area? 4b) If so how many children/adults with epilepsy live in your health board area? 5a) Do you monitor how many children/ adults are admitted to A&E with suspected epilepsy? 5b) If so how many children/ adults have been admitted to A&E with suspected epilepsy each year for the last 10 years? 6) Have you got a care protocol for children/adults with epilespy?"
Date for Response 18/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2777 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2776
Date Received 20/10/2011
The number of a) medical personnel and b) civilian employees that have been convicted for breaches of the data protection act in the past three years. The number of a) medical personnel and b) civilian employees that have had their employment terminated for breaches of the Data Protection Act in the past three years. The number of a) medical personnel and b) civilian employees that have been disciplined internally but have not been prosecuted for breaches of the data protection act in the past three years.
Date for Response 17/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2776 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2775
Date Received 20/10/2011
Would it be possible to provide the following information: 1. All transport costs (as a single figure) within the past 12-month period that relate to Transport for Transplant; this would include Medical Team moves, organ/tissue/bloods moves, flights and other associated costs. 2. Is the transport for transplant contracted and if so when will the contract date end. 3. If the value of the contract exceeds the EU requirement to tender which website was the information tendered from. 4. Will a tender process be placed in the near future and if so on which website.
Date for Response 17/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2775 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2774
Date Received 19/10/2011
I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible. Could you please tell me the number of hospital workers who have been attacked at work in your council area in the last 12 full months prior to the receipt of this email, specifically between October 2010-September 2011. Under the term health workers, I include doctors, nurses and hospital staff. By the word attack I mean alleged and confirmed physical and verbal assault. I am not looking for any information on written vilification. I would like a breakdown of attacks which have taken place and what hospital they have taken place in. I would like a detailed breakdown of the type of attacks which have taken place (either proven or alleged), what kind of attack (punch, kick, slap etc), where the attacks took place (in which part of the hospital, which area of the city), and any conviction that has taken place (if this is in your ability to expand).
Date for Response 16/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2774 Response.
Freedom of Information Reference: 2774-1 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2773
Date Received 19/10/2011
Details of all Clinical Governance issues raised at St. John's Hospital since 2008, and if these were reported to NHS Lothian's Healthcare Governance and Risk Management Committee. Please provide copies of or links to any reports on said issues.
Date for Response 16/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2773 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2772
Date Received 19/10/2011
Can you please advise me where I can find the following documents for Lothian Stroke Managed Clinical Network - Annual Report 2010-2011
Date for Response 16/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2772 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2771
Date Received 18/10/2011
Under the freedom of information act can you please inform me as to the number of referrals Lothian NHS Board have made in the past 5 years.
Date for Response 15/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2771 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2770
Date Received 17/10/2011
Please provide figures for each of the past five years (including this year to date) detailing the number of hospital admissions relating to the use of the drug crystal meth. Please provide figures for each of the past five years (including this year to date) detailing the number of occupied bed days connected to the use of crystal meth. Please break down both sets of figures by hospital.
Date for Response 14/11/2010
Freedom of Information Reference: 2770 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2769
Date Received 14/10/2011
Please provide the following under Freedom of Information Legislation. The number of staff in your health board currently on career breaks, the posts they held in your board and your board's policy on career breaks. Please provide the information for the last three financial years and as much as possible.
Date for Response 11/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2769 Response.
Freedom of Information Reference: 2769-1 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2768
Date Received 14/10/2011
Please could you send me the following under Freedom of Information Legislation. The amount of money paid by your board to staff in redundancy payments and in severance packages for those made redundant, either voluntary or compulsory. Please provide numbers of members of staff in each case and job roles. Please provide the information for the last three financial years and for as much as possible for the current financial year.
Date for Response 11/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2768 Response.
Freedom of Information Reference: 2768-1 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2767
Date Received 14/10/2011
How many patients in Lothian & Borders were treated with a biologic for psoriasis in the period August 2010 - August 2011 and what is the most up to date split of different biologics that patients are being treated with? Could you also include in your reply how many patients are being treated with fumaderm?
Date for Response 11/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2767 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2766
Date Received 13/10/2011
Please could you send me the following information under Freedom of Information Legislation. All abortions performed in your health board area over 24 weeks gestation in the last five years. Please provide - for each year - the number of abortions, the reasons for the termination, and the gestation of each pregnancy at the time of the abortion.
Date for Response 10/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2766 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2765
Date Received 13/10/2011
Please could you supply me with the number of Parkinson's disease (Code G20) patients presenting in 2009/2010 as a non elective and elective admission, with Parkinson's Disease being their primary reason for admission in Lothian Health Board.
Date for Response 10/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2765 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2764
Date Received 13/10/2011
The different social work teams or services you have at NHS Lothian? The Team Managers of each team or service at NHS Lothian? The Service Managers of each team or service at NHS Lothian? The Contact Number and/or Email Address of the above Team Managers and Service Managers at NHS Lothian?
Date for Response 10/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2764 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2763
Date Received 12/10/2011
UNISON is undertaking its annual survey on the level of assaults on staff that have occurred over the past year. I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2005 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 the number of assaults reported and whether the method of collation of such statistics has improved. We would require information primarily on the number of assaults, 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 would also be helpful
Date for Response 09/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2763 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2762
Date Received 12/10/2011
Please provide a monthly breakdown of how many children under 16 were admitted to hospitals in NHS Lothian as a result of drug overdoses each month for the past 5 years. Please break this down by age, drug, and hospital. Please do the same for alcohol, broken down by age and hospital. I'm happy to discuss the request at the earliest opportunity if you think it may be necessary to narrow the dates or other factors to make this request achievable.
Date for Response 09/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2762 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2761
Date Received 12/10/2011
I would like to know the sex, age and how many dependants each applicant had and how many of them were awarded a grant/loan. Could you tell me how many people were treated by your health board for drug abuse in 2010. Could you also: -break the information down into a suitable age range, i.e. 15-20, 20-25, 25-30 etc. - provide information on how much the health board has spent on treating patients. - provide the above information for 2008 and 2009.
Date for Response 09/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2761 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2760
Date Received 11/10/2011
I would like to be sent the title and cost of the prescriptions of antibiotics written in Edinburgh for people who have their medicaments paid by the state; ie. people on benefits, pensioners... I would like to know the names of the brands prescribed and the number of prescriptions written for each, and the cost of these. This is a request under the Scottish FOI Act 2002.
Date for Response 08/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2760 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2759
Date Received 07/10/2011
Is the forensic medical service (including sexual assault service) run by the Force or has it been contracted out to a private provider or the NHS? What official or external standards does the service strive to meet? Does the Force or contracted provider give entry-level training to Forensic Medical Examiners (FMEs) prior to deployment? Does the force or contracted provider carry out an appraisal of FMEs? Does the Force or contracted provider have a programme of Continuing Medical Education (CME) or Continuing Professional Education (CPD) for FMEs? Are newly recruited FMEs "signed off" by a senior FME before beginning unsupervised work? Do nurses conduct sexual assault examinations?
Date for Response 04/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2759 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2758
Date Received 07/10/2011
With reference to the "Freedom of Information Act 2000" I would like to request copies of Corstorphine hospital policies/guidelines with regard to two matters. The first being the "witnessing" of signatures by your staff on a 3rd party mandate form and the second relating to Confidentiality with regard to private conversations between a patient and relatives being "overheard" and then transcribed and often "distorted" onto the patients records without the relatives consent.
Date for Response 04/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2758 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2757
Date Received 07/10/2011
How many exceptional prescribing requests or individual patient treatment requests did NHS Lothian receive in 2009/2010? How many exceptional prescribing requests or individual patient treatment requests did NHS Lothian receive in 20010/2011? How many of the exceptional prescribing requests or individual patient treatment requests received by NHS Lothian were approved in 2009/2010? How many of the exceptional prescribing requests or individual patient treatment requests received by NHS Lothian were approved in 2010/2011? a) How many of the exceptional prescribing requests or individual patient treatment requests received by NHS Lothian were rejected in 2009/20010? b) What reason was recorded for rejecting these requests? a) How many of the exceptional prescribing requests or individual patient treatment requests received by NHS Lothian were rejected in 20010/20011? b) What reason was recorded for rejecting these requests?
Date for Response 04/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2757 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2756
Date Received 06/10/2011
My question is am I able to access and receive, as a patient's right and/or the Freedom of Information Act, my medical records (both written and computerised) from a certain date to my leaving the UK and if so how do I go about it and what if any are the cost implications?
Date for Response 03/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2756 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2755
Date Received 05/10/2011
I would like to formally request that you release all information held by NHS Lothian with regard to the child protection issues involving my family as is my right as defined in the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and/or the Data Protection Act 1998. This information should include all internal and external NHS communications (letters, emails, etc) with regard to this case, assessments, notes (handwritten or otherwise), diagnoses and any other forms that relate to this case including information with specific regard to myself, my wife (~~~~~~) and my daughter (~~~~~~) For example, this includes any information held at St. John's Hospital Livingston, Springwell Medical Centre, Edinburgh and the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.
Date for Response 02/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2755 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2754
Date Received 04/10/2011
I write to request an up to date list of subcontractors, suppliers and consultants involved in the 4 year framework agreement of contractors to support works associated with major upgrades, ward refurbishments and extensions to existing buildings for health care facilities in both primary and acute care sectors and hospital facilities construction work.
Date for Response 01/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2754 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2753
Date Received 04/10/2011
Can you tell me how many members of staff who work at hospital wards that home dementia patients, have had specific dementia training? For NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and some others, I realize you do not have specific dementia wards, but if you can answer the question regarding wards where dementia patients are. Can you tell me what this training involves, how long it lasts and who has designed the course. Can you also tell me if it is accredited by any outside bodies (and who they are). Can you also tell me how many specialist dementia nurses your health board employs? And when they were appointed. Can you also tell me if there are any plans or policies to extend these numbers? Can you tell me how many accredited dementia friendly design auditors your health board employs?
Date for Response 01/11/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2753 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2752
Date Received 03/10/2011
Does your organisation currently provide any funding for Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) or other autism early intervention programmes? If it does provide funding can you advise which services provide this eg education, social work, mix of both, part of health service etc? If funding is provided, how many families are you engaged with and what proportion of funding is provided for each family? If you do not currently provide funding, have you previously provided it and if so when did you stop and what was your rationale? If you do not provide funding and have not previously provided it, what is your rationale for not doing so?
Date for Response 31/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2752 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2751
Date Received 03/10/2011
1. Has the Ambulance Authority purchased any "Ice Cleats" in the last 12 Months? 2. How many Ambulance Staff do you employ? 3. How many of your paramedics were injured last year due to slip, trips or falls in icy/snowy conditions? 4. The contact details (including email address) of: A. the head of your Ambulance/Paramedics department; B. The head of your Procurement team C. the head of Health & Safety (person in charge of worker safety at the Ambulance Authority). D. Clothing Store Manager.
Date for Response 31/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2751 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2750
Date Received 30/09/2011
I am keen to establish how many people with a learning disability are resident within an NHS Lothian hospital or establishment. I would appreciate, if possible a breakdown of the type of accommodation people are living in and whether they are adults or children.
Date for Response 28/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2750 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2749
Date Received 30/09/2011
Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I respectfully request copies of all documentation relating to evaluation, matching, consistency checking, informal and formal review of post L-U-P-APR (my current post) by the NHS Lothian Agenda for Change Team. In particular, copies of all notes made by panel members in addition to all minutes or other documents in relation to all aspects of this post are requested. All notes are requested in relation to the consistency checking with other posts (specifically U-CN-PHM-WGH-SCPLDP, U-CN-PHM-WGH-SCPCR, UCN-PHM-WGH-SCPDCN) and the documentation identifying differences.
Date for Response 28/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2749 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2748
Date Received 30/09/2011
Please provide information in relation to the Exceptional Prescribing Committee on 20 September 2011. Copy of minutes.
Date for Response 28/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2748 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2747
Date Received 30/09/2011
In your Trust please supply the number of patients currently being treated with biologics for the following conditions, split by named biologic; Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis [if split by individual Arthropathy is not possible, please state total for Spondylarthropathies], Psoriatic Arthritis, Psoriasis, Crohn's disease Total Patients and where possible split by Biologic; o Abatacept [Orencia] o Adalimumab [Humira] o Anakinra [Kineret] o Certolizumab [Cimzia] o Etanercept [Enbrel] o Infliximab [Remicade] o Rituximab [Mabthera] o Tocilizumab [Ro Actemra] o Ustekinumab [Stelara] o Others
Date for Response 28/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2747 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2746
Date Received 29/09/2011
I would like to make a freedom of information request for the following information:- 1. All ICT Contracts relating to mobiles phones please can you send me:- (All mobiles throughout the Trust) a. Supplier(s) Name(s) b. Contract Value (Please state if value is per annum or total contract value) c. Duration d. Expiry Date e. Number of Users/Handsets (If available please provide users by supplier) f. Contract Review Date g. Contact/job title responsible for this contract (from within the NHS trust- Name and job titles). 2. All ICT Contracts relating to PBX Maintenance please can you send me: (if the NHS Trust doesn't have a PBX contract please can you send me the maintenance contract for that particular system and please state which system that is if different from PBX. For example VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) please see below for definitions. a. Supplier(s) Name(s) b. Contract Value (Please state if value is per annum or total contract value) c. Application(s) running on PBX d. Duration e. Expiry Date f Number of Users/Extensions g. Contract Review Date h. Contact/job title responsible for this contract.
Date for Response 27/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2746 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2745
Date Received 27/09/2011
It is my understanding that different generic job descriptions for Biomedical Scientists posts in West Lothian and corresponding ones for comparable grades in Edinburgh Hospitals were submitted. The initial outcomes for corresponding grades from the two divisions were different, with West Lothian Biomedical Scientist 1 posts banded to Agenda for Change Band 5 and those in Edinburgh to Band 6. Similarly Biomedical Scientist 2 posts were banded as 6 for West Lothian and 7 for Edinburgh. Biomedical Scientist 4 (Clinical Manager Posts) were banded as Band 8a (West Lothian) and 8b (Edinburgh). Subsequently, something happened that resulted in West Lothian staff being upgraded to those of corresponding staff in Edinburgh. What happened and when did whatever happened happen? e.g. Were submitted approved job descriptions changed? If so why, in what way(s) and when? e.g. If job descriptions were not changed, why and when were the posts re-banded?
Date for Response 25/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2745 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2744
Date Received 27/09/2011
Your Practice Nurse vacancy rate as of 31 March 2011, and your Practice Nurse vacancy rates for 31 March 2010 and 31 March 2009. Your 3-month Practice Nurse Vacancy rate as of 31 March 2011, and your 3-month Practice Nurse vacancy rates for 31 March 2010 and 31 March 2009.
Date for Response 25/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2744 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2743
Date Received 27/09/2011
Your General Practitioner vacancy rate as of 31 March 2011, and your General Practitioner vacancy rates for 31 March 2010 and 31 March 2009. Your 3-month General Practitioner vacancy rate as of 31 March 2011, and your 3-month General Practitioner vacancy rates for 31 March 2010 and 31 March 2009. Your General Practitioner vacancy rate, and your 3-month General Practitioner vacancy rate as of 31 August 2011, or the most recent collection before that. The total number of salaried GPs currently employed by your organisation, and the total number employed as of 27 September 2010, and 27 September 2009. How much you currently pay for locum doctors, and how much your organisation paid in 2010/11, and 20009/10.
Date for Response 25/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2743 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2742
Date Received 27/09/2011
Vehicles owned and leased by Lothian NHS Board. How many vehicles does your organisation own and/or lease in Vehicle Excise Duty classes A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L and M? How many vehicles has your organisation purchased and/or leased in year 2010 in Vehicle Excise Duty classes A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L and M? How many vehicles has your organisation purchased and/or leased in year 2011 in Vehicle Excise Duty classes A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L and M?
Date for Response 25/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2742 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2741
Date Received 27/09/2011
Addition to original request (review below) - North and East Scotland Perinatal Mental Health Service the statistics on numbers of patients referred from partner health boards treated by this service over the past year. I would also like to request a figures relating to the previous years of operation (ie 2007 onwards). Would that have to be done as a separate FOI request or would this be sufficient?
Date for Response 25/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2741 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2740
Date Received 27/09/2011
Details of all contractual agreements between NHS Lothian and any commercial contractor(s) to provide patients with individual beside access to television, internet and telephone services. Information contained in all correspondence between NHS Lothian and the commercial contractor(s) in question relating to any agreement to provide patients with individual bedside access to television, internet and telephone services. The length of the contract between NHS Lothian for the provision of the above services, and the annual amount paid by the external contractor(s) to NHS Lothian for the right to provide these services. The hourly cost to a patient for the right to have individual access to (a) television; (b) internet; (c) telephone, at their bedside.
Date for Response 25/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2740 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2739
Date Received 26/09/2011
I am seeking information on the client group who has visited the Chalmers Street Sexual Health Clinic since it opened. Grateful if you could consider this as a Freedom of Information request. I would appreciate a breakdown of clients by i) age group and ii) treatment for each month since the centre opened.
Date for Response 24/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2739 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2738
Date Received 26/09/2011
Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act I request the following. The total amount spent by your organisation on recruitment consultants, head hunters or HR consultants in each of the last three years. The total number of staff employed by your organisation following advice from recruitment consultants, head hunters or HR consultants in each of the last three years. I am happy to accept years as either financial or calendar.
Date for Response 24/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2738 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2737
Date Received 26/09/2011
I would like some information regarding costs spent by the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. I would appreciate it if you would deal with my request in accordance with Freedom of Information Legislation. During the last 3 years, that is from September 2008 until now, how much money has the ERI spent on the following: Drug addicts (including how many addicts approximately have been provided with treatment)? Obese people (including how many gastric bands have been fitted if any)? Alcoholics (including how many)? Tattoo removals? In other words I wish to know how many patients have been treated on each of the 4 areas above and the cost for doing so.
Date for Response 24/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2737 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2736
Date Received 26/09/2011
For the following procedures and associated HRG code, can you please provide a monthly breakdown on activity by POD (i.e. separated by day case and elective) Since April 2010 to July 2011. If possible can this be broken down by hospital. If not aggregated will be ok. Repair of umbilical hernia, Primary repair of inguinal hernia, Repair of recurrent inguinal hernia, Primary repair of femoral hernia, Operations to manage female incontinence, Therapeutic arthroscopy of shoulder - subacromial decompression, Bunion operations, with or without internal fixation and soft tissue correction, Dupuytren's fasciectomy, Endoscopic resection of prostate (TUR), Sentinel node mapping and resection, Simple mastectomy.
Date for Response 24/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2736 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2735
Date Received 26/09/2011
Please provide details of the percentage of infants which were: a) Exclusively breastfed; b) Mixed fed; and c) Exclusively formula fed on discharge from the neonatal unit at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in 2010 and 2011 (to date). Please also provide details of training received by the neonatal nurses at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, regarding feeding of neonates.
Date for Response 24/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2735 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2734
Date Received 23/09/2011
In what ways does your health board provide information on all options available for pregnant women giving birth (such as mid-wife led services, after births, home births etc)? For each of the two last years, what was the number of pregnant women choosing to give birth according to each respective option
Date for Response 21/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2734 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2733
Date Received 23/09/2011
Under the freedom of information act is it possible provide me with the email and postal addresses of the practice managers within the NHS trust? This information will not be published or sold but would be used for occasional contact regarding services that would be of interest to the practice managers.
Date for Response 21/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2733 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2732
Date Received 22/09/2011
This is a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please send me information contained in all written correspondence including briefings, e-mails, letters and minutes or other electronic or hand written notes of conversations between NHS Lothian, the Scottish Futures Trust and Scottish Government Ministers, officials and special advisers concerning the development of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department for Clinical Neurosciences in Edinburgh.
Date for Response 20/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2732 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2731
Date Received 22/09/2011
We are making an information request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The following information request includes "main" files and "see references" files, draft letters, documents as well as emails, memos and minutes of meetings relating to the undernoted request. The request relates to the premises of Northern and Eastern General Hospitals, Edinburgh where our client worked in the period 1983 to 1988. Detailed plans of the hospital in relation to the construction and any subsequent refurbishment, renovation and maintenance works; Details of the contractors involved in the construction and/or subsequent renovation, refurbishment and maintenance of the hospital; and Any building surveys carried out to date including asbestos survey reports.
Date for Response 20/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2731 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2730
Date Received 21/09/2011
I'd like to request the following information under Freedom of Information legislation: In each of the financial years 2010-11, 2009-10 and 2008-09: How many exceptional case applications were there to the NHS board where patients were seeking access to cancer drugs not routinely available? How many of these exceptional case applications were (a) approved and (b) denied? Does the NHS Board have a written policy governing exceptional case applications in place? What criteria are used to assess exceptional case applications? Can the NHS Board provide a figure for the costs associated with funding exceptional case applications?
Date for Response 19/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2730 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2729
Date Received 20/09/2011
I would like to request the following information from NHS Lothian under Freedom of Information. How many bariatric surgeries were carried out within your health board region during the following years?: 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011. I understand that these surgeries are divided into three types in Scotland - gastroplasty, gastric banding, and gastric bypass. If it is possible to give me separate figures for each, please do so. Otherwise, one single figure for all operations falling into "bariatric surgery" will be fine.
Date for Response 18/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2729 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2728
Date Received 20/09/2011
Various requests on expenditure and temporary staffing. See response for full details.
Date for Response 18/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2728 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2727
Date Received 20/09/2011
This is a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Would you please tell me: 1. In the last year on how many occasions have paediatrics consultants been paid to be resident and on call, to cover staff rotas normally worked by doctors below consultant level? 2. In the last year how many hours have paediatrics consultants been paid to be resident and on call, to cover staff rotas normally worked by doctors below consultant level? 3. At what hourly rate are consultant paediatricians paid when they are resident and on call covering staff rotas normally worked by junior colleagues? 4. How many times the normal rate for a consultant paediatrician is this? 5. How many unfilled posts for doctors does the board currently have in paediatrics?
Date for Response 18/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2727 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2726
Date Received 20/09/2011
I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act: Details of all tattoo removals done over the past year including dates of each procedure, what was removed, reasons why it was considered suitable for NHS removal. Details of reasons for removal given by patients over the last five years and if they were approved or not. Details of all tattoo removals that were not allowed under the NHS in the past year and the reasons why. Images of tattoos that were removed in the past year. How much it costs to remove a tattoo. How much it cost over the past year for tattoo removal procedures. How many tattoos were removed over the past five years (broken down by each calendar year). How much was spent on tattoo removal over the past five years (broken down by each calendar year).
Date for Response 18/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2726 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2725
Date Received 20/09/2011
Under the Freedom of Information Act, I am requesting the following information. Number of crimes which occurred in the grounds of hospitals in your health board area. If possible, can these figures be broken down into each individual hospital. Type of crimes which occurred within the grounds of hospitals in your health board area. If possible, can these figures be broken down into each individual hospital. Money invested in crime prevention at hospitals in your health board area. Health board budget for crime prevention at hospitals. Estimated absence of hospital staff as a direct result of crimes committed within hospital grounds in your health board area. Money spent to repair/replace hospital property within hospital grounds in your health board area as a direct result of crime. If possible, can these figures please be supplied from the following timeframes: August 2010 to August 2011 - August 2009 to August 2010 - August 2008 to August 2009
Date for Response 18/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2725 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2724
Date Received 16/09/2011
1. Your board policy on providing the following services on the NHS - fertility treatment for same sex couples - fertility treatment for single women (fertility treatment being IVF or other assisted conception eg donor sperm) And please provide the following figures - 2. The number of same sex couples given fertility treatment on the NHS in your board over the past five years - 3. The number of single women given fertility treatment on the NHS in your board over the past five years - 4. The number of heterosexual couples given fertility treatment on the NHS in your board over the past five years. 5. Your current waiting time for fertility treatment on the NHS.
Date for Response 17/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2724 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2723
Date Received 16/09/2011
I am a volunteer with Eczema Outreach Scotland, currently mapping beneficiaries for the charity's support. I would like to request data under the Freedom of Information act, specifically statistics of areas with a high prevalence of eczema. I do not wish for individual data simply local postcodes and areas of eczema 'hot spots' would be incredibly helpful. I would be grateful to receive any data or information in any format. If necessary, could you please include a quote for this information?
Date for Response 17/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2723 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2722
Date Received 16/09/2011
Please would you supply the following data relating to the practices in your Board:Ref - QP1 The practice agrees with the PCO 3 areas for improvement and produces a draft plan for each area no later than 30 June 2011 Ref - QP2 The practice participates in an external peer review of prescribing with a group of practices and agrees plans for 3 prescribing areas for improvement firstly with the group and then with the PCO no later than 30 September 2011 - Request: For each practice, please detail the agreed 3 areas. Ref - QP7 The practice participates in an external peer review with a group of practices to compare its secondary care outpatient referral data either with practices in the group of practices or with practices in the PCO area and proposes areas for commissioning or service design improvements to the PCO. - Request: For each practice, please detail the agreed 3 areas. Ref - QP11 The practice engages with the development of and follows 3 agreed care pathways in the management and treatment of patients in aiming to avoid emergency admissions. - Request: For each practice, please detail the agreed 3 areas
Date for Response 17/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2722 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2721
Date Received 14/09/2011
I would be grateful for the following information regarding the "Lothian Supporting Doctors Scheme" run by Lothian Local Medical Committee to assist GP's in difficulty: Annual budget over the years 2000 - 2011 Accounts for those years (if possible) Number of doctors supported by age and sex per year Number of applications per year by age and sex Source of funding (?LMC levy, NHS Lothian budget, if so which one, etc.) If possible, what grants were used for (direct to the doctor as salary, course fees, professional subs, counselling etc.) Any other relevant information. (Not held by NHSL - LMC).
Date for Response 13/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2721 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2720
Date Received 13/09/2011
1) What are the contact details, including job title, of the individual responsible for managing the formulary day-to-day? 2) In the last six months, have there been any changes to the details of the individual responsible for managing the formulary day-to-day? 3) In the last six months, have there been any changes to the details of the group overseeing the formulary? 4) Is there a formal application process for considering inclusions, substitutions, removals, or other amendments to the formulary? In the last six months, have there been any substantative changes to the application process for considering inclusions, substitutions, removals or other amendments to the formulary?
Date for Response 12/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2720 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2719
Date Received 13/09/2011
According to information published by the Scottish Government recently, NHS Lothian spent £5,509,000 on locum doctors in 2010-11. I am writing under to request under the Freedom of Information Act the following information: In 2010-11, how many shifts were worked by doctors based outside Scotland? In each of these cases, how much was the doctor paid, how many hours did he or she work, and which country is he or she based?
Date for Response 12/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2719 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2718
Date Received 13/09/2011
I would like full details of any evaluation exercise the health board has carried out to assess how effective your Alcohol Brief Interventions (ABI) programme has been to date. This should include how many ABIs you have conducted in each of the last three years, and then any details you hold on what happened after the intervention. For example, how many were asked to attend a follow-up appointment, and how many attended such an appointment, or how many were referred to agencies which help with alcohol problems. In addition, I would also like to establish how much money the health board has spent on ABIs in each of the last three years.
Date for Response 12/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2718 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2717
Date Received 08/09/2011
Under the freedom of information act 2000 I am writing to formally request the following information: Total amount the trust/board spent on agency locum doctors 2010/2011. If possible for this information to be broken down per department.
Date for Response 07/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2717 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2716
Date Received 07/09/2011
I would like to be sent all information released under FOISA during the month of August 2011 by NHS Lothian. Section 27
Date for Response 06/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2716 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2715
Date Received 06/09/2011
I wish to make the following requests under Freedom of Information. Both concern Agenda for Change (AFC), between 2004 and 2011: 1) After informal and formal appeals have taken place under Agenda for Change and the individual or group are not satisfied with the outcome, a grievance or grievances can be brought against the AFC Process(es). Can you please advise me: how many individuals and how many groups have brought such grievances? How many are pending and how many are completed? Of those completed, how many were upheld on behalf of the aggrieved parties? What were the grounds for the grievances in the cases that were upheld? 2) I understand that Lothian Biomedical Scientists had generic job descriptions in Edinburgh or West Lothian for BMS 1, 2, 3, 4 (also known as Clinical Manager) posts. Could you please advise me of any minutes or deliberations about the banding of these posts?
Date for Response 05/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2715 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2714
Date Received 06/09/2011
I am contacting you to make a request for information. I would like to know the number of Doctors employed by NHS Lothian between 2009-2011 who had been convicted of assaulting children and thus classified as Schedule One offenders and positions meant they worked in Paediatrics or Neonatology.
Date for Response 05/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2714 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2713
Date Received 05/09/2011
I am seeking a copy of all correspondence, including emails, between NHS Lothian and - The City of Edinburgh Council, the Scottish Government, the Scottish Futures Trust - regarding the Sick Kids Hospital since May 2011.
Date for Response 04/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2713 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2712
Date Received 05/09/2011
I am currently updating CIPFA's (The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy) database and wondered if you would help with the following information Head of Procurement, email and postal address, Head of HR, email and postal address, A n other contact who is responsible for the procurement of training courses, email and postal address, A generic email address for procurement, Could you also explain to me how the council current procure their training requirements? Eg is this done centrally or by individual departments?
Date for Response 04/10/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2712 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2711
Date Received 01/09/2011
I would like to know, since January 2009, at hospital car parks where there are no car parking charges how many parking tickets/fines have been handed out for illegal and unauthorised parking? How much money has this taken in? Can this be broken down hospital by hospital? Who issues the tickets? If it is traffic wardens or enforcers are they employed specifically by the health trust? How many of them are there and what are their annual salaries? Does the trust employ traffic wardens/parking attendants at any of its hospitals. If yes, how many and what are their annual salaries? Do you have any hospitals where car parking fees have been charged since January 2009? If yes, which hospitals? How much money has this generated to date (September 2011). Can this also be broken down hospital by hospital?
Date for Response 30/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2711 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2710
Date Received 01/09/2011
I would like to make a request for information regarding Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) documentation at NHS Lothian. At present, we have the following documents from the Trust relating to VTE: Ambulatory Care Protocol for Possible PE 2010; Prophylaxis of Venous thromboembolism 2010; Thromboprophylaxis Policy 2009/11. . Could you please confirm whether or not you are still using this document, and if not, could you please provide the following information: Patient Care Pathways relating to Venous Thromboembolism (VTE); Treatment Protocols relating to Venous Thromboembolism (VTE); Clinical Guidelines relating to Venous Thromboembolism (VTE); And finally % of patients on anticoagulants with INRs in range of 2.0 to 3.0 within the last 12 months
Date for Response 30/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2710 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2709
Date Received 31/08/2011
Adult (18+) Duchenne Muscle Centre Services Questionnaire - 37 questions
Date for Response 29/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2709 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2708
Date Received 31/08/2011
Paediatric (0-18yrs) Duchenne Muscle Centre Services Questionnaire - 40 questions.
Date for Response 29/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2708 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2706
Date Received 31/08/2011
Request for access to patients medical records (video recordings of communication skills). DPA
Date for Response 29/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2706 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2705
Date Received 30/08/2011
In order to understand current changing trends in treatment of rheumatoid diseases, please could you supply the following information? 1. Does your trust have guidelines or a protocol or for the usage of biologics (e.g. Adalimumab, Certolizumab, Etanercept, Infliximab, Golimumab, Rituximab, Tocilizumab etc) in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis? If yes, please could you send an electronic copy of the protocol [or link to it] or indicate the position of drug treatments within the protocol, e.g. first choice is "drug A", second choice is "drug B" etc. 2. Does your trust have guidelines or a protocol or for the usage of biologics in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis? If yes, please could you send an electronic copy of the protocol [or link to it] or indicate the position of drug treatments within the protocol, e.g. first choice is "drug A", second choice is "drug B" etc 3. Does your trust have guidelines or a protocol or for the usage of biologics in the treatment ankylosing spondylitis? If yes, please could you send an electronic copy of the protocol [or link to it] or indicate the position of drug treatments within the protocol, e.g. first choice is "drug A", second choice is "drug B" etc 4. How many patients are currently receiving disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), such as Methotrexate, Sulfasalazine, Leflunomide, Azathioprine, Penicillamine, Injectable Gold for the following conditions (total figure is sufficient, please use this table if convenient) Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis
Date for Response 28/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2705 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2704
Date Received 30/08/2011
I would like to know if possible the total number of beds you have for patients. As I understand it your Trust does not have a dedicated Private patient Unit?
Date for Response 28/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2704 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2703
Date Received 30/08/2011
I would like to request your NHS Board's medicines expenditure for the financial year 2008/9, 2009/10 and 2010/11. Please also provide the number of staff within the pharmacy and medicines management department for the financial years 2008/9, 2009/10 and 2010/11. Please also provide a structure chart for the pharmacy senior management team. (EM)
Date for Response 28/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2703 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2702
Date Received 29/08/2011
How many missed hospital appointments/Do Not Attends were recorded by your health board area in 2010? 2009? 2008? Can you give a breakdown of how many of these were in different hospital departments (ie physiotherapy/chiropractor etc). How many missed GP appointments/Do Not Attends were recorded by your health board area in 2010? 2009? 2008? What is the average cost/cost range to the NHS of missed hospital appointments/a missed hospital appointment? What is the average cost/cost range to the NHS of missed GP appointments/a missed GP appointment?
Date for Response 27/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2702 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2701
Date Received 29/08/2011
This request concerns the following drugs used in the treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) also known as kidney cancer; Sunitinib, Pazopanib, Sorafenib, Temsirolimus, Bevacizumab, Everolimus, High Dose Interleukin 2, Interferon Alfa. Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, please provide me with the following information listed by individual drug: 1). How many applications for funding of each of the above cancer drug treatments were received by NHS Lothian in the years 2009, 2010, and 2011 to date? 1. b) How many of these applications were for 1st or 2nd or 3rd line treatments. 2). How many applications for funding of each of the above cancer drug treatments were approved by NHS Lothian in the years 2009, 2010, and 2011 to date ? 2.b) Please confirm/indicate how many of the funded applications were for 1st or 2nd or 3rd line treatments. Please forward to me an electronic version of NHS Lothian policy or procedures that govern the funding of treatments for individual patients. i.e. Exceptional Cases/Individual Needs/Complex Cases policy/Special Cases and/or any other policy or process, which NHS Lothian applies to the funding of new technologies and/or non-NICE, non-SMC approved cancer drugs. Please also send me any additional policies relating to any appeal process patients and/or Clinicians may undertake against funding refusals. Please let me know what help/advice is provided by NHS Lothian to individual cancer patients wishing to obtain cancer drugs not routinely funded. Please provide any published statements or any documents relied on by NHS Lothian regarding the commissioning of the above treatments and/or funding of cancer treatments not routinely funded. Please confirm the population base for the NHS Lothian area. Please provide any other information, which may be relevant to patients wishing to access cancer treatments not routinely funded by NHS Lothian.
Date for Response 27/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2701 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2700
Date Received 29/08/2011
I would like full details of any procedure or treatment the health board has decided to restrict funding for since 2008. This should include full details of any changes made to the threshold or criteria used to assess whether and when patients receive treatment for "non-urgent" conditions. For example, a change in policy which means cataract operations are now being withheld from patients until their sight problems "substantially" affect their ability to work, or a hip replacement only being allowed where patients are in "severe" pain instead of just pain. In addition, I would like full details, since 2008, of any procedure or treatment the health board has stopped funding because they deem it to be non-urgent or of limited clinical value. Lastly, I would also like to establish what mechanisms, if any, the health board has put in place to try and reduce referrals from GPs in the last two years.
Date for Response 27/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2700 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2699
Date Received 29/08/2011
How much has been paid out in compensation claims in 2008/09, 2009/10 and 2010/11 by the NHS board. Could I please have each single compensation payment and how much it was set out separately, with details of which department was found to be negligent, if the case reached court and if a member of staff was disciplined or lost their job in consequence. For the most expensive, could I please have a summary of the case which led to the negligence payment being paid.
Date for Response 27/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2699 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2698
Date Received 25/08/2011
i) How much money has been spent on cancer treatment within the last five years. Please breakdown for each year including up until August 2011. Please also breakdown what kind of treatment this is (Chemotherapy, radiotherapy etc). ii ) How many people have been treated for cancer within the last five years. please breakdown for each year including up until August 2011. iii) How many cancer treatment drugs have been rejected by the health board for being too costly, what are they, and how much would it have cost for each cycle.
Date for Response 23/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2698 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2697
Date Received 25/08/2011
i) How much money has been spent on methadone by the health board in the last five years? Please breakdown for each year including up until August 2011. ii) How much money has been spent on other forms of drug rehabilitation, including cessation classes, counselling, other drugs or substitutes in the last five years. Please breakdown for each year including up until August 2011. iii) How many people have been enrolled in the methadone programme in the last five years. please breakdown for each year including up until August 2011.
Date for Response 23/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2697 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2696
Date Received 25/08/2011
Could I please find out for 2008/09, 2009/10 and 2010/11 the costs for agency staff and also for bank staff.
Date for Response 23/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2696 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2695
Date Received 25/08/2011
Could I please find out how many sick days were taken by NHS staff in 2008/09, 2009/10 and 2010/11. Could I please find out how many days of the total days worked this represents and how many staff were employed by you during each of these years. Could I find out how much these sickness absences are expected to have cost the health board for each year and how many staff were sacked for poor attendance for each year. Also, if possible, could you tell me, how many of the absences for each year were absences where stress was given as the reason.
Date for Response 23/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2695 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2694
Date Received 24/08/2011
I wondered if you could help with a project we are undertaking about penile prosthesis for men with erectile dysfunction. I would appreciate it if you could answer the following 5 questions please: 1) Do you currently fund penile prosthesis? 2) What are your criteria for funding? 3) How many have you funded in the last 12 months? 4) How many requests have you had in the last 12 months? 5) Do you have any plans for changing your current funding criteria?
Date for Response 22/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2694 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2693
Date Received 23/08/2011
FOI Head of Estates Management - Please can you provide me the name and contact details of the head of estates management.
Date for Response 21/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2693 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2692
Date Received 23/08/2011
In the last year, how many organs have been offered for possible transplantation in the hospitals covered by your health board? Of these, how many were judged to be unsuitable for transplantation? Why were they judged unsuitable?
Date for Response 21/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2692 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2691
Date Received 22/08/2011
1) How many (medical) consultants work for the Health Board? 2) What is the average salary for a consultant working for the Board? 3) What is the salary for the most senior consultants in the top pay band, and how many fall into this pay band? 4) What percentage pay uplift have consultants working for the Board received in the last five years? 5) What is the average a consultant receives in distinction award payments per year? What is the highest level of award handed out? 6) How many paid holidays do consultants receive per year? 7) How many weeks a year do consultants receive away from their normal work in order to attend conferences? 8) How many consultants working for the Board carry out private work in addition to their NHS work? 9) How many hours in the average working week of a consultant working for the Health Board?
Date for Response 20/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2691 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2690
Date Received 18/08/2011
Can you please tell me how many under fives were admitted to A and E suffering from accidental ingestion of household cleaners, detergents, dishwasher capsules, air fresheners, rodenticides, windscreen wash and antifreeze for a one month period (e.g. December 2010). I would like if possible for this information to be broken down into cause, age of child under five and action taken.
Date for Response 15/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2690 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2689
Date Received 18/08/2011
In the last four years 2007/08 to 2010/11 - how many vacant positions in total has your Health Board had in each financial year? For each vacancy, how long did the position remain unfilled? What was the breakdown of the vacant positions by workforce category, according to Information Services (ISD) Scotland criteria, and job title? Currently, as of 6 July 2011 - How many vacant positions does your Health Board have at present? For each vacancy, how long has each post remained unfilled? What is the breakdown of the vacant positions by workforce category, according to Information Services Division (ISD) Scotland criteria, and job title?
Date for Response 15/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2689 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2688
Date Received 16/08/2011
Dental Survey - exceptional funding, dental implants.
Date for Response 13/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2688 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2687
Date Received 16/08/2011
Could you provide me with figures for people who may have been treated for burns/blisters/sight problems due to contact with Giant Hogweed which grows wild within the Lothian area. A and E /minor injuries units may have dealt with it...they may also have figures on treatments for other plant related injuries.
Date for Response 13/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2687 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2686
Date Received 16/08/2011
Various requests for documentation. See response for full details.
Date for Response 13/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2686 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2685
Date Received 15/08/2011
The number of Consultants who have locum service in a consultant post undertaken for 3 or more continuous months prior to first appointment as a consultant in NHS Lothian (NHS Scotland). Please specify the speciality. Number of Consultants whose locum service in a consultant post undertaken for 3 or more continuous months prior to first appointment as a consultant in NHS Lothian (NHS Scotland) was counted at the rate of one half in determining the starting salary, seniority points and seniority date. Please specify the speciality.
Date for Response 12/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2685 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2684
Date Received 15/08/2011
I am conducting a piece of research relating to management positions/vacancies within the NHS, and would be very grateful for your assistance with the following. 1) Since the recession of 2008, how have the numbers of management positions arising within your NHS Trust been affected? Figures and numbers would be helpful, though if not possible general comment on this matter would also be welcomed. 2) Some initial research indicates possible earnings in various posts as follows: o Associate Medical Director- circa £120, 000 o Clinical Leader/Referral Advisor- circa £95, 000 o Community Health Partnership General Manager- circa £60, 000 o Service Delivery Manager-circa £40, 000 o Healthcare Redesign Project Manager- circa £30, 000 o Clinical Governance Manager- circa £30, 000. Please can you comment upon whether the above earnings for each position are accurate? If not, can you indicate what the correct earnings would be for each position within your NHS Trust?
Date for Response 12/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2684 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2683
Date Received 15/08/2011
I would like to know the number of missed appointments through cancellation for the last three years at each of the Outpatient Services in Edinburgh.
Date for Response 12/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2683 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2682
Date Received 15/08/2011
I am carrying out a study into the creation of 'super hospitals' in Scotland. I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act, to find out which hospitals have closed in the past two years, which are planning to close in the next two years, and which hospitals are due to open in the next two years.
Date for Response 12/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2682 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2681
Date Received 15/08/2011
Would it be possible to submit a request asking for the total cost of these breast reduction or enlargement operations for each calendar year since 2005?
Date for Response 12/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2681 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2680
Date Received 11/08/2011
How many people on average does A&E treat a day? How many people on average arrive by personal / public means of transport a day? (Not blue light). Of the ones who arrive by personal means, how many of them have: Severe lacerations, Ragged avulsions, Penetrating traumas, Head traumas, Nose bleeds. How do you control the bleeding? Do you have haemostatic agents to work with? Is yes, clarify. How would haemostatic gauze, granules, ect, help in what you do? Medically? Time? Convinces? (Reduce time spent on patient so others can be seen to) Care?
Date for Response 08/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2680 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2679
Date Received 11/08/2011
1. What is the duration of the PFI contract for the ERI? 2. What is the duration of the ground lease given to the PFI provider? 3. What are the nature of the services provided by the PFI provider? 4. What were the construction costs of the project? 5. What is the projected value of the PFI contract over its lifetime? 6. What are the options available to NHS Lothian at the end of the PFI contract, in terms of continuing to use the ERI?
Date for Response 08/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2679 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2678
Date Received 10/08/2011
When the ambulance station at the former Greenbank Hospital closed. When the decision was made to close the station. Who, if anyone, from Lothian Council was advised or consulted in the closure.
Date for Response 07/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2678 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2677
Date Received 08/08/2011
I am interested in accessing any information which identifies the age range and corresponding waiting times of patients waiting for cancer related surgery in the NHS Lothian area over the past five years.
Date for Response 05/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2677 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2676
Date Received 08/08/2011
In compliance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would like to request a copy of the Full Business Case (FBC) in relation to the private finance initiative (PFI) contract for the Midlothian Community Hospital. Financial close was in March 2009 (as per HM Treasury). If you require any more details please let me know.
Date for Response 05/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2676 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2675
Date Received 08/08/2011
Under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I would like to request the following information, which I trust will be held by NHS Lothian: a) A full structure chart for Pharmacy (including Dispensary and Stores/Distribution) (Please redact names as to comply with Data Protection and FOISA) b) Total drug spend for financial years 2007-8, 2008-9, 2009-10 and 2010-11. c) Total NHS Board budget for financial years 2007-8, 2008-9, 2009-10 and 2010-11
Date for Response 05/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2675 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2674
Date Received 08/08/2011
Under freedom of information legislation can you provide me with details on the amount of money that has been spent on replacing lost or stolen surgical instruments in the last five years (between July 2006 and July 2011)? Can you give a breakdown of which instruments were lost/stolen, including a description of the instrument, what it is used for and their cost? Can you also give details of which hospital/NHS building the instruments were lost/stolen in/from? Can you also provide information on the amount of money spent on surgical instruments in the last five years? Can you give a breakdown on each type of instrument bought by the NHS within that timeframe, including a description of the instrument, its cost, its purpose and which company it each was bought from? Can you also provide information on the number of times instruments have been sourced from Do It Yourself stores within the last 'ten' years, if applicable, and give reasons why this was done? Which DIY stores have been used for that purpose? What type of instruments have been bought from such stores, and for which hospital? Can you also give figures for how much it has cost to clean/ sterilise the instruments within that timeframe, including cleaning materials, equipment, staff costs and any other costs associated with cleaning? Can you also give figures for how much it has cost to repair surgical instruments within the same timeframe? Can the figures be broken down by year and by hospital if possible?
Date for Response 05/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2674 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2673
Date Received 04/08/2011
Over the twelve month period from 1st June 2010 to 31st May 2011, 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 during the period in question).
Date for Response 01/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2673 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2672
Date Received 04/08/2011
Ward 23, Room 23 WGH - The frequency which this locus would have been cleaned during the above period. The dates and reports relating to the incidents of MRSA contraction in or around the locus prior to 30 September 2009. Records relating to the incidents of MRSA and infection control procedures which were carried out following contraction of MRSA. Documentation showing the number of tests carried out for MRSA on patients entering the hospital for operative procedures.
Date for Response 01/09/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2672 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2671
Date Received 03/08/2011
I write regarding the above and to request, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, the following information: How many clinical nurse specialists NHS Lothian has employed, to treat patients with secondary breast cancer, in each of the last five years? 2)
Date for Response 31/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2671 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2670
Date Received 03/08/2011
wish to apply for the following information under the Freedom of Information Act please: -The amount it costs NHS Lothian each year to deal with vandalism -A breakdown of the type of offences that have occurred over the past year eg broken windows, graffiti, damage to NHS vehicles, broken CCTV
Date for Response 31/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2670 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2669
Date Received 03/08/2011
For each hospital in your trust we would like to know: 1. The number of patients who developed pressure sores ('pressure necrosis injuries') in the 12 months between June 2010-June 2011, or the last complete calendar year for which you hold data. 2. The proportion of these pressure sores that were new, and had therefore occurred since admission to hospital. 3. A breakdown of the grading for these pressure sores - how many fell into which grade category. 4. The number of patients admitted from residential or nursing homes with pressure sores. 5. The number of death certificates in this period on which pressure sores were mentioned.
Date for Response 31/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2669 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2668
Date Received 03/08/2011
I am writing to obtain information about the total amount of money paid to trade unions by your organisation and the amount of staff time spent on trade union activities. To outline my query as clearly as possible, I am requesting: 1. The total amount of money paid to all trade unions for financial periods a) 2009-10 and b) 2010-11 broken down by trade union. 2. For each trade union for which it applies, please provide the number of Full Time Equivalent (FTE) staff working for the union (this is sometimes called 'Trade Union facility time') in a) 2009-10 and b) 2010-11
Date for Response 31/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2668 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2667
Date Received 02/08/2011
Number of individuals within [your territorial Board] area who have been identified as having (a) Asperger Syndrome ("AS") and (b) any other autistic spectrum disorder ("ASD") What assessment and diagnostic services for adults with AS are provided by [your territorial Board] What AS and/or ASD specific support services are provided by [your territorial Board], and where are these delivered? Please provide full information including the number of service users, broken down between adult (18+) and child (<18). What is the annual budget for each of these services at (2) and (3)? Does [your territorial Board] provide any support for criminal justice social work departments located within its environs for individuals with AS? If yes, how many individuals are supported and what form of support is provided?
Date for Response 30/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2667 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2666
Date Received 02/08/2011
Under the Freedom of Information Act I would like to find out the current waiting time for IVF Treatment at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. I would also like to know the current criteria that would prevent a patient being added to the list
Date for Response 30/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2666 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2665
Date Received 01/08/2011
I submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act on May 27, 2011, requesting copies of workforce projections for 2011-12. This request was rejected, on the grounds that the information had not been finalised and was shortly due to be submitted to the Scottish Government. The Scottish Government was due to receive the information from each health board by July 22, 2011. Therefore, please now comply with my original request and release the projections. This should include figures relating to the number of staff in each category within the NHS.
Date for Response 29/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2665 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2664
Date Received 01/08/2011
I am trying to find the average cost of an out of hours consultation (with a nurse or GP) under the Lothian Unscheduled Care Services (LUCS) for one of my calculations. I was wondering if information was available on either: 1) The average cost per consultation, or even just, 2) The total number of LUCS consultations and the total expenditure on LUCS (as a whole) in a given year (preferably financial year 2009/10 if available)
Date for Response 29/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2664 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2663
Date Received 01/08/2011
What was your total expenditure on hospitality for the periods 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10 and 201/11. What is your budget for hospitality for period 2011/12.
Date for Response 29/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2663 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2662
Date Received 01/08/2011
We request information relating to missing medical records within the Lothian area. Specifically we are requesting information regarding the number of people who have requested their medical records from 1 July 2010 until 1 July 2011 and secondly, we request information regarding the number of people who have reported to the Health Board during this period there were sections of their medical records that were missing or incomplete.
Date for Response 29/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2662 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2661
Date Received 01/08/2011
I am writing with a Freedom of Information Request concerning your organisation's plans to improve its energy efficiency and reduce its CO2 emissions. We are compiling a comprehensive research on the trends within the wider public sector and would appreciate if you could provide the following information;- (1) Does your organisation have a plan in place to reduce its carbon emissions and improve its energy performance? If so, could you share a copy of the plan or a summary of the overall strategy and specific measures being implemented? (2) Do you have a monitoring system in place and is it outsourced? If outsourced, could you provide some information on the type of contract and length of the contract (including expiry of contract). Are the contracts part of Facilities Management arrangements? (3) Are there any partnerships with other public sector organisations in the energy efficiency field? We are particularly interested in procurement alliances, sharing arrangements for renewable energy and for energy performance contracts/services. (4) What are the funding arrangements for the energy efficiency projects? I there a budget in place for the implementation of the projects identified.
Date for Response 29/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2661 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2660
Date Received 01/08/2011
I am writing, under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, to request the following information: 1. The number of a) medical personnel and b) civilian employees that have been convicted for breaches of the data protection act in the past three years. 2. The number of a) medical personnel and b) civilian employees that have had their employment terminated for breaches of the Data Protection Act in the past three years. 3. The number of a) medical personnel and b) civilian employees that have been disciplined internally but have not been prosecuted for breaches of the data protection act in the past three years. In each case, I request that you provide a clear, itemised list of the offences committed by the individual in question i.e. "Abusing privileged access to medical records" or "Passing information about a patient to an unauthorised third party".
Date for Response 29/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2660 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2659
Date Received 01/08/2011
I understand you are the person I have to contact to lodge Freedom of Information requests. I would now like to do so in respect of the North and East Scotland Perinatal Mental Health Service in Livingston. I request copies of: i) the findings of the recent internal inquiry into the death of a patient of the above service - Clare Donald from Falkirk. ii) the findings of the recent internal review of the above service along with any correspondence submitted to or emanating from this review. iii) the documentation relating to the initial commissioning and aims and objectives of this service. iv) and the statistics on numbers of patients referred from partner health boards treated by this service over the past year.
Date for Response 29/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2659 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2658
Date Received 29/07/2011
Under FOI, could you provide me with a breakdown of the Psychology workforce budget (excluding trainees) by grade and age within each of the pan Lothian specialities namely adult mental health, children and young people, older people, learning disabilities, substance misuse, Physical health, neuropsychology and health psychology and forensic mental health. Non staff costs within each speciality is also required. Could you confirm that the cost reduction target for this year is 5% and what it is for next year?
Date for Response 26/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2658 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2657
Date Received 29/07/2011
Can you tell me how many dementia wards your health board runs in hospitals? Can you give me details of where the wards are (in which hospital)? Can you also tell me how many patients the wards currently have and how many members of staff work there (total)? Can you also break the total of staff down into shift patterns (i.e how may work during the day and how many at night)? Can you also tell me if these dementia wards are locked? If they are locked can you tell what the policy is in unlocking the ward doors (do they remain locked 24 hours a day or are they locked for some of the day)
Date for Response 26/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2657 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2656
Date Received 29/07/2011
I would like a breakdown of staff currently employed through your organisation and whether they are in receipt of an early wage of £7.15 per hour. This should include both those employees who are directly employed, and indirectly through contracts such as cleaners and catering staff, detailing the subcontractors in each case and the number of staff employed. I am also looking for details of any use of the Living Wage in any contracts that have been negotiated. I further request a breakdown of the use of community budget clauses in sub-contracts.
Date for Response 26/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2656 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2655
Date Received 28/07/2011
Incident April 2011 - St Johns Car park entrance. Traffic control barrier at car park entrance struck client. Please supply all documentation in relation to the incident.
Date for Response 25/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2655 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2654
Date Received 25/07/2011
I would be grateful if you would treat this email as a formal FOI request. Please send me, either by mail or electronically, all the paperwork associated with case number NR/07/08AB3 regarding trigger tool in general practice.
Date for Response 22/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2654 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2653
Date Received 22/07/2011
Details of the estimated total cost of maintenance and repair to your buildings in your Health Board's estate which may not be meeting legally required standards of fire safety, access for disabled people , asbestos, control legionella or other statutory measures? Can you provide information per hospital, outlining the major projects in each one?
Date for Response 19/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2653 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2652
Date Received 16/07/2011
In the early seventies contaminated blood was used from America in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Thirty years on, Mr Chisholm, the Health Minister, decided not to make public the names of the patients who received blood transfusions after or during surgery. The law states that after 30 years, the names of the recipients should not be withheld. I would like access to these names.
Date for Response 15/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2652 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2651
Date Received 21/07/2011
Extravasation Incidents
Date for Response 18/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2651 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2650
Date Received 21/07/2011
I would like to know how many children were brought into A and E in March 2010 at Sick Kids in Edinburgh having ingested poisonous or toxic substances including antifreeze, windscreen wash, dishwasher tablets, detergents, fabric softeners, slug pellets, rodenticides, washing up liquid , shampoo, and clothes washing liquids and capsules .
Date for Response 18/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2650 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2649
Date Received 21/07/2011
How much money has been spent on paying for doctors from overseas in the last five years (between July 2006 and July 2011)? By overseas doctors I mean two things. Firstly, doctors that have been trained overseas, live in the UK and sometimes, or regularly, work in Britain. Secondly, doctors who have been trained overseas, primarily live overseas, but travel to the UK to cover shifts. Do these doctors have to pass UK standards tests before being allowed to work in the UK or are the qualifications they gained from their home countries enough? Can I be sent figures for the number of overseas doctors who are living in the UK, but have covered out-of-hours shifts, or any other type of shift for that matter, during these times? Can the figures be broken down by nationality? Can I also receive figures for the number of doctors who are actually paid to travel to the UK to work shifts? Can the figures be broken down by nationality? If their travel expenses are paid for, can I also get figures for where doctors have come from and how much it has cost to pay for their trip/s? Can the figures be broken down into categories of doctor? ie: Surgeons, GP's, etc. Can the figures also be broken down by year?
Date for Response 18/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2649 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2648
Date Received 21/07/2011
All documents, presentations, minutes, reports, agenda and any other relevant papers relating to and following from the Scottish Abortion Care Providers Conference, hosted by NHS Lothian, held on 5th November 2010. I believe the relevant department is Family Planning Services, and the contact name is Irene McDonnell.
Date for Response 18/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2648 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2647
Date Received 21/07/2011
What was the number of incidents reported over the past financial year 2010/2011 by staff at your Health Board - using the Datix system if available - indicating there is a concern about short staffing? What was the number of non-medical consultants employed by your Health Board in the past financial year 2010/2011 and what was the total cost to your Health Board from this?
Date for Response 18/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2647 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2646
Date Received 20/07/2011
Can you provide me the name and contact details of the head of estates management.
Date for Response 17/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2646 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2645
Date Received 19/07/2011
Minutes of all meetings of the area drugs and therapeutics committee held to date in 2011.
Date for Response 16/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2645 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2644
Date Received 19/07/2011
We are making a request under the above Act for information relating to missing medical records within the Lothian area. Specifically we are requesting information regarding the number of people who have requested their medical records from 1 July 2010 until 1 July 2011 and secondly, we request information regarding the number of people who have reported to the Health Board during this period there were sections of their medical records that were missing or incomplete.
Date for Response 16/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2644 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2643
Date Received 18/07/2011
I would like information for each individual NHS Board for the financial year 2010/2011 (ie April 1 2010 to March 31 2011).During that time, for any community pharmacy minor ailments scheme, please detail: The total spend on the service The breakdown of this spend into service fees and spend on medicines dispensed The total budget for the service The number of pharmacies commissioned to provide the service The fee paid to pharmacists per patient treated, or details on the fee amount and structure if it is not paid per patient
Date for Response 15/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2643 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2642
Date Received 18/07/2011
"I would like to know the following about how you deal with complaints filed against pharmacists in your PCT: How many complaints have you had regarding pharmacists in your PCT? How many of these were referred by members of the public? Could you please provide details of the nature of the complaints received? How many of these complaints were upheld? How many complaints were referred to the health ombudsman? How many complaints were referred to the GPhC? How many complaints were referred to the judiciary? How many cases were referred from the GPhC to your PCT? What were the outcomes of complaints that were not upheld or referred to any of the bodies mentioned above?"
Date for Response 15/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2642 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2641
Date Received 15/07/2011
The total budget for hospital cleaning in each financial year since April 2001 (including this financial year) broken down by hospital where possible. Cleaning staff numbers (whole time equivalent and headcount where possible) in each financial year since April 2007 broken down by hospital where possible). The number of cleaning hours carried out
Date for Response 12/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2641 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2640
Date Received 15/07/2011
The number of temporary medical staff currently working for your Health Board and the total cost broken down where possible by a) hospital/facility and b) job type (if an end date is not projected, please indicate how much the temporary staffing has cost to date). The total number of a) temporary staff working for your Health Board, broken down where possible by a) hospital/facility b)job type in each of the last four financial years from 2010/11 inclusive. The estimated cost to the NHS Board of temporary staffing in each of the last four years.
Date for Response 12/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2640 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2639
Date Received 14/07/2011
Could I please find out the number of complaints made in each of the past three years regarding waiting times at GP surgeries. Could I also find out what was the longest waiting time being complained about and at which surgery that was.
Date for Response 11/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2639 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2638
Date Received 14/07/2011
I would like information for each individual NHS board for the financial year 2010/2011 (ie April 1 2010 to March 31 2011). During that time, for any community pharmacy emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) please detail: The total spend on the service, The breakdown of this spend into service fees and spend on medicines dispensed, The total budget for the service, The number of pharmacies commissioned to provide the service, The fee paid to pharmacists per patient treated, or details on the fee amount and structure if it is not paid per patient.
Date for Response 11/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2638 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2637
Date Received 14/07/2011
You may need to consult your prescribing or pharmacy lead to obtain this information. I would like to know the following about how you deal with complaints filed against pharmacists in your PCT for the period July 1 2010 to June 30 2011? I would like to know the following about how you deal with complaints filed against pharmacists in your PCT: How many complaints have you had regarding pharmacists in your PCT? How many of these were referred by members of the public? Could you please provide details of the nature of the complaints received? How many of these complaints were upheld? How many complaints were referred to the health ombudsman? How many complaints were referred to the GPhC? How many complaints were referred to the judiciary? How many cases were referred from the GPhC to your PCT? What were the outcomes of complaints that were not upheld or referred to any of the bodies mentioned above?
Date for Response 11/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2637 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2635
Date Received 14/07/2011
I would like information for each individual NHS board for the financial year 2010/2011 (ie April 1 2010 to March 31 2011). During that time, for any community pharmacy Chlamydia testing (and treatment, where applicable) please detail: The total spend on the service. The breakdown of this spend into service fees and spend on test kits (and treatments, if applicable) dispensed, The total budget for the service, The number of pharmacies commissioned to provide the service, The fee paid to pharmacists per patient tested and per patient treated, or details on the fee amount and structure if it is not paid per patient.
Date for Response 11/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2635 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2634
Date Received 14/07/2011
I would like information for each individual NHS Board for the financial year 2010/2011 (ie April 1 2010 to March 31 2011). During that time, for any community pharmacy minor ailments scheme, please detail: The total spend on the service The breakdown of this spend into service fees and spend on medicines dispensed, The total budget for the service, The number of pharmacies commissioned to provide the service, The fee paid to pharmacists per patient treated, or details on the fee amount and structure if it is not paid per patient.
Date for Response 11/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2634 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2633
Date Received 14/07/2011
I would like the following information for each individual NHS Board for the financial year 2010/2011 (ie April 1 2010 to March 31 2011): Please list the enhanced services the NHS Board has commissioned through community pharmacy (eg smoking cessation, weight management, minor ailments scheme, or other). Please detail any commissioned community pharmacy enhanced services that were halted (or not extended, where a contract had come to an end) during the financial year. Please list any pilots of community pharmacy enhanced services that were run throughout the year (eg weight management, Chlamydia testing, or other). For each pilot listed, please indicate: The number of pharmacies involved. The total budget for the pilot, The length of the pilot, Whether a decision has been taken yet to roll the pilot out further, and what that decision was.
Date for Response 11/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2633 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2632
Date Received 13/07/2011
The patient population covered by the NHS Board The number of community pharmacies in the NHS Board. The total spend on community pharmacy contractual funding, not including the prescription budget or drugs bill. The total spend on community pharmacy MURs (an advanced service in the community pharmacy contract) in your PCT.
Date for Response 10/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2632 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2631
Date Received 13/07/2011
I want a copy of my medical records from age 29 onwards please. Redacted,
Date for Response 10/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2631 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2630
Date Received 12/07/2011
Under freedom of information legislation, I am seeking the following information: The number of breast reduction operations carried out by NHS Lothian each calendar year since 2005. The number of breast enlargement operations carried out by NHS Lothian each calendar year since 2005. Any guidelines regarding the availability of breast enlargements and reductions to NHS patients.
Date for Response 09/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2630 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2629
Date Received 12/07/2011
I would like to make an FOI request regarding my AfC matching of job reference P-FOR-PSY-CP2. I am looking for more detailed information than was provided in my CAJE report, i.e. I believe the grading was changed at one point by National Consistency. I would like more information about this as I'd be interested in the outcome of each panel and who was on each panel, who the panel directed questions to and what the questions and answers were, and reasons behind any changes made. (post/not email)
Date for Response 09/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2629 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2628
Date Received 11/07/2011
Which antibiotic do you currently use for routine prophylaxis in trauma orthopaedic surgery and please specify dose(s) & time(s) of administration? Which antibiotic do you currently use for routine prophylaxis in elective orthopaedic surgery and please specify dose(s) & time(s) of administration? Has there been any change in antibiotic used or regimen used since 2007? If "yes": When? Why was it changed? What was the previous regimen? Which antibiotic do you use if the patient is allergic (anaphylaxis/presumed anaphylaxis) to penicillin and please specify dose(s) & time(s) of administration? Trauma Orthopaedics: Elective Orthopaedics: Number of Orthopaedic Trauma Admissions, Number of C. Diff Cases in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients, Number of surgical site infections (SSI's) in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients, Number of Elective Orthopaedic Admissions, Number of C. Diff Cases in Elective Orthopaedic Patients, Number of surgical site infections (SSI's) in Elective Orthopaedic Patients - Each year since 2004.
Date for Response 08/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2628 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2627
Date Received 08/07/2011
I am writing to you to request the following information under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act. Does NHS Lothian have a policy in place for procuring domestically produced food for catering operations within establishments, which is served to patients, staff etc? If so, please can you provide a brief outline of the policy? What percentage out of the total food procured was produced in Britain in financial years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011? In total how much was spent on food procurement in financial years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011?
Date for Response 05/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2627 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2626
Date Received 08/07/2011
I would like to request medical records, documentation and paperwork regarding blood tests I had performed. I would like the names of the tests performed, where they were performed, how long they took, what tests were done on my blood, my blood type, all the paperwork and results of any possible ELISA +/- Western Blot blood tests. I would also like information on how they were found to be negative (what levels of anti-bodies or blood cells are required for a positive diagnosis.)
Date for Response 05/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2626 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2625
Date Received 07/07/2011
Please may I request an up to date list of subcontractors, contractors and suppliers that have been scheduled to work on the formation of a 4 year framework agreement of contractors to support works associated with major upgrades, ward refurbishments and extensions to existing buildings for health care facilities in both primary and acute care sectors and hospital facilities construction work.
Date for Response 04/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2625 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2624
Date Received 07/07/2011
1 Who in your organisation is the lead clinician for adult mental health services with responsibility for diagnosis and treatment of adults with ADHD? 2. Has any local service needs assessment been carried out by your NHS board for persons over the age of 18 with ADHD? 3. What arrangements are in place for young people with ADHD as they move into adult mental health services? 4. What services are in place for young people with ADHD who have made the transition to adult services? 5. Are these considered as specialist services specifically for ADHD? 6. Is there explicit mention of services for adults with ADHD (or equivalent term) in your integrated services plan(s)? 7. Are there any other plans, for the development of services for adults with ADHD? 8. Are there agreed timescales for implementation of any ADHD related aspects of these plans and if yes, what are these timescales?
Date for Response 04/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2624 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2623
Date Received 07/07/2011
Please disclose under the FOI Act: 1. How much has been paid to private taxis for patient transfers in each of the years 08/09, 09/10, 10/11 and 11/12 so far? Please include Category B, C and all other non-urgent transfers in this. 2. How much has been paid to private taxis for emergency journeys (i.e. Category A) in each of the years 08/09, 09/10, 10/11 and 11/12 so far? 3. How many patient transfer journeys have been carried out by private taxis in each of the years 08/09, 09/10, 10/11 and 11/12 so far? Please include Category B, C and all other non-urgent transfers such as Patient Transport Services, to and from home, or between hospitals that is carried out by a private taxi. 4. How many emergency journeys (i.e. Category A) have been carried out by private taxis in each of the years 08/09, 09/10, 10/11 and 11/12 so far? 5. Please disclose the total number of patient transfer journeys in each of the years 08/09, 09/10, 10/11 and 11/12 so far. Please include A&E transfers (hospital to hospital) and Patient Transport Services (to and from home and between hospitals if applicable). 6. Please provide details of the five most expensive single journeys carried out by a private taxi since April 2008 (i.e. for each: cost, details of where the journey was from and to, and the reason for the deployment). 7. Please provide details of the five longest journeys carried out by a private taxi in since April 2008 (i.e. for each: distance, cost, details of where the journey was from and to, and the reason for the deployment).
Date for Response 04/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2623 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2622
Date Received 06/07/2011
Can you tell me how much money your health board has spent on producing promotional DVDs for your health board since 2005 and who carried out the work. Was it outside production companies? If so who? Can you tell also me how much each release cost, including what, if any 'stars/celebrities' were used and how much money they were paid. Can you also give me details of what the DVD was about? And how many copies were produced. If possible I would like it to take this format: NHS Lanarkshire -The Big Bump DVD (2010), starring Sarah Heaney and Suzie Maguire. Topic: Pregnancy (healthy eating while pregnant, exercise while pregnant etc). Cost: £XX. Cost of hiring stars: £XX. Production company: XXX ltd. Length of DVD: XX minutes. Units produced: XX,XXX.
Date for Response 03/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2622 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2621
Date Received 29/06/2011
Can you please send me the policy on wig provision for young children? Can you clarify if any changes have been made to it as a result of cutbacks? Obviously, children's growth rates present a particular problem when trying to standardise a policy for wig users, but there should be a level of discretion that should be wielded by practitioners when the needs of children are to be met
Date for Response 27/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2621 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2620
Date Received 05/07/2011
I am researching empty homes and would like to find out information about empty properties owned by your NHS Trust. Please supply me with the following information under the Freedom of Information Act. How many empty dwellings owned by your NHS Trust are currently empty? How many of these have been empty longer than 12 months? What is the greatest length of time a dwelling owned by your NHS Trust has been, and is currently still, empty? What is the address of this property? How much did your NHS Trust spend on maintenance and on-going security for empty dwellings in the last financial year? a) What specific measures do you use to safeguard empty dwellings against risks (such as squatting)? b) How much has it cost, in the last financial year, to secure empty dwellings owned by the NHS Trust from risks (such as squatters)? How many empty dwellings that were owned by your NHS Trust have been transferred to another organisation under your control within the last two years?
Date for Response 02/08/2002
Freedom of Information Reference: 2620 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2619
Date Received 04/07/2011
What is the total cost of NHS Lothian payments made, broken down by year, under PFI/PPP contracts since 2000? What are the projected cost of NHS Lothian payments, broken down by year, to PFI/PPP contracts until 2020?
Date for Response 01/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2619 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2618
Date Received 04/07/2011
I noticed that "the Board" of NHS Lothian have moved into Waverley Gate. Can you advise me of the cost of this move and how this ties in with reducing costs in the NHS. It appears to me that moving into a city centre location will incur significant ongoing costs that are at odds with the concept of reducing the administrative costs within NHS Lothian. How many nurses have been lost to pay for the plush offices of the chairman of the board?
Date for Response 01/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2618 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2617
Date Received 04/07/2011
Please could you respond with the following data under Freedom of Information? How many women in your area gave birth to babies that had no birth defects after being informed that their pregnancy was in the HIGH risk category for both Spina Bifida and Down's Syndrome in: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.
Date for Response 01/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2617 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2616
Date Received 04/07/2011
This is a freedom of information request regarding the morning after pill. I am hoping to find out what proportion of morning after pill prescriptions made are made to people who have already taken the morning after pill previously. In other words, how many people on record as having used the morning after pill have used it more than once? If you do have this in your records, could I please have this information for each year from 2005 to 2011.
Date for Response 01/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2616 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2615
Date Received 30/06/2011
We are requesting under Freedom of Information any documents pertaining to the Birthrate Plus Midwifery Workforce Planning Exercise commissioned by NHS Scotland between 2007 and 2008 and reported on in 2009. A previous FoI request to the Scottish Government provided us with information that the Reports of the above are held by individual Health Boards and we were advised to contact each Health Board individually for these Reports.
Date for Response 28/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2615 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2614
Date Received 30/06/2011
Under freedom of information legislation I request details relating to pest infestations in hospitals, clinics and GP surgeries in the last year, including details on: The number of instances, The pest involved (and if possible numbers), If and for how long facilities had to be closed measures taken to eradicate the problem.
Date for Response 28/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2614 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2613
Date Received 29/06/2011
I would like to make an FOI request. Can you please tell me how many under fives were admitted to A and E suffering from accidental ingestion of household cleaners, detergents, dishwasher capsules, air fresheners, rodenticides, windscreen wash and antifreeze in the year ending December 2010.I would like if possible for this information to be broken down into cause, age of child under five and action taken.
Date for Response 27/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2613 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2612
Date Received 28/06/2011
I would be grateful if you could provide me with an update as to whether your Health Board has initiated any recent developments as regards to the treatment of patients suffering from infertility, since your response of November 2009 (e.g. change in eligibility criteria for patients, additional funding for infertility treatment, reduction in waiting times for patients, etc).
Date for Response 26/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2612 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2611
Date Received 28/06/2011
Under the freedom of Information Act i would like to request the following information:- A list of all new pharmacy applications within the last 3 years up until todays date 28/06/2011 including 1. the date of application 2. the decision of the pharmacy practices committee 3. whether an appeal was lodged and 4. the decision of the national appeals panel.
Date for Response 26/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2611 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2610
Date Received 28/06/2011
"1 Full details of the current NHS Lothian voluntary severance scheme including criteria for selection, payment details and terms and conditions of the scheme. 2 Total number of nursing and midwifery staff in post in NHS Lothian who have left employment through non compulsory redundancies by voluntary severance between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2011 by the following staff groups - please provide both whole time equivalent WTE and headcount for: a) all nursing and midwifery staff b) nursing and midwifery staff Agenda for Change bands 5-9 c) nursing and midwifery staff Agenda for Change bands 1-4 3 Total number of nursing and midwifery staff in post in NHS Lothian who are projected to leave employment through non compulsory redundancies by voluntary severance between 1 April 2011 to 30 June 2011 by the following staff groups - please provide both whole time equivalent WTE and headcount for each staff group: a) all nursing and midwifery staff b) nursing and midwifery staff Agenda for Change bands 5-9 c) nursing and midwifery staff Agenda for Change bands 1-4 4 Total number of nursing and midwifery staff in post in NHS Lothian who have left employment through non compulsory redundancies by voluntary severance between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2011 who were employed in the following settings - please provide both whole time equivalent WTE and headcount for each staff group: a) hospitals b) community c) other 5 Total number of nursing and midwifery staff in post in NHS Lothian who are projected to leave employment through non compulsory redundancies by voluntary severance between 1 April 2011 and 30 June 2011 who are employed in the following settings - please provide both whole time equivalent WTE and headcount for each staff group: a) hospitals b) community c) other 6 Total number of nursing and midwifery staff in post (whole time equivalent WTE) in NHS Lothian at the following dates: a) 01-Apr-10 b) 31-Mar-11 c) The whole time equivalent (WTE) difference between 6a) and 6b) 7 Referring to your answer to 6c), what was the whole time equivalent (WTE) change due to: a) Voluntary severance b) Staff turnover c) Other (please state) 8 Total budget for NHS Lothian voluntary severance scheme in: a) Financial year 2010/11 b) Financial year 2011/12"
Date for Response 26/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2610 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2609
Date Received 28/06/2011
Please could you tell me who the members are of the Lothian Joint formulary Drugs & Therapeutics Committee. Could I also have a contact address for the committee. Can you also tell me if any other organisations (except the following) use the Lothian Joint Formulary : Edinburgh City CHP, West Lothian CHCP, Mid Lothian CHP, East Lothian CHP, Cumbria Teaching PCT, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Date for Response 26/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2609 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2608
Date Received 28/06/2011
From patient records could you tell me how many patients have been diagnosed with Ebstein's Anomaly (a congenital heart disease)? Could you give me figures for both living and deceased. This is not a date specific request (CLARIFICATION Requested - Last 20 years! ).
Date for Response 26/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2608 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2607
Date Received 28/06/2011
Under Freedom of Information legislation I request the following information from you: In 2010/11, how many days were worked by agency staff in your organisation, and what was the total bill for agency staff?
Date for Response 26/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2607 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2606
Date Received 28/06/2011
Under Freedom of Information legislation I request the following information from you: How much did your organisation spend on staff bonuses in the financial year 2010/11? 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 26/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2606 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2605
Date Received 27/06/2011
I write to ask for the following information to be made available to me under the 2002 Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act: When did any agreement that allows SPIRE Murrayfield Physiotherapy Department to utilise SCI Gateway referral pathway begin and what are the conditions of this agreement? When is this agreement due to end? How many Physiotherapy referrals have been made to Murrayfield Physiotherapy Department via the SCI Gateway referral pathway since 1st January 2008 to date?
Date for Response 25/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2605 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2604
Date Received 27/06/2011
Under Freedom of Information legislation can you please provide me with the following information. Can you tell me the number of staff who accessed the patient records of Theresa Riggi that did not have authorisation to do so? Mrs Riggi was a high profile patient at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in 2010. She was later found guilty of killing her three children in Edinburgh. Can you confirm how many staff have been dismissed or suspended as a result? Can you tell me if an investigation took place at the hospital as a result? Can you also tell me if any staff have been struck from the register of the General Medical Council or the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a result of this or if any are facing disciplinary action from these bodies or any other agency? Was a criminal investigation by Lothian and Borders Police also conducted at the hospital as a result of this?
Date for Response 25/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2604 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2603
Date Received 24/06/2011
A copy of the Diabetes Managed Care Network's strategic plan for Type 1 Diabetes, and if this does not exist, to ask when it will be produced. A copy of the Diabetes Managed Care Network's budget for 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12.
Date for Response 22/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2603 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2602
Date Received 24/06/2011
Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2000, 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 22/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2602 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2601
Date Received 24/06/2011
The number of escapes by patients from locked psychiatric wards in each of the five calender years 2006-2010, broken down by gender. What conditions the escapees were suffering from and where they absconded from? Whether the absconder was in a secure or open unit? The length of time spent at large? The outcome of each incident - was the patient returned, still at large as of today's date, did they harm themselves or a member of the public? Please release all documents, emails and notes of discussions relating to this. Clarification Requested 22/06/11 - received 11/7/11
Date for Response 28/08/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2601 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2600
Date Received 23/06/2011
Request for daughters medical records under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
Date for Response 21/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2600 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2599
Date Received 23/06/2011
Please provide me with details of the amount of money paid to each GP surgery in your area over the last three years, broken down by surgery. I understand the surgeries are paid on the basis of what type of and how many patients they have - the total amount paid per year to each surgery is the amount I am after.
Date for Response 21/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2599 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2598
Date Received 22/06/2011
I'd like to request the following information under Freedom of Information legislation. How much is medicines wastage estimated to cost the health board each year?
Date for Response 20/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2598 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2597
Date Received 22/06/2011
I'd like to request the following information under Freedom of Information legislation. How many (a) gastric band and (b) gastric bypass operations were performed in 2010? If the board does not provide this kind of surgery, to which NHS board are patients (assessed as requiring it) referred? How many patients were referred to a weight loss surgeon in 2010? What is the average waiting time for gastric band and gastric bypass surgery? How many patients are currently waiting for gastric band or gastric bypass surgery?
Date for Response 20/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2597 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2596
Date Received 22/06/2011
Although government guidance is based on what should happen. Can I ask at what age all children are weighed as a standard measure in your NHS Board.
Date for Response 20/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2596 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2595
Date Received 22/06/2011
How many voluntary redundancies ere there in your board area in: - 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11? The cost of voluntary redundancies in your board area in: - 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11?
Date for Response 20/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2595 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2594
Date Received 20/06/2011
I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act. Could you please answer the following questions on behalf of your primary care organisation, or forward it to the individual who handles these requests. How much are you spending this financial year (2011/12), through direct provision or commissioning, on community nurses and healthcare assistants (NOT health visitors)? Please also provide the equivalent spend for 2009/10 and 2010/11. What are the minimum levels of qualification for these members of staff? What is your expenditure on the nursing component of nursing and residential care homes in 2011/12, and in 2009/10 and 2010/11? What is your projected expenditure on drugs prescribed to patients in nursing and residential care homes in 2011/12, and in the previous two financial years? What has your expenditure been in 2009/10 and 2010/11 in patients in nursing and residential care homes specifically on a) antipsychotics, and b) benzodiazepines?
Date for Response 18/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2594 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2593
Date Received 20/06/2011
Under the freedom of Information Act could you please supply me with the names and if allowed the contact details for those individuals who sit on NHS Lothian Medicines Management Committee and whom are responsible for the Lothian Prescribing Formulary.
Date for Response 18/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2593 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2592
Date Received 20/06/2011
I would like to request a copy of your organisations register (or registers) of gifts and hospitality for Senior Staff as named below: Professor James Barbour OBE, Chief Executive, Alan Boyter, Director of Human Resources, Dr David Farquharson, Medical Director, NHS Lothian, Jim Forrest, Director, West Lothian Community Health & Care Partnership, Peter Gabbitas, Director, Health & Social Care, Susan Goldsmith, Director of Finance, Melanie Hornett, Nurse Director, Dr Alison McCallum, Director of Public Health & Health Policy, Dr Ian McKay, Clinical Director, Edinburgh CHP, Professor Alex McMahon, Acting Director, Strategic Planning and Modernisation, Jackie Sansbury, Chief Operating Officer, University Hospitals Division, David Small, General Manager, Midlothian and East Lothian Community Health Partnerships. Specifically I would like to obtain a complete record of all the gifts and hospitality offered to, or accepted by, the above named officials.
Date for Response 18/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2592 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2591
Date Received 17/06/2011
I would like to request the following information under FOI act terms. 1. What guidance do you have in place for NHS treatment of asylum seekers and other non-UK residents, and when did you introduce it? 2. What criteria do you use for deciding whether an asylum seeker or other non-UK resident is eligible for NHS care, and specifically for primary care? 3. How much money have you spent on provision of all NHS care, and specifically primary care, to asylum seekers and other non-UK residents in 2008/9, 2009/10 and 2010/11. 4. What action do you take against GP practices who choose to provide care to asylum seekers and other non-residents who should not qualify for NHS care under your criteria?
Date for Response 15/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2591 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2590
Date Received 17/06/2011
Please could you provide the following information relating to Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) forms under Freedom of Information. 1. Do you have a standard DNR form, and if so when was it introduced? If not, do you have plans to introduce one? 2. How many patients have requested that they should not be resuscitated, via DNR forms or other written statements, in each of the following years: 2008/9, 2009/10 and 2010/11? 3. What criteria do you use for determining whether it is appropriate to issue a DNR form to a patient (eg terminal illness, resident of nursing or care home, patients over a certain age)? 4. Which of the following healthcare professionals are on occasions expected to discuss DNR forms or equivalent paperwork with patients in your area? Please indicate all that apply. Palliative care specialist doctors, Palliative care specialist nurses, Other hospital doctors, Other hospital nurses, Practice-based GPs, Out-of-hours GPs, Practice nurses, Community/district nurses, Pharmacists, Healthcare assistants, Social care workers, Health visitors
Date for Response 15/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2590 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2589
Date Received 17/06/2011
Please find below a request under the Freedom of Information Act, and my contact details. In the past five years, how many consultants have had phones installed at their home as part of a deal to be "on-call" by NHS Lothian? Could this be broken down if possible by i) year ii) how much each package cost and iii) which providers were used and iv) which/how many packages included television and internet.
Date for Response 15/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2589 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2588
Date Received 17/06/2011
Please find below a request under the Freedom of Information Act, and my contact details. This request is in regards to consultants in NHS Lothian. For the last three years, could you please provide me with a list of the number of consultants who have been given payments for being "on-call". Could this be broken down into i) year ii) the number of times each consultant was called out that year and iii) the area of expertise that consultant holds. I am particularly interested in consultants in IVF and dermatology.
Date for Response 15/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2588 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2587
Date Received 17/06/2011
Please find below a request under the Freedom of Information act, along with contact details. Could you please provide me with all correspondence - emailed and written - and minutes from meetings between NHS Lothian and the Scottish Government with regards to the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children from the past two years.
Date for Response 15/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2587 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2586
Date Received 16/06/2011
Please can you provide me with data, under the Freedom of Information Act, for the % of invoices paid by your health board to small and medium sized businesses that are settled within 10 days, within 30 days and within 60 days, in each of the last 5 years.
Date for Response 14/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2586 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2585
Date Received 15/06/2011
I would like to obtain, under the FOI Act, all information relevant to the two jobs I currently hold and have held since Oct. 2004 (and earlier) under the FOI Act. The job IDs are: 1. Job ID: P-PSY-AMHP-CCP12 (Job Title: Clinical / Counselling Psychologist, Part-time: Oct.'04-present). 2. Job ID: P-PSY-AMHP-CCP13 (Job Title: Clinical / Counselling Psychologist, Part-time: Oct.'04-present) I would like the request to include a complete audit trail, which I understand to be copies of all information (written, electronic, or held/recorded by any other means) documenting step by step the AfC process from beginning to the current stage. I would also like it to include deliberations by and comments made to the panels. On the latter point, is it possible to include more general advice offered by any professional advisors/managers through the AfC process even when not specifically attached to my jobs as these may have a bearing on the panels' appraisal of my JDs?
Date for Response 13/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2585 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2584
Date Received 15/06/2011
Under freedom of information legislation i request the following information; How many council staff have been supplied with the following equipmentin each of the last five financial years (2006-2011), broken down by year: iPads, iPad 2s, iPhone 4, All other mobile phones, High spec computers such as Alienware, Macbooks, macbook pro's. How many of the ipad 2s were issued to staff to replace ipad ones? How many of the iphone 4s were issued to staff to replace previous models of the iphone, and how many to replace other smart phones? What roles are undertaken by the staff supplied with this equipment? How much has been spent on such equipment in each of the last five financial years (2006-2011), broken down by year? Please release all documents, emails and notes of discussions relating to this.
Date for Response 13/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2584 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2583
Date Received 15/06/2011
How much was spent by NHS Lothian- broken down by department - on gifts in each of the last five years from 2006 to the present. (The term 'gifts' covers all gifts including, corporate gifts, gifts given on visits and exchanges to countries, prizes etc.). And further to the above, a full breakdown of the nature of these gifts (re-use previous response).
Date for Response 13/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2583 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2582
Date Received 15/06/2011
This is a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. It should be treated as a single request and not aggregated with others. Please supply all items of information contained in the following internal audit reports, which were identified in a FoI response to me on 1 April 2011: Nov 09 Donations of Supplies to Charity Jan 10 Use of Spire Healthcare Mar 10 NHS Cost Recovery Scheme Mar 10 Capital Planning Mar 10 Hospital Charges Mar 10 Patients' Records Management Apr 10 Telephone networks - Staff & Patients Apr 10 Leased cars - best value May 10 Catering - Non patient Subsidies Jun 10 Pool Cars - Best value Jun 10 Property Transactions Jul 10 Property Portfolio Management Sep 10 Capacity Planning Sep 10 Health & Safety - Fire Protection Oct 10 Hospital Cleaning Dec 10 External Contractors & Consultants Dec 10 Staff Disciplinary & Grievance. In order to fulfil this request as cheaply and efficiently as possible, it is suggested that copies of the original reports are released.
Date for Response 13/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2582 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2581
Date Received 15/06/2011
I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002: How much does the Health Board spend on alcohol education programmes currently, and over the last five financial years? How much the Health Board spends on alcohol education aimed at under-18s, currently and over the last five financial years? What plans the Health Board has to continue any such funding? I would like this information broken down by (i) year, (ii) where relevant, whether the programme is aimed at primary-aged or secondary-aged children.
Date for Response 13/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2581 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2580
Date Received 15/06/2011
Can I please seek information regarding the care, support and treatment of people with mental health problems. What are the minimum and maximum waiting times for a) adults and b) children to access the following: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Appointment with psychologist, Appointment with psychiatrist, counselling, other mental health services.
Date for Response 13/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2580 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2579
Date Received 14/06/2011
I would like information on whether there have been any complaints about Findlay House over the past 5 years. If so, what complaints have been made? Have these been questions regarding the quality of care delivered, the quality of the cleanliness. What happened as a result of any complaints made? If any complaints were against any specific members of staff, do those members of staff still work there? I understand that the Care Commission inspects and regulate the standard of care given in private care homes. Who regulates and inspects the standards of care in an NHS run Care Home and can we get a copy of the latest inspection report/ Can Findlay House change from looking after Elderly to looking after patients with very complex needs without having standards put in place, and have these been put in place for this care home already?
Date for Response 12/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2579 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2578
Date Received 10/06/2011
Can you please tell me the number of staff that have accessed the patient records of Theresa Riggi that did not have authorisation to do so? She was a high profile patient at the royal infirmary in 2010. Can you confirm how many staff have been declined as a result?
Date for Response 08/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2578 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2577
Date Received 09/06/2011
I write regarding the above and to request, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, the following information: How much prescription medicine wastage has cost NHS Lothian for each of the last five years from 2006 to the present?
Date for Response 07/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2577 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2576
Date Received 08/06/2011
I would like to make a Freedom of Information Request. Please find my contact details listed below, and if it was possible to provide this information electronically that would be most helpful. My query is: 'When was the decision taken by the NHS Lothian Complex Care Service to introduce Clinical Support Workers?' 'Who made this decision, and if it was made at a meeting could I be provided with a copy of the minutes from that meeting that are relevant to this question?' 'Why was the decision taken to introduce Clinical Support Workers to the Complex care Service?' 'What Policy and Procedure have been agreed by NHS Lothian for the introduction of such Clinical Support Workers to the Complex Care Service?' 'Can you provide a copy of the Policy and Procedure used by the Complex Care Service in relation to the introduction of Clinical Support Workers?' 'Can you provide information on the allocated budget and the actual cost for the Complex Care Service for the financial years 2009 - 2010; 2010 - 2011; 2011 - 2012?' 'Can you also provide information on any assessment of the financial implications of introducing Clinical Support Workers to the Complex Care Service, whether this is expected to increase or decrease costs for the service, and what the financial figure would be?'
Date for Response 06/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2576 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2575
Date Received 09/06/2011
Do you maintain a disclosure log? if so: - do you disclose information in full or is disclosure selective? - is your disclosure log made available online? - is your disclosure log updated on a regular basis? If you don't maintain a disclosure log: - is it something you plan to introduce and, if so, when?
Date for Response 07/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2575 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2574
Date Received 09/06/2011
GP surgeries and health centres offering/referring for alternative therapies. I am interested to know which GP surgeries in the Edinburgh area, or any health centres as well, are referring patients for CAM, or offering it.
Date for Response 07/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2574 Response.
Freedom of Information Reference: 2574-1 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2573
Date Received 09/06/2011
In the press this weekend it was announced that SEPA had been leaving 400 PC's on overnight, wasting around 90,000 kwh per year, the equivalent of 280 hours of flying a jet plane. In order to combat this they have now introduced a Power Management software product. As you are a Public Sector body in Scotland I would like to know; How many PC's do you have in your organization? Do you use a Power Management software product (not the operating system: this is inefficient)? Contact details for the person responsible for Green issues / carbon reduction commitments?
Date for Response 07/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2573 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2572
Date Received 09/06/2011
Please can you tell me how many part-time and full-time staff are directly employed in the delivery of FOI compliance in your institution and what their job titles are?
Date for Response 07/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2572 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2571
Date Received 07/06/2011
am a clinical psychologist working at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. I wonder whether you would be able to help me request an audit trail of the AfC process in relation to my job, under the FOI Act. Job Title: Clinical Psychologist (Part-time; Oct 2004-present) Job ID: P-PSY-AMHP-CCP11 Basically, I would like to receive a complete audit trail, including copies of all the information (written, electronic, or held/recorded by any other means) documenting step by step the whole AfC process from the beginning up to the current stage. At the moment I'm still awaiting the outcome of the formal review, which I was led to believe would have been made known in June last year. I would therefore be very grateful if I could receive: Copies of the Job Matching reports, including all the different versions and updates outlining the changes in the matching process by different panels. Information on the various panels involved in this process (their IDs), including the ones who carried out the review process. Information on the consistency checking process (e.g. which panel/team members [their IDs] carried this out, and a record of their rationale for reaching their decisions). Any other relevant documents which may not have been electronically recorded, such as the "Matching panel's questions template".
Date for Response 04/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2571 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2570
Date Received 06/07/2011
Under freedom of information legislation i request the following information; The number of shifts worked by agency nurses in each of the last five calender years 2006-2010 (please count a double shift as two, not one). The number of agency staff employed in each of those years. The amount spent on employing agency nurses in each of the years. The country of origin of those staff. Please release all documents, emails and notes of discussions relating to the hiring of agency staff and the work undertaken by them.
Date for Response 04/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2570 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2569
Date Received 01/06/2011
I see that you are holding data regarding my previous membership of Lothian's Dental List. I would like to satisfy myself that the data you are holding is correct. I am therefore making a formal application to have sight of all the data you currently hold regarding my previous membership of the Lothian Dental List. I understand that this information is available to me under the Freedom of Information Act and that normal time for compliance is two weeks.
Date for Response 29/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2569 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2568
Date Received 03/06/2011
How many a) adult and b) paediatric Type 1 Diabetes patients are currently on insulin pump therapy in NHS Lothian? (please provide figures as a number and percentage of all Type 1 Diabetes patients). How many insulin pumps does NHS Lothian aim to provide to a) adult and b) Type 1 Diabetes patients this year (2011/2012)? How much was spent by NHS Lothian on the provision of insulin pumps in 2010/2011 and what the projected expenditure is for 2011/2012? How many Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating (DAFNE) courses NHS Lothian provided for Type 1 Diabetes patients last year (2010/11) and how many will run this year (2011/12)? Further to question four, how many Type 1 Diabetes patients received DAFNE training in 2010/11 and how many are estimated to receive the training this year (2011/2012)?
Date for Response 01/07/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2568 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2567
Date Received 02/06/2011
Under The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I would like to request details of all applications for inclusion in the Pharmaceutical List from 24th January 2011 to present date (2nd June 2011), 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 30/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2567 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2566
Date Received 01/06/2011
Can you please provide me with allowances/board membership payments/salaries made to Cllr Peter Johnston and Cllr John Cochrane in 2007-08; 2008-09; 2009-10; and 2010-11. Further, any expenses paid in those years by NHS.
Date for Response 29/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2566 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2565
Date Received 01/06/2011
I am looking to attain the following information please under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. All current positions, and contact details held of all these relevant persons stated below, within the organisation for the sourcing, attainment, implementation, and deployment of ICT/ IT products and services. Please include: Head of IT/ ICT Manager (Including contact number and email address). Financial Director/ Manager/ Controller (Including contact number and email address). Procurement/ Purchasing Director/ Manager (Including contact number and email address). Chief Operating Officer (Including contact number and email address). Chief Executive Officer (Including contact number and email address). Facilities Manager (Including contact number and email address). Telecoms Manager (Including contact number and email address). Network Manager (Including contact number and email address). Director of Estates (Including contact number and email address). Project Managers/ Directors (Including contact number and email address). QIPP/ QUIPP Officer (Including contact number and email address).
Date for Response 29/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2565 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2564
Date Received 01/06/2011
Anaesthesia Agents in use by Hospital 1. The volume (quantity of 250ml bottles) of Sevoflurane used by the hospital(s) during the year - 2010/11. 2. The volume (quantity of 240ml bottles) of Desflurane (Suprane) used by the hospital during the year - 2010/11. 3. The volume (quantity of 250ml bottles) of Isoflurane (and/or Aeranne 100ml) used by the hospital during the year - 2010/11. 4. Total number of Operating Theatres using anaesthetic agents. 5. Average no. of operating hours per theatre per week (approx) or actual operating hours if this is recorded. 6. Total annual spend on or volume of Sevoflurane per annum - 2010/11. 7. When using Sevoflurane, please advise the fresh gas (average) flow rate in Litres/minute -2010/11. 8. Total annual spend on or volume of CO2 absorbent products - 2010/11.
Date for Response 29/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2564 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2562
Date Received 31/05/2011
How many MEN fall into the following age groups in the area covered by your Cancer Network? (enter numbers only without commas eg. 1000). How many WOMEN fall into the following age groups in the area covered by your Cancer Network? (enter numbers only without commas eg. 1000). How many of the following healthcare professionals work in the area covered by your Cancer Network? (enter numbers). How many specialist colorectal oncology teams exist within the network? (enter numbers only). Which clinical trials are currently available within the network for the management of metastatic colorectal cancer? Of the colorectal cancer patients with liver metastases, what percentage are referred to clinical trials? (any trial, not just those for patients with liver metastases). Does the network have a patient pathway (or guidelines) in place for the management of colorectal cancer patients with liver metastases? Would you be willing to share your patient pathway or guidelines with us? How many patients were diagnosed with Stage IV colorectal cancer in the following years? Of the patients diagnosed with synchronous liver metastases, what percentage are referred from colorectal teams to liver teams? Of the patients diagnosed with metachronous liver metastases, what percentage are referred from oncology/colorectal teams to liver teams? What is the network's rate of liver resection for primary treatment of liver metastases? (as a %). Of the patients diagnosed with liver limited disease, what percentage are referred as part of the NICE TA176 (TAG 176) pathway for neo-adjuvant downstaging? Of the patients treated as part of the NICE TA176 (TAG 176) pathway, what percentage successfully progress to liver resection. What are the network's survival data for colorectal cancer patients with liver metastases going straight to surgery? (as a %). What are the network's survival data for patients with other Stage IV disease? (as a %). What is the network's 1 year survival rate for patients on the NICE TA176 (TAG 176) pathway? What are the network's survival data for all Stage IV colorectal cancer patients? (as a %).
Date for Response 28/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2562 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2561
Date Received 18/05/2011
As you will be well aware I have for the past 16 months been attempting to seek answers and reasonable explanation why I have not been progressed to a Band 8B (as per AfC guidance/policy) Following a successful appeal by my colleague who has exactly the same job description & banding as myself ie 8A - was awarded an 8B following his appeal . I would appreciate if you could send me copies of all the relevant Agenda for Change 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 what amounts to discriminatory practice by NHS Lothian and the very unfair position they have left me in without any acceptable explanation. I have been left with no other option than to seek external legal representation. This request is solely in relation to post P-MH-CDPS-CNM1 for which I am employed. All documentation, including emails and letters, relating to the AfC matching process, for posts P-MH-CDPS-CNM1 Clinical Nurse Manager. Full CAJE audit review for this 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 posts P-MH-CDPS-CNM1 Clinical Nurse Manager. In particular I am looking for information regarding how NHS Lothian AfC team have sent me correspondence regarding my band 8a grading and now deny having done so, despite myself holding all this signed documentation. I also would like a copies of all correspondence by letter or email between my manager Dr F Watson, Jane T Anderson and Leanne Kenny to myself.
Date for Response 15/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2561 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2560
Date Received 31/05/2011
The number of unpaid bills owed to the board by people from outside the EU who have received treatment. A breakdown of how much each bill amounts to, what medical procedure it is owed for, the person's country of origin and how long the bill has been outstanding for.
Date for Response 28/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2560 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2559
Date Received 27/05/2011
1. How many under 18s were sectioned under the mental health act in each of the 5 calender years 2006-2010, broken down by age and gender. 2. I would like to know what conditions they were suffering from, broken down by age and gender. 3.The length of time spent receiving treatment. 4.How many legal challenges there were to the sectioning, and how many were successful. 5.How many under 18 patients died within one year of release, broken down by year, age, gender and whether death was suicide, due to their condition, or due to natural causes. While i understand you cannot reveal notes of individuals, please release all documents, emails and notes of discussions relating to the issue as a whole.
Date for Response 24/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2559 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2558
Date Received 27/05/2011
Please provide detailed workforce projections for 2011-12. This should include projections relating to the number of staff in each category within the NHS.
Date for Response 24/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2558 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2557
Date Received 26/05/2011
I would like to request an audit trail of the AfC process in relation to my jobs, under the FOI Act. My request is for 3 different posts I have had within NHS Lothian since 2004 (including my current post). The job title for the 1st Job ID is: Chartered Clinical Psychologist. The job title for the 2nd Job ID is: Clinical Psychologist. The job title for the 3rd Job ID is: Chartered Clinical Psychologist. (or at least I would expect this to be the case as, to date, I have not received any correspondence regarding this post. The Job ID was given to me by my line manager.) In essence, I would like to receive a complete audit trail: copies of all information (written, electronic, or held/recorded by any other means) documenting step by step the whole AfC process from beginning to the current stage. This will be different for the 3 jobs. As far as I am aware, the first job has gone to the formal review stage (still outstanding), the second job has gone through the informal review (also outstanding), the third job is somewhere at the initial matching/consistency checking stage (outstanding).
Date for Response 23/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2557 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2556
Date Received 26/05/2011
How much GPs were paid between April 2010 and April 2011 for prescribing methadone; How many patients received methadone; How many practices prescribed methadone? For guidance, I understand GPs are paid £372 per quarter for every patient on their list who is prescribed the heroin substitute. I also understand each practice which prescribe methadone are paid £1000 each year. If you could confirm or clarify this also, I would be most grateful.
Date for Response 23/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2556 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2555
Date Received 25/05/2011
How many staff are/have been on fixed term contracts (FTCs) on 31 March 2009, 31 March 2010 and 31 March 2011?
Date for Response 22/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2555 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2554
Date Received 24/05/2011
I would like the information requested to cover each of the last five years. I would like to know how many working days have been lost by staff being off work through sickness. I would like to know the estimated financial cost of this to the organisation for each of the years involved. I would like to know how many staff have faced disciplinary action or been dismissed because of their sickness records.
Date for Response 21/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2554 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2553
Date Received 23/05/2011
I would like to make a request for information relating to the Simpson Centre under the Freedom of Information Act. Please could you provide the following information: Figures for the past 5 years in relation to the following 3 points: The number of infants up to 6 months of age re-admitted to hospital for complications attributed to poor feeding including dehydration, hypoglycaemia, and hyperbilirubinemia. How many of these were reported as SUI's - Serious Untoward Incidence? Has there been any recorded case of Kernicterus in infants that were thought to be related to poor feeding, if so, please give outline details.
Date for Response 20/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2553 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2552
Date Received 23/05/2011
I hereby request the following medical and statistical data. 1) The number of people presenting as an acute emergency at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and Western General Hospital with obvious signs of raised intracranial pressure (headache, head pressure, tinnitus (especially pulsatile) stiff neck, papilledema, visual field and visual acuity deficits), since Jan 1st 2004 to 31st December 2010. 2) The number of Lumbar Punctures performed since the above date. 3) Statistics on results: -> normal csf pressure, low csf pressure and high csf pressure. 4) The incidence of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension without Papilledema, proven through a positive (symptom reduction and/or relief) Lumbar Puncture. 5) The number of Epidural Blood Patches performed since 1st Jan 2004. 6) Standard NHS procedures and statistics for detection and diagnosis of low csf pressure, spontaneous csf leak, and chronic idiopathic intracranial hypotension. 7) Percentages of Lumbar Punctures which resulted in a positive result (discovery of a condition such as MS, Meningitis, MS, Lymes Disease, IIH, etc and every pathology detectable through Lumbar Puncture. 8) The yearly incidence of Lymes Disease per 10,000/100,000 of population in the NHS Lothian area during 1st Jan 2004 to December 31st 2010m. 9) Same as above but for IIHypertension, CSF leak, and IIHypotension.
Date for Response 20/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2552 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2551
Date Received 20/05/2011
1. How many babies were delivered at the Trust in the calendar years 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010? 2. How many times has any maternity unit in the Trust closed to admissions in each of the calendar years 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010? 3. For each instance when a maternity unit was closed to admissions in 2010, please provide: a) the date closure commenced, b) the shift on which the closure took place (e.g. night shift), and c) the reason given for the closure. 4. How many whole-time-equivalent qualified midwives were employed at the Trust as of 1st May 2011? 5. How many whole-time-equivalent qualified midwife vacancies were there in the Trust as of 1st May 2011? 6. What was the vacancy rate for midwife positions at the Trust as at 1st May 2011? 7. How many clinical incidents were reported in maternity units in the Trust in the calendar years 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010? Please additionally provide figures broken down by month for 2010.
Date for Response 17/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2551 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2550
Date Received 18/05/2011
I would like to make a request for information regarding Scriptswitch at NHS Lothian. Please could you supply the following information at CHP Level: o The coverage of Scriptswitch throughout NHS Lothian; o The names of the practices that use Scriptswitch; o The actual cost savings from using Scriptswitch from 2010-2011; o The anticipated savings using Scriptswitch from 2011-2012;
Date for Response 15/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2550 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2549
Date Received 18/05/2011
I would like to make a request for information regarding prescribing budgets at NHS Lothian. Please could you supply the following information at CHP Level: o The Prescribing Budget 2009-10; o The Prescribing Spend 2009-10; o The Prescribing Budget 2010-11; o The Predicted Spend 2010-11.
Date for Response 15/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2549 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2548
Date Received 18/05/2011
Patient death St Johns Hospital 2007 - The Serious Critical Incident Report relating to the birth and death of JM at St Johns Hospital on 4 September 2007. The report made to the Local Supervising Authority Midwifery Officer concerning the circumstances of JM's birth and death, including the cause or causes of JM's death, and how it could have been avoided.
Date for Response 15/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2548 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2547
Date Received 16/05/2011
Any records you have received from the University of Edinburgh to GP practice confirmation at its time that the University has contacted you to make arrangements in relation to me. Disclosure if you have provided to the University of Edinburgh any communication that contained statements about me with listings and disclosure of all available records. Define the capacity for which you have received and might have provided records with matters related to me to the University of Edinburgh. Disclosure of any records since March/2009 up to the disclosure date with full listings of such records in details (date, subject, number of pages,…etc). Disclosure of name(s) / title(s) of individuals where those communications with the University of Edinburgh were exchanged.
Date for Response 13/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2547 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2546
Date Received 12/05/2011
Can you tell me how I can get my husband's notes for Sept., 2009 on his visit to A and E. I also would like his notes from Sept to Oct., 2009 from the western general hospital.
Date for Response 09/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2546 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2544
Date Received 12/05/2011
How many under-16s are currently pregnant (on this date, for instance) in your area?
Date for Response 09/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2544 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2543
Date Received 12/05/2011
I am writing to request some information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Specifically I would like to know about complaints to your NHS trust/area in respect of hospital/care centre food. Please could you provide the total number of complaints relating to food served at all of the patient facilities in your area. Please provide a list containing each institution where food is served indicating the number of complaints per facility. I am also interested in understanding, in qualitative terms, why patients complain about the food they are served. Please therefore provide as much detail as possible including original and verbatim forms of complaint. For the sake of comparison I would like data to be supplied for each of the last three years. I would also like to know which of those facilities provide meals cooked on site and which are prepared elsewhere and then re-heated.
Date for Response 09/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2543 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2542
Date Received 11/05/2011
I would like information relating to staffing levels at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.
Date for Response 08/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2542 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2541
Date Received 10/05/2011
Please send me details of the number of CRTD (an Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator with Cardiac Resynchronisation Technology) implants for the year of 2010 within Western General Hospital.
Date for Response 07/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2541 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2540
Date Received 10/05/2011
Prevalence and Incidence Rates of Uveitis What is the prevalence of overall Uveitis in your region per 1000 population? What is the prevalence of Non-Infectious Posterior Uveitis per 1000 population? Do you have actual patient numbers that are affected with this condition? What is the number of incidences of uveitis in your region per 1000 population? What is the number of incidences of Non-Infectious Posterior Uveitis per 1000 population? Do you have actual patient numbers that are affected with this condition? The Management and Treatment of Non-Infectious Posterior Uveitis What are the current medical treatments available to patients with Non-Infectious Posterior Uveitis (locally administered versus systemic)? What surgical interventions are in place for treating Non-Infectious Posterior Uveitis? What procedures are in place to treat patients with Non-Infectious Posterior Uveitis? How are patients diagnosed with Non-Infectious Posterior Uveitis? (e.g. slit lamp, x-rays, blood test etc.) What are the procedures in place? What healthcare specialists are involved in the treatment and management of patients with Non-Infectious Posterior Uveitis? If patients with Non-Infectious Posterior Uveitis have complications how are these managed? How are services for the treatment and management of Non-Infectious Posterior Uveitis commissioned? Who has responsibility for commissioning these services? Costs of Treating Non-Infectious Posterior Uveitis What funding exists for the direct treatment and management of patients with Non-Infectious Posterior Uveitis? What is your overall spend on:- Drugs and administration for the treatment and management of patients with Non-Infectious Posterior Uveitis? Diagnostics and procedures in the identification, treatment and management of patients with Non-Infectious Posterior Uveitis? Workforce related to the treatment and management of patients with Non-Infectious Posterior Uveitis? Complications incurred by patients with Non-Infectious Posterior Uveitis?
Date for Response 07/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2540 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2539
Date Received 10/05/2011
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, may I please have a breakdown of what types of staff have been trained and in what geographical regions.
Date for Response 07/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2539 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2538
Date Received 10/05/2011
Could you please provide the total number of MRSA cases within the RIE between 1 October 2001 and 15 December 2001? Could you please provide the total number of MRSA cases within the RIE between 1 November 2001 and 15 November 2001, by department?
Date for Response 07/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2538 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2538
Date Received 10/05/2011
Please complete the attached spreadsheet, which asks for details regarding the following: Unified Health Board, Names of Trust in Unified Health Board, Data input date, Health Board annual turnover, Health Board IT , Budget, Number of sites care records system is delivered to. For each of the following Systems listed below (that are currently installed in each Trust), please also complete the relevant cells in the spreadsheet: Patient Administration System (PAS), Clinicals: Order communications, Clinicals: Diagnostic reporting, Discharge letters with coding, Resource Scheduling (for beds, tests and theatres), E-Prescribing, A&E, RIS, Theatres, Maternity, Pathology, Pharmacy, PACs. Other IT systems Integration Platform/Technology, Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing, Document Management. For each of the categories above can you enter the following details under the headings provided in the spreadsheet. (If you are using more than one supplier, running multiple systems for a particular category or multiple systems across different trusts, please detail) Names of trusts where system is installed, Is this system locally or remotely hosted? If "Remote", by whom, Software supplier name, Software product name, Product Version Number, Date installed, Number of licenses, Number of concurrent users at peak time, Which other systems does this integrate with? Software system Contract expiration date, When do you plan to replace system or revisit contract?
Date for Response 07/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2538 Response.
Date for Response 07/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2538-1 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2537
Date Received 10/05/2011
Does your employer have a current Work Place Stress policy, if so was the policy subject to proper consultation with relevant trade unions? Does the policy endorse and use HSE Stress Management standards? Can your employer confirm how many Stress Risk Assessments have been carried out for Occupational groups? Does your employer provide suitable & sufficient training for manager/supervisors in Workplace Stress, and provide robust Stress & Mental Health awareness training for all staff? Does your employer have a suitable Occupational Health & Counselling provision, if so was this subject to proper consultation with relevant trade unions? Is the Workplace Stress policy & related statistics subject to regular meetings & discussion with relevant trade unions, at elected member/board level within your organisation?
Date for Response 07/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2537 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2536
Date Received 09/05/2011
Ward 22 St Johns - Statistical performance of the Ward and Department be examined to see if there is a link to the mortality/readmission rate of elderly patients who are initially returned home instead of being admitted to hospital.
Date for Response 06/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2536 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2535
Date Received 09/05/2011
Any records documenting communication between the University of Edinburgh and NHS since January/2009 up to the disclosure date to be listed and disclosed. In listing I request to indicate the names of individuals these records were based upon exchanging or at least job title, date, subject ( with description of the matter included) and number of pages for each record. I have special interest in the exchanged records with the following NHS facilities and/or its staff: Southern Medical GP Group (10 Minto street, Edinburgh) as a whole and I have special interest to request from Dr. S. Blair and Dr. Andrew Taylor to disclose all records they have exchanged with the University of Edinburgh up to the disclosure date. I have a letter from Dr. Taylor in which she confirmed she had letter from the University of Edinburgh, however I never seen these letters as she went on in her letter. Southside Medical Group as whole, and I have special interest to request from Dr Clair Armstrong to disclose any records she exchanged with the University of Edinburgh while she was in locum job at the NHS besides Moira Purdie (the manager of practice) and other staff at the practice. Ballenden House as whole with special interest to contact the group of Dr. Andrew Taylor and Dr Norman D Nuttall (Ballenden House) to disclose all records they have exchanged with the University of Edinburgh in this aspect. Dr. S Mellor GP who was on call on 16/5/2009. I the requested list please indicate if records for the group I have identified as with special interest are present or not and then provide details if yes. In other words, please add a column to state the presence of such records. Should any restriction apply under the FOISA, please indicate this reason clearly in a separate column. CLARIFICATION
Date for Response 06/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2535 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2534
Date Received 09/05/2011
I am researching access to Traditional Acupuncture under the NHS in Scotland. Please could you furnish the answer to the following question: Do you make provision for Traditional Acupuncture to be provided with NHS funding for patients in your Region either now or in the past?
Date for Response 06/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2534 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2533
Date Received 05/05/2011
Dental Survey - it will be possible to access the demand for dental implants, relative cost to the NHS, reasons for rejecting exceptional funding applications and the need to revise the RSCE guideline document. Please give as much information as possible and attach copies of your exceptional funding process and appeals policy.
Date for Response 03/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2533 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2532
Date Received 04/05/2011
What psychological therapies are available to the public in your Health Board region that are: Available directly through the NHS? Available outside of the NHS? How many people access each of these services on an annual basis? What are the current average waiting times for each of these services, from referral to commencing treatment?
Date for Response 01/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2532 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2531
Date Received 04/05/2011
I would like to make a request for information regarding Stroke documentation at NHS Lothian. Please could you supply the following information: Patient Care Pathways relating to Stroke and/or Atrial Fibrillation (SPAF); Treatment Protocols relating to Stroke and/or Atrial Fibrillation (SPAF); Clinical Guidelines relating to Stroke and/or Atrial Fibrillation (SPAF).
Date for Response 01/06/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2531 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2530
Date Received 28/04/2011
I would like to make a request using the Freedom of Information (Scotland) legislation to request the total number of prescriptions issued by NHS Lothian for the combination drug, Atripla used in the treatment of HIV. Please also provide me with the job titles and job descriptions of specialist staff in the pharmacy department who work with HIV/Genito-urinary medicines.
Date for Response 30/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2530 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2529
Date Received 27/04/2011
Details of incidents of MRSA within the RIE between 1 November 2001 and 15 November 2001.
Date for Response 27/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2529 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2528
Date Received 27/04/2011
Adult Psychotherapist posts - A copy of the job description submitted to the Agenda for Change process for each Adult Psychotherapist post. A copy of the Agenda for Change matching panel's Matched Job Report for each post, together with a note of the date on which the panel arrived at its banding decision. In the case of any post where a request fro review of the original panel's banding decision was submitted, a copy of the final review panel's Matched Job Report, together with a notr of the date on which the review panel met.
Date for Response 27/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2528 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2527
Date Received 27/04/2011
I would like full details of the 'outside interests, gifts or hospitality' declared by your employees in each of the last two full financial years. This should include the following information: A description of the outside interest (i.e research work, presentation to industry or private treatment of patient), gift or hospitality. An indication of who received the outside interests, gifts or hospitality (i.e doctor, consultant, nurse or board director). The value of the outside interest, gift or hospitality. The name of the organisation which was involved in the outside interest or provided the gift or hospitality.
Date for Response 27/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2527 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2526
Date Received 27/04/2011
How much have you spent on agency nurses in each of the past five years? In the last year, what was the highest amount paid for a single shift, how long was this shift and to which company was it paid?
Date for Response 27/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2526 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2525
Date Received 26/04/2011
Please disclose the number of bariatric/weight loss surgeries carried out in your area over the past five years, broken down by year and the type of surgery (e.g gastric banding, gastric bypass etc) performed. Please also disclose the total cost to the health board for these surgeries over that five year period, again broken down by year.
Date for Response 26/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2525 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2524
Date Received 26/04/2011
Can you tell me which recruitment agencies (external temporary staffing) have been used by NHS Lothian in the last 3 months for the provision of temporary catering staff.
Date for Response 26/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2524 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2523
Date Received 26/04/2011
I would like to know which PFI or PPP schemes entered into by you have leases that exceed the contract length.
Date for Response 26/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2523 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2522
Date Received 20/04/2011
Can you tell me how many times Orlistat, Sibutramine and Rimonobant was dispensed in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and what the age groups/ specific ages of the patients who required the medication were (specifically under 16 or 15).
Date for Response 24/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2522 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2521
Date Received 20/04/2011
Can you tell me how many times bariatric surgery was carried out in 2010 by your health board. Can you also supply info for the years 2008 and 2009. Can you give a breakdown of what this surgery entailed (gastric bands, tummy tucks etc) and what the age group/specific age of the patient was. Can you also detail if surgery isn't carried out by yourself, where the patient is referred to and how many occasions this happened on the above years.
Date for Response 24/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2521 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2520
Date Received 19/04/2011
Can you please provide me with a list of all Allied Health Professional managers and services within your trust? These should include all Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy and Radiography Services. I am looking to just obtain all Service Managers & Team Managers names and e-mail addresses along with the teams they manage.
Date for Response 23/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2520 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2519
Date Received 18/04/2011
The number of attendances at A&E at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for each day between 1st April 2006 and 31st March 2011 inclusive.
Date for Response 20/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2519 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2518
Date Received 18/04/2011
I am submitting a FoI request to find out how many 999 ambulances were on call between midday on Tuesday 12 April and 2 am on Wednesday 13 April? I would also like to know how many 999 calls were received and attended to during the same period and the times of each of those calls.
Date for Response 20/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2518 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2517
Date Received 18/04/2011
Details of any complaints made about the state of the footpaths and roadways in the car park of Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, 51 Little France Crescent, Old Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 4SA for the period 12 February 2009 to date (12 April 2011). Details of all inspections and repairs carried out on the said area for the period 12 February 2009 to date. Details of any accidents reported which occurred in said area for the period 12 February 2009 to date.
Date for Response 20/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2517 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2516
Date Received 18/04/2011
In August 2010, we asked you to tell us the number of patients currently being treated in your trust with biologics for the following conditions, split by named biologic. We said then that we would repeat the request in six months' time to look for trend data. Therefore please would you give us the current data if possible, using the following table: Ankylosing Spondylitis, Crohn's Disease, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ulcerative Colitis. With - Abatercept, Adalimumab, Certolizumab Pegol, Etanercept, Golimumab, Infliximab, Rituximab, Tocilizumab, Ustekinumab.
Date for Response 20/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2516 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2515
Date Received 14/04/2011
I would be interested to know what your trust has spent on service and maintenance charges for centrifuges, incubators, fridges and freezers and biological safety cabinets in Pathology in 2010.
Date for Response 18/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2515 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2514
Date Received 14/04/2011
I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act. I would like to know how much your organisation spent on language translation for foreign nationals last year and over the last five years. I would like to request that the information is broken down into the amount spent per language. Are these in house translators or is the work contracted out? If so how many translators are on your books and are they full time or part time? What are the main areas you need translators for? How much of the cost was spent on face to face interpretation and how much on written documents.
Date for Response 18/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2514 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2513
Date Received 13/04/2011
In the past five years, how much money has NHS Lothian received in donations and bequeathments from patients, former patients, staff and former staff? Could this be broken down by i) year and ii) amount per donation. In addition, I would like to know how much of this money has yet to be spent, or has to lie dormant because of restrictions placed on them.
Date for Response 17/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2513 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2512
Date Received 13/04/2011
In the past five years, how many women have launched compensation claims against NHS Lothian following breast surgery (mastectomies or reconstructive). Could this be broken down by i) year ii) in each case how much was paid out iii) the total cost for each year. If possible, could you clarify whether the surgery was as a result of illness (breast cancer) or aesthetic reasons (implants).
Date for Response 17/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2512 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2511
Date Received 13/04/2011
In the past three years how many people have been treated for eating disorders in the NHS Lothian area. Could this be broken down by i) year ii) gender and iii) age group. Ideally, could the age groups listed come in the form of i) under 10s ii) 10-12 iii) 13-15 iv) 16-17 and v) 18+. If possible, could this information also include how many of those were rushed to hospital in emergency circumstances for treatment. Also if possible, could the figures be broken down by type of eating disorder.
Date for Response 17/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2511 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2510
Date Received 13/04/2011
Could you please disclose, under the Freedom of Information Act, any minutes from meetings/agendas, or correspondence addressing potential workforce reductions in NHS Lothian for the years 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15.
Date for Response 17/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2510 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2509
Date Received 13/04/2011
How many disciplinary cases have taken place on NHS Lothian staff in the past five years, broken down by i) year. Could this be broken down by how long each disciplinary has taken, or if this isn't possible, what the average length of time for disciplinary each year.
Date for Response 17/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2509 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2508
Date Received 13/04/2011
In the past three years, how much has been spent by NHS Lothian on methadone. Could this be broken down by year. Could you also tell me how many individuals are currently registered as receiving methadone in the Lothians.
Date for Response 17/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2508 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2507
Date Received 12/04/2011
There have been a number of high profile cases in the Public Sector recently of data either being lost i.e. Laptops and memory sticks left in public places or malicious programs extracting contact information i.e. Personal details. I would like to know what security measures you have in place (or intend to put in place) to prevent such occurrences and who is responsible for IT Security (Name and Title)
Date for Response 16/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2507 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2506
Date Received 12/04/2011
Can you tell me how many anti-depressants items your health board dispensed in 2010/11? Can you break this down into types of drugs prescribed. For example how many were tricyclics and how many were selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Can you also tell me what the gross ingredient cost of the prescription of these anti-depressant drugs was to your health board in 2010/11.
Date for Response 17605/11
Freedom of Information Reference: 2506 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2505
Date Received 12/04/2011
The final NHS Lothian full Workforce Plan for 2011-12 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. NHS Lothian nursing and midwifery staff in post (whole time equivalent WTE) for the following staff groups at 31 March 2011: 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 staff in post (whole time equivalent WTE) projections for March 2012 for the following staff groups. total staff, by each staff group, nursing and midwifery staff Agenda for Change bands 5-9, nursing and midwifery staff Agenda for Change bands 1-4.
Date for Response 16/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2505 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2504
Date Received 12/04/2011
The narrative / commentary submitted to your board in support of your financial plan for 2011-12. The complete financial performance monitoring return submitted by NHS Lothian to the Scottish Government for the 12 month period to March 2011. The financial performance monitoring returns are in the form of an 11 page excel spreadsheet. The complete submissions contain the following tabs: Outturn Statement, I&E Analysis, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow, Memorandum, Savings, Capital Investment, PMS, Dental and Ophthalmic, RRL analysis and Anticipated Allocations CRL.
Date for Response 16/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2504 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2503
Date Received 12/04/2011
The final NHS Lothian Local Delivery Plan for 2011-12 as agreed with Scottish Government or, where not agreed, the most up-to-date draft (with the status of the paper indicated), with all appendices including (but not limited to) :- The quality ambitions and wider outcomes based approach, NHS board contributions to Single Outcome Agreements, LDP Heat Risk Management Trajectories, LDP HEAT Delivery Trajectories, LDP Financial Plans and Efficiency Savings, Summary of main workforce issues facing NHS board (appendices as called for in NHS Scotland Local Delivery Plan Guidance 2011/12, issued by Scottish Government on 02 December 2010)
Date for Response 16/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2503 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2502
Date Received 12/04/2011
I am writing to obtain information about the access to confidential health records by non-medical personnel within the trust. To prevent confusion I define non-medical personnel as any member of staff not directly involved in the treatment of patients - namely administrative staff. Therefore all types of doctors, 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 the trust who have immediate access to confidential medical records. My definition of access is being able to see at least a patient's full name, date of birth and most 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 16/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2502 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2501
Date Received 11/04/2011
Are all patients diagnosed with suspected psoriatic arthritis being referred to a rheumatologist? What is the usual waiting time between a patient being diagnosed with suspected psoriatic arthritis and them being seen by a rheumatologist? What services do you provide for the psychosocial care and mental health care of patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis? Has this provision altered, or are there any pans for it be altered, as a result of the publication of SIGN 121? What percentage of patients with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis are currently referred for a mental health/psychosocial assessment? What educational tools are provided to help health professionals in primary and secondary care identify patients who might be developing significant arthritis or spondylitis in association with psoriasis? What percentage of patients with joint damage/dactylitis present are currently referred for a rheumatology assessment? What support is available to GPs to provide an annual review of their patients? Do these annual reviews include: Documentation of severity using DLQI? Screening for depression? Assessment of vascular risk (in patients with severe disease)? Assessment of articular symptoms? Optimisation of topical therapy? Consideration for referral to secondary care? Since the publication of SIGN Guideline 121, what facilities have been developed to provide combined dermatology & rheumatology care to patients with severe joint and skin disease? Are all patients on biologic therapies being offered the opportunity to join the BADBIR long term safety register? What nurse-led clinics for psoriasis are available for delivery of services such as follow-up of specialist caseload, re-access for patients with recurrent disease, and monitoring of systemic therapies?
Date for Response 13/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2501 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2500
Date Received 11/04/2011
What actions have you taken to ensure that relevant staff (in both primary & secondary care) are educated about SIGN Guideline 121 diagnosis and management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in adults? What actions have you taken to promote adherence to SIGN Guideline 121, in both primary & secondary care? What actions do you intend to take to promote the use of, and adherence to, SIGN 121 in the future?
Date for Response 13/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2500 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2499
Date Received 11/04/2011
What specialist rheumatology services, broken down by clinic and hospital, does you NHS Board offer? Please state which specialist dermatology services, broken down by clinic and hospital, are offered for patients with psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and those who require sero-negative and spondylitic services? Please state the sites where there are combined rheumatology and dermatology clinics. Could you list all specialist services which are available within your NHS Board to deal with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (including both primary & secondary care)? Which services do you offer to patients with psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis, but that are delivered via another NHS Board (including both primary & secondary care)? Has the service that you provide for patients with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis been altered in any way in the last two years (including both primary & secondary care), and if so please state the nature of that change? Does your NHS Board have any plans to reduce, close or amend the services that you currently offer for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis within the next two years (including both primary & secondary care)? What is the total cost to your NHS Board of providing specialist psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis services (including both primary & secondary care)? What is the total cost to your NHS Board of providing specialist dermatology services (including both primary & secondary care)? What is the total cost to your NHS Board of providing specialist rheumatology services (including both primary & secondary care)?
Date for Response 13/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2499 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2498
Date Received 11/04/2011
1a. How many patients are currently on your post-transplant follow up programme? 1b. Of those in question 1a, how many had their transplant within the UK? 1c. Of those in question 1a, how many received their transplant outside the UK? 1e. Please provide a breakdown of the answers from questions 1a-1d by different organ and whether the transplant was a cadaver transplant or living donor. 2a. How many patients are you currently caring for who have had a failed transplant? 2b. How many patients have died in the last 5 years following a failed transplant? 2c. Of those in question 2a and 2b, how many of those were transplanted within the UK ? 2d. Of those in question 2a and 2b, how many received their transplant outside of the UK? 2f. Please provide a breakdown of the answers from questions 2a- 2e, please provide a breakdown by different organ and whether the transplant was a cadaver transplant or living donor. 3a. Of the total number of patients currently cared for who received a transplant abroad (ie those from 1c and 2d), what number received their transplant in the following regions: Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Southeast Asia, Indian subcontinent, Middle East, Northeast Asia, Central Asia, China, Australasia. 4. Of those receiving transplants abroad, including those which are surviving or failed (ie those from 1c and 2d) what proportion of these were familial?
Date for Response 11/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2498 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2497
Date Received 07/04/2011
Please provide figures for compulsory retirement notices served to NHS Lothian staff each month for the past 18 months, including a breakdown by pay grade. Please provide information on the consultation process with regard to these notices, including how employee requests to stay on after the default retirement age were considered.
Date for Response 12/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2497 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2496
Date Received 06/04/2011
Under the Freedom of Information Act, I'd really appreciate it if you could provide me the answers to the following questions? - How heavily does the YPU at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital rely on bank staff? - Does the YPU require bank staff to have specific eating disorder training? - Does the YPU require bank staff to be accredited by EEATS (Eating Disorders Education Accreditation and Training Scotland)?
Date for Response 11/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2496 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2495
Date Received 05/04/2011
I would like to make a request for information regarding Parkinson's disease and Neurology at NHS Lothian. Please could you supply the following documents and people information: Strategies for Parkinson's Disease and Neurology; Prescribing guidelines for Parkinson's Disease and Neurology; GPwSI* in Parkinson's Disease; GPwSI in Neurology; GPwSI in Stroke; The names of Nurse Specialists in Parkinson's disease, Neurology and Stroke. *For clarification purposes, A 'GPwSI' refers to a General Practitioner with specialist interest.
Date for Response 10/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2495 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2494
Date Received 05/04/2011
Please can the health board answer the following questions regarding GP list cleansing under Freedom of Information. Please mark any of the following which applies to your health board a)The health board has carried out a GP list cleansing exercise in the past 12 months b) The health board is currently carrying out a GP list cleansing exercise c) The health board plans to carry out a GP list cleansing exercise in the next 12 months. Please state the number of patients removed from GP practice lists in your health board through list cleansing exercises in the past 12 months. Please provide a demographic breakdown of the patients removed from lists in this period, with percentages broken down into the following groups: Gender Male Female. Nationality White British, White Irish, White (other), Mixed race, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Other Asian (non-Chinese), Black Caribbean, Black African, Black (others), Chinese, Other. Please state the total financial savings achieved by the health board through list cleansing exercises in the past 12 months. Please state who has carried out /is carrying out list cleansing exercises - The health board itself, An external company (if so, please state the name of the company, and the value of the contract awarded to carry out list cleansing).
Date for Response 10/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2494 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2493
Date Received 04/04/2011
I would be grateful if you could provide the following information under the Freedom of Information Act. Please could you tell me how much money was paid out in compensation by the health board in the financial year 2010/11? Please provide a breakdown if there is a split between money paid for clinical negligence cases and other causes of compensation being given, such as employment disputes. If there is no breakdown, I will assume the sum relates solely to clinical negligence cases.
Date for Response 09/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2493 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2492
Date Received 04/04/2011
This is a request with regards to patient ~~~~~~~. I understand he receives regular kidney dialysis from NHS Lothian. Could you tell me each year how much the health board has spent on both security guards to escort ~~~~~~, and the taxis to take him to and from hospital. Could this be broken down by year. In addition, could you also include any correspondence from NHS Lothian to either the Scottish Government, police force, NHS Scotland or the courts service in the past five years regarding the care of ~~~~~~, and minutes from any meetings regarding his care and ongoing requirements.
Date for Response 09/05/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2492 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2491
Date Received31/03/2011
Details of all parties on the NHS Lothian pharmaceutical list in the last ten years (specific to each year). Copies of all correspondence in order to process this request, refused by NHS Lothian Pharmacy Practice Committee in the last ten years.
Date for Response 28/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2491 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2490
Date Received31/03/2011
How many call-outs for pest controllers have there been at Lothian hospitals and health centres since September 2008 (failing this, since January 2009 is fine)? How much money (approximate figure is fine) has been spent on pest control measures during this time? I would like a break-down figure for the number of visits to each hospital and health centre during this period, with the hospitals and health centres named. I would also like to know what the call-outs were for, (eg, cockroaches, mice, rats, beetles) when they took place, where the pests were found within the hospital and/or health centre, and how they were dealt with. Finally, did any of the infestations result in the closure of any ward or department and if so, where and when.
Date for Response 28/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2490 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2489
Date Received29/03/2011
I would like information concerning: - The number of beds set aside for the elderly at each hospital in the Lothian area for 2010/2011. - The number of beds set aside for the elderly at each hospital in the Lothian area – each year in the past 10 years.
Date for Response 26/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2489 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2488
Date Received24/03/2011
Details of all travel and accommodation made by your health board staff and your medical staff (doctors and consultants). Please provide details of the destination, duration and purpose and the cost to the health board or, if the cost was met by another source, eg private firm, who that was. Please provide the information for the financial years 2007-8, 2008-9 and 2009-10
Date for Response 21/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2488 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2487
Date Received29/03/2011
A list of all staff earning £100,000 a year or more for the years 2009 and 2010. This should include separate breakdowns of name, job title, basic yearly salary, expenses, bonuses and redundancy payments for both years.
Date for Response 26/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2487 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2486
Date Received29/03/2011
The number of managers who are offered private healthcare provision as part of the benefits package in their contracts. The number of staff who have taken this offer up
Date for Response 26/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2486 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2485
Date Received23/03/2011
Please provide the names and specialisms of every single consultant who was in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh during the month of December 2010.
Date for Response 20/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2485 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2484
Date Received24/03/2011
I wish to apply under the Freedom of Information Act for the following please (if relevant). How many and the amount the NHS has in funds from patient donations. This includes cash which cannot be spent by the NHS health board because of restrictions placed on bequests.
Date for Response 21/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2484 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2483
Date Received24/03/2011
I wish to apply under the Freedom of Information Act for the following please (if relevant). How much each hospital within your health board spends on food for patients. I would like the amount spent per day and the unit cost per meal
Date for Response 21/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2483 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2482
Date Received24/03/2011
Our request concerns egg storage and preservation for women and in particular the hospitals policy in 1999. We are seeking to obtain details of the policy in place at the RIE 1999 insofar as to what facilities were available to women seeking to store eggs for re-implantation or donation at a future date. In particular we would wish to know the criteria in place at that time as to which women would be considered suitable for the service, assuming that such a service was in place at the relevant time. In addition we would wish to know if the women’s age past medical history and imminent infertility would also have been factors to consider before storage would have been offered. You should also advise us as to which hospital in Edinburgh would have provided this service if not at your hospital.
Date for Response 21/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2482 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2481
Date Received23/03/2011
I wish to make a Freedom of Information request. The questions are: 1. Do you have a formal policy document for assessing patients’ fitness for surgery, including cancer surgery? 2. What is your methodology for assessing the fitness for surgery? 3. Do you conduct cardiopulmonary exercise testing?
Date for Response 20/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2481 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2480
Date Received22/03/2011
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2002, could provide the following information. The pharmacy located at, 158 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5DX, number of prescription items dispensed on a month to month for the period of 2 years before it ceased trading.
Date for Response 19/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2480 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2479
Date Received22/03/2011
How many staff are/have been on fixed term contracts (FTCs) at any period between 1 April 2009 and 31 march 2011? What is the total number of FTCs that have been or are being terminated, with the contract ending between 1 April 2009 and 31 March 2011? What is the breakdown by department of the total number of FTCs terminated in the above period? What were the reasons for termination? E.g. ending of external funding, service redesign etc. (We are
Date for Response 19/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2479 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2478
Date Received22/03/2011
Please supply a list of all internal audit reports into the operation of the Health Board undertaken since 1 January 2008. This should include the name and date of each report. In order to fulfil this request as cheaply and efficiently as possible, it is suggested that copies of the original files are released.
Date for Response 19/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2478 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2477
Date Received22/03/2011
Under the FOI Act 2002, I request if you could provide the following information. Number of NHS prescriptions dispensed from Jan 2009-Jan 2010 and Jan 2010-Jan 2011 for the Pharmacy located at Muirhouse Shopping Centre Lloyds Pharmacy 55a Pennywell Road EH4 4TY
Date for Response 19/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2477 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2476
Date Received21/03/2011
Does your NHS boards written policy on individual patient treatment requests (IPTR) include: A description of the basis on which requests will be considered; The constitution of the decision making panels; What evidence will be considered; Arrangements for securing expert advice and any new evidence; Arrangements for hearing and reaching decisions on appeal. Does your NHS board’s written policy on IPTR detail the need for members of panels or committees involved in local decision-making to declare any interest which could have an impact on impartiality in decision making? Does your NHS board’s written policy on IPTR describe the opportunities for public involvement in the process within the NHS board’s patient focus and public involvement arrangements? Has your NHS board’s written policy on IPTR been equality impact assessed? Does your NHS board’s written policy on IPTR ensure that information regarding the arrangements for consideration of IPTRs is made available to individual patients; families; carers; and their representatives on request? Does your NHS board’s written policy on IPTR meet the communication and language needs of their audience? Has your NHS board ensured that all clinicians who will be involved in IPTR processes locally are fully aware of and fully conversant with the policy? Does your NHS board’s written policy on IPTR ensure that clinicians are clear about the circumstances in which IPTRs will be supported and on their responsibilities with regard to communicating decisions? Does your NHS boards written policy on IPTR identify personnel who are well placed, appropriately trained and available to support patients through the IPTR process, including information about what the process entails; how and when they will be informed of any decision and any future options, including the appeals process? Does your NHS boards written policy on IPTR articulate the timescales that apply and clarify that there should be no undue delays, while ensuring sufficient time for proper consideration of the case? Does your NHS board’s written policy on IPTR provide the opportunity for patients or a patient advocate to participate in the process, where it is clinically appropriate? Does your NHS board’s written policy on IPTR provide support and information to the patient in relation to their options following a decision, including the appeals process? Does your NHS board’s written policy on IPTR ensure appropriate record keeping arrangements are in place, including records on decisions reached and the outcome of any appeal? Does your NHS board’s written policy on IPTR give consideration to the development of national good practice models in relation to IPTR? Could you please provide me with a copy of your NHS board’s written policy on IPTR?
Date for Response 18/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2476 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2475
Date Received21/03/2011
Does your NHS board have a written policy which describes the range of systems and processes for the managed entry of newly licensed medicines? Does your NHS boards written policy for the managed entry of newly licensed medicines describe the process to make formulary decisions within the wider board governance and accountability arrangements, including arrangements to make available to the public the board’s formulary/approved list? Has your NHS board undertaken an equality impact of your written policy? Does your NHS board’s written policy for the managed entry of newly licensed medicines cater to the language and communication needs of all audiences? Does your NHS board’s written policy for the managed entry of newly licensed medicines provide an opportunity for public involvement in the development of the policy through the NHS boards’ patient focus and public involvement arrangements? Does your NHS boards written policy for the managed entry of newly licensed medicines include: A description of the process for decision making, including the constitution of any panels or committees; The timeframe for decisions; A description of the authority on which decisions can be made included in your NHS board’s policy? Does your NHS board’s written policy for the managed entry of newly licensed medicines clarify the need for members of panels or committees involved in local decision making to declare any interests which could have an impact on the impartiality in decision making? Does your NHS board’s written policy for the managed entry of newly licensed medicines describe the means by which decisions relating to individual patients will be communicated to the patient concerned, their families and carers and the timescales which will apply? Does your NHS board’s written policy for the managed entry of newly licensed medicines include how patients will be made aware of the opportunities to seek a second opinion on proposed treatments with links to further information as appropriate? Does your NHS board’s written policy for the managed entry of newly licensed medicines make available to the public information to describe the arrangements for consideration of newly licensed medicines? How has your NHS board done this? Does your NHS board’s written policy for the managed entry of newly licensed medicines provide an opportunity for public involvement in developing these arrangements within the NHS boards’ patient focus and public involvement arrangements? Does your NHS boards written policy for the managed entry of newly licensed medicines ensure that all staff involved in local decision making is fully conversant with the policies and processes? How has your NHS board done this? Does your NHS board’s written policy for the managed entry of newly licensed medicines identify suitably trained personnel to provide information to individual patients regarding these arrangements on request? Does your NHS board’s written policy for the managed entry of newly licensed medicines have in place arrangements and information available regarding situations where patients may require specialist treatment in tertiary or specialist centres or outside the board’s area? Does your NHS Boards’ written policy for the managed entry of newly licensed medicines have in place a system to monitor the effectiveness of the arrangements for the introduction of new medicines? Does your NHS board’s written policy for the managed entry of newly licensed medicines include the identification and good practice regarding arrangements for new medicines? Could you please provide me with a copy of your NHS board’s written policy for the managed entry of newly licensed medicines?
Date for Response 18/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2475 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2474
Date Received21/03/2011
Please could you let me know the number of individuals who have committed suicide while being treated as an in-patient in your mental health facilities during the last: 10 years? 5 years? 2 years? 1 year?
Date for Response 18/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2474 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2473
Date Received21/03/2011
In the past five years, how many prescriptions of vitamin D, or vitamin D supplements, have been made in the Lothians. Could this be broken down by i) year and ii) cost to the health board. If it is possible to break down by age group, that would be great, if not, don't worry.
Date for Response 18/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2473 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2472
Date Received21/03/2011
I am making a freedom of information request for details of the amount the health board has spent in payments to the Performing Rights Society (now known as PRS for Music) in each of the last five years.
Date for Response 18/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2472 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2471
Date Received21/03/2011
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I request you provide me with the following:- The total spend by NHS Lothian on agency staff for the current year to date and the year 2009/10. I would like this divided by contract agencies i.e. those recognised as providers through NHS National Procurement contracts and those not part of NHS Procurement contracts. I understand this information will be provided within 20 working days under the terms of the act.
Date for Response 18/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2471 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2470
Date Received21/03/2011
1) How much money has been spent in the last ten years on treating asbestos in hospitals. please give a breakdown of what hospitals and when each treatment took place. 2) Provide information on what work has been carried out. 3) The most upto date report on hospitals that have had a problem with asbestos detailing the current state of asbestos within that hospital. 4) Any plans within the next year to treat asbestos in hospitals. Please breakdown what hospital, when and what the treatment will be.
Date for Response 18/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2470 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2469
Date Received21/03/2011
1) How many people in the last five years have been treated for damage to the nose as a result of cocaine abuse. please give a breakdown of figures per year. 2) What sort of damage was common and what common surgery was carried out. 3) How much did these procedures cost.
Date for Response 18/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2469 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2468
Date Received21/03/2011
Can you tell me... How many sick days were taken by NHS staff in your area in 2008, 2009, 2010?Can you clarify some of the reasons for sickness absence and give a breakdown of how many of each were reported? How many days were supply staff brought in to cover sickness absence in 2008? 2009? 2010? What was the cost of hiring supply cover in 2008? 2009? 2010? What was the cost to your NHS board in staff sickness absence pay in 2008? 2009? 2010?
Date for Response 18/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2468 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2467
Date Received21/03/2011
On how many occasions in each of the last four years was a building or property owned by your organisation reported as containing unwanted pests or organisms? For each incident, when did this take place, what steps had to be taken to remove this pest or organism, what were the associated costs of this work, and what organisms or pest was responsible.
Date for Response 18/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2467 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2466
Date Received16/03/2011
Under the Freedom of Information Act, I request if you could provide the following information. - All current pending and new pharmacy application in Edinburgh & Lothians. - Past application with the outcome from January 2010. - Pharmacies that have closed since January 2010. - The date pharmacy located at, 158 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5DX, was granted a contract and date at which it ceased trading.
Date for Response 13/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2466 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2465
Date Received15/03/2011
I would like to make the following Freedom Of Information request: Specifically – for each of the last 8 years, how many incidents of verbal and physical aggression were reported by staff? If possible, for the last full reporting year, could these additional figures be provided? Of the reported incidents, how many were verbal aggression & How many were physical aggression; Of the reported incidents, how many were in NHS property & How many were in the community; How many incidents resulted in the police being contacted; How many incidents resulted in court cases; How many incidents resulted in ASBO applications being made/granted; If the Health Board has its own remedies, what are they and how often were they applied; How many staff days were lost resulting from aggression; How many incidents resulted in a medical discharge/retirement of staff;
Date for Response 12/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2465 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2464
Date Received15/03/2011
Under the Freedom of Information Act could you please provide the following information regarding all Joint Working between Lothian and the pharmaceutical industry: Pharmaceutical companies involved, Project name, SHA/PCT/GPCC involved, Therapy area, Project objectives, Financial outcomes, Patient outcomes, Level of industry involvement, Was this a positive/negative experience, Any other relevant information? Please also attach any relevant documents such as Joint Working Agreements, Project Plans or Project Initiation Documents.
Date for Response 12/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2464 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2463
Date Received14/03/2011
PQ Response - S3W-38737 – NHS Scotland is monitoring the development of Cloud services but has no current plans to let national contracts for cloud based services at this time. If you could please inform me if your Health Board undertakes or is planning to undertake contracts for cloud computing and if so with what companies.
Date for Response 11/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2463 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2462
Date Received14/03/2011
PQ Response – SW-39213 – NHS NES as at February 2010, 2196 nurses and midwives had completed the training programme, as at November 2010, 390 pharmacists had completed the training programme, and as at February 2011, 30 optometrists had completed the training programme. If you could please provide me with how many nurses and midwives, pharmacists, and optometrists have completed the training programme and how many nurses and midwives, pharmacists and optometrists are now prescribing. In addition, I would also like to know if your health board has issued governance agreements to permit qualified nonmedical staff to prescribe in the field of drug and alcohol treatment.
Date for Response 11/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2462 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2461
Date Received14/03/2011
Under the terms of FOISA, can you provide me with the following information: 1. Details of all complaints received in respect of pharmacies located in, and serving by collection/delivery services, the villages of Greenrigg, Seafield, Whitburn and Blackburn, where covered by NHS Lothian (Greenrigg may be covered by two Board areas). Please provide the information by month, preferably, and if not available, by year. If for any reason the information is considered not able to be released, please anonymise where appropriate, and provide an explanation for this. Please provide the information for the years 2007 to date. 2. Please provide details of any discussions and copies of any correspondence relating to pharmacy provision within the proposed new partnership centre at Blackburn. This should cover licensed pharmacists, NHS officers and WLC officers.
Date for Response 11/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2461 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2460
Date Received21/03/2011
Can you give us the figures for various cancers and conditions (listed below) recorded in your area from 1986 to 1987, and for the latest figures ( 2009- 2010) to date. If there are breakdowns of the ages and sex of those patients recorded, that would also be relevant. Skin cancer , Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Cataracts, Thyroid cancer, Leukaemia, Breast Cancer, Multiple Myeloma.
Date for Response 18/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2460 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2459
Date Received09/03/2011
What documents and publications the Health Board automatically make available in British Sign Language? How many requests has the Health Board received to translate a document into British Sign Language have been made in the last five years? How many requests has the Health Board received to translate a document into British Sign Language have been granted in the last five years? How many requests has the Health Board received to translate a document into British Sign Language have been refused in the last five years? How many occasions has a document has been made available in British Sign Language without a request being made? How many staff employed by the Health Board are British Sign Language users? How many staff the Health Board employ who are able to communicate in British Sign Language? How many staff the Health Board employ with qualifications in British Sign Language? What level of British Sign Language has been attained by each of the Health Board employees conversant in the language? How many of the Health Board frontline employees are able to communicate in BSL?
Date for Response 06/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2459 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2458
Date Received09/03/2011
My father, ~~~~~~~~ died -as a result of medical negligence while in the care of the NHS service for which you are responsible. A copy of his death certificate is enclosed. I now require you to provide me with a copy of any -and all -files, data, clinical and/or medical records held by the NHS (including the name/s of the surgeons who operated on my father as well as details of where the contaminated blood injected into him by the NHS was sourced from, and by whom, and when, and what due diligence, if any, was carried out by the NHS to ascertain the source and purity of the (infected) blood from which he subsequently -and consequently -died).
Date for Response 06/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2458 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2458
Date Received09/03/2011
A year or two ago we heard that funds were to be allocated by the Scottish Government to boost the provision of good Respite Care but I am not aware of any significant increase in this care and now gather that it is primarily the responsibility of NHS Boards to plan such services in their areas so, under the Freedom of Information Act, I shall be pleased to receive your information on recent achievements plus currently available funds and accommodations.
Date for Response 06/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2458 Response.
Freedom of Information Reference: 2458-1 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2457
Date Received08/03/2011
1) How many adults have undergone bariatric surgery in your NHS board area this year and in each of the last three years? 2) How many children aged under 18 have undergone bariatric surgery in your NHS board area this year and in each of the last three years, broken down by age? 3) How many adults have been prescribed anti-obesity drugs such as Orlistat in your NHS board area this year and in each of the last three years? 4) How many children aged under 18 have been prescribed anti-obesity drugs such as Orlistat in your NHS board area this year and in each of the last three years, broken down by age? 5) How much has your NHS board spent on anti-obesity drugs such as Orlistat this year and in each of the last three years?
Date for Response 05/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2457 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2456
Date Received08/03/2011
Please can I request a link to / or an email list of all registered chemists and pharmacies premises in Lothian counties under the freedom of information act.
Date for Response 05/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2456 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2455
Date Received07/03/2011
All email, correspondence by letter and record of any telephone calls held by NHS Lothian relating to advice sought by Dr “ME” from the authority (and any of its departments and services) relating to the provision of angioplasty for people with multiple sclerosis, a procedure which is being carried out at the Edinburgh Clinic. Please include, if possible, any internal correspondence between NHS Lothian departments and staff relating to this matter.
Date for Response 04/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2455 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2454
Date Received07/03/2011
Looking for information in relation to payments transferred to Dental Express to the principal dentist ~~~~~~ for dental treatment carried out by me. I need to know how much was paid so I can go to court and proceed this matter with the help of law and jurisdiction (Passed top PSD to respond to).
Date for Response 04/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2454 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2453
Date Received07/03/2011
Does South East Edinburgh LHCC currently offer IVF/ICSI treatments to infertile couples? How many cycles of IVF/ICSI treatment are routinely offered to eligible infertile couples? What maximum and minimum ages are applied when offering IVF/ICSI treatments? What maximum and minimum BMI criteria if any are applied when offering IVF/ICSI treatments and is treatment offered to those who smoke? What is the average age of patients treated for fertility for both male and female patients? What is the average waiting time after GP referral before IVF/ICSI treatment commences? Can drugs alone be prescribed? Are any other criteria applied when infertile couples already have a child or have previously had either NHS or private IVF/ICSI treatments? What criteria if any are applied for the length of the relationship of an infertile couple?
Date for Response 04/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2453 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2452
Date Received07/03/2011
1. Please provide the number of complaints received about practice nurses employed at GPs surgeries within the Lothian area. 2. Please provide details of any complaints received about Nurse~~~~~~ employed at Dr Smarts practice at Bonnyrigg Medical Centre. (refer to Practice)
Date for Response 04/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2452 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2451
Date Received04/03/2011
I am interested in comparing Accident and Emergency records on assaults with police records on assaults. I would like to request access to A+E records from the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh from January 2007 until January 2011. I will be looking at the number of assaults recorded and identifying any age/gender groups and other demographics which are associated with under recording by the police. If successful in my request, the research will not be published and confidentiality will be ensured.
Date for Response 02/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2451 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2450
Date Received04/03/2011
What has the NHS Lothian communication budget been in each of the last five financial years, giving information on a) communications staff budget and b) monies spent on communication literature and documents.
Date for Response 02/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2450 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2449
Date Received03/03/2011
Here's a request under the Freedom of Information Act, along with my contact details. Could you please provide me with the following documents/meeting papers/agendas. 1. NHS Lothian's finance and performance review committee of 28 October 2010. 2. NHS Lothian's area clinical forum of 25 November 2010. 3. NHS Lothian's audit committee of 6 December 2010. 4. NHS Lothian's service redesign committee of 13 December 2010.
Date for Response 01/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2449 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2448
Date Received03/03/2011
Please provide me with a copy of the Audited Accounts for the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for financial year 2010/11 (Not yet available section 17).
Date for Response 01/04/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2448 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2447
Date Received02/03/2011
In the past three years, how many people have been admitted to accident and emergency because of a violent incident. Could this be broken down by i) hospital ii) month and iii) age-group of patient.
Date for Response 31/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2447 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2446
Date Received02/03/2011
During the months of November and December 2010, how many NHS Lothian staff members were unable to get to work because of the adverse weather conditions. Could this be broken down by i) week ii) department the staff member worked in and iii) what percentage of absence this worked out as relating to the department's total workforce.
Date for Response 31/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2446 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2445
Date Received02/03/2011
The following FoI is about Korsakov's Syndrome, sometimes spelt Korsakoff's. In the past five years, how many people have been admitted to NHS Lothian hospitals with the following read codes. E0110, E0111, E0112, E012. Could this be broken down by i) year ii) age-group of patients and iii) if possible how many of these were readmissions.
Date for Response 31/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2445 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2444
Date Received02/03/2011
Appointments and patient numbers in the SE Edinburgh LHP. I would like some data regarding appointments with doctors and patient numbers for practices in the SE Edinburgh LHP. How many patients are registered with each practice? For each practice, how many doctor appointments are made available per week on average (taking into account holidays, study leave, etc)? For each practice, what percentage of these are filled on average? For each practice, what is the consultation rate, i.e. appointments per patient per year?
Date for Response 31/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2444 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2443
Date Received01/03/2011
I am interested in finding out the levels at which your organisation currently (2010/11 and planned spend for 2011/12) supports specific work with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, either in the form of the provision of specific services or workers (e.g. gay and bisexual men's sexual health clinics; provision of condoms etc.), funding for external organisations, purchase of specialist resources, training, consultancy, consultation etc. A breakdown of the type of work supported would be helpful, and if you are able to provide some kind of comparison to the amount spent on specialist Faith work and BME work, that would also be of great interest. It would also be helpful if you could let me know the total head of population that your NHS board covers.
Date for Response 30/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2443 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2442
Date Received01/03/2011
I would like the information requested to cover the last three financial years - that is 2008/09, 2009/10 and the figures so far for 2010/11. I would like to know how much the organisation has paid out in redundancy or severance payments to staff leaving the organisation. I would like to know how many staff have left the organisation on redundancy or severance deals.
Date for Response 30/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2442 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2441
Date Received01/03/2011
Anti-finger trap in mental health facilities – How many mental health facilities safeguard the hinge side of the door to avoid accidental or intentional finger entrapment? The types of product used to do this would be known to the industry as “finger protection”, “door guards” and “hinge guards”. When risk assessing mental health facilities, is clause 2.38 from department for Health’s HTM58 document considered across all mental health facilities? If not, why not? If your facilities do not use finger protection, how was the risk of patients trapping fingers in the hinged reveal between the door and frame in a mental health facility assessed and then mitigated?
Date for Response 30/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2441 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2440
Date Received01/03/2011
Accidents and compensation awarded to mental health patients – Within the Last three years. What is the compensation figure relating to accidents where a patient has hurt themselves unintentionally whilst being cared for in a mental health facility? From this figure, breakdown the types of compensation claims and the cause of the accident. Please detail the number of cases where the patient has required hospitalisation. What is the compensation figure relating to intentional self harming by a patient whilst being cared for in a mental health facility? From this figure, breakdown the types of compensation. What is the compensation figure relating to intentional self harming by patients whilst being cared for in a mental health facility? From this figure, breakdown the types of compensation claims and the cause of the intentional self harm. Please detail the number of cases where the patients has required hospitalisation. What is the compensation figure relating to accidents or self harm where a patient has hurt themselves intentionally or unintentionally – in relation to the door, door ironmongery or doorset? From this figure, breakdown the type of compensation claims and the cause of the intentional self harm. Please detail the number of cases where the patients has required hospitalisation.
Date for Response 30/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2440 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2439
Date Received01/03/2011
Self Harming by patients being cared for in mental health facilities. Which aspects of the patients’ bedroom and doors are safeguarded to prevent mental health patients from self harming whilst being cared for in a mental health facility? How many patients in the last 3 years have self harmed or tried to injure themselves whilst they were being cared for in a mental health facility? From this figure, how many of these cases led to the patient being hospitalised and by which method did they self harm? How many patients in the last 3 years have self harmed or tried to injury themselves using the door or objects/ironmongery/aspects of the door whilst they were being cared for in a mental health facility? From this figure, how many of these cases led to the patient being hospitalised and which method did they use to self harm?
Date for Response 30/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2439 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2438
Date Received28/02/2011
Information regarding the measures you will be taking in the next financial year (2011/12) to avoid patients with long-term conditions being admitted to hospital. Have you been working with any GPs, or private companies, to develop new models of care to enable GPs to prevent patients with long term conditions making unscheduled use of urgent or emergency care? If so please give details. Will you launch any new primary care initiatives to help GPs prevent unnecessary admissions to or attendance at secondary care in 2011/12? If so please give details. If so, have you made any estimates of how much could be saved in 2011/12 by implementing the new initiatives? If so please give details. Have you identified what level of reduction could be achieved in each of the following areas: a) unscheduled hospital admissions b) attendance at accident and emergency c) reductions in length of stay? If so, please give details and identify when you expect the reductions to be achieved by.
Date for Response 28/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2438 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2437
Date Received24/02/2011
I am looking for an organisational chart for the management structure in your board and can't seem to find this on your publication scheme. Could you send it to me? Your help would be greatly appreciated. (Publically Available)
Date for Response 24/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2437 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2436
Date Received24/02/2011
I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act, for information regarding the measures your organisation will be taking in the next financial year (2011/12) to make savings to GP drug prescribing budgets. 1. Have you been working with any GPs, or private companies, to develop prescribing guidelines for GPs? 2. Have you made any estimates of how much your organisation would like to save from the prescribing budget in 2011/12? 3. Will you be placing restrictions on the prescribing of specific drugs or classes of drugs by GPs in 2011/12? If so please give details. 4. Will you launch any new primary care initiatives to help GPs reduce their spend on prescribed drugs in 2011/12? If so please give details.
Date for Response 24/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2436 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2435
Date Received24/02/2011
I'm writing to you under the freedom of information act. Please find enclosed a Parliamentary Question answered by Nicola Sturgeon. In the written answer she states that the NHS Lothian Health Board had lost 65 lost/stolen items in 2007/08, 29 items in 2008/09 and 88 items in 2009/10, please could you provide me with a list of these items. The date they were stolen, the date that they were reported and the value of each item.
Date for Response 24/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2435 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2434
Date Received24/02/2011
I would like the information to cover the past five years. I would like to know how much money the authority has spent outsourcing to legal firms, advocates, solicitor advocates or any combination of these, to represent the authority at employment tribunals. I would like to know the name of the legal firm, advocates or solicitor advocates that the council has outsourced to and, where possible, how much has been paid to each. (Provided by CLO)
Date for Response 24/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2434 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2433
Date Received24/02/2011
Please could you advise who fulfills the following roles for your organization or indicate the closest role to the one stated: Dementia Commissioning Lead, Older People’s Mental Health Commissioning Lead, Mental Health Commissioning Lead, GPwSI in Elderly Care, Dementia Lead, Dementia Specialist Nurse, Older People’s Mental Health Lead, Older People’s Services Lead, Adult Mental Health Lead
Date for Response 24/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2433 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2432
Date Received24/02/2011
Please could you supply the following documents: Dementia Strategies, Patient Care Pathways for Dementia, Treatment Protocols for Dementia.
Date for Response 24/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2432 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2431
Date Received23/02/2011
I would like to know how many foreign objects have been found in patients' bodies (ie those that should not be present) following / as a result of NHS surgery over the past five years. The information should be broken down by year and include what the object was, where in the body it was found and (if possible) the age and sex of the patient. Can you also give details of which hospitals or clinics carried out the surgery that led to the object remaining within a patient?
Date for Response 23/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2431 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2430
Date Received22/02/2011
I would like is the average age of retirement of the 29 consultants not in receipt of awards and the same for the 18 consultants who are in receipt of a distinction award at any level (2009 to 2010). And as lack of individual data risks false conclusions, I ask you to include the years 2006/07 and 2007/08 in your response. If there is to be a great delay in getting the information concerning this latter request then please release the information in two stages but I ask for it as quickly as possible
Date for Response 22/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2430 Response.
Freedom of Information Reference: 2430-1 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2429
Date Received21/02/2011
The trusts/boards HIV and anticoagulation formulary listing. Any protocols, treatment guidelines or standard operating procedures the hospital may have for the use/ prescribing of HIV and anticoagulation products. Please can you provide specific prescribing volumes (number of units) for any HIV products, in particular Prezista and Kaletra. If not, then please can you provide any information in regards the total number of HIV units your trusts/boards prescribes split by Non-nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) and Protease Inhibitors (PIs).
Date for Response 21/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2429 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2428
Date Received18/02/2011
How many improvement or 'Lean' projects are currently running or have completed in the last 3 years? How long have the projects been running? What successful outcomes have any of the improvement or 'Lean' projects achieved? How many unsuccessful improvement or 'Lean' projects have there been and why were they unsuccessful?
Date for Response 18/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2428 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2427
Date Received18/02/2011
Could you please provide me with all correspondence between NHS Lothian and the Sick Kids Friends Foundation since July 8, 2010 to present date. This includes email and written exchanges between the two, and minutes from any meetings which took place.
Date for Response 18/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2427 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2426
Date Received18/02/2011
All correspondence exchanged between NHS Lothian and Consort regarding the new birthing suite at the Simpsons Centre for Reproductive Health, in the past 12 months. Could this include written and email exchanges and minutes from any meetings between the two.
Date for Response 18/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2426 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2425
Date Received18/02/2011
In the past five years, how many patients have been admitted to the Sick Kids Hospital because of alcohol abuse/poisoning. To clarify, I am looking for the number of patients admitted to the RHSC suffering the affects of alcohol. Could this be broken down by i) year ii) age of patient and iii) as much detail as possible surrounding each case.
Date for Response 18/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2425 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2424
Date Received18/02/2011
On how many occasions in the past three years have pest control teams been called to NHS Lothian premises? Could this information be broken down by i) year ii) hospital iii) the purpose of each visit and iv) estimated cost each year.
Date for Response 18/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2424 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2423
Date Received17/02/2011
Details of all team building, professional development and management courses and workshops attended by staff since January 2009. A breakdown of the number of staff who attended and the cost of each course/workshop.
Date for Response 17/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2423 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2422
Date Received17/02/2011
The number of High Dependency Units in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in 2001.
Date for Response 17/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2422 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2421
Date Received17/02/2011
Details of the number of hospital-acquired MRSA cases in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh between 1st October 2001 and 15th December 2001 and a breakdown of in which departments these cases occurred.
Date for Response 17/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2421 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2420
Date Received17/02/2011
A map of The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh as it was in 2001, including an outline of the different departments in the Hospital.
Date for Response 17/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2420 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2419
Date Received16/02/2011
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: NHS Lothian nursing and midwifery staff in post (whole time equivalent WTE) for the following staff groups as at 31 December 2010: 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 staff in post (whole time equivalent WTE) projections for March 2011 for the following staff groups – providing the date the projections were confirmed: total staff, by each staff group , nursing and midwifery staff Agenda for Change bands 5-9, nursing and midwifery staff Agenda for Change bands 1-4.
Date for Response 16/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2419 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2418
Date Received16/02/2011
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: The complete financial performance monitoring returns submitted by NHS Lothian to the Scottish Government for the 6 month period to Sept 10 and nine month period to Dec 10. The financial performance monitoring returns are in the form of an 11 page excel spreadsheet. The complete submissions contain the following tabs: Outturn Statement, I&E Analysis, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow, Memorandum, Savings, Capital Investment, PMS, Dental and Ophthalmic, RRL analysis and Anticipated Allocations CRL.
Date for Response 16/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2418 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2417
Date Received16/02/2011
Whether any a)land or b)property belonging to your organisation has been deemed surplus to requirements and, if so, where the location of this is and whether there are plans for its disposal.
Date for Response 16/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2417 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2416
Date Received16/02/2011
How many buildings belonging to your organisation have been reported as containing asbestos in each of the last four years; and for each case what were the cost implications in terms of isolation, alternative arrangements and removal arising from this.
Date for Response 16/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2416 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2415
Date Received16/02/2011
In your response, you state the following: “In NHS Lothian patients do not make direct requests under the ‘exceptional funding’ process. This is common practice in NHS England but in NHS Lothian individual applications are made by senior cancer clinicians. This includes justification on the basis of available evidence and patient factors – see attached form”. Patients never submit requests to an individual patient request, it is always made on the part of the clinician. In light of this, I would be most grateful if you could review your responses to requests 17-20 looking at clinician requests. These are copied at the end of this email for your information. 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. 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). 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). 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 16/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2415 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2414
Date Received15/02/2011
Every year the public sector in Scotland spends millions of pounds on projects of all sorts. It would appear that in many cases project staff and managers are not properly qualified. Can you please provide; a) Your project management training strategy (e.g. Prince 2, APM, PMI)? b) The number of qualified staff, to one of the above standards, in your organisation? c) The number of unqualified staff working on projects? d) The name of the person responsible for project management training strategy?
Date for Response 15/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2414 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2413
Date Received15/02/2011
would like to make a request for information regarding your Prescribing Formulary. At present we have copies of the following formularies used by NHS Lothian:- Minor Ailment Scheme Formulary 2010; Lothian Joint Formulary 2009 Adult and Lothian Joint Formulary 2009 Children. Could you please advise if these formularies are still current. If any are not I would like to request the most recent copy. Could you please also advise if NHS Lothian still uses all of these formularies, or any we have not listed. I would be grateful if you could answer the following questions if this information is not contained within each formulary; The name of the committee which updates the above? Review dates and next scheduled update dates? Which other organisations use the formulary?
Date for Response 15/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2413 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2412
Date Received15/02/2011
I would like to make a Freedom of Information request to NHS Lothian for copies of current floor plans to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (covering all buildings on the RIE site on Little France Crescent).
Date for Response 15/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2412 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2411
Date Received15/02/2011
Please supply the number of patients currently being treated in your Health Board, for Psoriasis, with the following drugs: Adalimumab, Etanercept, Infliximab, Utekinumab. Please identify the hospital concerned.
Date for Response 15/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2411 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2410
Date Received11/02/2011
Under the Freedom of Information act I would like to request statistics on the number of power wheelchairs or scooters NHS Lothian has provided for free and information on the eligibility criteria used to determine who can receive a power wheelchair or scooter.
Date for Response 11/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2410 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2409
Date Received11/02/2011
Please answer the following questions relating to the Lothian Health Board area: How many patients with Type 2 diabetes were prescribed blood glucose testing strips in 2008-09, 2009-2010 and 2010-2011? How many patients with Type 2 diabetes, who had previously been prescribed testing strips, had their prescription stopped in2008-09, 2009-2010 and 2010-2011? How many patients with Type 2 diabetes, who had previously not been prescribed testing strips, were prescribed strips for self-testing in2008-09, 2009-2010 and 2010-2011? What savings have been made in the latest financial year by withdrawing testing strips for Type 2 diabetes? What projections for future savings have been estimated by restricting testing strips for patients with Type 2 diabetes? Which patient groups or patient representatives were consulted on the proposal to restrict testing strips for patients with Type 2 diabetes? What, if any, savings generated by the withdrawal of testing strips for type 2 diabetes are being reinvested in insulin pump therapy?
Date for Response 11/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2409 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2408
Date Received09/02/2011
Would you please be able to provide me with a high resolution hospital map? I am requesting this on behalf of the Amigo shop, as the images on the website are not high enough quality to use on our information boards (Clarification requested – which site). I am trying to source a high resolution St Johns at Howard Hospital floor plan image. Our Amigo shop has designated clip boards and we would like to have the hospital map with the Amigo shop location pointed out.
Date for Response 15/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2408 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2407
Date Received09/02/2011
Details of all business or working trips to other parts of the UK and overseas made by your health board staff and your medical staff (doctors and consultants). Please provide details of the destination, duration and purpose and the cost to the health board or, if the cost was met by another source, eg private firm, who that was. Please provide the information for the financial years 2007-8, 2008-9 and 2009-10
Date for Response 09/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2407 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2406
Date Received07/02/2011
I am interested in finding out how many hospital admissions related to alcohol there have been from 2008 – 2010 in the under 18 age group. I am also interested in how many alcohol related call outs have been made by ambulance services from 2008 – 2010 for the same age group.
Date for Response 07/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2406 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2405
Date Received07/02/2011
The number of operations that were cancelled by the Board between 1 April 2010 and 1 February 2011. The number of operations that were cancelled by the Board between 1 April and 1 February 2011 which were cancelled because the patient did not attend. The number of operations that were cancelled by the Board between 1 April and 1 February 2011 which were cancelled by the hospital. The number of operations that were cancelled by the Board between 1 April and 1 February 2011 which were cancelled for other miscellaneous reasons.
Date for Response 07/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2405 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2404
Date Received04/02/2011
How many bed numbers there are in your board area as of 1st February 2011.
Date for Response 04/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2404 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2403
Date Received03/02/2011
Please send me: Information of the number of children diagnosed with a nut or peanut allergy between 2003 and 2010, including a breakdown per year.
Date for Response 03/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2403 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2402
Date Received02/02/2011
The number of staff (headcount) on the payroll in the financial years 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 to date. From the total figure given as an answer to question 1, the number of staff (headcount) on the payroll with free or subsidised private health insurance as part of their conditions of employment for the financial years 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 to date. The total cost of private health insurance provision to staff in the financial years 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 to date. If possible, please also break this down by healthcare provider, if not please proceed to provide the total figures.
Date for Response 02/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2402 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2401
Date Received02/02/2011
If a patient has an early morning operation, does not live near the hospital it is scheduled to take place in and does not require hospital treatment the night before, I understand some NHS boards may put them up in a hotel to prevent a blockage of beds. 1. Has your NHS board ever done this? 2. On how many occasions have you booked a patient into a hotel in each of the last five financial years? 3. How much have you spent on patient hotel bills in each of the last five financial years? 4. Please provide details, including the name and location, of all the hotels you have used for this purpose in each of the last five financial years? 5. Have you negotiated a discount with these hotels and how much do you currently pay per room, per night?
Date for Response 02/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2401 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2400
Date Received01/02/2011
1) How many nursing jobs did the health board fill during January 2011? Please break the figures down to show the job title of the jobs filled, whether or not they were part-time or full-time, the salary that was offered and how many applications were received for each of these jobs.
Date for Response 02/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2400 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2399
Date Received01/02/2011
Between October and December 2010 (or the previous 3 months if this information is not available): 1. What was the average waiting time, for patients with alcohol problems, from referral to first assessment with alcohol treatment services? 2. What was the maximum waiting time from referral to first assessment with alcohol treatment services? 3. What was the average waiting time from assessment to treatment with alcohol treatment services? 4. What was the maximum waiting time from assessment to treatment with alcohol treatment services?
Date for Response 02/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2399 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2398
Date Received01/02/2011
For the complete year 2010 I would like to know the total number of complaints made to NHS Lothian. I would like to know the nature of these complaints if the information is held: i.e., Staff conduct 99, Standard of facilities 99 etc
Date for Response 02/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2398 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2397
Date Received01/02/2011
During the 6 month period 1 July 2010 to 31 December 2010 I would like to know the details of all expenses claimed by each member of the executive management team. I would also like to know the details of all spending made to corporate charge cards/credit cards made by the executive management team during the same period.
Date for Response 02/03/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2397 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2396
Date Received31/02/2011
The total agency spend for the period Jan 2010 to end of Dec 2010 for Allied Health Professionals eg. Occupational Therapists, Physios and Speech & Language Therapists (not administrators) and the total agency spend for the same period Jan 2010 to end of Dec 2010 for Nursing Staff (not administrators).
Date for Response 28/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2396 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2395
Date Received28/01/2011
I wish to make a FOI request for the following information. 1. What personal and Medical information including data content does the NHS require a patient to disclose by compulsion prior to the provision of NHS dental treatment and who defines the data content. 2. What is the legal basis for this mandatory/ compulsory disclosure. 3. What disclosure does the Dentist make to NHS or what access does the NHS have to details about dental patient drinking/ smoking habit even in a depersonalised form. 4. What fee is paid to the Dentist for gathering information about patient drinking and smoking habits.
Date for Response 25/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2395 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2394
Date Received27/01/2011
1) How many requests were put through by your organisation for criminal records/background checks on individuals applying to work for your organisation in 2010 through Disclosure Scotland? 2) How many of those checks were essential for the role being applied for (e.g. the role entails working with children)? 3) How many were deemed important but were not "essential" for the role being applied for (e.g. work in a sensitive area, even if the applicant would not have any direct dealings with sensitive issues/vulnerable people/etc)? 4) How many people attempting to work for your organisation did not succeed in gaining employment due to information that came to light following their Disclosure Scotland check (in 2010)? 5) Please provide a breakdown of the role types that failed applications had applied for? (e.g. 'working with children,' 'working with vulnerable adults,' 'role would've provided access to sensitive information,' 'role would've held responsibility for finances,' 'general staff albeit within a sensitive area,' etc) 6) Please provide a breakdown of the reasons for failure of the criminal records/criminal intelligence test, if this is available (e.g. 'previous conviction the rendered applicant unsuitable,' 'police advice,' 'SCRO advice,' etc)
Date for Response 24/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2394 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2393
Date Received27/01/2011
I would like to submit a Freedom of Information request to NHS Lothian regarding staffing levels. I would like to know all staffing levels at all NHS facilities in West Lothian for the past three years please, going back to 2007 levels? This would include the number of nurses, doctors, surgeons and midwives who work full-time at St John's Hospital, GPs in surgeries in every West Lothian town/village, nursing staff who work in communities in all fields of care.
Date for Response 24/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2393 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2392
Date Received08/12/2010
Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2000, 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 Clarification requested
Freedom of Information Reference: 2392 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2391
Date Received27/01/2011
I write to ask for the following information to be made available to me under the 2002 Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act : The number of whole time equivalent ( WTE) staff employed by NHS Lothian in each of the ISD Scotland categories laid out below at each of the following dates : *May 2007 or its nearest month *April 2008 or its nearest month *The latest available month in 2010 - The ISD Scotland categories are : *Medical (Hospital, community and public health services) *Dental (Hospital, community and public health services) * Medical and dental support * Nursing and midwifery *Allied health professions *Other therapeutic services *Personal and social care *Healthcare science *Administrative services *Support services
Date for Response 24/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2391 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2390
Date Received26/01/2011
Can you tell me how many people were diagnosed with rickets and/ or osteomalacia by your health board in 2010. Can you also break this down into a suitable age-range? i.e 15-24, 25-34 etc, Can you also supply the answers to the above figures for the years 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006.
Date for Response 23/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2390 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2389
Date Received26/01/2011
How many children of the age of 15 or under have your Trust treated for alcohol addiction since the beginning of 2008? For each child I would like you to break down the statistics as follows: - How old was each child? What was the sex of each child? On what dates did they start and finish treatment? (If it is still ongoing please just state "ongoing")
Date for Response 23/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2389 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2388
Date Received26/01/2011
How many children of the age of 15 or under have your Trust treated for drug overdoses since the beginning of 2008? For each child I would like you to break down the statistics as follows: - How old was each child? What was the sex of each child? On what date were they admitted to hospital? How many days were they kept in hospital before they were discharged? How were they treated? (ie, stomach pumped, given tablets etc) What drug, if known, had they overdosed on? (if not known, please state unknown)
Date for Response 23/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2388 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2387
Date Received26/01/2011
How many members of Trust staff have been given redundancy packages since the beginning of 2008? For each staff member I would like you to break down the statistics as follows: - How much money did they receive? When did they receive the package? What was their title?
Date for Response 23/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2387 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2386
Date Received25/01/2011
This is a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information I require is as follows: •1. How much was spent on locum doctors and consultants in: (a) 2007/08 (b) 2008/09 (c) 2009/10 (d) 2010/11 (up to 31 December 2010) 2. How much was spent on bank nurses in: (a) 2007/08 (b) 2008/09 (c) 2009/10 (d) 2010/11 (up to 31 December 2010).
Date for Response 22/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2386 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2385
Date Received25/01/2011
Using the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act, I would like to know of all the donations (both financial and otherwise) which have been made to NHS Lothian in each of the past five years with conditions attached. For example, the Royal Bank of Scotland's donation of a scanner in 2008 with the condition that its staff had access to the equipment 25 per cent of the time. Please provide the date of donation, the sums involved and the conditions attached.
Date for Response 22/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2385 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2384
Date Received25/01/2011
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 October 2010 to present date (24th January 2011), 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 22/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2384 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2383
Date Received24/01/2011
I'd like to make the following request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act. How many doctors employed by your health board have been convicted of a criminal offence in the last three years? - Please list the nature of any convictions recorded, and, if possible, the rank/level of the doctor convicted. - If possible, please break these down by year of conviction.
Date for Response 21/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2383 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2382
Date Received24/01/2011
Covidien ProTack 174006 single use device – When did the Health Board first use that instrument and when did the Health Board withdraw the instrument for use in the hospital (if applicable)? How many patients suffered injuries because of the instrument not working correctly? When did any such injuries occur? What were the injuries?
Date for Response 21/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2382 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2381
Date Received24/01/2011
Please provide me with copies of your annual accounts for 2010/11 and the names of the Auditor and their fee to do you annual accounts.
Date for Response 21/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2381 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2380
Date Received24/01/2011
I would like to request that the following be provided to me: What was the cost, destination, number of attendees and purpose of any foreign trip made in a professional capacity by your staff over the last four years
Date for Response 21/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2380 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2379
Date Received21/01/2011
I recently saw a copy of the minute for the Lothian NHS Board Meeting of 28 July 2010. At Para 40.2 there is reference to a note that was to be prepared by NHS Lothian sources and sent to WLC. I would be grateful if you could please email me a copy of the note that was sent to the Council following this meeting. An early response would be appreciated.
Date for Response 18/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2379 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2378
Date Received21/01/2011
would like to establish full details of the ‘child healthy weight intervention programme’ which is run by your health board. I would like to establish the following: How many people have been invited to take part in the programme to date. How many people have taken up the invitation to date. How many people taking part in the programme to date have lost weight. How much Scottish Government funding you have received to date for this programme.
Date for Response 18/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2378 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2377
Date Received20/01/2011
On how many occasions in each of the last four years was your organisation compelled to close all of part of a building or facility due to pest infections? For each incident, what building or facility was closed, for how long was it closed , and what organism was responsible for the infestation?
Date for Response 17/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2377 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2376
Date Received20/01/2011
1) How many "individual patient treatment requests" or "exceptional prescribing requests" (as they were formerly known) did the board receive during each of the financial years 2008/09, 2009/10 and so far in 2010/11? These are requests from patients for access to treatments which are not generally approved for NHS use by the SMC, thus requiring special permission for their use by the NHS. 2) How many of these requests were approved (so the board funded the treatment) in each of the financial years 2008/09, 2009/10 and so far in 2010/11? If possible, what drugs did the requests involve? How many requests were refused in each year, and what drugs did those involve? 3) What was the cost of prescribing for the approved requests in each of the financial year 2008/09, 2009/10 and 2010/11? i.e. how much did the board spend on the drugs it did eventually give to patients?
Date for Response 17/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2376 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2375
Date Received20/01/2011
I would like monthly data from January 2008 to the most recent month available. The number of in-patients who were under 24-hour supervision by NHS Lothian staff. (By this I mean individuals specifically judged to need a member of staff to watch them at all times, for either psychological or clinical reasons, i.e. above and beyond general ward supervision.) The number of in-patients who self-harmed while under 24-hour supervision. The total number of self-harm incidents that took place among in-patients under 24-hour supervision. If your Trust covers multiple hospitals/facilities, please list all figures by hospital/facility where possible
Date for Response 17/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2375 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2373
Date Received24/12/2011
I need the following information: • When was the Public Consultation carried out for an application from Neeraj Salwan of Reach Pharmacy to provide pharmaceutical services at 3 LOGANLEA ROAD, ADDIEWELL, LOGANLEA, EH55 8HN dated 9th February 2010? • Who was consulted as part of the Public Consultation exercise which the board have to carry out as part of these applications? • How was the Public Consultation exercise carried out and over what period of time? • What was the outcome of this Public Consultation exercise? ( and I need a copy of the replies sent back if any) • Who was notified to the responses received from the Public Consultation and when were these sent out?
Date for Response 29/01/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2373 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2372
Date Received17/01/2011
How many under-18s were drunk/treated for drink-related issues in your hospitals' accident and emergency departments in the year ending December 31, 2010. I wish to have this information broken down by age, as far as is possible.
Date for Response 14/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2372 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2371
Date Received17/01/2011
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2005, could you please provide me with number of female surgeons trained to undertake vascular surgery in Lothian and borders, also the locations where they practice. The information can be provided by email.
Date for Response 14/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2371 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2370
Date Received17/01/2011
I would like to make a freedom of information request for the following please - I would like to know how much the health authority has paid out in compensation to staff for injuries they have sustained in the course of their work. I would like this broken down by the type of injury sustained in each settlement and the post held by each recipient of compensation. I would like this information to cover the past five years and be broken down by each year over this period.
Date for Response 14/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2370 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2369
Date Received17/01/2011
Can you please supply me a list of GP practices who have received payment for insulin initiations under a locally enhanced or other service.
Date for Response 14/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2369 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2368
Date Received17/01/2011
Please could you tell me how many of your staff work from home, which departments they work in, the type of work they do from home, how many hours per week they work from home, whether the work from home is undertaken on a permanent or ad hoc basis and the set up costs for each employee who works from home? I would also like to know the pay grade of each member of staff who works from home. Could I have this information for all NHS staff including doctors? Could you also tell me whether the employees who work from home have remote access to NHS systems and who provides this facility (eg BT N3) including the cost, per month for each employee to use this?
Date for Response 14/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2368 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2367
Date Received17/01/2011
I would be obliged if you could inform me how much capital funding banked with the Scottish Executive is still available to the board and whether this has been reduced as part of the revised arrangement for capital funding included within the Scottish Executive’s draft Budget. In the event of capital funding being reduced if you could – outline the impact of this decision on the Board’s capital spending plans; outline what the implications are for future projects and; outline whether the Board has been given any indication of its future capital allocation and, if so, what impact this will have on any future plans.
Date for Response 14/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2367 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2366
Date Received14/01/2011
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).
Date for Response 11/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2366 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2365
Date Received12/01/2011
Specifically, I would like to know the number of Fol requests you have received in the past twelve months -from November 2009 to December 2010, and what an estimation of the cost of answering these is. Further, I would be very grateful if you would be able to tell me how many of these Fol requests came from Labour MSPs (or their staff), and the cost of these broken down by MSP.
Date for Response 09/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2365 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2364
Date Received12/01/2011
I am writing to request under the Freedom of Information Act the following information: How many "serious untoward incidents" (incidents when a person suffers serious injury, permanent harm, unexpected death or a near miss) have been recorded by the health board in each of the past five years, broken down by year and giving the details and cause of each incident.
Date for Response 09/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2364 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2363
Date Received10/01/2011
Would it be possible for NHS Lothian to let me know the number of consultants retiring from NHS work over a period of time, say the last 3 or 5 years, the age at which each has retired and which ones were in receipt of a distinction award? Not the names, obviously, just something like, ‘consultant 1 retired age 62 and was not in receipt of award, etc’.
Date for Response 07/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2363 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2362
Date Received10/01/2011
Could NHS Lothian please let me know how many salaried GPs it employs, what pay grades it adopts for such practitioners and what management structure is in place to support them?
Date for Response 07/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2362 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2361
Date Received06/01/2011
In the past five years in the Lothians, how many people have been diagnosed with alcohol-related dementia? Could this be broken down by i) year. Also, could you reveal the estimated annual cost of treating a patient with alcohol-related dementia? (LOCAL AUTHORITIES)
Date for Response 03/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2361 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2360
Date Received06/01/2011
In the past three years, how many home births have taken place in the Lothians. I would also like to know how many of these resulted in the mother being taken to hospital either before, during or immediately after the home birth. Could this be broken down by year.
Date for Response 03/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2360 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2359
Date Received06/01/2011
Under the Freedom of Information Act, could you please give me papers, agendas and any other related documents from the following NHS Lothian meetings: - Lothian area clinical forum meeting held September 16, 2010 - Finance and performance review committee held October 13, 2010 - Healthcare governance and risk management committee held October 5, 2010
Date for Response 03/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2359 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2358
Date Received06/01/2011
How much compensation (if any) have you paid to women who became pregnant while using - or were injured by - contraceptive implants in each of the last five years? How many women have been affected in this way in each of the last five years? What is the largest and smallest sums paid out in each of the last five years?
Date for Response 03/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2358 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2357
Date Received05/01/2011
I am writing to request the latest editions of the following documents for NHS Lothian - Business Plan 2010-2011, Clinical Governance Report 2009-2010.
Date for Response 02/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2357 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2356
Date Received05/01/2011
I would be grateful if you could provide the following information under Freedom of Information legislation. 1) For the period from December 25th 2010 to December 28th 2011 inclusive, how much did the board spend providing out-of-hours GP cover? 2) For the period from January 1st 2011 to January 4th 2011 inclusive, how much did the board spend providing out-of-hours GP cover? 3) Fo comparison, from December 18th 2010 to December 21st 2010 inclusive, how much did the board spend providing out-of-hours GP cover?
Date for Response 02/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2356 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2355
Date Received05/01/2011
1. Details of financial assistance/grant/allowances and their value that has been given to ~~~~~ atSayegh Orthodontics at 93B Uphall station road, Pumpherston. EH53 0NU. 2. Details of financial assistance/grant/allowances and their value that has been given to ~~~~~ at Sayegh Orthodontics at 3 Parkway Retail Unit, Almondvale, Livingston. EH54 6ZW.
Date for Response 02/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2355 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2355
Date Received05/01/2011
I write to you further to the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 to request the following information: 1. How much did your board receive in compensation in each of the last two years as a consequence of the drop in income following the reduction of prescription charges? 2. How many prescriptions were dispensed in each of the last five years? 3. How many items have heen dispensed in the minor ailments service in each of the past five years? 4. What has your Board's total expenditure on prescriptions been in each of the past five years? 5. What guidance has been sent to Pharmacists in your Board area about minor ailments services once prescription charges are abolished? 6. What guidance has been received from the Scottish Government in regards to question no. 5?
Date for Response 02/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2355-1 Response.
Freedom of Information Reference: 2355-2 Response.

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2354
Date Received05/01/2011
I would like to know what gifts and hospitality has been offered by your organisation to others between 1st January 2010 and 31 December 2010. I would like to know what the gift/ hospitality was, its value and whether it was accepted or not and if held the reason for its offering. I would also like to know who each gift/hospitality was offered to but where appropriate without names, ie, member of the public, MP, MSP, Councillor etc; In relation to this I would ask your organisation to consider that there is a public interest in knowing who is receiving gifts/hospitality from a public body, particularly where it is being funded by the public purse. It is reasonable to conclude that it is in the interest of the organisation to be as open and transparent as possible when it comes to ‘perks’ being dished out from public funds. I would ask your organisation to consider that there is a public interest in recipients being named where they hold senior positions and accountable positions such as elected representatives and senior staff from public organisations. When providing this information I would also like a copy of any policy documents held by your organisation in relation to the offering of gifts and hospitalities.
Date for Response 02/02/2011
Freedom of Information Reference: 2354 Response.

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