Freedom of Information 2012

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 31861
Date Received: 29/06/2013

I would like to request information on the costs incurred by NHS Lothian due to the recent closure of three operating theatres at the ERI because of flies and a leaking roof. I believe two theatres were closed due to an infection risk, one from June 18 - 25 and another from June 21 - 25, while another was shut from June 22 - 27 due to the leaking roof. Could you please provide as much information as possible on all known costs of the closures. I understand contingency measures were put in place, including use of theatres at weekends, while extensive cleaning, investigations and infection control measures were carried out. Please include additional staffing costs, fees charged by any contractors, any new equipment that was needed and all other costs which were incurred to the knowledge of NHS Lothian. Could you also tell me whether these costs are to be paid for from NHS Lothian budgets or whether the sum will be paid by Consort.

Date for Response: 27/07/2013 - View 31861 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 31211
Date Received: 11/05/2012

I would like to request some information under Freedom of Information. I would like to see what guidance has been issued to staff to instruct them on correct terms and language to use when talking to members of the public or other colleagues. I would like see any guidance that has been issued to staff since 2010. I would also like to see any guidance that has been issued since 2010 on how NHS staff should dress while at work.

Date for Response: 08/06/2012 - View 31211 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3796
Date Received: 01/05/2013

May I request the number of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) procedures undertaken since the service was launched in October 2012 at the ERI? Which health boards were the patients were referred from? May I ask for a breakdown per Health Region of the 29 TAVI patients so far?

Date for Response: 30/05/2013 - View 3796 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3794
Date Received: 01/05/2013

The number of employees currently earning £100,000 or more per year. Include the position of that employee, their exact salary and the hospital they work at (if possible). Provide the above information for the years 2009/10; 2010/11; 2011/12. Annual Accounts

Date for Response: 30/05/2013 - View 3794 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3793
Date Received: 01/05/2013

The number of all females(including children) admitted to A&E due to alcohol consumption in 2012/13. Include a breakdown of the age of the person and the hospital they were admitted to. Provide the above information for the years 2009/10; 2010/11; 2011/12 and 2012/13.

Date for Response: 30/05/2013 - View 3793 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3760
Date Received: 10/04/2013

We kindly request that the Lothian NHS Board provides the following information pursuant to the Act: a. Copies of the Lothian NHS Board's, or former equivalent body's, clinical guidelines, formulary or prescribing guidelines to doctors on prescribing medicines for depression and related conditions, for each year from 1998 to 2006 (the Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) classification recommended by the World Health Organisation for these medicines during this period was "N 6A"). b. The names of the individuals and/or the organisations which assisted and/or had a role and/or provided comments in the process of setting these guidelines or formulary. c. (i) From 1998 to 2006, were community pharmacies consulted and/or represented on the relevant committees which considered these guidelines? Please include details of the relevant area prescribing committees. (ii) How did these pharmacies contribute to these guidelines? d. Particulars of the process by which these guidelines were set. e. Copies of examples of tender notices (including but not restricted to, notices published in the Official Journal of the European Communities (OJEC)), for each year from 1998 to 2006 for procuring medicines for depression and related conditions.

Date for Response: 09/05/2013 - View 3760 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3751
Date Received: 08/04/2013

In EACH of the last five calendar years how many patients were offered surgery in England by your health board? How many patients took up that offer in EACH of the last five calendar years? How much did it cost your health board to provide this surgery in England?

Date for Response: 08/05/2013 - View 3751 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3747
Date Received: 08/04/2013

I would like to know about animals that are found in hospitals in your area. These include pests, rodents and any other animals that are found. I would like this information since 2010. I would like to know the hospital where they were found, what animal was found, how many of the animal was found, how they were removed, whether they posed any health risks to patients and how much it costs to remove them. I would also like to know how much your area has spent on pest control in total since 2010.

Date for Response: 07/05/2013 - View 3747 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3743
Date Received: 03/04/2013

1. The number of formal complaints received by NHS Lothian relating to the provision of health care at Edinburgh Prison, on a monthly basis, from 1 November 2012 to 31 March 2013. 2. The number of formal complaints Upheld, Partly Upheld or Not Upheld, during the same period. 3. A breakdown of the subject of clinical complaints received, including those relating to the prescribing and administration of medication. 4. The percentage of response times to complaints meeting the response target, also on a monthly basis from 1 November 2012 to 31 March 2013. 5. The number of requests received from the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman for information regarding the provision of healthcare to Edinburgh Prison from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013.

Date for Response: 01/05/2013 - View 3743 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3738
Date Received: 02/04/2013

I am looking for information on Bangour Village Hospital mainly floor plans of the villas and a schedule of when the individual buildings closed. The floor plans I would particularly like to see would be Villas 1/2/Admin Block, Villa 8, Villa 7, Villas 3/4/5/6 and the Nurses Accommodation. The information I am looking for in regard to the closure of Bangour Village Hospital would be when each building was closed and what they were latterly used for.

Date for Response: 30/04/2013 - View 3738 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3710
Date Received: 21/03/2013

Under Freedom of Information I would like to know how much money has been spent by your health board to pay private taxi firms to transport patients. I would like to know how much you have spent year-by-year from 2007-2012.

Date for Response: 22/04/2013 - View 3710 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3705
Date Received: 20/03/2013

I would like to know if NHS Lothian provides Religious and Cultural Male Circumcision (RIC) to those who ask for it.

Date for Response: 19/04/2013 - View 3705 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3703
Date Received: 19/03/2013

Is it possible to provide me with estimated costs for each cardio procedure listed? Resting ECG/12 LEAD ECG, Stress Test and short term monitoring, Holter, event, and long term monitoring, Paediatric and Neonatal monitoring.

Date for Response: 18/04/2013 - View 3703 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3698
Date Received: 14/03/2013

Does your organization have a training strategy in place, and if so can we have a copy? How much did you spend on training annually in the last financial year? Is there a training budget for each department or is this done centrally? Can you provide a list of all training suppliers you have used in the last financial year? I understand you use the OGC for your frameworks, but is there anything other framework you use outside of this? Are there any other contracts in place for training? Please advise on how many staff are employee by your organization?

Date for Response: 13/04/2013 - View 3698 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3674
Date Received: 12/03/2013

1) Please provide a figure for the average daily maternity beds available in EACH of the last five years, broken down by hospital? 2) Please provide a figure for the average daily maternity beds occupied in EACH of the last five years, broken down by hospital? 3) What was the average daily throughput in maternity wards in EACH of the last five years, broken down by hospital?

Date for Response: 11/04/2013 - View 3674 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3666
Date Received: 11/03/2013

May I request the number of TAVI procedures undertaken since the service was launched in October 2012 at the ERI and also which health boards the patients were referred from.

Date for Response: 10/04/2013 - View 3666 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3608
Date Received: 21/03/2013

How much did the health board spend in 2012 on taxis for patients discharged from hospital to get home. How much did the health board spend in 2012 on taxis for patients discharged from hospital at night (between 9pm and 9am) to get home.

Date for Response: 22/04/2013 - View 3608 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3530
Date Received: 08/01/2013

How many doctors and nurses, respectively, have been suspended due to misconduct by the Health Board in the year 2011/12. For each case if possible please include the offence in question; the position of the doctor/nurse; how long they were suspended for; the hospital from which they were based. Please provide the above information for the years 2008/09; 2009/10; 2010/11.

Date for Response: 03/02/2013 - View 3530 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3527
Date Received: 08/01/2013

I am writing to request information on the recently released Toxbase App for iOS. It is listed on the iTunes store as having been developed by Lothian Health Board on behalf of the NPIS. I would like to know: 1) Total cost of development of the app, including initial cost for development and any ongoing costs or fees levied by the developers. 2) the total number of downloads of the app so far (which is initially a free download) 3) the total number of annual subscriptions completed (this is a subsequent in-app purchase made after the app is downloaded). 4) the breakdown of these annual subscriptions (NHS or non-NHS)

Date for Response: 03/02/2013 - View 3527 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3526
Date Received: 08/01/2013

I recently came across the "Review of Thoraco-Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Services within NHS Scotland, National Services Division, October 2007", and wondered if you had a similar report for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms and/or Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms, apart from the above entitled document? I am interested in all the same data as the first report, just now, for AAA or TAA.

Date for Response: 03/02/2013 - View 3526 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3525
Date Received: 08/01/2013

How much did the NHS Lothian spend on staff travel 2010, 2011 and 2012? How many members of staff have cars provided to them as part of their job? What was the annual cost of this provision in 2010, 2011, 2012? Does NHS Lothian have video conferencing facilities? If so please provide some further details - make, model, date of installation, quantity etc. If none what plans (if any) are in place for the installation of such technology? How many video conferencing calls were made by NHS Lothian in 2010, 2011 and 2012?

Date for Response: 03/02/2013 - View 3525 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3524
Date Received: 07/01/2013

Full detail of the financial cost to fully vaccinate one child, with all the standard immunisations offered under the childhood immunisation programme (list provided). That is the financial cost the Health Board is required to pay the manufacturers/producers of the vaccines plus labour cost administering the vaccines. Could you also please provide the information of the financial cost/price of each individual vaccine offered under the Childhood Immunisation Programme listed below. That is the financial cost to the Health Board, required to provide and administer each individual one of these vaccines.

Date for Response: 02/02/2013 - View 3524 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3522
Date Received: 07/01/2013

Staff sickness absence rates over past 5 years: total and those due to “stress” or similar. Grievance rates over past 5 years: total and those raised under “Dignity at Work”, specifically bullying if this is identified as a separate category. In the latter group how many have been upheld? What percentage of grievances have been fully completed within the agreed time frame? What actions if any have been taken by Health Board to establish incidence of staff bullying within the organisation within the past 5 years?

Date for Response: 02/02/2013 - View 3522 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3522
Date Received: 04/01/2013

Full and detailed records of the disinfections carried out on the cooling towers located at Northern British Distillery Company and Macfarlan Smith Limited by the environmental health officers on 3 June 2012. This should include details of the disinfectant used, the time of contact with the cooling towers and the level of disinfectant when added (parts per million or mg/litre). Images/photographs taken by the environmental health officers of the cooling towers on 3 June 2012, particularly the internal condition of the cooling towers , the sump and underside of cooling tower packs. Records of the methodology for legionella sampling of the cooling towers at the above sites on the 3 June 2012, to include from where the samples were taken, the size and numbers of the samples, details of the sample bottles, which laboratory received the samples, details of the chain of evidence from taking the samples to provision of results and, finally, copies of the laboratory reports following analysis for the presence of legionella bacteria in the samples – forward to NHSL by CoEC.

Date for Response: 01/02/2013 - View 3522 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3521
Date Received: 07/01/2013

A copy of of all reports or communications produced as a result of an internal investigation into claims of waiting times manipulations raised by former employee Naomi Hamilton. By way of guidance the internal investigation is referred to here: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/28862.aspx?r=7583&mode=html When I raised the issue of waiting times in NHS Lothian, I did not know that an internal NHS Lothian report had already been produced, after a request by Naomi Hamilton. That report, which was produced well before I raised the issue, had never seen the light of day and here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/12_06_12_fo4_nhsqueues.pdf Naomi Hamilton blew the whistle in March 2010. The hospital investigated, but decided there was no basis to her claims.

Date for Response: 02/02/2013 - View 3521 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3520
Date Received: 07/01/2013

Could I request a copy of how many of the following posts were advertised internally (i.e. open to internal candidates only) in NHS Lothian in 2012: 1)Band 6 physiotherapist 2)Band 5 physiotherapist

Date for Response: 02/02/2013 - View 3520 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3519
Date Received: 07/01/2013

Use of physical techniques to achieve drugging or electroshock within mental health patients? All documentation of approved within each board? Foi. What mechanisms are in place to enforce The Equality Act, "Protected Characteristics" as define within named act? Documentation of relates to prevention of breaches of named Act of Parliament. This FoI is addressed to each Health Board, and is not for distribution to the NHS, Mental Welfare Commission, of taken no action to protect characteristics; taken no action to defend patient welfare. A physical technique would be use of hands or actual contact body to body rather than non physical from use of voice (non threatening), written, visual literature or media.

Date for Response: 02/02/2013 - View 3519 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3516
Date Received: 24/12/2012

The number of Band 5 Mental Health Nurses in Lothian NHS, the number of Band 6 Mental Health Nurses in Lothian NHS, and the number of Mental Health Nurses in Lothian NHS at a grade higher than Band 6.

Date for Response: 25/01/2013 - View 3516 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3515
Date Received: 21/12/2012

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In 2011 The National Prescribing Centre issued guidelines to the NHS relating to the prescribing of ‘specials’ (unlicensed medicines) in England. In the same year, melatonin accounted for the majority of specials prescriptions, representing £16.5 million per annum. In order to understand the level of adherence to these guidelines as well as the availability and any constraints around this prescription, of the licensed product, we respectfully request the following information to be disclosed: 1. Has your organisation issued any specific guidance relating to the provision of licensed and unlicensed melatonin in: a. Adults b. Children . 2. Where it has, please provide copies of the current guidelines relating to the above.

Date for Response: 24/01/2013 - View 3515 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3514
Date Received: 20/12/2012

I kindly request details of the number of known cases of the parasitic disease schistosomiasis, or bilharzia, within your health board’s area in each of the past five years. I would like to receive: The total number of patients with schistosomiasis, or bilharzia, and their ages. The total number of patients exhibiting symptoms of schistosomiasis, or bilharzia, and their ages. The total number of people screened for schistosomiasis, or bilharzia, and their ages

Date for Response: 23/01/2013 - View 3514 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3511
Date Received: 17/12/2012

I would be grateful if you could help me with the following freedom of information request. I would like to know the details of any unpaid bills for treating patients from outside of the EU for the most recent year that is available (ideally up to 2012 however if that is not available then 2010/2011 please.) For each unpaid bill I would like to know what the treatment received was, how much it cost and the country of origin of the patient. I would also like to see the same figures please for the previous year i.e. 2009/10 or 2010/11 depending on the data available. If you have any concerns or queries about this request please do not hesitate to contact me.

Date for Response: 18/01/2013 - View 3511 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3510
Date Received: 19/11/2012

Please will you provide me with the last three month’s statistics for Page Views and Visits for each of your hospital websites/pages, for example, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, St John’s Hospital, Astley Ainslie Hospital etc. Provided – missed off brief.

Date for Response: 17/12/2012 - View 3510 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3509
Date Received: 13/12/2012

In accordance with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, may I please request the following information: On 20 November 2012, The Pharmacy Practices Committee convened to consider an application for inclusion in the pharmaceutical list, dated 23 April 2012, by The Elixir Pharmacy Group in respect of the address, 218 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5DT. May I please be provided with a copy of all the written representations received during the Board's public consultation - in particular John Palmer (Grange Prestonfield Community Council); Ian Murray (Labour Party, Edinburgh South) and Cllr Cameron Rose (Conservative Party). What procedure did the Board adopt when choosing whom to consult during its public consultation for this and is it prescriptive to consult the Community Council, one Labour MP and one Conservative Party Councillor? Any unsolicited letters of support made available to the Committee. May I also be provided with the maps of the area surrounding the proposed premises, detailing the location of the nearest pharmacies and GP surgeries, deprivation categories and population density, as well as all the details of the number of prescriptions dispensed, that the Committee had before them. The Committee were also provided with “Pharmacy Profiles” of the nearest pharmacies detailing opening hours, premises facilities and services offered. May I please have a copy of this document. Finally, what training have the Lay Members of the Committee undertaken, with respect to the new regulations governing control of entry.

Date for Response: 16/01/2013 - View 3509 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3508
Date Received: 12/12/2012

1. The number of times pest control has been needed to resolve a rodent problem in your NHS area hospitals since 2005. Listed per hospital, year and number of times. 2. The number of times staff have reported a rodent problem in your NHS area hospitals since 2005. Again listed per hospital, year and the number of times.

Date for Response: 15/01/2013 - View 3508 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3507
Date Received: 10/12/2012

I would like to know, please, how many maternity bookings there have been in NHS Lothian in each calendar month for which you have figures, since January 2011. If you are aware of any factors that may have impacted on your figures (e.g. the closure of a maternity unit) then please do provide that information for context, so that I can avoid making comparisons between 2011 and 2011 figures that might be misleading.

Date for Response: 11/01/2013 - View 3507 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3506
Date Received: 07/12/2012

1) For each year how many times the health board has offered treatment for laser eye surgery which has been inadequate or gone wrong? 2) As much detail as possible on when the treatment occurred, what was involved in the treatment, the cost of the procedure and the failure of the original laser eye surgery. 3) The number of times the health board has offered and carried out laser eye treatment. 4) The cost to the health board, for each year, of carrying out laser eye surgery or having the treatment referred to private providers

Date for Response: 10/01/2013 - View 3506 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3505
Date Received: 07/12/2012

Under FOISA, please supply the information requested below. By year since 2005, please supply the numbers of ITU/HDU beds available by hospital at all NHS Lothian hospitals. Please also provide the population catchment numbers by year, for the individual hospitals if possible, or the overall NHS Lothian catchment population if not.

Date for Response: 10/01/2013 - View 3505 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3503
Date Received: 06/12/2012

The weekly cost per patient to provide treatment and support in the LEAP Programme, Malta House, Edinburgh including the costs maintenance, property costs, staffing, training and administration etc. It would be helpful if you were to provide any brief notes which might be necessary to understand the context of the information provided.

Date for Response: 09/01/2013 - View 3503 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3502
Date Received: 06/12/2012

Under Freedom of Information I would to know a list of job titles in your organisation where the salary is £40,000 plus. For each job I would like a brief description of the job itself and what department the person works in.

Date for Response: 09/01/2013 - View 3502 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3497
Date Received: 04/12/2012

Under Freedom of Information I would like to know the numbers of babies born in your health board that weighed over 10 pounds at birth. I would like to know how many babies were born weighing over 10 pounds for the past ten years (2002-2012). And I would to know the weights of the top five heaviest babies born over this period. For these top five heavy babies I would like to know whether they were delivered with or without a c-section.

Date for Response: 07/01/2013 - View 3497 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3495
Date Received: 04/12/2012

May I request, under the Freedom of Information Act, a list of the Trust's largest 100 contractors / suppliers (measured by value, but values are not required).

Date for Response: 07/01/2013 - View 3495 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3494
Date Received: 03/12/2012

We act on behalf of the above named in connection with a claim for contraction of E-coli whilst on holiday in Egypt. We are making the following request for information under the above Act. Please provide us with the following: I. Details of the number of instances of diagnosed E-coli in Scotland from 1 January 2012 to date. 2. If identified, details of where the E-coli was contracted in each instance. 3. Of those identified as suffering from E-coli, how many were placed on restriction orders.

Date for Response: 24/12/2012 - View 3494 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3493
Date Received: 03/12/2012

The total number of deaths where malnutrition was listed as the primary cause of death in each of the following calendar years 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13. broken down by age, into the following groups: 0-12, 13-19, 20-40, 40-65, over 65 and The total number of deaths where malnutrition was listed as a contributory factor in the death in each of the following calendar years, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 broken down by age, into the following groups: 0-12 13-19, 20-40, 40-65, over 65.

Date for Response: 04/01/2013 - View 3493 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3492
Date Received: 03/12/2012

With regards to Pharmacy premises self evaluation forms - Community Pharmacy Premises Guidance and Assessment Tool - may I be provided with information relating specifically to Lindsay and Gilmour Pharmacy, 6 Milton Road West, Edinburgh, EH15 1LF. The information I require is: Any assessment forms that have been filled in, to present day, which have identified specific areas for improvement and have agreed with the NHS Board a development plan. The Board's judgement with regards to the deficiency and the development plan submitted. Any subsequent grants paid to the pharmacy, to improve or upgrade the premises. Any information relating to Lindsay and Gilmour's separate "Consultation Suite" which is located outwith the registered pharmacy premises.

Date for Response: 04/01/2013 - View 3492 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3490
Date Received: 29/11/2012

I wonder if you can supply me with the following information:- 1. How many for the years 2010,2011 and so far this year. 2. What is the success rate and also what the failure rate is -what problems occur during operating ( can this be broken down by specific problems) 3. What percentages of op are done through contact companies ( ie mediate) 4. Have they had any complaints against them in the field of cataract surgey. If so, how many per year since 2010 till now. Has any successful clinical neg claims won 5. How do you monitor consultants abilities from external companies?

Date for Response: 31/12/2012 - View 3490 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3489
Date Received: 29/11/2012

I would like to request the following information under the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act. Information relating to total number of staff redundancies and cost of these to the health board in the financial years 2010/11, 11/12 and to 2012 to the day this request is handled. A breakdown of redundancy payouts by position including specific amounts for all payouts over £20,000.

Date for Response: 31/12/2012 - View 3489 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3487
Date Received: 27/11/2012

This is a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information I require is as follows: What is the forecast underlying deficit for 2012/13 and 2013/14.

Date for Response: 27/12/2012 - View 3487 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3486
Date Received: 27/11/2012

1) Do nurses at your organisation work to a regular shift pattern? If so, what is it? For example, is it 12 hours, 8 hours or a combination of shifts? (If it is a combination of shifts, please specify/breakdown what the shift patterns are per ward. For example; 12 hours shifts on medical wards. 8 hour shifts on ICU.) 2) What is the rationale behind your shift pattern (please tick all that apply): (Please be specific about which answer relates to which shift pattern – for example, if you tick (a) then specify whether this relates to 13hr/12hr/10hr/8hr shift.) a) Improving patient safety; b) Improving staff morale; c) Improved patient experience; d) cost savings; e) other – please specify. 3) Do you have an evidence base to support your rationale? If so, please provide details. 4) Has this shift pattern changed in the last year? For example, from 12 hours to 8 hours? If so, what are the reasons for the change and when did this happen? 5) Does your organisation have any plans to change the shift patterns? For example, from 8 hours to 12 hours? If so, what are the reasons for the change and when is this likely to happen? 6) The Royal College of Nursing recommends that nurses who work 12 hour shifts should only work three consecutive shifts. What is the policy at your organisation? 7) Have you assessed the health and safety risks from various shift patterns? If so, please provide details. 8) Do staff have a choice between the length of shifts? For example, are they given the choice of working either 12 or 8 hours?

Date for Response: 27/12/2012 - View 3486 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3485
Date Received: 27/11/2012

Can I request or be directed to the following information under Freedom Of Information: For the financial year April 2011- Mar 2012. 1) Number of Emergency Admissions to Hospital with suspected diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. 2) Number of Discharges from Hospital with a diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. 3) Number of Outpatient Appointments to Hospital for investigation of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. 4) Number of Requests for Ultrasound from Primary Care. 5) Number of Requests for Ultrasound from Secondary Care. 6) Number of Procedures for flexible/rigid sigmoidscopy following request from Primary Care. 7) Number of Procedures for flexible/rigid sigmoidscopy following request from Secondary Care. 8) Number of Procedures for colonscopy following request from Primary Care. 9) Number of Procedures for colonscopy following request from Secondary Care. 10) Number of Barium enemas completed following request from Primary Care. 011) Number of Barium enemas completed following request from Secondary Care. 12) Number of Gastroenterology Consultants working in WTE for the Health Board area. 13) Number of Gastroenterology Consultants in WTE with a specialist interest in IBS for the Health Board area. 14) Number of GPs with a specialist interest in IBS in HB area. Could I also be sent copies of any local pathways/treatment guidelines for the management of IBS and a copy of the local prescribing formulary relating to chapter 1 of the BNF.

Date for Response: 27/12/2012 - View 3485 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3484
Date Received: 27/11/2012

Under FoI, could I please request a copy of the report on 'update on the St John’s Hospital labour suit modernisation project decant proposals, together with the Burns Unit Standard Business Case' as discussed at the meeting of the board's Finance & Performance Review Committee, held on October 10.

Date for Response: 27/12/2012 - View 3484 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3483
Date Received: 27/11/2012

Under FoI, could I please request a copy of the report on 'update on the St John’s Hospital labour suit modernisation project decant proposals’, as discussed at the meeting of the board's Finance & Performance Review Committee, held on October 10.

Date for Response: 27/12/2012 - View 3483 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3482
Date Received: 27/11/2012

Could I please request a copy of the report into the nugatory payment to Harvard Business School, as discussed at the audit and risk committee meeting on Oct 9.

Date for Response: 27/12/2012 - View 3482 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3481
Date Received: 27/11/2012

A copy of the business case for the new MRI scanner at WGH, as referred to in this week's Board papers. Copies of all other documents associated with this project including option appraisals, design stage documents etc.. Copies of all minutes where relevant papers as may relate to this FOI request or otherwise were reported to the Board or its committees.

Date for Response: 27/12/2012 - View 3481 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3480
Date Received: 26/11/2012

Please provide statistics relating to the number of grievances raised by staff members against management over the last five years, including total number raised, number upheld fully, number upheld in part, number dismissed and the number still ongoing. • Please break this down into annual figures and include departments within the board that the grievances were raised.

Date for Response: 24/12/2012 - View 3480 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3479
Date Received: 26/11/2012

The number of Individual Patient Treatment Requests (IPTRs) for orphan medicines received by NHS Lothian in the financial year 2011/12. The number of IPTRs for orphan medicines a) approved and b) rejected by NHS Lothian in the financial year 2011/12. The reasons recorded for rejecting IPTRs for orphan medicines in the financial year 2011/12. How many orphan medicines recommended by the SMC are not included in NHS Lothian’s formulary? Does NHS Lothian publish a policy on IPTRs on the NHS Lothian website and if so, where it can be found?

Date for Response: 24/12/2012 - View 3479 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3476
Date Received: 20/11/2012

Please accept the following as a formal request by The Sunday Post under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please detail every occasion a drug has been administered to a patient in error during EACH of the last five financial years from 2007-8 to 2011-12. For each disclosure I require the following – i) The approximate date of the incident ii) The name of the drug administered in error and the effect it had on the patient using the following scale: 5 – death, 4 – severe harm, 3 – moderate harm, 2 slight harm, 1 no harm. Please note if it is more convenient to give a specific description of the effect rather than using this scale, that would be acceptable.

Date for Response: 18/12/2012 - View 3476 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3475
Date Received: 26/11/2012

I am writing to seek information on the current waiting times for those referred to the NHS Lothian Sexual Problems Clinic for Gender Dysphoria assessment. What are the current expected waiting times for individuals referred to this service by their GPs?

Date for Response: 24/12/2012 - View 3475 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3474
Date Received: 22/11/2012

Can you inform me of your total spend on the following drugs – Arixtra, Clecane, Framin and Innohep for 200/09, 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12

Date for Response: 20/12/2012 - View 3474 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3472
Date Received: 21/11/2012

For the period 1st March 2012 to 31st October 2012 please supply the total number of adult and paediatric patients, including those whose treatment was initiated before this period, receiving any of the below treatments for each of the mentioned conditions. Please also include any patients in trials in the totals. Where possible, please use the table below for your convenience. Number of patients diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia being treated with the following drug. Number of patients diagnosed with Gastro Intestinal Stromal Tumour (GIST) being treated with the following drug. Number of patients diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinmoa being treated with the following drug.

Date for Response: 19/12/2012 - View 3472 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3471
Date Received: 19/11/2012

I would like to know the average daily spend/allowance per patient from the ERI catering budget for the latest year available - ie on average how much is allowed to provide breakfast, lunch and tea each day for a patient. If the information is only available across all Lothian hospitals that would be acceptable.

Date for Response: 17/12/2012 - View 3471 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3467
Date Received: 19/11/2012

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request the following information for each of the hospitals under your supervision - questions refer to the last five years. a) The number of patients who have died from dehydration in hospital. b) The number of patients who were in a state if severe dehydration when they died in hospital.

Date for Response: 17/12/2012 - View 3467 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3466
Date Received: 19/11/2012

I would be grateful to receive from you specific details of residents within West Lothian who have died in ambulances being transferred from either their homes to hospital in Edinburgh or from St Johns Hospital to any other hospitals within the catchment area, for the period of the last five years.

Date for Response: 17/12/2012 - View 3466 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3464
Date Received: 19/11/2012

How many times in the current financial year 2012 to 2013 has your health board been called upon to treat patients who have developed complications after undergoing weight loss (bariatric) surgery in private medical establishments a) in the UK b) abroad? How many times in the previous 4 financial years 2008 to 2012 has your health board been called upon to treat patients who have developed complications after undergoing weight loss (bariatric) surgery in private medical establishments a) in the UK b) abroad? What is the estimated or actual total cost to the health board for providing medical support to patients who have developed complications after undergoing weight loss (bariatric) surgery in private medical establishments for the last 5 financial years 2008 to 2012/13? Please if possible could you provide a break down for each year, and distinguish between establishments based in the UK and those based outside the UK. What is the health board's policy on the treatment of patients who have undergone weight loss (bariatric) surgery privately? For example, would the trust treat the problem and/or issue corrective surgery free of charge?

Date for Response: 17/12/2012 - View 3464 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3460
Date Received: 15/11/2012

I would like to request some information under the FOI Act: Number of Orthopaedic hip surgery per year. Number of Orthopaedic Knee surgery per year. Number of plastic surgery per year

Date for Response: 13/12/2012 - View 3460 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3458
Date Received: 15/11/2012

I would like to request some information under the FOI Act: Number of beds, Number of ICU beds,

Date for Response: 13/12/2012 - View 3458 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3457
Date Received: 14/11/2012

This is a Freedom of Information request to ask about elective Caesareans (for all births regardless of whether they were single or multiple). 1.Can you tell me what the health board policy is on elective Caesareans and if they have been banned. 2.If you have banned elective Caesareans, can you tell me when this ban was enacted and why. 3.Can you tell me how many elective Caesareans were given to women in the financial year 2010/11 and also in the financial year 2011/12. 4.Can you tell me the total number of births there were in each of these years. 5.What percentage of total births were elective Caesareans in 2010/11 – and also 2011/12? 6.How many emergency Caesareans were carried out in 2010/11 – and how many in 2011/12? Can I have this as the percentage of total births for both years. 7.How much does a natural birth cost the NHS board and how much does a Caesarean cost to carry out please. 8.Are there any plans to change your policy on elective Caesareans?

Date for Response: 12/12/2012 - View 3457 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3453
Date Received: 13/11/2012

I would be grateful if you could provide me under the freedom of information act the costs of employing a private company Medinet to undertake Urology Clinic’s on Sundays. I would be grateful for the total amount paid to Medinet for urology services in the last 12 months the rate of payment per session or per patient for the attendances. I would also be grateful to know what quality assurance measures are in place for the provision of this service. My patients was seen on ~~~~~~~ and the letter printed on ~~~~~~ almost two months after ~~~~~~ was seen. The Consultant recommended a new medicine but did not say whether this was in addition to his current medication or instead off and as he is no longer contactable we are unable to ascertain.

Date for Response: 11/12/2012 - View 3453 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3452
Date Received: 03/11/2012

In the past three years, on how many occasions have maternity units within your health board area had to closed to admissions because of either a lack of staff, or a lack of capacity. This could either include a full closure, or simply diverting women to other maternity units. Could this please be broken down by i) year and ii) maternity unit (if your health board has more than one unit).

Date for Response: 11/12/2012 - View 3452 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3451
Date Received: 13/11/2012

In the last three years, how many IT breaches from staff has your health board recorded. In addition, how many staff have been disciplined for such breaches, and could you list what this disciplinary action consisted of. Could this please be broken down by year. If possible, could this also be broken down by type of staff, ie nursing, medical, administrative etc.

Date for Response: 11/12/2012 - View 3451 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3450
Date Received: 13/11/2012

, would like to request, under Freedom of Information, pharmacy contract applications within NHS Lothian in the past 5 years and whether or not they were successful or unsuccessful. Preferably we would like applications that were made for within health centres or GP surgeries.

Date for Response: 11/12/2012 - View 3450 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3449
Date Received: 13/11/2012

How much was spent on bank nurses from 1) the NHS staff bank and 2) nursing agencies in the years: 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13 (up to 1 October 2012).

Date for Response: 11/12/2012 - View 3449 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3448
Date Received: 13/11/2012

This is a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information I require is as follows: How much was spent on locum doctors and consultants in the years 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13 (up to 1 October 2012)

Date for Response: 10/12/2014 - View 3448 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3447
Date Received: 13/11/2012

This is a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information I require is as follows: The levels of sickness absence for the following NHS staff groups for the years 2007/08 until 2011/12 Qualified Nurses Nursery Nurses and Nursing Assistants Qualified Ambulance Staff Unqualified Ambulance Staff Healthcare Assistants Consultants Foundation Yr 1 / House Officer Foundation Yr 2 / Senior House Officer Registrar Group

Date for Response: 11/12/2012 - View 3447 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3445
Date Received: 13/11/2012

I write under the Freedom of Information Act 2002 to ask for the following information on your organisation’s efficiency savings for 2011-12: What was the target for cash releasing efficiency gains for 2011-12? What were the outturn figures for cash releasing efficiency gains for 2011-12?

Date for Response: 11/12/2012 - View 3445 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3444
Date Received: 12/11/2012

This is a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please send me details of: The number of patients in the NHS Lothian area referred to primary care units under the Violent Patients Scheme following aggressive behaviour towards their GP in each year since 2007. The number of recorded incidents of violence against staff broken down by a) year and b) nature of incident.

Date for Response: 10/12/2012 - View 3444 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3443
Date Received: 12/11/2012

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request the following information. For each of the hospitals under your supervision, please provide... 1) The number of patients who were discharged between 23:00 and 06:00 last year. 2) The ages of those patients discharged between 23:00 and 06:00 last year. 2) The percentage of total patient discharges which occurred between 23:00 and 06:00 in each of the last five years (Oct 07-08, Oct 08-09, Oct 09-10, Oct 10-11, Oct 11-12). Please take the definition of last year to be October 2011 - October 2012. Please also ensure that the figures are broken down by each individual hospital, as specified in the request.

Date for Response: 10/12/2012 - View 3443 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3442
Date Received: 12/11/2012

Can I please request a breakdown of the following information for NHS Edinburgh. - interpreting costs broken down to 2010' 2011' 2012 current, - costs broken down to each language' - costs broken down to each service provider name who has received payment to supply these services.

Date for Response: 10/12/2012 - View 3442 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3440
Date Received: 09/11/2012

I’d like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. How many drug overdose patients have been treated by the health service where (a) naloxone had been administered and (b) the individual survived. I’m not sure what information the board will hold on this but I’m basically trying to get information on the number of people that have survived a drug overdose due (at least in part) to naloxone.

Date for Response: 07/12/2012 - View 3440 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3439
Date Received: 09/11/2012

1. Is the organisation planning to migrate to Windows 7? 2. If no, when did the organisation migrate? 3. What are the timeframes for this project – when is deployment expected to commence? 4. What is the budget and expected spend for this project? 5. Of this budget, how much (if any) has been assigned to testing the compatibility of applications? 6. Of this budget, how much (if any) has been assigned to remediating incompatible applications? 7. Of this budget, how much (if any) has been assigned to discovering and understanding the user environment and usage of applications? 8. What is the split of computer type across the estate (laptop, desktop etc)? 9. Are any third party consultants, companies or partners involved in the migration process? I would also find the following information useful: 1. A detailed project plan 2. A list of relevant project managers, along with contact details 3. A breakdown of any financial savings expected as a result of the migration.

Date for Response: 07/12/2012 - View 3439 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3438
Date Received: 09/11/2012

I write under the Freedom of Information Act 2002 to ask for the following information on the amounts spent in the third sector (third party health care providers): • How much has been spent over the last 3 years in the third sector? • How much will be spent next year in the third sector?

Date for Response: 07/12/2012 - View 3438 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3436
Date Received: 09/11/2012

For each calendar year 2010 and 2011 as well as the first 6 months of 2012 please provide the number of Serious Untoward Incidents and or Critical Incidents reported to the SHA in relation to long-term ventilated children living outside hospitals.(ie in home settings). Please give a one line summary of each case that does not divulge information that would identify individual patients. Please indicate whether there were any concerns about the care provided to children at home. Please also indicate if a private company was providing their care, or the NHS. I am not applying to individual local NHS providers for this information as I am told on good authority that they have to forward such events to the SHA so that the SHA has an overview.

Date for Response: 07/12/2012 - View 3436 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3435
Date Received: 08/11/2012

Please supply the following under Freedom of Information legislation. How many of the following treatments/prescriptions have been provided at Healthy Respect School Drop-Ins: Alternatively how many patients have been provided with the following at Healthy Respect School Drop Ins: Contraceptive Implant Contraceptive Injection Contraceptive Pill Contraceptive Patch IUD

Date for Response: 06/12/2012 - View 3435 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3432
Date Received: 07/11/2012

This is a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information I require is as follows: A copy of the equalities impact assessment carried out on the local access policy on acute hospital waiting times.

Date for Response: 05/12/2012 - View 3432 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3431
Date Received: 06/11/2012

I’d like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. On how many occasions in the last three years has the health board sent patients to England/Wales/Northern Ireland or Europe for treatment in order to meet waiting time targets. On how many occasions in the last three years have patients opted to access treatment in another European member state and claim the costs of this treatment back from the NHS in Scotland – as set out in the National Health Service (Reimbursement of the cost of EEA Treatment) (Scotland) Regulations. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2010/05/27103416 I’d also like to request a breakdown of the types of treatment received.

Date for Response: 04/12/2012 - View 3431 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3430
Date Received: 06/11/2012

1. When were alcohol gel dispensers introduced in your health board? 2. How much does your Health Board spend on installing and maintaining them(yearly). 3. Are they installed in each clinical area and Health centres in your area?

Date for Response: 04/12/2012 - View 3430 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3428
Date Received: 06/11/2012

Question 1: With regards to the Scottish Dental Access Initiative Grant (SDAI) for dental practices within the NHS Lothian health board, can you confirm if any NHS dental practice has been awarded the grant to comply with DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) legislation even though there were other NHS dental practices within the same region as them under a 3-mile geographic radius that already were DDA-Compliant i.e. provided Disability access for patients? Question 2: If the answer to question 1 is yes, can you please provide the dates these awards were given.

Date for Response: 04/12/2012 - View 3428 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3425
Date Received: 01/11/2012

This is a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information I require is as follows: A copy of the information in relation to staffing and numbers of patients treated provided for the audit of pain management services carried out by Dr. Steve Gilbert.

Date for Response: 29/11/2012 - View 3425 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3424
Date Received: 01/11/2012

I am looking to find a list of all the physiotherapy vacancies (Band 5 and Band 6 only) that have been externally advertised by NHS Lothian on the SHOW website in the last year.

Date for Response: 29/11/2012 - View 3424 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3423
Date Received: 01/11/2012

Rebecca Solomon - Dr Richard Simpson Sheila King This is a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. I require to know the; (i) Average, (ii) Median, (iii) Longest, time that any patient waited beyond cancer ‘referral to treatment’ targets, in any of the last two 12 month periods for which there is data. Please break this data down by the types of cancer outlined below. (a) Breast (b) Cervical (c) Colorectal (d) Head and Neck (e) Lung (f) Lymphoma (g) Melanoma (h) Ovarian (i) Upper Gastro-Intestinal.

Date for Response: 29/11/2012 - View 3423 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3422
Date Received: 31/10/2012

Under the Freedom of Information act I would like to request the following information. The average percentage bed occupancy for each of the hospitals in your trust for the period 1st January – June 30 2012. The average percentage bed occupancy for each of the hospitals in your trust for the period 1st January – June 30 2011. Just to re-iterate, please can we have the percentage bed occupancy for each hospital, not the trust as a whole.

Date for Response: 28/11/2012 - View 3422 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3420
Date Received: 31/10/2012

1: The total costs NHS Lothian paid to contractors for the service, maintenance and repair of electric operated automatic entrance doors to all NHS Lothian sites, for each financial year from 2008/2009 onwards. 2: The total number of electric operated automatic entrance doors on NHS Lothian sites, for each financial year from 2008/2009 onwards. 3: The length of term the contract NHS Lothian awards to contractors for the service, maintenance and repair of electric operated automatic entrance doors on all NHS Lothian sites, for each financial year from 2008/2009 onwards. 4: The list of companies which have been awarded the contract to service, maintain and repair electric operated automatic entrance doors on all NHS Lothian sites, for each financial year from 2008/2009 onwards.

Date for Response: 28/11/2012 - View 3420 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3419
Date Received: 31/10/2012

I’m seeking information from the board about patient safety incidents and wondered if you could provide me with the following details, please? 1. Can you tell me the number of patient safety incidents recorded in the board’s hospitals and other care settings a) In 2009-10 b) In 2010-11 c) In 2011-12. 2. Can you give me an explanation of the measure of harm caused used by the board and break down the above figures, where possible, by the degree of harm caused to patients. 3. Can you tell me in what proportion of patient safety incidents obesity was a contributory factor, in each of the three years identified.

Date for Response: 28/11/2012 - View 3419 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3418
Date Received: 30/10/2012

How many Community Psychiatric Nurses are currently employed by NHS Lothian? How many are available to do assessments at any given time? With reference to during normal working hours (9 – 5) and outside of normal working hours. What is the average length of time for an assessment to be carried out? What is the average response time for a Community Practice Nurse? On average, how many years within the Health Service do Community Psychiatric Nurses have within NHS Lothian and also their Pay Grade?

Date for Response: 27/11/2012 - View 3418 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3417
Date Received: 29/10/2012

The number of formal clinical complaints received monthly from 1 November 2011 to date, confirming the numbers which have been upheld, partly upheld or not upheld. 2. A breakdown of the type of clinical complaints received, in particular the number of complaints raised regarding repeat prescriptions - the process of requesting and receipt of medications by the prisoner within the prison halls. 3. The response times to complaints, also on a monthly basis from 1 November 2011. 4. The number of requests for information regarding clinical complaints received from the Scottish Services Ombudsman during the period 1 November 2011 to date.

Date for Response: 26/11/2012 - View 3417 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3416
Date Received: 29/10/2012

I wish to see the financial accounts from the operation of Tic Talk (the nursery at St John's Hospital in Livingston) for the financial year 2010-2011. Could this be sent to me as soon as possibly please? My details for this are below.

Date for Response: 26/11/2012 - View 3416 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3415
Date Received: 29/10/2012

How many compensation claims were made by patients who had operating tools left inside them following procedures between 2008/9 and 2011/12. And what tools were either lost during the operations and found within the patients? Finally I would like to know how much was paid out in compensation claims in total since 2008/9 and the largest individual payment. Could I have everything above broken down by year please?

Date for Response: 26/11/2012 - View 3415 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3414
Date Received: 25/10/2012

Could you provide me with annual salary details of trust board members, if appropriate bonus / performance related payments made, along with expense claims. Most recent complete figures please.

Date for Response: 22/11/2012 - View 3414 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3413
Date Received: 26/10/2012

I would like to request some information under Freedom of Information. I would like to see all financial accounts relating to the operation of the nursery (Tic Talk) at St John’s Hospital in Livingston over the financial year 2011-2012.

Date for Response: 23/11/2012 - View 3413 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3412
Date Received: 26/10/2012

With regards to the ongoing campaign to fight the closure of the Tic Talk nursery at St. Johns Hospital, I would like to request some information under Freedom of Information. I would like to see all financial accounts relating to the operation of the nursery (Tic Talk) at St John’s Hospital in Livingston over the financial year 2009-2010

Date for Response: 23/11/2012 - View 3412 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3411
Date Received: 26/10/2012

DPA We should be grateful to receive all non-medical information (on patient) you hold on ~~~~~~ who was born June 1933 and died July 2007 at Corstorphine Hospital, Edinburgh. If this request is denied in whole or in part, we would ask that you justify the declinature by reference to specific exemptions in the Act. We reserve the right to appeal any decision to withhold this information or to charge an excessive fee for its release.

Date for Response: 23/11/2012 - View 3411 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3410
Date Received: 26/10/2012

With regards to the ongoing campaign to fight the closure of the Tic Talk nursery at St. Johns Hospital, I would like to request some information under Freedom of Information. I would like to see the minutes of all meetings where the operation of and decision to close the nursery (Tic Talk) at St John’s Hospital in Livingston were discussed. I would initially like this information from 2007 – 2012.

Date for Response: 23/11/2012 - View 3410 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3409
Date Received: 25/10/2012

From the minutes of the St. John's Stakeholder Group of 6th September 2012 under the item headed MRI Scanner, it states that the project will be subject to a new feasibility study for the installation of the scanner at St. John's. Since a fully costed feasibility study for this installation appears to have already been carried out approximately 13 months ago, a further feasibility study would surely incur an unnecessary additional cost and add a significant delay to the project. FOI request to ask: 1) When was the previous fully costed feasibility study for the MRI scanner installation at St. John's carried out? 2) Was the feasibility study carried out by external consultants? 3) What was the total cost of the previous feasibility study? 4) Briefly what was the feasibility study outcome and the proposed location in St. John's for the MRI scanner to be installed? 5) Why is it necessary to carry out a further feasibility study when a recent study is available? 6) What is the estimated cost for the proposed new feasibility study?

Date for Response: 22/11/2012 - View 3409 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3408
Date Received: 25/10/2012

I write under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I would be grateful if you would provide me with the following information. 1. How many patients have you treated in the last year with Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy Therapy (IMRT)? 2. What indications did you treat? Do you use Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy, RapidArc or TomoTherapy to deliver IMRT? Do you have the full complement of trained staff needed to deliver IMRT? 3. What is preventing you from treating more patients with IMRT?

Date for Response: 22/11/2012 - View 3408 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3407
Date Received: 25/10/2012

Can your health board supply how many people were put on the ‘Liverpool Care Pathway’ so far this year (2012)? And what wards they were on when put on the pathway (also the hospital)? Can you also tell me out of this total how many people had tubes carrying nutrition and fluids removed? Out of this total, can you tell me how many of these people subsequently died in the immediate aftermath of being put on the LCP (i.e in the days and weeks that followed)? If possible can you indicate a time-frame for each case. Can you also tell me how many complaints you have had regarding putting patients on the LCP and what he outcome of these complaints were? Can you also supply the answers to the above questions for the years 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Date for Response: 22/11/2012 - View 3407 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3406
Date Received: 25/10/2012

I would like full details of the following: • The number of patient on patient attacks in NHS Lothian hospitals in the past three years, • The date of the attacks, details of the type of attack that took place and the hospitals they took place in, • The age and sex of those who were attacked and of the attackers, • How many attacks were reported, • How many attacks, and which ones, required police involvement.

Date for Response: 22/11/2012 - View 3406 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3405
Date Received: 23/10/2012

I write under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act to request how many planned operations were cancelled in each of the last four financial years and for what reason (this should include a breakdown of how many were cancelled due to staffing issues). I would be grateful if the information could be presented in a single spreadsheet. Responded to, not logged.

Date for Response: 20/11/2012 - View 3405 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3404
Date Received: 23/10/2012

1. The number of compensation claims made by persons injured in hospitals over the last three years (up to and including October 2012). 2. In each instance, please can you specify whether the claimant is a patient or member of staff. If possible, please could you provide the age and gender of the claimant. 3. Please could you also specify which hospital the claim was made in. 4. For each case where a claim has been made, please could you provide the amount of the initial claim, the reason (please provide exact type of injury etc – not category), and, if applicable, the amount paid out. 5. Please could you provide a date for each compensation claim submitted. If FOI requests of a similar nature have already been asked could you also please include your responses to those requests.

Date for Response: 20/11/2012 - View 3404 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3403
Date Received: 23/10/2012

Under Freedom of Information I would like to know how many patients have escaped from Scottish hospitals from 2002 to 2012? I would like to know these figures year-by-year, which hospital the patient escaped from, date, time, and a reason for escape given, what action was taken by the hospital and the outcome of the escape (e.g. patient returned safely to hospital).

Date for Response: 20/11/2012 - View 3403 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3402
Date Received: 23/10/2012

1. How many requests for IVF treatment, paid for by the NHS, were made between 2002 and 2012, the numbers year by year. 2. Of these requests how many were successful (i.e. NHS agreed to fund the IVF) year, by year. 3. Of these requests how many were not successful (i.e. NHS refused to fund the NHS) year by year, with the reason given each time as to why it was not given. 4. For each case that IVF was successfully requested, how much money did the NHS agree to pay?

Date for Response: 20/11/2012 - View 3402 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3402
Date Received: 23/10/2012

1. How many requests for IVF treatment, paid for by the NHS, were made between 2002 and 2012, the numbers year by year. 2. Of these requests how many were successful (i.e. NHS agreed to fund the IVF) year, by year. 3. Of these requests how many were not successful (i.e. NHS refused to fund the NHS) year by year, with the reason given each time as to why it was not given. 4. For each case that IVF was successfully requested, how much money did the NHS agree to pay?

Date for Response: 20/11/2012 - View 3402 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3400
Date Received: 22/10/2012

I would like to make a request for information regarding Scriptswitch at NHS Lothian. Please could you supply the following information: The number of practices using Scriptswitch. The names of the practices that use Scriptswitch. If your organisation does hold this information and is in a position to pass it on, then I would like to submit the following request for re-using the information:-

Date for Response: 19/11/2012 - View 3400 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3399
Date Received: 19/10/2012

The final NHS Lothian full Workforce Plan for 2012-13 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. The baseline data and projections for Year 1(2012/13 ) for NHS Lothian staff in post (whole time equivalent WTE) for the following staff groups as submitted to Scottish Government in the NHS Projections 2012/13 template - a) nursing and midwifery staff Agenda for Change bands 1-4. b) nursing and midwifery staff Agenda for Change bands 5-9

Date for Response: 16/11/2012 - View 3399 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3398
Date Received: 19/10/2012

1. The complete financial monthly monitoring return (MMR) submitted by NHS Lothian to the Scottish Government for the 6 month period to September 2012 in one of the following formats: MS Excel or PDF (By Email) or Printed (By Post). The financial performance monitoring return is in the form of a 12 page MS Excel spreadsheet template set by the Scottish Government. The complete submissions contain the following tabs: RRL & CRL Summary, I&E Analysis, Non-core RRL, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow, Savings, Pharm-Ophth-GMS Premises, Dental, Anticipated Allocations RRL, Capital Investment, Anticipated Allocations CRL, Payment Policy.

Date for Response: 16/11/2012 - View 3398 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3396
Date Received: 19/10/2012

I would like to know how many gastric bands have been given to patients under 18-years-old – the answer should reflect the last five calendar years and be broken down for each year. What were the reasons for the treatment? What were the ages of the patients who received the treatment?

Date for Response: 16/11/2012 - View 3396 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3394
Date Received: 15/10/2012

I would be grateful if you could arrange for me to be provided with the data that NHS Lothian holds on the uptake of GP’s surgeries extending their opening hours to out-of-hours services. I would appreciate the data including which surgeries specifically have out-of-hours provision and in each case the times and days this out-of-hours provision is provided.

Date for Response: 12/11/2012 - View 3394 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3393
Date Received: 16/10/2012

Leighton Craig Fiona Cameron I would like to obtain information from NHS Lothian under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act. The information I would like to request is the number of clostridium difficile infections in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for years 2008-2012 and how do these figures compare to other NHS boards in Scotland. I would prefer response via email.

Date for Response: 13/11/2012 - View 3393 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3392
Date Received: 16/10/2012

1) Please tell us the total value of your health board’s financial support to community transport providers in 2011/12. If at all possible please breakdown the information by recipient. If 2011/12 data is not available please provide information for the most recent information you have. 2) Is there a Hospital Visitor Transport Service or something similar operating in your area –for example, an evening visitor service? If so please tell us which hospitals it serves and who operates the service:

Date for Response: 13/11/2012 - View 3392 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3391
Date Received: 15/10/2012

I would appreciate if you could tell me whether NHS Lothian funds NHS patients for treatment at the Priory in Glasgow. If so, how would a patient secure NHS funded treatment at The Priory?

Date for Response: 12/11/2012 - View 3391 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3390
Date Received: 15/10/2012

I am writing to make a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. My request is to find out how long NHS Lothian keep on file the records of patients who have died in NHS Lothian hospitals and their cause of death. Furthermore, if NHS Lothian only keep these files for a limited period of time, are they sent to be archived and if so can I assume I am able to access these files? I appreciate this is a strange request as I am inquiring about the records of my great-grandmother who died in an NHS Lothian hospital around 30 years ago. It has recently come to light that there were circumstances surrounding her death which were previously unknown and my family and I would like to access her death certificate to view the official cause of death.

Date for Response: 12/11/2012 - View 3390 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3389
Date Received: 15/10/2012

Can the health board tell us please how many NHS patients have been placed on the Liverpool Care Pathway (or equivalent) in the past year? How many of those patients died? How many were removed from the care pathway?

Date for Response: 12/11/2012 - View 3389 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3388
Date Received: 15/10/2012

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 Psoriatic Arthritis [if split by individual Arthropathy is not possible, please state total for Spondular arthropathies] Psoriasis Crohn's disease Ulcerative Colitis. Total Patients and where possible split by treatment as follows: Abatacept [Orencia] Adalimumab [Humira] Anakinra [Kineret] Certolizumab [Cimzia] Etanercept [Enbrel] Infliximab [Remicade] Rituximab [Mabthera] Tocilizumab [Ro Actemra] Ustekinumab [Stelara] Tofacitinib

Date for Response: 12/11/2012 - View 3388 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3387
Date Received: 15/10/2012

Re-use previous cost exemption Please provide on an Excel spreadsheet, a list of all individual invoices over the sum of £500.00 listed by company/organisation name, invoice date, the transaction amount, transaction description and the date paid by Lothian NHS Board for the financial years 2009/10 and 2010/11 and 2011/12.

Date for Response: 12/11/2012 - View 3387 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3386
Date Received: 15/10/2012

Re-use previous I am writing to obtain information about costs and fees associated with NHS Lothian's treatment of overseas patients in the last 3 years. To outline my query as clearly as possible, I am requesting: How many “Overseas Visitors” (patients who are not Ordinary Residents in the UK) were given secondary care treatment in: (a) 2009-10 (b) 2010-11 (c) 2011-12. Please note, “Overseas Visitor’ is defined by the Scottish Government here - http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health/Services/Overseas-visitors). 2. The total amount of money the trust has received from chargeable patients in: (a) 2009-10 (b) 2010-11 (c) 2011-12 3. The total amount of income due to the trust from chargeable patients in the following years. This includes charges which have not yet been collected or have been written off. (a) 2009-10 (b) 2010-11 (c) 2011-12

Date for Response: 12/11/2012 - View 3386 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3385
Date Received: 10/10/2012

This is a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. I would be grateful if you could send me the following information: Details of the NHS Board’s contract with Medinet including. Cost to NHS Lothian in each year of the agreement. The services provided under the agreement. The number of patients treated in each year of the agreement, broken down by specialty. The proportion and number of Medinet staff, broken down by role, who have treated NHS Lothian patients and who, at the time of their most recent procedure under the agreement, were also employed by NHS Lothian. The proportion and number of Medinet staff, broken down by role, who have treated NHS Lothian patients and who, at the time of their most recent procedure under the agreement, were also employed at NHS boards other than NHS Lothian.

Date for Response: 07/11/2012 - View 3385 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3384
Date Received: 10/10/2012

Murray Cheek – Sarah Boyack MSP HR, Fiona Ireland This is a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. I would be grateful if you could send me the following information: Details of the number of occasions in each of the last three years where NHS Lothian patients have been treated at an NHS Lothian facility by external consultants brought in by the health board from: a) an NHS Scotland board other than NHS Lothian b) an NHS board in the rest of the UK c) a UK based private healthcare provider d) outside the UK. A breakdown of the costs incurred by NHS Lothian, including transport, accommodation, pay roll and other living costs, in each of the last three years in relation to the use of external consultants from: a) an NHS Scotland board other than NHS Lothian b) an NHS board in the rest of the UK c) a UK based private healthcare provider d) outside the UK.

Date for Response: 07/11/2012 - View 3384 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3378
Date Received: 09/10/2012

I would like to make an FOI request for all papers of the Joint Mental Health Planning Forum (and other related bodies) from the last three years which relate to Ballenden House and Inchkeith House.

Date for Response: 06/11/2012 - View 3378 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3376
Date Received: 08/10/2012

1. Between April 1st this year and October 1st, please provide me with all written communications between NHS Lothian’s HR department and the Scottish Government Workforce Directorate on any contractual issues surrounding Professor James Barbour. 2. Between April 1st this year and October 1st, please state the date of all phone calls between NHS Lothian’s HR department and the Scottish Government Workforce Directorate on any contractual issues surrounding Professor James Barbour. – AMENDED TO - “Broken down by financial years 2010/11 and 2011/12, how many consultants (hospital doctors) who had already retired from or have left your organisation have been hired again/re-hired, either as a locum through the NHS or commercial agencies and in what capacity or role? Please name the consultants and how much they received in these financial years.”

Date for Response: 05/11/2012 - View 3376 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3375
Date Received: 08/10/2012

Please provide me with copies of all NHS Lothian’s internal audits from this calendar year.

Date for Response: 05/11/2012 - View 3375 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3374
Date Received: 08/10/2012

Broken down by financial years 2010/11 and 2011/12, how many consultants (hospital doctors) who had already retired from your organisation have been hired again/re-hired? Please name the consultants and how much they received in these financial years.

Date for Response: 05/11/2012 - View 3374 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3373
Date Received: 08/10/2012

This is a Freedom of Information request to ask about contraception and sex education in schools in the health board area. 1.Can you tell me please if condoms or any form of contraception are given out in any schools in the health board area. If so can you specify which schools and the contraception which is given to pupils in each. 2.Can you tell me if pregnancy tests have been given out in any schools in the health board area or if pupils have been told of any area in the school where they can get pregnancy tests. If so can you tell me which schools. 3.Can you tell me if pupils are offered STI tests on school premises and if so in which schools, which tests are offered in each and which children are given them in each. 4. can you please tell me if any schools in the health board area give pupils access to the morning after pill or provide advice on terminations. If so can you tell me which schools and what they provide? 5.Are children given virtual babies to look after at home? If so in which schools, what are these virtual babies made of and how is their care by pupils monitored? 6. If you have records of the number of teenage pregnancies in the health board area, can I please have these figures for the area as a whole for 2011-12 and – separately – for 2010-11, 2009-10 and 2008-09.

Date for Response: 05/11/2012 - View 3373 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3372
Date Received: 08/10/2012

I am writing to request, under the relevant freedom of information legislation, the following information— (i) The total spend on agency staff by your Board; (ii) the total spend on compensation for loss of office or early retirement by your Board; and, (iii) the total spend on salaries and wages by your Board.

Date for Response: 05/11/2012 - View 3372 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3371
Date Received: 04/10/2012

Details of how many people working for NHS Lothian have a formal qualification with respect to the care of persons with autism. A breakdown of that figure into the professions of nurses, GPs, psychologist, psychiatrists, etc. A further breakdown of how those persons are dispersed amongst the various 'teams' by which NHS Lothian parcels itself up.

Date for Response: 01/11/2012 - View 3371 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3370
Date Received: 04/10/2012

I would like to know the number of people that were diagnosed with MS (multiple sclerosis) from 2002 – 2012. I would like to know these figures year-by-year. Separately, I would also like this figure presented year-by-year (2002-2012) in the following age brackets. Under 10, 10-20, 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 60+.

Date for Response: 01/11/2012 - View 3370 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3368
Date Received: 03/10/2012

I write to request an up to date list of Subcontractors, Consultants and suppliers which are involved with the Hospitals Framework / Various Sites Lothian. Site address: Various Sites Lothian, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH4 - Scheme Description - Scheme comprises 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: 31/10/2012 - View 3368 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3367
Date Received: 03/10/2012

I am writing to you to make an application under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please could you provide me with the full name and work email for all GP practice, practice managers in your area.

Date for Response: 31/10/2012 - View 3367 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3365
Date Received: 03/10/2012

The total number of FTE healthcare assistant posts in your trust (including vacancies) The number of FTE nursing posts in your trust (including vacancies) The number of FTE healthcare assistant posts on general medical wards in your trust (including vacancies) The number of FTE nursing posts on general medical wards in your trust (including vacancies) What were the (a) nurse and (b) healthcare assistant vacancy levels in each of the last five financial years? How many days’ induction or initial training do healthcare assistants joining your trust receive, before they move onto wards? This figure should not include any training required by law, nor should it include general induction available to any member of staff joining the trust. After any initial induction or training, how many days’ on the job training – when they are super-numerary – do healthcare assistants joining your trust receive? What other initial training do healthcare assistants joining your trust receive? After any initial training, how many days’ annual training do healthcare assistants in your trust receive? This figure should not include training required by law or other mandatory all-staff training. What has been your spend on (a) agency nurses and (b) agency healthcare assistants in each of the last five financial years? If this information is not available separately, please provide a total figure.

Date for Response: 31/10/2012 - View 3365 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3364
Date Received: 02/10/2012

Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights HR For each of the following areas (areas 1-7 below) covered by the previous Race Equality Duties, please provide information: A) Covering two 12 month periods: the financial years 2010-11 and 2011-12. If it is not possible to access information relating to the financial year (for example because the information you hold relates to calendar or academic year), we would appreciate information for the last two available 12 month periods with the timescale clearly defined. B) Disaggregated by ethnicity (ideally using categories specified in the 2011 Scottish population census). If it is not possible to fully break down the data by ethnicity, please divide the data into the following four categories: White British, White Other, Unknown/Not Specified (listed separately if possible), and All Other Categories (in the expectation that this final category would cover all of the non-white ethnicity categories). The areas covered by the employment elements of the previous Race Equality Duties for which we request information are: 1) Staff in Post 2) Recruitment a) Applicants for employment b) Shortlisted applicants c) Applicants appointed 3) Training a) Applications for training courses b) Applicants whose training applications were approved c) Staff who have attended training courses 4) Promotion a) Applications for promoted posts b) Appointments to promoted posts 5) Disciplinary and grievance procedure a) Individuals who were the subject of disciplinary procedures b) Individuals who have initiated grievance procedures 6) Performance assessment procedures a) The number of individuals undergoing performance assessment b) The number of individuals benefiting from such procedures c) The number of individuals suffering detriment from such procedures 7) Individuals who have ceased to be employed by the organisation a) Total number of individuals ceasing employment b) If possible, disaggregated by: disciplinary related dismissals; capability related dismissals; redundancy; and all other voluntary reasons. For the above areas covering recruitment, training and promotion we seek the number of instances of each event; we therefore expect that individuals may be counted more than once (where this is not the case, please specify).

Date for Response: 30/10/2012 - View 3364 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3363
Date Received: 02/10/2012

How many people, who have expressed a concern about conduct in your workplace, have subsequently left employment agreeing not to talk about their concerns to anyone else (e.g. confidentiality clauses in compromise agreements)? How many staff have used your whistleblowing policy or the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 or have been recorded as a whistleblower? How much has been paid out to the people described in question 1?

Date for Response: 30/10/2012 - View 3363 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3362
Date Received: 02/10/2012

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request a copy of the internal audit report relating to Private and Overseas Patients, as discussed at the NHS Lothian's Audit Committee meeting, held on June 26 2012.

Date for Response: 30/10/2012 - View 3362 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3361
Date Received: 01/10/2012

Does the Trust currently have a contract for IT Disposal?

Date for Response: 29/10/2012 - View 3361 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3360
Date Received: 01/10/2012

How many list cleansing exercises has the board conducted in the last three years? (2012-13 financial year to date, 2011-2012 financial year, 2010-2011 financial year). How much has each of the list cleansing exercises cost the health board? Please separate the cost of each exercise. How many patients have been removed from the list in each exercise? Please separate the amount for each exercise. How much money has been saved by the health board for each of these list cleansing exercises? Please separate the cost of each exercise. How many patients who have been removed in these list cleansing exercises have had to be re-registered as new patients? Please separate the information for each exercise.

Date for Response: 29/10/2012 - View 3360 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3359
Date Received: 28/09/2012

I would be grateful if you would forward me comprehensive information on the following Policies:- NHS Lothian Employee Code of Conduct, Disciplinary , Complaints Process. Patient Care Standards, eg waiting times for consultation with GP, referral to hospital etc.

Date for Response: 26/10/2012 - View 3359 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3358
Date Received: 01/10/2012

(1) a copy of the Wound Care Formulary for Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (2) confirmation of when the Formulary is due for review (3) confirmation of whether the Formulary is a joint Formulary shared with any other primary or secondary care units in the region (eg: other hospitals / community clinics). It may assist you to know, that the relevant person able to provide this information, is likely to be your Tissue Viability Nurse(s).

Date for Response: 29/10/2012 - View 3358 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3356
Date Received: 01/10/2012

Could you please assist with the following Freedom of Information request regarding the use of taxis in the health service? I understand that some health boards use taxis to transport patients' notes/medical documents between different hospitals and other healthcare sites. Could you please provide costs and further details requested below for each of the past two financial years (2010/11 and 2011/12). * What was the overall cost to the health authority for each year? * How many taxi hires were recorded for this purpose for each year? * What was the longest individual journey recorded for each year? - please provide details of where the papers were transported to and from - please also provide the cost of the fare for this longest journey * Does the health board pay for each individual journey - or is there a contract in place with a taxi firm(s)? - please provide the names of any companies the health board has a contract with and the duration of this agreement? * Have any patients' notes/medical documents gone missing in any of these taxi journies over the past two years?

Date for Response: 29/10/2012 - View 3356 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3355
Date Received: 01/10/2012

Could you please provide me with details of NHS Lothian spending on homeopathy over the last couple of years? (From 2008 if possible, though at the least the last year would be fine.) Could you send details of the number and location of NHS clinics offering homeopathic services? Could you also provide me with details of the qualifications of individuals, if possible, working within NHS Lothian homeopathy services? (This does not need to be identifying information just an overview of the medical and homeopathic qualifications held by NHS staff.) Could you provide details of any private providers of homeopathic services that NHS Lothian refers patients to? Could you provide details of the cost, if any, of prescriptions given by the NHS for homeopathy? Also in relation to other complementary and alternative medicines if there are any policies or procedures on their use within NHS Lothian (including homeopathy) I would very much like to see them.

Date for Response: 29/10/2012 - View 3355 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3354
Date Received: 01/10/2012

Under Freedom of Information please provide copies of my Physiotherapy notes/papers for my attendance during 2010 year.

Date for Response: 29/10/2012 - View 3354 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3353
Date Received: 28/09/2012

I am writing to formally request the following information: Total amount the trust spent on agency locum doctors 2011/2012. If possible for this information to be broken down per department.

Date for Response: 28/10/2012 - View 3353 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3352
Date Received: 27/09/2012

Details of all drugs/medicines recorded as (a) lost, (b) stolen or (c) otherwise unaccounted for in each calendar year since 2007, broken down by name/type of drug, number of each drug/medicine, estimated value of each drug/medicine, hospital or premises from which drug/medicine went missing.

Date for Response: 24/10/2012 - View 3352 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3351
Date Received: 27/09/2012

Details of all hospital IT/data storage equipment recorded as (a) lost, (b) stolen or (c) otherwise unaccounted for equipment in each calendar year since 2007, broken down by (i) type of equipment, (ii) number of each items, (iii) estimated value of each item, (iv) hospital or premises from which items went missing and (v) whether it held patient or other confidential data.

Date for Response: 24/10/2012 - View 3351 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3350
Date Received: 27/09/2012

Details of all hospital property (excluding IT equipment) recorded as (a) lost, (b) stolen or (c) otherwise unaccounted for in each calendar year since 2007, broken down by (i) type of equipment, (ii) number of each item, (iii) estimated value of each item, (iv) hospital or premises from which items went missing.

Date for Response: 24/10/2012 - View 3350 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3349
Date Received: 27/09/2012

I wonder if you could tell me how much GPs are paid in your area for ‘Enhanced Services’ in relation to methadone treatment? Ideally, I’m looking for the total, as well as a breakdown of this to individual units. E.g. ‘GPs treating those in receipt of methadone are paid £x per practice per month, this amounts to a total of £x for the region per month for x GPs’

Date for Response: 24/10/2012 - View 3349 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3348
Date Received: 27/09/2012

To ask how many occurrences have been detected of employees using your organisation’s corporate credit card/ cards for personal use in each of the last 5 years. 2. To provide details of action taken against employees identified as using your organisation’s corporate credit card/ cards for personal use in each of the last 5 years.

Date for Response: 24/10/2012 - View 3348 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3347
Date Received: 27/09/2012

This is a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information I require is as follows: How many members of staff are not paid via PAYE and instead are hired as “consultants” or paid via limited companies for each year from 2010/11 to date?

Date for Response: 24/10/2012 - View 3347 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3346
Date Received: 27/09/2012

This is a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information I require is as follows: 1. How much has been budgeted for prescribing in (a) 2011/12 and (b) 2012/13. 2. How much was spent in (a) 2011/12 and how much has been spent so far in (b) 2012/13. 3. Whether an overspend is forecast for 2012/13 if no action is taken. If so, all information held on the impact of such an overspend and the estimated value of such an overspend.

Date for Response: 24/10/2012 - View 3346 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3345
Date Received: 27/09/2012

This is a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information I require is as follows: The number of pest control incidents/outbreaks/infestations that have been discovered by the Health Board in each calendar year since 2010, broken down by (a) hospital, (b) nature of pest (for example, bed bugs, mice, rats, maggots, flies, fleas, cockroaches, ants etc.), (c) how long the outbreak/infestation lasted, and (d) where in the hospital the outbreak/infestation was found.

Date for Response: 04/10/2012 - View 3345 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3344
Date Received: 26/09/2012

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I write formally to request the following information: The number of properties you own that will be affected by the reforms to non-domestic rate relief for unoccupied non-domestic properties contained within the Local Government Finance (Unoccupied Properties etc.) (Scotland) Bill; Assuming that non-domestic rate relief is reduced to 10%, what the financial impact of such a change would be on you.

Date for Response: 24/10/2012 - View 3344 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3343
Date Received: 26/09/2012

This is a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. We request to know how many medical coders are employed; Currently by your NHS board. In each of the previous 3 years in your NHS board, broken down by year.

Date for Response: 24/10/2012 - View 3343 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3341
Date Received: 26/09/2012

I write regarding the above and to request, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, the following information: 1) How many Equal Pay claims have been made at Lothian NHS Board Council each year for the last four years? 2) How many Equal Pay claims are currently outstanding at Lothian NHS Board Council? 3) How much has Lothian NHS Board Council spent on a) consultants and b) legal fees for equal pay claims cases and c) any other costs associated with defending equal claims cases, each year for the last four years.

Date for Response: 24/10/2012 - View 3341 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3340
Date Received: 25/09/2012

Details of the average ratio of children to one whole time equivalent health visitor (latest figure available) in the NHS Lothian area. (NB Please specify the number of children per health visitor and the date of the information - eg as of Sept 2012).

Date for Response: 23/10/2012 - View 3340 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3338
Date Received: 25/09/2012

Under the relevant freedom of information legislation, I am writing to request the following-- (1) The number of inpatient appointments made in the NHS Board area in 2011; (2) The number of inpatient appointments cancelled by the NHS Board in the area in 2011; (3) The number of inpatient appointments cancelled by patients in the NHS Board area in 2011; (4) The number of outpatient appointments made in the NHS Board area between 1 January 2012 and 1 September 2012; (5) The number of outpatient appointments cancelled by the NHS Board in the area between 1 January 2012 and 1 September 2012; and, (6) The number of outpatient appointments cancelled by patients in the NHS Board area between 1 January 2012 and 1 September 2012.

Date for Response: 23/10/2012 - View 3338 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3337
Date Received: 25/09/2012

Id be grateful if you could provide the following info under terms of FOI 2005. Complaint stats for OPD6 @little France, (3 years) along with staff guidelines/policies issued to protect patient dignity along with policies for recording staff details when present during consultations. I d also seek stats on how many complaints handled by NHS complaints are completed within the twenty days.

Date for Response: 23/10/2012 - View 3337 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3336
Date Received: 24/09/2012

Any guidelines operated by Lothian Health Board at St John’s Hospital, Livingston, applicable as at 5 July 2009, relating to the practices, procedures and protocols for: The induction of labour and the acceleration of labour of pregnant woman attending St John’s Hospital at the time to give birth.

Date for Response: 22/10/2012 - View 3336 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3334
Date Received: 24/09/2012

Please would you be able to let me know the following: Does your hospital/organisation operate a supernumerary/supervisory system for ward sisters/charge nurses? What proportion of ward sisters/charge nurses in your hospital/organisation are supernumerary/supervisory? What proportion of time do your ward sisters/charge nurses work at supernumerary/ supervisory level? For example; full time. If part time please state percentage or how may days a week they work supernumerary. When was the supernumerary/supervisory system for ward sisters/charge nurses introduced? Please state the reason, if any, why the system was introduced? If you have analysed the system since its introduction to determine the benefits/weaknesses – please state the results if available, ie increased performance, reduced sick leave? Do you have any plans to increase the number of days ward sisters are supernumerary?

Date for Response: 22/10/2012 - View 3334 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3333
Date Received: 24/09/2012

Sam Whyte Robert Naysmith I would like to request answers to the following questions. All answers should be relevant to patients under 18-years-old and be taken from the last three financial years. Answers should be given according to each year. The word ‘dentures’ applies to both full and partial dentures – not single tooth dentures. How many people have received dentures – what is the total cost of this? What were the five youngest ages to receive dentures? Why were the dentures needed? What is the average cost of a set of dentures?

Date for Response: 22/10/2012 - View 3333 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3332
Date Received: 24/09/2012

I am requesting the following information through the Freedom of Information Act. We have considered the possible exemptions you may raise around patient confidentiality and corporate confidentiality so have phased our questions in the expectation that these exemptions would not be an issue. We trust that if there are any concerns or whether I need to contact a separate organisation then you will consult with us about this and any reframing of the questions / contacting of separate organisations that may be required. Specifically I would like to know the following – Have you paid for the care of any patients in Winterbourne View hospital from the date it opened in December 2006 to the unit closing in 2011? How many patients [with one or more than one learning disability] that you commission and fund services for are currently in Care Inspectorate designated assessment and treatment units (ATUs)? What is the average amount of time a patient [with one or more than one learning disability] that you commission and fund services for has spent in an assessment and treatment unit (ATU) from admittance to complete discharge? What is the longest period of time, from admittance to complete discharge between the dates of September 2006 - September 2012, that a patient [with one or more learning disability] you commission and fund services for has spent in an assessment and treatment unit (ATU)? What is the average price per patient [with one or more than one learning disability] per week that you commission and fund services for and are currently in assessment and treatment unit (ATU)? Also what is the average price per patient [with one or more than one learning disability] per week that you commission and fund services for and whom are currently in assessment and treatment units? What is the most amount of money you have paid per week, between the dates September 2006 to September 2012, to place a patient [with one or more than one learning disability] in an assessment and treatment unit (ATU)?

Date for Response: 22/10/2012 - View 3332 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3331
Date Received: 24/09/2012

I am writing under the Freedom of Information Act to ask for the following information: Please provide us with a list of NHS Lothian’s car parks (including those for each individual hospital within NHS Lothian) and the charges for each one. Please also clarify who is responsible for managing each of the car parks, if not NHS Lothian or the individual hospital(s) within NHS Lothian please give the name of the Company/Individual. Please clarify when the fees for each car park were introduced. Please provide details of the any changes to the fees since their introduction and the date(s) on which any changes have taken place. Are fees the same for staff, visitors and patients? If not, please provide a breakdown of the different charges applicable to those three groups, including details of any discounts made available to patients, visitors or staff. How much money has been generated in total, per year, since January 2009 from parking fees paid by patients, visitors and staff, for using NHS Lothian’s car park(s)? If the car park is not managed by NHS Lothian or individual hospital(s) within NHS Lothian how much of the total money generated from parking fees paid by patients, visitors and staff, was paid to the Company/Individual managing the car park?

Date for Response: 22/10/2012 - View 3331 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3330
Date Received: 24/09/2012

Please supply me with the following information under Freedom of Information Legislation. The number of patients waiting in your board area for an appointment with a pain clinic (patients with back pain, chronic pain etc). The average length of time a patient can expect to wait for an appointment. Are patients waiting longer than recommended waiting time limits for first appointments?

Date for Response: 22/10/2012 - View 3330 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3329
Date Received: 24/09/2012

I request a list of all amounts paid either to any law firms or in instructing Counsel for advice or legal opinion on how your organisation should respond to individual requests submitted to it under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). I also request a list of instances where the Scottish Government's internal legal advisers have been consulted and used for advice on how to respond to individual requests submitted to your organisation under FOISA. Where this has happened, I request details of any billings/invoices you have received from the Scottish Government’s internal legal advisers for this advice and amounts you have paid in respect of such advice. For all instances of such legal advice, I wish a short description of what was requested under FOISA that resulted in your seeking and paying for advice before furnishing the requester with a response, and I wish to know the total costs expended for each instance of this advice, along with the respective names of any law firms or Counsel paid. Preferably, I request for this information to be sent to me electronically and for all FOI requests you have received which fall under the scope of this request to be organised in chronological order with a note of the requested information attached. Should this request require you to seek legal advice then I request the details / costs of this instruction also. I would like my request to cover all relevant requests as far back as records are held. Should your costs of compliance with this breach FOISA's £600 threshold, then I would ask that the timescale of the request be reduced from today’s date back to such a point where it falls within the costs of compliance.

Date for Response: 22/10/2012 - View 3329 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3328
Date Received: 24/09/2012

I would like to make the following request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act. How many bariatric beds are currently in use within your health board's facilities? How many were in use five years ago? How much money have your health board spent in the past five years on bariatric beds, and how many in total have been purchased in that period? If possible, broken down by year.

Date for Response: 22/10/2012 - View 3328 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3327
Date Received: 24/09/2012

I am writing to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Apologies for the error in my previous email. 1. How many people have been prescribed methadone each year since 1999. 2. How many drug rehabilitation places have been made available each year since 1999. 3. How many methadone recipients have (i) entered, (ii) completed and (iii) re-entered drug rehabilitation each year since 1999.

Date for Response: 22/10/2012 - View 3327 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3326
Date Received: 21/09/2012

1. How many drugs are prescribed by health care professionals within your PCT which are designated ‘orphan drugs’ – by this we mean drugs which fall under Regulation(EC) No 141/2000 of the EU, in which pharmaceuticals developed to treat rare diseases are referred to as ‘orphan medicinal products’. Please give details of the names of the drugs .2. Since January 2007, please can you give a list of the drugs which your PCT has decided no longer to prescribe? Please give details of the drug’s trade name, its use, reason for no longer prescribing, cost per patient and date of decision. 3. How many of these drugs listed (in 2) are designated ‘orphan drugs’ under the European legislation? 4. How many drugs are prescribed by health care professionals within your PCT which are either a. off label or b. unlicensed drugs. Please name them.

Date for Response: 19/10/2012 - View 3326 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3325
Date Received: 18/09/2012

Western General Hospital , St John's Hospital at Howden & Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Do your hospitals trauma protocols include the administration of tranexamic acid to bleeding trauma patients? In 2011, how many acute trauma patients received a blood transfusion? And of those, how many were treated with tranexamic acid? Do your hospitals trauma protocols also apply to all the ambulance services that you work with? Can you please provide us with copies of all of your hospitals' trauma protocols?

Date for Response: 16/10/2012 - View 3325 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3324
Date Received: 18/09/2012

1. How many gastric band operations have been carried out over the past three calendar years? Please could you break this down year by year. Please could you provide the age and gender of each patient. Please could you also state which hospital the operation took place in.2. Please could you provide the cost of gastric band operations over the past three calendar years? Please could you break this down year by year.3. How many gastric balloon operations have been carried out over the past three calendar years? Please could you break this down year by year. Please could you provide the age and gender of each patient. Please could you also state which hospital the operation took place in.4. Please could you provide the cost of gastric balloon operations over the past three calendar years? Please could you break this down year by year.

Date for Response: 16/10/2012 - View 3324 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3323
Date Received: 18/09/2012

1. How many breast reduction operations have been carried out over the past three calendar years? Please could you break this down year by year. Please could you provide the age and gender of each patient. 2. Please could you provide the cost of breast reduction operations over the past three calendar years? Please could you break this down year by year.3. How many breast enlargement operations have been carried out over the past three calendar years? Please could you break this down year by year. Please could you provide the age and gender of each patient. 4 Please could you provide the cost of breast enlargement operations over the past three calendar years? Please could you break this down year by year.

Date for Response: 16/10/2012 - View 3323 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3322
Date Received: 18/09/2012

1.How many complaints have been made by patients over the past three calendar years? Pease could you break this down year by year, and by hospital where the complaint was made.2. Please could you provide details of what the complaint was about and state whether any action was/was not taken in response to the complaint. Please detail action taken, if applicable.

Date for Response: 16/10/2012 - View 3322 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3319
Date Received: 17/09/2012

Gordon Aikman Willie Gallacher, Mark Hunter I write under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act to request: 1. The dispensing fee agreed for methadone, per dispensing, in each financial year from 2007/08 onwards. 2. The supervision fee agreed for methadone, per supervised dispensing, in each financial year from 2007/08 onwards. I would request that – as is permitted under the Act – the information is presented in a single spreadsheet.

Date for Response: 15/10/2012 - View 3319 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3317
Date Received: 14/09/2012

How many meals were made for patients in each of your hospitals last year (financial year April 2011 – March 2012)? At what financial cost (either an overall total or an average cost per meal)? How many meals were disposed of / thrown away? At what financial cost (again, an overall total or average cost per meal is sufficient)? For what reasons were meals disposed of eg. patients choosing not to eat them or over-production by kitchens? How many patients (ie those requiring meals / in-patients) were treated in these hospitals over the same period?

Date for Response: 12/10/2012 - View 3317 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3316
Date Received: 14/09/2012

Number of patients diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) receiving the drug, Imatinib, Nilotinib, Dasatinib. Number of patients diagnosed with Gastro Intestinal Stromal Tumour (GIST) receiving the drug, Imatinib, Nilotinib, Dasatinib. Number of patients diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinmoa (RCC), Everolimus, Sunitinib, Sorefanib, Pazopanib

Date for Response: 12/10/2012 - View 3316 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3314
Date Received: 13/09/2012

The written report which stated that a member of the nursing staff has asked for my job plan. Under the Freedom of Information Act, I request for a copy of this email or emails.

Date for Response: 11/10/2012 - View 3314 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3311
Date Received: 12/09/2012

1. How many agency staff were employed by the trust in the financial year 2011-2012? 2. How much did the trust spend on agency staff in the financial year 2011-2012 for temporary and permanent staff? 3. Is there a forecasted spend on agency staff for the financial year 2012-2013? If so, how much is this? 4. Does the Trust operate a Preferred Supplier List for Agency staff? 5. Does the trust have an advertising budget for permanent recruitment? 6. What is the trust’s main method of recruiting via agency?

Date for Response: 10/10/2012 - View 3311 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3310
Date Received: 11/09/2012

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information legislation can you please supply me with a copy of the papers in respect of the Edinburgh CHP Sub Committee meeting that was held on 1 August 2011.

Date for Response: 09/10/2012 - View 3310 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3309
Date Received: 10/09/2012

Details of memory services in your area and waiting times to be seen at their clinics. Whether these memory services have been accredited (MSNAP). How these services are serving the needs of people with dementia and those with more general memory worries.

Date for Response: 08/10/2012 - View 3309 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3308
Date Received: 10/09/2012

The names and addresses of memory services in the Lothians, and current average waiting times; how these memory services are accredited, and how many of them are; and your understanding of how these services are helping people with dementia and the wider population worried about memory loss.

Date for Response: 08/10/2012 - View 3308 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3302
Date Received: 10/09/2012

How many maternal deaths have occurred in NHS Lothian in 2010 / 2011, 2011 / 2012 and so far in 2012? What were the causes of death? In point 73.3.1 of the May Board minutes of NHS Lothian a Dr Farquharson presents the NHS Lothian Incident Report October – December 2011 and a review of all the Significant Adverse Event investigations reported from 12/10/2010 – 24/11/2011. This includes 7 maternal deaths in Lothian in the period January 2011 to January 2012 (see http://www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/OurOrganisation/BoardCommittees/LothianNHSBoard/BoardPapers/Lists/BoardPapers/120523BoardPapers.pdf). Are these reports / reviews published and available? Please provide a copy or url to read online. How many adverse incidents were reported in maternity units in the Trust in 2010 / 2011, 2011 / 2012, and so far in 2012? (I understand from FOI response 2551, May 2011, that these seem to be broken down by type). In FOI response 2551 the Trust notes Brown incidents and Red incidents. What are these? http://www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/YourRights/FOI/RequestAndResponseRegister/2011/2551.pdf

Date for Response: 08/10/2012 - View 3302 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3301
Date Received: 10/09/2012

We request NHS Lothian provide copies of all documents (whether held electronically or in hard copy) relating to any investigation into infection control at Law Road Dental Practice, 19 Law Road, North Berwick from 5 February 2009 to date to include reports, minutes of meetings, interviews, transcripts, practice inspection reports and all other related emails, correspondence and other documents.

Date for Response: 08/10/2012 - View 3301 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3299
Date Received: 07/09/2012

I am writing to request information about possible body weight limits in cremations. I would like to know if there is a weight limit in place, who implemented the limit, what options are available if the weight limit is exceeded and why there is a weight limit. I would also like to know if the weight of a dead person poses any dangers or risks to the cremation process? Finally, if you could provide me with any figures or details of accidents happening in crematoriums because of the weight of the deceased person, that would be greatly appreciated.

Date for Response: 05/10/2012 - View 3299 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3297
Date Received: 06/09/2012

I am writing under FOI legislation to request information held by your Board: The number of NHS staff within your Board area who have raised issues since 2007 through whistleblowing. The number of NHS staff within your Board area who have been released from their employment since 2007 with a severance payment and an associated non-disclosure agreement. The costs which your NHS Board has incurred since 2007 in legal costs arising from issue raised from whistleblowing by NHS staff.

Date for Response: 04/10/2012 - View 3297 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3291
Date Received: 03/09/2012

This is a Freedom of Information request to ask about same-sex patients who have received donor insemination. 1. Can you please tell me how many donor inseminations were given on the NHS to same-sex couples in 2011/12, and also in 2010/11, 2009/10, 2008/09 and 2007/08. 2. For each of those years, can you tell me how many same-sex couples were given donor inseminations on the NHS. 3. For each of those years, can you tell me how many same-sex couples had a child through being inseminated on the NHS. 4. For each of those years, can you give me the estimated cost of providing donor insemination on the NHS for same-sex couples.

Date for Response: 01/10/2012 - View 3291 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3289
Date Received: 31/08/2012

I request you to complete the table below with the relevant requested information on the trust’s ICT expenditure. What is the trust’s overall budget for 2012/13? Please complete the table below with the relevant requested information on the trust’s ICT expenditure. How many IM&T staff does the trust employ in 2011/12? What did the Trust spend overall in 2011/12 and is budgeted to spend overall in 2012/13 on: (please split hardware, software, staff and implementation costs) PAS (Patient Administration system) Order Communications Diagnostic Reporting Letters with coding Scheduling E-Prescribing PACS (Picture Archiving Communication System) Each of the trust’s Departmental IT systems (e.g. Maternity, RIS, Pathology etc.) and if possible please list which departments that spend includes? Other IT projects above a value of £50k. Please provide details of the projects included in previous question Kindly provide me with a copy of your latest ICT Plan.

Date for Response: 28/09/2012 - View 3289 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3287
Date Received: 30/08/2012

I am writing to you to make an application under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please could you provide me with details of admissions to A&E departments within your area where sexual misadventure is the reason of said admission. Could this information be broken down to show: 1. A complete list of all admissions 2. The circumstances of each admission

Date for Response: 27/09/2012 - View 3287 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3285
Date Received: 28/08/2012

DPA I want to view the CCTV footage of the main carpark at St John's Hospital for ~~~~~~ between the hours of 1915 & 2115. My car was damaged in an road traffic accident but I was not present at the time. I need to understand what happened. I contacted Mr Morrison at St John's Hospital on Mon 20th August 2012 to request access to the footage. He responded on Thursday 23rd August as promised and stated that his security team had been unable to identify anything from the footage due to the roving nature of the footage. I do not accept this and wish to see the footage in order to highlight the position of my car in the carpark before and after the accident. d) the date range associated with your request ~~~~~~~ between 1915 – 2115.

Date for Response: 25/09/2012 - View 3285 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3283
Date Received: 28/08/2012

Details of any and all media monitoring conducted internally and/or externally where such monitoring relates to content from books, magazines, journals and other periodicals protected by copyright since 31 March 2011; Records relating to any and all press cuttings files within NHS Lothian since March 2011; and Details of any and all ‘permissions agents’ used by NHS Lothian for the purposes of clearing permission on behalf of NHS Western Isles and/or its staff for the re-use of content from books, journals, periodicals and journals since 31 March 2011.

Date for Response: 25/09/2012 - View 3283 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3282
Date Received: 28/08/2012

Under the Freedom of Information Scotland Act (2002) please could you provide me with the following information? Figures for people suffering from hypothermia broken down by the years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 and by age, geographical area and socio-economic status

Date for Response: 25/09/2012 - View 3282 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3281
Date Received: 28/08/2012

Under the Freedom of Information Scotland Act (2002) please could you provide me with the following information? Figures of children with a lower than average BMI and/or who are suffering from under-nourishment broken down by the years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, by age, geographical area and socio-economic status.

Date for Response: 25/09/2012 - View 3281 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3279
Date Received: 27/08/2012

I wish to ascertain some information from NHS Lothian under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act. I would like to know, over the past 3 financial years in NHS Lothian, how many full time, permanent posts have been filled by job share applicants instead of one single applicant.

Date for Response: 24/09/2012 - View 3279 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3278
Date Received: 27/08/2012

I would be grateful if you would forward to me all documents, files, investigation reports etc in relation to the Health and Safety Executive’s investigation into the Legionella outbreak in Edinburgh in June/July 2012. Section 10 (5) (b) and (d) EIRS – Legal Proceedings.

Date for Response: 24/09/2012 - View 3278 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3276
Date Received: 27/08/2012

University of Strathclyde GROS Figures for suicides broken down by the years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 and by age, geographical area and socio-economic status.

Date for Response: 24/09/2012 - View 3276 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3273
Date Received: 20/08/2012

Gavin Dollery Fiona Mitchell We would like to understand how NHS Lothian deals with the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis and therefore we would like to request any documents that are used to cover this treatment area. In particular, we would like: Treatment protocols, Patient Care-pathways, Disease Strategies, Prescribing Guidelines.

Date for Response: 17/09/2012 - View 3273 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3270
Date Received: 17/08/2012

Please could you advise me whom I should contact regarding parking and security services at St.Johns Hospital in Livingston?

Date for Response: 14/09/2012 - View 3270 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3268
Date Received: 17/08/2012

I would like to request information on items of medical equipment which are given out to patients by NHS Lothian and are not returned, and the cost of this to the health board. I would like a list of all items that are given out to patients, and the quantity that have not been returned in 2012 to date, 2011 and 2010. Please feel free to provide the data in financial years (12/13 to date, 11/12, 10/11) if it is more convenient. For every item, could you please list how much it would cost for the health board to purchase one replacement.

Date for Response: 14/09/2012 - View 3268 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3267
Date Received: 17/08/2012

How many women have been given an epidural as pain relief when in labour? Please could I have these figures year-by-year from 2002-2012. I would also like to know how many women were given the following medication for the same 10 year period (year-by-year) when giving birth. Diamporphine Pethidine Meptazinol. I would also like to know how many women gave birth in hospital, year-by-year for the same ten year period. And how many women chose to give birth with no pain medication, year-by-year from 2002-12 (this figure can include people who take paracetamol and use gas and air).

Date for Response: 14/09/2012 - View 3267 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3263
Date Received: 03/08/2012

I note that during the temporary restriction on service that 35 patients were directed to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children rather than being admitted to the Children’s Ward at St John’s Hospital. I would be grateful if you could clarify to me whether these were transfers of patients that would normally have been admitted to the Children’s Ward or whether there is a proportion of patients who would under normal circumstances have been transferred to the Royal Hospital anyway.

Date for Response: 31/08/2012 - View 3263 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3262
Date Received: 09/08/2012

A breakdown of the total number of people admitted to your hospitals as a result of taking so-called "legal highs" or where the consumption of "legal highs" was recorded as the reason for admission, in the last year. In the breakdown, include the age and gender of each individual and the particular substance they had taken. Please provide the above information also for the years: 2010/11; 2009/10; 2008/09; 2007/08.

Date for Response: 06/09/2012 - View 3262 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3260
Date Received: 03/08/2012

I note that during the temporary restriction on service that 35 patients were directed to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children rather than being admitted to the Children’s Ward at St John’s Hospital. I would be grateful if you could clarify to me whether these were transfers of patients that would normally have been admitted to the Children’s Ward or whether there is a proportion of patients who would under normal circumstances have been transferred to the Royal Hospital anyway.

Date for Response: 31/08/2012 - View 3260 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3259
Date Received: 08/08/2012

we should like to request the following information: Summary of investigations and microbiological results from the tests carried out on all 101 patients suspected of contracting legionnaires’ disease; What are the conclusions regarding the likely source of legionella?; The date on which we can expect to receive the preliminary report into the public domain. You will be aware that an essential part of the initial investigation is to fully sample and investigate any likely source and all infected patients so that a strain match can be carried out. On this basis we would like to have all microbiological results from all possible environmental source and all patients. As I am sure you are already aware, we have a right to request this information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and you are required to disclose that information within 20 working days from the date of our request (EIR)

Date for Response: 05/09/2012 - View 3259 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3258
Date Received: 08/08/2012

I’d like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. What arrangements does the health board have for removing and destroying prescription medicines that are returned unused to pharmacies in the area? What is the annual cost of this? Are there figures available regarding the (a) quantity and (b) value of prescription medicines that are returned unused to pharmacies?

Date for Response: 05/09/2012 - View 3258 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3256
Date Received: 07/08/2012

For each prison in your area, please provide periodic totals (monthly if possible) for the numbers of prescriptions issued to prisoners since prison health services were transferred to the NHS last year. Break down the figures by prison, and by type of drug prescribed. If any reports or analyses are held about patterns of prescriptions to prisons since November 2011, also provide these.

Date for Response: 04/09/2012 - View 3256 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3255
Date Received: 06/08/2012

1. Please list the hospitals/clinics/sites in your health board area that are currently providing Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy Treatment (SBRT) for cancer patients. 2. If hospitals/clinics/sites are using the treatment, what cancers are you treating with SBRT? 3. Broken down by type of cancer, how many patients did you treat with SBRT during 2010/11 and 2011/12?

Date for Response: 03/09/2012 - View 3255 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3253
Date Received: 01/08/2012

Under the Freedom of Information Act 200 I require to know how much money in the past 5 years has been allocated to St John’s hospital for patient travel and how much has been claimed and if there is an overspill were has this went.

Date for Response: 29/08/2012 - View 3253 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3250
Date Received: 06/08/2012

I have been asked by analysts at RCM to find out whether hospitals expect to spend more or less on equipment this year and which areas of capital expenditure will be prioritised. Although I understand that legally you have 20 days to reply to FOI requests, my deadline is Monday 20th August so please let me know if you can meet that deadline. I have five brief questions I seek answers for. They are: Total number of hospital beds (approx). How do you expect your hospital’s overall Second Half 2012 capital equipment spend to compare with what was spent on capital equipment in Second Half 2011? (% change and any comment). How will your hospital’s total 2012/13 capital equipment spending to compare with your total 2011/12 spending? Up/flat/down. (% change and any comment) - information technology, hospital beds, operating room (OR) equipment, robotic surgery systems, big ticket lab equipment (£60,000 and higher).

Date for Response: 03/09/2012 - View 3250 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3248
Date Received: 06/08/2012

This is a Freedom of Information request about deaths from malnutrition and dehydration. 1. Can you please tell me how many people died in hospital in 2007/08 where malnutrition was a contributing factor and, separately, how many died in that year where dehydration was a contributing factor. 2. For each death from malnutrition can you please tell me the age of the patient, the sex, which hospital they were in and what they were being treated for. 3. For each death from dehydration can you please tell me the age of the patient, the sex, which hospital they were in and what they were being treated for. 4. Can you tell me for each death if any legal action has been taken against the health board or if any compensation has been paid. 5. If compensation was paid in any of the cases, can you please tell me how much. 6. Please can you give me the same answers for questions 1 to 5 for each of the following years – 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12.

Date for Response: 03/09/2012 - View 3248 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3247
Date Received: 06/08/2012

I understand that NHS Lothian gives out drug paraphernalia to drug users as part of a Scottish Government programme. Could you please provide a complete list of all items which could be classed as drug paraphernalia, such as spoons, swabs, citric acid etc, that are given out by NHS Lothian under the programme. I would like to know how many of each item was given out in 2012/13 (to date) 2011/12, 2010/11 and 2009/10. Please also provide information on the cost of each individual item of paraphernalia.

Date for Response: 03/09/2012 - View 3247 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3246
Date Received: 03/08/2012

I would like to place a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please provide figures for each of the last five years for the following: 1. How many maternities have been recorded? 2. How many maternities have been recorded misusing drugs? 3. How many births have been recorded? 4. How many births with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome have been recorded? Of these please provide how many were recorded as preterm.

Date for Response: 31/08/2012 - View 3246 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3245
Date Received: 03/08/2012

For EACH OF THE LAST 5 YEARS please provide - The TOTAL amount paid out in compensation for medical negligence cases, the average payment, the largest payment

Date for Response: 31/08/2012 - View 3245 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3242
Date Received: 03/08/2012

For EACH OF THE LAST 5 YEARS - please provide a breakdown of the following details: he number of adverse events or critical incidents you have identified. These may be by internal reporting structures, DATIX reporting etc. The number of critical incident reports (or their equivalent) that were completed.

Date for Response: 31/08/2012 - View 3242 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3240
Date Received: 31/07/2012

Please supply a copy of your Whistleblowing Policy or equivalent documents – re-use

Date for Response: 28/08/2012 - View 3240 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3239
Date Received: 31/07/2012

Please can you supply the following information in accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information ( Scotland ) Act 2002? Copy of the report of the Inspection of “Law Road Dental Practice, 19 Law Road, North Berwick” carried out 23 May 2012; Information on what methodology was used to arrive at the finding of “Very Low Risk” of infection by this NHS inspection; Information of what event triggered the above action, random inspection or acting on information; Information on what is the inspection regime of NHS Lothian in respect of NHS dentists.

Date for Response: 28/08/2012 - View 3239 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3238
Date Received: 31/07/2012

My request is that you provide me with the following information on what evidence you have to demonstrate that you are eliminating discrimination in the area of your organisation’s pay systems and in relation to the protected characteristics of ethnicity, gender and disability. Specifically, I request a copy of the following data on your organisation’s workforce : the pay gap between men and women. the total number of staff [headcount] currently employed by your organisation, broken down into men, women and any ‘not identified’ staff. a copy of the equal pay review on which this figure is based, either by email or by copy of a hyperlink to where the document is available on your organisation’s web site. where there is no data on the pay gap between men and women, what your plans are to conduct a review and by what date the pay gap data will be published. the pay gap between staff who identify as black minority ethnic [BME] and those who are not from the black minority ethnic community. the total number of staff [headcount] currently employed by your organisation, broken down into BME, non-BME and any ‘not identified’ staff. a copy of the equal pay review on which this figure is based, either by email or by copy of a hyperlink to where the document is available on your organisation’s web site. where there is no data on the pay gap between BME staff and non-BME staff, what your plans are to conduct a review and by what date the pay gap data will be published. the pay gap between staff who identify as disabled and non-disabled staff. the total number of staff [headcount] currently employed by your organisation, broken down into disabled, non-disabled and any ‘not identified’ staff. a copy of the equal pay review on which this figure is based, either by email or by copy of a hyperlink to where the document is available on your organisation’s web site. where there is no data on the pay gap between staff who are disabled and staff who are non-disabled, what your plans are to conduct a review and by what date the pay gap data will be published. where in each of the three protected characteristics your organisation has not quantified the pay gap, I would also ask for a copy of any minute of a meeting at which your organisation decided not to quantify any of the three the pay gaps I have asked for data on. This may be provided either electronically or in writing and would cover any emails sent and received in relation to the decision making.

Date for Response: 28/08/2012 - View 3238 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3237
Date Received: 31/07/2012

PBX and VOIP maintenance contract information: All ICT Contracts relating to PBX and VOIP Maintenance please can you send me: Supplier(s) Name(s). Total Contract Value. Hardware Brand. Application(s) running on PBX. Duration. Expiry Date. Number of Users. Contract Review Date. Contact/job title responsible for this contract (Full Contact Details contact name, actual job title, direct contact number and direct email address. Also if this contract has just recently been awarded (in the last 4 weeks) please can you also provide me with a short list of suppliers that bid on this tender.

Date for Response: 28/08/2012

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3236
Date Received: 31/07/2012

I want to submit a freedom of information request for the following information relating to ICT & Telecommunications: Current Fixed Line Provider- Supplier’s name. Fixed Line Renewal Date- please provide day, month and year (month and year is also acceptable). If this is a rolling contract please provide me with the rolling date of the contract. Fixed Line- Duration. Number of Lines. Minutes Provider- Supplier’s name. Minutes Renewal Date- please provide day, month and year (month and year is also acceptable). If this is a rolling contract please provide me with the rolling date of the contract. Minutes Monthly Spend- Monthly average spend. Minute’s Duration: the contract duration and not the actual minutes. Number of Extensions. Fixed Broadband Provider- Supplier’s name. Fixed Broadband Renewal Date- please provide day, month and year (month and year is also acceptable). If this is a rolling contract please provide me with the rolling date of the contract. Fixed Broadband Annual Spend- Annual average spend. VOIP/PBX Installation Date: - please provide day, month and year (month and year is also acceptable). Renewal Date on any leased Telephony systems - please provide day, month and year (month and year is also acceptable). If this is a rolling contract please provide me with the rolling date of the contract. Lease Provider- Supplier’s name. WAN Provider- please provide me with the main supplier(s). WAN Renewal Date- please provide day, month and year (month and year is also acceptable). If this is a rolling contract please provide me with the rolling date of the contract. WAN Annual Spend- Annual average spend. If your organisation has a managed services contract which includes all or two out of three of the services stated above please state which of these is included with the contract. It would also be for me to if there are any other service support areas that are included within these contracts. Managed Service Contract. • Contract Title • Supplier’s Name • Services Included • Total Contract Value • Duration • Expiry Date- please provide day, month and year (month and year is also acceptable) • Review Date- please provide day, month and year (month and year is also acceptable) • Internal Contact: please can you send me there full contact details including contact number and email and job title. If there is more than one supplier for each contract please can you separate the contract dates and spend for each supplier. Also if no information can be provided for each of the key data types please explain why there is no information.

Date for Response: 28/08/2012 - View 3236 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3235
Date Received: 30/07/2012

I am updating our contact database and would appreciate it if you could provide me with contact details for people working for your health board. We are seeking the telephone numbers and email address of the following: Consultant urologist(s). Clinical nurse specialist (urology).

Date for Response: 27/08/2012 - View 3235 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3230
Date Received: 27/07/2012

I am writing to request details of all security breaches at each maternity unit or ward in the health board area in each of the past five years. These details should include any intruders, thefts, lost or missing babies, assaults on nursing staff, reports of drug taking and other security reports/concerns that have been recorded.

Date for Response: 24/08/2012 - View 3230 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3229
Date Received: 26/07/2012

1. Could you please tell me what the board’s policy is on IVF for same-sex couples and whether it is offered on the NHS. 2. If it is, could you tell me whether this is allowed to couples in all circumstances or whether there are rules governing which same-sex couples are eligible? 3. If same-sex couples are only allowed IVF on the NHS in some cases, can you tell me in what cases they would be ineligible. 4. Can you please tell me how many rounds of IVF were given on the NHS to same-sex couples in 2011/12, and also in 2010/11 and 2009/10. 5. For each of those years, can you tell me how many same-sex couples were given IVF on the NHS. 6. For each of those years, can you tell me how many same-sex couples had a child through IVF on the NHS. 7. For each of those years, can you give me the estimated cost of providing IVF on the NHS for same-sex couples.

Date for Response: 23/08/2012 - View 3229 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3228
Date Received: 24/07/2012

At the Board meeting on 27th. June 2012, paper 2.1 refers at 4.6 to a report carried out by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Can you provide a copy of this report, or a link to it.

Date for Response: 21/08/2012 - View 3228 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3227
Date Received: 25/07/2012

I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act in regards to funeral arrangements for people who die while in the care of your NHS board and have no family or friends. If possible, please could you include some or all of the following in your response: Name of the Deceased, Date of Death, Last known residence for the deceased (if known), Whether next of kin have been traced (if known), Value of the Estate (if known), Date on which referred/due to be referred to the QLTR or Crown Solicitor.

Date for Response: 22/08/2012 - View 3227 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3226
Date Received: 25/07/2012

All minutes of meetings and all relevant documents of the Lothian Sexual Health and HIV Group, for the past 12 months.

Date for Response: 22/08/2012

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3225
Date Received: 25/07/2012

I am writing to request information relating to the last 5 years in respect of the Flexible Working Regulations 2003 and 2006. No. applications made. No. female. No. male. Fulltime. Part time. Types agreed and currently in operation. No. applications received. Typical reason given for rejection.

Date for Response: 22/08/2012 - View 3225 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3224
Date Received: 25/07/2012

Software Systems - Is the system still being used? (If yes, please move to question 2, if no please move to straight to question 4) Is a new contract in place? (If yes, move to question 3, if no please explain) What is the new contract expiration date? If a different new replacement system has been installed – please provide details of: (please only answer this if a new replacement system has been installed) Software developer/supplier name. System product name. Version number. Procured through NPfIT? Local Service Provider (if applicable). Date installed. No of licenses. No of peak time users. Contract expiration date. When do you plan to replace system. Is it locally or remotely hosted. Names of other systems it integrates with. Is the system outsourced – if so, name of outsourcing company.

Date for Response: 20/08/2012 - View 3224 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3223
Date Received: 24/07/2012

I’d like to request the following under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002: How many hospital wards have been closed to new admissions on a temporary basis due to staffing issues over the following periods: 2011-12, 2012-13 so far.

Date for Response: 21/08/2012 - View 3223 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3222
Date Received: 23/07/2012

I would like to make a request under FOI. The request I wish to make is regarding the availability of palliative care beds in Liberton Hospital, Corstorphine Hospital an Astley Ainslie Hospital between Thursday 11 August 2011 and Tuesday 13 September 2011. I would ask that that when a response is provided this details the available numbers of beds for each hospital noted above for each separate day. For example on Thursday 11 August there were no beds available at any noted hospital; on Friday 12 August there was 1 bed available at Liberton Hospital; on Saturday 13 August there was 1 bed available at Corstorphine Hospital and 1 at Astley Ainslie Hospital; and so on.

Date for Response: 20/08/2012 - View 3222 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3221
Date Received: 24/07/2012

Details of all grievance/complaint procedures initiated by staff since 2005 to date against their immediate superiors. Please provide this information by year, giving detail of service area/level or grade of staff member complaining/level or grade of staff member complained of/nature of complaint (bullying/harassment etc). Where complaints are against executive members of NHS Lothian (and FOISA/DPA provisions would preclude release of the information) please provide as much detail as possible without revealing the identity of the staff member against whom the complaint was made. In respect of the item above, could you ensure that “procedures” includes any informal procedures.

Date for Response: 21/08/2012 - View 3221 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3220
Date Received: 23/07/2012

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 2012 in one of the following formats: MS Excel or PDF (By Email) or Printed (By Post). In previous years, the financial performance monitoring returns have been in the form of an 11 page MS Excel spreadsheet template set by the Scottish Government. The complete submissions contained 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: 20/08/2012 - View 3220 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3219
Date Received: 19/07/2012

19/07/12 16/08/12 I have been waiting since ~~~~~~ for an appointment for ~~~~~~~. My GP referred me to ~~~~~~~. I received a letter stating I would wait up to 12 weeks for an appointment. This is now mid July 2012 the waiting period has passed and still I am left to suffer in pain and discomfort without so much as a sorry or explanation as to why. I now demand a full explanation to include all relevant information under the freedom of information act 2005, as to why I was kept waiting an unacceptable time, the cause of the delay and ALL appertaining documentation regarding delays, personnel responsible and actions taken or not taken to deal with patient waiting time. DPA – to be taken forward by Complaints

Date for Response: 16/08/2012 - View 3219 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3218
Date Received: 19/07/2012

I am writing to obtain information about the total amount of money paid to trade unions by NHS Lothian, the amount of staff time spent on trade union duties and / or activities and the payment of subscriptions. To outline my query as clearly as possible, I am requesting: The total amount of money paid to all trade unions for financial years a) 2010-11 and b) 2011-12. Where possible please provide a list of total payments made to each different trade union. However if this disaggregated information is not available please continue to provide a total figure for trade union payments. In response to this question, please only include direct payments to the unions from your organisation, not membership dues deducted from staff salaries. Please state: Which trade unions your organisation provide staff time to work on trade union duties and / or activities (sometimes called ‘Trade Union facility time’) in i) 2010-11 and ii) 2011-12. The number of full time equivalent staff that were provided for each trade union in i) 2010-11 and ii) 2011-12. Does your organisation automatically deduct trade union subscriptions from staff salaries in the payroll process in order to pass them on to the union? If so, how much did your organisation charge each union for this service in a) 2010-11 and b) 2011-12?

Date for Response: 16/08/2012 - View 3218 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3217
Date Received: 18/07/2012

This is a request under the FOI, please answer the following for the Trusts within your cluster; 1. If your organisation provides a Musculoskeletal Community Assessment Triage [MCAT] service, please indicate the location of these services [eg name of local Hospital Trust or other treatment centre]. 2. If you provide a MCAT service, how many extended scope practitioners do you have within the service, please name where possible. 3. Do primary care GP practices have direct access to MRI scanners? 4. How many physiotherapists are employed by your organisation – please state by their work location? If you commission physiotherapy to an AQP or other body, please state their name

Date for Response: 15/08/2012 - View 3217 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3216
Date Received: 18/07/2012

I would like to know, since May 2009, how many procedures have been performed by NHS clinicians to correct procedures that were originally carried out by private surgeons as cosmetic treatments. Could I request figures detailing all costs incurred in carrying out corrections on the below list of procedures, detailing which procedures were done on which dates, and to what cost. I understand that patient confidentiality will prevent you from providing information that may identify individual patients. I would, however, request a breakdown of the gender of patients having these procedures corrected, along with relevant dates when patients attended. Procedures: Abdominoplasty; Blepharoplasty; Phalloplasty; Mammoplasty including: Breast augmentations; Reduction mammoplasty; Mastopexy; Buccal fat extraction; Buttock augmentation; Buttock lift; Chemical peel; Labiaplasty; Lip enhancement; Rhinoplasty; Otoplasty; Rhytidectomy; Browplasty; Midface lift; Chin augmentation; Cheek augmentation; Orthognathic; Surgery; Fillers injections; Laser skin resurfacing; Liposuction.

Date for Response: 15/08/2012 - View 3216 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3215
Date Received: 18/07/2012

Since 2002, how many patients have been removed from GPs’ lists and placed on the Scottish equivalent to the Violent Patients’ Scheme which operates in England?  Please provide numbers for each year broken down by the smallest geographical area available. Please also state the total cost of running the scheme broken down by the smallest geographic area available for the last financial year.  Please also provide details of the number of people currently on the Scottish equivalent to the Violent Patients’ Scheme, broken down by the smallest geographic area available.

Date for Response: 09/08/2013 - View 3215 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3214
Date Received: 18/07/2012

1) The total number of insulin pumps provided by your health board in (a) 2007; (b) 2008; (c) 2009; (d) 2010; (e) 2011 and (f) 2012 to date. 2) The total number of insulin pumps provided by your health board to type-1 diabetics under the age of 18 in (a) 2007; (b) 2008; (c) 2009; (d) 2010; (e) 2011 and (f) 2012 to date. 3) The total number of insulin pumps provided by your health board to type-1 diabetics over the age of 18 in (a) 2007; (b) 2008; (c) 2009; (d) 2010; (e) 2011 and (f) 2012 to date. 4) The total number of insulin pumps provided by your health board to type-1 diabetics under the age of 18 in 2012 to date, broken down by month. 5) The total number of insulin pumps provided by your health board to type-1 diabetics over the age of 18 in 2012 to date, broken down by month. 6) The total monetary value of additional funding received to date from the Scottish government to meet the ministerial target of 25% of type-1 diabetics receiving insulin pump therapy by March 2013; 7) The total monetary value of additional funding projected to be received by the end of this financial year from the Scottish government to meet the ministerial target of 25% of type-1 diabetics receiving insulin pump therapy by March 2013;

Date for Response: 15/08/2012 - View 3214 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3213
Date Received: 18/07/2012

The total number of individuals diagnosed with malnutrition in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. The number of individuals diagnosed with malnutrition in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 who were aged under 16. The number of individuals diagnosed with malnutrition in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 who were aged over 65. The total number of deaths where malnutrition was listed as the primary cause in 2007, 2008. 2009, 2010 and 2011. The total number of deaths where malnutrition was listed as the primary cause in 2007, 2008. 2009, 2010 and 2011 and the victim was aged under 16. The total number of deaths where malnutrition was listed as the primary cause in 2007, 2008. 2009, 2010 and 2011 and the victim was aged over 65. The total number of deaths where malnutrition was listed as a secondary cause in 2007, 2008. 2009, 2010 and 2011. The total number of deaths where malnutrition was listed as a secondary cause in 2007, 2008. 2009, 2010 and 2011 and the victim was aged under 16. The total number of deaths where malnutrition was listed as a secondary cause in 2007, 2008. 2009, 2010 and 2011 and the victim was aged over 65.

Date for Response: 15/08/2012 - View 3213 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3212
Date Received: 17/07/2012

How much money is currently owed to your health board by foreign patients who have received care in your area, but have failed to pay the amount they owe for that care. Could these figures be broken by i) year of treatment ii) country of the patient’s origin and iii) type of treatment given.

Date for Response: 14/08/2012 - View 3212 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3211
Date Received: 17/07/2012

Small Steps Big Difference - I am interested in how the campaign is funded and how much comes from Lothian NHS and how much from City of Edinburgh Council.

Date for Response: 14/08/2012 - View 3211 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3210
Date Received: 16/01/2012

16/01/12 13/08/12 I would like to know how much money has been paid out in redundancy and severance payments over the past three financial years - 20009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12 - to staff leaving the organisation, broken down by year. :: I would like to know how many staff have left the organisation under redundancy or severance deals over the past three financial years - 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12 - broken down by year.

Date for Response: 13/08/2012 - View 3210 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3209
Date Received: 13/07/2012

What is the reported incidence of drug resistant TB in the area covered by NHS Lothian? Can I have the figures for 2010 and 2011?

Date for Response: 10/08/2012 - View 3209 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3208
Date Received: 13/07/2012

I would be grateful if you could supply the following information which I would like to receive by email. The information should be as up-to-date as possible but not older than 3 months. If your IT is not totally Outsourced then how many individual Staff – NOT whole/full time equivalents – are employed within your IT Department? To which Company or Companies are the following areas of IT Outsourced: Infrastructure? Desktops/Laptops/Thin Clients? Systems Development / Applications Management? (Can you please answer the questions 3 to 8, even if your IT is Outsourced) How many Desktops are in use? How many Laptops are in use? How many Thin Clients are in use? Which Server Platform(s) and Operating System(s) do you use? How many Physical Servers are in use? How many Virtual Servers are in use? What is the name and job title of the most senior person in IT?

Date for Response: 10/08/2012 - View 3208 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3207
Date Received: 13/07/2012

1. For each hospital in the board area, which: (a) have and (b) do not have a bed management system in place to track the number of bed or ward moves of patients. 2. In the last year, what is the highest number of times a patient staying in hospital in the board area has been moved bed or ward in a single hospital stay and in which hospital was the patient staying. 3. In the last year, what is the highest number of times a dementia patient staying in hospital in the board area has been moved bed or ward in a single hospital stay and in which hospital was the patient staying. 4. What information the board/each hospital currently holds on the bed and ward moves of dementia patients.

Date for Response: 10/08/2012 - View 3207 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3206
Date Received: 12/07/2012

Please tell me how many people of all ages have been treated for Korsakoff's syndrome in the last 5 years (broken down by year, gender and age group – for example under 16/over 16/over 25/over 35/over 50/over 70). Please tell me separately the exact age of the youngest sufferer of Korsakoff's syndrome treated by the board within the last 5 years. If it is easier in terms of protecting anonymity I do not necessarily require the gender but this information would also be desirable. If this is impossible for whatever reason please tell me what age group they fall into according to bandings above.

Date for Response: 09/08/2012 - View 3206 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3204
Date Received: 11/07/2012

The total number of complaints (a) received and (b) upheld since 2007, broken down by (i) year and (ii) type/category of complaint (this should include complaints relating to treatment of patients).

Date for Response: 08/08/2012 - View 3204 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3203
Date Received: 11/07/2012

The number of redundancy compromise agreements agreed in each year since 2007, broken down by year. 2. The number of redundancy compromise agreements containing non-disclosure clauses agreed each year since 2007, broken down by year. 3. The (a) total, (b) average and (c) highest amount of money spent on redundancy compromise agreements in each year since 2007, broken down by year.

Date for Response: 08/08/2012 - View 3203 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3202
Date Received: 11/07/2012

Can you tell me whether any treatments or types of medication that are routinely offered to most patients are restricted for people who are obese, alcoholics or smokers? If so, which treatments are not routinely offered and to which groups? Types of treatment should include, but not be limited to, hip and knee replacements, cataract surgery and IVF. What policies are in place for patients to get routine access to such treatments if / when they change attitudes or approaches to their own health?

Date for Response: 08/08/2013 - View 3202 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3201
Date Received: 10/07/2012

10/07/12 07/08/12 We are preparing an article looking at the achievement of practices under the 2011/12 GP contract. PCOs were instructed by NHS Employers to sign off these QOF points by 30th June 2012. Please could you email me the following information for your area. 1) Proportion of practices who have achieved maximum points for each of the QOF Quality and Productivity Indicators (results broken down by QP1-11). 2) The percentage level of exception reporting for each indicator (results broken down by QP1-11) and the reason given for the exception report.

Date for Response: 07/08/2012 - View 3201 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3200
Date Received: 10/07/2012

Can you provide me with a map of the GP practice catchment areas which cover NHS Lothian. If there is no map, general postcode information would do.  However, as I mentioned above, the postcode search on nhs24.com does not indicate catchment areas as it does not only provide those GP practices in your area, but those from a far wider area. 

Date for Response: 26/07/2012 - View 3200 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3199
Date Received: 09/07/2013

I would like full details of all clinical negligence claims, which specifically relate to defects arising during pregnancy or birth, lodged with the health board in each of the last four financial years. For each claim lodged I would like to establish which maternity, neonatal or midwife-led unit the claim relates to, a summary of the nature of the claim and when it was lodged. In addition, I would like full details of all clinical negligence claims, which specifically relate to defects arising during pregnancy or birth, which have been closed and damages awarded in each of the last four financial years. For each claim, I would like to establish which maternity, neonatal or midwife-led unit the claim relates to, when the claim was originally lodged, a summary of the nature of the claim, when the claim was closed and how much was paid out in damages.

Date for Response: 17/07/2013 - View 3199 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3198
Date Received: 09/08/2012

I would like full details of all complaints made to your health board regarding maternity or neonatal care in each of the last four financial years. The information should be broken down by each individual maternity, neonatal or midwife-led unit in your health board area and I would like your response to include following information: when each complaint was made, a summary of the complaint and the outcome of the complaint.

Date for Response: 06/08/2012 - View 3198 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3197
Date Received: 05/07/2012

Please would you confirm whether or not NHS Lothian has created a policy on NHS Continuing Healthcare, and if so please supply the policy.

Date for Response: 25/07/2012 - View 3197 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3196
Date Received: 05/07/2012

I am requesting information about the new site for the Edinburgh Royal Hospital for Sick Children. Can you give me the names of all 11 institutions involved in signing the release of land form re this project (an "SA6' form) and which has signed the form so far?

Date for Response: 02/08/2012 - View 3196 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3195
Date Received: 05/07/2012

Confirmation as whether NHS Lothian has in force, or has had in force at any time since January 2011, any written guidance, policy or prescribed procedures regarding the attestation and/ or execution of legal documents by its employees; • A copy of any such written guidance, procedure, policy, internal memorandum, practice note or staff notice issued by NHS Lothian, regarding the attestation and/ or execution of legal documents by its employees and any such guidance or policy which may be published on any internal intranet operated by NHS Lothian; • Without prejudice to the foregoing generality, a copy of any written guidance, procedure, policy, internal memorandum, practice note or staff notice issued by NHS Lothian, regarding the attestation and/ or execution of legal documents by nursing staff, or by employees at Western General Hospital, Edinburgh.

Date for Response: 02/08/2012 - View 3195 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3194
Date Received: 04/06/2012

Please can I have the information for the last financial year 1st April 2011 – 31st March 2012. For all of your hospitals in your trust please may we have the following information: The average time between a patient being referred from Accident and Emergency to a speciality team and being admitted on to a ward. (I understand this data is available from the Symphony system, which gives the time the patient is referred, then the time they leave A&E). The longest time a patient has waited between being referred from Accident and Emergency and being admitted to a ward What is your percentage bed occupancy?

Date for Response: 01/08/2012 - View 3194 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3194
Date Received: 04/07/2012

we have received a letter and enclosures relating to our FOI act request relating to the List Closure (CAMHS) from Alan Boyter. We are unhappy with the information received and would be pleased if you could redo your search. The information received is scanty. In the letter Mr Boyter states that we can access the further information held in the Complaints file. We would be pleased if we could have these files, unredacted, sent to us. This is a further request under the Freedom of Information act. There is no information contained in your response to us that pertains to discussions held by four clinicians (~~~~~, ~~~~~, ~~~~~, ~~~~~) who made the fateful decision to close the list. They must have had significant discussions prior to the circular of 05.09.2001. It may be these were held outwith the offices of NHS Lothian. Therefore we would like to make a further request under the FOI act for full disclosure of all discussions held by these clinicians relating to service provision from say, September 1999. The Clinicians were -~~~~~, Clinical Director West Lothian healthcare NHS Trust, ~~~~~, medical director Lothian Primary Care Trust, ~~~~~, Lead Clinician, CFMHS, RHSC. and ~~~~~, Lead Clinician, YPU, Royal Edinburgh Hospital. I would be pleased if you could direct your searches in these directions to locate the documentary evidence which is missing, but must exist.

Date for Response: 23/07/2012 - View 3194 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3193
Date Received: 01/06/2012

Please could you provide me with all correspondence between HD Partners and NHS Lothian (re-use response).

Date for Response: 01/08/2012 - View 3193 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3191
Date Received: 03/06/2012

I write under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act to request: The total amount of money spent by the board on staff attending conferences and seminars in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012. For each, please indicate the (i) date, (ii) title of the event, (iii) purpose, (iv) location, (v) how many staff attended, and how much money was spent on (vi) travel, (vii) accommodation, (viii) subsistence costs, etc. I would be grateful if you could treat (a), (b) and (c) as separate requests for information.

Date for Response: 31/07/2012 - View 3191 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3190
Date Received: 02/07/2012

02/07/12 30/07/12 I would like to enquire if your Network has Prescribing Formularies, and if so request a copy of the latest version(s). If you do produce any formularies, I would be grateful if you could answer the following questions if this information is not contained within it; The name of the committee which updates the above? Review dates and next scheduled update dates? Which other organisations use the formularies? If you do not produce any formularies but use one from another organisation, please indicate which. Clarification request 2/7/12

Date for Response: 30/07/2012 - View 3190 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3189
Date Received: 02/07/2012

1. Amount of clinical waste produced annually over the period 2001-2011 by the Board, each of its hospitals and wards. 2. Amount of non-clinical waste produced annually over the period 2001-2011 by the Board, each of its hospitals and wards. 3. Waste recycling rates achieved over the period 2001-2011 by the Board, each of its hospitals and wards for both clinical and non-clinical wastes. 4. Contractors disposing of the waste (private business, local authority?) over the period 2001-2011. 5. Annual number of beds of the Board, each of its hospitals and wards over the period 2001-2011. 6. Annual expenditure made by the Board for waste management and disposal over the period 2001-2011. 7. Annual expenditure made by the Board for the provision of services over the period 2001-2011.

Date for Response: 30/07/2012 - View 3189 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3188
Date Received: 02/07/2012

What percentage of single rooms is available in each hospital in your health Board area? What telecare support is provided to older people in your health board area listed by product?

Date for Response: 30/07/2012 - View 3188 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3187
Date Received: 29/06/2012

Please could you send me, under the FOI Act, the latest version of the Business Case for the Board's Sick Kids redevelopment project. (Not approved by the SG)

Date for Response: 27/07/2012 - View 3187 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3186
Date Received: 29/06/2012

I am requesting information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. In essence we are striving to understand whether your NHS Board has in place any agreements for the supply of "unlicensed specials", pharmaceutical medications. Can you please provide the following information:- As regards the provision or supply of "unlicensed specials", pharmaceutical medications, do you have in place any of the following:- Contracts, tenders, awards, preferred providers / suppliers for the provision of "unlicensed specials" in your area? Can you please outline any agreements formal or informal that are in place for the provision or supply of "unlicensed specials" and who they are with? Can you please also provide under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 a copy of any tenders / heads of agreement for the provision of any of the above services? Further to the above, can you please provide any copies of the specification of any proposed agreements with internal NHS / external providers that led to the restriction of supply and preferred provision of "unlicensed specials"? Clearly we do not seek the commercial terms they are based upon and are happy to have them deleted.

Date for Response: 27/07/2012 - View 3186 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3185
Date Received: 28/06/2012

NHS Lothian Managed Clinical Networks for CHD & Stroke. I would like to enquire if your Network has any Prescribing Formularies, and if so request a copy of the latest version(s). If you do produce any formularies, I would be grateful if you could answer the following questions if this information is not contained within it; • The name of the committee which updates the above? • Review dates and next scheduled update dates? • Which other organisations use the formularies?

Date for Response: 26/07/2012 - View 3185 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3184
Date Received: 28/06/2012

Could you therefore please supply me with figures for lost working hours in the past five years in the I.T. dept due to Anxiety/Stress/Depression/Other Psychiatric Illness or Mental Health Issues and break them down by year?

Date for Response: 26/07/2012 - View 3184 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3183
Date Received: 26/06/2012

26/06/12 24/07/12 How many NHS parking stickers have been issued in the Royal Edinburgh Hospital site over the last six months from date of document? How many vehicles have received 3 stickers or more? How many of these vehicle owners have been called to an investigatory meeting under the auspices of the NHS Lothian Management of Employee Conduct: Disciplinary Policy and Procedure.

Date for Response: 24/07/2012 - View 3183 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3182
Date Received: 20/06/2012

What was your total expenditure on hospitality for the period 2011/12? What is your budget for hospitality for the period 2012/12? (re-use)

Date for Response: 18/07/2012 - View 3182 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3181
Date Received: 22/06/2012

How much does it cost NHS Lothian Estates Department annually for contracts with external companies for the Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) of electrical items. Also could I have the total cost broken down to the cost of each contract and the NHS site(s) that the contract it relates to.

Date for Response: 20/07/2012 - View 3181 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3180
Date Received: 22/06/2012

1. How many adults you have with a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder (any, although if there are separate statistics for Asperger's, HFA, LFA, they would be appreciated) in your area; 2. How many children; 3. What diagnostic services are available to a) adults and b) children; 4. What agencies or teams you have that work with autistic people, provide support/services, strategise, etc. 5. An email address/website for each of these agencies or teams where possible. 6. What the typical process should be for an adult in your area first asking their GP for an assessment for autistic spectrum disorder to receiving a diagnosis/support.

Date for Response: 20/07/2012 - View 3180 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3179
Date Received: 21/06/2012

The total expenditure for attendance at conferences and seminars, indicating the location and purpose; and including all travel, accommodation and subsistence costs - for the years 1999 to 2012

Date for Response: 19/07/2012 - View 3179 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3178
Date Received: 20/06/2012

How many press, media or communications staff were employed within your health board in 2010/11 and 2011/12 and at what cost?

Date for Response: 18/07/2012 - View 3178 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3177
Date Received: 18/06/2012

I would like to know who your organisation spend their money with in terms of the purchase of goods and services. I am aware that a lot of publicly funded organisations publish this kind of information on their websites in the interest of transparency but I could not find your list of suppliers on your site. If it is available on your site then please point me in the right direction. However, I recently requested this type of information from another two Trusts and was sent comprehensive lists from their supplies or finance departments inc. telephone numbers which was helpful as I need to see STD codes for my project and this saved me a great amount of time. ( I am comparing public spend and looking at supply area demographics ) PS I don't mind if the suppliers list is just for the last financial year or if it goes back further than that

Date for Response: 16/07/2012 - View 3177 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3176
Date Received: 18/06/2012

I’d like to request the following under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002: How many incidents of patients regaining consciousness during surgery have been recorded over the last three financial years?

Date for Response: 16/07/2012 - View 3176 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3175
Date Received: 18/06/2012

A breakdown of the number of teenage boys aged 18 or under admitted to hospital due to anorexia in the last year. Include the age of the individual in each case. A breakdown of the number of teenage boys aged 18 or under admitted to hospital due to bulimia in the last year. Include the age of the individual in each case. A breakdown of the number of teenage boys aged 18 or under admitted to hospital due to anorexia in 2005/06; 2006/07; 2007/08; 2008/09; 2009/10; 2010/11. Include the age of the individual in each case. A breakdown of the number of teenage boys aged 18 or under admitted to hospital due to bulimia in 2005/06; 2006/07; 2007/08; 2008/09; 2009/10; 2010/11. Include the age of the individual in each case. A breakdown of the number of teenage girls aged 18 or under admitted to hospital due to anorexia in the last year. Include the age of the individual in each case. A breakdown of the number of teenage girls aged 18 or under admitted to hospital due to bulimia in the last year. Include the age of the individual in each case. A breakdown of the number of teenage girls aged 18 or under admitted to hospital due to anorexia in 2005/06; 2006/07; 2007/08; 2008/09; 2009/10; 2010/11. Include the age of the individual in each case. A breakdown of the number of teenage girls aged 18 or under admitted to hospital due to bulimia in 2005/06; 2006/07; 2007/08; 2008/09; 2009/10; 2010/11. Include the age of the individual in each case.

Date for Response: 16/07/2012 - View 3175 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3174
Date Received: 18/06/2012

1. How many premature births were there in your area in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001? (Please could the data be given for each individual year?) 2. If a rise is apparent, are health professionals linking it to other health problems, such as obesity-related diabetes? 3. What advice/help is there locally for expectant mothers to help them avoid premature birth? 4. What is the total number of births for each year?

Date for Response: 16/07/2012 - View 3174 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3173
Date Received: 18/06/2012

Details of current/previous agreements since May 2007 with third party providers of healthcare in relation to the treatment of NHS patients at their facilities including o Name of provider o Start and end date of agreement o Services to be provided under the agreement o Number of patients treated under the agreement o Value of contract o Reason for termination • Copies of all correspondence between NHS Lothian and the Scottish Government regarding the health board’s contract with Spire Healthcare • A breakdown of the number of NHS Lothian patients treated at Murrayfield Hospital in each year of the board’s contract with Spire Healthcare • A breakdown of the number of NHS Lothian patients treated at Murayfield Hospital since the end of the contract with Spire Healthcare. For clarification, I am using correspondence to refer to any emails and letters as well as any recorded or transcribed telephone conversations. I would like the above information to be provided to me in electronic form where possible but paper copies will be acceptable if necessary.

Date for Response: 16/07/2012 - View 3173 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3172
Date Received: 14/06/2012

The number of organ transplants which have been carried out since 2007 by NHS Lothian using cadaveric donations. The number of organs used in transplant procedures which came from a cadaveric donation from Scotland since 2007. The number of organs used in transplant procedures which came from a cadaveric donation from England since 2007. The number of organs used in transplant procedures which came from a cadaveric donation from Wales since 2007. The number of organs used in transplant procedures which came from a cadaveric donation from Northern Ireland since 2007. The number of organs used in transplant procedures which came from a cadaveric donation from an other EU State since 2007.

Date for Response: 12/07/2012 - View 3172 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3171
Date Received: 14/06/2012

The average waiting time for IVF treatment in the financial year a) 2009-2010 b) 2010-2011 c) 2011-2012? How many treatment cycles is each patient entitled to? What is the cut off age for IVF treatment?

Date for Response: 12/07/2012 - View 3171 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3168
Date Received: 11/06/2013

The amount spent by your health board on the use of taxis and courier services for the transportation of medical supplies, samples, blood and tissue in each of the last three financial years.

Date for Response: 09/07/2013 - View 3168 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3166
Date Received: 08/06/2012

08/06/12 06/07/12 I would like to know how many times in the last year hospital staff have had to call the police for support due to aggressive patients.

Date for Response: 06/07/2012 - View 3166 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3165
Date Received: 07/06/2012

This is a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information I require is as follows: A list of the nursing and allied professional posts which have been axed including a description of the post and the band number for the financial years 2010/11 and 2011/12. How many posts have been unfilled for 3 months or over? How many posts that are unfilled have then been cancelled rather than filled?

Date for Response: 05/07/2012 - View 3165 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3164
Date Received: 07/06/2012

I am a student currently studying the increase in stress related illnesses in the I.T. sector. Could you please supply me with the number of lost work hours in your I.T. department due to stress related illnesses in the past 5 years please and break them down by year?

Date for Response: 05/07/2012 - View 3164 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3163
Date Received: 06/06/2012

1. How much is spent on taxis in the past three years? 2 How much was spent on taxis for patients/staff? 3 Why were taxis booked for patients?/ Why were taxis booked for staff? 4 How much money has been spent transferring NHS equipment?

Date for Response: 04/07/2012 - View 3163 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3162
Date Received: 06/06/2012

I wish to receive the following information in relation to all surgical procedures undertaken within all hospitals under the jurisdiction of NHS Lothian. Accountable Items. During the last four years how many on how many occasions have accountable items been recorded as not accounted for following surgical procedures. The term' accountable items' refers to all items within the surgical field which might be accidentally left inside a patient following surgery. The range of items includes but is not limited to gauze swabs of various sizes, needles, surgical instruments (or parts of an instrument). I would also wish to know if all patients are informed following surgery when an item is missing and may have been left in a cavity during the operation.

Date for Response: 04/07/2012 - View 3162 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3161
Date Received: 06/06/2012

I would like to know how many patients died while in operating theatres in the last year.

Date for Response: 04/07/2012 - View 3161 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3160
Date Received: 06/06/2012

I write to ask for the following information to be made available to me under the 2002 Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act: • Orthopaedic referrals to NHS Lothian are now being sent to SPIRE healthcare, when did this arrangement start? • When is this arrangement due to end? • Did this arrangement arise following a transparent procurement process?

Date for Response: 03/07/2012 - View 3160 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3159
Date Received: 04/06/2012

How many clinical negligence claims did your health board receive in 2011? 2010? 2009? 2008? 2007? How many of these claims resulted in compensation payouts in each given year? How much has your health board paid out in clinical negligence compensation in the last five years? What were the totals for 2011? 2010? 2009? 2008? 2007? Can you tell me what these negligence claims were? And give a breakdown of the sum paid out by your NHS health board for each one?

Date for Response: 03/07/2012 - View 3159 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3158
Date Received: 04/06/2012

Please provide me with all files and correspondence on a)the decision to give work to HD Partners b)the process that led to HD Partners being given work. Please provide me with all reports and memos produced by HD Partners as part of the work they carried for NHS Lothian. Please provide me with all files and correspondence on the remit of HD Partners’ work for NHS Lothian. How much has HD Partners so far received from NHS Lothian? Please state the independent facilities/hospitals identified by HD Partners as having spare capacity for use by NHS Lothian?

Date for Response: 03/07/2012 - View 3158 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3157
Date Received: 04/06/2012

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, Ulcerative Colitis, Total Patients and where possible split by Biologic; •Abatacept [Orencia] •Adalimumab [Humira] •Anakinra [Kineret] •Certolizumab [Cimzia] •Etanercept [Enbrel] •Golimumab [Simponi] •Infliximab [Remicade] •Rituximab [Mabthera] •Tocilizumab [Ro Actemra] •Ustekinumab [Stelara] •Others

Date for Response: 03/07/2012 - View 3157 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3156
Date Received: 01/06/2012

The number of contracts awarded to HD Partners by NHS Lothian and the value of each contract. • The date each contract was awarded. • The date HD partners became an ‘approved supplier’.

Date for Response: 02/07/2012 - View 3156 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3155
Date Received: 01/06/2012

FOI, request, reason for retirement of psychiatrist (~~~~), East Lothian CHP.

Date for Response: 02/07/2012 - View 3155 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3154
Date Received: 31/05/2012

How many surgical errors occurred during each of the last three financial years? If possible, I’d be grateful if you could also provide a breakdown by type of error. By surgical error I mean things like: Unintentional cut, puncture, perforation or haemorrhage during surgical operation. Foreign body accidentally left in body during surgical operation. Failure of sterile precautions during surgical operations. Failure in suture or ligature during surgical operations. Performance of inappropriate operation

Date for Response: 29/06/2012 - View 3154 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3153
Date Received: 31/05/2012

Genital Surgery 1) How many hymen replacement operations were carried out on girls or women since 2007? - Please break this down year by year from 2007 to 2012. - Please tell me the age of each patient. - If possible please state the religion or ethnicity of the patients. 2) How many girls and women have had labiaplasty operations or any other procedures that enhance/improve/ alter the appearance of their private parts, since 2007? This should include any region surrounding the woman’s labia and vagina. - Please break this down year by year from 2007 to 2012. - And please describe what these operations involved and were for. - And the age of the girl/ woman. 3) How many boys and men have had operations to improve/ enhance/ alter the appearance of their genitals and/or the area surrounding them, since 2007? - Please break this down year by year from 2007 to 2012. - And please describe what these operations involved/ were for. - And the age of the boy/ man.

Date for Response: 29/06/2012 - View 3153 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3152
Date Received: 31/05/2012

I should be grateful if you would kindly forward a copy of your current Protocols and policies in relation to the treatment of suspected DVT's and how they are dealt with/treated both at your hospitals and GP surgeries.

Date for Response: 29/06/2012 - View 3152 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3151
Date Received: 30/05/2012

How many operating theatres are there in the hospital? Which theatres carry out prone surgery? Is prone surgery carried out at different sites within the trust? If yes, at which sites? Which equipment is used to support the patient’s face during prone surgery? Which equipment is used to support the patient’s chest during prone surgery? Which equipment is used to support the patient’s legs during prone surgery? Is a Wilson Frame used or available for use during prone surgery? Who is the named lead clinician for prone positioning? Who is the clinical educator/tutor for theatres and Intensive Care/Therapy Unit(s)? Who is/are the Theatre Manager(s) for the theatres that carry out prone surgery? Who is the clinical director?

Date for Response: 28/06/2012 - View 3151 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3150
Date Received: 30/05/2012

I write to you under the Freedom of Information Act to request: all information contained in correspondence between NHS Lothian and HD Partners in the last five years; and all information contained in correspondence between NHS Lothian and the Scottish government relating to HD Partners in the last five years.

Date for Response: 28/06/2012 - View 3150 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3149
Date Received: 29/05/2012

1) BMA guidance recommends that GPs ask permission from PCOs if they wish to set up a private practice offering non-NHS treatments to patients (see below). Please specify how many of these requests you have had in 2011/12, 2010/11 and 2009/10. http://www.bma.org.uk/images/ppcfaqs_tcm41-183488.pdf. 2) How many of these were refused, and how many were approved for each year?

Date for Response: 27/06/2012 - View 3149 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3148
Date Received: 29/05/2012

FOI, request membership details of Scottish Medicines Consortium. FOI, request any fees associated with that membership.

Date for Response: 27/06/2012 - View 3148 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3147
Date Received: 29/05/2012

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: 27/06/2012 - View 3147 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3146
Date Received: 22/05/2012

22/05/12 20/06/12 Any and all official reports and assessments relating to this incident, whether on paper or computer. Our Guardianship order grants us power to exercise any rights of access ~~~~~~ has in relation to personal data and records, including medical records. In particular, please furnsh us with copies of all information, nursing notes, letters and minutes relating to the Critical Incident at Murraypark on ~~~~~~ and the same for the Critical Incident Meeting regarding this incident, held on ~~~~~~ at Murraypark. In addition we would like the same information for further , similar periods of concern on and around ~~~~~~ and ~~~~~~. We wish to know who made the decision at the meeting on ~~~~~~, without our consent or informing us, for ~~~~~~ Staff Nurses, rather than Murraypark Staff Nurses, to take over ~~~~~~ care on respite. Please see Guardianship Order, function (a).

Date for Response: 20/06/2012 - View 3146 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3145.1
Date Received: 28/06/2012

I write to formally request the following information: • The number of NHS employees working full- or part-time on trade union business for the last five full fiscal years (i.e. back to 2007-08) within your Board area; • The aggregate salary bill for these employees over the same period; • The estimated annual cost of any other resources used by NHS staff working full- or part-time on trade union business (office space, telephone etc.) for each of the years over the same period.

Date for Response: 26/07/2012 - View 3145.1 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3145
Date Received: 03/05/2012

The Edinburgh Evening News reports that NHS Lothian have deployed 35 Apple iPads for board members and senior managers. The report states "The devices have been set so that only basic functions can be used and no games can be played. The internet is available, but is restricted in the same way as other NHS Lothian computers, with sites such as YouTube and Facebook barred." Can you explain the technical implementation of these restrictions, particularly the method used to ensure that no games can be played?

Date for Response: 01/06/2012 - View 3145 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3144
Date Received: 25/05/2012

1. The name of your existing childcare voucher provider 2. The date your childcare voucher scheme started 3. Your scheme renewal date and/or the date at which you intend to review the contract 4. The administration fee you are currently paying (if possible) 5. The number of employees who are receiving childcare vouchers 6. Your total number of employees

Date for Response: 22/06/2012 - View 3144 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3143
Date Received: 24/05/2012

The number of patients who have been discharged from hospital between the hours of 11pm and 6am within your NHS Board, excluding discharges recorded as a result of death or discharge against clinical advice, broken down by individual hospital and presented as a series of annual figures from 2007 onwards by calendar year.

Date for Response: 21/06/2012 - View 3143 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3142
Date Received: 24/05/2012

How much money has the Trust spent on translation and interpretation services since 2008? Please break this down year by year since 2008 and give detail of what exactly the money was spent on and why.

Date for Response: 21/06/2012 - View 3142 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3141
Date Received: 24/05/2012

Please can you provide me with the following information: 1. The number of employees you have 2. The number of different physical locations from which you operate 3. The number of devices that you have that connect to your network. 4. The number of physical servers in operation 5. The number of virtual servers in operation 6. The main manufacturer of your telephone system (PBX) 7. The main manufacturer of your LAN network 8. The main manufacturer of your physical Servers

Date for Response: 21/06/2012 - View 3141 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3140
Date Received: 22/05/2012

How many long term empty properties, those empty for 6 months or more, has Lothian NHS Board owned each year for the last five years? Of the above, how many have been/were empty for up to a) 6 months b) 6- 12 months c) 1 -2 years d) 2- 5 years E) 5 - 10 years f) over 10 years ?

Date for Response: 19/06/2012 - View 3140 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3139
Date Received: 22/05/2012

I am working with a Consumer research organisation – Alba Science and we have been asked to look at the feasibility of a study for patients on indacterol in the Lothian area Looking on the SMC website I can see that this medication has been approved by the SMC but is “not preferred”. I was wondering what numbers of patients in lothian have been prescribed indacterolover the past year

Date for Response: 23/07/2012 - View 3139 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3138
Date Received: 22/05/2012

1) The total number of people in need of an Incontinence Nurse in the NHS Lothian Area. 2) The number of people currently without an allocated Incontinence Nurse. 3) The number of patients allocated to each nurse across the NHS Lothian area. 4) A copy of the practice guidelines concerning provision of equipment to patients suffering from incontinence.

Date for Response: 19/06/2012 - View 3138 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3137
Date Received: 22/05/2012

This is a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please send me: A copy of the report produced by NHS Lothian’s auditors regarding transfer of cases from the health board to private providers (as referred to in the enclosed article). Copies of any correspondence between NHS Lothian and the Scottish Government in relation to that report. For clarification, I am using correspondence to refer to any emails and letters as well as any recorded or transcribed telephone conversations.

Date for Response: 19/06/2012 - View 3137 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3136
Date Received: 21/05/2012

Could you tell me please how long the waiting list is for a MRCP scan in either of the Lothian hospitals that carry it out please?

Date for Response: 18/06/2012 - View 3136 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3135
Date Received: 21/05/2012

1. Could you tell me please how many terminations were carried out in 2011. 2. How many of those were repeat terminations? 3. Can you tell me how many women who had terminations were on their second termination, how many on their third, how many were having their fourth, and the number of women having their fifth, the number of women having their sixth and the number having their seventh? If any women had had more than seven terminations can you tell me how many did and what the highest number of terminations was? 4. How many women who had repeat terminations were married, how many were living with a partner, and how many were unmarried? 5. Alongside these categories – married, living with a partner and unmarried – can you tell me how many were under the age of 20 and how many under the age of 30. This is so I can say, for example, ‘Of the 200 repeat terminations, 157 were for unmarried women, of whom 97 were under the age of 30.’

Date for Response: 18/06/2012 - View 3135 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3134
Date Received: 21/05/2012

Please could you state 1) the medicines budget and 2) the amount spent on medicines for each of the following years: 2009/2010; 2010/2011; 2011/2012

Date for Response: 18/06/2012 - View 3134 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3132
Date Received: 21/05/2012

Under the terms of the freedom of information act, please answer the following questions. i) In the last 10 years, how many patients have contracted norovirus while in the care of an NHS establishment (i.e hospital, home, surgery etc). Give breakdown per year and per establishment. ii) For each year, please indicate how many fatalities have occurred. If possible please give an age for each death. iii) Give details for how many NHS staff have contracted norovirus in the last ten years, and how many have died as a result.

Date for Response: 18/06/2012 - View 3132 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3131
Date Received: 21/05/2012

under the freedom of information act, please provide me with the following information. If to fulfill my request in full would put the cost of my enquiry over the threshold, please answer as much as possible within the limit. i) How many procedures of breast augmentation have been carried out in each of the last five years? ii) If possible, please provide the grounds on which each operation was carried out. iii) What was the cost for these procedures.

Date for Response: 18/06/2012 - View 3131 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3130
Date Received: 20/04/2012

Please provide (1) A copy of the Board’s information leaflet on NHS Continuing Healthcare; (2) A copy of the information provided to patients and their carers on the assessment process, the criteria for eligibility for continuing healthcare, the decision-making process and appeals procedures; (3) Details of the procedures currently and previously in place to ensure that the views of the individual and their carers are taken into account when making any decision, and the dates on which these were implemented; (4) Details of the procedures currently and previously in place to ensure that all decisions, including a decision not to provide NHS continuing healthcare, are fully explained to the individual and their carer; (5) Details of the criteria used by the Board to determine the level of care required by an individual. If any tool or model form of assessment is used then please provide details of its use in the decision making process; (6) Details of the arrangements in place for recording all stages of decision making in relation to the determination of eligibility for NHS continuing health care; (7) Details of the various formats of assessment records provided to the individual and their carers; (8) Details of arrangements for recording the individual and their carers responses to decisions.

Date for Response: 18/05/2012 - View 3130 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3129
Date Received: 17/05/2012

I would like to request some information on the occurrences of DVT and PE in Lothian hospitals over the past five years please. If possible can I have a break down by hospital and by year. I am interested in The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, The Western General Hospital and St. John's of Howden Hospital.

Date for Response: 14/06/2012 - View 3129 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3128
Date Received: 15/05/2012

I would like to make a request for information regarding Enhanced Services at NHS Lothian. I am currently updating our database and ask if you could provide: The Enhanced Services commissioned for 2012/13 (year starting 1st April 2012) and specifying if these are LES (Local Enhanced Services), NES (National Enhanced Services) and DES (Directed Enhanced Services); A breakdown of which health centres/practices are providing which enhanced services within your organisation.

Date for Response: 12/06/2012 - View 3128 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3127
Date Received: 15/05/2012

I am writing regarding the trust's expenditure on psychiatry and psychiatric doctors. I have numbered my questions below. I appreciate your time and assistance with this matter. 1. What was the trust's total expenditure on psychiatry doctors in 2011 (January- December). 2. What was the trust's total expenditure on psychiatry locums in 2011 (January - December). 3. How many permanent psychiatric doctors does the trust employ? 4. How many locum doctors worked in the trust in 2011 (January - December). 5. What is the average salary for your permanent psychiatric doctors? 6. What agencies do you currently use? 7. Is there a formal agreement with those agencies? 8. If the answer to question 7 is yes, what is the nature of that agreement? 9. What was your total expenditure on agencies in 2011? 10. What was the average fee charged by agencies? 11. How many permanent staff were recruited in 2011? 12. How many of permanent staff were recruited via agencies?

Date for Response: 12/06/2012 - View 3127 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3126
Date Received: 14/05/2012

I would appreciate the following information under the The Freedom of Information Act (Scotland) 2002. 1 How many young people are in your area in the following age brackets 0-5, 6-11, 12-15, 15-18. 2 How many young people in the following age groups have been diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder in the age groups 0-5, 6-11, 12-15, 15-18 in the years 2009, 2010, 2011. 3 What members of your Multi disciplinary team were involved in these diagnoses? 4 What evidenced based tools do you use to diagnose Autistic Spectrum Disorder. 5 How many of these young people were diagnosed using evidenced based tools that are used to diagnose Autistic Spectrum Disorders? 6 What preparations are in place to recognise the changes to diagnostic criteria in DSMV?

Date for Response: 11/06/2012 - View 3126 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3125
Date Received: 14/05/2012

In the past three years, how many patients have been found to fraudulently receive care or money from your health board. This may include claiming of free prescriptions (prior to change in legislation) or receiving free eye and dental care on the basis that they were fraudulently claiming benefits, or filling out false travel expense claims. However, please include all instances. Could this please be broken down by i) year ii) type of fraudulent claim and iii) how much of the total has so far been recouped.

Date for Response: 11/06/2012 - View 3125 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3124
Date Received: 14/05/2012

I would like to request the following information from 2002-2011. A) the yearly number of persons within NHS Lothian receiving a confirmed diagnosis of i) Lyme Disease, ii) Lyme Neuroborreliosis, iii) Chronic Lyme Disease - in terms of actual numbers, and ratio per 1000, 10,000, 50,000 and 100,000 of population. B) the most common borrelia subtype confirmed in NHS Lothian patients by percentage and ratio (afzelii, garinii, burgdorferi). C) the percentage ratio of patients with co-infections (babesia, bartonella etc). D) the standard protocol/treatment regime of NHS Lothian by i) GP's, ii) Neurologists, iii) Infectious Disease experts and iv) Neuroimmunology. E) the percentage of patients i) remembering being bitten by a tick and ii) percentage of patients with bullseye rash suggestive of Lyme Disease. F) Mortality rates and numbers of deaths per year due to Lyme Disease in NHS Lothian. G) Ratio and percentage of Cardiac and Neurological complications, as well as post-treatment persistent symptoms.

Date for Response: 11/06/2012 - View 3124 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3123
Date Received: 11/05/2012

Information including sight of any written communication detailing any needle stick accidents occurring in the laundry area of St Johns Hospital, Livingston between 17 November 2012 and 17 November 2011. Information including sight of any written communication detailing any complaints or reports about the presence of needles within laundry or indeed, the functioning of the metal detectors within the laundry department between 17 November 2010 and 17 November 2011.

Date for Response: 08/06/2012 - View 3123 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3122
Date Received: 11/05/2012

Which contractor is used by your health board for the survey and analysis of patient experience under the Better Together programme? Where is the respective contractor based? How much is spent on the approved contractor broken down by year since the start of the contract?

Date for Response: 08/06/2012 - View 3122 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3121
Date Received: 11/05/2012

1) For the financial years 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, please specify: a. the trust’s total revenue expenditure on staff salaries and wages b. the total amount spent on asalaries and wages c. the expenditure on agency staff as a percentage of total paybill. 2) For the financial years 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, please specify the total amount spent by the trust on: a. Locum doctors b. Agency nurses or midwives c. Freelance clerical staff. 3) Please list the providers of locum and agency staff used by the Trust: a. in the financial year 2011/12 b. at present c. in the financial year 2005/6. 4) If only one company is listed in answer to either 3a and 3b, can you confirm that the company in question was awarded an exclusive contract as the result of a competitive tender. 5) Does the Trust have any contractual or financial arrangement in place with NHS Professionals Ltd? 6) Please provide me with the number of staff who retired in the financial year 2011/12 7) Of the retirees you’ve listed in answer to Q6, please confirm how many were subsequently replaced by: a. permanent, full-time member of staff b. temporary agency or locum cover. 8) Between January 2009 and the end of March 2012, what were the ten highest rates paid to agency staff for shifts? In each case, please specify: a. the number of hours worked by the member of staff in question b. the type of work carried out by the member of staff (i.e. the job role and the department) c. the total amount paid for the shift d. the organisation through which the shift was arranged (i.e. the locum agency, nurse bank or nurse recruitment agency in question). 9) Vacancies: a. How many locum doctors or agency nurses were employed to fill a vacancy in the financial year 2011/12? b. Of the instances listed in part a, how many were advertised via the Trust’s website or nhs.jobs.uk beforehand? 10) Overtime: Please confirm if your trust has a policy which limits the amount of overtime, bank or locum work that staff working in the following divisions can take on in addition to their core duties: • Admin and clerical (including senior management) • AHP/HSS (Including scientific and technical roles) • Medical locums (with consultant costs identified separately) • Nursing (preferably split between qualified, unqualified and midwifery). 11) European Working Time Directive - a. Does the trust measure compliance with the European Working Time Directive? b. If the answer to part a is yes, please tell me the percentage of staff shifts which are compliant with the European Working Time Directive. c. Of your staff, how many have signed a waiver or opt out allowing them to work hours in excess of the limit set down by the European Working Time Directive. Please provide this figure as: i. A total ii. A percentage of your total workforce. 12) Management consultants. During the financial years 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, how much did the trust spend on: a. external management consultants b. external PR and communications? 13) Please list the recipients of the spending detailed in Q13a and Q13b.

Date for Response: 08/06/2012 - View 3121 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3120
Date Received: 10/05/2012

I would like to request some information on women who choose to give birth at home. 1. I would like to know the number of women who chose to give birth at home year by year for the past five years (2007 – 2011)? 2. I would like to know the number of woman who chose to give birth at hospital year by year for the past five years (2007-2011)? 3. Of the woman who elected to give birth at home, how many ended up being taken to hospital during their labour? 4. What were the reasons that the woman were taken to hospital during the labour? 5. How many women were admitted to hospital in the 24 hours following their birth? 6. What were the reasons that the women were admitted to hospital in the 24 hours following their birth? (I would like all the information from questions 3-6 year by year for the past five years).

Date for Response: 07/06/2012 - View 3120 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3119
Date Received: 10/05/2012

For each of the last five years, can you provide a breakdown of - The number of patients who completed suicide within 30 days of having contact with mental health services. The number of patients who completed suicide within 12 months of having contact with mental health services. The services these patients accessed. The location of these suicides (within hospital grounds, at home etc.) Anonymised copies of the critical/ significant adverse incident reports (or their equivalent) and action plans relating to these deaths. I would draw your attention to the recent Freedom of Information Commissioner’s ruling on these reports. Details can be found here: http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/applicationsanddecisions/Decisions/2012/201100433.asp The number of people who escaped, absconded, failed to return from authorised leave or otherwise left without permission from psychiatric units having been detained under the Mental Health Act, the time elapsed before they were returned, and the method of their return (voluntary, etc.) The number of restricted patients who escaped, absconded, failed to return from authorised leave or otherwise left without permission whilst inpatients in mental health care, the time elapsed before they were returned, and the method of their return (voluntary, etc.) The number of patients who escaped, absconded, failed to return from authorised leave or otherwise left without permission whilst inpatients in mental health care, the time elapsed before they were returned, and the method of their return (voluntary, etc.)

Date for Response: 07/06/2012 - View 3119 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3117
Date Received: 09/05/2012

How many working days were lost in NHS Lothian through stress in the latest available year. What is the estimated cost to NHS Lothian of working days lost through stress in terms of hours lost and statutory sick pay in the latest available year. What was the total number of work days lost to sickness, including stress, by NHS Lothian in the latest available year.

Date for Response: 06/06/2012 - View 3117 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3116
Date Received: 24/04/2012

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 final NHS Lothian full Workforce Plan for 2012-13 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 2012: 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 2013 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: 23/05/2012 - View 3116 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3115
Date Received: 23/07/2012

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 narrative / commentary submitted to your board in support of your financial plan for 2012-13. The complete financial performance monitoring return submitted by NHS Lothian to the Scottish Government for the 12 month period to March 2012. 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, emorandum, Savings, PMS, Dental and Ophthalmic, Anticipated Allocations RRL, Capital Investment and Anticipated Allocations CRL.

Date for Response: 23/07/2012 - View 3115 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3114
Date Received: 24/04/2012

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 final NHS Lothian Local Delivery Plan for 2012-13 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) :- Scottish Government & NHS Scotland’s Outcomes Approach, NHS Board contributions to Single Outcome Agreements, LDP HEAT Risk Management Plans & Delivery Trajectories, LDP Financial Plans, Summary of main workforce issues facing the NHS Board, (appendices as called for in NHS Scotland Local Delivery Plan Guidance 2012/13, issued by Scottish Government on 15 December 2011)

Date for Response: 23/05/2012 - View 3114 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3113
Date Received: 09/05/2012

This is a Freedom of Information request to ask about doctors or consultants who have taken on extra work besides their job within the health board. Can you please tell me how many doctors carry out extra work and specify what that is – whether work for a private company or as a consultant for a medical/drugs company. Can you tell me how many hours the extra job is and how many they work for the board. Could you also give the payscale that the individual is on for their principal job with the board. Also - can you please tell me how many consultants carry out extra work and specify what that is – whether work for a private company or as a consultant for a medical/drugs company. Can you tell me how many hours the extra job is and how many they work for the board. Could you also give the payscale that the individual is on for their principal job with the board. Could you also please tell me what rules the health board has which govern doctors and consultants taking on extra work.

Date for Response: 06/06/2012 - View 3113 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3112
Date Received: 09/05/2012

How many prescriptions have been issued for Viagra in each of the last five years? What is the cost of each prescription? What age is the oldest person to be prescribed Viagra in the last five years? What age is the youngest person to be prescribed Viagra in the last five years?

Date for Response: 06/06/2012 - View 3112 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3111
Date Received: 09/05/2012

How many patients are currently on a methadone programme? What is the highest daily dosage of methadone currently prescribed to a patient and what is the lowest? What age is the oldest patient currently on a methadone programme and what age is the youngest?

Date for Response: 06/06/2012 - View 3111 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3110
Date Received: 08/05/2012

I would like to make a Freedom of Information Act request for the following information relating to the PFI project - The New Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh: - Details of any availability or performance deductions made against unitary charge payments since the start of the project.

Date for Response: 05/06/2012 - View 3110 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3109
Date Received: 04/05/2012

How many whole time equivalent staff were employed at the trust at band 1 in: January 2008, January 2009, January 2010, January 2011, January 2012. How many whole time equivalent healthcare support workers were employed at the trust at band 2 in: January 2008, January 2009, January 2010, January 2011, January 2012. How many whole time equivalent healthcare support workers were employed at the trust at band 3 in: January 2008, January 2009, January 2010, January 2011, January 2012. How many whole time equivalent health care assistants were employed at the trust at band 4 in: January 2008, January 2009, January 2010, January 2011, January 2012. How many whole time equivalent registered nurses were employed at the trust at band five in: January 2008, January 2009, January 2010, January 2011, January 2012. How many whole time equivalent registered nurses were employed at the trust at band 6 in: January 2008, January 2009,January 2010, January 2011, January 2012. How many whole time equivalent registered nurses were employed at the trust at band 7 in: January 2008, January 2009, January 2010, January 2011, January 2012. How many whole time equivalent registered nurses were employed at the trust at band 8 in: January 2008, January 2009, January 2010, January 2011, January 2012. How many whole time equivalent registered nurses were employed at the trust at band 9 in: January 2008, January 2009, January 2010, January 2011, January 2012.

Date for Response: 04/06/2012 - View 3109 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3108
Date Received: 03/05/2012

I would like to make a request under the freedom of information act. I would like to know how many individuals in the health board area were being prescribed methadone between January 1 2001 and December 31 2011. I would like the figures broken down by year. And I would like the total number for each year. ie. if someone was being prescribed methadone in 2006 and still being prescribed it in 2007, I would like them included in the figures for both years. I would also like to know how many of those being prescribed methadone between January 1 2001 and December 31 2011 were under 16. I would like the figures for under 16s being prescribed methadone broken down by year.

Date for Response: 01/02/2012 - View 3108 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3107
Date Received: 03/05/2012

I am writing, under the Freedom Of Information act, to request a list of the names and Specialities of all the Consultants employed by the Trust.

Date for Response: 01/02/2012 - View 3107 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3106
Date Received: 02/05/2012

Under Freedom of information legislation I would like you to provide a total figure for the amount your Board is owed for the treatment of foreign nationals who are not entitled to free NHS care (This is regardless of how far back in time the bills go). I would like a breakdown of the amount owed in each of the last five financial years, with each year further broken down by nationality of the patient and general idea of the treatment provided (ie. Childbirth, operation etc). I would also like to know how far back the oldest unpaid bill goes. Please also provide full details of the single biggest (highest cost) bill outstanding.

Date for Response: 31/05/2012 - View 3106 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3105
Date Received: 01/05/2012

DEMENTIA PATIENTS - 1) Can you tell me how many incidents of falls and trips your health board recorded on wards that have dementia patients on them in the last year (I understand many health boards do not have solely dementia wards but if you can give me figures that are relevant to the wards dementia patients would be on)? 2) Can you also supply the answer to that question for the years (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011).

Date for Response: 30/05/2012 - View 3105 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3104
Date Received: 01/05/2012

- 1) Can you tell me how many babies were delivered in your health board’s hospitals last year (calendar or financial year is fine)? 2) Out of this total can you tell me how many were delivered by caesarean section and how many by water births? 3) Can you also tell me the reason why a caesarean section was deemed necessary in each case? 4) Can you tell me if your health board offers epidurals to mums-to-be and if so how often epidurals were administered in the last year? 5) Can you also tell me what other pain relief your health board offers as an alternative to epidurals? 6) Can you tell me how many complaints from mums-to-be you received last year regarding what they see as unsuitable pain relief during labour/delivery.7) Can you also answer the above questions for the previous four years (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)

Date for Response: 30/05/2012 - View 3104 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3103
Date Received: 01/05/2012

Please provide me with the following information under Freedom of Information Legislation which I understand is held by NHS Lothian. All minutes of meetings of the Scottish Abortion Care Providers Group including all accompanying documents such as correspondence, letters and emails.

Date for Response: 30/05/2012 - View 3103 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3102
Date Received: 30/04/2012

I wonder if you could give me the following information? How many children aged 15 or under have been treated for alcohol addiction in each of the last five years (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)? What did the treatment consist of (ie: counselling, residential unit, etc)?

Date for Response: 29/05/2012 - View 3102 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3101
Date Received: 30/04/2012

I wish to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. For each hospital in your trust I wish to know the following: - The total number of patients who have been operated on incorrectly – i.e. have had surgery in the wrong place in the body or have had a body part removed in error. - The amount of financial compensation paid out. I wish to have all the above information for this for the last five years (since Jan 1 2007 – Dec 31 2011) and broken down year by year.

Date for Response: 29/05/2012 - View 3101 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3100
Date Received: 30/04/2012

What funding did your health board receive from any local Change Fund Partnership in 2011/12? Please detail the individual Partnership and funding received. Please detail what services your Health Board funded with Change Fund monies in 2011/12 for each Partnership area. In each case, please detail whether the service was: (a) Preventative & Anticipatory Care; (b) Proactive Care & Support at Home; (c) Effective Care at Time of Transition; (d) Hospital & Care Homes, or (e) an Enabler. What funding did/will your Health Board receive from any local Change Fund Partnership in 2012/13? Please detail the individual Partnership and funding received. Please detail what services your Health Board funded/will fund with Change Fund monies in 2012/13 for each Partnership area. In each case, please detail whether the service was/will be: (a) Preventative & Anticipatory Care; (b) Proactive Care & Support at Home; (c) Effective Care at Time of Transition; (d) Hospital & Care Homes, or (e) an Enabler.

Date for Response: 23/07/2012 - View 3100 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3099
Date Received: 30/04/2012

I would like to make the following request under the Freedom of Information Act. Please respond to the below questions as thoroughly as possible. How much money is the Trust owed in hospital bills from overseas patients that are not entitled to free treatment (this includes the amount written off or currently being chased by the Trust) – since 2007? -Please breakdown how much has been written off and how much is being chased by the Trust. - Please break this down per year. Has more been written off/ chased in recent years? -Please provide a list of the most costly overseas hospital bills, including which country the patient was from, what treatment/ care they underwent (if they used Trust services more than once, please specify), and what their total bill was. -In this response please include the number of occasions the trust has billed foreign patients since 2007 and on how many occasions has the money has been recovered? -And for comparison, how much money HAS the Trust recovered from overseas patients not entitled to care since 2007?

Date for Response: 29/05/2012 - View 3099 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3098
Date Received: 30/04/2012

Further to that last response and again under the Freedom of Information Scotland Act 2002 could you please identify: Hernia 1. How many of the procedures identified in your response were carried out as day cases. 2. What percentage of total surgical procedures were performed as day cases for your most current complete year of data. 3. What is the trust's target for surgical procedures as day case in 2012/13

Date for Response: 29/05/2012 - View 3098 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3097
Date Received: 30/04/2012

Please be provided a response, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, for the following information: On Thursday 19 August 2010, The Pharmacy Practices Committee convened to consider an application for inclusion in the pharmaceutical list, dated 5 March 2010, by Lloyds Pharmacy in respect of the address, The Retail Unit, adjacent to Morrisons and known as The West Granton Local Centre, West Granton Road, Edinburgh, EH5 1SA. May I please be provided with a copy of the Lloyd's application submitted to the Committee and interested parties; all written representations circulated in advance to the Committee and the parties; the additional information received from David Small, ECHP General Manager on 19 March 2010 and the additional information that was received from the applicant on 13 August 2010. May I also be provided with the maps of the area surrounding the proposed premises detailing the location of the nearest pharmacies and GP surgeries, deprivation categories and population density, that the Committee had before them. Finally, the Committee were also provided with “Pharmacy Profiles” of the nearest pharmacies detailing opening hours, premises facilities and services offered. May I have a copy of this document.

Date for Response: 29/05/2012 - View 3097 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3096
Date Received: 27/04/2012

The number of remunerated chaplains employed by your organisation in (a) April 2007; and (b) April 2012; and the denomination of each chaplain in each instance; The number of unremunerated chaplains employed by your organisation in (a) April 2007; and (b) April 2012; and the denomination of each chaplain in each instance The number of remunerated “honorary chaplains” employed by your organisation in (a) April 2007; and (b) April 2012; and the denomination of each chaplain in each instance; The number of unremunerated “honorary chaplains” employed by your organisation in (a) April 2007; and (b) April 2012; and the denomination of each chaplain in each instance; The number of people in your organisation’s Spiritual Care Staff in (a) April 2007; and (b) April 2012; and the denomination of each individual in each instance.

Date for Response: 25/05/2012 - View 3096 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3095
Date Received: 27/04/2012

Provide a copy of their local needs assessment for the Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework. How many places were made available each year in the Health Board area, broken down by occupation and occupational level where possible, for the training of medical staff in the provision of community sexual and reproductive health services in each of the past 5 years? How many medical staff, broken down by occupation and occupational level where possible, were provided with training by the Health Board in the provision of community sexual and reproductive health services in each of the past 5 years? How many medical staff, broken down by occupation and occupational level where possible, were employed by the Health Board to deliver community sexual and reproductive health services in each of the past 5 years? What level of funding is provided by the Health Board for the provision of community sexual and reproductive health services, in each of the past 5 years?

Date for Response: 25/05/2012 - View 3095 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3094
Date Received: 10/04/2012

I would much appreciate if you could provide me with the child population figures for West Lothian and for the catchment area of St John’s Hospital.

Date for Response: 09/05/2012 - View 3094 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3093
Date Received: 25/04/2012

I wish to make a Freedom of information request in relation to the circumstances surrounding the death of ~~~~~~ in 1983. My FOI request specifically relates to admission of negligence. Namely was an award of compensation made relating to the death of ~~~~~~ and if an award of compensation was made, to whom was it made and what was the amount of the award.

Date for Response: 23/05/2012 - View 3093 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3092
Date Received: 25/04/2012

How many members of staff are on the following annual pay grades: More than £100,000. Between £60,000 and £100,000. Between £50,000 and £60,000. Between £40,000 and £50,000. Between £30,000 and £40,000. Between £20,000 and £30,000. Below £20,000. Along with as much information as possible about what kinds of staff are on each pay grade. This should include job titles, whether the role is clinical, and the number of staff of each job title in each pay grade.

Date for Response: 23/05/2012 - View 3092 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3091
Date Received: 24/04/2012

Under the Freedom of Information Act I request that you provide me with a list of all official job titles within your organisation, as well as the number of people holding each individual title. EG: Managing Editor – 1, Reporters – 3.

Date for Response: 22/05/2012 - View 3091 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3090
Date Received: 24/04/2012

In relation to my operation – I would like to know how this bug developer in my previously unopened hip joint? Why did this happen? Is there the possibility that I may have contracted this during my operation? What type of operation was carried out before I was admitted for my operation? What infection control procedures are in place before and after each operation? How are infection control procedures monitored?

Date for Response: 22/05/2012 - View 3090 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3089
Date Received: 24/04/2012

I would be grateful if you could provide the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 relating to patients treated in hospitals within the NHS Lothian area for a wound/injury sustained by a knife attack in 2011. The total number of adults treated. The total number of young people treated.

Date for Response: 22/05/2012 - View 3089 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3088
Date Received: 24/04/2012

I would be grateful if you could provide the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 relating to patients treated in hospitals within the NHS Lothian area for a wound/injury sustained by a knife attack in 2010. The total number of adults treated. The total number of young people treated.

Date for Response: 22/05/2012 - View 3088 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3087
Date Received: 24/04/2012

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would like to request the following information from the time period 1 May 2010 to 23 April 2012 inclusive. 1) Has there been building works or refurbishment of a unit and/or ward completed in the time period 1 May 2010 to 23 April 2012 inclusive in any or all of the hospitals under your management: 2) Has the refurbishment or newly built unit and/or ward opened for use? 3) If no to question 2, please provide details, such as minutes of meetings, dates of meetings and number of meetings (excluding personal and/or confidential data) to ascertain why this decision was taken. 4) What was the cost of the completed building work?

Date for Response: 22/05/2012 - View 3087 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3086
Date Received: 29/06/2012

I would like to request information on the costs incurred by NHS Lothian due to the recent closure of three operating theatres at the ERI because of flies and a leaking roof. I believe two theatres were closed due to an infection risk, one from June 18 - 25 and another from June 21 - 25, while another was shut from June 22 - 27 due to the leaking roof. Could you please provide as much information as possible on all known costs of the closures. I understand contingency measures were put in place, including use of theatres at weekends, while extensive cleaning, investigations and infection control measures were carried out. Please include additional staffing costs, fees charged by any contractors, any new equipment that was needed and all other costs which were incurred to the knowledge of NHS Lothian. Could you also tell me whether these costs are to be paid for from NHS Lothian budgets or whether the sum will be paid by Consort.

Date for Response: 27/07/2012 - View 3086 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3085
Date Received: 24/04/2012

This is a Freedom of Information request to ask how many babies were born in the NHS board area in 2011. Can you please tell me what number were born to each of the following age groups - women aged under 20; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 44-49; and 50 and over. For those aged 44 to 49 and 50 and over, could I please have the exact age of each of the mothers and, if possible, whether they conceived using IVF. Can you also tell me how many were born to under-20s and how many babies were born for each year’s age up until 20 – eg 5 babies were born to 13-year-olds, 20 to 14-year-olds and 32 to 15-year-olds.

Date for Response: 22/05/2012 - View 3085 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3084
Date Received: 23/04/2012

How many prisoners in total at HMP Edinburgh between 1 Nov 2011 and 1 April 2012 did not receive their medication on time? Between 1 November 2011 and 31 March 2012 how many complaints have been made about or against nursing staff at HMP Edinburgh to the NHS? Have any nursing staff at HMP Edinburgh been subject to NHS Disciplinary action between 1 November 2011 and 31 March 2012? How many nurses work at HMP Edinburgh? How many trainee nurses have worked at HMP Edinburgh? Precisely and exactly what protocols are in place to ensure NHS Medical Records are kept safe and secure at HMP Edinburgh?

Date for Response: 21/05/2012 - View 3084 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3083
Date Received: 26/06/2012

How many NHS parking stickers have been issued in the Royal Edinburgh Hospital site over the last six months from date of document? How many vehicles have received 3 stickers or more? How many of these vehicle owners have been called to an investigatory meeting under the auspices of the NHS Lothian Management of Employee Conduct: Disciplinary Policy and Procedure.

Date for Response: 24/07/2012 - View 3083 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3082
Date Received: 20/06/2012

What was your total expenditure on hospitality for the period 2011/12? What is your budget for hospitality for the period 2012/12? (re-use)

Date for Response: 18/07/2012 - View 3082 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3081
Date Received: 22/06/2012

How much does it cost NHS Lothian Estates Department annually for contracts with external companies for the Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) of electrical items. Also could I have the total cost broken down to the cost of each contract and the NHS site(s) that the contract it relates to.

Date for Response: 20/07/2012 - View 3081 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3080
Date Received: 22/06/2012

1. How many adults you have with a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder (any, although if there are separate statistics for Asperger's, HFA, LFA, they would be appreciated) in your area; 2. How many children; 3. What diagnostic services are available to a) adults and b) children; 4. What agencies or teams you have that work with autistic people, provide support/services, strategise, etc. 5. An email address/website for each of these agencies or teams where possible. 6. What the typical process should be for an adult in your area first asking their GP for an assessment for autistic spectrum disorder to receiving a diagnosis/support.

Date for Response: 20/07/2012 - View 3080 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3079
Date Received: 21/06/2012

The total expenditure for attendance at conferences and seminars, indicating the location and purpose; and including all travel, accommodation and subsistence costs - for the years 1999 to 2012

Date for Response: 19/07/2012 - View 3079 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3078
Date Received: 20/06/2012

How many press, media or communications staff were employed within your health board in 2010/11 and 2011/12 and at what cost?

Date for Response: 18/07/2012 - View 3078 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3077
Date Received: 18/04/2012

How many times have NHS staff called 999 for assistance in dealing with violent or abusive patients in 2009, 2010 and 2011 in hospitals, GP surgeries and health centres in your Health Board area? In terms of hospitals, I would like the figure to show the number of incidents per hospital. On how many occasions has a member of staff required time off to recover from injuries or stress following incidents with violent or abusive patients in 2009, 2010 and 2011? How many days of work has been lost in the Health Board area for members of staff needing time off to recover from injuries or stress inflicted on them by violent or abusive patients in 2009, 2010, and 2011.How much has the Health Board paid out in compensation for members of NHS staff for violence related physical or psychological injuries in 2009, 2010 and 2011? ow much has the Health Board invested in increased security in 2009, 2010 and 2011?

Date for Response: 17/05/2012 - View 3077 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3076
Date Received: 18/04/2012

Please list the total number of older peoples wards in NHS Lothian in March 2012, and for each older people’s ward listed provide the following: Name of ward, e.g. Ward 12, Location of ward, e.g. name of acute hospital/community hospital, Number of available staffed beds. Please list the total number of older peoples wards in NHS Lothian in March 2011, and for each older people’s ward listed provide the following: Name of ward, e.g. Ward 12, Location of ward, e.g. name of acute hospital/community hospital, Number of available staffed beds. Please list the total number of older peoples wards in NHS Lothian in March 2010, and for each older people’s ward listed provide the following: Name of ward, e.g. Ward 12, Location of ward, e.g. name of acute hospital/community hospital, Number of available staffed beds. Referring to your answer in question 1 for each ward listed please provide the number, at 12 noon and at 11pm on Wednesday 21 March 2012, of: registered nurses (AfC band 5 and above) on shift , health care support workers (AfC bands 1 – 4) on shift and the number of patients being cared for in the ward. Referring to your answer in question 2 for each ward listed please provide the number, at 12 noon and at 11pm on Wednesday 23 March 2011, of: registered nurses (AfC band 5 and above) on shift , health care support workers (AfC bands 1 – 4) on shift and the number of patients being cared for in the ward. Referring to your answer in question 3 for each ward listed please provide the number, at 12 noon and at 11pm on Wednesday 24 March 2010, of: registered nurses (AfC band 5 and above) on shift ,health care support workers (AfC bands 1 – 4) on shift and the number of patients being cared for in the ward. Please provide the number of complaints made, complaints upheld in full and complaints partially upheld relating to care of people in the wards listed in response to questions 1, 2 and 3, from: 1 April 2011- to date, 1 April 2010 – 31 March 2011 , 1 April 2009 – 31 March 2010. In addition to mandatory training (such as infection control, moving and handling, health and safety, fire training etc), in the wards listed above in your answers to questions 1, 2 and 3, how many staff members (headcount) have received specialist training and education relating to older people’s care and how many staff days have been used for specialist training and education relating to older people’s care during the following periods: 1 April 2011- to date, 1 April 2010 – 31 March 2011, 1 April 2009 – 31 March 2010. Specialist training can include the following: human rights, mental capacity issues and safeguarding vulnerable older people; recognition and management of cognitive impairment, dementia, delirium and depression; communication when meeting the needs of people with cognitive and sensory impairment; continence promotion and management of incontinence and nutritional needs in later life and support with eating and drinking. Referring to your answer in question 1, for each ward listed which of the Nursing and Midwifery Workload & Workforce Planning (NMWWP) tools have been used to define staffing and what date were they last used.

Date for Response: 18/04/2012 - View 3076 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3075
Date Received: 18/04/2012

Is Sativex available for patients on prescription? How many requests for a Sativex prescription have been received in the past three years (2009, 2010 and 2011)? How many times has Sativex been given on prescription?

Date for Response: 17/05/2012 - View 3075 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3074
Date Received: 17/04/2012

A copy of the Board’s policy or guidance provided concerning whistleblowingDetails of how every member of staff has been informed of the policy or guidance stated aboveWhen the staff were informed of the policy or guidance stated aboveHave all NHS contracts been revised to include terms and conditions regarding the protection of whistleblowers?Summary or compilation of any concerns reported by staff. any minute taken and any action taken consequent to a discussion of concerns in the Area Partnerships.The number of incidents of a) concern and b) whistleblowing received in the following quarters:

Date for Response: 16/05/2012 - View 3074 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3073
Date Received: 13/04/2012

I would like to request information on the number of patients who have been discharged from hospitals by NHS Lothian between the hours of 11pm and 6am. Please provide separate figures the each of the last 5 years. Could you also please specify the ages of the patients who have been discharged between 11pm and 6am, the facility from which they were discharged and the overall percentage of discharges which took place between those hours.

Date for Response: 14/05/2012 - View 3073 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3072
Date Received: 13/04/2012

Please consider the below request under the Freedom of Information Act. My contact details are below. In the past two years, on how many occasions has a patient (or a patient’s family/representative) successfully appealed for cancer drugs/medication to be given to them, which is only used in “exceptional circumstances”. To clarify, I am looking for those who would have been initially refused the treatment on the grounds it was “not usually provided”, but managed to obtain them on appeal to your health board. If possible, could this be broken down by i) year and ii) type of drug. Could you also details what percentage of all appeals were successful.

Date for Response: 14/05/2012 - View 3072 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3071
Date Received: 13/04/2012

Please give details of all GP out-of-hours providers in the local area. How many of the local GP out-of-hours providers are for-profit organisations? How many of the local GP out-of-hours providers are not-for-profit organisations? a. Can you confirm or deny whether any contracts for the provision of GP out-of-hours services have been put out to tender since April 2011? c. If so how many contracts have been / are in the process of being tendered? c. In each case, who was the contract award to and who was the contract previously held by?

Date for Response: 14/05/2012 - View 3071 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3070
Date Received: 13/04/2012

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. Can you please outline the number men who have donated sperm in your NHS health board area? Can you break this figure down by the number of donors per year since 2002. To clarify, by the term ‘sperm donation’ I mean the provision by a man, of his sperm, with the intention that it be used to impregnate a woman who is not his sexual partner.

Date for Response: 14/05/2012 - View 3070 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3069
Date Received: 13/04/2012

This is a Freedom of Information request to ask how many babies were born with neonatal abstinence syndrome in 2008? Can you please give me separate figures for each of the following years as well – 2009, 2010, 2011 and the first part of 2012 (until the date of this request). For the same years – and again with separate figures for each – can you please tell me how many babies were born in total. Can you tell me how many were born to drug addict mothers in each year. Can you tell me how many babies had their health affected by the mother’s drug addiction and please stipulate how (ie low birthweight, organ damage etc).

Date for Response: 14/05/2012 - View 3069 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3068
Date Received: 13/04/2012

Please consider this question under the Freedom of Information Act, along with my contact details below. Under web traffic monitoring in your organisation, what are the most popular 100 websites visited by your staff. If possible, could this be broken down from most popular down, and for what percentage of total traffic this accounted for. If various time spans are monitored by your health board organisation, analysis from anytime in the past 12 months would be adequate.

Date for Response: 14/05/2012 - View 3068 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3067
Date Received: 11/06/2012

1) On how many occasions were NHS Lothian facilities used by private hospitals and other healthcare providers for the purposes of treating private patients in the last 12 months (or the most recent year/12-month period for which complete figures are available)? I would be grateful if this figure could be broken down by type of treatment/service (scan, surgery and so on) and, if possible, by hospital/healthcare provider. 2) For how many hours were NHS Lothian facilities in use by private hospitals and other healthcare providers for the purposes of treating private patients in the last 12 months (or the most recent year/12-month period for which complete figures are available)? Again, I would be grateful if this figure could be broken down by type of treatment/service (scan, surgery and so on) and, if possible, by hospital/healthcare provider. 3) How much in total was NHS Lothian paid for use of its facilities by private hospitals and other healthcare providers in the last 12 months (or the most recent year/12-month period for which complete figures are available)? Again, I would be grateful if this figure could be broken down by type of treatment/service and, if possible, by hospital/healthcare provider.

Date for Response: 09/07/2012 - View 3067 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3066
Date Received: 12/04/2012

Under freedom of information legislation, I am seeking the following information: The number of breast reduction operations carried out by NHS Lothian the financial years 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12. The total cost of breast reduction operations carried out by NHS Lothian in the financial years 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12. The number of breast augmentation operations carried out by NHS Lothian in the financial years 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12. The total cost of breast augmentation operations carried out by NHS Lothian in 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12.

Date for Response: 11/05/2012 - View 3066 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3065
Date Received: 02/04/2012

How many WTE heart failure specialist nurses are employed by your Health Board? Are they requires to carry out general nursing duties outwith their specialist roles, if so, how many hours per month. How many patients with chronic heart conditions are there in your health board area.

Date for Response: 02/05/2012 - View 3065 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3063
Date Received: 06/06/2012

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please tell me: 1. How much is spent on taxis in the past three years? 2 How much was spent on taxis for patients/staff? 3 Why were taxis booked for patients?/ Why were taxis booked for staff? 4 How much money has been spent transferring NHS equipment?

Date for Response: 04/07/2012 - View 3063 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3062
Date Received: 06/06/2012

I wish to receive the following information in relation to all surgical procedures undertaken within all hospitals under the jurisdiction of NHS Lothian. Accountable Items. During the last four years how many on how many occasions have accountable items been recorded as not accounted for following surgical procedures. The term' accountable items' refers to all items within the surgical field which might be accidentally left inside a patient following surgery. The range of items includes but is not limited to gauze swabs of various sizes, needles, surgical instruments (or parts of an instrument). I would also wish to know if all patients are informed following surgery when an item is missing and may have been left in a cavity during the operation.

Date for Response: 04/07/2012 - View 3062 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3061
Date Received: 10/04/2012

In 2008 the government established a new position within government to try and deal with the serious problems of departments losing sensitive and confidential information, particularly that stored electronically. Those holding this new office are called Senior Information Risk Owners or Officers (SIRO's) and all departments as well as various other bodies within HM Gov must appoint someone to this post. What I don't know is if this role has since been introduced into the NHS. If it has, then could you please tell me who the SIRO is for your organisation, their position within the organisation and their contact details? A SIRO is more of a responsibility than an actual job title and is usually given to a senior member of staff. If you do not have one then that is fine but I would like to know. Could you also tell me who your Caldicott Guardian is?

Date for Response: 09/05/2012 - View 3061 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3060
Date Received: 10/04/2012

1. The number of media or press officers (see description below) who work for your organisation in Scotland 2. The sum total of the media or press officers' annual salaries for the past year (one figure) 3. The amount spent in the past year on external public relations agencies for issues about dealing with the media (one figure) 4. If money has been spent on external PR agencies as in question 3, above, please state the name/names of the agency/agencies. By media or press officers in 1 and 2, above, I mean staff who deal with journalists as a significant part of their job. These staff may go by other titles - for example communications officer, PR officer, PR manager, media manager, director of communications, director of media, corporate affairs officer (this list is not exhaustive - if in doubt, please contact me). It may be your organisation does not have a specific media or press officer, and one or more members of staff are allocated responsibility for dealing with the media as a small part of their overall duties. If so, please state the job title/titles of these members of staff.

Date for Response: 09/05/2012 - View 3060 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3059
Date Received: 04/06/2012

How many clinical negligence claims did your health board receive in 2011? 2010? 2009? 2008? 2007? How many of these claims resulted in compensation payouts in each given year? How much has your health board paid out in clinical negligence compensation in the last five years? What were the totals for 2011? 2010? 2009? 2008? 2007? Can you tell me what these negligence claims were? And give a breakdown of the sum paid out by your NHS health board for each one?

Date for Response: 03/07/2012 - View 3059 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3057
Date Received: 10/04/2012

For each of the last 5 years your health board’s total budget for drug replacement therapies, including if possible a separate figure for money reimbursed to pharmacies for methadone treatment. For each of the past five years, the number of patients in your health board who have received the treatments mentioned above, including if possible a separate figure for those receiving methadone treatment.

Date for Response: 09/05/2012 - View 3057 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3055
Date Received: 01/06/2012

01/06/12 02/07/12 FOI, request, reason for retirement of psychiatrist (~~~~~~), East Lothian CHP. DPA

Date for Response: 02/07/2012 - View 3055 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3054
Date Received: 31/05/2012

How many surgical errors occurred during each of the last three financial years? If possible, I’d be grateful if you could also provide a breakdown by type of error. By surgical error I mean things like: Unintentional cut, puncture, perforation or haemorrhage during surgical operation. Foreign body accidentally left in body during surgical operation. Failure of sterile precautions during surgical operations. Failure in suture or ligature during surgical operations. Performance of inappropriate operation

Date for Response: 29/06/2012 - View 3054 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3053
Date Received: 02/04/2012

I would like to know about your district nursing provision. How many WTE district nurses did you employ in: January 2009, January 2010, January 2011, January 2012? How many WTE health visitors did you employ in: January 2009, January 2010, January 2011, January 2012? How many WTE community matrons did you employ in: January 2009, January 2010, January 2011, January 2012? How many WTE healthcare assistants and assistant practitioners did you employ in: January 2009, January 2010, January 2011, January 2012? Please state any initiatives which are in place to increase the numbers of: district nurses, health visitors, community matrons, healthcare assistants/assistant practitioners.

Date for Response: 02/05/2012 - View 3053 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3052
Date Received: 02/04/2012

I am writing under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request details relating to the storage of information within your trust. In particular, I am requesting: Whether any data is stored by your organisation, contractors or relevant third parties outside the United Kingdom as of today’s date; The nature of any data stored outside the UK; The location of the data; Whether any information stored by your organisation is made available to use by anyone outside the UK.

Date for Response: 02/05/2012 - View 3052 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3051
Date Received: 02/04/2012

Can I request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) 2002 the following: 1. How many dental practices within your NHS board are accepting new NHS patients? Could you provide a percentage of the total number of dental practices within your NHS board? 2. Do you hold any information on the length of time NHS patients have to wait before being accepted onto practice lists? Can you provide figures on the average time an NHS patient has to wait before being accepted onto a practice list in your NHS board?

Date for Response: 02/05/2012 - View 3051 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3050
Date Received: 02/04/2012

I would like to request for information under the FOI Act from the Trusts with regards to the specific ICT contracts that you may hold. LAN (Local Area Network) maintenance/support contract- Please can you send me the following information. • Existing Supplier- If there are various supplier please split up into individual contracts • Hardware Brand • Contract Description • Total Contract Value- please state if you have provided an annual figure • Duration of the contract- please provide me with a particular month as well as the year. And whether there are any extension periods on the contracts. • Expiry date of the contract- please provide me with a particular month as well as the year. • Contract review date- please provide me with a particular month as well as the year. • Internal contact responsible for reviewing and renewing contracts please include there full name, job titles direct contact number and direct email address. If in some cases this cannot be release please just send me there job title.

Date for Response: 02/05/2012 - View 3050 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3048
Date Received: 02/04/2012

When ~~~~~~ was admitted to hospital they were given medication -0 Risperidone.. I would like to know under whose authority this drug was given. We assume that the junior doctor, who administered the drug, was given advise by a senior doctor. Or that he gave the drug because it was indicated, in ~~~~~~ medical notes, that this was medication which had been prescribed for ~~~~~~ for some time previously. I would also like to know if the medication was taken orally or by intramuscular injection. Please could I obtain that information, contained in the medical notes, under FOI.

Date for Response: 02/05/2012 - View 3048 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3047
Date Received: 02/04/2012

1) The number of Dignity at Work investigations raised in your organisation between January 2011 to date (March 2012). 2) The time each completed investigation took to reach the initial outcome (excluding appeal procedure). 3) How many of the complaints were upheld.

Date for Response: 02/05/2012 - View 3047 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3046
Date Received: 02/04/2012

I would be grateful if you could provide the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 relating to patients treated in hospitals within the NHS Lothian area for wounds/bites/injuries sustained by dogs in the years 2010 and 2011. The total cost of treating people who have been injured by a dog in a) 2010 b) 2011.

Date for Response: 02/05/2012 - View 3046 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3045
Date Received: 02/04/2012

I would be grateful if you could provide the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 relating to patients treated in hospitals within the NHS Lothian area for wounds/bites/injuries sustained by dogs in the years 2010 and 2011. A breakdown of the different classifications of injuries caused by dogs and the figures for each classification. I do not require a breakdown for each hospital rather you can provide the total figure for each classification.

Date for Response: 02/05/2012 - View 3045 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3044
Date Received: 02/04/2012

would be grateful if you could provide the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 relating to patients treated in hospitals within the NHS Lothian area for wounds/bites/injuries sustained by dogs in the years 2010 and 2011. The total number of adults treated. The total number of young people treated. The total number of children treated. If possible provide the figures for each hospital.

Date for Response: 02/05/2012 - View 3044 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3043
Date Received: 30/03/2012

How many patients (both inpatients and outpatients) were treated by Lothian Health Board in the following years: a. January 1st to December 31st 2008 b. January 1st to December 31st 2009 c. January 1st to December 31st 2010 d. January 1st to December 31st 2011 What your policy is for dealing with formal and informal complaints or compliments from patients. What your budget is for investment in capturing patient experience over the next 12 months?

Date for Response: 01/05/2012 - View 3043 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3042
Date Received: 30/03/2012

Which departments in Lothian Health Board received the highest number of formal complaints in the following years: a. January 1st to December 31st 2008 b. January 1st to December 31st 2009 c. January 1st to December 31st 2010 d. January 1st to December 31st 2011 Which department in Lothian Health Board received the highest number of formal compliments in the following years: e. January 1st to December 31st 2008 f. January 1st to December 31st 2009 g. January 1st to December 31st 2010 h. January 1st to December 31st 2011 Please can you send me the performance records of the surgeons in the departments given as answers to questions 1 a-d and 2 a-d?

Date for Response: 01/05/2012 - View 3042 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3041
Date Received: 30/03/2012

The number of external formal and informal complaints received by Lothian Health Board in the following years: a. January 1st to December 31st 2008 b. January 1st to December 31st 2009 c. January 1st to December 31st 2010 d. January 1st to December 31st 2011 The number of external formal and informal compliments received by Lothian Health Board in the following years: e. January 1st to December 31st 2008 f. January 1st to December 31st 2009 g. January 1st to December 31st 2010 h. January 1st to December 31st 2011 Please send me the minutes to any meetings in which improvements to Lothian Health Board as a direct result of patient feedback were discussed.

Date for Response: 01/05/2012 - View 3041 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3040
Date Received: 23/07/2012

I am looking for the number of people who presented at Accident and Emergency departments with a minor injury or illness, broken down by hospital, for the last full year. I am also looking for the number of people who presented at Accident and Emergency departments with a minor injury or illness who arrived by ambulance, broken down by hospital, for the last full year.

Date for Response: 23/07/2012 - View 3040 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3039
Date Received: 23/07/2012

I would like to know, for each reporting period over the past 18 months, (a) the number of prescriptions given out (b) the cost of these prescriptions? Whether there were any instances of significant over or under spending against the unified prescribing budget over the past 18 months?

Date for Response: 23/07/2012 - View 3039 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3038
Date Received: 23/07/2012

The number of Full Time Equivalent staff employed at the Board including the number of hours used to calculate this figure? Number of Full Time Equivalent Senior and Executive Managers employed at the Board, broken down by salary bracket? How the Board defines Senior and Executive Manager.

Date for Response: 23/07/2012 - View 3038 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3037
Date Received: 30/05/2012

How much money has been budgeted for the newly available drug, Pradaxa? How many people, if any, does the board expect to request the drug from their GP? How many people, if any, does the board expect will not be able to have their demand for the new drug met? What other plans have been put in place to deal with the new availability of this drug?

Date for Response: 30/05/2012 - View 3037 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3036
Date Received: 26/03/2012

I would like to request all the correspondences from NHS Lothian psychiatry departments in Inchikeith House, ASD , psychology department, all the minutes of meeting and medical notes from November 2011, December 2011, January 2012, February 2012 and March 2012. I also want to raise the issues that psychiatrist Dr ~~~~~~ and psychologist Dr ~~~~~~ refused to release their handnotes when she saw me in December 2009 and January 2010. If they recorded the tape, I would like to have a copy of it. They both failed to diagnose me as Asperger Syndrome.

Date for Response: 25/04/2012 - View 3036 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3035
Date Received: 30/03/2012

When were the kitchens in current use at the Western General Hospital first brought into use? When were the major appliances currently in use for the preparation and cooking of food in the Western General Hospital installed? What is the programme of testing and maintenance for those appliances? What is the current condition of the above-mentioned appliances?

Date for Response: 01/05/2012 - View 3035 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3034
Date Received: 30/03/2012

How many people died in Lothian hospitals in 2011 with the primary cause of death being malnutrition? How many people died in Lothian hospitals in 2011 with a contributing cause of death being malnutrition? For 1 and 2, could you please specify a total figure, and specify figures through age ranges (age 80 and over, age 65 to 80, aged less than 65).How many people admitted to Lothian hospitals in 2011 were suffering from malnutrition? For how many people was malnutrition the primary factor in admission? How many people were diagnosed with malnutrition after admission, ie. it wasn’t their primary reason for admission but it emerged they were malnourished after tests, such as an elderly woman being admitted with chest pains, and it then emerged after tests that she was also malnourished to a moderate extent? How many people discharged from Lothian hospitals who had malnutrition on admission, were still suffering from malnutrition, to any extent, upon discharge? For 3, a, b, and c, Could you please specify a total figure for each, and through age ranges (age 80 and over, age 65 to 80, aged less than 65) for each. What is the cost to Lothian Health Board of managing patients suffering from malnutrition, including both the treatment of malnutrition itself and its consequences, for 2011? If possible, could you please specify a total amount, and specify amounts through age ranges (age 80 and over, age 65 to 80, aged less than 65).

Date for Response: 01/05/2012 - View 3034 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3033
Date Received: 29/03/2012

I would like to request information regarding the number of people diagnosed with diabetes between 2001 and 2011 ( by year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011) and separated by gender

Date for Response: 30/04/2012 - View 3033 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3032
Date Received: 28/03/2012

I am try to find some information online relating to the decision making process and the tender for the supply of Guided Self Help counselling that GPs in Lothian and the Borders are able to prescribe for patients, to understand both why this work is awarded to outside agencies and the vetting and tendering process involved. I cannot find any information relating to this on the public procurement notices of Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union. But that may be due to my lack of familiarity with their information services

Date for Response: 25/04/2012 - View 3032 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3031
Date Received: 28/03/2012

The ratio from the highest paid employee to the median pay level in your organisation; and the ratio from the highest paid employee to the lowest paid employee in your organisation. I would also like to see details of the number of staff currently employed by your organisation who are paid less than £7.15 an hour. This should include those employees who are directly employed and indirectly employed through contracts such as cleaners and catering staff, detailing the subcontractors in each case and the number of staff involved.

Date for Response: 25/04/2012 - View 3031 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3030
Date Received: 27/03/2012

In 2011 your Trust contacted the Health and Safety Executive to notify them under Regulation 32 (6) of the Ionising Radiation Regulations where a person has been exposed to radiation “much greater than intended”. For the incident/s that you reported to the Health and Safety Executive please provide me with any reports you hold on the incident explaining how, why, where and when the incident took place, as well as any recommendations made after the incident.

Date for Response: 24/04/2012 - View 3030 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3029
Date Received: 27/03/2012

The amount spent on carrying out emergency repairs on hospitals in the health board area per hospital and type of repairs carried out in the past two years.2) The amount spent on other repairs, cosmetic or otherwise, again listed per hospital and type of work carried out in the past two years.3) The amount spent on replacing critically important equipment because of malfunctioning or wear and tear, listed per hospital.

Date for Response: 24/04/2012 - View 3029 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3028
Date Received: 22/03/2012

MIXTARD 30 penfill 3ml INJ 100units/ml - to assist you in formulating a chronological history of the policies and procedures that unfolded during transition and the safeguards that were inbuilt to ensure that some of our most vulnerable patients experienced no distress: 1) The type, nature and dates of letters sent out to Patients during transition and by whom from NHS Lothian would be helpful. 2) The safeguards that were implemented to protect Patients who did not receive such letters or failed to reply to the Transition Team. 3) A list of the approved brands of insulin that were to be a suitable substitute for MIXTARD. 4) The name of the most popular brand of insulin that patients adopted and an indication of the percentage of patients. 5) Deadline Dates for Medical Practitioners to see their patients and final date for changeover and procedures for difficult situations. 6) Patients who refused to see the designated Medical Practitioner or were unable or unwilling to transition to new insulin. 7) Procedures for identifying patients missing or falling through the safety net during transition. 8) Copies of Approved Letters that were sent out to Patients for the purposes of transition during this important period of change. 9) Total number of patients who on THURSDAY 22nd of MARCH 2012 have failed to transition to new insulin and the procedures to recover these patients with ALL deliberate speed. 10)As Medical Director, what has been your role during this transition and what processes have you followed to ensure that you are fully up to date with any shortcomings in the transition to new insulin?

Date for Response: 19/04/2012 - View 3028 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3027
Date Received: 22/03/2012

This is a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information I require is as follows: Copies of the correspondence, minutes, emails or any other materials relating to the ending of the Spire contract. Copies of any correspondence, minutes, emails or any other materials relating to the decision to offer treatment to patients in Northumberland, Harrogate and any other English NHS provider other than for Highly specialised treatment.

Date for Response: 19/04/2012 - View 3027 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3026
Date Received: 21/03/2012

Under the Freedom of Information act, I would be grateful if I could be provided with the following information: The current specific waiting list time (not the target waiting list time) for the above mentioned procedure at the RIE. The number of patients who require this surgery, who undergo the procedure before the target waiting time of 9-12 weeks.

Date for Response: 18/04/2012 - View 3026 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3025
Date Received: 21/03/2012

The following should be considered under FOI. I would like a response by email. Can you confirm receipt? Please provide me with the titles of all gateway reviews conducted in 2010, 2011 and 2012. If any report does not have a title, please state the subject area of each review.

Date for Response: 18/04/2012 - View 3025 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3024
Date Received: 21/03/2012

I am requesting the information below under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. How much did the Trust spend on Pest Control Services in the financial year 2010/2011. Who is the principle officer responsible for Pest Control. Their contact details. When is the tender due for renewal. Could the details be supplied in an electronic format as in an e mail response.

Date for Response: 18/04/2012 - View 3024 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3023
Date Received: 20/03/2012

Changeworks Recycling, work in collaboration with Zero Waste Scotland, and we specialise in helping businesses of all sizes achieve maximum recycling rates. We have been working with The Scottish Parliament and have got them to 79% of all there waste is now being recycled which is already ahead of the 2013 legislation targets. As well as helping our clients reach such high rates, we also support them with accurate reporting tools (see attached report for site in Woodburn House), and are engaging with our clients on how we can improve next and what waste we can divert from Landfill- we appreciate that once a service is agreed we should always aim to go above and beyond the required service levels, to future proof all businesses before Landfill tax increases etc. I appreciate with a site as complex and diverse as the NHS, this is not something that can be tackled overnight, and I wonder what the NHS has planned for the Zero Waste Legislation? Or how much of it you are aware of?

Date for Response: 17/04/2012 - View 3023 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3022
Date Received: 19/03/2012

I am seeking: The total number of staff employed by the board for each of the last three years in - headcount and full time equivalent. The number of reported incidents of workplace racial discrimination for each of the last three years, broken down by year and: Where the alleged discrimination was by staff . Where the alleged discrimination was by a member of the public to a staff member.

Date for Response: 16/04/2012 - View 3022 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3021
Date Received: 15/03/2012

I am seeking: The total number of staff employed by the board for each of the last three years in - headcount and full time equivalent. The number of reported incidents of workplace racial discrimination for each of the last three years, broken down by year and: Where the alleged discrimination was by staff . Where the alleged discrimination was by a member of the public to a staff member

Date for Response: 16/04/2012 - View 3021 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3020
Date Received: 06/03/2012

AFC panel members IDs have been released routinely when the CAJE report was included for information prior to the informal reviews, when requested. This is in clear contrast with Mr Boyter's statement. I already have some of the IDs for the initial panels and I am requesting the rest of the IDs for the following panels that have since evaluated the JDs of the posts I have held. Job titles are not included in the CAJE report and indeed they do not need to be. I think it is unrealistic to expect that a panel member might be identified in person on the basis of information such as an ID (e.g SCO13-p139). I would like to reassure the AfC team that the aim of my request is not to attempt to use my supernatural powers to deduce people's names from obscure combinations of numbers and letters, but to have more clarity over the process. I believe it is my right to request this kind of information under the FOI act.

Date for Response: 03/04/2012 - View 3020 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3019
Date Received: 06/03/2012

As far as I'm aware, panel members IDs have been released routinely when the CAJE report was included for information prior to the informal reviews. This is in clear contrast with Ms Kelly's statement in your email. I already have some of the IDs for the initial panels and I am requesting the rest of the IDs for the following panels that have since evaluated the JDs of the posts I have held. I would like to reassure the AfC team that the aim of my request is not to attempt to deduce people's names from obscure combinations of numbers and letters, but to have more clarity over the process. I believe it is my right to request this kind of information under the FOI act.

Date for Response: 03/04/2012 - View 3019 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3018
Date Received: 15/03/2012

I am requesting a hard copy of all and any information/correspondance held by or on behalf of NHSLothian regarding AfC assimilation and reviews for post P-PHAR-REH-CP1 to be posted to me at my home address provided below. This will be from 2006 to present. In particular, 1. The matching panel’s rationale for matching and not considering hybrid match 2. All subsequent Matched Job Reports and Job Audit reports 3. All subsequent consistency checking panel notes and monitoring templates 4. All subsequent consistency checking outcomes and procedures 5. All subsequent CAJE records, Review Panel notes and JEMG notes 6. All subsequent review panel and appeals panel dates, outcomes and procedures including those pertaining to request for review and formal request for review. 7. Rationale behind any changes made to any factor levels 8. Rationale behind the panel decisions not to change appealed factors in contrast with statements provided 9. Full job audit report clearly showing the security code identity numbers for all panel members on each occasion in which the constitution of an evaluation or review panel was set or changed. 10. All dates, identifying numbers and job titles of any job advisors, line managers and co-opted members who were contacted from the matching through to the review and appeals processes, as well as any questions asked of them 11. Confirmation of all evidence received and considered by all agenda for change panels at each stage, e.g.job description, review questionnaire, formal review information and additional documents. I would also like a break-down of AfC results and equality monitoring from other jobs in the Pharmacy family: 1. Band match for pharmacists previously Whitley grade C and subsequent review outcomes. 2. Previous Whitley grade for Band 7 matches.

Date for Response: 16/03/2012 - View 3018 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3017
Date Received: 14/03/2012

I’m looking for are figures for ‘degree of harm’ (i.e. no harm, low, moderate, severe, death) for NHS Lothian from 2003 to current – do you hold this data? And if so, would it be possible for you to provide me with a summary?

Date for Response: 13/04/2012 - View 3017 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3016
Date Received: 16/07/2012

I would like to request details of how many girls aged 16 and under have been fitted with a contraceptive implant in each of the past five years in the health board area. This should be broken down into annual totals and also by the totals in each different age group.

Date for Response: 16/07/2012 - View 3016 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3015
Date Received: 14/03/2012

I would like full details of any payments made to your organisation’s former employees to ensure they did not discuss their work or take any further legal action once their employment ended. This should cover each of the last four financial years (including as much of 2011/12 as possible) and include a breakdown of each individual pay out for the compromise or settlement deal agreed.

Date for Response: 13/04/2012 - View 3015 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3014
Date Received: 13/03/2012

I would like full details of people working for your organisation who are already in receipt of a civil service or local government pension. For each person this should include the date they retired, a description of their previous role, what salary band they retired on and details of any lump sum paid as part of the retirement. In addition, for each person you should provide details of when they returned or joined your organisation, a description of their current role and current salary band.

Date for Response: 14/04/2012 - View 3014 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3013
Date Received: 12/03/2012

Please can you answer the following under Freedom of Information. How many GP practices were in operation in your health board area in each of the following years 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12. How many GP practices operating in your health board area offered extended opening hours (evening, weekend or early morning opening) through Enhanced Services funding for each of the following years 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12. For each year in question 2, please provide details of… a) what incentive scheme was used for GP practices offering extended hours (e.g. Direct Enhanced Service or Local Enhanced Service) and b) the rates offered under the enhanced service(s). a) Please state how your organisation plans to incentivise GP extended opening in 2012/13? b) Please indicate how many practices have signed up to this agreement to date. Has your health board carried out any value for money assessments of extended opening hours schemes since their inception? If so, please provide details of what these assessments found.

Date for Response: 09/04/2012 - View 3013 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3012
Date Received: 12/03/2012

I wish to make a series of separate requests under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. For convenience, I am including them in the same correspondence. They are as follows: Request #1 Please confirm or deny whether your Health Board will make the new Protease Inhibitor drugs for the treatment of Genotype1 Hepatitis C available. Request #2 Please confirm or deny whether your Health Board has allocated funding in financial year 2012 = 2013, for treatment for Hepatitis C including the newly available Boceprevir and Telapravir Protease Inhibitors. Request #3 Please supply the amount of funding for the financial year 2012-2013, your board has allocated to deliver a) Hepatitis C testing, b) Hepatitis C medicines, c) Hepatitis C patient psychiatric support. Request #4 Please supply the number of Hepatitis C patients your board have budgeted to treat for the financial year 2012 – 13. Request #5 Please supply the number of Hepatitis C patients who will have access to the new treatments.

Date for Response: 09/04/2012 - View 3012 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3011
Date Received: 12/03/2012

Please provide a copy of the Healthcare Environment Inspectorate report into Liberton Hospital, resulting from the inspection in December 2011, as mentioned in the papers for the meeting of the NHS Lothian Board's January 2012 meeting (Item 7.4 Healthcare Associated Infection Update, paragraph 3.5) 3.5 Healthcare Environment Inspectorate: NHS Lothian were advised that during the announced Healthcare Environment Inspectorate Inspection at Liberton in December 2011 the Inspectors would be focusing on older people in acute care and as this was a test inspection for the Healthcare Environment Inspectorate a report was not expected. However, it is now understood that NHS Lothian will be provided with a private report which may be subject to Freedom of Information enquiries. The sixteen week Action Plan update for the Unannounced Inspection to the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh was returned to the Healthcare Environment Inspectorate prior to the deadline on 22/12/11.

Date for Response: 09/04/2012 - View 3011 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3010
Date Received: 12/03/2012

I want to make a Freedom of Information request, could you please send me the following information with regards to the Council Mobile Phone contracts. I sent a similar request last year but the information you have provided has now expired well the contract has can you please provide me with an update: 1. Existing Supplier(s) - If there is more than one supplier please split the contract up. 2. Total contract value- If there isn’t a total contract value please cans you provide me with the latest annual spend on mobile phone. 3. Number of Users- Number of connections with network provider. 4. Duration of the contract- please state if the contract also include contract extensions. 5. Contract Start Date- please provide me with the month and year and day if possible. 6. Contract Expiry Date- please provide me with the month and year and day if possible. 7. Contract Review Date- please provide me with the month and year and day if possible. 8. The person within the Council responsible for this particular contract. Can you send me the full contact details Contact Name, Job Title, Contact Number and direct email address.

Date for Response: 09/04/2012 - View 3010 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3009
Date Received: 12/03/2012

I respectfully request under the Freedom Of Information act, the following information. The total number of IPTR (individual Patient (Funding) Treatment Requests lodged by NHS Lothian Health Board Hospitals during 2010 / 11, where a drug has not been, or is currently being reviewed by the SMC (Scottish Medicines Consortium) or NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) or has been declined by one or both organisations. Additionally, please provide the number of approved IPTR’s out of those requested, under the above conditions.

Date for Response: 09/04/2012 - View 3009 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3008
Date Received: 12/03/2012

I please be provided a response, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, for the following information: 1) Is there any standard operating procedure in place for the Health Board (and Pharmacy Practice Committee (PPC) in particular) to ascertain any information, regarding any complaints, enquiries etc. made about pharmaceutical service provision, and indeed about any independent pharmacy contractor(s). 2) If there is a standard operating procedure in place, may I please have a detailed response as to the steps involved in this procedure. 3) Does NHS Lothian log all telephone calls that are made about complaints regarding pharmaceutical service provision and any telephone calls made about complaints regarding any independent pharmacy contractor(s). 4) Does NHS Lothian log all written complaints regarding pharmaceutical service provision and any written complaints regarding any independent pharmacy contractor(s). 5) Does NHS Lothian consult any other body regarding complaints made bout pharmaceutical service provision, and indeed about any independent pharmacy contractor(s).

Date for Response: 09/04/2012 - View 3008 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3007
Date Received: 09/03/2012

Please provide me the following information about each of the GP Practices within your organisation under the Freedom of Information Act (2000). GP practice organisation data service code (ODS code) or equivalent? Name of the current GP software system in use in the practice? Name of the company that manufactured the current GP software system for the practice? How was this system procured? (e.g. GP system of choice, Local service provider, directly through supplier)? What is the Software system version number? Date of installation? Date of contract expiration? Kindly note that I require the above listed information for each of the GP Practices within your organisation.

Date for Response: 06/04/2012 - View 3007 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3006
Date Received: 09/03/2012

I would be grateful if your response split any figures by hospital i.e. Royal Infirmary, Western General, St Johns, Roodlands (and any other hospital that may perform the procedures listed below. 1a. How many Inguinal Hernia Repair procedures were performed in the period 1st January 2011 to 31st December 2011 by NHS Lothian? (or the most recent 12 month period you have available recorded data ) 1b. Of the total procedures (referred to in 1a) how many where performed laparoscopically? 1c. Of the total procedures (referred to in 1a) how many where performed by a conventional open surgical procedure? 2a. How many Ventral/incisional Hernia Repair procedures were performed in the period 1st January 2011 to 31st December 2011 by NHS Lothian?(or the most recent 12 month period you have available recorded data) 2b. Of the total procedures (referred to in 2a) how many where performed laparoscopically? 2c. Of the total procedures (referred to in 2a) how many where performed by a conventional open surgical procedure? 3a. How many Umbilical Hernia Repair procedures were performed in the period 1st January 2011 to 31st December 2011 by NHS Lothian? (or the most recent 12 month period you have available recorded data) 3b. Of the total procedures (referred to in 3a) how many where performed laparoscopically? 3c. Of the total procedures (referred to in 3a) how many where performed by a conventional open surgical procedure?

Date for Response: 06/04/2012 - View 3006 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3005
Date Received: 08/03/2012

This is a freedom of information request on the public sector strikes of November. I am hoping you can please tell me how many consultants walked out, how many doctors, how many nurses, and how many other NHS board staff. Can you please tell me how many agency staff, and separately how many bank staff, had to be drafted in - and how much the strike was estimated to have cost the board. If the cost has already been worked out, please may I have that figure, with an explanation. If not, please may I have the figure based on the wages of those absent and the cost of bringing extra staff in to cover their jobs.

Date for Response: 05/04/2012 - View 3005 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3004
Date Received: 07/03/2012

Please provide me preferably on an Excel spreadsheet, a list of all individual invoices by company/organisation name, date and amount over the sum of £500.00 received & paid by Lothian NHS Board for the financial years 2009/10 & 2010/11. Please confirm the date the invoices were paid.

Date for Response: 04/03/2012 - View 3004 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3003
Date Received: 07/03/2012

The number of any complaints and nature of complaints, including enquiries made and nature of enquiries, regarding pharmaceutical service provision, for any one of the pharmacies that is within a one mile radius of 158 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5DX, from May 2008 to present day, presented per each Pharmacy, on an individual basis. May this figure also contain complaints and enquiries made about the previous Pharmacy closing at 158 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5DX, from the same period, to present day. The number of any complaints, nature of complaints and enquiries, regarding pharmaceutical service provision, for any one of the pharmacies that is within two kilometers of 55 Muirhouse Gardens, Edinburgh, EH4 4TD, from 2006 to present day, presented per each Pharmacy, on an individual basis.

Date for Response: 04/03/2012 - View 3003 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3002
Date Received: 07/03/2012

With respect to the attached PQQ template questionnaire and the term and ad hoc contractors lists that have been supplied, I have a further FOI request: In the selection of both term and ad hoc contractors, how were they assessed so that NHS Lothian was able to ensure that it met all its public sector equality duties? In your response would you also include all other template documentation that the contractors had to complete relating to NHS Lothian’s need to comply with its public sector equality duties.

Date for Response: 04/03/2012 - View 3002 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3001
Date Received: 06/03/2012

1) In each year since 2007, how many consultants have been employed by the board on a: a) 9/1 contract b) 8.5/1.5 contract c) 8/2 contract d) 7.5/2.5 contract e) other contract (please specify) Please provide this information both numerically and as a percentage of the total consultant workforce employed by the board. 2) In each year since 2007, how many consultant contracts have been changed from a 9/1 contract to: a) 8.5/1.5 b) 8/2 c) 7.5/2.5 d) other split (please specify). Please provide this information both numerically and as a percentage of the total consultant workforce employed by the board. 3) What advice the board has a) sought and b) received on the compatibility of the 9/1 consultant contract with the requirements of revalidation.

Date for Response: 03/04/2012 - View 3001 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3000
Date Received: 06/03/2012

I would like to ask how many 13-19 year old girls have had MRI scans for abdominal investigations, including for bowel investigations, over the last 3 years, within the Lothian NHS area. I would be grateful if you could provide this information and break it down in to figures for the last 3 years.

Date for Response: 03/04/2012 - View 3000 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2999
Date Received: 05/03/2012

Restrictions in Referral to Waiting Lists – 18 December 2001 (SGHD to CE and MDs) We would also like sight of all documentation, correspondence and communications which took place following the sending of the letter dated 18 December 2001. We would also like to have sight of copies of any internal reports held by NHS Lothian relating to the circumstances of ~~~~~~ death including any critical incident reports and discussions with clinicians in relation to this matter. Please treat this request as a request in terms of data protection legislation and freedom of information legislation.

Date for Response: 02/04/2012

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2998
Date Received: 05/03/2012

I write to ask for the following information to be made available to me under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 : ) How many patients presented with a complaint of dizziness/ disorientation in GP practices in the past five financial years, dating back to 2007? w many patients of those who presented with the above complaints were diagnosed within: 1 month; How many of those patients who received a diagnosis were diagnosed with a terminal condition? 3 months; How many of those patients who received a diagnosis were diagnosed with a terminal condition? 6 months; How many of those patients who received a diagnosis were diagnosed with a terminal condition? 1 year; How many of those patients who received a diagnosis were diagnosed with a terminal condition? more than 18 months? How many of those patients who received a diagnosis were diagnosed with a terminal condition?

Date for Response: 02/04/2012 - View 2998 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2997
Date Received: 29/02/2012

I am writing to request the following information from you under the Freedom of Information Act regarding the provision of lone worker devices within your trust. The information I am requesting relates to the 2009 framework agreement for the provision of lone worker services between NHS Business Services Authority and Reliance Secure Task Management Limited. My questions are as follows: Please confirm whether your trust has any lone worker devices purchased through the above agreement. Please provide the number of devices purchased. Please provide the date that your trust purchased the devices, the contract length and value of the contract. Please list the departments or job titles of the device users in your trust. Please provide the job title of the ‘Local Security Management Specialist’ in your organisation. If possible, please list the name and contact details (phone, email) of this person.

Date for Response: 28/03/2012 - View 2997 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2996
Date Received: 29/02/2012

I write to ask for a detailed breakdown of how funding allocated to you by the Scottish Government as 'Blood-borne virus prevention funding' has been spent between 2007/08 and the current financial year.

Date for Response: 28/03/2012 - View 2996 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2995
Date Received: 29/02/2012

Please provide under the FOI Act the following information: 1. The number of IT (eHealth) staff including contractors at each grade working in NHS Lothian. 2. Job titles of all members of staff working in IT (eHealth) within NHS Lothian. 3. Qualifications required by each and every job title holder within NHS Lothian. 4. Qualifications held by each and every job title holder within NHS Lothian.

Date for Response: 28/03/2012 - View 2995 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2994
Date Received: 28/02/2012

Information regarding the provision of personal attack alarms to employees working on long term psychiatric wards. Copies of any and all instructions, guidelines or other communications to employees working in long term psychiatric ward with regards to lone working.

Date for Response: 27/03/2012 - View 2994 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2993
Date Received: 27/02/2012

Speech and Language Therapy – Due to the number of qualified students graduating and the nature of current recruitment practices, I would be grateful if you could comment on the number of Speech and Language Therapy positions available to recent graduates within your health board in the past year.

Date for Response: 26/03/2012 - View 2993 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2992
Date Received: 24/02/2012

How many patient deaths in hospitals in your health board area cited pressure ulcers as a factor in the death in 2011? 2010? 2009? 2008? 2007? Can you give a breakdown of which hospitals these deaths occurred in? Can you give a breakdown of how many cases cited pressure ulcers as the main factor of death and how many it was one of many factors? Have any measures been taken by your health board to try to reduce the occurrence of pressure ulcers in hospital patients? If so, what and when?

Date for Response: 23/03/2012 - View 2992 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2991
Date Received: 24/02/2012

How many patient deaths in hospitals in your health board area cited pressure ulcers as a factor in the death in 2011? 2010? 2009? 2008? 2007? Can you give a breakdown of which hospitals these deaths occurred in? Can you give a breakdown of how many cases cited pressure ulcers as the main factor of death and how many it was one of many factors? Have any measures been taken by your health board to try to reduce the occurrence of pressure ulcers in hospital patients? If so, what and when?

Date for Response: 23/03/2012 - View 2991 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2990
Date Received: 22/02/2012

MIXTARD 30 penfill 3ml INJ 100units/mlI have been getting conflicting information about the above brand of insulin. I am aware that the fragmentation of the NHS means that what is possible in London is not so in Edinburgh and vice versa which is why I am requesting a definitive answer from you as Medical Director for NHS Lothian. Could you please give me a chronological history of the above brand of insulin over the last two years touching on the major milestones that have impacted patients and clinicians in the NHS Lothian region.

Date for Response: 23/03/2012

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2989
Date Received: 22/02/2012

Perinatal Mental Health Service internal investigation - Could you please advise if the investigations into this service, which you mentioned, are now complete? If so do I understand you correctly that you will be able to release the findings of the internal review already undertaken into this service which we have requested?

Date for Response: 21/03/2012

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2988
Date Received: 22/02/2012

I am writing to request, under the Freedom of Information Act, certain statistical information regarding cervical cancer screening at NHS Lothian. I would be grateful if you could provide me with information on the following, between the dates of 1st January 2009 and 1st January 2011 inclusive: how many samples were received for testing? - Arranged by year and age of patient to whom the sample belongs. How many samples showed positive to abnormal cells?

Date for Response: 21/03/2012 - View 2988 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2987
Date Received: 17/02/2012

I would like to know the areas within the Lothian district that have a lack of provision of Pharmacies. The complaints made in the last 2 years for the area about lack of provision of Pharmacies and whether pharmacies have been set up in the area following these Complaints / if not what has been done for these clients that have complained.

Date for Response: 16/03/2012 - View 2987 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2986
Date Received: 17/02/2012

I am looking for specific info regarding LOS after arthroplasty. 01 Jan 2011 to 31 Dec 2011. Mean, Median length of stay after elective primary THR and TKR ( no uni knees ). LOS = ( date of operation to date of discharge ). Can I also have % of patients discharged by 3rd postop day after THR and 4th post op day after TKR

Date for Response: 16/03/2012 - View 2986 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2985
Date Received: 20/02/2012

I would be grateful if you could supply me with the following information: Agency Spend on radiographers Jan to Dec 2011, Agency Spend on radiotherapists Jan to Dec 2011, Agency Spend on pharmacists Jan to Dec 2011, Agency Spend on Occupational Therapists Jan to Dec 2011, Agency Spend on Physiotherapists Jan to Dec 2011, Agency Spend on Speech & Language Therapists Jan to Dec 2011.

Date for Response: 19/03/2012 - View 2985 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2984
Date Received: 20/02/2012

I want to place a freedom of information request. I would like data about the number of cervical cancer screening samples received for testing.

Date for Response: 19/03/2012 - View 2984 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2983
Date Received: 20/02/2012

I would like to request the following information under Freedom of Information legislation. The purpose of this request is to help collect information on all trusts in England on this subject. Your assistance is greatly appreciated and may also help to reduce the number of individual FOI requests you receive, as Kable consolidates information on behalf of a number of government stakeholders as well as all the major IT suppliers to NHS trusts. 1. a) The current supplier, or suppliers of your trust’s accounting and finance IT system or systems. b) For each such system, the contract value, start and end dates if available. 2. a) The current supplier, or suppliers of your trust’s human resources and payroll IT system or systems. b) For each such system, the contract value, start and end dates if available. 3. a) The current supplier, or suppliers of your trust’s procurement IT system or systems. b) For each such system, the contract value, start and end dates if available.

Date for Response: 19/03/2012 - View 2983 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2982
Date Received: 20/02/2012

I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I would like to know: How many NHS Lothian employees, who have received a severance / redundancy payment, have been re-employed by the NHS within two years of their redundancy? In your response, please include the following information: Job title before redundancy, NHS service worked for before redundancy, Salary before redundancy, Whether redundancy was voluntary or compulsory, Date ceased work with NHS, Date of redundancy/severance payment, Date of re-employment with the NHS, Job title when re-employed, NHS service worked for when re-employed, Salary when re-employed, Place of NHS re-employment (if out-with your own NHS board region). Please provide all results where redundancy was accepted after January 1, 2005.

Date for Response: 19/03/2012 - View 2982 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2981
Date Received: 17/02/2012

I should be grateful if you could supply details of the hourly/sessional fees paid to Doctors, Dentists, Pharmacists and Optometrists, who are not direct employees of the Board, for attending meetings of NHS Board Committees such as Area Advisory Committees, Area Drug and Therapeutic Committees, Pharmacy Practice Committees and other official meetings within your Health Board Area.

Date for Response: 16/03/2012 - View 2981 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2980
Date Received: 17/02/2012

1. Your Health Board has an Information leaflet on the Signs and Symptoms people should be looking for regarding Deep Vein Thrombosis. 2. If your Health Board has a policy may I have a copy sent to the following address.

Date for Response: 16/03/2012 - View 2980 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2979
Date Received: 17/02/2012

Freedom of Information Request. I request the following information about NHS Lothian. 1. What procedure or procedures does NHS Lothian have in place to provide compensation in the event of one employee circulating a derogatory email or emails which amount to defamation of character of another existing employee of the NHS? 2. If such an email or emails have been shown to have occurred, what procedure or procedures does NHS Lothian have in place to investigate whether other such emails exist? 3. What procedure or procedures does NHS Lothian have in place to demonstrate to the victim of any such emails, the extent of such emails and also to discuss with the victim, any compensation for defamation that may affect the victim's future job prospects as a result of such emails? 4. What measures has NHS Lothian in place to prevent prejudicial action against another NHS Lothian employee? 5 With reference to the above four points where such measures or procedures are in place, do they apply to all sections of NHS Lothian, in particular, do they apply to NHS Lothian Salaried Primary Care Dental Service?

Date for Response: 16/03/2012 - View 2979 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2978
Date Received: 17/02/2012

How many ATMs (cash machines) are there in your hospitals? (I am only interested in those which can be used by patients rather than any specifically for use by hospital staff). How many of them charge users to make withdrawals? Please provide details of such charges – ie how much is charged per machine per withdrawal? How much money was generated through such withdrawal charges in each of the last three financial years? Where does the money generated by such charges go? How much if any is retained by the board and who receives the remainder?

Date for Response: 16/03/2012 - View 2978 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2977
Date Received: 15/02/2012

Please accept the following questions as a formal request by The Sunday Post under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. How much did your health board spend upgrading and replacing television sets during the digital switchover? How many televisions did your authority have to purchase? How were the old televisions disposed of? What is the standard television now used in your hospitals, clinics and other NHS buildings? How much does it cost and what is the specification inclusive of flat screen/width and 3D functions? Are there any circumstance where the specification of the television varies. For example are bigger televisions required for staff rooms or individual Executive offices? In relation to question 5) if the answer is yes, can you please specify the make, model and specifications and cost of the most expensive television set.

Date for Response: 14/03/2012 - View 2977 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2976
Date Received: 15/02/2012

I would like to make a request for some information in regards to North Berwick doctors surgery: How many patients registered at the practice. I would like to know how many prescription items Boots Pharmacy North Berwick dispense on a yearly basis. I would like to know how many prescription items Fergusons pharmacy North Berwick dispense on a yearly basis.

Date for Response: 14/03/2012 - View 2976 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2975
Date Received: 14/02/2012

I am writing under FOI/DPA to recover all information pertaining to myself which is held in either paper or electronic formats, excluding and medical records. This request extends to any emails, database entries, letters, reports, minutes of meetings, memos (internal or external), transcriptions or minutes of meetings, memos (internal or external) transcriptions of recordings of any telephone conversations in which I am personally mentioned in relation to my employment within the Forensic Medical Examiners Service. It specifically does not relate to my General Practitioner Contract with NHS Lothian. The time frame for such recovery dates from April 2006 to the current date. I am also seeking to recover specifically any correspondence, written or email, and any transcriptions of, or recordings of telephone conversations between the following individuals but not exclusively (13 named NHS Lothian employees, 21 employees of Lothian and Borders Police). I am also seeking to recover any emails sent between any of the detailed parties in this letter in which I am named. I further seek to recover all minutes of all meetings involving the Forensic Medical Examiner Service between April 2006 and the current date. This will include all user group meetings with the police, internal NHS Lothian meetings at which the Forensic Medical Examiner service was discussed and internal meetings of the Forensic Medical Examiner Service.

Date for Response: 13/03/2012 - View 2975 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2974
Date Received: 14/02/2012

Please would you help me with my research into the activities of committees involved in the management of medicines? I’ve been trying to find the latest meeting minutes of your: 1. Medicine Management Committee 2. Formulary Committee 3. Joint Area Prescribing Committee 4. Any other committee involved in Medicines Management, Prescribing and Formulary Management To ensure that I have found a complete set, could you please send me the minutes directly, in electronic format, or give me a weblink/URL to the source?

Date for Response: 13/03/2012 - View 2974 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2973
Date Received: 14/02/2012

Copies of the documentation that demonstrates, explains and supports any decision to require Disclosure Scotland checks for departments where checks are required as a condition or requirement of their employment. The post title for the NHS Lothian members of staff for each department with responsibility for ensuring that this process is adhered to in all instances. The overall current compliance rate for Disclosure Scotland checks (checks requested versus checks required under the above requirements) within the NHS Lothian workforce expressed by department. The number of Disclosure Scotland applications made since January 2009 that were for people already employed in posts where such a check was a condition or requirement of their employment. The number of Disclosure Scotland applications made since January 2009 that were for people already employed in posts who had not previously submitted a Disclosure Scotland application but where that was a condition or requirement of their employment.

Date for Response: 13/03/2012 - View 2973 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2972
Date Received: 13/02/2012

I wish to submit a freedom of Information act request the details regarding any applications made to be added to the pharmaceutical list since January 2010 up to this point.

Date for Response: 12/03/2012 - View 2972 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2971
Date Received: 10/02/2012

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 9 month period to December 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.

Date for Response: 09/03/2012 - View 2971 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2970
Date Received: 10/02/2012

can you provide a cost to the NHS for the following drugs being my typical monthly prescription and confirm the long-term effects on health generally of taking these amounts of drugs per month: Hydrocortisone crm 1% x 2no. x 30g, Ibuprofen tabs 400mg x 1no. x 84no. Hydrocortisone Butyrate scalp lotion 0.1% x 1no. x 100ml, Chloramphenicol eye drops 0.5% x 4no. x 10ml.

Date for Response: 09/03/2012 - View 2970 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2969
Date Received: 10/02/2012

I would appreciate if you could provide the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Since 1995, have any pharmacies in Lothian closed and NOT been relocated. Please state where and when and the name of the pharmacy. Subsequently, have any new pharmacy contracts been granted in the neighbourhood where a previous pharmacy closed. Please state where and when and the name of the pharmacy. Please state any areas within Lothian, where there have been any complaints made about pharmaceutical provision, by members of the public, within the last three years. Please state pharmacy involved and in which neighbourhood. Has anything been done to remedy the complaint(s)? Please state any neighbourhood in Lothian which has two pharmacies, to cater for a population of 5,000 people or less. The average number of prescriptions dispensed by a pharmacy located in North Edinburgh.

Date for Response: 09/03/2012 - View 2969 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2968
Date Received: 09/02/2012

I am requesting the following information under the Freedom of Information Act: The number of delivery episodes performed by the Trust’s maternity units each year for 2009/10, 2010/11, and so far in 2011/12. The percentage of women seen for their first antenatal assessment within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, each year for 2009/10, 2010/11, and so far in 2011/12. or each acute unit operated by the Trust, please provide the bed occupancy rate for each month in 2009/10, 2010/11, and so far in 2011/12. If the Trust does not record bed occupancy rates by individual acute unit, please provide Trust-wide figures instead. Please state the month to which the 2011/12 data is correct.

Date for Response: 08/03/2012

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2967
Date Received: 09/02/2012

Dental Decontamination Funding - How much money in total has NHS Lothian received under these headings between 2006 and 2011? What were the individual amounts and what dates were these received by NHS Lothian? In each of the financial years from 2006/2007 to date how much of this money was paid to general dental practitioners? How much of this money has still to be allocated/paid to general practitioners?

Date for Response: 08/03/2012 - View 2967 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2965
Date Received: 09/02/2012

Request #5 Please supply the number of Hepatitis C patients who will have access to the new treatments.

Date for Response: 08/03/2012

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2964
Date Received: 09/02/2012

Request #3 Please supply the amount of funding for the financial year 2012-2013, your board has allocated to deliver a) Hepatitis C testing, b) Hepatitis C medicines, c) Hepatitis C patient psychiatric support.

Date for Response: 08/03/2012

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2963
Date Received: 09/02/2012

Request #2 Please confirm or deny whether your Health Board has allocated funding in financial year 2012 = 2013, for treatment for Hepatitis C including the newly available Boceprevir and Telapravir Protease Inhibitors.

Date for Response: 08/04/2012

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2962
Date Received: 09/02/2012

Request #1 Please confirm or deny whether your Health Board will make the new Protease Inhibitor drugs for the treatment of Genotype1 Hepatitis C available.

Date for Response: 08/03/2012 - View 2962 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2961
Date Received: 08/02/2012

I am writing to request the following information, relating to interpreting and translation services provided by NHS Lothian, for the four years prior to 2011 (or the four years prior to the most recent year for which complete figures are available). Please note that this request is a follow-up to a Freedom of Information request I made on 02/02/2012 which related to interpreting and translation services provided by NHS Lothian in 2011 itself (or the most recent year for which complete figures are available). Information requested: 1) How many NHS Lothian appointments required the services of an interpreter and/or translator, in partnership with Edinburgh City Council's Interpretation and Translation Service, in each of the four years prior to 2011 (or the most recent year for which complete figures are available)? 2) What was the total cost of providing these services in each of the four years? 3) In each of the four years prior to 2011 (or the most recent year for which complete figures are available), how many NHS Lothian appointments were not attended by service users for whom interpretation and/or translation services had been booked and purchased? 4) What was the cost of providing interpretation and translation services for NHS Lothian appointments not attended by service users for whom they had been booked and purchased in each of the four years prior to 2011 (or the most recent year for which complete figures are available)?

Date for Response: 07/03/2012 - View 2961 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2960
Date Received: 08/02/2012

This is a FOIA request. I would appreciate if you could provide the following information: 1). Can you please advise the names of the companies that expressed an interest in your renal procurement? 2). Can you please provide the names of the companies selected to provide a PQQ? 3). Can you please provide the names of the companies selected to provide an invitation to tender? 4). Can you please provide the names of the company that won the tender?

Date for Response: 07/03/2012 - View 2960 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2959
Date Received: 08/02/2012

Under the Freedom of Information Act I would gratefully request the provision of the following information: How many Data and/or Disaster Recovery Centres does your organisation currently use, if this facility is not centralised but is distributed throughout your network please provide the total number of facilities in use for this purpose. If supplied through a contract, who is the operator of the facility. If supplied through a contract, what is the start and end dates of the contract, please include any contract extensions available within the contract. General location of data centre (the town/city, not specific address). Total available space. Total space used. Power consumption per data centre. Do you have any plans related to your Data and/or Disaster Recovery Centres such as increasing the number or outsourcing the services. Number of desktops in the organisation. Number of users of ICT within the organisation. Number of sites connected to your Wide Area Network. What e-mail system do you currently utilise. What server OS do you currently utilise (Windows, UNIX, LINUX) and in what numbers (i.e. number of UNIX servers in use etc).

Date for Response: 07/03/2012 - View 2959 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2958
Date Received: 07/02/2012

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 applications through the Individual Patient Treatment Request (IPTR) system have you had for: Drugs not approved by the SMC 2010, 2011. Drugs awaiting approval from the SMC 2010, 2011. Drugs approved by the SMC but not the ADTC 2010, 2011. Drugs approved by the ADTC 2010, 2011. 2) A list of all the drugs requested through the IPTR system within your board. For each of the IPTRs received, how many of those applications have been successful? Please provide figures in format below: Drug Name, Number of IPTRs Received, Number of IPTRs Funded. 4) Does your board have an IPTR policy? 5) Is your board’s IPTR policy publicly available? If so, where? 6) When do you next plan to audit/review this policy? 7) What steps are your board taking to make the IPTR guidelines more readily available to patients seeking them?

Date for Response: 06/03/2012 - View 2958 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2957
Date Received: 07/02/2012

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2000, I would like to see details of any professional courses undertaken in the past 12 months by the clinical staff at the Well Woman Clinic, 18 Dean Terrace, Edinburgh, EH4 1NL. It has been my experience - and that of several others - that the staff are reluctant to carry out or recommend treatment, their routine response being to dismiss patients' concerns, and are insufficiently educated in gynaecological issues. For a clinic specialising in women's care, clearly this isn't acceptable. I, for example, presented with the early signs of uterine fibroids, was told everything was fine, then several months later, had to undergo major gynaecological surgery to remove my womb, cervix and fibroid. I feel this could have been prevented were the well woman clinic staff sufficiently informed about the field in which they specialise instead of having patients pay the price of their lack of expertise.

Date for Response: 06/03/2012 - View 2957 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2956
Date Received: 07/02/2012

It has come to the Campaign’s attention that policies regarding the administering of adrenaline vary across the different regions in the UK. I would be grateful if you could confirm your current policies regarding GPs Out of Hours services: 1. Do all your GPs carry adrenaline and if so, in what form? 2. Are GPs allowed to assist with a patient’s own prescribed adrenaline?

Date for Response: 06/03/2012

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2955
Date Received: 30/01/2012

Could you tell me please how long the waiting list is for a MRCP scan in either of the Lothian hospitals that carry it out please?

Date for Response: 27/02/2012 - View 2955 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2954
Date Received: 07/02/2012

I would like to apply for the following information under the Freedom of Information Act please: -The number of patients admitted to each acute hospital in your area for the period covering June 2010 to June 2011. -The number of patients who developed bed sores in hospital. This should include: *The presence of any bedsore *The breakdown of the grade of bedsores experienced by patients from Grade 1 to Grade 4

Date for Response: 06/03/2012 - View 2954 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2953
Date Received: 06/02/2012

Please could you provide me with the following information: 1. What measures does the PCT plan to put in place to restrict GP referrals for non-urgent procedures in 2012/13? 2. How much money does the PCT estimate these measures will save? 3. Please confirm or deny whether the PCT’s policy on ‘non-urgent’ procedures (or procedures of ‘limited/low clinical value’) for 2012/13 will include restrictions on referrals for each of the following: (i) joint replacements operations (ii) cataract surgery (iii) tonsillectomies (iv) bariatric surgery

Date for Response: 05/03/2012 - View 2953 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2952
Date Received: 06/02/2012

. In financial year 2010/2011, how much has your board paid to meet the costs of discretionary points for consultants (or any successor scheme)? Please also state the number of consultants who benefited from discretionary points/payments from the point scheme in each of those years. A 2. In financial year 2010/2011, please state how many consultants a) were in a higher discretionary points banding than in the previous year b)the financial value of all these ‘uplifts’ c)the total number of consultants who were awarded discretionary points for the first time, and the cost of these points.

Date for Response: 05/03/2012 - View 2952 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2951
Date Received: 06/02/2012

FOI Request Please provide the following information request under freedom of information/ previously refused to me openly: 1) Full names and qualifications and positions held of all persons involved and attached to any of the all the following matters. 2) Full details/ Report of worldwide search for ingredients that I am told are not available Allantoin and Butoxyethyl Nicotinate (Nicoboxil) as Dr McCallum letter 19 July 2011. 3) Full response to Peckforton e-mail 14 August 2011 (which responded to Dr McCallum letter dated 19 July 2011). 4) Full consideration of MHRA letter 19 April 2011 to Dr McCallum. 5) Full response to my letter dated 31 May 2011 indicating my continued difficulties and severe side effects and subsequent falls and injury reported to my GP. 6) Full details/ Report into Tayside Pharmaceuticals difficulties to achieve a special mix and failure to contact me with regard to external sourcing these ingredients. 7) Full details/ Report from Dr Aldridge regarding letter dated 12 October 2011, any progress? 8) Full lists and costs for all appointments, tests and medications supplied to me in comparison with previous ‘Actinac’ medication. 9) Long term prognosis on my health with no diagnosis and using all these medications. 10) I have been told that some skin conditions left not treated can lead to cancer so I am looking for a diagnosis now and why has no allergy testing been undertaken?

Date for Response: 05/03/2012 - View 2951 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2950
Date Received: 06/02/2012

I am seeking information on the health board’s strategy for dealing with youth unemployment in the area: Does the board have a ‘youth employment strategy’, ‘unemployment strategy’ or similar plan to deal with youth unemployment or unemployment more generally in the area. Whether any guidance exists on reducing unemployment through procurement or recruitment policy? I further seek copies of the contents of any documents that you may have referred to in your answers to questions 1 and 2.

Date for Response: 05/03/2012 - View 2950 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2949
Date Received: 06/02/2012

Could you please tell me the number of women who have been refused IVF treatment through the NHS for reasons including weight or age in the past twelve months (January 2011-February 2012). Can you specify when this has happened, where, what hospital/ GP surgery, and for what reason. I would be interested in any information held by your organisation regarding my request. I understand that I do not have to specify particular files or documents and that it is the department's responsibility to provide the information I require.

Date for Response: 05/03/2012 - View 2949 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2948
Date Received: 06/02/2012

I have recently been unsuccessful in applying for job ref. LI/WEST/105/R1 and have not been granted an interview. I am very disappointed about this and have asked the human resource dept at St.John's to detail why this is the case in order that I can address any issues for future applications. They have kindly replied but with a response that I am not completely happy with. Under the Freedom of Information Act I would like to access the shortlister's response to my application. I would also respectfully request access to the forms of those applicants who were successful in reaching the interview stage. This, of course, would have to be done with those persons identities remaining anonymous as I fully respect their right to confidentiality.

Date for Response: 05/03/2012 - View 2948 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2947
Date Received: 06/02/2012

How many criminal offences were committed against hospital staff in the last three years? Could you provide a breakdown of this by hospital. Could you specify precisely what offences were committed against hospital staff (e.g. assault, grievous bodily harm etc.) in the last three years? Could you specify which type of hospital staff the offences were committed against? (Doctor, nurse, receptionist etc.)

Date for Response: 05/03/2012 - View 2947 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2946
Date Received: 06/02/2012

Could you provide details of how many patients records have been lost within the past year? Could you provide details of what kinds of information was contained within the lost patient records? (not the specific illnesses).

Date for Response: 05/03/2012 - View 2946 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2945
Date Received: 06/02/2012

On how many occasions, in each of the last 3 financial years, have hospital wards been closed due to the norovirus?

Date for Response: 05/03/2012 - View 2945 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2944
Date Received: 06/02/2012

Please provide me with the policy for the ambulance service notifying your Emergency Departments that they are incoming with a critical patient on blue lights. Please also provide a structure chart for your Emergency Departments.

Date for Response: 05/03/2012 - View 2944 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2943
Date Received: 06/02/2012

I would like the information to be broken down over the past three financial years, ie 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11. I would like to know the estimated cost to the organisation of lost equipment. I would like to know the estimated cost to the organisation of stolen equipment. I would like to know some examples of the kind of other equipment which has been lost and stolen over this period.

Date for Response: 05/03/2012 - View 2943 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2942
Date Received: 06/02/2012

Which system or systems were adopted by Lothian NHS Board during period 1986 to 1992 for the provision of child health surveillance or assessment? Who was the principal officer of Lothian NHS Board responsible for children health surveillance or assessment during the period 1986 to 1992? Was the guidance contained within the Scottish Health and Health Department handbook entitled “Screening for Detection of Congenital Dislocation of the Hip (Revised 1986)”, known as the SHHD Handbook, adopted by Lothian NHS Board during the period 1986 to 1992? If so: a) Who was responsible for the implementation of the guidance contained within the SHHD Handbook at Lothian NHS Board? (b) When was the guidance contained within the SHHD Handbook implemented by Lothian NHS Board? (c) In what manner was the guidance contained within the SHHD Handbook implemented by Lothian NHS Board? Was the guidance contained in the Report of the Joint Working Party on Child Health Surveillance” issued in 1988 and known as “the Hall Report” adopted by Lothian NHS Board during the period 1988 to 1992? If so: (a) Who was responsible for the implementation at Lothian NHS Board of guidance contained within the Hall report? (b) When was the guidance contained within the Hall Report implemented by Lothian NHS Board? (c) In what manner was the guidance contained within the Hall report implemented by Lothian NHS Board?

Date for Response: 05/03/2012 - View 2942 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2941
Date Received: 06/02/2012

How much has NHS Lothian spent on business rates, broken down by each of the various Local Authorities which lie within the area covered by NHS Lothian, per annum, since 2006.

Date for Response: 05/03/2012 - View 2941 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2940
Date Received: 06/02/2012

How much is spent on advocacy services for each year since 2007/08 and for 2011/12 up to 31 December 2011. And specifically what proportion of (a) above is for independent advocacy services.

Date for Response: 05/03/2012 - View 2940 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2939
Date Received: 06/02/2012

How many pain consultants are employed by your health board. Do you have a managed clinical network for chronic pain? How many people with chronic pain are waiting for a first appointment with a pain consultant. How many people with chronic pain are waiting for a first appointment with a pain consultant. How many people with chronic pain are waiting for a second appointment with a pain consultant and what is the average and longest timescale between.

Date for Response: 05/03/2012 - View 2939 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2938
Date Received: 03/02/2012

The figures for boarding out of patients (a) requiring and (b) seeking admission to mental health units. Medium secure units, if available in your health board area, should be excluded. (a) refers to compulsory admissions and (b) refers to voluntary admissions The numbers of patients boarded out in each of the four quarters of 2011. Whether the total number boarded out has risen or fallen between the last two years recorded? Where patients are boarded out to from your health board area? Please list the distance from the unit to which the patient would have been admitted.

Date for Response: 02/03/2012 - View 2938 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2937
Date Received: 03/02/2012

Do you have a ‘clinical portal’? If no, when do you expect to have a clinical portal operational? In either case, please supply the protocol governing access to your clinical portal

Date for Response: 02/03/2012 - View 2937 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2936
Date Received: 03/02/2012

Do you have crisis mental health teams within your board? If yes: What areas do the teams cover? What hours do each of the teams cover on which days of the week? If the cover is not 24/7 what arrangements are in place for each team to cover the hours that the team are not available? Eg NHS 24 What protocols do you have in place for emergency management of mental health issues (including problems related to drugs and alcohol) in the Accident & Emergency Departments within your board?

Date for Response: 02/03/2012 - View 2936 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2935
Date Received: 03/02/2012

What steps are the health board taking to contact the older children in secondary schools and young adolescents who are not vaccinated with the MMR? Have the health board followed the recommendation of the Chief Medical Officer shown below that children attending their routine school-age booster should have their MMR vaccination status checked. What discussions have the health board had with any institutions of Higher or Further Education in their Board Area to promote uptake of MMR in 16-24 year old students who have not been immunised? Question S4O-00488: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 07/12/2011To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to protect children and young adults from measles, in light of reports of a substantial rise in the number of cases in the south of England and across Europe.Answered by Michael Matheson (15/12/2011): We are not seeing significant numbers of measles cases in Scotland. The number of notifications of measles so far this year is very similar to the number reported last year, and we have had no reported cases of measles in Scotland since July. As our MMR uptake rates are very good – and better than other parts of the UK – we can be reassured that children in Scotland are very well protected.However we are not complacent. There may be some older children in secondary school or young adolescents who are not fully protected. The Chief Medical Officer issued advice to the NHS in October regarding key actions which should be taken to minimise susceptibility to measles in these groups. This was based on expert advice from Health Protection Scotland, following a risk assessment of measles transmission in Scotland earlier this year.Amongst other things, the Chief Medical Officer recommended that all children attending for their routine school-age booster should have their MMR vaccination status checked and, if necessary, additional MMR vaccination should be offered.

Date for Response: 02/03/2012 - View 2935 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2934
Date Received: 02/02/2012

1) The total number of prescription items dispensed at every Pharmacy located within a one mile radius of 158 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5DX (previous location of a Boots Pharmacy), dispensed in financial year 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/2010, 2010/2011, and any estimates, to present date. May these figures be presented per each Pharmacy, on an individual basis. 2) The number of any complaints and nature of complaints, regarding pharmaceutical service provision, for any one of the pharmacies that is within a one mile radius of 158 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5DX, from May 2008 to present day, presented per each Pharmacy, on an individual basis. May this figure also contain complaints about the previous Pharmacy closing at 158 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5DX, from the same period, to present day. 3) The total average number of prescriptions dispensed by a pharmacy across Edinburgh and Lothians, in financial year 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/2010, 2010/2011, and any estimates, to present date. 4) The total number of prescription items dispensed at every Pharmacy located within two kilometers of 55 Muirhouse Gardens, Edinburgh, EH4 4TD, dispensed in financial year 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/2010, 2010/2011, and any estimates, to present date. May these figures be presented per each Pharmacy, on an individual basis. 5) The number of any complaints and nature of complaints, regarding pharmaceutical service provision, for any one of the pharmacies that is within two kilometers of 55 Muirhouse Gardens, Edinburgh, EH4 4TD, from 2006 to present day, presented per each Pharmacy, on an individual basis. 7) All current pending and new pharmacy applications in Edinburgh & Lothians.

Date for Response: 01/03/2012 - View 2934 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2933
Date Received: 02/02/2012

1) How many NHS Lothian appointments required the services of an interpreter and/or translator, in partnership with Edinburgh City Council's Interpretation and Translation Service, in 2011?2) What was the total cost of providing these services?3) In 2011, how many NHS Lothian appointments were not attended by service users for whom interpretation and/or translation services had been booked and purchased?4) What was the cost of providing interpretation and translation services for NHS Lothian appointments not attended by servie users for whom they had been booked and purchased

Date for Response: 01/03/2012 - View 2933 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2932
Date Received: 02/02/2012

My request is for the certificates that prove Mr. Beer's competency to practise and the dentists practise management of such and specifically access to any and all data held upon computer systems, including instances of and all backups to both the NHS Lothian and CHC - City Health Clinic. To put the request in context, following a recent visit to the CHC - City Health Clinic, the dentist Mr. Beer refused to continue with his treatment referring to "...in view of your raising doubts about his competency and whether or not he was qualified...", that I am contending upon the basis of procedure rather than discussing the qualifications.

Date for Response: 01/03/2012 - View 2932 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2931
Date Received: 30/01/2012

Please can you confirm how many hospital beds there were in NHS Lothian in either 2010 or 2011

Date for Response: 27/02/2012 - View 2931 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2930
Date Received: 30/01/2012

I would like to request the number of people diagnosed with schizophrenia between 2005 and 2011, broken down by year (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), gender and age (<10, 10-<20, 20-<30, 30-<40, 40-<50, 50-<60, 60+).

Date for Response: 27/02/2012 - View 2930 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2929
Date Received: 30/01/2012

I would like to request the number of people diagnosed with schizophrenia between 2005 and 2011, broken down by year (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), gender and age (<10, 10-<20, 20-<30, 30-<40, 40-<50, 50-<60, 60+).

Date for Response: 27/02/2012 - View 2929 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2928
Date Received: 19/01/2012

I am currently working on an enquiry concerning the Firrhill Health and Social Care Centre. I found a recent paper prepared for yourself for the NHS Lothian Capital Investment Group and thought you may be the best person to discuss my enquiry with. I am looking to find out what stage the project is at, and whether it has progressed since your paper of September 2011. In addition I would be interested in any information on the following: • The key reasons for the delays in the project (I understand the original proposal was announced in 2007) • Will there be any local authority social service involvement in the plans for the new Centre or will it purely be a health project?

Date for Response: 16/02/2012 - View 2928 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2927
Date Received: 27/01/2012

Could you please supply me with the following information for the shortest, average and longest waiting time. From referral to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to being assessed by a member of the CAHMS team for the years 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12. From being assessed by CAMHS to receiving psychological talking therapy for the years 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12. From being referred to CAMHS to receiving psychological talking therapy for the years 2009/12, 2010/11 and 2011/12

Date for Response: 24/02/2012 - View 2927 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2926
Date Received: 27/01/2012

This is a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information I require is as follows: In light of the answer to the Parliamentary Question shown below asked by Dr Richard Simpson: 1. What steps are the health board taking to contact the older children in secondary schools and young adolescents who are not vaccinated with the MMR? 2. Have the health board followed the recommendation of the Chief Medical Officer shown below that children attending their routine school-age booster should have their MMR vaccination status checked? 3. What discussions have the health board had with any institutions of Higher or Further Education in their Board Area to promote uptake of MMR in 16-24 year old students who have not been immunised?

Date for Response: 24/02/2012 - View 2926 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2925
Date Received: 26/01/2012

I would like the following information under the Freedom of Information Act: The number of recorded maternal deaths at the Trust for 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12, broken down by financial year. The number of recorded maternal injuries at the Trust for 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12, broken down by financial year. Total spending on compensation payouts relating to maternity cases for 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12, broken down by financial year.

Date for Response: 23/02/2012

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2924
Date Received: 26/01/2012

I would like the following information under the Freedom of Information Act: The number of midwives in the staffing establishment, measured as FTE and headcount, separately for 2009/10, 2010/11, and as of Jan 2012 (or most recent available data). The forecast number of midwives in the staffing establishment, measured as FTE and headcount, for 2012/13, 2013/14, and 2014/15.

Date for Response: 23/02/2012 - View 2924 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2923
Date Received: 26/01/2012

I would like the following information under the Freedom of Information Act: Total spending on maternity services for 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12, broken down by financial year (budgeted/forecast figures may be used to give a full-year figure for 2011/12; please do not provide a part-year figure) The target maternity bed occupancy rate for 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, and any future target rates as far as 2014/15, broken down by financial year. The actual maternity bed occupancy rate in 2009/10, 2010/11, and 2011/12, broken down by financial year. A list of the maternity units and wards run by the Trust

Date for Response: 23/02/2012 - View 2923 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2922
Date Received: 24/01/2012

1. A full organogram (company structure) of all hiring managers within the business. 2. Total money spent on recruitment in financial year 2010/2011 a. How much of this money was spent on external vendors, I.e. job boards, recruitment consultancies, ad agencies. b. What companies did you use, I.e. – names of vendors and what was spend with each one. 3. Overall money spent for financial year to date 2011/2012 on recruitment. a. How much of this money was spent on external vendors, I.e. job boards, recruitment consultancies, ad agencies. b. What companies did you use, I.e. – names of vendors and what was spend with each one. 4. What you envisage the budget to be for recruitment for upcoming financial year 2012/2013. 5. A note on any tenders that have been issued or won in the last 24 months for recruitment. 6. How many people currently work within the company. a. Will this number increase or decrease in the following financial year 2012/2013 and if so to what levels?

Date for Response: 21/02/2012 - View 2922 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2921
Date Received: 24/01/2012

I would be grateful for your assistance with a piece of constituent casework which concerns the use of gastric band procedures across Scotland. Under Freedom of Information legislation, I would be grateful if you could confirm- • What criteria are used by your health board to determine eligibility for individuals to receive a gastric band procedure. • How many gastric band procedures have been performed in your health board area for the years (a) 2008 (b) 2009 (c) 2010 and (d) 2011.

Date for Response: 21/02/2012 - View 2921 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2920
Date Received: 23/01/2012

Do you use fascia iliaca compartment block in the treatment of pain in patients with fractured neck of femur presenting to your emergency department? If so could you provide the following information:- 1. Department where block is placed – i.e. Emergency Department or Orthopaedic Ward. 2. Personnel placing the block – i.e. Medical or Nursing. 3. Technique used for placement – i.e. Landmark or Ultrasound guided. Should you have multiple hospitals under your trust, would you reply on behalf

Date for Response: 20/02/2012 - View 2920 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2919
Date Received: 23/01/2012

I would like to request the following via the Freedom of Information Act. Please provide details of all contacts between Neil Findlay MSP or his office staff, and NHS Lothian staff (or Board Members where information is held) since May 2011. This should include all letters, emails, faxes, telephone calls and meetings, and any notes relating to any of these communications.

Date for Response: 20/02/2012 - View 2919 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2918
Date Received: 19/01/2012

How many people with dementia have been housed in short stay assessment units waiting for a suitable hospital place during the past twelve months. Broken down by a) gender, b) age i.e under 50, 50-60, 60-70, 70-80, over 80 years. In the past five years i.e 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, how many dementia patients have had to wait for a suitable hospital place to become available, and what length of time have they had to wait? Broken down on a monthly basis i.e one month or less, one-two months, three-four month, five-six months, more than six months, more than 12 months. How many patients in short assessment wards during the past five years, (breakdown as above) have been kept in assessment units away from their home more than a) ten miles, b) twenty c) thirty d) forty e) fifty.

Date for Response: 16/02/2012 - View 2918 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2917
Date Received: 19/01/2012

All communications between NHS Lothian Director of Communications, Stuart Wilson, and Alison Shields, Official spokesperson of the Scottish Government and/or any other Scottish Government Official in relation to Scottish Parliamentary activity (questions, mentions) relating to NHS Lothian and/or ‘staff rationalisations/reductions’ at NHS Lothian. This should incorporate the period May 1st 2010 and 18th January 2012. Communications should include emails, letters, notes of telephone conversations, texts, faxes etc.

Date for Response: 16/02/2012 - View 2917 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2916
Date Received: 19/01/2012

I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I would like to know how many patients were mis-diagnosed as having cancer in 2011. I would also like to know these figures for 2009 and 2010.

Date for Response: 16/02/2012 - View 2916 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2915
Date Received: 19/01/2012

I would like to know the figures for how many first course antibiotic treatments prove to be ineffective, leading to further courses of different types of antibiotics being subscribed. The exact figures I am looking for are: 1. How many first course of antibiotic treatments were subscribed to patients? 2. How many times was a second course of different antibiotics subscribed to patients? and 3. How many times a third course of different antibiotics was subscribed to patients? I would like the statistics for 2011 or for the most recent year that they are available.

Date for Response: 16/02/2012 - View 2915 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2914
Date Received: 19/01/2012

Can you please tell me the number of patients at your hospitals who have been sent to Edinburgh Zoo for MRI scans because they were too large for the hospital scans. Can you tell me the weight of the patient in each case - can you give me the numbers for 2009/10/11 please and from which hospital they were sent and the cost for each patient.

Date for Response: 16/02/2012 - View 2914 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2913
Date Received: 18/01/2012

I would like to submit a Freedom of Information Request relating to specific a ICT contract(s) for: . Server and Virtualisation Support/Maintenance contract(s)- Please can you send me the contract(s) separately and not a combined total value or number of suppliers. If there is more than one supplier for a particular contract please state which of these suppliers the main one is. For each of the types of ICT contract above can you please send me the following data types: Contract Title: Existing/Current Supplier: Hardware Brand(s): Number of Users: Operating System (Platform) : (Windows, Linux, Unix etc.) Total number of Servers (per supplier): Number of Virtual Servers: (of the total number of server how many are virtual) Total Contract Value: (For the whole duration of the contract, if the total value sent is per annum please state this in the response) Duration: (Please can you also include notes if the contract includes any contract extension periods.) Contract Expiry Date: Contract Review Date: (An approximate date of when the organisation is planning to review this particular contract.) Brief Contract Description: Internal Contact: (The person from within the organisation that is responsible for reviewing and renewing this particular contract. Please include there full name, job title, direct contact number and direct email address.)

Date for Response: 15/02/2012 - View 2913 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2912
Date Received: 18/01/2012

I am writing under the relevant freedom of information legislation to request any data you may hold on the number of hospital meals which have been returned uneaten - and the proportion which that number comprises of all hospital meals - within your NHS Board area. I would further request that this information be presented for each of the last five years, by hospital concerned, and with an indication of the cost of the meals which were returned uneaten. This follows a question put to the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Health on 18 January 2012: John Lamont (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire) (Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party): To ask the Scottish Executive how many hospital meals have been returned uneaten in each of the last five years, broken down by hospital. (S4W-04823) Ms Nicola Sturgeon : Specific information on how many meals are returned uneaten in hospitals is not held centrally. However, some individual NHS Boards monitor the annual food waste for their area.

Date for Response: 15/02/2012 - View 2912 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2911
Date Received: 12/01/2012

Asset management in the NHS in Scotland, January 2009 – “the estimated cost of backlog maintenance and repair to the NHS estate remains significant…. We estimate that over £500 million was needed to address backlog maintenance and repair across the NSH estate.” - the report provided a breakdown of the costs by NHS Board based on asset management data returns submitted to Audit Scotland. Further to the figure provided in these reports I would like to request a list of backlog maintenance costs as they relate to your NHS Board, detailing which particular sites within your estate that the costs refer to, in the most up-to-date form which you can provide.

Date for Response: 09/02/2012 - View 2911 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2910
Date Received: 18/01/2012

I am looking for procedure numbers for Orthopaedic Surgery within NHS Lothian please for 2011. If these could possibly be broken down to the individual hospital, and the following criteria, it would be very much appreciated; Total Hip Replacements- Cemented & uncemented Hybrid, hemiarthroplasty & revision hip procedures- cement & uncemented. Total Knee Replacements- Cemented & uncemented Hybrid, unicompartmental, Patellar Femoral & revision knee procedures- cement & uncemented.

Date for Response: 15/02/2012 - View 2910 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2909
Date Received: 18/01/2012

I would like to request the following information. The number of people recorded as being treated for attacks or injuries relating to animals since January 2008. The above information broken down into date, the nature of the injury where possible and by the following animal: Squirrel, Fox, Seagull, Badger, Horse, Cow, Sheep, Monkey/Ape, Snake, Rodent.

Date for Response: 15/02/2012 - View 2909 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2908
Date Received: 17/01/2012

Hi, can you please give me information on the Lothian Trust's policies and procedures in diagnosing and treating infertility including NHS funding, waiting lists, costs and age limits.

Date for Response: 14/02/2012

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2907
Date Received: 16/01/2012

What has been your Health Board’s budget for services for older people recovering from illness or stay in hospital, in each of the last two financial years? What are the projections for spending on these services over the next two years? What programme aimed at older people recovering from illness or stay in hospital currently exist in the area covered by the Health Board? Over the last two years, what has been the change in the number of service users accessing these services? Which specific groups (if any) have been the target of these interventions? What plans exist to increase the number of service users and the number/nature of target groups over the coming two years? Which of these programmes focus on social (rather than physical) help for older people recovering from illness or stay in hospital? How do they improve social/emotional wellbeing for older people? How does the Health Board measure wellbeing of older people in the geographical area it covers? What indicators are used? Have indicators of wellbeing changed over either of the last two years? Are there any plans to change the indicators over either of the next two years?

Date for Response: 13/02/2012 - View 2907 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2906
Date Received: 16/01/2012

Can I please ask again that the IDs of panel members are provided under the FOI act? I see no reason why this information has been withheld. As I wrote in my previous email, below, I would like to know the IDs of each of the panels (initial assimilation, informal review, formal review, consistency checking etc.) for each of the 3 posts. for job ID: P-PSY-ELCHP-CP2, P-PSY-AMHP-CCP10, and L-CP-CCP.

Date for Response: 13/02/2012 - View 2906 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2905
Date Received: 13/01/2012

I am writing to request some information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Specifically I would like to request the total number of needle stick injuries to staff or patients in the last five years. Please list all incidents and their outcomes specifying as much information as possible including what action was taken. Also please specify whether the result of subsequent testing resulted in any blood-borne infections to the injured persons, listing what infections where applicable. Please can you separate staff and patients in the data so I have a clear idea which groups were most often at risk.

Date for Response: 10/02/2012 - View 2905 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2904
Date Received: 12/01/2012

A breakdown of the number of teenagers, aged 18 or under, or under that NHS Lothian have treated for alcohol and drug addiction in the last year. 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, or if it is still ongoing? A breakdown of the number of teenagers, aged 18 or under, or under that NHS Lothian have treated for alcohol addiction in 2006/07; 2007/08; 2008/09; 2009/10; 2010/11; 2011/12. 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, or if it is still ongoing? A breakdown(by age) of the number of teenagers, aged 18 or under who were admitted to A&E at NHS Lothian hospitals because of alcohol consumption in the last year. A breakdown(by age) of the number of teenagers, aged 18 or under who were admitted to A&E at NHS Lothian hospitals because of alcohol consumption in 2006/07; 2007/08; 2008/09; 2009/10; 2010/11; 2011/12. A breakdown(by age) of the number of teenagers, aged 18 or under who were admitted to A&E at NHS Lothian hospitals because of illegal drug consumption in the last year. A breakdown(by age) of the number of teenagers, aged 18 or under who were admitted to A&E at NHS Lothian hospitals because of illegal drug consumption in 2006/07; 2007/08; 2008/09; 2009/10; 2010/11; 2011/12.

Date for Response: 09/02/2012 - View 2904 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2903
Date Received: 12/01/2012

Could you please send me details of augmentative and alternative communication devices supplied/purchased by your trust between 31st March 2006 and 1st April 2011? I would like the information broken down by both product name (So for example Dynavox Xpress, iPod touch with TapToTalk, BigMack) and by year. I would like information for both children and adults, but I don't require a breakdown by age.

Date for Response: 09/02/2012 - View 2903 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2902
Date Received: 11/01/2012

Please provide data for the last two years and any up to date figures which you may have. 1. What is the waiting time from date of GP referral to hospital ophthalmic department of a patient requiring cataract surgery on one eye only until the operation on the first eye? 2. What is the waiting time from the date of GP referral to the hospital ophthalmic department of a patient requiring surgery on both eyes until the operation on the first eye only. 3. What is the total waiting time from date of GP referral to hospital ophthalmic department of a patient requiring cataract surgery on both eyes until the operation is completed on both eyes? 4. Please provide a copy of the questions asked on statistical returns completed by doctors and administrators to elicit the above answers. 5. If you do not have data relating to waiting times for cataract surgery in the above forms please provide any relevant data which you do have. If you have data which relates to differentiation of waiting times between original GP referral for one and both eyes this would be particularly useful. 6. Please give the figures for total number of cataract operations carried out annually at each of your hospital ophthalmic departments.

Date for Response: 08/02/2012 - View 2902 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2901
Date Received: 11/01/2012

Please find out whether your Board or Trust provides overseas testing of blood samples. If the answer is yes can you please advise me of the commencement date of this practice, the location of where the testing is provided and the manual cost to the NHS for these overseas services.

Date for Response: 08/02/2012 - View 2901 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2900
Date Received: 11/01/2012

How many residents of your board area have been prescribed Deferasirox (Exjade) in the ears since 2007? How many exceptional requests or individual treatment requests have been received by your Board in requesting Deferasirox (Exjade) in each year since 2007 and what was their outcome? How many patients of your board area with Myeldyspastic Syndrome (MDS) have been prescribed Defrerasirox (exjade) as a direct supportive treatment?

Date for Response: 08/02/2012 - View 2900 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2898
Date Received: 10/01/2012

We are undertaking some research in assessing the adherence to formulary in the prescribing behaviour of the practices and GP’s in your Local Health Board. Please would you provide answers to the following: 1. Do you record adherence to formulary at practice/ BNF Chapter level? 2. Do you incentivise your GPs to promote adherence to formulary? 3. At what time intervals? 4. What scale do you use to quantify lack of adherence? Within the limits of your system we need to know the percentage adherence of each of your practices, identified by NHS Code, in the following chapters. 1. Overall 2. Gastro-intestinal system 11.Skin

Date for Response: 07/01/2012 - View 2898 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2897
Date Received: 10/01/2012

I wish to submit the following FOI request: Can you tell me how many patient on patient attacks occurred in your health board in 2011? 2010? 2009? 2008? 2007? Can you give a breakdown of which hospitals/other NHS facilities these attacks occurred in? How many of these incidents resulted in the police being called?

Date for Response: 07/01/2012 - View 2897 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2896
Date Received: 10/01/2012

Information request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please could you provide me with the following data relating to the Trust’s expenditure in the area of wheelchairs. I do not know when the Trust’s financial runs to and from, but this is not critical for our purposes WHEELCHAIR EXPENDITURE - Total Spend/No. Of Patients supplied 2008/2009 2009/2010 2010/2011, Total Spend/no of Patients supplied (if any) with the following: 2008/2009 2009/2010 2010/2011 - Rehabilitation Manufacturing Services, Tendercare Ltd, Otto Bock Ltd, Invacare Ltd, Sunrise Medical Ltd, Activate, Swiftstyle Supplies, Chunc Ltd, Ratcliffe Ltd, Delichon Ltd, Specialised Orthotic Seating Ltd, Chas A Blatchford & Sons Ltd, Consolor Ltd, Amilly International, BES Rehab Ltd, Gerald Simonds Healthcare, JCM Seating Solutions, Jenx Ltd, R82 UK Ltd, Rainbow Mobility. If you do not have the number of patients readily available on an electronic system, please omit this information – I don’t want to take up too much of your time.

Date for Response: 07/01/2012 - View 2896 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2895
Date Received: 10/01/2012

Do you have a written policy on handling enquires (either by telephone or in person including the police) about patients; - 1. in your Emergency Department. 2. In your Hospital? Should you have multiple hospitals under your trust, would you reply on behalf of each one.

Date for Response: 07/01/2012 - View 2895 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2893
Date Received: 10/01/2012

How many prescriptions were issued outside of hospitals in the year 2010-2011? How many prescriptions were issued outside of hospitals in the year 2000-2001?

Date for Response: 07/01/2012 - View 2893 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2892
Date Received: 09/01/2012

Your assistance is greatly appreciated and also helps to reduce the number of individual FOI requests you receive. Kable consolidates information on behalf of a number of government stakeholders including the Efficiency and Reform Group as well as all the major back office suppliers to local authorities. As such, under the current terms of the Freedom of Information Act please can you provide me with answers to the following questions: For each building in the authority which is used primarily as office space for Health Board employees, please supply the following: Building identification. (Please note that we are only enquiring about buildings which are primarily used as office space for Lothian Health Board employees.) 2) Postcode. 3) Net Internal Area (NIA) of the building – sq m. 4) Staff. a) Approximate total number (FTE) of office based staff for the building. b) Optional: If you also have available the total headcount of office based staff for the building, please indicate this. 5) Tenure. Please indicate if the property is either: a) owned by your organisation (freehold or leasehold) b) managed under a PFI agreement c) rented or leased. 6) For each of the buildings that is rented or leased please supply the following, if available. a) The approximate annual rental cost b) Any known lease break dates. 7) For all buildings you have detailed, please supply the operational costs for the latest year available, excluding rent. We expect that this will normally include rates, net service charge, maintenance, cleaning, utilities, security etc. but please supply the headline figure that you usually use, specifying what is included / excluded only if necessary. Where it is not possible to break this down by individual building, please provide a total figure for your estate.

Date for Response: 06/01/2012 - View 2892 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2891
Date Received: 09/01/2012

Could you advise on whether all staff employed within the NHS Lothian Complaints department who investigate complaints against NHS Lothian have an employment record with an extensive medical background. Or to put it more simply what qualifications are needed to be employed by the Complaints Department of NHS Lothian?

Date for Response: 06/01/2012 - View 2891 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2890
Date Received: 09/01/2012

I would like to make a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act. My request is: Could you provide a copy of the current NHS Policy and Procedures regarding the funding and providing of transport for adults with complex healthcare needs, who have allocated health respite care, and can access Murraypark Respite Service in Edinburgh? Could you provide the criteria used when assessing who has their funding for transport provided by NHS Lothian, to enable them to access Murraypark? Could you also say how many people currently have their transport funded by NHS Lothian who access Murraypark? Could you also say if there has been any change in the Policy and Procedures regarding allocating and funding transport for people using the Murraypark service in the last 12 months, and what those changes have been?

Date for Response: 06/01/2012 - View 2890 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2889
Date Received: 06/01/2012

You have quoted the Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS)in several of your answers to the posed questions. Would Computed tomography (CT)be included in the above or would that be covered by the Scottish national IM&T systems, Scottish Care Information (SCI) Store and how long after the procedure would the results be available to the patients GP? Second point, would drug prescriptions be the type of information currently inputted into Trakcare enabling availability to interested staff with relevant authority? If not why not? If it is then why is the information not readily available to clinicians who need access to the information? Or is there a, so far, undisclosed problem in this area? Finally,who,within NHS Lothian, constitutes staff with relevant authority and has access to Trakcare and the other systems used by NHS Lothian?

Date for Response: 03/02/2012 - View 2889 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2888
Date Received: 06/01/2012

On how many occasions since its opening in October 2011 has the new birthing centre at the Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health been closed. To clarify, I am looking for information on the closing down to any births, rather than refusal of new entries because it is full. If possible, could you list the reasons for each closure (eg staff sickness/absence), when it took place, and how long it was for.

Date for Response: 03/02/2012 - View 2888 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2887
Date Received: 06/01/2012

Could you please provide me with the details for the Head of Information Governance or, if not in post, the next best person. By details, I mean: Email address Forename & Surname Phone Number.

Date for Response: 03/02/2012 - View 2887 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2885
Date Received: 27/08/2012

Please may you provide me with the names of Heads of Midwifery or Modern Matrons for maternity services for the units under NHS LOTHIAN. Please can you also provide email addresses.

Date for Response: 27/08/2012 - View 2885 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2884
Date Received: 04/01/2012

I would like to request some information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 on notices of retirement from hospital doctors received by the health board. Could you please provide the following information, broken down into total, full time, and part time doctors: 1) The total number of consultants employed by the health board as of 1 January 2012. 2) The total number of consultants who have submitted notice that they intend to retire on or before 31 March 2012. 3) The total number of consultants who have submitted notice of retirement that are retiring early (i.e. between 50 and 60 years of age for those in the 1995 version of the NHS pension scheme and between 55 and 65 for those in the 2008 version). 4) The total number of staff, associate specialist, and specialty doctors employed by the health board as of 1 January 2012. 5) The total number of staff, associate specialist, and specialty doctors who have submitted notice that they intend to retire on or before 31 March 2012. 6) The total number of staff, associate specialist, and specialty doctors who have submitted notice of retirement that are retiring early.

Date for Response: 01/02/2012 - View 2884 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2883
Date Received: 04/01/2012

04/01/12 01/02/12 Please consider the following as individual requests under FOI: Regarding the 2008 contract with Spire Healthcare to treat patients at Murrayfield, please name every consultant who treated NHS patients at the facility who at the same time was employed by NHS Lothian, next to the number of patients each consultant treated. Please provide me with all correspondence between NHS Lothian and Spire/consultants on the practice of hospital doctors already employed by NHS Lothian setting up commercial vehicles which are then hired to carry out NHS patient work by Spire.

Date for Response: 01/02/2012 - View 2883 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2882
Date Received: 04/01/2012

1. How many times in each of the years below the wrong organ has been removed from a patient, or the wrong limb amputated: 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2. In each case, which organ/limb was wrongly removed and 3. In each case, whether compensation has been paid to the patient concerned and, if so, how much?

Date for Response: 01/02/2012 - View 2882 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 - View 2877 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2873
Date Received: 16/07/2012

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: 16/07/2012 - View 2873 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 - View 2858 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 2431
Date Received: 16/07/2012

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: 16/07/2012 - View 2431 Response

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