Freedom of Information 2013

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 396465
Date Received: 17/07/2013

Since the beginning of 2008 (each calendar year), how many incidents have occurred where a patient has had the wrong body part operated on? (i) Please give details of the hospital where the incident was recorded, and a brief description of the mistake - ie what body part was supposed to be operated on and the body part that was operated on instead. Since the beginning of 2008 (each calendar year), how many patients have had an organ punctured/cut accidentally during an operation? (i) Please give details of the hospital where the incident was recorded, and which organ was punctured/cut in each case.

Date for Response: 14/08/2013 - View 396465 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 394748
Date Received: 10/07/2013

Can you give me an up-to-date account of ongoing work to remove asbestos from NHS buildings, if possible outlining what work has been done in this field in the last ten years, but most importantly detailing what work remains to be done around Scotland's NHS properties? Can you also tell me when white asbestos was last used in your area during the construction of hospitals, clinics, GP surgeries or any other NHS building? Can you tell me how much has been paid out by your NHS Board to former staff, contractors, patients, visitors, or any other claimants in relation to asbestos-related conditions, and how many cases are outstanding where a claim has been made but has not yet been settled? Also, how much boards are setting aside each year as a contingency for ongoing and future claims? I am asking principally about mesothelioma, asbestosis, and any cancers, especially lung cancer, or non-cancerous pleural thickening linked to exposure to asbestos, but of course if there are claims relating to conditions I am unaware of, but linked to asbestos, I'd be grateful if you could include them in your answers.

Date for Response: 07/08/2013 - View 394748 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 394101
Date Received: 08/07/2013

Total amount the trust spent on agency locum doctors 2012/2013 (April - March). For this information to be broken down by specialty and grade.

Date for Response: 05/08/2013 - View 394101 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 38980
Date Received: 23/07/2013

Please provide criteria for elibility for infertility treatment applicable up until 30 June 2013.

Date for Response: 20/08/2013 - View 38980 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 38472
Date Received: 01/07/2013

Please provide the price rises for car parking charges which have been made since the car park at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary opened.

Date for Response: 25/07/2013 - View 38472 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 36641
Date Received: 01/03/2013

I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 please: The name and address of each GP practice within the health board, detailing whether they currently provide counselling services or not.

Date for Response: 03/04/2013 - View 36641 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4582
Date Received: 30/06/2014

This is a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. I would be grateful if you could supply the following information in digital format. The total cost of the Harris Northgate IT portal system for NHS Lothian since its inception until now including the original purchase, any training costs, any maintenance and running costs and any other costs associated with the system and its integration into NHS Lothian IT. Confirmation of whether Harris Northgate IT is to remain providing the portal system for NHS Lothian. Can you please provide the details and reasons if Harris Northgate IT is not to remain providing the portal system for NHS Lothian. Details of the tendering process won by Harris Northgate IT. IE When it took place; who competed for the contract; how long it was due to run for and what was the total cost agreed at the time.

Date for Response: 22/07/2014 - View 4582 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4238
Date Received: 18/12/2013

I’m trying to find out how many surgeries/treatments/therapies have been used by your health board to treatment weight-related conditions. What I’m trying to find is the types and cost of treatments that are being used to deal with the consequences of obesity as opposed to treating obesity itself. So for example, knee replacements for worn out joints relating to weight. 1) How many surgeries/treatments/therapies have been carried out by your health board for weight-related conditions since 2008? (Please break the information down by year) 2) In relation to the above question, please provide details of the surgeries/treatments/therapies such as where they were carried out on the body and the hospital etc, since 2008. 3) Please provide the cost of the surgeries/treatments/therapies carried out in regard to weight-related conditions OR the overall cost since 2008.

Date for Response: 20/12/2013 - View 4238 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4232
Date Received: 13/12/2013

1. Is your FOI database developed in house Y/N 2. If Yes what is it designed in ie excell, Acess please supply the name of the programme 3. If No please give the name of the system/product used ie DATIX and its cost to purchase 4. Please describe the functionality built in to your FOI database in the following aspects     a) it automatically calculates dates for compliance on response period     b) it automatically generates and provides alerts for deadlines     c) does it generate internal forms and letters     d) does it hold all the information concerning each FOI Y/N     e) if No what other processes run alongside the database ie seperate mail boxes, document management system and     shared drives (please be specific) 5. How many staff are directly involved in FOI responses and collation (in the administration process only) 6. How many of the staff in (5) have been trained in FOI and to what level 7. What is the process for signing off an FOI prior to response being sent and who is the  highest level signatory routinely used ie FOi manager Information Governance Manager, CE etc

Date for Response: 19/12/2013 - View 4232 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4230
Date Received: 12/12/2013

a) MARGINAL TARIFFS Since the introduction of the marginal tariff rate in 2010/11, please can you provide the following information. Please break the information down into each of the following financial years: - 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14-to date What is the volume of emergency admissions (number of patients) the marginal tariff applied to? NB. If you cannot provide an entirely accurate figure, please provide the nearest estimation. What is the baseline value for income from emergency admissions for the Trust? What is the actual amount paid to the Trust for treating emergency admissions above this baseline value? What is the value of those emergency admissions if they had been paid at the full tariff? b) BLOCK CONTRACTS If the Trust has block contracts for A&E care with Clinical Commissioning Groups or the previous PCTs, what are the annual payments for each block contract for each of the following financial years 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14 – to date? If the Trust has block contracts for A&E care with Clinical Commissioning Groups or the previous PCTs, what are the annual costs of treating A&E patients from those areas for each of the following financial years 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14 – to date? If the Trust has block contracts for A&E care with Clinical Commissioning Groups or the previous PCTs, what is the value of the lost income directly related to each block contract?

Date for Response: 17/12/2013 - View 4230 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4229
Date Received: 12/12/2013

I am writing under the Freedom of Information Act to request the following information: 1.    The numbers of Serious Untoward Incidents (SUIs) which occurred in Accident and Emergency departments reported by NHS trusts during the last five years. Please provide a breakdown by individual A&E department and a monthly breakdown by calendar year. I would like the numbers of incidents by category as recorded on the STEIS system (eg. ‘Homicide, Accident Whilst in Hospital etc.), as well as the overall total. If the number of incidents in a particular category is five or less, I am happy for an asterisk (*) to be used, so as to avoid any risk of patient confidentiality being compromised because of the small number. However, I would like these incidents still to be included in the total numbers by Trust and category and in the overall total.

Date for Response: 23/12/2013 - View 4229 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4226
Date Received: 10/12/2013

Under FoI, could you please provide me with any reports the audit and risk committee received on December 9, related to a reassessment of on progress against actions agreed on waiting times.

Date for Response: 03/01/2014 - View 4226 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4225
Date Received: 10/12/2013

This is a Freedom of Information Request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. This is with regards to the provision of provision of chaplaincy services to NHS Lothian, please answer the following questions: Q1.  How many WTE and part session chaplains are employed by NHS Lothian?   Q2. What is the overall annual cost in salaries and other remuneration/honoraria for the provision of chaplaincy services, including secretarial and support staff in NHS Lothian from January to December 2012 and from January 2013 to November 2013?

Date for Response: 19/12/2013 - View 4225 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4224
Date Received: 10/12/2013

I would like to receive information on waiting lists and average waiting times for dental treatment in your health board. Please disclose: the number of people currently on the waiting list for an NHS dentist. the average waiting time for individuals to be allocated a dentist for routine dental care.

Date for Response: 17/12/2013 - View 4224 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4219
Date Received: 02/09/2013

Please investigate and advise whether there is a general problem with over-booking and under resourcing in the Edinburgh outpatient dermatology department and, if so, how this is being addressed. Please furnish me (under FOI legislation) with the relevant waiting list statistics for 2012 to date.

Date for Response: 16/12/2013 - View 4219 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4216
Date Received: 04/12/2013

A request to NHS Lothian on behalf of our client for 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 1 January 2008 to date. This should include (but is not limited to) documents showing the reasons which the health board had for commencing the investigation into infection control at the Law Road Dental Practice; the reasons which they had for carrying out the look back exercise; and their reasons for writing a patient notification letter advising about the concerns as to infection control in June 2012. These documents should also include any information gathered as part of the investigations, and transcripts of any interviews with past or present staff at the practice. Our request previously covered the period from 5 February 2009 onwards. However, there is reference in the minutes of the meeting on 13 June 2012 to infection control points which were raised in 2008 but which were still outstanding in 2010. It therefore appears that information was taken into account which predated our client’s ownership of the practice and as such we have expanded the time period of our request.

Date for Response: 06/01/2014 - View 4216 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4215
Date Received: 02/12/2013

I would like to apply for the following information under the Freedom of Information Act please: The number of admissions to Edinburgh Royal Infrimary’s Accident and Emergency and Acute Medical Unit from January 2010 to the most up to date figures available please. I would like this broken down in to the number of accidents, emergencies and other presentations not classed as either accident or emergency. In essence I would like to know what proportion of presentations to Scotland’s busiest A&E Department is not for accidents and emergencies.

Date for Response: 23/12/2013 - View 4215 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4214
Date Received: 02/12/2013

Please provide me with further information relating to the supply of Agency/locum staff to the trust.  I would be grateful if you could please provide the following information: Allied Health Professions (AHP): Spend on Agency Dieticians for Jan-Dec 2012 Spend on Agency Podiatrists for Jan-Dec 2012 Spend on Agency Arts Therapists for Jan-Dec 2012 Spend on Agency Chaplains for Jan-Dec 2012 Spend on Agency Clinical Psychologists, Counsellors or Psychotherapists for Jan-Dec 2012 Spend on Agency Orthoptists for Jan-Dec 2012 Spend on Agency Play Specialists for Jan-Dec 2012 Spend on Agency Sexual Health Advisors for Jan-Dec 2012 Spend on Agency Diagnostic Radiographers and Sonographers for Jan-Dec 2012 Spend on Agency Therapy Radiographers / Radiotherapists for Jan-Dec 2012 Spend on Agency Physiotherapists for Jan-Dec 2012 Spend on Agency Speech & Language Therapists for Jan-Dec 2012 Spend on Agency Occupational Therapists for Jan-Dec 2012 Health Science Services (HSS): Spend on Agency staff within Pharmacy (Pharmacists, Technicians & ATO’s) for Jan-Dec 2012 Spend on Agency Anatomical Pathology Technicians (Mortuary) for Jan-Dec 2012 Spend on Agency Cancer Screening Practitioners for Jan-Dec 2012 Spend on Agency Cytology Screeners for Jan-Dec 2012 Spend on Agency Staff within Healthcare Sciences for Jan-Dec 2012 Spend on Agency Staff within Audiology for Jan-Dec 2012 Spend on Agency Staff within Dental Services for Jan-Dec 2012 Spend on Agency Staff within Optometry for Jan-Dec 2012 Spend on Agency Phlebotomists for Jan-Dec 2012 Spend on Agency Biomedical Scientists / MLA’s for Jan-Dec 2012 Spend on Agency Genetic Counsellors for Jan-Dec 2012 Spend on Agency Clinical Physiologists for Jan-Dec 2012 Spend on Agency Medical Physicists for Jan-Dec 2012 Emergency Services: Spend on Agency Ambulance Practitioners for Jan-Dec 2012 Spend on Agency Emergency Team Leaders for Jan-Dec 2012 Spend on Agency Emergency Area Managers for Jan-Dec 2012 Medical Locums: Spend on Agency Medical Locums / Doctors for Jan-Dec 2012 Nursing: Spend on Agency Nurses for Jan-Dec 2012 Social Care: Qualified Social Workers

Date for Response: 23/12/2013 - View 4214 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4213
Date Received: 29/11/2013

I would like to know what information NHS Lothian issues to scholl children on the dangers and risks og shisha as part of its smoking education programme in schools.

Date for Response: 23/12/2013 - View 4213 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4212
Date Received: 28/11/2013

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 I would be grateful if you provide the number children aged between a) 0-5 and b) 6 -12 who have been presented at A&E due to dog attacks.

Date for Response: 12/12/2013 - View 4212 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4211
Date Received: 28/11/2013

In your response to a previous F.O.I. request concerning the Astley Ainslie Hospital walled garden (your ref 4204) you advised me that "There was an external organisation who undertook a feasibility study on seven NHS Lothian sites to assess the potential use by patients and the community to grow and produce food." Would you tell me the name of the external organisation. Also, would you tell me whether or not the Astley Ainslie Hospital walled garden was one of the seven sites studied

Date for Response: 17/12/2013 - View 4211 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4210
Date Received: 27/11/2013

This is a Freedom of Information request to ask if you can please tell me the cost of agency nurses. 1.Can you tell me please how many agency nurses were taken on by the health board in 2012-13 and separately also in 2011-12, and separately again in 2010-11? 2.How much was paid in total for agency nurses in each of these years separately? 3.In each year separately, what was the hourly rate paid to an agency nurse and what was the hourly rate for an NHS nurse on the health board’s payroll? 4.In each year separately, what was the hourly rate paid to agency nurses on public holidays and the hourly rate for NHS nurses? What was the average payment for agency nurses for a shift on a public holiday? 5.In each year separately, how many bank nurses were used and what was the average hourly rate paid to them?

Date for Response: 23/12/2013 - View 4210 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4209
Date Received: 27/11/2013

Total amount the Trust spent on agency locum doctors 2012/2013 (April – March). For this information to be broken down by speciality and grade.

Date for Response: 29/11/2013 - View 4209 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4208
Date Received: 27/11/2013

Mr ~~~~~~done spine surgery on my ~~~~~~ 2013 at western general in Edinburgh  which ended with a deterioration in quality of life due to pain causes by his actions. Since then he no longer works there. Was he dismissed. If so what for as there was other patients came into contact during stay who suffered even greater loss of quality of life. Since then we have had no effort to rectify the situation .

Date for Response: 02/12/2013 - View 4208 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4207
Date Received: 25/11/2013

I am looking for the data listed below for patients who are referred for a colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy or barium enema by their GP, nurse, consultant etc due to experiencing symptoms or those referred for surveillance due to being at high risk of developing bowel disease (e.g. through family history or having a genetic condition) for each unit in your Health Board area. I would also be interested in viewing any colonoscopy audits carried out during 2013, as well as the following: 1. Waiting times for: Surveillance (high risk) patients Symptomatic patients (patients referred for a diagnostic colonoscopy/flexible sigmoidoscopy/barium enema other than screening patients) 2. Number of “did not attends” 3. Number of incomplete procedures 4. Number of repeat procedures i.e. the number of patients who have had an endoscopy and have needed to be brought back in for the procedure again? This might be due to first procedure being incomplete or inadequate bowel prep. 5. Patient cancellations

Date for Response: 23/12/2013 - View 4207 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4205
Date Received: 25/11/2013

I am sending this email to request the Care Plan of the late ~~~~~~ whilst under treatment at the Mother and Baby Unit.I have been advised this should be available under the Freedom of Information Act. I also request if my name is on the  final review this be shown  on the review and a copy returned to me. I have also been advised the late ~~~~~~ medical records whilst under the NHS care at the MBU Livingston are obtainable by her next of kin.

Date for Response: 27/11/2013 - View 4205 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4204
Date Received: 25/11/2013

EIR - At the Astley Ainslie Hospital in Edinburgh there is a walled garden that has previously been used by volunteers and occupational therapy groups. Horticultural activity no longer takes place in this garden because, following soil tests, it is judged to be too contaminated for the growing of food crops. I would like to see details of the tests that lead to the garden being condemned.

Date for Response: 26/11/2013 - View 4204 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4203
Date Received: 22/11/2013

How many nurses do you employ?  (please give whole-time equivalent figure). Please provide the ethnic breakdown of all staff employed by your organisation (provide the information in percentages). Please provide the ethnic breakdown for registered nursing staff (provide the information in percentages). How many band 7 nurses from black and minority ethnic backgrounds did you employ in the following years (please use whole-time equivalent figures). If you cannot provide figures for confidentiality reasons please provide percentages: 2013 2012 2011. How many band 7 nurses from white backgrounds did you employ in the following years (using whole-time equivalent figures). If you cannot provide figures for confidentiality reasons please provide percentages : 2013 2012 2011. How many nurses from black and minority ethnic backgrounds did you employ in band 8a, band 8b and band 8c in the following years, giving a separate figure for each band (please use whole-time equivalent figures). If you cannot provide figures for confidentiality reasons please provide percentages: 2013 2012 2011. How many nurses from white backgrounds did you employ did you employ in band 8a, band 8b and band 8c in the in the following years (using whole-time equivalent figures) If you cannot provide figures for confidentiality reasons please provide percentages : 2013 2012 2011. How many disciplinary cases were there for nursing staff in your organisation in the following years: 2013 2012. What percentage of those involved nurses from black and minority ethnic backgrounds? How many referrals did your organisation make to the Nursing and Midwifery Council in: 2013 2012. Of those, how many were for nurses from black and minority ethnic backgrounds? Do you have any programmes/schemes to develop the careers of black and minority ethnic staff. We are particularly keen to hear about any schemes for nursing staff as we like to feature best practice case studies on career progression opportunities for nurses.

Date for Response: 19/12/2013 - View 4203 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4202
Date Received: 22/11/2013

Request for copy of investigation report.

Date for Response: 28/11/2013 - View 4202 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4201
Date Received: 22/11/2013

(1) Given the difficulties of recruiting sperm donors, what consideration as NHS Lothian given to accessing donor sperm from an existing sperm bank (as is done by several private providers in Scotland)? (2) Given the donor insemination service will be re-instated for those already on the waiting list once donor sperm is available, would NHS Lothian currently offer a donor insemination service to couples who are already on the waiting list and who can provide a known donor for their treatment?

Date for Response: 25/11/2013 - View 4201 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4200
Date Received: 21/11/2013

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like the following information broken up annually for the past five years (calendar years: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and so far in 2013). The number of people ‘bitten or struck by a dog’ that have been admitted to hospital. Please break the information into age groups: 0-4, 5-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, and so on.

Date for Response: 06/12/2013 - View 4200 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4199
Date Received: 21/11/2013

Please accept the following questions as a formal request by The Sunday Post under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. 1)      How many operations has the health board cancelled following advice by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) this year advising surgeons to stop using the Mercian Super Slide Laminectomy Retractor System? Please break the figures down to show how many operations have been cancelled at each hospital. 2)      How many operations using the Mercian Super Slide Laminectomy Retractor System were carried out by the health board during the calendar years 2011, 2012 and 2013? 3)      How many operations that were due to be carried out using the Mercian Super Slide Laminectomy Retractor System have had to be rescheduled following advice by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) this year advising surgeons to stop using the Mercian Super Slide Laminectomy Retractor System? 4)      How many claims for compensation have been lodged with the health board that allege complications arose following use of the Mercian Super Slide Laminectomy Retractor System?

Date for Response: 16/12/2013 - View 4199 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4198
Date Received: 21/11/2013

Could you please tell me the youngest age at which a patient has been treated for alcohol related liver disease at your hospital a) in the last year  b) in the three years. Could you please tell me how many patients under the age of 30, suffering from alcohol related liver disease, were listed for a liver transplant a) in the last year b) in the last three years. Could you please tell me how many patients under the age of 30, suffering from alcohol related liver disease, received a liver transplant a) in the last year  b) in the last three years. Could you please tell me how many children under the age of 18 were treated for alcohol related illness or injury at your hospital a) in the last year b) in the last three years.

Date for Response: 05/12/2013 - View 4198 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4197
Date Received: 21/11/2013

The cost/value of untouched patients' meals which were disposed of in 2011-12 and 2012-13, broken down by hospital. The average cost to produce patient meals (per patient, per meal, per day) in 2011-12 and 2012-13, broken down by hospital.

Date for Response: 16/12/2013 - View 4197 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4196
Date Received: 21/11/2013

How many hospital patients were in casualty for more than 12 hours, for more than 24 hours and what the longest waiting time in 2011/12 and 2012/13? How many patients spent 12 or more hours on trolleys in casualty units in 2011/12 and 2012/13?

Date for Response: 29/11/2013 - View 4196 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4195
Date Received: 20/11/2013

Could you tell me for your NHS Board, for each year between 2010 and 2012 - 1) How many flexible sigmoidoscopies were performed 2) How many of these flexible sigmoidoscopies resulted in the complication of a perforated bowel? In your current practice - 3) What is the risk of bowel perforation that you communicate to patients before they undergo the procedure?  4) What is this stated risk based upon? 5) How do you monitor this risk within your NHS Board? 6) Do you advise your patients that the risk of bowel perforation is greater if they have previously undergone bowel surgery? 7) What action do you take to review a flexible sigmoidoscopy procedure that has resulted in this, or other, serious complications?

Date for Response: 28/11/2013 - View 4195 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4194
Date Received: 19/11/2013

I was hoping to find out what objects doctors or surgeons have had to remove from patients at hospitals in your health board in the last 12 months, running from October 2012-October 2013? Essentially I'm looking for amusing things, but best to get everything to give a clear picture. If the figures could be broken down into individual hospitals if possible that would be great.

Date for Response: 28/11/2013 - View 4194 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4193
Date Received: 19/11/2013

The number of babies who were found to have group B Streptococcus within NHS Lothian. The number of pregnant mothers who were found to have group B Streprococcus within NHS Lothian. The number of mothers who were found to have group B Streptococcus within two weeks of giving birth within NHS lothian. The number of pregnant mothers who were tested for group B Streptococcus within NHS Lothian.

Date for Response: 02/12/2013 - View 4193 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4192
Date Received: 18/11/2013

I would like to submit a Freedom of Information Request relating to specific ICT contract(s) for Storage Hardware Maintenance and Storage Virtualisation Software which may include: Server Hardware Maintenance ·         Server Software Licensing (VMware, Solaris, Unix, Linux, Windows Server) ·         Server Software Maintenance/Support  (VMware, Solaris, Unix, Linux, Windows Server) ·         Storage Area Network Maintenance/Support  (EMC, NetApp etc) For each of the types of server ICT contracts above can you please send me the following data types: Contract Title: Contract Type: Please input one the type of contract above e.g. Hardware Maintenance, Software Licensing Existing/Current Supplier: Hardware Brand:  Please state the hardware or software brand related to the contract with supplier e.g. Hardware Maintenance could be Dell, IBM etc Number of Users: Number users for m Operating System / Software(Platform): (Windows, Linux, Unix, VMWare etc.) the brand name relating to the contract. Total Contract Value: (For the whole duration of the contract, if the total value sent is per annum please state this in the response) Contract 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: I require a brief description of the service provided under this contract. 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.) If there is more than one supplier for these contract can you please split the contract individually for each supplier. So the information above which I am requesting is for each supplier. If this service is part of a managed contract please can you send me the contract information for this managed service including Hardware Brand, Number of Users, Operating System, and contact details of the internal contact responsible for this contract.

Date for Response: 19/11/2013 - View 4192 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4191
Date Received: 18/11/2013

Copy of the procedure to be followed when pronouncing a patient dead. Copy of the procedure to be followed when advising next of kin that a patient has died. Details as requested below of all staff that administered care or attended to ~~~~~~ on ~~~~~~ 2013. Names and positions held on ~~~~~~2013. How long this position has been held for as at ~~~~~~ 2013. Main type of care administered by each member of staff. Exact hours worked including overtime or extra shift between ~~ February 2013 – ~~ March 2013.

Date for Response: 16/12/2013 - View 4191 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4190
Date Received: 18/11/2013

I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act. Please supply me with all correspondence between Police Scotland and NHS Lothian in relation to sex work in Edinburgh’s saunas over the last year. Please include letters, emails and any other form of correspondence.

Date for Response: 16/12/2013 - View 4190 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4189
Date Received: 18/11/2013

Under the FOI act, I would like to have all the contact email addresses that you hold and that you use to communicate with in spreadsheet format for all of the following in your area: 1. Dental practices 2. Pharmacies 3. Optician stores I have looked on the NHS choices website and there are only a few email addresses available. I look forward to your assistance in this matter.

Date for Response: 25/11/2013 - View 4189 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4188
Date Received: 18/11/2013

Under HM Freedom Information (Scotland) Act 2002 please may I be supplied with an e-mail address for the sexual health clinic at chalmers street, thank you

Date for Response: 25/11/2013 - View 4188 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4187
Date Received: 18/11/2013

What are your eligibility criteria for the treatment of lesbians and what are they entitled to? Where two lesbians are seeking treatment together in the hope that both can become biological mothers, are the number of cycles provided “per couple” or “per woman”? Lesbians have had to rely on private treatment in the past as NHS provision was not available. How does any previous private (IUI or IVF/ICSI) treatment affect eligibility? Do you consider your criteria to be fair? How do you inform those at the frontline of care so that lesbian couples are met with accurate information about eligibility on their first enquiry at their GP surgery?

Date for Response: 16/12/2013 - View 4187 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4186
Date Received: 15/11/2013

I would ask for a copy of any written document certified by NHS Lothian or any registered medical body in Scotland that would instruct or recommend as part of good mental health treatment, asking a transgender person if they have a criminal record during diagnosis of there suspected gender Identification.I would also ask for data that would confirm or show any circumstances in which a sane criminal in prison or with a a conviction spent may be denied testosterone based on there criminal activates. 

Date for Response: 18/12/2013 - View 4186 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4185
Date Received: 15/11/2013

I am sending this request under the Freedom of Information Scotland Act to ask for the following information: 1. i) How many patients have attended the trust's Accident and Emergency departments in the last three financial years (2010/11, 2011/12, and 2012/13) on more than 10 separate occasions? Please provide this broken down by hospital. ii) Please provide a breakdown of the total attendances made by patients attending A and E on more than 10 separate occasions. Please provide this broken down by a) financial year (2010/11, 2011/12, and 2012/13) and b) hospital. i.e 2011 - xxx attendances at xxx Hospital 2. i) How many patients have attended the trust's Accident and Emergency departments in the last three financial years (2010/11, 2011/12, and 2012/13) on more than 50 separate occasions? Please provide this broken down by hospital. ii) Please provide a breakdown of the total attendances made by patients attending A and E on more than 50 separate occasions. Please provide this broken down by a) financial year (2010/11, 2011/12, and 2012/13) and b) hospital. i.e 2011 - xxx attendances 3. i) How many patients have attended the trust's Accident and Emergency departments in the last three financial years (2010/11, 2011/12, and 2012/13) on more than 100 separate occasions? Please provide this broken down by hospital. ii) Please provide a breakdown of the total attendances made by patients attending A and E on more than 100 separate occasions. Please provide this broken down by a) financial year (2010/11, 2011/12, and 2012/13) and b) hospital. i.e 2011 - xxx attendances

Date for Response: 22/11/2013 - View 4185 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4184
Date Received: 14/11/2013

Please supply me with the following information under Freedom of Information Legislation Minutes and associated papers of the NHS Lothian Sexual health strategy board/ Lothian sexual health and HIV Strategic Programme Board.

Date for Response: 12/12/2013 - View 4184 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4183
Date Received: 14/11/2013

Question 1: How many times IT systems in your board have experienced problems in each of the years; 2010/2011, 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 and for how long on each occasion? Question 2: What back up redundancy systems are there in place to ensure that portals do not go offline? Question 3: What official procedures are there in place for front line staff about making clinical decisions when there is no access to electronic clinical data due to failure of IT systems?

Date for Response: 11/12/2013 - View 4183 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4182
Date Received: 14/11/2013

I phoned my GP surgery (Inch Park Surgery, Gilmerton Road, Edinburgh) to get an appointment with a GP and was told that the earliest appointment would be 21 November 2013. I would like you to provide me with the following information in respect of Inch Park Surgery: For the calendar Year 2011 and 2012 how many patients been seen by a Locum compared to those seen by a GP from the Surgery at Inch Park Surgery and how do these figures compare with the figures for other GP surgeries in NHS Lothian? For the calendar Year 2011 and 2012 what has been the mean, median and mode number of days a patient at Inch Park Surgery has had to wait to get an appointment and how do these figures compare with NHS Lothians other GP practices? Are there other GP practices in my area that are still taking NHS patients?

Date for Response: 14/11/2013 - View 4182 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4180
Date Received: 13/11/2013

This is a freedom of information (FoI) request, in reference to your NHS Trust; as such can you please provide the following pieces of information: •   Total number of inpatients for the twelve months between: 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013; 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012; 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2011; 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010; and 1 April 2008 to 31 March 2009. •   Number of inpatients that developed bed sores, pressure sores or pressure ulcers for the twelve months between: 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013; 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012; 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2011; 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010; and 1 April 2008 to 31 March 2009. •   Number of inpatients who developed grades three or four bed sores, pressure sores or pressure ulcers for the twelve months between: 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013; 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012; 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2011; 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010; and 1 April 2008 to 31 March 2009.

Date for Response: 10/12/2013 - View 4180 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4179
Date Received: 13/11/2013

Please could you answer the questions below about your NHS Board’s policy on the self-administration of medicines by competent patients. 1. Does your NHS Board have a self-administration of medicines by competent patients policy? Yes/No 2. If yes, which hospital sites does this cover? Please state if any (a) sites or (b) wards are not covered by the policy. 3. If yes, please can you provide us with a copy of this policy? 4. If no, are you planning to introduce this policy?   Yes/No 5. If yes,  please could you provide details of the use of the self-administration of medicines policy by competent patients and how this is being monitored across all the hospitals in your NHS Board?

Date for Response: 26/11/2013 - View 4179 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4178
Date Received: 12/11/2013

Please can you forward any evidence that demonstrates that Estrapel which is an oestradiol implant used for hormone responsive depression, has any serious side effects, and also if this evidence is as the result of a formal trial, or is it just anecdotal? I am aware that this is an unlicensed implant but I am told that there is evidence to suggest this implant is unsafe. A basic search shows that Estrapel was first used in 1977 and registered in 1978. This search throws up no problems at all

Date for Response: 09/12/2013 - View 4178 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4177
Date Received: 12/11/2013

Does your board provide a local enhanced GP contract for Long Acting Contraception (LARC) provision? If not whether you intend to introduce such a service contract, or provide alternative access to LARC? If not to ask whether you are satisfied with the current levels of LARC in your Board and the contribution LARC can make to reducing repeated unplanned teenage pregnancies.

Date for Response: 22/11/2013 - View 4177 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4176
Date Received: 12/11/2013

In accordance with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, may I please request the following information regarding the entry onto the pharmaceutical list for: Wallyford Pharmacy, 121 Salters Road, Wallyford , East Lothian, EH21 8AQ. May I please be provided with a copy of the application submitted to the Pharmacy Practices Committee and interested parties; all written representations circulated in advance to the Committee and the parties; and any additional information received from the applicant. In addition to this, the pharmacy also operates from within a convenience store. May I also be provided with any information relating to the size of the pharmacy in sq feet etc.

Date for Response: 06/12/2013 - View 4176 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4175
Date Received: 12/11/2013

1.       Broken down by financial years 2011/12, 12/13 and 13/14, please state how much your board has paid to meet hotel costs for consultants (hospital doctors). 2.       Regarding question one, please provide the names of the hotels paid for and the number of consultants involved. 3.       Broken down by financial years 2011/12, 12/13 and 13/14 please state how much you board has paid to meet flight costs for  consultants (hospital doctors). 4.       Regarding question 3, how much of the total sum was for flights above normal ‘standard’ class? 5.       Regarding question 3, how much of the total sum was for flights for consultants flying in from outside Scotland.

Date for Response: 10/02/2013 - View 4175 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4174
Date Received: 11/11/2013

1) What is the size of the trust ( number of staff/number of beds by hospital) ? 2) What is the total number of needlestick injuries within the trust by hospital for each month for the period September 2011 to September 2013? 3) What is the total number of needlestick injuries for each type of sharp device/product 4) Which Low molecular weight heparins (LMWH) are routinely used within the trust ( including usage data ) 5) Has this changed in the last two years? if so when? 6) What is the number of needlestick injuries associated with each LMWH device 7) Has your trust undertaken a safety device risk assessment on procured ready to administer injection devices? if yes when? 8) Of all the Sharps/Devices used, how many were risk assessed in line with the Sharps legislation and for the ones where no risk assessment was carried out,what is the reason for this? 9) What is the reason for using the current LMWH product/ reason for changing for those who have done so?

Date for Response: 09/12/2013 - View 4174 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4173
Date Received: 11/11/2013

The manufacture, model and type of MRI scanner to be installed at St. John's Hospital; the supplier; the cost; the finance model (and if leased, rented or financed, the term and costs per annum).

Date for Response: 20/11/2013 - View 4173 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4172
Date Received: 11/11/2013

1. By specialty, how many "did not attend" appointments occurred for the Royal, Western and St. John's? Please provide the information for inpatient (day) and outpatients. 2. How many DNA letters were issued for the missed appointments? 3.  How many patients contacted the Board to complain about the fact they: a) had not been sent an appointment; and/or b) had not been sent a DNA letter; and c) how many contacted the Board on receipt of a DNA letter to advise that they had not received the claimed appointment in the first place? 4. Please explain any inconsistencies in numbers between the various responses.

Date for Response: 04/12/2013 - View 4172 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4171
Date Received: 11/11/2013

1. Who makes decisions about where day case surgery takes place for West Lothian patients? 2. How many West Lothian patients have been sent to Edinburgh hospitals for day case surgery in the past 12 months, by month and specialty? 3. Can you explain why patients are being told in advance by consultants (at first consultation before an appointment has been issued) that they are going to have their procedure in Edinburgh when there is no medical reason why they can't be dealt with at St. John's?

Date for Response: 20/12/2013 - View 4171 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4170
Date Received: 11/11/2013

1. Can you please state the name, title and contact details of the appropriate Manager who (on behalf of Lothian NHS Board) undertakes the receipt of performance information from Kirkliston Medical Practice and the expected frequency of his/her receiving information from Kirkliston Medical Practice? 2. Please state what elements of performance are required to be monitored and reported to Lothian NHS Board, by Kirkliston Medical Practice and how frequently such reports are required to be submitted by the medical centre to the Board? 3. Can you please furnish me with a copy of any contract or any other form of service level agreement between Lothian NHS Board and Kirkliston Medical Practice (I am prepared to accept the deletion of any actual remuneration or commercially sensitive terms as our interest is in non financial information)? 4. Please provide me with any other information which details each deliverable outcomes expected by Lothian NHS Board of Kirkliston Medical Practice. 5. Please state each performance indicator (or other similar measure) which Kirkliston Medical Practice are expected to monitor and record in relation to any service level agreement or contract between Lothian NHS Board and the Kirkliston Medical Practice. Please name and state the nature of each service level agreement and/or contract in existence between Kirkliston Medical Practice and Lothian NHS Board / NHS Scotland. 6. Can you please furnish me with copies of the last 3 years’ performance reported summary data with respect to points 3, 4 and 5 above? 7. I would be grateful if you would specifically highlight (for last 3 years) the minimum, maximum and (mean) average waiting time from the point of booking an advance appointment, for GP appointments at Kirkliston Medical Practice (excluding any non GP appointments, or any one off initiatives such as flu clinics). 8. I would be grateful if you could summarise the expected number of doctor hours and / or ratio of GP hours to registered patients, with respect to Lothian NHS Board’s expectations of Kirkliston Medical Practice during 2011, 2012 and at this current time? 9. How many patients were registered with Kirkliston Medical Practice during 2011, 2012 and at this current time? 10. Does Lothian NHS Board hold any projected figures or forward planning information with respect to any expected growth in the number of registered patients at Kirkliston Medical Practice (noting that over 850 new houses are currently being build / occupied in Kirkliston)? If so, I would be grateful if you could furnish me with a copy.

Date for Response: 02/12/2013 - View 4170 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4168
Date Received: 11/11/2013

Request for Scottish Government letter in relation to NHS Lothian Annual Review.

Date for Response: 12/11/2013 - View 4168 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4167
Date Received: 08/11/2013

This is a freedom of information (FoI) request, in reference to your NHS Trust; as such can you please provide the following pieces of information: Total Number of inpatients for the twelve months between March 2012 and April 2013. Number of inpatients who developed bed sores, pressure sores or pressure ulcers for the twelve months between March 2012 and April 2013. Number of inpatients who developed grades three or four bed sores, pressure sores or pressure ulcers for the twelve months between March 2012 and April 2013.

Date for Response: 19/11/2013 - View 4167 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4166
Date Received: 07/11/2013

In your organisation please supply the number of patients currently being treated with biologics, for the following conditions, please split by named biologic and condition where possible. If you are unable to provide the number of current patients could you provide the number of patients treated in the last 6 months; Rheumatoid Arthritis Ankylosing Spondylitis [if split by individual Arthropathy is not possible, please state total for Spondyloarthropathies] Non-radiographic axial Spondyloarthritis Psoriatic Arthritis Psoriasis Crohn's disease Ulcerative Colitis Total Patients and where possible split by Biologic;

Date for Response: 14/11/2013 - View 4166 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4165
Date Received: 07/11/2013

Question 1: Please list all practices (with contact details) where dispensing has been stopped or curtailed since 2010 with the approval of a pharmacy licence. Question 2: Please list any changes in services (particularly reductions) offered by general practices where their dispensing has been terminated or curtailed. Question 3: Please indicate whether there has been a reduction in partners or are sessional employed doctors or staff employed by the practice (other than those engaged in dispensing) since dispensing stopped. Question 4: Please list address and contact details of any practice where a licence has been granted for a pharmacy and the practice is to have dispensing terminated or curtailed but this has not yet occurred.

Date for Response: 14/11/2013 - View 4165 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4164
Date Received: 07/11/2013

Question 1: How many NHS staff in the following categories a) Managers, b) Medical, c) Nursing and allied professionals, d) others were provided with private healthcare insurance or any contribution to such insurance by your board in each of the following years; 2010/2011, 2011/2012 and 2012/2013?

Date for Response: 11/11/2013 - View 4164 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4163
Date Received: 07/11/2013

Question 1: How many Individual Patient Treatment Request applications have been made within your health board in 2011/2012, 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 and of those applications how many were approved and how many were not approved? Question 2: How many enquiries were received which were not followed up with an application? Question 3: What were the reasons provided for those that were not approved? (List the medicines involved). Question 4: What is the amount of time clinicians have to spend filling in the application form for access to medicines? Question 5: How many drugs made available by NHS England‘s Cancer Drugs Fund are only accessible in your health board through Individual Patient Treatment Requests?

Date for Response: 29/11/2013 - View 4163 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4162
Date Received: 07/11/2013

I am making a request for information under the UK Freedom of Information Act. I would like to know: 1. How many linear accelerator (LINAC) radiotherapy machines does the Trust have and how many have the following capability: a) IMRT (Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy) b) CT based IGRT (Image Guided Radiation Therapy) c) Stereoctatic Radiotherapy 2. How many patients at your Trust have received IMRT, IGRT and Stereotactic Radiotherapy in the last month, six months, year, each of the last five years? 3. What proportion of all cancer patients treated at your Trust does this represent? 4. What tumour sites are each of the machines being used for and what proportion of patients with each tumour type receive these techniques?

Date for Response: 29/11/2013 - View 4162 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4161
Date Received: 07/11/2013

How many employees of your NHS board are currently registered as doing a second job? Please provide all available details of the second job that they are doing? Please also provide details of the post they hold within your NHS board (IF NOT PLEASE SUPPLY THE PAY-GRADE)? How many employees of your NHS board registered second jobs during each of the last four financial years (2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14)?

Date for Response: 22/11/2013 - View 4161 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4160
Date Received: 07/11/2013

1. What is the current cut-off age for IVF treatment? 2. What is the current average waiting time for IVF treatment? 3. How many treatment cycles is each patient entitled to? 4. Fo example what is the current criteria for a woman of 39 years of age who has had 1 miscarriage 6 months ago to be referred to a Consultant for fertility investigations and possible IVF treatment ?

Date for Response: 05/11/2013 - View 4160 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4159
Date Received: 07/11/2013

I am writing to you under the freedom of data act January 1st  2005 , to request that any data that has been or is  still held on me since joining N.H.S Lothian be forwarded to my self please. This would include anything which may be Relevant to me or in my personal files since 2000 when I started at the ~~~~~~ up to the present day at ~~~~~~~.

Date for Response: 07/11/2013 - View 4159 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4158
Date Received: 06/11/2013

Using data from your payroll roster can you provide an average breakdown of clinical staff, from different occupational categories, working in NHS Lothian hospitals and broken down by weekdays and weekends, for the week 26 August to 1 September 2013. The information could be broken down (weekdays and weekends) as follows. Registered Nursing, AHP’s and other therapeutic, Laboratories, Pharmacy, Unregistered Nursing, AHP and other therapeutic assistants, Junior Doctors, Consultants

Date for Response: 14/11/2013 - View 4158 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4157
Date Received: 06/11/2013

We are looking for a list of Hospitals which have oncology, dermatology and plastic surgery departments in the Lothian Health board area. We would also be grateful if you could provide information on any visiting dermatologists to smaller hospitals in your region.

Date for Response: 02/12/2013 - View 4157 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4156
Date Received: 06/11/2013

Name of Healh Board or Commissioning body and Advocacy Lead. In your plan for advocacy do you mention the need for advocacy for those with physical disability? If so do you specify which physical disabilities? Please provide us with a copy of your advocacy plan,

Date for Response: 06/11/2013 - View 4156 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4155
Date Received: 06/11/2013

What has been the average waiting time for a diagnosis of gluten ataxia in NHS Lothian in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013?

Date for Response: 06/12/2013 - View 4155 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4151
Date Received: 06/11/2013

1. The number of bariatric procedures carried out in each of the last five years. The number of bariatric procedures carried out in each of the last five years on children under the age of 16. The number of bariatric procedures carried out in each of the last five years broken down by gender. The number of bariatric procedures which have resulted in death in each of the last five years. The number of bariatric reversal procedures carried out in each of the last five years broken down by age and gender.

Date for Response: 22/11/2013 - View 4151 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4150
Date Received: 06/11/2013

1. The number of data losses, leaks or Data Protection Act breaches in each of the last five years. 2. Details of any data losses, leaks or Data Protection Act breaches in each of the last five years. 3. Copies of any correspondence about any data losses, leaks or Data Protection Act breaches in each of the last five years.

Date for Response: 10/12/2013 - View 4150 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4149
Date Received: 05/11/2013

This is a request for information made under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. I would be grateful if you could supply the following information in digital format: The total number of women who have been implanted, since the treatment was first used, with polypropylene mesh medical devices as part of their treatment for Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). The total number of women who have had either partial or complete explants of the polypropylene mesh medical devices which they had implanted as part of their treatment for POP and/or SUI. The total amount of procedures to explant polypropylene mesh medical devices which were originally implanted as part of their treatment for POP and/or SUI.

Date for Response: 29/11/2013 - View 4149 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4148
Date Received: 05/11/2013

Please could you help with the following information relating to pelvic pain please? I would like to request information regarding the number of diagnoses for each of the following ICD 10 codes for the most recent 12 months that you have data available please. Abdominal pain: is this divided into male/female ?  Male  789.00-789.09       Retroperitoneal pain/male pelvic pain syndrome/intra abdominal pain N41.1 Chronic prostatitis N 50.9 Orchalgia/neuralgia scrotum/male genital pain Female N73.1 Chronic PID ( inc tuboovarian abscess ) N73.4 Female chronic pelvic peritonitis N73.6 Female pelvic peritoneal adhesions: post infective N 73.9 Female pelvic infection or inflammation NOS N94.0 Mittelschmerz N94.1 Dyspareunia N94.4 Primary dysmenorrhoea N94.5 Secondary dysmenorrhoea N94.6 Dysmenorrhoea unspecified N94.81 Vulvodynia N94.810 Vulvar vestibulitis N94.818 Other vulvodynia N99.4 Post procedural pelvic peritoneal adhesions 186.2 Pelvic varices R10.2 Pelvic and perineal pain R39.89 Female genital pain: pelvic pain syndrome/perineum/bladder pain F45.42 Psychogenic : is this male and females ? If possible please could you provide the numbers for each ?

Date for Response: 07/11/2013 - View 4148 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4147
Date Received: 05/11/2013

I am researching the availability of wifi to patients in hospitals across Scotland. I’d be grateful if you could answer the following questions, under Freedom of Information legislation. 1. Are patients able to use their phones, tablets or laptops to hook up to wireless internet access at your hospitals? Please specify at which hospitals this facility is available. 2. In which parts of the hospital is this possible? For example, in patients wards, cafes, etc. 3. How much are patients charged to use wifi? Is this paid to the NHS or to a separate company operating the wifi? Please give details. 4. Is the wifi network that patients hook up to separate from that used by staff?

Date for Response: 07/11/2013 - View 4147 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4146
Date Received: 01/11/2013

Information Request Within your organisation how many patients are currently being treated for metastatic colorectal cancer. If you are not able to confirm how many patients are being treated currently can you provide the number of patients treated in the last 6 months. Of those patients if possible please split by their current drug treatment; Within your organisation how many patients are currently being treated for head and neck cancer (Squamous cell carcinoma) ? If you are not able to confirm how many patients are being treated currently can you provide the number of patients treated in the last 6 months. Of those patients please split by their current drug treatment; How are these patients mainly funded? Cancer drugs fund Individual Funding Requests Other Complete table below with relevant information How are patients appearing in the other column being funded?

Date for Response: 11/12/2013 - View 4146 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4145
Date Received: 01/11/2013

I'm carrying out a research about accessibility by public transport to urban services in Edinburgh. One of the services I'm looking at is GP practice. I have all the information I need on the existing GP practices in Edinburgh. However, I'm wondering if you please could give some information about the proposals for new GP practices within the Edinburgh Council's area? I only require simple information on the number and the approximate location of the proposed facilities.

Date for Response: 14/11/2013 - View 4145 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4144
Date Received: 01/11/2013

Lothian NHS Board’s Healthcare Governance Committee - Safety in Theatres Report. Accountable Items incident Report - can I get this report? Fine to black bits out if needed. Just going through committee papers so might send you a few emails while I remember, not expecting stuff straight away.

Date for Response: 11/11/2013 - View 4144 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4143
Date Received: 04/11/2013

I am looking to find out the names of the following contacts at NHS Lothian: Estates Director, Marketing Director/Manager

Date for Response: 04/11/2013 - View 4143 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4142
Date Received: 04/11/2013

I note that NHS Lothian has a Discharge Policy and under Freedom of Information I would like you to provide me with the following information in respect of Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, Old Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh: 1. How long has this policy been in place? 2. Provide me with evidence that this policy is being carried out? 3. For each year that this policy has been in place provide the numbers of patients that were discharged and how many of these patients/families were happy with their discharge and how many patients/families were not happy with their discharge?

Date for Response: 26/11/2013 - View 4142 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4141
Date Received: 04/11/2013

Under the terms of the FOI Legislation, I would like the following information : 1. How many acute hospitals does your NHS board cover? 2. In each acute hospital, how many wards  are there? 3. Of these wards ,how many of the wards have alcohol gel hand dispensers outside the ward entrance?

Date for Response: 22/11/2013 - View 4141 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4140
Date Received: 01/11/2013

Could you please forward me the following audit reports: Procurement from Private Sector for waiting list initiatives - July 2013 - Workforce Planning - Medical - July 2013

Date for Response: 11/11/2013 - View 4140 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4139
Date Received: 31/10/2013

A request under the Freedom of Information Act, in the past three years, how many staff members in your health board have been disciplined in relation to hand hygiene issues. Could this please be broken down by i) year ii) staff group (ie medical, nursing, AHP) and iii) nature of disciplinary action (ie written warning, dismissal etc).

Date for Response: 14/11/2013 - View 4139 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4138
Date Received: 31/10/2013

Request under the Freedom of Information Act. In the past three years, how many hospital admissions has your health board recorded as a result of methamphetamine (crystal meth) use.

Date for Response: 01/11/2013 - View 4138 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4137
Date Received: 31/10/2013

I would appreciate if you could further advise how many expectant or new parents have been given the leaflet “Protect your baby’s natural headshape”, each year since its production in 2007.  If a breakdown is not available, please confirm the total number of leaflets distributed over the last 5 years. 

Date for Response: 20/11/2013 - View 4137 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4136
Date Received: 31/10/2013

I am writing to request information on the health board’s spending on food for hospital patients in recent years, and budgeted spend for the next two years, if known. I would be grateful if you could send me records held by the board of the following information: 1.       The amount spent on food for in-patients across the health board area for the years 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13. If possible, I would like this broken down by hospital/institution and by any in-house or external supplier. 2.       The amount budgeted for spending on hospital food for in-patients for 2013-14 and 2014-15, again broken down by hospital/institution and supplier where possible.

Date for Response: 14/11/2013 - View 4136 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4135
Date Received: 29/10/2013

Information requested in relation to equal pay, staff progression, staff audit tasks, agenda for change and grivance panel meeting.

Date for Response: 06/12/2013 - View 4135 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4134
Date Received: 31/10/2013

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2005 to request information on how your authority is preparing to implement the forthcoming Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill.  I should be obliged therefore, if you could provide answers to the following questions: Please advise which model of integration you are planning under the Public Bodies (Joint Working) Scotland) Bill (a) Body Corporate Model (b) Lead Agency Model 2. Which Health Board/Local Authority(ies) will you integrate with? 3. What is the scope of the planned integration?  Is it limited to adult care or are other services included in the plan? 4. What discussions have been held between your Health Board/Local Authority and your counterpart on developing joint working as envisaged by the Bill? 5. What engagement has there been with stakeholders? 6. What engagement has there been with trade unions?  If there has been no contact so far, how do you intend to engage with trade unions? 7. What resources have been allocated to the interim arrangements and what plans are there to delegate budgets to the new structures? 8. Are there proposals to appoint an interim Chief Officer? What interim governance and monitoring structures are proposed? 9. Will any staff transfer to another employer, either on a permanent basis or by     secondment? If so what TUPE+ provision are you proposing? 10. Has any work been undertaken on a draft Strategic Commissioning Plan and what implications might this have for services currently delivered in-house or outsourced and do you have any proposals for utilising shared services? 11. Will staff from different employers be required to work together? If so, what arrangements have been considered for managing different terms and conditions as well as procedural agreements such as discipline and grievance? 12. What provisions have been made for staff governance in the new structures including staff representation on any joint committees?

Date for Response: 25/11/2013 - View 4134 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4133
Date Received: 30/10/2013

Under Freedom of Information legislation, please can you tell me what your NHS Board is spending on Christmas festivities (IE parties, dinners, lunches, etc) for staff this year. In your response, please detail each event which has been (or, is being) organised for NHS staff. Specifically, for each event please tell me: * What is being organised (IE lunch, dinner, party, etc) * Where it will be held * Who each event is for (IE staff at XX hospital) * How many people are expected to attend * The cost of each event (either in total, or per head)

Date for Response: 22/11/2013 - View 4133 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4132
Date Received: 29/10/2013

Further from our phone conversation, I would like to request all the information that NHS Lothian has regarding the cost of travel and accommodation for patients. I would like this information - if possible - in the same format which was requested in my original freedom of information request. The reference number for this is 4041. Furthermore, I would like to ask if you could possibly tell me how much the work would have cost for my previous request, to see if I can amend my original question.

Date for Response: 20/11/2013 - View 4132 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4131
Date Received: 29/10/2013

·         Information relating to the number of children treated for the effects of alcohol or drugs at hospitals within the Board area between 2010 and 2013. Specifically I seek the total number of children treated for the effects of alcohol and/or drugs annually, as well as a breakdown, if possible, on the substance involved. For clarification purposes, this can either be for misuse of substance on the patient’s part, or as a result of use by the patient’s parents (this would apply when referring to babies).

Date for Response: 30/10/2013 - View 4131 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4130
Date Received: 29/10/2013

Please provide information on the vendor used, licence expiry and licence cost for each of the following IT security areas within the organisation: 1. Desktop anti-virus 2. Protection of Microsoft Exchange environment 3. Email gateway 4. Web gateway 5. Mobile device management 6. Hard disk 7. Removable media encryption 7. Firewall 8. VPN Please also provide the total number of computers within the organisation.

Date for Response: 14/11/2013 - View 4130 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4129
Date Received: 29/10/2013

The number of patients who used the European Cross Border Healthcare Directive 2011/24 to receive healthcare for 1. outgoing patients from your health board area and 2. incoming patients to your health board area (including the specific hospital used)

Date for Response: 20/11/2013 - View 4129 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4128
Date Received: 29/10/2013

• Information relating items removed from inside patients in hospitals within the Board area since 2010 (item placed by patient in question). For clarification, this relates to items found within a patient’s body (and can be surgical or non-surgical). I simply seek a list of the items removed, and from where in the body, and the date of the removal as well as which hospital.

Date for Response: 29/10/2013 - View 4128 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4127
Date Received: 25/11/2013

Please confirm that the complete presentaiton "Autism Matters" was provided. In Dr Neil-McLachlan expert opinion, would AS (where it is present to the level that a secure clinical diagnosis is given) amount to a disability as defined under section 6(1) of the equality act 2010. Whether it is likely that someone with AS being required to share a cell with another prisoner would cause them substantial mental health issues (eg stress/anxiety/depression/self-harm).

Date for Response: 29/10/2013 - View 4127 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4126
Date Received: 28/10/2013

I would like to request answers to the following questions – they should relate to the last three financial years and have any relevant totals broken down for each year. Answers should relate to hospitals only and, where possible, provide a breakdown of the annual sums for each hospital as well. 1. How much money has been spent on hiring security services each year? Please also identify  – a) how many staff were hired b) the company that provided the services c) any additional costs (equipment, uniforms, etc) d) any conditions that come with the service agreement

Date for Response: 18/11/2013 - View 4126 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4125
Date Received: 28/10/2013

can you please confirm if there is a law or policy regulating patient enrolment into GP’s according to boundary areas and what the latest guidance is.

Date for Response: 30/10/2013 - View 4125 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4124
Date Received: 28/10/2013

The total amount spent by NHS Lothian on providing health and social care to adults with cerebral palsy within the health board fos (a) 2013 and (b) every year since 2007 onwards.

Date for Response: 22/11/2013 - View 4124 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4123
Date Received: 28/10/2013

Number of patients admitted in 2012 with Hypoglycaemia. Diabetes test strips on their drug history from their GPS. We do not want patient names, just statistics. Either the numbers thmeselves, or the overall percentage of hypoglycaemic admissions.

Date for Response: 29/11/2013 - View 4123 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4122
Date Received: 28/10/2013

I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act 2002: Are the following treatments available unrestricted, free at the point of need, if that is decided to be the appropriate course of action by a clinician in your Health Board area? 1. Treatment of tonsillectomy 2. Varicose Veins     3. Cataract referred 4. Gall Stones (asymptomatic) 5. Hip surgery 6. Knee Surgery 7. Caesarean (non medical) 8. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 9. IVF  10. Foramen Ovale Closures for recurrent Migraines 11. Therapeutic use of ultrasound 12. Skin Lesions  13. Ganglions 14. Hallux Valgus  15. Dupuytren’s contracture   16. Myringotomy with or without grommets 17. Hysteroscopy 8. Trigger Finger 19. Dilation and Curettage 20. Phsiotherapy 21. Treatment of benign skin lesions

Date for Response: 22/11/2013 - View 4122 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4121
Date Received: 25/10/2013

1. How many a) verbal and b) physical racist incidents by patients or visitors have been reported by NHS employees in the previous five financial years? (2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13) 2. How many a) verbal and b) physical racist incidents by NHS employees have been reported by other NHS employees in the previous five financial years? (2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13)

Date for Response: 22/11/2013 - View 4121 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4120
Date Received: 24/10/2013

I am writing to you regarding to get some information under the Freedom of Information Act I Monica Blanco living In Edinburgh city, Scotland, would like to receive a full list of equipment provided by the NHS Lothian Occupational Paediatric Department and The NHS Lothian Physiotherapist department for children with Down Syndrome. I understand that the provided equipment depends on the needs and age of the child but I would like to have a full list of ALL equipment provided free of charge.

Date for Response: 18/11/2013 - View 4120 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4119
Date Received: 23/10/2013

- what NHS Lothian is doing in response to the CEL 09 (2013) (Provision of Infertility Services in Scotland), specifically in relation to meeting the obligation to meet the needs of couples requiring donor sperm (including timescales for being able to meet this provision in the CEL).  - are couples with complete male infertility who have no existing children, who have not previously received fertility treatment from the NHS and are aged under 36 eligible to receive IUI and/or IVF from NHS Lothian using donor sperm?  - is the above possible on a self-funding basis (as it is in other NHS Boards but with a cost far less than private provision)?  - if the above service cannot be provided by NHS Lothian, will the health board consider funding treatment to be provided by another health board or by a private provider?

Date for Response: 07/11/2013 - View 4119 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4118
Date Received: 23/10/2013

I have contacted other Commissioners that PiA have contracts with plus funders to gain the following information.   I'm half way through collecting it all and I would appreciate it if you could arrange to forward to your department so that I can receive these details as soon as possible.  1) What message has PiA sent to you and NHS Lothian about my absence from post since 1 April 2013?  2) When was it sent?  3) Who sent it?  4) Does it state it was on behalf of the full PiA board?

Date for Response: 24/10/2013 - View 4118 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4117
Date Received: 21/10/2013

1.  How many GP contract breach notices have been issued for the following financial years?  (Please break down the answer by the following four financial years 2013/14 so far, 2012-13, 2011/12 and 2010/12). If the answer is 0 please state 0 and provide an answer for each year.  2.  How much money was EACH contract breach worth?  3.  What were the reasons for the contract breach?  4.  What was the outcome?  5.  How many GP contracts have been terminated and why, for the following financial years?  (Please break down the answer by the following four financial years 2013/14 so far, 2012-13, 2011/12 and 2010/12). If the answer is 0 please state 0 and provide an answer for each year.

Date for Response: 23/10/2013 - View 4117 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4116
Date Received: 21/10/2013

Thank you for your swift and informative response it is much appreciated. Could you clarify the costs of Therapeutic Staff/Counsellors and which category they fall into in the financial breakdown.   Could you also provide me with the number of Patients weeks in treatment

Date for Response: 31/10/2013 - View 4116 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4115
Date Received: 21/10/2013

I ~~~~~~ under the equality act 2010 hear by request all and any data retained by Dr. ~~~~~~ my transgender specialist, in my regard which would be in my record with her or anywhere else. I would like all notes referenced to me per my ~~~~~~ issues referred to her or taken down by ~~~~~~.

Date for Response: 21/10/2013 - View 4115 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4113
Date Received: 18/10/2013

For each year in the last five years, can you state the total cost of treating foreign patients in your health board area that is yet to be paid. Can you also detail how much has been written off by the board for each of the last five years?

Date for Response: 12/11/2013 - View 4113 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4112
Date Received: 18/10/2013

For the year 2012-2013, what was the value of goods stolen or which have gone missing from NHS premises? Please can you detail the goods that have gone missing/been stolen and the individual value? NHS Lothian property only.

Date for Response: 23/10/2013 - View 4112 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4111
Date Received: 17/10/2013

Could you also tell me about cancellations For the RHSC for each month or for each financial quarter from July 2012 to August 2013 please can you tell me: 1)      The number of elective procedures cancelled 2)       The number of elective medical admissions cancelled 3)      The number of elective procedures cancelled where bed shortages were the cause 4)      The number of elective medical admissions cancelled where bed shortages were the cause.   I realise where numbers are below five, a specific number will not be given. This is why I have given the option to provide the data by financial quarter. If numbers are too low to be provided by month, I would like to see the total figure for each financial quarter.

Date for Response: 31/10/2013 - View 4111 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4110
Date Received: 17/10/2013

I would like to get a picture of the level of “boarding” required at the RHSC – that is how often medical admission patients have to “board” in a non-medical bed. For each month or for each financial quarter from July 2012 to August 2013 please can you tell me: 1)      The number of medical admission patients who had to board in a non-medical bed. 2)      The number of occasions when a medical patient was recorded as boarding in a non-medical bed. 3)      The maximum number of medical patients recorded as boarding in a non-medical bed on one day. 4)      The maximum number of times a patient moved bed during one episode in hospital. I realise where numbers are below five, a specific number will not be given. This is why I have given the option to provide the data by financial quarter. If numbers are too low to be provided by month, I would like to see the total figure for each financial quarter. Finally please can you give me, or direct me to where I can find, average available bed numbers for the RHSC by month or financial quarter starting in 2005 and going to 2013 so far. Please can you also tell me if there are as yet any projected bed numbers for the planned new children’s hospital.

Date for Response: 08/11/2013 - View 4110 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4109
Date Received: 16/10/2013

I am doing some personal research on Alopecia and would be most grateful if you could inform me whether you have an Alopecia Support/Liaison Support Nurse employed by your Health Board? If at all possible could you let me know how many people in your area have Alopecia Areata? I would be most grateful as this would help to consider whether support is required or not.

Date for Response: 31/10/2013 - View 4109 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4108
Date Received: 16/10/2013

I would appreciate if you could disclose how many children under the age of 18 were admitted to A&E with (a) drug related conditions and (b) as a consequence of drinking alcohol, broken down by age where available.

Date for Response: 31/10/2013 - View 4108 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4107
Date Received: 16/10/2013

Fairtrade and ethical goods In the last two financial years, what Fairtrade branded goods have been purchased by your organisation What was the yearly spend of these goods? In the last two financial years, what, if any, fair trade or ethical award criteria has been applied to public contracts issued by your organisation? For instance, requiring contractors (and their sub-contractors) to comply with core conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Surgical gloves In the last two financial years, where has your organisation procured its surgical gloves from? What was the nature of this contract, eg. direct from manufacturer or via a retailer? What was the country of origin, if known? Bedding In the last two financial years, where has your organisation procured its bedding materials from? What was the nature of this contract, eg. direct from manufacturer or via a retailer? What was the country of origin, if known?

Date for Response: 07/11/2013 - View 4107 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4106
Date Received: 16/10/2013

1.       Does your organisation currently use agency nurses and midwives in your organisation? Have you any plans in the next 12 months to: Stop the use of agency nurses in the future or Reduce the use of agency nurses.  If the answer to A or B is yes, please state reasons why. Are nursing staff permanently employed in your organisation permitted to undertake agency work that could involve agency shifts within your organisation? Please provide the following information for the years 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 on an excel spreadsheet: Year (ie 2010-11) Total amount spent on nursing and midwifery staff, including agency and bank nurses and midwives Total amount spent on agency nurses and midwives only Total number of nursing and midwifery shifts filled by agency nurses for the given year The highest hourly rate paid by your organisation for an agency nurse for one

Date for Response: 07/11/2013 - View 4106 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4105
Date Received: 15/10/2013

I would be greatful if you would outline how much NHS Lothian has spent on chaplaincy and spiritual care in each year since 2007.

Date for Response: 06/11/2013 - View 4105 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4104
Date Received: 15/10/2013

I would like to know how many cases there have been of ‘selective reduction’ in the past five years. Furthermore I would like to have these figures broken down into years. I would also like a breakdown of how many foetuses the mothers were carrying and how many they aborted. So for example, if the mothers were expecting triplets and aborted one to have twins. I would also like to any guidance information which is given to parents who find themselves in this position. I would also like to know reasons why parents chose to do this - for example, are there specific health reasons which would make parents more likely to consider this.

Date for Response: 01/11/2013 - View 4104 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4103
Date Received: 11/10/2013

The terms of reference for information/training provided by you to the Scottish Prison Service, at which prisons and when this was provided, including the purpose this was requires for. A copy of the presentation provided to staff at HMP Glenochil including any handouts and other documentation. What information do you hold regarding prisoners with ASD within the Scottish Prison Service estate, including the overall numbers and issues of particular relevance to this group. What information (if any) has been sought from you by SPS regarding - day to day managment of prisoners with ASD including there need for sole occupanncy of cells (provision of medical worker). Offence intervention programmes, including modifications to be made to structure, delivery and content to make them appropriate for individuals who may have ASD. Have you ever been asked to carry out assessments for ASD (in particualr ASD for individuals detained within the SPS estate? If so how many? If requested, do you believe you would be able to determine the giagnostic status of an individual who has AS (supported by three secure diagnostic assessments confirming AS, two of which are by internationally recognised experts in the condiditon (Professor TM and Dr ES)), which is disputed by two forensic psychiatrists neither of whocmhave the specialist training, expertise and experience in working with individuals with AS required by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in CR136? What would your fee be for this?

Date for Response: 15/10/2013 - View 4103 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4102
Date Received: 11/10/2013

Within your trust how many patients are currently being treated for the following eye conditions; where possible split by the drug used [Ranibizumab, bevacizumab and aflibercept]. Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration (wAMD). Visual impairment due to Diabetic Macular Oedema (DMO). Retinal Vein Occlusion for Central Retinal Vein Occlusion (CRVO). Retinal Vein Occlusion for Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion (BRVO). Visual impairment due to choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to pathologic myopia (mCNV). If your trust is unable to split out the indications please supply total patients. If your trust is unable to determine the treatment, please supply total treated patients.

Date for Response: 28/10/2013 - View 4102 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4101
Date Received: 10/10/2013

I wish to submit a freedom of information request to the organisation with regards to their current recycling and waste support and maintenance contracts. Examples of recycling contract you could have: Green Waste Disposal; Household Waste Recycling Centres; Refuse Recycling Street Cleaning;         Recycling Collection Services. Examples of waste management contract you could have: Waste Development Environmental Assessment; Waste Transfer & MRF (Materials recovery facility); Waste Disposal Landfill; Bulky Waste. For each of the types of contract above please can you send me : 1.       Contract Type- From the examples given above please state what type of contract this is. Please state other and type of contract if the type of contract is not listed above. In some cases the organisation will have one or two big contracts that is covered in a managed contract please state in the contract description what services the contract provides as well. 2. The supplier of the recycling or waste contract 3.  What is the annual average spends for each of the suppliers. For those organisations with new contracts can you please specify the estimated spend? 4. A brief description of what the contract entails. Please to specific to the services provided under these contract(s). 5. What is the contract duration of the each of the contract(s)? 6. What is the start date of each contract(s)? 7. What is the expiry date of each contract(s)? 8. When does the organisation intend to review these contract(s). 9. Who is responsible for reviewing this contract please send me their full name, actual job title, contact number and their direct email address. Even if the organisation has a managed contract please can you send me all the contract information I have requested including the contact details. If this contract has just been award within the last six months can you please send me information on the shortlist of suppliers that bid on the contract?

Date for Response: 21/10/2013 - View 4101 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4100
Date Received: 10/10/2013

Could you please provide me with the average bed occupancy rate at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital for the 12 months to the end of September this year. Please provide month-by-month figures and break them down by department if possible.

Date for Response: 15/10/2013 - View 4100 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4099
Date Received: 10/10/2013

Under FoI, could you let me know how much NHS Lothian spent in total on legal fees associated with the health and safety case at Haddington Sheriff Court, relating to the attack on Magdalene Anderson.

Date for Response: 17/10/2013 - View 4099 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4098
Date Received: 10/10/2013

I write under Freedom of information act and request the following information. Do you have a dedicated number for HIV patients to telephone, or is it a general. GUM number? Irrespective if you have a dedicated number or not would you be able to provide the following data for the following dates Monday 7th October, Tuesday 8th October, Wednesday 9th October . To clarify please provide Number of calls received Number of calls answered Numbers of calls abandoned Staff available to answer calls. Do you have a telephone policy in place to deal with calls for HIV patients ringing. To clarify is there an answering service, pager service or email address for correspondence ?

Date for Response: 17/10/2013 - View 4098 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4097
Date Received: 09/10/2013

Protocols in place at the Western General Hospital in 2002 to date:- The investigation and treatment of prostate abnormalities (including cancer). Undertaking prostate biopsies. The prescription of Finasteride. The interpretation of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) results.

Date for Response: 15/10/2013 - View 4097 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4096
Date Received: 10/10/2013

A) If NHS Lothian can prove testosterone leads to criminal behaviour. B) If the absence of testosterone does not lead to criminal behaviour can this be proven. C) If A+B can be proven then in what way does the service avoid direct discrimination towards biological males who may posses this chemical ? D) Does the service therefore withhold testosterone to transmen and if so how does it avoid discrimination ? E) Does the service therefore withhold testosterone from the criminally charged, the convicted and the imprisoned and if so in what way does the service avoid degrading treatment/torture by denial of medical treatment to transsexual prisoners both under the terms of international human rights law and the Hippocratic oath ? F) Finally if testosterone leads to criminal behaviour at the forensic psychiatric level then why do the NHS administer it in the first place ?

Date for Response: 07/11/2013 - View 4096 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4095
Date Received: 10/10/2013

charmers street sexual health clinic - asked it I had a criminal record. I would therefore ask in writing: What was the purpose of this question ? What was the justification of this question ? Is this question a part of normal practice during a stage one assessment under the gender reassignment protocol ? Is this question asked only of LGBT patients and if so then why so ? In what way is the asking of this question compatible with HM Equality Act 2010 & HM Human Rights Act 1998 ?

Date for Response: 07/11/2013 - View 4095 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4094
Date Received: 09/10/2013

1. How many women has the health board assessed for or identified as having Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)? 2. How many women has the board treated for FGM and what were their ages? 3. And how many children has the board treated or identified as having FGM and what were their ages? 4. How many women have had complications in maternity or in labour as a result of FGM? 5. Has the board done a risk assessment for FGM for the board as a whole or for individuals? 6. Please send me any correspondence, guidance or manuals written for staff working with Women who have undergone FGM. 7. How many women have had surgery in the board area for a FGM reversal?

Date for Response: 14/10/2013 - View 4094 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4093
Date Received: 08/10/2013

1. Broken down by financial years 2010/11, 11/12, 12/13 and 13/14, please state how much your board has paid in Waiting List/Time Initiative Payments. 2. Regarding question 1, please state how many consultants received these payments in each of the years mentioned. 3. Broken down by each of the years mentioned above, please state how many consultants received a)between £50,000 and £100,000 in WLIP b)between £100,001 and £150,000 c)over £150,001

Date for Response: 05/11/2013 - View 4093 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4092
Date Received: 07/10/2013

1. The cost of a ‘bed day’ for a stay on a general ward (per day per patient). 2. The cost of a ‘bed day’ for a stay on the ICU (or critical care unit). 3. The cost per hour to the hospital for an Anaesthesiologist. 4. The cost per hour to the hospital for a Consultant Surgeon. 5. The cost of theatre (the operating room) per hour to the hospital. 6. The average cost of an outpatient visit when a patient returns following a liver transplantation, and the hospital personnel involved in this visit. 7. Lastly, please could you provide a breakdown for the HRG tariff EA14Z “Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (First Time)”, combined day case / elective tariff, which is Costed at £7,358 in the NHS’s spreadsheet 2012-13 Road Test Tariff – Index. I understand this figure is a national average generated through a collection of the cost of the procedure from numerous Trusts who submit data. Unfortunately the Dept of Health have informed me they do not have the breakdown, only the total amounts so have directed my enquiry towards individual Trusts. To elaborate on ‘breakdown’ I am referring to the amount of the cost that is surgeon time, nurse time, procedure room rent, ward stay, etc.

Date for Response: 17/10/2013 - View 4092 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4091
Date Received: 07/10/2013

This is a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. I would be grateful if you could send me information regarding: The performance of the board against 62-day standard from receipt of an urgent referral with suspicion of cancer to first cancer treatment, by cancer type. I would like data for the periods between 1 April 2012 and 30 June 2012 and 1 April 2013 and 30 June 2013.

Date for Response: 07/10/2013 - View 4091 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4090
Date Received: 07/10/2013

Under the above act can you please provide details of all cases where pest controllers were called to deal with pests at properties within your NHS board estate over the past three years. I request details of which pests were involved, when, and where, naming the parts of the buildings for each part of the hospital estate involved, eg was there evidence of mice, bats, cockroaches, rats, maggots ants, flies, silverfish, beetles, wasps and hornets in a particular hospital kitchen, dining room or ward?

Date for Response: 08/10/2013 - View 4090 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4089
Date Received: 04/10/2013

1. Contract Type: Maintenance, Leased, Hire 2. Who is the supplier of this contract? If there is more than one supplier please can you split all the information out below including annual spend, contract description and contract dates. 3. A small description of the contract. 4. The expiry date of each individual contract. 5. The contract review date. 6. Can you please send me contact details of the individual within the organisation responsible for this contract? Can you please send me two contact one from the fleet management (or equivalent) and the other procurement or purchasing preferably the category manager. 7. If the contract above was awarded within the last six months could you please provide me with the suppliers that where shortlisted? 8. I understand that the FOI Act is for recorded information but if you could be so help please include notes into what the organisation tends to do for future procurements. Extending contract, going to tender etc.

Date for Response: 23/10/2013 - View 4089 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4088
Date Received: 03/10/2013

Can you advise in how many cases abdominoplasty has been performed in your NHS area in each of the past three years. And can you also advise in how many cases in each of the past three years this procedure has been performed on children in your NHS area - and can you break this down by age? Can you advise in what circumstances abdominoplasty has been performed over this period - does it include patients with obesity problems and does it ever include patients who have given birth? And finally can you give any indication on what abdominoplasty procedures have cost in your health board area over this period?

Date for Response: 23/10/2013 - View 4088 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4087
Date Received: 01/10/2013

The reply give two figure, budget and expenditure, however it states they are unable to provide a detailed breakdown of the expenditure, I find this very difficult to believe. I therefore ask for a complete breakdown of all income and expenditure associated with the LEAP project, including all associated staff costs, rental of premises and all associated costs pertaining to the rental of the any premises. A quick calculation of 16 X 52, 16 being the number of patients 52 being the number of weeks in the year, gives a total of 832, can I ask that you do the same calculation on actual occupancy of the LEAP and provide me with the answer.

Date for Response: 17/10/2013 - View 4087 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4085
Date Received: 01/10/2013

A Breakdown of all Dental Practices, NHS and private, located in an area of NHS Lothian considered to be an area of deprivation, as categorised by the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD). These should be broken down by the areas which are categorised as within the 5%, 10%, 15%, 20, 25% and 30% of most deprived communities/datazones in Scotland as evidenced by the SIMD. A breakdown of all other Dental Practices, NHS and private, within NHS Lothian, which are not in an area considered to be within the 30% most deprived communities/datazones in Scotland as evidenced by the SIMD.

Date for Response: 23/10/2013 - View 4085 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4083
Date Received: 30/09/2013

Request for access to medical records under Freedom of Information.

Date for Response: 30/09/2013 - View 4083 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4082
Date Received: 27/09/2013

We require to obtain copies of all documentation which Fife Health Board hold in relation to the waiting times which were prevalent for an adult to be referred to a geneticist to investigate whether they were suffering from Marfan Syndrome (held by NHSL). The relevant periods are as follows: Between 18 December 1995 and April 1996 Between April 1996 and July 2000

Date for Response: 15/10/2013 - View 4082 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4081
Date Received: 27/09/2013

Name of Healh Board or Commissioning body and Advocacy Lead. In your plan for advocacy do you mention the need for advocacy for those with physical disability? If so do you specify which physical disabilities? Please provide us with a copy of your advocacy plan,

Date for Response: 03/09/2013 - View 4081 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4080
Date Received: 29/09/2013

The length of time patients were on a waiting list when an urgent request for a dermatology appointment was made by their GP in July 2005 to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Date for Response: 07/10/2013 - View 4080 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4079
Date Received: 25/09/2013

1. NHS Lothian Policy on restraining/ secure holding/managing behaviour of children (if there is none then restraint of adults) and what are the procedures that need to be followed before, during and after the event of restraint. 2. Leith Community Treatment Centre Pediatric Speech Therapy Department Health and Safety Policy (general if there is none specific to the Speech therapy Department) 3. Leith Community Treatment Centre Pediatric Speech Therapy Department Fire Policy (general if there is none specific to the Speech therapy Department) 4. Leith Community Treatment Centre Pediatric Speech Therapy Department Health and Safety Policy (general if there is none specific to the Speech Therapy Department) any other documents that may apply to even of using restraint/ locking a therapy room during session with a child.

Date for Response: 08/10/2013 - View 4079 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4078
Date Received: 24/09/2013

1. How many patients have been referred for bariatric surgery in your NHS board area in each of the last five years? 2. How many of those patients were actually operated on? 3. How old were the patients? Can you list their ages, please? 4. Where were the operations carried out? 5. What are the requirements the patients had to meet before they are referred for bariatric surgery?  

Date for Response: 08/10/2013 - View 4078 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4077
Date Received: 24/09/2013

Schizophrenia SSD Questionnaire Wave 1 – September 2013. Within your mental health trust how many patients are currently being treated for schizophrenia? Of those patients please split by their current drug treatment; Amisulpride Aripiprazole Chlorpromazine Clozapine Haloperidol Olanzapine Paliperidone Quetiapine Risperidone Not on Antipsychotic therapy. Of your schizophrenia patients, how many have “emotional withdrawal” as a symptom.

Date for Response: 18/10/2013 - View 4077 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4076
Date Received: 23/09/2013

I would like to request the following under freedom of information: The number of pedestrians admitted to Accident & Emergency units in NHS Lothian following a road traffic accident in 2012/13? A breakdown of the admissions as a whole ie. how many were male/female; ages; day & time of admission. Of all the pedestrians admitted, how many were found to have consumed alcohol ?

Date for Response: 14/10/2013 - View 4076 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4075
Date Received: 23/09/2013

I would be obliged if you could provide me with a written statement of the permit allocation criteria issued and applied in 2012 and also in 2013. In addition, I would like a statement as to why ~~~~~~ met the criteria in 2012 but not in 2013. Finally, I wish to be informed of any formal advice given to those who have lost their permits.

Date for Response: 23/09/2013 - View 4075 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4074
Date Received: 20/09/2013

1) Present day: Any guidelines, policy or Standard Operating Procedures used in NHS Lothian haematology laboratories today to provide guidance to technical haematology staff on the validation of Full Blood Count results, including the thresholds when examination of Blood Film should or must be done, and when a member of medical haematology staff should or must be contacted. 2) June 2004: Any guidelines, policy or Standard Operating Procedure used in NHS Lothian haematology laboratories in June 2004 to provide guidance to technical haematology staff on the validation of Full Blood Count results, including the thresholds when examination of Blood Film should or must be done, and when a member of medical haematology staff should or must be contacted.

Date for Response: 08/10/2013 - View 4074 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4073
Date Received: 19/09/2013

1)    Capital and revenue expenditure on Business Continuity for each of the last five years, broken down by hospital (or primary care or other specified area of expenditure); 2)    Brief details of what the money was spent on 3)    Current and future capital and revenue allocations for Business Continuity, broken down by hospital (or primary care or other specified area of expenditure); 4)    Brief details of what the money will be spent on

Date for Response: 16/10/2013 - View 4073 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4072
Date Received: 18/09/2013

Please can you provide a list of items reported stolen from medical establishments (doctors’ surgeries and hospitals, etc) within your health board area between January 1, 2012 and September 18, 2013. In your response please provide details of what was stolen, the quantity stolen and breakdown the results by medical establishment.

Date for Response: 23/09/2013 - View 4072 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4070
Date Received: 19/08/2013

Can you confirm the following:- The closure of the RVH when the New RVB opened in 2012 and was cleared of equipment? Wards at the RVH re-opened and refitted during the winter of 2012-2013 to cope with patients suffering from winter vomiting virus. Elderly patients have since remained in these wards? Refurbishment is taking place at corstorphine Hospital and will continue to do so despite closing in December. Why is refurbishment taking place when the building is to close? has Lothian Health Board a hidden agenda for this building? Is there a plan to use this building over the winter for patients suffering from influenza/winter vomiting virus? If so, why not leave the elderly patients where they are and use the extra wards at Royal Victoria for this purpose? The AAH is being closed and patients, staff and office staff are also going to be housed in the newly revamped Royal Victoria? Doe this mean that the entire hospital has been refitted after being closed two years ago?

Date for Response: 30/09/2013 - View 4070 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4069
Date Received: 17/09/2013

Question 1: Where there are shortages of professional staff and they are asked to volunteer for additional locum hours or to sign up to a ‘Bank’ are all staff reminded of the 48 hour European working time directive? Question 2: Are any limits placed on the numbers of hours a member of staff is allowed to work?

Date for Response: 16/10/2013 - View 4069 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4069
Date Received: 17/09/2013

Total amount the Trust spent on agency locum doctors 2012/2013 (April – March). For this information to be broken down by speciality and grade.

Date for Response: 17/09/2013 - View 4069 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4068
Date Received: 17/09/2013

Question 1: How many staff do you have employed in your HR department specifying each grade and FTE in 2010/2011, 2011/2012 and 2012/2013? Question 2: How many HR staff do you employ that are employed on a consultancy basis or through an external agency/company or on a temporary basis in 2010/2011, 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 if not included in Question 1 above? Questions 3: Please indicate the total number of employees in your health board.

Date for Response: 15/10/2013 - View 4068 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4066
Date Received: 17/09/2013

I request the following information under the Freedom of Information(Scotland) Act 2002: The number of staff currently contracted on zero hours contracts.

Date for Response: 17/09/2013 - View 4066 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4065
Date Received: 16/09/2013

Could I also request a copy of the latest accounts for the LEAP Project.

Date for Response: 25/09/2013 - View 4065 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4064
Date Received: 16/09/2013

Please can you send me the organisation’s Local Area Network (LAN) contract, which may include the following: Support and Maintenance- e.g. switches, router, software etc Managed Installation Cabling 1. Existing Supplier: Who is the current supplier? 2. Annual Average Spend (Each Supplier): What is the annual average spending on the supplier above? If there is more than one supplier please split the annual averages spend for each supplier. 3. Number of Users: Please can you provide me with the number of users this contract covers. Approximate number of users will also be acceptable. 4. Number of Sites: Estimated/Actual number of sites the LAN covers. 5. Contract Type: Managed, Maintenance, Installation, Software 6. Hardware Brand: What is the hardware brand of the LAN equipment? 7. Contract Description: Please provide me with a brief description of the overall contract. 8. Contract Duration: What is the duration of the contract is and can you please also include any extensions this may include. 9. Contract Expiry Date: When does the contract expire? 10. Contract Review Date: When will the organisation is planning to review the contract? 11. Responsible Officer: Who within the organisation is responsible for each of these contract(s) please provide me with contact details including name, job title, contact number and email address? If the LAN maintenance is included in-house please include the following information: 1.    Hardware Brand: What is the hardware brand of the LAN equipment? 2. Number of Users: Please can you provide me with the number of users this contract covers. Approximate number of users will also be acceptable. 3. Responsible Officer: Who within the organisation is responsible for each of these contract(s) please provide me with contact details including name, job title, contact number and email address? If the contract is also expiring within the next three months please state what the likely outcome will be. If the contracts within the response are under four months old can you please state the shortlist of suppliers that bid on this contract?

Date for Response: 18/09/2013 - View 4064 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4063
Date Received: 16/09/2013

The number of non-medical consultants employed in each financial year since 2007; The total cost of consultants employed in each financial year since 2007; The single highest cost paid to a consultant in each financial year since 2007; The total cost of all consultants contracted to provide services or advice on the subject or department in which they previously were employed prior to being made redundant, taking early retirement or otherwise having their employment terminated.

Date for Response: 24/10/2013 - View 4063 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4062
Date Received: 16/09/2013

The number of temporary staff (as defined by HMRC as a worker “who is employed to perform a task of limited duration or for a temporary purpose”) employed in each financial year since 2007; The total cost for temporary staff (as defined above) employed in each financial year since 2007; The number of temporary staff (as defined above) employed in each financial year since 2007 to cover posts vacated by redundancy, early retirement or other forms of severance; The total cost for temporary staff (as defined above) employed in each financial year since 2007 to cover posts vacated by redundancy, early retirement or other forms of severance; The total cost of all temporary staff contracted to provide services or advice on the subject or department in which they previously were employed prior to being made redundant, taking early retirement or otherwise having their employment terminated.

Date for Response: 07/10/2013 - View 4062 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4061
Date Received: 13/09/2013

would it be possible to find out how many staff you employ in your areas sterile services unit (c.d.u) what are thier job titles and what pay bands they come under

Date for Response: 26/09/2013 - View 4061 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4060
Date Received: 12/09/2013

Flat Head Syndrome - How many babies have been recorded as affected by plagiocephaly or brachcephaly, by year since 2003, indicating if possible, severity before treatment? The number of cases since 2003, broken down by year, of babies whose parents a) been advised on treatment by repositional therapy and b0 been provided with orthotic treatment by NHS Lothian. Of the latter please confirm the type of orthotic treatment provided. How many cases where orthotic treatment has been requested, have been refused?

Date for Response: 23/09/2013 - View 4060 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4059
Date Received: 12/09/2013

The number of people currently employed across the organisation? Who supplies your multifunctional devices (Printer/Copier/Scanners) across organisation? What make of MFD (printers/copiers/scanners) across the organisation? How many multifunctional devices, printers, copiers, scanners are there across the organization? When is the contract for this hardware due to end? What print management software’s do you use across the organisation? What scanning software’s do you use across the organisation? What PDF software’s do you use across the organisation? How much do you spend on PDF software’s across the organisation? What is the overall cost of the managed print service contract (if you have one)? What document management software’s/systems do you use across the organisation? Also could you include the name, title, contact number, and email address for the people responsible for managing the print estate in the organisation?

Date for Response: 16/10/2013 - View 4059 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4057
Date Received: 11/09/2013

Question 1: How many hospital buildings do you have that are more than 2 stories high? Question 2: How many lifts do you have which are capable of being used by patients? Questions 3: How many of those lifts specified in Question 2 above are officially rated for use during a fire?

Date for Response: 08/10/2013 - View 4057 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4056
Date Received: 11/09/2013

Question 1: What is the number of children identified in your Board area who have not had any MMR after exclusions including; high-dose steroid tablets, anaphylactic reaction, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, organ transplant and are on immunosuppressant drugs, bone marrow transplant in the last twelve months or who have a lowered immune system? Question 2: What is the number of children identified in your Board area who have had a first but not a second MMR after exclusions including high-dose steroid tablets anaphylactic reaction chemotherapy or radiotherapy, organ transplant and are on immunosuppressant drugs bone marrow transplant in the last twelve months or who have a lowered immune system? Question 3: How many of the children who have been identified as not having had any MMR or only the first dose have been contacted to invite them to have an MMR vaccination? Question 4: How many children aged over five to sixteen have participated in the catch up programme in 2010/2011, 2011/2012 and 2012/2013? Question 5: What action have you taken to encourage students attending higher or Further education institutions in your Board Area to get a catch up vaccination for MMR?

Date for Response: 08/10/2013 - View 4056 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4055
Date Received: 13/09/2013

The total number of wards temporarily downgraded between May 2007 and September 2013, broken down by financial year.  Can you also provide the name of the downgraded wards, the hospital within which the wards operated, as well as a brief reason for the downgrade (eg. lack of staff / building maintenance)? The total number of wards permanently downgraded between May 2007 and September 2013, broken down by financial year.   Can you also provide the name of the downgraded wards, the hospital within which the wards operated, as well as a brief reason for the downgrading? The total number of wards closed between May 2007 and September 2013, broken down by financial year. Can you also provide the name of the wards closed, the hospital within which the wards operated, as well as a brief reason for the closure? The total number of wards considered for downgrading in this financial year (2013/14) and 2014/15, broken down by financial year. Can you also provide the name of the wards considered for downgrading, the hospital within which the wards operate, as well as a brief reason for the possible downgrading? The total number of wards considered for closure in this financial year (2013/14) and 2014/15, broken down by financial year. Can you also provide the name of the wards considered for closure, the hospital within which the wards operate, as well as a brief reason for the possible closure?    

Date for Response: 15/10/2013 - View 4055 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4054
Date Received: 10/09/2013

I would appreciate if you could disclose how much your Health Board has spent on homeopathy (‘drugs’, staff, services, etc) in the last five years, broken down by year.

Date for Response: 14/10/2013 - View 4054 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4053
Date Received: 10/09/2013

Question 1: What arrangements has your board put in place to ensure that all staff on maternity leave are paid for public holidays? Question 2: Has the EU regulation 2008 been applied to all staff since it was introduced? Question 3: Where a member of staff takes a career break are they offered cash or only time in lieu for public holidays during maternity leave?

Date for Response: 09/10/2013 - View 4053 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4052
Date Received: 10/09/2013

Question 1: How many of your GP practices have at least; One co-located health visitor One co-located community/district nurse. Question 2: How many new health visitors were trained in 2010/2011, 2011/2012 and 2012/2013? Question 3: How many new health visitors were retired in 2010/2011, 2011/2012 and 2012/2013? Question 4: How many new health visitors were transferred to family nurse partnership? If you don’t yet have family nurse partnerships how many health visitors do you anticipate will transfer?

Date for Response: 14/10/2013 - View 4052 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4051
Date Received: 10/09/2013

I want copies of all paperwork, emails, notes, etc, relating to myself, especially including the following: detail of visits to specific sites on specific dates for procedures etc.

Date for Response: 09/10/2013 - View 4051 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4050
Date Received: 09/09/2013

1) What arrangements are in place for a patient to choose to have their operation at a hospital run by another NHS trust? 2) What would happen if a patient moved home whilst on a waiting list and then faced an excessive journey back to an NHS Lothian hospital for their operation? 3) If there are no such arrangements, has there previously been a consultation on such arrangements and if so, please provide all minutes and discussions relating to such consultation(s).

Date for Response: 03/10/2013 - View 4050 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4049
Date Received: 06/09/2013

Request 1:  Please confirm or deny if the Health Board has, in the past three years, developed and implemented a strategy for actively improving the health and wellbeing of its workforce. If confirmed: 1(a):  Please provide details of the Health Board’s strategy 1(b):  Please confirm whether, in developing its strategy, the Health Board consulted with its staff about the services they wished to see provided. Request 2:  Please confirm or deny if the Health Board provides occupational health services for its staff If confirmed: 2(a):  Please confirm whether this includes access to physiotherapy services. Request 3:  Please confirm or deny if the Health Board provides consistent access to early and effective interventions for staff with common musculoskeletal conditions, (as defined by The Boorman Review, NHS Health and Wellbeing)[i] If confirmed: 3(a):  Please provide any written details of these interventions (including service specifications or care pathways) Request 4: Please confirm how much the Health Board paid out in sick pay in 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13 (to date) Request 5:  Please confirm how many sick days or absences were taken by staff where problems of the musculoskeletal system were given as the reason in 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13 (to date)

Date for Response: 27/09/2013 - View 4049 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4048
Date Received: 05/09/2013

Question 1: How many occasions in 2010/2011, 2011/2012 and 2012/2013, have incidents been recorded of inappropriately accessing of patient’s records? Question 2: As a consequence of the inappropriate accessing of patient records how many staff have been; Disciplined Dismissed Reported to the police.

Date for Response: 25/09/2013 - View 4048 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4047
Date Received: 05/09/2014

Question 1: How many in-patients, patients in clinical decision units or their equivalent or day cases, in your health board, were discharged between 11pm and 7am in 2010/2011, 2011/2012 and 2012/2013? Question 2: Are all patients discharged between 11pm and 7am offered transport?

Date for Response: 10/09/2014 - View 4047 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4046
Date Received: 05/09/2013

Since the beginning of 2008, how many patients have been admitted to hospital for under-eating. Please break this figure down by calendar year. How many of those patients given in the answer to question 1 were recorded as having a) anorexia and b) bulimia? How many patients have died in hospital from anorexia and bulimia? Please break this figure down by calendar year and by eating disorder type, if possible.

Date for Response: 23/09/2013 - View 4046 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4045
Date Received: 04/09/2013

A list of all contractors and agencies that provide hairpieces and wigs for patients suffering from hair loss.

Date for Response: 03/10/2013 - View 4045 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4044
Date Received: 04/09/2013

1. How many elective pars plana vitrectomy procedures, include both inpatient and day case procedures, were carried out at your health board in the following years? 2. What is the average current waiting time between making the decision to list for vitrectomy and the actual procedures themselves at your board? 3.  In previous years, what was the average waiting time between making the decision to list for vitrectomy and the actual procedures themselves at your board? 4. Is your board currently taking any active measures to reduce the waiting times for vitrectomy procedures? 4b. If you answered “yes” to the above question, please state what measures these are: 5. Does your board have any future plans to reduce the waiting times for vitrectomy procedures? 5b. If you answered “yes” to the above question, please state what measures you plan to take below:

Date for Response: 01/10/2013 - View 4044 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4043
Date Received: 03/09/2013

I write under the Freedom of Information Act 2002 to ask how much your health board has spent ringing the speaking clock or timeline, 123 number.  Please can you break this information down to each of the last five financial years to date?

Date for Response: 02/10/2013 - View 4043 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4042
Date Received: 02/09/2013

1) Under the Freedom of Information Act, could you please provide me with the number of complaints the Trust has received from the general public, for example, this would include patients who have made complaints regarding hospital food or treatment. 2) Could you also provide me with the amount the Trust has paid out in damages in the last 12 months from patients who have sued? 3) Finally I would be grateful if you could supply me with the amount of money the Trust has paid out in the last 12 months with regard to redundancy.

Date for Response: 01/10/2013 - View 4042 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4041
Date Received: 30/08/2013

I would like to know how much the health board has spent in the last three years putting patients up in hotels - I would like this broken down into annual figures please. I would also like to know the names and addresses of the hotels the health board uses to place patients in. I would also like details for how many patients are put up in hotels by the health board, and how long these stays are. Furthermore, I would like to know why patients are put into hotels. For example, I would like to know if there are specific reasons why a patient might be put up in a hotel. For example, illnesses or conditions that are more likely for the patient to stay in a hotel.

Date for Response: 30/08/2013 - View 4041 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4040
Date Received: 29/08/2013

Within your trust how many patients are currently being treated for the following eye conditions; split by the drug used [Ranibizumab, bevacizumab and aflibercept], please also state the number of intra-vitreal injections used. 1. Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration (wAMD) 2. Visual impairment due to Diabetic Macular Oedema (DMO) 3. Retinal Vein Occlusion for Central Retinal Vein Occlusion (CRVO) 4. Retinal Vein Occlusion for Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion (BRVO) 5. Visual impairment due to choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to pathologic myopia (mCNV)

Date for Response: 27/09/2013 - View 4040 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4039
Date Received: 28/08/2013

(a)  The number of patients marked as DNA for GP appointments in the last five years, broken down by year and if available by month. (b)  The number of patients marked as DNA for hospital appointments in the last five years, broken down by year and if available by month.

Date for Response: 26/09/2013 - View 4039 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4038
Date Received: 28/08/2013

1) The number of times an alarm has been raised after a patient has gone missing from a hospital ward in your Health Board area from 2008 to 0012 listed per year, hospital and ward specifying if police were alerted. 2) The number of times a missing patient incident has resulted in a compensation claim, other legal action or an official complaint in your Health Board area from 2008 and 2012 again listed per year and hospital for both. 3) The number of times a missing patient incident has resulted in death in your Health Board area between 2008 and 2012, listed per year per hospital. 4) Action taken to prevent similar incidences from happening.

Date for Response: 26/09/2013 - View 4038 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4037
Date Received: 28/08/2013

1. We note that the overflow pipe at the Comely Bank Centre was found to be leaking on 3 April 2013. Please advise who it was that adjusted and tested the pipe on the same day. 2. Please advise the reason why the overflow pipe was again inspected on 16 May 2013. 3. We asked you in question 6 of our original request to clarify what steps were taken to repair the overflow pipe and by whom. Your response was that the ballcock was adjusted and tested on 3 April 2013, however the ballcock was overhauled on 28 June 2013 after a fault with the boiler was reported. We should be grateful if you would advise what was the fault with the boiler. Was water emanating onto the pavement due to a fault with the boiler?

Date for Response: 26/09/2013 - View 4037 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4036
Date Received: 27/08/2013

Could you please forward a copy of the guidelines issued to consultants for use when assessing eligibility to NHS Complex Care. Could you please advise how many patients were assessed in each of the last five years? Could you please supply the number of persons who lodged an appeal for each of the last five years?

Date for Response: 25/09/2013 - View 4036 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4035
Date Received: 26/08/2013

Do you have a DVT Diagnosis tool for the assessment of Patients presenting to A&E and a Diagnosis tool for patients admitted to Hospital for 24+ hours. If you have assessment tools please enclose a copy of the tool(s) with your response.

Date for Response: 24/09/2013 - View 4035 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4034
Date Received: 26/08/2013

I cross-checked the information you have provided in the response and noticed that for 2012-13 and 2013-14, IM&T total revenue budget provided in Question 1 does not match with the sum total of respective year revenue budget provided in Question 2 table. Could you throw some light on the same. Furthermore, could you please provide the following information: 1. For 2012-13, bifurcation of Total spend on Software (capital budget) into Business Software and Clinical systems. 2. For 2012-13 and 2013-14, further bifurcation of Total spend on IT Services into its sub-fields (like Hardware Maintenance, Software Maintenance, IT outsourcing and so on). Moreover, I could not found attached ICT strategy as specified in the response.

Date for Response: 24/09/2013 - View 4034 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4033
Date Received: 22/08/2013

1) How does the organisation currently dispose of their redundant IT equipment? 2) How often does the organisation dispose of redundant IT equipment? 3) Which IT disposal company does the organisation currently use? 4) How long is the IT disposal contract for and when does it expire? 5) Do you receive a financial return from your current IT disposal partner? 6) Do you require any onsite destruction of hard drives? 7) How many IT users does the organisation support? 8) What is the split of PC’s, Laptops, Thin Clients? 9) What is the make and model of the IT equipment? 10) What is the refresh cycle within the organisation? 11) Do you have any current or upcoming projects that’ll result in redundant IT equipment?

Date for Response: 19/09/2013 - View 4033 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4032
Date Received: 28/08/2013

The total amount of money paid in salary overpayments during the following financial years by your organisation: 2012-2013, 2011-2012, 2010-2011. The total correct amount that should have been paid in salaries in the following financial years to staff by your organisation: 2012-2013, 2011-2012, 2010-2011

Date for Response: 11/09/2013 - View 4032 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4031
Date Received: 22/08/2013

1. Please provide me with all the information you have on what items (foreign bodies) have been surgically removed from patients in the NHS Lothian area over the last year? 2. What items (foreign bodies) have been removed from patients when attending A & E in the NHS Lothian area over the last year? 3. Can you breakdown the information into hospital, date and time?

Date for Response: 19/09/2013 - View 4031 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4030
Date Received: 22/08/2013

UNISON is undertaking its annual survey on the level of assaults on staff that have occurred over the past year. I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2005 on statistics you hold on assaults to health workers that have occurred in the course of their employment over the last year. This will enable us to assess whether there has been any change in the number of assaults reported and whether the method of collation of such statistics has improved. We would require information primarily on the number of assaults, but information about the nature of the assault and a breakdown of the category of worker and area, e.g. A & E/ Acute/ Primary Care/Community would also be helpful.

Date for Response: 10/09/2013 - View 4030 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4029
Date Received: 21/08/2013

Can you please confirm how many unique locum doctors the Trust employed through an agency in each of the following financial years (or, if more convenient, in calender years starting from 1st January 2010): 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013

Date for Response: 18/09/2013 - View 4029 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4028
Date Received: 02/08/2013

Please provide details of the total number of sick days taken by NHS staff in the health board area in the 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13 financial years. Please provide details of the total number of sick days relating to mental-health issues taken by NHS staff in the health board area in the 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13 financial years. Please provide details of the total number of sick days relating to stress taken by NHS staff in the health board area in the 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13 financial years.

Date for Response: 18/09/2013 - View 4028 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4027
Date Received: 19/08/2013

Please can you provide us with the name of the Director of Public Helaht Medicine in post from 1986 to 1992, their last know address and contact details in order that we may preogcnosce them?

Date for Response: 16/09/2013 - View 4027 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4026
Date Received: 19/08/2013

All costs associated with the organisation being legally represented at Fatal Accident Inquiries since January 1 2008.

Date for Response: 10/09/2013 - View 4026 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4025
Date Received: 19/08/2013

I would like to know what Lothian NHS policy is on maximum waiting times for a minor procedure under general aesthetic. Within the NHS constitution they say that each patient has the legal right start NHS consultant-led treatment within a maximum of 18 weeks from referral, does this apply in Scotland?

Date for Response: 16/09/2013 - View 4025 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4024
Date Received: 19/08/2013

Please provide me with a copy of any reports produced by external auditors or accountants which relate to your organisation’s finances from the last four years. By way of clarification, this should only be reports or work which you have commissioned that has not been in the public domain before. Not your annual accounts for example.

Date for Response: 18/09/2013 - View 4024 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4023
Date Received: 19/08/2013

Can you please tell me how many credit cards are held where the NHS Lothian pays the bill? Can you please supply copies of the credit card statements for such cards from April 2011 to the most recent date the records are available? Can you please tell me how many procurement cards are held by the NHS Lothian? Can I please supply copies of the procurement card statements for such cards from April 2011 to the most recent date that details are available?

Date for Response: 16/09/2013 - View 4023 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4022
Date Received: 16/08/2013

Please could you provide me with all information NHS Lothian holds relating to hospitality or gifts given to staff and board members between January 2006 up to the most recent period your records cover? Please also provide the policy and procedures that you employed to capture and monitor this information since January 2006. Finally, please could you email me this information, in a machine readable format, such as Microsoft Excel. Documents in pdf format are not useful. Should you not be able to collate the information requested within an acceptable cost limit, I would be happy to receive the most current data you can make available at a reasonable cost. 

Date for Response: 13/09/2013 - View 4022 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4021
Date Received: 16/08/2013

1) percentage of staff requesting informal review of AfC banding - at national (Scottish), NHSLothian, Roodlands and Pharmacy Department levels. 2) as above for formal review. 3) as above where review resulted in increased pay band for informal and formal reviews. 4) percentage of staff on protected pay after assimilation (at levels described above). 5) percentage of staff reassigned to or awarded higher pay band with same breakdown.

Date for Response: 18/09/2013 - View 4021 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4020
Date Received: 16/08/2013

Please could you provide me with all information NHS Lothian holds relating to hospitality or gifts given to staff and board members between January 2006 up to the most recent period your records cover? Please also provide the policy and procedures that you employed to capture and monitor this information since January 2006. Finally, please could you email me this information, in a machine readable format, such as Microsoft Excel. Documents in pdf format are not useful. Should you not be able to collate the information requested within an acceptable cost limit, I would be happy to receive the most current data you can make available at a reasonable cost. 

Date for Response: 13/09/2013 - View 4020 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4019
Date Received: 14/08/2013

How many patients have required a foreign language interpreter in the last five years, broken down by language where possible.   Average per patient costs for the provision of foreign language interpreters, excluding the translation of documents.

Date for Response: 11/08/2013 - View 4019 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4018
Date Received: 14/08/2013

Please list the number of appeals you have made to the Court of Session after decisions by the Scottish Information Commissioner since January 1, 2005.  For each appeal, please provide: 1. The date/year of appeal  2. The decision number as allocated by the Scottish Information Commissioner (eg 001/2005)  3. The outcome of the appeal  4. The cost or estimated cost of the appeal (eg, your staff time costs and your legal/court costs and those of the Scottish Information Commissioner, if you ultimately had to pay these)

Date for Response: 11/09/2013 - View 4018 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4017
Date Received: 13/05/2013

Under the Freedom of Information Act I would like to ask the following:  1. How many patients were admitted to hospital in the past year (2012/13)?  2. What number/percentage of patients admitted to hospital were risk assessed for malnutrition?  3. And what percentage were assessed within the first 24 hours?  4. How many patients had their Body Mass Index assessed?  5. How many patients died of malnutrition?  6. How many patients died during the same period in the previous year?  7. What was the age range of those who died from malnutrition?  8. How many patients lost weight while in hospital?

Date for Response: 12/09/2013 - View 4017 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4016
Date Received: 12/08/2013

The total number averaged for the years of Chiropodists/Podiatrists and other memebers of staff working in Podiatry Services within your organisation. Broken sdown by agenda for change banding 1-9, plus senior management contract arrangments. Last 5 years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.

Date for Response: 09/09/2013 - View 4016 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4015
Date Received: 12/08/2013

How many people are employed your organisation a) directly and b) indirectly? How many employees directly employed by your organisation are employed on a zero-hour contract? How many employees indirectly employed by your organisation are employed on a sero-hours contract. If your organisation employs anyone on a zero-hours contract, can you provide a summary of the roles where such contracts are used.

Date for Response: 09/09/2013 - View 4015 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4014
Date Received: 12/08/2013

I would appreciate if you could supply the following information under FOI: Name of officer responsible for the management of district nursing staff. Their designation. Their address. Their telephone number. Their email address.

Date for Response: 09/09/2013 - View 4014 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4013
Date Received: 12/08/2013

The number of district nursing staff. the number of other district allied health professional staff and a breakdown of this. Is there a system deployed for recording time and attendance information for patient visits completed by district nursing / other district health professional staff. if yes, who provides this solution. if yes, the setup cost for this system. if yes, the recurring annual costs for using this system. if yes, the contract renewal date for this system. if yes, how is the information logged e.g. via patient telephone landline, mobile device or another form.

Date for Response: 09/09/2013 - View 4013 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4012
Date Received: 09/08/2013

I would be grateful if you could provide the following information under the freedom of information (Scotland) Act 2002: Please state which hospital’s in NHS Lothain have a system that tracks the number of times patients with dementia are boarded. Please state which hospital’s in NHS Lothain have a system that tracks the number of times elderly patients are boarded. For those hospitals that do have such systems please state how many times a) dementia patients and b) elderly patients have been boarded in i) 2009/10 ii) 2010/11 iii) 2011/12 iv) 2012/13

Date for Response: 06/09/2013 - View 4012 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4011
Date Received: 09/08/2013

1. The number of times in each of the last five years where your organisation has retained a body part under Crown Office/ procurator fiscal authority. Please break down by part if possible. 2. The number of times in each of the last five years the body part has been returned to a family prior to a funeral. Please break down by part if possible. 3. The number of times in each of the last five years where the body part has been cremated or retained for medical science following instruction from the Crown Office/procurator fiscal. Please break down by part if possible. 4. The number of times in each of the last five years where your organisation has actively sought instruction from the Crown Office/ procurator fiscal over a retained body part. 5. Is your organisation aware of any incidents where a family were not consulted before their funeral over the retention of a body part? If so how many? Please break down by part if possible.

Date for Response: 06/09/2013 - View 4011 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4010
Date Received: 08/08/2013

Does your health board rota junior doctors working in acute hospitals to work seven night shifts in a row? What are the standard start and finish times for a junior doctor on night shift?

Date for Response: 05/09/2013 - View 4010 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4009
Date Received: 08/08/2013

For each financial quarter for the years 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 (to date) please can you tell me: The average number of hours worked per week by Foundation Year 1 and Foundation Year 2 doctors based in your acute hospitals. The maximum number of hours worked in one week by Foundation Year 1 and Foundation Year 2 doctors based in your acute hospitals. The average number of hours worked per week by junior doctors (excluding foundation year doctors) based in your acute hospitals. The maximum number of hours worked per week by junior doctors (excluding foundation year doctors) based in your acute hospitals. The maximum number of days worked in a row by junior doctors (excluding foundation year doctors) based in your acute hospitals. If you are unable to answer the above questions for financial quarters, please provide the same information for six month periods.

Date for Response: 05/09/2013 - View 4009 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4008
Date Received: 08/08/2013

The total number of incidents of patients not attending their appointments (DNAs) between 2007 and 2013, broken down by financial year. The did not attend (DNA) rate for all appointments between 2007 and 2013, broken down by financial year. The total cost of DNAs to the Health Board between 2007 and 2013, broken down by financial year. The total number of incidents of patients not attending their outpatient appointments (DNAs) between 2007 and 2013, broken down by financial year. The did not attend (DNA) rate for outpatient appointments between 2007 and 2013, broken down by financial year. The total cost of DNAs for outpatient appointments to the Health Board between 2007 and 2013, broken down by financial year. The total number of incidents of patients not attending their inpatient appointments (DNAs) between 2007 and 2013, broken down by financial year. The did not attend (DNA) rate for inpatient appointments between 2007 and 2013, broken down by financial year. The total cost of DNAs for inpatient appointments to the Health Board between 2007 and 2013, broken down by financial year. The total number of incidents of patients not attending their day case appointments (DNAs) between 2007 and 2013, broken down by financial year. The did not attend (DNA) rate for day case appointments between 2007 and 2013, broken down by financial year. The total cost of DNAs for day case appointments to the Health Board between 2007 and 2013, broken down by financial year.  

Date for Response: 06/11/2013 - View 4008 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4007
Date Received: 07/08/2013

1) Whether the Health Board pays bonuses to executives and managers. 2) Whether the Health Board pays bonuses to medical staff. 3) The total amount of money spent on bonuses for all staff between 2007 and 2013, broken down by financial year. 4) The total amount of money spent on bonuses for executives and managers between 2007 and 2013, broken down by financial year. 5) The total amount of money spent on bonuses for medical staff between 2007 and 2013, broken down by financial year. 6) The total number of staff with an annual salary of more than £142,257 a year, between 2007 and 2013, broken down by financial year. 7) The total number of executives and managers with an annual salary of more than £142,257 a year, between 2007 and 2013, broken down by financial year. 8) The total number of medical staff with an annual salary of more than £142,257 a year, between 2007 and 2013, broken down by financial year. I would like to request that my submission remains anonymous and that each point above is treated as a separate request.

Date for Response: 04/09/2013 - View 4007 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4006
Date Received: 07/08/2013

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I would like to request the following information. I would like to obtain figures which show how many people are being treated for/suffering from diabetes related eating disorders. For example, "diabulimia" (which I know is not a medical term), but when diabetics purposely give themselves less insulin than they should in order to lose weight. I would like also like to obtain figures which show this broken down into groups as follows: - Age range - Gender  - Nationality.  I would also like the most recent figures on other eating disorders too. For example, anorexia and bulimia, broken down into the same groups and the overall numbers of people being treated/suffering from this.

Date for Response: 04/09/2013 - View 4006 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4005
Date Received: 07/08/2013

Can you please tell me how many times concerns over staffing levels at the Royal Victoria Building, at the Western General Hospital, have been raised through Datix since it opened. Please provide a month by month break down if possible. 

Date for Response: 04/09/2013 - View 4005 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4004
Date Received: 07/08/2013

Could you please send me the three recent audit reports relating to medical equipment, prescribing practices and costs and infection control.

Date for Response: 04/09/2013 - View 4004 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4003
Date Received: 06/08/2013

What is the NHS Lothian policy on sharing of patient contact details (e.g. name, address, telephone) externally from the organisation? In your answer to my request please detail: (a)  If patient details can be shared within NHS Scotland. That is other NHS boards, special boards and national support organisations. (b)  If patient details can be shared out with NHS Scotland (i.e. any organisation not covered by part (a)). If so which organisations can receive/access such data. (c)  If patient details are ever shared with any private company, if so which private companies are approved to access/given such data. (d)  If private companies identified in part (c) supply NHS Lothian with any remuneration for access to this data.

Date for Response: 03/09/2013 - View 4003 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4002
Date Received: 06/08/2013

I would like to request under freedom of information. A copy of the completed Formulary Application used in your health board area for Ella One (Ulipristal) when it was submitted for formulary application. A full copy of the minutes of the meeting where Ella One (Ulipristal) was discussed.

Date for Response: 03/09/2013 - View 4002 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4001
Date Received: 05/08/2013

1. What type of physical restraints are approved? 2. Is prone (face down) restraint used in NHS Lothian Psychiatric Institutions? 3. How many separate incidents of physical restraint have taken place in NHS Lothian Psychiatric Institutions in the years 2010, 2011 and 2012? 4. How many separate incidents of rapid tranquilisation have taken place in NHS Lothian Psychiatric Institutions in the years 2010, 2011 and 2012 4. Has NHS Lothian implemented the Scottish Patient Safety Mental Health Programme on Restraint, Seclusion and Emergency Sedation Action Package? 5. If not to (4) when and how are carers, guardians, and or the named person notified that such a method has been used? 6. Provide copies of all internal and external correspondence relating to physical restraint and rapid tranquilisation, whether paper or Internet based.

Date for Response: 02/09/2013 - View 4001 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4000
Date Received: 05/08/2013

Therefore, please could you send me all details of invoices paid monthly over £25,000 of the NHS Lothian trust spend from 2011 to the most recent month available in Microsoft Excel format. I assume there are more recent months now available, than the files that are online. Thus, this information is by no means all in the public domain at present. Secondly, I note that NHS Lothian have declined to publish details of all expenditure down to a £500 limit on cost grounds. Even though this limit is becoming the standard threshold in England for public bodies. If possible, I would therefore be grateful to know what is the lowest spending limit the NHS could afford to publish spending details on? For example, if it is to expensive to publish details of all invoices over £500, could NHS Lothian publish details of all invoices paid over £1000, £5000 or £10,000 on a monthly basis. I would be keen to obtain monthly spending details from the start of 2012, to the lowest threshold your organisation can cost effectively provide it at. 

Date for Response: 02/09/2013 - View 4000 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3999
Date Received: 06/08/2013

This is a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information I require is about rostering policy in the hospitals operated by the University Hospitals Division of NHS Lothian. a) Are rotas held securely and available as and when required?   b) Who can request them? c) How long are rotas kept for? d) Are rostering policies different in each hospital? e) If answer to question d) is yes, what policies are in place at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital? the date range associated with request: I am particularly interested in rotas from December 2011 until now. Doctors and Nurses

Date for Response: 03/09/2013 - View 3999 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3998
Date Received: 05/08/2013

I would like full details of all adverse events or incidents which took place in your maternity or neonatal facilities in each of the last three full financial years. For each year I would like the name of the facility and how many adverse events took place within it.  In addition,  for the same time period can I please have a copy of all reports into events or incidents which you categorised as significant, or graded as high or very high, and took place in these maternity or neonatal facilities.

Date for Response: 02/09/2013 - View 3998 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3997
Date Received: 05/08/2013

·         Please can you advise me how I go about obtaining a copy of ~~~~~~ medical records from ~~~~~~ hospital. ~~~~~~~ passed away on ~~~~~~ and as parents we want copies of all ward notes, dr notes and or system notes from the date ~~~~~~ was admitted from ~~~~~~~ and a copy of last set of blood results done at clinic prior to ~~~~~~.

Date for Response: 02/09/2013 - View 3997 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3996
Date Received: 02/08/2013

I have attached a copy of the final version of the Independent External Review Livingston Perinatal Mental Health Services. There are many blacked out parts within this review. I now request the original review with no alterations under the Freedom of Information Act.

Date for Response: 30/08/2013 - View 3996 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3994
Date Received: 31/07/2013

To ask how many hospital admissions there have been in the last three years as a result of the patient taking performance or image enhancing drugs (PIEDs). If possible, could this be broken down by i) year ii) age group of patient and iii) type of drug/substance involved - Anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS), Stimulants (ephedrine, caffeine etc), Insulin/IGF 1/Daonil, Human Growth Hormone (hGH), Diurestics, Beta Blockers, Oestrogen antagonists, Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) and Erythropoietin (EPO), Aminoglutethimide Botox.

Date for Response: 28/08/2013 - View 3994 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3993
Date Received: 31/07/2013

Please could you provide us with the following information for The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, The Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Belhaven Hospital, Corstorphine Hospital, Edenhall Hospital, Herdmanflat Hospital, Liberton Hospital, St Michael's Hospital, Tippethill Hospital, and Western General Hospital respectively: 1) Total Number of beds 2) Number of Operating Rooms 3) Number of Labour and Delivery Rooms (if applicable) 4) Level of NIC (if applicable) 5) Number of NICU Beds (if applicable) 6) Number of ICC Spaces (if applicable) 7) Number of SCBUC Spaces (if applicable) 8) Number of Neonatal HDUC / Step down 9) Spaces (if applicable) 10) Number of ICU Beds 11) Number of HDU Beds 12) Number of CCU Beds 13) Number of Recovery beds 14) Number of A&E beds

Date for Response: 28/08/2013 - View 3993 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3992
Date Received: 31/07/2013

How many overtime hours were claimed by nurses in the last financial year 2012/13? And how much was paid out in over time wages to the same nurses. Would it also be possible to find out how many nurses are employed full and part time?

Date for Response: 28/08/2013 - View 3992 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3991
Date Received: 29/07/2013

I would like to request the following information under Freedom of Information legislation: · Whether the Health Board stores all patient records digitally. · Whether the Health Board continues to store paper copies of patient records. · The total cost to the Health Board of sharing paper copies of patient records between health services within the Health Board area in each year since 2007, broken down by financial year. · The number of paper copies of patient records lost in each year since 2007, broken down by financial year. · The total cost to the Health Board of sharing paper copies of patient records with health services in other health board areas in each year since 2007, broken down by financial year.

Date for Response: 26/08/2013 - View 3991 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3989
Date Received: 29/07/2013

I am writing to obtain information about the total amount of money paid to trade unions by your organisation, 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:  1.  A list of trade unions which received payments from your organisation and the total amounts paid to each union for financial years a) 2011-12 and b) 2012-13. If it is not possible to list the amount paid to each union, please provide a total amount paid to all unions. Please do not include membership dues or salary costs. Please only include direct payments. 2. Please state: a) 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) 2011-12 and ii) 2012-13. b) The number of full-time equivalent (FTE) staff that were provided for each trade union in i) 2011-12 and ii) 2012-13. For example, if a member of staff spends 2 days per week on union business, this is equal to 0.4 FTE. 3. a) Does your organisation provide the facility to deduct trade union subscriptions from staff salaries in the payroll process? b) If so, for each union please state what your organisation charged for this service (whether as a fixed amount per employee or a percentage), and the total amount collected in: i) 2011-12 ii) 2012-13

Date for Response: 26/08/2013 - View 3989 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3988
Date Received: 29/07/2013

I wonder if you could  provide copies of reviews conducted by Dr Margaret Oates into the NHS Lothian/East of Scotland perinatal psychiatry service (i) in 2008 (as part of the College of Psychiatrists Perinatal Quality Assurance Network), (ii) into a fatality which occurred in the service in 2011, and (iii) the external review she conducted into the service in 2012? Could you please also provide details of expenses and fees paid to Dr Oates in connection with these?

Date for Response: 26/08/2013 - View 3988 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3987
Date Received: 29/07/2013

I am writing to your health board on behalf of UNISON Scotland to make a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 for the following information please: Do you have a procurement policy on the sourcing of food? If so, please provide a copy of the policy or the relevant part(s). If there is guidance not a policy, please provide that. What proportion of food used in your board’s hospital meals is sourced in Scotland/in the UK/in mainland Europe/elsewhere? (If you don’t know this for all food, please give details of what you do know. E.g for chicken and apples. Or e.g details of any relevant Soil Association Food for Life Catering Mark or e.g. details for a particular hospital/group of hospitals). What proportion of eggs used in your board’s hospital meals is free range? What proportion of chicken used in your board’s hospital meals is free range? What proportion of food used in your board’s hospital meals is organic? If you don’t know this for all food, please give details of what you do know. (E.g. re milk or any other purchase of organic products). Do you use mains fed water coolers? If so, please describe to what extent? (E.g. whether this is for a certain proportion of premises.)

Date for Response: 26/08/2013 - View 3987 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3986
Date Received: 29/07/2013

I am interested in finding out about healthcare support workers and their work with nurses. Please could you provide answers to the following questions within 20 days: 1a) Does your organisation run an induction programme for healthcare support workers on Agenda for Change (AfC) bands 2,3 and 4? 1b) If yes, how long is the induction process? 2a) Does your organisation require a minimum qualification for healthcare support workers on AfC bands 2, 3 and 4? 2b) If yes, please state what the requirements are. 3a) Is your director of nursing fully responsible for the recruitment and training of support workers? 3b) If no, who is? 4) What title do you give your support workers? For instance, are they known as nursing assistants, nursing auxiliaries, healthcare assistant or healthcare support worker? Please state their exact title. 5) How many healthcare support workers did you support to progress into nursing in 2011 and in 2012? 5b) How many healthcare support workers do you plan to support into nursing in 2013 and in 2014. 5c) Please detail the support you provide. 6) What percentage of healthcare  support workers (in bands 2, 3 and 4) terminate employment within the first year of working with you? Please provide figures for: 2011 and for 2012 7a) Do you have a code of conduct for healthcare support workers or an equivalent? 7b)If yes, please provide details of when it was introduced, plus a copy of the document. 7c)If no, do you plan on introducing one in the next 12 months? 8) Please give details on any other healthcare support worker initiatives you are running or plan to run?

Date for Response: 26/08/2013 - View 3986 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3985
Date Received: 29/07/2013

I would like to request information under Freedom of Information legislation. I understand babies born to drug dependent mothers are often transferred to drug treatment programmes to wean them off their addiction. Please can you tell me: How many newborns in your NHS Board area were transferred to a drug treatment programme in the past five years. Please breakdown the results by year.

Date for Response: 26/08/2013 - View 3985 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3984
Date Received: 29/07/2013

I would be grateful if you could let me know the following information regarding asthma. In your trust over the past 12 months for patients with asthma please provide the number of patients as follows: How many patients have been diagnosed as having severe asthma, i.e. BTS steps 4 or 5? How many patients have been diagnosed as having severe allergic asthma, i.e. severe persistent confirmed allergic IgE-mediated asthma? How many asthma patients are you treating with a combination of all 3 of the following: Inhaled high-dose corticosteroids AND Long-acting beta2 agonists AND Oral corticosteroids (4 or more courses in the past 12 months); Of these how many are also currently receiving, or have trialled: Leukotriene receptor antagonists, Theophyllines. 4.         How many patients have been treated with Omalizumab [Xolair] – split into Asthma patients and Non-Asthma patients convenient please complete the following table to answer these questions:

Date for Response: 26/08/2013 - View 3984 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3983
Date Received: 26/07/2013

1) I would like to know if NHS Lothian has introduced a policy on the use of electronic cigarettes on its premises and in its vehicles. If NHS Lothian has introduced such a policy then I would be most grateful if you could send me a copy of that policy. 2) If no such policy has been introduced then I would be grateful if you could indicate if NHS Lothian intends to introduce a policy and when that is likely to be implemented. 3) If any discussions have taken place on e-cigarettes in the last three years, even if no specific policy has been agreed, then I would be grateful if you could send me copies of any minutes of those discussions.

Date for Response: 23/08/2013 - View 3983 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3982
Date Received: 26/07/2013

I work for the BMA and am looking at the diversity of doctors subject to complaints and/or disciplinary actions and procedures within their organisations. 1) Please state the total number of doctors currently employed by your organisation - giving the answer in head count and full time equivalent posts. Please exclude the total number of bank or locum staff from this figure. 2) Please break down the number of doctors employed at your organisation into all types of doctor employed. Please do not use percentages, please use headcount. 3) Please now state what proportion of your doctor workforce is made up of black Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) staff members. Please state in headcount. 4) Please now state how many doctors at your organisation have had formal complaints made against them either by other staff members or members of the public (even if not upheld) in the last two years, eg a 24-month period covering the financial year April 2011 to April 2013 . Please give these in headcount numbers not percentages. 5) Please then state how many of these doctors were then the subject of disciplinary action or procedures initiated by your trust or organisation. 6) Please now state how many of the doctors subject to internal disciplinary procedures were from a BAME background? 7) What was the number of all doctors (subject to internal disciplinary procedures) referred on to the General Medical Council (for Fitness to Practise proceedings)or other external body? Please show how this total number of doctors is divided into BAME/Non BAME categories. 8) Please provide a copy of your organisation’s Equality and Diversity policy and any other documents which would help provide an overview of your equality and diversity commitments, such as your latest Equality Assurance report. 9) Does your organisation have any concerns about the proportion of BAME medical workforce staff members who are subject to complaints, disciplinary proceedings or GMC Fitness to Practise proceedings? If so, how is this area going to be tackled during the next 12 months?

Date for Response: 23/08/2013 - View 3982 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3981
Date Received: 26/07/2013

It is my understanding that the Royal Edinburgh Psychiatric Hospital in Morningside Terrace is undertaking extensive redevelopment. I would ask for following information to be provided: 1) Architectural site plans currently under consideration 2) Information relating to the projected impact to local residents, in particular to  residents of the primary site access routes via Morningside Park, Morningside Terrace and Tipperlinn Road 3) Proposed timetable for activity including road closures, building works schedules and completion deadline 4) The anticipated environmental impacts of any development in particular any proposed removal of mature trees adjacent to Tipperlinn Road and across the site in general. 5) Anticipated impacts upon George Watsons College in particular pedestrian access with respect to construction traffic. 6) Are there any proposals to incorporate developments other than for healthcare purposes for example commercial or residential use.

Date for Response: 23/08/2013 - View 3981 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3980
Date Received: 25/07/2013

1) The Department responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the Comelybank Centre, Crewe Road South, Edinburgh. 2) Documentary evidence of the Western General’s and NHS Lothian’s policy for gritting of pavements in the Western General, Royal Victoria Hospital and Comelybank Centre. 3) The date on which the overflow pipe, which juts out from the side of the Comelybank Centre, was discovered to be leaking and dripping down to the pavement. 4) The date on which this was inspected. 5) The date on which the overflow pipe was repaired. 6) What steps were taken to repair the overflow pipe and by whom?

Date for Response: 22/08/2013 - View 3980 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3979
Date Received: 25/07/2013

1) The total number of a) Board members b) Women represented on the board c) Ethnic minorities represented on the board d) Disabled people represented on the board e) LGBT members represented on the board. In the case of b) to e) inclusive, please also express the number as a percentage of the whole board. 2) The total number of a) Members of the senior management team b) Women represented on the senior management team c) Ethnic minorities represented on the senior management team d) Disabled people represented on the senior management team e) LGBT members represented on the senior management team. In the case of b) to e) inclusive, please also express the number as a percentage of the whole senior management team.

Date for Response: 22/08/2013 - View 3979 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3978
Date Received: 24/07/2013

These questions are about the ‘hospital at night’ rota which provides medical cover in acute hospitals during the night: For each of your acute hospitals please answer the following questions under Freedom of Information legislation. How many patients (including medical and surgical patients) are expected to be covered by the ‘hospital at night’ rota? What is the maximum number of patients (including medical and surgical patients) irrespective covered by the hospital at night rota this year? What is the composition of the staff team currently in post for each rota, including the number of doctors, by grade, and non-medical staff by type? What is the official start and finish time for each hospital at night rota?

Date for Response: 21/08/2013 - View 3978 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3977
Date Received: 24/07/2013

1) Are you confident you are ‘maintaining women’s dignity and respect shortly after the birth of a baby’ as the Health Minister asks of you? 2) In the light of public concern and communication from the Health Minister will you be terminating your contract with Bounty? 3) When is the current contract up for renewal?

Date for Response: 21/08/2013 - View 3977 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3976
Date Received: 23/07/2013

How many nurse banking staff have been seen their budgets cut across NHS sectors since the Agenda for Change was rolled out? What are the individual nurse bank budgets for each area? What is the year on year budgets? How many full time\part time GPs have been employed on annual basis? *including a breakdown of disciplines. How many Advance Nursing practitioners for the Hospital At Night scheme have been recruited since Agenda for Change? Please supply a year on year breakdown.

Date for Response: 20/08/2013 - View 3976 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3975
Date Received: 23/07/2013

Since Agenda For Change was implemented in NHS Scotland what are the year on year numbers for the following: 1) How many nurses full time\part time across all disciplines have been in place on an annual basis. Including grades. *including a breakdown of disciplines 2) How many roles across all staffing sectors have not been replaced due to leavers or resignations. 3) Have any sectors been subject to job freezing? If so which ones.

Date for Response: 20/08/2013 - View 3975 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3974
Date Received: 23/07/2013

Since Agenda For Change was implemented in NHS Scotland what are the year on year numbers for the following: 1) How many full time\part time consultants across all disciplines have been in place on annual basis. *including a breakdown of disciplines 2) How many full time\part time doctors across all disciplines have been in place on an annual basis. Including grades. *including a breakdown of disciplines 3) How many full time\part time surgeons across all disciplines have been in place on annual basis. *including a breakdown of disciplines.

Date for Response: 20/08/2013 - View 3974 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3973
Date Received: 23/07/2013

1) Over the past 12 months, how many Chronic Urticaria patients have been treated in your Trust? 2) How many patients are currently treated with Xolair (Omalizumab) for the following indications? A) Severe Allergic Asthma, B) Urticaria

Date for Response: 30/07/2013 - View 3973 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3972
Date Received: 23/07/2013

To ask how many admissions hospitals in your area had in 2012/13 as a result of physical assault. If possible, could this be broken down by type of assault, if your records go into that much detail?

Date for Response: 20/08/2013 - View 3972 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3971
Date Received: 22/07/2013

Please could you tell me how many staff, either employees of your organisation or contractors, have been disciplined for smoking in the last three years (ie since August 1 2010). Please break the information down by the date of the offence, the location (ie which hospital/office) and the outcome (for instance if the employee was dismissed). I can be contacted on this email address should you require further clarification.

Date for Response: 19/08/2013 - View 3971 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3969
Date Received: 22/07/2013

1) The number of overall delayed discharges on a monthly basis for the last 3 years; 2)The number of delayed discharges due to social work on a monthly basis for the last 3 years; 3)The name of the electronic system (if any) used to discharge patients for social work assessment; 4)The names of all the local authorities that you refer patients to for social work assessment; 5)The contact details of the person(s) in charge of coordinating patient discharges to social work.

Date for Response: 19/08/2013 - View 3969 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3967
Date Received: 22/08/2013

Please provide details of the following in respect of the Vanguard contracts for the modular theatre and ward provision at NHS Lothian hospitals: 1) What is the length of the hire contracts? If these are rolling contracts, please provide details on any minimum periods of hire. 2) What is the cost per day of hiring the units? Please provide details where prices are affected by minimum periods, contract flexibility etc. 3) Can you confirm the types of facility (as taken from the Vanguard website) i.e. mobile, modular standard or modular laminar flow? 4) What work has been undertaken to examine options for additional theatre provision at NHS Lothian facilities, such as integrated new/re-designed theatre provision, or modular theatre provision on an outright purchase basis? 5) What if any discussions have been held with local authorities regarding planning permission for any options under item 4? 6) Please provide details of all correspondence including emails, briefings, reports or other material held relating to all of the above, particularly in respect of item 4.

Date for Response: 19/08/2013 - View 3967 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3966
Date Received: 18/07/2013

I want to make a Freedom of Information request, could you please send me the following information with regards to the organisation’s Mobile Phones: 1. Existing Supplier(s) - If there is more than one supplier please split the contract up including the contract value, number of users, duration, contract dates and internal contact details. 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 for each network provider. 3. Number of Users- Number of connections for each network provider. 4. Duration of the contract- please state if the contract also include contract extensions for each provider. 5. Call off Contract/Framework Agreement Start Date- please provide me with information on when the framework commenced and include the month and year and day if possible for each network provider. 6. Call off Contract/Framework Agreement Expiry Date- please provide me with information on when the framework expires and include the month and year and day if possible for each network provider. 7. Contract/Framework Agreement Review Date- please provide me with the month and year and day if possible of when the organisation plans to review it mobile phone contracts for each network provider. 8. The person within the organisation responsible for this particular contract. Can you send me the full contact details Contact Name, Job Title, Contact Number and direct email address for each network provider. If the has more than one supplier can you please split the contract into to so they show information for both supplier including, total contract value, users, duration, and the other dates. Please can you provide me with the latest information- If the organisation’s is currently out to tender please can you also state the approx. date of award along with the information above.

Date for Response: 15/08/2013 - View 3966 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3963
Date Received: 17/07/2013

Since the beginning of 2008 (each calendar year), how many items have been left inside patients' bodies after operating procedues? (i) Please give details of the hospital where the incident was recorded, and a brief description of what the items were and in which body part they were left inside. (ii) How many of these patients became unwell as a result?

Date for Response: 14/08/2013 - View 3963 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3962
Date Received: 17/07/2013

I am writing to request a copy of NHS Lothian’s policy on funding the following fertility treatment, particularly pertaining to the criteria against which patients are assessed to establish their entitlement to NHS treatment: oocyte preservation and transfer, perm preservation, intrauterine insemination using donor sperm, intrauterine insemination using partner’s sperm, in vitro fertilisation using oocytes and donor sperm

Date for Response: 14/08/2013 - View 3962 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3961
Date Received: 16/07/2013

I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act, for each of the GP practices that fall into NHS Lothian: The number of diabetic blood glucose strips dispensed by each GP practice for the year ending December 2011 and the year ending December 2012.

Date for Response: 13/08/2013 - View 3961 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3960
Date Received: 22/07/2013

To ascertain the success rate of this type of operation in the consultants team, and the comparisons with rates elsewhere. Clarification requests (procedure and national stats ISD).

Date for Response: 09/09/2013 - View 3960 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3959
Date Received: 16/07/2013

I am looking to locate the following guidance or standards expected by the Health Board of its practices, with regard to: • Any minimum standard/speed or type of broadband expected of surgeries for non N3 purposes i.e. voice traffic/alternative broadband facilities • Any specific requirements that you place on GP services with regard to continuity of service/back up facilities for system failures or disturbances • Any national requirements by NHS Scotland or the Scottish Government to be enforced by the Health Board with regard to the above

Date for Response: 13/08/2013 - View 3959 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3958
Date Received: 16/07/2013

Under the Freedom of 1nfonnation Act, I would like to request the following information: Does the trust carry out any of the following cardiac procedures: Minimum Invasive Valve Surgery (MIVS) Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation( TAVI) Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass (MlDCAB) How many procedures of each are carried out per year? lf the trust is not presently undertaking these surgeries, are there any plans to do so in the future? Whose surgical instruments are presently used to carry out each of the different procedures?

Date for Response: 13/08/2013 - View 3958 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3957
Date Received: 12/07/2013

We note with interest that you indicate that the appropriate referral would be made by the person's General Practitioner. Our understanding from the 2008 guidance issued by the Primary and Community Care Directorate is that the local social work services department should be the first port of call, see para 41 of CEL6(2008) and thereafter a multi disciplinary assessment is undertaken. If that is not correct we would be grateful if you could let us know what further guidance has been issued subsequent to February 2008 imposing the duty on the GP. It is of course incumbent upon a GP to comply with the GMC Guidelines to provide the best care and advice to patients and we would be most obliged by your providing us with details of the number of GP referrals that have been in NHS Lothian for an assessment to be carried out for NHS Continuing Healthcare. Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act. We also note that you are referring to NHS Inpatient Complex care. Again in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act could you please supply details as to what exactly this is and is it in fact another name for NHS Continuing Healthcare. If it is could you provide the information as to why the name was changed and who authorised the name change.

Date for Response: 09/08/2013 - View 3957 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3956
Date Received: 16/07/2013

Inpatient – 2011/12 (1) The number of elective inpatient admissions arranged in the Board area in 2011/12; (2) The number of elective inpatient admissions cancelled by the NHS Board in the area in 2011/12; (3) The number of elective inpatient admissions cancelled by patients in the NHS Board area in 2011/12; Inpatient – 2012/13 (4) The number of elective inpatient admissions arranged in the Board area in 2012/13; (5) The number of elective inpatient admissions cancelled by the NHS Board in the area in 2012/13; (6) The number of elective inpatient admissions cancelled by patients in the NHS Board area in 2012/13; Outpatient – 2011/12 (7) The number of outpatient appointments arranged in the Board area in 2011/12; (8) The number of outpatient appointments cancelled by the NHS Board in the area in 2011/12; (9) The number of outpatient appointments cancelled by patients in the NHS Board area in 2011/12; Outpatient – 2012/13 (10) The number outpatient appointments arranged in the Board area in 2012/13; (11) The number of outpatient appointments cancelled by the NHS Board in the area in 2012/13; (12) The number of outpatient appointments cancelled by patients in the NHS Board area in 2012/13.

Date for Response: 13/08/2013 - View 3956 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3955
Date Received: 16/07/2013

1) Please provide details of the total number of babies born in the health board area in each of the last three full financial years. 2) Please provide details of the total number of babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome in each of the last three financial years.

Date for Response: 30/07/2013 - View 3955 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3954
Date Received: 12/07/2013

1) How many nurses working in hospitals in the health board are currently under supervision as part of capability processes to address poor performance? 2) A breakdown of the numbers by each hospital. 3) How many nurses working in hospitals in the health board have been placed on conditions of practice orders by the Nursing and Midwifery Council or other regulators? 4) The total number of nurses working in hospitals in the health board area.

Date for Response: 09/08/2013 - View 3954 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3952
Date Received: 10/07/2013

Is private care, or are private beds, available within any NHS facilities in the board area? If so, please detail what is on offer at what facilities. I’d like to request a copy of any rules that govern the provision of private care/beds within NHS facilities.

Date for Response: 07/08/2013 - View 3952 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3951
Date Received: 10/07/2013

1.What year were alcohol gel hand dispensers first introduced,specifically in both clinical practice(for Healthcare workers) and visitor practice(at ward entrances)? 2. How much money did it cost to put up the alcohol gel hand dispensers in both clinical practice areas and at ward entrances for visitors? 3.How much money does it actually cost to maintain the alcohol gel hand dispensers in clinical practice areas and at ward entrances? 4.What is the annual cost of the alcohol gel itself for clinical practice areas and ward entrances?

Date for Response: 07/08/2013 - View 3951 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3950
Date Received: 10/07/2013

I have been told that a number of prisoners have asked to be switched from methadone to Subutex or Suboxone in an attempt to come off methadone, but have been refused on grounds of cost. The Scottish Prison Service press office told me this was a question for health boards rather than for them as any such requests would be dealt with by medics. Given that reply, it struck me that I should ask not just about the prison population, which might only be relevant to some of you, but about the wider population as well. How many prisoners have requested to be switched from methadone to one of these drugs and how many have in fact been switched as a result?In how many drug deaths involving prisoners for the last full year available did methadone feature, and how did this compare with the same figures for five and ten years ago? 

Date for Response: 07/08/2013 - View 3950 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3949
Date Received: 10/07/2013

Could you tell me how many patients you have on methadone prescriptions, how much this is costing annually and how many patients each year do you oversee who succeed in coming off methadone? How many patients in the past year have asked to be switched to Subutex or Suboxone in an attempt to defeat their opiate addiction, how many methadone users have been asked by their doctors to consider the switch, how many have gone from methadone to one of these other drugs, and what is the average cost per patient compared with continued methadone dependency? Have methadone prescriptions in your area risen or fallen from five years ago and from ten years ago to the present level, or the latest point at which this can be measured? In how many drug deaths for the last full year available did methadone feature, and how did this compare with the same figures for five and ten years ago? 

Date for Response: 30/08/2013 - View 3949 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3946
Date Received: 10/07/2013

Hospital Wards RIE - All information including emails and other correspondence; briefing notes; consultants (non-medical) reports on the programme; cost analysis documents and reports, particularly showing comparisons and optimism bias; final financial reports and assessments, whether dealt with at Board level in private session or not; procurement process difficulties; final costs and financing arrangements. Please also provide reports and any other correspondence held involving the medical professions, including consultations and briefings. Finally, please provide any further information not included above such that it refers to assessments of any impacts on other NHS Lothian hospitals and services.

Date for Response: 07/08/2013 - View 3946 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3945
Date Received: 09/07/2013

By year from its introduction in 2006, how much has NHS Lothian charged patients under 18 for dental treatment which has been assessed under the British Orthodontics Society guide-Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need? For each of those years, please indicate at what level (1-5) of the IOTN the charge was made.

Date for Response: 06/07/2013 - View 3945 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3944
Date Received: 09/07/2013

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I would be obliged if you would provide me with a report detailing the income received by NHS Lothian from homeopathy referrals including all other health boards for the financial years 2010/11 and 2011/12.

Date for Response: 06/07/2013 - View 3944 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3943
Date Received: 09/07/2013

Can you please advise how many NHS Lothian patients have been assessed for NHS Continuing Healthcare following the issue of CEL 6 (2008)  http://www.sehd.scot.nhs.uk/mels/CEL2008_06.pdf  (from 7 February 2008 to 5 July 2013) and how many NHS Lothian patients have been successful in securing NHS Continuing Healthcare funding in that time period.

Date for Response: 06/08/2013 - View 3943 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3942
Date Received: 09/07/2013

What is NHS Lothian's position on  surgeons who undertake private work during NHS time ?

Date for Response: 06/08/2013 - View 3942 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3941
Date Received: 08/07/2013

I would like information on your organisation’s current uniform policy for nursing staff and healthcare assistants. I would like to know the uniform policy for nursing staff by their role, for example, a charge nurse wears a navy dress with a red trim and a red belt, the director of nursing wears a red dress, and a senior healthcare assistant wears a white tunic and blue trousers. Specifically, I would like to know any nursing staff or healthcare assistants wear hats as part of their uniform. If yes, I would like to know when this was introduced and why. I would like to know if your director of nursing wears a uniform, and if so, when this was introduced and why. I would like to know what sizes your uniforms come in (for example, sizes 6 to 22 and small, medium, large) and which size is the most requested/ordered. I would like to know when the current uniform policy was introduced and the reason(s) for the introduction of the policy. For example, if the change in policy was due to patient feedback, I would like to know what the feedback was. If the current uniform policy for nursing staff and healthcare assistants was introduced since January 2010, I would like to know: When it was introduced. The total cost of providing new uniforms and name badges to nursing staff and healthcare assistants due to the change in uniform policy. A breakdown of the previous uniform policy for nursing staff and healthcare assistants – for example, a matron wore a red dress with a navy belt, and so on. If your uniform policy has not changed since January 2010, I would like to know when it is next up for review, and if there are any plans to change the uniform policy in the next 12 months

Date for Response: 05/08/2013 - View 3941 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3940
Date Received: 05/07/2013

Scottish Love in Action (SLA) - The SLA held an extremely loud and intrusive fireworks event (akin in scale to the fireworks at the Castle for New Year and the EIF and to the Meadowbank Event) at this venue last year and I complained then to both to the administrators of the Charity and to the Principal of George Watson's College, with a plea to them to recognise the distress such a "noisy" event causes to our pets and wildlife. My plea appears to have fallen on deaf ears which is unfortunate as it means I now need to get more vocal and more resolute in my endeavours to stop this source of obvious "distress" from happening. Domestic fireworks in an urban situation are bad enough, but this event turns this quiet residential area into a full on war zone for an extended period - 2 x I hour +! - which is unacceptable. My request therefore involves NHS Lothian's involvement in last year's event:- Were the fireworks set off from the vacant land belonging to NHS Lothian? If yes:- Was permission asked for and granted for this? Who took the decision to grant permission? Can you please provide the name, position within NHS Lothian and contact details for this person? Was the decision a unilateral one or were the local neighbourhood consulted beforehand? If consultation took place, can you please provide evidence of a general agreement to the event taking place? If no consultation took place what authority did this person have in making this decision? Did that person take account of the obvious fear and distress which would be caused to domestic pets and other wildlife in the area around Myreside and the wildlife taking sanctuary in the vacant land belonging to NHS Lothian? Did that person take account of the distress caused to the elderly in the area? My mother who suffers from tinnitus resides in a Care Home nearby and was "not amused!" There are a number of sheltered housing complexes, care homes and nursing homes in the area and I expect they will also have residents similarly alarmed by excessive noise. And a further similar request regarding this year's event which has now been publicised as above highlighted in blue. Was permission asked for and granted for this? If yes:- Who made the application to you? Who took the decision to grant permission? Can you please provide the name, position within NHS Lothian and contact details for this person? Was the decision a unilateral one or were the local neighbourhood consulted beforehand? If consultation took place, can you please provide evidence of a general agreement to the event taking place? If no consultation took place what authority did this person have in making this decision? What course of action is open to me within NHS Lothian to object to any decision granting authority again for the use of the land next to Myreside?

Date for Response: 30/07/2013 - View 3940 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3939
Date Received: 05/07/2013

1. What information is held by NHS Lothian regarding post operative mortality rates? 2. Is information available for rates of post operative mortality on a daily basis, and if so for the past three years? 3. Can this be broken down to hospital level? 4. If the information is not held in this level of detail, what other information is available that may show trends related to the "phenomena" of higher mortality rates from weekend/holiday treatment and care?

Date for Response: 02/08/2013 - View 3939 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3938
Date Received: 04/07/2013

Work email contact details of the executive directors of the health board. Work email contact details of the personal assistants of the executive directors of the health board. Salary paid to each executive director for the last financial year. Most recent declaration of interests submitted by the executive directors.

Date for Response: 01/08/2013 - View 3938 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3937
Date Received: 04/07/2013

Records of inspection fro the grounds of Findlay House, seafield Street, Edinburgh. Maintenance Records, including records of independent contractors working in the grounds of Findlay House, Seafield Street, Edinburgh. Statement of your Road Authorities Policy under the Code of Practice for Highways maintenance management 2005 or alternative records of the minutes of highway authority meetings where maintenance or repair policy has been discussed or decided. records of complaints about the state of the grounds of Findlay House, Seafield, Street, Edinburgh. Records of other accidents which have occurred in the grounds of Findlay House, Seafield Street, Edinburgh.

Date for Response: 01/08/2013 - View 3937 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3936
Date Received: 03/07/2013

Does the health board’s agreement with Bounty, regarding access to new mothers on maternity wards, include agreement for Bounty representatives to take photographs of newborn babies (after gaining permission from the parents)? If yes to the above: How much did the health board receive from Bounty in 2012 for allowing their representatives to take photographs? How much does Bounty charge parents who wish to buy a copy of photographs that Bounty representatives have taken of their baby? How many (if any) complaints have been raised with the hospital or health board about the activities of Bounty staff?

Date for Response: 31/07/2013 - View 3936 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3935
Date Received: 03/07/2013

For each specialty available by hospital and/or hospital catchment area, or Board area if breakdown is not available: a) The number of GP referrals received during each month from January 2011 to date . b) The average wait for an appointment to see a specialist by month from January 2011 to date.

Date for Response: 31/07/2013 - View 3935 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3934
Date Received: 03/07/2013

I wonder if you could possibly provide me with numbers of NHS staff who have been on sick leave with stress or stress related illness in central Scotland in the past five years?

Date for Response: 31/07/2013 - View 3934 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3933
Date Received: 02/07/2013

I wish to make an FoI request for all the "if asked" questions and answers held by all facets of your media facing operations from the past year.  The "if asked questions" are those held by the body by those authorised to release information to the media in readiness for any questions asked by the media.

Date for Response: 30/07/2013 - View 3933 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3932
Date Received: 02/07/2013

1) How many boys and girls aged 11 years old and under, 12-14 years old and 15-17 years old attended an emergency department for: a) an alcohol related condition b) a drug related condition c) both an alcohol and a drug related condition 2. How many boys and girls aged 11 years and under, 12-14 years old and 15-17 years old were referred directly (non emergency) to a hospital or a clinic for: a) an alcohol related condition b) a drug related condition c) both an alcohol and a drug related condition 3) How many boys and girls aged 11 years and under, 12-14 years old and 15-17 years old stayed in hospital for one night or more for: a) an alcohol related condition b) a drug related condition c) both an alcohol and a drug related condition

Date for Response: 30/07/2013 - View 3932 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3931
Date Received: 02/07/2013

How many people aged 30 and under have been treated in hospitals in the NHS Lothian region for alcoholic liver disease in each of the following years: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. For each of these patients, were they male or female; and what was their age on admission?

Date for Response: 30/07/2013 - View 3931 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3930
Date Received: 01/07/2013

Please state how many registered nurse are currently employed by your organisation - giving the answer in head count and full time equivalent posts. Please state how many healthcare assistants are currently employed by your organisation - giving the answer in head count and full time equivalent posts. Do you know how many of your registered nurse employees and healthcare assistants are due to reach state retirement age by January 1, 2015? If yes, please state how many of your registered nurse employees have said they plan to retire by January 1, 2015. If yes, please state how many of your healthcare assistants have said they plan to retire by January 1, 2015. c)    Please give the answer in head count and full time equivalent posts. d)  Please also provide a full breakdown of posts – for example, midwives, nurses, health visitors, healthcare assistants etc If you do not  know how many of your nurse workforce is due to retire by January 1, 2015, please outline any initiatives your organisation has planned to find out and when this work will begin. Does your organisation have any recruitment initiatives planned to recruit extra nurses in the next six months? If yes, please provide details. Does your organisation operate any initiative to allow nurses to work flexible hours when they reach retirement age? If yes, please provide details. Does your organisation operate any initiatives to allow nurses to work beyond state retirement age if they wish to do so? If yes, please provide details. Please also provide details of any scheme you may have planned to alleviate any predicted staffing shortfalls.   

Date for Response: 23/07/2013 - View 3930 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3929
Date Received: 01/07/2013

What is the average time between a doctor prescribing a hairpiece and the patient receiving it? What meetings have you had with salon providers of services to patients who experience hair loss as a result of treatment for cancer? What assessments have been made for needs of children, young adults, and adults who experience hair loss as a result of their treatment for cancer and other conditions.

Date for Response: 29/09/2013 - View 3929 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3928
Date Received: 01/07/2013

To ask how many Individual Patient Treatment Requests (IPTRs) your health board has received in the past three years. Could these be broken down by: 1) Those which were accepted, and those which were rejected. 2) Year. 3) Which of these were for medication to treat cancer. 4) How many of these cancer drug requests were accepted, and how many were rejected. 

Date for Response: 29/07/2013 - View 3928 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3927
Date Received: 01/07/2013

To ask how many hospital admissions there have been in the last three years as a result of the patient taking performance or image enhancing drugs (PIEDs).  If possible, could this be broken down by i) year ii) age group of patient and iii) type of drug/substance involved.

Date for Response: 29/07/2013 - View 3927 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3926
Date Received: 28/06/2013

1) How many patients have had sex-change surgery in your health board area since the beginning of 2008? Please break this figure down for males becoming females, and females becoming males. 2) What is the total cost to the health board for these operations during this time period (since the beginning of 2008). 3) How many patients with gender dysphoria have had hair removal treatments provided by the health board since the start of 2008? What is the total cost of these treatments to the health board during this period? 4) How many people are currently on the waiting list to undergo sex change surgery?

Date for Response: 24/07/2013 - View 3926 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3925
Date Received: 28/06/2013

1. How many patients have had bariatric/weight loss surgery since the beginning of 2008? Please break this figure down by hospital in your health board area. 2. How many of these patients were specifically fitted with gastric bands? 3. How much has the health board spent on this type of treatment during the same time period? 4. What are the conditions that make patients eligible for this type of surgery – ie, do they have to be over a certain weight or body mass index?

Date for Response: 26/07/2013 - View 3925 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3924
Date Received: 27/06/2013

I would like to request copies of all available correspondence received by NHS Lothian from the British Homeopathic Association (and other related organisations) in response to your recent homeopathy consultation. I would also be interested in why the BHA were allowed access to present their case at board meeting level on the 26th June.

Date for Response: 25/07/2013 - View 3924 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3923
Date Received: 27/06/2013

1.    How many staff employed directly by Lothian NHS Board were employed on a ‘zero hours’ contract in each of the past five years. 2.    How many staff employed indirectly by Lothian NHS Board were employed on a ‘zero hours’ contract in each of the past five years. This should include all contractors who were paid by Lothian NHS Board. 3.    A breakdown of job titles of all those staff employed either directly or indirectly by Lothian NHS Board on a ‘zero hours’ contract in each of the past five years. 4.    A copy of a template ‘zero hours’ contract used by Lothian NHS Board.

Date for Response: 25/07/2013 - View 3923 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3922
Date Received: 26/06/2013

1) The total number of individuals who were given voluntary redundancy in the financial year 2012/13 and the total cost of these. 2) The highest single voluntary redundancy payment made in the financial year 2012/13. 3) The total number of individuals who were given compulsory redundancy in the financial year 2012/13 and the total cost of these. 4) The highest single compulsory redundancy payment made in the financial year 2012/13. 5) The total number of individuals who were given early retirement in the financial year 2012/13 and the total cost of these. 6) The highest single payment for early retirement made in the financial year 2012/13, including any lump sums paid. 7) The total number of individuals who were given any other form of severance not included above in the financial year 2012/13 and the total cost of these. 8) The highest single payment in the financial year 2012/13 for any other form of severance not included above. 9) The total number of individuals who were given compromise agreements in the financial year 2012/13 and the total cost involved in these. 10) Total full-time equivalent staff headcount in the financial year 2012/13.

Date for Response: 26/07/2013 - View 3922 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3921
Date Received: 26/06/2013

The amount of money being spent by your health board on Continuing Care Packages each year from 2006 up to the current financial year? Can you provide a breakdown please, if possible, for the spend in hospitals and care homes. And a breakdown on how many individuals received an NHS Continuing Care Package. Also, I would like all correspondence between the health board and the Scottish Government which mention the words NHS Continuing Care from 2008 to May 2013.

Date for Response: 25/07/2013 - View 3921 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3920
Date Received: 26/06/2013

The number of patients that have had PIP breast implants removed, broken down by year from 2010/11 to 2012/13.The number of patients that have had breast implants replaced after the removal of PIP implants, broken down by year from 2010/11 to 2012/13.

Date for Response: 23/07/2013 - View 3920 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3919
Date Received: 26/06/2013

The number of beds for older people in your health board. The projected number of beds for older people in your health board area for the next five years, broken down by financial year.The projected number of beds for older people in your health board area for the next five years, broken down by financial year.

Date for Response: 24/07/2013 - View 3919 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3918
Date Received: 26/06/2013

How much you have spent on tackling bullying and harassment, in each financial year from 2007/8 to 2012/13.

Date for Response: 24/07/2013 - View 3918 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3917
Date Received: 24/06/2013

Please send me from your statistical records the average number of eye injectiosn given to patients with macular degeneration. Please further inform me of the timescales used. That is to say the frequency of the injections given.

Date for Response: 22/07/2013 - View 3917 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3913
Date Received: 27/06/2013

 1) Please provide a copy of your current Workplace Travel Plan or in the absence of a Travel Plan copies of any documentation regarding any discussions or decisions on this issue. 2) If you have a Workplace Travel Plan please provide a copy of your procedures for monitoring, reviewing and auditing this Plan. 3) Please provide a copy of your policy on the promotion of public transport use for business and commuting purposes or copies of any documentation regarding any discussions or decisions on this issue. 4) Please provide details of any financial or other incentives your organisation provides to encourage the use of public transport, walking, cycling and car-sharing. 

Date for Response: 17/07/2013 - View 3913 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3912
Date Received: 21/06/2013

Please provide actual, budgeted and planned spend levels (split between revenue and capital expenditure) for each financial year of 12-13, 13-14 and 14-15 for: The whole trust , IM&T department (including staff costs). Where available, please detail how the above total IM&T spend levels (for each of the financial years 12-13, 13-14 and 14-15) are broken down using the categories provided in the table below. Please indicate whether expenditures are capital or revenue expenditure by populating the appropriate column. If prioritisation is required (due to resource limitations of this FOI request) then please focus on the top level categories Hardware, Software, IT Services, Communications, Staff and Other IT Spend. How many IM&T Staff (not including clinical coders) does the staff employ? (Please indicate whether this is WTE (Whole Time Equivalent) or FTE (Full Time Equivalent).

Date for Response: 23/07/2013 - View 3912 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3911
Date Received: 21/06/2013

Does the trust have an EPR system currently implemented? What kind of EPR system is implemented in the trust? If not already in place, by when does the trust expect to have implemented an EPR that will enable it to become paperless or paper light? If the trust is planning to implement a new or replacement EPR system, will it be looking to use: Please detail the trust’s actual spend in FY 12-13, its budgeted spend for FY 13-14 and its planned spend for FY 14-15 on EPR systems (including any implementation, system support and maintenance costs). If the trust has not spent anything on EPR systems in a financial year, please confirm by entering “0”. Please select the appropriate option  for each of the software capabilities listed in the tables below to indicate whether the trust either has: No system in place A system exists, but it does not integrate with the EPR system It is part of the EPR system It integrates with the EPR system

Date for Response: 19/07/2013 - View 3911 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3910
Date Received: 20/06/2013

What protocols and policies does your Health Board have in place to audit the visitor practice and opportunities for the use of alcohol hand gel dispensers which are situated outside ward entrances?

Date for Response: 18/07/2013 - View 3910 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3909
Date Received: 20/06/2013

How many patients do you currently treat with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in your Health Board? How many IBD patients did you have a) 5 years ago b) 10 years ago How many IBD specialist nurses do you have? How many Stoma nurses do you have? Could you give me a breakdown for the last 10 years of how many people admitted to hospital in your area have died where IBD has been a factor? If this information is not available could you please tell me how many have died in whatever timescale you have records for ie the last 5 years or the last year)

Date for Response: 18/07/2013 - View 3909 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3908
Date Received: 19/06/2013

How many staff employed directly and indirectly by your health board are on zero-hour contracts, presented as a percentage of total staff, and broken down by the following functions: Medical, GPs, Dental, General Dental services, medical and dental support, Nursing and midwifery, Allied health professions, other therapeutic services, Personal and social care, Healthcare sciences, Emergency services, Administrative services, support services, unallocated / nor known. Whether the use of zero-hours contracts by companies are a factor when considering awarding contracts.

Date for Response: 17/07/2013 - View 3908 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3907
Date Received: 19/06/2013

How many surgeons in your Health Board are qualified to remove faulty Transvaginal Mesh implants. Which hospitals in your Health Board continue to implant transvaginal meshes. How does your Health Board track how many transvaginal meshes have been purchased by the board and the number of meshes (a) Implanted, and (b) Removed.

Date for Response: 26/07/2013 - View 3907 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3906
Date Received: 19/06/2013

How many medical negligence claims were made against your Health board in each year since 2007/08 related to the tiredness of a junior doctor.

Date for Response: 17/07/2013 - View 3906 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3905
Date Received: 19/06/2013

WHOLE TIME EQUIVALENT - The total number of NHS staff working in Accident and Emergency units between 2008/9 and 2012/13, broken down by financial year. The number of nursing and midwifery staff working in Accident and Emergency units between 2008/9 and 2012/13, broken down by financial year. The total number of doctors working in Accident and Emergency units between 2008/9 and 2012/13, broken down by financial year. The number of doctors, not including junior doctors, working in Accident and Emergency units between 2008/9 and 2012/13, broken down by financial year. The number of junior doctors working in Accident and Emergency units between 2008/9 and 2012/13 broken down by financial year. The number of consultants working in Accident and Emergency units between 2008/9 and 2012/13 broken down by financial year.

Date for Response: 17/07/2013 - View 3905 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3904
Date Received: 18/06/2013

Please provide me information on compensation claims made by members of staff working for your organisation. I am interested in claims for compensation for workplace incidents, for example, physical injury. Please provide information from January 2008 to the most up to date information available. I would like the information on an excel spreadsheet, detailing: Date of claim, Location of incident –name of hospital or community setting. Ideally please specify if in A&E, theatre or non-ward area etc. Position of member of staff involved – i.e. nurse, healthcare assistant, doctor, administrative employee and Agenda for Change band number (ie, band 6 nurse). Specific details on the nature of the claim. For example, a fall on the stairs or burn/sharps injury. Outcome of the claim made, i.e. if it was upheld or not. If a successful claim was made, please detail the outcome and the exact amount of financial compensation awarded, if any. Please supply details of any changes your organisation has made as a result of any claim. For example, has your organisation introduced a new sharps policy following an incident, or bought new lifting equipment etc.

Date for Response: 30/07/2013 - View 3904 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3903
Date Received: 18/06/2013

How many registered nurses do you currently employ (June 2013) to work in A&E between 8am and 10pm? (give head count and whole/full time equivalent) (if you do not have June 2013 figures, please supply the latest figures making it clear when they apply). How many registered nurses did you employ to work in A&E between 8am and 10pm in A&E in June 2012? (give head count and whole/full time equivalent). How many registered nurses do you currently employ (June 2013) to work in A&E to work between 10pm and 8am? (give head count and whole/full time equivalent). How many emergency nurses did you employ to work in A&E between  10pm and 8am in A&E in June 2012? (give head count and whole/full time equivalent). How many band 5 nurses do you currently employ (June 2013) to work in A&E to work between 10pm and 8am? (give head count and whole/full time equivalent). How many band 5 nurses were working in your A&E department between 10pm and 8am in June 2012? (give head count and whole/full time equivalent). How many band 6 nurses do you currently employ (June 2013) to work in A&E to work between 10pm and 8am? (give head count and whole/full time equivalent). How many band 5 nurses were working in your A&E department between 10pm and 8am in June 2012? (give head count and whole/full time equivalent). In May 2013, how many total dependency patients -  patients require total nursing care and one-to-one input - attended A&E? In May 2012, how many total dependency patients -  patients require total nursing care and one-to-one input - attended A&E? In 2012, what percentage of your nursing staff received advanced life support skills training? Please also state the head count number of other staff who received training. In 2013, what percentage of your nursing staff received advanced life support skills training? Please also state the head count number of other staff who received training. Do you have any initiatives in the trust at the moment to ease the pressure on your A&E department? For instance, do you have plans to recruit more emergency nurses, or are you implementing plans to speed up the discharge process?

Date for Response: 16/07/2013 - View 3903 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3902
Date Received: 17/06/2013

I would be grateful if you could advise the details concerning the lease agreement between NHS Lothian and East Lothian Council in respect of the aforementioned property. My understanding is that NHS Lothian entered into a long-term lease agreement with the local authority to permit use of this building. Can you advise of the annual lease costs levied by the local authority and any subsequent variations over the years?

Date for Response: 16/07/2013 - View 3902 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3901
Date Received: 17/06/2013

Can you please provide with information on the procedures followed by NHS Lothian's Complaints Department once they receive a formal complaint. Hopefully this will include what action is taken when the complaint is first received by the department? What overall role does the Complaints Department play? Whether statements/evidence are/is checked? Do complaints staff actually investigate complaints themselves or is this function passed to others? If so whom?

Date for Response: 15/07/2013 - View 3901 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3900
Date Received: 17/06/2013

I’d like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Could you provide details of how many patient records were lost in 2012? Could you provide details of what kinds of information was contained within the lost patient records? (not the specific illnesses)

Date for Response: 15/07/2013 - View 3900 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3899
Date Received: 13/06/2013

How many registered mental health nurses are currently employed by NHS Lothian?

Date for Response: 11/07/2013 - View 3899 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3898
Date Received: 13/06/2013

I have the following questions concerning the NHS funded fertility treatments and the current applicable eligibility criteria (applicable as of now until june 30th 2013): Are single person eligible for NHS funded fertility treatments? Is there is requirement for couples to be married to have access to NHS funded fertility treatments?  Are homosexual couples/person eligible for NHS funded fertility treatments? If there a requirement for couples to be in a stable relationship? If so, what is the duration required? and are the obligated to cohabitate together?  If the eligibility criteria (age,  etc.) are reapplied prior to each cycle (ex. when frozen embryos are available for transfer)? How many level 2 (IUI, AID) treatments are NHS funded? Are couples who have been using drugs automatically disqualified from ART funded fertility treatments? If not, what is the duration of sobriety observed in order to be qualified for NHS funded treatments?  Are alcohol drinking couples automatically disqualified from NHS funded fertility treatments? If not, what is the level of alcohol permitted per week?  how do you define the infertility in order to get NHS funded treatments for single person (homosexual, heterosexual), homosexual couples and heterosexual couples (e.g. 2 years of unprotected intercourse, diagnosed infertility, etc.)? Are couples/single person who have undergone sterilization procedure excluded from nhs funded fertility treatments? Is there an obligation to implant the frozen embryos prior to any fresh cycle? How many embryos are implented in a cycle? Is there a practice on single embryos transfers? Are there any exception(s) to this practice? Is there a mechanism concerning the individual funding request (for example, when a couple isn't in compliance with the applicable criteria)? If so, could a get a copy of that policy? Are there any mandatory follow-up after the NHS funded fertility treatment? (for ex, when the embryo is successfully implemented) Are there any psychological consultations provided to the person/couple who is engaging NHS  funded fertility treatments?

Date for Response: 11/07/2013 - View 3898 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3897
Date Received: 13/06/2013

Please answer for all the NHS trusts which are part of the group which received this request, broken down by each trust. Please also provide information which is held relating to Primary Care Trusts. To outline my query as clearly as possible, I am requesting: a) The full job titles of the trust's employees which contain any of the following words or phrases: Affairs, Arts, Awareness, Brand, Branding, Carbon, Change, Climate, Communication(s), Culture, Decarbonisation, Diversity, Ecological, Ecology, Energy, Environment, Environmental, Equalities, Equality, Europe, European, EU, External, Government, Governmental, Green, International, Insight, Leadershio, Liaison, Media, Political, Press, PR, Public Affairs, Public Relations, Recycling, Reputation, Rights, Shape, Stakeholder, Sustainable, Sustainability, Transformation, Transformational. b) For each employee returned under this question, please provide their i) job description for each job title, ii) Total annual renumeration in financial year 2012-13. This should include but not be limited to, salaries, expenses, benefits in kind, employer pension contributions and bonuses. Please note I am not requesting the name of any employee or any other information that may identify them individually. If you can only provide salary bandings, please continue to do so. If you cannot answer this question, please continue to answer questions 1a) and 1b)i) as requested. If the information for the 2012-13 financial year is not available, please provide information for the 2011-12 year.

Date for Response: 11/07/2013 - View 3897 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3896
Date Received: 13/06/2013

I would like to request information on the following please. The total number of Freedom of Information requests (with a breakdown by year including total cost in dealing with the request) submitted by the following groups to this organisation over the period May 1st 2007 to May 31st 2013. BBC, Labour, Conservatives, Lib Dems. The total number of Freedom of Information requests (with a breakdown by year including total cost in dealing with the request) submitted by the following groups to this organisation over the period May 1st 2003 to April 31st 2007. BBC, Conservatives, SNP.

Date for Response: 11/07/2013 - View 3896 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3895
Date Received: 13/06/2013

I wish to find out the following information:- 1 in the circumstances, we cannot afford to pay for any other private treatment. Can we obtain any fertility treatment on the NHS? 2 what criteria is applied to this treatment? 3 the STV news recently stated that IVF treatment (in terms of the criteria applied) would be standardised throughout Scotland following a government decision. In addition, it stated that the waiting time would be reduced to one year. Can you tell me when these changes are anticipated.

Date for Response: 11/07/2013 - View 3895 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3894
Date Received: 13/06/2013

1. How many people were registered as a sperm donor? 2. How many applications were made to join the sperm donor register and how many of these were accepted? – where possible please give reasons for acceptance/declination. 3. What are the ages of the youngest and oldest persons on the register? 4. Please give details of any payments/incentives/gifts each individual has received for each donation, for each year. 5. Please provide all details of any complaints, suggestions, requests or remarks lodged by sperm donors – for each case, please also describe what action was taken (if any).

Date for Response: 11/07/2013 - View 3894 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3893
Date Received: 13/06/2013

1) Can you please provide your organisation's average annual spend in the following 2 areas: communications with messages aimed specifically at the general public; creative, design services and other marketing communications. 2) Does your organisation have a professional in-house resource to manage your creative/ design and communications work? If so, please name Head of Department and head count within the department, if you do not have a professional in-house resource please detail how is the work managed and who deals with the external agencies. 3) How many tenders does your organisation run per year on average on "communications with messages aimed specifically at the general public" and "creative, design and other marketing communications"? If you use any Collaborative Framework contracts please identify which Collaborative Frameworks you use and the approximate spend that you have committed against each Framework Contract. If you have another method of engaging with the markedtplace then please specify with value and duration of contract. 4) Where you have used collaborative framework contracts please rank from 1 to 5 (1 being poor and 5 being excellent) your experience of how these contracts deliver on: value for money; desired service levels; quality of output. 5) Where you have tendered the work on an in-house basis following tendering procedures please rank from 1 to 5 (1 being poor and 5 being excellent) your experience of how these contracts deliver on: value for money; desired service levels; quality of output. 6) Where you have accessed the Creative / Design / PR marketplace for contracts which sit outside the boundaries of EU Procurement Directive, the subsequent tendering requirements, ie direct awards or three quotes please rank from 1 to 5 (1 being poor and 5 being excellent) your experience of how these contracts deliver on: value for money; desired service levels; quality of output. 7) When you are delivering messages direct to the general public campaigns, do you use an agendcy (PR/Design/Creative) to manage the work with the Media owners, if you do which agency do you use and how were they appointed. 8) Do you have a preferred agency appointed for creative / design services and marketing communication? If so please name the agency and how they were appointed. 9) Do you believe that EU Procurement Regulations have improved your organisation's ability to contract with the correct supplier at the correct price and under the best available terms? (please scolre 1-5, 1 being strongly disagree that it has improved, 5 being strongly agree that it has improved) 10) Do you belive that EU Procurement Regulations have improved the Creative / Design / PR agencies in Scotland's access to public contracts? (please score 1-5, 1 being strongly disagree that it has improved, 5 being strongly agree that it has improved. 11) What number and value of tenders do you expect to manage in the forthcoming 12 months which will allow access the supply market to access your expenditure?

Date for Response: 11/07/2013 - View 3893 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3892
Date Received: 13/06/2013

NHS Lothian's policy on patient treatment for back pain by an osteopath - either NHS Staff or private practitioners. NHS Lothian's policy on patient treatment for back pain by a sports physiotheraphist - either NHS staff or private practitioners. NHS Lothian's guidance on patient treatment for back pain given to GP's. NHS Lothian's guidance on patient treatment for chronic back pain given to GP's. Nhs Lothian's policy requirements and guidance on patient treatment given to NHS Lothian's physiotheraphy staff.

Date for Response: 11/07/2013 - View 3892 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3891
Date Received: 12/06/2013

1) How many missed hospital appointments were recorded by the health board in 2011-12 and 2012-13? 2) Are any figures available on how much patients missing hospital appointments costs the NHS Board per year?

Date for Response: 10/07/2013 - View 3891 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3890
Date Received: 12/06/2013

1) The overall average length of ‘referral to treatment’ waiting time in your health board. 2) The average length of ‘referral to treatment’ waiting time by specialty in your health board. 3) The overall average length of stay in your health board. 4) The average length of stay by specialty in your health board.

Date for Response: 10/07/2013 - View 3890 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3889
Date Received: 12/06/2013

I would like to request answers to the following questions. All answers should relate to the last four financial years, be broken down for each year and have any relevant totals clearly displayed. 1) How many people requested/applied for breast implant surgery and how many of these were approved / accepted – where possible please give the reasons for acceptance/declination. 2) What were the ages of the youngest and oldest persons who requested/applied for the procedure? 3) What was the cost of each procedure and please identify how much of this was met by the individual or other sources and how much as paid for by the health board  – where possible please also provide a financial breakdown  i.e costs of implants, staff, equipment, etc

Date for Response: 10/07/2013 - View 3889 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3888
Date Received: 11/06/2013

Please provide the following definitions "similar role with substantively similar duties and responsibilities" and significant proportion of the duties and responsibilities … of a … post" which are used in the organisational change policy.

Date for Response: 21/06/2013 - View 3888 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3887
Date Received: 11/06/2013

1) How many complaints have been made relating to care for the elderly in hospitals in Lothian? 2) Please breakdown by category of complaint 3) If there are sub-categories to the main categories then please provide these too. 4) If possible, please provide a breakdown of the complaints per hospital. 4) Please provide this information for each of the last four financial years.

Date for Response: 09/07/2013 - View 3887 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3886
Date Received: 11/06/2013

I would like to request the number of times a report has been submitted to DATIX with the category of ‘staff shortage’ over the past 3 calendar years, divided by year.

Date for Response: 02/07/2013 - View 3886 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3885
Date Received: 11/06/2013

1) Please disclose how many home births took place in your area attended by NHS midwives in the past three years, broken down by year. 2) Of those, how many resulted in the mother being transferred to hospital either during labour, or in the immediate aftermath of birth. 3) Please disclose any and all policy documents, briefing documents, working guidelines etc relating to how home births are to be handled and staffed by NHS midwives. 4) If possible, please disclose the total cost to the NHS board of offering and attending home births for the past three years, broken down by year.

Date for Response: 09/07/2013 - View 3885 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3884
Date Received: 10/06/2013

Under the freedom of information act I would like to ask that NHS Lothian provide me with details of how many prisoners at addiewell prison - 1. How may complaints were made against nursing staff at Addiwell prison. 2. How many complaints were made against medical staff. 3. How many of these complaints were upheld.

Date for Response: 08/07/2013 - View 3884 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3883
Date Received: 10/06/2013

Under the freedom of information act I would like to ask that NHS Lothian provide me with details of how many prisoners at addiewell prison - 1. Have had their prescribed analgesia discontinued or been refused that analgesia on admission to the prison since the NHS took over as prisoner healthcare providers? 2. How many prisoners who have had their analgesia discontinued or withdrawn were offered alternative forms of analgesia or other forms of pain control?

Date for Response: 18/06/2013 - View 3883 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3882
Date Received: 10/06/2013

1. Since 2006 to the present day how many patients have been diagnosed as no longer needing NHS contining care and have been moved to Edinburgh Council care homes? 2. Since 2006 to the present day how many appeals against withdrawing contious care have been succesful? 3. How much does contious care cost the NHS in Scotland per patient per year? 4. How many patients are currently receivng NHS continuing care in the Lothian region? 5. What is the annual budget fow NHS in the Lothian? 

Date for Response: 08/07/2013 - View 3882 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3881
Date Received: 06/06/2013

Can you tell me the total number of new* patients who qualified for NHS Continuing Health Care funding for the financial years: 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13. *patients who were assessed as needed a Continuing Health Care package for the first time, i.e they had not received a such package in the previous year.

Date for Response: 24/06/2013 - View 3881 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3880
Date Received: 06/06/2013

The number of compromise agreements put in place since 22 February 2013. The number of staff leaving your NHS board that have been subjected to non-disclosure clauses since 22 February 2013. The last time your whistleblowing policies were audited. The criteria that needs to be fulfilled in order to be recorded as a whistleblower.

Date for Response: 25/07/2013 - View 3880 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3879
Date Received: 06/06/2013

1.How many women came from other countries to have their children in – each year separately please - 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13? 2.For each year and for each woman from another country, can you please list which countries they came from and how many were from each country? 3.For each year, how many of the total were natural births and how many Caesareans? 4.How many total births were there in each year? 5.Is money owed to the NHS for these births? If not, why not? And if so, how much is owed for the births in each year of the year above?

Date for Response: 04/07/2013 - View 3879 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3878
Date Received: 06/06/2013

1.Can you tell me please how much is owed to the board in payment for treatment given to foreign patients? 2.For each individual debt, can you tell me which country the patient is from, which year the treatment was given in, what type of treatment it was and the amount owed. 3.Can you tell me please what steps are being taken to recover the debts by the board.

Date for Response: 04/07/2013 - View 3878 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3877
Date Received: 05/06/2013

Linear Accelerators – Provide all relevant information (including internal reports, emails and other correspondence) showing versions of the Varian system NHS Lothian is using and which version it anticipates to use in future.

Date for Response: 02/07/2013 - View 3877 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3875
Date Received: 05/06/2013

This is a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information I require is as follows: How many people have been admitted to hospital due to deliberate self-poisoning for each year from 2007/8 to 2012/13

Date for Response: 03/07/2013 - View 3875 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3874
Date Received: 04/06/2013

I would like to know how many Drunkbuster Impairment Goggles the board has sold or bought in the last ten years. If they have been sold, I would like to know who they were sold to, how many were sold and when they were sold. If they were bought I would like to know how many were purchased, when they were purchased and what their intended use was when purchased.

Date for Response: 27/06/2013 - View 3874 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3872
Date Received: 04/06/2013

I would be grateful if you could answer the following question.  Within your trust how many patients have been treated with a “botulinum toxin A” drug in the past 6 months; split by the drug used [Botox, Dysport or Xeomin] for the following conditions; Focal spasticity Spasmodic torticollis [Cervical Dystonia] Blepharospasm Hemifacial spasm Paediatric cerebral palsy spasticity Chronic Migraine Idiopathic overactive bladder. Please also state the specialty of the treating doctor [eg Neurology, Anaesthetics etc].

Date for Response: 02/07/2013 - View 3872 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3872
Date Received: 03/07/2013

Would I … be able to know the amounts of the drugs [Botox, Dysport or Xeomin] supplied and to which specialties?

Date for Response: 22/07/2013 - View 3872 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3871
Date Received: 03/06/2013

Under Freedom of Information, I would like to request a copy of matched job reports, accompanying job descriptions and any other related papers for Organisational Development (OD) posts in your Board. 

Date for Response: 01/07/2013 - View 3871 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3870
Date Received: 03/06/2013

Please could you email me the details (name, tel and email) of your Head of Midwifery at the following hospitals: Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health, Edinburgh St John’s Hospital, Livingston.

Date for Response: 21/06/2013 - View 3870 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3869
Date Received: 03/06/2013

Under FoI, could you please supply me with a list of drugs that have been approved by the SMC, but have either not been approved by the Lothian formulary committee or have been approved but with additional restrictions beyond the SMC advice. Please specify for each drug whether they have not been approved or approved with additional restrictions and what these restrictions are. 

Date for Response: 24/06/2013 - View 3869 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3868
Date Received: 03/06/2013

In your Trust please can you supply the number of patients currently being treated with biologics, for the following conditions, within the table below; Rheumatoid Arthritis,Ankylosing Spondylitis,Non-radiographic axial Spondyloarthritis,Psoriatic Arthritis,Psoriatic Arthritis,Crohn's disease,Ulcerative Colitis

Date for Response: 24/06/2013 - View 3868 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3867
Date Received: 30/05/2013

Please can you tell me the average length of stay for all patients in your health board area by year from 2002 to 2012. Please can you tell me the average length of stay for all medical patients in your health board area by year from 2002 to 2012. Please can you tell me the average length of stay for all patients over the age of 65 in your health board area by year from 2002 to 2012. Please can you tell me the average length of stay for all unscheduled admissions in your health board area by year from 2002 to 2012.

Date for Response: 24/06/2013 - View 3867 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3866
Date Received: 30/05/2013

1/ The number of complaints received from patients (or their relatives), broken down by acute hospital location, for the years 2011-12 and 2012-13. 2/The number of complaints received from patients (or their relatives) about the Liverpool Care Pathway, broken down by acute hospital location, for the years 2011-12 and 2012-13.

Date for Response: 24/06/2013 - View 3866 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3865
Date Received: 30/05/2013

The number of pest control incidents/outbreaks/infestations that have been discovered by the Health Board between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013, broken down by: Hospital, The Nature of pest (for example, bed bugs, mice, rats, maggots, flies, fleas, cockroaches, ants etc.) How long the outbreak/infestation lasted. Where in the hospital the outbreak/infestation was found. (EIRs)

Date for Response: 24/06/2013 - View 3865 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3864
Date Received: 30/05/2013

Please provide me with a copy of all correspondence (in relation to the consultation on homeopathy services) between NHS Lothian and the Scottish Health Council.

Date for Response: 27/06/2013 - View 3864 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3863
Date Received: 30/05/2013

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 operations that were cancelled by the Board for a) 2011/12 and b) 2012/13. The number of operations for a) 2011/12 and b) 2012/13 which were cancelled because the patient did not attend. The number of operations for a) 2011/12 and b) 2012/13 which were cancelled by the hospital. The number of operations for a) 2011/12 and b) 2012/13 which were cancelled due to Staffing issues. The number of operations for a) 2011/12 and b) 2012/13 which were cancelled due to a lack of a hospital bed for the patient. The number of operations for a) 2011/12 and b) 2012/13 which were cancelled for other miscellaneous reasons. I would be grateful if you would also provide a breakdown of miscellaneous reasons.

Date for Response: 21/06/2013 - View 3863 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3862
Date Received: 29/05/2013

I understand all hospitals routinely collect daily data on the number of medical patients who are “boarding” – that is temporarily situated - in non-medical beds. Under the Freedom of Information Act please can you tell me: The number of medical patients who were boarding in a non-medical bed by hospital each day for the week starting Monday January 7 through to Sunday January 13. The number of medical patients who were boarding in a non-medical bed by hospital each day for the week starting Monday May 6 through to Sunday May 12. The maximum number of medical patients boarding in non-medical beds recorded at one time since the start of 2013. The maximum number of times a single medical patient has moved wards since the start of 2013.

Date for Response: 24/06/2013 - View 3862 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3861
Date Received: 29/05/2013

We request to know how many staff that left with a retirement, redundancy or other severance package had a non-disclosure agreement as part of their contract in each of the last three years; 2010, 2011, 2012 or for 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013.

Date for Response: 17/06/2013 - View 3861 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3860
Date Received: 29/05/2013

What action your health board has taken to promote the whistle-blower’s hotline (0800 008 6112). What guidance or materials have been issued to staff to make them aware of this hotline? Please provide any copies of materials along with the dates in which these materials were issued.

Date for Response: 17/06/2013 - View 3860 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3858
Date Received: 29/05/2013

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 a) locum doctors b) agency nurses and c) bank nurses in the years 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13.

Date for Response: 19/06/2013 - View 3858 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3857
Date Received: 29/05/2013

This is a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information I require is as follows: The amount of in-hospital deaths for each hospital in your health board for the quarter of October-December, 2012, broken down by each a) Monday to Friday period and b) weekend. The number of consultants working in each hospital in your health board for the quarter of October-December, 2012, broken down by each a) Monday to Friday period and b) weekend. The number of junior doctors working in each hospital in your health board for the quarter of October-December, 2012, broken down by each a) Monday to Friday period and b) weekend.

Date for Response: 19/06/2013 - View 3857 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3856
Date Received: 29/05/2013

I'd be most grateful if you would kindly email me a copy of the standing terms of reference for the constitution of, holding of and procedure at Lothian NHS Board meetings; or if these are available from the NHS Lothian website if you can provide the link I shall download them myself. Please also confirm that the next Board Meeting will be held at Waverley Gate on the 26th June.

Date for Response: 17/06/2013 - View 3856 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3855
Date Received: 29/05/2013

1. Provide details of all work which the NHS board has commissioned to the following two companies since January 2011. By work I mean contracts taken out, consulting work etc, explaining full amounts paid, what it was for and the date. The companies are: RGM Consulting Ltd; and Academy of Infection Management (AIM) Ltd. 2. For the same two companies, please state all work which they have unsuccessfully bid for. Include date, nature of job, value of bid and reason turned down.

Date for Response: 17/06/2013 - View 3855 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3854
Date Received: 28/05/2013

I write regarding the above and to request, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, the following information: To ask Lothian NHS Board; a) How many full-time equivalent (FTE) days have been lost due to sickness absence in each of the last five years? b) What the Board’s sickness absence rate has been in each of the last five years?

Date for Response: 24/06/2013 - View 3854 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3853
Date Received: 22/05/2013

5) The total number of hours worked by junior doctors in the Accident and Emergency departments for each year from 2007/08 to 2012/13. 6) The total number of overtime hours worked by junior doctors in the Accident and Emergency departments for each year from 2007/08 to 2012/13. 7) The cost of locum cover for a) consultants and b) junior doctors in Accident and Emergency departments from 2007/08 to 2012/13.

Date for Response: 19/06/2013 - View 3853 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3852
Date Received: 28/05/2013

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 staff who have left the service with a compromise agreement for each year from 2007/8 to 2012/13. And of that number how many have made protected disclosures.

Date for Response: 19/06/2013 - View 3852 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3851
Date Received: 28/05/2013

Please kindly provide me with the following information for the period April 2012 – March 2013: The total spend on agency/temporary/locum Registered Mental Health Nurses sorted by supplying agency e.g. Agency A £50,000, Agency B £10,000, Agency C £7,000. The total number of agency/temporary/locum Registered Mental Health. Nurses used sorted by supplying agency e.g. Agency A 5, Agency B 10, Agency C 7.

Date for Response: 24/06/2013 - View 3851 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3850
Date Received: 28/05/2013

1. Since the beginning of 2008, how many patients have sought help from GPs for an addiction to nicotine substitute products (lozenges, patches, gum, inhalators, micro tabs)? 2. If possible, please break this figure down for each method of nicotine replacement. 3. Please also break the figure given in Q1 by calendar year up to the present.

Date for Response: 17/06/2013 - View 3850 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3849
Date Received: 24/05/2013

I would like a full list of all of the different religions which the health board has catered for 2000 – present. 1) How many of the nine major world faiths (Bahá'í, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Jainism, Judaism, Islam, Sikhism and Zoroastrianism) is your health board equipped to deal with?  Are there any additional faiths you cater for? 2) I would like to know how many of the hospitals in this health board are capable of catering to all religions and what facilities they have to do this.  How many people are employed to support these facilities? 3) I would like to know the cost of these religious facilities to implement initially for each religion you are equipped to cater to. 4) I would like to know the cost of running these facilities on a day to day basis for each religion you are equipped to cater to and how many staff members are devoted to supporting these facilities. 5) I would like to know how much money this health board devotes to religious and spiritual services for its patients. 6) I would like to know how many chaplains are employed by the health board, broken down by religion, and how many hours’ work each chaplain does on average per month.  Are all of these chaplains paid? If so, how much is each paid? 7) I would like to know if there are any other people employed by the health board involved in spiritual work who are paid by the NHS or by government funding.  If so, I would like to know how much they are paid and what their role is. 8) I would like the total number of religious/spiritual volunteers broken down by religion. 9) I would also like the total number of employees (paid) involved in religious/spiritual support broken down by religion also. As stated, any information should be broken down by religion.

Date for Response: 18/06/2013 - View 3849 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3848
Date Received: 25/05/2013

I would like to ask NHS Lothian how many adults over 18 have received NHS speech and language therapy for stammering in 2012?

Date for Response: 18/06/2013 - View 3848 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3847
Date Received: 22/05/2013

1) Can I ask when your PFI car park was built, how many spaces it has and the name of the car park operator? 2) How many times has the price of parking risen since the car park was built? 3) For each rise can you tell me the month and year the rise was brought in? 4) For each rise can you give me the original cost of parking - per hour, per day and for any other time period given on the parking machines – and the new cost after the price rise? 5) Do people pay and display or do they buy a ticket on entering the car park, which they pay for at the end? 6) Is there any discount for patients and visitors who use the car park regularly? Was there a discount previously? 7) Has the amount of discount for regular people parking in the car park been cut during the lifetime of the car park? If so, when and from what amount to what new amount? 8) How much money was paid in parking in total in 2012? 9) Can I have the same figure for total parking ticket revenue for 2011 and also for 2010 please? 10) When does the PFI contract with the car park operator cease please? 11) How many appeals over parking tickets did the car park operator and the hospital receive in 2012 and how many were upheld? 12) How many parking attendants monitor the car park? How much are they paid (the pay scale will be sufficient if this is all that can be provided).

Date for Response: 28/05/2013 - View 3847 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3846
Date Received: 22/05/2013

1) The total number of consultants in the Accident and Emergency departments for each year from 2007/08 to 2012/13. 2) The total number of hours worked by consultants in the Accident and Emergency departments for each year from 2007/08 to 2012/13 and also by month for 2012/13. 3) The total number of overtime hours worked by consultants in the Accident and Emergency departments for each year from 2007/08 to 2012/13. 4) The total number of junior doctors in the Accident and Emergency departments for each year from 2007/08 to 2012/13. 5) The total number of hours worked by junior doctors in the Accident and Emergency departments for each year from 2007/08 to 2012/13. 6) The total number of overtime hours worked by junior doctors in the Accident and Emergency departments for each year from 2007/08 to 2012/13. 7) The cost of locum cover for a) consultants and b) junior doctors in Accident and Emergency departments from 2007/08 to 2012/13.

Date for Response: 20/06/2013

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3845
Date Received: 22/05/2013

Can you please provide a breakdown of the total number of tissue samples (diseased and normal) that have been provided by SAHSC BioResource to both academic and non-academic (commercial) scientists for the last 2 years on an annual basis? Given the tendency to work to the same regulations as the Human Tissue Authority (HTA), we would assume that this data is easily available as you keep records to track human tissue samples.

Date for Response: 24/05/2013 - View 3845 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3844
Date Received: 20/05/2013

1. Total establishment of pharmacy department (including job title) 2. Total spend on agency staff by the pharmacy department during financial year 2010-11 3. Total spend on agency staff by the pharmacy department during financial year 2011-12 4. Total spend on agency staff by the pharmacy department during financial year 2012-13 5. Structure chart of pharmacy senior management team.

Date for Response: 12/06/2013 - View 3844 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3843
Date Received: 20/05/2013

Please provide me with the following details 1) Minutes of Edinburgh Violence Against Women Partnership ('EVAWP') or any sub-group thereof (of which City of Edinburgh Council ('CEC' is a member) for the last seven years, dates of said meetings, and names of attendees at meetings with the organisation or public authority each attendee represented 2) The trading addresses of any place of indoor prostitution in Edinburgh operating "sauna" or "massage" services where prostitutes have been provided information, assistance or medical checks by EVAWP or NHS 3) Such other information relating to addresses of indoor prostitution in Edinburgh (not the personal details of prostitutes) that you or NHS data systems or manual files hold regarding number of working prostitutes, whether British or not (if available), and the number who carry prostitution related health problems.

Date for Response: 18/06/2013 - View 3843 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3842
Date Received: 17/05/2013

I¹d like to receive details of annual expenditure (Financial year April 2012 ­ March 2013) by each eClass code used in your trust. In line with the NHS eEnablement programme, it¹s my understanding that all expenditure by NHS Trusts can be broken down to eClass codes and I would like this information showing total expenditure per eClass code as per the example below. Whilst I understand there are potentially over 2,000 codes, I¹ve been informed by NHS Shared Business services that this information should be readily available and easily accessible via the procurement systems in use. Please provide this information in an Excel spreadsheet.

Date for Response: 17/06/2013 - View 3842 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3841
Date Received: 17/05/2013

Topic: Cost of undertaking IiP accreditation Date Range: Jan2008 to present I would like monthly breakdown of the costs to NHS Lothian in achieving IiP accreditation including costs for: hiring IiP consultants resourcing costs of interviewing staff drafting documentation & information reviewing documentation & information meetings staff interviews any other related costs I would also appreciate a copy of the Business Case specifying the justification for applying for accreditation and the anticipated benefits of achieving accreditation. I would like to know the title of the member of staff &/ or committee responsible for delivering/managing NHS Lothian obtaining IiP accreditation & any associated documented terms of reference. I would like a sample copies of relevant reports (e.g. such as progress reports to individual or committee charged with overseeing the initiative) summarising  progress and costs e.g. at 6 month periods from jan 2008 to present. Has the process of achieving IiP accreditation been independently audited or reviewed? If so can copies of relevant reports be provided?

Date for Response: 13/06/2013 - View 3841 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3840
Date Received: 17/05/2013

Topic of request & Date range– Measures and actions taken by NHS Lothian (NHSL) and the progress achieved in addressing the recommendations proposed in the ‘Investigation Into Management Culture In NHS Lothian’ published by David J Bowles & Associates Ltd., May 2012 within the date range from January 2012 to the present. I hope to be able to establish the measures taken by NHSL to satisfy the proposed recommendations in the absence of any tangible information from management or partnership. I particularly wish to establish the measures / initiatives undertaken in addressing how staff confidence and trust in the organisation are to be restored. For each recommendation listed in the report I wish to ascertain: 1 if the recommendation was accepted or rejected by NHSL; 2 if the recommendation was rejected, the basis of conclusion; 3. if the recommendation was accepted what measure was considered suitable to meet the recommendations requirements; 4.who or which agency/ group assumed or was tasked with actioning the recommendation to completion; 5. if there were specific details or remit issued to the agency tasked with actioning each recommendation to completion & obtaining copies of those details; 6. what the current status of efforts addressing each recommendation; 7.  some details of progress made to date in addressing each recommendation; 8. actual or likely completion dates for concluding addressing each recommendation. I have provided a table attached which I would request that you populate the requested details with. Further explanation/ guidance to populate each field is summarised below.

Date for Response: 06/06/2013 - View 3840 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3839
Date Received: 17/05/2013

Firstly, I would like to know how many patients, in mental health practices, have escaped the facilities they were in since January 2012? Secondly, I would like to know how many of these patients were missing from their facility for over 24 hours? Finally, I would like to know how many of these patients have escaped from their facility multiple times?

Date for Response: 13/06/2013 - View 3839 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3838
Date Received: 16/05/2013

Please provide me with all and any information held by your authority constituting policy or guidance as to prescription of suboxone or subutex or similar medication within a custodial setting. I would expect this information to include agreements or arrangements with the SPS as to this policy and to include written communications between your authorities relative to this subject matter.

Date for Response: 06/06/2013 - View 3838 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3837
Date Received: 16/05/2013

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 locum perfusionists employed and at what cost, broken down for each year since 2007/08.

Date for Response: 30/05/2013 - View 3837 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3836
Date Received: 16/05/2013

This is a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information I require is as follows: The pay banding for a perfusionist in your health board.

Date for Response: 18/06/2013 - View 3836 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3835
Date Received: 16/05/2013

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 vacancies for perfusionists in your health board. The level of recruitment and retention premium in place for perfusionists.

Date for Response: 13/06/2013 - View 3835 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3834
Date Received: 16/05/2013

This is a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information I require is as follows: The on-call rota for perfusionists in your health board. Whether your health board is approved to provide training for perfusionists.

Date for Response: 18/05/2013 - View 3834 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3833
Date Received: 16/05/2013

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 perfusionists employed in your health board. The number of who are due to retire in the next 5 years in your health board.

Date for Response: 13/06/2013 - View 3833 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3832
Date Received: 16/05/2013

Can you please supply me with a schedule of all applications with site address, applicants name and address, status of application  etc for all granted or in progress licence applications for new or relocation of pharmacies  from may 2012 to current.

Date for Response: 06/06/2013 - View 3832 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3831
Date Received: 16/05/2013

Can you please confirm whether on not NHS Lothian complies with the regulations publicly available on the following website: http://n3.nhs.uk/n3scotland/TechnicalInf... In particular the following paragraph concerning the Caldicott Guidelines requirements and patient identifiable data: "Sensitive/Patient Data” Data transmitted across n3 is not encrypted (unless using the VPN N3-12-4 Catalogue service which encrypts traffic across the Internet and the N3 network to a specific site). Thus N3 is not considered secure enough to transmit patient identifiable or similarly sensitive data across - It does not meet the Caldicott Guidelines requirements alone. It is the joint responsibility of the sender(s) and receiver(s) of such data - not NHS Connecting for Health, NHS National Services Scotland or N3SP to implement a solution that conforms. The normal practical solution is to encrypt application data where it traverses N3 between users and application providers. The encryption method must meet NHS Connecting for Health and NHS National Services Scotland requirements."

Date for Response: 06/06/2013 - View 3831 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3830
Date Received: 16/05/2013

The number of staff working in Accident and Emergency units who have taken sick leave for each year between 2007/8 and 2012/13.

Date for Response: 06/06/2013 - View 3830 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3829
Date Received: 15/05/2013

I am writing to request the number of children (patients under the age of 16 years) the health board has treated for obesity in the past five years. I ask that this information be broken down so as to establish the age the child was admitted; the year they were admitted; and the type of treatment received. I would also ask for the number of children aged under 16 receiving obesity treatment are suffering from obesity related diseases. Again, I would ask that this information was broken down by the age the child was admitted; the year they were admitted; and the type of obesity related disease (including, but not limited to, conditions such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease) they have.

Date for Response: 30/05/2013 - View 3829 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3828
Date Received: 15/05/2013

What land and buildings (including estimated value, per acre or metre) do you have plans to sell at the current time or in the near future?

Date for Response: 18/06/2013 - View 3828 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3827
Date Received: 15/05/2013

How many consultant paediatric oncologist doctors are there per head of population in the catchment areas of your paediatric oncology treatment hospitals? How many oncology nurses are there per head of population in the catchment areas of your paediatric oncology treatment hospitals? How many MRI and CT scans are carried out in children up to the age of 16 per head of population in each health board area? What is the mortality rate from childhood cancers in each health board area? What is the mortality rate for each health board for EACH of the 10 preceding years? What is the incidence of infection in children cancer in each health board area for the past five years?

Date for Response: 10/06/2013 - View 3827 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3826
Date Received: 14/05/2013

I write to you with a request for information: 1. Please give the number of stab would related admittances to hospitals within your health board over since the beginning of 2008 until the date this request is received. 2. Please break these figures down per calendar year, and by each hospital in the health board area. 3. How many of these admittances proved fatal?

Date for Response: 20/06/2013 - View 3826 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3825
Date Received: 14/05/2013

1) Regarding the significance of the CE mark, can you confirm the legalities in the HIV antibody tests which carry the CE mark, also carry legal disclaimers which state they are not able to detect or diagnose infection with HIV,  but are only to be used in the aid of a diagnosis ? 2)  Can you also confirm that records show that HTLV 111 Antibody tests which are the same tests using the same proteins in 1986 as are used in HIV 1 Antibody testing today were and are only intended to be used as screening tests for blood banks and blood products and were not intended to be used against certain groups of the population? 3)  If, as you have previously failed to clarify legally, that HIV Antibody tests detect and diagnose HIV Infection, (which they dont as they are not validated to detect and diagnose infection with HIV), but if they were, why would individual laboratories have their own individual algorithms to bring about the best possible outcome for products that carry the CE mark?

Date for Response: 06/06/2013 - View 3825 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3824
Date Received: 14/05/2013

Under FoI I would like to request information on current and projected staffing levels across all acute specialities in NHS Lothian. I am hoping you can provide me with a list of the total number of positions in each speciality, along with any vacancies. Please list broad job titles i.e consultant, speciality doctor, advanced nurse practitioner, etc in each department, alongside the jobs taken and vacant. Can you include trainee numbers in each speciality, and vacancies. I would also like you to include any anticipated future trainee numbers, if this information has been provided to you. If so, could you please say when the changes are expected to come into force. If a trainee is registered with you but not working for you (because of maternity, training elsewhere for example) please class these positions as vacant or specify that they are not currently in post. Please list positions as FTE.

Date for Response: 10/06/2013 - View 3824 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3823
Date Received: 13/05/2013

I would like to make the following request under Freedom of Information legislation: The number of staff working in Accident and Emergency units who have taken sick leave due to stress between 2008/9 and 2012/13, broken down by financial year.

Date for Response: 13/06/2013 - View 3823 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3822
Date Received: 13/05/2013

I would like to make the following requests under Freedom of Information legislation: The total number of NHS staff working in Accident and Emergency units between 2008/9 and 2012/13, broken down by financial year. The number of nursing and midwifery staff working in Accident and Emergency units between 2008/9 and 2012/13, broken down by financial year. The total number of doctors working in Accident and Emergency units between 2008/9 and 2012/13, broken down by financial year. The number of doctors, not including junior doctors, working in Accident and Emergency units between 2008/9 and 2012/13, broken down by financial year. The number of junior doctors working in Accident and Emergency units between 2008/9 and 2012/13 broken down by financial year. The number of consultants working in Accident and Emergency units between 2008/9 and 2012/13 broken down by financial year.

Date for Response: 05/06/2013 - View 3822 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3821
Date Received: 13/05/2013

Under Freedom of Information legislation I would like to make the following request: The average time a patient waited for treatment provided by cardiology services between 2008/9 and 2012/13, broken down by financial year. The maximum time a patient waited for treatment provided by cardiology services between 2008/9 and 2012/13, broken down by financial year and which condition was treated. The minimum time a patient waited for treatment provided by cardiology services between 2008/9 and 2012/13, broken down by financial year and which condition was treated. The number of patients breaching the 18 week referral to treatment guarantee who required treatment provided by cardiology services, broken down by financial year since the target came into force.

Date for Response: 05/06/2013 - View 3821 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3820
Date Received: 13/05/2013

In your trust, how many patients with Multiple Sclerosis are currently being treated with the following drugs; Interferon beta-1a [Avonex or Rebif], Interferon beta-1b [Extavia or Betaseron], Glatiramer acetate [Copaxone], Natalizumab [Tysabri], Fingolimod [Gilenya], Other.

Date for Response: 10/06/2013 - View 3820 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3819
Date Received: 13/05/2013

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Here is a list of the information that is required: A list of all the hospitals in your health board, and the type of hospital (e.g. A&E, Outpatient, Inpatient). A breakdown of the number of wards in each hospital and the type of ward (e.g. ICU, maternity, elderly, children’s). A breakdown of the number of beds in each of these wards.

Date for Response: 14/05/2013 - View 3819 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3818
Date Received: 10/05/2013

Under FoI, could you please provide me with details of deficiency points which have been reported under the terms of the PFI contract between NHS Lothian and Consort. Could you please provide, broken down by year... The number of deficiency points in each year since the contract was signed. The area/service in which the deficiency point was imposed. The reason that each deficiency point was imposed. Deficiency points are referenced in the documents on your website here, around the issue of termination (page 31) http://www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/OurOrganisation/KeyDocuments/Royal%20Infirmary%20of%20Edinburgh%20PFI%20Agreements/Project_Agreement.pdf

Date for Response: 05/06/2013 - View 3818 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3817
Date Received: 13/05/2013

Further to the answers you provided to our FOI request of 14/3/2013, we would be grateful if you could please also respond to the following supplementary questions below: You advised that Lothian Health Board had failed to reach the target to provide 25% of patients under the age of 18 with insulin pumps and that the pumps procured via the Scottish Government allocation had been unsuitable for paediatric patients. Could you please advise us why unsuitable pumps were obtained? How many insulin pump clinics are currently operating within your Health Board for: a) Patients under the age of 18 years b) Patients over the age of 18 years. What is the pathway for patients referred for an insulin pump and what is the interval between referral and the patient receiving an insulin pump?

Date for Response: 05/06/2013 - View 3817 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3816
Date Received: 09/05/2013

Please supply an individual figure for each of the last five years detailing the number of admissions to hospital due to poisoning by Caffeine. By Caffeine we mean all incidents listed as involving Caffeine or Caffeine containing products (coffee/tea/energy drinks/caffeine pills etc.)

Date for Response: 03/06/2013 - View 3816 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3815
Date Received: 09/05/2013

Please could you tell me the approximate number of potassium iodate tablets held in stock by NHS Lothian during each of the last 3 years and the geographical storage locations where they are held?

Date for Response: 03/06/2013 - View 3815 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3814
Date Received: 09/05/2013

Hospital Boards are reportedly meant to keep a register of payments from pharmaceutical companies (and other relevant companies) to staff, in case of conflicts of interest [1]. I am requesting a copy of the register for this Board - which I would hope includes details of all relevant payments to staff and any related potential conflicts of interest. If it would be possible to have this information in an appropriate structured data format - for example, a CSV file - this would be helpful. If this Board does not have a complete register, I would request: the release of the information on this topic that the Board does hold; and an explanation of why the Board does not hold a complete register.

Date for Response: 06/06/2013 - View 3814 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3813
Date Received: 08/05/2013

Can you tell me the year in which alcohol gel hand dispensers were introduced in NHS Lothian hospitals? How much in pounds and by year, NHS Lothian spends on product use (alcohol gel) maintaining the dispensers.

Date for Response: 04/06/2013 - View 3813 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3812
Date Received: 08/05/2013

I am seeking any information you can provide on the total amount of money allocated within the Board towards capital funding of Local Decontamination Unitss and practice improvements (physical alterations) targeted to dental decontamination between 2008 - present. If this information is itemised with respect to total cost of funding equipment purchases (e.g. washer-disinfectors) or total cost of grants for extensions/practice relocation, this would be particularly useful.

Date for Response: 04/06/2013 - View 3812 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3810
Date Received: 08/05/2013

We request to know does ADP have an Electronic single share assessment. If so, how much has been spent in total a) on developing it? B) on annual costs. If you have an eSSA, is it for all services drug and/or alcohol patients/clients, is it used by all statutory [Local Authority and Health] and voluntary services? Does it automatically provide information for SMR25 A, B and C and/or for waiting times data in regards to HEAT target or are all of these data, SMR25a and b, waiting times, collected separately? Is the eSSA capable of electronic analysis on its level of: a) individual care b) case worker caseload c) service level? Can a, b and c be audited and analysed electronically both as a snapshot and over time?

Date for Response: 28/05/2013 - View 3810 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3809
Date Received: 07/05/2013

I write regarding the above and to request, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, the following information: Lothian NHS Board; a) How many prescribing support staff have been employed by the board, and b) How much each board has spent on employing prescribing support staff, in each of the last five years?

Date for Response: 03/06/2013 - View 3809 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3807
Date Received: 07/05/2013

I have been advised by the Crown Office that your organisation carried out pathology services for the COPFS. Under the Freedom of Information Scotland Act I request the following. 1. The number of body parts and organs of murder victims and unexplained deaths which are currently held by your organisation. Where possible please state the type of body part (broken down to limb, head, torso and organ), the date it was retained (year would be sufficient) and the type of facility where it is stored (hospital, morgue etc). Please state where body parts are stored for investigations which are now closed.

Date for Response: 03/06/2013 - View 3807 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3806
Date Received: 07/05/2013

Could you please divide the five-year data by calendar year, including 2012 (I.e. broken down into 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012). Please ensure a breakdown of hospitals is included for each section. Below each death total, please include the number of those that were 65 and over. (E.g. In 2008, 5 died from malnutrition in total, of which 3 were 65 and over) – Section 38

Date for Response: 07/05/2013 - View 3806 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3805
Date Received: 02/05/2013

Please accept the following as a formal request by The Sunday Post under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. How long was the average stay for children in each of your hospitals with children’s wards? How many infants from the age of newborn were transferred from your health board area to neonatal intensive care in other health board for the entire year in each of the last five years? How many children died in hospital before scheduled or intended transfer for the entire year in EACH of the last five years? How many infants up to the age of one month survived transfer to neonatal units in other health board areas for the entire year in EACH of the last five years?

Date for Response: 03/06/2013 - View 3805 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3804
Date Received: 02/05/2013

Please accept the following as a formal request by The Sunday Post under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. How many paediatricians did your children’s hospitals and children’s units with general and teaching hospitals, employ as at December 31 in each of the last five years, broken down by headcount and WTE? How many children’s nurses did your children’s hospitals and children’s wards employ as at December 31 in each of the last five years, broken down by headcount and WTE?

Date for Response: 15/05/2013 - View 3804 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3803
Date Received: 02/05/2013

This is a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information I require is as follows. How many clinicians in your Health Board carry out transvaginal mesh procedures? The number of transvaginal mesh procedures carried out each year since 2007/8? The number of patients from those procedures that have reported side effects each year since 2007/8? Whether any clinicians have reported problems with mesh products to the MHRA?

Date for Response: 10/05/2013 - View 3803 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3802
Date Received: 02/05/2013

How many patients with a main diagnosis of obesity had a bariatric procedure, in either and NHS hospital or in an independent sector hospital (paid for by the NHS) for the years 2001/2002, 2002/2003, 2008/2009, 2011/2012 and 2012/2013

Date for Response: 08/05/2013 - View 3802 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3801
Date Received: 02/05/2013

I would be grateful if you could provide the following information under the Freedom of Information Act. 1) Please could you tell me how much money was paid out in compensation by the health board in the financial year 2011/12? 2) Please could you tell me how much money was paid out in compensation by the health board in the financial year 2012/13? For each year, if possible, please provide a breakdown if there is a split between money paid for clinical negligence cases and other causes of compensation being given, such as employment disputes. If there is no breakdown, I will assume the sum relates solely to clinical negligence cases.

Date for Response: 05/06/2013 - View 3801 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3799
Date Received: 02/05/2013

I wrote to you recently regarding the costs of services for the LEAP project in Edinburgh and you were kind enough to provide information. Finally can you confirm the cost per patient of the Leap Project now that they have moved to premises at the Astley Ainslie?

Date for Response: 03/06/2013 - View 3799 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3798
Date Received: 02/05/2013

Please provide correspondence between the Chief Executive, Board members, Medical Director, Clinical Director or any other member of the management team discussing the use of 'social unavailability' within the Health Board since 2008. I would be grateful if you could interpret my request for information as widely as possible. To provide as much background and context to my request, I would be grateful if you can provide the actual documents in which the information is contained wherever possible.

Date for Response: 29/04/2013 - View 3798 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3797
Date Received: 02/05/2013

1) What measures are in place for the transmission of confidential information through e-mail (if this is not seen as a priority by the respondent) especially for clinical information from out-with the NHSL networks. 2) Website updates - If I read the reply carefully the author / owner is advised the information is due for review (?) What follow-up action is taken to ENSURE the information is current i.e. removal of out of date information? and can you provide a link to the information in reply to Q4?

Date for Response: 09/05/2013 - View 3797 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 (sorry, I wasn't exactly clear) for a breakdown per Health Region of the 29 TAVI patients so far?

Date for Response: 02/05/2013 - View 3796 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3795
Date Received: 01/05/2013

In light of the cancellation of the e-care programme do you have a system for confidential and secure transmission of information between health and other agencies (social work) and voluntary organisations providing services to patients, including children? Do you have an anonymous messaging service in place that flags up warnings of children at high risk?

Date for Response: 23/05/2013 - View 3795 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3792
Date Received: 30/04/2013

Can you tell me if you used in-house or outside catering to provide any hospital meals for your health board in 2012/13? Can you specify if it was for staff or patients? And can you tell me what they provided and to what hospital? Can you also provide answers to the above question for the previous five years? Can you also outline the spend on this catering service and who the company is? Can you tell me if any of the food you serve patients is frozen, and if so how much (percentage of all meals) is frozen? Please also answer this for each hospital?

Date for Response: 29/05/2013 - View 3792 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3791
Date Received: 30/04/2013

What exercise options are available to patients in all of the psychiatric hospitals in your area? Include information about what is available to secure patients and any targets you have as an NHS board about providing these options to patients. Also, what provisions are there are to ensure patients have access to exercise on a daily basis if they wish. Include any exercise/fitness classes provided on the wards and also state what alternative arrangements are made to provide patients with exercise opportunities if nothing is already available within a hospital.

Date for Response: 13/05/2013 - View 3791 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3790
Date Received: 30/04/2013

Can you tell how many complaints your health board had about meals served in each of your hospitals in 2012/13? Can you also supply details of how many complaints your health board received in each of the last five financial years, broken down by hospital? Can you also provide details of those complaints? Can you tell me if you have carried out any internal surveys into the meals you serve?

Date for Response: 16/05/2013 - View 3790 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3789
Date Received: 30/04/2013

Can you detail how much your health board spent in 2012/13 on providing food and refreshments for staff? Can you also give specific details of any large-scale events this covered, what they were, how many staff attended and what they cost to provide catering. Can you also provide cost details for the previous five years for providing catering for staff?

Date for Response: 29/05/2013 - View 3789 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3788
Date Received: 30/04/2013

Can you tell me for each hospital what the food budget was for the year 2012/13, 2011/12, 2010/11 and 2009/10? If possible, can you tell me how much money your health board spends per patient per week on food (For the year 2012/13)? Can you also give an example of what you provide? i.e can you send me the menu for each hospital on March 31, 2013 (and what the hospital).

Date for Response: 29/05/2013 - View 3788 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3787
Date Received: 13/04/2013

Can you tell me in your health board, how many beds your hospital has and what proportion of those, on average, was full in 2012/13? Can you also provide the same answers, per hospital, for the years 2011/12, 2010/11 and 2009/10.

Date for Response: 15/04/2013 - View 3787 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3785
Date Received: 30/04/2013

The number of cardiac arrests within NHS Lothian area. The number of cardiac arrests where an AED was used at the scene before the ambulance arrived. When an AED was used at the scene how many patients survived. When an AED was unavailable how many pat how many patients survived?

Date for Response: 03/06/2013 - View 3785 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3783
Date Received: 29/04/2013

I am writing to you to request a copy of my medical record following a ~~~~~~ under Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. I would like a copy of my full medical report including x-ray images following admittance by ambulance around ~~~~~~ on ~~~~~~.

Date for Response: 29/04/2013 - View 3783 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3782
Date Received: 25/04/2013

This is a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information I require is as follows. How many medical physicists do you currently employ? How many staff vacancies are you carrying for medical physicists currently?

Date for Response: 07/05/2013 - View 3782 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3781
Date Received: 24/04/2013

We request to know: 1. How many times a member of staff have expressed concerns about levels of staffing being inadequate over the past three calendar years? 2. How many times a member of staff have objected to moving from their ward to another ward or duty due to staffing levels being inadequate over the past years three calendar years? 3. How many members of staff who refused to move to another ward or duty have been brought in before a disciplinary hearing over the past three calendar years? 4. Provide copies of any reports made to health boards on any concerns poised by any staff about levels of staffing over the past three calendar years.

Date for Response: 30/05/2013 - View 3781 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3780
Date Received: 24/04/2013

I would like details of how much is spent each year on methadone or other heroin-replacement therapy drugs for inmates at HMP Addiewell and HMP Edinburgh since your organisation took over responsibility for that establishment.

Date for Response: 22/05/2013 - View 3780 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3779
Date Received: 24/04/2013

1) How many registered nurses have been on sick leave for more than 30 days since April 2012 2) How many registered nurses have been on sick leave for more than 90 days since April 2012? 3) Please break down the reasons for absence into categories, if possible - and then apportion the corresponding numbers of the overall figure of absent nurses. Eg: 3) Please detail any initiatives/programmes your organisation has been involved in to reduce the amount of sick leave among nurses. Or any plans for the future. (For example, some organisations may have attempted to reduce sick pay) 4) Please include details of any targets or achievements made in the last two years. Please detail any successes.

Date for Response: 23/05/2013 - View 3779 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3778
Date Received: 24/04/2013

In regards to the Patients Rights (Scotland) Act 2011; specifically regarding point 14 “Encouragement of patient feedback etc.” (Available at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2011/5/section/14) we request that you: 1. Please provide a copy of the reports on the feedback, comments, concerns and complaints, along with any action taken, which was made to your Health Board for every meeting within your Board. 2. Please provide a note of any report made to Scottish Government or Health improve Scotland based on the above reports. 3. Please indicate what training you have established for staff to operate under this new act.

Date for Response: 23/05/2013 - View 3778 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3777
Date Received: 23/04/2013

I would appreciate if you could disclose what your NHS board has agreed its minimum fee for interpreters to be when a patient fails to attend for an appointment.

Date for Response: 16/05/2013 - View 3777 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3776
Date Received: 23/04/2013

For the period 2007 to 2013: How many disabled, autistic, and vulnerable adults (suffering with mental health issues) were prosecuted by the Procurator Fiscal? How many of those prosecutions led to convictions? What sentences were passed, broken down by type of conviction and disability? How many disabled/autistic/vulnerable persons were sentenced to jail in this period? Specifically, how many autistic people were convicted? How many of those convicted appealed their convictions? How many were successful? Does Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal ever prosecuted their own witnesses? Can you break it down  for those vulnerable adults where they were convicted in which sheriff courts and procurator fiscal offices? I understand this is a complex request, but I am trying to find out as much detail about this matter as I can, and the details of which disabilities, what sentences, which courts, etc., is important in this regards. Section 17.

Date for Response: 02/05/2013 - View 3776 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3775
Date Received: 24/04/2013

I wish to enquire how Paediatric pathology services in your hospital currently operate, specifically the testing of blood samples.  Is it all in-house, do you have contracts with private sector firms or other hospitals and if so for which services and at which Hospitals?

Date for Response: 29/04/2013 - View 3775 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3774
Date Received: 22/04/2013

Could you please provide me with all documents which are provided by health professionals to pregnant women after they have taken first-stage screening tests or follow-up diagnostic tests for Down’s syndrome? Can you include any leaflets, booklets or other forms of written documentation which are handed to pregnant women by doctors, midwives and other health professionals after they have taken such tests in accordance with the Fetal Anomaly Screening procedures in Scotland?

Date for Response: 29/04/2013 - View 3774 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3773
Date Received: 22/04/2013

What exactly are the rigorous regulatory tests carried out on HIV tests before approval for use ? By whom exactly are these rigorous tests carried out by before being given approval for use ? Who exactly gives that approval for use?

Date for Response: 09/05/2013 - View 3773 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3772
Date Received: 18/04/2013

Please send me a copy of audited accounts for the Western General Hospital year end 2010-11 and year 2011-2012 and year 2012-13. The name of the Auditor and their fee to do such hospital accounts.

Date for Response: 02/05/2013 - View 3772 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3771
Date Received: 18/04/2013

What exercise options are available to patients in all of the psychiatric hospitals in your area? Include information about what is available to secure patients and any targets you have as an NHS board about providing these options to patients. Also, what provisions are there are to ensure patients have access to exercise on a daily basis if they wish. Include any exercise/fitness classes provided on the wards and also state what alternative arrangements are made to provide patients with exercise opportunities if nothing is already available within a hospital.

Date for Response: 16/05/2013 - View 3771 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3770
Date Received: 17/04/2013

In relation to attendance for interview - I have submitted a complaint and I also asked to receive the paperwork, which had been kept on me from the interview as I wanted to see how I had been assessed and scored. I would have thought that in the interests of transparency this information would have been readily available to me and indeed when I asked ER for the information I was instructed that to receive it I should put my request in writing which I duly did. Thereafter I was informed that this information could not be released and the process was that following interview candidates should ask the chair of the panel for feedback. This seems a rather inadequate response from ER given that the basis of my complaint was that the feedback I had been given was that of another candidate. Following a response outcome letter to my complaint I have remained dissatisfied with explanations given and I intend to escalate the complaint further, as part of this I have once again asked for the paperwork and scoring held on me and once again it was denied. It was suggested that I may be able to obtain it under FOI and suggested I contact you.

Date for Response: 18/04/2013 - View 3770 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3769
Date Received: 16/04/2013

To ask your health board for the following information: A. What methods are used to limit the number of missed outpatient and elective inpatient appointments in your health Board.

Date for Response: 30/05/2013 - View 3769 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3768
Date Received: 16/04/2013

Can I request the following information from your Health Board: A) What computer system is used to track patient attendance records. B) If there is are criteria to differentiate between the kinds of missed appointments (I.E did not show versus rearranged appointment). C) If any methods, other than letter or phone, are used to alert patients to upcoming appointments.

Date for Response: 10/05/2013 - View 3768 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3767
Date Received: 12/04/2013

I require a signed copy of a statement that confirms at least one of your tests actualy can detect and diagnose HIV infection, by that i mean virus, in human blood. So far , ive been sent nothing of the sort. So instead of sending me all this, can you please confirm wether you have such a test or not?

Date for Response: 13/05/2013 - View 3767 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3766
Date Received: 12/04/2013

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would be grateful if you could provide me with the following information: 1. Please list the Radiology departments / sites operated within your Trust detailing their opening hours? 2. For each site, please list how many active static scanners do you have for the following modalities (MRI, CT, PET-CT) 3. Please provide the number of annual scans you carried out in the latest year for each of the following modalities: (MRI, CT, PET-CT, X-Ray (incl. DEXA), Mammography, Ultrasound (obstetric & non-obstetric), Other (incl. fluoroscopy, nuclear medicine & interventional radiology)  Please provide the dates to which this data refers. 4. For each of MRI and CT how many mobile scans (if any) were carried out? 5. What is the number of full-time equivalent staff (i.e. 2 staff members working 20 hours/week each = 1 Full time staff member) under the following classifications: Radiographers (Band 5 & above), Radiographers (Band 4 & below), Non-clinical staff (e.g. receptionists, medical secretaries etc. 6. Please list the manufacturers and year of manufacture of the scanners for the following modalities (MRI, CT, PET-CT), providing the magnet strength of your MRI scanners, and how many slices do your CT and PET/CT machines allow?

Date for Response: 02/05/2013 - View 3766 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3765
Date Received: 12/04/2013

Under the Freedom of Information Act I request the following information. - The total value of redundancy payments to staff between 1 Jan 2009 and 31 Dec 2012. - The total number of staff who received redundancy payments between 1 Jan 2009 and 31 Dec 2012. - The total number of staff who received redundancy payments of £100,000 or more between 1 Jan 2009 and 31 Dec 2012. - The value of each of the three highest individual redundancy payments between 1 Jan 2009 and 31 Dec 2012. If possible please include the date of payment and the position and department of the recipient.

Date for Response: 09/05/2013 - View 3765 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3764
Date Received: 12/04/2013

Under Freedom of Information I would like to request the following information: How many times has an ECV been carried out on a pregnant woman because of a breech baby year-by-year for the past three years, 2009-2012, and any available stats for 2013. I would like to have these figures separated year by year. I would like to know the success rate of this procedure, how many times the baby has turned. I would like to know of any cases where complications have arisen due to the procedure, for example bleeding, or an emergency c-section was needed after the ECV was carried out.

Date for Response: 10/05/2013 - View 3764 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3763
Date Received: 11/04/2013

The total hospital(s) catering bill for food within the trust, excluding for example, the cost of preparing, transportation, staffing or any other associated costs. What is the budgeted cost per patient per day for food? The name(s) of the caterer or companies that currently supply food. What percentage of this food by volume is of British origin? What percentage of this food by value is of British origin? There is a central government commitment to procuring food that is to British welfare/production standards or higher. What guidelines do you have for the procurement of food served in hospital meals? Do you have any audit results available to show how you’re progressing against these standards? If so could you send me a copy of any related figures / documents.

Date for Response: 13/05/2013 - View 3763 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3762
Date Received: 11/04/2013

1) A copy of any document, report, analysis considering Nursery provision across NHS Lothian facilities and that was published between January 2010 up until the present day. 2) A copy of any Communications Plan compiled in order to deal with changes to nursery provision across NHS Lothian. 3) A copy of any document, report, analysis considering the future of nursery provision at St Johns Hospital. 4) A copy of any equality impact assessment, or similar type document, considering the potential closure of Tic Talk Nursery at St Johns Hospital. 5) A copy of any minute of any meeting discussing, or making reference to, the closure of Tic Talk Nursery at St Johns, which took place between January 2010 until the present day. 6) A copy of all correspondence, emails, letters etc, between Tim Mongomery and any member of the NHS Lothian Communications team discussing the future of Tic Talk Nursery at St Johns, which was exchanged between July 1st 2012 and April 10th 2013. 7) A copy of all correspondence, emails, letters etc between Tim Mongomery and any member of the NHS Lothian Executive Committee discussing the future of Tic Talk Nursery at St Johns which was exchanged between July 1st 2012 and April 10thth 2013.

Date for Response: 03/05/2013 - View 3762 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3761
Date Received: 11/04/2013

I would like to know if you employ anyone on a zero hours contract. If so, how many employees have been on these contracts for each of the last five financial years and what roles do they perform? Please could you provide the roles by job title or by meaningful categories of jobs (e.g. 'Consultant', 'Nurse' etc.)

Date for Response: 13/05/2013 - View 3761 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3759
Date Received: 01/05/2013

Dear Foi officer, I am applying under the FOI act for the following data relating to plastic surgery. Please provide me by email the free flap failure rates for lower and upper limb reconstruction operations in the Edinburgh St Johns specialist unit for the years 2011 and 2012. Please supply the data for each individual year in both numbers of failures, total number of such operations and the % there of. For the same two years please also provide the infection rates in free flap reconstruction operations for lower and upper limb. Again please supply data for each individual year in both numbers of infections, and total number of procedures and % thereof. Also for the same two years individually please provide the Boast 4 data that you have to submit to the collected by Trauma Audit and Research Network.

Date for Response: 13/05/2013 - View 3759 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3758
Date Received: 10/04/2013

I am seeking information on the total number of NHS employees who have claimed for criminal compensation after attacks or any other form of abuse from patients at your NHS authority for the financial years 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13. Of each of those cases, could I please have the details of the amount of money that was paid out to the NHS members of staff who claimed the compensation. Could you also list each case and the type of injuries suffered by the complainant. I believe the people that deal with these criminal compensation complaints are dealt with by the Criminal Compensation Board, is this correct?

Date for Response: 09/05/2013 - View 3758 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3757
Date Received: 09/04/2013

How many surgeons did your health board employ on average across the entire year in EACH of the last five calendar years, broken down by headcount and WTE? Please also provide details about what the overall cost of employing these surgeons was in EACH of the last five calendar years?

Date for Response: 03/05/2013 - View 3757 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3756
Date Received: 09/04/2013

How many complaints have been lodged with your NHS board against surgeons in each of the last five calendar years? Please break the figures down to show the nature of each complaint, whether the complaint was made by staff, patients or a member of the public. Please also give details of the outcome, i.e. if the complaint was upheld or not and any sanctions against the surgeons concerned.

Date for Response: 22/04/2013 - View 3756 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3755
Date Received: 09/04/2013

How many surgeries were delayed in EACH of the last five calendar years, broken down by surgery type, reason for delay and hospital where surgery was delayed? How many surgeries were cancelled in EACH of the last five calendar years, broken down by surgery type, reason for cancellation and hospital where surgery was cancelled? How many of those cancellations occurred after the patient had been admitted to hospital, broken down by surgery type, reason for cancellation and hospital?

Date for Response: 03/05/2013 - View 3755 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3754
Date Received: 09/04/2013

What was the total number of intensive care beds in your health board area in EACH calendar year since 2007, broken down by hospital? What was the total number of high dependency beds in your health board area in EACH calendar year since 2007, broken down by hospital?

Date for Response: 29/04/2013 - View 3754 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3753
Date Received: 09/04/2013

How many patients have died during surgery carried out by your health board in EACH of the last five calendar years? Please break the figures down to show how many deaths there were in each calendar year, the surgery being carried out at the time and the hospital where the surgery was carried out. Please can you provide me with details of all near misses and incidents, including an explanation of what happened, that have occurred during surgery carried out by your health board in EACH of the last five calendar years. How much did your NHS board pay out in compensation for mistakes made during surgery in EACH of the last five calendar years? Please break the figures down to show details of each mistake made, what hospital or health facility the mistake was made at and the amount paid out for each separate case.

Date for Response: 08/05/2013 - View 3753 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3752
Date Received: 09/04/2013

What was the total number of deaths under the care of surgeons in your health board in EACH calendar year since 2007? Of those deaths, how many in EACH calendar year since 2007 involved adverse events (either caused by or contributed to)? Please provide me with information on the mortality rates of all surgeons, including the name of each surgeon, his/her speciality, the hospital in which he/she is based, the number of patients the surgeon has operated on, and his/her mortality rates, for EACH calendar year since 2007.

Date for Response: 29/04/2013 - View 3752 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3750
Date Received: 09/04/2013

How many surgical procedures were carried out by your health board in EACH of the last five calendar years, broken down by surgery type and hospital? How many foreign objects (i.e. surgical implements) were left inside patients following surgery in EACH of the last five calendar years? Please break the figures down to show what surgery the patient had undergone, what was left inside the patient and what hospital each incident occurred at.

Date for Response: 10/05/2013 - View 3750 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3749
Date Received: 09/04/2013

Please provide details of the adjusted and unadjusted waiting times figures for inpatient/daycase patients and separately, outpatients, for the period March-July 2012.

Date for Response: 09/05/2013 - View 3749 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3748
Date Received: 09/04/2013

Can you please provide information on the total number of injuries sustained as a result of an accident within all NHS hospitals over the last four full calendar years, and within 2013 thus far. Please ensure the information also includes full details of the nature of the injury, the building in which it occurred, the date of the injury, and whether it was obtained by a staff member, visitor, or a member of the public. If the injury was obtained by a member of staff, please advise in which department they work. For clarification, I am seeking injuries sustained WITHIN a hospital - as in anyone who turns up to hospital already injured does not count. Only individuals who sustain injuries within NHS properties as a result of an accident should be considered.

Date for Response: 03/05/2013 - View 3748 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3746
Date Received: 04/04/2013

Please can you tell me how much your health board spent on private healthcare, excluding care homes and hospices, in the following years: -2012/13 -2011/12 -2010/11 -2010/09 -2009/10.

Date for Response: 02/05/2013 - View 3746 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3745
Date Received: 03/04/2013

I am hoping to compile data in order to compare the spending habits and behaviors of hospitals and Trusts, by comparison to local authorities all across the UK. As such, I am requesting the following information: List of current suppliers to the Trust – please note this information will not be published and is for internal use only. By suppliers, I mean any public or private sector company, that the Trust pays for the provision of a good or a service, either as a once off payment, or as a monthly subscription. The Trusts total annual spend on these suppliers.

Date for Response: 19/04/2013 - View 3745 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3744
Date Received: 03/04/2013

I am undertaking a research project looking at the current demographics for a number of Hospital Trusts. I have looked on your website and I am afraid have been unable to locate the following information, so was wondering whether you could assist: List of Staff Job Titles and Pay Grades broken down by the number of people per pay grade. To clarify, I am requesting information to be presented as follows: Staff Nurse – Band 5 – 17 members of staff. If this is not possible, a figure for the total number of people employed in this post is adequate: Staff Nurse – Band 5-9 – 100 total members of staff.

Date for Response: 12/04/2013 - View 3744 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3741
Date Received: 02/04/2013

Please can you send me the annual number and dates of all homicides committed by mental health patients of your board for each year since 2003? For more recent cases please can you also indicate the number(s) of suspected homicides allegedly committed by such patients where legal proceedings have not yet been completed. I understand such patient homicides would normally be recorded as Serious Untoward Incidents.

Date for Response: 29/04/2013 - View 3741 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3740
Date Received: 02/04/2013

I want to submit a freedom of information request for the following information relating to Fixed Telecommunications and Internet Services: 1) Current Fixed Line (Voice Circuits) Provider- Supplier’s name 2) 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. 3) Fixed Line- Duration- the number of years the contract is with the supplier. 4) Number of Lines 5) Minutes/Landline Provider- Supplier’s name (Fixed Voice not Mobiles) 6) Minutes/Landline 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. 7) Minutes Landline Monthly Spend- Monthly average spend 8) Minute’s Landlines Duration: the number of years the contract is with the supplier. 9) Number of Extensions 10) Fixed Broadband Provider- Supplier’s name 11) 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. 12) Fixed Broadband Annual Spend- Annual average spend. 13) VOIP/PBX Installation Date: - please provide day, month and year (month and year is also acceptable).If various date please state date for the main telephone system. 14) 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. 15) Lease Provider- Supplier’s name. 16) WAN Provider- please provide me with the main supplier(s) 17) 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. 18) WAN Annual Spend- Annual average spend. 19) Internal Contact: please can you send me there full contact details including contact number and email and job title.

Date for Response: 22/04/2013 - View 3740 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3739
Date Received: 02/04/2013

I am looking at getting as much information about Bangour Hospital that is still owed by NHS Lothian but now seems to be in tatters. I am looking under the FOI act to get this and wondering what is planned with the building and land? My concern is that I was walking around this land today and can see the potential of people or animals being harmed by unsafe buildings.

Date for Response: 30/04/2013 - View 3739 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3736
Date Received: 02/04/2013

Please can you send me the annual number and dates of all homicides committed by mental health patients of your board for each year since 2003? For more recent cases please can you also indicate the number(s) of suspected homicides allegedly committed by such patients where legal proceedings have not yet been completed. I understand such patient homicides would normally be recorded as Serious Untoward Incidents.

Date for Response: 29/04/2013 - View 3736 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3735
Date Received: 04/04/2013

I want to submit a freedom of information request for the following information relating to Fixed Telecommunications and Internet Services: 1. Current Fixed Line (Voice Circuits) Provider- Supplier’s name 2. 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. 3. Fixed Line- Duration- the number of years the contract is with the supplier. 4. Number of Lines 5. Minutes/Landline Provider- Supplier’s name (Fixed Voice not Mobiles) 6. Minutes/Landline 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. 7. Minutes Landline Monthly Spend- Monthly average spend 8. Minute’s Landlines Duration: the number of years the contract is with the supplier. 9. Number of Extensions 10.Fixed Broadband Provider- Supplier’s name 11. 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. 12. Fixed Broadband Annual Spend- Annual average spend. 13. VOIP/PBX Installation Date: - please provide day, month and year (month and year is also acceptable).If various date please state date for the main telephone system. 14. 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. 15. Lease Provider- Supplier’s name. 16. WAN Provider- please provide me with the main supplier(s) 17. 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. 18. WAN Annual Spend- Annual average spend. 19. Internal Contact: please can you send me there full contact details including contact number and email and job title.

Date for Response: 22/04/2013 - View 3735 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3731
Date Received: 29/03/2013

Please could you provide the following information under Freedom of Information Legislation. The number of times over the past twelve months that your maternity unit(s) have been temporarily closed because they are full, and women in labour have been diverted to another maternity unit either in your health board area or elsewhere.

Date for Response: 30/04/2013 - View 3731 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3730
Date Received: 29/03/2013

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 average waiting time for someone to be provided with a wheelchair in each year since 2007-08? What is the longest waiting time for someone to be provided with a wheelchair in each year since 2007-08? How many people are currently on wheelchair and seating services waiting lists? how much was spent on wheelchair and seating services in each of the past three years?

Date for Response: 30/04/2013 - View 3730 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3729
Date Received: 28/03/2013

I wish to make the following request under the provisions of the Freedom of Information legislation: How many complaints have been made/lodged against members of staff at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in each of the last 3 years (1 April to 31 March)? How many of such complaints were upheld? How many members of staff have been awarded compensation, or other sums of money, as a result of complaints having been made against them? How many members of staff were awarded compensation, or other sums of money, as a result of having suffered stress? How much compensation, or other sums of money, was awarded in each of the last 3 years.

Date for Response: 29/04/2013 - View 3729 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3728
Date Received: 28/03/2013

I’m asking for the following under the FOI Act: 1. The total number (expressed as FTE) and specialisms of any sponsored clinical posts at your organisation (e.g. 3 stoma nurses, 5 consultants, 1 pharmacist, 2 mental health workers, etc.). Please include qualified and unqualified staff posts. 2. The total income received for sponsored clinical posts in financial year 2011-12, broken down by post type (e.g. £320,000 from stoma care companies, £260,000 from pharmaceutical companies, etc.). Please include income for qualified and unqualified staff posts.

Date for Response: 03/05/2013 - View 3728 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3727
Date Received: 28/03/2013

I would like to request, under the relevant freedom of information legislation, the following information. From each year from 1999/00 onward, the-- (a) number of patients; (b) proportion of total treatments; and, (C) cost of treatments, commissioned by your Board from independent providers outside of the NHS (ie, not including treatments commissioned from other NHS bodies either in Scotland or the rest of the UK).

Date for Response: 15/05/2013 - View 3727 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3726
Date Received: 27/03/2013

I would like to request the following information under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. 1. A list of all the GP practice managers within the locality of your health board. 2. A contact email address for the GP surgery and/or for the practice manager. This information will not be used commercially but will form part of my Masters thesis examining changes in primary care organisations within the NHS over the last 10 years as I would like to follow up by email a random sample of practice managers with a short questionnaire.

Date for Response: 19/04/2013 - View 3726 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3725
Date Received: 27/03/2013

Do you operate patient focussed booking [on line booking by GPs] for any appointments? If so please list the departments for which this applies and the average and minimum notice in each department the patient will be given using this system. Please supply* the standard letter [ or if there is more than one -letters] which is sent to patients offering hospital/secondary appointments for: Diagnostic tests listed under the guaranteed waiting time target, Outpatient appointments under the guaranteed waiting times targets, For cancer urgent referrals (31 day guarantee), For outpatients (18 week RRT), For Drug misuse services ( 4 week Referral to appointment), Inpatient appointments (12 week diagnosis to treatment with the 18 week RRT), Day case appointments (12 week diagnosis to treatment with the 18 week RRT).

Date for Response: 26/04/2013 - View 3725 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3724
Date Received: 26/03/2013

I would like to request the following information on standards, policies and procedures relating to hospital chaplains in your Trust. Could you please: 1. tell me whether policies or procedures exist to: a. establish whether a patient admitted to any of your hospitals does or does not wish to receive contact from a hospital chaplain. b. ensure that patients (or their visitors, next-of-kin etc.) do not received unsolicited contact from chaplains. c. safeguard patients’ personal and medical data such that hospital chaplains by default do not have access to it. d. ensure that hospital chaplains, when given access to patient data, do not share any of it with third parties. If you answered yes to any of the above, please could you provide me with copies of the relevant policies or procedures. 2. outline your approach for monitoring adherence to the policies and procedures above. 3. provide me with a summary of the results of this monitoring for the last five years, including rates of compliance with the policies and procedures, and severity of any non-compliance events. 4. provide me with details of any action taken in respect of any non-compliance identified (e.g. tightening of procedures, disciplinary action – in the latter case, taking care not to disclose any personal information).

Date for Response: 25/04/2013 - View 3724 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3723
Date Received: 26/03/2013

(1) The number of whistle-blowers who have come forward in each financial year since 2007/8 (2) The number of incidents made known to the health board in each financial year since 2007/8, as a result of whistle-blowing. (3) The outcome of each whistle-blowing incident made known to the health board. (4) The number of whistle-blowers who have left the employment of the health board since raising their concerns, the reasons for their departure and whether they were subject to a confidentiality clause in any severance agreement

Date for Response: 25/04/2013 - View 3723 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3722
Date Received: 26/03/2013

Under FoI, could I please have a copy of the Review of Private Patient Activity report, as presented to the Audit and Risk committee by Susan Goldsmith on February 4.

Date for Response: 25/04/2013 - View 3722 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3721
Date Received: 26/03/2013

Under FoI, could you please provide me with the internal audit into Waiting List Initiative Payments (January 2013), carried out by NHS Lothian.

Date for Response: 19/04/2013 - View 3721 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3720
Date Received: 26/03/2013

When looking for secure e-mail addresses for your Board I noticed that at least one piece of public information is out of date. 1) What is your process for placing items on your internet pages? 2) What department is responsible for this? 3) What processes are in place to ensure links are current? 4) what is the process for changes to be identified for correction?

Date for Response: 24/04/2013 - View 3720 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3719
Date Received: 26/03/2013

I was looking for an NHS mail address for a colleague to use for the sending of confidential information to your Board but have not been able to find one. an you provide one, if not when will you be able to and lastly what are your plans (if any) to provide secure e-mail addresses for public use?

Date for Response: 19/04/2013 - View 3719 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3718
Date Received: 18/03/2013

The number of locum/temporary/agency Substance Misuse Nurses/Addiction Nurses/Drug & Alcohol Nurses/Prison Nurses/Offender Health Nurses for each calendar month of 2012 i.e. January 2012 5 Nurses. The number of locum/temporary/agency Substance Misuse Practitioners/Substance Misuse Workers/Recovery Workers/Drug & Alcohol Workers for each calendar month of 2012 i.e. January 2012 5 Workers. The total monthly fees paid to recruitment agencies for staff working in prison settings for each calendar month of 2012 i.e. January 2012 £100,000 paid to agencies. The total monthly fees paid to recruitment agencies for staff working in substance misuse /drug and alcohol teams for each calendar month of 2012 i.e. January 2012 £100,000 paid to agencies.

Date for Response: 17/04/2013 - View 3718 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3717
Date Received: 25/03/2013

Chalmers Sexual Health Centre – Could you please provide statistics of the number of people attending the clinic over the last year including the number of people who were turned away before being seen that day? Can you also advise if people are being turned away on a regular basis and if so, is this because they arrived late or because the clinic was full to capacity? And of those that were turned away, how many were given a consultant appointment for an alternative day and how many did not return to access the service at all? Finally, can you also instruct if is a limit on how many times – or how often – a person can use the service for sexual health screening?

Date for Response: 24/04/2013 - View 3717 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3716
Date Received: 25/03/2013

I would like to request HSMR (Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratio) figures or equivalent for St John's Hospital, Livingston overall for past 5 years and for mental health/psychiatry services separately if available.

Date for Response: 24/04/2013 - View 3716 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3715
Date Received: 25/03/2013

You may remember that in 2011, October I think, I requested a copy of the internal review of the NHS Lothian perinatal psychiatry service conducted in 2010. However it was withheld since it was still pending. I would like to resubmit that request now.

Date for Response: 24/05/2013 - View 3715 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3714
Date Received: 25/03/2013

1. Does the health board have a set criteria for carrying out breast reconstruction following a unilateral mastectomy?. 2.Does the health board use the umbrella term 'breast reconstruction' to include tissue expanders/ fat grafting etc?3.Does the health board carry out breast reconstruction on women with a BMI over 25. 4. Does the health board place tissue expanders in women with a BMI over 25. 5.Does the health board carry out fat grafting on women with a BMI over 25. 6.Does the health board have set upper BMI limit for completing all of the above procedures

Date for Response: 24/04/2013 - View 3714 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3713
Date Received: 25/03/2013

1. The amount spent in each of the last three years by your organisation on producing hard-copy newspapers, newsletters, magazines or news-related publications which are made available to staff and/or service users. Please list the title and number of copies of each publication produced. If possible please give a break down of staff and printing costs. Please give the cost of these publications before any advertising revenue. 2. The amount raised in advertising revenue by these publications. If possible please break the revenue into public sector advertisers and private sector. To be clear, I do not expect any authority to include training publications, safety bulletins and the like. I want the scope of my request to include any publication which is produced to publicise the activities of your organisation to staff or service users. The communications teams at your organisations will invariably be involved in producing or commissioning these publications.

Date for Response: 02/05/2013 - View 3713 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3712
Date Received: 22/03/2013

I’d be grateful if you could answer the following questions under the FOI Act: 1. Total number of nurses working in your Board (FTEs). 2. Number of sponsored nursing posts in your Board (FTEs). 3. Number of sponsored posts for which you receive income from a medical company?

Date for Response: 23/04/2013 - View 3712 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3711
Date Received: 21/03/2013

The information I am seeking is the estimated total value in monetary terms of carrying out the consultation on NHS Lothian homeopathy services broken down into categories and/or activities as listed below and as extracted from the report “Initial Report on the consultation on NHS Lothian Homeopathy Services”. Summary of declared activities associated with the consultation Formation of and meetings of the Stakeholder Group. Development of consultation document and questionnaire. Development and delivery of the Equality Impact Assessment. Discussion(s) with the Scottish Health Council. Development and delivery of the questionnaire “Should NHS Lothian pay for Homeopathy”. Development of the online version of the questionnaire “Should NHS Lothian pay for Homeopathy” . Gathering responses to the questionnaire by post, email and phone. Editorial production for a) press releases, b) the BBC’s and other news and press websites and c) NHS Lothian’s Twitter account. Production and distribution of the details of the consultation. Design and delivery of briefings to MSPs. Provision of four public meetings: a) design and delivery b) notation of people’s views and c) publishing information about the meetings d) website updates. Design, printing and distribution of posters. Editorial production for further communication to all stakeholders to inform that the consultation period was extended. Re-issue of posters (including re-design and re-printing). Analysis of responses (both online and paper and including feedback from public meetings). Preparation, publication and distribution of the report “Initial Report on the consultation on NHS Lothian Homeopathy Services”. Consideration of the results by the Midlothian Community Health Partnership Committee as well as the West Lothian Community Health and Care Partnership, Edinburgh Community Health Partnership and East Lothian Community Health Partnership. Final recommendations being taken if appropriate to the NHS Lothian Board. I appreciate that the cost calculation for each category is likely to involve the allocation of a certain percentage of each relevant individual person’s salary and/or fees over an agreed period of time (perhaps significantly longer than the three-month consultation period). I would like to stress that I understand the need to protect confidentiality with regards to salaries and I am therefore requesting the total estimated value by category leading to the total cost to date for the consultation overall. By requesting the information in this format, I anticipate costs allocated to each category will include salaries and/or fees as well as all other costs within that category such as those associated with events, venues, design, print, IT, advertising and travel.

Date for Response: 22/04/2013 - View 3711 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3709
Date Received: 21/03/2013

Under FoI, could I please request details of all nugatory payments made by NHS Lothian in the last five financial years, including 2012/13 to date. Please include the date of the payments, the amount and an explanation of why a nugatory payment was necessary.

Date for Response: 24/04/2013 - View 3709 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3707
Date Received: 21/03/2013

I’d like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. How many times in 2012 were patients, aged 65 and over, discharged from hospitals in the health board area between 9pm and 9am? How many times in 2012 were patients, aged 80 and over, discharged from hospitals in the health board area between 9pm and 9am?

Date for Response: 22/04/2013 - View 3707 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3706
Date Received: 20/03/2013

How many patients with a main diagnosis of obesity had a gastric band fitted or a gastric bypass operation, in either an NHS hospital or in an independent sector hospital (paid for by the NHS)? Please provide information for the years 2001-02, 2002-03, 2011-2012 and 2012-13, if possible. I was looking to get data which would allow me to make a comparison with the figures 10 years ago. But some health boards have told me they may not be able to give me the figures for the current financial year, so that’s why I’m asking for data for 2011-12 too.

Date for Response: 19/04/2013 - View 3706 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3704
Date Received: 20/03/2013

Can you please provide the following information: Total telephone revenue produced in the last three years from doctors surgeries which operate premium rate numbers like 0844 for patients' calls.

Date for Response: 19/04/2013 - View 3704 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3702
Date Received: 19/03/2013

Please find outlined below a request for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. My request relates to prescribing protocols and activity within NHS Lothian with respect to each of the following licensed medicines for multiple sclerosis (MS): Tysabri® (natalizumab) Avonex® (beta interferon 1a) Rebif® (beta interferon 1a) Betaferon® (betaferon 1b) Extavia® (beta interferon 1b) Copaxone® (glatiramer acetate) Gilenya® (fingolimod) Sativex® (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidol) Fampyra® (fampridine) Botox® (botulinum toxin) Novantrone® (mitoxantrone). If the medicine is currently on the local drugs formulary for the treatment of MS, please provide details of: the date the medicine was added to the local drugs formulary; and any specific clinical or financial restrictions placed on the use of the medicine. If the medicine is not on the local drugs formulary for the treatment of MS, please provide details of: the number of individual patient treatment requests (IPTRs) received by the Health Board for the medicine during the most recent 12 month period for which there are data available; and the number of IPTRs approved for the medicine during the same 12 month time period.

Date for Response: 18/04/2013 - View 3702 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3700
Date Received: 18/03/2013

I am writing in order to request information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. All of the information I am interested in pertains to the use of NHS Lothian's free treatment services by Bulgarian nationals in the City of Edinburgh during the period from January 2012 to December 2012. 1. In 2012 how many Bulgarian nationals have used the free treatment services of NHS Lothian in the City of Edinburgh? 2. Of the Bulgarians who used the NHS Lothian free treatment services in 2012 in the City of Edinburgh what number held a legal resident status? 3. Of the Bulgarians with legal resident status who used the NHS Scotland free treatment services in 2012 in the City of Edinburgh what number were: i students, ii working professionals, iii legal immigrants, iv other. 4. How much money did the free treatment services provided to Bulgarian legal residents in the City of Edinburgh during 2012 cost the NHS Lothian?

Date for Response: 17/04/2013 - View 3700 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3699
Date Received: 14/03/2013

I would like to make a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act regarding your IT network infrastructure. Please could you answer the following questions regarding the equipment for Royal Edinburgh Hospital at Morningside Terrace, Edinburgh, Mid Lothian, EH10 5HF. 1.) How many desktop PCs do you have at this site? Which brand(s) are they? 2.) How many laptops/notebooks or tablet PCs do you have at this site? Which brand(s) are they? 3.) How many thin clients do you have at this site? Which brand(s) are they? 4.) What operating systems do you run on your PCs/Laptops? 5.) How many desktops, laptops and thin clients do you have in total in your organisation across the country? 6.) How many physical servers do you have on site? Which brand(s) are they? 7.) How many virtual servers do you have on site? 8.) Which server virtualisation software do you use? 9.) Which server operating systems do you use? 10.) What supplier provides the maintenance (out of warranty) support on your desktops and servers and when does the contract expire? 11.) What suppliers/brands of Storage Area Networking (SAN) do you use? 12.) Which application do you use for Enterprise Resource Planning/Management (ERP/ERM)? 13.) Which application do you use for Groupware Products? 14.) Which application do you use for Database Products? 15.) Which application do you use for CRM Software? 16.) Which application do you use for Business Intelligence Systems? 17.) Which application do you use for Finance & Accounting Systems? 18.) Which application do you use for Human Resources Application Systems? 19.) What are the names, line types and speeds of your ISPs? 20.) Who is your primary voice carrier? 21.) Approximately how many phone extensions do you have at this site? 22.) Do you use VoIP for your internal communications? 23.) Are your external calls through your voice carrier carried over VoIP or do they go over a conventional phone line? 24.) Which brand of PBX do you use at this site? 25.) Which supplier has the maintenance contract on your PBX and when does it expire 26.) Who supplies the outsourced or managed service for your data centre and when does the contract expire? 27.) Who supplies the outsourced or managed service for your service desk and when does the contract expire?

Date for Response: 13/04/2013 - View 3699 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3697
Date Received: 14/03/2013

Under Freedom of Information, can you please provide the following information on your organisation: Can you provide an up to date organizational chart, and in particular an organizational chart for your IT division? Does your organization plan to upgrade any of its technologies in the next 12 months and if so what?

Date for Response: 15/04/2013 - View 3697 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3696
Date Received: 14/03/2013

We are therefore making an FOI request to ask for the following information: As of 1st March 2013 how many of the 558 insulin pumps acquired by the Scottish Government last year have been bought by Lothian Health Board? How many of these pumps are now in use? What is the total number of Insulin Pumps in use in Lothian Health Board broken down by (a) adult and (b) child (child defined as under 18 years old) and what percentage is this of people with Type 1 Diabetes in your health board area broken down by (a) adult and (b) child (CEL 4 (2012)target 25% under 18’s using insulin pump therapy).

Date for Response: 13/04/2013 - View 3696 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3695
Date Received: 14/03/2013

In your trust, please supply the number of patients currently treated with biologics for Psoriasis, split by named biologic as detailed below. Adalimumab, Etanercept, Infliximab, Ustekinumab.

Date for Response: 13/04/2013 - View 3695 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3694
Date Received: 13/03/2013

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I would like to know the following: From your records, the number of men who have received treatment through the board's psychiatric services for Post Natal Depression; The number of men signed off from work due to Post Natal Depression; The number of men referred for counselling for Post Natal Depression; The number of men have admitted for psychiatric treatment for Post Natal Depression. Please provide figures from 2003 to present (correct as to 13/03/2013), broken down by year, number of men and length of treatment, sick leave etc, and determined outcome.

Date for Response: 12/04/2013 - View 3694 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3693
Date Received: 13/03/2013

1. Where has a licence been granted for a new pharmacy where previously the service had been provided by a GP dispensing practice since 2007? 2. How many of those GP dispensing practices were (a) allowed to continue in conjunction with the new pharmacy and (b) how many lost their licence as a dispensary as a result of the new pharmacy since 2007? 3. How many pharmacy applications have been received since 2007 and (a) how many were granted and (b) how many were declined? 4. Which pharmacies are listed in 3 (a) and (b)?

Date for Response: 12/04/2013 - View 3693 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3692
Date Received: 13/03/2013

(1) The definition used by your health board/hospital to define an "adverse incident" (2) The number of adverse incidents in each financial year since 2007/8 (3) The nature of the adverse incident (4) The impact of the adverse incident on the patient (5) The number of patients who were informed of the adverse incident in each of the financial year since 2007/8 (6) The number of patients families who were informed of adverse incidents which had occurred relating to their relative since 2007/8 (7) For how many adverse incidents were formal apologies given in each financial year since 2007/8 (8) If a patient was not informed of an adverse incident, why not (9) Internal guidance, documents or training materials provided to staff relating to adverse incidents (10) How much compensation has been paid out to victims of adverse incidents in each financial year since 2007/8.

Date for Response: 12/04/2013 - View 3692 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3691
Date Received: 13/03/2013

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please can you send me any information you hold relating to financial benefits to NHS Lothian from using the privacy software FairWarning. Please can you include any documents giving costings of financial benefits from having FairWarning, e.g. money saved that would have been spent on audits, or staff time that used to be spent on manual or other operations before you had FairWarning. This should include any figures or estimates of what has been or will be saved itemised by which areas any money has been saved.

Date for Response: 12/04/2013 - View 3691 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3690
Date Received: 13/03/2013

Correspondence between the Chief Executive, Board members, Medical Director, Clinical Director or any other member of the management team discussing the use of 'social unavailability' within the Health Board since 2008

Date for Response: 12/04/2013 - View 3690 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3689
Date Received: 13/03/2013

The number of complaints made by staff managing/administrating waiting lists about: (a) bullying (b) harassment (c) stress (d) inappropriate behaviour; raised in each financial year since 2008.

Date for Response: 12/04/2013 - View 3689 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3688
Date Received: 13/03/2013

Please provide (1) Training documents, guidance, scripts and any other written material given or presented to waiting list managers and members of staff administrating appointments since 2008 (2) The number and occasions of training sessions held with members of Health Board staff discussing how to manage/handle communications with patients seeking appointments since 2008 and any relevant documents/materials presented at sessions (3) Training budgets for staff managing/administrating patient appointments in each financial year since 2008

Date for Response: 12/04/2013 - View 3688 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3687
Date Received: 13/03/2013

Please send me a copy of audited accounts for year end 2010-11 and year 2011-2012 and year 2012-13. And Let me know the hospital fixed price fees for joint replacement of both my knees, and send me names of Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons and their out patient fee before the op please. And send me names of Consultant Psychiatrists who can treat depression and their out patient fees.

Date for Response: 12/04/2013 - View 3687 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3686
Date Received: 13/03/2013

Under the Freedom of Information Act (2000), I wish to request the following information: How many patients have been referred by NHS Lothian for specialist treatment 1) in health boards outside of Scotland, in the rest of the UK, broken down by health board and 2) in other countries outside the UK, broken down by country.

Date for Response: 12/04/2013 - View 3686 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3685
Date Received: 13/03/2013

Under the Freedom of Information act, I would like to know if Tranent Medical Centre has a higher ratio of complaints of poor or inadequate treatment in comparison to other practices in the Lothians. Alongside this, is Tranent Medical centre too overstretched to offer a comprehensive and efficient standard of healthcare to those in its catchment area?

Date for Response: 02/04/2013 - View 3685 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3684
Date Received: 13/03/2013

I would also like to know how many midwives are currently employed by your trust? Please also tell me how many current vacancies there are for midwives at your trust?

Date for Response: 12/04/2013 - View 3684 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3683
Date Received: 13/03/2013

Please tell me the number of times maternity units in your trust have temporarily closed in each of the following years: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 (so far). Where there have been temporary closures, please state the reason for the closure. Please also state at which hospitals the closures took place

Date for Response: 12/04/2013 - View 3683 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3682
Date Received: 13/03/2013

Can you tell me for EACH calendar year (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012) how many people over the age of 80 were admitted to A&E? Can you tell me how many deaths happened on your A&E wards in EACH calendar year? Can you also provide numbers as to how many complaints you have had about your A&E wards in EACH calendar year? How much did your NHS board pay out in compensation for mistakes made by A&E staff during EACH of the last five years? Can you also detail if any legal fees were due for each case, who they were paid to and how much they were for? For each case, can you breakdown what the pay-outs were for and for how much?

Date for Response: 12/04/2013 - View 3682 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3681
Date Received: 13/03/2013

Can you tell me over the past five calendar years how many patients in total for EACH of the last five calendar years (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012) have been admitted to A&E? Can you tell me out of this total, how many were brought in by ambulance for EACH calendar year (in each of the following questions marked * if exact numbers are not available a percentage will do)?* Can you tell me for EACH of the past five calendar years, how many patients were refused treatment in A&E?* And what the reasons were for refusal (again per calendar year)?* Out of the total of A&E admissions can you break down the figure into how many were left for half an hour or more in vehicles or corridors before being treated?*

Date for Response: 12/04/2013 - View 3681 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3680
Date Received: 13/03/2013

Can you break down for each month over the past five calendar years, what percentage of patients were admitted/treated and then discharged/transferred within four hours of admission to A&E? Can you also tell me what the percentage was for patients between four to eight hours? Eight to 12 hours? and over 12 hours?

Date for Response: 12/04/2013 - View 3680 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3679
Date Received: 13/03/2013

How many medical staff did your A&E department employ as at 31st December in EACH of the last five calendar years, broken down by headcount and WTE? Can you also specify what their role is? doctor, nurses etc?How many medical staff did your A&E department employ on average across the entire year in EACH of the last five calendar years, broken down by headcount and WTE?

Date for Response: 12/04/2013 - View 3679 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3678
Date Received: 13/03/2013

Please accept the following as a formal request by The Sunday Post under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. 1) How many babies were born dead (stillborn) after 24 completed weeks of pregnancy in EACH of the last five years, broken down by hospital? 2) Please also provide as a percentage of total birth rate, broken down by hospital? 3) How many mothers died during or as a consequence of childbirth and/or labour in EACH of the last five years, broken down by hospital? 4) How many babies died during or as a consequence of childbirth and/or labour in EACH of the last five years, broken down by hospital?

Date for Response: 11/04/2013 - View 3678 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3677
Date Received: 12/03/2013

1) How many complaints were made to your NHS board about maternity units, services and care experienced by soon-to-be parents in EACH of the last five years, broken down by (i) hospital and (ii) nature of complaint? 2) Please provide a hard copy of those complaints, either by email or by post.

Date for Response: 11/04/2013 - View 3677 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3676
Date Received: 12/03/2013

1) How many babies suffered brain damage or disability linked directly to childbirth and/or labour in EACH of the last five years, broken down by hospital? 2) Please also provide as a percentage of total birth rate, broken down by hospital? 3) How much did your NHS board pay out in compensation for mistakes made by maternity-unit staff during labour that resulted in a baby dying or suffering brain damage or disability in EACH of the last five years? 4) How much did your NHS board pay out in legal fees in relation to compensation claims for mistakes made by maternity-unit staff during labour that resulted in a baby dying or suffering brain damage or disability in EACH of the last five years? 5) How much did your NHS board pay out in total in relation to claims for mistakes made by maternity-unit staff during labour that resulted in a baby dying or suffering brain damage or disability in EACH of the last five years?

Date for Response: 11/04/2013 - View 3676 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3675
Date Received: 12/03/2013

Please accept the following as a formal request by The Sunday Post under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. 1) How many midwifery staff did your NHS board employ as at 31st December in EACH of the last five years, broken down by (i) hospital, (ii) headcount and (iii) WTE? 2) How many midwifery staff did your NHS board employ on average across the entire year in EACH of the last five years, broken down by (i) hospital, (ii) headcount and (iii) WTE? 3) How many babies were delivered in your NHS board in EACH of the last five years, broken down by hospital? 4) How many babies did each midwife deliver on average across the entire year in EACH of the last five years, broken down by hospital?

Date for Response: 11/04/2013 - View 3675 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3673
Date Received: 22/04/2013

We urgently request, (so that we can have a fair and proper opportunity to ascertain exactly what comments accompanied each analysed response and in what depth), that you supply us with copies of all the individual consultation responses (paper and online), including all comments thereon, identifying where each individual response (including NHS staff responses) falls in the numerical analyses referred to in paragraphs 3.1 to 3.7 of the Initial Homeopathy Services Consultation Report and related appendixes. For avoidance of doubt we reinforce this request by reiterating it as a Freedom of Information Request

Date for Response: 22/04/2013 - View 3673 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3672
Date Received: 12/03/2013

I am seeking information about forensic medical examiners employed/supplied by NHS Lothian for use by Lothian and Borders Police to provide healthcare to either crime suspects or victims. How many complaints have you received about forensic medical examiners (either staff/agency) in the past 10 years? - How many forensic medical examiners have been disciplined in the past 10 years? Why, when and how were they disciplined - and what for? - How many forensic medical examiners do you employ (either staff/agency)? What is the minimum number of forensic medical examiners you have on duty for Lothian and Borders Police at any one point?

Date for Response: 11/04/2013 - View 3672 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3671
Date Received: 11/03/2013

The number of waits over the four hour accident and emergency HEAT standard between 2008/9 and 2012/13, broken down by financial year for a) all delays over four hours and b) where the delay was due to staff shortages. The number of patients presenting at Accident and Emergency who were required to wait on a trolley for treatment in Accident and Emergency between 2008/9 and 2012/13, broken down by financial year. The number of patients who presented at Accident and Emergency, were subsequently admitted for treatment, but waiting on a trolley for a bed to become available, between 2008/9 and 2012/13, broken down by financial year.

Date for Response: 10/04/2013 - View 3671 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3670
Date Received: 11/03/2013

Road Traffic Accidents 1. The average number of patients who have died within the last three years. 2. The average number of patients who have lived within the last three years. 3. The specialist roles of doctors and nurses who deal with the patient when they come in. (such as resuscitation officer) 4. The average age of the patients who have died. 5. The average age of the patients who have lived.

Date for Response: 10/04/2013 - View 3670 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3669
Date Received: 11/03/2013

"Deaths in Hospital - Many thanks for your speedy and detailed response - much appreciated. In order to get as clear a picture as possible I'd like to make a few clarifications to my request. - Could you please divide the five-year data by calendar year, including 2012 (I.e. broken down into 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012). - Please ensure a breakdown of hospitals is included for each section. - Below each death total, please include the number of those that were 65 and over. (E.g. In 2008, 5 died from malnutrition in total, of which 3 were 65 and over) Given these tweaks in breakdown criteria, I believe the figures you directed me too do not exactly correlate with my request. For this reason a separate breakdown of the information is required.

Date for Response: 28/04/2013 - View 3669 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3667
Date Received: 11/03/2013

The current value of the contract to MTS Scotland from the commencement of the contract to the present period, along with an estimated value of the contract until the period it is due to end. These true figures are required in order for me to ascertain how they compare with your previous estimated value given as £8,700 for a 3-month contract period, commencing 1 September 2012. When the contract was extended and for what length of period/s. What are the boards intentions regarding section 29 of the scheme and single quotations. The current position regarding NHS Lothian’s internal review to provide in house transport services.

Date for Response: 10/04/2013 - View 3667 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3665
Date Received: 01/03/2013

I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 please: The name and address of external organisations providing counselling services through contract with the health board, with the amount of funding provided, the number of counselling contacts or clients required to be seen by the external provider, and when the contract is due for renewal.

Date for Response: 03/04/2013 - View 3665 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3664
Date Received: 08/03/2013

I wish to have further clarification and information on the same topic of the provision of gluten-free food on prescription in the Lothian area. If this needs to be via a further FOI Act application, please treat this email as such. My further queries relate to the following that has been included in your reply:- 1. The Lothian Joint Formularies – Adult http://www.ljf.scot.nhs.uk/LothianJointFormularies/Adult/Gluten%20Free/Pages/Gluten%20Free.aspx On this page is the policy on the provision of Gluten Free Products. Here can be found a table stating "First" and "Second" Choices as to which products are prescribed in certain categories such as bread, flour and pasta. It is notable that, with one exception (Nairns) ALL the choices state that they should come from either Juvela or Glutafin. No other document on the formulation of the prescribing policy mentions any such closed supplier choice being made - the only criteria discussed was ACBS approval. Where does this restrictive policy on suppliers come from? Who made it and when did they make it? What is its legality? 2. In the letter from Mr. Alan Boyter, reference is made in paragraph four on page two (headed Further "Background") to "Dietitian evaluation of breads, pastas and crackers". When did this evaluation take place? Who were the evaluators? What products were considered and how were they selected for evaluation? Were suppliers other than Juvela,Glutafin and Nairns considered? If not, why not?

Date for Response: 05/04/2013 - View 3664 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3663
Date Received: 06/03/2013

I wanted to know how the working time regulations directive 1998 was interpreted in relation to compensatory rest for Pharmacists who are on-call in NHS Lothian. Under the new arrangements compensatory rest is applied if the staff member is unable to get an 11 hour rest break, however the time allocated only equates to the period of work undertaken hence the compensatory rest due under these new arrangements is not consecutive. The Working Time Regulations 1998 state that "An adult worker is entitled to a rest period of not less than eleven consecutive hours in each 24-hour period during which he works for his employer".

Date for Response: 03/04/2013 - View 3663 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3662
Date Received: 01/03/2013

This is a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information I require is as follows. When did you last conduct a staff survey regarding bullying and harassment? What levels of bullying were recorded? What action, if any, was taken as a result of your survey? Have any separate investigations been undertaken in the last 12 months about allegations of bullying and what were the results.

Date for Response: 02/04/2013 - View 3662 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3661
Date Received: 01/03/2013

Under FoI, could you please provide me with copies of all supplementary agreements to the PFI contract for the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Date for Response: 02/04/2013 - View 3661 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3660
Date Received: 01/03/2013

Under FoI, could you provide me with a list of all cases of legionella bacteria being discovered or reported in the last five years. Please specify the date, location and if possible the course of action that was taken.

Date for Response: 02/04/2013 - View 3660 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3658
Date Received: 28/02/2013

Please provide a catalogue of invoices for acts of maintenance carried out by the owners of the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, paid for by NHS Lothian’s, from January 2012- January 2013. Specifically, the acts of maintenance in question are the opening of windows in hospital wards and the painting of clinician’s offices. Invoices should include prices and descriptions of each act of maintenance.

Date for Response: 28/03/2013 - View 3658 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3657
Date Received: 28/02/2013

A catalogue of invoices from January 2006 until January 2007 and from January 2012 until January 2013 for all purchases made by NHS Lothians in relation to the hire of portable air conditioning units for the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. There are the Air Conditioning units reportedly used in place of any Central Air Conditioning System at the hospital, during the summer months. Invoices should include dates, and exact prices for the number of portable air conditioning units hired and the length of time each unit was hired for.

Date for Response: 28/03/2013 - View 3657 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3656
Date Received: 27/02/2013

Under The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I would like to request details of all applications for inclusion in the Pharmaceutical List from 1st June 2011 to present date (27th February 2013), within your health board area. Details to include: 1. Name of applicant 2. Address of premises for which application made 3. Date of PPC hearing (or scheduled date where hearing is to be heard) 4. Outcome of PPC hearing 5. Whether appeals were lodged with the NAP 6. Date of NAP hearing 7. Outcome of any appeal made.

Date for Response: 27/03/2013 - View 3656 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3655
Date Received: 27/02/2013

How many appointments were made for elective inpatient admissions, broken down by calendar year, since 1999 - 2012? How many appointments were made for outpatient admissions, broken down by calendar year, since 1999 – 2012? How many elective inpatient appointments were not attended, broken down by calendar year, since 1999 – 2012? How many appointments for outpatient admissions were not attended, broken down by calendar year, from 1999 – 2012?

Date for Response: 27/03/2013 - View 3655 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3654
Date Received: 27/02/2013

To ask your health board what mobile network service it uses for (a) mobile devices provided to employees. 2. To ask your health board how long it has used this mobile service provider for. 3. To ask your health board the total cost of text messages sent from mobile devices provided to staff since 2007.

Date for Response: 27/03/2013 - View 3654 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3653
Date Received: 26/02/2013

I would like to know how many contracts for staff have a gag clause embedded in them. I would like to know the position of the employee whose contract has a gag clause, how much the gag clause is worth (and how much is paid out when the gag clause is breached) and how many employees have been investigated or prosecuted because they have not obeyed their gag clause.

Date for Response: 26/03/2013 - View 3653 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3652
Date Received: 26/02/2013

I would like to know how much you spend on reinforcing beds for overweight people in the past three years. I would like to know how many patients required beds with extra support and how much it cost each time to do this. Furthermore, I would like to know if any patients had to change their arrangements because beds were not available to accommodate them because of their weight.

Date for Response: 26/03/2013 - View 3652 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3651
Date Received: 26/02/2013

I would like to know how many patients are sent out for external treatment to private companies and how much it costs. I would like to know this for the last five calendar years. This includes sending patients into privately-run rehab programmes, Weightwatchers and other similar dietary programmes, cosmetic surgery, physiotherapy and any other relevant areas where this is done. I would like to know how much is spent in each area, the name of the companies that the treatment is outsourced to how much is given to the companies, what kind of treatment is outsourced to them and any details of contracts yourselves and the company have. This includes whether the patient had to be moved to private treatment because they could not be accommodated by the NHS.

Date for Response: 26/03/2013 - View 3651 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3650
Date Received: 26/02/2013

Please provide details of Open Source software installed on computers used within NHS Lothian. Please also provide details of the policy and any background documents about that policy on installing Open Source software (also called Free Software) on NHS Lothian computers.

Date for Response: 26/03/2013 - View 3650 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3649
Date Received: 26/02/2013

I would like to know how many people, in the last 5 years, have been treated for substance addiction. This includes addiction to illegal narcotics and alcohol as well as caffeine and prescription drugs.

Date for Response: 26/03/2013 - View 3649 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3648
Date Received: 25/02/2013

I would like to see NHS Lothian’s Gluten Free Foods Policy and the letter of June or July 2012 advising this policy to GPs.

Date for Response: 25/03/2013 - View 3648 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3647
Date Received: 25/02/2013

Does your organisation provide protected time for mentors of nursing students? If yes, please provide details of this including: What proportion of protected time? (for a example, one hour of protected time a week) Has your organisation provided any training or support to mentors of nursing students in the last 12 months? If yes, please provide details of this or any other initiatives you think are relevant. Does your organisation provide protected time for mentors of medical students? If yes, please provide details of this including: What proportion of protected time? (for a example, one hour of protected time a week) Has your organisation provided any training or support to mentors of medical students in the last 12 months? If yes, please provide details of this or any other initiatives you think are relevant.

Date for Response: 25/03/2013 - View 3647 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3645
Date Received: 21/02/2013

Minutes of meetings held within the last 12 months or internal communications relating to the proposed redevelopment. Architectural site plans currently under consideration. Information relating to the projected impact to local residents, in particular to residents of the primary site access routes via Morningside Park, Morningside Terrace and Tipperlinn Road. Proposed timetable for activity including local resident consultations, formal planning applications and expected redevelopment times. The anticipated environmental impacts of any development in particular any proposed removal of mature trees adjacent to Tipperlinn Road and across the site in general. Anticipated impacts upon George Watsons College in particular pedestrian access with respect to construction traffic. Are there any proposals to incorporate developments other than for healthcare purposes for example commercial or residential use.

Date for Response: 21/03/2013 - View 3645 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3644
Date Received: 21/02/2013

I would appreciate if you could disclose how much has been spent in the last five years on compensation paid to staff members injured by obese patients.

Date for Response: 21/03/2013 - View 3644 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3643
Date Received: 21/02/2013

What is the current safe staffing level as implemented by NHS Lothian in terms of registered and non registered nursing staff. What is the current minimum registered Nurse to Patient ratio as implemented by NHS Lothian?

Date for Response: 21/03/2013 - View 3643 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3642
Date Received: 21/02/2013

1. The number of elective in-patient admissions arranged in the NHS Board area in 2011 – 2012. The number of elective in-patient admissions cancelled by the NHS Board in the area in 2011 - 2012. The number of elective in-patient admissions cancelled by patients in the NHS Board area in 2011 -2012. 2. The number of elective out-patient appointments arranged in the NHS Board area in 2011 – 2012. The number of elective out-patient appointments cancelled by the NHS Board in the area in 2011 -2012. The number of elective out-patient appointments cancelled by patients in the NHS Board area in 2011 -2012.

Date for Response: 21/03/2013 - View 3642 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3641
Date Received: 21/02/2013

Please can you provide figures for the past three years – or the three most recent years in which figures are available – giving the total number of females under the age of 16 who have been given contraceptive implants. Can you ensure the figures are broken down by age bracket, and please provide details of how many of the females had the implants fitted without parental consent.

Date for Response: 21/03/2013 - View 3641 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3640
Date Received: 18/02/2013

Under the freedom of information act please can you provide me with the Tarrif paid to Lothian hospitals for the following diagnostic cardiac investigations: Resting ECG/12 LEAD ECG, Stress Test and short-term monitoring, Holter event and long-term monitoring, Paediatric and Neonatal monitoring.

Date for Response: 18/03/2013 - View 3640 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3639
Date Received: 18/02/2013

Total Trust Budget/spend per year. Percentage of budget/spend allocated to Information Communications Technology (ICT) (%). Costs to purchase /maintain hardware such as Computers. Cost of pagers or ‘bleeps’) (including cost of batteries, maintenance, provider cost). Cisco phones Other (please list). Clinical software (i.e clinic softwares, blood result reporting software) Please divide by department in space below if possible (i.e obs and gynae, radiology). Overall cost for procurement and maintenance of clinical software: Patient administration software (PAS) procurement costs (please state name of PAS system). PAS maintenance costs. Wi-fi costs per year. Evolved HSPA (i.e mobile data) costs. Maintenance costs: Hardware Software ICT helpdesk maintenance services Other (please list) Cost to improve ICT services (upgrading pc, wifi).

Date for Response: 18/03/2013 - View 3639 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3638
Date Received: 18/02/2013

1. Average cost per bed per day? 2. Average junior doctor to patient ratio per ward? Not including specialist registrars and consultants? 3. How many doctors are there per consultant team (on average)? 4. How many doctors to patient ratio in general in your trust? 5. What is the average nurse to patient ratio ? 6. What is the average physiotherapist to patient ratio?

Date for Response: 18/03/2013 - View 3638 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3637
Date Received: 18/02/2013

1. What safeguards are put in place to ensure confidentiality is preserved when using ICT software that holds patient information? 2. What security standards are required as a minimum for trials for new ICT applications to be carried out? 3. Is there an allocation of funds to I.T projects at current, and is there a rough estimate to how much is available for the hospital to spend in 2013/2014? 4. At what time of year is the yearly budget set? 5. Is your trust due or planning an ICT systems upgrade, if so, when? 6. What information is stored/or can be accessed by patient wristband barcodes? 7. Average of general printing per year? (including printer ink ) 8. Average cost of paper per year?

Date for Response: 18/03/2013 - View 3637 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3636
Date Received: 18/02/2013

Medical negligence: Total spend on medical negligence claims. Percentage of negligence claims spent due to missed/delayed tasks. Percentage of negligence claims spent due to missed/delayed tasks. % negligence claims due to staff miscommunication. Total number of incident reports. Percentage of total incident reports due to missed/delayed tasks. Percentage of total incident reports due to staff miscommunication.

Date for Response: 18/03/2013 - View 3636 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3635
Date Received: 18/02/2013

1. Please list any software acquired by the trust, that was below the current ‘financial threshold’, (Therefore are not subject to Public Contracts Regulations 2006 ?(The current threshold for NHS supply and services contracts being £113,057 (net of VAT). Please fill in the table below. 2. Please name any software acquired by the trust, in the past five years, and kindly fill in the table below. 3. Number of new software procured in the past 5 years?

Date for Response: 18/03/2013 - View 3635 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3633
Date Received: 18/02/2013

Information including sight of any written or electronic communications detailing the cost to your health board or the estimated cost to your health board of dealing with botched cosmetic surgery procedures. We request information from 1 January 2009 to date.

Date for Response: 18/03/2013 - View 3633 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3632
Date Received: 15/02/2013

As the EHRC explains : The equality duty requires public authorities to demonstrate that they are making financial decisions in a fair, transparent and accountable way, considering the needs and the rights of different members of their community. This is achieved through assessing the impact that changes to policies and practices could have on different protected groups. My request is that you provide me with a copy of the Equality & Diversity Impact Assessment undertaken by the health board and considered by board members as part of the budget setting process.

Date for Response: 15/03/2013 - View 3632 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3631
Date Received: 15/02/2013

Please can you either email or send me the following two documents: 1) NHS Lothian Eligibility for Complex Inpatient Care Policy 2) NHS Lothian Inpatient Complex Healthcare Guidance for Patients, Families and Carers I Unfortunately the above two documents do not appear to be available on your web site, even though you have received other Freedom of Information requests. If they were, I wouldn't have had to trouble you with this request.

Date for Response: 15/03/2013 - View 3631 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3630
Date Received: 14/02/2013

The number of patients who receive a first treatment for cancer following a cancer diagnosis in 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13. Of these patients, how many requiring subsequent treatment waited a) 31 days and treatment following a decision to treat. Can this also be broken into individual cancer types utilised by ISD Scotland in their statistics. They are Breast, Colorectal, Head and Neck, Lung, Lymphoma, Ovarian, Melanoma, Upper GI, Urological and Cervical.

Date for Response: 14/03/2013 - View 3630 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3628
Date Received: 14/02/2013

I would like to submit a Freedom of Information Request relating to specific a ICT contract(s) for Servers which may include: • Server Hardware Maintenance • Server Licensing (Software) • Server Storage • Microsoft Support • SAN 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:

Date for Response: 14/03/2013 - View 3628 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3627
Date Received: 13/02/2013

Can you please provide clarity around minute item 48.5 of the Finance & Resources Committee meeting of 12th. December 2012. Can you advise what "borrowing" was being referred to; what the current NHS Lothian borrowing position is; and whether when changing the report under discussion which had already been to the board, consideration was given to clarification being provided in future Board reports covering this issue?

Date for Response: 13/03/2013 - View 3627 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3626
Date Received: 13/02/2013

Waiting Times. In Board paper 6.1 at the January 2013 meeting, several tables were included as appendices. These referred to figures not taking account of periods of unavailability or clock resets. Please provide an explanation of "clock resets" and by category (6 months, 9 months etc) how many clock resets were applied, and separately, how many patients were removed by reason of unavailability.

Date for Response: 13/03/2013 - View 3626 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3624
Date Received: 13/02/2013

I am looking for some 2012 Orthopaedic Procedure Information please. I am looking for the following broken down for each Hospital site; Quantities of Total Hip Replacements performed in 2012 broken down into cemented & uncemented. Quantities of Total Knee Replacements performed in 2012 broken down into cemented & uncemented. Quantities of Hybrid hips & knees. Quantities of Resurfacing of the hip. Quantities of Revision hips & knees broken down into cemented & uncemented. Quantities of Infected non unions & cases of osteomyelitis.

Date for Response: 13/03/2013 - View 3624 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3623
Date Received: 13/03/2013

Please provide details (copies of emails, faxes, notes, briefings, minutes) of all correspondence between NHS Lothian and/or its Board and board members, with Consort and/or the Scottish Government in relation to pest control issues at the RIE since 2010.

Date for Response: 13/03/2013 - View 3623 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3622
Date Received: 13/02/2013

Backlog Maintenance. In the Board's Audit & Risk minutes for 15th. November 2012, there was reference to a £10m budget allocated to address this issue and the employment of a project manager. At the Finance & Resources committee on 12th. December 2012, reference was made to a backlog maintenance "director" having been appointed to manage an £8m spend. Paper 5.4 at the last board meeting included an appendix 1. This included an entry stating the F&R had approved a £10m budget. The risk was owned by the HR director. Could you clarify which information is correct in respect of the budget, and why the apparent disparity between papers? Can you also clarify if a project manager/director was employed, or whether, as the risk register might suggest, this role has been assumed by the existing HR director?

Date for Response: 13/03/2013 - View 3622 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3621
Date Received: 12/02/2013

The number of people with severe rheumatoid arthritis who would benefit from anti-tumour necrosis factor (anti-TNF) therapy that do not receive it.

Date for Response: 12/03/2013 - View 3621 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3612
Date Received: 11/02/2013

Please may I mav a copy of your policy on the above subject, including the minutes of the meeting approving it and any background papers relating to its development and implementation. This should include what companies producing gluten-free foods were consulted or offered an opportunity to make representations.

Date for Response: 11/03/2013 - View 3612 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3610
Date Received: 11/02/2013

I would like to request the following information under Freedom of Information legislation. 1) How much money is the board currently trying to recoup from individuals or other health services for the treatment of patients from overseas? How does this compare to the figure six months ago (August 2012) and one year ago (February 2012)? 2) How much money is the board currently trying to recoup for the treatment of patients from elsewhere in the UK but outside of Scotland? How does this compare to the figure six months ago (August 2012) and one year ago (February 2012)? 3) What is the largest sum owed to the board for the treatment of a patient from overseas? If possible, please provide details of the nature of the treatment and the origin of the person treated.

Date for Response: 11/03/2013 - View 3610 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3609
Date Received: 11/02/2013

I would like to request the following information under Freedom of Information legislation. 1) What is the board's policy on delayed cord clamping? ie. the practice of waiting for a few minutes after a baby's delivery before clamping and cutting the cord to reduce the risk of iron deficiency anaemia. 2) Are women asked if they want delayed clamping ahead of their baby's birth? 3) If a woman requests delayed cord clamping is this permitted? 4) Does the board collect figures on incidence of delayed clamping? If so, how many incidents were there in each of the last three years.

Date for Response: 11/03/2013 - View 3609 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3608
Date Received: 11/02/2013

Can you please provide me with the following information: 1. Total no of pre-registration trainee pharmacy technicians employed by ? 2. During the last round of recruitment: a. How many post were advertised? b. How many applications were received? 3. What NHS Agenda for Change pay band are pre-registration trainee pharmacy technicians on? 4. Please provide an electronic copy of the Job Description for pre-registration trainee pharmacy technician.

Date for Response: 11/03/2013 - View 3608 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3607
Date Received: 11/02/2013

Please could you provide me with the following Freedom of Information:- During 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 how many Podiatrists and Podiatry Assistants did Lothian NHS Trust employ (new employees only) and what Bands were they? During these same years, did any Podiatrists or Podiatry Assistants retire or resign from their posts?

Date for Response: 11/03/2013 - View 3607 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3606
Date Received: 08/02/2013

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act. 1. How many junior doctors (doctors in training) do you currently employ in your Trust/ Health Board? 2. How many monitoring exercises of junior doctors’ rotas under the New Deal have the hospitals in your Trust/Health Board undertaken since August 2009 to the date of this email request (1st February, 2013)? 3. How many times have individual junior doctors’ working hours monitored as non-compliant under New Deal requirements at the hospitals in your Trust/Health Board in the following periods: a) Between Aug-Dec 2009; b) In 2010 c) In 2011 d) In 2012 e) In 2013 to date? 4. Have you identified any actual OR potential breaches of the EWTD (European Working Time Directive) with regard to junior doctors working for your Trust/Health Board? If so on how many occasions did such actual OR potential breaches of the EWTD occur and how many junior doctors were affected? 5. If you have identified any actual OR potential breaches of the EWTD what action have you taken to remedy such actual or potential breaches of the EWTD? 6. Is your Trust fully compliant with its obligations under the New Deal and the EWTD? At what date did your Trust/ Health Board become New Deal and/or EWTD compliant? 7. In the latest 12 month period for which data is available, have any hospitals in your Trust/Health Board scheduled junior doctors to work 7 night shifts in a row? 8. How many hospitals in your Trust/Health Board routinely schedule Consultants to work physically on-site during out of hours (weekend and night) shifts? 9. How many hospitals in your Trust/Health Board routinely schedule Consultants to work physically on-site during out of hours (weekend and night) shifts in departments that do not specialise in accidents and emergencies?

Date for Response: 08/03/2013 - View 3606 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3605
Date Received: 08/02/2013

We would like to understand how NHS Lothian deals with the treatment of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) and Diabetes and therefore we would like to request any documents that are used to cover this treatment area. In particular, if possible, we would like: Patient Care Pathways, Treatment Protocols, Prescribing Guidelines, Disease Strategies.

Date for Response: 08/03/2013 - View 3605 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3604
Date Received: 08/02/2013

I would like to request, under the relevant freedom of information, any information you may have on the number of physical assaults in hospital Emergency Departments in your board area for each year since 2006/07 where the victim is a member of staff and the accused person a visitor (patient, person accompanying a patient etc). If separately recorded, I would also request the same information for the number of reported (i) incidents of general disorder and (ii) verbal abuse in each year.

Date for Response: 08/03/2013 - View 3604 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3603
Date Received: 07/02/2013

Can you please let me know the capital and revenue budgets for the IT department for the previous 5 years and planned year ahead.

Date for Response: 07/03/2013 - View 3603 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3602
Date Received: 07/02/2013

How many complaints you dealt with for the following years: 2011 and 2012? By complaints I am referring to patient centered brought by the patients themselves or by their immediate family. How many of these complaints were investigated fully? How many of these complaints were upheld? How many appeals you dealt with following decisions of the NHS Lothian complaints Department? The decisions of these appeals. [Eg Upheld/Not Upheld]

Date for Response: 02/03/2013 - View 3602 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3601
Date Received: 07/02/2013

Finance Please could you confirm the amount spent by your organisation on desktop computers, laptops, desktop printers and printing consumables during the last 12 months or full financial year. Please specify the make and model of each new desktop computer, laptop and desktop printer as well as the price paid for each unit and when it was purchased. Please also provide a breakdown of the individual unit prices paid for each type of printer consumable (printer toner or inkjet cartridge) purchased by your authority.

Date for Response: 07/03/2013 - View 3601 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3599
Date Received: 07/02/2013

Can you provide me with the following information under the Freedom Of Information Act 2000:- (a) addresses of any empty buildings (be it commercial or residential or industrial or industrial or storage facility etc) which belongs to yourselves. (b) addresses of any buildings (be it commercial or residential or industrial or storage or medical facility) which belongs to yourselves, that are scheduled to be vacant in the next 12 months for whatever reason. (c) if possible, type of use (eg. storage, office, warehouse, training, staff accommodation, medical facility etc) of those buildings referred to in (a) and (b) (d) if possible, approximate date (month and year) from which it became empty or will become empty, of those buildings referred to in (a) and (b)

Date for Response: 07/03/2013 - View 3599 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3598
Date Received: 07/02/2013

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would like to request the total amount spent on agency nursing staff in the areas of Oncology and Chemotherapy in both Out Patients and In Patients. For the full financial years 2010-11 and 2011-12.

Date for Response: 07/03/2013 - View 3598 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3597
Date Received: 06/02/2013

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. Please would you provide me with an email response to the following questions: 1. By April 2013, will you have implemented the National Standard Contract for contracting with care homes for continuing healthcare funded patients? i. If not by 2013, by what date do you plan to have implemented the National Standards Contract? 2. What is the number of care homes (of all types) that have residents in them that are receiving continuing healthcare funding from your PCT? 3. Who are the top 20 care homes that you spent most with between 1 Jan 2012 and 31 December 2012? Can you identify the care home by name and location? 4. Who are the top 15 care home companies that you spent most with between 1 Jan 2012 and 31 December 2012? 5. Do you use your own staff or another organisation to broker fees with care homes? 6. If you use another organisation, who is this and how much do you pay them to provide this service annually? 7. From 1 Jan 2012 and 31 December 2012 what is the total number of continuing healthcare funded patients that you have; i. placed into a care home, or ii. become entitled to continuing healthcare funding when already in a care home? 8. From 1 Jan 2012 and 31 December 2012 what is your total continuing healthcare spend with care homes? 9. Between 1 Jan 2012 and December 2012, does the PCT have any: i. contracts directly with care homes, or ii. (ii) contracts with care homes to which the PCT is party? 10. How many continuing healthcare funded patients were placed in care homes outside of your PCT area between 1 Jan 2012 and 31 December 2012? And please list the other PCT areas and the number of CHC funded resident placed in care homes in these areas. 11. For 2012/13 financial year, what is the full time staffing equivalent that is employed for agreeing fees with, and performance managing, care homes? 12. As an average for 2012/13, how many invoices from care homes are processed on a monthly basis for continuing healthcare funded patients? 13. Does your PCT in any way seek to limit the number of care homes that you contract with and/ or will place continuing healthcare funded patients in? i. If yes, do you use any tendering or some other selection method, or ii. If no, do you seek to contract with as many care homes as you can to maximise patient choice? 14. Do you have standard fees that you will pay care homes for continuing healthcare funded patients in 2012/13 financial year? 15. If you have set fee levels what are these currently and what determines what level is paid?

Date for Response: 06/03/2013 - View 3597 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3596
Date Received: 06/02/2013

I am trying to find out the following information. Current annual spend on blood gas analysis (spend on consumables). Current length of contract in place, including expiry date and who the contract is with.

Date for Response: 06/03/2013 - View 3596 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3592
Date Received: 05/02/2013

I am writing to request the following information: The amount spent on Interpreters & Translation Services. Broken down by language for the past 4 financial years. Whether Interpreters are sourced externally, through procurement or internal staff.

Date for Response: 05/03/2013 - View 3592 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3591
Date Received: 04/02/2013

How many attacks on hospital staff (within the hospital buildings and grounds) were recorded last year, and also in 2011? - please give a breakdown of these figures for each hospital - please also provide details of the level of violence recorded ( i.e. weapons used, types of injuries suffered etc ). * How many sick days did hospital staff take off work as a result of these attacks last year, and also in 2011? - please provide a breakdown of these figures for each hospital again. * How many members of nursing staff have been issued with safety alarms in 2011 and 2012? - please provide numbers for each hospital in your health board area.

Date for Response: 04/03/2013 - View 3591 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3589
Date Received: 04/02/2013

What are the individual grounds/gardening upkeeping costs for each of your?

Date for Response: 04/03/2013 - View 3589 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3588
Date Received: 04/02/2013

How many sick days were taken by your staff in the last 12 months - and what is the ?

Date for Response: 04/03/2013 - View 3588 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3588
Date Received: 04/02/2013

How many sick days were taken by your staff in the last 12 months - and what is the estimated cost of these absences?

Date for Response: 04/03/2013 - View 3588 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3587
Date Received: 28/01/2013

I would appreciate the answer(s) to the following questions. 1 - Is there a regional strategy regarding appointments or does each practice determine its own strategy? 2 - Who ultimately decides the appointment strategy at West Calder Medical Practice? 3 - Is there a periodic review of appointment strategy 4 - Can the appointment strategy be challenged in any way by service users? If so how? Please pass this on to the person who conducts Reviews. Information reviews. I have to say I am pretty unhappy with the lack of detailed response in this matter. Is it really beyond the realms of Lothian NHS to supply some basic answers to some simple questions of governance? Do you (as the governing body) have NO contact or strategy regarding allocations process(es)? Are you now saying I have to make an FOI to the practice direct? If possible I will but surely as the governing body it is easier for you to access such information?

Date for Response: 25/02/2013 - View 3587 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3586
Date Received: 01/02/2013

FOI Request Desktop PC – hardware How many desktop PCs are there? Which vendor(s) does the trust use? How much did the trust spend on purchasing desktop PCs in 2012-13? Desktop PC – software licenses Which is the main desktop PC operating system (OS) used? How many desktop PC software licenses does the trust have? Which vendor(s) does the trust use? How much did the trust spend on purchasing desktop PC OS licenses in 2012-13? Desktop Productivity – software licenses Which desktop PC personal productivity (e.g. MS Office) software does the trust use? How many office productivity licenses does the trust have? Which vendor(s) does the trust use? How much did the trust spend on office productivity software licenses in 2012-13? Servers – hardware How many physical servers does the trust manage? (please specify numbers on site, offsite) Which vendor(s) does the trust use? How much did the trust spend on purchasing server hardware in 2012-13? Servers – software licenses What server operating system software does the trust use? (e.g. Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows 2012) How many server licenses does the trust have for each server operating system (OS)? Which vendor(s) does the trust use? How much did the trust spend on purchasing server OS licenses in 2012-13? Networks For each of the following types of networks: Fixed line telecoms network Mobile telecoms network Data network Wireless (Wi-Fi) data network Which vendor(s) does the trust use? How much did the trust spend in 2012-13? When did the contract start and when does it expire? Data centres Does the trust run/manage a data centre? If so, is it on site, off site (another NHS trust), off site (private site in UK), off site (private site outside UK) or other (please specify). Which vendor(s) supplies the trust’s data centre? How much did the trust spend on data centre services in 2012-13? When was the contract awarded and when does it expire? Mobile devices – hardware For each of the following devices: Mobile phones (non smart phones) Smart phones, Laptops, Tablets, Computers on Wheels (COWs), Digital Pens How many does the trust have? Which vendor(s) does the trust use? How much did the trust spend in 2012-13? Mobile device management (MDM) – software How many mobile device management licenses does the trust have? Which vendor(s) does the trust use? How much did the trust spend in 2012-13?

Date for Response: 01/03/2013 - View 3586 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3586
Date Received: 01/02/2013

FOI Request Desktop PC – hardware How many desktop PCs are there? Which vendor(s) does the trust use? How much did the trust spend on purchasing desktop PCs in 2012-13? Desktop PC – software licenses Which is the main desktop PC operating system (OS) used? How many desktop PC software licenses does the trust have? Which vendor(s) does the trust use? How much did the trust spend on purchasing desktop PC OS licenses in 2012-13? Desktop Productivity – software licenses Which desktop PC personal productivity (e.g. MS Office) software does the trust use? How many office productivity licenses does the trust have? Which vendor(s) does the trust use? How much did the trust spend on office productivity software licenses in 2012-13? Servers – hardware How many physical servers does the trust manage? (please specify numbers on site, offsite) Which vendor(s) does the trust use? How much did the trust spend on purchasing server hardware in 2012-13? Servers – software licenses What server operating system software does the trust use? (e.g. Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows 2012) How many server licenses does the trust have for each server operating system (OS)? Which vendor(s) does the trust use? How much did the trust spend on purchasing server OS licenses in 2012-13? Networks For each of the following types of networks: Fixed line telecoms network Mobile telecoms network Data network Wireless (Wi-Fi) data network Which vendor(s) does the trust use? How much did the trust spend in 2012-13? When did the contract start and when does it expire? Data centres Does the trust run/manage a data centre? If so, is it on site, off site (another NHS trust), off site (private site in UK), off site (private site outside UK) or other (please specify). Which vendor(s) supplies the trust’s data centre? How much did the trust spend on data centre services in 2012-13? When was the contract awarded and when does it expire? Mobile devices – hardware For each of the following devices: Mobile phones (non smart phones) Smart phones, Laptops, Tablets, Computers on Wheels (COWs), Digital Pens How many does the trust have? Which vendor(s) does the trust use? How much did the trust spend in 2012-13? Mobile device management (MDM) – software How many mobile device management licenses does the trust have? Which vendor(s) does the trust use? How much did the trust spend in 2012-13?

Date for Response: 01/03/2013 - View 3586 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3585
Date Received: 01/02/2013

I would like to know any information that you hold regarding requests from patients to be treated at a specific hospital in your NHS area. I would also like to know any information relating to patients requesting not to be treated at NHS hospitals in your area. I would also like to know information relating to patients who have requested to be transferred to a new hospital whilst undergoing treatment at a particular hospital. I would like this information for the past five years, from 2007 -2012. I would this information to be broken down into year-by-year categories. For your guidance: I am looking for how many patients have written by post / email / called or made requests via their local GP to: be treated specifically in a certain hospital. OR to NOT be treated specifically at a certain hospital. OR to be transferred to a new hospital while already under going treatment. I would like to know what department the patients were being treated in, or will be treated in, and their reason for requesting a transfer or a particular hospital. It could be presented as: Patient A requested to be transferred from XXX to XXX while being treated at the maternity unit on October 4 2012. She requested to be moved because she felt she was having inadequate care. Or: 15 patients requested not to be treated at XXX in 2012. They were being treated for X, X, X etc

Date for Response: 01/03/2013 - View 3585 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3585
Date Received: 01/02/2013

Under FOI I would like to know any records of complaints made about antenatal classes in your area (from members of the public or NHS staff). I would also like to see any correspondence relating to the effectiveness of antenatal classes in your health board area, both related to men and women. I would like this information for the past five years 2007 – 2012. I would like the date of each piece of correspondence, I would like to see original documentation wherever possible.

Date for Response: 01/03/2013 - View 3585 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3584
Date Received: 01/02/2013

I would like to know any information that you hold regarding requests from patients to be treated at a specific hospital in your NHS area. I would also like to know any information relating to patients requesting not to be treated at NHS hospitals in your area. I would also like to know information relating to patients who have requested to be transferred to a new hospital whilst undergoing treatment at a particular hospital. I would like this information for the past five years, from 2007 -2012. I would this information to be broken down into year-by-year categories. For your guidance: I am looking for how many patients have written by post / email / called or made requests via their local GP to: be treated specifically in a certain hospital. OR to NOT be treated specifically at a certain hospital. OR to be transferred to a new hospital while already under going treatment. I would like to know what department the patients were being treated in, or will be treated in, and their reason for requesting a transfer or a particular hospital. It could be presented as: Patient A requested to be transferred from XXX to XXX while being treated at the maternity unit on October 4 2012. She requested to be moved because she felt she was having inadequate care. Or: 15 patients requested not to be treated at XXX in 2012. They were being treated for X, X, X etc

Date for Response: 01/03/2013 - View 3584 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3582
Date Received: 31/01/2013

lease could provide details of the numbers and costs of teeth extractions on children under 16 in hospitals within your health board area in the last two calender years. Could this information be broken down to show: 1.) The overall number of extractions for each year for the health board area and for each hospital. 2.) The overall costs of the extractions for each year for the health board area and for each hospital. 3.) The largest single extraction performed on a child showing the cost and hospital it was performed in.

Date for Response: 28/02/2013 - View 3582 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3580
Date Received: 30/01/2013

We request to know what steps you have taken/are taking in order to achieve smoke free buildings in mental health wards or institutes within your health board.

Date for Response: 27/02/2013 - View 3580 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3578
Date Received: 29/01/2013

1. The total number of individuals who have been offered and accepted voluntary redundancy in each financial year since 2007/08, broken down by total cost per year. For each year this should include details of the single highest payoff. 2. The total number of individuals who have been offered and accepted compulsory redundancy in each financial year since 2007/08, broken down by total cost per year. For each year this should include details of the single highest payoff. 3. The total number of individuals who have been offered and accepted early retirement in each financial year since 2007/08, broken down by total cost per year. For each year this should include details of the single highest payoff. 4. The total number of individuals who have been offered and accepted severance or other payments on termination of employment in each financial year since 2007/08, broken down by total cost per year. For each year this should include details of the single highest payoff. 5. The total number of individuals who have been offered and accepted compromise agreements in each financial year since 2007/08, broken down by total cost per year. For each year this should include details of the single highest payoff. 6. Total full-time equivalent staff headcount in each financial year since 2007/08.

Date for Response: 26/02/2013 - View 3578 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3577
Date Received: 28/01/2013

Under FoI, could I please request copies of all correspondence between NHS Lothian and the Scottish Government that references the Patients Rights Act or Treatment Time Guarantee, within the past 12 months.

Date for Response: 29/05/2013 - View 3577 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3576
Date Received: 02/04/2013

28/01/13 25/02/13 Daniel Sanderson -EEN Brian Douglas Under FoI, could I please request copies of all reports relating to pest infestations at Lothian hospitals in possession of NHS Lothian, including those carried out by external contractors and/or commissioned by external companies. Please provide all such reports that have been completed within the past year. Please include any reports relating to the Royal Infirmary site which may have been provided to NHS Lothian by Consort.

Date for Response: 02/04/2013 - View 3576 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3573
Date Received: 23/01/2013

Malta House/LEAP – Does the previous response include:- Cost of all staff including Doctors, Nursing Staff and Healthcare Workers. Cost of contributory pensions for all members of staff. Cost of providing Locums and Bank nurses as and when required. Cost of external professional supervision for all staff. Cost of all matters related to the maintenance of the premises including rent, utilities, insurance and upkeep.

Date for Response: 20/02/2013 - View 3573 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3571
Date Received: 24/01/2013

(1) Please provide details of the measurement tools that are in place in NHS Lothian to measure adverse or critical events, whether these are self-reporting systems such as Datix or whether there is an automated electronic system to capture ALL events and not just those reported by staff (2) Please provide the number of adverse events and critical incidents (if they are measured and documented as separate entities) that occurred in NHS Lothian as measured by the Scottish Government’s Global Trigger Tool (GTT) for the calendar years 2010, 2011 and 2012. (2) Please provide the number of adverse events and critical incidents that occurred in NHS Lothian in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 that resulted in no harm, mild harm, moderate harm, severe harm and death (or any other grading system that covers ALL adverse events) that were reported through ANY measurement tools.

Date for Response: 21/02/2013 - View 3571 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3567
Date Received: 23/01/2013

National Policy I would like to see the Equality Impact Assessment that was done for the new oncall arrangements that have come into force under Agenda for Change in Lothian on the 1st January 2013 for all staff groups that have been affected by these arrangements - in particular for Pharmacists who are oncall. I would be grateful if this information could be provided to me within a week if possible.

Date for Response: 20/02/2013 - View 3567 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3565
Date Received: 23/01/2013

(1) I request the number of referrals there have been in prisons for mental health treatment in each year since 2008. I would also appreciate this information broken down by gender and age. (2) the number of hours that each psychiatrist and psychiatric nurse spend in a prison, broken down by each establishment. I also request the number of prisoners that currently attend sessions with a psychiatrist/psychiatric nurse broken down by establishment and gender.

Date for Response: 20/02/2013 - View 3565 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3560
Date Received: 21/01/2013

Please can you provide formulary information for the following products? Please provide as much of the information requested as you are able. If this information is available in your formulary document please provide a link to the information - Approximate date of when the product was reviewed? What evidence was used to help make the decision? What were the reasons for accepting/rejecting the product? Formulary positioning – 1st line Y/N Formulary positioning – 2nd line Y/N Formulary positioning – named patient Y/N Formulary positioning – specific patient types? If yes, which? Rationale for positioning - Abilify Tablets (aripiprazole), Risperdal Consta (risperidone), Xeplion (paliperidone), (ZypAdhera)(olanzapine depot).

Date for Response: 18/02/2013 - View 3560 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3559
Date Received: 21/01/2013

The names of your current HR/Payroll software solutions and provider. If this is outsourced please provide the name of your outsourcing provider. The date that the contract was signed with your HR/Payroll provider. The length of the contract term for both your HR and Payroll. The date that the HH and Payroll contracts are due to be renewed. The current annual maintenance charges for your HR/Payroll solution. The original contract value of your HR/Payroll solution.

Date for Response: 18/02/2013 - View 3559 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3556
Date Received: 22/01/2013

I would appreciate if you could disclose how much your NHS Board has spent on foreign language interpreters in each of the last five years, broken down by language.

Date for Response: 19/02/2013 - View 3556 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3555
Date Received: 21/01/2013

I am undertaking a research project looking at the current demographics for a number of Hospital Trusts. I have looked on your website and I am afraid have been unable to locate the following information, so was wondering whether you could assist: The name of job titles/roles and approximate number of people employed in these positions by the council, from: Pay grade 5 upwards to pay grade 9 (inclusive). All consultants/mangers/very-senior management beyond pay-grade 9. A breakdown of workforce by age and gender. Age brackets (for example 16-24, 25-49, 50-64, 65+) are adequate.

Date for Response: 18/02/2013 - View 3555 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3554
Date Received: 21/01/2013

I Would you be so kind as to provide the answers to the following questions in relation to primary care within your locality: Contraceptive Services 1. What is the total proposed budget for Contraceptive Services for the 2012/13 financial year? 2. Does this figure include VAT? 3. Does this figure include anything other than physical supplies such as staffing costs/overheads/training/etc? LARC Prescribing Costs 4. Can you provide a figure for total LARC spending for the 2012/13 financial year? 5. Does this include VAT? 6. Does this cover anything other than LARC supplies such as staffing costs/overheads/training/etc? LARC Training Costs 7. Can you provide a figure for total LARC Training spending for the 2012/13 financial year? 8. Does this include VAT? 9. Does this cover anything other than LARC supplies such as staffing costs/overheads/training/etc? Budget Would you also be kind enough to submit any documents you have on the sexual health budget for the 2011/12 financial year?

Date for Response: 18/02/2013 - View 3554 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 3549
Date Received: 21/01/2013

I am doing a comparison into better sourcing of food supplied to Western General Hospital for patient meals. At the moment The WGH supply a patients meal service with a very good selection of fresh meals prepared on the premises on a tray service. Who supplies The WGH. The new Victoria building within the WGH supply regenerated food with limited selection and shipped from Whales at a greater cost. Why are we shipping regenerated frozen meals from Whales and not sourcing from Scotland. an you give me any information on this please?

Date for Response: 18/02/2013 - View 3549 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: 3513
Date Received: 19/12/2012

Please find below a request for information under Freedom of Information legislation 1. Can you tell me how many people have been treated by your health board for bone fractures in the last ten years (2002-2012)? 2. Can you give a breakdown of the areas of the body where these fractures occurred? 3. Can you tell me how many of these fractures have been treated with a plaster cast being fitted? 4. Can you give a breakdown of which areas of the body have sustained fractures but not been treated with a plaster cast?

Date for Response: 22/01/2013 - View 3513 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: 13/12/2012

Please provide a list of all the funding you have received directly or indirectly from drug and tes manufacturers from the time you received youe medical degree. Please include the name of the companies, the form in which you received compensation or honorarium, and the conferences you attended that were paid for in part by these companies.

Date for Response: 21/01/2013 - 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: 3506
Date Received: 07/12/2012

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: 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: 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: 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: 3491
Date Received: 30/11/2012

Please could you provide me with the following information regarding your PCT/Health Board, under the Freedom of Information Act.  If you could provide it by email that would be very helpful. 1) Does your PCT/Health Board pay for commercial companies’ weight loss programmes?  (for example:  Weight Watchers, Rosemary Conley, Slimming World, Cambridge Weight Plan, LighterLife.) 2) If the answer is yes, how much is spent per year on: 2.i) Weight Watchers 2.ii) Rosemary Conley 2.iii) Slimming World 2.iv)   Cambridge Weight Plan 2.v) LighterLife 3) How many patients have been referred to such programmes? 3.i) In total 3.ii)  In the last financial year (2011 – 2012) 4) How many patients achieved weight loss that they have sustained over two years?

Date for Response: 07/01/2013 - View 3491 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: 14/02/2013 - View 3487 Response

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