Freedom of Information 2014

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 44271
Date Received: 01/02/2014

I am concerned to note that NHS clinical staff appear to have been directly involved in a security operation. Patients Listed for or expecting treatment on Wednesday morning did not receive this. Nurses were apparently divulging clinical information to SPS personnel. Please provide all and any information held by your authority in relation to the conduct of this operation, in particular and the basis upon which confidential clinical information may have been disculosed to SPS personnel.

Date for Response: 13/05/2014 - View 44271 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4961
Date Received: 08/12/2014

1) In order to avoid as much uncertainty as possible through the use of '≤5', please could you present the figures in each table as single totals for each facility covering the whole period 2007-2014.  Please could you do this for both tables, and also provide a grand total for the period for all facilities - ie a single total for each table, not distinguishing between years and facilities. 2) Please could you specify what criteria have been used in assessing whether a 'fracture' has resulted from the fall.  For example, is the criterion that a fracture was confirmed by x-ray, or that the fracture was corrected by surgery, or that some treatment was prescribed such as a cast, sling or brace - or even just bed rest? 

Date for Response: 16/12/2014 - View 4961 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4956
Date Received: 12/12/2014

Please provide me with details of children (i.e. 0 -17) admitted for self-harm for the calendar years between 2009 and 2014. By year, please give me a breakdown by gender, age and (if possible) the method (i.e. cuts, drugs etc).

Date for Response: 09/01/2015 - View 4956 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4946
Date Received: 12/02/2014

In your NHS Board which of the following salary range bands did the gross salary of the Board Caldicott Guardian fall within for the calendar years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 ? Less than £70,000 per annum More than £70,000 but less than £90,000 per annum More than £90,000 but less than £100,000 per annum More than £100,000 per annum

Date for Response: 12/12/2014 - View 4946 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4937
Date Received: 04/12/2014

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 information I want pertains to the eventual ownership of each of your PFI projects when their contracts come to an end. This should include: 1) Whether or not each asset will be returned to the ownership of the public sector procurement body at the end of each contract. 2) And, if this is not the case, which body will take control of each asset at the end of each contract.

Date for Response: 29/12/2014 - View 4937 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4931
Date Received: 02/12/2014

In your Trust please supply the number of patients currently being treated with biologics; Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Psoriasis, Crohn's disease, Ulcerative Colitis

Date for Response: 02/12/2014 - View 4931 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4927
Date Received: 01/12/2014

1) Please could you advise me of the boards' total temporary staffing spend for the financial year 2013/14, including all staffing categories? 2) Could you provide a breakdown of this figure for temporary bank staff, and agency staff?

Date for Response: 15/12/2014 - View 4927 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4924
Date Received: 22/10/2014

Please disclose the number of bariatric/weight loss surgeries carried out in your area over the past five years, broken down by year and the type of surgery (e.g gastric banding, gastric bypass etc) performed. Please also disclose the total cost to the health board for these surgeries over that five year period, again broken down by year.

Date for Response: 29/12/2014 - View 4924 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4921
Date Received: 26/11/2014

The total number of non clinical staff who received remuneration equal to, or in excess of £100,000 in 2013-14. For those non clinical staff who received remuneration in excess of £150,000: i.    The employee’s name ii. The employee’s job title iii. The remuneration received by the employee iv. An itemised list of expenses claims made by the employee. If an itemised list is not available, please provide the amount the employee claimed in expenses in 2013-14

Date for Response: 24/12/2014 - View 4921 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4920
Date Received: 26/11/2014

1.Can you tell me please how many patients were given antibiotics and how many prescriptions were made in each of these years – 2013-14, 2012-13 and 2011-12. 2.For each year, can you provide the number and percentage which were believed to be prescribed unnecessarily. 3.For the unnecessary prescriptions, please break these down into the conditions they were prescribed for and why they were unnecessary. 4.Can you please provide an approximate figure for the cost of prescribing antibiotics in each of the years, and an approximate cost for those misprescribed. 5.Can you tell me please in each of the three years, how many patients were prescribed antibiotics for colds, flu, earache and sore throats. 6.If you do not have the patient numbers for question number five, please can I have the number of prescriptions made.

Date for Response: 24/12/2014 - View 4920 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4918
Date Received: 29/11/2014

1) Details of how many male inmates, who are on the extreme end of the mental disorder spectrum and have severe and enduring mental health problems, and have been transferred outside of Scotland for care, between January 2010 and 17 November 2014. Please detail for each inmate: year of referral, facility they have were referred to, length of time away from Scottish prison, reason for referral (i.e. lack of care facilities), type of mental health problem (i.e. schizophrenia, bipolar etc); 2) Currently, how many male inmates have been identified as having severe and enduring mental health problems. Please detail the number of these inmates per prison.

Date for Response: 12/12/2014 - View 4918 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4917
Date Received: 26/11/2014

1) Details of how many female inmates, who are on the extreme end of the mental disorder spectrum and have severe and enduring mental health problems, and have been transferred outside of Scotland for care, between January 2010 and 17 November 2014. Please detail for each inmate: year of referral, facility they have were referred to, length of time away from Scottish prison, reason for referral (i.e. lack of care facilities), type of mental health problem (i.e. schizophrenia, bipolar etc); 2) Currently, how many female inmates have been identified as having severe and enduring mental health problems. Please detail the number of these inmates per prison.

Date for Response: 12/12/2014 - View 4917 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4915
Date Received: 25/11/2014

I am currently undertaking some research for my dissertation as part of my BA (Hons) in Hospitality and Enterprise Management, which is researching links with the Fast Food Industry and Obesity related conditions and the impact this is placing on the Scottish NHS. Therefore under a request of “Freedom of Information” I would be grateful if you could supply the following information: In the financial year 2013/14 (1st April 2013 – 31st March 2014) what was the total cost by the board on treating Obesity related conditions In the financial year 2013/14 what was the total number of patients for your board that underwent treatment for obesity related conditions. From the total number of patients that were being treated for obesity related issues how many were males and how many were females during the year 2013/14 From the total number of patients that were being treated for obesity related issues can this be broken down by age during the year 2013/14

Date for Response: 24/12/2014 - View 4915 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4911
Date Received: 24/11/2014

I am emailing with a Freedom of Information request regarding cancer misdiagnoses. 1.Can you tell me in the last ten years how many patients have been diagnosed with cancer later than they should have been. Can I have this figure broken down into the different types of cancers and can you please tell me the ages of the patients involved. 2.Can you tell me what the longest amount of time it took to diagnose cancer was, if you have this information. 3.Please provide the number of complaints for people whose cancer diagnoses were missed for the last ten years. 4.Please provide the number of people who launched legal actions because their cancer was missed, and which type of cancer each had, how old they were, how the case was settled and, if applicable, the amount of compensation paid. 5.Also can you please provide the number of people in ten years who were wrongly told they had cancer when they did not. 6.In each case, can I have the type of cancer they were wrongly diagnosed with and the treatment they underwent – in detail – such as radiotherapy, chemotherapy etc and the number of weeks of treatment they had. 7. Please provide the number of people who launched legal actions because they were wrongly diagnosed with cancer, and which type of cancer each had, how old they were, how the case was settled and, if applicable, the amount of compensation paid.

Date for Response: 23/12/2014 - View 4911 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4910
Date Received: 21/11/2014

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, and if possible in the table below: The total number of hours each year junior doctors were absent from work due to stress, broken down by financial year since 2007. The total number of hours each year nursing staff were absent from work due to stress, broken down by financial year since 2007.

Date for Response: 24/12/2014 - View 4910 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4909
Date Received: 21/11/2014

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, and if possible in the table below: The number of cancelled routine operations due to lack of staff, broken down by financial year since 2007 and Hospital. The total number of cancelled routine operations , broken down by financial year since 2007 and Hospital.

Date for Response: 19/12/2014 - View 4909 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4907
Date Received: 21/11/2014

Under the FOI Scotland Act 2002, please state how many people have been treated from injuries emanating from sexual assault for the following financial years a) 2007/8 b) 2008/9 c) 2009/10 d) 2010/11 e) 2011/12 f) 2012/13. If possible, please state how many of these related to rape and attempted rape. Please also provide a breakdown per hospital within the health board.

Date for Response: 24/11/2014 - View 4907 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4906
Date Received: 21/11/2014

Advised by Manager of Complaints Margaret Fraser and Tracey Gillies Medical Director who I had a meeting with on 22 August 2014 stated the Blood Product Transfusion Prescription Record should not have been 'Blanked Out' honesty and transparency has to be practiced in 'Lothian Health Care' as Patients safety must never be compromised. Please advise 'Blood Prescription Unit' to send a validated unedited Prescription Form

Date for Response: 21/11/2014 - View 4906 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4904
Date Received: 20/11/2014

List the care homes within your health board, please include a)Care home name b)care home company owner c)local authority area d)locality e)the total number of places they have (e)the total number of estimated empty beds at that home (latest easily available figure from the most recent quarter).

Date for Response: 16/12/2014 - View 4904 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4903
Date Received: 20/11/2014

Please can you advise whether this [acute colitis] protocol [provided in response to [4816] would have been in use at the Accident and Emergency department or is it solely at ward level? Is there a specific protocol for the Accident and Emergency Department in relation to a presenting patient suffering abdominal problems/pain? If so, I should be obliged if you would provide me with a copy of that guidance.

Date for Response: 10/12/2014 - View 4903 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4902
Date Received: 20/11/2014

The number of Datix reports made by staff which record a violent incident against a member of hospital staff inside your hospitals in 2013-14? The number of Datix reports which record a violent incident against a member of hospital staff inside your hospitals between April 2014 – July 2014. Please can you provide me with a list of the violent incidents recorded using the Datix system during 2013-14 and April 2014-July 2014. I would expect these lists to be anonymous. The questions apply to acute hospitals only, not community or psychiatric hospitals. If your Datix system uses the sub categories aggression and physical aggression, please provide the data broken down by sub category.

Date for Response: 24/12/2014 - View 4902 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4900
Date Received: 19/11/2014

1.      Are patients diagnosed with bowel cancer under 50 years within your Health Board tested for Lynch Syndrome at diagnosis? Is Lynch syndrome testing carried out using MMR immunohistochemistry? If not, which method is being used to test for Lynch syndrome? If testing for Lynch syndrome is not carried out, are you intending to implement the recommendation for Lynch syndrome testing? If so, by when? If no, please could you tell us why you will not be implementing the guidelines?

Date for Response: 17/12/2014 - View 4900 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4899
Date Received: 19/11/2014

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: 17/12/2014 - View 4899 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4898
Date Received: 19/11/2014

Question 1: Since our last FOI requesting the number of deaths of patients whilst on the delayed discharges database, do you now have a recording and reporting system for such deaths? Question 2: How often do you report to the board on those patients who die whilst in hospital on the delayed discharge database? Question 3: How often have you undertaken an adverse incident review of any patient dying in hospital whilst on the delayed discharge database? Question 4: How many patients died in hospitals within your health board whilst under the delayed discharge database in a)2012/2013 b)2013/2014?

Date for Response: 17/12/2014 - View 4898 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4897
Date Received: 19/11/2014

Question 1: How many general practices within your Health Board Area have declared their list closed to new patients? Question 2: List the general practices names within your Health Board Area which are closed to new patients? Question 3: List the date in which the general practice stopped accepting new patients on to their register.

Date for Response: 24/12/2014 - View 4897 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4894
Date Received: 18/11/2014

I would like to request a breakdown of how many patients have gone missing from the Royal Edinburgh, the Western General, and Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in 2014 (so far), 2013, 2012 and 2011. Please provide a break down of missing patients from each facility and provide the number of missing patients who were classed as violent. 

Date for Response: 17/12/2014 - View 4894 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4892
Date Received: 18/11/2014

1) Currently how many people are on you waiting list for endoscopic nasal polypectomy surgery? 2) What is the target time from the patient seeing a consultant and a diagnosis being made, to surgery for this particular procedure? 3) In what percentage of cases is the target time attained? 4) How many patients are currently on the waiting list for this procedure? 5) Is St John's Hospital the only site within the Trust where this is undertaken?

Date for Response: 22/12/2014 - View 4892 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4891
Date Received: 17/11/2014

1.Can you tell me please how many people were admitted to hospital with obesity-related conditions in 2013-14, and in 2012-13 and 2011-12. 2.For each year please provide the total cost of obesity-related hospital admissions. 3.For each year please provide a breakdown of obesity-related conditions and operations, with how many people were in hospital for them, the average length of stay and the cost of treating them.

Date for Response: 17/12/2014 - View 4891 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4890
Date Received: 17/11/2014

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding cases of food poisoning in hospital. 1.Can you tell me please how many cases of food poisoning there have been in the health board’s hospitals in the last ten years? 2.Can you break down the cases into different types of food poisoning, for example campylobacter, listeria etc, and tell me how many there were for each and when they were. 3.For each case, can you tell me which ward it occurred on and how it is believed to have been caused. 4.Can you please list each case and type of food poisoning where compensation was paid out. How much was paid out in each case?

Date for Response: 15/12/2014 - View 4890 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4889
Date Received: 14/11/2014

I would like to request the number of each of cardiac ECG tests your hospital undertakes each year. This includes the following tests: Stress test, Holter monitoring, Resting, Neonatal, Short term , Long term

Date for Response: 19/12/2014 - View 4889 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4888
Date Received: 13/11/2014

I would like to know how much money has been spent by NHS Lothian on artworks since 2010 - that is, works of art to be displayed in its hospitals.

Date for Response: 22/12/2014 - View 4888 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4887
Date Received: 13/11/2014

Could you please provide me with the following information regarding any reports of, or sightings of, ghosts or other ghostly or supernatural occurrences at the Western General Hospital, in Edinburgh, and the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, over the past five years (2010-14)? For clarification, "reports of, or sightings of" would relate to any instances reported to members of staff, and also reports made by staff themselves. 1) Could you provide details about the nature of the incident, where it took place in the hospital (i.e which ward) and the date. 2) How many times has a priest, or an exorcist, been called relating to a paranormal incident during this time period? 3) How many times have staff complained or refused to work on a ward due to instances of paranormal activity?

Date for Response: 12/12/2014 - View 4887 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4885
Date Received: 12/11/2014

From this inquiry I would like to discover how many psychiatric patients from this division of the NHS have: 1) Absconded from secure units in hospitals over the last 12 months? And for the 12 month period before that. 2) Absconded from non-secure units in hospitals over the last 12 months? And for the 12 month period before that. 3) Absconded while being escorted over the last 12 months? And for the 12 month period before that.

Date for Response: 15/12/2014 - View 4885 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4884
Date Received: 12/11/2014

The information I am requesting is: 1) Name of Premises/Project; 2) Primary use of building/project .i.e. High School, General hospital; 3) Annual Fee; 4) Capital Cost of Construction/Equipment; 5) Date Contract Started; 6) Length of Contract; 7) Any other charges in addition to Annual Fee (damage to premises/project additional services) if so what was the amount; 8) Have any penalties applied for non-compliance of contracts, if so what was the amount; 9) If contract cancelled please indicate the reason from one of the following: 1. Poor level of service 2. Not value for money 3. Other reason 10) Optional – how would you rate the PFI for service delivery: 1- Low  2- Good 3- Excellent  

Date for Response: 15/12/2014 - View 4884 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4883
Date Received: 12/11/2014

Please can you provide the following information as totals for the last financial year (2013-14): 1) Continued healthcare spend; 2) Spend on temporary Bank staff; 3) Agency spend

Date for Response: 15/12/2014 - View 4883 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4882
Date Received: 12/11/2014

I would like to know how much NHS Lothian has paid by year the last five years (2009,2010,2011,2012 and 2013) to other hospitals (NHS or private) to get patient's procedures performed to meet the referral to treatment waiting times. A figure by each year will be sufficient.

Date for Response: 12/12/2014 - View 4882 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4881
Date Received: 11/11/2014

Average hours worked per week by junior doctors for the years 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14. Average hours worked per month on night shift by junior doctors for the years 2011/12; 2012/13 and 2013/14. Average consecutive nights worked per week by junior doctors for the years 2011/12; 2012/13 and 2013/14. Details of any recorded incidents where junior doctors have been sent home because of concerns over the hours they have worked consecutively in the years 2011/12; 2012/13 and 2013/14. Average annual salary for junior doctors in the years 2011/12; 2012/13 and 2013/14. The number of junior doctors who have left the health board’s employment in the years 2011/12; 2012/13 and 2013/14 and the reasons for this where possible. The number of disciplinary proceedings taken against junior doctors and the reason where possible for the proceedings for the years 2011/12; 2012/13 and 2013/14.

Date for Response: 05/12/2014 - View 4881 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4880
Date Received: 11/11/2014

Can you provide the Christmas day menu choices for patients staying in hospital over the holidays, and if possible the cost of providing it

Date for Response: 22/12/2014 - View 4880 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4879
Date Received: 11/11/2014

Can you detail how many hospital wards are in your NHS Board area and how many hospital wards have patient accessible Wifi

Date for Response: 11/12/2014 - View 4879 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4878
Date Received: 10/11/2014

I’d like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002: The value of pharmaceutical products purchased from Mylan in each of the last three financial years.

Date for Response: 08/12/2014 - View 4878 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4876
Date Received: 10/11/2014

Could you please answer the following questions as completely as possible: 1) For the last 5 years (2009 to 2013 inclusive) could you confirm the quantity of Haloperidol issued to cover all acute and community hospitals in your NHS Board area as per each strength: a) ORAL TABLET HALOPERIDOL i) 0.5mg, ii) 1.5mg, iii) 5mg, iv) 10mg v) 20mg b) ORAL LIQUID HALOPERIDOL i) 1mg/ml ii) 2mg/ml c) INJECTABLE HALOPERIDOL i) 5mg/ml 2. Can you supply any protocols/guidelines in place for your NHS Board area that include Haloperidol as part of a treatment pathway. 3) Can you confirm if you have a protocol for Delirium and if it includes recommendation of Haloperidol? 4) Can you confirm if you have a protocol for Dementia and if it includes Haloperidol as a treatment option for “BPSD” (Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia) 5) Can you confirm when each protocol was first issued? 6) Can you confirm if Haloperidol is ever prescribed in those under 16 years of age?

Date for Response: 10/12/2014 - View 4876 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4875
Date Received: 10/11/2014

I would like to find out about the relative incidence of hip fracture in elderly women between those already diagnosed with dementia and those without such a diagnosis.  The region of interest is the whole of the area covered by NHS Lothian.  I would like to study a range of between 5 or 10 years, going back from 2014 - or whichever year has the latest figures available.  I do not require to have the figures separated between years, just a single figure for the whole period.  Nor do I require to know figures for sub-regions or hospitals.  I guess there will be few hospitals which perform the operation anyway. By "hip operation" I mean a surgical operation to the neck of femur or the pelvis. So I suggest the starting point is records of hip operations.  I am flexible on the definition of "elderly" - somewhere between 55 and 65.  And only female patients.  Of these patients undergoing hip operations, I wish to know numbers for the whole period (eg 2009-14) of those with a diagnosis of dementia (any type) and those without.If possible, I would also like to find out about outcomes.  For each category (dementia/non-dementia) I would like to know the numbers for which successful rehabilitation  has been possible within a reasonable time.  By "rehabilitation" I mean return to the previous place of residence, as opposed to long-term hospitalization or admission to a nursing home.  I am flexible on the definition of "reasonable time" - I suggest 6 months.  There may be a complication caused by re-admission, eg following another fall.  Again I leave it to you how you deal with such cases - I suggest that rehabilitation is deemed unsuccessful if the patient has not been returned to the previous residence within 6 months of the operation.  So I request the following items of information : 1. YEARS COVERED BY DATA 2. TOTAL NUMBER OF HIP OPERATIONS WITHIN THE REGION 3. NUMBER OF THOSE OPERATIONS IN 2 IN WHICH THE PATIENT HAD A DIAGNOSIS OF DEMENTIA 4. NUMBER OF LATTER (DEMENTIA OPERATIONS IN 3) WHICH WERE SUCCESSFULLY REHABILITATED WITHIN 6 MONTHS. I realise that records may not allow easy tracking of outcomes from post-operative nursing or physiotherapy.  If this part of the request will require too much processing, please cancel item 4.

Date for Response: 10/12/2014 - View 4875 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4873
Date Received: 10/11/2014

Under FOI I would like to know how many children in your health board have been referred to a Paediatric Weight Management Service in the past five years (2009-2014). I would like to know how many children (aged under 18) have been referred to weight management services, year by year and separated by age (e.g. under 5 - 507 etc) and the annual cost to your health board of these services. These services could be weight management services that are available to adults and children, or ones specifically aimed at children.

Date for Response: 12/12/2014 - View 4873 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4872
Date Received: 10/11/2014

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 I would like to request the following information: -The number of people who have been treated for dehydration in the past five years? Could this please be broken down into those who have been dehydrated on admission and those who have developed it while in hospital. -The number of people who have died from dehydration while in hospital in the past five years? Could all this information please be broken down by year and also by age. I realise that it may be difficult to break it all the way by age but if it could show under 16 and over 16 - also with an over 60?

Date for Response: 17/12/2014 - View 4872 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4871
Date Received: 10/11/2014

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding health incentives provided by the NHS. 1.Can you tell me please if any incentives are offered by the health board for lifestyle changes, for example not smoking during pregnancy or losing weight. 2.For each incentive offered, can you tell me what rewards are offered to patients for behaviour change and the minimum behaviour change they need to achieve before receiving the reward. 3.Can you tell me how many patients have been signed up to each individual incentive scheme in the last five years. 4.How many achieved the behaviour change and received the reward (please provide a separate figures for each separate reward eg 12 people were given a £100 Tesco voucher and five a free membership of Weight Watchers). 5.Can you also provide the cost to the NHS of providing each different type of incentive over the last five years.

Date for Response: 05/12/2014 - View 4871 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4870
Date Received: 10/11/2014

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding patient deaths. Can you please tell me how many patients have died, where their relatives have been informed of the deaths by telephone? Can I have this figure please for 2013-14, 2012-13 and 2011-12.

Date for Response: 07/12/2014 - View 4870 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4869
Date Received: 10/11/2014

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding doctor’s appointments over the telephone and Skype. 1.Can you tell me please how many doctor’s appointments have been held over Skype, or a similar video communication programme or device, in 2013-14, 2012-13 and 2011-12. 2.For these, can you please provide a breakdown of the ailments and symptoms involved, and why Skype would have been chosen. 3.Can you tell me also how many doctor’s appointments have been held over the telephone in 2013-14, 2012-13 and 2011-12. 4. For these, can you please provide a breakdown of the ailments and symptoms involved, and why the telephone would have been chosen. 5.Can you please provide the total number of patient appointments in each of the above three years and tell me how many – and what percentage - were held over Skype (or similar) and how many – and what percentage – were conducted over the telephone.

Date for Response: 08/12/2014 - View 4869 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4867
Date Received: 10/11/2014

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding staff vacancies being advertised abroad. Can you tell me please which countries staff vacancies within the health board are being advertised in? Can you please provide the form of advertising being used, eg radio or newspaper adverts. Which posts are being advertised in each country – please provide the role, eg nurse or consultant, and department for each.

Date for Response: 01/12/2014 - View 4867 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4866
Date Received: 10/11/2014

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding eating disorders in Scotland. 1.Can you tell me please how many males and females were diagnosed with eating disorders in 2013-14. 2.Could you break that down into the different types of eating disorders. 3.For each type can you provide the exact ages of those diagnosed with that type of eating disorder – for example 45 15-year-old girls with anorexia nervosa and 32 16-year-old boys. 4.Can you tell me how many people died from an eating disorder in that year, how old they were, what sex and how much they weighed approximately when they passed away. 5.Can you provide the same information given in questions 1 to 4 for the years 2012-13 and 2011-12.

Date for Response: 12/12/2014 - View 4866 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4863
Date Received: 07/01/2014

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding staff shortages. Can you tell me please how many staff vacancies are currently in place within the health board. Can you break this number down to give a figure for each separate hospital. For each hospital, can you provide a figure for each department, including A&E, and provide the names of each post which is empty. For each department, can you please tell me how many consultants, doctors and other ranks of staff there are. Can you please tell me how many the full complement of each rank of staff should be and how many are required to fill the gap. For each vacancy, can you please tell me how long the post has been vacant. Can you tell me how many vacancies there were in comparison in both 2012/13 and in 2003/2004.

Date for Response: 12/12/2014 - View 4863 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4862
Date Received: 07/11/2014

I write regarding the above and to request, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, the following information: The total amount of money spent on overtime payments in each month since January 2013. The amount of money spent on overtime payments to nurses in each month since January 2013. The amount of money spent on overtime payments to doctors in each month since January 2013. The total amount of money spent on overtime payments in each month since January 2013, broken down by speciality.

Date for Response: 22/12/2014 - View 4862 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4861
Date Received: 05/11/2014

1) How many children aged five and under were treated for self-harm injuries in the last three years (2011-2013)? 2) Can you breakdown this by year? 3) Can you breakdown by age of the child? 4) Breakdown by method, e.g self inflicted knife wounds? 5) How many needed hospital treatment for self-harm?

Date for Response: 10/12/2014 - View 4861 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4860
Date Received: 04/11/2014

St John's Hospital Livingston; Paediatric Service. It is my understanding that there are serious and costly problems with this Unit. I as k for your account of the situation and do so under the Freedom of Information Act. I should also be interested to know what steps are being taken to bring the Psychiatrist's suspension to an end.

Date for Response: 09/12/2014 - View 4860 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4859
Date Received: 04/11/2014

We are looking for the following data (in spreadsheet format) for all injury-related attendances at A&E departments (including minor injury units and walk-in centres) for a three year period between 1 January 2011 - 31 December 2013 (inclusive): Date of A&E attendances, Cause of Injury, Age / Date of Birth, Gender. We are also looking for the yearly count for all A&E attendances (including injury-related attendances).

Date for Response: 08/12/2014 - View 4859 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4858
Date Received: 04/11/2014

1) Since May 2010, which, if any, procedures have moved from the Interventions Not Normally Undertaken/Funded list to being available. Please indicate the year in which the change was made. 2) During the same time period, which, if any, procedures have moved to the Interventions Not Normally Undertaken/Funded list from being available. Please indicate the year in which the change was made. 3) Please provide a current list of procedures for which there is no routine exemption criteria and/or where a request for exemption is required in all cases. 

Date for Response: 03/12/2014 - View 4858 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4857
Date Received: 04/11/2014

Under Freedom of information I would like to know the number of women who are induced more than 14 days after their due date. I would like to know these figures from 2008-2014 year by year and separated by number of days. S0, for e.g. 2009 - 15 days - 8 women etc.

Date for Response: 03/12/2014 - View 4857 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4856
Date Received: 04/11/2014

1) [Please provide] the total patient numbers for the listed conditions; a) Focal spasticity b) Spasmodic torticollis (Cervical Dystonia) c) Blepharospasm d) Hemifacial spasm e) Paediatric cerebral palsy spasticity f) Chronic Migraine g) Idiopathic overactive bladder, regardless of prescription. 2) [Please provide] the total prescriptions for the listed drugs; a) botox, b) disport, c) xeomin, regardless of condition?

Date for Response: 04/12/2014 - View 4856 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4854
Date Received: 04/11/2014

The amount spent on public relations and public affairs by your NHS Board in each of the last five years, broken down where possible by whether the costs.

Date for Response: 10/12/2014 - View 4854 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4853
Date Received: 04/11/2014

How many patients under the age of 18 have been treated for type 2 diabetes in each of the last five years, broken down where possible by age and sex.

Date for Response: 03/12/2014 - View 4853 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4852
Date Received: 04/11/2014

How much has your Health Board spent on apparatus and adjustments for overweight patients in each of the last five years? Please disclose where possible what these apparatus and adjustments were.

Date for Response: 03/12/2014 - View 4852 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4851
Date Received: 04/11/2014

1) I wish to know the number of falls suffered by elderly women while being treated as in-patients in any hospital or care facility within West Lothian over the last 10 years. Please include: a) all falls by women aged 55 or older who were in-patients, regardless of what kind of treatment they were receiving or the duration of treatment; b) all falls, whatever the cause, which resulted in an Incident Report being written, whether or not there was any injury; c) all NHS hospitals or NHS care facilities of any kind within West Lothian.  2) Of the above numbers of falls, please would you furthermore state how many resulted in a bone fracture (whether simple or compound) whether treated by operation or application of a cast, brace, sling or use of traction. If information is not available for 10 years, please provide information for as many years as are available, and state what period this is (eg 2009-2014).  If the information is already recorded separately for each hospital or care facility, please keep the figures separate for each, provided that this does not result in you applying bands (eg 1-5) instead of specific numbers (eg 3).  So the table of information would have the following columns :1. NAME OF FACILITY   2. TOTAL NUMBER OF FALLS   3.  NUMBER OF FALLS RESULTING IN FRACTURE

Date for Response: 01/12/2014 - View 4851 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4850
Date Received: 04/11/2014

1) A copy of the Board’s Risk Management strategy 2) Copies of other operational policies and guidance such as Risk Register policy, or similar. 3) A copy of the corporate risk register – to include as a minimum a list of titles, description of risks and risk grading. 4) Structure chart of Board which identifies where Risk Management sits, from Executive leadership through to operational responsibility. 5) An indication of Full Time Equivalents who have a responsibility for risk and a summary of the other responsibilities of these individuals. For example, any other responsibilities in relation to patient safety, incident reporting or complaints handling. Provision of the job descriptions may help in this response. 6) Copy of the Board’s Annual Risk Report for 2013/14 and details of the Committee this was presented to at year end. 7) A description of the main Risk systems and software used to support the Board in risk management.

Date for Response: 04/12/2014 - View 4850 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4849
Date Received: 03/11/2014

1) Under FOI I would like to know the number of pregnant mothers who were obese on booking in with their midwife. I would like this information for 2008 - 2013 year by year. 2) I would like to know what services your health board offers for overweight / obese mothers - e.g. exercise classes / dietician referral etc and how many pregnant women were referred to these services each year 2008 - 2013. 3) I would also like to know the numbers of women who were a healthy bmi and those who were overweight, also year by year 2008-2013.

Date for Response: 01/12/2014 - View 4849 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4848
Date Received: 27/10/2014

I am a student pursuing MA in Interior architecture Design from Edinburgh College Of Arts ( University of Edinburgh) . As a main studio design i got a project to design an  “Art Therapy Centre” and for my research i wanted to know just the basic information about Edinburgh, about the ratio of patients visiting to the hospital with psychological complains e.g. stress,depressed,emotional problems,children with autism, other problems like that  and what is the ratio with all the age group. I will be really obliged if you give me some  information regarding this. It will  work as a backbone for my research and really helpful for designing also.

Date for Response: 01/12/2014 - View 4848 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4847
Date Received: 31/10/2014

1. Can you please tell me in each of the last five years how many babies of a high birth weight were born in the health board area. 2. Please provide the normal range for a baby’s weight when born and provide the figures which would be considered a high birth weight. 3. How much did the heaviest 10 babies in each year weigh? Did any babies need medical intervention, or a Ceasarean, because of their size? If So, for each year, please provide a list of interventions and the number of babies where these interventions were required. 4. How many babies were born in total in each of the five years? And what percentage were born at a high birth weight in each of the five years please?

Date for Response: 04/08/2014 - View 4847 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4846
Date Received: 30/10/2014

1) Please confirm or deny whether cerebral palsy is categorised and/or treated in your NHS board as a long-term condition 1a) Please supply a list of all the specific conditions which are included in your NHS board’s list of long-term conditions 2) Please state how many adults (21+) there are in your NHS board with: i) Cerebral palsy ii) A physical disability iii) A learning disability iv) A neurological condition v) A long-term condition (only if confirmed in question 1i) 3) Please confirm or deny that current resources (e.g. local plans, toolkits etc) have been mapped in your NHS board for: i) Adults with cerebral palsy ii) Adults with physical disabilities iii) Adults with learning disabilities iv) Adults with neurological conditions v) Adults with long-term conditions (only if confirmed in question 1i) 3a) If confirmed, please supply details 4) Please list the overall expenditure in each of the last 3 financial years in your NHS board for: i) Treatment for adults with cerebral palsy by Allied Health Professionals ii) Treatment for adults with a physical disability by Allied Health Professionals iii) Treatment for adults with a learning disability by Allied Health Professionals iv) Treatment for adults with neurological conditions by Allied Health Professionals v) Treatment for adults with long-term conditions by Allied Health Professionals (only if confirmed in question 1) 5) Please supply any agreed referral processes in your NHS board for: a) Adults with cerebral palsy ‘without’ a learning disability for: i) Physiotherapy ii) Occupational therapy iii) Speech and language therapy b) Adults with cerebral palsy ‘with’ a learning disability for: i) Physiotherapy ii) Occupational therapy iii) Speech and language therapy 6) Please confirm or deny that your NHS board has made an assessment of the average waiting time for a follow-up appointment for: a) Adults with cerebral palsy ‘without’ a learning disability for: i) Physiotherapy ii) Occupational therapy iii) Speech and language therapy b) Adults with cerebral palsy ‘with’ a learning disability for: i) Physiotherapy ii) Occupational therapy iii) Speech and language therapy (Please note, if this information cannot be provided for adults with cerebral palsy, please provide average waiting times for a follow-up appointment for adults in general). 7) Please confirm or deny that professionals in your NHS board are provided with quality information and training opportunities to help with care provision for individuals with: i) Cerebral palsy ii) Long-term conditions iii) Neurological conditions 7a) If confirmed, please supply details 8) Please confirm or deny that your NHS board provides information to support self-management for adults with: i) Cerebral palsy ii) Long-term conditions iii) Neurological conditions 8a) If confirmed, please supply this information

Date for Response: 05/12/2014 - View 4846 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4845
Date Received: 30/10/2014

I request the following; 1) For each of the past five financial years 09/10, 10/11, 11/12, 12/13 and 13/14, how many girls aged under 16 had abortions? 2) For each of the past five financial years, I would like to know the number of girls aged under 16 who had undergone more than one abortion. This should include the number of abortions the girl had had and the person’s age at their last abortion.

Date for Response: 27/11/2014 - View 4845 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4844
Date Received: 29/10/2014

1) The "external" review carried out into the case of Dr Jane Hamilton requested by Paul Gray (Head of the NHS Scotland). I believe this review has been concluded. 2) The series of "critical" incidents I believe happened at the MBU before the death of Mrs Claire Donald, 17/01/11 who was still under the care of the MBU, St Johns hospital. 3) The series of "critical" incidents I believe happened at the MBU after the death of Mrs Claire Donald, 17/01/11. It is my understanding it is mandatory to record such incidents formally for major incidents and record minor incidents in the ward diary.

Date for Response: 01/12/2014 - View 4844 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4843
Date Received: 29/10/2014

1) How many patients between the ages of 10 and 18 were treated for intravenous illegal drug related illnesses or incident in each of the last 3 years (2011,2012,2013); 2) How many patients under the age of 10 received treatment for intravenous illegal drug related illnesses or incident in each of the last 3 years; 3) How many patients between the ages of 10 and 18 were treated for non-intravenous illegal drug related illnesses or incident in each of the last 3 years (2011,2012,2013); 4)How many patients under the age of 10 received treatment for non-intravenous illegal drug related illnesses or incident in each of the last 3 years

Date for Response: 26/11/2014 - View 4843 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4842
Date Received: 29/10/2014

I’d like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. 1) What arrangements does the health board have for removing and destroying prescription medicines that are returned unused to pharmacies in the area? 2) What was the annual cost of this in each of the last 5 financial years? 3) Are there figures available regarding the (a) quantity and (b) value of prescription medicines that are returned unused to pharmacies?

Date for Response: 01/12/2014 - View 4842 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4841
Date Received: 29/10/2014

Information on how long it took the health board in 2013-14 to provide secondary treatment for cancer patients following that patient’s first cancer treatment (which would have been subject to the 31 day/62 day treatment time target).

Date for Response: 27/11/2014 - View 4841 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4840
Date Received: 29/10/2014

Hi, could you send me a list of all GPs in your area with their address, and email if you have it, in Excel format if possible please

Date for Response: 25/11/2014 - View 4840 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4839
Date Received: 28/10/2014

The Patient Rights (Scotland) Act 2011 requires that all patients who require in-patient or Day Care treatment should receive such treatment within 12 weeks of diagnosis (overall guarantee 18 weeks RTT). Please provide the following: Question 1: How many patients in each of the quarters since the Act came into force in April 2012 did not have this legal guarantee met? Question 2: What was the median and maximum time that they then had to wait after breech of their rights? Question 3: Which departments were the ones where the failures/breeches were greatest? Question 4: What were the consultant shortages/posts vacant in those departments named in question 3 in each year for which question 1 above applied? Question 5: What procedure is adopted by your Board in communication with patients where a breach of their legal right is going to, or has occurred?

Date for Response: 26/11/2014 - View 4839 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4838
Date Received: 28/10/2014

I require that you provide me with the following information, or documents containing that information. The information required relates to the non-emergency transportation of patients to and from hospitals or medical treatment centres whether that is for admission or outpatient treatment. 1) Is this service provided ‘in house’ by the Hospital/Trust; by a regional NHS ambulance service or by an independent contractor? 2) If not by the Hospital/Trust then the name of the provider 3) What is the total annual cost/Contract Value to your organisation? 4) What is the renewal date of any agreement? 5) What was the Contract spend in the last full financial year? 6) What is the Contracted/annual mileage by type of vehicle; ambulance; wheelchair accessible vehicle; car? 7) What is the Contract activity by patient mobility code? 8) What are the Service Levels – Timeliness KPI definitions for inbound performance and reported achievement over the last 12 months? 9) What are the service levels – Timeliness KPI definitions of outbound performance and reported achievement over the last 12 months? 10) What is the number of aborted journeys per annum? 11) What is the number of complaints received per month, or per annum? 12) What is the total carbon footprint of the patient transport fleet over the last 12 months?

Date for Response: 08/12/2014 - View 4838 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4837
Date Received: 28/10/2014

Can you confirm that there was no protocol other than that available within the APLS Manual in use on 2nd April 1998 in relation to Status Epilepticus. Can you also confirm that the protocol within the APLS Manual from 1993 was the only guideline available and there were no other guidelines or memorandums available or in use on 2nd April 1998 in relation to Status Epilepticus.

Date for Response: 25/11/2014 - View 4837 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4836
Date Received: 22/10/2014

1) How many appendectomies do you carry out annually? 2) Which type of appendix ligation devices do the Trust currently use and from which manufacturer? (e.g. Ethicon, Endoloop, Stapler) 3)How many appendix ligation devices do the Trust use annually? 4) What price is the Trust currently paying for your appendix ligation devices? 5) Are the appendix ligation systems on contract(s) and if so when do they end?

Date for Response: 26/11/2014 - View 4836 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4835
Date Received: 27/10/2014

I’d like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. 1) The number of individuals signed off for stress-related reasons broken down by the length of time they are signed off for:  (a) under 1 month (b) 1 to 3 months (c) 3 to 6 months (d) longer than 6 months (e) longer than 12 months for the financial years 2012/13 and 2013/14. 2) The number of individuals signed off for mental ill health (except stress) broken down by the length of time they are signed off for: (a) under 1 month (b) 1 to 3 months (c) 3 to 6 months (d) longer than 6 months (e) longer than 12 months for the financial years 2012/13 and 2013/14.

Date for Response: 25/11/2014 - View 4835 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4834
Date Received: 27/10/2014

I’d like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. 1) Spend on mental health services for financial years 2011/12; 2012/13 and 2013/14. 2) The number of individuals sent to a different NHS board for treatment for mental ill health in 2011/12; 2012/13 and 2013/14.

Date for Response: 03/12/2014 - View 4834 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4833
Date Received: 24/10/2014

Question 1: How much was spent over and above normal or budgeted expenditure by your Board in meeting the Patient Rights Act Treatment Time Guarantee of 12 weeks in each year since the Act came into force in April 2012? Question 2: How much was spent in tackling the problem of providing treatment to those for whom your Board was unable to meet the legal guarantee in each year since the Act came into force in April 2012?Question 3: How much was spent, in each year since the Act came into force, either on locums or overtime payments a) to consultants; b) to other staff; c) in payments to other Health Boards; d) to the Golden Jubilee hospital; e) to the private sector; f) to English or other providers not in Scotland; to meet the guarantee or tackle the problem of those whose guarantee had not been met? Please note a) and b) should Include Bank staff and Agency staff using NHS facilities. If you are unable to provide definitive figures for each year please do so for any defined time period and indicate whether you believed that to be exceptional or representative of the whole period.

Date for Response: 29/12/2014 - View 4833 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4832
Date Received: 24/10/2014

Question 1: How many Gastric banding operations were carried out on patients for which your Health Board was responsible for in year; 2011/2012, 2012/2013 and 2013/2014? Question 2: How many of those were carried out; a) At hospitals within your Board Area (please specify the numbers for each year undertaken by each surgeon). b) Commissioned elsewhere - please specify the hospital (and Board if applicable) where the procedure was undertaken Question 3: How many gastric banding operations are you budgeting for in the current financial year?

Date for Response: 24/11/2014 - View 4832 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4831
Date Received: 24/10/2014

1) How much did you spend on pornography - purchased for medical and/or sperm donation purposes - in the financial years 2013/14, 2012/13 and 2011/2012? 2) How many pornographic magazines were purchased in the financial years 2013/14, 2012/13 and 2011/2012? 3) How many pornographic films were purchased in the financial years 2013/14, 2012/13 and 2011/2012? 4) How much was spent on sperm donation/sampling specific lubricant in the financial years 2013/14, 2012/13 and 2011/2012? 5) Who was responsible for selecting the type and quantity of pornography purchased in the financial years 2013/14, 2012/13 and 2011/2012? 6) Can you provide a list of all pornographic publications/material purchased during each of the years? 7) Can you provide a list of reasons for purchasing pornographic material?

Date for Response: 25/11/2014 - View 4831 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4830
Date Received: 24/10/2014

I am writing to you in the form of a freedom of information request to ask for information from each of the following hospitals: St John's Hosp at Howden, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Western General Hospital. It should be noted that Grünenthal UK is requesting this information. 1) Does the hospital follow NICE/SMC or AWMSG guidance or is there a separate process for inclusion on formulary. 2) Is the hospital part of a wider Area Prescribing Committee or similar regional group that decides the formulary status of products, and if so, which one? 3) Does the hospital use Patient Controlled Analgesia and if so for which procedures? 4) If yes are these pumps, owned, rented or part of a contract/purchase volume deal? 5) If yes to question 3, how many of these pumps are in active use? 6) What types of operations are these pumps used for? 7) Does your hospital run an Enhanced Recovery Programme and if yes what types of operations are included? 8) Does the hospital have guidelines in place for use of Patient Controlled Analgesia?

Date for Response: 27/11/2014 - View 4830 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4829
Date Received: 23/10/2014

I would like to access information with regard to the repertoire and testing methodology of molecular biomarkers in your institution as shown in the table below.

Date for Response: 20/11/2014 - View 4829 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4828
Date Received: 23/10/2014

I was looking for information on 2 stage revision knee replacement surgeries performed in NHS Lothian in 2013 please. Can you tell me how many where performed in 2013, broken down to hospital site, knee mould used, and consultant please?

Date for Response: 20/11/2014 - View 4828 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4827
Date Received: 23/10/2014

1, The total number of cataract operations carried out by Vanguard/in the mobile unit. 2, The number of cataract operations carried out in the mobile unit that had complications. 3, The number of Serious Untoward incidents for both eye surgery in general, and specifically for cataract surgery, carried out in the mobile unit.

Date for Response: 21/11/2014 - View 4827 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4826
Date Received: 23/10/2014

Details of all foreign trips made by doctors and consultants which have been paid for by the health board. (This should also include trips which have been paid for by doctors or consultants which they have then claimed back.) I would like to know the destination, the hotels stayed in, how many days the trip has lasted and the cost. Could this information be broken down by the year for the past three years please. Please also detail why the trip is being made, for example a conference, and also the department the doctor/consultant works in.

Date for Response: 21/11/2014 - View 4826 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4824
Date Received: 22/10/2014

Please disclose the number of bariatric/weight loss surgeries carried out in your area over the past five years, broken down by year and the type of surgery (e.g gastric banding, gastric bypass etc) performed. Please also disclose the total cost to the health board for these surgeries over that five year period, again broken down by year.

Date for Response: 26/12/2014 - View 4824 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4823
Date Received: 22/10/2014

This is a Freedom of Information request for all Significant Adverse Event Reviews (or similar) for homicides committed by patients of your health board who were in receipt of mental health services, over the last three years.

Date for Response: 17/11/2014 - View 4823 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4822
Date Received: 22/10/2014

Please can you tell me: a) the number of patient homicides your health board has reported to the National Confidential Inquiry for each of the last five years. b) the total number of patient homicides your health board has reported to the Inquiry over the last five years. c) the total number of patient homicides your health board has reported to the Inquiry over the last ten years.

Date for Response: 21/11/2014 - View 4822 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4821
Date Received: 21/10/2014

1) Can you tell me the number of scans (CT and MRI) your health board was asked to carry out in 2013/14? Please specify if they are requests from GP, Out-Patient requests or A&E requests. 2) Out of this total can you tell me how many were sent to private 3rd party firms to read/give definitive report? And if they were GP requests, OP requests and A&E requests. 3) Out of this total can you tell me what the 3rd party firms are and where they are based? If you are unable to provide the company/other HB’s name please supply location. 4) To the total number of scans (answer to question 2), can you tell me how much money was given to these firms for completion of the work and who it was paid to? For the following two questions can you answer as a snapshot for the date: 21/07/2014 5) Can you tell me how many scans were marked as unread for this date. 6) And can you detail what these scans were for? E.g an A&E request, GP request or OP request. 7) Can you tell me what if any scans (GP requests, A&E requests and OP requests)  in 2013/14 went over deadlines for definitive reports being filed. For each of the questions above can you please supply answers for the years 2011/12 and 2012/13.

Date for Response: 14/11/2014 - View 4821 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4820
Date Received: 20/10/2014

Over the past three years, how many patients have been admitted to hospital in your health board area suffering from an animal bite. Could this be broken down by i) year ii) type of animal and iii) age of patient.

Date for Response: 14/11/2014 - View 4820 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4819
Date Received: 20/10/2014

In the past three years, could you tell me how many patients in your area have been admitted to hospital after taking performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs). Could this be broken down by i) year ii) type of drug and iii) age group of patient. Below is a list of drugs I would like you to consider as examples of PIEDs as part of the response. A) Anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) b) Stimulants (ephedrine, caffeine etc) c) Insulin/IGF 1/Daonil d) Human Growth Hormone (hGH) e) Diurestics f) Beta Blockers g) Oestrogen antagonists h) Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) i) Erythropoietin (EPO) j) Aminoglutethimide k) Botox

Date for Response: 17/11/2014 - View 4819 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4817
Date Received: 20/10/2014

How many people have been treated for alcohol related liver disease in each of the last three years (ie from 2011 to the present)? I wish to receive the data broken down into age groups - six yrs and under; 6 to 8; 8 - 12; 21 - 14; 14 - 16; and 16 to 18.

Date for Response: 14/11/2014 - View 4817 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4816
Date Received: 13/10/2014

Please provide us with a copy of the acute colitis protocol that was in place at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh as at December 2011.

Date for Response: 20/11/2014 - View 4816 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4815
Date Received: 20/10/2014

1) IT resources a) Does the trust manage and support its own IT functions in house or outsource it to an ICT partner? B) If outsourced, who does the trust outsource its IT functions to? C) If available, please provide an organigram d) If available, please provide a list of all live and current IT contracts 2) Desktop PC and laptop hardware a) How many desktop PCs and laptops does the trust have? B) Which brands of PCs/Laptops (and percentage of PC fleet) does the trust use? C) Which vendor/reseller(s) does the trust use to purchase the majority of its desktop PCs and laptops? D) How much did the trust spend and plan to spend on purchasing desktop PCs and laptops in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16? e) What is the trust's PC refresh policy? f) When does the trust plan to next refresh its PCs? 3) Desktop PC and laptop software – Operating systems a) What operating system software is used and how many licenses does the trust have for each one? B) Which vendor(s) or software reseller does the trust use? C) How much did the trust spend and plan to spend on purchasing desktop PC operating system licenses in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16? D) What is the trust's operating system software upgrade policy or plans? 4) Desktop PC and laptop software – Office a) What PC office software does the trust use and how many licenses does the trust have for each software version? B) Which vendor(s) or software reseller does the trust use? C) How much did the trust spend and plan to spend on purchasing PC office software licenses in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16? D) What is the trust's office software upgrade policy or plans? E) Does the trust use “Software As a Service” (SAS) services? If so, which supplier provides it? And what SAS services or products does the trust use? 5) Servers – hardware a) How many physical servers does the trust manage onsite and offsite? B) Which vendor(s) does the trust use? C) How much did the trust spend and plan to spend on purchasing server hardware in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16? D) What is the trusts server refresh policy? e) When does the trust plan to next refresh or procure new servers? F) How many of the trust’s staff (FTE) manage the trusts servers? G) How much does it cost the trust annually to run its server room(s)? 6) Servers - OS software a) What server operating system software does the trust use and how many licenses does it have for each? B) Which vendor(s) does the trust use to purchase server OS software? C) How much did the trust spend and plan to spend on purchasing server OS licenses in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16? 7) Data centres a) Does the trust run/manage its own data centre or is this managed externally? B) Is the data centre on site, off site (another NHS trust), off site (private site in UK), off site (private site outside UK) or other (please specify). C) Which vendor(s) supplies the trust’s data centre? D) How much did the trust spend and plan to spend on data centre services in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16? E) How much did the trust spend and plan to spend on staff expenses to run its data centre in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16? F) When was the contract awarded? G) When does the contract expire? H) Does the trust use “Infrastructure As a Service” (IAS) services? If so, which supplier provides it? And what IAS services or products does the trust use? 7) Networks - fixed line telecoms, ISP/Broadband/WAN/data connectivity a) Which vendor(s) does the trust use for fixed line telecoms and data network connectivity? B) How much did the trust spend and plan to spend on fixed line telecoms and data network connectivity services in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16? C) When did the contracts start and when do they expire? 8) Mobile phone network and handsets a) Which mobile telecoms network provider does the trust use? B) How many mobile phones does the trust have? C) Are mobile handsets provided as part of contract with telecoms network provider? D) If not, which vendor(s) does the trust use to procure mobile phone handsets? E) What mobile handsets does the trust use? F) How much did the trust spend and plan to spend on mobile network services in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16? G) When did the trust’s mobile network contract start and when does it expire? H) Does the trust use a mobile device management solution? I) How many mobile device management licenses does the trust have? J) Which vendor(s) does the trust use for its MDM software solution? K) How much did the trust spend and plan to spend on MDM software in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16? L) If none currently used, are plans in place to procure an MDM system in future? M) Does the trust currently have a BYOD policy in place? N) Does the trust currently have a CYOD policy in place? 9) Mobile devices: tablets, COWs, digital pens For each of the above 3 types of mobile devices: a) How many does the trust have? B) Which vendor(s) does the trust use to procure? C) What brand of device does the trust use? D) How much did the trust spend and plan to spend on the mobile device in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16? E) Are plans in place to procure more mobile devices? (if so, how many) 10) Printers a) Does the trust use a managed printer service? If so, who provides it? B) How many printers does the trust have? C) Which brands of printers does the trust use? D) How much did the trust spend and plan to spend on printers in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16? E) What is the trust’s refresh policy for its printers?

Date for Response: 17/11/2014 - View 4815 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4814
Date Received: 20/10/2014

Under FOI I would like to request, broken down by age and gender, the numbers of people diagnosed with liver disease in your health board. I would like these figures year by year for the past five years, separated by gender and also in age brackets (for e.g. 16-24, 25-29). I would like it also separated by each liver ailment.

Date for Response: 12/11/2014 - View 4814 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4813
Date Received: 17/10/2014

I have been looking into the childcare facilities at the Astley Ainslie Hospital, Royal Edinburgh Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and I was wondering if you could you possibly confirm – are these childcare facilities owned and run by NHS Lothian or are these private facilities? Does NHS Lothian hold any information on how many parents within your workforce have childcare responsibilities?

Date for Response: 14/11/2014 - View 4813 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4812
Date Received: 13/11/2014

I am therefore requesting of you and Hospedia, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, copies of any relevant papers, meetings, with dates in respect of decisions – or discussions about – moving to a single available port and/ or Red Dot Radio being the sole local content provider.  I would also request any records of meetings/ discussions subsequent to any decision being taken.

Date for Response: 14/11/2014 - View 4812 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4811
Date Received: 17/10/2014

1) I would like any data on the success rate for eye operations carried out by Vanguard in this time. Please list the total number, how many were successful and any that had complications. 2) Of the complications - please list out the types of complications encountered. For example, if any patients encountered blurred vision, please list the total number. 3) Please send any reports or presentations carried out into Vanguard's operations carried out within your trust. 4) Please send any emails from your medical director or ophthalmic head that may discuss concerns over the use of the Vanguard mobile unit. 5) Please list any complaints from members of the public regarding operating carried out in the Vanguard mobile unit. Please list number and type of complaint.

Date for Response: 14/11/2014 - View 4811 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4810
Date Received: 16/10/2014

1) the number of children with Autism or Asperger’s syndrome who have been referred to CAMHS; and 2) information that quantifies the waiting times for this service.

Date for Response: 14/11/2014 - View 4810 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4809
Date Received: 16/10/2014

I would be grateful if you could please send me information regarding: 1) How many patients in a) 2012-13 and b) 2013-14 had to wait more than i) 18 weeks, ii) 26 weeks, iii) 52 weeks, iv) 78 weeks and v) 104 weeks to begin their treatment following initial referral (RTT) 2) How many patients in a) 2012-13 and b) 2013-14 awaiting treatment on an inpatient or day case basis had to wait more than i) 9 weeks, ii) 12 weeks, iii) 26 weeks, iv) 52 weeks, v) 78 weeks and vi) 104 weeks

Date for Response: 14/11/2014 - View 4809 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4808
Date Received: 16/10/2014

1) How many people have requested liver transplants between 1 Jan 2010 and 16 October 2014; 2) How many of these requests, by year and month, were denied; 3) How many of these requests, by year and month, were denied on the grounds of ongoing alcoholism.

Date for Response: 17/11/2014 - View 4808 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4807
Date Received: 21/08/2014

I wonder if you can help us either by providing the policy document from 1997 through to 1999 for midwife advice to pregnant mothers at that time with regards to alcohol consumption

Date for Response: 21/10/2014 - View 4807 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4806
Date Received: 15/10/2014

How much is currently owed to the board by overseas patients not entitled to free NHS treatment? Please tell me which city/country each person is from, how much they owe, the date of their treatment, or how much has been written off on the amount owing.

Date for Response: 17/11/2014 - View 4806 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4805
Date Received: 15/10/2014

1) Do you currently employ any locum doctors or consultants who reside overseas? 2) For each employed, please provide the country they live in, their specialism and title, if they are male or female, and shift pattern. 3) Please provide details of how much they are currently paid per shift, per hour, per week and the equivalent salary for the year. If the same shift were covered by a staff member of the same title and specialism, please provide the figure for pay per shift, per hour, per week and the salary for the year. 4) For each locum doctor or consultant from overseas, please provide details of whether their travel costs or accommodation are paid for by the health board. 5) If their travel costs are paid, please provide details of the cost per shift and the form(s) of transport used. For accommodation, please provide details of where they stay and the cost per night. 6) Also, have you employed any locum doctors living overseas in the past 12 months? If so, please provide the country they lives in, their specialism and title, if they are male or female, and the shift pattern they worked. 7) For each person employed in the last 12 months, please provide details of how much they were paid per shift, per hour, per week and the equivalent salary for the year. If the same shift were covered by a staff member of the same title and specialism, please provide the figure for pay per shift, per hour, per week and the salary for the year. 8) Please provide details of whether their travel costs or accommodation were paid for by the health board. 9) If their travel costs were paid, please provide details of the cost per shift and the form(s) of transport used. For accommodation, please provide details of where they stayed and the cost per night.

Date for Response: 17/11/2014 - View 4805 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4804
Date Received: 14/10/2014

I am writing to request, under the relevant freedom of information legislation, the following information in each year from 2011-12 for which figures are available: 1. Transport costs incurred by locum doctors who have come from outside of Scotland for the purposes of performing duties for your NHS Board. 2. As an extension of the above, the details of any flights paid for or expensed by the NHS Board for locum doctors including relevant dates, specific cost per flight, travel class if not standard and airport of origin. 3. Any accommodation costs incurred by locum doctors and paid for by the Board, including the names of any hotels utilised for that purpose.

Date for Response: 17/11/2014 - View 4804 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4803
Date Received: 14/10/2014

I am requesting the statistics for the annual number of people that have been diagnosed with whip lash after a car accident from the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh between the years of 2007 to 2014.

Date for Response: 07/11/2014 - View 4803 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4801
Date Received: 13/10/2014

Please provide a statement on whether your board uses 'virtual beds' or 'hospital at home' schemes where patients are treated at home as an alternative to hospital. If so, what is the capacity of the scheme and what types of patients are treated?

Date for Response: 29/10/2014 - View 4801 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4800
Date Received: 13/10/2014

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding sex change operations which have been reversed on the NHS. 1.Can you tell me please, in the last 20 years, how many sex change operations have been reversed in hospitals by the health board – and how many of these were male-to-female operations and how many female-to-male. 2.Can you provide the average cost per operation and the total cost to the health board of all reversals during this period. 3.Can you please break down the reversals into those where the patient had their original sex change operation on the NHS and those where they did not. 4.Can you please provide the number of people given sex change operations in each of the last five years – and for each of those years, separately, the number of under-21s and the number of under-18s (if this is permitted) given sex change operations.

Date for Response: 07/11/2014 - View 4800 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4799
Date Received: 13/10/2014

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding the Liverpool Care Pathway. 1.For each hospital in the health board area, can you tell me please if the Liverpool Care Pathway is still being used. 2.If so, can you tell me if there are any changes to the way it is being used, if it is being phased out, and if so when the hospital will stop using the Liverpool Care Pathway. 3.For each hospital, can you tell me how many patients approximately have currently been placed on the Liverpool Care Pathway. 4.For each hospital, can you please tell me how many complaints have been received in the last year about patients being placed on the LCP and what these entailed – for example relatives or friends not being informed? 5.For hospitals where the LCP is no longer used, can you please tell me what system is being used instead? 6.For each of these hospitals, can you please tell me if medication, food or water are withdrawn from patients who are close to dying? Can you tell me how many complaints have been received in the last year about the system which has replaced LCP and provide details of those complaints. 7.Can patients be placed on the LCP, or the system which has replaced it, without their relatives being informed? If so, please specify in what circumstances. 8.Can you please provide information about how relatives are informed about patients who have been placed on the LCP or the system which has replaced it.

Date for Response: 14/11/2014 - View 4799 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4798
Date Received: 13/10/2014

Please provide the following information under FoIA: 1.  Total annual cost for Eating Disorders services in West Lothian. 2.  Total annual cost for St John's Hospital, Eating Disorders services.       a) In-patient       b) Out-patient       c) Day- patient 3.  Total cost of annual salaries, pertaining to St John's Eating Disorder services.  4.  The number of Eating Disorders patients prescribed 'Olanzapine' medication, at St John's Eating Disorder services, from inception of service, to date. 5.  The number of complaints made to West Lothian NHS Eating Disorders services, and including St John's Hospital Eating Disorder services, from inception of services, to date. 6.  The number of  recorded deaths occured, prior to accessing Eating Disorders treatment services - during in-patient - out-patient - day patient care, and after discharge from services. The number of deaths subject to Coroner's inquest, and those not subject to Coroner's inquest.  

Date for Response: 14/11/2014 - View 4798 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4797
Date Received: 08/10/2014

Pkease provide a list of, and details (monetary worth, partners, duration and numbers of women involved etc) of all clinical trials of Transvaginal mesh devices that your board has been involved in since 1998. Deatails of any other research funding, relating to Transvaginal mesh devices, received by your board since 1998. A list of all manufacturers who supply, or have in the past supplied, transvaginal mesh devices to your board and details of the product(s) supplied.

Date for Response: 29/10/2014 - View 4797 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4796
Date Received: 08/10/2014

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.   1.    The total number of women who, during the period 6 November 2013 and 17th June 2014, were implanted, , with polypropylene mesh medical devices as part of their treatment for Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI).   2.    The total number of women who, during the period 6 November 2013 and 17th June 2014, 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.   3.    The total number of women who, during the period 17 June  2014 and 8th October 2014, were implanted, with polypropylene mesh medical devices as part of their treatment for Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI).   4.    The total number of women who, during the period 17 June  2014 and 8th October 2014, 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.

Date for Response: 29/10/2014 - View 4796 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4795
Date Received: 08/10/2014

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.   Details of all clinical trials since 1998 that ~~~~~~ has been involved in, plus details of any endowment, sponsorship or research funding she has received since 1998 and who it was from 

Date for Response: 07/11/2014 - View 4795 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4794
Date Received: 07/10/2014

Under FOI legislation, please tell me, in the past year (October 1, 2013 – September 30, 2014):   How many primary school aged children (11 and under) have been hospitalised with:   Alcohol-related illness ,  Drug-related illness .   How many secondary school aged children (18 and under) have been hospitalised with:  Alcohol-related illness, Drug-related illness

Date for Response: 07/11/2014 - View 4794 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4792
Date Received: 07/10/2014

Please provide us the following information under the Freedom of Information Act. These requests are regarding the Gender Identity Clinic (GIC) based at the Sexual Dysfunction Clinic at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Please provide a copy of any standard letters, forms, leaflets, consent forms, booklets or other documents that you routinely give to patients who attend the GIC. Please provide a copy of any policies, procedures, pathways or similar documents that are currently in use regarding the treatment of patients who attend the GIC. You do not need to provide a copy of the NHS England Interim Gender Dysphoria Protocol and Service Guideline 2013/14 or the UK Intercollegiate Good Practice Guidelines for the Assessment and Treatment of Adults with Gender Dysphoria however please confirm that they are being followed.

Date for Response: 07/11/2014 - View 4792 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4791
Date Received: 07/10/2014

All of the below questions refer to the Gender Identity Clinic (GIC) based at the Sexual Dysfunction Clinic at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. For the purposes of these FOI requests, the term ‘appointment’ does not include appointments for voice and communication therapy or hair removal. In September 2014, how many new referrals to the GIC were received? In September 2014, how many patients had their first appointment with the GIC? (excluding urgent referrals) What was the average waiting time from referral to first appointment for the patients in question 2? In September 2014, how many of the patients had their first appointment with the GIC after bypassed most or all of the waiting list due to an urgent referral? What was the average waiting time from referral to first appointment for the patients in question 4? In September 2014, how many patients had a follow-up appointment with the GIC? In September 2014, how many patients were given a recommendation to commence hormone therapy? What was the average time elapsed from first appointment to recommendation to commence hormone therapy for the patients in question 7? In September 2014, how many patients were referred for: Voice and Communication Therapy, Facial hair removal/reduction (eg electrolysis, IPL or laser), Gamete storage, Mastectomy and chest reconstruction, Breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty, Thyroid chondroplasty, Phonosurgery, Any combination of penectomy, orchidectomy, vaginoplasty, clitoroplasty and/or labioplasty, Any combination of hysterectomy, salpingo-oophorectomy, vaginectomy, metatoidioplasty, phalloplasty, urethoplasty, scrotoplasty, implantation of testicular prostheses and/or implantation of penile prosthesis. In September 2014, how many patients were discharged from the GIC? As of the end of September 2014, how many patients were on the waiting list for a first appointment with the GIC? As of the end of September 2014, how many patients were under the care of the GIC (eg have had an initial appointment but have not been discharged)? How many of the patients in question 12 are: Men, Women, Non-binary people

Date for Response: 20/11/2014 - View 4791 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4790
Date Received: 07/10/2014

I wish to request all protocols, guidelines, memorandums or any other documentation which was in place on the 2nd April 1998 which would show guidance in place for emergency treatment and management of seizures within the Paediatric High Dependency Unit and the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit. Any format available - drafts, digital, copies, duplicates, originals of any or all of the above. I also wish to request information regarding protocols, guidelines, memorandums or any other documentation which was in place on the 2nd April 1998 at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, which would show guidance for the administration and dosage of bupivicaine and  guidance and protocols in place in the Paediatric HDU and ICU for the emergency management of Status Epilepticus. Any format available - drafts, digital, copies, duplicates, originals of any or all of the above.

Date for Response: 24/10/2014 - View 4790 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4789
Date Received: 07/10/2014

Could you provide the following information for the below drugs for your Health Board? The total spend in the last financial year 2013/14? The total projected spend for this financial year 2014/15? The current spend to date financial year 2014/15?

Date for Response: 08/10/2014 - View 4789 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4788
Date Received: 07/10/2014

I'd like to request to see the notes from my labour as I'd like to understand more about what happened as it was all a bit of a blur at the time.  Hopefully the details provided below will be sufficient however if further information is needed before my request can be processed please let me know.

Date for Response: 08/10/2014 - View 4788 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4787
Date Received: 07/10/2014

It is my understanding that laboratories within NHS Lothian currently have a managed laboratory service with Abbott Diagnostics UK. I would like to know how to establish the precise end date of this contract.

Date for Response: 22/10/2014 - View 4787 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4786
Date Received: 06/10/2014

Specifically, I am seeking the following information: 1) Is there a lead official for human rights within your organisation? If yes, can you provide the name, designation and business email address of the official? I understand there are already lead officials for equality, data protection, health and safety and freedom of information. 2) Does your organisation have a specific guide for staff on complying with the Human Rights Act 1998? If yes, please provide a copy. Also, can you advise if all staff have received it or have access to it? 3) Has your organisation discussed the publication of ‘Scotland’s National Action Plan on Human Rights’ (SNAP) on 10th December 2013? If yes, please provide a copy of the Minute of the meeting and any background papers written to inform the discussion. 4) Has your organisation produced guidance for staff on how to implement SNAP? For example applying the PANEL principles? If yes, please provide a copy of the Guidance. 5) Following publication of the Equality and Human Rights Impact Assessment tool by EHRC Scotland and SHRC, has your organisation discussed using this tool? If yes, provide a copy of the Minute of the meeting and any background papers written to inform the discussion. http://www.scottishhumanrights.com/eqhria 6) Has your organisation completed an Equality and Human Rights Impact Assessment (EqHRIA)? If yes, can you provide a copy of each one? If your organisation is in the process of undertaking EqHRIAs can you provide a list of them? Please also provide a copy of the internal guidance or manual, staff refer to when completing the EqHRIA. 7) In the last three completed financial years, can you advise how many times legal proceedings have been initiated against your organisation by individuals who assert specific human rights as part of their legal case? In these specific cases, please advise how many proceedings have resulted in: a) A ruling in favour of your organisation? B) A ruling against your organisation? Given the content of my S1 information request detailed in Questions 1-7, if there is any other information you consider relevant then I would be happy to receive that too. If any of the requested information is already published, then please direct me to the web location.

Date for Response: 07/11/2014 - View 4786 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4785
Date Received: 06/10/2014

Under the FOI act could you please tell me on an annual basis over the past 10 years: 1) How many abortions were there in Britain 2) How many abortions in Britain were actioned due to a claim of unwanted pregnancy due to rape 3) How many abortions in Britain were actioned due to physical medical problem (physical being a distinction from mental e.g. an ectopic pregnancy is physical whereas, say, depression is mental). 4) How many abortions in Britain were actioned due to any other reason (the reason does not have to be stated). In addition to the numbers could you please also state the % e.g: 'X' of abortions in Britain in 2003 were due to rape which amounts to 'X'% of all abortions in Britain in 2012.

Date for Response: 13/10/2014 - View 4785 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4783
Date Received: 03/10/2014

Please supply information detailing the number of 'boarders' in your acute hospitals over the past 12 months. Please supply information about why these patients were classed as 'boarders'.

Date for Response: 29/10/2014 - View 4783 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4782
Date Received: 03/10/2014

1) How many staff are based across your organisation? 2) How many staff are based within your IT Department? 3) Please provide an organisational chart for both IT and the wider organisation showing all individuals with Management responsibilities together with number of direct reports? 4) The budget spent on staff development for internal training and also via external training providers in the budget year 2013/2014? Please reflect both IT specific budget and budget for the rest of the organisation. 5) The proposed budget spend for staff development for 2014/15? Please reflect both IT specific budget and budget for the rest of the organisation. 6) Please provide a specific breakdown listing the training providers used and total spend per provider. 7) Details of any Software Licence Agreements in place with Technology Vendors highlighting expiry/renewal dates for each.

Date for Response: 24/10/2014 - View 4782 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4781
Date Received: 03/10/2014

Under FoI, could you please provide me with the following: 1) A copy of the  report associated with the item ‘Medical Supplies’ as discussed at the meeting of NHS Lothian’s acute hospitals committee, held on July 15. 2) A copy of the response provided to the Scottish Government regarding the implications of the integration of health and social care for acute services, as referenced at 13.1 in the minutes of the acute hospitals committee meeting of July 15. 3) A copy of the report associated with the item ‘unscheduled care update’ at the meeting of NHS Lothian’s acute hospitals committee, held on July 15. 4) A copy of the report associated with the Independent Hospitals Governance Arrangements Update item, as discussed at the meeting of NHS Lothian’s healthcare governance committee of July 22. 5) A copy of the report associated with the Staff Physiotherapy and Staff Counselling Service Annual Reports item, as discussed at the meeting of NHS Lothian’s Staff Governance Committee, held on July 30. 6) The minutes of the meeting of the acute hospitals committee, held on September 16.

Date for Response: 16/10/2014 - View 4781 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4780
Date Received: 03/10/2014

I would like to know how many unfilled GP shifts there have been in the Lothian Out of Hours GP service in the period 1/10/2013 to 1/10/14. I would also like a copy of any contingency plan for service failure of the Lothian Out of Hours GP service due to a lack of medical cover.

Date for Response: 13/10/2014 - View 4780 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4779
Date Received: 03/10/2014

There is a major study/survey of people with head and neck cancer across the UK, being conducted by the University of Bristol, two hospitals in Scotland have now joined, but NHS Lothian declined the invitation. My question is why is this? I have included a couple of links. One to the University of Bristol, who are running the survey. And the second to a newsletter showing that the study/survey includes two hospitals from Scotland. http://www.headandneck5000.org.uk/index.php http://www.headandneck5000.org.uk/content/images/HN5000%20Newsletter%20No%207.pdf

Date for Response: 29/10/2014 - View 4779 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4778
Date Received: 02/10/2014

1. How many senior clinical fellows were employed in you hospital within the trauma and orthopaedic department on the dates below? (A clinical fellow is a non-standard NHS grade and I am referring to fellows employed as post-CCT fellows and usually on short term contracts of 6 months to one year duration. I am not referring to junior clinical fellows (i.e. senior house officer or junior registrar grade) or associate specialists). a) 1st of March 2014 b) 1st of March 2011 c) 1st of March 2008 c) 1st of March 2004. 2. How many fulltime equivalent trauma and orthopaedic consultants did you have working in your hospital on the dates below? a) 1st of March 2014 b) 1st of March 2011 c) 1st of March 2008 d) 1st of March 2004. 3. What is the annual salary of a fulltime clinical fellow as of 1st March 2014 at your hospital? 4. Could you provide a breakdown of the subspecialty area of orthopaedics or trauma that each of your senior clinical fellows work in:

Date for Response: 20/11/2014 - View 4778 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4777
Date Received: 02/10/2014

Has any of the equipment in your diagnostics imaging department been sourced under a Managed Equipment Service (MES)? Does the Trust currently provide any diagnostic imaging services in community settings? Please provide the number of inpatient, outpatient and GP direct access scans for MRI and CT in the last twelve months. Please use the table below.

Date for Response: 24/10/2014 - View 4777 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4776
Date Received: 01/10/2014

Request 1) How many patients are referred to physiotherapy for musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions each year in your area? Request 2) What is the average waiting time to access MSK physiotherapy in your area? Request 3) Please confirm/deny that patients can access MSK physiotherapy through each of the following pathways: - By referring themselves directly to the physiotherapy service - By seeing a GP and being given the details to book a physiotherapy appointment themselves - By seeing a GP who arranges the referral to the physiotherapy service. – Other If ‘other’ -   3 (a) If you answered ‘other’ to the question above (request 3), please provide details of how patients access MSK physiotherapy in your area. Request 4) Please confirm/deny that patients can access physiotherapy for their existing long-term condition through each of the following pathways: - By referring themselves directly to the physiotherapy service - By seeing a GP and being given the details to book a physiotherapy appointment themselves - By seeing a GP who arranges the referral to the physiotherapy service. – Other If ‘other’ -   4 (a) Please provide details of how patients access physiotherapy for their existing long-term condition in your area.

Date for Response: 30/10/2014 - View 4776 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4775
Date Received: 01/10/2014

This is a Freedom of Information request to find out please how much the chief executive of the health board and other managers have accrued in pay and pensions. 1.can you tell me please how much the chief executive of the board earned in 2013-14 and how much the chief executive or previous chief executive earned in 2003-04 and 2008-09. 2.Can you tell me the value of the chief executive’s pension pot – its value if sold on the open market to buy a lifetime annuity – and how much that would pay out as a lump sum and in payments per year. 3.Can I have the same information please for the next two levels of senior managers within the trust. Can you provide their names, roles and wage and pension information too – and the salary comparison with 10 years ago and five years ago.

Date for Response: 22/10/2014 - View 4775 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4774
Date Received: 01/10/2014

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding waiting times for A&E departments. 1.Can you please tell me the longest time a patient had to wait in A&E to be seen for each of the following years – 2013-14, 2012-13, 2011-12, 2010-11 and 2009-10 – and tell me which hospital this happened in and the injury/affliction in this case. 2.For each year, please give the average waiting times from arrival to being seen in A&E. 3.For each year, please give the average waiting times from arrival to being treated in A&E.

Date for Response: 21/10/2014 - View 4774 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4773
Date Received: 01/10/2014

A full, comprehensive list of every accommodation expense over the sum of £50 paid for by the health board to permanent, temporary or locum staff in each of the last five years. The data supplied should include the following: a) the person’s role (e.g doctor/consultant/other), b) whether they were permanent, temporary or locum staff, c) the name and address of the accommodation in which they stayed, d) the dates they stayed in said accommodation (month and year), f) the total cost of the accommodation, and g) how many members of staff are currently employed in that person’s role (i.e “Travel expense paid was for a consultant. We currently have 10 consultants.”).

Date for Response: 30/10/2014 - View 4773 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4772
Date Received: 01/10/2014

A full, comprehensive list of every travel expense over the sum of £20 paid for by the health board to permanent, temporary or locum staff in each of the last five years. The data supplied should include the following: a) the person’s role (e.g doctor/consultant/other), b) whether they were permanent, temporary or locum staff, c) where they travelled from and to, d) the form of transport used (e.g bus, train, taxi, plane), e) the date of travel (month and year), f) the total cost of the travel, and g) how many members of staff are currently employed in that person’s role (i.e “Travel expense paid was for a consultant. We currently have 10 consultants.”).

Date for Response: 30/10/2014 - View 4772 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4771
Date Received: 01/10/2014

By financial year, since 2009/2010 to present, how much your board spent on regular (i.e. not locum staff) medical staff expenditure. Please break this down by hospital. By financial year, since 2009/2010 to present, how much your board spent on internal locum doctors. Please break this down by hospital. By financial year, since 2009/2010 to present, how much your board spent on agency locum doctors. Please break this down by hospital. By financial year, since 2009/2010 to present, give me a numbered breakdown (by hospital) of internal locum doctors used. This should include grade (i.e. specialist training, consultant etc) and specialty (i.e. radiology, psychiatric etc). So for example, in 2009/2010 hospital X, employed X consultants in radiology, Y consultants in pediatrics, and Z specialists in training in cardiology. By financial year, since 2009/2010 to present, give me a numbered breakdown (by hospital) of agency locum doctors used. This should include grade (i.e. specialist training, consultant etc) and specialty (i.e. radiology, psychiatric etc). So for example, in 2009/2010 hospital X, employed X consultants in radiology, Y consultants in pediatrics, and Z specialists in training in cardiology. By hospital and by financial year, since 2009/2010 to present, what was the minimum and maximum hourly rate paid to (a) internal locum staff, and (b) agency locum staff? By hospital and by financial year, since 2009/2010 to present, what was the highest paid shift by (a) internal locum staff, and (b) agency locum staff? This should include date of shift, shift length, and specialty.

Date for Response: 27/11/2014 - View 4771 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4770
Date Received: 01/10/2014

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please can you tell me: How many of your staff are working on 'protected salary'?  What salary band were they before protection and what are they now? How long have they been working on 'protection'? I could also narrow down the remit of my request to reduce the amount of work involved.  Instead of details of the bands of all staff, I would just like to know how many were on Band 6 salaries (and over) before protection and how many were on Band 8 (and over) before protection?

Date for Response: 28/10/2014 - View 4770 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4769
Date Received: 07/10/2014

Could you provide the following information for the below drugs for your Health Board? The total spend in the last financial year 2013/14? The total projected spend for this financial year 2014/15? The current spend to date financial year 2014/15?

Date for Response: 08/10/2014 - View 4769 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4768
Date Received: 01/10/2014

Please provide me with: Details for the amount (cost) spent by your respective Board on translation services for patients between 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014, or up to the most recent figures available.

Date for Response: 16/10/2014 - View 4768 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4767
Date Received: 30/09/2014

In the past two years (October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2014), on how many occasions has your health board paid relocation fees to members of your staff? I am defining “relocation fees” as additional payments given to employees on top of their regular salary in order to help them facilitate their move from one job in the NHS to another. Your response should include (but should not be limited to): any financial assistance given to staff to help them purchase or rent a property, legal fees paid directly to the employee or paid directly to lawyers acting on behalf of the employee, or any additional payment offered to a potential new recruit in order to tempt them to take a job within your health board. In your response, please include: The member of staff’s title (IE consultant, doctor). Where they were moving from. Where they were moving to. Position they were taking up within your health board. Relocation fees paid by your health board. Details of what the fees included (breakdown of figures). Reasons for the fees being paid. Date the fees were paid (IE month).

Date for Response: 31/10/2014 - View 4767 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4766
Date Received: 30/09/2014

In the past two years (October 1, 2012 – September 30 2014), on how many occasions has your health board employed the services of a locum doctor/consultant/other senior medical official who is based outwith Scotland? For each case, please provide details from every department of your health board and specifically provide details of: Dates the person in question was employed. For how long they spent working for your health board. How much the person in question was paid in wages. How much the person in question received in expenses (including hotel, restaurant, car, taxis, flight bills). Where the person in question is normally based (IE, India, London, etc). The reason this person was brought in (IE illness cover, holiday cover). Their title (IE consultant). Where they were working during their time in Scotland (IE XX hospital)

Date for Response: 13/10/2014 - View 4766 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4765
Date Received: 30/09/2014

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 I would like to request the following information: -How many times in the past three years the health board have had to call out exterminating services/pest prevention, and the reason for this (ie. type of rodent spotted - please name rodent or animal if applicable). -The cost of this. Please break all information down by year and hospital/area.

Date for Response: 21/10/2014 - View 4765 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4764
Date Received: 30/09/2014

The « Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal»,  works at the moment  on a meta-analysis about Electroconvulsive Therapy. In many of the articles studied, the Royal Edinburgh Hospital is mentioned and since we would like to include these reviews, we would like to have further information about this procedure. We work on ECT's  prevalence  since 1973 until today and we would  like to know if at that time The Royal Edinburgh Hospital , was the only Hospital authorized to provide this type of procedures, is it the same situation today? How many institutes provided ECT back then and how many now? This is precious information for us, and we would like to appeal to your attention on this purpose. We are greatful for your support. It is an honor for us to contact you.

Date for Response: 07/10/2014 - View 4764 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4763
Date Received: 29/09/2014

Within your organisation how many patients have been treated with a “botulinum toxin A” drug in the past 6 months; split by the brand 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.

Date for Response: 08/10/2014 - View 4763 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4762
Date Received: 26/09/2014

I have just started work on a new standard regarding mobile phones within our theatre department because we have noticed it is becoming an unnecessary distraction. So would you kindly share your new policy/ guidelines regarding the use of mobile phones within your hospital group and most importantly your theatre departments. 

Date for Response: 14/11/2014 - View 4762 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4761
Date Received: 26/09/2014

I would appreciate if you could supply me the following information under FOI. If you could supply the details of the external providers whom the council (social services) purchases external care at home provision from including -  Providers Name: Providers Address: Commissioned hours of a given week:  % split amount of care at home service delivered by council versus purchased: Councils purchasing arrangements e.g. block contract, spot purchase or a mix of both: Date of contract renewal with providers:

Date for Response: 03/10/2014 - View 4761 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4760
Date Received: 25/09/2014

Could I find out if the health board uses any locum doctors who live abroad. If so, could I please get details on which countries they come from, how many there are, which specialisms they cover, what their title is, what pay grade they fall within and if they pay their own travel costs. Could I also please get a statement on why these locums are having to be sourced from other countries. Locum - any doctors which are not on the payroll as regular staff. This would include agency and bank staff as I should have made clear in my request.

Date for Response: 13/10/2014 - View 4760 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4758
Date Received: 25/09/2014

I am trying to put together a case for NHS Lothian to accept patient self testing of INR blood thickness using the Coaguchec  system (subject to routine quality oversight by medical professionals).  I believe self testing is more safe and less damaging to the patient than the current NHS Scotland practice of carrying out blood tests to determine INR and Warfaring dosage rates.  It is also, I suspect, far more economical hence my FOI request which is to ask if NHS Lothian have any data regarding the average cost of an INR blood test when carried out by GPs/Phlebotomist nurses.  This to include their time, the equipment, transport and test specialist costs.

Date for Response: 16/10/2015 - View 4758 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4757
Date Received: 25/09/2014

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Currently conducting a market research on the emergency and urgent services and would be grateful if you could provide me with the following information please: 1) How many vacancies do you currently have within the emergency department (A&E) for all grades of doctors? 2) What are those positions? 3) How many vacancies do you expect to have available a year from now (all grades of doctors)? 4) What positions do you have most difficulty filling? According to House of Commons Health Committee report issued in regards to the urgent and emergency services (second report of session 2013-2014) ‘’  A minimum  of 10 consultants are required in order to deliver a 16 hour presence during working week in the emergency department ‘’ 5) Is the trust currently meeting this minimum requirement? 6) How many locums do you currently have working within the emergency department (A&E)? 7) Do you often hire from outside sources? 8) Would you be willing to try a new recruiter? 9) What percentage do you pay?

Date for Response: 31/10/2014 - View 4757 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4755
Date Received: 24/09/2014

Thank you for your response to my request. You say that you have made no payments to PPL and yet on their website they say: "If your business plays recorded music or music videos in public – including radio or TV – you will almost certainly be legally required to have a PPL licence". Please can you tell me why NHS Lothian isn't required to have a PPL licence?

Date for Response: 10/11/2014 - View 4755 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4754
Date Received: 23/09/2014

1)Do you automatically follow advice from the Scottish Medicines Consortium and include approved medicines on formulary. 2)Please can you provide the joint formulary positions of the following drugs used in the treatment of pain according to their status as: suitable for primary care; suitable for secondary care initiation with follow up prescribing by a GP without a shared care agreement; suitable for secondary care initiation with follow up prescribing by a GP under a shared care agreement; suitable for secondary care prescribing only; not recommended/non-formulary. a.Palexia tablets b.Palexia oral solution c.Palexia SR d.Targinact e.Longtec f.Lynlor g.Oxycontin h.OxyNorm i.OxyNorm Liquid j.OxyNorm Conc k.Reltebon l.Durogesic Dtrans m.Fencino n.Matrifen o.Opiodur p.Morphgesic SR q.MST Continus r.MXL s.Oramorph t.Sevredol u.Zomorph v.Recivit w.Abstral x.Actiq y.Breakyl z.Effentora aa.Instanyl bb.Pecfent cc.Tramacet dd.Tramal Oral Drops ee.Tramal Suppository ff.Zydol Capsules gg.Zydol Injection hh.Zydol SR ii.Zydol XL jj.Transtec kk.Versatis ll.Lyrica mm.Neurontin nn.Duloxetine oo.Capsaicin 8% patch pp.Capsaicin cream qq.Arcoxia rr.Celebrex 3)Do you plan on reviewing your formulary for pain medication in the next 12 months? 4)How do you review and implement SIGN guidance and updates on medicines? 5)What Hospital Trusts are covered by your Health Board? 6)Do you currently commission a pain management clinic? 7)Are you currently tendering, or plan to issue a tender in the near future, for a pain management service? 8)Please can you provide me with a link to your formulary? 9)Please can you provide me with a link to any additional pain medication prescribing guidelines that sit alongside the formulary?

Date for Response: 31/10/2014 - View 4754 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4753
Date Received: 29/09/2014

We are currently working to improve transparency for the trans community with regards to their NHS healthcare. To aid us with this, please can you answer the following questions under the Freedom of Information Act. All of the below questions refer to the Gender Identity Clinic (GIC) based at the Sexual Dysfunction Clinic at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. For the purposes of these FOI requests, the term ‘appointment’ does not include appointments for voice and communication therapy or hair removal. In August 2014, how many new referrals to the GIC were received? In August 2014, how many patients had their first appointment with the GIC? (excluding urgent referrals) What was the average waiting time from referral to first appointment for the patients in question 2? In August 2014, how many of the patients had their first appointment with the GIC after bypassed most or all of the waiting list due to an urgent referral? What was the average waiting time from referral to first appointment for the patients in question 4? In August 2014, how many patients had a follow-up appointment with the GIC? In August 2014, how many patients were given a recommendation to commence hormone therapy? What was the average time elapsed from first appointment to recommendation to commence hormone therapy for the patients in question 7? In August 2014, how many patients were referred for: Voice and Communication Therapy Facial hair removal/reduction (eg electrolysis, IPL or laser) Gamete storage Mastectomy and chest reconstruction Breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty Thyroid chondroplasty Phonosurgery Any combination of penectomy, orchidectomy, vaginoplasty, clitoroplasty and/or labioplasty. Any combination of hysterectomy, salpingo-oophorectomy, vaginectomy, metatoidioplasty, phalloplasty, urethoplasty, scrotoplasty, implantation of testicular prostheses and/or implantation of penile prosthesis. In August 2014, how many patients were discharged from the GIC? As of the end of August 2014, how many patients were on the waiting list for a first appointment with the GIC? As of the end of August 2014, how many patients were under the care of the GIC (eg have had an initial appointment but have not been discharged)? How many of the patients in question 12 are: Men Women Non-binary people

Date for Response: 13/10/2014 - View 4753 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4752
Date Received: 22/09/2014

Could I please request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act? How much was taken in parking charges in hospital car parks over the last three years, from March 31, 2012, to April 1, 2014. Could any additional penalty charges also be included. I would also like to know how much was spent by the trust chasing unpaid penalties. Could that figure be broken down into years, individual hospitals and a separate figure for addition penalty charges?

Date for Response: 20/10/2014 - View 4752 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4751
Date Received: 22/09/2014

I am writing, under the Freedom of Information Act, to request information about the Audiology Service at NHS Lothian Health Board. My questions are outlined in the following online survey: www.surveymonkey.com/s/audiologyprovision In order to fill in the survey, you will require information about your audiology service, the impacts of any budget reductions, waiting times, and your policy on: bilateral hearing aid provision, individual management plans, follow-up, aftercare, re-assessment, hearing therapy, signposting and tinnitus services.  The full list of questions is also attached for your information.  Please enter your response directly into the online survey – please do not submit your response by email or letter.

Date for Response: 31/10/2014 - View 4751 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4750
Date Received: 19/09/2014

How many violent incidents were recorded against NHS Lothian employees in 2003, 2011, 2012 and 2013? How many incidents of verbal abuse were reported against NHS Lothian employees  in 2003, 2011, 2012 and 2013? How many times have NHS staff called 999 for assistance in dealing with violent or abusive patients in, 2011, 2012 and 2013 in hospitals, GP surgeries and health centres in your Health Board area? In terms of hospitals, I would like the figure to show the number of incidents per hospital. How much has the Health Board paid out in compensation for members of NHS staff for violence related physical or psychological injuries in 2011, 2012 and 2013? How much has the Health Board invested in increased security since 2011 and what has this been spent on? 

Date for Response: 06/10/2014 - View 4750 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4749
Date Received: 19/09/2014

1) The estimated total annual spend on electrical materials for estates and facilities. E.g Lamps, HVAC, cable, batteries etc. 2) Provide the top 10 lines used for example lamps, cable, batteries etc 3) Detail any potential energy efficiency project you are considering if possible and any carbon reduction target you have 4) Detail any major new electrical work you are considering including new building projects.

Date for Response: 24/10/2014 - View 4749 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4748
Date Received: 18/09/2014

Which haemostatic dissection energy devices does the Trust currently use (eg Harmonic Scalpel, Harmonic Ace, Enseal, Ligasure, Lotus, Bicision, PK / Halo PKS)? How amny energy hand pieces are used per year? Re the energy hand pieces on contract? When do the contracts end? Are the contracts linked to free of charge supply of energy generators?

Date for Response: 17/11/2014 - View 4748 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4747
Date Received: 19/09/2014

All minutes and associated papers from your health board's Sexual Health Strategy Implementation Group/Sexual Health Strategic Programme Board/Sexual Health Team or other committee/group concerned with Sexual Health. Please supply documents from 30/10/13 to present.

Date for Response: 21/10/2014 - View 4747 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4745
Date Received: 18/09/2014

This is an FOI request looking at hospital capacity during the months of July and August 2014. For the months of July and August 2014, please can you tell me the following broken down by month: The number of medical patients recorded as boarding (being placed in) a non-medical bed. (A figure that reflects the total number of patients who experienced boarding during their hospital stay.) The maximum number of medical patients recorded as boarding (being placed in) a non-medical bed, and the time and date that number was recorded. The number of admitted patients who were transferred to a different ward or hospital between the hours of 10pm and 7am excluding those moved because of a change in their condition. The number and percentage of patients who spent more than four, eight and 12 hours in accident and emergency departments, as collected for the four hour A&E waiting times target.

Date for Response: 16/10/2014 - View 4745 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4745
Date Received: 18/09/2014

This is an FOI request looking at hospital capacity during the months of July and August. If there are issues providing data for previous years, please still provide the 2014 figures. For the months of July and August 2012, 2013 and 2014 please can you tell me the following, broken down by year and month: The number of patients recorded as a delayed discharge (excluding code 9s and delays of 3 days or less).The number of patients whose discharge was delayed by more than six weeks, more than four weeks and more than two weeks (excluding code 9s). For the months of July and August 2014, please can you tell me: The highest bed occupancy rate (percentage of beds occupied) recorded for your acute hospitals for the months of July and August in 2014, broken down by month and by hospital. If possible please give the date and time when the percentage was taken. The average bed occupancy rate (percentage of beds occupied) recorded for your acute hospitals for the months of July and August in 2014, broken down by month and by hospital. The number of patients recorded as a delayed discharge (excluding code 9s and delays of 3 days or less broken down by reason for delay – using ISD code categories

Date for Response: 21/10/2014 - View 4745 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4744
Date Received: 17/09/2014

How many incidents of theft have there been from patients at the trust in the last three financial years? Could I have the figures broken down by per year and per each hospital in the trust? Can you break them down to show how many were inpatients and how many were outpatients? Where possible could you please list the items that were reported stolen and the value of the items? How many times during this time frame have you had to call in the police to investigate a theft?

Date for Response: 07/10/2014 - View 4744 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4743
Date Received: 17/09/2014

These are requests under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. I would be grateful if you could supply the following information in digital format. I would be obliged if you could treat each one as a separate request. Minutes, agendas and papers for meetings of the NHS Chief Executives and Scottish Government Ministers/Officials/Special Advisers for the last year ie 1 September 2013 to 1 September 2014. Any and all information relating to the leaked paper entitled “Chief Executive Meeting – 6 August Single Narrative Paper – revised”. This could include: Minutes, agenda, drafts, records of phone calls. Previous revisions to or versions of the paper. Original versions of the feedback which informed the revisions. Feedback prior to the 6 August draft paper from professional groups consulted. Director of Finance perspective paper. Minutes of the 31 July meeting of Human Resource Directors. Actions taken as a result of the leak of the paper. Actions undertaken from the Priority Actions list on the final page. Any and all other information which relates to the above leaked document in any way and is recorded.

Date for Response: 24/10/2014 - View 4743 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4742
Date Received: 16/09/2014

I require two pieces of information please: 1 .       The cost of a liver transplant assessment (first transplant) for children and adults. 2.       Cost of a liver transplant per patient per year for children and adults. Cost to include the following: a.       Cost of the surgical procedure itself b.      Any fixed income provided to a hospital centre (to cover costs such as work up, diagnostics, appointment time and incidentals) c.       Cost associated with patients who for whatever reason do not end up getting a transplant.

Date for Response: 14/11/2014 - View 4742 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4741
Date Received: 16/09/2014

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding complaints about hospital food. 1.Can you tell me please, for each hospital in the health board area, how many complaints about hospital food there were from patients or their relatives in each of the following years separately - 2013/14, 2012/13, 2011/12, 2010/11, 2009/10 and 2008/09. 2.For each year can you please break down the complaints into types, eg food temperature, appearance, nutrition and taste. 3.Has compensation been paid out to any patients over food in the last five years? If so please give details of how much each patient was paid and the details of the complaint. 4.Have any foods been taken off hospital menus following patient complaints? If so which foods/dishes and why?

Date for Response: 13/10/2014 - View 4741 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4740
Date Received: 16/09/2014

I wish to find out some information about the prescribing of drugs for asthma and COPD patients at your hospital. 1. How many of your existing patients have been prescribed the following in i. 2013 and ii. 2014? a. Anoro b. Relvar c. Symbicort d. Seretide 2. How many of your new patients since April 2014 have been prescribed the following (please also provide total number of new asthma and COPD patients since that time): a. Anoro b. Relvar c. Symbicort d. Seretide 3. Have you begun prescribing Relvar and/or Anoro for your patients? If so, what were the reasons for adding it to your formulary? If not, why not? 4. Please can you provide your prescribing guidelines for COPD and asthma including cost comparator information for inhaler device options. 5. Please can you provide any feedback on the following drugs from your specialist respiratory consultants. a. Anoro b. Relvar c. Symbicort d. Seretide

Date for Response: 15/10/2014 - View 4740 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4739
Date Received: 16/09/2014

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 I would like to request the following information: -Please provide a list of the number of mothers on maternity wards who have been classed as obese for the last five years. Please breakdown this information down by year and ward.

Date for Response: 20/10/2014 - View 4739 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4738
Date Received: 16/09/2014

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding transplant patients. 1.Can you please tell me how many of each type of organ transplant were carried out by the health board in each of the following years separately – 2013-14, 2012-13, 2011-12, 2010-11 and 2009-10. 2.For each of these years (broken down into organ types) can you please tell me how many patients had a BMI of 30 or above, and what percentage of the total this represented? 3.Can you tell me for each of these years (broken down into organ types) how many patients had a BMI higher than 35. 4.How many patients in each year were refused transplants? 5.Can you please break the number down for each year to show the reasons why they were refused transplants, including the reason that they were overweight.

Date for Response: 16/10/2014 - View 4738 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4737
Date Received: 15/09/2014

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act I would like to request the following information: - Please provide a list and details of all bariatric items and equipment which have been bought by the health board in the last five years for use on maternity wards. -Could you also provide the cost of each item. Please breakdown this information by year and if possible hospital.

Date for Response: 20/10/2014 - View 4737 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4736
Date Received: 12/09/2014

I am writing to obtain information about the number of your employees who received remuneration of more than £100,000 in 2013-14. Remuneration includes, but is not limited to: salary, fees, allowances, bonuses, benefits in kind, compensation for loss of office and employers’ pension contributions. Please not that whilst some of the information may be in the public domain in accounts and on your website, the information requested is not fully available from your annual reports, websites etc. Many public sector organisations publish senior management salaries online or a produce a table showing employees in remuneration bands of £5,000 in their annual accounts. It is not possible to answer the questions below with that information alone. Employer pension contributions are excluded from these bands and there can be employees who are not senior managers who received more than £100,000. Please make it clear if you are responding on behalf of more than one organisation. To outline my query as clearly as possible, I am requesting: The total number of employees who received remuneration equal to, or in excess of £100,000 in 2013-14. For those who received remuneration in excess of £150,000: i.    The employee’s name         ii.    The employee’s job title iii.   The remuneration received by the employee iv.    An itemised list of expenses claims made by the employee. If an itemised list is not available, please provide the amount the employee claimed in expenses in 2013-14

Date for Response: 24/10/2014 - View 4736 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4735
Date Received: 09/09/2014

Can you please supply the names of the companies that supply hearing aids to NHS Lothian? Can you also supply a list of the hearing aids models available to patients of NHS Lothian?

Date for Response: 01/10/2014 - View 4735 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4734
Date Received: 09/09/2014

I over the past 2 years I was a resident in Midlothian and had several appointments in regards to an on going condition and I would like to request my medical records from this time in order to fully inform the new medical staff taking over my care.

Date for Response: 09/09/2014 - View 4734 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4733
Date Received: 09/09/2014

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding hospital food outlets. 1.For each hospital in the health board area, can you please provide a list of food outlets which are in the hospital grounds. 2.Are there any serving fast food, eg pies, pizza or burgers? If so, can you please specify which outlets. 3.For each outlet serving fast food, can you please provide a list of the fast food available and the estimated calorie content of each. 4.For the three most calorific, please provide a full description of the ingredients, appearance and make-up of the food.

Date for Response: 24/10/2014 - View 4733 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4732
Date Received: 09/09/2014

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding crack cocaine pipes for drug addicts. There was previously a plan to give these pipes to addicts over concerns that sharing pipes fuels the spread of infection among people who smoke the drug. 1.Can you please tell me if this has been introduced in the health board area. 2.If so, how many crack pipes have been given out in total and to how many patients. 3.What is the cost of having provided this service. 4.If this has not happened, please provide a list of drugs paraphernalia or substitute drugs provided to addicts by the health board. 5.For each drug or item of drugs kit, please provide the number of people given each item in the last five years and the cost of providing each individual item.

Date for Response: 14/10/2014 - View 4732 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4731
Date Received: 09/09/2014

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding oxygen masks given to people who are obese or have obesity-related illnesses. 1.Can you tell me please how many oxygen masks were given to obese people in the health board area in each of the following years separately - 2013/14, 2012/13, 2011/12 and 2010/11. 2.Can you tell me how many were given in each of those years to children. 3.For each individual year, can you please tell me how much it cost to provide oxygen masks to obese adults - and separately to obese children.

Date for Response: 06/10/2014 - View 4731 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4730
Date Received: 08/09/2014

Total amount the trust spent on agency locum doctors 2013/2014 (April - March). For this information to be broken down by specialty and grade. In the report of NHS Lothian internal assesment following the HIS review of NHS Lanarkshire acute services, on page 4 under "Challenges remain", it talks about the reliance at the ERI and St John's on locums and an enhanced rate to make the shifts attractive. What is the enhanced rate and how does it compare to staff workers at the same level? Could I get a monthly breakdown of the number of these locum shifts and associated costs at the ERI and St Johns for 2013 and 2014 to date?

Date for Response: 17/10/2014 - View 4730 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4729
Date Received: 08/09/2014

In the AUDIT & RISK COMMITTEE papers from the August board papers, it mentions: 16.5.2 The Committee asked for a report which showed the percentage of all overseas patients who defaulted in paying their fees for healthcare. Please may I have a copy of the report. Also, are there figures for how many patients have defaulted on their fees in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 and the cost for each year. Can any breakdown be provided on the types of treatment received and the associated costs.

Date for Response: 09/10/2014 - View 4729 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4728
Date Received: 08/09/2014

Given you do not hold the attendance information separately please could you supply the total expenditure for invoices from EMAP Publishing (the supplier of HSJ Awards).

Date for Response: 02/10/2014 - View 4728 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4727
Date Received: 05/09/2014

I would be grateful if you could inform me as to the current situation with appointing a local Immunology Consultant for NHS Lothian. According to information from the constituent, the decision is under review at the moment. We were approached because the constituent has to travel to Newcastle for treatment.

Date for Response: 15/10/2014 - View 4727 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4726
Date Received: 04/09/2014

Please provide the following information regarding the replacement system currently under implementation for the Proton Renal Information System in use at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and associated renal units. The replacement system is the VitalData system known locally as eSERPR. Can you confirm if the system was procured via the Official Journal of the European Union. If so please provide the OJEU reference. If not please provide the rationale used to procure this system without recourse to the Official Journal of the European Union. If it was procured under a framework agreement, please provide the start date and number of the relevant agreement. Please provide the date the replacement system was ordered from the supplier.

Date for Response: 03/10/2014 - View 4726 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4725
Date Received: 03/09/2014

I am emailing to see if you can help me with information about the number of physically disabled young people living in Edinburgh between the age of 16-25 (or even of secondary school age).

Date for Response: 02/10/2014 - View 4725 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4724
Date Received: 03/09/2014

1.Can you tell me please how many patients aged over 65 were sent home from hospital between 9pm and 9am in 2013-14 - and can I have separate figures for 2012-13, 2011-12 and 2010-11. 2.How many of these, for each year separately, were aged over 80. 3.For each year, can you give me a breakdown of those discharged between these hours who were sent home, to a care home, to another hospital and to any other destination (please specify). 4.For each year, can I please have a breakdown of how many over-65s sent home between 9pm and 9am were sent home by ambulance, how many were sent by taxi, how many were picked up by relatives and how many travelled by public transport.

Date for Response: 08/10/2014 - View 4724 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4723
Date Received: 03/09/2014

Can you explain what the guidelines and protocols of referral criteria are for acupuncture and spinal manipulation? Please define the term clinical appropriateness in regards to acupuncture and spinal manipulation? How many staff does the NHS have trained in acupuncture and spinal manipulation and where are they located? Can you tell me all the Health Centres that have acupuncture and spinal manipulation services? Why is the waiting list so long for physiotherapy, acupuncture and spinal manipulation? How can a patient request Complementary / Alterative medicine from a doctor?

Date for Response: 20/10/2014 - View 4723 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4722
Date Received: 03/09/2014

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding people who have been given tests over fears they may have contracted HIV or hepatitis, or any other blood-borne infection, while in hospital. Can you tell me how many patients have had to be tested in the last ten years for this reason. In each case, can you tell me which disease the patient was tested for and how they were feared to have contracted it. If possible, although I am aware this may be confidential, can you please tell me how many tests were positive and how many negative. Can you also tell me how much was paid out in compensation in these cases.

Date for Response: 07/10/2014 - View 4722 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4721
Date Received: 03/09/2014

I wish to request the following information under the freedom of information act: 1) The total number of clinical ‘Never Event’ that have occurred within the last three years, broken down into yearly figures. 2) The number of never events which correspond to each of the following categories over the last three years, broken down into yearly figures a) Surgery performed on the wrong body part b) Surgery performed on the wrong patient c) Wrong procedure performed on the patient d) Unintended retention of a foreign object after surgery or a procedure

Date for Response: 03/09/2014 - View 4721 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4720
Date Received: 03/09/2014

Marco Biagi MSP has requested details of prescriptions of natural desiccated thyroid hormone (NDT), which includes: 'Armour', manufactured by Forest Pharmaceuticals, 'Nature-Throid' and 'Westhroid', both manufactured by RLC Labs, and 'Thyroid' manufactured by Erfa Canada Inc. I would be grateful if you could advise me of the following: 1. Records of how many prescriptions for Desiccated Thyroid Hormone have been transacted in your board area 2. To which GP practices 3. Which GPs within the practices. This should be considered a request under FOISA. If you have any queries which might help you to facilitate your response, please contact me by replying to this email.

Date for Response: 08/09/2014 - View 4720 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4719
Date Received: 02/09/2014

I have a Freedom of Information request regarding Parkinson’s Disease which I hope you can help me with. Within your organisation how many patients are currently [in the last 12 months] being treated for Parkinson’s Disease? What type of service does your trust run for Parkinson’s Disease? If you operate a service; How many Parkinson’s Disease Specialist Nurses are based at your trust? How many Neurologists or other physicians who initiates/changes treatment are there? How many patients are being treated for Parkinson’s Disease with the following treatments in the last 12 months: Levodopa (co-beneldopa or co-careldopa), Pramipexole (Mirapexin) lkh, Ropinirole (ReQuip), Rotigotine (Neupro), Apomorphine (APO-go) Pen and Infusion Levels, Duodopa [carbidopa/levodopa] intestinal gel, Deep Brain Stimulation, Amantadine Hydrochloride, Pergolide Mesilate, Tolcapone, Selegiline Hydrochloride, Cabergoline, Entacapone, Pramipexole (Generic), Rasagiline Mesilate, Any other drugs used in treatment of Parkinson’s. Does your trust carry out response tests for apomorphine, if so how many in the last 12 months?

Date for Response: 13/10/2014 - View 4719 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4718
Date Received: 01/09/2014

Who is your mail provider and what is their delivery time for first class mail? What are the overall savings per year using this provider as compaired with Royal Mail? Have you received an up-to-date quotation from Royal Mail for provision of your out going mail?

Date for Response: 15/10/2014 - View 4718 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4717
Date Received: 01/09/2014

How many applications for nursing posts did you receive from qualified nurses (bands 5 and above) in: 2011 2012 2013 To date this year. Of those, how many were invited for interview? Please state the number for each of the years in Question 1. How many nurses were required to undertake a numeracy and/or literacy test in: 2011 2012 2013 2014. For each of the years in question 3, what percentage of nurses passed the tests? In each of the following years, how many nurses who applied for jobs were unsuccessful because they failed (please give head count and then percentage figure in  brackets): Numeracy test Literacy test Both numeracy and literacy test

Date for Response: 25/09/2014 - View 4717 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4716
Date Received: 29/08/2014

I was hoping you could help provide me with the below information in accordance with the FOI act: 1. Where are your pathology services based? 2. How many agency/ locum staff are currently employed by the trust both as Medical Laboratory Assistants and Biomedical Scientists? 3. What was the annual spend on locum agency workers in the last financial year?

Date for Response: 01/10/2014 - View 4716 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4715
Date Received: 28/08/2014

I would like to request copies of the two most recent "SFR 19.0" forms.

Date for Response: 25/09/2014 - View 4715 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4714
Date Received: 28/08/2014

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please can you tell me: How many of your staff are working on 'protected salary'?  What salary band were they before protection and what are they now? How long have they been working on 'protection'?

Date for Response: 25/09/2014 - View 4714 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4713
Date Received: 28/08/2014

I would like to know the numbers of people diagnosed with health anxiety / hypocondria in your health board for the years 1993 - 2013, year by year and seperated if possible by gender and age (for eg 0-10, 10-20 etc).

Date for Response: 30/10/2014 - View 4713 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4712
Date Received: 03/09/2014

I have a Freedom of Information request regarding ophthalmology I hope you can help me with. Within your trust how many intra-vitreal injections/implants have been used in the latest 4 months, between May and Aug 2014? If injections are not known please state the number of vials dispensed from your pharmacy in this period.

Date for Response: 09/10/2014 - View 4712 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4711
Date Received: 27/08/2014

some information and guidelines on the use of movicol paediatric plain and it's use by the hospital for faecal impactation in children under 5 years of age. I am particularly looking for any compliance issues regarding this drug and it's use as an off label / unlicensed use. I would like to know between 2003 and 2010 how many children were treated for faecal Disimpactation and out of these children how many were treated using this drug and how many were treated using an alternative drug, and if informed consent was recorded and given by parents and carers. I would like to see a copy of the form that was submitted for this drug and the guidelines supplied to the Drugs and Therapeutics Committee for this drug to be added to the hospital formulary and for its use by the doctors and nurses. I am aware that your hospital was one of the childrens centres to be using this drug along with Belfast and Manchester

Date for Response: 25/09/2014 - View 4711 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4710
Date Received: 27/08/2014

I would like to request answers to the following questions - they relate to the practice of flouride varnish applications and should include all treatments for the last three calendar years and have the totals for each year clearly displayed. My questions will refer to this practice as "FVA". How many patients received FVA and please give details of their age bracket (i.e 1,000 children aged under 4.... 3,000 children aged 5 to 11.... 10,000 children aged 12 to 17 and the figures for those aged 18+). How much does each treatment of FVA cost?

Date for Response: 29/09/2014 - View 4710 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4709
Date Received: 27/08/2014

The number of Skin Cancer Nurse Specialists employed by the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 The number of oncologists specialising in melanoma employed by the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 The average length of stay for elective patients admitted by the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with a primary diagnosis of melanoma in: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 The average length of stay for emergency patients admitted by the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with a primary diagnosis of melanoma in: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Does the Skin Cancer Multidisciplinary Team in the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary contain: A clinical psychologist, A surgeon performing melanoma-related operations

Date for Response: 24/08/2014 - View 4709 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4708
Date Received: 27/08/2014

The level of agency working used by your board, broken down by hours worked, money spent and occupation for each year since 2007.

Date for Response: 01/10/2014 - View 4708 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4707
Date Received: 27/08/2014

Under Freedom of Information I request the following - I would like to know how many people have been diagnosed at health board hospitals and clinics with caffeine-induced psychosis in the past five years? (year by year). I would like this separated by male / female and into age brackets at your selection. I would also like to know the number of pregnant or labouring women diagnosed with caffeine-induced psychosis for the same period. I would like to know any information provided by staff on dealing with this disorder and what treatment is used to deal with the problem. If there is no code for 'caffeine-induced psychosis' then similar terms may include, stimulant psychosis (with caffeine as a sub category), caffeine overdose, stimulant overdose (with caffeine as a sub-category),  caffeine abuse etc, etc.

Date for Response: 16/09/2014 - View 4707 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4706
Date Received: 27/08/2014

1.       How many women have been arrested on warrants from hospital (while still in hospital) after giving birth in? 2013/14? 2012/13? 2011/12? 2010/11? 2009/10 How many pre-discharge child protection meetings or conferences have been held to decide child protection measures in? 2013/14? 2012/13? 2011/12? 2010/11? 2009/10 How many of those have resulted in a child being removed to a place of safety in? 2013/14? 2012/13? 2011/12? 2010/11? 2009/10 How many pre-birth meetings have taken place to discuss child protection measures – including removal at birth in? 2013/14? 2012/13? 2011/12? 2010/11? 2009/10 How many babies have been removed at birth in? 2013/14? 2012/13? 2011/12? 2010/11? 2009/10 How many parents were given the opportunity to challenge a decision prior to removal in those years? How many of these removals (in each year) involved the police?

Date for Response: 16/09/2014 - View 4706 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4705
Date Received: 26/08/2014

Under the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request the following information about the issuance of contracts: 1. Could you please provide me with the total number of contracts put out for tender by your organisation during the following two periods: a) January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010 (or the nearest available 12-month period – please specify), and b) January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013 (or the nearest available 12-month period – please specify) 2. For each of these two periods, please state how many of these contracts were awarded after a tendering process in which only one contractor submitted a bid.

Date for Response: 30/09/2014 - View 4705 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4704
Date Received: 26/08/2014

I am writing to obtain information about the amount your organisation pays to the Confederation of British Industry and its subsidiaries. Please provide the amount paid to the CBI (and its regional subsidiaries). (a) in membership fees (b) fees for one off conferences or other events and  (c) fees paid to the CBI for any other services.  Please make clear if the response includes payments from any Non-Departmental Public Bodies, Executive Agencies etc which fall under the department and please provide a breakdown of what payments came from which agency/body. Please provide this information for the period 2009-2014 set out by calendar or financial year.

Date for Response: 02/10/2014 - View 4704 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4703
Date Received: 26/08/2014

Could you please send me a full and complete list of the excipients in the Meningococcal group C disease vaccine, which is currently being advised by the NHS to given to University students, and possibly other. I presume you are only offering one Meningococcal group C disease vaccine though nonetheless the specific vaccine I am referring to can be found here https://www.facebook.com/EdinburghNapierUniversity on their post dated 18-08-2014 of which I have taken a screenshot. Could you please also  send me a full and complete list of the excipients in the vaccine mentioned in this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-28895547

Date for Response: 23/09/2014 - View 4703 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4702
Date Received: 25/08/2014

Please can you supply me with all Protocols and Guidance for the prevention of pressure sores in community care for the period after 21/05/2010.

Date for Response: 23/09/2014 - View 4702 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4701
Date Received: 25/08/2014

What hospitals in your NHS Board currently do not have childcare facilities on site for their staff?  Can you please advise how many members of staff each hospital employs? What hospitals in your NHS Board currently do not have childcare facilities on site for hospital visitor? What hospitals in your NHS Board currently have childcare facilities on site for their staff?  Can you please advise how many members of staff each hospital employs? What hospitals in your NHS Board currently have childcare facilities on site for hospital visitor?  For hospitals with childcare facilities, could I please have any information that you hold on the below questions for a) staff and b) visitors? What is the capacity of these facilities? What are the opening hours of these facilities? What ages of children do these facilities cater for? What is the cost of using these facilities?

Date for Response: 18/09/2014 - View 4701 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4700
Date Received: 25/08/2014

I am doing research on inpatient units that give specific help to individuals with eating disorders. I would like to enquire about REDU (Regional Eating Disorders Unit, based at St John's Hospital). I have a few enquiries to aid my research. - Is there a criteria that needs to be met before an individual with an eating disorder can be admitted to this unit? Do they need be a certain BMI or weight? (For example, can an individual with an eating disorder that has a BMI of 17/18 be admitted or admit themselves to this unit?) - What specific treatment do you offer to individuals with eating disorders? - Is it possible to be referred by CAMHS/NHS Adult Services to this unit? - Is this a NHS funded unit, A private funded unit or is it funded by charities? (If this unit is funded by charities, please specify which charities if possible)

Date for Response: 18/09/2014 - View 4700 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4699
Date Received: 25/08/2014

In terms of the above Act I require you to advise me if St Johns Hospital Livingston carry out Flexible Cystoscopy examination of the bladder 

Date for Response: 25/08/2014 - View 4699 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4698
Date Received: 22/08/2014

1/ How many patients seen in 13/14 were treated by: adult glaucoma, medical retina, a&e, cataract, general/primary care, anterior segment including cornea, uveitis, ocuplastics, vitreo retina and children? 2/ How many consultants, speciality doctors, clinical fellows, Trust doctors, trainee doctors and optometrists were assigned to those services to treat the patients in question 1? Please ensure this answer is split by each staff group and by services. 3/During 13/14, what were the DNA rates for those services in question 1? 4/During 13/14 how many patient appointments had to be cancelled and rescheduled by hospital only for those services in question 1? 5/Please provide approximate current waiting times in weeks for 1st appointment for the services in question 1? 6/During 13/14 how many patients had cataract surgery and also how many had vitreo retina surgery? 7/What is the cost of a standard lens inserted during cataract surgery?

Date for Response: 14/11/2014 - View 4698 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4697
Date Received: 21/08/2014

The previous response provided by the organisation has now expired please can you provide me with a new response of the organisation's mobile phone contract. 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.       Annual Average Spend- Can you please provide me with the average annual spend over the 3 years. If this is a new contract can you please provide the estimated annual spend. 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 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 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.

Date for Response: 18/09/2014 - View 4697 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4696
Date Received: 22/08/2014

Under FOI I would like to know the number of children (aged under 18) that have been treated for psychological disorders in your health board. I would like a breakdown of ages (for e.g. under 5, 5-8 etc). I also like it seperated by mental health disorder, e.g. anxiety and stress, bipolar etc. I would like these figures for the most recent possible year (as close to 2013 as possible) and also historical figures from ten years ago (2003) - or as close to ten years ago as possible.

Date for Response: 18/09/2014 - View 4696 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4695
Date Received: 21/08/2014

I would like to know how many women in Scotland have only had one baby in your health board. i.e. how many babies are registered as a "first birth" I would also like to know how many are registered as a "second birth", "third birth", "fourth birth", "fifth birth" and "sixth birth". I would like to know the above figures for the most recent year possible (i.e. 2013 would be preferable but if its only available for 2012 then that is fine.). I would also like to know these figures historically, for 5 years before (2009), ten years (2003) and 15 years (1998).

Date for Response: 08/09/2014 - View 4695 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4694
Date Received: 21/08/2014

Please could you tell me how many applicants applied for the recently advertised post of Cancer Information Programme Manager (DCO/14/A11), and how many of those applicants were shortlisted for interview?

Date for Response: 15/09/2014 - View 4694 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4693
Date Received: 20/08/2014

Please provide me with details regarding patients submitted to your hospitals with injuries related to female genital mutilation between 1 January 2013 and 20 August 2014. Details should include date of submission to hospital, hospital name, age of patient, reason for submission or nature of injuries. Please provide this information in a spreadsheet.

Date for Response: 20/08/2014 - View 4693 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4692
Date Received: 19/08/2014

I asked under the under FOI Act (Scotland) 2002 would you please furbish me with all staff employed at the MBU at the time of my daughters care. I have not received this. Fourthly, under FOI Act (Scotland) 2002 the family of the late Claire Donald now have the Louis Macro score sheets for Mother & Child risk observation  with the Rater's names. The names on the original medical requests and signatures were tampered by erasure, why and who did this? Were the staff qualified to make the risk observations? Fifthly, requested pass out risk assessments regarding my daughter Claire Donald. Not received and were they actually carried out? I was told at a family meeting with NHS staff there was a formal procedure which would normally be undertaken by the Consultant Psychiatrist or Specialist Doctor, therefore under FOI Act (Scotland) 2002 please forward the risk assessments.

Date for Response: 18/09/2014 - View 4692 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4690
Date Received: 19/08/2014

I reside in Bo'ness West Lothian and on visiting my local doctor at the Richmond Practice in Bo'ness he was unable to access any of my Medical Records held within Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, this was also the case in the Royal Forth Valley Hospital Larbert. Can you please tell me if the computer technology in NHS Forth Valley Health area is compatible with that of NHS Lothian?

Date for Response: 15/09/2014 - View 4690 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4689
Date Received: 18/08/2014

What is the number of medical consultant posts (including NHS and honorary) in your board by a) headcount and b) WTE, broken down by specialty, as of 31 August 2014 for the following: posts occupied by a permanent substantive consultant posts occupied by a locum consultant (both agency and board employed) other consultant posts not covered by (i) or (ii), including but not limited to: vacant posts which are awaiting approval for recruitment, newly-created posts which have not yet been advertised, posts currently under active recruitment, including those where an appointment has been made but the consultant is not yet in post, posts which although currently unfilled are not under active recruitment, e.g. where a previous recruitment exercise has been unsuccessful. As of 31 August 2014, how many of the posts listed under (ii) and (iii) above have not been occupied by a permanent substantive post holder since 28 February 2014?

Date for Response: 06/10/2014 - View 4689 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4688
Date Received: 18/08/2014

1) Please state whether the following five paediatric continence services have been commissioned by your health board: a) Bedwetting; b) Daytime wetting; c)Toilet training; d) Constipation/soiling; e) Product supply for paediatric continence problems. If any of the above services are not commissioned by your health board, please let us know which partner organisation does commission the service. 2) Is there a single service for the above 5 problems. If the answer is yes, is this services led by a paediatric continence advisor? 3) If the answer to Query 2 is no, please list the services that are commissioned to handle these problems and the designation of each of the service leads. 4) For each of the above five services, please state how many people aged from birth to 18 years were referred to the service in each of the last five years. 5) Do you have any future plans to: a) commission a new paediatric continence service; or b) review the existing paediatric continence service. If so please provide details. 6) How many nurses specialising in paediatric continence are currently employed by the services commissioned by your health board? Please specify whether they have had specific training in: a) Children’s nursing; b) Paediatric continence management.

Date for Response: 23/09/2014 - View 4688 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4687
Date Received: 18/08/2014

Between 1 April 2013 and 1 April 2014, how much did NHS Lothian pay to the Performing Right Society (PRS) and Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) for permission to play music on NHS Lothian premises?

Date for Response: 18/09/2014 - View 4687 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4686
Date Received: 15/08/2014

1) How many vacancies for Community Support Workers are there in NHS Lothian? 2) What was the amount spent on Community Support Workers by NHS Lothian in the financial year 2013/14? 3) What was the amount spent on Community Support Workers by NHS Lothian in the financial year 2012/13? 4) What was the amount spent on Community Support Workers by NHS Lothian in the financial year 2011/12? 5) What is the current proportion of acute sector beds in NHS Lothian hospitals filled with patients waiting for a package of care?

Date for Response: 07/11/2014 - View 4686 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4686
Date Received: 15/08/2014

Can I please have a copy of the following: The minutes & notes (if any) from the recent meeting regarding my A4C banding challenge - meeting was held round about 7/8/2014 with A Joyce, R Kelly, P Eccles & C Wright if its any help? Also Can I ask for a copy of the paperwork/notes of any succesful banding review and also any unsuccesful banding review - obviously de-personalised and most recently dated where at all possible.

Date for Response: 11/09/2014 - View 4686 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4685
Date Received: 15/08/2014

I would like details from the NHS by month from 1 April 2013 to 31 July 2014 of the number of days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, when a doctor has not been available for consultation in person at the Baird Road surgery, Ratho

Date for Response: 11/09/2014 - View 4685 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4683
Date Received: 15/08/2014

I am currently conducting Market Research into Anticoagulation Services within the NHS. If possible, could you please provide the following information: Does Lothian LHB run Anticoagulation Clinics? Which Clinical IT Software does the Trust utilise in relation to Anticoagulation dosing and monitoring? Contact details pertaining to the lead for Anticoagulation services.

Date for Response: 15/09/2014 - View 4683 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4682
Date Received: 14/08/2014

Please confirm the details of the following member of staff:

Date for Response: 03/09/2014 - View 4682 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4681
Date Received: 14/08/2014

Section 1 – About NHS Lothian Does your trust have foundation trust status (Yes/No)? Does your organisation have a business strategy (Yes/No)? If yes: What date was it prepared? When does it expire? 2. Does your organisation have an IT/Informatics strategy (Yes/No)? If yes: What date was it prepared? When does it expire? Section 2 – About Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Number of beds: Type of Hospital (Teaching or non-teaching): Does this hospital have an Accident and Emergency Department? Does this hospital provide General surgery? Does this hospital provide General & Acute Medicine?1. Electronic Clinical Documentation Does your hospital have a computerised or electronic system for any of the following functions? (“Fully implemented” means it has completely replaced the paper record for the function) Patient demographics, Medical notes, , , Nursing assessments, Problem lists, Medication lists, Discharge summaries, Advanced directives( e.g. Do Not Resuscitate) 2. Results viewing Lab reports, Radiology reports, Radiology reports, Radiology images, Other diagnostic test results (e.g. ECG report), Diagnostic test images(e.g., ECG tracing), Referral reports e.g. to physiotherapist / Dietician. 3. Computerised provider order entry (where health professional e.g. doctor, nurse directly enters own orders) Laboratory tests, Radiology Tests, Medication / drug prescribing, Referral Requests, Nursing Orders. 4. Decision Support. 4. Decision Support, Clinical Guidelines (e.g., Beta blockers post-MI, Aspirin in CAD, Clinical Reminders (e.g., Pneumovax), Clinical Reminders (e.g., Pneumovax), Drug Allergy Alerts, Drug-Drug Interaction Alerts, Drug-Lab test Interaction Alerts, Drug Dosing Support (e.g., renal dose guidance). 5. Bar Coding, Patient ID, Laboratory specimens, Tracking drugs, Drugs administration, Supply chain management. 6. Other Functionalities, Telemedicine, Radio Frequency ID tags, Medical Use of Personal Data Assistant.

Date for Response: 08/09/2014 - View 4681 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4680
Date Received: 13/08/2014

1.       Are printed patient wristbands being used in within your organisation – 1, Not used at all, 2,Used in part, 3,Used throughout? 2.       If in part or in full please answer. Can you name the technology type used to produce the printed wristbands? 1, Thermal Roll, 2, Thermal Cartridge, 3, Laser printer. 3.       Can you name the Brand – 1, Zebra, 2, Bremoor, 3, PDC, 4, Standard Register, 5, LaserBand 4.       If printed wristbands are used in part, can you name the areas where they aren’t used? 5.       If printed wristbands are used in part or not used at all (hand written), what is the name and contact details of the person who would deal with this area.

Date for Response: 14/08/2014 - View 4680 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4679
Date Received: 13/08/2014

On how many occasions since October 2012, eligible NHS Lothian patients have been treated by another Health Board, what the treatment was and what costs were incurred by NHS Lothian in order for the treatment time guarantee to be met? On how many occasions since October 2012, eligible NHS Lothian patients have been treated by the NHS in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, what the treatment was and what costs were incurred by NHS Lothian in order for the treatment time guarantee to be met? On how many occasions since October 2012, eligible NHS Lothian patients have been treated at either (a) authorised private provider or (b) another suitable alternative private provider in the United Kingdom in order for the treatment time guarantee to be met, and what costs were incurred?

Date for Response: 18/08/2014 - View 4679 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4677
Date Received: 13/08/2014

1. How many CAMHS service users requested the use of a sign language interpreter to access mental health services? In financial year 2013/14; 2012/13; 2011/12? 2. How many adult mental health service users need requested the use of a sign language interpreter to access mental health services? In financial year 2013/14; 2012/13; 2011/12? 3. How many CAMHS service users were referred for specialist inpatient Deaf mental health treatment? In financial year 2013/14; 2012/13; 2011/12? 4. How many adult mental health service users were referred for specialist inpatient Deaf mental health treatment? In financial year 2013/14; 2012/13; 2011/12?

Date for Response: 08/09/2014 - View 4677 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4676
Date Received: 12/08/2014

Please state which hospitals in your health board have a system that tracks the number of times patients with dementia are boarded. For those hospitals that do have such systems please state how many times dementia patients have been boarded in a) 2012/13 b) 2013/14.

Date for Response: 12/08/2014 - View 4676 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4674
Date Received: 12/08/2014

This request relates to new psychoactive substances (NPS), also known as legal highs. Figures requested should date from January 1, 2011 and be listed by year. Please state the: 1. Number of hospital admissions relating to legal highs and the range of ages. 2. Number of recorded deaths relating to legal highs and the range of ages. 3. Number of people recorded as taking legal highs and the range of ages. 4. Number of people seeking help for problems associated with legal highs and the range of ages

Date for Response: 13/08/2014 - View 4674 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4673
Date Received: 07/08/2014

Please can you provide details of the total expenditure on temporary Allied Health Professionals (AHP) during the 2013/14 financial year? To provide additional clarity on my request, ‘temporary Allied Health Professionals is to mean all persons who are AHP’s but not on permanent contracts of employment with the Board, so could be supplied via employment agencies or on direct contracts for services.

Date for Response: 28/08/2014 - View 4673 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4672
Date Received: 11/08/2014

I wish to request the following information under the freedom of request act: Number of patients who have received gender reassignment procedures in the last three years. Number of patients who were refused gender reassignment procedures in the last three years. Number of patients who have been assigned to other hospitals within the UK to receive the or any gender reassignment surgery; including name of hospitals. Number of patients who have been assigned to other hospitals outside the UK to receive the or any gender reassignment surgery; including name of hospitals.

Date for Response: 07/11/2014 - View 4672 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4671
Date Received: 11/08/2014

Relating to the Trust’s current patient reminder service: 1. What is the annual value of the service? 2. When was the contract/service level agreement last market tested to ensure best value? 3. When will the service be market tested next? 4. Who is the person(s) responsible for patient experience within your organisation and what are their postal, phone and email addresses? 5. Who is the person(s) responsible for procurement of patient reminder services and what are their postal, phone and email addresses?

Date for Response: 15/09/2014 - View 4671 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4670
Date Received: 11/08/2014

Please inform me under the Freedom of Information Act the patients from Lothian Health Board processed under the Cross Border Directive 2011/24/EU over the past nine months since October 23rd 2013 when the Directive became operational. Please state if they were with prior authorisation or without prior authorisation.

Date for Response: 19/08/2014 - View 4670 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4668
Date Received: 11/08/2014

I would be grateful if you could provide a schedule showing the following information for the financial years 2011/1/2 to 2013/14 inclusive: 1) how many patients you have used private health care providers for treatment in each year. 2) the cost to your health board's budget of using private health care providers to treat patients in each year. 3) if available, the number of patients you have used private health care providers in England for treatment in each year and the cost

Date for Response: 19/09/2014 - View 4668 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4667
Date Received: 08/08/2014

I am writing to request a Freedom of Information regarding the following - 1: Number of Staff that your organisation has in total.  2: The amount spent on training in the budget year 2013/14  and the proposed budget for next year 2014/15. 3: An organogram (structure) of the IT department which clearly shows how the IT structure is set-up. Can I have this emailed to me please.   4: The names of each Manager and Team Leader and their correct work titles to be included in the organogram as well as how many staff they are in control of.  5: A detailed organisation chart of the whole company which shows whose who in Management such as IT, HR, Learning & Development, Programme/Project Management, Finance etc. 6: The amount spent on training in the budget year 2013/14 that was given to training providers to deliver. and the proposed budget for next year 2014/15 that will be given to training providers/companies to deliver. 7. An organogram of the Project Management department (project Office, if applicable) which clearly shows how the structure is set-up. Can I have this emailed to me please. 

Date for Response: 07/11/2014 - View 4667 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4666
Date Received: 08/08/2014

I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information legislation: 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  2010 to 2014 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 2010 and 2014 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 2010 and 2014, listed per year per hospital. 4) Action taken to prevent similar incidences from happening.

Date for Response: 15/09/2014 - View 4666 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4665
Date Received: 08/08/2014

Under Freedom of information I would like to request the following information. I would like to know how many items have been borrowed and then not returned to hospitals in your NHS area. I would like to know what items were not returned or are missing and how much items are worth. I would like this information from 2011-2014. For e.g. item (walking stick) number (5) each item value (£30) name of hospital and year (2014).

Date for Response: 08/08/2014 - View 4665 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4664
Date Received: 07/08/2014

I write under the Freedom of Information Act 2002 to ask for a details about  staff shuttle bus  service to provide transport between the Western General Hospital, Crewe Road  Waverley Gate Waterloo Place  Lauriston Building, Lauriston Place Royal Hospital For Sick Children, Sciennes Road Astley Ainslie Hospital Kilgraston Road and Royal Infirmary Edinburgh,  Could you please provide me the cost per annum for this service 

Date for Response: 19/08/2014 - View 4664 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4663
Date Received: 07/08/2014

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please could you provide me with information about the number of hospital episodes for alcohol related conditions (see list below) which are readmissions, i.e. where a person has had a previous episode for either the same condition or another alcohol related conditions either in the same financial year or within the previous 12 months (whichever is easier). If possible, please provide a breakdown by sex and age group. Please provide the information for the financial years, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14.

Date for Response: 08/09/2014 - View 4663 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4662
Date Received: 06/08/2014

How many specialist Multiple Sclerosis a) nurses, b) doctors, are employed by the health board in each of the previous 3 years?

Date for Response: 14/11/2014 - View 4662 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4661
Date Received: 06/08/2014

1.  I'm writing to request information on current policy with respect to copying reports written by NHS professionals about children following outpatient appointments (including series of outpatient appointments).  Is there a policy document I can read, and if not, how do practitioners determine who to 'CC' their reports to? 2. In the occasions when a parent is copied the report, if the parent feels the information does not represent the child or the appointment in any way, by what process can this be rectified?  Is there a process and policy related to this occurrence?

Date for Response: 19/09/2014 - View 4661 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4660
Date Received: 05/08/2014

Hello, does your Trust use Datix Incident Reporting system, please, and if so which version?

Date for Response: 13/08/2014 - View 4660 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4659
Date Received: 06/08/2014

Question 1. How many prescriptions for Sildenafil – sold under the name Viagra - have been issued for the year 2013/14? Question 2. What is the total cost of the drugs issued under these these prescriptions? Question 3.  How many prescriptions for Sildenafil – sold under the name Viagra - have been issued for the year 2009/10? Question 4 What is the total cost of the drugs issued under these these prescriptions?

Date for Response: 06/08/2014 - View 4659 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4656
Date Received: 06/08/2014

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: 03/09/2014 - View 4656 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4655
Date Received: 05/08/2014

I'd like to know how many people have taken their own lives whilst resident and under supervision at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Morningside Place, Edinburgh. Could this information please be broken down as follows: From 2010 onwards; Yearly; Cause of death; Male/female; Age;  Diagnosed illness. I'd also like to know what staff measures you have in place for suicide prevention.

Date for Response: 12/08/2014 - View 4655 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4654
Date Received: 05/08/2014

Under Freedom of Information, I would like the following: A full list of every animal attack that has led to a patient attending a hospital run by your NHS board in each of the last three years, 2014 to date. For each instance, the list should include: 1 – The date of the attack 2 – The age and sex of the victim 3 – The animal that caused the injury 4 – The nature of the attack (i.e bitten by dog; strangled by snake) 5 – Was hospital treatment required or was the injury dealt with in A&E?

Date for Response: 28/08/2014 - View 4654 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4653
Date Received: 05/08/2014

Under Freedom of Information, I would like a full list of all staff who have breached the Data Protection Act in each of the last five years. I would like the information presented in such a way that it included: 1 – The staff member’s role 2 – Their place of work 3 – The month and year of the breach 4 – Detail of how he or she breached the act (i.e illegally accessing computers/data/files; sharing records/data with third parties; inappropriately accessing data; etc) 5 – Action taken against the employee (i.e sacked; suspended; warned; investigation currently ongoing; etc)

Date for Response: 28/08/2014 - View 4653 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4652
Date Received: 05/08/2014

The number of missed hospital appointments in 2013/14.

Date for Response: 13/08/2014 - View 4652 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4651
Date Received: 05/08/2014

How many patients between the ages of 10 and 18 were treated for alcohol related illnesses or incident in each of the last 3 years (2011,2012,2013). How many patients under the age of 10 received treatment for alcohol related illnesses or incident in each of the last 3 years

Date for Response: 25/08/2014 - View 4651 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4650
Date Received: 05/08/2014

The number of staff injured whilst at work for each of the last 3 years (2011, 2012, 2013) broken down by job title (e.g. nurse, consultant). The nature of the injury (e.g. needle stick)

Date for Response: 03/09/2014 - View 4650 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4650
Date Received: 06/08/2014

1.Can you tell me what the health board policy is on non-emergency elective Caesareans and if they have been banned. 2.If you have banned non-emergency elective Caesareans, can you tell me when this ban was enacted and why. 3.Can you tell me how many elective Caesareans were given to women in the financial year 2013-14 and also in the financial years 2012-13 and 2011-12. 4.Can you tell me the total number of births there were in each of these years. 5.What percentage of total births were non-emergency elective Caesareans in 2013-14 – and also in 2012-13 and 2011-12. 6.How many emergency Caesareans were carried out in 2013-14 – and how many in 2012-13 and 2011-12? Can I have this as the percentage of total births for both years. 7.How much does a natural birth cost the NHS board and how much does a Caesarean cost to carry out please. 8.Are there any plans to change your policy on elective Caesareans?

Date for Response: 13/10/2014 - View 4650 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4649
Date Received: 05/08/2014

I would like copies of medical records, accident reports and any risk assessments held by or on behalf of Liberton Hospital, Edinburgh which refer to ~~~~~~.

Date for Response: 05/08/2014 - View 4649 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4647
Date Received: 04/08/2014

Findlay House - Has the footway/roadway been adopted for maintenance by the health board, and was it so adopted on 22 February 2013. Has the health board taken steps to comply with the Code of Practice for Highway Maintenance Management "Delivering Best Value in Highway Maintenance 2001" and or Well Maintained Highways Code of Practice 2005? In particular has the health board formally adopted the recommendations of the Codes? Please Jet us have all relevant documentation. Does the health board have a Highway Management Plan? If so, please send us a copy. In terms of health board policy, what is the frequency of inspection for the accident locus, and how is the inspection to be carried out? eg. On foot or drive-by. In terms of the health board, what kind of road/footway defects are considered to be hazardous? Please let us have the inspection and maintenance records for the accident locus for the period 2 years prior to the accident and since the accident. In addition may we have sight of the repairs and job records for the accident locus since the accident. Please let us have the actual defect repair records. Please let us have details of any other complaints about this locus in general.

Date for Response: 14/08/2014 - View 4647 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4646
Date Received: 04/08/2014

all correspondence (including letters, emails, faxes, notes of telephone calls) and minutes or file notes of all meetings between the following parties: myself (Raymond Ross); you (Alison McNeilage); David Small; Margie Taylor; Yvonne Shaw; Louise Hockaday; Lorna Forrest; and any other relevant party from NHS Lothian, the Scottish Government, PCJMG and CLO that may have either met or corresponded to discuss my case. minutes and/or file notes of all meetings held by the relevant parties at the Scottish Government; minutes and/or file notes of all meetings held by the relevant parties at the PCJMG; minutes and/or file notes of all meetings held by the relevant parties at the CLO; records and all correspondence (including all letters, emails, faxes, notes of telephone calls) relating to advice received by NHS Lothian from the Scottish Government; records and all correspondence (including all letters, emails, faxes, notes of telephone calls) relating to advice received by NHS Lothian from the PCJMG; records and all correspondence (including all letters, emails, faxes, notes of telephone calls) relating to advice received by NHS Lothian from the CLO; and a copy of my SDAIG agreement.

Date for Response: 08/09/2014 - View 4646 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4645
Date Received: 04/08/2014

I would like to establish how many patient safety incidents, or adverse events, recorded by your health board in each of the last three full financial years related to delayed cancer diagnosis. To put the figures into context, can you please also state how many cancer diagnoses were recorded in each year.

Date for Response: 02/09/2014 - View 4645 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4644
Date Received: 04/08/2014

I would like a breakdown of where exactly all of the cancer diagnoses recorded in your health board area occurred in each of the last three full financial years. To be clear, this means, for each year, I would like to know how many patients had their cancer diagnosed by their GP, how many in A&E and how many during hospital referrals.

Date for Response: 02/09/2014 - View 4644 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4643
Date Received: 04/08/2014

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding patients left on trolleys in hospitals. If this is recorded, I am hoping you can please tell me how many times patients were left on trolleys rather than given beds in hospitals within the health board in 2013-14. Could I please get the same figures for 2012-13 and 2011-12. Can you tell me how long on average the patients were left on trolleys for each year, and the longest time a patient was left on a trolley for each year. If this is not possible, can you please refer me to any figures which would provide information on patients not being given beds or being left to wait before finding a bed.

Date for Response: 14/11/2014 - View 4643 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4642
Date Received: 01/08/2014

I would like the information to cover the last three financial years (2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14) and to be broken down by year. I would like to know how many members of staff have received bonuses during this period? I would like to know the total amount of money which was paid out in bonuses to staff during this period? I would like to know the range of monetary value of the bonuses paid out from the highest bonus paid out to the lowest? As well as bonuses, I would like the FOI request to cover any performance related payments.

Date for Response: 18/08/2014 - View 4642 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4640
Date Received: 31/07/2014

1. How many HSJ (Health Services Journal) Award events your Trust has attended in the financial year 2013-14 2. How many Trust representatives attended each of the above events in the financial year 2013-14 3. Total expenditure on purchasing group tables and individual places at each event, including bookings for forthcoming award events in financial year 2014-15. I am not requesting information in relation to additional travel, subsistence or accommodation costs.

Date for Response: 28/08/2014 - View 4640 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4639
Date Received: 30/07/2014

·         I have a freedom of information request regarding new oral anti-coagulants (NOACs) which I hope you can help me with. Numbers of patients treated with the new oral anti-coagulation treatments: If possible, please split the patients by the following diagnosis; What is the usual dose/strength for the following treatments, for each of the indications listed: Please fill in the following table relating to dispensed items in the last 3 months:

Date for Response: 12/08/2014 - View 4639 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4638
Date Received: 03/07/2014

I write under the Freedom of Information Act 2002 to ask for the GP urgent referral rate for patients with suspected cancer to specialists in your health board area, for each of the last three years.

Date for Response: 14/11/2014 - View 4638 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4637
Date Received: 30/07/2014

1. Criteria for deciding suitability for a powered wheelchair. Please supply copies of any documentation that sets out the criteria used to determine whether a person is suitable/eligible to receive a powered wheelchair, or funding towards a powered wheelchair, from NHS Lothian  – including clinical guidance. 2. Data on powered wheelchair supply. Please supply the data listed below for the financial years 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14. 2.1 Number of people who were registered with Edinburgh Mobility Centre in each year. 2.2. Number of people in each year who had a powered wheelchair which was entirely or partly funded by NHS Lothian. 2.3 Of the people above (2.2), the number who: had their powered wheelchair entirely funded by Edinburgh Mobility Centre. had their powered wheelchair partly funded by Edinburgh Mobility Centre 2.4 Specify whether Edinburgh Mobility Centre has, in the time period specified above, jointly funded a powered wheelchair with any of the following: Education authorities (y / n) Access to Work (y / n) Charities (y / n) 2.5 Amount spent by Edinburgh Mobility Centre per year on funding for the supply of powered wheelchairs 2.6 Number of refurbished powered wheelchairs issued to people per year by Edinburgh Mobility Centre 3. Use of third parties for powered wheelchair supply and servicing. 3.1 Does Edinburgh Mobility Centre use a third party contractor (eg equipment supply company or CIC) to supply wheelchairs? If so which? 3.2 Does Edinburgh Mobility Centre use a third party contractor (eg equipment supply company or CIC) to service wheelchairs? If so which?

Date for Response: 08/09/2014 - View 4637 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4636
Date Received: 30/07/2014

How many people with Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) are under the care of your Trust in total? How many individual patients did you see in the out-patients setting in your Trust for Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) in the last 12 months? (NB: Please count each individual patient only once, even if they had multiple appointments. ) How many out-patients appointments did you have in total in your Trust for Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) in the last 12 months? How many individual patients were admitted to hospital as in-patients in your Trust for Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) in the last 12 months? (NB: Please count each individual patient only once, even if they had multiple admissions). How many admissions did you have in total in your Trust for Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) in the last 12 months? Where do referrals to your Trust come from for Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)? How many doctors in your Trust treat Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)? Please could you provide names of any doctors treating HS if possible. (Please indicate if you have any doctors who have a particular interest in treating Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) patients by highlighting them in bold). Are Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) patients typically discussed at a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meeting?

Date for Response: 28/08/2014 - View 4636 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4635
Date Received: 29/07/2014

Please can you inform us as to what facilities there are for diagnosing and treating children and young people with ME/CFS at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh. We understand the outreach nurse service for children with ME/CFS is no longer in operation.     Is there another service available to parents and children with this illness ?      What was the reason given for ending the outreach nurse service ?

Date for Response: 28/08/2014 - View 4635 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4633
Date Received: 29/07/2014

Request under FOI Act (Scotland) 2002 info. regarding the persons who nominated and the timing of the submitted nominations regarding: ~~~~~~, a charge nurse at the Mother and Baby Unit, St John’s Hospital, Livingston collected a top honour.  ~~~~~~ collected the Nurses Award in recognition of the outstanding care ~~~~~~ provides to very ill mothers who are admitted to hospital with their babies. ~~~~~ priority is always the well-being and safety of ~~~~~~ patients, which is closely followed by the support she gives to the staff ~~~~~~ works with.  ~~~~~~ ensures the ward is a warm and welcoming place where patients and families can feel comfortable and supported.  Her team have the skills and confidence required to manage women who have very severe mental illnesses and successfully contain disturbed patients in a caring environment. As a result of ~~~~~~ leadership the healthcare team is built on trust and mutual respect, to care for patients in a thoughtful and compassionate manner. The ward is always full of thank you cards from grateful patients and this year’s judges agreed with them, earning ~~~~~~ the Nurses Award.

Date for Response: 04/08/2014 - View 4633 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4632
Date Received: 29/07/2014

I am seeking the answers to the following questions for child mental health services in your part of Scotland: Q1: Do you have a multi-disciplinary team specifically treating eating disorders? Q2: How many of your psychiatrists have had specialist training in eating disorders? How many have not had specialist training in eating disorders? Q3: How many of your mental health nurses have had specialist training in eating disorders? How many have not had specialist training in eating disorders?

Date for Response: 20/08/2014 - View 4632 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4631
Date Received: 29/07/2014

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding out of hours GPs. 1.Can you please tell me how many GP surgeries in the health board area have an out of hours service and how many do not, naming the surgeries in each of the categories. 2.Can you provide the opening days and hours for each of the surgeries. 3.Please describe for each surgery which does not have out of hours doctors, what a patient would do for medical help out of hours.

Date for Response: 05/08/2014 - View 4631 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4630
Date Received: 27/07/2014

We are interested in finding out any information you have in relation to alcohol screening and/or brief intervention services you may have commissioned from community pharmacies in your area. We are particularly interested in finding out about any evaluations you have undertaken of such services.

Date for Response: 18/08/2014 - View 4630 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4629
Date Received: 25/07/2014

Please confirm the hospital disposal practices and procedures for foetuses born under 24 weeks. Please confirm the practice and procedure for disposal of foetuses born over 24 weeks but under 28 weeks. Please confirm the practice and procedure for disposal of foetuses born over 28 weeks. Please confirm when NHS Lothian began using Mortonhall Crematorium. Please confirm the start and finish date for NHS Lothian used applications for multiple feotal cremations at Mortonhall. Is this ongoing. Please confirm from 1960 to present day, whether NHS Lothian disposed of or carried out its own internal cremation procedure/disposal of foetuses prior to 28 weeks gestation. We request the above information from january 1960 to date.

Date for Response: 28/08/2014 - View 4629 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4628
Date Received: 20/07/2014

Information listing the names of each private or third sector contractor contracted by your health board since 1 January 2014 to carry out work, clinical or otherwise, clarifying the type of work they do and the value and duration of the contract.

Date for Response: 22/08/2014 - View 4628 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4627
Date Received: 25/07/2014

Please tell me the total number of patients who were recorded as a delayed discharge in the financial year 2013-2014 (excluding code 9s and delays of 3 days or less). Please tell me the total number of patients whose discharge was delayed by more than six weeks, more than four weeks and more than two weeks during the financial year 2013-14. (excluding code 9s). Please tell me the total number of patients who were recorded as a delayed discharge (excluding code 9s and delays of 3 days or less). in the financial year 2013-14 where the principal reason for delay in discharge was: 11A Awaiting commencement of post-hospital social care assessment (including transfer to another area tea m). Social care includes home care and social work OT. 11BAwaiting completion of post-hospital social care assessment (including transfer to another area team). Social care includes home care and social work OT 23C  Non-availability of local authority funding to purchase Care Home Place 23D Non-availability of local authority funding to purchase any Other Care Package 25A Awaiting completion of social care arrangements for Care Home placement 25D Awaiting completion of social care arrangements - In order to live in their own home – awaiting social support (non-availability of services) 25E Awaiting completion of social care arrangements - In order to live in their own home – awaiting procurement/delivery of equipment/adaptations fitted 41A Non-availability of NHS funding to purchase care home place 41B Non-availability of NHS funding to purchase any other care package 81 Disagreement over funding between health and social care 82 Disagreement over assessment between health and social care If possible please break down the above answers by patients delayed more than two weeks, four weeks and six weeks.

Date for Response: 05/08/2014 - View 4627 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4626
Date Received: 24/07/2014

Please supply the following Information 1) General 1.1) Total number of Hospitals operated by the Board with their names and addresses 1.2) Total number of other premises managed by the Board. 2) Voice Trunks 2.1) Total number of ISDN30e channels per hospital 2.2) Total number of ISDN2e channels per hospital. 2.3) Total number of analogue Trunks per hospital. 3) Voice equipment 3.1) The phone system brand at each site 3.2) Total analogue extension per hospital name. 3.3) Total digital extension per hospital name. 3.3) Total VoIP extension per hospital name.3.4) Networking 3.4.1) Is DPNSS used to link the hospitals Yes/No 3.4.2) Is QSig 931 used to link the hospitals Yes/No 3.4.3) Are the hospitals connected by private ccts If Yes how many per hospital and the annual rent. 3.4.3) Is the voice networking done over the WAN Y/N 4) Voice Maintenance 4.1) PBX Maintainer by hospital site. 4.2) Maintenace contract renewal date per hospital. DATA 1) Total number of 24 port ethernet switches per hospital 2) Total number of 48 port ethernet switches per hospital. 3) Are these switches PoE Y/N 4) Total number of servers per hospital 5) Total number of Wireless Base Station per hospital. 6) Total number of Copper CAT5e/6/6a points per site. 7) Total number of fibre optic points per site. 8) Provide WAN/LAN schematic for the total network for voice and data

Date for Response: 31/07/2014 - View 4626 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4625
Date Received: 23/07/2014

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 I wish to request the following information: Whether the following medicines recommended by the Scottish Medicines Consortium for the treatment of patients with multiple sclerosis have been included as approved medicines in NHS Lothian’s medicines formulary / approved list. Botulinum toxin type A (Botox®) SMC advice no. 916/13, published 7 October 2013. Teriflunomide (Aubagio®) SMC advice no. 940/14, published 10 March 2014. Dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera®) SMC advice no.  886/13, published 7 April 2014. Alemtuzumab (Lemtrada®) SMC advice no. 959/14, published 7 July 2014. Whether any restrictions or conditions were placed on the use of the above medicines (i.e. any differences to the published SMC advice). The date on which the formulary decisions about these medicines were made. Details (a web address) of where these individual formulary decisions can be found on the internet.

Date for Response: 25/07/2014 - View 4625 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4624
Date Received: 26/07/2014

I am writing to find why hands on physiotherapy, spinal manipulation, and acupuncture been stopped in the Midlothian area. I have been to see a physiotherapist 3 times now and the information they give me causes more pain. Doctor referral 2 and self referral once. I have been in pain over the last 15 years and it keeps getting worse, ever since I have come out of the Western. They keep telling me after waiting 12 weeks from each appointment they cannot do any hands on nor refer to spinal manipulation, and acupuncture specialist.. Please can you explain why, on all theses accounts. Does the NHS Lothian have any Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy for your information, services that can be offered.

Date for Response: 29/08/2014 - View 4624 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4623
Date Received: 22/07/2014

If data are routinely recorded I would like to know the following: The number of (primary care) non-medical prescribers for each of NHS Scotland’s Boards in say the past 5 years. The above numbers broken down by nurse/pharmacist prescribers/ other? The above broken down by independent/ supplementary prescribers.

Date for Response: 18/08/2014 - View 4623 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4621
Date Received: 22/07/2014

Within NHS Lothian how many patients are currently [last 3 months] being treated for Metastatic Melanoma [Stage IIIB/Stage IV]? Of those patients please split by their current drug treatment; Bevacizumab (Avastin), Dabrafenib (Tafinlar), Dacarbazine (DTIC), Ipilimumab (Yervoy), Trametinib (Mekinist), Verumafinib (Zelboraf), Other. Within your organisation how many patients are currently being treated for Non-small-cell lung carcinoma [Stage IIIB/Stage IV]? Of those patients please split by their current drug treatment; Afatinib (Giotrif), Bevacizumab (Avastin), Cetuximab (Erbitux), Crizotinib (Xalkori), Erlotinib (Tarceva), Gefitinib (Iressa), Pazopanib (Votrient), Pemetrexed (Alimta), Other.

Date for Response: 11/08/2014 - View 4621 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4620
Date Received: 21/07/2014

i would like a list in excel format of all pharmacy contract applications granted by the health board since 2000 but have failed to open .

Date for Response: 05/08/2014 - View 4620 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4619
Date Received: 21/07/2014

I am seeking to identify the number of "local staff representatives" from organisations such as trade unions (such as UNISON, GMB, Unite the Union etc), staff professional bodies (e.g. RCN, BMA, Society of Radiographers, etc) or any other organisation who are: - employees of NHS Lothian; & - are seconded or employed (whatever the term is) full time as partnership representatives The information I require is 1. Figures for the total number of Partnership Representatives in NHS Lothian with a breakdown of which staff organisation they are a representative of 2. an indication of how many of each are full time or part time; 3. if part time, an indication of w.t.e. * the date range associated with your request Please provide figures for the current compliment as of 01 June 2014 and for the same date in 2013 & 2012

Date for Response: 25/08/2014 - View 4619 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4618
Date Received: 18/07/2014

The total payments made to the 12 charities listed in the last five years. Information about what each of the above total payments each year was for eg a contracts for x services or a grant for y. Summary information is fine. A breakdown,where relevant, showingwhat the total amount of the above total payment each year was for care provision/services and what total ampunt was for all other costs ie managment /admin etc. The hourly rate/range of rates (eg for child/adult/diabled etc) paid to the charity to provide support to individuals under Self Directed Support/ Personalisation for each of 2012/13 and 2103/14.

Date for Response: 28/08/2014 - View 4618 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4617
Date Received: 17/07/2014

We would be grateful if you could provide us with copies of all investigation material in relation to Legionella longbeachae outbreak linked to compost purchased in the City of Edinburgh locality over the past 12 months. The request insofar as it relates to our abovenamed client is made under and in terms of the Data Protection Act 1998. Further other parts of your investigations may be more general in nature and such documentation should be produced under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Date for Response: 31/07/2014 - View 4617 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4616
Date Received: 17/07/2014

I would now appreciate  a copy of the dynamic review conducted and related by  Ms Marion Christie within the attached copy of [note from meeting 27.1.2012 re suicide review]. (ie review of post of B8 team leader resulting in removal of post).

Date for Response: 06/08/2014 - View 4616 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4615
Date Received: 17/07/2014

This is a Freedom of Information request to ask if the hospitals within the health board area serve halal meat to patients in their hospital meals. If so, is the halal meat just served on request to patients who request halal meals or more widely? If it is served more widely, are all meals using halal meat clearly labelled as containing the meat? Can you tell me how the halal meat was sourced? Is it the case that the animals are stunned before they are killed or are they not stunned? Or does the health board not know whether the animals providing the halal meat are stunned? Also has the health board carried out any investigation into whether horse meat was inadvertently served in hospitals? If so can you tell me which hospitals served horse meat and over what period, as well as where the horse meat was sourced from?

Date for Response: 08/08/2014 - View 4615 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4614
Date Received: 16/07/2014

How many patients have been struck off/blacklisted by GP surgeries in your health board area in the last five years. Please specify which practise was involved, when it happened and if possible the reasons for patient/s being blacklisted/struck off. Additionally, where possible, please specify if the data is recorded for each individual person or if a family unit is classed as one.

Date for Response: 12/08/2014 - View 4614 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4610
Date Received: 16/07/2014

Please find attached two documents which I received, these were for approval. I now request the final approved documents. May I draw your attention to the review document dated 23.03.12 last page regarding: "It was agreed the note of the meeting would be typed up and circulated to all present for accuracy". This did not happen, I believe there was inaccuracies within these documents and factual information withheld.

Date for Response: 05/08/2014 - View 4610 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4609
Date Received: 16/07/2014

1) Do you have a policy on seeking consent for organ transplantation? If so, can you provide me with a copy? 2) Can you provide information about how often in your trust in the last 5 years, that the objections of relatives have led to a decision not to take organs which would otherwise have been suitable for transplantation? 3) Do you collect and keep information about the incidence in your trust of relatives’ refusals and decisions not to take organs for donation?

Date for Response: 18/07/2014 - View 4609 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4608
Date Received: 15/07/2014

1) Please can you give me the monthly figures for the number of scheduled/elective  operations cancelled over the past five years in your NHS board area? 2) Please can you give me data on the average time that people have had to wait for elective operations over the past 5 years?  (I am looking for data that shows whether or not patients are waiting for longer or shorter periods for surgery now than in previous years). 3) Please can you provide information showing how many operations have been cancelled in your NHS board area in the last two years because: a) The patient or patient's guardian decides not to proceed with the operation. B) The patient is not considered fit for operation on day of operation or in pre-assessment c) No beds are available because of delayed discharge or other reasons. D) Insufficient qualified staff are available e) Other reasons 4) How many operations in your NHS board area have been carried out earlier than originally scheduled in the past two years? 5) Please can you give me monthly figures for the last five years showing the number of people waiting for operations in your NHS board area.  6) Do you have an action plan to reduce waiting times for surgery in your NHS board area, and if so please can you supply a copy?

Date for Response: 28/10/2014 - View 4608 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4607
Date Received: 14/07/2014

Under The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I seek the below information from the following financial years: 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014. 1) How much has the board spent on bariatric theatre tables? 1b) How many have they purchased? 2a) How much has the board spent on specialist beds for bariatric patients? 2b) How many have they purchased? 3a) How much has the board spent on hoist chairs for bariatric patients? 3b) How many have they purchased? 4a) How much has the board spent on specialist wheelchairs for bariatric patients? 4b)How many have they purchased? 5a) How much has the board spent on widening doors to accommodate bariatric patients? 5b)How many doors have been widened to accommodate these patients? 6a) How much has the board spent on widening corridors to accommodate bariatric patients? 6b) How many corridors have been widened to accommodate these patients? 7) How much has the board spent, if any, on bariatric body cooling systems (when bariatric patients are too large to fit into standard size mortuary fridges)? 8) How much has the board spent on bariatric equipment in total? 9) How much did the board's heaviest recorded inpatient weigh?

Date for Response: 04/08/2014 - View 4607 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4606
Date Received: 14/07/2014

Refers to previous response 4493. With regards to Questions 2-5, would you be able to tell me instead how the quantities these drugs prescribed through CAMHS? I appreciate it won’t tell me the age ranges, or numbers of patients prescribed the drugs, but it will help to give me a national context for how these drugs are used by CAMHS. Failing that if you can tell me IF these drugs are prescribed through CAMHS, again it would be helpful.

Date for Response: 31/07/2014 - View 4606 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4605
Date Received: 14/07/2014

Please supply the following information: The number of patients in your trust who required an nasogastric feeding tube during the past three years and why. The number of patients in your trust who required a retaining or restraining device to secure an nasogastric feeding tube during the past three years and why. The reason why a retaining or restraining device was required eg what type of patient was it – Stroke, neurological etc and what was the reason they required the device. The type of device used: nasal bullring, nasal bridle, Statlock nasal plaster, mittens, hand bandages, other? Any reported adverse effects as a result of using any of the above – please least which consequence, if any, arose from which device? In the past three years have you stopped using any of the devices (nasal bullring, nasal bridle, Statlock nasal plaster or mittens? If so, why? Cost savings, if any, as a result of using any of the above devices in the past three years compared to previously. Any record of improved patient outcomes as a result of using any of the above devices. Any records you have of nurses being reluctant to use these devices.

Date for Response: 14/07/2014 - View 4605 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4604
Date Received: 11/07/2014

The information I wish to request is as follows: By species: How many animals were used in research by The Public Authority during 2013? Minutes, reports and correspondence of any Animal Welfare & Ethical Review Board (“AWERB”), formerly known as the Ethical Review Committee (“ERC”), or sub-committee at University level, including but not limited to departmental committees, from 2013, where these relate to experimentation or other work involving captive live animals, in addition to any guidance issued by these committees at any time if currently in use. Funding for research involving animals 2009-2013:  What funding from registered Charities, in the form of research grants/awards etc, was received by The Public Authority or by its employees for research involving animals? From which Registered Charities (National and/or International) did the funding come from? What species and numbers of animals are/were licensed for the aforementioned Charity funded research? For the avoidance of doubt the term ‘committee’ is used in broad definition and is inclusive of boards, groups or similarly natured structural enterprises.

Date for Response: 23/07/2014 - View 4604 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4603
Date Received: 10/07/2014

If a patient attends at the breast clinic of your hospital and a suspicious lump is found, if the patient is to be discharged on the proviso that she returns for a follow-up appointment after some investigations have been undertaken by the hospital, what is the procedure for issuing the patient with the follow-up appointment details after her initial consultation? We specifically require to ascertain how the patient is notified of the appointment, whether it be by the consultant during the initial consultation, by a nurse or by an administrative employee on the patient's exit from the hospital. We require to know whether the appointment is followed up in writing to notify the patient further. We also require to ascertain whether the patient is left to their own devices to make a follow-up appointment, ie are they advised by the consultant to report to the information desk upon their exit from the hospital. All of this information is sought to ascertain precisely what steps are taken to ensure the patient is aware of the follow-up appointment. Separately we require to ascertain what happens if upon the patient receiving notification of the follow-up appointment, that patient fails to attend the follow-up appointment. What steps take place to ensure the patient's attendance at a follow-up appointment given the severity or potential severity of the failure to attend for a follow-up. For example, is the patient contacted by telephone/letter by the hospital. Are any steps taken to approach the patient's general practitioner to enquire as to the reason behind the patient's failure to attend?

Date for Response: 14/10/2014 - View 4603 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4602
Date Received: 10/07/2014

I write under the Freedom of Information Act 2002 to request the following information: 1.      The total number of individuals who were given voluntary redundancy in the financial year 2013/14 and the total cost of these. 2.      The highest single voluntary redundancy payment made in the financial year 2013/14. 3.      The total number of individuals who were given compulsory redundancy in the financial year 2013/14 and the total cost of these. 4.      The highest single compulsory redundancy payment made in the financial year 2013/14. 5.      The total number of individuals who were given early retirement in the financial year 2013/14 and the total cost of these. 6.      The highest single payment for early retirement made in the financial year 2013/14, 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 2013/14 and the total cost of these. 8.      The highest single payment in the financial year 2013/14 for any other form of severance not included above. 9.      The total number of individuals who were given compromise agreements in the financial year 2013/14 and the total cost involved in these. 10.    Total full-time equivalent staff headcount in the financial year 2013/14.

Date for Response: 21/10/2014 - View 4602 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4601
Date Received: 10/07/2014

Under FoI, could you please provide me with information on the issue of staff members and disputes over rates of pay while they are on leave. I understand that  in some health boards there have been disputes over pay levels while staff are on holiday, as they are paid their basic salary, rather their  taking into account any additional payments, for example shift allowances. I understand that under Agenda for Change rules, staff should be paid “as at work”, rather than the basic rate, while on leave. Could you please provide figures, relating to the specific issue described above, for: How many staff since 2008 have made claims for additional holiday pay after being paid the basic rate. Please provide information for which part of the workforce they fall into (i.e medical, nursing, etc) and break the figures down by year (2008 – 2014 to date) How many of these claims have been settled and the total value of these settled claims. How many of these claims remain outstanding, and what is the total outstanding sum that has been claimed. The number of outstanding grievances regarding this issue, and which part of the workforce those raising grievances fall into. Could you also let me know whether your organisation has conducted a review regarding this issue, and if so, what the result was.

Date for Response: 22/07/2014 - View 4601 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4600
Date Received: 09/07/2014

In the last three years, how much money has your health board spent on travel for members of staff hired from another country. To clarify, I am looking for details of flight/rail tickets for NHS staff members like consultants or doctors who have been brought to Scotland by your health board to work. Could the information please include both travel expenses for coming to work and for travelling for interviews. Could this be broken down by year and, if possible, the country of origin of the staff members.

Date for Response: 15/09/2014 - View 4600 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4599
Date Received: 09/07/2014

This is a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. I would be grateful if you could please send me information regarding: How many times in 2013/14 were patients discharged from hospitals in the health board area between 9pm and 9am? How many of these patients were a) over 65 years of age and b) over 80 years of age.

Date for Response: 15/07/2014 - View 4599 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4598
Date Received: 09/07/2014

Ferryfield House - Has the footway/roadway been adopted for maintenance by the health board, and was it so adopted on 22 February 2013. Has the health board taken steps to comply with the Code of Practice for Highway Maintenance Management "Delivering Best Value in Highway Maintenance 2001" and or Well Maintained Highways Code of Practice 2005? In particular has the health board formally adopted the recommendations of the Codes? Please Jet us have all relevant documentation. Does the health board have a Highway Management Plan? If so, please send us a copy. In terms of health board policy, what is the frequency of inspection for the accident locus, and how is the inspection to be carried out? eg. On foot or drive-by. In terms of the health board, what kind of road/footway defects are considered to be hazardous? Please let us have the inspection and maintenance records for the accident locus for the period 2 years prior to the accident and since the accident. In addition may we have sight of the repairs and job records for the accident locus since the accident. Please let us have the actual defect repair records. Please let us have details of any other complaints about this locus in general.

Date for Response: 14/07/2014 - View 4598 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4597
Date Received: 09/07/2014

How many serious adverse incidents (or similar terminology) have been recorded in your accident and emergency departments in the past year (June 30, 2013 – June 30, 2014)? Please provide details of each incident (including date, description of incident, the outcome for the patient and whether staff were reprimanded over the incident), broken down by hospital. During the same period, please provide details of all complaints received by your health board in relation to your accident and emergency departments, broken down by hospital and giving the same level of detail as outlined above.

Date for Response: 12/08/2014 - View 4597 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4595
Date Received: 09/07/2014

I would like to receive all the information held on the NHS Lothian files of my daughter ~~~~~~ DOB ~~~~~ who is currently an inpatient on ~~~~~~~ regarding myself ~~~~~~. The information I request is not regarding my ~~~~~~, which is confidential to ~~~, but all the additional information that you hold about me and my ability to provide care for my ~~~~~~. The date range associated with my request is 20 January 2014 to date.

Date for Response: 09/07/2014 - View 4595 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4594
Date Received: 08/07/2014

This is a Freedom of Information request to ask for the following information: Do you offer a clinical service for EGFR mutation testing? (Yes, No, In development). If so, what methodology(ies) do you use? Real time PCR? High resolution melting curve analysis? Sanger Sequencing? Next Generation Sequencing? Pyrosequencing? Other (please specify). In relation to the above methodology, on which instrument(s) is this performed?  Which assay(s) do you use for this clinical service? Therascreen EGFR RGQ PCR kit? Therascreen EGFR Pyro kit? Cobas EGFR Mutation Test? In-house/Laboratory Designed Test (LDT)? Do you currently or plan to offer EGFR mutation testing in blood for clinical use? Currently in development? Already in place?

Date for Response: 09/07/2014 - View 4594 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4593
Date Received: 07/07/2014

1.      Have you conducted Corporate Parenting Training with your staff/members. (i) If yes how many sessions and people have been trained? (ii)If no, when do you plan to carry this out in the future? Who delivered this Corporate Parenting Training? How do you intend to carry out your Corporate Parenting duties as specified in the Children and Young People Act 2014? Have there been any strategic decisions made to determine how you will exercise your Corporate Parenting duties? Have looked after children and young people been involved in the discussions and development of local Corporate Parenting strategies? If so how? Is there a named person in your organisation as lead for Corporate Parenting? If so, who? How many looked after children and young people are accessing your services

Date for Response: 17/10/2014 - View 4593 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4592
Date Received: 07/07/2014

For each year from 2003/4 until 2013/14 (or by calendar year if easier), please can you tell me -  The total number of complaints lodged in relation to maternity care in NHS Lothian? How many negligence cases in relation to maternity care were settled? How much was paid out in compensation for negligence cases relating to maternity care?

Date for Response: 04/08/2014 - View 4592 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4591
Date Received: 07/07/2014

I am looking for site plans/building drawings/plans of East Fortune Hospital, East Lothian. I understand that the NHS no longer own this site however you have access to archive files. These drawings are for personal use only. I would prefer the files to be sent to my on a CD-ROM as my internet connection is very poor and cannot cope with large downloads. I can, however, be contact for information in relation to this request via e-mail.

Date for Response: 09/07/2014 - View 4591 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4590
Date Received: 07/07/2014

Can you please tell me for each of the hospitals within your health board area how much is paid on average per meal served to patients. Please may I have a sample of the menu for each of the hospitals on a day of your choice this month. Can you tell me please if the food was made fresh on site or brought in from elsewhere. Also can you identify if any items on the menu are ready meals (bought pre-made rather than made from scratch) and confirm whether the hospital serves ready meals brought pre-prepared from supermarkets or providers. If any of the meals - including main meals, starters and desserts – are pre-prepared, can you please provide the name of the company these meals were purchased from.

Date for Response: 05/08/2014 - View 4590 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4588
Date Received: 03/07/2014

Could you please tell me the name, job title, phone number and email address of the person who holds the role of ‘Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO)’ within your organisation?

Date for Response: 04/07/2014 - View 4588 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4587
Date Received: 03/07/2014

As per the Freedom of information Act 2000 I would like to request feedback on the questions below: Please provide a full breakdown of the finance division structure with names and job titles, i.e an organisation structure. Who is the VAT lead within the finance division? Details of the named management accountant(s) for each division? Who is responsible for temporary staffing cost savings?

Date for Response: 23/07/2014 - View 4587 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4584
Date Received: 01/07/2014

My request relates to information held by the Edinburgh fertility and reproductive endocrinology centre at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. I have made them aware of my request. I would like to request any information which NHS Lothian holds in relation to: the donor insemination programme list operated by the Edinburgh fertility and reproductive endocrinology centre. the criteria for being placed on a waiting list for IUI treatment. the criteria for being placed on a waiting lists for IVF treatment. any particular criteria for women in a same-sex relationship. the policy considerations behind the requirements for individuals who attempt IUI on their own before qualifying for NHS treatment: for example, what about attempts made outside of a registered clinic, will those attempts count towards the total? any pre-treatment tests available on the NHS, e.g. echovist HyCoSy, and HSG, which is required by private clinics prior to starting a cycle of IUI. the specific requirements for same-sex couples (female) seeking those tests

Date for Response: 31/07/2014 - View 4584 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4580
Date Received: 26/06/2015

All correspondence (email, letters etc) between Martin Egan, Head of IT at NHS Lothian and any employee of Harris Northgate IT, at the time of and relating to, the tendering process that Harris Northgate IT won. This should incorporate correspondence pre and post Harris Northgate IT winning the contract. All correspondence (email, letters etc) between Martin Egan, Head of IT at NHS Lothian and any employee of any other company tendering for the portal contract. All correspondence (email, letters etc) between Martin Egan, Head of IT at NHS Lothian and any employee of Harris Northgate IT relating to concerns NHS Lothian have/had about the operational competency of the service and system provided by Harris Northgate IT. All correspondence (email, letters etc) between Martin Egan, Head of IT at NHS Lothian and any employee of Harris Northgate IT relating to NHS Lothian cutting short the contract of Harris Northgate IT to provide the portal system for NHS Lothian. Any internal NHS Lothian paper mentioning and discussing the contract Harris Northgate IT have to provide the portal system for NHS Lothian. This should include any note or minute taken at any meeting discussing the contract. Any report, memo or analysis evaluating the contract and its efficacy or otherwise.

Date for Response: 22/07/2015 - View 4580 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4579
Date Received: 26/04/2014

- Figures for the number of children within NHS Lothian's area who have been receiving treatment for eating disorders since 2010 - The age and gender of each individual and type of condition (anorexia/bulimia/obesity etc)

Date for Response: 22/07/2014 - View 4579 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4578
Date Received: 25/06/2014

a) For each of the years 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14, the number of patients aged under-16 who have received contraceptive implants (eg Implanon, Nexplanon) b) For each year, please could the results be broken down by the following patient ages: under-13, 13, 14 and 15? c) For each of the years 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14, the number of patients aged between 16 and 18 who have received contraceptive implants (eg Implanon, Nexplanon) d) For each year, please could the results be broken down by the following patient ages: 16, 17 and 18? e) Adding together the total number of implants in parts a) and c), for each year, how many were prescribed via sexual health services located in a school.

Date for Response: 30/06/2014 - View 4578 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4576
Date Received: 25/06/2014

~~~~~~ Community Mental Health Team Leader - I would like to request copies of all notes made and reasoning by the panel in relation to the decisions made through this very protracted process. I would appreciate this at the earliest opportunity.

Date for Response: 07/07/2014 - View 4576 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4575
Date Received: 23/06/2014

The average numbers of staff employed by your board on a bank contract for each year from 2007 until now; broken down with figures for those who were/are already employed by your board on a substantive contract and those who were/are employed solely on a bank contract.

Date for Response: 22/07/2014 - View 4575 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4574
Date Received: 23/06/2014

Under FOI I am entitled to see a report which reflects the facts which are: the name of the student who performed the biopsy. Confirmation it was badly carried out. The correct date it was done.

Date for Response: 23/06/2014 - View 4574 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4572
Date Received: 23/06/2014

I am secretary of Backcare Lothian Branch. We have been hiring the pool at the Astley Ainslie hospital for many years to provide continuing hydrotherapy for people with long term conditions as this is not available on the NHS. The pool has now been closed for months. We are finding it very difficult to access information as to the work in progress, any proposed date for re opening, and future plans for the pool. Could you please provide information on this and any discussions taking place about the future of the pool.

Date for Response: 22/07/2014 - View 4572 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4571
Date Received: 19/06/2014

Can you please breakdown the private healthcare spend down and show how much each healthcare provider received from NHS Lothian for work carried out in each of the years outlined in your FOI response to me.

Date for Response: 14/07/2014 - View 4571 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4570
Date Received: 19/06/2014

Please could you send me the Draft Internal Audit Plan 2014-15  and the Internal Audit Report – Hospital Catering (September 2013) and Update on Action Taken in Response to Internal Audit Report on Catering. Also the Internal Audit – Progress Report January 2014 and any subsequent updates since then.

Date for Response: 03/07/2014 - View 4570 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4569
Date Received: 19/06/2014

Please provide full details of visits by pest controllers to hospitals in your NHS area between 2008 and 2014 so far with a monthly and annual breakdown. Please supply the dates of each visit, the reason for the visit, what the pest controller found and where as well as total costs.

Date for Response: 11/07/2014 - View 4569 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4568
Date Received: 19/06/2014

In accordance with the NHS PIN Supporting Work Life Balance, please advise if your Health Board provides its staff with pay/paid salary for any portion of Parental Leave that may be requested by staff. If your board pays staff for any portion of Parental Leave please advise how many weeks are paid.

Date for Response: 19/07/2014 - View 4568 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4567
Date Received: 18/06/2014

I would be grateful if you could provide the following information under the freedom of information (Scotland) Act 2002: Does your health board have a system which collates the number and type of comments, concerns or complaints that have been made (under section 12 of the Patient Rights Act) in relation to the care of patients with dementia and delirium? If the answer is yes, please provide the number of comments, concerns or complaints broken down by type. Does your health board collate information about comments, concerns complaints or staff reported incidents which involve older patients with dementia and delirium to help identify any information, themes or trends and to help explore potential areas for improvement in relation to the care of these patients? If the answer is yes, please provide any briefing paper for 2013/14 in relation to the collation of the information, which sets out the common themes and trends and specifies the areas of improvement that will be made.

Date for Response: 04/07/2014 - View 4567 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4566
Date Received: 18/06/2014

Question 1: Are Junior Doctors offered free hospital accommodation in cases where they work more than 60 hours in any 7 day period for in-hospital shifts? Question 2: Are Junior Doctors ever offered free hospital accommodation and if so under what circumstances? Question 3: Does your Board ask Junior Doctors [or actively and specifically invite them to report] whether the in-hospital shift rota, when combined with their travel times is ever creating circumstances where they are finding the travel is causing them concerns due to tiredness? [This question arises from the deaths of Junior Doctors and accidents reported due to tiredness].

Date for Response: 22/07/2014 - View 4566 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4565
Date Received: 18/06/2014

I would like to request under the Freedom of Information act the following information: 1.    The number of times your NHS board has sold data to private companies annually from 2008 to 2013. 2.    The type of companies (ie data analysts, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies etc) the date has been released to. 3.    The amount of money made from the sales annually from 2008 to 2013. 4.    The number of patients whose data has been released to private companies annually from 2008 to 2013. 5.    The reasons for selling data and the procedure on how decision as to what data may be sold is reached.

Date for Response: 18/07/2014 - View 4565 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4564
Date Received: 17/06/2014

Please could you provide data on the number of haemorrhoid surgery episodes in your trust broken down by Hospital in the period January 2013 to May 2014.  If possible can this be broken down into: Number of Haemorrhoidectomies (OPCS Code H51.1), Number of Stapled Haemorrhoidectomies (OPCS Code H51.3), Number of Haemorrhoidal Artery Ligations (OPCS Code L70.3) [can be accompanied by an ICD10 code 184 and or OPCS Y53.2 & H53.8)

Date for Response: 01/07/2014 - View 4564 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4563
Date Received: 17/06/2014

What time frame does NHS Lothian have in respect of making the patient aware of test results, notably biopsy results?

Date for Response: 08/07/2014 - View 4563 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4562
Date Received: 16/06/2014

I would like to know the following broken down by hospital and by the area of hospital work that each person is employed in: The number of agency staff that were employed between June 2013 and June 2014 and what percentage these staff make up of the entire hospital staff. The number of these staff that are considered as being full time equivalent workers. The average amount that agency staff are paid per shift and the average length of a shift. I would like this information for each calendar year from 2010 to 2014. The most that an agency worker has been paid for a single shift and the duration of that shift. I would like this information for each calendar year from 2010 to 2014. The number of foreign nationals that are typically employed per day and what percentage these staff make up of the entire hospital staff.

Date for Response: 08/07/2014 - View 4562 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4561
Date Received: 16/06/2014

Under the Freedom of Information act 2000 I am writing to formally request the following information:- Total amount the Trust spent on agency locum doctors 2013/2014 (April – March). For this information to be broken down by speciality and grade.

Date for Response: 22/06/2014 - View 4561 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4560
Date Received: 13/06/2014

I would like to request information under the Freedom of Information Act. The information that I require relates to a specific external/3rd party hosting contract which may include:  1. Software as a Service (SaaS) is a software distribution model in which applications are hosted by a vendor or service provider and made available to customers over a network, typically the Internet. 2. E-commerce hosting is a business that furnishes merchants with solutions for selling their merchandise online. The merchant is typically billed monthly for using space on the hosting company's server. Software is also leased for online order processing. E-commerce hosting businesses usually manage all the technical facets of commercial website development and maintenance for their clients. E-commerce hosting can also include electronic data interchange (EDI). 3. Exchange Hosting is a service in the telecommunications industry whereby a provider makes a Microsoft e-mail box and space available on a server so its clients can host their data on the server. The provider manages the hosted data of its clients on the server. 4. Web Hosting is the activity or business of providing storage space and access for websites. 5. VOIP Hosting is a methodology and group of technologies for the delivery of voice communications and multimedia sessions over Internet Protocol (IP) networks, such as the Internet. Other terms commonly associated with VoIP are IP telephony, Internet telephony, voice over broadband (VoBB), broadband telephony, IP communications, and broadband phone service. 6. Contact Centre: A hosted contact centre offers all the utilities associated with running a customer service outfit with a pay-as-you-go plan. This means that managers don’t need to buy prohibitively expensive hardware, instead they can add software as needed and get deeper in their involvement as they grow. 7. Unified communications is the integration of real-time communication services such as instant messaging, presence information, telephony, video conferencing, data sharing, call control and speech recognition with non-real-time communication services such as unified messaging.

Date for Response: 29/07/2014 - View 4560 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4559
Date Received: 13/06/2014

Under Freedom of Information, I would like to know the following: 1) Have any NHS staff been offered any language lessons in the last five years? 2) Have any NHS staff been given any language lessons in the last five years? 3) If so, what languages have they been taught? 4) What has/is the method of learning? i.e classrooms, tutors, work-books? 5) How much has the health board spent on language training for staff in the last five years? 6) Is there a budget for language training now and in the future?

Date for Response: 30/06/2014 - View 4559 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4558
Date Received: 13/06/2014

UID: ~~~~~~ Community Mental Health Team Leader In the interest of fair play and transparency and following further communication with my union representative, I am requesting copies of all panel notes and paperwork pertaining to the reviews and specifically relating to the most recent unsuccessful review, under the Freedom of Information Act.

Date for Response: 07/07/2014 - View 4558 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4557
Date Received: 10/06/2014

I am emailing to ask if your Health Board offers IVF treatment to couples, with unexplained infertility, as NHS patients if the female has a child (under 16 years old) from a previous relationship?

Date for Response: 04/07/2014 - View 4557 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4555
Date Received: 10/06/2014

Under the freedom of information act please could you provide me with the following information? The number of people aged 75+ living in your health board area. The total number of referrals your community rehabilitation teams received in the following financial years 2010-11, 11-12, 12-13, 13-14? The total average number of referrals your community rehabilitation teams receive per week. Please give numbers for the last six weeks if an average cannot be supplied. How many staff are employed in each of your community rehabilitation teams? Please break down by staff type (eg therapeutic specialism) and specify if full time or part-time. Are there currently any vacancies?

Date for Response: 10/07/2014 - View 4555 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4554
Date Received: 10/06/2014

1) The total number of Viagra prescriptions issued by your health board over the past five years with information broken down into respective years. 2) If possible, please provide the overall cost of supplying/purchasing the viagra.

Date for Response: 19/06/2014 - View 4554 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4553
Date Received: 06/06/2014

~~~~~~: I refer to your letter of 20th May 2014 advising me of the outcome of the review of the above UID. I have discussed this letter with my Union Representative and advised that I can request under the Freedom of Information Act copies of all panel notes and paperwork pertaining to the recent unsuccessful review. I would therefore be obliged if you would furnish me with these notes.

Date for Response: 07/07/2014 - View 4553 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4552
Date Received: 27/05/2014

On behalf of the Group's conveners, could I ask if you could please send me any plans for the work of the SIG for your area?  And kindly answer a few questions? 1. Can you please outline the priorities your SIG has and the most important ones for your area? 2. Do you have a time scaled action plan?  3. Can you list the subjects sub groups of your SIG will address? 4. Will your SIG address your local health board on waiting lists for secondary care clinics and staffing?

Date for Response: 18/06/2014 - View 4552 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4551
Date Received: 05/06/2014

I would like to request the following information: - A figure for the total cost of prescription drugs that have gone unaccounted for in each of the NHS Scotland boards; - A breakdown of the amount of medication listed below that is unaccounted for in each board, and a breakdown of the cost of each type of drug that has gone missing; - Figures for the number of disciplinary proceedings brought against NHS staff relating to lost/stolen medication; - A breakdown of the above for each year from 2010/11 to the current year. If the above exceeds the appropriate cost limit, then could you please eliminate items on the list below from the bottom up until the request is within the cost limit (barbiturates first to be removed from list, then benzodiazepines etc). - Diamorphine (Heroin) - Methadone - Diazepam (Valium) - Morphine - Cannabis - Amphetamines - Fentanyl - Codeine - Benzodiazepines - Barbiturates

Date for Response: 26/06/2014 - View 4551 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4550
Date Received: 05/06/2014

Under FOI I would like to know how many children were treated in A and E departments in your area each year from 2008 - 2014 (year by year). I would like to know a list of reasons they were treated (e.g. viral infection, broken arm etc). For each reason I would like to know the number of males v females and ages (can be in groups such as under 5, 5-7 etc)

Date for Response: 26/06/2014 - View 4550 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4549
Date Received: 03/06/2014

For each of the last 5 years (2010-2014) please provide the following information: Do you run an in-house or out-of-house bank staffing programme? The total/projected staff costs for bank (temporary) staff, for each of the following: doctors, nurses and ancillary employees (this is wage costs). The total/projected staff costs for permanent (not bank) staff for each of the following: doctors, nurses, ancillary employees (this is wage costs). What is your budget for bank (temporary) recruitment? (This is the cost of finding staff, not wages to bank staff). Are you at full staffing levels? If not, what percentage of your staff is made up of bank (temporary) workers? If applicable, please break down by hospital. What do you consider to be the largest problem area in terms of finding permanent staff? What is your total annual budget?

Date for Response: 24/06/2014 - View 4549 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4548
Date Received: 03/06/2014

Information relating to the fire prevention measures in place within hospitals within the Board area. Specifically I seek a list, per hospital, of what fire prevention equipment exists within hospitals to control and or/extinguish any outbreak of fire within the buildings. I also wish details of any sprinkler systems in place within hospitals in the Board area and, if not throughout the whole building, which departments, wards, and areas in which sprinkler systems exist. Further, I seek details of all outbreaks of fire within hospitals in the Board area over the past five years (calendar years or financial years, depending on how you collate your statistics. This would be 2009-2014). For clarification, I wish information on all fire incidents, no matter how minor, including the nature of the incident, the date, at where it took place.

Date for Response: 25/06/2014 - View 4548 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4547
Date Received: 02/06/2014

1.       Within NHS Lothian how many patients are currently being treated for Colorectal Cancer? Of those patients please split by their current drug treatment; Please complete the table below, and state if possible the number that are 1st line patients. Within your organisation how many patients are currently being treated for head and neck cancer (Squamous cell carcinoma) ? Of those patients please split by their current drug treatment;

Date for Response: 18/06/2014 - View 4547 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4546
Date Received: 29/05/2014

Approximately how many deaths were there in 2013 in patients who were prescribed methadone but were not reviewed by the local Drug Related Deaths Review Group (we are particularly interested in sudden unexplained death or deaths presumed to be form cardiac problems. Approximately how many patients are currently prescribed daily doses of 100mg or more of methadone in the area? Approximately what proportion of patients had an ECG in the past 12 months who are currently prescribed daily doses of 100mg or more of methadone. Approximately what proportion of patients havve had an ECG who are currently prescribed daily doses of 100mg or more methadone.

Date for Response: 26/06/2014 - View 4546 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4545
Date Received: 28/05/2014

·         Confirmation of whether any patients, treated within your health board, have been, or are being, charged for any part of their treatment when using insulin pumps; including for the cost of the consumables.  This information should include the numbers of patients involved, how much they are being charged and for what part of their treatment. The figures for the investment that has been provided to your Health Board, since October 2011, in order to help you meet their targets for providing insulin pumps and whether your health board has sufficient resources allocated to meet those Government targets for people being treated by insulin pumps. Information showing the amount of people, since October 2011 until now that have been treated for diabetes and how many are being treated using an insulin pump and confirmation of whether you are meeting the targets, of people to be treated with insulin pumps, as set by the Government.

Date for Response: 18/06/2014 - View 4545 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4543
Date Received: 28/05/2014

Since January 1st 2013, how much has been paid to consultants for carrying out Waiting List Initiative (WLI) work on Sundays? And how many consultants have received payments?

Date for Response: 21/10/2014 - View 4543 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4542
Date Received: 28/05/2014

The violent reduction unit provided me with the following data collated by the injury surveillance site in your health board area which relates to the number of people presented at A&E as a result of assault. 2010 – 4661, 2011 – 4420, 2012 – 3349, 2013 – 3182. I would be grateful if under the freedom of information (Scotland) Act 2002 you could present this information instead for the following financial years a) 2009/10 b) 2010/11 c) 2011/12 d) 2012/13 e) 2013/14. I would also be grateful if you could provide the number of people admitted to hospital for assault for these financial years and how many where admitted through A&E.

Date for Response: 28/05/2014 - View 4542 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4541
Date Received: 27/05/2014

I would like to request the following through FOI: 1. Does NHS Lothian prescribe Sativex? 2. How many prescriptions have been issued? 3. What is the cost of Sativex per prescription? 4. When was Sativex first prescribed?

Date for Response: 18/06/2014 - View 4541 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4540
Date Received: 27/05/2014

I would like to request the following information. Rates of completed suicide by patients at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. If possible I would like to have included patients under Compulsory Treatment Orders, voluntary admissions, and those who have been in contact with their services during the past 12 months (this is the timeframe during which Suicide Reviews must be undertaken). I understand that data may not be completely up to date but would be very grateful for the most recent statistics.

Date for Response: 17/06/2014 - View 4540 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4539
Date Received: 27/05/2014

This is a Freedom of Information request for information related to funding which NHS Lothian has provided to St Columba's Hospice for the past three financial years.  I would be grateful if you can provide me with the following information: 1. The amount of funding which NHS Lothian has provided to St Columba's Hospice for the previous three financial years. 2. The purpose of this funding. 3. Details of any governance and monitoring arrangements put in place by NHS Lothian on how these funds were spent by the Hospice.  In particular, any information provided by the Hospice on the use of the Liverpool Care Pathway.

Date for Response: 02/07/2014 - View 4539 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4538
Date Received: 27/05/2014

I would like to be provided with information about admissions to Ward 3 (Elderly Mentally Infirm), St Johns Hospital, Howden, Livingston, West Lothian, over the last 5-10 years (as available). The particular information I want is (a) the overall numbers of patients admitted to this Ward, broken down in periods of years or quarters, and (b) the numbers of these patients for whom compulsory measures were applied under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.  The compulsory measures are, for example, Short Term Detention Certificates and Compulsory Treatment Orders.

Date for Response: 18/06/2014 - View 4538 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4537
Date Received: 26/05/2014

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding procedures carried out by the health board in the last ten years. Can you tell me please – for each of the years 2013-14, 2012-13, 2011-12, 2010-11, 2009-10, 2008-09, 2007-08, 2006-07, 2005-06 and 2004-5 – how many of the following procedures were carried out. -Liposuction; -Abdominoplasty; -Apronectomy; -Thigh/arm lift; -Excision of redundant skin/fat; -Blepharroplasty; -Breast augmentation; -Mastopexy; -Breast implant complications (surgery to rectify); -Brow lift; -Facelift; -Neck lift; -Hair transplant; -Rhinoplasty; -Tattoo removal; -Thread veins. For each of the above procedures, can you please give me the cost (even if that cost can only be given as an estimate or average).

Date for Response: 01/07/2014 - View 4537 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4536
Date Received: 26/05/2014

Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing any documentation, procedures and/or policy documents in relation to mesh implants. Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the documentation provided to a patient prior to and after treatment for mesh implant. Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing any information leaflet which is provided by your health authority to a patient relating to the mesh implant. Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing alternative treatments to the mesh implant. Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the decision making process regarding the use of the mesh implant. In what circumstances. Would a mesh implant be used over an alternative treatment?Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing when your health authority first started using the mesh implant? Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing how many mesh implant operations your health authority has carried out? Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing what types of mesh implant were used by your health authority? Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing whether the type of mesh implant differs from hospital to hospital within your health authority? If so, please provide a breakdown, by year, of how many of each type of implant were used. Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the supplier and distributor used for each brand of mesh implants used by the health authority? Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the manufacturer used for each brand of mesh implants used by the health authority? Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the surgical approach used for the implantation of the mesh implant. Does the approach used differ depending on the type of mesh implant used? Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the number of mesh implant operations which have been carried out by your health authority. Please provide a breakdown by year. Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing how many procedures using a mesh implant have require corrective surgery? Please provide a breakdown by year. Where corrective surgery has had to take place, please provide a breakdown of the type of mesh used and the surgical technique used in the original operation. Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing when the first corrective procedure took place. Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing whether your health authority still use mesh implants. If the health authority no longer use mesh implants then please provide information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing when they stopped using the mesh implant and the reason for this. Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing any reports made to the MHRA regarding concerns over the mesh implants. Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing any clinical trials or research which your health authority has conducted into the safety and success of the mesh implant. We would also request any photographs held relating to the above requested information.

Date for Response: 23/06/2014 - View 4536 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4535
Date Received: 26/05/2014

Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the procedure for the cremation of foetuses and babies: Where the foetus was born before 24 weeks gestation; Where the foetus was stillborn after 24 weeks gestation; Where the baby has passed away between birth and six months of age; Where the baby has passed away between six months and twelve months of age and; Where the baby has passed away between twelve and eighteen months of age.// Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the information which is provided to parents who choose to have their babies cremated: Where the foetus was born before 24 weeks gestation; Where the foetus was stillborn after 24 weeks gestation; Where the baby has passed away between birth and six months of age; Where the baby has passed away between six months and twelve months of age and; Where the baby has passed away between twelve and eighteen months of age. Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the disposal of babies' ashes, specifically where ashes would be returned to parents: Where the foetus was born before 24 weeks gestation; Where the foetus was stillborn after 24 weeks gestation; Where the baby has passed away between birth and six months of age; Where the baby has passed away between six months and twelve months of age and; Where the baby has passed away between twelve and eighteen months of age. A percentage number, by year, as to how many parents were returned ashes, following cremation: Where the foetus was born before 24 weeks gestation; Where the foetus was stillborn after 24 weeks gestation; Where the baby has passed away between birth and six months of age; Where the baby has passed away between six months and twelve months of age and; Where the baby has passed away between twelve and eighteen months of age. Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the disposal of babies' ashes, specifically how the ashes had been disposed of, if they Were not returned to the parents: Where the foetus was born before 24 weeks gestation; Where the foetus was stillborn after 24 weeks gestation; Where the baby has passed away between birth and six months of age; Where the baby has passed away between six months and twelve months of age and; Where the baby has passed away between twelve and eighteen months of age.

Date for Response: 18/06/2014 - View 4535 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4534
Date Received: 26/05/2014

a) Broken down by year, the cost of participating in the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme. b) The projected future costs of participating in the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme.

Date for Response: 13/06/2014 - View 4534 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4533
Date Received: 04/04/2014

A list of all new pharmacy applications at any stage in the process within the WEST LOTHIAN and MIDLOTHIAN areas.

Date for Response: 13/06/2014 - View 4533 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4526
Date Received: 23/05/2014

I would like to see communications and documents relating to where the beef that you serve to the public in your Health Board area is sourced, slaughtered and tested and how long it takes to get from source to being eaten by the public.  Also any documents relating to water, antibiotics, chemicals and other added ingredients and any legislation relating to beef production and welfare in the country of origin. I would also like to know how much beef has been purchased each year since 2009.

Date for Response: 30/06/2014 - View 4526 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4525
Date Received: 23/05/2014

I would like to see communications and documents relating to where the chicken that you serve to the public in your Health Board area is sourced, slaughtered and tested and how long it takes to get from source to being eaten by the public.  Also any documents relating to water, antibiotics, chemicals and other added ingredients and any legislation relating to chicken production and welfare in the country of origin. I would also like to know how much chicken has been purchased each year since 2009.

Date for Response: 16/06/2014 - View 4525 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4523
Date Received: 22/05/2014

Question 1 Do you have a dedicated Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) programme? On what technologies are you treating? Question 2 How many patients commenced treatment intra-cranially with stereotactic radiotherapy between 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2014? How many patients does your centre plan to treat in the year from 1st April 2014 to 31st March 2015? Question 3 How many patients commenced treatment extra-cranially with stereotactic radiotherapy between 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2014? How many patients does your centre plan to treat in the year from 1st April 2014 to 31st March 2015? Question 4 What specific extra-cranial indications has your centre treated using SABR since 1st April 2013? What is the total number of those patients, by indication? Question 5 What barriers exist to securing approval SABR from commissioners? What length of time does it take to get a decision from commissioners? Where SABR is not approved, what reasons are given for denying approval? Question 6 If you do not have an SABR programme, is your centre considering setting one up in the period to 31st March 2014? If the response to Question 6a. is yes, with what technologies will you treat patients? Question 7 If your centre does not have an SABR programme, do you refer patients to another hospital? If the response to Question 7a is yes, to which hospitals and in what number have you referred patients over the last four years?

Date for Response: 18/06/2014 - View 4523 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4519
Date Received: 20/05/2014

I would like to request the following information: Policy of how to delete a child's record from the SNS (Special Needs System) in Scotland and the person to apply to. http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Child-Health/Children-with-Support-and-Care-Coordination-Needs/#Users...A child will be de-registered from the system if they no longer have  additional support needs, if they have moved away from that NHS board  area (their record will be transferred if they have moved  into another area using SNS), or if the child has  unfortunately died. A child's record can be deleted from  the SNS if, for whatever reason,  the parent / guardian no longer want information about  their child held on the system.

Date for Response: 30/06/2014 - View 4519 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4518
Date Received: 20/05/2014

Dear Sir, would you be so kind to provide the following information under the Freedom of Information Act: 1- What is the system in place to detect criminal offences committed by staff members of the Trust? 2- What is the department or person of the Trust in charge of monitoring this system? 3- What department or person of the Trust is in charge to report a criminal offence to the Police or other Governmental Body? 4- What training is delivered to educate staff members to identify and report a criminal offence? 5- How many criminal offences have been reported to the Police or other Governmental Body for the periods: 01/01/2012 to 31/12/2012, 01/01/2013 to 31/12/2013. 6- How many staff members reported to the Police have been referred to the GMC, NMC, HCPC or other Regulatory Body?  

Date for Response: 23/06/2014 - View 4518 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4517
Date Received: 19/05/2014

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I would like to request the following information. 1. Please provide details of the contract between the health board and the owners of the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with regards to use of the mortuary based at the hospital. 2. I would like to know how much the hospital/health board must pay per body for the use of the mortuary and any costs associated with this - and where this money comes from, for example is it from the ward on which the patients died budget?  - If the cost has varied over the years please state this and the costs of each year per body. 3. Please also provide how much the hospital/health board must pay in yearly charges for use of the mortuary and associated costs. (Not including per body charges) 4. Please provide details of how many people have died in the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary since it opened in 2003 and how many bodies have been through the mortuary. Please break this down into years.

Date for Response: 17/06/2014 - View 4517 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4516
Date Received: 19/05/2014

I wondered if I could get the prison healthcare report from 1.15 summary of of healthcare governance committee meeting held on January 21?

Date for Response: 16/06/2014 - View 4516 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4515
Date Received: 19/05/2014

The following should be considered as individual requests under FOI: Broken down by financial years  11/12, 12/13 and 13/14, please state how many “adverse events” there have been regarding medical care on Saturdays and Sundays at St John’s hospital. Please provide all reports completed after January 1st 2012 on the quality of care provided on Saturdays and Sundays at St John’s hospital.

Date for Response: 09/06/2014 - View 4515 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4514
Date Received: 16/05/2014

Freedom of Information Request: Application and approval rates of Individual Patient Treatment Requests IPTRs since 5 November 2013 I would like to request that the NHS board answers following questions under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002: How many Individual Patient Treatment Requests (IPTRs) has it received in each individual month since 5 November 2013? How many Individual Patient Treatment Requests (IPTRs) for Advanced Colorectal Cancer has it received in each individual month since 5 November 2013? How many Individual Patient Treatment Requests (IPTRs) for cancer (all types) has it received in each individual month since 5 November 2013? How many Individual Patient Treatment Requests (IPTRs) it has approved in each individual month since 5 November 2013? How many Individual Patient Treatment Requests (IPTRs) for Advanced Colorectal Cancer it has approved in each individual month since 5 November 2013? How many Individual Patient Treatment Requests (IPTRs) for cancer (all types) has it approved in each individual month since 5 November 2013?

Date for Response: 09/06/2014 - View 4514 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4513
Date Received: 15/05/2014

·       Can you please provide the Nurse to patient ratio in hospital wards below on last Monday? A&E, Critical care/Intensive care, Paediatrics in-patients, In-patient Mental health wards, Gastroenterology. Can you please provide the Nurse to patient ratio in hospital wards below on last Sunday? A&E, Critical care/Intensive care, Paediatrics in-patients, In-patient Mental health wards, Gastroenterology. Can you please provide the average Nurse to patient ratio in the last week in the hospital wards below? A&E, Critical care/Intensive care, Paediatrics in-patients, In-patient Mental health wards, Gastroenterology. If you could please specify which hospital/s in the response.

Date for Response: 27/05/2014 - View 4513 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4512
Date Received: 15/05/2014

I write under the Freedom of Information Act 2002 to ask how many admissions to hospital were recorded in your health board area as a result of patients using Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs, in each of the years 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14, and if your health board has made any estimate of the cost of these admissions to the NHS in Scotland?

Date for Response: 27/05/2014 - View 4512 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4511
Date Received: 15/05/2014

I write under the Freedom of Information Act 2002 to ask for a detailed breakdown of the expenses charged by the Executive Members of your health board in each of the last five financial years from 2009-2010 to 2013-14. 

Date for Response: 01/07/2014 - View 4511 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4510
Date Received: 15/05/2014

The number of employees currently employed by your board on a zero hours contract (In general terms, a zero-hours contract is an employment contract in which an employer does not guarantee the individual any work and the individual is not obliged to accept any work offered. Therefore, a common factor of a zero hours contract is where there is no guaranteed minimum number of hours of work).

Date for Response: 28/05/2014 - View 4510 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4509
Date Received: 14/05/2014

*The number of times dementia patients have been ‘boarded’ in hospitals across the NHS board with: a/ the total for each of the financial years: 2010/11; 2011/12; 2012/13 and 2013/14. and      b/ broken down for each year by the number of times dementia patients have been boarded with: no ward moves; one ward move; two ward moves and more than two ward moves.

Date for Response: 16/06/2014 - View 4509 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4508
Date Received: 14/05/2014

Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the accident. We would like sight of the accident details and any internal investigation that was carried out. Please include copies of all statements and other evidence obtained during the course of your investigations, particularly any photographs that may have been taken.

Date for Response: 18/06/2014 - View 4508 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4506
Date Received: 14/05/2014

I would like to make a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act Please could you provide me with details of how many patients in your health board area have been referred to private/non-NHS hospitals outwith your health board area for consultation or treatment in each of the past three years up to April 1 or in each of the past three full years for which information is available? In addition please provide me with details of the total expense incurred by such referrals.

Date for Response: 04/06/2014 - View 4506 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4505
Date Received: 14/05/2014

I would like to make a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act Please could you provide me with details of absenteeism rates among  nursing and midwifery staff in your health board in each of the three years up to April 1, 2014 or in each of the three most recent years for which statistics are available? In addition, could you provide me with any details you have on record of causes of absenteeism among nursing and midwifery staff?

Date for Response: 19/06/2014 - View 4505 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4504
Date Received: 14/05/2014

  The numbers, broken down each year since 2007, of people who have been treated by each Accident and Emergency units in your Health Board area, as a result of a violent assault. This information should be broken down by the nature and category of the assault.

Date for Response: 03/06/2014 - View 4504 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4503
Date Received: 13/05/2014

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: How many times concerns of staff levels were raised by member’s staff in the last 12 months? How many times concerns of patient safety were raised by member’s staff in the last 12 months? How many times staff complained about bullying over the last 12 months? Can you please provide me with any documentation on policy and/or procedure in regards to how the health board deals with complaints from Staff?

Date for Response: 25/06/2014 - View 4503 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4502
Date Received: 13/05/2014

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: How much money was lost in fraud in hospitals each year since 2007? How much money was lost in fraud in NHS dentists each year since 2007? How much money was lost in fraud in GP services hospitals each year since 2007? how much many a) doctors b) Nurse c) dentists d) other employee have been disciplined for  fraud each year since 2007? Can you please provide me with any documentation on policy to combat fraud in the NHS?

Date for Response: 09/06/2014 - View 4502 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4500
Date Received: 13/05/2014

How often are privacy curtains around patient beds at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh laundered? Is there a policy that determines the frequency of laundering, and, if so, what is it? What is the annual expenditure on laundering of privacy curtains at the RIE?

Date for Response: 09/06/2014 - View 4500 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4499
Date Received: 13/05/2014

This is a (new) 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 spend on purchasing Healthcare from private, independent or charitable providers for each year since 2007. A list of private, independent or charitable healthcare providers contracted by your board to provide healthcare for each year since 2007.

Date for Response: 16/06/2014 - View 4499 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4498
Date Received: 13/05/2014

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 I would like to request the following information. I would like to know how many people have had the wrong body part operated on in the last five years. By this I mean people who have gone in to hospital or an NHS practice/surgery to have an operation or procedure on a specific part of their body, but when the operation/procedure was carried out staff operating did so on the wrong body part/part of the body. This should also include details of incidents in which it could be the correct body part overall, but the wrong precise part - so for example if the procedure/operation was due to take part on an arm, but was carried out on the wrong part of the arm. I would like this information broken down into years, and I would also like to know details of the incidents, so for example the age and gender of the patient and the body part that was operated on/ had a procedure carried out on and the body part which should have.

Date for Response: 19/05/2014 - View 4498 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4497
Date Received: 13/05/2014

With respect to Freedom of Information legislation, I would respectfully like to request copies of all of my personnel records held by NHS Lothian Human Resources. I have worked at the Chalmers Centre since November 2013. I will be happy to meet the expenses' of any copying costs incurred. I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience. Many thanks for your help with this

Date for Response: 03/06/2014 - View 4497 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4496
Date Received: 12/05/2014

Please provide the following information with regard to endometrial cancer and its treatment procedures: 1) How many cases of endometrial cancer were diagnosed in NHS Lothian is the latest three years for which figures are available; 2) When was this new procedure introduced into the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh?; 3) Please supply a copy of the patient pathway used by multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals to move the patient through the tests and treatment to be provided by this new procedure; 4) Please supply a copy of any documentation which the patient may expect to receive to support them through this new procedure. This should include the template of the patient specific treatment plan given to each service user.

Date for Response: 09/06/2014 - View 4496 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4495
Date Received: 12/05/2014

In your trust, please could you inform me how many patients are currently being treated for Non Medullary Thyroid cancer with the following treatments; Axitinib; Cabozantinib; Pazopanib; Sorafenib; Sunitinib; Vandetanib; Other

Date for Response: 04/06/2014 - View 4495 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4494
Date Received: 12/05/2014

I was wondering if you would be able to send me Lothian’s most recent Annual Report and Local Delivery Plan (ideally 2013 onwards).

Date for Response: 14/06/2014 - View 4494 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4493
Date Received: 12/05/2014

I am writing to ask for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible. Please provide the following information. I am happy to receive the information according to calendar year or financial year, ie. however you record it. If the period I am asking for is too long, I am happy to receive the information for the last three years: 1) For the calendar year or financial year 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014 I'd like the number of children and young people referred to CAMHS: under the age of five (if possible please include specific ages); between five and ten; between eleven and sixteen. 2) For the calendar year or financial year 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014 I'd like the number of children and young people prescribed Risperidone (including under its generic/ trade names): under the age of five (if possible please include specific ages); between five and ten; between eleven and sixteen. 3) For the calendar year or financial year 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014 I'd like the number of children and young people prescribed Aripiprazole (including under its generic/ trade names): under the age of five (if possible please include specific ages); between five and ten; between eleven and sixteen. 4) For the calendar year or financial year 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014 I'd like the number of children and young people prescribed Olanzapine (including under its generic/ trade names): under the age of five (if possible please include specific ages); between five and ten; between eleven and sixteen. 5) For the calendar year or financial year 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014 I'd like the number of children and young people prescribed Quetiapine (including under its generic/ trade names): under the age of five (if possible please include specific ages); between five and ten; between eleven and sixteen.

Date for Response: 26/06/2014 - View 4493 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4492
Date Received: 08/05/2014

Please state the capital amounts spent under NPD for each project completed and the valuation placed upon each project immediately after handover. Where these show an impairment please give an indication of why such an impairment has occurred.

Date for Response: 16/06/2014 - View 4492 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4491
Date Received: 13/05/2014

I am the father of the late ~~~~~~ whilst under the care of the MBU at St Johns Hospital, Livingston. I attach a copy of open letters sent to the Herald newspaper dated 16th January 2014. The letters are self explanatory in relation to ~~~~~~ and alleged "gagging" by NHS Lothian. The content of the letters indicate the MBU was fit for purpose at the time ~~~~~~ raised her concerns. I have had previous communication with you regarding information and I now request the original report/investigation conducted by Dr Oates following the concerns raised by ~~~~~~, prior my daughters death. 

Date for Response: 16/06/2014 - View 4491 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4490
Date Received: 07/05/2014

I would like to know how many surgical operations and medical procedures (please specify which in answer) have been postponed/rearranged/cancelled(please specify which in answer) due to the weight of the patient. In answer please specify whether the patient has been overweight or underweight. would also like to know which surgical operations and medical procedures have had to be postponed/rearranged/cancelled due to the weight of the patients, and again specify if the patient was under or over weight. For this, a list can be provided of the most common procedure- with the number of time it has had to be postponed/rearranged/cancelled - if a full list cannot be provided due to cost. I would also like the weight limits for procedures and operations, so if there is a minimum and maximum weight. Could you please also provide any guidance that is given to patients about weight before operations and procedures, and what the risks are involving overweight or underweight patients.

Date for Response: 12/06/2014 - View 4490 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4489
Date Received: 07/05/2014

Budgets for General Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Medical Receiving. Is there any available explanation fro any budget vs actual spending variance (if any) from the data above? What are the current initiatives to mitigate any variance identified? Who instigated and what was the rationale for doing so?

Date for Response: 06/06/2014 - View 4489 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4488
Date Received: 07/05/2014

Can you tell me if your health board keeps a register of gifts and support that staff receive from pharmaceutical companies? If you do, can you outline how and what pharmaceutical firms gave to individual NHS staff in 2014? Can you also outline in each case, what the gift was, when it was given, what pharmaceutical company gave the gift and who it was given to? If it is not possible to name the employee can you please supply details of their role within the NHS? Can you also supply the details to the above questions for the years 2011, 2012 and 2013?

Date for Response: 12/05/2014 - View 4488 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4487
Date Received: 06/05/2014

The activity figures for the NHS Lothian/East of Scotland in-patient perinatal psychiatry unit over the past five years i.e. numbers of patients admitted, with lengths of stay and diagnoses?  The number of patients that came from the other partner Health Boards and the level of funding contributions made to this service by other boards? The numbers of any adverse/critical incidents which have occurred over the past five years in this service and (appropriately redacted) copies of outcomes and responses for them? The figures, along with details and outcomes, for any patient complaints (including those involving formal litigation) which may have occurred in this service over the past five years?  The activity figures for the local community team component of the perinatal service over the past five years ie numbers of patients referred, seen, numbers of contacts and their diagnoses? The audit figures for time taken for a) in-patient post discharge summaries/care plans and b) for community team post assessment summaries to be communicated to referrers.  The staff sickness rates in this service and staff employment retention/loss rates over the past five years? The audit figures for referrer satisfaction from both local (Lothian)referrers and from partner Health Boards over the past five years? The estimated costs of dealing with your well- publicised service delivery difficulties since its inception IE the cost of internal and external inquires, management time, and locum costs to cover the absence of the original consultant.

Date for Response: 02/07/2014 - View 4487 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4486
Date Received: 02/05/2014

What does each hospital within your NHS board area charge patients to use entertainment facilities, such as televisions, radios, DVD players, telephones or the internet. Please itemise the costs associated with each (For example Television - £2.50-per-day / Phone - £1.00-per-hour).   * How much, in total, has each hospital made from patients (through the methods detailed above) in the past year (from April 1, 2013 - April 1, 2014). Please itemise the total costs made from each (For example, television £1000, phone £2000) and then provide an overall total (EG £3000).

Date for Response: 03/06/2014 - View 4486 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4485
Date Received: 02/05/2014

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act.   Could you please supply me with the following information:   1. How many members of staff in your organisation have been placed on pay protection in the three financial years 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14?   2. Please can you provide a breakdown of pay protection to include the following (where known): The reasons for these staff being put on pay protection (organisational change, ill health etc) The occupations/job titles of staff on pay protection .  Where the information does not infringe on data protection, please provide a breakdown of pay protection to include the following: 1. The gender of staff on pay protection   2. The ethnicity of staff on pay protection

Date for Response: 10/06/2014 - View 4485 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4484
Date Received: 02/05/2014

Within NHS Lothian how many intra-vitreal injections/implants have been used between January and April 2014?   If injections are not known, please state the number of vials dispensed from your pharmacy in this period.   Does NHS Lothian treat the following conditions ?   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)

Date for Response: 02/06/2014 - View 4484 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4482
Date Received: 01/05/2014

I am writing to you to ask for information about declarations from doctors in NHS Lothian, regarding their links with and monies received from drug (pharmaceutical) companies.  I know that NHS Circular HDL (2003) 62 makes it clear that all health boards should establish a register of interests for all NHS employees and primary care contractors.  I have read in the Hole Ousia blog post, from a letter dated 6 July 2013 written by Alan Boyter, that there are no centrally held registers in NHS Lothian, apart from board members;   http://holeousia.wordpress.com/2013/11/10/nhs-lothian-register-of-interests/   I would like to know if the position has changed in NHS Lothian in the 9 months since.  Recently there have been a number of media articles and TV programmes highlighting the payment of doctors by pharma and the conflicts of interests that arise.  I want to know if NHS Lothian are now complying with HDL 2003 62 and with the NHS Circular MEL (1994) 48 Standards of Business Conduct For NHS Staff.  This 20 year old standard mentions staff declaring "relevant interests".  A prescribing doctor linked to a drug company by way of payment I contend has to be transparent.  For after all drug companies are about creating customers not cures.  

Date for Response: 06/05/2014 - View 4482 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4481
Date Received: 01/05/2014

I was looking for information on orthopaedic procedures carried out in NHS Lothian in 2013 please.   I am looking for the total number of primary hip replacements, primary knee replacements, revision hip replacements, revision knee replacements, and hemiarthroplasties.    Can I have numbers for both cemented and uncemented cases in 2013 please, an per individual hospital.

Date for Response: 30/05/2014 - View 4481 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4480
Date Received: 30/04/2014

I am writing to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. I would be grateful if you could send me your responses at your earliest convenience within the statutory 20 working day period.  If anything is unclear please do let me know and I will try to clarify. The questions relate to your provision of Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (‘PET-CT’) scanning, and the production of 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) which is required for the majority of PET-CT scans (as well as other isotopes). We understand that you produce these isotopes on-site using a cyclotron. 1. Please provide the number of scans carried out by your PET-CT scanner over the most recently available 12 month period for: a) Research purposes b) Patient scanning 2. Please provide any assessment of the benefits of the following potential benefits of having an on-site cyclotron: a) Isotope access for research purposes b) Removal of reliance on external suppliers for FDG doses for patient scanning   c) Cost benefit of having self-sourced FDG versus previous available price of FDG in the market? d) Removal of exposure to potential price rises e) Removal of surety of supply concerns, ,considering the distance of your PET-CT scanner to the commercial Radiopharmaceutical Units that can manufacture FDG? 3. Have any proposals been made to use your cyclotron to produce commercial FDG for sale to other Trusts/hospitals?   4. Please provide the reasons for not proceeding with any proposal to produce commercial FDG doses for sale to other Trusts/hospitals? a) Requirement to obtain a license is too complicated? b) Required capital investment is too much c) The ongoing logistics are too complicated/ distracting 5. Are you considering producing commercial doses of FDG for sale to other Trusts/hospitals in the future? 

Date for Response: 13/06/2014 - View 4480 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4479
Date Received: 30/04/2014

I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 on issues surrounding babies born with drug and alcohol addiction.   The information I require is as follows –   How many babies were born with neonatal abstinence syndrome between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014?   What was the cost in treating these babies?   How many babies were born with foetal alcohol syndrome between April 1, 2013 and March 21, 2014.   What was the cost in treating these babies?

Date for Response: 10/06/2014 - View 4479 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4478
Date Received: 30/04/2014

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding ‘do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation’ (DNACPR).   1.In the health board area, in the last five years, how many DNACPRs have been made?   2.How many were made without the patient being made aware?   3.How many were made without family members being made aware?   .How many were made where neither the patient or their families were made aware the DNACPR was in place?   5.How many patients died after doctors did not try to resuscitate them without the patient or their families knowing there was a DNACPR in place?   6.Can you please give me a list of the illnesses patients had where a DNACPR was made? Can you please give me their principal illnesses as I am aware some patients may have had multiple conditions.

Date for Response: 29/05/2014 - View 4478 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4477
Date Received: 30/04/2014

1.Have robots been used by the health board to assist elderly, disabled or other people and if so, how many robots have been used and how many people have been given them?   2.Are the robots controlled remotely and if so by who? Please state if they are operated by relatives, carers, doctors, nurses or care staff.   3.Are the robots used to make video calls?   4.Can they be used to check if people have taken their medication, eaten food, washed or dressed?   5.Where robots are used, how often are the people who have them being visited by people providing care?   6.What features do the robots include, what are they called, how tall are they, where are they produced and how much do they cost?   7.Who is eligible to get them – what health needs should people have?   8.Does the health board use any other digital technology, such as tablets or Skype for patients? If so, please provide in detail what this technology is, how it is used, how many people use it and what it costs to provide.

Date for Response: 27/05/2014 - View 4477 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4469
Date Received: 26/04/2014

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request information on how NHS Lothian determines what issues it shall take forward to the ‘Performance Review Committee’ for the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh project, as referenced on p.2 of the document ‘Key terms of the project for the new Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh’.

Date for Response: 13/06/2014 - View 4469 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4468
Date Received: 29/04/2014

Please confirm how much the health board has spent on hiring locum doctors from abroad in each of the last three financial years, including the year to the end of March 2014.   In each case where locum doctors from abroad were hired, please state which country they were hired from, how many hours they worked and what their pay was, as well as any travelling expenses or subsistence costs paid to them. 

Date for Response: 29/05/2014 - View 4468 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4467
Date Received: 29/04/2014

Question 1: Please supply a copy of your Boards 'Local delivery plan' for 2014/2015.  Question 2: Please state the budgeted transfer of new funds to community and primary care for 2014/2015 over and above the actual transfer for 2013/2014 (state the totals and the increase/decrease for the actual and budget for each of these years).

Date for Response: 06/06/2014 - View 4467 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4466
Date Received: 28/04/2014

     What is your total annual spend on agency Nurses?   2)      How is this total annual spend on agency Nurses broken down by individual supplier and what status are they? (i.e. PSL, Tier 1, Tier 2, Master Vendor, Sole Supplier, Managed Service Provider?   3)What is the end / renewal date of the current contract you have in place for agency nursing?   4) Which framework do you currently use? (GPS, HTE, LPP) 5) Who is your senior procurement / supplies contact? 6) Who is your senior medical staffing/ nurse bank contact?   

Date for Response: 27/05/2014 - View 4466 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4465
Date Received: 28/04/2014

How many foreign-trained nurses are there currently working for NHS Lothian?   How many foreign-trained nurses have worked for NHS Lothian each year for the past 5 years? (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009) and the same figure for 2004.   How many foreign-trained nurses have been subject to an NMC hearing each year for the past 5 years?   How many of these have been a) suspended or b) struck off the nurses register, again on an annual breakdown for the past 5 years?

Date for Response: 28/05/2014 - View 4465 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4464
Date Received: 28/04/2014

Please can you supply details on how many foreign-trained doctors there are currently working for NHS Lothian and each year for the last 5 years (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009) as well as the same figure for 2004.   How many doctors working for NHS Lothian have been struck off each year for the past 5 years (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009) and what percentage of these trained abroad? Are you able to give details of why they were struck off? 

Date for Response: 02/06/2014 - View 4464 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4462
Date Received: 28/04/2014

- Please could you tell me how many people are employed in any way by your organisation on a 'zero' or 'nil' hours contract?   A zero hours contract is defined by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service as an employment contract between an employer and a worker, which means the employer is not obliged to provide the worker with any minimum working hours, and the worker is not obliged to accept any of the hours offered.  Please could you provide the information broken down by financial year for the past 5 financial years.   - Please could you also tell me the total number of people employed by your organisation?

Date for Response: 21/05/2014 - View 4462 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4461
Date Received: 28/04/2014

On the following link http://www.scotsman.com/news/macaskill-urged-to-publish-report-on-child-sex-abuse-ringleader-1-782011 it refers to a report on Strachan and others. Under the FOIS please could you send me a redacted copy of the report.

Date for Response: 08/05/2014 - View 4461 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4460
Date Received: 28/04/2014

I would like to request the following information within the NHS Lothian (Scotland)   -Diagnosis and Management of newborn and infants with congenital Hypothyroidism.   -Management/doses of thyroid hormone for children over 2 with diagnosed hypothyroidism.   -Guidelines/ policy management of Glue ear in children with down syndrome.

Date for Response: 28/05/2014 - View 4460 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4459
Date Received: 28/04/2014

I wonder if you can help. I delivered my daughter in the Simpson's Centre in January 2012. I have now relocated to Northern Ireland and and pregnant again and my Consultant needs to see my maternity, or more specifically, my delivery notes due to several complication during and after the birth. Can I request this under the Freedom of Information Act? My new trust are requesting the information from the hospital but I wondered if it were quicker/easier for me to request it?

Date for Response: 29/04/2014 - View 4459 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4458
Date Received: 25/04/2014

We are urgently seeking comparative data on 2013/14 hospital acquired MRSA bacteraemia for Burns Units across the country. All figures for MRSA bacteraemias should be the same cases that have been declared to the Health Protection Agency (HPA). Specifically please provide the following for the period April 2013-March 2014 inclusive. Number of  HPA reported hospital acquired MRSA bacteraemia cases in your Burns Unit where hospital stay for patient attributed to either of burns care related national specialties (National treatment function code either 161, 160, 219 or 220). Number of admitted care spells in your Burns Unit, where spell attributed to either of burns care related national specialties (National treatment function code either 161, 160, 219 or 220). Number of beddays associated to admitted care spells in your burns unit, where spell attributed to either of burns care related national specialties (National treatment function code either 161, 160, 219 or 220).

Date for Response: 26/05/2014 - View 4458 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4457
Date Received: 24/04/2014

The Rocovery of Medical Costs for Asbestos Diseases (Scotland) Bill - I welcome your views on this Bill. In addiiton, I would be grateful if you could provide information on the costs incurred by those hospitals which operate in your helath board in relation to asbestos-related diseases for each of the following years : 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12.

Date for Response: 19/05/2014 - View 4457 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4456
Date Received: 23/04/2014

What is/was the Scottish Government Treatment Target(s) for Hepatitis C in your Health Board in the following years 2013 2014 2015. What was the actual number of patients treated in 2012 and 2013. What % were GT 1a and what % GT 1b. How much was spent on HCV treatment in your Health Board in 2013. How much has been allocated for 2014 (anticipated % uplift on 4 above). Please supply a copy of the 2013/2014 annual Hepatitis C Managed Care Network report

Date for Response: 20/05/2014 - View 4456 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4455
Date Received: 23/04/2014

Question 1: What was the total expenditure on hospitality in your board in 2012/2013 and 2013/2014? Question 2: What is the anticipated total hospitality budget in your board for 2014/2015?

Date for Response: 12/05/2014 - View 4455 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4454
Date Received: 23/04/2014

The number of a) medical personnel and b) non-medical personnel that have been convicted for breaches of the Data Protection Act. The number of a) medical personnel and b) non-medical personnel that have had their employment terminated for breaches of the Data Protection Act. The number of a) medical personnel and b) non-medical personnel that have been disciplined internally but have not been prosecuted for breaches of the Data Protection Act. The number of a) medical personnel and b) non-medical personnel that have resigned during disciplinary procedures. The number of instances where a breach has not led to any disciplinary action. In each case, I request that you provide a list of the offences committed by the individual in question, for example "Accessed personal information for personal interest" or "Inappropriately shared patient information with a third party".

Date for Response: 15/05/2014 - View 4454 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4453
Date Received: 23/04/2014

Question 1: What is the longest shift a Junior Doctor has completed in your Board? Question 2: What is the shortest period a Junior Doctor has gone before starting another shift? Question 3: What is the greatest number of hours worked in any five day period? Question 4: What is the greatest number of hours worked in any seven day period? Question 5: Have you been asked to submit details of the Junior Doctor (both the FY and specialist training grade) rotas you run to the Scottish Government as part of the review they are undertaking? If so please return a copy of that information now if available or at the time it is submitted.

Date for Response: 15/05/2014 - View 4453 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4452
Date Received: 23/04/2014

Please can I receive an up to date list of all the subcontractors, suppliers and consultants involved in Scheme comprises construction of partnership centre including council offices, health centre, dental surgery, library, sports hall and community hall with associated car parking and landscaping (grid ref 298636 665799). Sustainable Information: This development has been designed to achieve Very Good/Excellent BREEAM rating. The associated works include sewer systems, infrastructure, enabling and access roads.

Date for Response: 21/05/2014 - View 4452 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4451
Date Received: 22/04/2014

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please could you provide me with information about the number of babies with diagnosis code P96.1 (Neonatal withdrawal symptoms from maternal use of drugs of addiction) as either a primary or secondary diagnosis in their episode of care broken down for each of the past five years (2009 to 2013).

Date for Response: 28/04/2014 - View 4451 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4449
Date Received: 22/04/2014

I am writing under Freedom of Information to ask for the financial year 2012/13:  1.       How many employees have a salary in excess of £141,000   2.       How many employees  have a salary in excess of £101,000   3.       How many employees  have a salary in excess of £85,000   4.       How many employees  have a salary in excess of £58,000

Date for Response: 21/05/2014 - View 4449 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4448
Date Received: 22/04/2014

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: 24/04/2014 - View 4448 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4447
Date Received: 17/04/2014

I need the following information regarding the spent in Royal Infirmary Of Edimburg:  - Number of High Concentration Oxygen Masks bought - From what company did you buy them from - Price that you paid for it - Usage of High Concentratio Oxygen Masks per Hospital Service   This information should be presented in Excel spread sheet for the financial 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013,

Date for Response: 08/05/2014 - View 4447 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4446
Date Received: 17/04/2014

I would like to request the following information under Freedom of Information legislation.   1) Please can you provide me with the most up-to-date figures for how much the board has paid out in compensation cases for medical negligence to patients and their families in:   a) 2012/13 ,  b) 2013/14?   2) Please can you provide me with the most up-to-date figures for how much the board has paid out in compensation in other cases, such as employment disputes, in:   a) 2012/13 ,  b) 2013/14?  

Date for Response: 13/05/2014 - View 4446 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4445
Date Received: 17/04/2014

I would like to request the following information under Freedom of Information legislation.   1) How many GP practices in the board's area currently have a) closed patient lists and b) restricted patient lists, as of 17th April?   2) How many GP practices at any point during March 2014 had a) closed patient lists and b) restricted patient lists?   3) How many GP practices at any point during September 2013 had a) closed patient lists and b) restricted patient lists?   4) How many GP practices at any point during March 2013 had a) closed patient lists and b) restricted patient lists? 

Date for Response: 24/04/2014 - View 4445 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4444
Date Received: 16/04/2014

This is a request for information under the freedom of information act. I would like to know the following information for the Bristo square health centre and the Lothian sexual health clinic.   - How many students were diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection or disease since the beginning of 2011?   - How many students were diagnosed with one of the following: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Herpes, Syphilis, Trichomoniasis, genital warts, HIV.   Please could you provide this information in electronic format as an excel document (not pdf.)   I would like the information broken down on a yearly basis (1 January 2011 - 31 December 2012, etc).

Date for Response: 13/05/2014 - View 4444 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4441
Date Received: 15/04/2014

For each of the last three financial years how many women were discharged from hospital between 11pm and 6am after giving birth?   I believe my request is clear but if you should wish to clarify any of the above please contact me at your earliest convenience.

Date for Response: 12/05/2014 - View 4441 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4440
Date Received: 14/04/2014

Please provide me with information regarding operations that were cancelled on the day of surgery due to insufficient bed numbers, at each hospital within the health board’s jurisdiction, between 1 January 2013 and 1 April 2014. This data should include hospital name, location (town/city), total of cancelled surgeries (by month). Please provide this data in .csv or .xls format.

Date for Response: 06/05/2014 - View 4440 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4439
Date Received: 14/04/2014

The total number of medical and surgical beds per hospital. Please provide this figure for each month for between 1 January 2013 and 1 April 2014, if this figure increased/decreased over this period;  A monthly breakdown of the number of permanent and additional beds occupied within your board’s hospitals between 1 January 2013 and 1 April 2014. This data should include hospital name, location (town/city), total of permanent medical beds occupied (by month), total of additional medical beds occupied (by month), mean stay (days) per episode.  Please provide this data in .csv or .xls format.

Date for Response: 16/04/2014 - View 4439 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4438
Date Received: 14/04/2014

Please provide details of instances where foreign objects have been accidentally left in patients following surgeries performed within the board’s hospitals, in 2013. Please provide the following: hospital name, city/town, date (date of surgery and/or complaint), description of foreign object left in patient. Please provide this data in .csv or .xls format.

Date for Response: 19/05/2014 - View 4438 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4437
Date Received: 14/04/2014

I would like to request to receive a copy of my personal health information relating to a period between ~~~~ and ~~~~ where I resided in the NHS Lothian catchment area.   My request is for specific information relating only to ~~~~ from my gp and subsequent follow up appointments and ~~~~, which was assessed at St John’s Hospital in ~~~~.   If it is possible to track down information only relating to ~~~~ in my GP notes I would appreciate this too.

Date for Response: 14/04/2014 - View 4437 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4436
Date Received: 08/04/2014

Currently I am awaiting a MACI (matrix autologous chondrocyte implantation) for a knee cartilage defect. Initially i was informed that i was on a waiting list however this was withdrawn as this procedure was suspended due to funding. I would like to know if there is an ongoing process to recommence this procedure. The number of candidates awaiting a maci. And who is responsible for withdrawing this service.

Date for Response: 07/05/2014 - View 4436 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4435
Date Received: 07/04/2014

I suspect the results for drug-related deaths in Lothianfor the last year (2013) will now be collated. I would therefore request to know: 1. How many drug-related deaths in lothian implicated heroin/morphine in 2013; and 2. How many drug-related deaths in Lothian implicated methadone in 2013.

Date for Response: 29/04/2014 - View 4435 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4434
Date Received: 07/04/2014

Please provide me with details of all critical incident reviews and significant adverse events reports, reported between 1 January 2013 and 31 March 2014. Details should include a reference number, reported date, category (i.e. fire, unexpected death etc), area/dept of hospital, and a summary of the incident and action taken. Please provide the information in .csv or .xls file format.

Date for Response: 13/06/2014 - View 4434 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4433
Date Received: 04/04/2014

A list of all new pharmacy applications at any stage in the process within the WEST LOTHIAN and MIDLOTHIAN areas.

Date for Response: 16/04/2014 - View 4433 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4432
Date Received: 04/04/2014

How many staff within NHS Lothian underwent NHS Agenda for Change job evaluation ? How many of the above staff were required to complete a Job Analysis Questionnaire ? Overall, how many Factor Reviews were submitted ? How many of these Factor Reviews were successful/resulted in a higher banding outcome ? How many AfC grievances were submitted re. claims that AfC, JE process was misapplied ? [ie. claims that binding national JE Handbook guidelines were not adhered to in some way] How many Agenda for Change of these grievances were upheld ? How many upheld grievances resulted in the outcome being changed to a higher banding ? How many staff requested independent review by Scottish Terms & Conditions Committee ? How many requests were actually referred for review to S.T.A.C. Panel Training Did all panel members evaluating the Job Analysis Questionnaires have the required Job Analysis training? How often approx. since 2004/05 have panel members undergone the recommended refresher training ?

Date for Response: 09/04/2014 - View 4432 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4431
Date Received: 03/04/2014

1.      Number of patients being treated for withdrawal symptoms from anti-depressant medication. 2. Number of patients being treated for withdrawal symptoms from Venlafaxine. 3. Whether Venlafaxine is prescribed by your health board. - (a) 2011-2012 (b) 2012-2013 (c) 2013-2014

Date for Response: 06/05/2014 - View 4431 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4430
Date Received: 03/04/2014

NHSL state that neither Alan Boyter (head of HR) nor the CEO were involved in drafting of the agreement which was undertaken by the Central Legal Office (CLO) and then returned, presumably for scrutiny and approval to the Associate Director of HR, therefore does NHSL agree that/can they confirm that as the lead on negotiations with the employee involved (Dr ~~~~~~ that Mr  Boyter was therefore ultimately responsible for its contents - including what appears to be illegal confidentiality and gagging clauses?  Does NHSL agree similarly that Mr Boyter would have been ultimately responsible for determining the level of financial compensation to be offered in this agreement which was also to be subject to a unilaterally imposed confidentiality clause?  With regards to Dr Oates' 'external' review, can NHSL please state/clarify whether in the 'external' review (which preceded Dr ~~~~~~ draft settlement agreement) that the specific and detailed issues and complaints alluded to in the gagging clauses (submitted to NHSL apparently prior to that review given their quoted dates in the gagging clause of 2012 and 2011 and apparently involving named individuals) were specifically examined by Dr Oates and reported upon by that review?  It can be strongly argued and probably proven that Mr Boyter appears guilty of breaches of PIN guidelines for not undertaking the various complaint investigations when he gave written assurances they would be, and then for the breach of PIDA and the cabinet seceretary, Alex Neil’s, own guidelines with regards to gagging/confidentiality clauses.

Date for Response: 25/04/2014 - View 4430 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4429
Date Received: 03/03/2014

The criteria that the board, NHS Lothian uses to determine what is a "Never Event"   A list of "Never Events" that occurred at each hospital within the board between financial years 2011-12 and  2013-14.

Date for Response: 01/05/2014 - View 4429 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4428
Date Received: 03/04/2014

For the last 5 financial years (2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14) please give figures for  the number of compensation claims made against NHS Lothian ?  The number of those claims that were settled ? What was the total cost of these claims?   What was the individual cost of each claim and the compensation awarded?   Please differentiate between Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (if they were involved) and monies awarded by the courts.   How many claims are in progress against your board, NHS Lothian at this time (03/04/2014)? 

Date for Response: 28/04/2014 - View 4428 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4427
Date Received: 03/04/2014

Under FoI could you please provide me with the report circulated to members of the NHS Lothian healthcare governance committee at its meeting of January 21 2014 relating to item 63.3 in the minutes entitled “public protection update”.

Date for Response: 17/04/2014 - View 4427 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4426
Date Received: 31/03/2014

Under FoI could you please provide me with copies of the NHS Lothian site masterplans for the RIE, WGH and St John’s Hospital sites. The documents I am referring to are referenced on p24 of the NHS Lothian “Our Health, Our Care, Our Future” document.

Date for Response: 23/04/2014 - View 4426 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4425
Date Received: 28/03/2014

How many patients received NHS Continuing Health Care? How many patients were refused NHS Continuing Helath Care? How many patients were refused NHS Continuing Helath Care but have been in hospital for over one year and for whom no discharge date has been set?

Date for Response: 15/04/2014 - View 4425 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4424
Date Received: 28/03/2014

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 I would like to request some information on children under 18 who have received medical attention after using e-cigarettes. Could I have as much of the following details as possible: The child's age Date of the incident Location & whether they were taken to a GP/A&E/etc What was wrong with the child (i.e. irregular heart beat, nicotine poisoning, etc) Could I have the most recent information going back to April 2012. 

Date for Response: 11/04/2014 - View 4424 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4422
Date Received: 28/03/2014

1) How many patients in your health board area have been diagnosed with Body Integrity Identity Disorder in the last 10 years. 2) Please provide details of the diagnosis and treatment process used for these patients. 3) How many amputations have taken place for patients diagnosed with BIID in the last ten years. Please provide details of which limb/body part was removed and at what financial cost?

Date for Response: 15/04/2014 - View 4422 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4422
Date Received: 28/03/2014

I wish to receive information regarding the accidental removal of urinary catheters (often referred to as Foley catheters) for patients in NHS inpatient care. These catheters are normally held in situ by a balloon. They are occasionally removed by the confused patient (often causing pain). Incidences of accidental urinary catheter removal should be recorded via incident reporting. I don’t require any details of incidents, only the number of incidents reported. Please provide the most recent available (complete) 1 year of data.

Date for Response: 22/04/2014 - View 4422 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4421
Date Received: 28/03/2014

For your Trust please could you supply the total number of patients treated with biologics for the following conditions, split by the named biologic for two time periods: 1st January - 30th June 2013 and 1st July to 31st December 2013. For your convenience, I have attached a simple excel spreadsheet to populate which I hope is clear.

Date for Response: 31/03/2014 - View 4421 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4419
Date Received: 27/03/2014

Electrophoresis Information Form Haemoglobinopathy Screening Information Form Coagulation Screening Information Form. (Forms saved in 'FOI Requests' as '4419 Electrophoresis')

Date for Response: 25/04/2014 - View 4419 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4417
Date Received: 27/03/2014

Ipads. What Operating System/Hardware was used to install MDM on? (Mac or Windows) Did Lothian use any other third party software? (Dell Kace) If they were batch set up, then how?

Date for Response: 25/04/2014 - View 4417 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4416
Date Received: 07/03/2014

I would be grateful if you could please provide me with figures I have requested here. Namely, when you replied to the public petitions committee’s request for information relating to NHSL’s handling of compromise agreements (CA’s) you stated that ‘ALL’ of NHSL’s CA’s were produced in conjunction with the CLO. Can you please tell me how long this arrangement had been going on? In what year did the CLO begin producing ‘ALL’ of the CA’s for NHSL? Can you please now provide me with that figure (I attach the previous FoISA request figures that were made available to the PPC here for you). I am curious to learn how many CA’s NHSL applied in this five year period?

Date for Response: 01/04/2014 - View 4416 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4415
Date Received: 26/03/2014

1) How many people were referred by their GP to a breast clinic or similar specialist consultation for breast cancer-related tests in each of the calendar years 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 to date? 2) How many people were referred to a breast clinic or similar specialist consultation for breast cancer-related tests following routine screening in each of the calendar years 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 to date? 3) In relation to each of the responses to questions 1. and 2. (thus, broken down by year), how many patients were seen within two weeks of referral? 4) In relation to each of the responses to questions 1. and 2. (again, broken down by year), how many patients were seen after more than two weeks had passed since referral? 5) In relation to each of the responses to questions 1. and 2. (broken down by year), what is the longest time any patient has waited between referral and appointment for consultation and/or tests? 6) How many doctors in a position to carry out the necessary consultations and/or breast cancer-related tests were in post (FTE) as at a) January 1, 2011; b) January 1, 2012; c) January 1, 2013; d) January 1, 2014? 7) What was the vacancy rate (FTE) for such doctors (who can carry out consultations and/or breast cancer-related tests) as at January 1, 2014? 8) How many specialist nurses trained to carry out/assist in the necessary consultations and/or breast cancer-related tests were in post (FTE) as at a) January 1, 2011; b) January 1, 2012; c) January 1, 2013; d) January 1, 2014? 9) What was the vacancy rate (FTE) for specialist nurses trained to carry out/assist in the necessary consultations and/or breast cancer-related tests as at January 1, 2014?

Date for Response: 07/05/2014 - View 4415 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4414
Date Received: 26/03/2014

Under Freedom of Information, I would like to know how many people in each of the following age ranges have been diagnosed with skin cancer in each year since 2000: 16-24; 25 – 34; 34 – 50; 50+ If available, I would also like to know the number of people who have required NHS treatment for burns or any other injuries that were attributed to the use of tanning salon sunbeds in the last five years. Please detail the number of people with burns and list the other injuries sustained for each of the last five years.

Date for Response: 25/04/2014 - View 4414 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4413
Date Received: 26/03/2014

Thank you for the response to my FOI request (ref 4344). As some of the information is unavailable I wondered if you would be able to answer the following question: Does your trust provide PUVA (psoralen combined with ultraviolet A) treatment ? Please state as fully as possible the number of patients on the following drugs regardless of diagnosis; 1) Acitretin (Soriatane) 2) Alitretinoin (Toctino) 3) Azathioprine (Imuran) 4) Ciclosporin (Neoral) 5) Methotrexate 6) Potent Topical corticosteroids (such as betamethasone dipropionate) 7) Very Potent Topical corticosteroids (such as clobetasol propionate)

Date for Response: 25/04/2014 - View 4413 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4412
Date Received: 26/03/2014

Requesting information about clinical (drug) trials that took place within the department of genito-urinary medicine between 1980 and 1986. He would like to know which trials took place (if any), how many participants and the findings/ analysis.

Date for Response: 24/04/2014 - View 4412 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4411
Date Received: 25/03/2014

Question 1: How many patients were being moved between hospital wards between the hours of 11pm and 6am in 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013 and between April and December 2013? Question 2: How many of those patients mentioned in Question 1 were moved between hospital wards more than once?

Date for Response: 23/04/2014 - View 4411 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4410
Date Received: 25/03/2014

Question 1: How many health visitors were retired in 2012/2013 and are retiring or will be retired by the end of the current financial year 2013/2014? How many health visitors do you anticipate will retire in 2014/2015? Question 2: How many health visitors did your board train in 2013/2014 and how many is your board planning to train in 2014/2015? Question 3: How many health visitors do you anticipate moving into Family Nurse Partnerships in 2014/2015? Question 4: How many additional Health Visitors have you planned for to meet the introduction of a ‘named person’ when the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 is implemented?

Date for Response: 24/04/2014 - View 4410 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4409
Date Received: 25/03/2014

If you provide any kind of specialist health service for people currently involved in Prostitution? If so, could you outline what kind of health services are provided and by who? Could you provide me with the current waiting time to access these services? If you provide any kind of specialist health service for people who have exited or are trying to exit Prostitution? If so, could you outline what kind of health services are provided and by who? Could you provide me with the current waiting time to access these services?

Date for Response: 24/05/2014 - View 4409 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4408
Date Received: 24/03/2014

As a contracting authority covered by the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill can you provide details of the number of contracts awarded to a supported business in the past 5 years broken down by each year?

Date for Response: 28/04/2014 - View 4408 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4407
Date Received: 24/03/2014

Please may I make a Freedom of Information request for the following information: 1. The total number of deaths within your Trust between 1st January 2013 and 31st December 2013 2. The number of Hospital (consent) autopsies carried out on deaths which occurred between 1st January 2013 and 31st December 2013. If possible please separate the data for each of the hospitals within your Trust.  

Date for Response: 24/04/2014 - View 4407 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4406
Date Received: 24/03/2014

1) For financial years 2012 - 2013 and 2013 to 2014, how many Podiatrists and Podiatry Assistants did your NHS Trust employ (new employees only)? 2) What Bands were they? 3) Were they temporary or permanent contracts? 4) Were the Band 6 new posts filled by a new graduate? 5) During these same years, did any Podiatrists or Podiatry Assistants retire or resign from their posts?  6) What Bands were they? In your reply, please could you provide the information for each year, for example:- 2012-2013 - 1 x Band 6 Podiatrist employed on a 6 month permanent contract. Podiatrist employed was not a new graduate. 1 x Band 7 Podiatrist employed on permanent contract. No Podiatry Assistants were employed. 2012 - 2013 - 2 x Band 6 Podiatrists resigned/ retired.  One of the Podiatrists was the Podiatrist on a 6 month permanent contract.

Date for Response: 24/04/2014 - View 4406 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4405
Date Received: 21/03/2014

Under freedom of informaiton, what does the ward Albany do to promote rehabilitaiton. How do they measure success. How many have gone through the ward in the past year of their stay.What is the average occupancy. Where are they referred from. Who pays for their upkeep and how much. How much currently and over the past 5 years. What are the staff ratios. How often are the ward doors left unlocked. What therapies are available in the ward. How many are getting this help.

Date for Response: 01/04/2014 - View 4405 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4404
Date Received: 21/03/2014

The numbers, broken down each year since 2007, of people who have been treated by each Accident and Emergency units in your Health Board area, as a result of a violent assault. This information should be broken down by the nature and category of the assault.

Date for Response: 14/04/2014 - View 4404 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4403
Date Received: 21/03/2014

I worked at the western general, Edinburgh from 2006-2013. During that time I underwent the AFC process and was not successful in being banded what I should have been. I submitted a lengthy, evidence based reasoning with solid examples for why I should have been banded at 8a but in the end I got banded a 7.  The letter I received stated there was no further right to appeal but I would like to know how I go about requesting the reasoning behind the decision of the panel and who made the decision.  The letter was dated October 2010 but it has never sat well with me as you can imagine and recently I came across all the paperwork so finally got round to doing something about it.

Date for Response: 10/04/2014 - View 4403 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4402
Date Received: 21/03/2014

Unfortunately this wording does not provide the full details I require and as such your FoI response is incomplete. To finalise your response to my request I require the following information for the years 2011/12 & 2012/13: The total number of invoices paid The total value of invoices paid

Date for Response: 22/04/2014 - View 4402 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4401
Date Received: 19/03/2014

Please provide information on the numbers of patients sent to private hospitals for treatment for the past five financial years (including the part year of 2013/14). Please provide for EACH year: 1. The total number of patients treated at private hospitals/clinics 2. A breakdown of the types of treatment the patients were sent for 3. The total cost to the NHS 4, The cost broken down by the types of treatment 5. The cost broken down by the private hospital/clinic 6. Any available information on whether patients are being treated in the private hospitals/clinics by NHS consultants 7. Any statistical information about how long patients are into their waiting list time before they are referred to a private hospital/clinic. Please also provide any information about formal or informal policies or procedures to use private hospitals/clinics to meet waiting list targets.

Date for Response: 10/04/2014 - View 4401 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4400
Date Received: 19/03/2014

I am looking for information in relation to a barrier which has been installed at Whitburn Health centre. Under Freedom of information, I wish to know the cost of the installation of the barrier and the consultation with staff, other agencies and the  local community prior to this being installed.

Date for Response: 11/04/2014 - View 4400 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4398
Date Received: 19/03/2014

The five largest cases of fraud (by monetary value) which occurred in 2013-2014 (including any cases to-date in 2014) and as much information as possible about each case.

Date for Response: 15/04/2014 - View 4398 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4397
Date Received: 18/03/2014

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 average waiting times for non-emergency appointments at GP practices in your Health board area. The number of  GP practices in your health board area that are unable to take any more patients and/or have closed their patient lists

Date for Response: 27/03/2014 - View 4397 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4395
Date Received: 14/03/2014

Request for an Email copy of all documents pertaining to the Agenda for Change assimilation and review and subsequent review's of the role of Sewing room supervisor P-FE-REH-SRS within NHS Lothian (Royal Edinburgh Hospital) specifically the following: All the CAJE FRONT SHEETS detailing all panel dates, panel notes for the above post. All the matched job reports with panel notes. All the panel notes made from comments from co-opted members for the various reviews for this post. All the internal & external quality assurance documents/reports for all the reviews relating to this post. All the consistency panel feedback reports/forms relating to the reviews for this post all documents detailing decision making and score allocating methodologies and how these were applied to this particular case/post. This post was assimilated in Oct 2006 and has had various reviews and appeals since that date - the 1st JAQ appeal being November ? 2013 with a recent review of said JAQ being end of Feb 2014. Basically everything you have in relation to assimilation and all review for P-FD-REH-SRS. Should you require a signed and dated letter as opposed to an email request for this info – I have sent a copy of this in the internal mail.

Date for Response: 07/04/2014 - View 4395 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4394
Date Received: 17/03/2014

Further to my previous information request attached (about how many NHS Lothian staff have been disciplined in the last year for inappropriate social networking posts in 2012 and 2013), I would like to find out specifically what each person did that led to disciplinary action being implemented.

Date for Response: 16/04/2014 - View 4394 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4393
Date Received: 13/03/2014

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: how many care homes bed were you unwilling to transfer patient to in last 12 months, how many care homes were you unwilling to transfer patient to in last 12 months, How many bed day delays were caused due to you not being willing to transfer patient to available care home place in last 12 mouths, Any of reasons you did not place patient in care homes.

Date for Response: 10/04/2014 - View 4393 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4392
Date Received: 13/03/2014

Question 1: How many consultants have retired in each of the last five years; 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14? How many consultants have also advised the board that they intend to retire in the next six months? Question 2: How many new consultants were appointed in each of the last five years; 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14? How many of these were on contracts of a) 7.5/2.5 b) 8/2 c) 8.5/1.5 d) 9/1? How many of those appointed on contracts under b, c and d have had their contracts converted to 7.5/2.5? Question 3: How many consultants who have retired in the past five years have been re-employed? Question 4: What was the average number of applicants for each consultant post advertised in each of the last three years; 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/2014? What was the maximum and minimum number of applicants for posts? Question 5: How many vacancies for consultant posts have been unfilled for more than three months?

Date for Response: 10/04/2014 - View 4392 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4391
Date Received: 12/03/2014

1) In the last three years, how many recorded incidents of lost equipment have you had in your health board. * By equipment I mean any item used to diagnose, monitor or treat medical condition. Please provide the relevant information broken down by individual hospital and by year while also including what the item was and the cost of the item (if possible). 2) How much has been spent by your health board in the last three years replacing lost items - listed by hospital if possible. 3) In the last three years, how many recorded incidents of equipment theft have you had in your health board. Again, please provide details of the incidents including what the item was and what it cost if possible. Additionally please list the incidents by hospital and year. 4) How much has been spent by your health board in the last three years replacing items that were stolen - listed by hospital if possible.

Date for Response: 26/03/2014 - View 4391 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4390
Date Received: 10/03/2014

1. Have there been any compromises made in order to achieve the efficiency savings in 2013/14? 2. How did you achieve the efficiency savings set in 2013/14? 3. How do you intend to meet further efficiency savings in 2014/15? 4. Charging for services in the NHS has been an option for reform, according to Thomas Cawston & Cathy Corrie in November 2013, millions of pounds could be raised by charging a simply flat rate charge of £10 to services[1]. Do you consider this a viable solution to the funding problem? Opinion is not covered under FOI(S)A. 5. What other options could be considered for raising additional fund for the NHS? Opinion is not covered under FOI(S)A.

Date for Response: 07/04/2014 - View 4390 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4389
Date Received: 12/03/2014

I am looking for further information in regards to Lothian’s ADTC and Formulary Committee. I have been on the following website and obtained the members of the ADTC. Would you be able to provide me with each members contact details or if not possible, a generic contact? http://www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/OurOrganisation/BoardCommittees/Committees/ADTC/Pages/Membership.aspx) Could you confirm that the members of the Formulary Committee listed on your website is also up to date and correct? (http://www.ljf.scot.nhs.uk/FormularyCommittee/Membership/Pages/default.aspx) Would I also be able to obtain the contact details for these members?

Date for Response: 12/03/2014 - View 4389 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4388
Date Received: 11/03/2014

A copy of any strategy paper, published since May 2007, that guides your approach to tackling health inequalities, Any information on any joint working you do, and have done since May 2007, with partners such as the local authority and the Scottish Government to tackle health inequalities

Date for Response: 08/04/2014 - View 4388 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4387
Date Received: 11/03/2014

·        Information of all initiatives, activities, polices that your board has undertaken, since May 2007, as part of a wider programme to help tackle Health Inequalities. ·        Since May 2007 figures outlining your total budget for tackling health inequalities and then broken down by the cost of each activity/initiative undertaken to tackle health inequalities.

Date for Response: 08/04/2014 - View 4387 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4386
Date Received: 11/03/2014

1,   How many (in numbers and as a percentage breakdown) of your total staff at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh are originally non EU Nationals? 2.   How many of your doctors, nurses and other medical staff are non EU nationals (also as a percentage)? 3.  For those non EU nationals, what country (or countries) of origin is the most common?

Date for Response: 21/03/2014 - View 4386 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4385
Date Received: 11/03/2014

Which departments of NHS Lothian have suffered from funding and/or staff labour cuts since 2012? How many misdiagnoses have been recorded since 2012? How many misdiagnoses that have resulted in fatality have been recorded since 2012?

Date for Response: 07/04/2014 - View 4385 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4384
Date Received: 11/03/2014

What is the total amount that NHS Lothian has spent on the healthcare of prisoners since the transfer of prison healthcare in 2012?

Date for Response: 04/04/2014 - View 4384 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4383
Date Received: 11/03/2014

I would like to make an FOI request regarding how many patients the NHS Scotland have outsourced to private healthcare facilities in the last year to meet waiting list targets. I would like a breakdown of what departments outsource patients and the number of patients, as well as a breakdown of the cost this has on the NHS Scotland as a whole. If you could also break these down into regions and let me know which private firms are contracted to NHS Scotland.

Date for Response: 11/03/2014 - View 4383 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4382
Date Received: 11/03/2014

I am writing to make a Freedom of Information request, to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act. Please give me a close approximate of the amount of females in Scotland aged 17-24 who were diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder, (GAD) in the years 1994, 2004 & 2014.

Date for Response: 11/03/2014 - View 4382 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4381
Date Received: 10/03/2014

I've just been offered a job with NHS Lothian as an academic foundation doctor. I am trying to find out how much I will be paid! May I have the relevant pay bandings for the S07 jobs

Date for Response: 07/04/2014 - View 4381 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4380
Date Received: 10/03/2014

This is a freedom of information request regarding cosmetic surgery carried out by the health board in the last five years. 1.Could you please provide the names of every surgical procedure carried out for purely cosmetic reasons in 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13, and how many of each were carried out in each year. 2.Can you please tell me, for each named procedure, the youngest person to have it done and the oldest. 3.Can you tell me how much each procedure would cost on average and provide the total bill for cosmetic surgery for the health board covering those five years. 4.Can you also tell me if the health board carries out any other non-surgical cosmetic procedures, including but not limited to botox, and if so how many of each procedure was carried out in each of the last five years and how much each cost.

Date for Response: 04/04/2014 - View 4380 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4379
Date Received: 08/03/2014

The number of cases in the past 12 months when patients with a known medical histroy of serious drug use / abuse have been admitted to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, either voluntarily or in an emergency. In addition, I require the number of cases when these patients have been treated on more than one occasion. And how many have been discharged after one night in the hospital in the past 12 months? If possible, could you tell me how much it approximately costs to treat a patient in these cases for one night? If possible could you break the figure down to the two brackets, ie. drug related and non-drug related?

Date for Response: 24/04/2014 - View 4379 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4378
Date Received: 10/03/2014

I would be most grateful if you could provide the following information so I can create a list and details of Bronchiectasis Services in operation throughout Scotland. Which hospitals in your health board provide a specialist bronchiectasis service? Do you offer a dedicated weekly clinic for referred bronchiectasis patients? Is there a specialist respiratory consultant allocated to this clinic? Is there an allocated specialist bronchiectasis nurse? Is there a specialist bronchiectasis physiotherapy service? Do any of your hospitals offer ‘’At Home’’ antibiotic treatment services?

Date for Response: 04/04/2014 - View 4378 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4377
Date Received: 10/03/2014

My FOI requests are: 1. What are the number of attendances to out of services in 2102/13? 2. Please confirm the advised number of attendances is consistent with the published expenditure of £8,600,951 (ISD report SFR8.3 2013). If not please advise what expenditure is consistent with the number of attendances. 3. What percentage of referrals are from people who have previously contacted NHS 24?

Date for Response: 03/04/2014 - View 4377 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4375
Date Received: 10/03/2014

Please could you provide me with the amount spent on Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for your NHS branch for the following financial years: a) 2014-2015 (predicted amount or planned budget) b) 2013-2014 c) 2012-2013 d)   2011-2012 e) 2010-2011

Date for Response: 23/04/2013 - View 4375 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4374
Date Received: 10/03/2014

Please could you provide me with the amount spent on Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for your NHS branch for the following financial years: a)      2014-2015 (predicted amount or planned budget) b)      2013-2014 c)      2012-2013 d)      2011-2012 e)      2010-2011

Date for Response: 23/04/2014 - View 4374 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4373
Date Received: 10/03/2014

Please treat this emailed communication as a Freedom of Information request. I would ask you to provide prompt payment figures for: 1. The annual figures for the financial years 2011/12 & 2012/13. 2. The figures for the current financial year covering the period from 1 April 2013 to 31 January 2014. For the Boards information /convenience I would ask that the Prompt Payment figures are reported in a similar format to that adopted by the Boards in an earlier FoI response dated 13 January 2012. In addition please provide a copy of the Board’s guidance to staff in relation to the handling and resolving of late payment claims

Date for Response: 18/03/2014 - View 4373 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4372
Date Received: 10/03/2014

I would like to request the following information under freedom of information. 1. A copy of the assessment criteria by which children are categorised by need for speech and language therapy. 2. The number of children in each category receiving speech and language therapy each year over the last 5 years. 3. The number of children in each category on the waiting list to receive speech and language therapy each year over the last 5 years. 4. The average waiting time in each category for receiving treatment each year over the last 5 years. 5. Details of any budget cuts to speech and language therapy over the last 5 years.

Date for Response: 07/04/2014 - View 4372 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4371
Date Received: 07/03/2014

Please provide me with the following information in relation to treatments by your health board. 1) Does your health board treat patients using maggot therapy (biotherapy)? If so - please provide the following details: A) When did you first start using maggots? B) What conditions are maggots used to treat? C) Please provide procedural guidelines given to staff in relation to using this form of treatment. D) How many maggots have been used since they were first introduced - broken down by year. E) How much has been spent on buying maggots and where are they bought from? 2) Does your health board treat patients using leeches? If so - please provide the following details: A) When did you first start using leeches? B) What conditions leeches used to treat? C) Please provide procedural guidelines given to staff in relation to using this form of treatment. D) How many leeches have been used since they were first introduced - broken down by year. E) How much has been spent on buying leeches and where are they bought from? 3) Does your health board treat patients using honey? If so - please provide the following details: A) When did you first start using honey? B) What conditions do you treat with honey and what variety of honey is used? C) Please provide procedural guidelines given to staff in relation to using this form of treatment. D) How much honey has been used ie jars?, since it was first introduced - broken down by year. E) How much has been spent on buying the honey and where is it bought from?

Date for Response: 07/04/2014 - View 4371 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4370
Date Received: 07/03/2014

1) How many Individual Patient Transfer Requests (IPTRs) it has received since 5 November 2013, when the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Pharmaceutical Officer issued a letter to NHS board Chief Executives, NHS board Medical Directors, NHS board Directors of Pharmacy and NHS board Directors of Finance under cover of SGHD/CMO (2013)20 setting out the transitional arrangements for processing IPTRs? 2) How many Individual Patient Transfer Requests (IPTRs) for Advanced Colorectal Cancer it has received since 5 November 2013, when the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Pharmaceutical Officer issued a letter to NHS board Chief Executives, NHS board Medical Directors, NHS board Directors of Pharmacy and NHS board Directors of Finance under cover of SGHD/CMO (2013)20 setting out the transitional arrangements for processing IPTRs? 3) How many Individual Patient Treatment Requests (IPTRs) it has approved since 5 November 2013? 4) How many Individual Patient Treatment Requests (IPTRs) for Advanced Colorectal Cancer it has approved since 5 November 2013? 5) How many Individual Patient Treatment Requests (IPTRs) it received in each of the four months prior to the 5th of November 2013? 6) How many Individual Patient Treatment Requests (IPTRs) for Advanced Colorectal Cancer it received in each of the four months prior to the 5th of November 2013? 7) How many Individual Patient Treatment Requests (IPTRs) it approved in each of the four months prior to the 5th of November 2013? 8) How many Individual Patient Treatment Requests (IPTRs) for Advanced Colorectal Cancer it approved in each of the four months prior to the 5th of November 2013?

Date for Response: 01/04/2014 - View 4370 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4369
Date Received: 06/03/2014

1) Whether NHS Lothian use private (third party) providers for care at home for patients; 2) Whether NHS Lothian would commission private (third party) providers for care at home for patients; 3) In what situations private (third party) providers would be used to provide care rather than NHS community nursing / services; 4) Does the free personal and nursing care available to everyone include care provided by private (third party) providers, and if so for how long.

Date for Response: 06/04/2014 - View 4369 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4368
Date Received: 06/03/2014

Our client recently contracted E. coli 0157. Shortly before displaying symptoms of E. coli ~~~~~~ had attended the SSE Hydro, Glasgow on 19 January 2014 and purchased a beefburger. We understand that you undertook investigations in respect of the source of the outbreak of E. coli from the SSE Hydro during events held there between 17 and 19 January 2014. We would be grateful if you could provide us with the following information: 1) copies of all memos, records, reports, inspections and investigations held by you in respect of the suspected E. coli outbreak from the SSE Hydro on 19 January 2014, including any interviews conducted with our client; 2) confirmation of the source and cause of the E. coli outbreak.

Date for Response: 02/04/2014 - View 4368 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4367
Date Received: 06/03/2014

Could you please provide me with details of all payments made by your health board in exchange for religious or spiritual services* in 2013-14 (to date) 2012-13 and 2011-12. I require details of payments made to external organisations, for example the Catholic Church or Church of Scotland, and not internal costs of any chaplaincy services you may provide. Please provide the date of each payment, the amount of each payment, which organisation it was paid to and the service you received in return. By “services” I mean supply of services, not a religious service/ceremony.

Date for Response: 03/04/2014 - View 4367 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4366
Date Received: 04/03/2014

"I require the organisation to provide me with contact information relating to insurance services which include the following: 1) motor; 2) property; 3) accident and liability. Type of Insurance- What is the type of insurance policy does the organisation have? please see above.If there is not any information relating to the tytpe of contract I have requested please provide me with brief notes into the reasons why? Existing Supplier- Who is the insurance company? Annual Average Spend- What is the annual average spend (over 3 years) with the supplier? An estimate will do, but if the contract is new and has been running for less that 3 years can you please provide me with the estimated annual average spend. Go- To- Market- How was this contract procured? OJEU, Mini Competition, Framework. If framework please state the which one and with which organisation.If a particular framework please state the frameworkcontract ID Contract Duration: Please propvide me with the duration of the contract including any extensions. Contract Expiry Date- What is the expiry date of the contract? If there are various still state those policy over a £1,000. If the service was procured via a government framework please provide me with the actual sign agreement and not the contract dates of the actual framework. If the contract is rolling please can you send me the actual rolling contract date. Contract Review Date- When does the organisation plan to review this contract internally? Contract Description- What cover is provided under this policy? Please details Internal Contact- Insurance/Finance Internal Contact- Procurement/Supplies"

Date for Response: 31/03/2014 - View 4366 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4365
Date Received: 03/03/2014

I would like to request to access the medical notes for my late husband ~~~~~. The notes I require are pertaining to ~~~~~~ time as a patient of Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and Western General Edinburgh. I would also like to access ward notes from Edinburgh Royal Infirmary from ~~~~~ to ~~~~~~. ~~~~~~'s date of birth was ~~~~~~. I would be grateful if you could deal with this matter for me under the Freedom of Information Act.

Date for Response: 03/03/2014 - View 4365 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4364
Date Received: 03/03/2014

Within your organisation, how many patients have been treated for the following cancers and with the specified drugs; If your organisation does not treat these cancers, please could you state where they are referred to. Please use the tables below for your convenience. Metastatic prostate cancer (that has spread from the prostate to other parts of the body, also 'advanced' prostate cancer, castrate resistant, hormone relapsed). If known, how many of the patients treated with Abiraterone, have previously been treated with Docetaxel? Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) (Primary cancer of the liver). Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) (including multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2) when the carcinoma is within the parathyroid gland and medullary component of the adrenal glands). Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours (GISTs) (GISTs including the stomach or small bowel, and anywhere along the length of the digestive tract).

Date for Response: 31/03/2014 - View 4364 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4363
Date Received: 03/03/2014

I would like the details of pertaining to number of cases, gender, ethnicity and age of patients presenting with injury / allegation of gang rape. I would be interested in any information held by NHS Lothian regarding my request.

Date for Response: 17/03/2014 - View 4363 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4361
Date Received: 28/02/2014

I have read the above letter (3983)with interest. However, I have failed to access any up to date information in relation to nhs lothian policy of e cigarette use and the work place. I would value any further information or link to current policy that you may have.

Date for Response: 02/04/2014 - View 4361 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4360
Date Received: 27/02/2014

What is your recorded COPD prevalence in your health board area, and what is the variance between the practice with the lowest recorded prevalence and the highest. Ho many bed days are as a result of of COPD as the main diagnosis annually? Do you provide a service of pulmonary rehabilitation to those diagnosed with COPD in your area? Where is this service delivered, within an acute setting or within primary care/community? What is the waiting time for access to pulmonary rehabilitation in your area? Can you advise me the extent to which your health board has implemented the proposals within Healthcare Improvement Scotland COPD Services Clinical Standards (2010)? How many COPD patients support groups operate in your area and what efforts do you make to support and increase awareness of these groups? Are there any ongoing initiatives in your area to increase access to exercise programmes for people with COPD?

Date for Response: 25/03/2014 - View 4360 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4359
Date Received: 27/02/2014

The total number of patients seen through Waiting Time Initiatives and the total Waiting Time Initiatives payments from the 2008/09 financial year to the current date. If available, the data should be split by specialty. I would also like to know  the number of Waiting Time Initiative operations sent by your Trust to local private hospitals.

Date for Response: 07/04/2014 - View 4359 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4358
Date Received: 27/02/2014

Please can you also tell me the number of junior doctors working in your hospitals who were absent due to stress at some point in the financial year 2012-13. Please can you also tell me the number of working days lost due to the sickness absence of junior doctors working in your hospitals in the financial year 2012-13. Please can you also tell me the number of working days lost due to  junior doctors who were absent with stress in the financial year 2012-13. By junior doctor I am referring to doctors in foundation years and in training posts.

Date for Response: 27/03/2014 - View 4358 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4357
Date Received: 27/02/2014

Please could you provide me with some information about the amount of sugar purchased annually by NHS Lothian. I see in the Response Register that this information was provided in 2008 but I am looking for 2013 figures if possible.

Date for Response: 17/03/2014 - View 4357 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4356
Date Received: 27/02/2014

Does your trust encourage the use of medical smartphone/tablet computer applications (‘apps’) by staff in the clinical environment? Please provide details of trust policies on this subject. Please state whether apps, for use on smartphones or tablet computers, have been developed within your trust, for clinical use within and/or outside your trust? If so, please provide details of these apps and the testing/approval process they underwent. Please provide documents related to your trust’s governance policy related to use of medical apps in the clinical environment. If there is a regulatory or approval framework in place, please provide details. If no regulatory or approval framework exists, is one being considered? What criteria are clinical apps assessed against before their use is permitted within your trust? Within the last five years, have there been any significant/serious clinical events in your trust (or your predecessor trusts) where the use of medical apps have been implicated? If so, please break down the incidence by year and state the name of the app concerned in each case. Please provide strategy documents related to app development within your organisation, if these exist.

Date for Response: 05/03/2014 - View 4356 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4355
Date Received: 27/02/2014

The number of patients at your Trust  who received inverse planned IMRT and  CT guided IGRT in 2012/13? The total number of patients who had radical radiotherapy at your Trust in 2012/13? The proportion of radical radiotherapy patients at your Trust who received inverse planned IMRT and CT guided IGRT in 2012/13? The tumour sites for which these treatments given?

Date for Response: 25/03/2014 - View 4355 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4354
Date Received: 26/02/2014

I am wondering whether a file containing my details still exists and,  if so, whether I can have access to the information in it. I do not know the formal FOI procedures that apply in Scotland, so I am sorry if I am not using the appropriate channels.

Date for Response: 26/02/2014 - View 4354 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4353
Date Received: 26/02/2014

To ask how much the health board estimates it will cost to implement the Named Person provision contained within the Children and Young People (Scotland) bill in a) financial year 2014-15, b) financial year 2015-16, c) financial year 2016-17 and d) financial year 2017-18?

Date for Response: 26/02/2014 - View 4353 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4352
Date Received: 25/02/2014

1)      How many doctors were on shift (and in the hospital) on the following days at 3pm? Please break down by title and department where possible (Consultant, FY2 etc) -Wednesday 4th December -Saturday 7th December -Sunday 8th December. Please note:  3pm is effectively an arbitrary time, because “Wednesday” etc is vague (as there’ll be different amounts of doctors at different times of the day) if it’s easier for you to provide data for a different time of day at noon or 5pm etc please do so). Please note: Some department’s figures are not essential. -A&E -Maternity -Intensive Care. If they are too costly to include in compiling please omit all of the above. It’s been my experience from the test FOI sampling that these departments have their own rotas and staffing in some hospitals. I am most concerned with the standard wards and departments, urology, geriatrics etc. 2)      How many doctors were “on call” on the following days at 3pm? Please break down by title and department where possible (Consultant, FY2 etc) -Wednesday 4th December -Saturday 7th December -Sunday 8th December

Date for Response: 12/03/2014 - View 4352 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4351
Date Received: 13/03/2014

Can NHSgive me full information on NHS Policy of Treatment of Prisoners held by SPS and can NHS tell me full reasons that prison patients can be prescribed impotence drug viagra or similar is there a criteria for this medication and if so what is set criteria. Can NHS tell me the cost of a private prescription for viagra as some are as low as £1.45 per tablet.

Date for Response: 10/04/2014 - View 4351 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4350
Date Received: 25/02/2014

Under FoI, could you please provide me with a copy of NHS Lothian’s draft strategic plan, in the form that was presented to the board in private session of the meeting of February 5.

Date for Response: 26/02/2014 - View 4350 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4348
Date Received: 24/02/2014

1) What Electric Patient Record (EPR) system do you use? - If currently none which EPR are you planning to use if any? What document management system do you use?

Date for Response: 11/03/2014 - View 4348 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4347
Date Received: 21/02/2014

I would like to request the following information under Freedom of Information. How many people have been admitted to residential or care homes following an assessment of no longer having the mental capacity to make decisions to take actions in each year since 1999.

Date for Response: 05/03/2014 - View 4347 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4345
Date Received: 20/02/2014

Which Formulary do you use? Which group or committee is responsible for developing this formulary? Who at your organisation sits on this committee? Is this a joint formulary with other organisations? If Yes: which organisations do you share the formulary with? Is your Medicines Management a joint Committee/Team? If yes: which organisations do you share the committee/Team with? Who are the people that sit on your medicines committee/Team? Do you commission any medicines management services from, Private providers? If yes: who are those providers? Which Area Prescribing Committee covers your organisation? Who at your organisation sits on the Area Prescribing Committee? Which Drugs and Therapeutic Committee covers your organisation? Who at your organisation sits on the Drugs and Therapeutic Committee?

Date for Response: 26/02/2014 - View 4345 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4343
Date Received: 20/02/2014

Does your trust treat patients with severe Atopic Dermatitis [also called Atopic Eczema]? Are these patients treated at an Out-Patient clinic? Please supply pharmacy usage data for the past 12 months for the following products [for all indications for these drugs] Tacrolimus [topical cream], Pimecrolimus [topical cream]. If possible, please also indicate the volume of the following products [for all indications for these drugs] Prednisolone, Azothiaprine, Ciclosporin, Methotrexate, Myophenolate, Topical steroid.

Date for Response: 17/03/2014 - View 4343 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4342
Date Received: 18/02/2014

In relation to your health board, could you please provide me with the following information: 1) How many births took place within the health board area (ie with the assistance of its staff, whether that was in a unit or in the community) in each of the calendar years a) 2011; b) 2012; and c) 2013? 2) How many times did the health board have to temporarily close its maternity unit(s) to new admissions in each of the calendar years a) 2011; b) 2012; and c) 2013? 3) As a result of temporary closures, on how many occasions did a woman need to be transferred to another maternity unit in each of the calendar years a) 2011; b) 2012; and c) 2013? 4) How many midwives were in post at the health board (FTE) as of a) January 1, 2012; b) January 1, 2013; and c) January 1, 2014? 5) What was the midwife vacancy rate (FTE) as of January 1, 2014?

Date for Response: 31/03/2014 - View 4342 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4341
Date Received: 18/02/2014

I am working on a project mapping out the requirements of IT professionals within the NHS and the types of projects they work on across the North of the UK. 1) Please could you send me the full management structure including names for the whole IT Department within your organisation? 2) A clear break down of the the names and positions of all IT Programme and Project Managers within the trust and the specific programmes and projects they cover. 3) Can you also provide a granular organisational chart for the IT department, from director downwards. 4) Also, a list of the Clinical Systems (EPR/PAS) used within the trust. Along with upcoming IT Projects

Date for Response: 12/03/2014 - View 4341 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4340
Date Received: 17/02/2014

1. ICT Strategy- I require the document that hold future plan and strategy of the organisation’s ICT department. 2. ICT Departmental Business Plan 3. ICT Technical Strategy. 4. ICT Structure 5. ICT Capital budgets and programmes. If you feel that your organisation or the department hold other documents that relate to my request or the document above please send them accordingly. Lead member: Cabinet Member for ICT and Telecommunications come under? Please can you provide me with their direct contact details including their Full Name, Actual Job Title, Contact Number and Direct Email Address? Can you please provide me with a direct link to this committee?

Date for Response: 13/03/2014 - View 4340 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4339
Date Received: 17/02/2014

I would like to see a breakdown of what NHS Lothian spent on taxis during the 2012/2013 financial year. For example, how much was spent transporting patients between sites by taxi, how much was spent on taxis for staff on work related activities, etc.

Date for Response: 10/03/2014 - View 4339 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4338
Date Received: 17/02/2014

How many NHS Lothian staff were disciplined for inappropriate posts, photographs or comments posted on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter between 2012 and 2013?

Date for Response: 10/03/2014 - View 4338 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4336
Date Received: 13/02/2014

Please provide me with the following information in relation to cadavers handled by your health board. Please provide any information/reports/investigations relating to lost/misplaced/mislabelled cadavers for the last five years. Please provide details such as date/location/hospital/mortuary and outcome of any investigation in each instance if any.

Date for Response: 25/02/2014 - View 4336 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4335
Date Received: 13/02/2014

What is the overall budget allocated by your Health Board or the individual hospitals within your Board for the Continuing Professional Development for all qualified doctors? (Please do not include Study Leave budgets.)

Date for Response: 10/03/2014 - View 4335 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4334
Date Received: 13/02/2014

Does each of the hospitals within your Health Board have a ‘Declaration of Interests’ Register with information on all types of payments from pharmaceutical companies to Health Care Professionals working at the hospitals? If there is a ‘Declarations of Interests’ Register, are those declarations voluntary or mandated by your Board or the individual hospitals? Are the Registers (if they exist) accessible to the public? If yes, where?

Date for Response: 13/02/2014 - View 4334 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4332
Date Received: 12/02/2014

1. Can NHSL therefore please reassure and confirm to me that NHSL /Mr Boyter did NOT cause a gagging clause to be inserted into the draft compromise/settlement agreement for Dr Jane Hamilton? Or are you stating that the CLO would have just done this themselves without consulting with NHSL? (this is not what the CLO appear to be saying in my correspondence with them, therefore clarification from yourself would help). 2. Were the various serious clinical and managerial complaints detailed and alluded to in the gagging clause in the compromise/settlement agreement then noted, addressed and fully investigated in the 'external review' by Dr Oates?

Date for Response: 26/02/2014 - View 4332 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4331
Date Received: 12/02/2014

I would be pleased if you could provide your policies and procedures in relation to elective caesarean sections, both where there is medical need, and as a maternal request. I would also be grateful if you could provide information on how somebody would request this procedure. Finally I would like details of the following in 2013: 1. The number of elective caesarean sections requested, if possible divided into those where there were relevant medical conditions, and those that were purely elective. 2. The number of these that were accepted and denied, divided into the same categories as above. 3. The average stage in gestation that these were carried out. 4. The percentage of first time mothers aged over 30 who planned vaginal birth and required forceps, ventouse or emergency caesarean (divided by the three procedures). 5. The percentage of babies born to mothers over 30 by elective caesarean section on or after 39 weeks who required admission to the SCBU or NICU. 6. The percentage of babies born to mothers over 30 by emergency caesarean section on or after 39 weeks who required admission to the SCBU or NICU. 7. The percentage of babies born to mothers over 30 by vaginally on or af0ter 39 weeks who required admission to the SCBU or NICU.

Date for Response: 07/03/2014 - View 4331 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4330
Date Received: 12/02/2014

I am sending this request under the Freedom of Information Act to ask for the following information: For each maternity unit within your Health Board Area, please provide figures from 1st Jan 2013 – 31st Dec 2013 for: (a) dates on which the unit was closed to new admissions (b) for each such closure, the number of hours for which the unit was closed (c) for each such closure the reason for the closure. Please provide figures broken down by unit. For each maternity unit within your Health Board Area, please state the full capacity of the unit.

Date for Response: 10/03/2014 - View 4330 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4329
Date Received: 11/02/2014

How many GP practices are there in your region? How many of these are ‘single-handed’ practices (practices with a single partner)? How many of those partners cited in question 2 are aged 55 and above? How many patients are covered by the patient lists in the practices cited in question 2? How many single-handed practitioners have retired in your region since April 2013, and what happened to their patient lists?

Date for Response: 13/02/2014 - View 4329 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4328
Date Received: 05/02/2014

With reference to the Freedom of Information Act, could you please advise me on the contract / tender expiry dates for your trust / incumbet suppliers and model numbers used for the below items used in Ophthalmology. Inter-Ocular lenses, Viscoelastics or Sodium Hyaluronate, HMPC or Hydroxyproplmethycelulsum, Blanced Salt Solution, Intravitreal, AMD or Avastin Packs, Surgical Blades, Ophthalmic Instruments Single use and Reusable, Theatre Beds and Stools.

Date for Response: 11/03/2014 - View 4328 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4327
Date Received: 10/02/2014

Under FoI, could you please provide me with a copy of the "assurance document" sent by Jim Crombie to the Cabinet Secretary last month, and any reply received. The document I am referring to is referenced at item 31.2 of the Strategic Planning Committee minutes of the meeting of December 13.

Date for Response: 06/03/2014 - View 4327 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4326
Date Received: 10/02/2014

Total number of patients who have complained of suffering from side-effects after their branded medication was swapped for a cheaper alternative in 2012-2013 (or the most recent figures available). Categorise these figures down into drug groups - eg. X amount of patients on statins, X amount of patients on anti-hypertensives, anti-epileptics, warfarin etc. Total amount of all patients who developed side-effects with the new drug which required hospital admission as a result of the drug change - categorise these figures into two groups Patients with an adverse reaction. Patients who suffered a deterioration of or complications with the condition they are being prescribed the medication for. Total number of patients who have been switched from their branded drug to a cheaper alternative, then recommenced on their original drug as it was deemed to be more compatible with the patient.

Date for Response: 05/03/2014 - View 4326 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4324
Date Received: 10/02/2014

Through the freedom of information act for your Health Board, for the period of 2013 and 2012, can you please tell me, * how many patients presented to secondary care via A&E, or any other departments with a hypoglycaemic attack. * how many patients presented to the ambulance service with the same symptoms as above, and didn't actually require to be moved on to secondary care. * and how does secondary care and the ambulance service inform the patients GPs of these incidents?

Date for Response: 07/03/2014 - View 4324 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4323
Date Received: 10/02/2014

I am writing to request information regarding the number of Individual Patient Treatment Requests (IPTRs) received by your health board since 1 January 2013 for: (A)    Everolimus (Votubia) for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex:  Brain SEGA, (B)    Everolimus (Votubia) for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex: Kidney AML, (C)   Sirolimus for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex:  Brain SEGA, (D)   Sirolimus for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex: Kidney AML. For each drug and for each indication I request the following information: 1. The total number of IFRs received. 2. The number of IFRs refused. 3. The number of IFRs agreed. 4. The number of IFRs on which decisions are pending.

Date for Response: 12/02/2014 - View 4323 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4322
Date Received: 07/02/2014

Please give all information relevant for each year between 2010-2013 (if information for the year 2013 is unavailable, please use the most recent data though specific the period the data is relevant to): 1. Total number of people admitted to Accident and Emergency (A&E) annually (as recorded by the NHS). - Of which, what proportion of those admitted were: a. below the age of 16 b. 16-19 c. 20-21 d. 22-23 e. 24-26 f. 27-30 g. 31-40 h. 41-50 i. 51+ 2. The proportion of A&E cases for each demographic: i. Resulting in admission to hospital for inpatient treatment. ii. Resulting in discharge with no follow up treatment. 3. The proportion of A&E cases for each demographic registered to higher/further education institutes within the City of Edinburgh. - Of which, what proportion of those admitted were: a. International students? - i. Within the EU - ii. Outside the EU b. Scottish students? c. Students from the "Rest of the UK"?

Date for Response: 06/03/2014 - View 4322 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4321
Date Received: 07/02/2014

Please provide the information requested below for each of the designated corporate services functions.   At the end of this email, I have included a list of key processes/services that Kable believes are included within these functions.  Number of FTE headcount (employed directly by your organisation) What is the annual budget for providing this function? dedicated to this function Please provide a breakdown of the annual costs as you would usually present it.  (e.g. by staff, software, services) Is any part of this service function provided by an external supplier (i.e. not by your organisation)?  If so, please name the supplier(s). What type of services do these suppliers provide? (e.g. bureau service, shared service capability, full outsourcing) Is any part of this service function shared with other public sector organisations? If so, please indicate what is shared and with whom

Date for Response: 25/02/2014 - View 4321 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4320
Date Received: 07/02/2014

1. Please provide details of any office accommodation your organisation provides to staff to carry out trade union business. Please include details of: space measured in square feet. how much of this space is contained within entirely separate buildings (i.e. occupied solely by staff carrying out trade union business). whether a professional valuation of the market rental value of the space has been sought either in-house or externally, and if so, what the valuation of the space was. any charges your organisation levies for office space given to trade unions. 2. Please advise any estimates for other costs met for those staff on trade union facility time apart from salaries - including travel expenses, office supplies, telephone expenses and energy bills.

Date for Response: 06/03/2014 - View 4320 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4319
Date Received: 06/02/2014

Number of referrals (Self or Health Care provider) for Lothian NHS trust podiatry treatments in the years 2011-2012, 2012 - 2013. Number of accepted referrals (Self or Health Care provider) for Lothian NHS trust podiatry treatments in the years 2011-2012, 2012 - 2013. Number of rejected referrals (Self or Health Care provider) for Lothian NHS trust podiatry treatments in the years 2011-2012, 2012 - 2013. Eligibility criteria to receive Lothian NHS trust podiatry treatments in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Date for Response: 24/02/2014 - View 4319 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4318
Date Received: 05/02/2014

·         Freedom of Information Request. I want to see my NHS health records from the year dot to the present day. In practice that means from the first moment I encountered NHS (I think from ~~~~~~, when (we) left ~~~~~~ for ~~~~~~). My full name is ~~~~~~. I was born in ~~~~~~. on ~~~~~~~. My national insurance number is ~~~~~~~; I cannot remember my National Health number. I am currently working in ~~~~~~ but shall be home for a week, from ~~~~~~. Home remains ~~~~~~. I was registered with the ~~~~~~. Can you confirm the process involved in revealing my records: whether I can take them with me or simply be allowed to read them in NHS premises? If so, which address?

Date for Response: 06/02/2014 - View 4318 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4317
Date Received: 05/02/2014

1. How much revenue did the Trust receive from car parking fees in the last financial year? 2. What are the Trust’s parking rates per day? Is there any way for a patient to get a reduction to this rate? 3. How much does the Trust charge for bedside entertainment ie. TVs? What is the average a patient spends on this per day? 4. How much revenue did the Trust receive from bedside entertainment in the last financial year? 5. How much revenue did the Trust make from patient’s bedside phone calls in the last financial year?  What is the average a patient spends on this per day? 6. Has there been an increase in the Trust’s parking and bedside entertainment charges over the past four years? If so what has the increase been?

Date for Response: 24/02/2014 - View 4317 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4316
Date Received: 05/02/2014

Please can you tell me how many patients of any age have been declined being listed for a liver transplant in the last five years because they have not been able to demonstrate they can remain abstinent from alcohol outside of hospital? I would like this to include patients assessed both formally and informally for suitability for a liver transplant please. Please can you tell me how many patients aged 30 to 39 have been declined being listed for a liver transplant in the last five years because they have not been able to demonstrate they can remain abstinent from alcohol outside of hospital? I would like this to include patients assessed both formally and informally for suitability for a liver transplant please. Please can you tell me how many patients aged 20 to 29 have been declined being listed for a liver transplant in the last five years because they have not been able to demonstrate they can remain abstinent from alcohol outside of hospital? I would like this to include patients assessed both formally and informally for suitability for a liver transplant please. Please can you tell me how many patients aged 13 - 19 have been declined being listed for a liver transplant in the last five years because they have not been able to demonstrate they can remain abstinent from alcohol outside of hospital? I would like this to include patients assessed both formally and informally for suitability for a liver transplant please. Please can you tell me how many patients of any age, who were declined being listed for a liver transplant in the last five years because they could not demonstrate they could remain abstinent from alcohol outside of hospital, have since died? Please can you tell me how many patients aged 30 - 39, who were declined being listed for a liver transplant in the last five years because they could not demonstrate they could remain abstinent from alcohol outside of hospital, have since died? Please can you tell me how many patients aged 20 - 29, who were declined being listed for a liver transplant in the last five years because they could not demonstrate they could remain abstinent from alcohol outside of hospital, have since died? Please can you tell me how many patients aged 13 - 19, who were declined being listed for a liver transplant in the last five years because they could not demonstrate they could remain abstinent from alcohol outside of hospital, have since died? Should the cost of providing this information exceed the limit for providing information free of charge, please can you reduce the period covered to the last three years.

Date for Response: 12/02/2014 - View 4316 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4315
Date Received: 21/02/2014

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 I seek the following information: 1.The cost of a hip-replacement surgery within the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary hospital 2.The Government target for the number of days a patient can wait between consultation and procedure 3.The number of hip-replacement patients sent from the Western Isles to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary to be treated. If the decision is made to withhold some of this data using exemptions in the Data Protection Act, please inform me of that fact and cite the exemptions used.

Date for Response: 11/03/2014 - View 4315 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4314
Date Received: 22/01/2014

Please specify which defibrillators are used within your hospitals. How many devices are over 5 years old? How many devices are under 5 years old? Please specify manufacturer, brand, model, quantity and if they are manual AED devices. When are you planning on replacing devices that are over 5 years old?

Date for Response: 12/02/2014 - View 4314 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4313
Date Received: 04/02/2014

I am writing to ask if you are able to tell me how much NHS Lothian spends on Home Oxygen Therapy. The following information is publicly available for English NHS organisations and I would therefore like to request the same data for Local Health Boards in Scotland. Could you please provide: The rate of expenditure on home oxygen therapy per patient diagnosed with COPD. Please can this data be provided at NHS Board (or practice) level and for the most recent year available. If this data is not available ‘per patient’, please can you provide the total spend by NHS Lothian.

Date for Response: 11/03/2014 - View 4313 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4312
Date Received: 03/02/2014

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 I would like to request the following information. I would like to know how many consultant vacancies the health board currently has in  the following areas and how long the positions have been vacant. - I would like to know how many consultant oncologist vacancies there currently are, - and how many consultant oncologist surgeon vacancies there are. Furthermore, I would like to know how many vacancies in these roles have come up over the past three years, and how long the positions were vacant. I would also like to know how the jobs are advertised, and a copy of any advertisement that is put out for the jobs.

Date for Response: 24/02/2014 - View 4312 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4311
Date Received: 03/02/2014

1.       Broken down by financial years 2010/11, 11/12, 12/13 and 13/14, how much has NHS Lothian paid to Medinet Wales Ltd? Please state the purpose of these payments and provide all files on the tendering process for Medinet getting the work. 2.       Please state the month and year of when Medinet Wales Ltd and NHS Lothian first entered into a formal contract in relation to the payments above. 3.       Please provide all correspondence between Medinet Wales Ltd and NHS Lothian on the issue of both parties entering into a formal contract for Medinet’s services. 4.       Regarding the “procurement from private sector for waiting list initiatives” internal audit from july 2013, page 8 refers to an invoice dated January 2013 from an LLP. Please name this LLP and state how much it has received from NHS Lothian and for what purpose. 5.       How much has NHS Lothian paid to HD Partners? Please state which financial year these payments were made in, as well as providing all files on the tendering process.

Date for Response: 10/02/2014 - View 4311 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4310
Date Received: 03/02/2014

I am requesting, if held, the agendas and/or minutes of meetings of the Gender Governance Group (G3) that representatives of the Gender Identity Service or equivalent gender clinic (herein referred to by the term "GIC") have attended, from the 7th March 2012 meeting onwards. If not included in the minutes of the last meeting, please also include the date and agenda of the next meeting. Additionally, I am requesting details of any other meetings that the GIC has had with other GICs, including, if held, agendas and/or minutes. If this request would take more time or cost more than allowable, please start from the most recent, and work backwards in time.

Date for Response: 21/02/2014 - View 4310 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4309
Date Received: 31/01/2014

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. Annual Average Spend- Can you please provide me with the average annual spend over the 3 years. If this is a new contract can you please provide the estimated annual spend. 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 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 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.

Date for Response: 12/02/2014 - View 4309 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4308
Date Received: 31/01/2014

In your trust, during the last 12 month period (latest measureable period where possible), please supply the following information: For patients [and within age groups if possible] with moderate or severe Atopical Dermatitis treated with the following: Prednisolone, Azothiaprine, Ciclosporin, Methotrexate, Myophenate, Topical steroid, Tacrolimus, Pimecrolimus - Total patients, Adults aged 18+, patients aged 12-17, patients aged under 12.

Date for Response: 05/02/2014 - View 4308 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4307
Date Received: 03/01/2014

1. Please list all the medicines formularies used by your organisation. For example  Shared Care Formulary  Traffic Lights  CCG Formulary 2. Is this shared with any other trust or CCG?  If Yes, who 3. Who oversees the management of the formulary? 4. Who is the main contact for the formulary? 5. Please provide a list of all products on the formulary related to the management of diabetes with formulary status  e.g. first line, red, second line 6. Can you advise when each of these products were added to the formulary 7. Please provide dates for Formulary meetings in 2014 8. Please advise who sits on the formulary committee. 9. Please provide criteria for acceptance of a product onto the formulary 10. Please provide a copy of the formulary 11. Please provide the Terms of Reference.

Date for Response: 05/02/2014 - View 4307 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4305
Date Received: 29/01/2014

I write under the Freedom of Information Act 2002 to ask how many GP surgeries in your health board are not able to accept new patients this year and for each of the last five years.

Date for Response: 26/02/2014 - View 4305 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4304
Date Received: 28/01/2014

The number of patient admittances due to the side-effects of taking ‘legal high’ drugs in each of the last three years where data is available

Date for Response: 31/01/2014 - View 4304 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4303
Date Received: 28/01/2014

Under Freedom of Information Act. I require year Dr D.M.PM-N started working in Scotland.I require work history. In relation to allegation in health record.

Date for Response: 06/02/2014 - View 4303 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4299
Date Received: 27/01/2014

This is a Freedom of Information request to ask about drug addicts presenting to the health board. Can you please tell me how many people aged under-16 who were addicted to drugs were seen by the health board in 2012-13, 2011-12 and 2010-11. Can you provide the number who were given methadone for each year. For each year, can you tell me the youngest age at which a person presented with a drug addiction. Also, for each year, can you tell me how many drug addicts seen by the board were aged 8-10, 10-13 and 13-16. Further to my previous request on drug addicts, for each age group and each year, can you please give me the number of children addicted to each drug eg cannabis, ecstasy, heroin, etc. Also, for each type of drug, can you please tell me the age of the youngest person presenting with an addiction to the drug.

Date for Response: 20/02/2014 - View 4299 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4298
Date Received: 27/01/2014

I am requesting the following information under Freedom of Information. Can you tell me how patients have been treated at hospitals, or admitted to them, for malnutrition in the NHS Lothian health board area in each of the last five years? Can you also provide a breakdown of numbers per hospital?

Date for Response: 20/02/2014 - View 4298 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4297
Date Received: 27/01/2014

Under the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request the following information. On Monday 14th January 2014 at 1am how many of the following staff were on duty at the health board’s acute hospitals: 1.    Registered nurses on each in-patient ward (adult and paediatric) 2.    Unregistered nurses on each in-patient ward (adult and paediatric) 3.    Doctors (by grade) covering each in-patient ward (adult and paediatric) 4.    What the established number of staff (registered/unregistered/medical) should have been at 1am on each in-patient ward 5.    Identify the number of staff (registered/unregistered/medical) that were supplied by bank or agency

Date for Response: 12/02/2014 - View 4297 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4296
Date Received: 27/01/2014

I write under the terms of the 2000 Freedom of Information Act. I would be grateful if you would provide me with the following information. Do you receive charitable donations for medical equipment needed at your hospital? How much did you receive in 2012 and how much in 2013? How much did you spend on radiotherapy equipment and what equipment did you purchase? What did you spend the remaining money on? Do you have an appeal for charitable funds in progress this year and what are you raising money for?

Date for Response: 26/02/2014 - View 4296 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4295
Date Received: 27/01/2014

I would like to know all information available in connection with the recycling of unwashed, date expired x-ray film (Date expired means film that no longer has to be archived under legislation e.g. according to legislation an x-ray, when dealing with an adult patient, has to be kept as part of a medical record for 8 years from the termination of treatment). Amount of film that is in storage? What storage company is used to store the Film, if any? If Purging (culling) of the film is done, how often and at what time of year? When was the last time a purge was done? What rebates the Trusts receive from the silver extraction from these x-rays? When did NHS Lothian go digital in regards to the imaging departments? And any other information you deem relevant to the above request.

Date for Response: 05/02/2014 - View 4295 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4294
Date Received: 27/01/2014

Under Freedom of Information legislation could you please provide me with statistics on how many incidents of Female Genital Mutilation were recorded by your health board in 2012/13, and how many such incidents were reported to the police or local authority?

Date for Response: 06/02/2014 - View 4294 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4293
Date Received: 27/01/2014

I would like to submit the following request under the Freedom of Information Act (2000): For the financial years 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13 please state: The gross cost to the Trust because of delayed transfers of care (before taking into account reimbursements from local authorities) And; b) The gross cost to the Trust because of delayed transfers of care where Social Care was responsible for the delay (before taking into account reimbursements from local authorities) c) The total sum received from local authorities in reimbursements for delayed transfers of care

Date for Response: 05/02/2014 - View 4293 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4292
Date Received: 24/01/2014

1. How many patient-on-patient attacks* have been recorded in the previous five calendar years (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) a) How many of these attacks resulted in an injury? b) How many of these attacks did not result in an injury? 2. Please give us a brief description of each attack, if possible within the cost limit.

Date for Response: 19/02/2014 - View 4292 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4291
Date Received: 24/01/2014

1. How many residents of your board area have been prescribed Deferasirox (Exjade) in each year since 2007? 2. How many exceptional requests or Individual Patient Treatment Requests have been received by your Board in requesting Deferasirox (Exjade) in each year since 2007 and what was their outcome? 3. How many patients of your board area currently undergo treatment for Diamond Blackfan Anaemia DBA?

Date for Response: 17/02/2014 - View 4291 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4290
Date Received: 21/01/2014

Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the manufacturer and brand of pregnancy testing kits used by the Bruntsfield Suite in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Please include documentation detailing the tests used in the year of 2012 as well as the current testing kits used if changes have been made. 2. Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the manufacturer and brand of pregnancy testing kits supplied by the Bruntsfield Suite in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh to patients following and early medical abortion. Please include documentation detailing the tests used in the year of 2012 as well as the current testing kits used if changes have been made. 3. Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the number of pregnancy testing kits supplied to patients by the Bruntsfield Suite in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh following an early medical abortion. 4. Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the supplier used for pregnancy testing kits purchased for the Bruntsfield Suite in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Please include documentation detailing the tests used in the year of 2012 as well as the current testing kits used if changes have been made. 5. Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the number of faulty pregnancy tests carried out by medical professionals at the Bruntsfield Suite in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh during the year 2012. 6. Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the number of faulty pregnancy tests carried out by patients with pregnancy tests supplied by the Bruntsfield Suite in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh during the year 2012. 7. Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the procedure in place for the after-care and follow-up treatment of a patient after an early medical abortion at the Bruntsfield Suite in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Please include documentation detailing the procedure in place in the year 2012 as well as the current procedure if changes have been made. 8. Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the number of abortions carried out at the Bruntsfield Suite in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh during 2012. 9. Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the number of failed abortions carried out during 2012 by NHS Lothian. Please redact any information as necessary in order to supply such information. 10. Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the number of failed abortions carried out at the Bruntsfield Suite in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh during 2012. Please redact any information as necessary in order to supply such information. 11. Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the number of official complaints made in relation to failed abortions during 2012. Please redact any information as necessary in order to supply such information. 12. Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the nature of any official complaints made in relation to failed abortions during 2012. Please redact any information as necessary in order to supply such information. 13. Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the number of official complaints made in relation to failed abortions carried out at the Bruntsfield Suite in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh during 2012. Please redact any information as necessary in order to supply such information. 14. Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the nature of any official complaints made in relation to failed abortions carried out at the Bruntsfield Suite in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh during 2012. Please redact any information as necessary in order to supply such information. 15. Information including sight of any written or electronic communication issued to medical professionals regarding warnings or recalls of pregnancy testing kits in 2012 in NHS Lothian. 16. Information including sight of any written or electronic communication in relation to the use of BABYCHECK-1 DUO 5-1000 hCG Rapid Pregnancy Test at the Bruntsfield Suite in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Date for Response: 17/02/2014 - View 4290 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4289
Date Received: 21/01/2014

For all years data is available, what number of patients, who are/ were under your care, have received/ are receiving an organ transplant in China? What organ did they receive / are receiving? What aftercare did they require from you post-transplantation upon returning to the UK? Were there any complications? Any other information you may have recorded related to the above patients, that is available for release: Where did they receive the organ transplant in China? How long were they waiting on the UK transplant register

Date for Response: 03/02/2014 - View 4289 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4287
Date Received: 20/01/2014

Within your trust how many intra-vitreal injections/implants have been used between Sep and Dec 2013. If injections are not known, please state the number of vials dispensed from your pharmacy in this period.

Date for Response: 03/02/2014 - View 4287 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4286
Date Received: 20/01/2014

This is a freedom of information request about assaults on NHS staff. Please can you tell me the numbers of assaults on NHS staff recorded by your health board over the last three years? Please can you also break down the total to show assaults on staff in the following health care sectors - Acute, Ambulance, and Mental Health and Learning Disability?

Date for Response: 11/02/2014 - View 4286 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4285
Date Received: 17/01/2014

I was wondering if you would be able to give me the followng information to assist with a research piece I am conducting: 1)  The number of patients in the last 12 months diagnosed with malaria (which strain if available) after treatment in Accident and Emergency 2)  The average waiting time for blood film tests for malaria to be processed and the results given to clinical staff 3)  Whether rapid diagnostic tests for malaria are available in your hospitals and if so in which departments 4)  The number of patients who have died in your hospital within the last 12 months of confirmed or suspected malaria.

Date for Response: 31/01/2014 - View 4285 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4284
Date Received: 17/01/2014

What is the full complement of whole time equivalent (WTE) consultant neurologists posts within your NHS Board? How many WTE consultant neurologists are currently employed within your NHS Board? How many WTE consultant neurologist posts are currently vacant in your NHS Board? How may WTE consultant neurologist posts are currently filled by locums in your NHS Board? Does your NHS Board buy in the services of consultant neurologists from another NHS Board? If yes, (a) from which NHS Board (b) how many WTE posts does it buy in? Does your NHS Board provide the services of consultant neurologists to another Board? If yes, (a) to which Board(s) (b) how many WTE posts does it provide to each  Board? Does your NHS Board buy in the services of consultant neurologists from a private provider? If yes (a) from which provider(s) (b) how many WTE posts does it buy in?

Date for Response: 24/02/2014 - View 4284 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4283
Date Received: 15/01/2014

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 Betaferon], Glatiramer acetate [Copaxone], Natalizumab [Tysabri], Fingolimod [Gilenya], Alemtuzumab [Lemtrada], Dimethyl fumarate [Tecfidera], Teriflunomide [Aubagio], Other

Date for Response: 15/01/2014 - View 4283 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4282
Date Received: 15/01/2014

I’d like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. 1. The spend on nursing agency staff in each of the last 3 years 2. The number, speciality and grade of nursing agency staff in each of the last 3 years 3. Total amount of hours worked by nursing agency staff in each of the last 3  years broken down by department 4. The spend on locum doctors in each of the last 3 years 5. The number, speciality and grade of locums in each of the last 3 years 6. The hours covered by locums and their grade in each of the last 3 years

Date for Response: 12/02/2014 - View 4282 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4281
Date Received: 14/01/2014

In the circumstances, under the Freedom of Information Scotland Act, I wish to have copies of all information that was used and all outcome and consideration information produced in the determination of my daughters case. Upon reviewing this, I shall consider next steps. I am not satisfied that the nature and extent of my daughters special circumstances have been properly considered by either the division or the board. Our correspondence, backed by a GP, was quite clear that Lucy's teeth problems were causing her significant emotional and psychological distress. 

Date for Response: 15/01/2014 - View 4281 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4280
Date Received: 14/01/2014

Please provide details of paediatric staffing levels at NHS Lothian hospitals daily between 1st. December 2013 and today's date. Please indicate the grades of staff, whether physically onsite or off site, and whether "on call".

Date for Response: 04/02/2014 - View 4280 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4279
Date Received: 13/01/2014

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: 27/01/2014 - View 4279 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4278
Date Received: 13/01/2014

This is a Freedom of Information request to ask please how many breast enlargements, breast reductions and breast lifts have been carried out on people aged under 18 by the health board in the last five years. Could I please get a figure for each one of these three operations, and also three separate figures for how many of each operation has been carried out in the last ten years. Could I get the same figures (for the last five years, and also the last ten years) for surgery on noses, and also for operations to get ears pinned back. Could you please provide the approximate cost of each of these operations.

Date for Response: 12/02/2014 - View 4278 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4277
Date Received: 13/01/2014

I would be grateful if you could email me a copy of Dr Oates’s 2012 report/investigation into NHS Lothian PPS. Were the concerns raised by ~~~~~~ passed on to Dr Oates for consideration in the 2012 report? did they feature/form part of the 2012 report? or were they considered separately by the NHS Lothian board? if so can you please provide me with the written evidence of this. I know that ~~~~~~’s compromise agreement has the Annex A clause in it re the right to make a public disclosure. This is not what is at issue here however. What is at issue is the clause where you have demanded that ~~~~~~ retract complaints/official clinical concerns (not ‘employment grievances’ as you have chosen to call them!) that had a direct bearing on patient safety. Had ~~~~~~ been listened to then lives may have been saved.

Date for Response: 07/02/2014 - View 4277 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4276
Date Received: 13/01/2014

I would like to request the following information under Freedom of Information legislation. I would be grateful if your could supply answers to the following questions: 1) What was the longest a patient had to wait in A&E at the board's hospital(s) in November 2013, and when did this wait occur? 2) What was the longest a patient had to wait in A&E at the board's hospital(s) in December 2013, and when did this wait occur? 3) What was the longest a patient had to wait in A&E at the board's hospital(s) so far in January 2014, and when did this wait occur?

Date for Response: 27/01/2014 - View 4276 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4275
Date Received: 10/01/2014

Any incidents of violence against staff working in accident and emergency departments. Please include information as far as possible on: The nature of the incident -          The A&E department  concerned -          Whether the police were called -          The day the incident occurred (if possible broken down into am and pm) -          Against whom (staff type/grade) the violence occurred -          Whether the incident led to charge by police or court action (if known)

Date for Response: 06/02/2014 - View 4275 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4274
Date Received: 09/01/2014

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: 09/01/2014 - View 4274 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4272
Date Received: 08/01/2014

I wondered if you could help with an inquiry re prisoner healthcare? I have been directed to the NHS for info the number of convicted sex offenders currently in prison who have received ‘chemical castration’ drugs. I am looking for figures for the most of the health boards for the past two years – including Lothian

Date for Response: 09/01/2014 - View 4272 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4271
Date Received: 08/01/2014

Can you please email me a copy of the contracts/agreements that NHS has with C-Card outlets.

Date for Response: 15/02/2014 - View 4271 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4270
Date Received: 08/01/2014

Please provide details of the total number of staff working in the health board area on each individual day in November 2013. Please provide details of the total number of doctors and nurses working in the health board’s hospitals on each individual day in November 2013.

Date for Response: 04/02/2014 - View 4270 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4269
Date Received: 07/01/2014

Has your organisation recruited nursing and midwifery staff from outside the UK during the 2012/13 and 2013/14 financial years? If yes, why? If you have recruited nursing staff from overseas, please provide the following for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 financial years: The total number of overseas nurses recruited. A breakdown of overseas nurses recruited by country – 10 from Portugal, and so on. For the 2012-13 nurses, I would like to know how many are still in post. Has any of your organisation’s staff attended recruitment events outside the UK in 2012-13 and 2013-14? If so, please provide: Location and duration of event. Number of staff who attended, length of trip and any associated costs incurred for travel accommodation and meals. Has your organisation used a recruitment company or partner to conduct this recruitment of nurses outside the UK, or was it conducted directly by your organisation? If you have used a recruitment agency or partner, please provide: The name of the recruitment company or partner used. A breakdown of the recruitment fees charged to/paid by your organisation to the company or partner used. Please confirm the number of nurses hired for employment by the trust through a recruitment company or partner. Are you planning to recruit nursing and midwifery staff from outside the UK in the future? If yes, does this include looking to recruit from Romania and/or Bulgaria?

Date for Response: 20/01/2014 - View 4269 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4268
Date Received: 06/01/2014

I am currently carrying out a project looking at the nature of complaints for delayed/misdiagnosis of cancer and associated costs to the NHS. The aim would be to identify which parts of the service are most complained about, why and what are the costs to the NHS. We are interested in: 1. Cancer type 2. Who (for example GP) is being complained about and how many other are being complained about 3.  The nature of complaint 4.  Exact reason/cause of complaint 5.  Outcome of the complaint 6. Any litigation details associated with the complaint 7. outcome for the patient 8. Age, gender, ethnicity, how many time they presented to the health service prior to the compliant. If you do not hold this data do you know any where it is centrally stored?

Date for Response: 20/01/2014 - View 4268 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4267
Date Received: 06/01/2014

Thank you very much for the recent information you provided relating to patient diagnoses for pelvic pain for E Lothian. Please could I add a few additional codes to this for the same period as you provided the above data ? It would be helpful if this could be broken down into males/females separately.   R10.0 R10.3 R10.4 Please could you also tell me whether the data applies to inpatients only or in and outpatients ? 

Date for Response: 20/01/2014 - View 4267 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4266
Date Received: 06/01/2014

How much did your organisation spend on postal services in 2012/13? What postal service provider(s) did your organisation use in 2012/13? What is the duration of your existing postal services contracts (if any), and when do they end? In this instance ‘postal services’ means daily post that is produced, collected and delivered by a postal provider (e.g. Royal Mail) and bulk mailings, that are produced and issued on behalf of your organisation by a third party provider.

Date for Response: 03/01/2014 - View 4266 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4265
Date Received: 06/01/2014

Thank you for the FOI response. I would like some clarification on the following: Regarding surveillance waits, I was informed by ISD that all Health Boards collect this data. I’ve been told that surveillance waiting times are calculated on the basis of how many weeks patient waits from their planned appointment date to actually being seen. So, for example, whilst many patients may be seen by and within their planned appointment date, others may be waiting 6-8 weeks, 8 – 10 etc beyond their appointment. Would you be able to check whether this is collected? With the symptomatic patients am I right in concluding from your response that no patient at any endoscopy unit within NHS Lothian is waiting beyond the recommended waiting time target set by NHS Scotland?

Date for Response: 09/01/2014 - View 4265 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4264
Date Received: 06/01/2014

Please supply the following information concerning the Lothian Unscheduled Care Service medical workforce for the years 2009 - 10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13. 1. Number of salaried GPs (headcount) 2. Number of non-salaried or "ad-hoc" GPs (headcount) 3. Number of GPs working for or employed by LUCS in each of the following categories: GP partner Salaried GP Retainer GP GP registrar Locum/sessional GP Other 4. Breakdown of LUCS medical workforce by age and gender (showing salaried and ad-hoc separately) 5. Sample OOH GP contract for non-salaried/ "ad-hoc" GPs 6. Any other relevant data.

Date for Response: 31/01/2014 - View 4264 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4263
Date Received: 06/01/2014

I would like to request a copy of the court summons served upon NHS lothian by Anderson strathern on behalf of (the now late) ~~~~~~~.  I request that this be sent to ~~~~~~~.

Date for Response: 31/01/2014 - View 4263 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4262
Date Received: 06/01/2014

Please provide all reports compiled internally/externally for your public body on a)post-independence planning (Scottish independence) b) contingency planning for an independent Scotland.

Date for Response: 31/01/2014 - View 4262 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4261
Date Received: 06/01/2014

I would appreciate if you could disclose how much your NHS Health Board has spent on works of art (deemed to include prints, original material and any such other production which would reasonably and objectively be defined as ‘art) over the last five years, broken down my year.

Date for Response: 12/02/2014 - View 4261 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4259
Date Received: 06/01/2014

This is a Freedom of Information request to ask what services over and above medical treatment are provided by the health board for drug addicts. For each, can you please provide details of the services and eligibility criteria. Can you tell me how many people received each type of service in each of the years 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13, and at what cost to the board for each?

Date for Response: 03/02/2014 - View 4259 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4258
Date Received: 06/01/2014

This is a Freedom of Information request to ask how much is owed to the health board by patients from other countries. 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: 03/02/2014 - View 4258 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4257
Date Received: 06/01/2014

I am writing to ask you for a breakdown of staffing levels throughout NHS Lothian at weekends for the period of December 2012 and December 2013. I am especially keen to have detailed "Medical" staff and the definition of medical staff as used by NHS Lothian. I am not looking for specific occupational information but a general medical staff level. If possible, I would like to know the breakdown of this level by permanent and agency staff. If this is not possible, then the total figure is acceptable. Ideally, I would like the same figures as provided to the Scottish Labour Party recently.

Date for Response: 29/01/2014 - View 4257 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4256
Date Received: 06/01/2014

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please could you also provide information on the number of children in the past three years, who were recorded at measurements done as part of the Child Health Systems Programme School as weighing 16 stone or more. How many children have been recorded as weighing 20 stone or more in the past three years? Please break the information down by local authority area.

Date for Response: 21/01/2014 - View 4256 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4255
Date Received: 31/12/2013

1. please provide a table showing month by month when in 2013 the additional 1000 patients were added and for context the total number of patients for the same period 2. please provide details of how additional patients were accommodated prior to August (when waiting lists were 0) and when the consultant vacancy arose 3. please provide targets for number of appointments per session and consultant during 2013

Date for Response: 27/01/2014 - View 4255 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4254
Date Received: 31/12/2013

For the purpose of this request, the terminology ‘crash call’ refers to an electronic message (be it text/pager/phone-call, etc) being sent to any member of a hospital’s ‘crash team’. Please tell me, in the last three years: * How many crash calls have been issued by members of staff at hospitals within your NHS Health Board? (Broken down by hospital and year) * How many errors have been reported with each of those crash calls, including incidences where the call has been sent to the wrong hospital, or the wrong location within the correct hospital? (Broken down by hospital / date / include detail of the error – EG ‘call was received by the wrong hospital’ / clarify in each of these cases whether the patient survived or died). * In how many cases has the crash team failed to arrive within the recommended timeframe? (Broken down by hospital / date / reasons for delay / whether the patient survived or died).

Date for Response: 22/01/2014 - View 4254 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4253
Date Received: 31/12/2013

Please provide me with all of NHS Lothian’s internal audit reports from the 2013 calendar year.

Date for Response: 27/01/2014 - View 4253 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4252
Date Received: 31/12/2013

The number of nurses (deemed to include all pay grades) employed by your Health Board in each of the last five years, broken down by year.

Date for Response: 20/01/2014 - View 4252 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4251
Date Received: 31/12/2014

A list of trade unions which received payments from your organisation and the total amounts paid to each union for each of the last five years, broken down by year. 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. Which trade unions your organisation provide staff time to work on trade union duties and / or activities (sometimes called ‘Trade Union facility time’) in each of the last five years, broken down by year.

Date for Response: 27/01/2014 - View 4251 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4250
Date Received: 31/12/2013

The number of NHS staff that have been (a) disciplined (b) investigated and (c) dismissed for bullying in each of the last five years, broken down by year.

Date for Response: 27/01/2014 - View 4250 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4249
Date Received: 31/12/2013

The number of NHS staff that have been (a) disciplined (b) investigated and (c) dismissed over alcohol and drug-related incidents in each of the last five years, broken down by year and into drug related incidents and alcohol related incidents where available.

Date for Response: 27/01/2014 - View 4249 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4248
Date Received: 31/12/2013

How many patients have been admitted to Accident and Emergency because of ingesting legal highs in each of the last five years, broken down by year.

Date for Response: 16/01/2014 - View 4248 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4246
Date Received: 30/12/2013

Under FoI, could you please provide a list of all patient belongings that have been lost by NHS Lothian, between January 1 2011 and December 30 2013. Please include a description of the item lost, the date, where it went missing and what compensation payment (if any) was made. 

Date for Response: 29/01/2014 - View 4246 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4245
Date Received: 30/12/2013

I hope you may be able to assist me. I am trying to verify the employment history of a doctor who may have previously worked within your health board area during the period 1995 through 2013. The doctor's name is John McLean Dillon (GMC registration # 4182225 ). His specialism is Orthopaedics. Please can you advise whether he has ever been employed by NHS Lothian and if so over what time period?

Date for Response: 17/01/2014 - View 4245 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4244
Date Received: 23/12/2013

I would like to know the following under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act: Please disclose number of doctors employed in NHS hospitals within your board area who are subject to Fitness to Practise rulings. Please give details of these cases by providing answers to the following questions by filling in the grid below: Name of hospital? Name of doctor? Discipline? Restriction type: please state whether the restriction is classed as a. undertakings, b. conditions, c. a suspension? Date of GMC decision?

Date for Response: 16/01/2014 - View 4244 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4243
Date Received: 20/12/2013

1 -How many working hours/days were lost  in NHS Lothian through the category "anxiety, stress, depression and other psychiatric illnesses" in the latest available year. 2 -What was the total number of work hours/days lost to all sickness absence, including "anxiety, stress, depression and other psychiatric illnesses" by NHS  Lothian in the latest available year.  3-What is the estimated cost to NHS Lothian of working hours/days lost through the category "anxiety, stress, depression and other psychiatric illnesses"  in terms of statutory sick pay in the latest available year.

Date for Response: 27/01/2014 - View 4243 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4242
Date Received: 19/12/2013

Please provide answers to the following questions on confidentiality clauses and whistleblowing within 20 days: How many registered nurses (whole-time equivalent figure) does your organisation employ? How many concerns raised by registered nurses were there: In 2011? In 2012? In 2013? Please supply a list of these concerns, for example staffing levels or patient harm, and state what your organisation did to address/respond to them? How many registered nurses were responsible for raising those concerns (this is to find out whether concerns are being raised by just a few individuals or a larger number as you could have 100 concerns raised in 2013, but all of those could have been raised by just five nurses rather than 100 different nurses): In 2011? In 2012? In 2013? If known, of those nurses who raised concerns, how many left the organisation within six months of raising the concern? Please give a figure for each of the three years stated above. If known, how many faced disciplinary proceedings after raising their concerns? Please give a figure for each of the three years stated above. If known, how many were transferred to a new role six months after raising their concerns? Please give a figure for each of the three years stated above. How many confidentiality clauses – for example, compromise agreements or severance payments agreed with employees in return for confidentiality of information relating to their termination of employment/incident during employment - involving nurses were there in: 2011? 2012? 2012? 2013?  Please outline the process involved when concerns are raised in your organisation. For example, does your organisation have a 30-day time period specified in which all concerns must be dealt with? Does your organisation’s policy require that all concerns are reported to the board? How does the organisation ensure nurses who raise concerns are properly supported and not discriminated against/suffer detriment as a result?  Has your organisation’s raising concerns policy been strengthened in the past 12 months? If so, when? If not, when will it be?

Date for Response: 17/01/2014 - View 4242 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4241
Date Received: 19/12/2013

I would like to make a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and I hope you can be of some assistance. I am interested in the antibiotic prescribing protocols and guidelines for a specific ENT condition known as Malignant Otitis Externa. This is largely synonymous with Necrotising Otitis Externa, and Skull Base Osteomyelitis. I am particularly interested in local microbiology protocol and guidelines, in order to ascertain trends in antibiotic prescribing, resistance patterns amongst causative organisms, need for inpatient stay, outpatient antibiotic facilities, and whether there is concordance across other ENT units in the country. If no such information exists or is available, I would be grateful if you could confirm this also.

Date for Response: 16/01/2014 - View 4241 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4240
Date Received: 18/12/2013

Can you please tell me how many ‘never events’ your health board recorded in the last year (2012/13)? Can you also give details of what these ‘never events’ involved? Can you also give the same answers for questions 1 and 2 for the years 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12 and the year so far (2013/14)?

Date for Response: 23/01/2014 - View 4240 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4239
Date Received: 19/12/2013

I was wondering, do you keep any statistics on the number of plain film X-rays taken at your community health centres, and similar statistics for the number taken at the acute hospitals throughout Lothian?  I'm really struggling to find any figures online, so any help would be greatly appreciated!

Date for Response: 16/01/2014 - View 4239 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4237
Date Received: 17/12/2013

1.  Please confirm number of patients awaiting electrophysiology/ablation procedures on your waiting list? 2.  Please confirm the number of patients awaiting electrophysiology/ablation procedures on your electrophysiology waiting list that are over 18 weeks on their RTT pathway? 3.  Please confirm the current electrophysiology inpatient procedure tariff  the directorate is currently billing? 4.  Please confirm the number of patients awaiting pacemaker/ICD and biventricular systems on your waiting list?

Date for Response: 09/01/2014 - View 4237 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4236
Date Received: 17/12/2013

I would be obliged if you could forward the following information at your earliest convenience (not later than 20 days from the date of this e mail). The number of revision stapedectomy operations carried out by NHS Lothian for the period December 2008 - December 2013.

Date for Response: 10/01/2014 - View 4236 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4235
Date Received: 17/12/2013

I am currently conducting a survey for a market research project. This project is concerned with the number and postoperative infection rates of cranioplasties requiring a prosthesis. As you are a leading UK centre in this regard, could you please provide me data on the following: The approx number of cranioplasties requiring a prosthesis conducted within your trust within the last year. The approx revision rate due to infection for cranioplasty procedures requiring a prosthesis conducted within your trust for the last year.

Date for Response: 09/01/2014 - View 4235 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4234
Date Received: 16/12/2013

Could you please supply me with all Critical Incident Reviews, Significant Adverse Event Reports and the action plans derived from both for the Mother & Baby Unit at St. John’s Hospital Livingston since the opening of the unit in February 2007.

Date for Response: 29/01/2014 - View 4234 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4233
Date Received: 13/12/2013

We would request under the Freedom of Informaiton Act for all policies in place in relation to the opening of prisoners mail.

Date for Response: 10/01/2014 - View 4233 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4231
Date Received: 12/12/2013

I would like to request a breakdown of all core funding given by NHS Lothian to third sector organisations based in Edinburgh in the current 3 year spending period, broken down by financial year.

Date for Response: 29/01/2014 - View 4231 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4228
Date Received: 12/12/2013

Within NHS Lothian, I would be grateful if you could let me know, at your earliest convenience: The details of any NHS specialist erectile dysfunction services that are available in your area to men who experience erectile dysfunction as a result of prostate cancer treatment, specifically: The details of any NHS erectile dysfunction clinics The details of any NHS psychosexual clinics The details of any NHS counselling services and sex therapy services that treat men with erectile dysfunction And if figures are available:   The percentage of prostate cancer patients who are offered a referral to each of the above services, and of those who initiates the referral (i.e. is everyone offered a referral, or do patients request the services)? The number of men accessing the above services, and whether they are at capacity, or above or below capacity. The details of specialist support available to the partners of men who experience erectile dysfunction as a result of prostate cancer treatment, and whether these are automatically offered or have to be requested. The details of any other non-specialist services that men who experience ED after prostate cancer treatment may be referred to in your area, and whether these are offered to all patients. For each of the treatments listed below please state: The details of any policies or guidance GPs or specialist services in your area are required to follow when prescribing each of the treatments to men who experience erectile dysfunction as a result of prostate cancer treatment, and whether these guidelines are strictly followed. Whether each of these treatments is prescribed on the NHS, in what dose, and for how long; and if there is a limit to the number of treatments or combinations of treatments offered or age limits to receive these treatments. Sildenafil tablets Tadalafil tablets Vardenafil tablets MUSE Caverject Viridal Duo Vacuum erection device      Penile implant surgery (semi-rigid or inflatable implant devices)

Date for Response: 08/01/2014 - View 4228 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4227
Date Received: 11/12/2013

Under FoI, could you please forward me copies of all correspondence sent to or from NHS Lothian staff with executive member status which includes the word "referendum", within the last six months. Please include letters and emails if possible, however I understand it may be impossible to include letters if they are not logged in a format that it electronically searchable. If that is the case, just emails will be fine.

Date for Response: 10/01/2014 - View 4227 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4223
Date Received: 10/12/2013

1.       In your organisation please supply the number of patients currently (or within the last six months) being treated with the following treatments for certain diseases: Growth failure in children, Growth hormone deficiencies in adults, Chronic renal failure – Somatotropin, Epoetin Alpha, Epoetin Zefa. 3. In your trust, please supply the number of patients currently receiving autoimmune rejection therapy

Date for Response: 09/01/2014 - View 4223 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4222
Date Received: 09/12/2013

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, for each of the last 5 years, please can you provide: a) Vacancy rates and numbers of vacancies in your A&E department(s) which have lasted 3 months or more. b) Total vacancy rates and a breakdown of numbers for junior doctors, doctors, consultants and qualified nursing, midwifery and health visiting positions per A&E department

Date for Response: 23/01/2014 - View 4222 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4221
Date Received: 06/12/2013

For the financial years 2010/11, 2011/12 and  2012/13 - 1          What was the combined spend per annum for the NHS Board for adult patients in secure mental health settings in England and Wales. 1b        Could you further breakdown that spend into High Secure, Medium Secure, Low Secure. 2          What was the combined spend per annum for the NHS Board for adult patients in secure learning disability settings in England and Wales. 2b        Could you further breakdown that spend into High Secure, Medium Secure, Low Secure. 3          What was the combined spend per annum for the NHS Board for children and adolescents in secure mental health settings in England and Wales.

Date for Response: 06/01/2014 - View 4221 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4220
Date Received: 09/12/2013

1) Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the manufacturer and brand of pregnancy testing kits used by NHS Lothian by medical professionals during 2012; 2) Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the manufacturer and brand of pregnancy testing kits supplied by NHS Lothian to patients for home testing during 2012; 3) Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the supplier used for pregnancy testing kits purchased by NHS Lothian; 4) Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing whether multiple suppliers are used for the supply of pregnancy testing kits. If so please provide a list of suppliers used, the duration this supplier has been used and the make of the product which they provide to NHS Lothian; 5) Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the procedure for a failure of a pregnancy test. Please include documentation detailing the procedure in place in the year of 2012 as well as the current procedure if changes have been made; 6) Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the number of faulty pregnancy tests carried out by medical professions during the year of 2012; 7) Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the number of faulty pregnancy tests carried out by patients with pregnancy tests supplied by NHS Lothian during the year of 2012; 8) Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the procedure followed by NHS Lothian in the case of a failure of medical equipment. Please include documentation detailing the procedure in place in the year of 2012 as well as the current procedure if changes have been made; 9) Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the procedure in place for the after-care and the follow-up treatment of a patient after an early medical abortion. Please include documentation detailing the procedure in place in the year of 2012 as well as the current procedure if changes have been made; 10) Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing all documents which are provided by health professionals to pregnant women after they have undergone an early medical abortion in accordance with NHS Lothian procedures Scotland. Please include documentation detailing the procedure in place in the year of 2012 as well as the current procedure if changes have been made; 11) Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the number of abortions carried out during 2012; 12) Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the number of failed abortions during 2012; 13) Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the number of official complaints made in relation to failed abortions during 2012 14) Information including sight of any written or electronic communication issue to medical professionals regarding warnings or recalls of pregnancy testing kits in NHS Lothian.

Date for Response: 10/01/2014 - View 4220 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4218
Date Received: 04/12/2013

Under FoI, could you please provide me with a copy of the paper submitted to the Cabinet Secretary suggesting changes to the format and timing of the 2014 staff survey, as discussed at the Staff Governance Committee meeting held on October 30.

Date for Response: 06/01/2014 - View 4218 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4217
Date Received: 02/12/2013

I am making a request for any current policies which you may have for treating people with dementia who get admitted to acute hospitals under the UK Freedom of Information Act. I would also like to know if these policies have been evaluated.  As such my request is as follows:  1) Does your acute hospital(s) have specific policies for treating people with dementia who get admitted to hospital? If so, please provide me with a list of acute hospitals which do have specific policies and those that do not. 2) Where specific policies are in place, please send me an electronic copy of this/these documents? (Ideally in a Word or PDF File format) 3) Have these policies been evaluated in any way? If so can you please send me the evaluative documentation? (Ideally in a Word or PDF File format)

Date for Response: 15/01/2014 - View 4217 Response

Last Reviewed: 15/04/2015