Freedom of Information 2015

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5503
Date Received: 09/10/2015

Please be good enough to treat this emailed communication as a Freedom of Information request and provide the following information regarding suppliers invoices paid in the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 September 2015: Total No. of suppliers invoices paid? Total value of suppliers invoices paid? Nos of suppliers invoices paid within 10 working days?  % of suppliers invoices paid within 10 working days? Nos of suppliers invoices paid within 30 calendar days? % of suppliers invoices paid within 30 calendar days?

Date for Response: 20/10/2015 - View 5503 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5501
Date Received: 09/10/2015

Please could you provide the following information? General Number of Sites, Number of Employees, Number of IT Staff, Annual IT Budget. Datacentre. Location of datacentre(s). Number of Servers. Number of Windows Servers. Number of UNIX/Linux Servers. What operating system do you use? Percentage Virtualised. Virtualisation platform. Server Vendor. Server Refresh Date. Date Server Support contract ends. Value of contract. Volume of Data in TBs. Storage Vendor. Storage Refresh Date. Date Storage support contract ends. Value of contract. What do you Backup to (hardware)? What backup software do you use? Backup refresh date. Date backup support contract ends. Value of support contract. What networking equipment do you use in the Datacentre? Refresh date. Date support contract ends. Value of contract. Do you use WAN optimisation? If so what product do you use? Desktop Desktop vendor. Number of Desktops. Do you use VDI? If so what platform do you use? Desktop Refresh date. Date support contract ends. Applications: Database vendors. Email provider. Number of mail boxes. ERP Platform. CRM Provider. Database Archival. Emaill Archival. File Archival. In addition please could you provide a copy of your IT Strategy for 2015 and an Organisation chart depicting the IT department with contact names?

Date for Response: 21/10/2015 - View 5501 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5500
Date Received: 08/10/2015

I would like to request for the following information under the Freedom of Information legislation: 1.    The number of junior doctors employed by the health board during the financial year of 2012/2013 and again in 2014/2015 2.    The most and fewest number of hours per week a junior doctor worked during the financial year of 2012/13 and again in 2014/15 3.    The average number of hours a junior doctor works during the week 4.    The number of junior doctors who left/quit the health board in 2012/13 and in 2014/15 5.    The number of consultants employed by the health board during the financial years of 2012/13 and 2014/15 6.    The number of consultants who have left/quit the health board in 2012/13 and 2014/15 7.    The number of nursing staff (including specialists but not agency staff) employed by the health board in 2012/13 and again in 2014/15 8. The number of agency staff employed by the health board and the number of hours worked by agency staff in 2012/13 and 2014/15

Date for Response: 13/11/2015 - View 5500 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5499
Date Received: 08/10/2015

I would be obliged if the following information could be provided to me under Freedom of Information:-  1)  How long has ~~~~~~, ENT Consultant, NHS Borders, been holding a peripheral ENT Clinic at ENT Outpatient Dept, Lauriston Building, Edinburgh - specifically for the administration of Botox Treatment to sufferers of Laryngeal Dystonia. 2)  How many patients does ~~~~~~ see in the above capacity. 3)  What was the rationale behind the decision made to end ~~~~~~ delivery of this clinic. 4) What are the cost differences in ~~~~~~ delivering this service through a Service level Agreement between NHS Borders and NHS Lothian, compared to training a new NHS Lothian ENT Consultant in the delivery of this treatment.

Date for Response: 05/11/2015 - View 5499 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5498
Date Received: 08/10/2015

I am writing to request under the Freedom of Information Act the following information: How much was spent by the NHS board on the salaries of locum staff hired to cover shifts at hospitals within the NHS board area in each of the financial years 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2015? What was the largest amount paid to a locum doctor for a single shift in 2014-15 and how long was the shift? How much was spent on the accommodation of locum staff hired to cover shifts at all hospitals within the NHS board area in each of the financial years 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2015? How much was spent on the travel costs of locum staff hired to cover shifts at all hospitals within the NHS board area in each of the financial years 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2015? What were the travel routes taken by locum staff who had their travel paid for or reimbursed by the NHS board in each of the  financial years 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2015? And what was the cost of each travel route?

Date for Response: 02/11/2015 - View 5498 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5497
Date Received: 07/10/2015

I would like to be directed to an electronic source [ preferably in  Excel format ] for NHS Lothin proposed annual budgets for the years 2010-11 upto Year 2015-2016

Date for Response: 12/11/2015 - View 5497 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5496
Date Received: 06/10/2015

I am writing under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request information held by your organization regarding its Consultant Nurse, Midwife and Allied Health Professions workforce.  I would be grateful to receive information regarding the current workforce establishment for your Board area.  I would be pleased if you could provide the whole time equivalent for each post / professional group as well as the total headcount, in the table below: Consultant Nurses, Consultant Midwives, Consultant Allied Health Professionals. Of the total number of Consultant Allied Health Professionals (as requested above), I would be grateful if this data is broken down to represent the primary professional qualification of the post holders in the table below: Arts Therapists, Diagnostic Radiographers, Therapeutic Radiographers, Dieticians, Occupational Therapists, Orthoptists, Paramedics, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Prosthetist/Orthotists, Speech and Language Therapists.

Date for Response: 22/10/2015 - View 5496 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5495
Date Received: 06/10/2015

Please could you confirm what rest facilities the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh provides for doctors working night shifts? Please could you also confirm what the break entitlements are during a 12 hour night shift and also what the rules are governing working hours during the week leading up to a weekend set of nights.

Date for Response: 28/10/2015 - View 5495 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5493
Date Received: 05/10/2015

1. What Grade of Physiotherapist works in your neurological outpatient departments 2. In the last two years have you ever employed band 5 physiotherapists in neuro out patients  3. Do you fund (fully or partially) band 5 physiotherapist to participate in external courses to support their learning?

Date for Response: 29/10/2015 - View 5493 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5492
Date Received: 05/10/2015

What the average timescale is for NHS Lothian to process guardianship and intervention orders (both welfare and finanacial powers) and whether this timescale adheres to the deadlines as set out in the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000. How many applicants for guardianship and interventions orders (both welfare and financial powers) have been processed by NHS Lothianin each of the last three years. How many applications for guardianship and intervention orders (both welfare and financial powers) took more than 21 days to process.

Date for Response: 22/10/2015 - View 5492 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5490
Date Received: 28/09/2015

I request through FOI details of the investigation you carried out on ~~~~~~ professional conduct , and what disciplinary action, if any, has taken place.

Date for Response: 02/10/2015 - View 5490 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5489
Date Received: 02/10/2015

How many instances did patients fail to attend their scheduled appointments broken down in the following way, in the last three years: September 2012- September 2013 1 instance 2 instances 3 instances 4 instances 5 or more instances. September 2013-September 2014 1 instance 2 instances 3 instances 4 instances 5 or more instances September 2014-September 2015 1 instance 2 instances 3 instances 4 instances 5 or more instances To clarify, I am seeking to know how many patients failed to attend appointments on more than one occasion for the years 2012 -2013; 2013 -2014; 2014-2015 – years ending in September, i.e September 2012 - September 2013 would be one year.  

Date for Response: 19/10/2015 - View 5489 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5484
Date Received: 29/09/2015

Does the NHS Board have a Prostate Cancer and/or Urological Cancer Multi-disciplinary team (MDT)? We would like to understand how the NHS Board deals with the treatment of Prostate Cancer, and therefore we would like to request any documents that are used to cover this treatment area e.g. Referral Pathways / Care Pathways / Prescribing Guidelines. We would also like to request any Referral Pathways / Care Pathways / Prescribing Guidelines for Adult Nutrition.

Date for Response: 12/10/2015 - View 5484 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5483
Date Received: 29/09/2015

Processing Services. If you do not understand what each of these mean please see below: Banking Services- contract information relating to the organisation banking services. • Audit Services (Financial) – contract relating to assurance, tax and advisory services. • Card Processing Services / Merchant services- a wide range of payment processing options. Most automatically associate merchant services with debit and credit card processing. Can you please provide me with the following contract information for each of the contract category specified above: 1. Contract Category: Please see select from the categories provided; Banking Services; Financial Audit Services; Card Processing Services 2. Existing Supplier Name for each contract 3. Contract Description: Please do not just state two to three words can you please provide me detail information about this contract and please state if upgrade, maintenance and support is included. Please also include the modules included within the contract. 4. Annual Average Spend for each contract 5. Contract Duration: What is the duration of the contract please include any available extensions within the contract. 6. Contract Start Date: What is the start date of this contract? Please include month and year of the contract. DD-MM-YY or MM-YY. 7. Contract Expiry: What is the expiry date of this contract? Please include month and year of the contract. DD-MM-YY or MM-YY. 8. Contract Review Date: What is the review date of this contract? Please include month and year of the contract. If this cannot be provide please provide me estimates of when the contract is likely to be reviewed. DD-MM-YY or MM-YY 9. Contact Details: I require the full contact details of the person within the organisation responsible for this particular software contract. 10. Notes: Please provide me with any further information with regards to this contract this could include any contract extension available as well as information on renewals or plans for future tenders.

Date for Response: 21/10/2015 - View 5483 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5481
Date Received: 24/09/2015

1.) How many items belonging to hospitals/hospital premises across your board were logged as stolen or missing over the last five years? This includes money. Please break down separately by items reported missing, and items reported stolen (however, if you group the two together, that is fine). Please include a full list of items and their estimated worth, if you hold that information. Please include the information for the following five financial years: 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15. 2.) For the same years, I would also like the number of items reported missing and stolen on hospital premises that belonged to patients, relatives of patients, hospital visitors, and hospital staff members. This includes money. Again - please break down separately by items reported missing, and items reported stolen (however, if you group the two together, that is fine). Please include a full list of items and their estimated worth, if you hold that information. I would ideally like two lists – one for items belonging to staff, and another for items belonging to patients, hospital visitors, etc. if you record these separately. If not, one list will be sufficient. Again, please include a full list of items and their estimated worth, if you hold that information.

Date for Response: 16/10/2015 - View 5481 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5480
Date Received: 24/09/2015

I would like to make a freedom of information request please. I would like to be provided with the following information; The lastest total annual figures for reported extravasation injury within your NNU/NICU/SCBU. Model of the large volume infusion pump used on the unit. Model of the syringe pump used on the unit

Date for Response: 12/10/2015 - View 5480 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5479
Date Received: 23/09/2015

Please can you send me the following information for St John's Hospital and the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. 1) How many people attended the emergency department at each hospital on Saturday 12th of September. 2) How many of those patients were treated at each Emergency Department on that date? 3) How many patients attended each hospital as a result of injuries. 4) How many injured patients were treated at the Emergency Department at each hospital on that date? 5) How many of those injured patients underwent X-ray examinations at the ED at each hospital on that date? 6) How many injured patients (who did not undergo X-ray examinations) were told to come back to the ED at each hospitals the following day? 7) How many of the injured patients at each hospital (who did not undergo X-ray examinations) were told to make appointments with their GP medical practice instead? 8) What is the health board policy for patients undergoing X-rays at the ED?

Date for Response: 19/10/2015 - View 5479 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5478
Date Received: 22/09/2015

Please provide me with further information relating to the supply of agency staff (Locums) for the 2014-2015 financial year.  I would be grateful if you could please provide the following information: 1) Spend on Locum/Agency Doctors & Medical Locums for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year 2) Spend on Locum/Agency Nursing staff for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year 3) Spend on Locum/Agency Paramedics & Emergency Services Personnel for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year 4) Spend on Locum/Agency Social Workers for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year

Date for Response: 05/10/2015 - View 5478 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5477
Date Received: 22/09/2015

I have the following FOI requests with regards to smoking outside in hospital grounds. How many hospitals in your health board prohibit smoking outside within its hospital grounds? How many hospitals in your health board prohibit the use of e-cigarettes outside within its hospital grounds? How many hospitals in your health board have a designated outside smoking area within its hospital grounds? How many complaints has your health board received with regards to not being able to smoke or use an e-cigarette outside within its hospital grounds since 2013? What consequences have those who have been caught smoking/using, both tobacco and e-cigarettes, in an outside restricted area faced since 2013?

Date for Response: 12/10/2015 - View 5477 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5476
Date Received: 22/09/2015

Under the Freedom of Information ACT in Scotland (2002) and based on Clinical Chemistry Testing Analysers can you tell me the following via email reply within the approved response time of 20 working days: ·How many Clinical Chemistry Testing Analysers does your NHS board have in its facilities? ·Which companies have you purchased Clinical Chemistry TestingAnalysers from? ·Are they due to be updated to a newer Clinical Chemistry Testing Analysers to ensure best health practice? ·How much have these cost your NHS board over the last 3 to 5 years? ·Are there plans to purchase more of them in the next 12 to 24 months and if so do you go out to tender for them? ·Are your analysers covered under a managed service contract? If so which company runs this? ·How many assays per day does your lab teams run on the clinical testing analysers? ·How many assays are sent to out to external labs due to your facilities not being able to run them? ·Can you provide a “test menu” to me please of the tests/assays you run “in house”? ·How often do you run QC (quality control) on your testing analysers?. Can you confirm how many times per day/per week you run QC to ensure your patient samples are correct? ·Which EQA (External Quality Assessment) does your labs adhere to? ·In regards to Point of Care (POC) patient sample testing can you tell me if you have smaller clinical testing Analysers/machines that ER and other departments would use to test for the likes of diabetes or cardiac trauma for example. How many does your facilities have? Also in addition to the above can you provide an organogram (organisational structure chart) of your purchasing departing &/or the department/s that are liable for the upkeep and replacement of Clinical Chemistry Testing Analysers in your NHS board please. Could you also provide an organogram of the the labs that are responsible for the daily use of the clinical testing analysers

Date for Response: 05/10/2015 - View 5476 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5475
Date Received: 22/09/2015

There are authentic World Wide Lung Function Authorities which use Colour Zones to grade severity of Peak Flow Expiratory values of which a 45 year old Male 172 cm height with persistent 240 L/Min would be easily within their Red danger Zone. In a previous F.O.I request I was informed that the UK NHS does not use the said Colour Zones to grade Peak Flow Expiratory and instead uses the SIGN BTS Guidelines. Question 1 How does SIGN BTS equivalently grade severity of  Peak Flow Expiratory Peak Flow Rate as it does not use the easily understood Colour Zones? Question 2 What severity does the SIGN BTS Guidelines define a person who is constantly below 50 % of their predicted Peak Flow Meter rate? I am not asking for an opinion merely what the SIGN BTS Guidelines would define.

Date for Response: 23/09/2015 - View 5475 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5474
Date Received: 22/09/2015

I would like to request the following information :- How many grievances have been raised by staff within NHS Lothian over 2010-2015 for sexual assault and sexual harassment, giving numbers for each category and including current investigations. Can you detail this by Doctor/consultant/surgeon and all other staff. Can you provide details per group above and nature of grievance on how many were suspended and how many were moved to another post during the investigation. Can you provide the numbers per group and nature of grievance who were suspended and how many were disciplined and how many were sacked at the end of the investigation. Can you provide the nature of disciplinary action taken against staff per group and nature of grievance. Can you provide the numbers of staff moved to other employment as a result of raising the grievance

Date for Response: 16/10/2015 - View 5474 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5473
Date Received: 22/09/2015

- How many people have been treated for stab wounds to the anal, buttock and/or bowel area?  - What were the ages and sexes of the patients stabbed in these areas? - How many of these stabbings resulted in the patient being fitted with a colostomy bag? I would like this information broken down into the following calendar years: 2004 to August 2015

Date for Response: 16/10/2015 - View 5473 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5472
Date Received: 22/09/2015

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding locum doctors brought in from overseas. 1.Please provide the number of locum doctors or consultants residing overseas employed by the health board in 2014-15, and also in 2015-16 up until the present day? 2.For each year, please break down these employees into the country they lived in, their specialism and title, if they were male or female, and how many shifts they covered 3.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. 4.For each locum doctor or consultant from overseas, please provide details of whether their travel costs or accommodation were paid for by the health board. 5.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: 02/10/2015 - View 5472 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5471
Date Received: 22/09/2015

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding hospital staff’s out of hours work. 1.Can you please tell me please what financial incentives are offered to hospital staff to work out of hours, providing a breakdown of the usual rates for each type of staff (eg consultants, junior doctors, nurses etc) given incentives and the incentive rates offered to work out of hours. 2.Can you tell me please if the incentive has increased in the last five years. 3.And, if financial incentives are provided, can you please give me the total additional costs of these incentives for 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15.

Date for Response: 22/10/2015 - View 5471 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5470
Date Received: 22/09/2015

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding NHS redundancies. 1.Can you tell me please how many NHS managers who have been made redundant in the past five years have subsequently been rehired. 2.In each case, can you please provide the rank of each and the approximate redundancy pay they received. 3.Please provide any detail you can on why these staff may have been rehired after being made redundant initially.

Date for Response: 29/09/2015 - View 5470 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5469
Date Received: 22/09/2015

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding consultants. 1.Can you tell me please at the health board’s one biggest hospital, using the most up to date weekly rota available, how many consultants are working (actually in the hospital, rather than on call) at the weekend. 2.Can you tell me how many consultants are working on a weekday in the same week. 3.Can you tell me how many consultants are on call over the weekend. 4.If possible, can you tell me how many consultants working at the largest hospital generally do not work weekends on a voluntary basis and are only on call. 5.Please can you tell me how many consultants are currently employed by the hospital.

Date for Response: 20/10/2015 - View 5469 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5467
Date Received: 18/09/2015

Please provide the bifurcation of the Total Capital spend on Software (i.e. Business Software and Clinical systems) for the year 2013-14 and 2014-15. Please confirm whether the trust has incurred no expenses for Total Capital spend on IT Services and IT staff for the year 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16.

Date for Response: 23/09/2015 - View 5467 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5465
Date Received: 18/09/2015

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding Viagra being prescribed by the NHS. 1.Can you tell me please how many prescriptions of Viagra (also known as sildenafil) have been made by the health board in each of the following years – 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010. 2.For the same years, please provide the number of prescriptions made for each drug for erectile prescription prescribed. 3.For each year, please provide the total cost of prescribing these drugs. 4.Please provide the same information (cost and number of prescriptions) for each year for any drugs prescribed to women for sexual dysfunction.

Date for Response: 28/09/2015 - View 5465 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5464
Date Received: 17/09/2015

I request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please provide the following: The total amount of money spent on staff working on a full time or part time basis on trade union business. The estimated annual cost of any other resources used by staff working full- or part-time on trade union business (office space, telephone etc.). The number of paid employees working full or part-time on trade union business. Please provide an annual figure for each year, since 2009.

Date for Response: 09/10/2015 - View 5464 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5463
Date Received: 17/09/2015

1. For the week starting August 28th how many consultants were working across all A&E departments within your Trust on weekends i. during the day?  ii. at night? 2. How many were on call? 3.Can you please breakdown the total numbers by specialism eg. cardiologist? 4.  For the week starting August 28th, how many consultants were working across all  A&E departments within your Trust from Monday - Friday i.during the day ?ii. at night? 5. How many were on call? 6. Can you please break down the total numbers by specialism? 7. If there are no consultants on duty at any time, please outline the most senior staff available/on call?

Date for Response: 05/10/2015 - View 5463 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5461
Date Received: 14/09/2015

I would like to know how many iPods, iPhones and iPads or equivalent other brand devices (eg Samsung, HTC) have been purchased for use by NHS Lothian staff since 2010. I would like to know how many devices were bought, which hospital or department's staff they were given to (e.g. nurses, cardiology, A&E) and how much the devices cost (£££). Could you provide the break down per year of the number of devices and how much was spent per year and in which department or hospital.

Date for Response: 01/10/2015 - View 5461 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5460
Date Received: 14/09/2015

I would like to receive the following: A list of hotels used by the health board to house patients while they are being treated. This could be within the health board area, or out with if they are being treated by another health board. The reason why hotels are used. The cost of putting patients up in hotels. This information should cover the last three years and be broken down by year. Please include the name and location of the hotel.

Date for Response: 22/09/2015 - View 5460 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5459
Date Received: 14/09/2015

1.) How much money has been spent on taxis by your board across the last four financial years? Please provide the figures by year for: 2010/11, 2011/12, 2013/14, 2014/15. For each year requested above, break down by:  - taxis spent by staff/executives  - taxis used by patients or their families (for example, to take them to and from hospital, appointments at a different hospital etc.) - All other taxi costs incurred that do not fit into the categories above (for example, visitors to the hospital whereby the board covered the costs). If you cannot provide a breakdown, please include just include the total for each year. 2.) Please provide details of the 10 most expensive taxi trips made in the financial year 2014-15.  By details, I would like - for each trip:  i) the cost of the trip ii) whether the passenger was a patient or staff member  iii) The number of miles travelled (only if you hold this information) ii) Any reason you have relating to the purpose of the trip. For example, in the case of staff this may be a conference. For a patient, this could be an appointment at another hospital and/or due to a shortage of traditional patient transport services.  

Date for Response: 30/09/2015 - View 5459 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5458
Date Received: 11/09/2015

Full details of all adverse incidents recorded in all medical establishments – including hospitals and doctors surgeries – within your health board area. Your response should provide a complete log of all adverse incidents recorded between September 1, 2014, and September 1, 2015 – including the date of the incident, establishment, department (where applicable), a description of what happened, any injuries/deaths sustained due to the incident, and any disciplinary action taken in relation to the incident. A full log of any problems/incidents/errors with crash call systems used in hospitals within your health board area. Your response should provide a complete log of all errors/malfunctions with the crash call system recorded between September 1, 2014, and September 1, 2015 – including the date of the incident, establishment, department (where applicable), a description of what happened, any injuries/deaths sustained due to the incident, and any disciplinary action taken in relation to the incident.

Date for Response: 05/10/2015 - View 5458 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5457
Date Received: 10/09/2015

1) The number of staff members who have been suspended with full pay in the last three years. Please break this information down by job title(position held), year and provide the reason for suspension. 2) How much money has been paid to staff members who have been suspended on full pay in the last three years? Please break this down by year. 3) The number of staff members who have been suspended with part-pay in the last three years. Please break this information down by job title(position held), year and provide the reason for suspension. 4) How much money has been paid to staff members who have been suspended on part-pay in the last three years. Again, please break this down by year.

Date for Response: 05/10/2015 - View 5457 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5456
Date Received: 10/09/2015

1) The number of doctors who have resigned from their jobs stating that stress, depression or related illnesses are the reason for doing so in the last three years. 2) The number of nurses who have resigned from their jobs stating that stress, depression or related illnesses are  the reason for doing so in the last three years. 3) The number of trainee-doctors and trainee-nurses who have resigned from their jobs stating that stress, depression or related illnesses are the reason for doing so in the last three years. 4) Could you please break down the information by year, and if possible include the position held by each staff member.

Date for Response: 05/10/2015 - View 5456 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5455
Date Received: 10/09/2015

I am looking for information about specific clinical interventions for people with addictions, primarily Heroin but also for Buprenorphine. In the first instance is it possible to have a definitive list of the interventions for treating each of these addictions. Is it then possible to have figures for each of the last available 5 years giving number of people who are being treated for Heroin addiction and for each of the same years, the numbers who are being treated for a Buprenorphine addiction. Is it also possible to provide the numbers for the same 5 year period to provide the number who are prescribed methadone, the number who are prescribed buprenorphine and finally cost to Lothian Health Board of meeting these treatment needs.

Date for Response: 05/10/2015 - View 5455 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5454
Date Received: 09/09/2015

1. How many children have been admitted to hospitals across your board after swallowing (ingesting) a dangerous substance/ an object? Please provide the figures for the years:  a) 2010; b) 2011; c) 2012; d) 2013; e) 2014; f) 2015. For each year, please include a list of the substances/objects. For example: lithium batteries, excessive amounts of cough medicine, a lego piece, wood etc. This information does not include incidents where a child had an allergy - and the substance was only dangerous for that reason.  2.) How many children were admitted to hospital after choking? Please provide the information for the same years above, and a breakdown of objects that were the cause - if applicable (again for the same years). 3) How many children required surgery after swallowing/choking on a dangerous substance/object? 4) For the same years above, how many children were admitted for rectal suppositories involving a dangerous substance/ an object. Again, please list the objects, broken down by year. 5) How many children required surgery for the information requested in (4.)? If questions 4-5 are not held or would exceed cost limit, please exclude from my request and just provide the information in 1-3.

Date for Response: 08/10/2015 - View 5454 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5453
Date Received: 07/09/2015

1) I am conducting some research on private patient units within the NHS which includes services for international patients. In particular, I am looking at cardiovascular services and prices for self pay patients for the procedures noted below. a) Angiogram; b) Angioplasty; c) Pacemaker and ICD insertion; d) Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG); e) TAVI; f) Aortic and mitral valve repair; g) Ablation; h) Cardioversion; i) ECG; j) Echo stress/routine; k) Cardiac MRI/CT 2) also, is there a dedicated ward for private patients and what facilities are available?

Date for Response: 21/10/2015 - View 5453 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5452
Date Received: 09/09/2015

1) What is the total number of people with Type 1 diabetes within your Health Board area? How many of these are aged 18 or under? 2) How many people with Type 1 diabetes have been provided with NHS-funded insulin pumps? How many are aged 18 or under? 3) What plans are in place (or planned) for future provision of insulin pumps to new users post CEL funding? 4) What is the Health Board’s policy on replacement of insulin pumps for current users after the warranty period has expired? B) Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems (CGMS): 1) How many people have been provided with NHS-funded CGMS (e.g. Dexcom or Medtronic Enlite)? How many of these are on an ongoing basis (i.e. excluding short-term loans for diagnostic or related purposes). How many are aged 18 or under? 2) What plans (if any) are in place for the future funding of CGMS by the Health Board?

Date for Response: 08/10/2015 - View 5452 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5451
Date Received: 08/09/2015

Is the Peer Approved Clinical System (PACS) in place in NHS Lothian? (If no, please go to Q5) If the PACS system is in place, how does it operate? (Please attach any relevant guidance) If the PACS system is in place, how many applications have been made to the system in NHS Lothian since it was first implemented? How many of these were approved? How many of these were turned down? (Please give figures on a quarterly basis and broken down by the below cancer groupings) In the two years prior to the PACS system being in place, how many individual patient treatment requests (IPTR) were made to NHS Lothian? How many of these were turned down? How many of these were approved? (Please give figures on a quarterly basis and broken down by the below cancer groupings) If PACS is not in place: If the PACS system is not in place, how are decisions made on non-formulary drug requests? (Please attach any relevant guidance) In the past five years, how many requests has NHS Lothian received for non-formulary drugs? How many were approved? How many were turned down? (Please give figures on a quarterly basis and broken down by the below cancer groupings) Do you have publically available information on your website for patients and clinicians on the application process for non-formulary requests? If so, please provide information on where this can be accessed and attach any relevant information/website. Following Scottish Medicines Consortium decisions being published, what decision-making process does NHS Lothian use to determine whether the treatment is added onto the local formulary? (Please attach any relevant guidance) How long does it take for this decision to be published on the website of NHS Lothian? (Please provide evidence to support the answer) How is NHS Lothian refunded by the Scottish Government for non-formulary requests through the New Medicines Fund?

Date for Response: 05/10/2015 - View 5451 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5450
Date Received: 08/09/2015

Please provide details of the Board’s current appointment reminder service supplier/system

Date for Response: 14/09/2015 - View 5450 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5449
Date Received: 08/09/2015

Please could you advise when the NHS Lothian joint medicines formulary is next due for review, and also how often it is reviewed.

Date for Response: 28/09/2015 - View 5449 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5448
Date Received: 03/09/2015

Why are there no female cardiologists? It would appear that this is the only specialty that doesn't have a female consultant. Is there a particular reason for this?

Date for Response: 22/09/2015 - View 5448 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5447
Date Received: 07/09/2015

Within your trust how many intra-vitreal vials/implants have been used in the latest 4 months, if possible between May and August 2015. Please state the number of vials dispensed from your pharmacy in this period, if the number for wet AMD is not known, then regardless of reason for use

Date for Response: 22/09/2015 - View 5447 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5446
Date Received: 03/09/2015

1) How many items belonging to hospitals across your board have been lost or stolen over the last five financial years? Please provide the following information, broken down for each of the financial years 2010-2011, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15: a) The total number of items b) The total estimated cost 2) In addition to these totals, please provide a breakdown of items and their individual cost for each of the years above. Please note, the information relates to items that belonged to the hospital, not personal belongings of patients or staff members. 

Date for Response: 28/09/2015 - View 5446 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5445
Date Received: 02/09/2015

1) Based on your hospital rotas for junior doctors please can you tell me: a) The maximum number of hours junior doctors are scheduled to work in a day b) The maximum number of days junior doctors are scheduled to work in a row before having a day off c) The maximum number of hours a junior doctor is scheduled to work between a day off and their next day off d) The maximum number of hours a junior doctor is scheduled to work in a seven day week 2) Do any rotas ask junior doctors to work seven night shifts in a row? 3) Do any rotas ask junior doctors to work more than seven days in a row? 4) Do you undertake any monitoring to ensure junior doctors are not working excessive hours? Please describe. 5) Have you ever investigated how the hours junior doctors actually work compare to the hours they are scheduled to work? If so, please can you share your findings.

Date for Response: 28/09/2015 - View 5445 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5443
Date Received: 02/09/2015

1) Of the number of A&E attendances in each month since 2011, how many people: a) have been admitted to hospital wards b) have been given a referral to a specialist c) have both been admitted and subsequently given a referral to a specialist upon discharge 2) Of the number of A&E attendances in each month since 2011, how many people: a) have been admitted to mental health/psychiatric units? b) have been given a referral to a psychiatrist or other mental health professional or service? c) have both been admitted and given a referral to a psychiatrist or other mental health professional or service? d) have attended A&E for the principal reason being self-harm?

Date for Response: 28/09/2015 - View 5443 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5442
Date Received: 28/08/2015

Further to our previous emails my attention has been drawn to a Freedom of Information Response no 5418 using information provided by you relating to out of area provision of homeopathy services for certain general medical services under a service level agreement and that there are no plans for this to be changed. I would be grateful if you would give me details of the scheme and the board minute when this scheme was discussed and approved. Also might I ask please, there was an ~~~~~~involved in the homeopathy service review in 2013. Was that the same person as you or a different ~~~~~~?

Date for Response: 24/09/2015 - View 5442 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5441
Date Received: 02/09/2015

Edinburgh Hospital for Sick Children. Read for Good are a charity providing books and storytellers for children in hospital. As part of our extending programme we are looking for the following statistical information for 2013-14 ( if it is possible for 2014-2015 , that would be preferable) - Total number of paediatric inpatient admissions  - Inpatient Admissions by age group

Date for Response: 29/09/2015 - View 5441 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5440
Date Received: 24/08/2015

General Medicine St Johns - Having observed a number of other patient's families express their concern over the quality of care received at St Johns I would like to make a request under the FOI(S)A to obtain the number of complaints that the service has received in the last 12 months. This will help me to understand if this is an unfortunate one off experience or a systematic problem.

Date for Response: 15/09/2015 - View 5440 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5439
Date Received: 31/08/2015

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 I would like to request the following information: The number of people who have contracted surgical infections while being treated in hospitals over the last five years. Please provide the name of infection and how the infection is believed to have been contracted (if possible). Could you also please break this information down by year, and hospital. -The number of people who have died after contracting surgical infections while in hospital. Again, please provide the name of the infection, and break this information down by year and hospital. If possible, could you also please state whether it is believed the infection was a)  the main cause of death, or b)  contributed to their death.

Date for Response: 17/09/2015 - View 5439 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5438
Date Received: 31/08/2015

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 I would like to request the following information: -How many 'interventions' have been made with regards to obese children (those aged under 16/18) in the last five years? Could you please break this information down by year, and if possible age groups. I have been informed by several health boards that interventions are used when treating/helping children to lose weight, and would like to know more about this. -Could you also please provide details of how interventions are arranged? what happens during an intervention? and why they are used?

Date for Response: 23/09/2015 - View 5438 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5437
Date Received: 28/08/2015

can you give me details as to when the scope of the plans to remove homeopathy funding from NHS Lothian changed to re-include Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital? Is this part of a funding agreement with Glasgow hospitals in general, and, if so, when is that up for review?

Date for Response: 28/10/2015 - View 5437 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5436
Date Received: 27/08/2015

What is your NHS Board’s current policy on funding the use of enzalutamide after abiraterone for patients with advanced prostate cancer who have already undergone chemotherapy? How many applications were there for the treatment in this setting before the Scottish Medicines Consortium’s (SMC) approval of enzalutamide without restriction on 11th November 2013? Out of these applications, how may were approved? How many applications have there been for the treatment in this setting since the SMC’s approval of enzalutamide without restriction on 11th November 2013? Out of these applications, how may were approved?  a. What is your NHS Board’s current policy on funding the use of abiraterone after enzalutamide for patients with advanced prostate cancer who have already undergone chemotherapy? How many applications were there for the treatment in this setting before the SMC’s approval of enzalutamide without restriction on 11th November 2013? Out of these applications, how may were approved? How many applications have there been for the treatment in this setting since the SMC’s approval of enzalutamide without restriction in on 11th November 2013? Out of these applications, how may were approved? a. How many IPTR applications were there for enzalutamide for patients with advanced prostate cancer who had not already undergone chemotherapy before the SMC’s rejection of the treatment in this setting on 10th August 2015? Out of these applications, how may were approved? b. How many IPTR applications have there been for enzalutamide for patients with advanced prostate cancer who had not already undergone chemotherapy since the SMC’s rejection of the treatment in this setting on 10th August 2015? Out of these applications, how may were approved? a. How many IPTR applications were there for abiraterone for patients with advanced prostate cancer who had not already undergone chemotherapy before the SMC’s rejection of the treatment in this setting on 9th February 2015? Out of these applications, how may were approved? b. How many IPTR applications have there been for abiraterone for patients with advanced prostate cancer who had not already undergone chemotherapy since the SMC’s rejection of the treatment in this setting on 9th February 2015? Out of these applications, how many were approved? How many IPTR applications have there been for radium 223 for patients with advanced prostate cancer who have not already undergone chemotherapy? Out of these applications, how many were approved? How many IPTR applications have there been for radium 223 for patients with advanced prostate cancer who have already undergone chemotherapy? Out of these applications, how many were approved?

Date for Response: 24/09/2015 - View 5436 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5435
Date Received: 27/08/2015

I am interested in microscope users within a hospital and issues relating to microscope ergonomics. Normally microscopes are located within the following departments: pathology, haematology, histopathology, cytology, cytogenetics, microbiology, biochemistry, immunology, virology, reproductive biology (assisted conception units) and other smaller laboratory departments. My questions all relate to staffing and equipment within these departments. How many laboratory based employees are there within NHS Lothian? (majority of departments listed above) If you have a breakdown per department, that would be useful too. How many laboratory based consultants are there within NHS Lothian? Again, if you have a breakdown per department that would be useful. How many microscopes do NHS Lothian own? How many NHS Lothian employees use a microscope daily, or require a microscope as part of their role? How many NHS Lothian employees who use a microscope (if this is not recorded, please instead provide figures for laboratory based employees) have had an absence from work due to a work related RSI in the past five years? Please provide a breakdown per year. If you also have a breakdown of specifics of RSI (for example, back pain) that would be useful too. What was the average duration of absence? [If you record RSI figures due specifically to microscope usage, please can you provide a five year history?] On average, how many hours per day does a laboratory based consultant or BMS spend at their microscope? If an employee is absent due to an RSI caused by their employment, are they paid full pay and if so, for how long? What is the average annual salary for a laboratory based consultant? What is the average annual salary for a BMS? Would a locum normally be brought in to cover a lab based consultant's absence, and if so, what is their daily rate of pay? How often are ergonomic workstation assessments carried out and is there an NHS policy for this? Does NHS Lothian actively seek ergonomic solutions for their employees to avoid RSI's or do they address only once a problem has been highlighted? Is there a separate budget for Occupational Health equipment recommendations? Or, who would be responsible for purchasing any Occ. Health recommended equipment? Could you possibly reply electronically but send out a hard copy too?

Date for Response: 22/09/2015 - View 5435 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5434
Date Received: 26/08/2015

1. Over the last four years, how many persons employed across your board have/have been:  i)     Dismissed from employment/terminated employment/sacked ii)    Suspended on full/part pay – please include the number of weeks or days spent off work on full pay for each individual iii)  Suspended without pay – please include the number of weeks or days spent off work for each individual iv)  Received a verbal or written warning v)    Faced disciplinary action not specified above – please specify Please break down by the above categories and by the following years 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015 2. Please break down by job type. For instance, consultant, nurse, midwife, physiotherapist, administration, management, catering staff, 3. Please also provide a full list of reasons why the action took place for each case. For example: patient neglect, fatal error, accessing personal social security records, high absenteeism rate, drug/alcohol misuse etc.

Date for Response: 17/09/2015 - View 5434 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5433
Date Received: 04/09/2015

I'd like to make a request for the following information: In the years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, & 2014: How many adults have been referred for turbinate reduction surgery? During the same years, how many adults have been re-referred for the same surgery?

Date for Response: 28/09/2015 - View 5433 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5432
Date Received: 25/08/2015

The number of deaths at your health board registered between 2010 and the present day where malnutrition was cited as a primary cause. The number of deaths at your health board between 2010 and the present day where malnutrition was cited as a primary cause and the deceased was aged 60 or over. The number of deaths at your health board between 2010 and the present day where malnutrition was cited as a primary cause and the deceased was aged 18 or under. The number of deaths at your health board between 2010 and the present day where malnutrition was cited as a secondary cause. The number of deaths at your health board between 2010 and the present day where malnutrition was cited as a secondary cause and the deceased was aged 60 or over. The number of deaths at your health board between 2010 and the present day where malnutrition was cited as a secondary cause and the deceased was aged 18 or under.

Date for Response: 05/10/2015 - View 5432 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5431
Date Received: 28/08/2015

Is it true the definitive respiratory condition of Asthma Related 'Severe Obstructive Ventilatory Defect' has 'Anxiety' and 'Fixated shortness of breath' listed as known effects of having the said condition.

Date for Response: 15/09/2015 - View 5431 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5430
Date Received: 24/08/2015

How many children were referred or sent to a paediatric weight management program run by your health board since 2011 for being overweight or obese? Please provide a breakdown of their ages, from the lowest that was referred to the maximum age that the programs cover.   How much money was (a) allocated and (b) spent on paediatric weight management programs since 2011?

Date for Response: 22/09/2015 - View 5430 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5429
Date Received: 16/07/2015

Please could you let me know the number of people admitted to hospital or visiting A&E suffering from food poisoning for 2011/2012, 2012/2013 and 2013/2014? If possible, could you also break these down by: Month, Gender, Age groups: under 10, 10 – 19, 20 – 29, 30 - 39.

Date for Response: 07/08/2015 - View 5429 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5427
Date Received: 20/08/2015

How many GP surgeries in your health board area currently have restricted waiting lists whereby they only accept new patients that are either new-born babies or partners of existing patients

Date for Response: 20/08/2015 - View 5427 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5426
Date Received: 20/08/2015

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. We intend to make these requests on a quarterly basis. Please answer the following questions regarding your Gender Identity Clinic (GIC): 1)     Between May and July 2015, how many new referrals to the GIC were received? 2)     Between May and July 2015, how many patients had their first appointment with the GIC? (excluding people who bypassed all or part of the waiting list) 3)     What was the average waiting time from referral to first appointment for the patients in question 2? 4)     Between May and July 2015, how many of the patients had their first appointment with the GIC after bypassed all or part of the waiting list? Please breakdown by reason. 5)     What was the average waiting time from referral to first appointment for the patients in question 4?  6)     Between May and July 2015, how many patients were discharged from the GIC? 7)     As of the end of July 2015, how many patients were on the waiting list for a first appointment with the GIC? 8)     How many of the patients in question 7 have already been waiting longer than 18 weeks since referral? 9)     As of the end of July 2015, how many patients were under the care of the GIC (eg have had an initial appointment but have not been discharged)? 10)   Between May and July 2015, how many responses to the Friends and Family Test did the GIC receive? Please breakdown by response (eg extremely likely, likely, etc) In addition please answer the following questions which we only intend to ask once: 11)    Is your GIC consultant-led? 12)    How many staff do you currently have working at your GIC? Please break down your answer by job title. 13)    Do you currently have any staff vacancies at your GIC? Please break down your answer by job title.

Date for Response: 14/09/2015 - View 5426 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5425
Date Received: 20/08/2015

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: 27/08/2015 - View 5425 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5424
Date Received: 20/08/2015

·         I write to request a copy of my Haematological medical notes from ~~~~~~ dating from November 2009 until the present day. I have been in touch with ~~~~~~ who has advised me to contact the legal department and through research online, this has led me to you. I am willing to pay for any administrative charges incurred in copying my file. My main interests lie with my 2009 diagnostic reports, ct scans (~~~~~~), radiology reports and bone marrow tests. I have listed my details below and hope that its enough for you to use to retrieve the information requested. Many thanks for your cooperation in this matter and I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Date for Response: 20/08/2015 - View 5424 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5422
Date Received: 20/08/2015

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 people have used the service “Keep Well” in each year since 2010 In how many cases was a potential or existing heart disease identified in the service users? In how many cases was diabetes identified in the service users?

Date for Response: 14/09/2015 - View 5422 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5421
Date Received: 19/08/2015

1) Please can you tell me how many consultants are on-site in each of your board’s hospitals between midnight and 8am? In your response I would be grateful if you could state the name of the hospital, the number of consultants working in the period outlined above and – if applicable - which department they were working in. 2) If the number of consultants working in the hospitals varies depending on what day it is, please can you give me the details for the following snapshot dates: July 8 and July 11, 2015.

Date for Response: 10/09/2015 - View 5421 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5420
Date Received: 19/08/2015

1) How many samples were sent to sending laboratories (broken down by laboratory) in NHS Lothian preferably over the last five years? 2) At these laboratories, where do the samples come from (i.e. which hospitals without a sending laboratory send their samples to which hospitals with sending labs)? 3) What has been the budget and expenditures of sending laboratories in NHS Lothian over the past five years?

Date for Response: 25/08/2015 - View 5420 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5419
Date Received: 19/08/2015

I am interested in waiting times for an appointment with Gastroenterology at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in November 2009 and December 2009: 1) What was the target waiting time for urgent and routine GP referrals in terms of any local and/or national guidelines? 2) What was the actual average waiting time for both urgent and routine referrals?

Date for Response: 14/09/2015 - View 5419 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5418
Date Received: 19/08/2015

I'm interested in finding out the prevalence of homeopathy funding in Scotland. Could you please tell me: A. Does NHS Lothian fund homeopathy at all? Are there any plans to change this status? B. If so, please state how much, and give details of the funding (e.g. does it go to the Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital, a local homeopath, etc. C.If homeopathy is funded, when is this decision up for review?

Date for Response: 27/08/2015 - View 5418 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5417
Date Received: 19/08/2015

Please find below a Freedom of Information request - How much has the health board spent in each of the last four years on taxis for staff? I am looking for a breakdown of figures for all areas of the services offered such as transporting patients etc.  The financial years requested are 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15.

Date for Response: 16/09/2015 - View 5417 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5416
Date Received: 19/08/2015

I would like to request details of financial spend and forecast information for FY 2013-14, FY 2014-15 and FY 2015-16 under Freedom of Information Act (2000). 1. Please provide actual and budgeted spend levels (split between revenue and capital expenditure) for each financial year of 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 for: a. The whole trust b. IM&T department 2. Where available, please detail how the above total IM&T spend levels (for each of the financial years 13-14, 14-15 and 15-16) are broken down using the categories provided in the table below. Please indicate whether expenditures are capital or revenue expenditure by populating the appropriate column. 3. How many IM&T Staff does the trust employ? (Please indicate whether this is WTE (Whole Time Equivalent) or FTE (Full Time Equivalent)

Date for Response: 14/09/2015 - View 5416 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5415
Date Received: 19/08/2015

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 registered patients each Renal Unit in your health board has had in each year since 2007, broken down by patient’s age (0-18 and 18+) in each Unit. How many nurses each Renal Unit in your health board has had in each year since 2007.

Date for Response: 21/10/2015 - View 5415 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5414
Date Received: 19/08/2015

Please provide information on the manufacturer used, licence expiry, and licence cost including duration for each of the following IT security areas within the organisation: 1. Desktop anti-virus    2. Protection of Microsoft Exchange environment (please state if this is not applicable due to the use of NHSmail/NHSmail2)  3. Email gateway (please state if this is not applicable due to the use of NHSmail/NHSmail2) . Web gateway 4. Mobile device management/enterprise mobility management 5. Hard disk encryption 6. Removable media encryption 7. Firewall 8. VPN 9. Two factor authentication provider 10. Wireless network provider 11. Virtual server software provider and number of virtual servers (e.g. VMWare, Hyper-V etc.) 12. VDI software provider and number of VDI instances 13. Network access control solution provider 14. Security information and event management (SIEM) solution provider Please also provide: 1. The total number of computers within the organisation. 2. The total number of smartphones within the organisation. 3. The total number of tablet devices within the organisation. 4. Details of whether IT security is provided by an in-house team or by a third party – if by a third party please state who provides the service and when the contract expires.

Date for Response: 14/09/2015 - View 5414 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5412
Date Received: 19/08/2015

Ward 3 Royal Hospital for Sick Children - I would like to know how many patients have been victims of acid attacks in the last 10 years under the Freedom of Information Request. This would normally be dealt by the Plastic Surgery team or the A and E team and would be coded in your notes and therefore be available under an FOI. I would like this to be broken down for each year so from 2004, to 2014 (1st January to the end of December each year) and then also provide the data from the 1st of January 2015 to the end of July 2015. Then within each year please can you record the number of people treated, how many were female or male and the ages of each of these patients and their ethnic group. If you feel giving the exact age could potentially lead to identification of the patient, can you place them in the following age ranges:

Date for Response: 14/09/2015 - View 5412 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5411
Date Received: 18/08/2015

 I have found it incredibly difficult to get a straight answer from your office as to the Mini Wright Scale which is related to Respiratory Illness. Question : Is there anywhere in the NHS that is able and willing to answer an NHS Patient's queries as to the Mini Wright scale and Respiratory Illness which is free of charge. Or any other Public Bodies which would?

Date for Response: 15/09/2015 - View 5411 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5410
Date Received: 18/08/2015

Question 1 : Would a Male 45 172 cm height with a consistent Mini Wright Peak Flow Rate of 240 L/Min set against his predicted normal of 625 L/min be graded as being in the Mini Wright Red Zone factually as in accordance with the Mini Wright Scale. Question 2: Is it factually true a Male 45 172 cm height with a Mini Wright Peak Flow Rate of 240 L/Min set against his predicted normal of 625 L/min would be at 38.4 % of his predicted normal of 625 L/min. Question 3 : The Mini Wright Scale uses Zones as grading breathing difficulties, is it true a person is considered to be in the Mini Wright Scale Red Zone when they fall below 50 % of their predicted normal Peak Flow Rate as per Mini Wright Scale.

Date for Response: 15/09/2015 - View 5410 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5409
Date Received: 18/08/2015

1) The number of young people and adults in central Scotland who are diagnosed with cancer in a year This is to support the Neutropenic cafe /takeaway idea 2) The average yearly number of children and young people under age of 18 who die for any reason. (for sibling and friend support groups). 3 I have been told that 90% of young offenders in Polmont were bereaved as youngsters.  If we can we get confirmed information about this, it would help us build a case forward for more structured support for bereaved young people. 4 We understand that support for bereaved families is a national priority?  Are you able to confirm this and, if so, what measures are being taken / being considered?

Date for Response: 11/09/2015 - View 5409 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5408
Date Received: 20/08/2015

1) how many women were prescribed ant-depressants having suffered a loss? I guess we would be looking at 2014 figures 2) how many women attended NHS counselling after the loss of a baby? 3) how many women suffered mental health issues after their loss - panic attacks, depression, anxiety symptoms? 4) how many stillbirth and neonatal deaths were there in 2014 in pans lothians.

Date for Response: 11/09/2015

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5407
Date Received: 18/08/2015

Full details of the current agreement between the City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian for the latter to rent or use the following flat as a ‘Community Health Flat’: Ground Floor, Flat 1, Little France House, 4 Craigour Green, Edinburgh, EH17 7RR. The information should include but not be limited to: 1) When the current agreement was signed and when it is due to expire; 2) what services or facilities NHS Lothian is required to provide under the terms of the agreement; 3) Whether there are any stipulations in the agreement in respect of the minimum number of hours the flat should be open to local residents; 4) What sanctions, if any, could NHS Lothian face should they fail to deliver the aforementioned services or facilities or, if stipulated, fails to open for the minimum number of hours?; 5) Whether any action has been taken against NHS Lothian under this or any previous agreement in respect of this flat, in response to any concerns that NHS Lothian are failing or have failed to provide the aforementioned facilities, or, if stipulated, fails to open for the minimum number of hours?; 6) What if any systems do NHS Lothian have in place to monitor whether it is delivering the aforementioned services and facilities, and as such monitoring established that such services and facilities are being delivered; 7) Under what circumstances can the City of Edinburgh Council terminate the agreement?; 8) The cost to NHS Lothian of renting the flat; 9) The cost to NHS Lothian of staffing the flat and full details of any other miscellaneous costs to NHS Lothian associated with their use of the flat; 10) the number of people using the services of the flat in each month of the years 2008-2015 (please specify to what date your latest figures refer)

Date for Response: 13/10/2015 - View 5407 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5406
Date Received: 17/08/2015

We would like to make a request for information around your IT infrastructure under the Freedom of Information Act.

Date for Response: 08/09/2015 - View 5406 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5405
Date Received: 17/08/2015

1) On how many occasions did a Junior Doctor work more than 48hours in any 7 day period in your last 26week review? 2) On how many occasions did a Junior Doctor work more than 60hours in any 7 day period in your last 26week review? 3) On how many occasions did a Junior Doctor work more than 80hours in any 7 day period in your last 26week review? 4) On how many occasions did a Junior Doctor work more than 100hours in any 7 day period in your last 26week review? 5) What was the greatest number of hours that a Junior Doctor worked over any 7 day period during your last 26week review? 6) What were the dates, starting from and ending with, for your last 26week review?

Date for Response: 11/09/2015 - View 5405 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5404
Date Received: 14/08/2015

Copy of elements of the winning tender submitted by Brookfield Multiplex for the replacement fro Edinburgh's Royal Hospitla for Sick Children. I would like to request copies of all sections which refer to waste management of the build.

Date for Response: 05/11/2015 - View 5404 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5403
Date Received: 14/08/2015

Mrs. James has asked that any information relating to her medical retirement request be released to her and Angela under a freedom of information request i.e. all  information that management issued as a result of her request for medical retirement.

Date for Response: 17/08/2015 - View 5403 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5402
Date Received: 14/08/2015

Question 1) How many Non-medical Endoscopists do you currently employ within you health board. Please list by type i.e. Upper GI; Colonoscopists, rigid and flexible; cystoscopists; other. Question 2) Which diagnostic tests (Upper Endoscopy, Lower Endoscopy [excluding Colonoscopy], Colonoscopy, Cystoscopy, CT Scan, MRI Scan, Barium Studies, Non-obstetric ultrasound) included in waiting time targets are available on direct referral form GPs. Question 3) Which diagnostic tests (Upper Endoscopy, Lower Endoscopy [excluding Colonoscopy], Colonoscopy, Cystoscopy, CT Scan, MRI Scan, Barium Studies, Non-obstetric ultrasound) are not available on direct referral from GPs. Question 4) Have you at anytime in the past five years limited any GP access to diagnostic tests (Upper Endoscopy, Lower Endoscopy [excluding Colonoscopy], Colonoscopy, Cystoscopy, CT Scan, MRI Scan, Barium Studies, Non-obstetric ultrasound) or are you considering any new restrictions. Question 5) Apart from GPs and Hospital based specialists: does any other Health Professional in the community have direct referral rights?

Date for Response: 04/09/2015 - View 5402 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5401
Date Received: 13/08/2015

1) Please can you advise the income charged for Private Patients by service in 2014/2015? 2) Please can you advise the income charged for Overseas Visitors in 2014/2015 3) Please can you advise the number of European Health Insurance Cards or Provisional Replacement Certificates records?

Date for Response: 10/09/2015 - View 5401 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5399
Date Received: 24/09/2015

I'm working on a project that requires the information namely for what framework and non framework locum agencies you use for each of the following : Doctors, Nursing staff, Doctors and nursing staff. I also want to know do you have a staff bank ? Do you with any particular agencies as a rule and others when simply in need ?

Date for Response: 28/09/2015 - View 5399 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5398
Date Received: 13/08/2015

My request is simply the full names and addresses of all of the companies who submitted a PQQ and / or ITT for this tender and whether they were successful or not, I would like to receive this information in either Word or Excel please.

Date for Response: 14/09/2015 - View 5398 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5397
Date Received: 13/08/2015

What were the circumstances resulting in ~~~~~~leaving his position (Health and Social Care Director)? Did he leave? Was he "eased out"? Was he sacked? Additionally, I ask, "Was there a "compensation payment" with associated "gagging order" not to reveal details a.k.a. "Hush Money"?

Date for Response: 04/09/2015 - View 5397 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5396
Date Received: 13/08/2015

I would like to request information held by NHS Lothian which relates to the policies and operation of the Contact Point for the European Cross-Border Healthcare Directive (Directive 2011/24, “the Directive”). I would like to know (a) whether legal advice (from in-house solicitors, external law firms or from Counsel) was requested in relation to the application of the Directive to NHS Lothian; and (b) the details of fees paid in respect of any such advice. I would also like to request any information relating to the creation of the office of Contact Point for the Directive. The Contact Point is part of the Safe Haven office at Waverley Gate. I would also like to request information about the number of applications for reimbursement under the Directive for outgoing patients from NHS Lothian. I would like to know how many applications were made; and of those, how many were granted and refused. I would like to know how many appeals there were. Please note that my request specifically relates to reimbursement to NHS Lothian residents under the Directive - I am not interested in either incoming patients or the older route of funding European treatment.

Date for Response: 11/09/2015 - View 5396 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5394
Date Received: 12/08/2015

1) How many non-out-of-hours salaried GPs does NHS Lothian employ? (ie those employed to provide daytime services in General Practice and similar eg prisons/challenging behaviour/homeless/other health board type GP care) 2) What is the range of salaries/pay (whole time equivalent) for these GPs? 3) In the current or most recent contract for your salaried GPs, what is the (wte) payscale? 4) In the current or most recent contract for your salaried GPs, is there a built in increment / pay progression? (To be specific, not a cost of living uplift, rather an annual increment progression similar to that in the hospital doctors/doctors in training/consultant contracts under NHS Lothian) 5) If the answer to Q4 is YES and there is increment/pay progression in the contract, what is this scale? If NO, are there plans to implement pay progression in the contract for salaried GPs and what is the timeline for this?

Date for Response: 04/09/2015 - View 5394 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5393
Date Received: 06/08/2015

Please can I have a copy of - NHS Lothian's Discharge Policy, NHS Lothian's Discharge Procedure and Discarge Checklist. I also require NHS Lothian's Complaints Policy, Principles and procedures of care management for Adult Patients (16+) with cognative impairment within a generic hospital setting and an related procedures and/or administration required to make a complaint.

Date for Response: 31/08/2015 - View 5393 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5392
Date Received: 11/08/2015

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I seek the following information for the years 2012-2013, 2013-2014 and 2014-2015. The number of people on the waiting list for mental health services. - How many of these people were waiting to be referred to a community psychiatric nurse. - How many of these were waiting to be referred to a psychologist. - How many of these people were waiting to be referred to a psychiatrist. - How long it took for the average person to be referred to the specialist they were waiting on. - If applicable, how many sessions the average person received with the specialist.

Date for Response: 08/09/2015 - View 5392 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5391
Date Received: 11/08/2015

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 I would like to request the following information: -The number of patients who have been recorded as suffering from pressure ulcers or sores whilst in your care in the past three years. -The number of patients who have died as a direct result of an infected pressure ulcer or sore in the past three years? -The number of patients who have died and a pressure ulcer or sore has been recorded as an underling cause of death. Again, can this be in the past three years. Could you please break this information down by year, and if possible provide the age of the patients. If you cannot provide the exact age, if you could use age ranges such as 20-25, etc.

Date for Response: 27/08/2015 - View 5391 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5390
Date Received: 11/08/2015

Please provide the following details in respect of overtime payments made to junior doctors for hours worked in excess of the European Working Time Directive, for each month from June 2014 to present: a) The number of individuals in receipt of payments in that month b) The total sum paid for hours worked in that month c) The number of hours worked in that month subject to payment

Date for Response: 26/08/2015 - View 5390 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5389
Date Received: 11/08/2015

Please provide the number of occasions that junior doctors have been scheduled to work any shift on eight or more consecutive days, broken down by month for every month from June 2014 to present. For each occasion, please provide the number of consecutive days scheduled.

Date for Response: 26/08/2015 - View 5389 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5388
Date Received: 10/08/2015

I write regarding the above and to request, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, the following information: 1) The total number of IVF cycles funded by your health board in each of the last five available years. 2) The average cost of an IVF cycle funded by your health board in each of the last five available years. 3) The number/percentage of IVF cycles funded by your health board that were for each of the following age groups within each of the last five available years: a) Under 35 b) Aged 35 – 37 c) Aged 38 – 39 d) Aged 40 – 42 e) Aged 43 – 44 f) Over 44 4) The number/percentage of IVF cycles funded by your health board that were for the first, second, third, or subsequent cycles in each of the last five available years.

Date for Response: 08/10/2015 - View 5388 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5387
Date Received: 10/08/2015

1) What was the (a) maximum, (b) minimum and (c) average number of specialists working in your health board on any day between Monday 6th July and Friday 10th July (excluding A&E)? 2) What was the average ratio of Doctor Specialist to hospital bed between Monday 6th July and Friday 10th July (excluding A&E)? 3) What was the (a) maximum, (b) minimum and (c) average number of specialists working in your health board on any day between Saturday 11th July and Sunday 12th July (excluding A&E)? 4) What was the average ratio of Doctor Specialist to hospital bed between Saturday 11th July and Sunday 12th July (excluding A&E)? 5) What was the (a) maximum, (b) minimum and (c) average number of specialists working in your health board on any day between Monday 8th June and Friday 12th June (excluding A&E)? 6) What was the average ratio of Doctor Specialist to hospital bed between Monday 8th June and Friday 12th June (excluding A&E)? 7) What was the (a) maximum, (b) minimum and (c) average number of specialists working in your health board on any day between Saturday 13th June and Sunday 14th June (excluding A&E)? 8) What was the average ratio of Doctor Specialist to hospital bed between Saturday 13th June and Sunday 14th June (excluding A&E)? 9) What was the (a) maximum, (b) lowest and (c) average fee for a Doctor Specialist to be called out (a) mid-week and (b) weekend in (i)2014/2015 and (ii) 2015/2016?

Date for Response: 19/08/2015 - View 5387 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5386
Date Received: 10/08/2015

1) How many redundancies have been made by your health board to (i) clinical and (ii)non-clinical staff during (a)2012/2013, (b)2013/2014 and (c)2014/2015 2) What was the total amount of redundancy payments made to (i) clinical and (ii)non-clinical staff during  (a) 2012/2013, (b)2013/2014 and (c)2014/2015 3) How many (i) clinical and (ii) non-clinical employees, who have been made redundant between April 2011 and August 2015, have been employed in any capacity subsequently to receiving a redundancy payment.

Date for Response: 19/08/2015 - View 5386 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5385
Date Received: 10/08/2015

1) What was the weekday mortality rate in your health board hospital(s) for each of the last 4 quarters? 2) What was the weekend mortality rate in your health board hospital(s) for each of the last 4 quarters?

Date for Response: 27/08/2015 - View 5385 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5384
Date Received: 10/08/2015

1. Can you please list the centres and hospitals which patients in the area are sent to out of hours. 2. How many out of hours GPs currently work within the health board area, excluding locums? 3. Please provide the total number of GP surgeries in the area and list those which have opted out of out of hours care. 4. How many GPs currently work out of hours within the health board area, including locums? 5. Please provide the number of full-time equivalent GPs currently working out of hours within the health board area.

Date for Response: 04/09/2015 - View 5384 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5383
Date Received: 10/08/2015

1. Can you please provide the number of deaths in hospital for each day (dated) of 2014-15. 2. For those which occurred at weekends, can you please provide a total number and a breakdown of which wards they died in and the conditions they died of. 3. Can you please provide the number of deaths during weekday nights (5pm to 9am) also. For each day, I am looking for the figure of those who died during the day and those who died at night. 4. Finally, can I have the total number of staff who work in the health board area’s main hospitals on weekdays during the day, and the total number who work at night and, separately, at weekends.

Date for Response: 04/09/2015 - View 5383 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5382
Date Received: 07/08/2015

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 2009-2015 set out by calendar or financial year.

Date for Response: 19/08/2015 - View 5382 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5381
Date Received: 06/08/2015

1) The total number of  a) Board members b) Women represented on the board. In the case of 1 b), please also express the number as a percentage of the whole board. 2) The total number of:  a) Members of the senior management team b) Women represented on the senior management team. In the case of 2 b), please also express the number as a percentage of the whole senior management team. 3) The total number of: a) Applications received for each recently appointed Board position since 2013, broken down by gender and the gender of the person subsequently appointed.  In the case of 3a), please also express the number of men and women appointed as a percentage of the total applications received for each Board position. 4) The total number of: a) Applications received for each recently appointed senior management position since 2013, broken down by gender, and the gender of the person subsequently appointed.  In the case of 4a), please also express the number of men and women appointed as a percentage of the total applications received for each senior management team position.

Date for Response: 27/08/2015 - View 5381 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5380
Date Received: 05/08/2015

1) How many inpatients self-discharged from hospitals across your board over the last three years? (This could include, but is not exclusive to: discharge against medical advice, walk-outs, discharge by relative, discharge without waiting for approval by consultant).  Please provide the information in financial years for: i)2012-13; ii) 2013-14; iii) 2014-15 Please break down by the hospital the patient was in when they self-discharged.  2) For each of the yearly totals, please provide the number of patients who self-discharged who were aged 65 and over. 

Date for Response: 27/08/2015 - View 5380 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5379
Date Received: 05/08/2015

1) How many under 18s have been treated for illness in A&E caused by alcohol in the past five years inclusive ie. 2010-2015? Can you break this number down i. by year ii. by age  2) How many were admitted to hospital? 3) Can you break this number down i. by year ii. by age 4) What age was the youngest child treated and the age of the youngest admitted to hospital?

Date for Response: 19/08/2015 - View 5379 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5378
Date Received: 18/08/2015

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I seek the following information for the years 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15. - How much your health board spent on agency nursing staff. - What your budget was for agency nursing staff. - The number of times your health board had to use an agency nurse for cover. - Which hospital / home / department used the most agency nurses. - Which agency was used most by your health board

Date for Response: 04/09/2015 - View 5378 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5376
Date Received: 05/08/2015

Please provide details on the number of healthcare professionals hired as a direct result of advertising/marketing campaigns aimed to attract them to positions based within your health board. These details such include month/year of hire, salary, position, and location of position (village, town or city).

Date for Response: 03/09/2015 - View 5376 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5375
Date Received: 05/08/2015

I would like also to check through FOI if you have had any applications from a company called Borders Pharmacy from 2005 to date again for new applications for contracts for pharmacy I appreciate you taking th time to search and sorry for this.

Date for Response: 18/08/2015 - View 5375 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5374
Date Received: 05/08/2015

Under the Freedom of Information Act (Scotland) Act 2002, I would like to request information relating to expired medicine. 1.) How many drugs,medicines etc. procured by your board were wasted (thrown away), as they were not used by the use by/ expiration date. I am looking for the total number of products, and the total estimated cost broken down for the last three financial years (2012-13, 2013-14, and 2014-15). If possible, I would also like a breakdown of the drugs and costs individually. If it is easier for you to retrieve, please break down by group instead of label. E.g. anti-inflammatories instead of each individual type.  However, if it is easier to provide the name of each medication individually, please provide this instead.  2.) If the information is jointly recorded with medication/drugs that have been damaged (i.e spilt, broken packaging etc.) and cannot be provided separately, I would still like this information.  However, if information relating to damaged products is held separately, please provide this in a separate list, again broken down by the financial years stated above, the drug name (or type, whichever is easier to provide), and the estimated cost. If you hold no information relating to damaged medication/drugs or it is not easily retrievable, please do not delay my request to inform me, but exclude point 2. from my request, and just provide the information requested in 1. 

Date for Response: 18/08/2015 - View 5374 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5373
Date Received: 04/08/2015

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request the following information regarding residential care placements for 18-65s with home care packages for continuing healthcare needs. 1. Please could you supply the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of commissioners of CHC funded community services?  2. Please could you outline the CSU’s responsibilities with regards to CHC commissioning? 3. If relevant, please could you list the providers on your framework for complex home care? 

Date for Response: 18/08/2015 - View 5373 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5372
Date Received: 04/08/2015

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 I would like to request the following information. 1.) How many patient falls have been recorded over the last three financial years in hospitals across your board? (i.e. where a patient fell over on hospital grounds/wards, or fell out of bed). Please break down by i) 2012-13 ii)2013-14 iii)2014-15. 2.) Please also break down by the severity of injury, however you record it on your system. For example: no injury, minor injury, serious injury and death. 3.) If possible, and providing it does not exceed cost limit, please break down by hospital. 4.) For the yearly totals across the board, please include how many of the falls occurred in patients aged over 65. If the information outlined in either (3.) or (4.) is not easily retrievable, please do not delay my request to inform me, but provide the information requested in (1.) and (2.)

Date for Response: 20/08/2015 - View 5372 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5371
Date Received: 04/08/2015

1) I would like to know how many times staff at your hospitals have been attacked verbally or physically while working in the past two years. I would like these figures separated year by year. 2) I would also like to know details from each attack (e.g. which hospital they occurred in, whether it was a physical or verbal assault, who was subjected to the attack -nurse/doctor/porter etc and any more information that can be provided). 3) I would also like to know how many times in the past year the police have been contacted following an NHS staff member being attacked at work.

Date for Response: 21/08/2015 - View 5371 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5370
Date Received: 04/08/2015

1) I would like to know how many pregnant women in labour had to be turned away or diverted from your maternity wards in the past three years due to the ward being over-subscribed. 2) I would like to know what happened to these women (i.e. were they diverted to another hospital or asked to come back later). I would like these information separated year by year.

Date for Response: 27/08/2015 - View 5370 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5369
Date Received: 04/08/2015

I would like to know how many people were diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in your health board in the past ten years. I would like these figures separated year by year, by gender and also in age groups (for e.g. 16-25, 26-35 etc).

Date for Response: 12/08/2015 - View 5369 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5368
Date Received: 03/08/2015

1) For each year in the last five calendar years, can you please list the number of referrals made each month to your Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) either, (A) as a result of a child or young person taking legal highs, or (B) where legal highs have been implicated in the referral. 2) For each referral, please indicate the reason for the referral being made (eg: depression, pyschosis etc) 3) For each, please indicate the type of treatment took place (eg: section, residential treatment, community treatment, counselling, medication etc) *NB: (By legal highs, I mean substances that could variously be described under the following terms: New Psychoactive Substances, Novel Psychoactive Substances, NPS, incense, bath salts, research chemicals, plant food, Zeus, YPD Out, Worskid, Voodoo, Vertex, Train Wreck, Meow Meow, Synthacaine, Spell Weaver, Snow White, Schnuff, Qush, Quicksilver, Reloaded, Psy-Clone Pink, Psy-clone, Psychlone, Porpheus Matrix, Link Joker, Spice, Purple Haze Poppers, Krocodile, King Liquid Gold, Karma, Hot Box, Happy Joker Red, Happy Joker, Gold Gocaine, Exodus Damnation, Exodus, Excudus, Etizolam, Drone, Dragonfly, Dark Til Dawn, Crocodile, Crystal Clear, Clockwork Orange, Columbiana, China White, Spunout, White mm, Blue Cheese, Blue Stuff, Black Mamba, Bombay Blue, Biff, Banshee Dust, Annihilation, Armageddon, Herbs of God, Ice N Berg, Brown Voodoo, Blue Voodoo, Greengo, Happy Me Dos, Happy Me Lounge E, Voodoo Gold, Olympic Legacy, Exodus Red, YPDOUT, Happy Joker Blueberry, Happy Joker Juicy Fruit, Rapture, Cheesus, Pink Panther, Ethylphenidate, Methiopropamine, MPA, No Paine, Mind Melt, Sparkle, White Columbian, Iceberg, Charly Sheen, Exodus Blue, Gocaine, Layer Cake, Cherry Bomb, Blue Pyramid, Auto Purple, Pandora’s Box, Barney’s Farm, Happy Me, Super Lemon Haze.)

Date for Response: 12/08/2015 - View 5368 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5367
Date Received: 03/08/2015

With regard to surgical waiting times targets, please can you disclose your current waiting time from the date of referral for a Cataract operation.

Date for Response: 04/09/2015 - View 5367 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5366
Date Received: 03/08/2015

For each of the last five years (whether recorded Jan-Dec or Apr-Mar): 1) How many patients have sought compensation from your NHS Trust due to a delayed cancer diagnosis, or a misdiagnosis? 2) How many patients have successfully won compensation for a delayed cancer diagnosis, or a misdiagnosis? 3) What sum was awarded in each case?

Date for Response: 31/08/2015 - View 5366 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5365
Date Received: 31/07/2015

I would like to request information under Freedom of Information Act regarding cost of renting Gylemuir House (ex Pentland House) from Bupa. I would like to know how much NHS Lothian already paid Bupa up to date and what is the day cost of each bed.

Date for Response: 28/08/2015 - View 5365 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5364
Date Received: 31/07/2015

Question 1) How many GP out of hours centres do/did you operate in (a) 2013/2014, (b)2014/2015 and (c) currently Question 2) What is the normal number of GP sessions expected to cover the centre each week in (a) 2013/2014, (b)2014/2015 and (c) currently. Question 3) How many out of hours GP sessions have you been unable to fill in the last three months by centre

Date for Response: 24/08/2015 - View 5364 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5363
Date Received: 31/07/2015

Question 1) How many patients have you had to allocate to GP practices (requiring them to take patients on) in each of the last nine quarters? Question 2) (a) How many practices have restricted the registration of new patients and (b) please list those practices, include type of restriction e.g. the numbers per week or to households already registered or any other restriction? Question 3) How many practices are (a) directly managed, (b) have been dissolved with patients being dispersed, (c) have asked the board for help and (d) have asked to be able to remove Patients from their list because of difficulties in recruiting GP partners or sessional doctors?

Date for Response: 04/09/2015 - View 5363 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5362
Date Received: 07/10/2015

Question 1) Does your health board have a general practice ‘risk register’ listing practices that are having problems with the recruitment partners, sessional doctors or locums for maternity or long term sickness, or any other reason? Question 2) How many practices are in your board area and how many were on the ‘risk register’ at any point during (a)2011/12, (b) 2012/13, (c) 2013/14, (d) 2014/15 and (e) 2015/16?

Date for Response: 11/09/2015 - View 5362 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5361
Date Received: 31/07/2015

Question 1) Please list, by area, the number of GP trainee posts available and the number filled in (a) 2013/2014, (b) 2014/ 2015 and (c) 2015/2016

Date for Response: 28/08/2015 - View 5361 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5360
Date Received: 31/07/2015

Question 1) How much does your health board receive from the Scottish Government to spend on local enhanced services? Question 2) How much did your health board spend on the Scottish Enhanced Services programme in (a) 2011-2012, (b) 2012-2013 and (c) 2013-2014, broken down by (i) general practice and (ii) other primary care*.

Date for Response: 04/09/2015 - View 5360 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5359
Date Received: 30/07/2015

1) Please could you provide me with details of the number of patients reported as suffering from pressure ulcers or sores whilst under your care in the last 5 years (2010-2014). 2) Can you provide details of the number of patients who died as a direct result of an infected pressure sore or ulcer within the same time period? 3) Can you also provide details of the number of patients for whom a pressure ulcer was an underlying cause of death within the same time period? 4) I would request that these figures are broken down into yearly totals.

Date for Response: 24/08/2015 - View 5359 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5356
Date Received: 29/07/2015

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding the number of hysterectomy procedures over the past year. 1) Please provide the top three medical reasons for carrying out a hysterectomy procedure from 1st July 2014 to 1st July 2015, and the number of hysterectomies that were carried out for each reason from 1st July 2014 to 1st July 2015. 2) In total, how many hysterectomy procedures were carried out by your Trust from 1st July 2014 to 1st July 2015? 3) What proportion of women referred to the Trust for treatment for heavy periods underwent a hysterectomy between 1st July 2014 to 1st July 2015? 4) How many hysterectomies were carried out by your Trust as an abdominal hysterectomy from 1st July 2014, to 1st July 2015?

Date for Response: 19/08/2015 - View 5356 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5355
Date Received: 29/07/2015

1) How many patients with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) have received enzalutamide in the last 6 weeks? 2) Of these patients, how many have received a prior course of docetaxel in the last 12 months? 3) How many patients with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) have received abiraterone in the last 6 weeks? 4) Of these patients, how many have received a prior course of docetaxel in the last 12 months? 5) How many patients with Breast Cancer have been treated with the following in the past 6 months ? a) Trastuzumab; b) Lapatininb; c) Pertuzumab; d) Everolimus; e) Denosumab; f) Dasatinib; g) trastuzumab emtansine 6) How many patients with Advanced [Stage 4] Melanoma have been treated with the following in the past 6 months ? a) Dabrafenib; b) Ipilimumab; c) Trametenib; d) Vemurafenib; e) Dacarbazine; f) Paclitaxel; g) Pembrolizumab; h) Nivolumab; i) Bevacizumab

Date for Response: 12/08/2015 - View 5355 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5354
Date Received: 29/07/2015

1) On how many occasions (in days format) in the past five years has a mobile breast screening unit been operational in your health board area? 2) Could this please be broken down by year.

Date for Response: 21/08/2015 - View 5354 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5353
Date Received: 29/07/2015

1) Number of HIV tests undertaken 2012- 2013, 2013-14, 2014-2015. 2) How much funding was received from The Scottish Government for sexual health and BBV, and how much was allocated to HIV. 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 3) How much was spent on HIV testing  2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 4) What was the number of HIV positive people in specialist care 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 5) What was the number in specialist care and eligible for anti-retroviral therapy (ART) who have been treated in 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 6) What was  the number of those treated who have an undetectable viral load in 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 7) How much spent on treatment for HIV 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 8) What changes are planned with the integration of Health & Social Care with respect to HIV treatment.

Date for Response: 22/08/2015 - View 5353 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5352
Date Received: 29/07/2015

1) Can you please tell me how many attacks there have been on car parking staff at the Western General Hospital, St John's Hospital, and the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh from 2013 to present day with a breakdown by month if possible. 2) Can you provide a break down of the number of incidents by hospital please? 3) Can you also specify the nature of the attacks? By attacks, I mean verbal abuse, assault, threatening behaviour, dangerous driving and violent behaviour.

Date for Response: 12/08/2015 - View 5352 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5351
Date Received: 28/07/2015

How much did NHS Lothian spend to refer patients for NHS treatment in other health board areas in Scotland and/or to NHS hospitals in England? (ie. amount paid to other health boards/trusts to take on NHS Lothian patients) How many patients did this include in each of the above years? How much was spent sending patients to the private sector for treatment in each of the above years? For each year, how many patients were sent to the private sector?

Date for Response: 26/11/2015 - View 5351 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5350
Date Received: 27/07/2015

Please treat this emailed communication as a Freedom of Information request and provide the following information regarding suppliers invoices paid in the period from 1 April 2015 to 30 June 2015. · Total No. of invoices paid · Total value of invoices paid · Nos of invoices paid within 10 working days · % 0f invoices paid within 10 working days · Nos of invoices paid within 30 calendar days · % 0f invoices paid within 30 calendar days

Date for Response: 10/08/2015 - View 5350 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5349
Date Received: 27/07/2015

I am writing to request for information and minutes and outcomes of any meetings from any Applications to your Health Board by a company Elixir Healthcare Ltd for new contract applications from 2005 to date.

Date for Response: 30/07/2015 - View 5349 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5348
Date Received: 24/07/2015

I have a Freedom of Information request regarding biologics and biosimilar prescribing. Could you please provide me with the following numbers of patients treated in the last six months with the following drugs for the conditions listed below.

Date for Response: 30/07/2015 - View 5348 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5347
Date Received: 23/07/2015

·         The top 100 internet sites accessed by employees using hospital computers between 1 January 2015 and 23 July 2015. If this information is only available for a shorter time period (i.e. only the last month) then that will suffice; For each of the 100 websites listed above, please list the number of hits for each site (each time a page on that site was accessed).

Date for Response: 16/08/2015 - View 5347 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5346
Date Received: 23/07/2015

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, please provide the following information: 1) Which makes and models of Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (CSII) pumps are currently used by NHS Lothian. 2) What is the current cost of each of these types of CSII pumps to NHS Lothian, including both initial cost and the supply of consumables.

Date for Response: 31/07/2015 - View 5346 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5345
Date Received: 22/07/2015

A list of all the hotels which are used by the health board to put up staff/doctors who are covering shifts. This could be, but should not be limited to, agency staff, staff from other health boards or overseas staff covering shifts.   Please specify the name of the hotel, location, how many nights it was used and the cost.   Could you also please include details of the why the hotel was needed - for example. a staff member was off sick and someone needed to cover. Details should      also include where the covering member of staff was from(ie. an agency or another health board.) I would like this information to cover the last 2 years.

Date for Response: 20/08/2015 - View 5345 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5345
Date Received: 23/07/2015

I would like a copy of all inspection reports from the inspection of kitchens in the hospitals in your area since 1 January 2012.

Date for Response: 02/10/2015 - View 5345 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5344
Date Received: 22/07/2015

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act I would like to request the following information: - How many times were NHS Lothian staff physically attacked between July 2014 and July 2015? - How many times were NHS Lothian staff physically attacked during the same period dating back to 2010/11. - Specifically how many times were NHS Lothian staff physically attacked in St John's Hospital (Livingston), St Michael's Hospital (Linlithgow) and Tippethill House Hospital (Whitburn) on all dates mentioned above.

Date for Response: 12/08/2015 - View 5344 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5342
Date Received: 22/07/2015

I was wondering if you could help me today. Attached is a list of the current members of the NHS Lothian. Would it be possible to see if these details are up to date. If they are not can you please update the attachment. Details of staff Board and below.

Date for Response: 18/08/2015 - View 5342 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5341
Date Received: 22/07/2015

Please tell me (a) how many FOI requests have been received, per month, between 1 Jan 2010 and 22 July 2015, (b) per month how many of these did not receive a response within the statutory 20-day period, and (c) how many of these requests were subsequently appealed to the Scottish Information Commissioner on the grounds of a response not being received during the statutory timescales.

Date for Response: 21/08/2015 - View 5341 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5340
Date Received: 24/08/2015

General Medicine St Johns - Having observed a number of other patient's families express their concern over the quality of care received at St Johns I would like to make a request under the FOI(S)A to obtain the number of complaints that the service has received in the last 12 months. This will help me to understand if this is an unfortunate one off experience or a systematic problem.

Date for Response: 15/09/2015 - View 5340 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5339
Date Received: 21/07/2015

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

Date for Response: 17/08/2015 - View 5339 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5337
Date Received: 20/07/2015

1. Does your trust/area run compulsory pre-school orthoptic vision screening tests (POVS)? Please answer 'yes' or 'no'. 2. What percentage of nursery and pre-school children aged three years old and over  in your area have had this test over the past five years? Please provide a percentage for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. 3. Among those children who do not attend nursery/pre-school and are aged 3 and over, are they referred to an eye clinic to have their eye screening? Please answer 'yes' or 'no'.  If this is not the case, please can you explain what the protocol is in your area?

Date for Response: 18/08/2015 - View 5337 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5336
Date Received: 20/07/2015

I am writing to request information in the context of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. As you will be aware, public authorities in Scotland have a duty in terms of the Scotland Act 1998 to meet the requirements set out in Schedule L2 of the Act : to make arrangements with a view to securing that the functions of the office-holder or authority are carried out with due regard to the need to meet the equal opportunity requirements. The Act defines equal opportunities as :  the prevention, elimination or regulation of discrimination between persons on grounds of sex or marital status, on racial grounds, or on grounds of disability, age, sexual orientation, language or social origin, or of other personal attributes, including beliefs or opinions, such as religious beliefs or political opinions. My request is that you provide me with a copy of progress reports submitted to your Board which details what steps you have taken to meet this duty in relation to the political opinions of your workforce, and those who have applied to join your workforce, and what future work is to be undertaken by the Board to meet this part of the duty and in relation to these grounds. I also request that you provide me with a copy of any reports made to your Board in relation to how you have been linking work on meeting the Scotland Act 1998 duty with the general equality duty you have under the Equality Act 2010.

Date for Response: 31/08/2015 - View 5336 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5335
Date Received: 16/07/2015

Please could you let me know the number of people admitted to hospital or visiting A&E suffering from food poisoning for 2011/2012, 2012/2013 and 2013/2014?  If possible, could you also break these down by: ·         Month ·         Gender ·         Age groups: under 10, 10 – 19, 20 – 29, 30 - 39 etc

Date for Response: 07/08/2015 - View 5335 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5334
Date Received: 17/07/2015

1.) How many complaints have been made against staff in hospitals across your board by patients and/or their families? I am not requesting complaints made by members of staff, and am specifically seeking information relating to staff working in your hospitals.  I would be grateful if you could please provide the information in calendar years for i)2012 ii)2013 ii)2014 iii)2015 (between January and June). 2.) Please break down by each hospital, and by the staff member's position: For instance, midwives, nurses, doctors etc. If the staff member's role was not specified in the complaint, or the complaint concerned more than one member of staff, please also provide this. 3.) If possible, please provide any detail you hold about each complaint made. If this would exceed cost limit, please just provide details of all complaints made in December 2014.  If retrieving this information would still exceed cost limit, please exclude this point (3.) from my request. All information requested above relates to the date a complaint was made, regardless of when the incident itself occurred. 

Date for Response: 10/08/2015 - View 5334 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5332
Date Received: 17/07/2015

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 I would like to request the following information: -The number of children (aged under 16) who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the last five years. Could you please break this down by year and age. If you cannot give me a complete breakdown based on age, is it possible to state the youngest someone has been diagnosed with the condition?

Date for Response: 14/08/2015 - View 5332 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5331
Date Received: 16/07/2015

How long have you had your curreny surgical drill in Neurosurgry theatres? How many sets do you have? And what is the manufacturer split? Were the above purchases by yourselves or consigned by the manufacturer? What is the current price paid for the associated consumable e.g. burrs? Is there a service contract in place for the above drills? and the annual cost of this contract?

Date for Response: 27/08/2015 - View 5331 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5330
Date Received: 16/07/2015

Further to our telephone conversation about few weeks ago, under the freedom of information request, I would like to know do you have estate development plan for the Southdale area where the development is taking place.

Date for Response: 30/07/2015 - View 5330 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5327
Date Received: 15/07/2015

Please can you send me the following contract information with regards to the organisation’s telephone system maintenance contract (VOIP or PBX, other) for hardware and Software maintenance and support: 1.       Contract Type: Maintenance, Managed, Shared (If so please state orgs) 2.       Existing Supplier: If there is more than one supplier please split each contract up individually. 3.       Annual Average Spend: The annual average spend for this contract and please provide the average spend over the past 3 years for each provider  4.       Number of Users: 5.       Hardware Brand: The primary hardware brand of the organisation’s telephone system. 6.       Application(s) running on PBX/VOIP systems: Applications that run on the actual PBX or VOIP system. E.g. Contact Centre, Communication Manager. 7.       Telephone System Type: PBX, VOIP, Lync etc 8.       Contract Duration: please include any extension periods. 9.       Contract Expiry Date: Please provide me with the day/month/year. 10.   Contract Review Date: Please provide me with the day/month/year. 11.   Contract Description: Please provide me with a brief description of the overall service provided under this contract. 12.   Contact Detail: Of the person from with the organisation responsible for each contract full Contact details including full name, job title, direct contact number and direct email address. If the service support area has more than one provider for telephone maintenance then can you please split each contract up individually for each provider.   If the contract is a managed service or is a contract that provides more than just telephone maintenance please can you send me all of the information specified above including the person from with the organisation responsible for that particular contract. If the maintenance for telephone systems is maintained in-house please can you provide me with: 1.       Number of Users: 2.       Hardware Brand: The primary hardware brand of the organisation’s telephone system. 3.       Application(s) running on PBX/VOIP systems: Applications that run on the actual PBX or VOIP system. E.g. Contact Centre, Communication Manager. 4.       Contact Detail: Of the person from with the organisation responsible for telephone maintenance full Contact details including full name, job title, direct contact number and direct email address. Also if the contract is due to expire please provide me with the likely outcome of the expiring contract. If this is a new contract or a new supplier please can you provide me with a short list of suppliers that bid on this service/support contract?

Date for Response: 30/07/2015 - View 5327 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5326
Date Received: 13/07/2015

1) How many of your nursing staff are non-EU citizens and how many of these are paid under £35,000 per year? 2) How many of your other staff are non-EU citizens and how many of these are paid under £35,000 per year?

Date for Response: 17/08/2015 - View 5326 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5325
Date Received: 14/07/2015

I should like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act. My request concerns continuous renal replacement therapy modalities in the intensive care/critical care areas of the hospitals within your Trust. 1.       How many machines do you have for continual renal replacement (CRRT) in the intensive care unit/critical care unit? 1a.  Can you split these by manufacturer and age of machine please? 2.       Are you in a contract for your machines, if so when does the contract expire? 3.       How many CRRT treatments were carried out in 2014 (or the latest 12 month period you have data for)? 4.       How many bags of fluid did you use for CRRT in 2014 (or the latest 12 month period you have data for)? 5.       Who is your current manufacturer of fluids for CRRT? 6.       Are you in a contract for fluids, if so, when does this expire and is it linked in with the machine contract? 7.       What was your total spend on CRRT fluids in 2014 (or the latest 12 month period you have data for)? 8.       What was your total spend on CRRT consumables (eg. consumable sets for the machines) in 2014 (or the latest 12 month period you have data for)? I would prefer an electronic response, but if you would prefer to post the information I can provide you with my address.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information.

Date for Response: 24/08/2015 - View 5325 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5324
Date Received: 13/07/2015

1.  With regard to the proposed changes with Pentland Ward at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital [specfically to transfer the current female patients to mixed gender facilities in other facilities within Edinburgh] - please can you provide me with the minutes of all meetings held to discuss the ward change, with reference to all information which specifically addresses how the NHS will meet it's duty to protect the physical and mental wellbeing of the ladies at Pentland in a changed environment. 2.  I want to see any documentation which  demonstrates that the NHS in this case has met its obligations under the Equality Act 2010; specifically its Public Sector Equality Duty 'to advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not' - in this case to provide equitable services and choices in service provision. 3.  I want to see any Equality Impact Assessment which has been carried out. 4.  I wish to know the number of bedspaces in both Findlay House and Ferryfield which are assigned to each gender and confirmation if these are fixed places for a specific gender.

Date for Response: 21/08/2015 - View 5324 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5323
Date Received: 10/07/2015

Would you please provide me with the following data regarding the prisons that your NHS area deals with: 1) mental health drug expenditure and most prevalent types of drugs over the past 5 years prescribed by the medical staff. Ot whatever is possible in time terms. 2) the classifications or diagnosis of disorders issued by forensic clinical psychologists & psychiatrists for the time period since this work came to the NHS from the SPS. 3) The numbers of qualified forensic psychiatrists and psychologists supporting prisoners, and the number of prisoners getting this support.

Date for Response: 07/08/2015 - View 5323 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5322
Date Received: 10/07/2015

Mr Gibson wishes to know if there has been a ‘policy change’ in relation to the removal of deceased patients from the hospital mortuaries in Lothian. He has raised a complaint with a funeral director who has advised him in the response that from 13 May 2015 there was a policy change whereby funeral directors are being asked to attend as soon as possible to reduce pressures on the hospital mortuaries.

Date for Response: 07/08/2015 - View 5322 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5321
Date Received: 09/07/2015

1) The number of complaints from staff members regarding a member of management in each year since 2010. 2) The main reasons for staff complaints towards a member of management in each year since 2010. 3) The number of repeat complaints from a member of staff towards a member of management in each year since 2010 (a repeat complaint would be the second time any staff complaints about the same member of management for the same reason) – please break down by number of complaints (e.g. 3 times for person X. – please do not include names). 4) The number of managerial changes that occurred in each year since 2010.

Date for Response: 05/08/2015 - View 5321 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5320
Date Received: 09/07/2015

As a former regulator of healthcare I am looking into preventable deaths and other harm in healthcare.  Please could you provide the policy and adverse incident reports including their action plans for NHS Lothian for 2013?  This would include critical incident reports and SAERs.

Date for Response: 05/08/2015 - View 5320 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5319
Date Received: 09/07/2015

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding services or roles previously carried out by GPs and hospital doctors. 1) Can you tell me please if any patient treatments or services done by hospital or family doctors have been transferred to nurses, pharmacists or other medical staff in an effort to reduce their workload? I apologise of this request is vague, but I am looking for a broad answer if possible and am hoping that any examples would be part of a health board policy change. 2) For any services or treatments which have been transferred, can you tell me please when this happened and why.

Date for Response: 05/08/2015 - View 5319 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5318
Date Received: 09/07/2015

1) Can you tell me please how many GPs there are in each practice within the health board area, and (for each practice) how many vacancies there are – plus how long those posts have been vacant. 2) For each practice, please tell me how many patients there are and if the health board has a preference or policy for how many patients there should be for each GP. 3) Please provide a figure for the number of practices which have closed down in the last five years – with the reasons why.

Date for Response: 05/08/2015 - View 5318 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5317
Date Received: 08/07/2015

1) The total number of women who, during the period 17 June  2014 and 8th July 2015, have been implanted, with polypropylene mesh medical devices as part of their treatment for Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and/or Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). 2) The total number of women who, during the period 17 June  2014 and 8th July 2015, have had either a partial or complete explant of the polypropylene mesh medical devices which they had implanted as part of their treatment for POP and/or SUI.

Date for Response: 07/08/2015 - View 5317 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5316
Date Received: 08/07/2015

For each year since 2007 can you provide a) information showing the total numbers of mesh devices that your board has purchased broken down by the products bought b) the total cost of using mesh devices broken down by the cost you have incurred from each of the different products you have used and c) the unit cost of each individual product.

Date for Response: 20/08/2015 - View 5316 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5314
Date Received: 06/07/2015

1) Details of any incentives which are used to encourage pediatric patients/children to lose weight. 2) Please provide full details of the incentives and how much they cost the health board. 3) How many times/how often are any incentives used? 4) Details of when an incentive would be used? For example, but not limited to, when a child reaches a certain weight that is unhealthy for their height/age?

Date for Response: 05/08/2015 - View 5314 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5313
Date Received: 06/07/2015

1) The number of incidents where patients have been incorrectly dispensed prescription medicines in each of the last five years, broken down where possible by relevant medicine incorrectly prescribed. 2) The number of patients who have been admitted to hospital as a result of illness or injury caused by incorrectly dispensed prescription medicines in each of the last five years, broken down where possible by relevant medicine incorrectly prescribed. 3) How much compensation has been paid to patients who became ill or were injured due to incorrectly dispensed prescription medicines in each of the last five years. 4) If your Health Board currently has any ongoing legal disputes with patients over the incorrect dispensing of prescription medication.

Date for Response: 27/07/2015

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5312
Date Received: 07/07/2015

Do you know how long the waiting list is for self funded [IVF] treatment?  I think it would involve donor sperm. Can you clarify if there are any conditions for IVF that must be met even if the patient is self funding (eg age, cohabitation, etc).

Date for Response: 04/08/2015 - View 5312 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5311
Date Received: 06/07/2015

1) Can you tell me please how many nurses are currently working at acute hospitals in the health board area. 2) Can you break these down into how many are British and how many are from other countries. 3) For those from abroad, please provide a breakdown of which countries nurses are from, how many are from each country, what their job titles are, which wards or specialisms they work in, and if they are having English lessons (either through the board or voluntarily) if this is known.

Date for Response: 05/08/2015 - View 5311 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5310
Date Received: 06/07/2015

1) Can you please provide the amount of money spent on employing agency staff over each of the past three years? 2) How many staff were supplied for each of the following areas – audiology, consultants, dentists, GPs, junior doctors, lab technicians, nurses, occupational therapists, operating departmental staff, practitioners, pharmacists, physiotherapists, podiatrists and radiographers. 3) For each area listed above, please provide the total cost and the most expensive member of staff (including travel and accommodation costs). 4) For the most expensive member of staff in each area, please provide their individual cost, broken down into salary, agency cost, travel and accommodation. Please state their job title, how many hours they worked, the agency which supplied them, if they were male or female and if they were hired from abroad. Please also provide the reason why they were needed.

Date for Response: 05/08/2015 - View 5310 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5309
Date Received: 06/07/2015

1) Please provide a list and details of all bariatric items and equipment which have been bought by the health boards in the last five years for use in pediatric wards/departments or in Children's hospitals. 2) Could you also provide the cost of each item. Please break the information down by year, and if possible hospital.

Date for Response: 28/07/2015 - View 5309 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5308
Date Received: 06/07/2015

1) Within NHS Lothian, how many unique patients with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) have been treated in the past 6 months? 2) How many unique patients with Prostate Cancer have received Bicalutamide 50 mg in the past 6 months? 3) How many unique patients with Prostate Cancer have received Docetaxel in the past 6 months? 4) How many unique patients with Prostate Cancer have received Enzalutamide in the past 6 months? 5) How many unique patients with Prostate Cancer have received Abiraterone in the past 6 months?

Date for Response: 05/08/2015 - View 5308 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5307
Date Received: 06/07/2015

1) Does NHS Lothian collect whistleblowing data according to the parameters suggested by the government in its 2011 guidance? [1] This guidance encourages collection of and learning from this data: a) "the nature and number of concerns raised” b) whether concerns are investigated and resolved c) factors leading to whistleblowing incidents and whether issues should have been detected and resolved at an earlier stage d) whether constructive and timely feedback is given to staff e) evidence that staff who raise concerns have not been fairly treated as a result of raising a concern f) exit interviews that are relevant to whistleblowing g) claims under PIDA and other claims h) survey of staff experience with regards to whistleblowing, with these questions: i) "Have you been troubled about some malpractice in the past three years? If so, did you raise the concern, and with what result?  ii) How aware are you of the whistleblowing arrangements?  iii) How likely are you to raise a whistleblowing concern with your manager and with senior managers?  iv) How confident are you that there will be no negative repercussions for raising the matter with your manager and those above?  v) How confident are you that the matter will be addressed properly by your manager and those above? vi) How likely is it that your colleagues would raise a whistleblowing concern with their manager or with senior managers?”  2) Please could NHS Lothian provide all data collected on its whistleblowing governance for years 2013 and 2014, including any from the above fields, and any other data in addition the above. 3) If NHS Lothian collects data on whether staff have not been fairly treated as a result of raising a concern, could it advise on the parameters used (for example, does it track whether staff are disciplined, suspended, dismissed or made redundant after raising a concern). Please provide the full data regarding any specific parameters that NHS Lothian tracks. 4) I would also be grateful if you could advise whether any data on NHS Lothian’s whistleblowing governance is published, and if so where can it be found.

Date for Response: 31/07/2015 - View 5307 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5306
Date Received: 06/07/2015

1) The number of junior doctors who have been signed off work with stress/anxiety related illnesses over the past three years. If possible could you please break this information down by year and their specific role - for example, are they GPs, accident and emergency based, etc. 2) How many days in total have been lost by junior doctors due to stress/anxiety related illnesses in the last three years. Again, could you please break this down by year?

Date for Response: 23/07/2015 - View 5306 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5305
Date Received: 03/07/2015

Please provide me with further information relating to the supply of Agency Allied Health and Health Science Professions for the 2014-2015 Financial year.  I would be grateful if you could please provide the following information: 1) Spend on Agency Dieticians for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year 2) Spend on Agency Podiatrists for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year 3) Spend on Agency Arts Therapists for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year 4) Spend on Agency Chaplains for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year 5) Spend on Agency Clinical Psychologists, Counsellors or Psychotherapists for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year 6) Spend on Agency Orthoptists for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year 7) Spend on Agency Play Specialists for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year 8) Spend on Agency Sexual Health Advisors for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year 9) Spend on Agency Diagnostic Radiographers and Sonographers for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year 10) Spend on Agency Therapy Radiographers / Radiotherapists for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year 11) Spend on Agency Physiotherapists for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year 12) Spend on Agency Speech & Language Therapists for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year 13) Spend on Agency Occupational Therapists for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year 14) Spend on Agency staff within Pharmacy (Pharmacists, Technicians & ATO’s) for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year 15) Spend on Agency Audiologists for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year 16) Spend on Agency Mortuary Technicians/Anatomical Pathology Technicians for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year 17) Spend on Agency Cancer Screeners for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year 18) Spend on Agency Cytology Screeners for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year 19) Spend on Agency Healthcare Scientists for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year 20) Spend on Agency Dental Staff for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year 21) Spend on Agency Optometry Staff for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year 22) Spend on Agency Phlebotomists for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year 23) Spend on Agency Biomedical Scientists & Medical Lab Assistants for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year 24) Spend on Agency Genetic Counsellors for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year 25) Spend on Agency Clinical Physiologists (Including Cardiac) for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year 26) Spend on Agency Medical Physicists for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year

Date for Response: 05/08/2015 - View 5305 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5304
Date Received: 03/07/2015

I write regarding the above and to request, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, the following information: 1) The number of prisoners being prescribed methadone within your NHS Board from November 2011 to date; 2) The cost of methadone maintenance per prisoner; The quantity of methadone (in litres) dispensed annually to prisoners since November 2011 to date.

Date for Response: 05/08/2015 - View 5304 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5303
Date Received: 02/07/2015

Please can you answer the following questions under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act. How many medical staff are employed by your health board? How many of your medical staff were born in the UK? How many of your medical staff were born in the EU, but outside the UK? How many of your medical staff were born outside of the EU? How many auxiliary staff are employed by your health board? How many of your auxiliary staff were born in the UK? How many of your auxiliary staff were born in the EU, but outside the UK? How many of your auxiliary staff were born outside the EU?

Date for Response: 28/07/2015 - View 5303 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5302
Date Received: 02/07/2015

Who is financially responsible for LEAP? What are the overall running costs of LEAP? What are the running costs for alcohol adiction treatment in LEAP? How many patients does LEAP treat annually for alcohol addiction? What are the success rates / outcomes reports for LEAP? What are the success rates for patients with alcohol addiction problems?

Date for Response: 21/07/2015 - View 5302 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5301
Date Received: 01/07/2015

1) Can you tell me please how many patients were referred for treatment in another hospital in 2014-15 and 2015-16 to date. 2) Please provide a breakdown for each year of which types of patients these were, for example with categories including cancer patients, emergency patients from A&E, children. 3) Please provide a breakdown for each year of how many times this was done to meet a waiting times target, and what these waiting times targets were. 4) For each year, can you tell me which hospitals patients were transferred to (making it clear which types of patients were moved to each named hospital. 5) For each year, how many patients were transferred to England, how many to Wales and how many to Northern Ireland? 6) How many were sent to other countries, and which countries were these? 7) How many patients had air fares refunded for each year, for their travel to another hospital, and which hospitals were these? 8) Can you please tell me what the highest air fare was in each year and which hospital it was for.

Date for Response: 07/08/2015 - View 5301 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5300
Date Received: 29/06/2015

1) How many General Practices in the Health Board area have/are operating with restrictions from a) 2013 b) 2014 c) 2015 to date? 2) If yes, can I have a breakdown of this by a) name of General Practice b) details of the restriction (for example two-week ban on accepting new patients)

Date for Response: 04/08/2015 - View 5300 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5299
Date Received: 01/07/2015

1) The number of vacancies for GPs advertised as at 1st July 2015 broken down by (a) part time and (b) full time; 2) The number of vacancies for GP practice nurses advertised as at 1st July 2015 broken down by (a) part time and (b) full time

Date for Response: 30/07/2015 - View 5299 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5297
Date Received: 30/06/2015

Please could you tell me how many Laptops, Mobile Phones and Tablets/iPads have been provided by your organisation to staff members as of 1st January 2015.

Date for Response: 17/07/2015 - View 5297 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5296
Date Received: 30/06/2015

Please can you tell me how much your organisation spent on stationery between 1st April 2013 - 31st March 2014

Date for Response: 13/07/2015 - View 5296 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5295
Date Received: 30/06/2015

Please could you email me a list of the current staff salary grades for your organisation which includes the lower and upper limits for each grade.

Date for Response: 01/07/2015 - View 5295 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5294
Date Received: 29/06/2015

I would be grateful if you could provide me with the following information: 1) the number of rehabilitation support workers currently employed by the NHS Board who have specific responsibility for dealing with rehabilitation, re-ablement and mobility issues for service users who have sight loss. 2) what the timescale is for a rehabilitation support worker to be allocated to a service user who has sight loss and whether this timescale has increased or decreased over the last five years? 3) What steps the NHS Board is taking to address the shortage of rehabilitation support workers. 4) How many rehabilitation support workers the NHS Board has employed in each of the last five years, broken down by specialty.

Date for Response: 07/08/2015 - View 5294 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5290
Date Received: 29/06/2015

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please could you forward me a copy of your current Bullying and Harassment Policy for staff.

Date for Response: 03/07/2015 - View 5290 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5289
Date Received: 26/06/2015

From April 2013 until April 2015 how many people have breached 2 week waiting times from referral until being seen at the breast clinic? How many people who have breached 2 weeks waiting time from referral have then been diagnosed with cancer? How many people have attended the breast clinic and not been able to access an ultrasound on that day and had to return for future appointment. What percentage and number  of people referred to the clinic are seen within 2 weeks. what percentage and number of people who are referred to the clinic have to wait longer than 2 weeks to be seen. what percentage and number of people who are referred to the clinic have to wait between 2 - 4 weeks to be seen. what percentage and number of people who are referred to the clinic have to wait longer that 4 weeks to be seen.

Date for Response: 21/07/2015 - View 5289 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5288
Date Received: 25/06/2015

1) Can you please (under FOISA) provide me with a copy of the report mentioned by Shona Robison in the Herald article published today; http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/warnings-sounded-years-ago-about-psychiatry-service.130030004 Health Secretary Shona Robison said: "Issues relating to the quality of care and patient safety in the unit have been investigated by an expert group - that was both independent of NHS Lothian and the Scottish Government. That independent group of experts noted their satisfaction with the level of specialist knowledge and skills of clinicians in the unit and the standard and quality of care provided." 2) I assume such a report will be available in a suitable format (redacted or not) for public consumption? It would hardly inspire public confidence were such a report not to be in the public domain. 3) I also assume that the ‘independent experts’ had no prior connections with NHS Lothian? Is this correct?

Date for Response: 09/07/2015 - View 5288 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5287
Date Received: 24/06/2015

1) The number of clinical and medical experts in perinatal mental health 2) The number of requests made by new mothers for an expert on perinatal mental health 3) The number of cases identified as requiring perinatal mental health support 4) In relation to question 3, in how many cases such support was provided by an expert in perinatal mental health. 5) The amount of money allocated to perinatal mental health services.

Date for Response: 29/07/2015 - View 5287 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5286
Date Received: 24/06/2015

Read for Good are a charity providing books and storytellers for children in hospital. As part of our extending programme we are looking for the following statistical information for 2013-14 ( if it is possible for 2014-2015 , that would be preferable )  1) Total number of paediatric inpatient admissions 2) Inpatient Admissions by age group

Date for Response: 20/07/2015 - View 5286 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5284
Date Received: 23/06/2015

1) How many GPs do you require (at full complement) to man your out of hours primary care service during (a) the working week and (b) at weekends? 2) During the month of May what was the minimum number of GPs who manned your out of hours primary care service during (a) the working week and (b) at weekends? 3) If possible please can you tell me the minimum number of GPs who manned your out of hours primary care service during (a) the working week and (b) at weekends during 2015. 4) Has the board considered alternative out of hours primary care arrangements for the summer months amid concern about ensuring the right level of GP cover? 5) Have you use locum GPs from outside your health board area to man out of hours primary care service during 2015? 6) Have you used locum GPs from outside Scotland to man your out of hours primary care service during 2015? Please give details. 7) Have you used locum GPs from outside of the UK to man your out of hour primary care service during 2015? Please give details.

Date for Response: 30/07/2015 - View 5284 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5283
Date Received: 23/06/2015

Please can you answer these questions below under the freedom of information act for Royal Edinburgh Hospital. IT equipment What is the main Operating system used on PC and Laptops within your facility e.g. Windows 7? If other operating systems are used please list these Internet browser What is the main browser used in your facilities? What version no. of this browser is used? If other browsers are used, please list browser names and version numbers. Access to equipment 1. How many PC & laptops in total do you have within Royal Edinburgh Hospital? 2. Can staff access internet sites using Trust PC & laptops? If yes, are there any restricts to the access? If yes, what are the restrictions? 3. Ward staff access to PC's & Laptops Do any ward staff have a Trust PC or laptop provided for their specific use (i.e. not a shared computer). If so how many in Royal Edinburgh Hospital. 4. How many wards are there in Royal Edinburgh Hospital? 5. How many shared computers on wards in Royal Edinburgh Hospital? 6. How many staff deployed to wards in Royal Edinburgh Hospital during normal staffing level during the daytime? Mobile devices 1.   Are any staff in your trust provided with mobile devices by the trust (smart phone, tablet) If so please name make and model. Number of each. Staff job titles that have this benefit. 2.   Are there any shared mobile devices? If so how many are shared use? 3.   Can staff on the wards use mobile phones? 4.   Can patients in the wards use mobile phones? 5.   Are there any areas in the hospital in which staff are not allowed to use mobile phones?

Date for Response: 28/07/2015 - View 5283 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5282
Date Received: 22/06/2015

We refer to the above and to correspondence addressed to ~~~~~~ at Spittal Street Centre requesting copy records held pertaining to the provision of condoms to saunas and in particular the numbers of condoms provided to individual saunas. ~~~~~~, whom we understand has sought advice from yourself in this regard, has contacted our offices this afternoon to request that this request be made to yourself via e-mail by way of a freedom of information request.

Date for Response: 28/07/2015 - View 5282 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5281
Date Received: 22/06/2015

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act I would like to request the following information: -How many women have delivered their babies by caesarean section in the past five years? Could you please break this down by year and age of the patient. If possible can you please also indicate where caesarean has been planned(mothers have opted for this) or whether it was an emergency.

Date for Response: 14/07/2015 - View 5281 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5280
Date Received: 22/06/2015

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act I would like to request the following information: -How many women have received an epidural while giving birth in the past five years? Could you please break this down by year and age of the patient. -How many women have been refused an epidural while giving birth in the past five years? Again, Could you please break this down by year and age of the patient. Could you also please include a list of reasons why someone would be refused an epidural.

Date for Response: 14/07/2015 - View 5280 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5279
Date Received: 22/06/2015

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act I would like to request the following information: -How many women have been treated for hyperemesis gravidarum in the past five years? Could you please break this down by year and age of the patient. -Out of those women treated for hyperemesis gravidarum, how many were required to stay in hospital? Again, could you please break this down by year and age. Could you also please indicate how many (if any) were required to stay in hospital for longer than a (i)week and (ii)month.

Date for Response: 16/07/2015 - View 5279 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5278
Date Received: 19/06/2015

On how many occasions in each of the last two financial years concerns over staffing shortages have been raised with hospital management by a) healthcare professionals b) patients c) the family of patients. On how many occasions in each of the last two financial years concerns over hospital cleanliness have been raised with hospital management by a) healthcare professionals b) patients c) the family of patients. On how many occasions in each of the last two financial years concerns over hospital food have been raised with hospital management by a) healthcare professionals b) patients c) the family of patients. On how many occasions in each of the last two financial years concerns over visiting hours have been raised with hospital management by a) healthcare professionals b) patients c) the family of patients. On how many occasions in each of the last two financial years concerns over parking have been raised with hospital management by a) healthcare professionals b) patients c) the family of patients.

Date for Response: 13/07/2015 - View 5278 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5277
Date Received: 19/06/2015

1.Can you tell me please how many patients have been given the wrong medication in hospital in each of the following years – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. 2.In each case, can you tell me what medication they should have received, what condition or illness this medication was being used to treat, which medication they wrongly received and its medical effect – including if the patient died where the wrong medication was a contributing factor. 3.Can you tell me, for each of the years above, how many patients were given an overdose of their medication. 4.In each of these cases can you please provide the name of the medication and its medical effect - including if the patient died where the wrong medication was a contributing factor. 5.Can you please provide details for 2014 and 2015 of items left inside patients during surgery. 6.In each case, can you tell me please what the items were and which part of the body they were left in by the surgeon.

Date for Response: 15/07/2015 - View 5277 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5275
Date Received: 19/06/2015

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding women given the diabetes drug Metformin during pregnancy. 1.Can you tell me please how many pregnant women have been given Metformin in each of the following years – 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 so far. 2.For each year can you tell me please how many had diabetes. 3.Can you please provide the same numbers for each of the years for other medications given to pregnant women, where this is recorded. Please provide for each year the name of each medication and the number of pregnant women receiving it.

Date for Response: 10/07/2015 - View 5275 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5273
Date Received: 19/06/2015

Can I request the following information? 1. What percentage of your total budget is spent on mental health services? 2. What percentage of your mental health service budget is spent on services for people over the age of 65? 3. What is the total population of the area covered by your Health Board? 4. What percentage of the population is over the age of 65 in the area covered by your Health Board?

Date for Response: 16/07/2015 - View 5273 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5271
Date Received: 18/06/2015

How many facilities within the health board area conduct drug testing in accordance with court orders and how many have (a) opened and (b) closed in each year since 2006-07.

Date for Response: 09/07/2015 - View 5271 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5270
Date Received: 17/06/2015

I would like to make a request for information under the FoI Act on Patient Reminder Services (PRS) within NHS Lothian. 1) From reading a previous FoI request by another person I understand NHS Lothian currently has a patient reminder service via a phone call which was tested across six specialities before being implemented fully in August 2013. What specialities does the current PRS cover, what is the current PRS provider (i.e. Chronos, Netcall, etc.), and finally what date was the PRS implemented (including both pilot and actual start date) for each speciality? 2) Has the PRS been successful in reducing DNA rates and has it been successful overall (i.e. patient/staff response)? 3) What was the DNA (‘did not attend’) rate for NHS Tayside within each speciality using PRS in the time before and after implementing the patient reminder service? I would be most grateful if I could receive this information. I understand question 3 may require looking for some data, however, if a response to the other questions is found before then, please do send the response to those questions.

Date for Response: 09/07/2015 - View 5270 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5269
Date Received: 16/06/2015

1.       For each Community Health Partnership (CHP) and Community Health and Care Partnership (CHCP) in NHS Lothian (4 in total):  The headcount and whole time equivalent number of district nursing staff in post a) band 6 and b) band 7 who: Have left employment due to retiral in 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15 Have left employment due to reasons other than retiral in 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15. Will reach normal retirement age of 60 between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016. The headcount and whole time equivalent number of district nursing staff in post by Agenda for Change band who been recruited in 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15. The pay and employers costs (£) of vacant district nursing staff in posts a) band 6 and b) band 7 in 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15. The amount (£) from pay and employer costs from vacant district nursing posts in posts a) band 6 and b) band 7 that at the year end, were included in the NHS Lothian total i) non-recurring savings or ii) recurring savings in 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15. The number of district nurse training places that NHS Lothian has funded for - 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15 and plan to have for 2015/16

Date for Response: 14/07/2015 - View 5269 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5268
Date Received: 16/06/2015

I write to request a Project directory which includes a list of subcontractors, suppliers and consultants & telephone numbers involved in the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh site. Construction works started in February 2015 and the new building, which will adjoin the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh via adult and children Emergency Departments, is anticipated to open in autumn 2017. 

Date for Response: 09/07/2015 - View 5268 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5267
Date Received: 16/06/2015

As I cannot find the information elsewhere I would be grateful if you would describe the procedure, giving contacts ETC, for making a complaint against the Customer Relations and Feedback Team (CRaFT) of NHS Lothian. Please note my request concerns making a complaint about CRaFT not too this department.

Date for Response: 17/06/2015 - View 5267 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5266
Date Received: 16/06/2015

We request copies of all information, evaluations, panel notes, membership, human resource notes, job analysis, JAQ analysis and any other relevant information, held by the organisation under the Agenda for Change job code and evaluation number above.

Date for Response: 26/06/2015 - View 5266 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5265
Date Received: 16/06/2015

Within your organisation, how many patients have been treated for the following cancers and with the specified drugs within the last twelve months;  Differentiated Non-Medullary Thyroid Cancer, Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC), Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours (GISTs)

Date for Response: 09/07/2015 - View 5265 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5264
Date Received: 16/06/2015

I am writing to request information regarding special severance payments which have been part of compromise agreements approved for your NHS organisation. Specifically I would like to know: 1.) How many special severance payments have been granted to your former employees in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 financial years? 2.) Please provide a breakdown of each individual payment detailing: a.      The value of the payment b.       The length of service of the former employee. c.      The salary of the former employee.

Date for Response: 14/07/2015 - View 5264 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5263
Date Received: 15/06/2015

I write, under the auspices of the Freedom of Information Act. May I please request the following information: A complete list of all consultants working for NHS Lothian. The discipline, or Department each consultant works in. The NHS email address for each consultant.

Date for Response: 17/06/2015 - View 5263 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5262
Date Received: 15/06/2015

I wish to request an F.O.I answer in relation to Respiratory Lung Function peak flow meter reading. What would continuous 240 l/min x 3 as per due process peak flow meter readings for a 45 year old male who is 172 cm height, determine as to severity according to the Mini Wright scale.

Date for Response: 30/06/2015 - View 5262 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5261
Date Received: 15/06/2015

This is a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. I am interested in receiving more information on the funding available for adults with learning difficulties who are inpatients in mental health hospitals. I would be grateful if you could please send me information regarding: The number of adult inpatients in mental health hospitals and facilities who were identified as having learning or speech and language difficulties, broken down by year since 2010. The number of programs funded by the Scottish Government to support adult inpatients with speech and language and learning difficulties, in mental health hospitals and facilities, in your health board, since 2010. The amount of money for each program as specified above, since 2010.

Date for Response: 15/07/2015 - View 5261 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5259
Date Received: 12/06/2015

I would formally like to request ~~~~~~ file under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Date for Response: 12/06/2015 - View 5259 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5258
Date Received: 10/06/2015

SCO13/P-LD-CLD-NUR3 Acute Learning Disability Liaison Nurse. Under Freedom of Information Act 2000 Legislation we request a copy of all information, evaluations, panel notes, panel membership, human resource notes, job analysis, JAQ analysis and any other relevant information, held by the organisation under the Agenda for Change job code and evaluation number above.

Date for Response: 03/07/2015 - View 5258 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5257
Date Received: 10/06/2015

Please could you let me know the number of people admitted to hospital or visiting A&E suffering from sunstroke or sunburn for 2011/2012, 2012/2013 and 2013/2014?  If possible, could you also break these down by: Month, Gender, Age groups: under 10, 10 – 19, 20 – 29, 30 - 39 etc

Date for Response: 09/07/2015 - View 5257 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5256
Date Received: 10/06/2015

Between 2004 and present day:- How may biological mesh products (ie porcine/bovine/cadaveric) have been purchased by the Board? How many biologicla mesh products have been implanted in women for treatment of (a) stress urinary incontinence (b) pelvic organ prolapse? Who has manufatured and supplied the biological mesh products used by the Board? What has the average unit cost been of each of said biological mesh products? What has the average unit cost been of the polypropylene mesh and transvaginal tape products used by the Board in the the corresponding period for the treatment of (a) stress urinary incontinence and/or (b) pelvic organ prolapse in women?

Date for Response: 16/07/2015 - View 5256 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5255
Date Received: 10/06/2015

I’d like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The number of bariatric procedures carried out in each of the last three years. The number of bariatric procedures carried out in each of the last three years on children under the age of 16. The number of bariatric procedures carried out in each of the last three years broken down by gender. The number of bariatric procedures which have resulted in death in each of the last three years. The number of bariatric reversal procedures carried out in each of the last three years broken down by age and gender. The number of individuals referred to weight loss or weight management groups such as Weight Watchers in each of the last three years.

Date for Response: 22/07/2015 - View 5255 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5254
Date Received: 10/06/2015

Please can you send details of how many patients in your NHS area have been referred to private or non-NHS hospitals for consultation or treatment in the year 2014-15? Please break down your answers as follows: (a) Referrals outwith your NHS area, with costs incurred. (b) Referrals inside your NHS area, with costs incurred.

Date for Response: 09/07/2015 - View 5254 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5252
Date Received: 10/06/2015

Question 1) Which district general hospitals have EEG (Electroencephalogram) provision? Question 2) How many operational EEG machines (district and tertiary) are there in total? Question 3) Which district hospitals run an EEG service after 5pm and at weekends? Question 4) Which tertiary centre(s) run an EEG service after 5pm and at weekends? Question 5) How many consultant neurophysiologists are in post (number and WTE)? Question 6) How many consultant neurophysiologists are in post in each tertiary centre (number and WTE) in your health board? Question 7) How many neurophysiology technicians are in post (number and WTE) in your health board Question 8) Are there any unfilled posts in your health board area for: consultant neurophysiologists (number and WTE)? consultant neurophysiologists (number and WTE)? Technician neurophysiologists (number and WTE)? Question 9) Which district hospitals have a facility to transfer EEG data/tracings electronically to another tertiary centre/ consultant neurophysiologist? Question 10) What is the current waiting time for a routine EEG in the tertiary centre? Question 11) What is the current waiting time for an acute EEG in the tertiary centre? Question 12) What arrangements/provision is made to cover EEG services when neurophysiology technicians take annual leave/ are absent through illness?

Date for Response: 09/07/2015 - View 5252 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5249
Date Received: 09/06/2015

For each financial year since 2009/10, please provide me with the number of admissions (A&E and minor injuries) where ‘legal highs’ or new psychoactive substances (NPS) were involved/mentioned. Please break down these admission figures by hospital.

Date for Response: 09/07/2015 - View 5249 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5248
Date Received: 09/06/2015

Over the following financial years, please can you advise how many construction or works contracts the authority has entered into on the following basis: Of the contracts identified in the table above, please could you detail the numbers which were placed under a framework agreement or similar call off arrangement: For each financial year, and using the total of each of the contracts for each year, what was the procurement route used: Of the contracts set out in table 1 above, how may dispute resolution proceedings (either or any of adjudication, arbitration or legal proceedings) have been brought against the authority: Of the contracts set out in table 1 above, please can you advise the number of contracts which were delivered at the tendered price or below (i.e the accepted tender = final price paid) inclusive of any pre tender contingencies.

Date for Response: 31/07/2015 - View 5248 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5247
Date Received: 08/06/2015

Q1 What budget has been allocated for ICT technical training from 1st April 2015 to the 31st of March 2016? Q2 Can you please provide details of the ICT Managers/Mangers that will purchase ICT technical training? Q3 Please can we have a list of RFQ (Request for Quotes) for any training that will be purchased within the coming 12 months? Q4 Is there ICT technical training required to be purchased within a certain timeframe? Q5 Can I have a list of any ICT software Upgrades planned for the new financial year? Q6 Can I have a list of any hardware upgrades planned for the new financial year? Q7 Can you provide copies or details of any ICT projects? Q8 How much ICT technical training, has been purchased from QA Limited since first of April 2015? Q9 Do you currently have any skills licences purchased with QA Limited? B- If so can you please provide a usage report? Q10 Can you please provide details of the ICT Managers/Mangers that will purchased the licence?

Date for Response: 09/07/2015 - View 5247 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5246
Date Received: 08/06/2015

I wish to submit a freedom of information request relating to the following contractual information the organisation may hold with regards to the organisation’s primary contracts relating to support services around help/service desk, desktop support and network support: 1.       Help / service desk support: The single point of contact between a service provider and users within an organisation. A typical service desk manages incidents and service requests, and also handles communication with the users. 2.       Desktop support: The technical services offered by a support organisation to a user(s) experiencing problems with their computers. Support may be on either hardware or software running on the affected computing device. Support may include but is not limited to installations, moves, adds, changes and disposition, and local remote services. 3.       Network support: The technical services offered by a support organisation to a user(s) experiencing problems with their network. Support may be on either hardware or software running on the affected computing device. Support may include but is not limited to installations, moves, adds, changes and disposition, and local remote services. For each of the contract type above can you please provide me with the following information set out below: 1.       Contract Type: Please choose from above the type of contract this is related to. 2.       What is the Support for Hardware, Software or other please state? 3.       Who is this supplier: If there is more than one supplier please input their contract information in another contract profile. 4.       What is the annual average spend this can be over 3 or 5 years? 5.       What is the duration of the contract please also include any extension periods? 6.       When does the contract expire? 7.       When will this contract be reviewed by the organisation? 8.       Please can you provide me with specific contact details of the person responsible for reviewing/owner of each contract. I’d like their full name, job title, contact number and direct email address. If there is more than one contract within the response please can you separate the information into a separate contract profile.

Date for Response: 18/06/2015 - View 5246 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5245
Date Received: 08/06/2015

I should therefore be very much obliged by your providing me with a copy of the medical protocol to which Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner Page McLeod would have been working to when treating my client. 

Date for Response: 13/07/2015 - View 5245 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5244
Date Received: 08/06/2015

1)   Can you tell me how much money your health board paid private health care companies in the year 2014/15? Out of this total can you tell me what the companies where and how much each was paid? Can you also tell me how many procedures and operations you paid these companies to carry out on your behalf in the last year? Please detail what each of the procedures was and what the reasons were for using private operators. Can you also outline any additional monies you paid private health companies? If they are not health-related please specify. For each of questions 1-5 can you please answer for the years 2011/12 and 2012/13 as well.

Date for Response: 10/07/2015 - View 5244 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5243
Date Received: 04/06/2015

1) Do you keep pressure ulcer data prevalence for your health board and if so, are they published and available anywhere? 2) In any case, please could you send me data on pressure ulcer prevalence in your health board from 2010 if it is available.

Date for Response: 30/06/2015 - View 5243 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5242
Date Received: 29/05/2015

I am making the request for the purpose of research. Please provide the following information for the current financial year (14/15): 1) Total spend on agency staff (split by the following staff categories): a) Medical & Dental (locums); b) Nursing & HCA's c) Admin & Estates; d) AHP's; e) Ambulance (if applicable); f) Others 2) Is an independent 3rd party used to manage the supply of agency staff (please state the name of any providers and contract start and end dates)? 3) Total spend on internal bank staff (split by the following categories) a) Medical & Dental (locums); b) Nursing & HCA's; c) Admin & Estates; d) AHP's; e) Ambulance (if applicable); f) Others. 4) Is an independent 3rd party used to manage the supply of internal bank staff (please state the name of any providers and contract start and end dates)? 5) Please state the number of staff employed via the staff bank and of which, the number also directly employed by the Health Board. 6) Total spend on any outsourced supplier of bank staff (i.e. NHS Professionals)

Date for Response: 26/06/2015 - View 5242 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5240
Date Received: 03/06/2015

1) Of the professional staff working in children’s services in your NHS board, what number and what percentage has received basic training on children’s and infant’s mental health since 2011, broken down by year (excluding Child Psychotherapists)? 2) In reference to Question 1, is basic infant mental health training a statutory and mandatory requirement in your health board? 3) What the budget is for training courses referred to in Question 1 a) provided by the Scottish Government b) provided by other sources (please specify which)? 4) In reference to Question 1, how many rounds of training on this subject have been held since 2011, broken down by month? 5) Which are a) the compulsory and core training modules provided by your health board for all professional staff? b) the role-specific training courses for those professionals working in the children and adolescent mental health services?

Date for Response: 29/06/2015 - View 5240 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5239
Date Received: 03/06/2015

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I request copies of the following: With regards to agency (temporary) staff employed by your NHS board: 1) The amount of money spent on employing agency staff over the past three years, broken down by year 2) The number of staff supplied and what position they held (e.g. doctor, nurse etc) 3) The number of staff who were employed from abroad, and what country they were employed from 4)The name of the agency/agencies that the staff are employed through 5) The largest bill for an individual agency worker over the past three years, how many days/hours they worked and what position they held 6) Please also detail steps taken to cut down on the amount spent on agency staff, and include documents (including emails) containing discussion about ways to reduce the overall bill

Date for Response: 29/06/2015 - View 5239 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5238
Date Received: 02/06/2015

1) Within your health board, how many unique patients with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) have been treated in the past 6 months? 2) How many unique patients with Prostate Cancer have received Bicalutamide 50 mg in the past 6 months? 3) How many unique patients with Prostate Cancer have received Docetaxel in the past 6 months? 4) How many unique patients with Prostate Cancer have received Enzalutamide in the past 6 months? 5) How many unique patients with Prostate Cancer have received Abiraterone in the past 6 months?

Date for Response: 21/06/2015 - View 5238 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5235
Date Received: 29/05/2015

How many times patients have been diverted from an accident and emergency department because it is too busy, broken down by A&E department. Please provide figures for each of the last three financial years (2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15).

Date for Response: 02/06/2015 - View 5235 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5234
Date Received: 29/05/2015

I would be grateful if you could provide the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002: Do hospitals within your health board area conduct audits of patient health records, to establish the number of elderly patients that have been admitted to hospital or treated in accident and emergency, who have been assessed for cognitive impairment? If the answer is yes, please provide the results of these audits for the financial year 2014/15, including the number of records audited, and the number that showed a cognitive assessment had taken place. Further, if possible, please provide a breakdown per hospital. Do hospitals within your health board area conduct audits of patient health records, to establish the number of elderly patients that have been admitted to hospital or treated in accident and emergency, who have been identified as having a cognitive impairment and who have personalised care plans in place? If the answer is yes, please provide the results of these audits for the financial year 2014/15, including the number of records audited, and the number that had personalised care plans in place. Further, if possible, please breakdown per hospital.

Date for Response: 23/06/2015 - View 5234 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5232
Date Received: 26/05/2015

1) How many GP vacancies are there in your health board area? 2) How many GP posts have been vacant longer than one month? 3) How many GP posts have been vacant longer than three months? 4) How many GP posts have been vacant longer than six months? 5) How many GP posts have been vacant longer than a year? 6) What is your longest GP vacancy?

Date for Response: 23/06/2015 - View 5232 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5231
Date Received: 26/05/2015

1) How many deputies are appointed to assist the Chief Executive in their duties and hold the position as deputy under their authority? 2) Are general managers deputies to the chief executive? Are general managers appointed to assist the chief executive, and hold the position as their deputy? 3) In principle has it always been standard practice and the general rule that there has only been one deputy at all times who assists the chief executive.

Date for Response: 19/06/2015 - View 5231 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5230
Date Received: 21/05/2015

How many individuals have reported symptoms of poor mental health at their first point of contact with a health professional and what proportion of those people have gone on to receive mental health treatment? I request the figures for the last five years and for those figures to be broken down per year.

Date for Response: 17/06/2015 - View 5230 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5229
Date Received: 21/05/2015

We should be grateful if you would provide us with any documents / policies / protocols from 26 March 2013 onwards which provide guidance to doctors working in A&E departments on how to examine, document and treat wrist injuries including suspected scaphoid fractures. Please provide information on the standard procedures used in investigating and treating wrist injuries including information on any induction programs in place for training medical staff in how to deal with such injuries, all from 26 March 2013 onwards.

Date for Response: 17/06/2015 - View 5229 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5228
Date Received: 20/05/2015

1) How many surgical procedures were cancelled or postponed due to issues with obesity in the patient? 2) Could I please have the figures from April 1, 2012, to March 31, 2013, April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014, and April 1, 2014, to March 31, 2015. 3) Could the figures please be broken down in hospital and by date.

Date for Response: 17/06/2015 - View 5228 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5227
Date Received: 20/05/2015

1) How many NHS staff have been suspended in each financial year since 2007/8? 2) How many NHS staff have been suspended without pay in each financial year since 2007/8? 3) What is the average length of suspension in the number of days broken down by each financial since 2007/8? As part of the response please provide a breakdown per hospital. If possible and within the cost limit please also break down by reason for suspension.

Date for Response: 18/06/2015 - View 5227 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5226
Date Received: 20/05/2015

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding children sent letters home after weight checks in school or nursery, telling them they are at risk of being overweight. 1) Can you tell me please how many of these letters were sent out in each of the following years – 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2011-12 and 2010-11. 2) Can you tell me the age of the youngest child in each year whose parents were sent a letter. 3) Can you please provide the wording of the letters currently sent out to parents where it is feared their child is at risk of being overweight. 4) Can you tell me for each year, where children were sent letters, the height and weight of the child deemed to be at most risk of being overweight, as well as their age. There is no need to provide the name of the school, as I am aware this would lead to a risk of identification. 5) If the council has a threshold size at which a school would write to parents to tell them their child is at risk of being overweight, can you please tell me what this would be. 6) Can you please tell me at what age children begin being weighed in schools and how often at most they are weighed – providing details of which school weighs children the most often. 7) If children are deemed at risk of being overweight, what help are they and their parents provided please.

Date for Response: 17/06/2015 - View 5226 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5225
Date Received: 20/05/2015

I have been advised to obtain this information via Freedom of Information, with regards to obtaining a matched job report and KSF outlines for the recent post advertised Ref No IC/2015/01 Lead Infection Prevention & Control Nurse.

Date for Response: 12/06/2015 - View 5225 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5224
Date Received: 20/05/2015

1) Can you please provide a list of the names of the surgeons currently operating in the health board area and tell me how many operations each has carried out in each of the following years – 2014-15, 2013-14 and 2012-13. 2) For each named surgeon, in each year, please provide the number of operations in which people died – with details in each case of what type of surgery it was – and the number in which the patients did not die – again with the type of operation in each case. 3) Where people died, please provide details if possible. 4) Also, can you please provide details for each surgeon of any disciplinary action or warnings made by the health board, and any complaints made against them in each of the three years given.

Date for Response: 12/06/2015 - View 5224 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5223
Date Received: 19/05/2015

Water treatment management at St. John's Hospital at Howden, Livingston Who is the main contact for management and decision making for your renal unit and acute wards for water treatment system(s)? What is their email address? What is their phone number? What is/are the make(s) and model(s) of the water treatment system(s) used in your renal units and your acute wards? Please indicate the year of purchase of each system. Is/are the system(s) dual or single stage? Do you have a central delivery system (CDS) for acid concertate for your renal units and acute wards? If so what is the age of the system(s)? What make and model is the system(s)? Do your renal unit and acute wards water treatment system(s) use a heat disinfection process? Please indicate which system(s) listed in question 2 have this facility. Is the water treatment system used in your renal unit and acute wards under a service contract? What is the approximate month and year of planned replacement of the water treatment system in your renal unit and acute wards?

Date for Response: 12/06/2015 - View 5223 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5222
Date Received: 19/05/2015

I have a Freedom of Information request regarding Multiple Sclerosis – in your Health Board, how many patients with Multiple Sclerosis have been treated with MS disease modifying drugs in the past 12 months? Please provide the number of patients by treatment for the following drugs: Aubagio (teriflunomide) Avonex (interferon beta-1a) Betaferon (interferon beta-1b) Copaxone (glatiramer acetate) Extavia (beta interferon-1b) Gilenya (fingolimod) Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) Rebif (beta interferon-1a) Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate) Tysabri (natalizumab) Ampyra (Fampyra) Peginterferon beta-1a Others. Does your Health Board have a protocol for new patients, and if so, please can you provide a copy?

Date for Response: 22/06/2015 - View 5222 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5221
Date Received: 19/05/2015

May I ask to see a full copy of the cycle of menus available on wards at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary?

Date for Response: 12/06/2015 - View 5221 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5220
Date Received: 19/05/2015

Water treatment management at Edinburgh Western General Satellite Renal Unit 1) Who is the main contact for management and decision making for your renal unit and acute wards for water treatment system(s)? 2) What is their email address? 3) What is their phone number? 4) What is/are the make(s) and model(s) of the water treatment system(s) used in your renal units and your acute wards? Please indicate the year of purchase of each system. 5) Is/are the system(s) dual or single stage? 6) Do you have a central delivery system (CDS) for acid concertate for your renal units and acute wards?  a) If so what is the age of the system(s)? b) What make and model is the system(s)? c) Do your renal unit and acute wards water treatment system(s) use a heat disinfection process? Please indicate which system(s) listed in question 2 have this facility d) Is the water treatment system used in your renal unit and acute wards under a service contract? e) What is the approximate month and year of planned replacement of the water treatment system in your renal unit and acute wards?

Date for Response: 03/06/2015 - View 5220 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5219
Date Received: 19/05/2015

Water treatment management at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Renal Medicine 1) Who is the main contact for management and decision making for your renal unit and acute wards for water treatment system(s)? 2) What is their email address? 3) What is their phone number? 4) What is/are the make(s) and model(s) of the water treatment system(s) used in your renal units and your acute wards? Please indicate the year of purchase of each system. 5) Is/are the system(s) dual or single stage? 6) Do you have a central delivery system (CDS) for acid concertate for your renal units and acute wards?  a) If so what is the age of the system(s)? b) What make and model is the system(s)? c) Do your renal unit and acute wards water treatment system(s) use a heat disinfection process? Please indicate which system(s) listed in question 2 have this facility d) Is the water treatment system used in your renal unit and acute wards under a service contract? e) What is the approximate month and year of planned replacement of the water treatment system in your renal unit and acute wards?

Date for Response: 12/06/2015 - View 5219 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5218
Date Received: 18/05/2015

For each health professional grade involved in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD adults, list the title, total number employed by your health board, the number trained in adult ADHD and the average training given per year. Cover the time period January 2014 to December 2014. Do you measure the effectiveness of the training above? The SPICE Report for petition PE1402 states that: It is estimated that 3 - 9% of children and young people are affected by ADHD, and approximately 2% of adults” Have you diagnosed 2% of your adult population with ADHD? Please list the interventions provided for adults with ADHD and the number of ADHD adults referred to each. How much of your total budget do you spend on adult ADHD – as a percentage. The 2009 Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer of Scotland states: “There are also many adults with ADHD but in whom it has never been diagnosed – for example, ....10% of the prison population”. Have you diagnosed 10% of your prison population with ADHD?

Date for Response: 22/06/2015 - View 5218 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5217
Date Received: 18/05/2015

I am looking to acquire figures relating to the number of elective surgeries that have been cancelled over the last five years.   I am, in particular, looking for the following things –   -          A yearly breakdown of the number of elective knee replacements to have been cancelled over the last five years -          A yearly breakdown of the number of elective knee replacements that were due to take place over the last five years  -          A yearly breakdown of the number of elective gall bladder removals to have been cancelled over the last five years  -          A yearly breakdown of the number of elective gall bladder removals that were due to take place over the last five years  -          A yearly breakdown of the number of Tonsillectomies to have been cancelled over the last five years  -          A yearly breakdown of the number of Tonsillectomies that were due to take place over the last five years  -          A yearly breakdown of the reasons given for the cancellation of the procedure 

Date for Response: 26/06/2015 - View 5217 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5216
Date Received: 15/05/2015

The following information request includes "main" files and "see references” files, draft letters, documents as well as emails, memos and minutes of meetings relating to the under noted request. Details of the presence or removal of asbestos materials in Edenhall Hospital, Edenhall Road, Musselburgh, EH21 7TZ. Please provide this in a spreadsheet format. Accident reports, policies and procedures, inspections, risk assessments and notices relating to the above property. Please advise us of any destruction of records and include the date of and authority for such destruction. In the event that documents are to be denied in whole or in part, please specify which exemption(s) is/are claimed for each passage or whole document denied. In our information request, if it is too wide or unclear could you please contact us by email and advise us accordingly. If you are not in possession of the requested information please notify us as to which authority could provide us with the relevant information.

Date for Response: 10/06/2015 - View 5216 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5215
Date Received: 30/04/2015

Complaint in relation to Locum Dermatology Consultant - In terms of this complaint, I would like to request under FOI, details of the number and nature of any complaints made against you during your professional career and how the hospital addressed them?

Date for Response: 10/06/2015 - View 5215 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5214
Date Received: 15/05/2015

I wonder if you can help me.  I have heard rumours that the NHS plans to close St Michael's Hospital in Linlithgow.  Are you able to clarify if there is any substance to this and if there is indeed any, can you confirm stage these plans are at?  Or if not yet planned, has this been suggested, and if so, what stage this is at?

Date for Response: 26/06/2015 - View 5214 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5213
Date Received: 14/05/2015

As such, could you please provided me with all information available regarding to provision of Robotic Assisted Surgery Equipment (De Vinci) that was recently supported in the form of additional funding from the Scottish Government, namely: -Could you confirm that the above equipment is to be purchased on one third funded by the Scottish Government, one third funded by NHS Lothian and one third funded via fundraising by the Prostate Cancer Scotland Charity via their “Blue Horizon Robot Appeal”? Could you advise how the fundraising by Prostate Cancer Scotland is progressing and the projected date when this equipment will be installed and operational within the NHS Lothian Region? In addition to the above, could you also provide details related to the following: Please advise the number of prostate cancer patients over the past 2 years that have been referred to NHS Trust Hospitals in England for Robotic Assisted Surgery on a Cross Border Referral basis funded by Lothian Health Board? Please advise the total number of prostate and / or other cancer patients over the past years that have been referred to Hospitals in Germany for Robotic Assisted Surgery that were funded by NHS Lothian Health Board? Could you please confirm if it is true that a Consultant Urologist working for NHS Lothian was transferred to a hospital in Germany to undergo Robotic Assisted Surgery for Throat Cancer and that the said operation / treatment was funded by NHS Lothian?

Date for Response: 12/06/2015 - View 5213 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5212
Date Received: 14/05/2015

1. How many a) asylum seekers and b) refugees are in the books of each GP surgery in your health board area listed per surgery. 2. How many patients in total are in the books of each GP surgery in the area listed per surgery. 3. The cost of interpreting services to each health board in the financial years of 2010/11 and 2013/14.

Date for Response: 02/06/2015 - View 5212 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5211
Date Received: 08/05/2015

Request for investigation report.

Date for Response: 29/05/2015 - View 5211 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5210
Date Received: 12/05/2015

We enclose copies of two protocol which deal with prostate biopsy follow up pathway. We should be much obliged if you would supply us with similar protocols which were in existence or which came into exitstence and which deal with prostate biopsy treatment. We should also be obliged if you would advise us when each of the enclosed pathways came into effect. one of them has an implementation date 1 July 2006. Is this correct? What is the date of implementation of the other protocol.`

Date for Response: 26/06/2015 - View 5210 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5209
Date Received: 07/05/2015

In relation to this complaint, under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, I formally request information on the minimum standard of GP services expected to be provided by NHS Lothian per head of population and statistics on the whether this standard is being met in Ratho and neighbouring districts of comparable size, specifically Kirkliston and Kirknewton. 

Date for Response: 05/06/2015 - View 5209 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5208
Date Received: 11/05/2015

The number of people being treated by your NHS board for “selfie addiction” or any kind of condition/illness arising from taking too many “selfie” pictures. Details of how long they have been individually treated for, and the cost of treatment. The number of people being treated for self-esteem issues arising from the use of social media. Details of how long they have been individually treated for, and the cost of treatment. I would like the information to be provided for the years 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Date for Response: 10/06/2015 - View 5208 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5207
Date Received: 11/05/2015

Total amount the Trust spent on agency/locum doctors 2014/2015 (April – March). For this information to be broken down by speciality and grade.

Date for Response: 26/06/2015 - View 5207 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5206
Date Received: 11/05/2015

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 6) 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.

Date for Response: 02/06/2015 - View 5206 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5205
Date Received: 11/05/2015

1) Can you tell me please how many times in each of the following three years – 2014-15, 2013-14 and 2012-13 – security staff at hospitals were called to restrain patients. 2) For each year, can you please break this down into patients under the influence of alcohol, patients under the influence of drugs and patients with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. 3) For each of these, can you please provide as many details as possible on the behaviour of the patient and why they needed to be restrained. 4) For each year, where security staff were called to deal with dementia patients, can you tell me how many times restraints were used? Please provide details of the restraints used and any restraints available for use by hospital staff. 5) For each year, where security staff were called to deal with dementia patients, in each case where were the patients taken afterwards (eg a private locked room or alternative hospital/secure unit/nursing home)? 6) For each year, can you please tell me how many times police were called to a hospital to deal with dementia patients, provide the name of the hospital in each case and provide details of why police were called. 7) Where this happened, please include whether the patient was charged, the date when they were charged and, if you have this available, what they were charged with. 8) In each year, how many staff were injured by dementia patients? Please provide details of the injuries suffered. 9) For each year, please provide the number of complaints received about dementia patients being restrained by hospital staff or security staff. 10) Is there a ban on security staff restraining patients any circumstances within the health board?

Date for Response: 17/06/2015 - View 5205 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5204
Date Received: 11/05/2015

1) Can you tell me please for each of the following years – 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2011-12 and 2010-11 – how many people have been hospitalised after taking NPS. 2) For each year, can you please break these down into the following age groups – 10-15, 16-20, 21-25, 26-30, 31-35, 36-40, 41-45 and 46-50. For those under the age of 25, if you could please tell me how old each of these people admitted was, I would be very grateful. 3) Can you also break down the results to show the medical reasons why the people were admitted to hospital and please note where they were admitted to intensive care. 4) Can you please provide the number of deaths where NPS were a factor in each year.

Date for Response: 02/06/2015 - View 5204 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5203
Date Received: 08/05/2015

I write to request the following information relating to ‘The Huntercombe Hospital Edinburgh’, Binny Estate, Ecclesmachan Road, Uphall, West Lothian, EH52 6NL 1) number of referrals per annum by individual health authorities; 2) duration admission (minimum, maximum and average) by individual health authorities; 3) incidence re-admission as a proportion of referrals by individual health authorities and; 4) type of evidence-based treatment approach employed  as proportion of  referrals by individual health authorities 5) I would also like to request a current list of Approved Medical Practitioners [as per Part 4, Chpt 1, s.22 Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003] for each Health Board in Scotland and; the equivalent list held by the State Hospitals Board for Scotland.

Date for Response: 29/05/2015 - View 5203 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5202
Date Received: 07/05/2015

Within your trust how many intra-vitreal vials/implants have been used in the latest 4 months, between January and April 2015. Please state the number of vials dispensed from your pharmacy in this period, if the number for wet AMD is not known, then regardless of reason for use.

Date for Response: 30/06/2015 - View 5202 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5201
Date Received: 07/05/2015

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding methadone. 1) Can you tell me for each of the following years - 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15 - how many people in Scotland were given methadone on the NHS. 2) Can you please provide the total number of prescriptions made and the total cost of supplying methadone for each year. 3) Can you tell me, for each year, how many people died where methadone was a factor in their death? And for each year, how many died where methadone was present in their body. 4) Can you please provide a breakdown of age groups for each year, for example 1,500 people in their twenties, 4,678 in their thirties, etc, for each decade. 5) And can you tell me, if possible, how long the person on methadone for the longest has been given methadone by the NHS (eg 20 years).

Date for Response: 01/06/2015 - View 5201 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5200
Date Received: 07/05/2015

Please can I receive an up to date list of all the subcontractors, suppliers and consultants of the efurbishment works to health centres, library services, well being centre, education, childrens services, residential and social care, social housing and other community based services. (Drumbrae Library & Community Hub, Wester Hailes Partnership Centre, Blackburn Partnership Centre, Firrhill Partnership Centre, Gullane Surgery and Day Centre).

Date for Response: 11/06/2015 - View 5200 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5199
Date Received: 05/05/2015

1) How many children aged 10 or under have received treatment for mild to moderate depression, stress or general anxiety disorder within the last five years( from January 1 2010 until December 31 2014)? 2) Can you provide a breakdown of how many patients were treated per year please, as well as the five year total? 3) Please be specific on the ages of the patients if possible.

Date for Response: 29/05/2015 - View 5199 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5198
Date Received: 06/05/2015

Could you please supply me with a copy of the NHS Lothian guidelines or policy for the ‘Induction Of Labour’ for the time of my son’s birth, in the year 2000?

Date for Response: 21/05/2015 - View 5198 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5197
Date Received: 06/05/2015

I am seeking a copy of the 2015 report of NHS Lothian’s Equality Outcomes, due to be published by the end of April in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.  The latest information on your website is dated 2013 and I am therefore writing to seek your assistance.

Date for Response: 03/06/2015 - View 5197 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5196
Date Received: 06/05/2015

SSI (surgical site infection) rate in hemiarthroplasty procedures carried out in 2014 please and broken down per hospital.

Date for Response: 14/05/2015 - View 5196 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5195
Date Received: 06/05/2015

Further to the recently published Significant Case Review on Mikaeel Kular. Please can you tell me all scheduled visits by NHS Lothian health visitors to Rosdeep Adekoya (mother of late Mikaeel Kular) from 1 August 2013 to 18 January 2014. Please can this specify whether the visits were carried out or not.

Date for Response: 26/05/2015 - View 5195 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5194
Date Received: 05/05/2015

I have a query about communication equipment for people with MND. MND is a fatal, rapidly progressing disease of the brain and spinal cord. As the disease progresses, most people with MND find that their speech is affected and many lose the ability to speak entirely before they die. Timely access to the right communication equipment is critical for people with MND. Could you confirm to me what NHS Lothian's policy is on this matter. I would also like to know how many MND patients in Lothian are waiting longer than 6 weeks for communications equipment, and whether it is possible for you to break this data down by local authority area.

Date for Response: 03/06/2015 - View 5194 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5193
Date Received: 05/05/2015

[1] The number of freedom of information requests received by the authority. 2] The number of freedom of information requests refused – in full and in part - and, in particular, the number refused on the grounds of the cost exemption. [3] The number of fees notices issued, if any, and the number of fees notices paid. [4] The revenue collected in payment for each of the fees notices.

Date for Response: 02/06/2015 - View 5193 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5189
Date Received: 30/04/2015

I would like to submit a new freedom of information request. 1.       Contracts/Agreements relating to the supply of Gas which may include the following: ·         Natural Gas Supply ·         Gas Heating / Boiler Maintenance ·         Installation of Gas Central Heating Systems 2.       Contracts/Agreements relating to the supply of Electricity which may include the following: ·         Street Lighting ·         Electricity Supply (Half Hourly) ·         Electricity Supply (Non Half Hourly) ·         Corporate Electricity Supply. Contract Information- For each of the types of the contract that I am requesting please can you send me the following information. Please can you remember if there is more than one provider can you please split the contract information up for each individual provider? 1.       Unique Contract Key: Please can you provide me with a unique reference quote that relates to each contract. 2.       Current Provider: If there is more than one provider please split the contract information individually. 3.       Annual Average Spend: Please can you send me the average spends over the last three years. Approximate spend is also acceptable. 4.       Contract Duration: Duration of the contract/agreement and can you please include any extension periods that could be executed 5.       Contract Commence Date: The date the contract/agreement commenced. 6.       Contract Expiry Date: The date the contract/agreement expired. 7.       Contract Description: A brief description of the contract of what support/service in involved. 8.       Responsible Officer: Who within the organisation is responsible for this contract. Please can you send me the full names, actual job title, internal contact number and the officers direct email address. If there is more than one supplier please split each profile of the above data types for each supplier. E.g. separate spend, expiry date, responsible officer.

Date for Response: 25/05/2015 - View 5189 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5188
Date Received: 30/04/2015

Incumbent Supplier: For each of the contract(s) please can you provide me with the supplier of the contract. Annual Average Spend: the annual average (over 3 years) spend for each supplier. Contract Expiry: the date of when the contract expires. Contract Review: the date of when the contract will be reviewed. Contract Description: a brief description of the services provided of the overall contract. Contact Details: The person from within the organisation responsible for the contract. Please provide me with their full name, actual job title, contact number and direct email address. Number of Agents; please provide me with the total number of contact centre agents; Number of Sites; please can you provide me with the number of sites the contact centre covers. Manufacturer of the contact centre: Who is the manufacturer of the contact centre system that you operate? Busy Periods: Please state the month(s) which the contact centre is at its highest/busiest during the year. This can be based upon the number of calls. Your provider may be able to tell you quicker. E.g. JAN-MAR, APR, JUNE. Do you use Microsoft Exchange 2003 as your email server? If not, then which product do you use? Number of email users: Approximate number of email users across the organisations. PART 2- Inbound Network Services Incumbent Supplier: For each of the contract(s) please can you provide me with the supplier of the contract. Annual Average Spend: the annual average (over 3 years) spend for each supplier. Contract Expiry: the date of when the contract expires. Contract Review: the date of when the contract will be reviewed. Contract Description: a brief description of the services provided of the overall contract. Contact Details: The person from within the organisation responsible for the contract. Please provide me with their full name, actual job title, contact number and direct email address.

Date for Response: 12/06/2015 - View 5188 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5187
Date Received: 30/04/2015

1) Within your trust, how many patients are you currently treating for chronic eczema ? 2) Of these how many for hand eczema ? 3) If you can provide the treatment, please split these eczema patients by their current drug treatment: Acitretin; Alitretinoin; Tacrolimus; Pimecrolimus; PUVA - topical psoralen with UVA; PUVA - oral psoralen with UVA; Betamethasone dipropionate or valerate creams or ointments; Betamethasone creams or ointments; Fluocinonide creams or ointments; Fluticasone propionate creams or ointments; Mometasone furoate creams or ointments; Diflucortolone valerate creams or ointments; Clobetasol propionate creams or ointments; Other; If you are unable to split the treatment by diagnosis, please provide the total by treatment from your pharmacy. 4) Does your trust treat Psoriasis patients with Fumaderm, if so, how many in the past year ?

Date for Response: 21/05/2015 - View 5187 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5186
Date Received: 30/04/2015

We are working on a project to improve expenditure in eye departments. We are looking at different drugs delivered by intravitreal injection to treat retinal conditions and costs incurred. We would like to obtain data regarding the number and costs for Lucentis, Eylea and Avastin intravitreal injections in your trust in January 2015.

Date for Response: 26/05/2015 - View 5186 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5185
Date Received: 29/04/2015

Does the Board have any of the following Multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs)? Head and Neck MDT, Local Skin Cancer MDT, Specialist Skin Cancer MDT, Oculoplastics MDT, Skull Base MDT. We would like to understand how the Board deals with the treatment of Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma, and therefore we would like to request any documents that are used to cover this treatment area e.g. Referral Pathways / Care Pathways / Prescribing Guidelines.

Date for Response: 14/07/2015 - View 5185 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5184
Date Received: 29/04/2015

Details of the floor surface in the side rooms of your wards? The method of cleaning in the above room? What detergent is used? Is it meant to be dry mopped? Is the area meant to be cordened off whilst being cleaned? - Incident RIE

Date for Response: 10/07/2015 - View 5184 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5182
Date Received: 27/04/2015

The information I require is for current post agenda for change evaluation ,aterial. This included all matching process and reletated paperwork including panel notes, consistancy checking and attached correspondence. The post I am referring to is Cognative Behavious Nurse Therapist - UID - P-PCCD-REY-PULC-BNT.

Date for Response: 01/06/2015 - View 5182 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5181
Date Received: 23/04/2015

We are making a request under the above Act for information relating to the emergency access door to the dialysis unit at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh which is controlled by swipe access cards. In particular, we require the following information: 1) Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the records of inspection of the door and access system. 2) Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing the maintenance records of the door and access system. 3) Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing any complaints regarding door and access entry system. 4) Information including sight of any written or electronic communication showing or tending to show any changes made to the door or keypad after the 6 January 2013. We would also request any photographs held relating to the above requested information.

Date for Response: 19/05/2015 - View 5181 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5180
Date Received: 23/04/2015

1) Can childhood asthma inhibit testosterone secretion at the developmental pubertal stage? 2) Can childhood asthma cause stomach stretch marks to appear at the developmental pubertal stage?

Date for Response: 19/05/2015 - View 5180 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5179
Date Received: 22/04/2015

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), I request the following: Please confirm or deny that the CCG/ Health Board has primary care rebate contracts for Medicines, ACBS products, Devices. Please confirm or deny that the CCG/Health Board is in receipt or has rebate agreement or discounts for anticoagulants. Please confirm which products the CCG/ Health Board has rebate agreements or discounts for. Please confirm or deny if the CCG/Health Board requires PrescQIPP or LPP or any other body to review of a rebate scheme in order to enter into a rebate contract. Please specify which body or organisation. Please confirm or deny the availability of a rebate policy for the CCG/Health Board and where this can be accessed. Please confirm the number of rebate or discount contracts that the CCG/Health board has entered into in the last 12 months for: Medicines, ACBS products, Devices. Please confirm the number of rebate or discount contracts that the CCG/Health board has ended in the last 12 months for. Medicines, ACBS products, Devices.

Date for Response: 09/06/2015 - View 5179 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5178
Date Received: 15/06/2015

I would a list of all pharmacy contract application received by the health board in excel format stating the name address of application, outcome , appeal outcome and if the pharmacy has opened 

Date for Response: 13/07/2015 - View 5178 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5177
Date Received: 20/04/2015

1) How many ‘foreign bodies’ i.e surgical and other objects have been accidentally left inside patients by theatre staff following hospital operations in the past four years (2011-2015 inclusive)? 2) Can you advise which hospitals in your area this has happened in? 3) How may people became unwell as a result of this? 4) Has anyone died as a result of this? 5) How were the objects discovered? 6) Can you breakdown the figures down by year (2011-2015 so far inclusive?) 7) Can you advise what the objects were e.g needles, swabs, forceps etc? 8) How  many patients have issued compensation claims as a result of this, within this time frame? 9) How much money has been paid out within this time frame? 10) Can you break the amounts down by year? 11) Can you breakdown by individual payments and what specifically they were for? 12) How many pending claims are there? 13) How much money has been set aside for pending claims?

Date for Response: 19/05/2015 - View 5177 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5176
Date Received: 20/04/2015

Under FOI I would to know how many children (aged under 16) in your health board were recorded as weighing over 18 stone, 20 stone, 25 stone and 30 stone in your health board for the years 2009 and 2014. I would like these in age categories (under 5, 5-10, 10-15). I would like to know if any of these children have needed hospital treatment.

Date for Response: 24/04/2015 - View 5176 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5175
Date Received: 20/04/2015

Under freedom of information I would like to know the numbers of children (aged under 16) recorded as needing treatment for drug abuse and for smoking. For each category I would like to know the youngest age of a child who was treated for drug or smoking abuse. I would also like to know the figures for five years (2009-2014) and also separately for smoking and drug abuse. I would like to know what services are offered by your health board for smoking and drinking abuse in children (aged under 16) and the costs of these per annum for past five years.

Date for Response: 28/05/2015 - View 5175 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5173
Date Received: 17/04/2015

How many Individual Treatment requests have been received for SIRT treatment for liver mets from oesophageal cancer. Has SIRT treatment been used on any oesophegeal cancer liver mets in NHS Scotland.

Date for Response: 14/05/2015 - View 5173 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5172
Date Received: 14/04/2015

I would like to request some information regarding children and adolescent mental health in-patient services in your authority. Could you please give me the number of units and within them, the number of beds that exist for Tier 3 and Tier 4 in-patient services for children and adolescents, broken down by categories (forensic / learning disabilities / generic)?

Date for Response: 24/04/2015 - View 5172 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5171
Date Received: 14/04/2015

Please send me a copy of audited accounts for year end 2013/14 and year ending 2014-15 and name of Auditors and fees to do such hospital accounts

Date for Response: 16/04/2015 - View 5171 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5170
Date Received: 14/05/2015

How much is the budgeted spend in Lothian for Hepatitis C in 2015 and 2016? What is the total number of patients intended to be treated in each year? What is the total number of patients in Lothian known to be Genotype 3 in 2015? How many patients are cirrhotic in the total for Lothian and how many Genotype 3 are cirrhotic? In terms of disease progression, how many patients are currently classed as F3 and how many are F4? Please could you supply a copy of the End of Framework (Sexual Health and BBV Framework 2011-2015 Report? Please could you supply a copy of the newly created Lothian Hepatitis C Guidelines

Date for Response: 14/05/2015 - View 5170 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5169
Date Received: 09/04/2015

Is NHS Lothian unable to meet the 12-week treatment guarantee in line with the Patients Rights (Scotland) Act in relation to Breast Reconstruction Surgery? Is this difficult because surgery is offered to those who its felt have a long-term outlook given the costs involved? Is Breast Reconstruction Surgery being limited because of financial constraints within NHS Lothian? What is NHS Lothian's plan to ensure women survivors of Breast cancer awaiting reconstruction are better informed of the significant delays they are likely to encounter?

Date for Response: 14/05/2015 - View 5169 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5168
Date Received: 13/04/2015

How many patients discharged themselves from medical care in hospital against medical advice over the last three years, between April 1, 2012 and March 31 2015? Could the figures please be broken down annually and specify which hospital the patient was being treated in, when, and why the patient discharged themselves? Could you also please include the patients' rough age if the figures are available?

Date for Response: 05/05/2015 - View 5168 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5167
Date Received: 13/04/2015

I'd like to request the the number of drug-related admissions to NHS Lothian hospitals for the full years 2008-2014. Please break down the information under the following headings: substance involved, hospital attended, age range (0-17, 18-24, 25-40, 40-60, 60+).

Date for Response: 14/05/2015 - View 5167 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5166
Date Received: 13/04/2015

1) The number of incidents in which medical objects/equipment has been left inside patients over the past five years? 2) Please break this down by year, and if possible hospital and the procedure being carried out. 3) How much compensation has been paid out to patients involved in the incidents? Please break this down by incident and year.

Date for Response: 05/05/2015 - View 5166 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5165
Date Received: 10/04/2015

Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing any maintenance records relating to the pressure system within the Boiler House/Former Laundry Building of the Western General Hospital between 01/01/2013 up to 01/03/2014. 2.      Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing if there had been any previous complaints regarding the pressure system in the Boiler House at the Western General Hospital between 01/01/2013 up to 01/03/2014. 3.      Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing What was the system in place for carrying out inspection of the case iron strainers and pressure system in the Boiler House between 01/01/2013 up to 01/03/2014. 4.      Information showing how often were the pressure system in the Boiler House was inspected? Was there any record of the Pressure System in the Boiler House between 01/01/2013 up to 01/03/2014. 5.   Information regarding any recommendations made regarding the decomissioning of the steam strainers in the Boiler House at the Western General Hospital. We would also request any photographs held relating to the above requested information.

Date for Response: 12/06/2015 - View 5165 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5164
Date Received: 09/04/2015

I would like to submit a Freedom of Information Request relating to specific ICT contract(s) for Server Hardware Maintenance, Server Virtualisation License and Maintenance and Storage Area Network Maintenance/Support which may include: a)  Server Hardware Maintenance- contract relating to the support and maintenance of the’s organisations servers. b) Virtualisation Licensing (VMware, Solaris, Unix, Linux, Windows Server)- c) Virtualisation Maintenance/Support  (VMware, Solaris, Unix, Linux, Windows Server); d) Storage Area Network Maintenance/Support  (EMC, NetApp etc). For each of the types of server ICT contracts above can you please send me the following data types: 1) Contract Title: 2) Contract Type: Please input one the type of contract from above e.g. Hardware Maintenance, Virtualisation Licensing, Virtualisation Maintenance/Support, Storage Area Network Maintenance 3) Existing/Current Supplier: 4) Hardware Brand:  Please state the hardware or software brand related to the contract with supplier e.g. Hardware Maintenance could be Dell, IBM etc 5) Operating System / Software(Platform): (Windows, Linux, Unix, VMWare etc.) the brand name relating to the contract. 6) Annual Average Spend: (For the whole duration of the contract, if the total value sent is per annum please state this in the response) 7) Contract Duration: (Please can you also include notes if the contract includes any contract extension periods.) 8) Contract Expiry Date: 9) Contract Review Date: (An approximate date of when the organisation is planning to review this particular contract.) 10) Brief Contract Description: I require a brief description of the service provided under this contract. 11) Internal Contact: (The person from within the organisation that is responsible for reviewing and renewing this particular contract. Please include their full name, job title, direct contact number and direct email address.). If there is more than one supplier for these contract can you please split the contract individually for each supplier. So the information above which I am requesting is for each supplier. If this service is part of a managed contract please can you send me the contract information for this managed service including Hardware Brand, Number of Users, Operating System, and contact details of the internal contact responsible for this contract.

Date for Response: 08/05/2015 - View 5164 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5163
Date Received: 09/04/2015

Attached is a list of incidents that were reported to the HSE last year where there was an incident of a patient receiving too much radiation. In relation to the incident/s that relate to your trust from that list please provide the following information: Any document/report/summary of how the incident took place and what if anything was done to stop a reoccurrence of the incident. Please note that I accept that personal details will have to be redacted from these reports to comply with S.40 of the Freedom of Information Act.

Date for Response: 29/04/2015 - View 5163 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5162
Date Received: 08/04/2015

Date range: Year beginning January 2010, Jan 2011, Jan 2012, Jan 2013, Jan 2014, to April 2015 Under the Freedom of Information Act Scotland 2002 I am writing as Director Primary Immunodeficiency UK (a national organisation supporting PID patients and their rights to high quality health services) to request the following information for the dates above: 1) The cost to NHS Scotland for the care of patients with primary immunodeficiency within NHS Lothian transferred through Safe Haven arrangements to immunology services in Newcastle.  2) The number of times consultant immunologists from Newcastle have held a visiting service to NHS Lothian patients with primary immunodeficiency within the Lothian region.

Date for Response: 05/05/2015 - View 5162 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5161
Date Received: 08/04/2015

1) The number of young people with primary immunodeficiency requiring transition within NHS Lothian. 2) The number of young people with primary immunodeficiency over the age of 16 for whom transition into adult immunology services was made within NHS Lothian. 3) The number and ages of young people over the age of 16 years with primary immunodeficiency who remain under the care of a paediatric immunologist within NHS Lothian. 4) Details of the service model covering the transition of young people with primary immunodeficiency into adult immunology specialised care within NHS LothianDetails of any service reviews or audits carried out covering the transition of transition of young people with primary immunodeficiency into adult immunology specialised care within NHS Lothian. 

Date for Response: 07/05/2015 - View 5161 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5160
Date Received: 08/04/2015

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding the amount of money spent on nursing shifts from outside agencies. How many nursing shifts (for nurses of any grade) have you needed to cover with agency staff from 31st March 2014, to 31st March 2015? How much did you spend in total on agency staff  between 31st March 2014 and 31st March 2015? Did you use Medacs Healthcare plc to provide temporary nursing cover from 31st March 2014 to 31st March 2015, and if so how much did you pay them in total? Did you use Mayday Healthcare plc to provide temporary nursing cover from 31st March 2014 to 31st March 2015, and if so how much did you pay them in total? Did you use Imperial Medical Staffing to provide temporary nursing cover from 31st March 2014 to 31st March 2015, and if so how much did you pay them in total? Did you use Thornbury Nursing Services to provide temporary nursing cover from 31st March 2014 to 31st March 2015, and if so how much did you pay them in total? From 31st March 2014 to 31st March 2015, what is the highest day rate you have paid for an agency nurse shift and to which agency was this paid? Are there any duties that an agency nurse would not be allowed to carry out that a staff nurse of the same rank would be? Do you have any policy to reduce your reliance on nursing agency cover in the future, and if so why?

Date for Response: 05/06/2015 - View 5160 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5158
Date Received: 08/04/2015

Please provide me with the following information relating to all wards at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. Since 2010, how many incidents have there been involving legal highs (psychoactive substances) at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital? Since 2010, how many times have legal high substances been confiscated at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital from patients? What security measures are in place to ensure inpatients who are allowed day leave from the hospital are not bringing legal highs back to the hospital and its grounds? In relation to questions 1 & 2, please provide details of when the incident/confiscation was, which substance it involved and which ward it took place on.

Date for Response: 14/05/2015 - View 5158 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5157
Date Received: 08/04/2015

Could you please tell me under the Freedom of Information Act, for 1 April 2013-31 March 2014, and for 1 April 2014-31 March 2015: How many GP practices have closed and had their list dispersed? The names and patient list size for all those practices in question one. How many GP practices have undergone mergers with another practice/s? How many GP practices/branches have shut as a result of these mergers? How many practices have approached you for advice or support on practice closures or mergers? What support, if any was offered?

Date for Response: 16/04/2015 - View 5157 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5156
Date Received: 08/04/2015

Please accept the following as a formal request by The Sunday Post under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. How many staff who were in receipt of an NHS pension has your board employed in each of the last five financial years (up to and including the last financial year, ending March 31, 2015)? Please break the figure down to show the roles performed by the staff i.e. nurse, health visitor, doctors etc. and how many were employed for each role, broken down to show the number of people employed for various pay bands within those roles. How much did the NHS pay these staff in each of the last five financial years (please note this payment should not include how much they received from their pension)? Please break the figure down to show the roles performed by the staff i.e. nurse, health visitor, doctors etc. and how much was paid to people in each role, broken down to show what was paid to people employed in various pay bands within those roles.

Date for Response: 15/06/2015 - View 5156 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5155
Date Received: 08/04/2015

Under the Freedom of Information Act Scotland 2002 I am writing as Director of Primary Immunodeficiency UK (a national organisation supporting PID patients and their rights to high quality health services) to request the following information for the dates above: 1. Details of everything that has been done in attempt to fill the Consultant immunologist post 2. Details of the current status of this position including job description, job advert and where posted.

Date for Response: 14/05/2015 - View 5155 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5154
Date Received: 08/04/2015

Home care 1) What type and scope of home care services are currently used to assist the treatment/management of myeloma patients? 2) Which drugs do they deliver to myeloma patient’s homes? 3) What other out-reach services do they offer myeloma patients? 4) What are the management arrangements you have for home care services received patients with Myeloma? Guidelines for myeloma 5) In addition to myeloma guidance provide by the SMC for individual therapies, can you please send a copy of the hospitals myeloma guidance used by your MDT. 6) Who developed these guidelines; the cancer network, your local MDT or your hospital etc.? Myeloma treatment centres 7) Do you recognise this designation for myeloma services; Level 1 - nearly all chemotherapy treatment, Level 2 - more specialist in-patient chemotherapy treatment, Level 3 – Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation (STC), Level 4 – Allogeneic SCT. 8) Which Hospitals offer which level of service within your Health Board 9) If you don’t use this designation system, how do you classify the different service levels? 10) Are there any plans to change the designation system, if yes, could you please explain what this might be? 11) How much spare chemotherapy capacity do each of your hospitals have please 12) How do lower level centres work with transplant centres? 
 Drugs 13) Please describe any current; active Patient Access Schemes used to access myeloma drugs. 14) Are all myeloma drugs funded by the Health Board? If not, which drugs are outside of this funding stream and what is the source of funding? 15) Is Bortezomib administered in Level 1 or equivalent centres? Patients 16) Do you use new digital health technology, e.g. smart phone apps, sharing electronic records etc. to help empower patients with myeloma? 17) If yes, please describe the service you offer patients Stem Cell Transplantation 18) Can you confirm that all autogenic stem cell transplantation is transferring to Glasgow but there is no change to the designation of the autologous stem cell transplant service?

Date for Response: 11/06/2015 - View 5154 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5153
Date Received: 07/04/2015

1) Information including sight of any statistical information, written or electronic, detailing the number of accidents reported by employees of the Trust. 2) Information including sight of any statistical information, written or electronic, detailing the number of claims intimated as a result of accidents at work by employees of the Trust. 3) Information including sight of any statistical information, written or electronic, detailing the number of successful claims by employees of the Trust. 4) Information including sight of any statistical information. Written or electronic, detailing the number of accidents of non-employees occurring on any property owned or operated by the Trust. 5) Information including sight of any statistical information, written or electronic, detailing the number of claims to the Trust intimated under the principle of occupiers liability. 6) Information including sight of any statistical information, written or electronic, detailing the number of successful claims against the Trust under the principle of occupiers liability. 7) Information including sight of any statistical information, written or electronic, detailing the number of medical negligence cases which have been intimated. 8) Information including sight of any statistical information, written or electronic, detailing the number of medical negligence cases which have succeeded against the Trust. 9) Information including sight of any statistical information, written or electronic, detailing the number of work related accidents which have been reported to the Trust. 10) Information including sight of any statistical information, written or electronic, detailing the number of non-work related accidents which have been reported to the Trust. 11) Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing any reporting obligations on the Trust for the number of claims intimated as a result of employers liability, occupiers liability or medical negligence. Please provide details regarding this reporting obligation including who the accidents are reported to as well as how frequently reports have to be made. We request the above information from 1992 to date.

Date for Response: 05/05/2015 - View 5153 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5152
Date Received: 07/04/2015

How much the health board has spent on renting properties in the past three years? Please break this down to show how much has been spent each year and list the properties.

Date for Response: 05/04/2015 - View 5152 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5151
Date Received: 07/04/2015

1.Can you tell me please what the total workforce of doctors and nurses is within the health board and how many are from non-English speaking countries. 2.How many NHS staff in each of the last five years (please break this down into individual years) have been sent to classes to teach them English? 3.For each year, where were they taught and how much has it cost the health board to pay for the lessons over each of the last five years? 4.For each of the last five years, for those taught English, can you please tell me what level of lessons they were having (eg beginner, intermediate or expert) and how often they attended. 5. For each of the last five years, for those taught English, can you tell me if they were working at the same time, and provide a breakdown of what their job titles are (eg nurse, doctor), including their medical specialism (eg paediatric nurse), their seniority and whether they work in hospitals, doctors’ surgeries or the community.

Date for Response: 16/04/2015 - View 5151 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5150
Date Received: 07/04/2015

Under the above act I would request you to provide the details of costs for in-patient bed days (24 hours) for the Ritson Clinic at The Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Morningside, a substance use dependency facility. The information is to include the costs of all staff, nursing, consultant specialists and staff grade doctors plus their training and supervision. Also the costs of administrative, maintenance, cleaning and catering staff. Costs are to include a proportionment of headquarter costs applicable to the unit. This is required for the operation of Directive 2011/24/EU.

Date for Response: 16/04/2015 - View 5150 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5149
Date Received: 02/04/2015

I am looking to acquire figures relating to the number of attacks on paramedics, while they have been on duty. I am, in particular, looking for the following things 1) A yearly breakdown figures of the number of physical attacks to have taken place on paramedics over the last ten years (from 2004 – 2014) 2) A yearly breakdown figures of the number of verbal attacks to have taken place on paramedics over the last ten years (from 2004 – 2014) 3) A yearly breakdown of the most common types of physical assaults to have taken place over the last ten years (2004 – 2014) 4) It would also be helpful to receive any briefing notes which may be necessary to understand the context of the information provided.

Date for Response: 02/04/2015 - View 5149 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5148
Date Received: 02/04/2015

It was just an email asking as to whether it would be possible to have the names and possibly the emails of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh’s head of IT and head of communications please as I am updating a database at the moment. Also, I was wondering whether it would be possible to confirm an email address to me? For head of medical physics I have Steven Py, and the email of: steven.py@nhs.net – is this correct?

Date for Response: 16/04/2015 - View 5148 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5147
Date Received: 01/04/2015

-How many patients have been wrongly diagnosed with cancer in the past three years. Please include what type of cancer they were diagnosed with, what they were later found to be suffering from and what (if any) treatment for cancer they received. -How many patients have taken legal action against the health board after being misdiagnosed with cancer and how much was paid out by the health board. -Of these, how many received treatment? -How many patients have been diagnosed with cancer later than they should have been? For example they were given another diagnosis which turned out to be wrong. Please include the type of cancer they were diagnosed with, what they were originally thought to be suffering from, and what (if any) treatment they received from the false diagnosis. -How many patients have taken legal action against the health board over this, and how much was paid out by the health board.

Date for Response: 14/05/2015 - View 5147 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5146
Date Received: 01/04/2015

The number of medical staff who were required to take compulsory leave in the following years 2012, 2013 and 2014. The number of staff from all groups who were required to take compulsory leave in the following years 2012, 2013 and 2014. The number of medical staff who faced disciplinary action in the following years 2012, 2013 and 2014. The number of staff from all groups who faced disciplinary action in the following years 2012, 2013 and 2014. The number of medical staff who were suspended in the following years 2012, 2013 and 2014. The number of staff from all groups who were suspended in the following years 2012, 2013 and 2014. The number of medical staff who were dismissed in the following years 2012, 2013 and 2014. The number of staff from all groups who were dismissed in the following years 2012, 2013 and 2014. The number of medical staff who resigned in the following years 2012, 2013 and 2014. The number of staff from all groups who resigned in the following years 2012, 2013 and 2014. The total number of current medical staff. The total number of staff from all groups. Please break down the answers for each question by year if possible. If the figure cannot be supplied by year, please supply it for the three years combined. If the information cannot be supplied by calendar year, please supply the information for the financial years 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 (first three quarters).

Date for Response: 21/04/2015 - View 5146 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5145
Date Received: 01/04/2015

Under the freedom of information (Scotland) Act 2002 please state the number of people presented at A&E at hospitals in your health board area due to assault in 2014/15.

Date for Response: 24/04/2015 - View 5145 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5144
Date Received: 31/03/2015

I'm trying to find out some information on the numbers and types of specific medical devices used across the Trust, as outlined in the attached spreadsheet. In each case, I was looking for the Make/Model, Quantity available for use, Date of Purchase (where numerous purchases have been made, the date of the largest/ most significant purchase) and where applicable the purchasing framework contract expiry date for the named device. For ease of documentation please find attached a spreadsheet for completion. Volumetric Pumps, Syinge Pumps, TCI/TIVA Pumps, Enteral Feed Pumps, Parenteral Feed Pumps, Epidural Pumps, Ambulatory Pumps

Date for Response: 21/04/2015 - View 5144 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5143
Date Received: 31/03/2015

I would like to request information concerning any IT server, storage and networking maintenance support contracts (including any care packs) which you may hold, and request details of the following components of these contracts: Existing supplier - if there are various suppliers please split up into individual contracts. Hardware/vendors brand. Contract description. Total value of the contract - please state if you have provided an annual figure. Duration of the contract - please provide me with a particular month as well as the year and details of whether there are any extension periods or break clauses within the contracts. Expiry date of the contract - please provide me with a particular month as well as the year. Contract review date - please provide me with a particular month as well as the year. Internal contact responsible for reviewing and renewing contracts - please provide me with their full name, job title, direct contact number and direct email address. Procurement - please provide me with details of any procurement portals that you may use to purchase from or whatever other methods you use.

Date for Response: 10/04/2015 - View 5143 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5142
Date Received: 03/02/2015

I request information on female bed capacity on 24/11/14 (Ritson Clinic). I am looking to see if there were any female beds available on this date.

Date for Response: 09/04/2015 - View 5142 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5141
Date Received: 31/03/2015

1) Is the above Rosslynlee site still for sale? 2) What other sites does  the NHS currently have for sale in Scotland? I look forward to hearing from you at your convenience

Date for Response: 16/04/2015 - View 5141 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5140
Date Received: 30/03/2015

Our client sustained serious injuries after a fall outside the Bramwell Dott Building, Western General Hospital. 1) Please provide details of the inspection regime which exists for the area in question. 2) How often is the area inspected? 3) When was the area inspected prior to 18 July 2013? Were any defects noted? 4) What was the area next inspected after 18 July 2013? Were any defects noted? 5) Please provide copies of all defects, inspection and maintenance records and records of all complaints reported to the Health Board from 2012 to date relating to the area in question. 6) How many complaints have been received about the area in question in the last five years? Who made these complaints?

Date for Response: 29/04/2015 - View 5140 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5139
Date Received: 30/03/2015

1) The total number of complaints dealt with for each year since 2010 2) The total amount of money spent on dealing with complaints for each year since 2010 3) The amount of money spent on settling complaints for each year since 2010 4) The amount of money spent on legal services for each year since 2010 5) A breakdown of the different budgets within the overall budget for legal services in your organisation, by year since 2010. 6) A breakdown of the actual spending for each of the budgets requested in q.4) by year since 2010.

Date for Response: 05/05/2015 - View 5139 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5138
Date Received: 30/03/2015

How many times concerns of staff levels were raised by member’s staff in the last 12 months? And per year for each of the last five years. How many times concerns of patient safety have been raised by member’s staff in the last 12 months? And per year for each of the last five years.

Date for Response: 29/04/2015 - View 5138 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5137
Date Received: 13/03/2015

I wish to make a freedom of information request for information held by Lothian Health Board as to the flagging up of code 'Purple'.

Date for Response: 14/04/2015 - View 5137 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5136
Date Received: 27/03/2015

I am carrying out doctoral research into the infection potential of mobile devices when used in the healthcare environment. As such, please can you provide me with all current policies or guidelines that make reference to the use and management of mobile phones and tablet devices in the healthcare environment, by staff, service users, and visitors  – this applies to both personal and institutionally-owned devices. Definition of terms: Tablet devices – any handheld/mobile tablet computer, for example, but not restricted to, the Apple iPad. Healthcare environment – institution or area where NHS patients or service users are cared for.

Date for Response: 13/04/2015 - View 5136 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5135
Date Received: 25/03/2015

1) Names of the main site[s] for the delivery of [1] Urology and [2] Renal services in Edinburgh 2) Names of any other sites in Edinburgh where clinical Urology and Renal Services [i.e. services other than consultations involving no clinical interventions] are provided specifying which services are provided at which site 3) An indication of whether Consultants or Doctors involved in the provision of clinical [1] Urology and [2] Renal services in Edinburgh would carry out their work at one particular site or work peripatetically across more than one site 4) Confirmation of whether or not ‘Choose and Book’ provisions are available in respect of non-emergency [1] Urology and [2] Renal procedures in Edinburgh 5) Confirmation of whether or not the following procedure [the name of which I unfortunately do not know] or any treatment similar in nature to it is bona fide treatment and is provided to either [1] Renal or [2] Urology patients in Edinburgh at present, or has been offered to such patients over the last year or is scheduled to be offered to such patients in the near future: The procedure has been described as ‘innovative’ and involves the introduction of antibiotics or other drugs directly into the bladders of patients who may be suffering from serious infections in the bladder and/or kidneys. The purpose of the procedure is to ‘flush out’ any deep seated infections in the patient’s bladder/kidneys. The procedure involves six separate treatments over a six week period [one per week] and is likely to leave the patient somewhat debilitated for 12 to 24 hours

Date for Response: 05/05/2015 - View 5135 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5134
Date Received: 26/03/2015

I am writing to obtain information about the number of people under the ages of 17 treated in your board's hospitals for anything related to alcohol and drugs, e.g. alcohol related injuries, alcohol intoxication, drug intoxication. To outline my query as clearly as possible, I am requesting: 1. How many children aged 17 and under were treated for anything related to alcohol for each of the following years: 2012, 2013, 2014? 2. How many children aged 17 and under were treated for drug-related injuries for each of the following years: 2012, 2013, 2014?

Date for Response: 14/05/2015 - View 5134 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5133
Date Received: 25/03/2015

Question 1) What was the cost of incinerating waste medicines for this financial year? Question 2) What was the weight of medicines returned for incineration for this financial year? If possible, please provide in pounds (lbs).

Date for Response: 24/04/2015 - View 5133 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5132
Date Received: 25/03/2015

To disclose how much your NHS Health Board has spent on taxis for ambulance patients in each of the last five years.

Date for Response: 02/04/2015 - View 5132 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5131
Date Received: 23/03/2015

1. The total number of patients who were initiated with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion  therapy by your Adult Diabetes Service on insulin pumps manufactured and supplied by the following companies in the period January 2014 to December 2014 a) Medtronic b) Animas c) Ypsomed mylife Omnipod d) Roche e) Advanced Therapeutics f) Cellnovo 2.  The total number of patients who were initiated with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion  therapy by your Paediatric Diabetes Service on insulin pumps manufactured and supplied by the following companies in the period January 2014 to December 2014 a) Medtronic b) Animas c) Ypsomed mylife Omnipod d) Roche e) Advanced Therapeutics f) Cellnovo

Date for Response: 13/04/2015 - View 5131 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5130
Date Received: 23/03/2015

1) How many women over the age of 61 are on the methadone programme in your health board area? (break down of ages). 2) How many men over the age of 65 are on the methadone programme in your health board area? (break down of ages). 3) How many women over the age of 61 are being prescribed methadone in your health board area? (break down of ages). 4) How many men over the age of 65 are being prescribed methadone in your health board area? (break down of ages).

Date for Response: 13/04/2015 - View 5130 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5129
Date Received: 23/03/2015

For simplicity terms, any figures requested are for financial year 2014/15 and any information requested relates to “employees” only (i.e. not workers or office-holders). 1) Can you provide me with your entire pay/grading structure including the following details: a) Grade / Range / SCP range or equivalent b) Salary levels attributed to (a) and; c) Clarification of the weekly hours the annual salary is based on (e.g. 35 hours, 37 hours per week). 2) Can you provide me with the details on how you compensate shift workers/shift patterns. Can you also include: a) How this payment is calculated (e.g. average hours over a 4 week period) b) How often is this payment made (e.g. every four weeks or annually divided by pay periods etc.) c) How is your compensation arrangements broken down/calculated (e.g. if 10%+ of contractual hours are outwith normal hours etc.) d) Can you clarify, what is your “core working hours” e) Is such payments contractual or ad-hoc f) If you have a matrix of calculation etc., I would be grateful if you could provide this. 3) Can you confirm how you compensate staff who have to provide “stand-by” or “on-call arrangements”. (If you have both, please provide details of both). In addition, can you confirm: a) Is stand-by and/or on-call contractual or voluntary? b) If contractual, how is this worked out (if you use one position as an example, that would be helpful. For example – provides standby ever 4 weeks and is paid XXXX) c) If “called-out” what pay arrangements apply? d) If you have a matrix of calculation etc., I would be grateful if you could provide this. 4) Can you confirm if you have any enhancements for additional hours (overtime) working for: a) Evening Work b) Saturday c) Sunday d) Part-time Workers who work less than FTE e) If you have a matrix of calculation for additional hours, I would be grateful if you could provide this. 5) For simplicity terms, can you confirm for a full-time Monday to Friday worker, the following: a) Annual Leave Entitlement b) Public/General Holiday Entitlement i) What are your public/general holidays a) Sick Pay Entitlement 5) Do you have arrangements in place for “responsibility allowance” (or equivalent e.g. acting up). If so, how are these arrangements applied and what is the compensation for this? 6) Do you have arrangements for chargehand cover (or equivalent) If so, how are these arrangements applied and what is the compensation for this? 7) Do you have arrangements for Supervisor cover (or equivalent)? For example, particularly in a remit where the work is very repetetive and the Supervisor is on holiday, who would co-ordinate the work). If so, how are these arrangements applied and what is the compensation for this? 8) Do you have arrangements for staff having to cover residential work with clients? If so, what are these arrangements and what compensation is in place for this? 9) Do you have any compensation arrangements for an employee who may be undertaking project work above their normal duties? If so, what arrangements and compensation are in place for this? 10) In terms of sickness absence, what trigger points do you have in place to assess an employee’s level of attendance. 11) I would be grateful if you could provide me with a copy of your policy for managing sickness absence. 12) I would be grateful if you could provide me with your policy on annual leave, public holidays etc. 13) Do you permit employees to buy or sell annual leave? If so, I would be grateful if you could provide a copy of your policy/procedure/guidance for this. 14) Can you provide a template of a contract of employment and/or statement of particulars of employment. 15) Can you provide a copy of your terms and conditions of employment and/or “Conditions of Service” or equivalent? 16) Do you have a policy on re-structuring/re-organisation (or equivalent). If so, can you provide this. 17) Do you operate “protected pay” / “conserved pay” arrangements. If so, what circumstances does this arise and what period of time do you have a protection period in place. 18) Do you have a policy on TUPE? If so, can you provide this. 19) Do you have a Stress Management Policy (or equivalent). If so, can you provide this?

Date for Response: 22/04/2015 - View 5129 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5128
Date Received: 20/03/2015

Can you tell me how many staff are employed, where they are located and at what position covering the Midlothian Psychological therapy Service. Can you please break this information down to Location, Position  and number of staff. (Positions : Psychiatrist, Psychologists, Nurse Practitioner, Therapists _ etc). Can you supply me with a copy of the High Level Process Map (Current Process: Midlothian Psychological Therapies) is this going to change, if so could I have an updated copy, when it is ready.

Date for Response: 09/04/2015 - View 5128 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5127
Date Received: 20/03/2015

Within your organisation, the number of adult (16+) patients in last six months with cystic fibrosis (ICD10 code E84) treated across all organisation sites. The number of these adult (16+) cystic fibrosis patients (ICD10 code E84) in last 6 months treated for chronic pseudomonas aeruginosa infections (ICD10 code B965, or A4152). Of these adult (16+) CF patients with chronic pseudomonas aeruginosa infections (ICD10 code B965, or A4152) how many have been treated with the following specific antimicrobials in the last 6 months: Cayston (aztreonam), Tobramycin (all inhaled forms – nebulised and dry powder), Colistin (all forms of inhaled), Promixin

Date for Response: 16/04/2015 - View 5127 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5125
Date Received: 19/03/2015

Can you please provide me with the number of midwives employed, broken down for each year from 2007? Can you please provide me with data on the location of practicing midwives?

Date for Response: 29/04/2015 - View 5125 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5124
Date Received: 18/03/2015

Please can you tell me the number of pacemakers implanted by the Board, and the number of those pacemakers subsequently removed, and which proportion of those subsequently removed were due to post-procedural infection of the pacing wires or box. I require each of these three figures for the years 2005 to 2014.

Date for Response: 05/05/2015 - View 5124 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5123
Date Received: 18/03/2015

Please supply the following information in relation to your PSRA disclosures: (a) The web links to your PSRA disclosures related to financial years 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14, or copies if the material is not online (b) The dates on which you published your disclosures relating to financial years 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 (c) If applicable, your reasons for not publishing PSRA disclosures related to financial year 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 or 2013-14 (d) Any correspondence with the Scottish Government or ministers on PSRA disclosures (e) Records of any decisions taken by your public body not to publish PSRA disclosures

Date for Response: 13/04/2015 - View 5123 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5122
Date Received: 18/03/2015

Please tell me: 1) The current salaries of child/adolescent psychologists within your board; 2) The current salaries of adult psychologists within your board.

Date for Response: 16/04/2015 - View 5122 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5121
Date Received: 18/03/2015

Please tell me: 1) How many children are currently waiting to see a child/adolescent psychologist? For each child/adolescent, please tell me how long they have been waiting for. 2) How many adults are currently waiting to see a psychologist? For each person, please tell me how long they have been waiting for.

Date for Response: 15/04/2015 - View 5121 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5120
Date Received: 18/03/2015

1) How many child/adolescent psychologists have been employed by the board over the last 10 financial years? If possible, please indicate how many were full or part time, or hired on a contract basis. 2) How many adult psychologists have been employed by the board over the last 10 financial years? If possible, please indicate how many were full or part time, or hired on a contract basis.

Date for Response: 20/04/2015 - View 5120 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5119
Date Received: 17/03/2015

Please can you provide the following data for the period 2010-2015 (or as far back as possible in the range) by these broad ethnic groups [black, Asian, white]: 1) Data on the disciplinary process: a) Number and percentage of disciplinaries b) What are the main reasons for disciplinaries c) Outcomes of disciplinaries d) Number and percentages of dismissals 2) Data on staff accessing non mandatory training and Continuous Professional Development (CPD): a) Percentages and numbers days training received b) Broken down by categories of training received (if possible) c) Your Trust’s staff survey data on bullying, harassment, career progression and overall discrimination

Date for Response: 16/04/2015 - View 5119 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5118
Date Received: 16/03/2015

1) Please can you provide the following data for the period 2010-2015 (or as far back as possible in the range) by these broad ethnic groups: 1) The number and percentage of staff by broad ethnic category for the following: a) Each Agenda for Change pay band b) Each Doctors and Dentists band c) Very Senior Managers d) Please also include figures for “Total Headcount” of staff and any other ethnic groups under “Other” for completeness. 2) The following data on the recruitment process in your trust outlining the numbers and percentage people by broad ethnic category for the following: a) Number of applicants b) Numbers of shortlisted candidates c) Numbers selected to take up jobs

Date for Response: 23/04/2015 - View 5118 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5117
Date Received: 16/03/2015

1) Is the addition of the red staining dye [to chlorhexadine 0.5%]  described within a policy or guideline issued within the hospital? Please attach a copy of the relevant policy/guideline document. 2) If this is a policy decision, please confirm the author of this policy/guideline, their role within the organisation, and the committee at which this policy/guideline was approved or ratified? 3) Please confirm whether this policy and, therefore, the addition of the red staining dye to the licensed products has been risk assessed and a record has been made within the hospital risk register. Please attach a copy of the risk assessment with particular reference to the stability of chlorhexidinein the presence of high concentrations of carmoisine. 4) Please would you confirm whether the following are routine practice within your hospital: a) The clinician is made aware that they are using a licensed medicine off label b) The licensed medicine to be used off-label is prescribed (patient specific direction) within the operation records and the prescription is signed by the responsible clinician c)  The mixing of the products and the administration of the licensed medicine off-label is recorded within the operation records and signed by the healthcare professional that has both mixed and administered the product d)  The patient has given informed consent to the use of a licensed medicine off-label in the place of an appropriately licenced medicinal product and that this informed consent is recorded in the medical notes. Please would you supply a copy of the information that is given to patients as part of your informed consent process? 5. Please would you supply any communication you may have had with the manufacturer or other organisations that have provided information of the use of these products off-label and in particular in relation to potential contamination, dilution and expiry date

Date for Response: 09/04/2015 - View 5117 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5116
Date Received: 05/03/2015

1) Does your unit offer home haemodyalisis. 2) If yes, please indicate whether the machines used are the NxStage machine (or other non hi-flux, portable dialysis machine), or whether patients can have hi-flux machines installed at home.

Date for Response: 27/03/2015 - View 5116 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5115
Date Received: 16/03/2015

Please provide me with a copy of the boards Mobile Devices Policy.

Date for Response: 27/03/2015 - View 5115 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5114
Date Received: 16/03/2015

1) How many operations have been cancelled due to lack of appropriate instrumentation or lack of instrumentation in general? 2) Can these please be broken down by hospital? 3) Can I please have these for years: 2009 – 10; 2010 – 11; 2011 – 12; 2012 – 13; 2013 – 14; and any available data for 2014 – 15?

Date for Response: 13/03/2015 - View 5114 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5113
Date Received: 12/03/2015

1) Can you please provide me with the number of patients who have been referred to sexual health clinics/services over the last 12 months? 2) Can you please provide me with the average waiting time (hrs) to see a gynaecologist once referred by a GP? 3) Can you please provide me with the number of patients that had to wait over 12 weeks to see a sexual health practitioner? 4) Can you please provide me with the number of sexual health patients who have been engaged in talk therapy, and the average waiting time for these appointments? 5) Can you please provide me with the number of sexual health clinics in your area, and their opening hours?

Date for Response: 24/04/2015 - View 5113 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5112
Date Received: 10/04/2015

I would like to know how many (if any) missed theatre slots there have been since I was referred (1 November) by that could have accommodated my surgery - I request this under the freedom of information (Scotland) act 2002. 

Date for Response: 21/04/2015 - View 5112 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5111
Date Received: 10/03/2015

1. Please advise which model of integration you are operating as from 1 April 2015  under the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014 (a) Body Corporate Model (b) Lead Agency Model 2. Which Health Board/Local Authority(ies) have you integrated with? 3. What is the scope of your integration?  Is it limited to adult care or are other services included in the plan?  Have you or do you intend to include Children’s services? 4. What engagement has there been with trade unions?  5. What arrangements have been made for trade unions to participate in decision-making processes? 6. What arrangements have been made for stakeholders to participate in decision-making processes? 7. How have resources been allocated to the new joint arrangements and how much money has been delegated to the new structures? 8. Is a Chief Officer in place? 9. What governance and monitoring structures have been put in place? 10. Have any staff transferred to a different  employer, either on a permanent    basis or by secondment? If so what TUPE+ provision has been put in place? 11. Do you have a Strategic Commissioning Plan in place and what implications has this for services currently delivered in-house or outsourced? 12. Do you have any proposals for utilising shared services? 13. Are staff from different employers working together? If so, what arrangements have been made for managing different terms and conditions as well as    procedural agreements such as discipline and grievance? 14. What provisions have been made for staff governance in the new structures including staff representation on your joint committees? 15. What arrangements have been made for managing Health & Safety?

Date for Response: 24/04/2015 - View 5111 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5110
Date Received: 10/03/2015

I am looking for the latest report about NHS Lothian's waiting times. I would like to see a document with the waiting times detailed for each speciality. I read that ophthalmology is one of the services which have the longest waiting times.  I would like to know:  1/ the budget spends on ophtalmology services over the last 5 years; 2/ Why is it so slow? 3/  If people's conditions get worse as they wait; 4/ Are the consultants full-time workers in the hospital or do they consult elsewhere in the country or overseas, and how much does it cost?

Date for Response: 24/04/2015 - View 5110 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5109
Date Received: 10/03/2015

I would be grateful if you can provide information relating to the funding provided by NHS Lothian to St Columba's Hospice for the provision of palliative care.   I would like to request information on the following: 1. It is my understanding that there is a Service Level Agreement (SLA) between NHS Lothian and St Columba's Hospice which is part of the governance structure relating to the funding received by the Hospice for providing palliative care services.  Within this Agreement, is there any requirement for St Columba's Hospice to provide NHS Lothian with statistics on the number of complaints made by users of the service and the nature of these complaints?  2. If St Columba's Hospice is required to provide statistics to NHS Lothian on the number of complaints which it has received relating to its services, how regularly must the Hospice report this information to NHS Lothian?  Does NHS Lothian publish any statistics relating to complaints received by palliative care providers on its website? 2. As part of the agreement between NHS Lothian and St Columba's Hospice, does NHS Lothian have a requirement for St Columba's Hospice to publish a open and transparent complaints process that is accessible to the general public?

Date for Response: 26/03/2015 - View 5109 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5108
Date Received: 10/03/2015

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 I would like to request the following information: - The number of beds and rooms which are reserved for patients of interest to media and security. I am not sure if this is a phrase you would use, but by this I mean royalty, celebrities, politicians or anyone else who may attract media attention or need security. - A list of the the equipment which is contained within the room.

Date for Response: 30/03/2015 - View 5108 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5107
Date Received: 09/03/2015

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I seek information about NHS Lothian's contract with BAM for the remodelling of wards and theatres at St John's Hospital, Howen, West Lothian. I would be grateful if you could please confirm the following information regarding the contract: 1. Start date. 2. Duration. 3. Value.

Date for Response: 07/03/2015 - View 5107 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5106
Date Received: 09/03/2015

1. An inspection carried out by Healthcare Improvements Scotland in 2012 found that there was no bed management system in place in your hospital to track the number of bed or ward moves for patients with dementia. Is such a system now in place? 2. A) If no to Q1: is there a timetable in place for such a system to be put in place? 2. B) If yes to Q1: how many patients with dementia have been moved bed or ward during the last twelve months? 3. How many patients with dementia have been moved bed or ward for non-clinical reasons during the last twelve months? 4. How many patients with dementia have been moved bed or ward between the hours of 22:00 and 07:00 during the last twelve months? 5. What is the maximum number of times that a patient with dementia has been moved bed or ward for non-clinical reasons during a single stay in the hospital?

Date for Response: 08/04/2015 - View 5106 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5105
Date Received: 06/03/2015

Please provide me with the following information under the Freedom of Information act. DOCTOR - Medical locums 1. How much did the Health Board spend on temporary Registered Doctors(Medical Locums) in the financial year 2014 to date? 2. Please Breakdown the above spend into clinical/ departmental categories - e.g. A&E, Orthopaedics & Trauma,Surgery, Mental Health, Gynaecology etc. 3. Please Breakdown the above spend into grade categories - e.g. SHO, Consultant, Registrar etc. AHP 1. How much did the Health Board spend on locum / temporary Allied Health Professionals in the financial year 2014 to date? 2. Please Breakdown the above spend into AHP categories - Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Dietetics, Radiography and Podiatry. 3. How much did the Board spend on locum / temporary Health Science Staff (HSS) in the financial year 2014 to date? 4. How much did the Board spend on Biomedical Sciences locum / temporary staff in the financial year 2014 to date?

Date for Response: 25/03/2015 - View 5105 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5104
Date Received: 06/03/2015

Can you tell me please if the health board has introduced any strategies to reduce the time patients stay in hospital or appointment times at doctors’ surgeries. If so, can you please tell me for which patients these were introduced, for example women having babies, and how long they are now planned to stay on average compared to the average stay time before. Can I have this level of detail for each patient type or procedure type for which the length of hospital stay has been reduced by managers. And can you tell me if there is a standard target appointment time for patients at doctors’ surgeries in the health board area. If this has been reduced, please tell me what it was previously and what it is now.

Date for Response: 02/04/2015 - View 5104 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5103
Date Received: 06/03/2015

Are processed red meat products – particularly bacon, sausages, ham, salami and pepperoni – served to patients at any of the hospitals covered by your Board, and if so, which ones? 2.     What meal options are available for vegan* patients at the hospitals covered by your Board? (*Vegans consume no animal products, including meat, fish, dairy products, eggs and honey.)

Date for Response: 25/03/2015 - View 5103 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5102
Date Received: 05/03/2015

Q1. In last 2 years has your organisation used external recruitment agencies to hire for permanent or contract roles? Q2. In list format what are the five highest paid external recruitment agencies with the total amount paid in the last 2 years? Q3. What is the fee structure charged for the five highest paid vacancies by the above five external recruitment agencies and the roles that were hired for? Example: Office Manager - Salary £20,000 Fees paid 15% of salary = Total recruitment fees paid £3000.   Q4. For the coming year what live vacancies does the organisation currently have for permanent or contract roles, please list these vacancies with the following; Current or future positions and an exact salary figure What type of positions are they? (Contract or Permanent) Who is the hiring manager, please provide their full details: Full name, Telephone number, Email, Job Title and Department Q5. On which websites are these jobs advertised? Please clearly provide a link/list to where these jobs are advertised. Q6. What is the process to selecting new recruitment agencies? Please provide the procurement process for selecting new recruitment agencies and what date is this conducted and by whom? Please provide full contact details. Q7. Is there a purchase threshold below which allows the organisation to use external recruitment agencies which are not on any preferred supplier arrangements or contracts without going through a formal tender process? 

Date for Response: 15/04/2015 - View 5102 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5101
Date Received: 05/03/2015

I would like to request the medical records from the pregnancies and births of my ~~~~~~ and for my post natal care for the 6 weeks or so after the births. My name is ~~~~~~~ and my date of birth is ~~~~~~. My ~~~~~~ were born on ~~~~~~ and ~~~~~~. Please can you help me with this request.

Date for Response: 05/03/2015 - View 5101 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5100
Date Received: 04/03/2015

1. Does NHS Lothian provide free fertility treatment for single women? 2. If so, (a) what types of treatment and (b) what conditions must the women meet? 3. Are there any changes expected to this policy in the next year or so? 4. What are the current waiting times for fertility treatment?

Date for Response: 27/03/2015 - View 5100 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5099
Date Received: 04/03/2015

Can you please tell me how much it costs NHS Lothian to send a patient to The Golden Jubilee Hospital in Clydebank for a Bilateral Hip Replacement. The patient was admitted the day before the operation and stayed for 5 days before discharge.

Date for Response: 06/03/2015 - View 5099 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5098
Date Received: 03/03/2015

How many children under the age of 16 received treatment from NHS Lothian for eating disorders in each of the last three calendar years. Please could you provide a break-down of the ages of the children receiving treatment in each of these years? Please could you tell me the annual cost of providing Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAHMS) in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Date for Response: 17/03/2015 - View 5098 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5097
Date Received: 03/03/2015

I would like to request copies of all information gathered and all full reports made along with the full copy of the recommendations made to Ayrshire and Arran in relation to the above review that was over seen by Lothian NHS and carried out by Associate  Director of workforce planning in NHS lothian. Lynne Khindria  This review took place at the end of 2013 and the final report I believe was completed in march 2014. I would be very grateful if you could provide me with all communication and reports in regards to this review and recommendations and all the paper work provided to Ayrshire and Arran . I would be happy to recieve this information via email if possible

Date for Response: 17/03/2015 - View 5097 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5095
Date Received: 03/03/2015

Can you please advise how many patients never met the 12 weeks to be seen recommendation and the 18 weeks to be treated recommendation in 2014. And how many of these were related to Urology. The number of complaints received by NHS Lothian in 2014 – and the number that were Urology related. Also – how many complaints were not resolved within 20 working days – and how many of these were Urology related.

Date for Response: 27/03/2015 - View 5095 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5094
Date Received: 03/03/2015

Under FOI I would like to know how many children were seen in NHS dental hospitals in your health board area for tooth decay and how many were treated for teeth removal due to tooth decay. I would like to know figures for 2014, as well as 2009 and 2004 (or as close to these years as possible). By children I mean under 16. I would also like to know, for each category, how many children were under 5.

Date for Response: 26/03/2015 - View 5094 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5092
Date Received: 02/03/2015

Does your organisation have any plans to include Vitamin D products that are independently certified by a recognised UK Halal certification organisation on your formulary in order to comply with the NICE Guidelines?

Date for Response: 04/03/2015 - View 5092 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5091
Date Received: 02/03/2015

I would like the information to cover the past three financial years (2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15) and to be broken down by year. I would like to know how much the organisation has paid out in redundancy and severance payments to staff leaving the organisation.  I would like to know how many staff have left the organisation on redundancy and severance deals. I would like to know the range of payments made to staff leaving the organisation on redundancy or severance deals from highest to lowest.

Date for Response: 27/03/2015 - View 5091 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5090
Date Received: 03/03/2015

I would be most grateful if you could send me the most up-to-date service level agreement between NHS Lothian and FVRI.

Date for Response: 14/04/2015 - View 5090 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5089
Date Received: 27/02/2015

1) How many patients with hypercholesterolemia have been treated in the last 12 months? 2) If you can split by diagnosis, how many are Familial hypercholesterolemia or Statin Resistant patients? 3) If you can provide the treatment that these patients are on, please complete the following; Patients on total hypercholesterolemia; familial hypercholesterolemia; statin resistant hypercholesterolemia; post-acute cardiac syndrome hypercholesterolemia by the following categories for each: total patients; fibrates; ezetimibe; statins; colestytamine; cholestagel; apheresis. 4) Does the trust have a policy or procedures in place (shared with CCGs or otherwise) for cascade testing of relatives of Familial Hypercholesterolemia patients? 3) Does the trust have plans to conduct an assessment of performance against the measures in the NICE quality standard on FH, and can they supply key findings from the assessment? 4) What systems are in place for adults with FH to receive lipid‑modifying drug treatment to reduce LDL‑C concentration by more than 50% from baseline measurement?

Date for Response: 27/03/2015 - View 5089 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5088
Date Received: 27/02/2015

I would like to know how much has been spent on treating gambling addicts in the last three financial years. Total should be broken down for each year. Please also provide a breakdown of the names of each treatment programme or psychological therapy, what they involve and how many addicts took part.

Date for Response: 26/03/2015 - View 5088 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5087
Date Received: 26/02/2015

Please provide me with details of staff members who have been investigated for contravening the board’s social media policies in the calendar years of 2013 and 2014. Details should include: date, hospital employed at, staff role (i.e. nurse, admin etc), reason for investigation (i.e. inappropriate messages on Twitter), and outcome of investigation (suspended, fired, fined etc). Please provide this data in a spreadsheet.

Date for Response: 25/03/2015 - View 5087 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5086
Date Received: 26/02/2015

1. Number of inpatient episodes of haemorrhoid surgeries done within the trust (broken down by hospital if there is more than one site) in the time period 1st January 2014 – 31st  December 2014.  If possible I would like the data broken down by types of procedure as set out below: Number of Haemorrhoidectomies (OPCS Code H51.1) Number of Stapled Haemorrhoidectomies (OPCS Code H51.3) Number of Rubber Band Ligation of Haemorrhoid (OPCS H52.4) Number of Haemorrhoidal Artery Ligations (OPCS Code L70.3) these may be identified by having the L70.3 code plus additional coding of Y53.2 and H53.8 2. Number of Outpatient Episodes for Rubber Band Ligation of Haemorrhoid (OPCS H524)

Date for Response: 24/03/2015 - View 5086 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5085
Date Received: 26/02/2015

I am looking for the latest report about NHS Lothian's waiting times. I would like to see a document with the waiting time detailed for each speciality.

Date for Response: 20/03/2015 - View 5085 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5084
Date Received: 25/02/2015

·         Please send me a copy of audited accounts for year end 2013/14 and year ending 2014-15.

Date for Response: 25/02/2015 - View 5084 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5083
Date Received: 24/02/2015

·         We are looking at policies worldwide to find comparisons with other countries. My area is the UK. We are hoping to update and implement the changes with the consideration of best practice from other jurisdictions. Do you have a similar policy that we could look at? Our aim is to increase patient awareness by giving the elderly patient the best evidenced based Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to enhance care and independence regarding information about the ward.

Date for Response: 24/02/2015 - View 5083 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5082
Date Received: 24/02/2015

Was Dr ~~~~~~ contacted by the Psychology Department at HMP Glenochil during June or July in connection with a specialist assessment they wished to have carried out? If yes please provide all information contained within correspondence relating to this. The specialist assessment required a clinical and forensic psychologist who has significant experience in forensic risk, specifically sexual offenders behaviour and personality disorder as well as significant experience in pervasive developmental disorders, specifically Asperger’s Syndrome. Would Dr ~~~~~~ have met this criteria, and if not which part(s) would ~~~ not have met.

Date for Response: 25/02/2015 - View 5082 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5081
Date Received: 24/02/2015

State the treatment available to patients with liver cancer in all Lothian Health hospitals

Date for Response: 05/03/2015 - View 5081 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5080
Date Received: 24/02/2015

1) Do you have a Sickness Absence Policy? 2) Could you please supply a copy of your policy? 3) What are your levels of sickness absence for the past 3 years? 4) Does your policy deal with stress and mental health issues? 5) Do you hold separate statistics on stress and mental health issues? 6) Can you please advise what those levels are for the past 3 years? 7) Does your policy deal with Work/Life Balance issues? 8) How is this done? 9) Do you have occupational health provision for your employees? 10) Please say how this is carried out. 11) Does your policy have triggers to instigate intervention in the sickness absence levels of your employees? 12) Do these triggers apply equally to disabled and non-disabled people? 13) Do you adjust the triggers to meet reasonable adjustments for disabled people? 14) What adjustments do you offer to meet the needs of disabled people?

Date for Response: 24/03/2015 - View 5080 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5079
Date Received: 23/02/2015

Which pay band do the positions cook, kitchen porter and catering assistant fall into.

Date for Response: 05/03/2015 - View 5079 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5078
Date Received: 23/02/2015

1) How many operations were carried out on behalf of your health board in private hospitals in 2013-14? 2) How much money your health board paid private sector providers in 2013-14? 3) How many operations were carried out at the Golden Jubilee Hospital on behalf of your health board in 2013-14? 4) How many operations have been carried out on behalf of your health board in private hospitals so far in 2014-15? 5) How much money you have paid (or agreed to pay if payment has not yet been made) private sector providers so far in 2014-15? 6) How many operations have been carried out at the Golden Jubilee Hospital on behalf of your health board so far in 2014-15?

Date for Response: 23/03/2015 - View 5078 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5077
Date Received: 23/02/2015

I am writing to request access to cctv footage from an incident that happened inside the royal infirmary Edinburgh on the 21/2/15 between 23:15 and 23:45pm, I would like to request this footage under the freedom of information act. I was physically assaulted by a health worker then five police officers and will need the footage to continue with legal proceedings. I have made an official complaint to police Scotland and are awaiting a reply.

Date for Response: 04/03/2015 - View 5077 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5076
Date Received: 11/02/2015

I wish to make a formal request under the terms of the Freedom of Information, the number of complaints Lothian Health Board have received due to poor or erroneous reporting.

Date for Response: 25/02/2015 - View 5076 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5075
Date Received: 19/02/2015

1) How many incident reports have been made in your health board in a)2012/2013 b) 2013/2014 c)2014/31-Dec-2014; 2) How many of those incident reports submitted were serious incident reports in a)2012/2013 b) 2013/2014 c)2014/31-Dec-2014; 3) How many of those serious incident reports resulted in action being taken in a)2012/2013 b) 2013/2014 c)2014/31-Dec-2014; 4) How many reviews took place because of an serious incident report being submitted staff in a)2012/2013 b) 2013/2014 c)2014/31-Dec-2014; 5) How many deaths were the subject of either a serious incident report or review in a)2012/2013 b) 2013/2014 c)2014/31-Dec-2014

Date for Response: 23/03/2015 - View 5075 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5074
Date Received: 19/02/2015

Could you please give me figures for inpatient suicide – ie people who have killed themselves while being treated in hospital either on  a ward as an inpatient or in an A and E department. Could I have figures for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 please?

Date for Response: 05/03/2015 - View 5074 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5073
Date Received: 19/02/2015

1) Could you please provide the names of every surgical procedure carried out for purely cosmetic reasons by the NHS Lothian in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, and how many of each procedure were carried out in each year; 2) If possible, please provide the grounds and criteria on which each procedure was approved and carried out (referral from GP or Clinical Psychologist, depression, weight loss etc); 3) What was the cost of each procedure on average and could you provide the total bill for cosmetic surgery for NHS Lothian during this period of five years; 4) Can you provide the average age range of patients for each names procedure; 5) Can you also tell me if NHS Lothian 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: 24/03/2015 - View 5073 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5072
Date Received: 19/02/2015

1) Can you tell me please if the £100,000 being loaned by Prudential and McQuarrie and the £85 million from the European Investment Bank represents the full cost of the hospital? 2) Why is money being invested from the private sector, rather than by NHS Lothian or borrowed from a bank? 3) How many years will NHS Lothian be paying back money to Prudential and McQuarrie and at what rate of interest? What will the total repayments be, including interest? 4) Will NHS Lothian also repay money to the European Investment Bank and, if so, at what rate of interest and what will the repayments be in total? How many years will it take to pay the money back? 5) What will be the final cost to the health board of getting this money as a loan? 6) Will the EIB, Prudential or McQuarrie have ownership of, or any share of, the hospital? Will the health board need to lease it back?

Date for Response: 08/04/2015 - View 5072 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5071
Date Received: 19/02/2015

Please provide me with details of adults (i.e. over 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: 23/03/2015 - View 5071 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5070
Date Received: 19/02/2015

1) 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. 2) I would like to know the total amount of money which was paid out in `distinction awards' and also through `discretionary points' payments during this period? 3) I would like to know how many individuals received these `distinction awards' and `discretionary points' payments  during this period?  4) I would like to know the range of monetary value of these `distinction awards' and `discretionary points' payments from the highest to the lowest?

Date for Response: 06/03/2015 - View 5070 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5069
Date Received: 18/02/2015

The following information request includes “main files” and “see references” files, draft letters, documents as well as e-mails, memos and minutes of meetings relating to the undernoted request.  All references are in respect of Villa 32 at the Bangour Village Hospital including ward, offices and day rooms from 1969 to 1995:- detailed reports of risk assessments for refurbishment or repair work being carried out. Detailed reports made for any refurbishment or repair work being carried out. Detailed reports of risk assessments for refurbishment or repair work being carried out where the removal or disturbance of asbestos materials was carried out. Detailed reports made for any refurbishment or repair work being carried out where the removal or disturbance of asbestos materials was carried out. Asbestos Register for Villa 32 including ward, offices and day rooms.

Date for Response: 27/03/2015 - View 5069 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5068
Date Received: 18/02/2015

Every year funding requests are made to PSD in Edinburgh for orthodontic treatment plans.  Not all of these requests are funded and appeals can be made to the local health board.  For the following periods I would like to know the specific information regarding orthodontic treatment plans only (nothing else) for NHS Lothian  - (1)  How many appeals were made as per the relevant process at that time (2)  How many appeals were successful and the original decision overturned I require information for the following specific periods (I don't want a grand total for all five years combined together, I want the relevant information / data for each period) (1)  1st January 2014 to the 31st December 2014 (2)  1st January 2013 to the 31st December 2013 (3)  1st January 2012 to the 31st December 2012 (4)  1st January 2011 to the 31st December 2011 (5)  1st January 2010 to the 31st December 2010.

Date for Response: 25/02/2015 - View 5068 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5067
Date Received: 18/02/2015

I would like to submit a Freedom of Information request to the organisation’s finance and procurement department relating to contact details of people from within the organisation that is responsible for efficiency and savings. Please find the attached file which details and list the type of contact details I require for within finance and procurement. Please can you send me their full name, actual job title, direct contact number and direct email address.

Date for Response: 19/02/2015 - View 5067 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5066
Date Received: 18/02/2015

Are you able to provide any of the following under FOI Minutes, papers, posters and presentations of the Scottish Abortion Care Providers Conderence Hosted by NHS Lothian on 27 November 2014

Date for Response: 20/03/2015 - View 5066 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5065
Date Received: 17/02/2015

1.    The number of medical staff, including nurses, doctors, anaesthetists and surgeons etc who have been a) suspended from work b) offered treatment for alcohol and/or substance abuse in the past five years (in financial years, the last of the five being 2013/2014). 2.    The number of instances where treatment/appointment has had to be postponed or cancelled because the member of medical staff assigned to the appointment/treatment has been incapacitated by drink/other substances over the same time period. 3.    The number of surgical operations that had to be postponed or cancelled because a) the surgeon b) other operating theatre staff were incapacitated through drink/other substances over the same time period.

Date for Response: 23/03/2015 - View 5065 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5064
Date Received: 17/02/2015

How many taxi or private car hire journeys were required to transfer equipment for use between one hospital and another in the last 12 months.

Date for Response: 18/03/2015 - View 5064 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5063
Date Received: 17/02/2015

1-      How many abortions have been performed by your health board for people with a permanent residence outside Scotland, England or Wales in each of the last five years? If possible, can these figures be presented in a table listing the number of people from each country each year (i.e Year: 2010, Country of residence: Northern Ireland, Number of abortions: 25).

Date for Response: 17/03/2015 - View 5063 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5062
Date Received: 17/02/2015

Please provide, under Freedom of Information legislation, details of each hospital ward closure in your health board during the calendar years 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 (to date). In each case please provide details of: the hospital involved, the ward number, the dates during which the ward was closed, the official given reason for the ward being closed.

Date for Response: 24/03/2015 - View 5062 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5061
Date Received: 16/02/2015

This is a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. I seek the following information:      1. The number of doctors absent from hospital for longer than 2 weeks period, in the city centre geographic area and the rural geographic area, in the year of 2014.  2. The number of these absences that were due to ‘physical or nervous exhaustion’.

Date for Response: 23/03/2015 - View 5061 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5060
Date Received: 16/02/2015

This is a press query regarding winter mortality. Can you tell me please how many people died in the winter (including a separate figure for the number of over-65s and a separate figure for the number of over-75s) from the start of November to the end of January. How many people died (including a separate figure for the number of over-65s and a separate figure for the number of over-75s) over the same period in 2013-14, 2012-13, 2011-12 and 2010-11. Can you tell me how many deaths from flu there have been during that period (including a separate figure for the number of over-65s and a separate figure for the number of over-75s) from and provide the same figures for each of the years given above. Can you tell me how many deaths have been linked to cold weather (including a separate figure for the number of over-65s and a separate figure for the number of over-75s) over the same period, including a breakdown of what conditions these people had for each age group which were linked to the cold weather. Please may I have the same information for each of the other years. Can I also please have the long-term averages for winter deaths, deaths from flu and deaths linked to the cold weather.

Date for Response: 27/02/2015 - View 5060 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5059
Date Received: 13/02/2015

1.       Please can you provide an account of the amount of money spent on Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) services by your Health Board in the following financial years; a) 2010/11 b) 2011/12 c) 2012/13 d) 2013/14 e) 2014/15 f) 2015/16. Please can you provide the amount spent by your Health Board on Child and Adolescent Mental Health services for eating disorders in the following financial years; 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 3. Please can you provide the number of referrals to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in your Health Board area in and the number who received treatment for the following years a) 2010/11 b) 2011/12 c) 2012/13 d) 2013/14 e) 2014/15 f) 2015/16

Date for Response: 17/03/2015 - View 5059 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5058
Date Received: 12/02/2015

Death of a patient being investigated by the Procurator Fiscal. To assist with us in pursuing our claims for damages we wish to see statements and therefore under the Freedom of Information Act we are formally requesting disclosure of those statements to ourselves.

Date for Response: 19/02/2015 - View 5058 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5057
Date Received: 11/02/2015

Description: I would like data from the past five years on the number of serious preventable errors made by practitioners and the number of delays in diagnosis/misdiagnosis. If possible, separate the three categories. Further, I would like to know the number of patients that as a result, had a serious condition or died (also broken down into the three categories). I would also like a further breakdown of these from individual hospitals to compare. Date Range Associated with Request: 2010-2014

Date for Response: 18/03/2015 - View 5057 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5056
Date Received: 11/02/2015

I am looking to provide a proposal that will offer Lothian NHS Board some considerable savings on your Staff ID and Door Access Card requirements. If you could please provide me with the contact details for the people that are responsible for purchasing the following items; Staff ID Cards and card wearing accessories such as lanyards, card holders etc. Door Access/Swipe Cards or Fobs. Plastic Card Printer Ribbons. Any other ID Card related consumables. For example Site Name – Lothian NHS Board. Contact Name – Simon Sample. Telephone – 0161 276 5031. Email – simon.sample@scotland.gov.uk.

Date for Response: 17/02/2015 - View 5056 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5055
Date Received: 11/02/2015

Psychological Therapies Service  - in Midlothian. Could you tell me the time scale for an appointment would take after a Doctor has sent a referral? Would this be for treatment or just an assessment? If it is only just for an assessment, please can you tell me what the waiting time would be for the assessment? If it is for treatment, please can you tell me what the waiting time would be for the treatment? Could you also help me and tell me what services are available when someone is seeking Psychological assistance  when they are not in a suicidal tendency, but has a history of suicidal tendencies  in recent months and is just coping with medication from the doctor, and has had a pervious assessment about 3 months ago. The treatment has given some extra tools they can use.  However they were told if they were still having issues to get back in contact. Does this person still have to start at the very beginning as they technically still under secondary care or do that have to start back at primary care.

Date for Response: 20/03/2015 - View 5055 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5054
Date Received: 11/02/2015

I would like to receive an up to date project directory and a list of sub-contractors, suppliers and consultants of all of the companies involved in the Partnership Centre Building Site Name: North West Edinburgh Partners. Address: Blackburn Partnership Centre, , Muirhouse, Blackburn, Bathgate, Lothian, EH47 7EW.  Project Name: Hub South East. The 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: 05/03/2015 - View 5054 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5053
Date Received: 11/02/2015

Please would you identify if any of the hospitals managed through your board use any of the following products within your operating theatres for patient pre-operative skin preparation. Please complete a separate table for each hospital. Please note that these products might be supplied through pharmacy or direct to theatres via NHS Supplies Hospital Name. Chlorhexidine 2% in IPA 70% manufactured by Ecolab 500mL bottles (manufacturer’s product code 3059670). Chlorhexidine 2% in IPA 70% manufactured by Ecolab 200mL bottles (manufacturer’s product code 3059650) Chlorhexidine 0.5%  in 70% DEB (Hydex) manufactured by Ecolab 600mL bottles (manufacturer’s product code 3030470). Chlorhexidine 0.5%  in 70% DEB (Hydex Pink) manufactured by Ecolab 600mL bottles (manufacturer’s product code 3030480). Red-staining solution manufactured by Ecolab 12mL bottles (manufacturer’s product code 3030510, EAN 5034749077844)

Date for Response: 06/03/2015 - View 5053 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5052
Date Received: 09/02/2015

1) How many people have died from suicide in NHS facilities since 2008? Please provide a breakdown of years if possible. 2) How many people have died of suicide in psychiatric units since 2008? Please provide a breakdown of years if possible.

Date for Response: 27/02/2015 - View 5052 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5051
Date Received: 09/02/2015

1) How many vacancies are there currently in your Health Board for nurses? 2) How many nurse positions are there overall in your Health Board?  3) Is it possible to calculate what percentage of positions are currently not filled?

Date for Response: 05/03/2015 - View 5051 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5050
Date Received: 06/02/2015

1) How much was spent on locum doctors in the last year? 2) How much was spent on locum consultants in the last year? 3) How much was spent on agency staff in the last year?

Date for Response: 05/03/2015 - View 5050 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5049
Date Received: 06/02/2015

1) What have been the number of drug abuse related admissions in the latest available year? 2) What have been the waiting times/process times for such admissions?  3) What have been the number of drug abuse related admissions that are not classed or described as opiate abuse in the latest available year? 4) What  have been the waiting times/process times for such admissions?

Date for Response: 04/03/2015 - View 5049 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5048
Date Received: 06/02/2015

I would appreciate if you could advise me if you have televisions in your hospital rooms and, if so, how much profit does your organisation make from the revenue from these televisions.

Date for Response: 06/02/2015 - View 5048 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5047
Date Received: 06/02/2015

Question 1) What was the average and median wait for a post-mortem to take place in a)12/13 b)13/14 and c)14/15, divided into single and double doctor post-mortems. Question 2) What was the longest wait for a post-mortem to take place in a)12/13 b)13/14 and c)14/15. Question 3) How many complaints have been received regarding delays in carrying out a post-mortem in a)12/13 b)13/14 and c)14/15. Question 4) How many FTE consultant forensic pathologists and consultant pathologists were employed in your health board in a)12/13 b)13/14 and c)14/15. Question 5) How many vacancies have there been for a) all pathology posts and b) senior training grades in pathology in a)12/13 b)13/14 and c)14/15

Date for Response: 18/03/2015 - View 5047 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5046
Date Received: 05/02/2015

Please can you supply the following information: 1) The name and title of the lead for clinical governance for medical device safety in your NHS Board / Health & Social Care Trust (respectively)? 2) Their contact details? 3) Any additional roles that they perform in the organisation?

Date for Response: 27/02/2015 - View 5046 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5045
Date Received: 04/02/2015

1. Can you advise how many children between 0-5 were treated at hospitals in your authority due to obesity related concerns during the three year period of 2012-2014 inclusive? 2. Can you breakdown by year? 3. Can you breakdown by age and sex? 4. Of this number, how many were admitted? 5. Can you advise how many children aged between  5- 16 were treated at hospitals within your authority due to obesity related concerns during the three year period of 2012-2014 inclusive? 6. Can you breakdown by year? 7. Can you breakdown by age and sex? 8. Of this number, how many were admitted to hospital?

Date for Response: 27/02/2015 - View 5045 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5044
Date Received: 04/02/2015

Question 1) How many reported cases of violence against NHS staff have been recorded in your NHS board in the following years: a) 2012/2013 b) 2013/2014 c) 2014/2015*; Question 2) How many of those incidents resulted in the member of staff required medical treatment in the following years: a) 2012/2013; b) 2013/2014; c) 2014/2015*; Question 3) How many of those incidents in question 1 required the member of staff to have time off work as a result of the violence in the following years: a) 2012/2013; b) 2013/2014; c) 2014/2015* *Please state which month your health board has recorded these figures to.

Date for Response: 05/03/2015 - View 5044 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5043
Date Received: 04/02/2015

I wondered what records NHS Lothian has on the religious preferences of patients.

Date for Response: 12/02/2015 - View 5043 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5042
Date Received: 04/02/2015

On February 27 2014 Health Secretary Alex Neil announced confidentiality clauses were being removed from the standard NHS settlement agreement. He also said the Scottish Government would have to be notified of any confidentiality clauses used in future settlement agreements between NHS boards and staff. Please can you tell me, how many settlement agreements which included a confidentiality clause have been agreed by your health board since February 28 2014. Please can you tell me how much money was paid out in each of these settlement agreements. If you cannot break the sum down by agreement, please give me the total figure.

Date for Response: 19/02/2015 - View 5042 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5041
Date Received: 03/02/2015

How many vacancies are there currently in your Health Board for GPs? How many GP positions are there overall in your Health Board? Is it possible to calculate what percentage of positions are currently not filled?

Date for Response: 05/02/2015 - View 5041 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5040
Date Received: 03/02/2015

Please advise how many prisoners located within Ingliston Level 2 at HMP Edinburgh have requested, either verbally, or in writing (via a nurse referral form) a GP appointment on each day since Friday 9 January to Friday 23 January 2015 inclusive, and the date on which each of those requesting a GP appointment was seen by a GP. Please advise how many IL3 prisoners have attended GP appointments each day since 9 January 2015 to date, and the date upon which each such appointment was requested. Please advise how many Comments and Complaints forms have been received by the Healtcare Centre Manager at HMP Edinburgh since 13 January 2015, and the date upon which any such form marked as a "complaint" was acknowledged.

Date for Response: 27/02/2015 - View 5040 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5039
Date Received: 03/02/2015

How many operations have had to be cancelled since the beginning of 2015 due to lack of available doctors or space in your Health Boards hospitals? Could I please have these figures for every year going back to 2006?

Date for Response: 05/03/2015 - View 5039 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5038
Date Received: 03/02/2015

I am Requesting this information in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and appreciate your timely response; the questions I would like to ask are included below: 1- In last 2 years have you purchased any it technical training for the ICT /IT department from QA training covering it technical courses such as Microsoft VMware oracle citrix and Cisco. 2- What is the exact job title of the manger or team leader in ICT/IT department who has made the purchase? 3- Has the ICT/IT technical department pre-paid for this training, please state amounts. 4- Have they in the last 3 years purchased a skills licence it training package from QA training please state the amount purchased and the amounts remaining? 5 - Has the buying IT manger secured 3 quotes for the purchase of the skills licence? If so which were the other companies who submitted the exact same skills licence prices? 6- When will the next skills licence be purchased by the ICT/IT DEPARTMENT? 7- Who will purchase the next ICT technical training skills licence. 8- Please provide an ICT department organisation chart. 9- How many people are there in the ICT department? 10- Does the ICT / IT technical department purchase IT technical training for products such Microsoft, Cisco, VMware, oracle and citrix in February and March to utilise remaining budget for the financial year if so how do you justify the purchase? 11- How much do you spend on training per year? Also please list the top three suppliers that you use for training? 12- At what points during the year does the Council make decisions to purchase training throughout the year? How much of the training budget remains for this financial year (ending 31st March 2015)? 13- Who is responsible for purchasing Council’s training (i.e. which departments and who are the decision makers)?

Date for Response: 27/02/2015 - View 5038 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5036
Date Received: 02/02/2015

1) In each year between 1953 and 1978 (both years inclusive) how many women were prescribed the oral hormonal pregnancy test drug Primodos by their GP? 2) Following the drug being taken off the shelves in 1978, what efforts were made to contact the women who were prescribed the oral hormonal pregnancy test drug Primodos? 3) Between 1978 and 2015 (both years inclusive) how many women have requested details of their medical records - in particular - to confirm if they were prescribed the oral hormonal pregnancy test drug Primodos? 4) Of the number of women who requested details of their medical records between 1978 to 2015 - in particular - to confirm if they were prescribed the oral hormonal pregnancy test drug Primodos, how many were unable to have their request granted as the had been misplaced/ were missing or destroyed?

Date for Response: 25/02/2015 - View 5036 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5035
Date Received: 30/01/2015

1. What is the annual taxi bill for out of hours patients (too and from hospital) for current year and the two previous years? What is annual taxi bill for hospital staff, broken down by management level, for current year and the  two previous years? What is the budget associated with unscheduled car services (I understand that this is terminology for paramedic cars)?  Could I also have this for the two previous years?

Date for Response: 27/02/2015 - View 5035 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5034
Date Received: 30/01/2015

1.      Have there been any incidents since the beginning of 2015 where police vehicles have been used to transport patients to A&E? If so, how many incidents have occurred? Could you please advise why these incident have occurred? Have any of these incidents occurred because there were no ambulances available to transport patients to A&E? In regard to the above 4 questions, could I also have this information for the two previous years?

Date for Response: 27/02/2015 - View 5034 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5032
Date Received: 30/01/2015

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding prescriptions for slimming pills. 1.Can you please provide the number of prescriptions made for slimming pills in each of the following years – 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and the figures for 2014-15 up to this point. 2.Can you please provide the spending on these pills for each of the listed years also. 3.I am hoping to get the pill prescriptions broken down into the names of the pills prescribed, eg Orlistat. For each type of pill, for each year, please provide the number of doses prescribed and the cost. 4.For each year, please provide the number of patients aged under-18 given slimming pills, along with the type of pill, the number given to under-18s and the cost of slimming pills for under-18s. 5. For each year, please provide the number of patients aged under-16 given slimming pills, along with the type of pill, the number given to under-16s and the cost of slimming pills for under-16s.

Date for Response: 05/03/2015 - View 5032 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5031
Date Received: 30/01/2015

1.        The total number of patients treated for migraine in your area. Botox treatments: if available, the total number of migraine patients receiving Botox treatments. if available, average number of days waiting time for patients from referral to administering Botox treatment. whether the administration of Botox treatments is monitored by a  headache specialist (yes/no). Individual funding requests (structure): job title of staff member and/or title of team responsible for responding to IFR applications. Individual funding requests for migraine treatment (totals): total number of IFR applications made for migraine treatment. total number of IFR applications made for migraine treatment which have been approved (i.e. funding for treatment granted). total number of IFR applications made for migraine treatment which have been rejected (i.e. funding for treatment not granted). Individual funding requests for migraine treatment (devices and treatment). Spring TMS device: total number of approved applications. Spring TMS device: total number of rejected applications. Gammacore nVNS device: total number of approved applications. Gammacore nVNS device: total number of rejected applications. Cefaly device: total number of approved applications. Cefaly device: total number of rejected applications. Any other device or treatment not including those above: total number of approved applications. Any other device or treatment not including those above: total number of rejected applications

Date for Response: 17/04/2015 - View 5031 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5030
Date Received: 29/01/2015

I was looking to see if you had any specific figures on NHS Lothian’s budget for Immunology, specifically Allergy and Autoimmune testing for 2015 Also if you were aware of any local guidelines that NHS Lothian have towards Allergy testing  

Date for Response: 17/02/2015 - View 5030 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5029
Date Received: 29/01/2015

Will it be possible to know the expiry date of your current travel framework please? I am working on an internal project where we are trying to obtain the contract end dates. Many thanks for your cooperation.

Date for Response: 25/02/2015 - View 5029 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5028
Date Received: 29/01/2015

1) What have been the number of working hours lost through “anxiety, stress, depression and psychiatric illnesses” in a. the latest available year b. the latest available 6-month period for all categories of employees in your NHS board 2) What are the corresponding figures for the number of working hours lost through “through “anxiety, stress, depression and psychiatric illnesses” in a. the latest available year b. the latest available 6-month period for the following specific categories of employees:  i. Nursing and Midwifery ii. Medical (NCHS) iii. Allied Health Professionals

Date for Response: 25/02/2015 - View 5028 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5027
Date Received: 29/01/2015

I would be grateful if you could provide a copy of NHS Lothian's Emergency Sedation Policy, the Discharge Policy and a copy of the Appeals Process with respect to the Discharge Policy

Date for Response: 11/02/2015 - View 5027 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5026
Date Received: 29/01/2015

Please find my FOI request regarding gender reassignment surgery within your NHS Board. Can you please respond by email. My request is: How much was spent on gender reassignment surgery between 2011-2014 inclusive? (four years) Can you break this down by year? How many patients were referred for gender reassignment surgery between 2011 to 2014 inclusive? Can you break the figures down by year? Can you break this down by gender? Which clinics were patients referred to?

Date for Response: 26/02/2015 - View 5026 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5025
Date Received: 28/01/2015

How many individuals were referred to a cancer specialist for a diagnostic test in 2014? How many individuals saw a cancer specialist for a diagnostic test and received their results within 1 weeks of referral? How many individuals saw a cancer specialist for a diagnostic test and received their results within 2 weeks of referral? How many individuals saw a cancer specialist for a diagnostic test and received their results within 3 weeks of referral? How many individuals saw a cancer specialist for a diagnostic test and received their results within 4 weeks of referral? How many individuals saw a cancer specialist for a diagnostic test and received their results within 5 weeks of referral? How many individuals saw a cancer specialist for a diagnostic test and received their results within 6 weeks of referral? 0How many individuals saw a cancer specialist for a diagnostic test and received their results within 7 weeks of referral? How many individuals saw a cancer specialist for a diagnostic test and received their results within 8 weeks of referral? Were there any cases where it took longer than 8 weeks for an individual to see a cancer specialist for a diagnostic test and received their results?

Date for Response: 17/02/2015 - View 5025 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5024
Date Received: 28/01/2015

For each of the past three calendar years, could you please tell me how much (total in pounds) was paid out to doctors for signing cremation forms? For each of the past three calendar years, could you please tell me how many doctors signed cremation forms? (NB - I am aware that it can take two doctors per form) For each of the past three calendar years, could you please tell me how many doctors have signed more than 20 cremation forms in one year?

Date for Response: 05/02/2015 - View 5024 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5023
Date Received: 28/01/2015

1.       Could you please tell me how many volunteers (the total number) are currently working within your health board? Could you also please provide this figure for the past three calendar years? Could you please tell me how many volunteers are currently working at each of your hospitals – naming each of the hospitals (e.g. 30 volunteers registered to work in X hospital)? Across the whole health board, could you please clarify how many volunteers work within each NHS department and what role they undertake (e.g. 8 volunteers in infection control/12 care in the community)? Could you please tell me how many volunteers currently work within accident and emergency departments? Could you please tell me how many volunteer positions are currently being advertised within your health board?

Date for Response: 20/02/2015 - View 5023 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5022
Date Received: 27/01/2015

I’m looking for the figures of average cost of hospital bed per day in departments such: care of elderly, orthopaedic and assessment units within NHS Lothian. I would be very grateful if you can provide me with those information or if you can let me know who is the best person to contact within your organization.

Date for Response: 04/02/2015 - View 5022 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5021
Date Received: 27/01/2015

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 I would like to request the following information: 1.The number of hours which have been lost due to staff taking time off due to stress, anxiety and other psychological factors.  Could you please break this down to show how many have been due to stress, how many are anxiety and so on.  If you could list any other factors deemed as 'psychological' that would be greatly appreciated.  Could you also break this information down by year for the past three years?

Date for Response: 05/02/2015 - View 5021 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5020
Date Received: 27/01/2015

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 I would like to request the following information: 1. How many properties owned by the health board are currently sitting unused/vacant. -Please list these properties, where they are, the former use and how much they are/are estimated to be worth/valued at. Could you also list the date when the properties became 'unused.' 2.How much has the health board spent on the upkeep and maintenance of these properties over the past three years. 3.How much has the health board spent on security for these properties over the past three years. Please also state if any of the properties are currently on the market.

Date for Response: 17/02/2015 - View 5020 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5018
Date Received: 27/01/2015

1. How many inpatient referrals did the mother and baby unit at St John's hospital receive in: 2012, 2013, 2014. 2. How many of these referrals were not given a place on the unit? 3. How many women are on the waiting list for this unit? Please include the average monthly breakdowns for 2012, 2013 and 2014. If waiting figures are recorded at the start of every month, please provide this (if easier). I appreciate waiting times may differentiate depending on the prospective patient. But what is the most recently recorded average waiting time for women to receive inpatient treatment? If this figure is unobtainable, do not delay my request to inform me, but exclude from my request.

Date for Response: 05/02/2015 - View 5018 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5017
Date Received: 26/01/2015

1)      what level of (a) physiotherapy, (b) occupational therapy and (c) speech therapy you provide for people who have had a stroke.

Date for Response: 05/02/2015 - View 5017 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5016
Date Received: 26/01/2015

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?

Date for Response: 23/02/2015 - View 5016 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5015
Date Received: 26/01/2015

The number of mental health patients living in the Edinburgh area and the amount of money spent on mental health care-if possible broken down by district.

Date for Response: 27/02/2015 - View 5015 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5014
Date Received: 26/01/2015

Under FOI I would like to know how many women have had their eggs frozen by your NHS board. I would like to know these figures for 2014 - 2009 and 2004 (or as close to each year as is possible). I would like to know the reasons for why the eggs were frozen (i.e. cancer treatment, fertility issues etc) and the age of the women involved.

Date for Response: 20/02/2015 - View 5014 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5013
Date Received: 26/01/2015

With reference to the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I would like to request any recorded information that you hold that relates to the below question – Do you employ any GPs in your A&E departments? If so, how many GPs do you employ in your A&E departments? Are these GP’s employed in A&E full time or on a part time basis? If part time, could you please advise what hours they work?

Date for Response: 28/01/2015 - View 5013 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5012
Date Received: 23/01/2015

I am writing to you under the freedom of information act to seek the background details relating to doctor Swa who was emplyed in the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh. Would you please provide when Doctor Swa joined the eye hospital, and the qualifications he brought with him. Would you also please detail all training and any specialised training at the eye hospital during Doctor Swa's residency and date of leaving.

Date for Response: 16/02/2015 - View 5012 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5011
Date Received: 22/01/2015

I would be grateful if you could please supply, by email, a current list of NHS Lothian land and buildings that you have plans to sell.

Date for Response: 17/02/2015 - View 5011 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5010
Date Received: 20/01/2015

I am sending this FOI request to gain insight into the funding of the specialist cancer nursing workforce.  1) How many clinical nurse specialists in cancer care does your organisation currently employ? Please provide a whole-time equivalent figure. 2) Please provide a breakdown (using whole-time equivalent figures) to show how many of these clinical nurse specialists in cancer work in each of the following bands: a) Band 5; b) Band 6; c) Band 7. 3a)  How many clinical nurse specialist posts in cancer care are there in your organisation? This is asking about positions available rather than nurses employed. 3b)  In order to demonstrate the vacancy rate, of those posts how many remain unfilled? 4) How many of those vacant posts are funded by a charity? 5) Please provide a breakdown stating who pays for all the clinical nurse specialist posts in your organisation. For instance, provide a figure for how many are funded by your organisation/NHS and then a figure for each other organisation funding the posts, stating the organisation/charity’s name.

Date for Response: 17/02/2015 - View 5010 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5009
Date Received: 20/01/2015

We are looking to get comparator pay rates for staff members that work for NHS Lothian staffbank in which we have requested but the reply is to source ourselves and I cannot seem to source on the Web to date. We need these rates to ascertain our own rate proposals for NHS Lothian as we currently supply and need all to be in-line with legislation going forth.

Date for Response: 17/02/2015 - View 5009 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5008
Date Received: 20/01/2015

I am writing to request information on the number and percentage of outpatients who Did not attend (a) their MRI appointment and (b) CT appointments, within NHS Lothian (broken down by RIE, WGH & SJH). The most current information would be preferred 2013/14 but can it please be over a 12 month period.  

Date for Response: 16/02/2015 - View 5008 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5007
Date Received: 20/01/2015

I would like to request the following information about oncology services within your organisation 1) If your organisation offers RAS tests, how many if any RAS tests have been provided for metastatic colorectal Cancer patients in 2014? 2) Of those metastatic colorectal cancer patients RAS tested, how many were RAS wild type? 3) Within your organisation, how many patients have been treated in the last six months for metastatic colorectal cancer? 4) If possible, please split these patients by their current or most recent drug treatment, using the table below for convenience; i) Bevacizumab; ii) Cetuximab; iii) Panitumumab; iv) Aflibercept; v) Oxaliplatin; vi) Irinotecan; vii) 5-Fluorouracil; viii) Irinotecan with 5-fluorouracil (5FU) and folinic acid (FOLFIRI); ix) Oxaliplatin with 5-fluorouracil (5FU) and folinic acid (FOLFOX); x) Capecitabine and oxalipatin (CAPOX / XELOX); xi) Capecitabine and irinitecan (CAPIRI)

Date for Response: 25/02/2015 - View 5007 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5006
Date Received: 20/01/2015

Please can you send me (via email) details (ie the company name(s), number of community pharmacies and hospitals serviced per service provider, with any available geographical breakdown) of the electronic Patient Medication Record (ePMR) service providers for your Local Health Board, for the periods 2014/15 and 2015/16.

Date for Response: 16/02/2015 - View 5006 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5005
Date Received: 19/01/2015

1) The number of recorded instances that someone who is deaf, deafblind or has a hearing, voice, speech or language disorder has accessed your services including hospital admissions, clinic appointments, outpatient appointments, GP referrals, home visits etc. Please also include where possible: a) which service the person was accessing at the time; b) whether use of your service was planned or unplanned, that is, was it an emergency or a routine appointment?; c) how you became aware of the communication need; d) how you addressed and met the communication need; e) whether a communication support was requested; f) the number of recorded instances that a communication support (for example, a BSL interpreter, lipspeaker, palantypist or notetaker) was provided. 2) The number of complaints you have received concerning the failure to mee the communication needs of people who are deaf, deafblind or have a hearing, voice, speech or language disorder, the issues that were raised and what action you took in response to each complaint. 3) Copies of all your policies, guidelines, minutes and any other documents that related to meeting the communication needs of disabled people. 4) A copy of the Equality Impact Assessment of your policies and your practices together with the evidence and equality data you have collected in relation to meeting the communication needs of people who are deaf, deafblind or have a hearing, voice, speech or language disorder. 5) Copies of any relevant staff training manuals or guidance and the number of related staff training events. 6) Copies of any agreements or procedures you have in place to circulate information about communication needs between various NHS services or external organisations. 7) Copies of the materials and resources you have in place to make people aware of the services and support you provide.

Date for Response: 05/03/2015 - View 5005 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5004
Date Received: 19/01/2015

1) I was asked by the Endocrinology Unit at the Western General during testing on 18/10/12 if I had stretch marks on my stomach area. What do said stretch marks on the stomach area indicate to Endocrinologists? 2) What would be considered normal Testosterone levels within the Lothian range for both relatively normal forty two and forty four year old males? And I ask for both Bount Testosterone and Free Testosterone levels to be included. 3) What levels of Testosterone would specifically indicate a forty two year old male had secondary endocrine condition of ‘Isolated Hypogonadotrophic Hypogonadism’ for example would it be a drop of 5%, 10%, 20%, 50% or even a 100% drop below his typically normal testosterone level within the Lothian range, which would indicate said endocrine condition being diagnosed? And again I ask that both Bound Testosterone and Free Testosterone levels be included. 4) When I had the day of testing at the Endocrinology Unit Western General on 18/10/12 I had both my eyes separately tested on a specific machine. For what purpose would my eyes have been tested? 5) Many months after said diagnosis I was advised that non-endocrine respiratory inhibitory breathing conditions can cause Testosterone abnormality. Is this correct? And is the specific respiratory condition of ‘Severe Obstructive Ventilatory Defect’ which obstructs airflow especially on exertion among said respiratory conditions which could cause said Testosterone abnormalities? 6) What typical levels of Testosterone would indicate a diagnosis of primary endocrine conditions for example ‘Lifelong Hypogonadism’ which has caused partial puberty to occur? I appreciate such diagnosis may be linked to other hormones however it is specifically the Testosterone levels of both Bound and Free Testosterone I am asking for.

Date for Response: 16/02/2015 - View 5004 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5003
Date Received: 16/01/2015

1) The staff names of all who were present and employed at the MBU St Johns hospital November 2010 to January 2011. I also request their qualifications and titles especially those registered to the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council). I am particularly interested if any staff were RMN (registered mental nurse). 2) The staff names of all present and employed at the MBU St Johns hospital at present January 2015. I also request their qualifications and titles especially those registered to the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council). I am particularly interested if any current staff are a RMN (registered mental nurse). 3) Following the external enquiries of 2011 there was a recommendation the ward manager Sharon McMennemy should have a band 6 nurse to aid her with her heavy workload. I believe there may actually have been two promotions, if I am correct they were awarded band 5 to band 6 within the MBU. Please supply the names of the successful candidates. 4) Were the above positions advertised on NHS Scotland vacancies? Please advise and was their formal interviews for these positions? 5) Please supply the name of the Psychologist working and attending to patients at the MBU St Johns hospital between November 2010 to January 2011 6) I believe nurse Claire Long has terminated her employment at the MBU St Johns hospital. Please confirm this and are you aware where she is employed at present. Please advise.  7) Please supply the present team structure and staffing levels employed at the MBU St Johns hospital.

Date for Response: 16/02/2015 - View 5003 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5002
Date Received: 15/01/2015

Q1. In a pharmacy, if someone is given the wrong prescription and returns it, what happens to the returned medication? Q2. In what other situations would medication also have to be disposed of in this way? Q3. Between January 2014 and December 2014 how much money did medication returned to pharmacies cost NHS Lothian? Q4. Between January 2013 and December 2013 how much money did medication returned to pharmacies cost NHS Lothian? Q5. Between January 2012 and December 2012 how much money did medication returned to pharmacies cost NHS Lothian? Q6. Between January 2011 and December 2011 how much money did medication returned to pharmacies cost NHS Lothian? Q7. Between January 2010 and December 2010 how much money did medication returned to pharmacies cost NHS Lothian?

Date for Response: 16/02/2015 - View 5002 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5001
Date Received: 12/01/2015

I would like to submit a further request  under FOI for the final report of the external inquiry into concerns raised  about the NHS Lothian perinatal psychiatry service and its management as  mandated by Mr Paul Gray, which I presume is by now being placed in the public  domain.

Date for Response: 09/02/2015 - View 5001 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5000
Date Received: 15/01/2015

Please can you tell me the number of patients who have been tested for Ebola from 1 March 2014 to 15 January 2015. Please can this be documented per month and show whether male or female.

Date for Response: 18/02/2015 - View 5000 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4999
Date Received: 15/01/2015

At its meeting in December, the board considered a paper on local access audits. At 6.2 in the report a table was presented of figures for postal appointments grouped by days notice given to patients. This table represented October 2014’s figures for outpatient appointments. 1) Can you please provide similar figures for the months August 2013-September 2014, and from November 2014 to date. 2) Can you please provide similar figures for inpatient appointments, similarly grouped, by month for the period August 2013 to date. These figures should include referrals to the private sector. 3) It was highlighted in the paper that there may be a difficulty with appointments being received timeously. This applied to outpatients in the report. Please provide details of how many patients had their clocks reset during the period September 2013 to date due to a failure to take up an appointment offered to them a) with 7 days notice; b) with 14 days notice. Please provide this breakdown showing inpatient and outpatient figures separately. Please show separate figures, where applicable, for patients in the private sector.

Date for Response: 06/03/2015 - View 4999 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4997
Date Received: 14/01/2015

1. Within NHS Lothian how many intra-vitreal injections/implants have been used in the latest 4 months (September to December 2014)? If injections are not known please state the number of vials dispensed from your pharmacy in this period. a) Lucentis (Ranibizumab) Injections; b) Avastin (bevacizumab) Injections; c) Eylea (aflibercept) Injections; d) Ozudex (Dexamethasone) Implants. 2. How many patients have been treated in the last 12 months for Diabetic Macular Oedema or Retinal Vein Occlusion - Central or Branch (CRVO or BRVO) a) by laser, and b) with anti-VEGF therapy.

Date for Response: 11/02/2015 - View 4997 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4996
Date Received: 13/01/2015

1) How many elective operations were cancelled on each day between 19th December 2014 and 3rd of January 2015 in each hospital where operations are undertaken? (Please see attached table below). 2) How many elective operations were cancelled on each day between 19th October 2014 and the 3rd of November 2014 in the same hospital as question 1 (Please see attached table number 2 below). 3) On how many days [please specify dates] was any hospital red flagged in the period from November 1st to January 9th. 4) How often were ambulances diverted from one unit to another (please specify which unit was closed and which unit was diverted to) between November 1st to January 9th. 5) How often were patients admitted to a hospital other than the one to which they would normally be admitted from [please specify which hospital was closed for admissions and which hospital was diverted to] between November 1st to January 9th [note this does not include normal movements e.g. neurology case or stroke or other conditions requiring movement to specialist units]. 6) Were patients were being admitted locally, but not to the ward normally designated as appropriate for their condition/diagnosis was this recorded (please specify whether this is recorded routinely on the boarding out data system or on a separate system), monitored and reported to management?

Date for Response: 06/02/2015 - View 4996 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4995
Date Received: 12/01/2015

In your organisation how many patients with Multiple Sclerosis have been treated with MS disease modifying drugs in the past 12 months? Please provide the number of patients by treatment for the following disease modifying drugs: a) Interferon beta-1a [Avonex or Rebif]; b) Interferon beta-1b [Extavia or Betaferon]; c) Glatiramer acetate [Copaxone]; d) Natalizumab [Tysabri]; e) Fingolimod [Gilenya]; f) Alemtuzumab [Lemtrada]; g) Dimethyl fumarate [Tecfidera]; h) Teriflunomide [Aubagio]; i) Other

Date for Response: 05/02/2015 - View 4995 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4994
Date Received: 12/01/2014

Please can you indicate the number of community hospitals which have closed down in your health board, each year since 2007.

Date for Response: 06/02/2015 - View 4994 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4993
Date Received: 12/01/2015

Under foi I would like to know how many babies were born to drug dependent mothers at your health board, who were transferred to a drug treatment programme to wean them off their addiction. These for the past five years if possible, with as much detail about each case as possible. e.g. baby born at X hospital, mother addicted to heroin, baby transferred to X.

Date for Response: 13/02/2015 - View 4993 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4992
Date Received: 12/01/2015

I write to request details of your Allied Health department structure. Specifically: Management structure of the Occupational Therapy departments including contact names; What individual teams there are; Where they are based; Names of individual team leaders in these areas; Contact details for the team. Specifically: Management structure of the Physiotherapy departments including contact names; What individual teams there are; Where they are based; Names of individual team leaders in these areas; Contact details for the team.

Date for Response: 10/02/2015 - View 4992 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4991
Date Received: 08/01/2015

1. Details of each of the robots in service in your hospital. 2. A breakdown of how much the robots cost since installation. 3. What each of the robots is used for? 4. How many accidents have been recorded by the hospital that involved any of the robots? 5. Details of the number of times the robotic machines have malfunctioned. 6. Details of the number of times the robotic machines have need to be repaired. 7. Details on how much it has cost to have the machine(s) repaired after breakdown/malfunction. 8. How many jobs they have replaced. 9. How much saving they have made for the hospital. 10. Has anyone travelled back in time to destroy any of the machines before they try to take over the world?

Date for Response: 09/01/2015 - View 4991 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4990
Date Received: 08/01/2015

1) How many care home beds do you have under contract , paid for by the NHS for use of patients designated as ‘fit for discharge’, pending assessment for a care package or care home or following assessment but pending application of the package or placement? 2) How many of those beds are contracted only as part of winter planning? [or if spot purchase how many have you had in each of the last 8 weeks?] 3) How many of those beds are permanent contracts?

Date for Response: 02/02/2015 - View 4990 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4989
Date Received: 08/01/2015

Confirmation that there is a room reserved and used only for the Queen at Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary. Please provide details of this room such as what it contains and how much has been/is spent on this and its upkeep. Could you also state whether this room is used by anyone else - or if it is only 'reserved' when the Queen is in Edinburgh/Scotland.

Date for Response: 02/02/2015 - View 4989 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4988
Date Received: 08/01/2015

The total number of patients who were medically fit but unable to be discharged (i.e. a delayed discharge) between 15 December 2014 and 9 January 2015. Please break down this information per hospital, per day (i.e. for Hospital X, 100 patients on 15 Dec, 115 patients on 16 Dec etc); The total number of inpatients admitted between 15 December 2014 and 9 January 2015. Please break down this information per hospital, per day (i.e. for Hospital X, 100 new inpatients on 15 Dec, 115 new inpatients on 16 Dec etc).

Date for Response: 27/01/2015 - View 4988 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4987
Date Received: 07/01/2015

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. Please can you see the attached file and fill the information into the space provided (Contract1-8). If none of the contract above apply to the organisation please can you state the reasons why. If however the services i have request is hosted internally please can you state this within the response as well as providing me information on the annual average spend and the internal contact for that particular type of hosting.

Date for Response: 14/01/2015 - View 4987 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4983
Date Received: 31/12/2014

We accordingly require copies of any meetings/correspondence/emails at the time of Hospedia upgrading the Patientline equipment and relating to their decision to cut the Radio channels down to 4 (from 6). In particular we wish to know the date that Hospedia unplugged our live broadcast signal.

Date for Response: 02/02/2015 - View 4983 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4982
Date Received: 06/01/2015

Please would you provide me with the information set out below. If possible, please enter the information in the table provided and send it back to me at the address/email given above. 1) Whether you have any reverse osmosis systems and if so how many. 2) The manufacturer(s) of each of the reverse osmosis systems you have in use. 3) The age of each of the reverse osmosis systems you have in use. 4) The location of each of the systems in use. 5) Whether, and if so when would you consider replacing the systems in use.

Date for Response: 30/01/2015 - View 4982 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4981
Date Received: 06/01/2015

Under Freedom of Information I wonder if you can give me figures relating to your Health Board`s implementation of SPSP Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Workstream 1) Does your Health Board use the above Workstream Guideline? 2) If not Why not? 3) If your answer to question 2 was No, when do you anticipate implementing the SPSP Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Workstream? 4) What are the target figures for a) VTEP1: Percent of patients who had a documented VTE risk assessment for patient and admission related risks and contraindication within 24 hours of admission? b) VTEP3: Percent of patients who had the correct pharmacological/mechanical thromboprophylaxis administered? c) VTEP4: Percent of patients with documented reassessment of VTE risk as per local policy (documented reassessment every 72 hours)? d) VTEP5: Percent of patients informed of risks and benefits of VTE prophylaxis? 5) What are the actual figures recorded for the above categories?

Date for Response: 28/01/2015 - View 4981 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4980
Date Received: 06/01/2015

1) Information relating to the items found within patients attending hospitals within the board area between 1 December 2013 and 31 December 2014. Specifically I seek details about: a) items that have been removed from within patients during surgical procedures (ie having accidentally been left in, such as swabs etc), b) items that patients have deliberately placed inside themselves before attending hospital, c) and items that have ended up inside an individual as a result of an accident or incident. 2) Please include the date of the incident, details about the nature of the incident or the item found and where it was found within the patient, and the hospital in which the item was removed.

Date for Response: 06/02/2015 - View 4980 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4979
Date Received: 06/01/2015

Information relating to the number of complaints made by patients and visitors about hospitals within the Board area between 2010 and 2014. For clarification purposes this can be complaints brought forward by patients or visitors attending the hospital, or from members of the public complaining about a hospital following a visit. Specifically I seek the total number of complaints made annually, as well as the nature of the complaint brought forward, the hospital referred to, and the date of the complaint.

Date for Response: 30/01/2015 - View 4979 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4978
Date Received: 05/01/2015

I wish to know how much your trust has spent on specialist bariatric equipment for obese patients during the last three financial years? Please give a breakdown of the type of equipment used by the trust and the amounts spent, split between Rental expenditure and Purchased Equipment? How many Bariatric beds does the Trust own? I would also like to know how many Bariatric patients have been admitted to your hospital/hospitals during 2013?

Date for Response: 25/01/2015 - View 4978 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4976
Date Received: 30/12/2014

1) Dr Paterson carried out his post graduate training and worked for Lothian NHS during, I understand, the period 1988 to 1998. Could you confirm that that was the case, and, detail the roles/specialisims in which he was employed and the start and finish dates for each of those periods of employment. 2) Could you please identify and quantify all publically paid, Lothian NHS professional relationships that Dr David I M Farquharson had with Dr Paterson during the period that Dr Paterson worked for Lothian NHS. The information should include detail of any part that Dr Farquharson had in the management, assessment or direction of Dr Paterson's training or work.  3) For each of the years that Dr Farquharson's Lothian NHS employment overlapped that of Dr Paterson's, please identify where each of those doctors stood within the Lothian NHS medical hierarchy. In addition, for each year, please establish how far removed was Dr Paterson from Dr Farquharson within the hierarchy. The degree of remove should be illustrated by identifying at what times Dr Paterson was directly under the direction of Dr Farquharson, or where Dr Farquharson directed Dr Paterson through intermediaries - how many were the intermediaries - and how many doctors did those intermediaries each direct. 

Date for Response: 16/01/2015 - View 4976 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4973
Date Received: 29/12/2014

Under the Freedom of Information Act Scotland 2002, VOCAL seeks to obtain all recorded information, held by NHS Lothian in the form of internal correspondence, emails, notes and reports between 1 April and 30 September 2014 relating to joint CEC-NHS funding of £32,034 (2014-15: CEC £16,734; NHS £15,300) for Edinburgh Carer Centre Services and … the formal process of CEC-NHS evaluation of the effectiveness of the Edinburgh Carers Centre at 8-13 Johnston Terrace, EH1 2PW subsequent impact assessment of the implications of de-commissioning funding for this service subsequent decision to de-commission support for the Carer Centre from June 2015 evidence how this decision links to priorities and outcomes of the Edinburgh Joint Carers’ Strategy the decision not to inform, engage or involve carers or VOCAL in the process. Under the Freedom of Information Act Scotland 2002, VOCAL seeks to obtain all recorded information, held by NHS Lothian in the form of internal correspondence, emails, notes and reports between 1 April and 30 September 2014 relating to joint CEC-NHS funding of £24,112 (2014-15: CEC £14,712; NHS £9,400) for Carer Information materials and … the formal process of CEC-NHS evaluation of the effectiveness of VOCAL’s carer information materials subsequent impact assessment of the implications of de-commissioning funding for this service subsequent decision to de-commission support for carer Information materials from June 2015 evidence how this decision links to priorities and outcomes of the Edinburgh Joint Carers’ Strategy which lists “information and advice” as one of the shared priorities the decision not to inform, engage or involve carers or VOCAL in the process. Under the Freedom of Information Act Scotland 2002, VOCAL seeks to obtain all recorded information, held by NHS Lothian in the form of internal correspondence, emails, notes and reports between 1 April and 30 September 2014 relating to NHS funding of £33,853 for Carer Advocacy and … the formal process of NHS Lothian’s evaluation of the effectiveness of carer advocacy subsequent impact assessment of the implications of de-commissioning funding for carer advocacy subsequent decision to de-commission advocacy support for carers from June 2015 evidence how this decision links to priorities and outcomes of the Edinburgh Joint Carers’ Strategy which lists carer advocacy as a priority and carer confidence in accessing services and choices in several outcomes. the decision not to inform, engage or involve carers or VOCAL in the process .

Date for Response: 23/01/2015 - View 4973 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4972
Date Received: 23/12/2014

How many hours of porter service were delivered via a bank , or other similar non guaranteed hours system in each of the last three years How many individuals do you have registered to work as porters under a bank on similar non guaranteed hours system currently ? and  what are the figures for the last three years.

Date for Response: 23/01/2015 - View 4972 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4971
Date Received: 23/12/2014

‘May I respectfully ask how many women listed as ‘high risk’ *OR* as ‘VBAC’ (vaginal birth after ceasarean) have given birth in the Simpsons Midwife led Birth Centre to date, since it opened in October 2011.’

Date for Response: 23/01/2015 - View 4971 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4970
Date Received: 23/12/2014

Could you please tell me the proportion of women giving birth in NHS Lothian hospitals whose labours involved a medical intervention that would have required a hospital transfer had they been giving birth at home. Could you also tell me this proportion excluding women whose age (and if possible medical history) would have contraindicated a home birth. I would like this data on a per year basis from 2010 to 2014

Date for Response: 23/01/2015 - View 4970 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4969
Date Received: 22/12/2014

1) How much has been spent sending patients to private healthcare, hospitals and doctors in every year since 2007? 2) How many patients have been referred for private healthcare by the NHS? Can you please break this down for each year into what treatments they received. 3) Can you please break it down for each year into which organisations and hospitals they were sent to. 4) Can you please break it down also for each year for different types of illness, for example breast cancer, colon cancer, gastrointestinal. 5) Can you provide the reasons why NHS patients were sent for private care.

Date for Response: 21/01/2015 - View 4969 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4968
Date Received: 22/12/2014

1) Can you tell me please how much the health board has spent on private ambulances in each year since 2007? 2) Can you tell me how much has been spent on agency nurses in each year since 2007? 3) .Can you tell me how much has been spent on private healthcare contractors for patient treatment since 2007?

Date for Response: 05/02/2015 - View 4968 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4967
Date Received: 19/12/2014

I was advised to write a request to obtain some information regarding the below data and contact details through NHS Scotland. I am a Falls Prevention consultant who would benefit from this information and prevcent me from obtaining the information from many calls into each individual unit and wards. 1) Contact for each local authority responsible for reducing falls by 33% in 2014/15 2) Contact at each individual Hospital with the authority responsible for reducing falls by 33% in 2014/15 3) Number of falls occurred within each hospital/authority 4) Falls by harm type, e.g Low, Medium, High 5) Cost of falls throughout the NHS last Year in a result to patient falls.

Date for Response: 18/02/2015 - View 4967 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4966
Date Received: 19/12/2014

I am a medical student at the Hull York Medical School and as part of our learning we have been performing a quality improvement project to see where Hull is reaching BOAST7 fracture clinic guidelines in terms of seeing patients within 72 hours. As part of this we looked into the Glasgow pathway and were informed that Edinburgh as an area trialed this and we were unsure who to contact as to how this went? and whether any improvements were seen?  and problems? We also wanted to see how many patients on average in a month were seen within fracture clinic and soft tissue clinic? In Hull soft tissue clinic is under the orthopaedic department and is part of fracture clinic and I was wondering whether your hospital did this too.

Date for Response: 23/01/2015 - View 4966 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4963
Date Received: 16/12/2014

I would like to request any information that you have with regard to any complaints made about pharmaceutical service provision or indeed primary care provision of any kind in the Longstone area of Edinburgh during the last 5 years. EH14 would be the main postcode for this area.

Date for Response: 22/01/2015 - View 4963 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4962
Date Received: 15/12/2014

Please can you tell me: a) the number of patients that have been confirmed by your staff to NCISH as suspected homicide perpetrators who have been in touch with your mental health services for each of the five years from 2008 – 2012? b) the total number of patients that have been confirmed by your staff to NCISH as suspected homicide perpetrators who have been in touch with your mental health services for the five year period 2008 – 2012? c) if you have an established system for staff who have confirmed the involvement of patients in suspected homicides to NCISH, to pass this information on to those in your Health Board commissioning and conducting serious incident reviews?

Date for Response: 09/01/2015 - View 4962 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4960
Date Received: 15/12/2014

I am writing to obtain information about your authority’s use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) and the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 Scotland (RIPSA). To outline my query as clearly as possible, I am requesting: 1. How many times has your authority authorised operations or investigations under RIPA or RIPSA in the periods: a) 1st March 2012 – 28th February 2013? b) 1st March 2013 – 28th February 2014? c) 1st March 2014 – 15th December 2014? In each instance, please state the nature of the offence (e.g. graffiti, fly tipping etc.). Please also provide details of how many resulted in prosecutions and convictions.

Date for Response: 09/01/2015 - View 4960 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4959
Date Received: 15/12/2014

Under FOI I would like to know how many medical procedures or services have been handled by private hospitals and practices and paid for by you NHS board. This could be operations, treatments, counselling services, etc. I would like to know how many in each year 2009 - 2014, year by year. I would like these separated by procedure type, or at least by department, which private service was used (e.g. Spire Hospitals, Edinburgh Clinic etc) and how much was paid by the NHS - for e.g. eye operation - cost ££££

Date for Response: 09/01/2015 - View 4959 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4958
Date Received: 15/12/2014

Please state the amount you provide for reimbursement of maternity locum costs to GP's in Lothian 2. If this differs from the amount provided by other Scottish Boards, please state how the amount is calculated, and what steps have been taken to ensure that the process for such calculation is compliant with the Equality Act 2010 3. Please also state the amount provided for reimbursement of a. paternity leave b. carer's leave with the same considerations as (2).

Date for Response: 14/01/2015 - View 4958 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4957
Date Received: 12/12/2014

Please find my FOI request re the number of children aged sixteen and under recorded as having injuries and medical treatment from self harming within your NHS area within the last three years - 2011 to 2013 inclusive. The questions are as follows: 1) How many children aged sixteen 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: 09/01/2015 - View 4957 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4955
Date Received: 16/12/2014

I write under the Freedom of Information Act 2002 to ask how much your Health Board has spent on: Private ambulances in each year since 1999 and Private contractors in each year since 1999 - Clarification requested

Date for Response: 05/02/2015 - View 4955 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4954
Date Received: 12/12/2014

Could you please provide me with the following financial information for Somatropin: Spend on somatropin during 2013-14. Budget allocation for somatropin for 2014-15. 2014/15 spend to date on somatropin

Date for Response: 16/01/2015 - View 4954 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4953
Date Received: 12/12/2014

(1)    The number of children diagnosed with a Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD, Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders is an umbrella term for several diagnoses that are all related to prenatal exposure to alcohol. These are: Foetal Alcohol Syndrome, Partial Foetal Alcohol Syndrome, Alcohol Related Neuro-developmental Disorder, Alcohol Related Birth Defects and Foetal Alcohol Effects) in your board area. If possible and within budget constraints I would like a statistical breakdown of the age of the mothers concerned. The number of children diagnosed with a foetal alcohol spectrum disorder within one month of delivery.

Date for Response: 14/01/2015 - View 4953 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4952
Date Received: 12/12/2014

How many NHS funded gastric bands has the Lothian funded in the last 3 years? 2.Please indicate how often Lothian meets to discuss funding for these procedures and please give the dates for the next Lothian meetings for funding said surgeries for the next 6 months. 3. What is the published eligibility criteria for funding said surgeries within Lothian. 4. Please supply information as to how many gastric band surgeries have been carried out following an appeal within the last three years

Date for Response: 23/01/2015 - View 4952 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4951
Date Received: 11/12/2014

The numbers of patients with Growth Hormone Deficiency (including those on patient registries, if and where possible) treated in the last 6 months with: Genotropin, Humatrope, Norditropin, NutropinAq, Omnitrope, Saizen, Valtropin, Zomacton. The numbers of patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome (including those on patient registries, if and where possible) treated in the last 6 months with: Genotropin, Omnitrope. The numbers of patients with Turner’s Syndrome (ICD10 Q96), (including those on patient registries, if and where possible) treated in the last 6 months with: Genotropin, Humatrope, Norditropin, NutropinAq, Omnitrope, Saizen, Valtropin, Zomacton. The numbers of patients with Short Gestational Age (including those on patient registries, if and where possible) treated in the last 6 months with: Genotropin, Humatrope, Norditropin, Omnitrope, Saizen. The numbers of patients with Chronic Renal Insufficiency, (including those on patient registries, if and where possible) treated in the last 6 months with: Genotropin, Humatrope, Norditropin, NutropinAq, Omnitrope, Saizen, Valtropin. The numbers of patients with Short Stature Homeobox-containing gene (ICD10 E343, Q771, Q871) (including those on patient registries, if and where possible) treated in the last 6 months with: Humatrope. Finally, if unable to split by condition, please supply total number of patients regardless of indication treated in the last 6 months with the following drugs: Genotropin, Humatrope, Norditropin, NutropinAq, Omnitrope, Saizen, Valtropin, Zomacton

Date for Response: 09/01/2015 - View 4951 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4950
Date Received: 11/12/2014

I would be grateful if you could supply me with the following information for the year 2014 by return email under the freedom of information act. List of schools requiring flu immunisations to be administered? List of schools completed and date they were completed? List of schools still be done, date planned to be done?

Date for Response: 09/01/2015 - View 4950 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4949
Date Received: 10/12/2014

I’d like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Average hours worked per week by junior doctors in mental health services for the past 5 financial years. Average hours worked per week by consultants in mental health services for the past 5 financial years. Average hours worked by nurses (staff grade level or above) in mental health services for the past 5 financial years. Average hours worked by social workers in mental health services for the past 5 financial years. Average hours worked by healthcare assistants in mental health services for the past 5 financial years. Average hours worked by educational psychologists in mental health services for the past 5 financial years.

Date for Response: 28/01/2015 - View 4949 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4948
Date Received: 10/12/2014

I would like to request a breakdown of all current litigation cases being pursued against the health board. For each case, please indicate the age and gender of the patient, the reason for the legal action and, if known, the amount of compensation being sought.

Date for Response: 09/01/2015 - View 4948 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4947
Date Received: 10/12/2014

What’s the longest number of days a current patient’s transfer of care has been delayed by? What is the estimated cost of delayed transfers of care to your health board each year for the past 5 calendar years* (before any reimbursement from local authorities)? How many patients experienced delayed transfers of care in each of the past 5 calendar years*? What is the mean average number of patients experiencing delayed discharge each day within your health board? Has the health board ever taken legal action to remove a patient whose transfer of care was delayed? If so please provide details of when and the reason for delay in transfer of care. Does the health board plan to consider legal action to remove a patient if necessary in the future? If so please tell me when this was discussed in meetings or became policy. *Including 2014. As the 20 working days takes us into January 2015, please provide entire 2014 calendar year figures.

Date for Response: 21/01/2015 - View 4947 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4945
Date Received: 09/12/2014

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act I would be obliged if you could supply me with the following information:  a) the number of diagnoses in your health board area in each of the last 10 years of Scarlett Fever b) the number of diagnoses in your health board area in each of the last 10 years of Tuberculosis c) the number of diagnoses in your health board area in each of the last 10 years of Rickets

Date for Response: 09/01/2015 - View 4945 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4944
Date Received: 09/12/2014

I would be obliged if you would provide labour ward management guidlelines or protocols at your hospitals as at 1 December 2007.

Date for Response: 20/01/2015 - View 4944 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4943
Date Received: 09/12/2014

I am writing to make a request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please provide me with: Details for the amount (cost) spent by your respective Board on Transcribed material translation, telephone interpretation, and face-to-face translation services required by the board between 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014, or up to the most recent figures available.

Date for Response: 09/01/2015 - View 4943 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4942
Date Received: 08/12/2014

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 I would like to request the following information: -How much money is currently owed to the health board by foreign/overseas patients who have been treated in Scotland. -How much of this has been outstanding for i)more than 6 months, ii)more than a year and iii)more than two years. -If possible can you please provide the nationalities of patients and what they have been treated for - if there are too many the top five nationalities and a list of some of the treatments would be great.

Date for Response: 21/01/2015 - View 4942 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4941
Date Received: 08/12/2014

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding Bibles in hospital wards. 1.Can you please provide a list of the hospitals in the health board area and tell me for each if there are Bibles in the hospital wards? 2.For each can you tell me how many patients the hospital has and on average how many Bibles it has. 3.If the hospital does not have Bibles, can you tell me please when they stopped being supplied and why eg so as not to offend or exclude other religions, for cost or infection reasons. 4.If the number of Bibles made available for patients has been cut in the last five years, can you again please provide the reason why.

Date for Response: 14/01/2015 - View 4941 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4940
Date Received: 05/12/2014

1) How many claims of negligence have been filed against the health board’s hospitals in EACH of the last five financial years? Please break the figures down to show how many claims were filed against each hospital in each year. Please also break the figures down to show how many of these cases were settled, how many were withdrawn, how many were abandoned due to costs and how many are still in progress. 2) How many of the claims of negligence filed against the health board’s hospitals during this period ended up being time-barred before they were settled? 3) How much did your NHS board pay out in compensation to patients or their families for negligence in EACH of the last five financial years?

Date for Response: 06/01/2015 - View 4940 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4938
Date Received: 14/11/2014

1. number of full time anaesthetists working at RHSC   (consultant level) 2. number of part time anaesthetists working at RHSC 3. number of full time surgeons working at RHSC 4. number of part time surgeons working at RHSC 5. number of total (medical and surgical) admissions to RHSC (1 year) 6. number of total outpatients (medical and surgical) in RHSC (1 year) 7. number of patients requiring surgery at RHSC (1 year) 8. number of patients referred to a more specialist hospital from RHSC for more complex surgery (1 year)

Date for Response: 29/01/2015 - View 4938 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4935
Date Received: 04/12/2014

Re. Data on the use of different types of psychological therapy between the 12 months from Oct 2013 to end of Sept 2014 – we request: Aggregate data, and related reporting, from across the Health Board’s psychological therapies service(s) on the types of the different psychological therapies that have been provided. Aggregate data, and related reporting, from across the Health Board’s psychological therapies service(s) on the levels of usage of ‘low intensity’, ‘high intensity’, ‘high intensity specialist’ and ‘highly specialist’ psychological therapies/interventions that have been provided (see note * 1). Aggregate data, and related reporting, from across the Health Board’s psychological therapies service(s) on the different combinations of types of psychological therapies that have been used by those people/patients receiving treatment – as per the matched/stepped model of provision of psychological therapies (see note *1).

Date for Response: 24/02/2015 - View 4935 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4934
Date Received: 03/12/2014

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding applications to the health board for drugs. 1.Can you tell me please how many patients have made a request through the IPTR System in 2013-14 for drugs not approved by the Scottish Medicines Consortium. 2.Can you please list the drugs requested, then provide a figure for the number of patients who requested them – with a breakdown of what conditions they requested the drug for. 3.For each drug, can you please provide the number of people whose requests were successful and the number whose requests were refused. 4.Where possible, can you please provide the reasons why the drug requests which were turned down were rejected. 5.Can you please answer the above questions 1 to 4 for the following years also – 2012-13, 2011-12 and 2010-11.

Date for Response: 05/01/2015 - View 4934 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4933
Date Received: 03/12/2014

I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act. Your organisation published the tender below: Edinburgh: pharmacy services - 2011/S 148-246404 of 4.8.2011 My request is simply the full names and addresses of all of the companies who submitted a bid for this tender and whether they were successful or not. Please note - I do not require any confidential information about the bid itself or the bidders.  I would like to receive this information by email - preferably in a spreadsheet format but if this is not possible in a word document. 

Date for Response: 09/01/2015 - View 4933 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4930
Date Received: 02/12/2014

How many children diagnosed with autism or suspected autism are currently using your Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service? (Please provide number of patients since January 2014 to current date if possible please.) How many of the above children require care at inpatient units? What inpatients units are used by your health board? Are they shared with other health boards? Please include how many beds are available in the units and what happens if they are full? What other conditions do these units cater for? How many of the above children require residential school care? How many of the above children remain in the care of their family with additional support from CAMHS? Have any children under the care of CAMHS for autism or suspected autism have been referred for treatment in England or other health board areas? If any, please disclose the reasons why?

Date for Response: 21/01/2015 - View 4930 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4929
Date Received: 01/12/2014

A freedom of information request for all current public contracts tendered in the following area Retail services Along with: The company providing, The services, The value of the contract, How many jobs the contract employs, The rate of pay for all jobs in the contract, Whether those jobs are on zero hour contracts.

Date for Response: 05/01/2015 - View 4929 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4928
Date Received: 01/12/2014

A freedom of information request for all current public contracts tendered in the following area Cleaning Along with:The company providing the services, The value of the contract, How many jobs the contract employs, The rate of pay for all jobs in the contract, Whether those jobs are on zero hour contracts

Date for Response: 21/01/2015 - View 4928 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4925
Date Received: 01/12/2014

Q1. The number of applications to open new pharmacies made to the health board between the implementation of the new pharmacy application regulations on 28 June, and 29 November 2014. Q2. The number of these applications that were refused. Q3. The total number of pharmacy applications that were granted and refused between 27 June 2013 and 23 June 2014. Q4. Of the refusals referred to at Q2, please could you provide the reasons for these refusals, including notes from any relevant meetings. If this information is already publically available, please direct me to where it can be viewed. If there are not enough resources to provide answers to all questions, please provide answers to questions in order as above, ie question 1) takes priority, 4) is least important.

Date for Response: 07/01/2015 - View 4925 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4923
Date Received: 27/11/2014

Has your Board applied The National Caseload Weighting Tool for Health Visiting? If YES when was the tool applied? If No when is it anticipated that the tool will be applied?  If Yes, Please provide a copy of the results of the National Caseload Weighting Tool for Health Visiting across your Board. How many Band 6 Health Visitors are currently employed  as at 27 Nov  2014? How many Band 6 Health Visitor vacancies do you currently have? How many student Health Visitors posts did you fund in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 ? How many student Health Visitors, funded by your Board in 2010,2011,2012,2013 failed to complete their training? How many student Health Visitor posts are you funding in 2014? Have you received Scottish Government funding, which is to be used to train additional student health visitors? If Yes, when was the money received and how much was awarded?

Date for Response: 07/01/2015 - View 4923 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4922
Date Received: 26/11/2014

1.       Could you please tell me how many bariatric/weight-loss operations have taken place in your health board area for each of the past five calendar years – including 2014 up to the current date? Where possible could you state the numbers for each of your hospitals? Could you please tell me how many of these operations were to fit a gastric band or carry out a gastric bypass for weight-loss purposes? Could you please tell me how many males and how many females have undergone bariatric/weight-loss operations in your health board area for each of the past five calendar years. Could you please tell me how many under-18s in your area have undergone bariatric/weight-loss operations for each of the past five calendar years? Could you also tell me the age of the youngest patient?

Date for Response: 05/01/2015 - View 4922 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4914
Date Received: 25/11/2014

1. The number of new cases of prostate cancer that are diagnosed within the trust in 2013. 2. The details of any NHS specialist erectile dysfunction services 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 who have had a prostate cancer diagnosis. 3. The details of any NHS specialist continence clinics, specifically targeting men who experience incontinence problems as a result of treatment. 4. And if figures are available: The number of prostate cancer men accessing the services detailed in questions one and two. The total number of all patients who accessed each of the above services between October 2013 and October 2014. The length of the waiting list in weeks (if applicable) for each of the above services. 5.  The details of any specialist support available to the partners of men who have undergone prostate cancer treatment. 6. The details of any NHS specialist clinics, providing tailored support to gay, bisexual and trans women who have undergone treatment for prostate cancer. 7. Can you please tell me the number of vacant, frozen or otherwise un-appointed posts within the urology team please: Breaking those down into their discipline. Identify numbers who are Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse posts.

Date for Response: 21/01/2015 - View 4914 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4913
Date Received: 25/11/2014

Since January 1st 2013, how many consultants have been paid a)more than £1500 b)more than £2000,  for Waiting List Initiative work carried out on a single Sunday? In addition, how many times did each consultant in these categories receive payments in excess of the figures mentioned for work on a single Sunday. Regarding Waiting List Initiative work carried out on Sundays, how many consultants have (since January 1st 2013) received a)more than £50,000 b) more than £100,000 c)more than £200,00 d)more than £300,000

Date for Response: 13/02/2015 - View 4913 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4912
Date Received: 24/11/2014

I request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002: How many patients have reported stolen property whilst in hospital in 2013 and 2014

Date for Response: 21/01/2015 - View 4912 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4908
Date Received: 21/11/2014

When I refer to Festive period I mean December 24th to 26th and January 1st and 2nd. I would be grateful if you could indicate in the table  which of the three options is applicable. What are the planned staff numbers during the upcoming festive period for non-emergency hospital wards (broken down into all Hospitals)? Equivalent to normal weekday levels. Equivalent to normal weekend levels. Special levels - if so please provide details. What are the planned staff numbers during the festive period for emergency hospital wards (all A&E units)? Equivalent to normal weekday levels. Equivalent to normal weekend levels. Special levels - if so please provide details. What are the planned staff numbers during the festive period for minor injury units (broken down in to all Hospitals and community health centres)? Equivalent to normal weekday  levels. Equivalent to normal weekend levels. Special levels - if so please provide details. What are the planned opening hours during the festive period for minor injury units (broken down in to all Hospitals and community health centres)? Equivalent to normal weekday hours. Equivalent to normal weekend hours. Special hours - if so please provide details. What are the planned opening hours during the festive period for GP practices, and the number of out of hours GPs? Equivalent to normal weekday hours. Equivalent to normal weekend hours. Special hours - if so please provide details. What are the planned opening hours during the festive period for pharmacies, and the number of out of hours pharmacies? Equivalent to normal weekday hours. Equivalent to normal weekend hours. Special hours - if so please provide details.

Date for Response: 02/02/2015 - View 4908 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4901
Date Received: 20/11/2014

Total number of inpatients for the twelve months between 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013. Total number of inpatients for the twelve months between 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014. Number of inpatients who developed bed sores, pressure sores or pressure ulcers for the twelve months between 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013. Number of inpatients who developed bed sores, pressure sores or pressure ulcers for the twelve months between 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014. Number of inpatients who developed grades three or four bed sores, pressure sores or pressure ulcers for the twelve months between 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013. Number of inpatients who developed grades three or four bed sores, pressure sores or pressure ulcers for the twelve months between 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014.

Date for Response: 21/01/2015 - View 4901 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4893
Date Received: 18/11/2014

I am looking at obtaining some information regarding Physician Assistant in Anaesthesia through a Freedom of information request. The information that I am looking for is as follows: 1. Do you employ Physicians Assistant in Anaesthesia? 2. If so, how many and what banding are they paid at? 3. Would it be possible to see their job descriptions please? 4. Do you train Physicians Assistants in Anaesthesia and if so what banding are they trained on?

Date for Response: 23/01/2015 - View 4893 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4886
Date Received: 13/11/2014

I would like to request for information under the Freedom of Information Act. Please could you provide me with details of absenteeism in nursing staff whom work within Critical Care and Paediatric Intensive Care for last 4 years. Furthermore, if possible could you please provide, if recorded, reasons for absenteeism including stress.

Date for Response: 05/01/2015 - View 4886 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4877
Date Received: 10/11/2014

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 I would like to request the following information: -The amount of money spent on refreshments for meetings. This should include, but not be limited to, bottled water, tea, coffee and biscuits. -The amount of money spent on refreshments for training days.  This should include, but not be limited to, bottled water, tea, coffee and biscuits. -The amount of money spent on refreshments when entertaining.  This should include, but not be limited to, bottled water, tea, coffee and biscuits. Please include details on the items purchased, such as what they are. Also could you please break the information down by year.

Date for Response: 20/01/2015 - View 4877 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4759
Date Received: 25/09/2014

This is a freedom of information request for: 1) The number contracts won by Bupa to provide services to, or on behalf of, your organisation 2) The value of those contracts individually 3) What services were provided by these contracts. Between 1 September 2012 and present (25th September 2014).

Date for Response: 06/01/2015 - View 4759 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4684
Date Received: 07/01/2015

What I’d like is the following: Information relating to any cyber attacks computers within the NHS board area. More specifically, I seek: * information relating to the number of cyber attacks, or unauthorised IT encroachments from outside third parties, that have been detected by the health board on computers operated by the health board since 2008. For clarification, this can be on any computer equipment operated by the health board, including at hospitals and in offices and so on. * I would seek the total number of cyber attacks or encroachments, broken down annually, and details about the nature of the incident such as the type of infringement detected.

Date for Response: 27/01/2015 - View 4684 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4594
Date Received: 06/10/2015

1.) How many people have undergone cosmetic procedures over the last four years at your health board? (I am only looking for information relating to operations carried out under the NHS, and not private operations). Please break down by the type of cosmetic procedure. The information I require relates to both non-surgical cosmetic procedures, as well as cosmetic surgery. If you do not hold a central list of what constitutes cosmetic surgery, please provide numbers of the following operations (if you use a different term to describe the surgical procedure, please exchange for that): Breast augmentation, Breast reconstruction, Breast lift, Breast reduction, Dermabrasion, Blepharoplasty (Surgery of the Eyelids), Facial Scar Revision, Hair Replacement, Mentoplasty (Surgery of the Chin), Otoplasty (Surgery of the Ears), Rhinoplasty (Surgery of the Nose), Rhytidectomy (Surgery of the Face), Skin Resurfacing, Fat grafting, Skin grafts, tissue expansion, flap surgery, Labiaplasty, Penile augmentation, Tummy tuck/abdominoplasty/ other excess skin removal, laser treatment for hair removal, botox injections. If you hold this information - for each case, please include the age the person was when the procedure was carried out. Please provide the figures for the last four financial years, broken down by year: 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15. 3. If possible, please include for each case whether or not the procedure related to gender reassignment(http://www.sehd.scot.nhs.uk/mels/CEL2012_26.pdf) OR if it related to corrective surgery after cancer. If you can’t provide one or both of these breakdowns, please exclude (3.) from my request. 4. In addition, I would like the number of gastric band operations/sleeve gastrectomy/gastric bypass surgeries that were carried out by your board over the last four financial years (years specified above, again, please break down by year). 5. If you hold this information, please break down by the age the individual was when they had the surgery outlined in (4.) 6. In the last four financial years, please provide how many people were referred to a consultant at your board to discuss cosmetic surgery or non-surgical cosmetic procedures (regardless of whether the procedure later took place). 7. In the last four financial years, please provide how many people were referred to a consultant at your board to discuss gastric band operations/sleeve gastrectomy/gastric bypass surgeries. 

Date for Response: 29/10/2015 - View 4594 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4587
Date Received: 30/09/2015

1.) Over the last five financial years, how much money has been paid out in medical negligence pay-outs by your board? I would like the figures for: 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15. This includes payments to both patients and relatives of patients. The information also relates to the year that the compensation payment were paid out, and the year that other costs were paid – regardless of whether the claim was submitted or related to an incident at an earlier time. For each year, please include the following (broken down as separate totals if possible): The total amount in compensation payments The total amount spent on defence bills The total cost of reimbursing successful claimants legal expenses Any other costs incurred. 2.) For the last two years (2013-14 and 2014-15) I would like each case broken down by payment and if possible, reason: For each case, I would like: The year (2013-14 or 2014-15) The total compensation payment (I do not require legal costs for (2) - Details of what the negligence claim related to – e.g. foreign object left in body following an operation, wrong medication administered, etc.

Date for Response: 22/10/2015 - View 4587 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 4582
Date Received: 28/09/2015

Please provide the number of staff who have received voluntary severance packages and the amount paid out each year from April 2012 to August 2015. May I request that you consider some supplementary questions to the main one. Once you have the updated information on the number of redundancies and the total sum paid out in each year to 2015, please would you let me know whether any of the redundant persons have been brought back in any form of service to NHS Lothian. This may be as consultant, in part-time employment, as a contractor - in short, in any manner and compensated by NHS Lothian. If you are able, I should like to know: 1 in which capacity the redundant person is brought back into service, 2 the terms of their service (incl. length of contract) and 3 their level of remuneration.

Date for Response: 30/10/2015 - View 4582 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 593
Date Received: 21/12/2015

I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002: • How many mental health nurses are currently employed by your health board; • How many mental health nurses will be on duty on the following dates: 24th, 25th, and 31st December 2015; • How many mental health nurses were duty on the following dates: 19th and 20th of November 2015, • A list of the locations at where the mental health nurses are on duty.

Date for Response: 22/12/2015 - View 593 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 585
Date Received: 15/12/2015

NHS Lothian currently uses the Edinburgh South Gyle based, Health Improvement Scotland Sign Bts Guidelines on the Management of Asthma. What Guidelines were NHS Lothian using for Asthma Management from 2001 - 2013?

Date for Response: 23/12/2015 - View 585 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 578
Date Received: 08/12/2015

• The total amount of outstanding invoices owed to your health board by patients who live abroad, broken down by calendar year and country of patient’s origin from 2010 to present day • The total amount of the most valuable outstanding invoice, the type of procedure carried out, and the patient’s country of origin.

Date for Response: 16/12/2015 - View 578 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 570
Date Received: 04/12/2015

I am making a request to find out the number of complaints made by patients who used an NHS Scotland service and faced discrimination because of: i. Their race/ethnicity ii. Their sexual orientation iii. Their age iv. Their sex v. Their gender reassignment or trans status vi. Their religion vii. Their disability. I understand you may have confidentiality concerns. However, to clarify, I do not wish to know specifics, merely how many complaints fall into each category I have stated. This should not breach patient confidentiality, as even if there is just one complaint per category it would not be possible to identify them from such information released. I would like the figures for the past three years, broken down by month. If there is any need to clarify my request or it will not be possible to respond to my request in full, please do contact me at your earliest convenience.

Date for Response: 29/12/2015 - View 570 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 569
Date Received: 04/12/2015

I am researching temporary staffing processes within the NHS. Please provide the following information: 1) Do you have a master vendor (MV) arrangement in place for the supply of medical locums? If so please state the name of the provider used (Medacs, Holt, A&E Agency etc.) 2) Please state the utilisation rate that has been achieved through the master vendor in the last 12 months. This is the total value of locum spend supplied by the master vendor itself in the last 12 months as a percentage of total locum spend in the same period. 3) Does the trust use a direct engagement model to engage locum staff? If so please state the name of the company used (Liaison PwC, 247 Time, Brookson, HB Retinue, Medacs etc.)? 4) Do you run a weekly payroll for medical bank? 5) Does the trust use rostering software (Allocate, Smart etc.)? If so please state the name of the company used, and the total amount that the trust has spent on rostering in 2014/15. Please provide all subsequent information split by the following staffing categories. Please include all spend outside of the specified categories as “other”. - Nursing & HCA’s - Medical & Dental - AHP’s - Other 6) Pease state the trusts expenditure on agency staff in 2014/15 split by the above staff categories. 7) Please state the total spent on internal bank staff in 2014/15, split by the above staff categories. This is the total paid to workers completing shifts via the trust bank, excluding any costs to 3rd parties. Please do not include any spend on outsourced bank staff. 8) Please state the total number of staff signed up to the trust’s internal bank, split by the above categories. 9) Of the above figure, please state the total number of staff signed up to the bank who also work as substantive staff at the trust. I.e. Staff that hold substantive contracts but have also completed shifts via the internal bank. 10) Does the trust outsource the supply of any bank staff to third parties such as NHS Professionals, Bank Partners, etc.? If so please specify the name of the company used and the staffing categories supplied by the 3rd party. 11) Does the trust use any third party tech solutions to manage internal bank staff (de Poel, HB Retinue, Liaison, Holt, 247 Time etc.)? If so please specify the name of the company used and the staffing categories managed through the tech solution. 12) Do you use any suppliers or systems to manage the release of vacancies to agencies and bank workers? If so please state the name of the company used and the staffing categories managed. If you use different suppliers/systems for different staffing categories, please specify.

Date for Response: 29/12/2015 - View 569 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 568
Date Received: 03/12/2015

• Which test(s) do the hospitals within your Health Board use to diagnose patients who present with suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI)? Please give details of tests used - including the brand and name of the test(s). • What, if any, guidelines or protocols do the hospitals within your Health Board follow to support the diagnosis of suspected AMI? Please give details. • Does your Health Board use early rule-out protocols to diagnose AMI? If so, please give details. • What is the average waiting time for a diagnosis following a suspected AMI at hospitals within the Health Board? • What is the target turn-around-time for tests used in the diagnosis of AMI at hospitals within the Health Board? What percentage of tests are performed within this target turn-around-time? • How long has the Health Board and/or hospitals within the Health Board been using their current troponin test(s)?

Date for Response: 29/12/2015 - View 568 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 567
Date Received: 02/12/2015

1. How many people have been admitted to hospital and/or Accident and Emergency departments across your board after suffering an animal or insect bite OR for injuries caused by an animal over the last four years? Please break this information down by year, for: 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 (so far). Please also break down by the type of insect and animal, and if possible – how the injury was caused (for example, bite, scratch, sting, etc.) 2. How many of these injuries were logged as serious? (Please note - if you don't hold information relating to severity of injury, just remove from my request). I am not requesting information relating to animal allergies – just injuries.

Date for Response: 29/12/2015 - View 567 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 565
Date Received: 01/12/2015

Over the last five years, how many under 16s (persons aged 15 and under) have had abortions? Please break the number recorded by your board down by year: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 (so far). I would also like a breakdown of ages. If the numbers are small and this is not possible, please provide this breakdown of ages as one total for the years requested (while still providing the totals of under 16s for each year). 2. If it's possible to include individuals who have been found to have had an abortion during the years specified, and the ages specified - who did not use your services for the procedure but have come to your attention for other reasons - please include this within the response. However, if this is not information you hold - please exclude this part from my request.

Date for Response: 29/05/2015 - View 565 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 564
Date Received: 30/11/2015

1.Can you please provide the number of calories in the most calorific five starters, main courses and desserts on the current patient menu in your main hospital. 2.Can I have the calorie content for each of the items on the current menus in each of the hospital cafes and restaurants. 3.If you cannot provide these, can you please explain why calories and nutritional information is not provided for patients and visitors on request.

Date for Response: 31/12/2015 - View 564 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 563
Date Received: 30/11/2015

• If possible, I would like details of expenditure on weight management services in your health board area over the past three years. • Can you provide a breakdown of where/how this money was spent? For example, can you outline how much was spent on weight management courses, gastric band surgery, gastric sleeve surgery etc over each of the past three years? • In addition, can you provide details for next year’s spending on weight management services? Again, can you please outline where/how this money will be spent? • Can you provide figures for any target numbers relating to referrals for gastric bypasses / bands / sleeves, both in the past three years and in the coming year?

Date for Response: 31/12/2015 - View 563 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 562
Date Received: 26/11/2015

For each of the past five financial years, 10-11 to 14/15, I would like data relating to the number of babies born suffering symptoms of (or diagnosed with) alcohol or drug addiction. Please categorise alcohol and drugs separately, and if possible, could you break the drugs data down further into the type of drugs involved (ie cocaine/heroin/cannabis etc).

Date for Response: 10/12/2015 - View 562 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 561
Date Received: 26/11/2015

-The number of people who have had to have a limb amputated due to type two diabetes in the last five years. Please break this down by year, age and gender - if possible. Could you also please state which limb - For example arm or leg. This should also include toe, finger, foot etc. Please also state if a person has lost more than one limb.

Date for Response: 22/12/2015 - View 561 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 560
Date Received: 26/11/2015

-The number of complaints made by staff in the last three years. Please break this down by year, location (hospital/medical centre/offices) and also include job title of staff member making the complaint. Please include a list and provide details of all complaints made. -Was there any action taken following the complaint? If so, please provide details.

Date for Response: 23/12/2015 - View 560 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 559
Date Received: 26/11/2015

I would like to make a Freedom of Information request relating to under 16's and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). Over the last five years: 1.) How many children (aged 15 and under) have attended services at your board to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases? Please provide the total number for each year – and in addition, break down by age (age band is adequate if the numbers are small). 2.) Please provide the total number of STD tests that came back positive in children under 16 over the last five years – and again, please break down by year, age, - as well as the type of STDs that were diagnosed. 3.) If this has not been made clear in the above response – what is the specific age of the youngest child to be diagnosed with an STD over the last five years – and what was the STD? 5.) Within these figures, please also include the numbers of children who were found to have an STD when using hospital services for other services. 4.) Please separately provide the total number of children under 16 who were diagnosed with HIV over the last five years – with a breakdown of ages for each year. This includes children who were found to have HIV when attending hospital for another matter.

Date for Response: 23/12/2015 - View 559 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 558
Date Received: 25/11/2015

I write as secretary of the above Scottish Parliamentary CPG on their behalf. At a meeting on November 18, the Group, including cross party MSP attendees (below), numerous patients and professionals, decided unanimously to instruct me to make the following request on the Group's behalf, under The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act. Please supply the following, which are known to exist. *Data/ statistics for patient waiting list numbers, etc. at Lothian’s Chronic Pain services for 2015, (usually presented quarterly) *Lothian HB Board Reports on Chronic Pain services, 2015 and any Progress Review information on Chronic Pain services.

Date for Response: 23/12/2015 - View 558 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 557
Date Received: 25/11/2015

All information on the financial implications of employees being suspended, pending investigation, over the last three years (since Nov 2012). This should include all disciplines within the health board, from hospital consultants, through to nurses, admin staff and cleaners. Please specify the individual’s position (not name) how long the suspension lasted and how much they were paid during that suspension, including salary and “paid as if at work” payments.

Date for Response: 22/12/2015 - View 557 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 554
Date Received: 25/11/2015

Please can I have a organisation structure of all mental health, learning disability and physical health services within your Trust, including team name, phone number and team managers name?

Date for Response: 22/12/2015 - View 554 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 553
Date Received: 24/11/2015

In it’s recent figures (September 2015) ISD Scotland showed NHS Lothian’s cancelled operations. The report lists various reasons for cancellation. Can you provide a further breakdown and explanation on: 1. How many of the “capacity and non-clinical” cancellations fell into either of those two groups? 2. A breakdown of the reasons for “others” as far as is possible, and an explanation for the sharp reduction in the use of this reason. 3. Under clinical reasons, how many patients were not properly prepared by a hospital for the operation? 4. What proportion of patient cancellations were cancelled at pre-op? 5. Of those cancelled at pre-op, what was the average notice of appointment given to the patient? Alternatively, how many patients were given at least 21 days, 14 days, 7 days or less than 7 days notice? Please provide the information requested by month as in the table (attached). Lastly, is it possible to populate a table with the data for the 7 preceding months, i.e. from October 2014-April 2015?

Date for Response: 22/12/2015 - View 553 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 551
Date Received: 24/11/2015

• A copy of any correspondence, letters, emails, briefings etc, between senior management at NHS Lothian and MSP’s, and/or Government Ministers and/or civils servants and/or special advisors in relation to the current review into paediatric services across Lothian. • A copy of any correspondence, letters, emails, briefings etc, between senior management and NHS Lothian and the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Well-Being in relation to the current review into paediatric services across Lothian. • A copy of any correspondence, letters, emails, briefings, terms of reference given to the review team etc, between NHS Lothian and any member of the review team currently charged with reviewing paediatric services across Lothian.

Date for Response: 22/01/2016 - View 551 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 550
Date Received: 25/11/2015

• A list of meetings between NHS Lothian and the Scottish Government, including Ministers and/or officials and special advisors and/or any MSP’s/MP’s. This information should include the venue, those who attended the meeting and the purpose/topic of the meeting. This should cover the period between the 23 November 2014 and 23 November 2015.

Date for Response: 23/12/2015 - View 550 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 549
Date Received: 24/11/2015

• Details of any investigation/disciplinary actions initiated by NHS Lothian against Dr Anthony Riddick; this should give the reason for the investigation/disciplinary actions and the outcome/actions from any such investigation. • Any papers, notes, minutes from meetings etc that were produced as a result of any investigation/disciplinary actions initiated by NHS Lothian against Dr Anthony Riddick during his time working for NHS Lothian. • A list and details of any complaints received by NHS Lothian against Dr Anthony Riddick during his time working for NHS Lothian.

Date for Response: 22/12/2015 - View 549 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 547
Date Received: 23/11/2015

I am currently carrying out a bariatric surgery study and wonder if you could supply the information for these two questions: 1: How many bariatric surgeries did NHS Lothian carry out in financial years: 2013/2014? 2014/2015? 2: Of these surgeries carried out how many had diabetes: 2013/2014? 2014/2015?

Date for Response: 21/12/2015 - View 547 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 546
Date Received: 23/11/2015

I would like to inquire as to whether there is a specific line in NHS Lothian budget for language service provision? I would like to obtain figures related to the past 2 years (2014 & 2015 or 2013 & 2014 if no figures for 2015 are available yet) and also add information related to number of requests received and jobs completed broken down into: Face to face interpreting spoken language Face to face interpreting appointments BSL Telephone interpreting Translation Do you have in-house translators (translation written word)? Do you have in-house interpreters (interpreting spoken word)? Apart from the Interpreting and Translation Service (ITS), do you work with any other external agencies? Who is the first provider in the contract? Does ITS outsource its work to external agencies? What agencies are these? Who does the translations? Do they you outsource the translation work? Are your the translators paid by hour or per word/hour? How much do in-house translators paid per word/hour? How much do freelance translators paid per word/hour? How much do in-house interpreters paid per word/hour? How much do freelance interpreters paid per word/hour? Am I right in assuming that both interpreters of the spoken language and BSL are paid the same? How much do in-house telephone interpreters paid per word/hour? How much do freelance telephone interpreters paid per word/hour?

Date for Response: 08/12/2015 - View 546 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 544
Date Received: 20/11/2015

Please can I request how much the NHS Lothian has spent on nursing staff in the past 2 years? If possible please can you break this down by: a.) which departments have used the nursing staff b.) which agencies have been used c.) break how much has been spent each year

Date for Response: 22/12/2015 - View 544 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 543
Date Received: 20/11/2015

Question 1) (a) How many conferences, which took place outside of Scotland, were attended by staff within your health board,(b) what was the conference, (c) how many staff members attended, and (d) what was the total cost for each conference including fees and expenses. (e)Note if reimbursement was received from an outside organisation, please state the organisation in 2014/15?

Date for Response: 22/12/2015 - View 543 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 541
Date Received: 19/11/2015

Question 1) How much was spent by your health board on salaries for the top three tiers of managers in each of the financial years (a)2012/2013, (b)2013/14 (b) 2014/15 Question 2) How much was paid in performance related pay, or in any form of bonus, on top of basic salary in each of the financial years (a)2012/2013, (b)2013/14 (b) 2014/15

Date for Response: 11/12/2015 - View 541 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 540
Date Received: 19/11/2015

Question 1) How many (a) management, and (b) administrative staff are/were there in each salary band in (i) 2013/14, (ii) 2014/15, and (iii) 2015/16

Date for Response: 11/12/2015 - View 540 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 539
Date Received: 19/11/2015

Question 1) How many clinical posts were not advertised in your health board until the incumbent member of staff had left in (i)2013/2014, (ii)2014/2015, and (c) 2015/16?

Date for Response: 16/12/2015 - View 539 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 538
Date Received: 19/11/2015

Question 1) How much has your health board spent on advertising clinical job vacancies in (i)2013/2014, (ii)2014/2015, and (c) 2015/16? Question 2) How many clinical jobs have you (a) advertised in your health board and (b) how many of those remained unfilled after a first round recruitment process (i)2013/2014, (ii)2014/2015, and (c) 2015/16?

Date for Response: 16/12/2015 - View 538 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 537
Date Received: 19/11/2015

I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002: • How many day centres for older people operate within your local authority area • How many of those day centres will be open on: o 24 December 2015 o 25 December 2015 • How many of those day centres will be open on: o 19 November 2015 o 20 November 2015

Date for Response: 24/11/2015 - View 537 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 536
Date Received: 19/11/2015

How many transfers have there been from A&E departments due to non-clinical reasons in each quarter since the start of 2011? If it’s possible to disaggregate the above figure, please provide details for the reasons of transfer/diversion for: a) Bed shortages b) Staff shortages c) Other capacity reasons Please also provide a total number for the non-clinical transfers/diversions per quarter.

Date for Response: 27/11/2015 - View 536 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 533
Date Received: 19/11/2015

1) Please confirm the number of overpayments made to employees that left your trust in 2012/2013, 2013/2014 and 2014/2015. These are salary payments incorrectly made to employees for periods after they have left. 2) Please confirm the gross values of the overpayments made to employees that left your trust in in 2012/2013, 2013/2014 and 2014/2015. 3) Please confirm the value of overpayments recovered from staff in 2012/2013, 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.

Date for Response: 11/12/2015 - View 533 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 532
Date Received: 18/11/2015

• How many mental health nurses are currently employed by your health board • How many mental health nurses will be on duty on the following dates: 24th, 25th, and 31st December 2015 • How many mental health nurses were duty on the following dates: 19th and 20th of November 2015 • A list of the locations at where the mental health nurses are on duty

Date for Response: 22/12/2015 - View 532 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 531
Date Received: 18/11/2015

DESCRIPTION OF INFORMATION REQUIRED: We are launching a public awareness campaign alerting people to the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. To highlight the dangers we need the statistical answers to the following six sets of questions: • How many cases of carbon monoxide poisoning have been treated in the past year (July 2014 - July 2015)? • How many cases of carbon monoxide poisoning in children aged 0-18 have been treated in the past year (July 2014 - July 2015)? • How many cases of carbon monoxide poisoning in adults aged 18-25 have been treated in the past year (July 2014 - July 2015)? • How many cases of carbon monoxide poisoning in adults aged 60+ have been treated in the past year (July 2014 - July 2015)? ---- • How many cases have attended A&E in the past year with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning? • How many children aged 0-18 have attended A&E in the past year with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning? • How many adults aged 18-25 have attended A&E in the past year with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning? • How many adults aged 60+ have attended A&E in the past year with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning? --- • How many cases have been treated in A&E in the past year (July 2014 - July 2015) for carbon monoxide poisoning? • How many children aged 0 - 18 have been treated in A&E in the past year (July 2014 - July 2015) for carbon monoxide poisoning? • How many adults aged 18 - 25 have been treated in A&E in the past year (July 2014 - July 2015) for carbon monoxide poisoning? • How many adults aged 60+ have been treated in A&E in the past year (July 2014 - July 2015) for carbon monoxide poisoning? --------- • How many cases have been admitted from A&E in the past year (July 2014 - July 2015) for carbon monoxide poisoning treatment? • How many children aged 0 - 18 have been admitted from A&E in the past year (July 2014 - July 2015) for carbon monoxide poisoning treatment? • How many adults aged 18 - 25 have been admitted from A&E in the past year (July 2014 - July 2015) for carbon monoxide poisoning treatment? • How many adults aged 60+ have been admitted from A&E in the past year (July 2014 - July 2015) for carbon monoxide poisoning treatment? -------------------- • How many people have died in the past year (July 2014 - July 2015) due to carbon monoxide poisoning? • How many children aged 0 - 18 have died in the past year (July 2014 - July 2015) due to carbon monoxide poisoning? • How many adults aged 18 - 25 have died in the past year (July 2014 - July 2015) due to carbon monoxide poisoning? • How many adults aged 60+ have died in the past year (July 2014 - July 2015) due to carbon monoxide poisoning? ---------------- • How many people have been hospitalised in the past year (July 2014 - July 2015) due to carbon monoxide poisoning? • How many children aged 0 - 18 have been hospitalised in the past year (July 2014 - July 2015) due to carbon monoxide poisoning? • How many adults aged 18 - 25 have been hospitalised in the past year (July 2014 - July 2015) due to carbon monoxide poisoning? • How many adults aged 60+ have been hospitalised in the past year (July 2014 - July 2015) due to carbon monoxide poisoning?

Date for Response: 10/12/2015 - View 531 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 530
Date Received: 18/11/2015

In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible. I request the number of cases where the health board or relevant department has passed any unpaid debt for the storage of frozen embryos following fertility treatment to external debt collectors, broken down by each year since 2009.

Date for Response: 24/11/2015 - View 530 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 529
Date Received: 18/11/2015

Question 1) How many working days were lost to stress by staff in (a)2012/2013, (b)2013/2014, (c)2014/2015

Date for Response: 19/11/2015 - View 529 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 528
Date Received: 18/11/2015

Question 1) What was the greatest number of consecutive days worked, without 24 hours off, by (i) nurses ,(ii) junior doctors and (iii)all other medical staff between 1st September 2015 and the 31st October 2015

Date for Response: 27/11/2015 - View 528 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 526
Date Received: 18/11/2015

Question 1) How many reported cases of violence against NHS staff have been recorded in your NHS board in (a) 2014/15, and (b)2015/16? And how many of those have led to prosecution?

Date for Response: 16/12/2015 - View 526 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 525
Date Received: 17/11/2015

1) Name of your organisation 2) Numbers of apprentices recruited In the following financial years how many apprentices started work in your organisation? Please break this figure down per apprentices directly employed by your organisation and those working in your organisation but employed by an external organisation such as an Apprentice Training Agency. Numbers of apprentices started 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 Directly employed Employed by an external organisation such as an Apprentice Training Agency 3) Job titles of apprentices For the apprentices who started in each financial year (employed either directly or indirectly in your organisation) please provide a breakdown of the total number employed by the relevant job titles listed below. Numbers of apprentices started. 4) Pay rates for apprentices For the apprentices who started in each financial year (employed either directly or indirectly in your organisation) please provide information per relevant job title on the starting rates of pay, any linked Agenda for Change (AfC) pay band, and hours of work. 5) Outcomes for apprentices a) For apprentices (directly or indirectly employed) whose apprenticeships came to an end in each of the following financial years because they did NOT complete their apprenticeship, please provide the following information: Numbers of apprentices OUTCOME 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 Left without completing their apprenticeship Left because they failed their apprenticeship b) For apprentices (directly or indirectly employed) whose apprenticeships came to an end in each of the following financial years because they COMPLETED their apprenticeship please provide the following information: Numbers of apprentices OUTCOME 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 Completed their apprenticeship with an accredited qualification Completed their apprenticeship without gaining an accredited qualification Continued in employment in your organisation Left employment in your organisation

Date for Response: 15/12/2015 - View 525 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 524
Date Received: 17/11/2015

In light of the answer from the following Parliamentary PQ- Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Scottish Labour): To ask the Scottish Government whether it will require all NHS boards to undertake a comprehensive risk assessment of general practices. S4W-27923 Shona Robison: Every NHS Board has a statutory duty to provide, or secure the provision of, primary medical services to meet their patient populations’ reasonable needs. Assessing the robustness and resilience of general practice already forms part of that on-going process and all 14 Health Boards have a primary care risk register in place. Question 1) Does your health board have a general practice ‘risk register’ listing practices that are having problems with the recruitment partners, sessional doctors or locums for maternity or long term sickness, or any other reason? Question 2) How many practices are in your board area and how many were on the ‘risk register’ at any point during (a)2011/12, (b) 2012/13, (c) 2013/14, (d) 2014/15 and (e) 2015/16?

Date for Response: 10/12/2015 - View 524 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 521
Date Received: 17/11/2015

Question 1) How many patients were boarded out in total in your health board in each quarter in (a)2013/14, (b)2014/15 and (c)2015/16 Question 2) How many of those patients boarded out 1 were (a) type 1, i.e. admitted directly to a ward other than the appropriate specialty and (b) how many of those patients were type 2, i.e. Boarded out after admission. Question 3) How many patients mentioned in Q.1 were moved between hospital wards more than once in each quarter in (a)2013/14, (b)2014/15 and (c)2015/16 Question 1) How many patients were moved between hospital wards between the hours of 11pm and 6am in each quarter in (a)2013/14, (b)2014/15 and (c)2015/16 Question 1) How many patients in your health board were discharged from hospital between the hours of 11pm and 6am in each quarter in (a)2013/14, (b)2014/15 and (c)2015/16

Date for Response: 14/12/2015 - View 521 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 519
Date Received: 16/11/2015

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, I would be grateful if you could comply with the following request: 1. In each year since 2011-12 (including the year to date), how many women in labour have been transferred (a) between maternity hospitals within your health board or (b) to a maternity hospital in another health board, to receive treatment due to (i) capacity or staffing problems, (ii) any other reason, excluding the need to receive specialist medical treatment not available at their initial location. Please provide a breakdown by the hospitals individuals were transferred between and how many were singleton or multiple pregnancies. 2. In each year since 2011-12 (including the year to date), have any women in labour been transferred to a unit elsewhere in the United Kingdom? If yes, in each case please provide details of (a) where they were transferred between, (b) the reason for this, (c) whether it was a singleton or multiple pregnancy, (d) how many staff accompanied the individual, and (e) any costs incurred as a result of the transfer. 3. How many women have given birth in wards other than maternity units in each year since 2011/12.

Date for Response: 11/12/2015 - View 519 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 518
Date Received: 16/11/2015

Please could the Cleft Speech and Language Therapist for NHS Lothian provide answers to the following questions made under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002: 1. How many babies with any type of cleft palate (please include breakdown of UCLP, BCLP and CP) were born in each of the calendar years 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009? 2. How many babies born in each of the calendar years 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 were audited according to the UK Speech Standards at the age of 5-6 years using CAPS-A? 3. How many babies born in each of the calendar years 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, were not audited? Please provide reasons for exclusion for such patients. 4. How many patients born in each of the calendar years 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 met the standard for Speech Outcome 1) By 5.0 - 5.11 years 50% of children have speech within normal range, as assessed by CAPS-A? 5. How many patients born in each of the calendar years 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 met the standard for Speech Outcome 2a) By 5.0 - 5.11 years 70% of children have speech with no evidence of a structural related problem and have not had V.P. surgery or fistula repair for speech. Please specify if any patient listed as having met outcome 2a, had more than one operation on their palate. Please provide actual numbers of patients (raw figures) rather than percentages

Date for Response: 14/12/2015 - View 518 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 517
Date Received: 16/11/2015

Using the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act, I wish to know how many times New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), sometimes referred to as "legal highs", were mentioned in admissions to Accident and Emergency (A&E), if the information is held. Please provide a number for each of the past five years. If possible, please provide details of each incident, detailing the substance mentioned.

Date for Response: 16/11/2015 - View 517 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 516
Date Received: 16/11/2015

1. Within your health trust how many unique patients with Non-small-cell lung carcinoma [Stage IIIB/Stage IV] have been treated in the past 6 months? Of those patients please split by their current drug treatment; Afatinib (Giotrif) Ceritinib (Zykadia) Crizotinib (Xalkori) Erlotinib (Tarceva) Gefitinib (Iressa) Nitendaninb + docetaxel Pemetrexed (Alimta) Gemcitabine mono or in combination with carboplatin / cisplatin Paclitaxel mono or in combination with carboplatin / cisplatin Doxetaxel mono or in combination with carboplatin / cisplatin Vinorelbine [or other Vinka alkaloid] mono or in combination with carboplatin / cisplatin Other 2. Does your trust carry out EGFR [Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor] tests in house or in a named reference centre ? 3. Within your trust how many unique patients with Advanced Prostate Cancer have been treated in the past 6 months? How many patients with Advanced Prostate Cancer have received ; Abiraterone (Zytiga) Cabazitaxel (Jevtana) Docetaxel (Taxotere) Enzalutamide (Xtandi) Radium-223 (Xofigo) If your trust is unable to identify patients by the condition and treatment, please supply all patients for treatment, regardless of condition.

Date for Response: 11/12/2015 - View 516 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 514
Date Received: 13/11/2015

This is a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. I would be grateful if you could please send me information on how many GPs has your health board recruited in each year since 2010/11 from: (a) the UK (b) the EU (c) the rest of the world.

Date for Response: 08/12/2015 - View 514 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 513
Date Received: 13/11/2015

As this is not the first time that the complaints department, or Patients Experience Team as it is now known, has been the subject of a report where it has been found not fit for purpose and another report with proposed changes to improve this department has been drawn up. Will there be another independent review at some later date to insure that this department has finally manage to insure that it is now 'fit for purpose' and can offer a service for which the patients expect and deserve when things go wrong? One further question has or will any process be put in place where one can go should they feel that the service they have received from the Patients Experience Team has failed to meet the required standards following a complaint submitted to them by a patient?

Date for Response: 27/11/2015 - View 513 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 512
Date Received: 13/11/2015

we would like to request copies of any correspondence or reports by ~~~~~~ from Tayside NHS with regardto the review that we believe is to take place into ~~~~~~ case. Please note that we are most concerned that ~~~~~~ has not been asked for his approval to carry out this review and indeed why it has been initiated. Both of these requests we make under FOI

Date for Response: 16/11/2015 - View 512 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 511
Date Received: 13/11/2016

Question 1) Does your health board also have a unit(s) within each acute hospital, where there is an existing Accident and Emergency department , where referred patients are assessed , rather than directly admitted to a specialty ward. Excluding a GP out of hours unit. Question 2) If you answered yes to question 1, what is that unit(s) called? E.g. Immediate Assessment Unit, Clinical Assessment Unit, Acute Assessment Unit, Clinical Decision Unit, or any other name for the unit. Question 3) What waiting times targets, if any do you apply to such unit(s)? Question 4) What date was the unit(s) established? Question 5) Have you had any patient who has died in that unit since it was established?

Date for Response: 24/11/2016 - View 511 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 510
Date Received: 13/11/2015

Under Freedom of Information legislation please can you provide me with the following information for your acute hospitals. I am looking to find out the number and grade of doctors manning your hospital at night rotas for each of your acute hospitals and how many patients they are responsible for. Please can you tell me the number and grade of doctors on the hospital at night rota at the time the night rota takes over in the evening for week nights and weekend nights (if different). Please specify the time the hospital at night team takes over. Please can you tell me the number and grade of doctors on the hospital at night rota at 2am for week nights and weekend nights (if different). Please can you tell me how many beds the hospital at night team provide medical cover for. If you wish to mention the number of advanced nurse practitioners in your hospital at night team, then this information would also be helpful. If your hospital at night team provide medical cover for more than one hospital acute or otherwise please make this clear when giving the bed numbers.

Date for Response: 11/12/2015 - View 510 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 509
Date Received: 12/11/2015

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please can you give me the following information - How many surgeries did you carry out to treat endometriosis in 2014 & 2015 (excluding diagnostic surgery) - What percentage of these operations included diathermy - What percentage of these operations included ablation - What is the normal reason for using diathermy or ablation over excision

Date for Response: 10/12/2015 - View 509 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 508
Date Received: 12/11/2015

Would you be able to clarify how a communal doctor's mess which contains tea and coffee making facilities, sofa and arm chairs but no beds, amounts to a suitable rest facility for a doctor who may wish to lie down and rest during an on-call or night shift, without the unease of knowing that any other member of staff, male or female, who has access to the room, may enter at any point?

Date for Response: 14/12/2015 - View 508 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 507
Date Received: 11/11/2015

1) Do NHS hospital inpatients in the Health Board’s area have free access to television? 2) If NHS hospital inpatients pay for access to television, what is the cost per hour for each of the NHS hospitals in the health board’s area? 3) How much money has been spent, for each year since January 2013, on the equipment necessary (excluding the televisions themselves) to facilitate charging, for each hospital in your area? 4) If NHS hospital inpatients pay for access to television, how much money did each NHS hospital in the health board’s area receive for each month since January 2013? 5) Who receives the money patients transfer for access to television? 6) How is the money raised from patient television viewing charges spent?

Date for Response: 14/12/2015 - View 507 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 506
Date Received: 11/11/2015

A list of GP practices which cannot register new patients as they have reached capacity. Could you also please state which (if any) of the practices are looking to hire new GPs, nurses or any other staff members. Can you also please include the number of patients registered at the practices.

Date for Response: 23/12/2015 - View 506 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 505
Date Received: 11/11/2015

-The number of staff who have retired from the health board in the last three years, and then have been rehired? This could be to the same or different position. Please provide details on the positions originally held, and the position they then took up once rehired, and how long they initially worked with the health board for before retiring. Details of this should (if possible) include the salary before retiring and then after, and information on retirement packages/pension.

Date for Response: 14/12/2015 - View 505 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 504
Date Received: 11/11/2015

I request a copy of your discipline policy/procedure and if your company/department disciplines any member of staff who has been found not guilty in a court of law? If so why? If not why not?

Date for Response: 07/12/2015 - View 504 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 503
Date Received: 11/11/2015

I note that in response to an FOI request, you stated on October 26th: "The plans for the removal of funding for homeopathy referral to the Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital have not in fact changed. A recommendation was made to NHS Lothian Board in June 2013 to honour the current Service Level Agreement (SLA) with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, which includes the provision of referral to the Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital for a period of 2 years, after which the SLA can be renegotiated." I would like to request the following: 1) As the SLA was a 2 year period recommended in June 2013, could you please confirm if that period therefore expired in June 2015, and if it did not could you please confirm when the 2 year period ends? 2) Are there any current plans to continue funding homeopathy beyond the end of the 2 year period agreed in June 2013, and if so could you please confirm when these new plans start(ed), when they are due to expire and the value of any agreed SLA/funding? 3) In your press release at the time of the June 2013 decision, entitled "NHS Lothian Takes Decision on Homeopathy Services", you stated: "The decision to move away from providing homeopathic services in Lothian was made by NHS Lothian’s board at their monthly meeting today (26 June)... “We have consulted the public and listened to their views and the survey results are clear in showing that the majority of people who took part are against us continuing to provide homeopathic services." This appears to directly contradict your October 2015 FOI response, as your June 2013 statement characterises the consultation's conclusions as a recommendation for an end of funding, whereas your October 2015 response characterises this decision as a recommendation to continue funding for a further 2 years. Could you please clarify for me this apparent contradiction in your statements?

Date for Response: 27/11/2015 - View 503 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 502
Date Received: 02/11/2015

Audited Accounts for 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16. The name of the Auditor.

Date for Response: 10/11/2015 - View 502 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 501
Date Received: 09/03/2016

Following from the independent report: Learning and Listening from Feedback and Complaints by Dr Dorothy Armstrong published in January 2015 where she declared on page three that the, ridiculously named, Customer Response and Feedback Team, not fit for purpose? Though it would seem that NHS Lothian has changed the name yet again to the 'NHS Lothian Patient Experience Team," The question remains valid. What action, apart from the name change perhaps, has NHS Lothian CEO Mr Tim Davison put in place to insure that patients receive the service they are entitled to after submitting a complaint against NHS Lothian. For far to long and prior to the name change to CRaFT this department has not offered a service that was fair, professional and competent. When can the patients of NHS Lothian expect real improvements in this service

Date for Response: 09/03/2016

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 500
Date Received: 09/11/2015

My request is: 'For information on your HR absence policy and procedure to all employees within your organisation'.

Date for Response: 09/11/2015 - View 500 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 499
Date Received: 09/11/2015

Q1: How many patients have been referred for bariatric surgery in your NHS board area in each of the last five years? Q2. How many of those patients were actually operated on? Q3. What are the requirements the patients had to meet before they are referred for bariatric surgery? Q4. How many started Tier 3 of the weight management program in Lothian NHS Board for each year in the last 5 years and How many completed Tier 3. Q5. How many started Tier 4 of the weight management program in Lothian NHS Board for each year in the last 5 years and How many completed Tier 4. Q6. How many after completing Tier 4 of the weight management program were referred on to Tier 5 at The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Q7. How many were removed from Lothian NHS Board Tier 5 Bariatric Surgery for each year of the last five years before being able to undergo surgery, how many were voluntary for each year in the past 5 years and how many were removed due to a bariatric professionals judgement / recommendation for each year in the last 5 years. Q8. How many patients were readmitted direct into Tier 5 for each year in the last 5 years without having to repeat tier 3 and tier 4. Q9. How many complaints has Lothian NHS Board received for each year in the last 5 years in relation to the weight management program and bariatric surgery service. Q10. How many patients started Tier 5 for bariatric surgery for each of the past 5 years and how many were actually seen by a Bariatric Consultant for a medical diagnosis / assessment. Q11. Why are requests from Professors of Cardiology recommending patients for surgery and from Consultant General & Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons being ignored by the Bariatric Service. Q12. How many of the patients who started tier 5 but who either decided not to proceed to surgery or were removed from getting surgery due to the decision of a bariatric professional have subsequently died for each year for the last 5 years. Q13. What is the appeals procedure if a bariatric professional removes someone from Tier 5 of the Bariatric Service who wanted surgery. Q14. What is the procedure for someone requiring bariatric surgery on medical grounds to elect to get the surgery done abroad.

Date for Response: 27/11/2015 - View 499 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 498
Date Received: 06/11/2015

Name and Address of Audiology Department - Have you started to develop a local implementation plan for ‘See Hear: A strategic framework for meeting the needs of people with a sensory impairment in Scotland’? Yes / No - Has the budget for your audiology service been reduced in the last 2 years? (This includes if your budget has not risen with inflation) Yes/ No - If yes, what has been the impact of these budget reductions? Reduced follow up appointments / Reduced aftercare service / Reduced length of appointments / Reduced information provision / Increased time to reassessment / Change to policy on bilateral hearing aids / Increased waiting times / Reduced availability of domiciliary visits / Reduced number or qualification level of specialist staff for complex cases / Reduced overall number of staff / Reduced average qualification level of professional staff/ Reduced tinnitus services / Other (please specify) - Have you noticed any of the following changes over the last 2 years for a reason other than budget reductions? Reduced follow up appointments / Reduced aftercare service / Reduced length of appointments / Reduced information provision / Increased time to reassessment / Change to policy on bilateral hearing aids / Increased waiting times / Reduced availability of domiciliary visits / Reduced number or qualification level of specialist staff for complex cases / Reduced overall number of staff / Reduced average qualification level of professional staff/ Reduced tinnitus services / Other (please specify) - If you have noticed any of the above, what was the reason for these changes? Increased demand / Other (please specify) - Are you aware of any budget reductions planned for the next 12 months? Yes/ No / Not sure Audiology Waiting Times - The national target in Scotland is 18 weeks for Referral to Treatment. Using your latest recorded figures please state the percentage (%) of patients that were seen within the national target waiting time and the time period to which this figure refers. Bilateral hearing aid provision - What is your policy on bilateral hearing aid provision? Where clinically appropriate we always offer two hearing aids / We offer one hearing aid in the first instance unless someone specifically requests two hearing aids / We only offer one hearing aid per patient. Comments (optional) Individual Management Plans - Do you develop an Individual Management Plan with patients? Yes - with all patients / Yes- with some patients / No - we develop Individual Management Plans but do not involve the patient in the process / No - we do not develop Individual Management Plans. Comments (optional) - If yes, do you measure the outcomes of the Individual Management Plan? Yes – always / Yes – sometimes / Never. - If yes, please describe how you measure outcomes Follow-up appointments - What follow-up arrangements do you generally offer for patients fitted with hearing aids? Face-to-face follow-up appointments / Telephone follow-up appointments / Follow-up by post - For each of the above, please state if they are offered to all patients, a particular group of patients, patients who request it, or not offered. Aftercare - In which settings do you offer a hearing aid repairs and replacement service? At a hospital - drop-in clinics / At a hospital - by appointment only/ At local health centres / GP surgeries - drop-in clinics/ At local health centres/ GP surgeries - by appointment only/ At a non- healthcare setting in the community (e.g. libraries)- drop-in clinics / At a non-healthcare setting in the community (e.g. libraries)- by appointment only / In care homes - drop-in clinics / In care homes - by appointment only / At a person's home / By post / Via third sector volunteers / We do not offer a hearing aid repairs and replacement service Re-assessment - Do you offer a re-assessment of patients’ hearing needs: Automatically after a certain number of years / On patient request - If you offer an automatic re-assessment, after how many years does this take place for non- complex patients? Hearing therapy - Do you offer hearing therapy: For everyone with hearing loss/ For patients with severe/profound hearing loss / For patients with complex needs / For patients with tinnitus / Not offered Signposting and referrals - Do you provide patients with information about and / or formal referral to: Hearing aid repairs and replacements service / Communication training / Lipreading classes / Hearing therapy / Counselling / Local authority / council sensory services / Equipment and products that can help people with hearing loss / Benefits that people with hearing loss may be able to apply for / Voluntary organisations that help people with hearing loss / Peer support groups Tinnitus Services - Are tinnitus patients seen by: A specially trained audiologist / An audiologist / A hearing therapist / We do not provide a service for tinnitus patients in house but refer patients to another tinnitus service / We do not provide a service or referrals for tinnitus patients - Which of the following services are patients with tinnitus offered, where clinically appropriate? Tinnitus retraining therapy / Specialist tinnitus support / Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) / Information about products and other services / We don’t routinely offer tinnitus services Additional information (optional) - Are there any examples you would like to share of innovation or changes you have made to increase quality or use resources more efficiently? - Are there any examples you would like to share of plans your service has to respond to expected increases in demand? - Please tell us any other information you would like to share regarding audiology service provision in your area - Please provide the best point of contact if we should want to find out more about audiology services

Date for Response: 17/11/2015 - View 498 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 497
Date Received: 05/11/2015

I would like to make a Freedom of Information request concerning the provision of specialist nursing support for people with learning disabilities within the hospital facilities provided by your Health Board. We are seeking information on the availability of Learning Disability Liaison Nurses (these are sometimes known locally as nurse advisors). The Promoting Health, Supporting Inclusion review, pointed out the important part all nurses and midwives play in supporting people with learning disabilities to maintain good health. Learning Disability Liaison Nurses are a central part of this process. 1. Which hospitals in your area provides acute health services; 2. How many learning disability liaison nurses are available at each hospital; 3. How many are on (i) full time and (ii) part time hours; 4. How many are on (i) permanent and (ii) fixed-term contracts; 5. What additional supports, aids or communication techniques does the hospital use to support the care and treatment of patients with learning disabilities? In addition we would like to know the following general information 1. The standard job description for Learning Disability Liaison Nurses used by your Health Board? 2. Can they and do they contribute to general nurse and medical staff training?

Date for Response: 02/12/2015 - View 497 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 496
Date Received: 05/11/2015

I repeat the relevant questions to you below, having modified them slightly to reflect that I am now asking them of the NHS and not Police Scotland. I would be grateful if each of you could acknowledge receipt and please respond within the 20 working days set down. 1) Can you tell me how many doctors Police Scotland can call on from your health board area for the medical examination of alleged victims of sexual crime, children and adults? 2) How many of these doctors are women, and are there women available in your area should a victim of rape, or the parent of a child reporting current/recent sexual abuse, request a female medic? 3) What measures, if any, have been taken in recent years to encourage women doctors to take on this work? 4) Assuming there is a list of medics willing, qualified and available to carry out this work, what are the specialisms of the doctors who examine victims of sexual crime, and in particular how many of them are pathologists? 5) Assuming that a second person is required to photograph injuries, does the examining doctor work alongside police photographers employed by Police Scotland or the SPA, or do the medics, who I understand carry out this work in pairs, photograph injuries and relevant marks themselves? If separate (not NHS employees) photographers are involved, how many do you have access to in your area and how many of them are women?

Date for Response: 13/11/2015 - View 496 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 495
Date Received: 04/11/2015

I would like to access information with regard to the molecular pathology BRAF testing that you offer in your institution. I have the following questions, the answers to which I believe should be easily accessible by the laboratory and therefore shouldn't take up too much staff time or resources. 1. Do you currently offer a clinical testing service for BRAF mutation in solid tissue, specifically melanoma? (Yes, No, currently in development) 2. Which methodology(ies) do you use for BRAF testing in melanoma? e.g. Real time PCR (QPCR), High resolution melting curve analysis (HRMCA), Sanger sequencing, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), Pyrosequencing, Immunohistochemistry (IHC), Fluorescence In Situ Hybridisation (FISH), Other (please specify). If you use a specific kit I would be grateful if you could provide the name of the kit you use. 3. Which BRAF mutations does your methodology(ies) cover? E.g. V600E, V600K, V600D, V600R etc. 4. What is your current laboratory turnaround time for BRAF testing in melanoma? 5. What is the level of sensitivity of your BRAF methodology(ies)? 6. I understand that molecular testing in FFPE tissue can be difficult due to tissue quality and/or quantity. What would you estimate is your current failure rate for BRAF testing for melanoma? 7. Approximately how many BRAF tests for melanoma would you conduct per month or year (whichever time period is most convenient for you to estimate)? 8. Of the BRAF tests performed for melanoma, please estimate how many (or what percentage) are found to be positive for a mutation? 9. Of the positive tests, please estimate how many (or what percentage of the positives) are V600E? How many (or what percentage of the positives) are V600K? How many (or what percentage of the positives) are V600 all other mutations?

Date for Response: 27/11/2015 - View 495 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 493
Date Received: 04/11/2015

I am writing to request the following information, relating to delivery models for clinical and non-clinical support services, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 . I would appreciate your confirming receipt of this request. What is the delivery model for clinical and non-clinical support services and what is the trust’s approximate annual expenditure on these services? Please provide this information broken out by services (see table below). This should be given for the most recent reporting period and if some data is not available, please still provide data for those areas that are available. If services are partially outsourced, please explain which parts of the service are outsourced. Pathology Pharmacy Cleaning Security Catering Hard FM Laundry

Date for Response: 02/12/2015 - View 493 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 492
Date Received: 04/11/2015

I am writing to request the following information, relating to staffing and expenditure on administration and non-clinical support services, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. I would appreciate your confirming receipt of this request. What is the number of whole time equivalent (WTE) staff, working for the trust in administration and non-clinical support services and what is the people-related expenditure on these services? People related expenditure is defined as the sum of salaries, bonuses, benefits, NI contributions, pension contributions and any other direct staffing costs. Please provide this broken out by services (see table below). This should be given for the most recent reporting period and if some data is not available, please still provide data for those areas that are available. Service: Finance HR Commercial/strategy IM&T (Information Management & Technology) Legal Public affairs/communications Property/estates/facilities (excluding soft FM services) Sterile services

Date for Response: 11/12/2015 - View 492 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 490
Date Received: 03/11/2015

- Details on what your health board has done in the past 2 years to combat alcohol abuse in (i) children, (ii) adults and (iii) pregnant women. Please provide the costs of these initiatives and as much detail as possible describing each programme. Where children are involved, could you please provide the ages of the children involved in the programme, if possible.

Date for Response: 01/12/2015 - View 490 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 489
Date Received: 03/11/2015

- Details on what your health board has done in the past 2 years to combat smoking in (i) children, (ii) adults and (iii) pregnant women. Please provide the costs of these initiatives and as much detail as possible describing each programme. Where children are involved, could you please provide the ages of the children involved in the programme, if possible.

Date for Response: 02/12/2015 - View 489 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 488
Date Received: 03/11/2015

I'm doing an audit about length of hospital stay and wondered if you're able to give me figures on the average cost of bed stay on a children's medical ward at all?

Date for Response: 27/11/2015

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 487
Date Received: 03/11/2015

- Details on what your health board has done in the past 2 years to combat obesity in (i) children, (ii) adults and (iii) pregnant women. Please provide the costs of these initiatives and as much detail as possible describing each programme. I understand that under the Act I am entitled to a response within 20 working days of your receipt of this request. Some parts of the request may be easier to answer than others. Should this be the case, I request that you release information as soon as possible. If my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I will also expect you to release all non-exempt material.

Date for Response: 07/12/2015 - View 487 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 486
Date Received: 03/11/2015

I would to request like the number of patients who have been admitted to hospital with Meningitis between July 2014 and August 2015, with a breakdown of diagnoses and mortality rate if available. I am researching Meningitis for my graded unit (Meningitis and its prevalence in Scotland) at West College Scotland and I require current data to analyse and discuss. I am sending FOI requests to all health boards in Scotland and will collate this data as part of the project.

Date for Response: 26/11/2015 - View 486 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 485
Date Received: 03/11/2015

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. Please send me: 1. The number of delivered items received requiring a surcharge to paid, i.e. an extra fee added to the standard Royal Mail cost, in the last 12 months. 2. The cost of the individual surcharge paid, i.e. an extra fee added to the standard Royal Mail cost, on each delivered item received in the last 12 months. 3. The total sum of surcharges paid, i.e. an extra fee added to the standard Royal Mail cost, for all delivered items received in the last 12 months.

Date for Response: 26/11/2015 - View 485 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 484
Date Received: 03/11/2015

I would like to make the following Freedom of Information request relating to admissions for drug and alcohol misuse whereby the patient was aged over 65. 1.) Over the last four years, how many persons over 65 have been admitted to hospital and/or A&E for reasons related to alcohol consumption/misuse? Please provide the total figure for the years 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 (so far). In addition to the total, please break these figures down by age. 2.) Over the last four years, how many persons aged over 65 have been admitted to hospital and/or A&E for reasons relating to drug misuse? Please provide the total figure for the years 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 (so far). In addition to the total, please break these figures down by the age. If it is not possible to give breakdowns of age for each individual (which would be my preference), please provide age bands separately for both questions (1. and 2.) For example: aged 65-70, 70-75, 75-80, 80-85, 85-90 etc.

Date for Response: 27/11/2015 - View 484 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 483
Date Received: 30/10/2015

I am writing to you to request information about the number of new leukaemia cases reported in children in the region. To make my request more specific: i) I would like to know how many new cases of leukaemia have been found in children in this region for each year: 1980-2015. ii) For each case, please provide a general locus, e.g. town or village, or alternatively, by postcode. While I understand I may potentially be asking for more information than would be within the allocated budget, I would appreciate correspondence from yourself if that proves to be the case.

Date for Response: 12/11/2015 - View 483 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 482
Date Received: 30/10/2015

I am writing to you to request information on your NHS Trust's current waste management, of all medical waste inc. infectious and municipal waste. If you could answer the following questions under the freedom of information act I would be greatly appreciative. • How much waste (in tonnes) was generated per year from 2010 - 2014? and if possible the breakdown into the two types of waste mentioned above, and each hospital's contribution to this figure. • How much of this waste was recycled? • How much has the NHS spent on waste removal annually for this period? • What method of waste treatment/disposal was used during this period? ex. incineration, landfill, energy from waste, etc. • Who was contracted during this period to remove this waste and how long is the contract signed for? If you require any further explanation on these questions please do not hesitate to contact me. If this has been sent to the wrong contact and there is a more suitable colleague please could you forward this request on.

Date for Response: 11/12/2015 - View 482 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 481
Date Received: 29/09/2015

I need to know how many recorded and confirmed cases there are of Lyme disease that NHS Lothian hold and if possible from which specific area within the remit of NHS Lothian i.e village or town. This is so that if there is a " hot spot" for Lyme disease I can focus on that area. I want to look at a 10 year period, so 2005 to 2015 would be ideal, however if the figures for 2015 are not yet available could we look at 2004 to 2014? The whole spectrum of statistics would be good, gender,age, geographic position etc.

Date for Response: 03/11/2015 - View 481 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 480
Date Received: 29/10/2015

1. The Diabetes Education Scotland website lists what education programmes are available in your Health Board, is the information provided accurate and when was it last updated? Please also state: • whether the programme is targeted at people with newly diagnosed or established diabetes (or both) • the name of each programme (e.g. DAFNE, X-PERT, DESMOND) if not stated on the website • if applicable, whether the programme is targeted at specific groups of people (for example BAME groups). 2. Which of these programmes meet nationally agreed criteria for diabetes structured education set out by NICE and/or are certified by QISMET (Quality Institute for Self Management Education and Training) ? 3. For each structured diabetes education programme on offer, please state how long the current service is planned for and what the funding is for each year the current service is planned for, and where the funding came from [was it the health board, from Scottish Diabetes Group, other funders – please identify]. For example, whether the service has funding for one year, two years, three years etc and how much it is. 4. For each structured diabetes education programme on offer, please state the cost per patient of attending the whole programme. • If possible, this figure should include all costs associated with the provision of the training course; please state if any associated costs are excluded from the per patient cost, and list these additional costs separately. • Please supply all costs exclusive of VAT. • If a per patient cost is not available, please state the total funding allocated to structured diabetes education (including staff and other associated costs) by the Health Board on an annual basis. If any associated costs are excluded from this figure, please list these separately. • Please state if there are any performance management mechanisms that apply if a patient does not attend the full course – for example, if a patient only attends the first session and never returns. 5. For each structured diabetes education programme on offer, how many places were planned for: (i) 2016/17; (ii) 2015/16; (iii) 2014/15; and, (iv) 2013/14? 6. For each structured diabetes education programme on offer, how many people attended the programme in: (i) 2014/15; and (ii) 2013/14? 7. For each structured diabetes education programme on offer, how many people completed the programme in: (i) 2014/15; and (ii) 2013/14? 8. Do any of the structured diabetes education programmes on offer currently have a waiting list, including a breakdown of referrals and enrolled? If so, approximately how long is the waiting list for each programme? 9. How are structured diabetes education programmes promoted to local people with diabetes? For example, through posters and/or leaflets in GP practices/pharmacies, patient champions, online. 10. What processes are in place to ensure that healthcare professionals understand and promote the benefits of structured diabetes education programmes to their patients, in order to improve the quality of the referral process to programmes available locally? For example, encouraging GPs and practice nurses to attend diabetes structured education ‘taster’ sessions, providing skills training in motivational interviewing. 11. Does the MCN have an identified MCN Education Co-ordinater and if so who is it? 12. Does the MCN have an education sub group and if so who is on it? What patient representation and engagement takes place? 13. What plans are in place to deliver the Diabetes Education Strategy for Scotland within the Health Board, what targets have been set, and what increase (% and numbers of people) in education delivery do the MCN plan to deliver for people with Type 1 and Type 2 at each level of education in 2015, 2016, 2017? [http://www.diabetesinscotland.org.uk/Publications/Celebrating%20Diabetes%20Education%20in%20Scotland.pdf%20 page 35] 14. How many adults with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes were offered a structured education course within six months of diagnosis in your Health Board? 15. Year on year since 2006, how much money has the Scottish Diabetes Group disseminate in your Health Board, through its budget to a) the development of localised structured education courses such as TIM in Tayside and what are they, b) the delivery of i) Level 1 ii) Level 2 and ii) Level 3 education and c) on development work such as the APEDS and TAPEDS frameworks? 16. How many adults with Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes who have had diabetes for longer than 2 months have a) never been offered a course and b) not attended a course at Level 3?

Date for Response: 17/12/2015 - View 480 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 479
Date Received: 28/10/2015

I would be grateful if you could provide me with instructions issued to medical staff relating to the use of keyhole surgery operations and any correspondence which covers concerns about the cost of these procedures.

Date for Response: 24/11/2015 - View 479 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 478
Date Received: 27/10/2015

Please find below a request under the Freedom of Information act, along with my contact details. In the past three years, on how many occasions have maternity units within your health boards area had to close to admissions. This could involve full closure, or simply diverting women to maternity units elsewhere. Could this be broken down by i) year ii) which hospital and iii) reason for closure. If possible, could you also include how many people were diverted away for each closure.

Date for Response: 17/11/2015 - View 478 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 477
Date Received: 26/10/2016

How much money is currently owed by patients from other countries who received care or treatment from your health board, but failed to pay the amount owed for it. Could this please be broken down by i) nationality of patient ii) amount owed and iii) year of treatment.

Date for Response: 24/11/2016 - View 477 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 476
Date Received: 13/05/2015

Please can you let me know how much crutches are worth and how many are not returned each year?

Date for Response: 09/11/2015 - View 476 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 475
Date Received: 26/10/2015

In accordance with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I would like to request copies of all Service Improvement Plans and/or Action Plans (together “Plans”) which have been implemented as a result of complaints received regarding the care of patients whilst undergoing treatment or care at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh between 1 January 2011 and 23 October 2015. When supplying copies of these Plans, each should be clearly marked with the implementation date, or the implementation of each part thereof. The Plans should be supplied as scanned copies and emailed to me at this email address.

Date for Response: 24/11/2015 - View 475 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 474
Date Received: 26/10/2015

I amwriting to request the following information. 1. Pleasestate the total number of Health Visitors employed in Health Visitorroles within NHS Lothian (both whole time and part time). 1. Pleaselist location/work base and working hours for each post withinLothian NHS. 2. Howmany hours equates to a whole time post? 3. Howmany Health Visitor posts are currently vacant within Lothian NHS? 4. Givelocation of each unfilled Health Visitor post, working hoursallocated to this post and how long this post has been vacant. 5. Howmany Health Visitors already employed within NHS Lothian have movedto new bases/work locations (either voluntarily or involuntarily) inthe last eight years. a)once? b)twice? c)three times? d)four times? e)five times or more? Pleaseanswer each point with the number of employees moved – e.g.; a)seven employees have moved once, b) six employees have moved twiceetc. 7. Howmany of the Health Visitor relocations in point 6 were a)at the request of NHS Lothian (i.e.; a post NOT applied for by therelocated employee) b)at the request of the relocated employee (i.e.; a post applied forby the relocated employee) 8. Howlong does it take to train a Health Visitor? 8. Howmany trainee Health Visitors are currently 'in the system' trainingand when are these trainees expected to qualify? 9. Givethe age demographic of currently employed Health Visitors working inHealth visitor roles within NHS Lothian in 5 year increments e.g.20-25 year old = 0, 25-30 year old = 3.

Date for Response: 17/11/2015 - View 474 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 473
Date Received: 23/10/2015

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

Date for Response: 27/11/2015 - View 473 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 472
Date Received: 23/10/2015

I request disclosure of data under the freedom of information act. I understand you have 20 working days in which to reply. For each of the past five financial years I would like to know the following; The number of children aged 10 and under who had bariatric surgery. The number of children aged 11 to 16 who had bariatric surgery. The number of people aged 17 and 18 who have had bariatric surgery. For each category I would also like a breakdown of the types of surgery they had.

Date for Response: 12/11/2015 - View 472 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 470
Date Received: 21/10/2015

Please could you provide me with the following: The number of community midwives and health visitors servicing west Edinburgh, including Corstorphine, Davidson mains, cramond, South Gyle, clermiston, South Queensferry, Silverknowes, kirkliston each year between 2007 and 2015? Could you confirm how many births there have been in west Edinburgh in each year of that period? Could you also confirm, for the same period, how many appointments the midwives and health visitors have undertaken? How many health visitors and community midwives are there in total at present in NHS Lothian and how many vacancies are currently open?

Date for Response: 16/11/2015 - View 470 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 469
Date Received: 21/10/2015

The following information request includes “main files” and “see references” files, draft letters, documents as well as e-mails, memos and minutes of meetings relating to the undernoted request. All references are in respect of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh from 1970 to 2007:- 1. Detailed reports of risk assessments for refurbishment or repair work being carried out. 2. Detailed reports made for any refurbishment or repair work being carried out. 3. Detailed reports of risk assessments for refurbishment or repair work being carried out where the removal or disturbance of asbestos materials was carried out. 4. Detailed reports made for any refurbishment or repair work being carried out where the removal or disturbance of asbestos materials was carried out. 5. Asbestos Register for the hospital.

Date for Response: 11/11/2015 - View 469 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 468
Date Received: 21/10/2015

1 Can you tell me what your overall budget for mental health spending was in the financial year 2013/14 2 Can you tell me what your overall budget for mental health spending was in the financial 2014/15; 3 Can you tell me what your overall budget for mental health spending was in the financial year 2015/16; 4 Can you tell me what your overall budget for mental health spending will be in the financial year 2016/17, if you know it. If your budget has changed substantially in any year due to new contracts or any other reason, please do feel free to supply accompanying detail. I would prefer to receive this information electronically.

Date for Response: 14/12/2015 - View 468 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 467
Date Received: 21/10/2015

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, I would be grateful if you could comply with the following request: • Please provide details of how many of the nurses employed by the health board are from outwith the European Economic Area and what percentage of the total this represents. • Please provide details of how many of the nurses from outwith the European Economic Area (a) are earning less than £35,000 per annum, (b) have been working in the United Kingdom for more than six years.

Date for Response: 30/10/2015 - View 467 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 466
Date Received: 21/10/2015

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, I would be grateful if you could comply with the following request: Please provide details of the number of freedom of information requests received in each year since 2011/12 and how many of these were replied to in full within the 20 working day time limit. Please provide details of the number of staff employed to handle freedom of information requests (for example, FOI officers) in each year since 2011/12.

Date for Response: 21/10/2015 - View 466 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 465
Date Received: 21/10/2015

Under the freedom of Information can you please give me the following information for Inchpark Surgery, 10 Marmion Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 5QU: I would like to know their annual sum of money given by NHS Lothian to provide their service, broken down by each component part e.g. out of hours service. I would like a detailed explanation of each component part i.e. what does it cover including any timescales, limitations, exceptions In other words I want to know the full nature and costs of the contract/agreement NHS Lothian has with this Surgery.

Date for Response: 10/11/2015 - View 465 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 464
Date Received: 19/10/2015

Within your health trust how many patients are currently [within the past 6 months] being treated for Colorectal Cancer? Of these how many are treated with the following therapies; Bevacizumab Cetuximab Panitumumab Aflibercept Oxaliplatin Irinotecan 5-Fluorouracil Irinotecan with 5-fluorouracil (5FU) and folinic acid [FOLFIRI] Oxaliplatin with 5-fluorouracil (5FU) and folinic acid [FOLFOX] Capecitabine and oxalipatin (CAPOX / XELOX) Capecitabine and irinitecan (CAPIRI)

Date for Response: 06/11/2015 - View 464 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 463
Date Received: 19/10/2015

Please can you supply the number of Females in West Lothian who have been subjected to Female Genital Mutilation

Date for Response: 02/11/2015 - View 463 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 462
Date Received: 19/10/2015

1.Can you tell me please how many alcohol brief interventions (ABIs) have been made in GP surgeries in each of the following years – 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2011-12 and 2010-11. 2. Can you tell me how many alcohol brief interventions (ABIs) have been made in emergency departments in each of the following years – 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2011-12 and 2010-11. 3. Can you tell me how many alcohol brief interventions (ABIs) have been made in maternity wards in each of the following years – 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2011-12 and 2010-11. 4.Can you please provide a breakdown of the ages and genders of those given ABIs – including the exact ages of any children under 18 and the rest in 10 year age brackets, eg 20-29 years old, 30-39 etc. 5.Can you please provide a breakdown of the types of conditions patients came in with, before receiving an ABI from the NHS. 6.Can you also provide the criteria the health board uses before deciding whether to give someone an ANI during an appointment.

Date for Response: 09/11/2015 - View 462 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 461
Date Received: 19/10/2015

I am writing to request, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, a copy of your NHS Board's operating protocol in support of warfarin users to self test their International Normalized Ratio (INR); or confirmation that no protocol exists or is in operation within your NHS Board area.

Date for Response: 29/10/2015 - View 461 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 460
Date Received: 16/10/2015

This is a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. I would be grateful if you could please send me information regarding mental health treatments: 1. How many people (aged over 18) received a mental health treatment outside their normal health board area of residence in each year since 2010 a. As inpatients b. As day and outpatients 2. How many people (aged up to the age of 18) received a mental health treatment outside their normal health board area of residence in each year since 2010 a. As inpatients b. As day and outpatients

Date for Response: 10/11/2015 - View 460 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 459
Date Received: 16/10/2015

This is a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. I would be grateful if you could please send me information regarding bed availability: 1. How many hospital beds have existed in your health board in each year since 2011/12: a. In the hospital sites of your health board b. In GP surgeries (aggregate total) c. Other 2. What has been the occupancy rate in each year since 2011/12 a. In the hospital sites of your health board b. In GP surgeries (aggregate total) c. Other 3. What has been the occupancy rate of inpatient hospital wards in each year since 2011-12 broken down by specialization?

Date for Response: 05/11/2015 - View 459 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 458
Date Received: 16/10/2015

This is a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. I would be grateful if you could please send me information regarding food banks: 1. How many people did your health board refer to food banks in each quarter since 2011-12 (including from primary and secondary care)? 2. Of the referrals in question 1 how many referrals (if one referral was a family) related to children under 18?

Date for Response: 10/11/2015 - View 458 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 457
Date Received: 16/10/2015

I would like to request information on the trust agency locum spend for the past financial year. Please could you provide me the locum spend for doctor’s only. It would be helpful if you could break it down into each specialty and then further into each grade (SHO, Registrar, Consultant).

Date for Response: 05/11/2015 - View 457 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 456
Date Received: 15/10/2015

I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act. 1. The number of sick days taken by clinical staff for the reason of mental ill health in a) 2011, b) 2012, c) 2013, c) 2014. 2. The number of sick days taken by all NHS staff for the reason of mental ill health in a) 2011, b) 2012, c) 2013, d) 2014.

Date for Response: 09/11/2015 - View 456 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 455
Date Received: 15/10/2015

he following information request includes “main files” and “see references” files, draft letters, documents as well as e-mails, memos and minutes of meetings relating to the undernoted request. All references are in respect of Wards 1 and 2 and the basement area under these wards where the archived medical records were located at the Bangour Village Hospital from 1969 to 1995:- 1. Detailed reports of risk assessments for refurbishment or repair work being carried out. 2. Detailed reports made for any refurbishment or repair work being carried out. 3. Detailed reports of risk assessments for refurbishment or repair work being carried out where the removal or disturbance of asbestos materials was carried out. 4. Detailed reports made for any refurbishment or repair work being carried out where the removal or disturbance of asbestos materials was carried out. 5. Asbestos Register for Wards 1 and 2 and archived medical records department in basement.

Date for Response: 09/11/2015 - View 455 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 454
Date Received: 14/10/2015

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I seek to understand the expenditure on / procurement budget for the years 2010-2014 (inclusive) for NHS Lothian, awarded to each of the following areas: i. Telehealth ii. Telecare iii. Digitally-enabled services for health and/or social care provision (if this includes a number of different elements then please include the breakdown into whichever categories you break it into)

Date for Response: 18/11/2015 - View 454 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 453
Date Received: 14/10/2015

1. How many incidents were reported to the board in EACH of the last three calendar years that involved faulty equipment/ equipment failure? 2. How many of these incidents (from question 1) resulted in injury or ill health in EACH of the last three calendar years? Please break the figures down to show what type of equipment was involved in each incident and the nature of the injury or ill health that occurred. Please also provide details of the hospital where each incident occurred. 3. How many of these incidents (from question 1) resulted in death in EACH of the last three calendar years? Please break the figures down to show what type of equipment was involved in each incident and the hospital where the incident occurred. 4. How many near misses were reported to the board in EACH of the last three calendar years that involved faulty equipment/ equipment failure? Please provide details of the equipment that was found to be faulty and what hospital/medical facility it was being used in at the time the fault was discovered.

Date for Response: 09/11/2015 - View 453 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 452
Date Received: 14/10/2015

1. The amount of money spent on the treatment of HIV& AIDS over the past 3 years, with a breakdown of money spent in each financial year in this period. 2. The average amount of money spent per patient on the treatment of HIV & AIDS. 3. The number of patients being treated for HIV & AIDS in the following groups : A-Homosexuals, B- IV Drug Addicts and C- Sex Workers. 4. The amount per spent on treatment for HIV & AIDS for the groups referred to in number 3. 5. The average amount of money spent on treatment per patient for the groups referred to in number 3.

Date for Response: 10/12/2015 - View 452 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 451
Date Received: 14/10/2015

I would like to make the following request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 in relation to cancer treatment in NHS Lothian, where no timescales are given I would appreciate information for the past 3 to 5 years. My preferred method of contact is by email and my contact details are under noted. 1. The average life expectancy from date of diagnosis, for patients diagnosed with 1. Lung Cancer, 2. Breast Cancer & 3 Cervical Cancer. 2. The survival rates for the cancers noted in question 1. 3. The number of patients treated for the cancer in question one in the financial year 2014-2015. 4. The number of deaths in the financial year 2014-2015, for the cancer noted in question 1 5. The total cost of treatment of the cancers noted in question 1, in the financial year 2014-2015. 6. The average cost of treatment per patient of the cancers noted in question 1. 7. The average cost of Cancer treatment per patient for 1. Males 18-40 , 2. Male 40 +, 3. Females 18-40 and 4.Females 40 +. 8. The survival rates for the groups referred to in question 7. 9. The number of NHS staff treated for Cancer in the last 5 years. 10. The survival rates of NHS staff treat for Cancer in the last 5 years. 11. The average cost of treatment per member of NHS staff treated in the last 5 years. 12. The number of complaints received relating to the Western General Hospital Edinburgh , in relation to cancer treatment. 13. The number of Doctors at the Western General Hospital that have been censured or suspended by the GMC. 14. The individual salaries of staff involved in cancer treatment at the Western General Hospital. 15. The number of private patients, treated at the Western General Hospital for Cancer. In addition I would like details in relation to how I can obtain information relating to the treatment of Cancer in the whole of Scotland. I looking forward to hearing from you in due course.

Date for Response: 10/12/2015 - View 451 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 450
Date Received: 14/11/2015

I would be grateful if you could answer the following Freedom of Information request: For NHS Lothian, how many patients in total over the last three years have been referred for allergy-related reasons to hospitals or other medical facilities outside of Scotland? If possible, also state how many of the patients are adults and how many are children; and the location and name of the hospital/clinic they have been referred to. Please also break the numbers down for each of the last three years.

Date for Response: 09/11/2015 - View 450 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 449
Date Received: 12/10/2015

Under the freedom of Information Act 2000 I would like to request the following information: 1. How much money has been paid out to staff working at your board through compensation claims following accidents/injuries at work during the period outlined below? Please provide this information broken down by the following financial years (with the totals for each financial year included). 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 I am not requesting information for the year that the incident occurred, but the year that the payment was made. This information request relates to any staff employed by your board, and where the injury took place on the premises. 2. Please provide the separate amounts paid out for each case, and any detail you hold relating to the reason behind the claim (i.e detail of the injury and year). 3. I would also like a full list of injuries/accidents staff at your health board have recorded at work broken down for the last five years (the same financial years listed above) - including those where a compensation claim was not made. If you cannot provide this information/can only provide partial information - I would still like the total numbers of accidents and injuries reported over the last five financial years (listed above). 4. For the last five financial years, please provide the number of injuries reported, broken down by the professions listed below (this relates to the information in 3. - so regardless of whether a compensation claim was made.) - doctors/consultants/surgeons - nurses - Other medical staff - e.g. physiotherapists - non-medical staff For this part of my request (4.) I would like the combined total, not broken down by year.

Date for Response: 06/11/2015 - View 449 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 447
Date Received: 12/10/2015

1.Can you tell me please how many face to face consultations in total GPs in the health board provided in each of the following years – 2014-15, 2013-14 and 2012-13. 2.Can you tell me how many telephone consultations GPs held in each of these three years. 3.Please break down for each surgery the number of face to face and telephone consultations in each year. 4.Please provide examples of what kinds of patients would receive telephone consultations and the average time they would usually last.

Date for Response: 05/11/2015 - View 447 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 446
Date Received: 12/10/2015

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: 06/11/2015 - View 446 Response

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