Freedom of Information 2016

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 5502
Date Received: 09/10/2016

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I request copies of the following: For the past five years, up to and including the date 1/10/15 (broken down by year). Formal complaints from members of staff about the quality of food served at hospitals under your jurisdiction. For these instances, details of the complaint including the date the complaint was made, what food was being complained about, a copy of the complaint and the staff level of the person who made the complaint. For these instances, whether any action was taken by the hospital to address the complaint

Date for Response: 24/11/2016 - View 5502 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1457
Date Received: 07/02/2017

In the last five years, please list each outbreak the trust has declared due to the following organisms: - Vancomycin-resistant enterococci - Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) - Extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBLs) producing Gram-negative bacteria -Carbapenem resistant enterobacteriaceae -Carbapenemase producing organism -Drug resistant Acinetobacter -Drug resistant pseudomonas For each case please specify -The organism causing the outbreak (eg for carbapenemase producing organisms specify Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase) -Date the outbreak was declared and date it was declared over -Number of confirmed cases and number of probable cases -Description of control measures, eg whether wards were closed, patients put in isolation rooms, hydrogen peroxide vapour used to clean rooms etc. For ward closures please give details of ward type and size (eg 30-bed renal ward) -Whether the outbreak was reported to Public Health England, and if so, the date it was reported -Date audit report, outbreak investigation, infection control committee report (or equivalent report) was published -Number of bed days lost -Number of patient deaths If all this information is recorded in the audit report/ infection control committee report (or equivalent report) then please simply attach this document for each outbreak

Date for Response: 01/03/2017 - View 1457 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1456
Date Received: 07/02/2017

1) How many women have been transferred out of the NHS board area to access neonatal facilities, broken down by year from 2011 – 2016? 2) How many women have been transferred out of Scotland to access neonatal facilities, broken down by year from 2011 – 2016? Please treat each question (1-2) as a separate request.

Date for Response: 01/03/2017 - View 1456 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1362
Date Received: 22/12/2016

Please can you advise the number of Freedom of Information requests and Environmental Information Regulations requests that received responses citing s.12 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act or reg.8 of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations for the last 3 years (2014, 2015 and 2016). Can you further advise: i) If the information requested was refused entirely or in part ii) If a fee notice was issued (where applicable) iii) If the request was dropped/withdrawn following the issue of a fee request.

Date for Response: 23/12/2016 - View 1362 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1336
Date Received: 08/12/2016

Please disclose a) the total number of staff who departed on severance packages incorporating a “non-disclosure” clause/compromise agreement b) the total cost to the health board of these packages. In addition, for each package signed off, please provide as much detail as possible on: - when it was signed off - the value of the package - the hospital and/or department involved

Date for Response: 10/01/2017 - View 1336 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1334
Date Received: 08/12/2016

1. How many people in the Health Board are: a. Diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (M.E.)? b. Estimated to have M.E.? 2. Are there specialist local services for people with M.E. commissioned within the Health Board? If yes: a. What services are commissioned? b. How much does it cost annually to run each service? 3. What other local services are people with M.E. directed to after diagnosis? 4. Have people diagnosed with M.E. in the locality been referred to out-of-area specialist M.E. services? If any: a. How many were referred? b. What was the overall cost to the Health Board for the out-of-area provision of specialist services for people with M.E.?

Date for Response: 12/01/2017 - View 1334 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1333
Date Received: 06/12/2016

In addition to the annual figures you provided, I should have asked for a corresponding percentage of the figure of the board's entire annual healthcare budget, in order to see whether the amount the trust/board has been allocating towards mental health care has increased/decreased/remained the same (my understanding is that even if a figure is increasing year on year, this may not mean the amount is increasing in real terms). I only need the percentage for the last three years; 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16.

Date for Response: 09/12/2016 - View 1333 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1331
Date Received: 06/12/2016

In addition to the annual figures you provided, I should have asked for a corresponding percentage of the figure of the board's entire annual healthcare budget, in order to see whether the amount the trust/board has been allocating towards mental health care has increased/decreased/remained the same (my understanding is that even if a figure is increasing year on year, this may not mean the amount is increasing in real terms). I only need the percentage for the last three years; 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16.

Date for Response: 09/12/2016 - View 1331 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1325
Date Received: 06/12/2016

I am conducting research on the NHS bank usage. Please could you provide separately for each of the 4 staff groups below; a. Doctors b. Nurses c. AHP/HSS d. Other inc A&C 1) Do you have an internal or external bank? (external i.e. NHS Professionals) 2) Do you run a weekly payroll for the bank? 3) If a weekly payroll is used, how much does this cost to administer? 4) Bank spend for 15/16, if an external bank is used, the external costs for that staff groups? 5) Do the answers to question 5, include employer costs i.e. employers NI, employers pension? 6) What are the total amount of hours paid to bank workers in 15/16? 7) How many bank workers worked during 15/16? 8) How many of the bank workers also held a substance contract in 15/16? 9) What software and who is the provider do you use to manage your bank workers? 10) How much did you pay in 15/16 to the software provider to manage your bank workers? 11) What is the contractual end date of the bank software provider?

Date for Response: 30/12/2016 - View 1325 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1323
Date Received: 06/12/2016

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, I would be grateful if you could comply with the following request: 1. Of those patients who experienced delayed discharge and were discharged in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16, how many were delayed due to health and social care reasons for (a) 1-3 months, (b) 3-6 months (c) 6-9 months, (d) 9-12 months, (e) 12-18 months, (f) 18-24 months, and (g) over 24 months. 2. What was the longest any patient discharged in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16 was delayed due to a delayed discharge based on health and social care reasons 3. Of those patients currently experiencing delayed discharge due to health and social care reasons, how many have been delayed for (a) 1-3 months, (b) 3-6 months (c) 6-9 months, (d) 9-12 months, (e) 12-18 months, (f) 18-24 months, and (g) over 24 months. 4. What is the longest any patient currently experiencing delayed discharge due to health and social care reasons has been delayed. Thank you in anticipation for your assistance and I look forward to your response.

Date for Response: 26/12/2016 - View 1323 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1322
Date Received: 05/12/2016

• The number psychiatric care units are there in Scotland. • A breakdown of the Ambulance response time from 2007 to current year. • A breakdown of the total spend of Social care from 2007 to current year.

Date for Response: 05/12/2016 - View 1322 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1321
Date Received: 05/12/2016

• A breakdown of the number of district nurses from 2007 to current year by each Health Board.

Date for Response: 28/12/2016 - View 1321 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1320
Date Received: 05/12/2016

The Total value of stolen medical equipment from 2007 to current year.

Date for Response: 30/12/2016 - View 1320 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1319
Date Received: 05/12/2016

• Total breakdown of funding for psychiatric care from 2007 to current year broken down by each Health Board.

Date for Response: 28/12/2016 - View 1319 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1318
Date Received: 05/12/2016

• The total number consultants that are currently on 9-1 hour contract • A total breakdown on the number of consultants who are on 9-1-hour contract from 2007 to current year.

Date for Response: 23/12/2016 - View 1318 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1317
Date Received: 05/12/2016

How many children’s / paediatric operations have been undertaken within the last year in the trust? Within the trust, which of the hospitals undertake paediatric surgeries? Of these surgeries, how many required the patient to be in the Prone / Face Down Position?

Date for Response: 30/12/2016 - View 1317 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1315
Date Received: 02/12/2016

How much in pounds was spent on the provision of papers towels for the drying of hands in premises operated by the health board, used by NHS staff and the public, each year in the past five years? How much in pounds was spent on the provision of hand wash in premises operated by the health board, used by NHS staff and the public, each year in the past five years?

Date for Response: 23/12/2016 - View 1315 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1314
Date Received: 02/12/2016

For each year since 2010: 1. How many people have been admitted to hospital with signs of malnutrition? 2. Provide break down of hospitals where they were admitted. 3. Provide break down of ages of people admitted.

Date for Response: 02/12/2016 - View 1314 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1313
Date Received: 02/12/2016

Request for Information under Freedom of Information Act I would be most grateful if you would provide me, under the Freedom of Information Act, details in respect of the following framework agreement(s)/contract(s): • Suppliers who applied for inclusion on each framework/contract below and were successful & not successful at the PQQ & ITT stages.* • Contract values of each framework/contract (& any sub lots), year to date • Start date & duration of framework • Is there an extension clause in the framework(s)/contract(s) and, if so, the duration of the extension? • Has a decision been made yet on whether the framework(s)/contract(s) are being either extended or renewed? *For clarity, the details of the successful and unsuccessful suppliers are kept in the strictest confidence by 7House. These details are used only to contact and support suppliers regarding their bidding activity for the contracts listed below. Framework Agreement Contract United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Radioactive materials Date of Contract Date Published: 23 May 2015 23/05/2015 S99 - - Supplies - Contract notice - Open procedure United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Radioactive materials 2015/S 099-179188 Contract notice Supplies Directive 2004/18/EC Section I: Contracting authority I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s) NHS Lothian Procurement Headquarters, Lothian Health Board, Pentland House, 47 Robb's Loan Contact point(s): Procurement For the attention of: Colin Munro EH14 1TY Edinburgh United Kingdom Telephone: +44 1314657822 Internet address(es): General address of the contracting authority: http://www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/ Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00326 Electronic access to information: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s) Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s) Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s) I.2)Type of the contracting authority Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions I.3)Main activity Health I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no Section II: Object of the contract II.1)Description II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Brachytherapy I-125 Radioactive Seeds and Consumables. II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance Supplies Purchase Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Oncology Physics, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, EH4 2XU. NUTS code UKM25 II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS) The notice involves a public contract II.1.4)Information on framework agreement II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s) This tender is submitted on behalf of the Edinburgh Cancer Centre, Western General Hospital for the procurement of I-125 seeds and consumables used in the treatment of prostate cancer using LDR Brachytherapy. Edinburgh Cancer Centre Oncology department provides a LDR Brachytherapy service comprising of approximately 60 LDR Monotherapy Brachytherapy procedures per year, the LDR Prostate Brachytherapy is performed in a one step procedure. In addition, they also perform approximately 80 Prostate Biopsies per year. We anticipate the current numbers may change in the future due to recent results from the ASCENDE-RT clinical trial which indicates better outcomes when External Beam Radiotherapy (EBRT) is used in combination with LDR Brachytherapy for patients with intermediate or high risk disease. Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=398759 The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems. I trust that this is acceptable, and look forward to hearing from you over the next 20 working days. Should you need to contact me feel free on the communication lines below.

Date for Response: 23/12/2016 - View 1313 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1311
Date Received: 01/12/2016

Could the health board provide the largest amount paid for an agency nurse for one shift in: • 2013-14; • 2014-15; • 2015-16?

Date for Response: 23/12/2016 - View 1311 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1309
Date Received: 01/12/2016

During the month of 1 – 30 September 2016, or the most recent month for which statistics are available, how many Edinburgh residents had to access GP services as “temporary residents”? As at 30 September 2016 or the most recent month end for which statistics are available, how many GP practices in Edinburgh are closed or restricted to new patients, and what proportion of the whole does this figure constitute? As at 30 September 2016 or the most recent month end for which statistics are available, how many patients were registered with a GP “outwith” their residential address?

Date for Response: 06/12/2016 - View 1309 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1308
Date Received: 01/12/2016

Can you tell me the hourly rate the Estates Departments would charge for estates tradesmen carrying out minor works within hospitals and health properties in Lothian? For example, Plumbers? Painters? Electricians? Engineers? Joiners? Maintenance assistants?

Date for Response: 23/12/2016 - View 1308 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1307
Date Received: 30/11/2016

Could the health board provide the total number and a summary of each ‘adverse event’ which occurred within geriatric/ elderly/ dementia in-patient wards in all hospitals in each year from 2011 to present?

Date for Response: 30/12/2016 - View 1307 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1306
Date Received: 29/11/2016

The table in appendix 1 of this document gives the total spend on medical agency locums by your health board for 2015/16. http://www.nhsdg.scot.nhs.uk/About_Us/NHS_Board_Papers_and_Reports/2016/2016.10.03_NHS_Public_Meeting_Papers.pdf Can you please break down the amount you spent on medical agency locums with each agency or individual recipient of the money under this spending category. For each entry please state: Name of the agency/individual How much they received in total for 2015/16. How much of this payment was for commission and VAT.

Date for Response: 29/12/2016 - View 1306 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1305
Date Received: 29/11/2016

Please can you provide a summary of the top ten invoices by value for medical agency locums submitted to your health board in 2015/16. This should state the name of the agency or company which received the payment, the value of the invoice, when it was submitted and what the invoice was for (e.g supply of consultant pathologist for 24 hours on call)

Date for Response: 23/12/2016 - View 1305 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1304
Date Received: 29/11/2016

How much in pounds was spent on the provision of toilet paper in premises operated by the health board, used by NHS staff and the public, each year in the past five years?

Date for Response: 05/12/2016 - View 1304 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1303
Date Received: 29/11/2016

POST - For the years 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17 (so far) could the health board provide: • How many letters (total number and percentage of total) are sent to patients via second class post? • How many letters (total number and percentage of total) are sent to patients via first class post? • How many letters (total number and percentage of total) are delivered to patients via taxi/ other urgent method?

Date for Response: 28/12/2016 - View 1303 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1302
Date Received: 29/11/2016

How much in pounds was spent on the provision of toilet paper in premises operated by the health board, used by NHS staff and the public, each year in the past five years?

Date for Response: 05/12/2016 - View 1302 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1301
Date Received: 28/11/2016

1) What is the standard hourly rate of pay for an out-of-hours GP shift within the NHS Board area? 2) What is the enhanced hourly rate of pay for an out-of-hours GP shift during the festive period, here defined as December 19 to January 3. 3) What is the enhanced hourly rate of pay for an out-of-hours GP shift during public holidays? For example Christmas Day/ New Year's Day. Please provide a breakdown of these figures for the last five years (2011-15 inclusive).

Date for Response: 28/12/2016 - View 1301 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1300
Date Received: 28/11/2016

1) Please could you tell me how many GP practices within your health board area are operating with restrictions to their patient lists. Specify what the restrictions are where possible e.g. 25 patients can register per week/ registration only possibly on a Tuesday. 2) Please could you tell me how many GP practices there are in your area where the health board has had to take over the running of the practice to assist GPs. 3) Please confirm the number of GP practices in your area.

Date for Response: 23/12/2016 - View 1300 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1299
Date Received: 28/11/2016

1. Did you use Priory Medical Group (which includes The Priory Hospitals and Life Works) in the period Sep 2015 to Sep 2016 to provide care for NHS mental health patients within your area? 2. If yes how much in total did you pay them during that period? 3. And how many patients did they treat on your behalf? 4. Are you using any other private company in the same capacity over the same time span? If so, how much did you pay them?

Date for Response: 23/12/2016 - View 1299 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1298
Date Received: 28/11/2016

I would like to access information with regard to HCV testing offered by your institution; this testing will likely be performed in microbiology/infectious diseases/virology laboratories. The questions below are mostly multiple choice tick box questions/answers and I believe that this information will be readily available and not time consuming to complete. 1. Do you currently offer a clinical testing service for HCV?  Yes, In-house service  Yes, Send-out to another laboratory  No If you have selected send-out testing above, to which laboratory do you send samples for HCV testing? 2. What type of clinical HCV testing do you offer?  HCV Antibody testing  HCV RNA testing  HCV Genotyping  HCV Drug resistance testing  Other. Please Specify: 3. If you are offering HCV antibody testing as well as HCV RNA testing, what is the laboratory algorithm used for testing?  RNA testing is automatically performed as a reflex test dependant on the Antibody result  The HCV antibody result is reported to the clinician and RNA testing is only performed when specifically requested by the clinician

Date for Response: 06/12/2016 - View 1298 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1296
Date Received: 28/11/2016

To ask the number of incidents of fraud recorded in 2016 and for each of the last five years, including what type of fraud was committed, and whether the person responsible was later convicted.

Date for Response: 23/12/2016 - View 1296 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1295
Date Received: 28/11/2016

To ask how much has been collected in parking charges from NHS board property in 2016 and for each of the last five years.

Date for Response: 28/11/2016 - View 1295 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1294
Date Received: 25/11/2016

Could the health board provide the number of incidents of violence (broken down into physical and verbal attacks if possible) against staff each month in: • 2013-14; • 2014-15; • 2015-16; • 2016-17 so far?

Date for Response: 12/12/2016 - View 1294 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1293
Date Received: 25/11/2016

1. The number of anti obesity / weight loss medications prescribed to patients during 2013, 2014 and 2015, broken down by year, type of drug, number of prescriptions and number of patients prescribed to. 2. The total cost of prescribing anti obesity / weight loss medications during the above years, broken down by drug. 3. The number of weight loss operations / procedures carried out during the above years.

Date for Response: 19/12/2016 - View 1293 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1291
Date Received: 25/11/2016

Could the Health Board please provide the following: • The number of Communications and Public Relations staff employed by the Board; • The total wage cost for all Communications and Public Relations staff employed by the Board; • The Health Board’s total budget for Communications and Public Relations; • A breakdown of the total Communications and Public Relations budget? ICO reference

Date for Response: 19/12/2016 - View 1291 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1290
Date Received: 25/11/2016

Can you please provide the name and email of your Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) or the persons who holds the equivalent roles in your Trust?

Date for Response: 06/12/2016 - View 1290 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1288
Date Received: 24/11/2016

1. How many attacks on NHS staff have been recorded in each year since 2010/11 in your health board? (Please include all staff: medical, clinical, support, etc.) 2. How many of these violent attacks were escalated as a final point to: a. Police intervention b. Court proceedings

Date for Response: 12/12/2016 - View 1288 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1287
Date Received: 24/11/2016

• The number of hospital employees that have reported being attacked by a member of the public/patient at work in the years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013,2014,2015 and 2016. Please include a breakdown per job role including nurses, doctors and care assistants. • The number of hospital employees that have been treated after being attacked by a member of the public/patient at work in the years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013,2014,2015 and 2016. Please include a breakdown per job role including nurses, doctors and care assistants. • In both of the above responses could you include a breakdown showing the nature of attacks.

Date for Response: 12/12/2016 - View 1287 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1285
Date Received: 24/11/2016

How many breastfeeding peer supporters were trained by NHS Lothian in 2011/2012, 2013/2014, 2015/2016. And how many mothers accessed help from a peer supporter in those years, broken down in same way so 2011/2012, 2013/2014 and 2015/2016.

Date for Response: 15/12/2016 - View 1285 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1284
Date Received: 23/11/2016

Under Freedom of Information legislation I would like to ask: • How many complaints has NHS Lothian received from staff about a colleague so far in 2016/17? How many of those relate to bullying or harassment? • How many complaints did NHS Lothian receive from staff about a colleague in 2015/16? How many of those related to bullying or harassment? • How many complaints has NHS Lothian received from staff about a manager so far in 2016/17? How many of those relate to bullying or harassment? • How many complaints did NHS Lothian receive from staff about a manager in 2015/16? How many of those related to bullying or harassment? • How many complaints has NHS Lothian received from staff in its maternity department about a manager so far in 2016/17? How many of those relate to bullying or harassment? • How many complaints has NHS Lothian received from staff in its maternity department about a colleague so far in 2016/17? How many of those relate to bullying or harassment? • How many complaints did NHS Lothian receive from staff in its maternity department about a colleague in 2015/16? How many of those related to bullying or harassment? • How many complaints did NHS Lothian receive from staff in its maternity department about a manager in 2015/16? How many of those were related to bullying or harassment?

Date for Response: 15/12/2016 - View 1284 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1282
Date Received: 23/11/2016

For the last five years, and including your most up to date records, how many "avoidable deaths" or "preventable deaths" have occurred at your hospitals?

Date for Response: 23/12/2016 - View 1282 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1280
Date Received: 21/11/2016

-The number of children (aged 16 and under) treated for drug addictions in the last five years. Could this please be broken down by year, age (or age range if easier) and drug (if possible). -The number of children (aged 16 and under) treated for alcohol addictions in the last five years. Could this please be broken down by year and age (or age range if easier). -What services are offered to children who suffer from additions to drugs or alcohol?

Date for Response: 12/12/2016 - View 1280 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1279
Date Received: 22/11/2016

-The number of babies born to mothers known to have abused drugs in the last five years. -The number of babies born to mothers known to have abused alcohol in the last five years. -The number of babies born suffering from neonatal withdrawal symptoms in the last five years.

Date for Response: 15/12/2016 - View 1279 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1278
Date Received: 22/11/2016

In regards to the Freedom of Information Act 2000, Please may I request a copy of your organisation’s structural chart. What I am looking for , is to see who is in charge of which departments for example the head of Commissioning, Continuing HealthCare, Governance, Quality, Health and Safety, Coding etc.

Date for Response: 29/11/2016 - View 1278 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1277
Date Received: 22/11/2016

Water hygiene and the measures taken to prevent infection from waterborne pathogens. 1. Number of failed microbiological samples per head of patient population and what pathogen (Legionella, Pseudomonas etc.) caused the failed sample. 2. Number of point-of-use filters used per annum to prevent waterborne bacteria exiting the water system and threatening patient safety. 3. A breakdown of the application for which each filter type is used broken down as follows: a. Shower b. Tap c. Birth Pool / Burn Tub d. Other 4. An explanation of the typical measures taken to prevent infection from the washbasin waste.

Date for Response: 20/12/2016 - View 1277 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1275
Date Received: 21/11/2016

a) total drug spend for financial years 2014-15, and 2015-16 b) total Off-tariff drug spend for financial years 2014-15, and 2015-16 c) total Homecare drug spend for financial years 2014-15, and 2015-16

Date for Response: 19/12/2016 - View 1275 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1274
Date Received: 21/11/2016

1. Has the Health Board gathered information on obesity in its area? YES/NO 1.1. If YES – please forward a copy of the information and any analysis 1.2. If NO – does it intend to do this in the near future? YES/NO 2. Does it have an Action Plan on Obesity? YES/NO 2.1. If YES – please forward a copy and 2.1.1. Are plans in place to monitor progress? YES/NO If YES – please state review period ………….. If NO – please state how progress will be monitored 2.2.2. If NO – Action Plan. Is such a plan being considered? YES/NO If YES – then please state when this is anticipated …………… 3. In the most recent year - Has the Health Board quantified medical costs resulting from obesity? YES/NO 3.1. If YES – please specify …………. 3.2. On medical grounds - Has obesity resulted in any operations or procedures been denied? YES/NO 3.2.1. If YES please detail the medical reasons underpinning such action 3.2.2 If NO – has any such action ever been considered? ………….. 3.3. Does the Health Board sanction obesity reduction operations? YES/NO 3.3.1. If YES - Please detail the nature of the procedures. 3.3.2. Please quantify and state the annual costs …………. 4. Has the Health Board invested in patient lifting equipment/strengthened beds? YES/NO 4.1. If YES – please specify the equipment and the cost BEDS / LIFTING EQUIPMENT Numbers ………… …………………. Cost ………… …………………. 5. Has any health board staff been injured/incapacitated as a result of lifting patients? Total Days Lost 5.1. If YES – please quantify in total days lost due to such injuries ……………….. 6. Given this is research into the effects and costs of looming OBESITY CRISIS please supply copies of any other information the Board has compiled on this matter.

Date for Response: 12/12/2016 - View 1274 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1273
Date Received: 21/11/2016

Your annual spend on Oral Nutritional Supplements in relation to the national spend per 1000 patients.

Date for Response: 06/12/2016 - View 1273 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1272
Date Received: 21/11/2016

We are looking for the total number of all NHS staff working in the Lothian area in the following departments. When providing the total number of staff can you please provide us with the total number of EU nationals and the total number of British Nationals employed by NHS Lothian. • Administrative Services Technical, Managerial, Secretarial and Clerical professions including IT, Finance, Medical Records and Service Administration delivered in both office and health care settings. • Allied Health Professions Services include Radiography, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language and Occupational Therapies and deliver direct patient care, rehabilitation, treatment, diagnostics and health improvement to patients in Hospital and community settings. • Ancillary These posts are migrating to other AfC categories. • Executive Level The individuals at the highest level of NHS management including Chief Executive, Executive and Non-Executive Directors. • Health Science Services The Professional, Scientific, Technical and Healthcare Support workers within Laboratories, hospital and community settings who perform diagnostic tests and deliver therapeutic services such as renal dialysis or cardiovascular perfusion. • Medical & Dental Doctors and Dentists working within Hospital and Community Settings. • Medical & Dental Support The professions which support Doctors and Dentists including Physician Assistants, Operating Department Practitioners, dental nurses and Dental technicians. • Nursing & Midwifery Registered Nurses and Midwives, Nursing Assistants and healthcare support workers who deliver direct patient care in hospital and community settings. • Other Anything not covered by the NHS Agenda for Change groupings • Other Therapeutic A range disciplines which deliver therapies and health care including Pharmacy, Optometry and Psychology in hospital and community settings. • Personal & Social Care inc. Health Promotion, Hospital Chaplaincy, Social Work • Senior Managers The individuals of NHS management including Head of Services and Service Managers. • Support Services The services common to any large organisation and include Mechanical, Electrical and Engineering professions, Porters, Domestics, Catering and a laundry services and Security, Decontamination and Transport Services.

Date for Response: 13/12/2016 - View 1272 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1271
Date Received: 17/11/2016

Mentla Helath Admissions - Under the freedom of information Act I would like to request information on the number of admissions and re-admissions within NHS Lothian Psychiatric wards. I would also like the number of admission and re-admission rates of those who presented at A&E due to a mental illness. I would like this to be for a 1 year period, which ever is the most recent data you hold. I would like the information to be broken down into the following categories: age, gender and ethnicity. I would also like information on the number of people who could not continue to be detained under the principle of reciprocity. I would also like information on the number of people who could not be treated under the principle of reciprocity. By this I mean if a person does not respond to treatment for their mental illness then under the principle of reciprocity a person cannot be treated under the Mental Health (care and treatment) (Scotland) Act (2003). Again I am looking for information withing a 1 year period, whichever is the most recent data you hold.

Date for Response: 13/12/2016 - View 1271 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1270
Date Received: 17/11/2016

Can I ask how much has been spent on cyber-security in the last five years?

Date for Response: 15/12/2016 - View 1270 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1269
Date Received: 18/11/2016

1. How many qualified Operating Department Professionals do you currently have? How many are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), how many with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and how many are unregistered? 2. Do any other staff cover the same role/s as ODPs? What are their job titles, qualifications, pay bands and how many of each of these do you currently have. How many of these staff are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), how many with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and how many are unregistered? 3. Have you recategorised (or do you expect to recategorise) any staff as ODPs? If so, can you identify the relevant job titles, qualifications, pay and bands and indicate how many of each have been or would be recategorised - and when? 4. What is the age profile of staff in each of the categories providing operating department services covered by questions 1, 2 and 3 above? 5. What level of vacancies is there for ODPs and for any other staff covered by questions 1, 2 and 3 above? 6. How many ODPs are identified as required in your board workforce plan? 7. What duties do the staff who are not qualified ODPs undertake? 8. How many staff are you supporting to undertake education to acquire the ODP qualifications? Will this be sufficient to fully cover the service in future? 9. What other steps are you taking to ensure that you have sufficient qualified ODP and other staff to maintain operating department services? In particular how will you ensure sufficient trained staff in the absence of a dedicated course provided in Scotland?

Date for Response: 15/12/2016 - View 1269 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1268
Date Received: 18/11/2016

How much money did your health board spent on its non-smoking advertisement – specifically that which refers to not being able to smoke anymore in and around hospital grounds. - This counts for all posters, billboards, leaflets and signs etc.

Date for Response: 06/12/2016 - View 1268 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1267
Date Received: 17/11/2016

2. Which hospitals are within the Health Board? 3. Is Prone / Spinal Surgery carried out within the Health Board? 4. How many spinal operations are carried out within the Health Board and/or each hospital every year? 5. What equipment is used to support the patient’s face during prone surgery? 6. What equipment is used to support the patient’s chest during prone surgery? 7. What equipment is used to support the patient’s legs during prone surgery? 8. Who holds the position of Clinical Lead at the Health Board? 9. Who is the clinical educator for theatres and ICU units? 10. Who are the Theatre Manager’s for all of the theatres that carry out prone surgery within the Health Board? 11. Who is the lead anaesthetist at each hospital within the trust? 12. Which operating Tables are used within the trust / hospital?

Date for Response: 07/12/2016 - View 1267 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1266
Date Received: 16/11/2016

Pleases send me: - hospital size (including number of beds, number of specialist paediatric epilepsy nurses and number of consultants involved in the treatement of paediatric epilepsy); - Number of paediatric epilepsy patients to the nearest 10.

Date for Response: 17/12/2016 - View 1266 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1263
Date Received: 15/11/2017

• How many times did your hospital trust have to call out pest control between the financial years 2014/15 and 2015/16? • Please further detail each specific incident as far as possible? (For example: what type of pest was seen: rat; cockroaches; ants’ nest etc and where was it spotted: staff locker room; electrical cupboard; kitchen; ward) • Please describe any proofing/housekeeping/hygiene recommendations – and/or precautions to be observed by trust staff - given by pest control contractors to help eliminate causes of infestation. • Please provide an up-to-date copy of your hospital’s pest control policy if you have one.

Date for Response: 13/12/2017 - View 1263 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1262
Date Received: 15/11/2016

1. For the period 20011/12 to 2015/16, please break down by financial year and gender identity of patient and age bracket of patient: a. The number of individual patients using counselling services at the Gender Identity Clinic b. The total number of appointments for counselling services used c. The amount of funding allocated to counselling services I would prefer to receive this information electronically, preferably as a data set, eg. as a .CSV or .XLS file, NOT as a PDF.

Date for Response: 06/12/2016 - View 1262 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1261
Date Received: 15/11/2016

I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information ACT: 1. How many people (children and adults) with autism has been diagnosed within NHS Lothian during the last 12 months? 2. How many people (children and adults) are in process of diagnosis or/and assessments with ASD Team? 3. What is the average waiting time when person has been refer to ASD Team? 4. What is an average cost of each case assess or treated by ASD Team? ICO reference

Date for Response: 13/12/2016 - View 1261 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1260
Date Received: 15/11/2016

I would like to request details of all the critical/adverse incident reports issued by the health board in each of the past three years. This should include the annual total and also the total number of reports which resulted in significant harm or death. Please acknowledge receipt of this email, which should be regarded as a request for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act.

Date for Response: 24/11/2016 - View 1260 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1259
Date Received: 15/11/2016

How many doctors in total are currently employed by NHS Lothian? Of these, how many are a) UK nationals b) EU nationals (non-UK) c) Other international Please also provide the same breakdown for the following staff categories: - nurses/midwives - administrative/clerical - other

Date for Response: 06/12/2016 - View 1259 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1257
Date Received: 10/11/2016

Sexual Assault - I've had contact from two friends employed in the NHS in recent weeks telling me about sexual assaults/attempted rapes on female NHS staff in two different areas of the NHS in Scotland, both earlier this year. I'm told that neither case was reported to Police Scotland. This begs two questions: How many NHS staff have been the alleged victims of sexual assaults from patients last year (April 2015 to April 2016), and in this current year year so far, and how many cases have been reported to the police? If not reported, as I'm told is the case in both instances I have been made aware of, has this been the choice of the alleged victim, and is there not a duty on a public body to report such conduct? I posed the question to Govt health desk and was told they don’t collate such info and that I needed to go to each board individually.

Date for Response: 08/12/2016 - View 1257 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1256
Date Received: 14/11/2016

Based on your hospital rotas for junior doctors please can you tell me: The maximum number of hours junior doctors are scheduled to work in a day The maximum number of days junior doctors are scheduled to work in a row before having a day off The maximum number of hours a junior doctor is scheduled to work between a day off and their next day off The maximum number of hours a junior doctor is scheduled to work in a seven day week How many rotas ask junior doctors to work seven night shifts in a row? How many rotas ask junior doctors to work more than seven days in a row? Can you say how many staff this affects? Do you undertake any monitoring to ensure junior doctors are not working excessive hours? Please describe. 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: 08/12/2016 - View 1256 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1255
Date Received: 11/11/2016

1) Since the introduction of the Human papilloma virus vaccine in 2007 in total how many female patients have suffered suspected adverse drug reactions in association with the vaccine in the NHS Lothian Health board area? Please include both hospital and GP figures in the response. 2) In relation to request 1, Please provide a breakdown of the figures by year since 2007. 3) In relation to request 1, please detail separately the number of suspected reactions in association with Gardasil and then Cervarix?

Date for Response: 28/11/2016 - View 1255 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1254
Date Received: 10/11/2016

Sexual Assault - I've had contact from two friends employed in the NHS in recent weeks telling me about sexual assaults/attempted rapes on female NHS staff in two different areas of the NHS in Scotland, both earlier this year. I'm told that neither case was reported to Police Scotland. This begs two questions: How many NHS staff have been the alleged victims of sexual assaults from patients last year (April 2015 to April 2016), and in this current year year so far, and how many cases have been reported to the police? If not reported, as I'm told is the case in both instances I have been made aware of, has this been the choice of the alleged victim, and is there not a duty on a public body to report such conduct? I posed the question to Govt health desk and was told they don’t collate such info and that I needed to go to each board individually.

Date for Response: 08/12/2016 - View 1254 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1253
Date Received: 10/11/2016

Can you please provide me with details of the number of referrals for treating the following skin lesions in the last 12 months a) Verruca Vulgaris b) Verruca Plantaris c) Molluscum Contagiosum d) Skin Tags e) Lentigo f) Actinic Keratosis g) Verruca Plana h) Seborrheic Keratosis If you do not have the information for each specific lesion could you please advise the total number of referrals in the last 12 months for treatment of non-malignant skin lesions. Can you also please provide a best estimate of the total annual spend by the CCG for the current financial year?

Date for Response: 01/12/2016 - View 1253 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1252
Date Received: 10/11/2016

I am contacting you as we are trying to understand the situation regarding the prescribing of docetaxel for men with prostate cancer and would be grateful if you could answer the following questions with regards to men with hormone-sensitive advanced prostate cancer: 1. Is an oncologist part of the Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) for prostate cancer? 2. Are you offering docetaxel to men with hormone sensitive disease per the STAMPEDE trial results? 3. How many men are not able to access docetaxel because they have had more than 12 weeks of Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT)? a) If this is the case, please could you explain why this is happening?

Date for Response: 11/11/2016 - View 1252 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1250
Date Received: 09/11/2016

1. How many nationals from EU countries (UK excluded) have been employed by your health board in each year since 2012/13? Please break this down by: a. Nurses (all levels) b. Consultants (all levels) c. Surgeons (all levels) d. Psychologists e. Psychiatrists f. Trainees (of all specialties) g. Other, including support staff 2. How many vacancies have been advertised in each year since 2012/13 in your health board? 3. How many applications from EU nationals have been received for vacancies in your health board in each year since 2012/13? ICO reference

Date for Response: 29/11/2016 - View 1250 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1249
Date Received: 09/11/2016

1. Has your organisation been a victim of a cyber attack in the last two years? If yes, how many times? 2. Has your organisation been a victim of a ransomware attack in the last two years? If yes, how many times? In each case, was a ransom paid and if so how much was paid? 3. For each of the cyber and ransomware attacks, please provide a summary of the incident. This should including details of who was targeted, how they were targeted, what the immediate impact was, for instance was patient or staff data targeted, and if so in what way and how many people's data was affected? For each of the attacks, please also detail whether the police became involved, and whether the perpetrator or perpetrators were caught?

Date for Response: 11/11/2016 - View 1249 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1247
Date Received: 08/11/2016

1) On average, how many pieces of mail does the Trust send on an annual basis? i. 250,000-500,000 ii. 500,000-750,000 iii. 750,001- 1,000,000 iv. 1,000,001 – 1,250,000 v. 1,250,001 – 1,500,000 vi. Greater than 1,500,000 2) Within your Trust do you use: a. Franking Machines (Y/N). i. If yes, how many franking machines do you have? ii. If yes, who supplies your franking machines? • Pitney Bowes • Neopost • Other – please specify b. PPI Envelopes (envelopes with pre-printed indices) (Y/N) i. If yes, do you have an envelope machine(s) to automate folding and enveloping documents? ii. If yes, who supplies your envelope machine(s)? • Pitney Bowes • Neopost • Other – please specify 3) For the majority of your postal communication do you use: a. Internal mail Room b. External Mail Supplier i. If yes, please provide the name of External Mail Supplier c. If External Hybrid Mail Supplier i. If yes, please provide the name of External Hybrid Mail Supplier 4) Does your Hybrid supplier provide you with any of the following mail services? i. Offsite printing ii. Posting letters iii. Other 5) Which supplier(s) do you use to pick up your post? i. Royal Mail ii. Whistl iii. UKMail iv. Other (please specify) 6) Which procurement frameworks does your Trust use/belong to? 7) How long is left on the current mailing contract? 8) Please supply the name of the person(s) responsible for Transformation projects in your trust and the department they work in if available? (If you are unable to give names please indicate by Job Title)

Date for Response: 02/12/2016 - View 1247 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1246
Date Received: 08/01/2017

At which of the PFI/NPD hospitals or buildings in the area is there a charge to park your car? If so, what is that charge? How much revenue has been collected from the car parking charges and what is that money spent on? How many complaints has the board received in relation to this? ICO reference

Date for Response: 11/11/2016 - View 1246 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1245
Date Received: 08/11/2016

I would like information on the number and nature of compensation claims brought against your organisation by members of staff who have sustained an injury or contracted a disease while employed your organisation in the past five years. I would like a year by year breakdown, preferably on an excel document via email, detailing: Details of the injury (i.e. moving and handling injury, slips/trips/falls and so on) Staff role if known (i.e. staff nurse, doctor) Whether compensation was paid The total amount of compensation paid If information available, any action taking following the incident (i.e. additional training, non-slip flooring and so on)

Date for Response: 06/12/2016 - View 1245 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1244
Date Received: 08/11/2016

Please provide details on needles/syringes dispensed by pharmacies and needle exchanges between 1 January 2012 and 1 November 2016. If possible, please provide the number of needles dispensed, and returned, per calendar year per pharmacy and needle exchange location, in a spreadsheet. For each location, please indicate the amount paid to them i.e. in annual retainer fees and transaction fees etc (see: http://www.gov.scot/resource/doc/130349/0031220.pdf). Please also include address of the pharmacy and needle exchange. Whether compensation was paid The total amount of compensation paid If information available, any action taking following the incident (i.e. additional training, non-slip flooring and so on)

Date for Response: 06/12/2016 - View 1244 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1242
Date Received: 08/11/2016

As someone passionate about public well-being, I am interested in knowing about long-term evacuation plans of The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in the case of a natural disaster or emergency. I am requesting any relevant information on the matter of an evacuation, specifically within the past year (Fall 2015-Fall 2016 if possible). 1. What is the amount spent on training medical professionals on this subject? 2. Who receives training, and how often does training occur? 3. I would also like any information on the training itself—such as how the patients would be transported, and where they would go to continue treatment.

Date for Response: 02/12/2016 - View 1242 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1241
Date Received: 07/11/2016

1. The number of firework related injuries admitted to A&E in each of the last five years between December 23rd and January 4th, broken down in ages 0-18 and 19+. 2. The number of firework related injuries admitted to A&E in each of the last five years between June 23rd and July 4th, broken down in ages 0-18 and 19+.

Date for Response: 24/11/2016 - View 1241 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1240
Date Received: 07/11/2016

1. How many patients have been admitted to the hospital due to post-circumcision problems between January 1st 2008 and January 1st 2016 (particularly via the A&E, OBS and CDU departments). Please categorize this data by year 2. Of those admitted for post-circumcision problems, what were the diagnosis descriptions, and were any of these admissions capable of being considered life-threatening (such as haemorrhage, shock or infection (including sepsia)). If there is no data on whether a condition may be classified as life-threatening, or it is too speculative, then please just give as much data on the condition as is practical. 3. Is there any procedure at the hospital for monitoring short and long term complications of infant circumcision? We are particularly interested in whether the hospital monitors the likelihood of the development of certain conditions post-circumcision, such as meatal stenosis

Date for Response: 11/11/2016 - View 1240 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1239
Date Received: 07/11/2016

1. How much funding your board received in each year since 2010/11 from EU funds – which were not part of the block Scottish Government funding? Please break this down and provide more details into the following categories: a. Funding from Horizon2020 b. Funding from the Innovative Medicines Initiative c. Funding from the EU Health Programme 2014-2020 d. Funding from European Structural and Investment Funds e. Other ad hoc EU funding applications 2. How many projects that are funded by EU funds are or have been running in your health board in each year since 2010/11? (For multiyear projects, please provide the information only once – for example a project that runs from 2013-2016 should be noted in the 2013 year, and not in the subsequent years).

Date for Response: 06/12/2016 - View 1239 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1238
Date Received: 07/11/2016

Could the health board please provide details of the medical cover in all Accident & Emergency units at all times between Monday 31 October and Sunday 6 November 2016, including the most senior member of staff on duty during each shift?

Date for Response: 12/12/2016 - View 1238 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1237
Date Received: 07/11/2016

In accordance with FOI, I would like information on elective surgery performed at hospitals in your area. I propose limiting this to hospitals with A&E departments. I would like to know how many full-time consultants (or full time equivalent) are carrying out elective surgery at each hospital. I would like to know how many operations were carried out in each of the last three years, including a breakdown of the different types of operations. I would like to know your overtime bill for elective surgery in each of the last three years. If possible, I would like a breakdown to include the names of consultants carrying out overtime elective surgery, how many operations each one has carried out, how much they have been paid, and whether they are also employed by your health board.

Date for Response: 12/12/2016 - View 1237 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1236
Date Received: 07/11/2016

1. Please could you provide me the number of patients from your health board area who had gastric band surgery funded by the NHS in a) 2011-12, b) 2012-13, c) 2013-14, d) 2014-15 and e) 2015-2016, broken down by gender and whether they were aged i) under 18, ii) 18-25, (iii) 25-65, and (iv) over 65. 2. Please could you also provide the number of patients from your health board area who had gastric bypass surgery on the NHS in a) 2011-12, b) 2012-13, c) 2013-14, d) 2014-15 and e) 2015-2016, broken down by gender and whether they were aged i) under 18, ii) 18-25, (iii) 25-65, and (iv) over 65. 3. Please could you also provide the number of patients from your health board area who had any other weight loss surgery, such as a sleeve gastrectomy, on the NHS in a) 2011-12, b) 2012-13, c) 2013-14, d) 2014-15 and e) 2015-2016, broken down by gender and whether they were aged i) under 18, ii) 18-25, (iii) 25-65, and (iv) over 65.

Date for Response: 11/11/2016 - View 1236 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1235
Date Received: 07/11/2016

1. Please could you provide me the number of patients from your health board area who had gastric band surgery funded by the NHS in a) 2011-12, b) 2012-13, c) 2013-14, d) 2014-15 and e) 2015-2016, broken down by gender and whether they were aged i) under 18, ii) 18-25, (iii) 25-65, and (iv) over 65. 2. Please could you also provide the number of patients from your health board area who had gastric bypass surgery on the NHS in a) 2011-12, b) 2012-13, c) 2013-14, d) 2014-15 and e) 2015-2016, broken down by gender and whether they were aged i) under 18, ii) 18-25, (iii) 25-65, and (iv) over 65. 3. Please could you also provide the number of patients from your health board area who had any other weight loss surgery, such as a sleeve gastrectomy, on the NHS in a) 2011-12, b) 2012-13, c) 2013-14, d) 2014-15 and e) 2015-2016, broken down by gender and whether they were aged i) under 18, ii) 18-25, (iii) 25-65, and (iv) over 65.

Date for Response: 11/11/2016 - View 1235 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1234
Date Received: 07/11/2016

. Please could you let me know the number of people admitted to hospital in your health board area because of food poisoning in a) 2013-14, b) 2014-15, c) 2015-2016, d) December 2013, e) December 2014, and (f) December 2015. 2. Please could you let me know the number of people reported to your local authority as having suffered food poisoning in a) 2013-14, b) 2014-15, c) 2015-2016, d) December 2013, e) December 2014, and (f) December 2015. ICO reference

Date for Response: 24/11/2016 - View 1234 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1233
Date Received: 04/11/2016

In accordance with the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000, I would like to request the following information regarding the provision of services for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) within your organisation. If you are not the appropriate officer, please do pass the request on to the correct individual. As noted in the NICE Quality Standard for ADHD (https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs39), can you please provide information on: • What proportion of children and young people with symptoms of ADHD have been referred to an ADHD specialist for assessment in the past 12 months (Quality Statement 1) • What proportion of adults with symptoms of ADHD without a childhood diagnosis of ADHD have been referred to an ADHD specialist for assessment in the past 12 months (Quality Statement 2) • What proportion of adults who were diagnosed with ADHD as children or young people and present with symptoms of continuing ADHD have been referred to general adult psychiatric services in the past 12 months (Quality Statement 3) • What proportion of parents or carers of children with symptoms of ADHD who meet the NICE eligibility criteria have been offered a referral to a parent training programme in the past 12 months (Quality Statement 4) • What proportion of children and young people with moderate ADHD have been offered a referral to a psychological group treatment programme in the past 12 months (Quality Statement 5) • In the past 24 months, what proportion of eligible patients with ADHD who are starting drug treatment go on to have their initial drug dose adjusted and response assessed by an ADHD specialist (Quality Statement 6) • In the past 24 months, what proportion of eligible patients with ADHD who are taking drug treatment have a specialist review at least annually to assess their need for continued treatment (Quality Statement 7) In addition, can you please provide information on: • The number of people with symptoms of ADHD who have come into contact with your service in the past 12 months: o Children and young people o adults • The number of people referred with symptoms of ADHD who are currently waiting for their first outpatients appointment: o Children and young people o adults • The average waiting time from referral to first outpatients appointment in the past 12 months for o Children and young people presenting with symptoms of ADHD o Adults presenting for the first time with symptoms of ADHD • The range of waiting times (ie shortest to longest) for patients from referral to first outpatient appointment in the past 12 months for o Children and young people presenting with symptoms of ADHD o Adults presenting for the first time with symptoms of ADHD • What specialist services are available for referral for adults presenting with symptoms of ADHD • Does your organisation provide a transition to an adult service for adolescents with ADHD • The age at which your organisation transitions a young person diagnosed with ADHD to general adult psychiatric services • Does your organisation receive out of area referrals for specialist ADHD services?

Date for Response: 02/12/2016 - View 1233 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1232
Date Received: 03/11/2016

. What is the current estimated waiting time between a patient being referred for physiotherapy and the first appointment taking place? 2. What has been the average waiting time for physiotherapy within your board area in each of the last 10 years? (If data is not held for 10 years, please supply for as many years as you have data. If data is not held as a yearly average, please supply in whatever form is available). 3. How many qualified physiotherapists does your NHS board currently employ? 4. How many qualified physiotherapists has the NHS board employed in each of the last ten years? For both questions 3&4, if possible, please identify Physiotherapists with permanent contracts and those with locum/ temporary contracts. 5. Does the NHS board ever send physiotherapy referrals to other NHS boards or to private sector contractors (at the board’s cost) to reduce waiting times?

Date for Response: 01/12/2016 - View 1232 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1231
Date Received: 03/11/2016

Please can you provide a list of names, phone numbers, email addresses and address of staff benefits/hr officers/employee lifestyle benefits officers for lothian nhs

Date for Response: 03/11/2016 - View 1231 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1230
Date Received: 03/12/2016

Within your trust how many unique patients with Advanced Prostate Cancer have been treated in the past 12 months? How many patients with Advanced Prostate Cancer have received ; Abiraterone (Zytiga) Cabazitaxel (Jevtana) Docetaxel (Taxotere) Enzalutamide (Xtandi) Radium-223 (Xofigo) Bicalutamide (Casodex) Within your trust how many unique patients with Differentiated Non-Medullary Thyroid Cancer have been treated in the past 12 months? How many patients with Differentiated Non-Medullary Thyroid Cancer have received; Axitinib (Inlyta) Cabozantinib [Cometriq] Pazopanib (Votrient) Sorafenib (Nexavar) Sunitinib (Sutent) Vandetanib [Caprelsa] Within your trust how many unique patients with Differentiated Non-Medullary Thyroid Cancer have been treated in the past 12 months? How many patients with Differentiated Non-Medullary Thyroid Cancer have received; Axitinib (Inlyta) Cabozantinib [Cometriq] Pazopanib (Votrient) Sorafenib (Nexavar) Sunitinib (Sutent) Vandetanib [Caprelsa] Within your trust how many unique patients with Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours have been treated in the past 12 months? How many patients with Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours have received; Dasatinib (Sprycel) Imatininb (Glivec) Nilotinib (Tasigna) Pazopanib (Votrient) Regorafenib (Stivarga) Sorafenib (Nexavar) Sunitinib (Sutent)

Date for Response: 01/12/2016 - View 1230 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1229
Date Received: 03/11/2016

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm repairs carried out at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary,the number of deaths recorded, and the number of AAA's which have ruptured, and the number of deaths caused by AAA ruptures, if known, diameter of Aortic Aneurism at rupture. Details over 5 years December 2010 to December 2015. ICO reference

Date for Response: 24/11/2016 - View 1229 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1228
Date Received: 03/11/2016

I am requesting some information under the Freedom of Information act. I would be very grateful if you could answer the following questions and email the response to drgeorgewilliammiller@gmail.com with the words ‘Antibiotic FOI’ in the subject heading line. 1) Please provide in full the antibiotic guidelines used by your trust. 2) Is antibiotic prophylaxis routinely given for urinary catheter removal after any joint replacement? : yes/no 3) If yes, what type? 4) If yes, what proportion of patients with urinary catheters receive it?

Date for Response: 03/11/2016 - View 1228 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1227
Date Received: 24/10/2016

The question is how many breastfeeding mothers were seen at clinics in Edinburgh and Lothian in 2015/16, 2014/2013 and 2012/2011.

Date for Response: 11/11/2016 - View 1227 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1225
Date Received: 02/11/2016

Please clarify for the supply of both medical locum doctors and agency nurses: 1. What was your total spend for the last financial year (2015/16) for agency medical locums? 2. What was that spend broken by specialty, for example Accident and Emergency, Anaesthetics, Medicine, Mental Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Surgery? 3. What was that spend broken down by agency? 4. What was your total spend for the last financial year (2015/16) for agency nurses? 5. What was that spend broken by specialty, for example Accident and Emergency, Community, Critical, General, Mental Health, Midwifery, and Theatres? 6. What was that spend broken down by agency?

Date for Response: 07/12/2016 - View 1225 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1224
Date Received: 02/11/2016

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information: 1. Please can you tell me how many patients have been diagnosed with/treated for malnutrition in the Lothian NHS board area per year in each of the last 10 years? 2. Of these cases, what were their classifications? I.e. how many of them were classed as severe (or whatever the most serious category is referred to as)? 3. Of these cases, can you break down their ages? Or if this is not possible, can you tell me how many were in specific age groups (e.g. 0-12, 13-18, 19-24, 25-34, 65+ etc or whichever age grouping is usually used by your health board) 4. Can you also break down what conditions those diagnosed with malnutrition had, e.g. a vitamin deficiency. I have searched for this information on the ISD website but not been able to locate it, I can only apologise if it’s an oversight on my part.

Date for Response: 01/12/2016 - View 1224 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1223
Date Received: 02/11/2016

I request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002: - The name and location of NHS dental surgeries accepting new patients - The name and location of NHS dental surgeries not accepting new patients

Date for Response: 07/11/2016 - View 1223 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1222
Date Received: 01/11/2016

1. What is the current Electronic Patient Record System used at the Trust? 2. Which Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) does the Trust belong to?

Date for Response: 17/11/2016 - View 1222 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1221
Date Received: 31/10/2016

Staffing 1. Staff Numbers - Average headcount of permanent and non-permanent staff over the entire 2015/16 financial year or just the headcount as at Thursday, March 31st 2016. Could you provide this information split into staff groups as used within your organisation? 2. Staff Cost – Total staff cost during the 2015/16 financial year split into permanent and non-permanent staff. 3. Agency Hours – Hours worked by agency/locum staff in the 2015/16 financial year split by speciality/grade depending on how you report this within your organisation. 4. Agency Spend – Total amount spent on agency staff in the 2015/16 financial year split into the categories or speciality/grade used by the organisation. 5. Do you use a direct engagement model within your organisation? Direct engagement model means the organisation pays agency staff directly and then pays the agency commission separately. The alternative to this is to pay the agency a lump sum for any work done by agency staff and the Agency in turn pays their own staff.

Date for Response: 02/12/2016 - View 1221 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1219
Date Received: 28/10/2016

How many procedures has the health board performed which involve: 1. tension free vaginal tape (TVT) and or; 2. transvaginal mesh; 3. or other pelvic organ prolapse (POP) procedures? In 2014? In 2015? And in 2016?

Date for Response: 03/11/2016 - View 1219 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1218
Date Received: 28/10/2016

1. Has the health board had to withdraw any documentation (e.g. leaflets, forms) from public use following the Supreme Court ruling on the Scottish Government’s Named Person scheme on 28 July 2016? If so: • When was the documentation withdrawn? • What has the health board done with any information gathered using these documents prior to withdrawal? • Could the health board provide an estimate of the number of copies produced of each document they had to withdraw and the cost of development? 2. Has the health board had to halt the production or release of any documentation for public use (e.g. leaflets, forms) following the Supreme Court ruling on the Scottish Government’s Named Person scheme on 28 July 2016? If so: • Could the health board provide an estimate of the number of copies produced (if any) of each document halted and the costs of developing each?

Date for Response: 01/11/2016 - View 1218 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1216
Date Received: 26/10/2016

1. What is the current waiting time (in weeks) for a routine MRI scan? What are the current trust waiting time (in weeks) targets for a routine MRI scan? 2. Does the trust hire in any private mobile MRI scanners to meet the existing workload? Or do they send any NHS patients to private centres for their scans?

Date for Response: 22/11/2016 - View 1216 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1215
Date Received: 26/10/2016

To provide under FOI legislation, a breakdown of funding by year for the last 5 years of dedicated funding for tackling childhood obesity levels and/or for maintaining healthy child weight.

Date for Response: 07/11/2016 - View 1215 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1214
Date Received: 26/10/2016

Over the last 5 years (2010-2015 and any data you have for 2016 as I’m pretty sure the rates will have dramatically increased due to the AFFIRM project) in NHS Lothian what the numbers are per year for. 1. How many women have birthed with no intervention whatsoever – that is no induction, augmentation, forceps, c-section (planned and elective) in NHS Lothian and what that percentage is compared to the birth rate for that year. 2. How many women were induced and what their final outcome was – vaginal no surgical intervention/forceps/ventouse/c-section 3. How many women were augmented and what their final outcome was – vaginal no surgical intervention/forceps/ventouse/c-section 4. How many women were induced/augmented and the proportion that had fetal distress compared to those that weren’t induced/augmented 5. How many women have lodged complaints about their care/experience and what proportion of those were induced/augmented.

Date for Response: 21/11/2016 - View 1214 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1213
Date Received: 26/10/2016

. Please state what funding the trust has received to provide adult mental health services over the last six financial years? I would like the breakdown per financial year; 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, and if possible 2016/17. 2. Please state what funding the trust has received to provide CAMHS over the last six financial years? I would like the breakdown per financial year; 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, and if possible 2016/17.

Date for Response: 07/12/2016 - View 1213 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1211
Date Received: 25/10/2016

Please can I have the figures in monetary terms and the hours lost in staffing hours due to mental health between January 2016 and June 2016 (6 Months this year) (Will accept averages). One in three adults in todays society have experienced/experiencing mental health issues and there is a growing support system for staff who have mental illness. I wish to know the impact this has on employers.

Date for Response: 21/11/2016 - View 1211 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1210
Date Received: 25/10/2016

Please can I have the figures in monetary terms and the hours lost in staffing hours due to mental health between January 2016 and June 2016 (6 Months this year) (Will accept averages). One in three adults in todays society have experienced/experiencing mental health issues and there is a growing support system for staff who have mental illness. I wish to know the impact this has on employers.

Date for Response: 21/11/2016 - View 1210 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1209
Date Received: 25/10/2016

-How many houses do the nursing services visit during a typical working day? -In particular, how many houses does a car of nursing services visit? -How many kilometers does it travel during one day? -How many times does it go and come back to the base? -Which areas of Lothian do the nursing services mainly visit?

Date for Response: 08/11/2016 - View 1209 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1208
Date Received: 25/10/2016

1. I would like to know how many people the trust has treated for anxiety and depression over the last six years. Please give the breakdown per calendar year, so 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and January 1st – October 30th 2016. Please give the breakdown for over 18s and under 18s, and if possible, for under 18s, please give the age breakdown. Please also give a breakdown for gender. If the trust does not provide CAMHS services for the county, please could you tell me who does when you sent your confirmation email out if possible, so I can go to them directly instead, many thanks. 2. In addition, for the last six years, per year, I would like to know the longest a patient, or patients, have had to wait for treatment, and what that treatment was (For example, in 2014, there may have been 10 patients waiting 24+ months for one-to-one psychotherapy sessions)

Date for Response: 21/11/2016 - View 1208 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1205
Date Received: 24/10/2016

1. a. What activities has your NHS Board undertaken to increase cervical screening attendance over the last 2 years (August 2014 - August 2016)? (We are looking for an outline of any activities that your NHS Board has been involved in or led, for example, general awareness raising activities to highlight the importance of screening or targeted outreach activities to increase uptake amongst groups who are highly represented amongst non-attenders (e.g. BAME groups, disadvantaged communities, women aged 25-29 or women over 50). We do not need any documentation, but would be grateful for as high level of detail as you are able to give.) b. What were the outcomes of those activities? 2. a. Are women in your NHS Board area currently able to undertake a cervical screening test in local CASH / GUM services? b. If so, please state which services offer cervical screening tests. c. Please state the number of CASH / GUM services in your area that do not offer cervical screening tests. d. For those CASH / GUM clinics that do not offer cervical screening tests, please could you detail the barriers that prevent this (e.g. funding streams / non-compliant computer systems / resources / training). 3. Please could you state if local CASH / GUM services offered cervical screening tests to women in the following years (and please state which services offered screening for each year): a. 2013 b. 2014 c. 2015

Date for Response: 27/10/2016 - View 1205 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1204
Date Received: 20/10/2016

One of our Scottish members is asking many people are registered with alpha 1 in Scotland. Do you have any details?

Date for Response: 27/10/2016 - View 1204 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1203
Date Received: 24/10/2016

Ideally, I would like to know how many veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) have been referred to/treated by the trust since 2010. I realise that you may not have a specific record of veterans being treated; if this is the case, I would like to know how many people suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) have been referred to/treated by the trust since 2010. I would like the breakdown per calendar year, so 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and January 1st – October 30th 2016. Please explain what provision the trust has made to help treat veterans/veterans with PTSD. For example, specialist training for staff - if so, what was the training and what did it involve/how long did it take? If extra provision to help the trust deal with veterans has been made, please state when/what year this was made/introduced.

Date for Response: 21/11/2016 - View 1203 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1202
Date Received: 24/10/2016

• How many urine samples were tested for Culture and Sensitivity in the last full year that the Board has records for • How many of these samples showed signs of mixed growth

Date for Response: 28/10/2016 - View 1202 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1201
Date Received: 21/10/2016

I am writing to you today to request the following information: On average how many patients receive intravenous cancer drug therapies (includes monoclonal antibodies (mAbs)) on a daily basis across all hospital chemotherapy day units in your organisation/Trust?

Date for Response: 07/12/2016 - View 1201 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1200
Date Received: 21/10/2016

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: 17/11/2016 - View 1200 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1199
Date Received: 20/10/2016

Over the past five years (2012/2013/2014/2015 and January 1st – September 30th 2016) how many psychiatric inpatients have experienced delays to their discharge from hospital? Please give the breakdown per calendar year and, if you deal with adult and children’s services, please also give the breakdown for over 18s and under 18s. Please give a list of reasons for the delays and the corresponding number of patients affected by that reason. If possible, please also give the total number of days delayed per year because of each reason. e.g. In Devon in 2015, 67 patients experienced delays to their discharge because of public funding and the total number of days delayed because of this reason, was 1,948 How much did these delays cost the trust? Please give the cost per year and explain how this figure was worked out, e.g. it may cost the trust £100/day for an inpatient bed.

Date for Response: 17/11/2016 - View 1199 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1198
Date Received: 24/10/2016

How many attendances have there been at A&E by people suffering with mental health related issues (for example, categories including, psychiatric conditions, social problems, self-harm) over the last five calendar years (2012/2013/2014/2015/ January 1st – September 30th 2016)? Please give the breakdown for under 18s and over 18s attendances (and if possible a further breakdown of ages for under 18s). If possible, for each year, please state how many people waited longer than the four hour waiting target. If the trust is in charge of more than one hospital, please give separate information per hospital please.

Date for Response: 21/11/2016 - View 1198 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1196
Date Received: 18/10/2016

Since the start of 2015, how many staff sickness days have there been?

Date for Response: 28/10/2016 - View 1196 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1195
Date Received: 11/10/2016

In the 12 month period from 1 october 2015 to 30 september 2016, please provide figures for the Endosopy Department, NHS Lothian, for all endocsopy and colonscopy procedures, including: The total number of patient referrals for procedures. The number of referrals prioritised as urgent that were provided within the six-week Scottish Government target time. A breakdown of all actual times for urgent procedures, in the department (where patients are presently on the waiting list, please state the length of time on the list, to date). The number of referrals caregorised as non-urgent that were provided within the six week Scottish Government target time. A breakdown of referrals categorised as non-urgent procedures, in the department (where patients are presently on the waiting list, please state the length of time on the list, to date). Te number of procedures NHS Lothian arranged to have provided at alternative private facilities or other NHS Trust facilities; a breakdown of where provision was made and advice on how long patients had to wait

Date for Response: 08/11/2016 - View 1195 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1194
Date Received: 07/10/2016

Can you provide the number of complaints received in ward 109 in the last 3 years?

Date for Response: 01/11/2016 - View 1194 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1193
Date Received: 20/10/2016

Over the past five years (2012/2013/2014/2015 and January 1st – September 30th 2016) how many psychiatric inpatients have experienced delays to their discharge from hospital? Please give the breakdown per calendar year and, if you deal with adult and children’s services, please also give the breakdown for over 18s and under 18s. Please give a list of reasons for the delays and the corresponding number of patients affected by that reason. If possible, please also give the total number of days delayed per year because of each reason. e.g. In Devon in 2015, 67 patients experienced delays to their discharge because of public funding and the total number of days delayed because of this reason, was 1,948 How much did these delays cost the trust? Please give the cost per year and explain how this figure was worked out, e.g. it may cost the trust £100/day for an inpatient bed.

Date for Response: 17/11/2016 - View 1193 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1192
Date Received: 17/10/2016

I would like to submit the questions below under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please tell me: How much in pounds was spent in each of the last ten years on specialist perinatal mental health services? How much in pounds was spent in each of the last ten years on inpatient specialist perinatal mental health services? How much in pounds was spent in each of the last ten years on community/outpatient specialist perinatal mental health services? How many women were referred for community/outpatient specialist perinatal mental health services in each of the last ten years? How many dedicated clinical psychology sessions were provided by specialist community perinatal mental health services in each of the last ten years? How many women were referred for inpatient specialist perinatal mental health services (Mother & Baby Units) in each of the last ten years? How many women within one year of childbirth were admitted to a general psychiatric ward? How much in pounds was spent in each of the last ten years on mental health services? How many people were referred for inpatient mental health services in each of the last ten years? How many people were referred for community/outpatient mental health services in each of the last ten years? How many people are currently employed to work within a specialist community mental health service? Please provide profession, grade and number of dedicated sessions.

Date for Response: 14/11/2016 - View 1192 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1190
Date Received: 14/10/2016

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding car parking. 1. How much revenue did the Trust receive from car parking fees between 1st October 2015 and 1st October 2016? 2. What are the Trusts rates per hour and per day (can you indicate if this varies between hospitals in the Trust)? Is there any way to get a reduction in this rate? 3. Has the Trust increased the parking charge in the last two years and if so by how much? 4. If the Trust car parks are run by an outside firm and can you please say who that is?

Date for Response: 03/11/2016 - View 1190 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1187
Date Received: 28/10/2016

What is your annual turnover? How many employees do you currently have working for you? Have you had any major organisational changes in the last 18 months? (New directors, CEO’s or change in ownership) When was the last time you had an IT hardware update? (New computers, servers etc.) What is your current accounting software? What software do you use for budgeting and forecasting? How many purchase invoice transactions do you make on average per calendar month? Do you use an operating system called VMS or VME? Have you got a document management software? If so, which one? Have you got a CRM (Customer relationship management) software? If so, which one? Do you have any remote workers? If so, how many?

Date for Response: 28/10/2016 - View 1187 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1186
Date Received: 12/10/2016

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) 4. Web gateway 5. Mobile device management/enterprise mobility management 6. Hard disk encryption 7. Removable media encryption 7. Firewall 8. VPN 9. Two factor authentication provider 9. Wireless network provider 10. Virtual server software provider and number of virtual servers (e.g. VMWare, Hyper-V etc.) 11. VDI software provider and number of VDI instances 12. Network access control solution provider 13. 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: 20/10/2016 - View 1186 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1185
Date Received: 12/10/2016

> I was wondering if you could let me know how I go about getting statistics on incidence of DVT/PE post cardiac surgery I am a nurse practitioner in cardiac surgery ward 102 RIE and I am currently on the research methods module run by Napier University Edinburgh. Hoping to completed my Masters in Advanced clinical practice by next summer. > I am to write a research proposal and my area of interest is TED/GCS stockings and chemical prophlaxisis of DVT.

Date for Response: 03/11/2016 - View 1185 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1182
Date Received: 11/10/2016

Would you be able to send me information/recruitment figures for NHS Lothian in relation to recruitment by disability for the last 5 years, i.e total applicants; those shortlisted; those appointed for both Disabled and Non-Disabled.

Date for Response: 28/10/2016 - View 1182 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1181
Date Received: 10/10/2016

1. The total cost of the board's outsourced services in each year since 2007 2. The cost of the board's outsourced services in each year since 2007 broken down by department where possible. The request is for information regarding all services which the board has sourced from a provider who is not part of NHS Scotland, including but not exclusive to, catering services, facilities management and all clinical services.

Date for Response: 02/12/2016 - View 1181 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1179
Date Received: 07/10/2016

"Can you also confirm, under Freedom of Information Act Scotland 2002, the spend reported by NHS Lothian in your returns for 2012 - 2015 on infant nutrition and maternity services?"

Date for Response: 03/11/2016 - View 1179 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1178
Date Received: 07/10/2016

Would you be so kind as to let me know which hospitals perform Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (‘AAA’) screening within the Lothian Health Board.

Date for Response: 21/10/2016 - View 1178 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1177
Date Received: 06/10/2016

1) Please provide me with the number of how many people in total were admitted to Royal Victoria’s Ward 74 on 1 August in each year since 2011. 2) Please provide me with the number of how many falls assessments were made at Royal Victoria’s Ward 74 on (a) 1 August, (b) 2 August, (c) 3 August, (d) 4 August and (e) 5 August in each year since 2011. 3) Please provide me with the detail on how many (a) falls were recorded at Royal Victoria’s Ward 47 on (i) 1 August, (ii) 2 August, (iii) 3 August, (iv) 4 August and (v) 5 August in each year since 2011, (b) how many of these happened after falls assessment had been made. 4) Please provide me with the number of h safety mats were available at Royal Victoria’s Ward 74 on (a) 1 August, (b) 2 August, (c) 3 August, (d) 4 August and (e) 5 August in each year since 2011.

Date for Response: 03/11/2016 - View 1177 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1176
Date Received: 06/10/2016

Can I ask if any IT systems managed by the board have ever been affected by ransomware? If so, can I ask how much the health board paid to restore the system? In addition, can I ask if any members of staff were disciplined in relation to any such incident?

Date for Response: 06/10/2016 - View 1176 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1175
Date Received: 06/10/2016

o How many female doctors and how many male doctors employed in NHS Lothian have taken a period of shared parental leave? o During the same period, how many doctors have taken i) maternity leave and ii) paternity leave? o How many requests for discontinuous periods of shared parental leave have been made by doctors and how many have been granted? o How many female NHS Lothian employees and how many male NHS Lothian employees have taken a period of shared parental leave since introduction in April 2015? o During the same period, how many NHS Lothian employees have taken i) maternity leave and ii) paternity leave? o How many requests for discontinuous periods of leave have been made by NHS Lothian employees and how many have been granted?

Date for Response: 17/10/2016 - View 1175 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1174
Date Received: 05/10/2016

1. Does the NHS Board reference or work to any guidelines in relation to sip feeds for adults and children? If so, please provide a copy or website link. 2. If yes, when is/are the document(s) expected to be reviewed? 3. What is the current referral time for patients to see a dietitian? 4. Is nutrition included in any incentive scheme or other programmes that are being implemented? If so, what are they? 5. Does the NHS Board routinely ‘MUST’ screen / nutritionally screen patients?

Date for Response: 14/10/2016 - View 1174 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1170
Date Received: 05/10/2016

Please tell me, by prison, the prescribed medications/drugs currently taken by prisoners covered by your health board. For each medication please tell me how many prisoners take it.

Date for Response: 21/10/2016 - View 1170 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1169
Date Received: 05/10/2016

A. Lift Service and Maintenance B. Air Conditioning and Ventilation Servicing and Maintenance C. Cleaning and Janitorial D. Mechanical And Electrical Maintenance E. Property Maintenance And Day To Day Repairs In regards to the types of contracts I have displayed above can you please send the Council’s primary contracts? Or can you please send me the contract that are above £1000. Also, so that I understand the information you have provided to me please state information if the Council doesn’t have any contract I have stated within this request. 1. Contract Type – Please use the list I have provided above 2. Existing Supplier – Please state the supplier for each contract 3. Annual Spend- Please can you provide me with the spend for each individual supplier 4. Contract Duration- please note if there are any extensions period available and if so what? 5. Contract Start 6. Contract Expiry 7. Contract Review 8. Contract Description- a small description of the type of services included within each contract. 9. Number of sites covered for each contract e.g. the Council may have a maintenance agreement with a supplier that covers several sites/buildings. 10. Can you also send me the contact details of the person within the Council that is responsible for each one of these contract your have submitted.

Date for Response: 02/11/2016 - View 1169 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1168
Date Received: 05/10/2016

Are Bounty UK allowed on our SE Scotland wards? If yes, why?

Date for Response: 07/10/2016 - View 1168 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1167
Date Received: 05/10/2016

· For the past three years, ending 1st October 2016: · The number of locum doctors employed by your NHS board who have called in sick or missed work for other reasons · For each instance, details of their job title, how long they were in employment and how many days off they had (when they were supposed to be in work) · The reason given for the days off · How much they were paid for the days off that they had

Date for Response: 27/10/2016 - View 1167 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1166
Date Received: 04/10/2016

1. Do all medical practitioners, midwives and nurses receive training on the 2003 Female Genital Mutilation Act legislation? If not, how many have received this training? 2. Does your board formally record the number of FGM cases? If not, what facilities in your region formally record the number of FGM cases? 3. In the period from January 2014-October 2016: a. How many patients have been seen at your board’s facilities who have undergone FGM. Please give a breakdown by month. b. On how many occasions have cases involving FGM been referred to the local authorities? Please give a breakdown by month. c. On how many occasions have cases involving FGM been referred to the police? Please give a breakdown by month.

Date for Response: 07/10/2016 - View 1166 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1165
Date Received: 04/10/2016

I would like to request details of all incidents of wild mushroom poisoning recorded within the health board area in each of the past five years, including if possible the type of mushroom ingested in each incident and the circumstances in which the incident occurred.

Date for Response: 13/10/2016 - View 1165 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1164
Date Received: 04/10/2016

How much money has NHS Lothian spent hiring vehicles from private ambulance companies in the last 10 years? (Or as far back as is within the cost and time frame restrictions).

Date for Response: 25/10/2016 - View 1164 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1163
Date Received: 03/10/2016

Can you please provide me with a copy of the most recent guidelines for vitamin D deficiency, insufficiency and maintenance for NHS Lothian as well as a copy of any patient information leaflets for these conditions. Also any recommendations to prescribers or patients regarding any vitamin D supplements that are recommended to purchase OTC. Can you also please provide me with contact details for the team (such as medicines and therapeutics or medicines management) who are responsible for providing guidance in primary care on the choice of vitamin D products for NHS Lothian.

Date for Response: 21/10/2016 - View 1163 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1162
Date Received: 30/09/2016

I am sitting in A and E looking at your 'helpful' poster except for I'm confused as it seems none of the doctors are female, only the charge nurse, nurse, student nurse and the domestic. I would be interested to know what the ratio of male to female doctors there are and if it's more that 41 then your poster is grossly misrepresenting the population. In 2016 I would really expect more. Even your 'welcome to the emergency department' isn't any less sexist.

Date for Response: 19/10/2016 - View 1162 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1161
Date Received: 30/09/2016

1) Please state the five longest delays (in days) which patients who were ready for discharge, have had before they were able to leave the hospital during the period 1st April 2014 to 31st September 2016. For each of these delayed discharges, please state: i) The age of the person concerned. ii) The original reason for admission to hospital. iii) The reason for the delayed discharge. iv) The date on which the patient was ready for discharge. v) The date on which they were in fact discharged. 2) Please state how many patients, who were ready for discharge, had to wait 28 days or more to leave the hospital. Please break these figures down by the cause of the delay. Please provide this information for the following financial years: i) 2014/15 ii) 2015/16 iii) 2016/17 to date 3) On the day of the 28th September 2016, please state: i) The five longest waits in days that patients ready for discharge had had as of this date. ii) For each of these waits, please state the age of the person concerned and the reason for their admission. iii) For each of these waits, please state the reason for the delay. 4) Please state how much your trust spent on delayed discharges in each of the following financial years. i) 2011/12 ii) 2012/13 iii) 2013/14 iv) 2014/15 v) 2015/16 vi) 2016/17 to date. 5) i) On the 28th September 2016, how many of your acute beds were occupied by people who were ready for discharge? ii) What proportion of your overall number of acute beds were being used by people who were ready for discharge? iii) Have you had to open extra transitional, reablement or similar beds to meet the additional demand caused by delayed discharges? iv) If yes, please state how many beds and the cost of providing these.

Date for Response: 10/11/2016 - View 1161 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1160
Date Received: 30/09/2016

Sickness Absence - a) A copy of the Health Board’s sickness absence policy including details on permanent/ long-term leave? b) The number of staff currently on permanent/ long-term leave? c) The number of staff who took permanent/ long-term leave per annum for the past five years? d) The total number of hours lost to permanent/ long-term leave per annum for the past five years? e) The total cost of paying staff who are on permanent/ long-term leave per annum for the past five years? f) The sickness absence rate for all staff per annum for the past five years? g) The total number of hours lost to sickness absence per annum for the past five years? h) A breakdown of reasons for absence per annum for the past five years? i) The percentage of total hours lost through staff sickness for each reason for absence per annum for the past five years?

Date for Response: 25/10/2016 - View 1160 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1159
Date Received: 30/09/2016

Cardiology Waiting times - a) The percentage and number of people who waited more than 12 weeks for an outpatient cardiology appointment in each quarter of the past five years? b) The percentage and number of people who waited more than 16 weeks for an outpatient cardiology appointment in each quarter of the past five years? c) The average wait for an outpatient cardiology appointment in each quarter of the past five years? d) The longest wait for an outpatient cardiology appointment in each quarter of the past five years?

Date for Response: 19/10/2016 - View 1159 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1158
Date Received: 30/09/2016

The information is regarding testing for multiple myeloma and I have attached a document with the specific questions. This testing is likely to be performed in the pathology/cytogenetics/haematology laboratory. I realise that the labs are busy with their routine clinical workload, however, the answers to these questions should be readily available. If the laboratory responds that they do not perform multiple myeloma testing, please still forward them the questions as they might be forwarding samples to a different lab and are still able to provide answers to certain questions.

Date for Response: 19/10/2016 - View 1158 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1157
Date Received: 30/09/2016

A&E Divert - I am writing under the Freedom of Information act to request the following information: 1. How many people are recorded as having been diverted from Accident and Emergency departments in the period from January 2013 to September 2016. Please give a breakdown by month. 2. Please give a breakdown of which hospitals turned patients away and where the patients were diverted to. 3. Why did it happen - eg. shortage of beds, lack of doctors? 4. How many times have Accident and Emergency Departments closed their doors to patients in this period? Please give a breakdown by month.

Date for Response: 27/10/2016 - View 1157 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1156
Date Received: 29/09/2016

1. Whether you consider financial difficulties in your local health needs assessment? 2. Whether your mental health service users (for both primary and secondary care) are routinely asked about their financial circumstances or difficulties? 3. Whether you commission or run, either solely or in partnership with another agency (e.g. through Health and Social Care Partnerships), any specialist services like those listed above for people who have both financial difficulties and mental health problems? 4. Whether you have a formal and/or informal working arrangement with any external organisations (e.g. Citizens’ Advice Bureaux) providing financial, welfare or debt advice, and if so which one(s)? 5. How many people using your primary and secondary mental health services are referred to or provided with a specialist service that addresses financial needs?

Date for Response: 20/10/2016 - View 1156 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1155
Date Received: 29/09/2016

This request concerns patients supported through the continuing healthcare budget in your Heath Board. We are interested in patients who fall within the clinical group, regardless of which particular sub-section of the budget is involved. 1) Considering all patients supported by the continuing healthcare budget in your Heath Board. i) How many current patients fall into a group with a prolonged disorder of consciousness? Please include patients which have the following labels. a) Vegetative state b) Minimally Conscious State or Minimal Awareness State or similar c) Prolonged disorder of consciousness d) Is obviously in one of those states as recorded in the assessment tool ii) How many current patients fall into a group with a prolonged disorder of consciousness where the state has been present for at least six months (not necessarily funded for all that time)? Please include patients in categories listed in 1 i) a-d. There is no need to separate out the different categories. The person may be of any age, and may have any underlying diagnosis including no clear diagnosis. We recognise that there will be uncertainty in some cases. You should make a ‘best guess’ about the diagnosis if uncertain. 2) For patients in the categories set out in 1 i) a-d, please break the total number of patients down by where the patient is cared for using the following categories: i) An NHS hospital or other NHS facility ii) A nursing home or residential home iii) Own home iv) Other We recognise that there are different types of residential care but do not expect a further differentiation. 3) For each patient currently being treated by your group in the categories listed in 1 i) a-d, how long has the patient been in this state of prolonged consciousness disorder? If total length of state is unavailable, please provide the length of time that you have been funding care. 4) Considering all the patients you in the categories listed in 1 i) a-d i) What was the total cost of supporting these patients in the 2015/16 financial year? ii) Please express this as a proportion of your total annual budget for the 2015/16 financial year.

Date for Response: 27/10/2016 - View 1155 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1153
Date Received: 28/09/2016

Under the FOI act I would like to know how much this trust spent in the last financial year to treat immigrants, asylum seekers and any patient not entitled to get free NHS care. If you don't know the exact amount you can give me an estimate.

Date for Response: 14/10/2016 - View 1153 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1152
Date Received: 28/09/2016

1. Does the trust currently use rostering software? 2. Please state the name(s) of all rostering provider(s) used, split by the following staffing groups. Where no third parties are used, please explain how these staff are rostered: a. Medical & Dental b. Nursing & Midwifery c. AHPs d. Other (please specify) 3. Does the organisation store its rostering data on its own servers or in the Cloud? Again please provide this information for each of the following staffing groups: a. Medical & Dental b. Nursing & Midwifery c. AHPs d. Other (please specify) 4. What other rota management systems are used by the organisation? Please state the names of any providers used and what they are used for. 5. Please state the name(s) of all third party tech solutions used by the organisation to manage internal bank staff (Allocate, Liaison, Holt, Brookson etc.). Please split this by the following staffing groups: a. Medical & Dental b. Nursing & Midwifery c. AHPs d. Other (please specify)

Date for Response: 14/10/2016 - View 1152 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1151
Date Received: 28/09/2016

Therefore, can I please be provided with copies of your Health Board’s most recent national monitoring return and the two prior to that (i.e. the last 3 submissions from your Health Board to the Scottish Government).

Date for Response: 06/10/2016 - View 1151 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1150
Date Received: 28/09/2016

Could you please provide the numbers of young people between the ages of 13 and 18 who have been treated by NHS Lothian for the effects of both alcohol and drug abuse between 2012 and 2015. Could you provide a breakdown of these numbers for each of these years – 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. I would also appreciate if you could provide the numbers of 13-18 year olds who have required A&E treatment for drug abuse in the same time period.

Date for Response: 19/10/2016 - View 1150 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1149
Date Received: 28/09/2016

1. The total number of delayed discharge patients who have died while waiting to leave any hospital in the health board, broken down by month since Januray 2015.

Date for Response: 19/10/2016 - View 1149 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1148
Date Received: 27/09/2016

All minutes and associated papers of your NHS Board's Sexual Health Committee/Sexual Health Advisory Group/Sexual Health Strategy Group/Sexual Health Strategy Implementation Group (or similar group dealing with sexual health). Please supply the information from 1 February 2016 to present.

Date for Response: 28/10/2016 - View 1148 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1147
Date Received: 27/09/2016

Can i Please make a freedom of information request to find out the number of prescription items dispensed at the following pharmacies. 1. East Calder- Lindsay and gilmour 2.Craigshill -Boots 3. Almondvale centre - Boots 4.Dedridge- Lloyds

Date for Response: 03/10/2016 - View 1147 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1146
Date Received: 27/09/2016

Have the contracts below been awarded and if so, are you able to tell me who to? 1. New CT scanner, Western General Hospital, Crewe Road South, Edinburgh. Submitted 29/2/16 2. Expansion works, South Queensferry Health Centre, The Loan, South Queensferry. Submitted 8/7/16

Date for Response: 21/10/2016 - View 1146 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1145
Date Received: 27/09/2016

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I request copies of blank forms used by St. John's Hospital when discharging patients. My request is for forms relating to: Emergency discharge from A&E, discharge summary following a period of admission for treatment and any other documents used for discharge. I do require copies of the actual forms and not just the information that they contain. If you are not able to supply these is there another avenue or contact that I could use to acquire them?

Date for Response: 04/10/2016 - View 1145 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1144
Date Received: 27/09/2016

I am doing some internal research into the NHS imaging infrastructure and had a few questions I was hoping you could answer for each MRI scanner you have at your Trust. I would be grateful if you could please fill in the form attached.

Date for Response: 14/10/2016 - View 1144 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1143
Date Received: 27/09/2016

My further queries based on your table of data are as follows: A) Your table states the figures "includes patients waiting for a 1st assessment appointment and patients who have been assessed and are waiting on 1st treatment appointment." This makes it impossible to answer my question and determine whether the target from GP referral to start of treatment is more or less than the 30 weeks in each area. B) I suspect that since an appointment for assessment after referral is provided sooner than the wait time for start of treatment, then the combined waiting figures are artificially lower compared to only measuring from referral to start of treatment as recommended by the Government, would this be correct? C) This data is based on the calculation of two separate wait times as if it is two separate individuals: one measurement from referral to assessment and then one to start of treatment. This would be contrary to the Government's aim of "calculating waiting times to link all stages of the patients' journey from initial referral to the start of treatment", I.e. one measurement per individual. D) If there are two different dates in the calculation then I don't understand what "median" refers to, can you clarify? E) Lastly, your table suggests a significant disparity in timeliness of provision of psychological therapy between different areas of Edinburgh. Could you please explain why residents in Edinburgh wait significantly longer dependant upon their postcode and whether it is NHS Lothian's aim to standardise the waiting times across postcodes to remove inequality of services provided?

Date for Response: 14/10/2016 - View 1143 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1142
Date Received: 26/09/2016

(a) Are the health board’s junior doctor rotas compliant with the initiatives set out to health boards in a letter from the Chief Executive of NHS Scotland, Paul Gray, in June 2014 for NHS boards to: • end the practice of rostering junior doctors for seven full night shifts in a row by February 2015; and • end the practice of rostering junior doctors for more than seven day shifts in a row by February 2016? (Letter referred to here and date targets confirmed by Health Secretary Shona Robison here) (b) Could the health board provide the monitoring reports submitted to the Scottish Government twice per year monitoring junior doctor working hours?

Date for Response: 17/10/2016 - View 1142 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1140
Date Received: 26/09/2016

(a) the longest time which someone in NHS Lothian has had to wait between referral and starting treatment for psychological therapies in 2014-15, 2015-16 and so far in 2016-17? (b) a breakdown of waiting times in NHS Lothian (percentage seen within 18 week target, median wait, and longest wait) for each type of therapy covered by the term ‘psychological therapies’ (as defined by NHS Education for Scotland in The Matrix: A Guide to Delivering Evidence-Based Psychological Therapies in Scotland) including Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Systemic and Family Therapy, Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Inter-Personal Therapy and Humanistic Therapy in 2014-15, 2015-16 and so far in 2016-17?

Date for Response: 19/10/2016 - View 1140 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1139
Date Received: 23/09/2016

• People living with diabetes require support from across a range of health services from Community Diabetes Specialist Nurses (primary care), Diabetes Specialist Nurses (secondary care), Dietetics, General Practitioners, Ophthalmology, Pharmacy, Phlebotomy, Podiatry, Retinopathy Screening (DRS) to Weight Management. Which of the above services do you have devolved responsibility for under Health and Social Care Integration? • Are you planning to redesign any of the above diabetes related services and/ or are there plans to reduce your budgets related to these services in the next year? • Please name each structured education programme delivered and have these been through the APEDS and TAPEDS assessment and/or are certified by QISMET (Quality Institute for Self Management Education and Training) ? • For each structured diabetes education programme on offer how many places were o Planned for 2015/16 and 2016/17? o Many people attended the programme in 2015/16 and 2016/17? o How many people completed the programme in 2015/16 and 2016/17? • Do any of the structured diabetes education programmes on offer currently have a waiting list? • Is there a Diabetes Education Co-ordinator and if so who is it? • Is there a Diabetes Education Group, if so who is on it and what patient representation and engagement takes place? • How many adults with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes were offered a structured education course within six months of diagnosis? • Do you have a plan to increase take-up of diabetes education? If not, do you intend to produce one? • What measures are being put in place in respect of the o Development of GP Clusters? o Appointment/identification of -GP Cluster Quality Leads (CQLs) -GP Practice Quality leads (PQLs)

Date for Response: 14/10/2016 - View 1139 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1137
Date Received: 22/09/2016

1) What is the volume of NSCLC pathology samples tested in house? 2) Does your laboratory process EGFR samples in house? (Yes/No) • If Yes, what is the number of samples being tested per year/month? 3) Does your laboratory process ALK samples in house? (Yes/No) • If Yes, what is the number of samples being tested per year/month?

Date for Response: 13/10/2016 - View 1137 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1136
Date Received: 22/09/2016

- For each NHS hospital in that falls under NHS Lothian, on how many recorded occasions was the wrong medication given to a patient. - For each occasion, please specify the medication that should have been given and the medication that was given. - For each occasion, please specify the side effects of administering the wrong medication to the patient.

Date for Response: 07/10/2016 - View 1136 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1135
Date Received: 27/09/2016

1) What is the number of public health funerals carried out by your authority in the year to August 2016? And in the year to August 2015, 2013, 2010 and the year 2000? 2) Please can you tell me the age of the oldest and youngest person who had a public health funeral? 3) Please can you give me a breakdown of the gender of those who had a public health funeral (e.g. 100 men, 50 women)? 4) If it is recorded, was their family unable to pay for the funeral or unwilling to? 5) What is the cost to yourselves of providing public health funerals for each year since 2006? And in the year 2000?

Date for Response: 29/09/2016 - View 1135 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1134
Date Received: 20/09/2016

1. What types of treatment os support services doe NHS Lothianprovide for people who have tinitus? 2. How many people who have tinnitus has NHS Lothian provided treatments or support in each year sonce 2011? 3. What are the job titles of the NHS Lothian staff who treat or support people who have tinnitus? How many people with each of those job titles are currently employed by NHS Lothian? 4. Does NHS Lothian staff refer people who have tinnitus to support groups run by charities or voluntary organisations? If NHS Lothian staff do make such referrals, which support groups do they refer people with tinnitus to?

Date for Response: 14/10/2016 - View 1134 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1133
Date Received: 20/09/2016

Please provide me with an up to date Organisational Structure chart for Psychiatry including all manager NAMES, contact details and job titles.

Date for Response: 29/09/2016 - View 1133 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1132
Date Received: 20/09/2016

• Under Freedom of Information Legislation can you please provide a breakdown, by year, for the past 5 years, of the funding it has received from the Scottish Government through the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme. • Under Freedom of Information Legislation can you please provide a breakdown, by year, for the past 5 years, of the total expenditure on new medicines paid for by Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme monies. • Under Freedom of Information Legislation can you please provide a breakdown, by year, for the past 5 years, of the drugs it has funded through using Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme monies. • Under Freedom of Information Legislation can you please provide a breakdown, by year, for the past 5 years, of the total number of patients who received medicines which were funded through Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme monies.

Date for Response: 14/10/2016 - View 1132 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1131
Date Received: 20/09/2016

• For each financial year between 2011/12 and 2016/17, how many “adverse events” were recorded in your maternity units/wards? Please break this down by hospital. • For each event, please provide an electronic copy of the event report. Personal details of the patient may be redacted. If a scanned copy is not possible, please provide me with the date and a brief, detailed description of the event.

Date for Response: 14/10/2016 - View 1131 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1130
Date Received: 20/09/2016

• For each financial year between 2011/12 and 2016/17, how many midwives have been employed by the board? Please break this down by type (F/T or P/T staff, bank, agency) and hospital. • For each financial year between 2011/12 and 2016/17, how many births have there been at maternity units/wards at your hospitals? Please break this down by hospital.

Date for Response: 13/10/2016 - View 1130 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1129
Date Received: 16/09/2016

My enquire regarding the person who is responsible for the duty of care to patients. I have received conflicting names. Would you please furnish me with the correct name of that person? Would you please advise me who that person would report to and exactly what their duties would be?

Date for Response: 29/09/2016 - View 1129 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1128
Date Received: 15/09/2016

I would like to find out the following information under the Freedom of Information Act please, the person responsible for Technology Enabled Care? Name Title Address Email address Telephone number

Date for Response: 20/09/2016 - View 1128 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1127
Date Received: 15/09/2016

I would like to find out the following information under the Freedom of Information Act please: The Director of Nursing Address Email address Telephone number

Date for Response: 20/09/2016 - View 1127 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1126
Date Received: 15/09/2016

I would like to know how many children have been on a weight management scheme under your health board over the last five years? - Can I please have each total divided into separate yearly periods? - Can you please tell me the name of the courses being undertaken by the children, and how many were on each?

Date for Response: 07/10/2016 - View 1126 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1125
Date Received: 15/09/2016

I wondered if you could provide me with the following information as an FOI request. It relates to remuneration of Non-Executive Members on your board, as well as in relation to their duties on IJBs. Can you tell me: • How much per annum NEMs are paid in relation to their NHS Board work, and how many hours per week / month this equates to • How much the chair and vice chairs are paid respectively • Whether they are paid extra for other roles e.g. as champions, or chairs / vice chairs of committees • The rate of out of pocket expenses such as mileage that is paid • how much is allocated to each NEM as a training budget per year. Can you also tell me • If your NEM who are also voting members on the IJB are paid extra for this role (ie over and above their NHS remuneration), if so how much and how many hours per week / month this equates to • If NEMs who are chairs / vice chairs of IJBs are paid extra • Whether they are paid extra for other roles e.g. as champions, or chairs / vice chairs of committees • The rate of out of pocket expenses such as mileage that is paid • How much is allocated to each IJB member as a training budget per year

Date for Response: 30/09/2016 - View 1125 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1123
Date Received: 14/09/2016

Please can you tell me the percentage split agreed between NHS Lothian and the Scottish Government with regards to the capital receipt from the sale of the Sick Kid’s Hospital site in Edinburgh. In addition, can you please supply a copy of all correspondence between Scottish Government and NHS Lothian on this matter.

Date for Response: 17/10/2016 - View 1123 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1121
Date Received: 14/09/2016

1. How many NHS employees under your board have received their full salary whilst being on suspension? 2. Can I have this number over the last five years please? More specifically - How much did each employee receive in total, and for how long did they receive this (can I have a specific time period please). - What was their reason for being suspended? - For each employee, did they continue working in the NHS after the suspension? 3. Can I have the same questions answered but for NHS employees who were fired/laid off?

Date for Response: 30/09/2016 - View 1121 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1120
Date Received: 13/09/2016

1) Are you responsible for commissioning out of hours GP services in your area? (if not please disregard the rest of the FOI) 2) What organisation has the board/trust contracted to provide out of hours GP services? 3) What is the size of the patient population covered by the contracted out of hours provider? 4) How many occasions has there been no GP cover in the OOH service provided because of a lack of available GPs, in: a. 2014/15 b. 2015/16 c. April 2016 to date Could you also provide a link to the OOH provider’s National Quality Requirement (NQR) achievement reports (or however their contractual Key Performance Indicators are reported), or, if time permits provide these reports for the past 12 months.

Date for Response: 22/09/2016 - View 1120 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1119
Date Received: 01/09/2016

Please provide information concerning the numbers of administrative staff employed bg NHS Lothian who provide actual pateint services, and other staff employed in non-clinical administrative roles and the relevant costs as well as a comparison with other boards in Scotland. Comparison from 10 years ago, 5 years ago

Date for Response: 21/10/2016 - View 1119 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1118
Date Received: 13/09/2016

Within your trust how many intra-vitreal vials/implants have been used in the latest 4 months, if possible between May and August 2016. 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. Vials / Implants for Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration (wAMD)

Date for Response: 03/10/2016 - View 1118 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1117
Date Received: 13/09/2016

We would like to request from NHS Lothian the numbers of patients treated in the last 12 months with the following drugs for the conditions listed below:Cosentyx (secukinumab), Humira (adalimumab), Enbrel (etancercept), Benepali (etanercept) - biosimilar, Remicade (infliximab), Remsima (infliximab) - biosimilar, Inflectra (infliximab) - biosimilar, Cimzia (certolizumab), Simponi (golimumab), Taltz (ixekizumab), Stelara (ustekinumab), Otezla (apremilast)

Date for Response: 06/10/2016 - View 1117 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1116
Date Received: 12/09/2016

In your trust how many patients with Multiple Sclerosis have been treated with MS disease modifying drugs in the past 6 months, latest 6 months that you can provide. If you cannot link drug treatment and diagnosis, please provide the number of patients by drug regardless of the disease diagnosis. 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 (Plegridy) Daclizumab (Zinbryta) Others

Date for Response: 07/10/2016 - View 1116 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1115
Date Received: 12/09/2016

I would like to request the following information: Total number of Data Protection breaches in 2015-16 Total number of Data Protection breaches in Q1 2016-17 (April, May, June) Please provide a summary of each breach and the actions taken/lessons learnt.

Date for Response: 13/10/2016 - View 1115 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1114
Date Received: 09/09/2016

Please provide me with an up to date Organisational Structure chart for all nursing services including all manager NAMES, contact details and job titles.

Date for Response: 28/09/2016 - View 1114 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1113
Date Received: 09/09/2016

I am currently doing an internship project on the care and management of patients with Alzheimer’s in UK. I am trying to understand better about memory services in UK. May I request the following data under the Freedom of Information act? - Name of memory services/clinics that dementia patients get referred to - Locations and addresses of these services - Contact number and email of these services

Date for Response: 04/10/2016 - View 1113 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1112
Date Received: 09/09/2016

1) What is the current waiting time for cataract surgery in NHS Lothian? 2) What volume of patients are currently waiting beyond target for cataract surgery? 3) Has this volume (Q2) risen or fallen in the last three years? Please provide volumes for the last three years if possible. 4) Are patients who wait beyond waiting list target outsourced to another trust, for example, Golden Jubilee? What is the current process for this? 5) If patients are offered other locations for surgery (Q4), what is the cost per patient and the annual cost for this to NHS Lothian? 6) What is NHS Lothian currently doing to reduce waiting list times for cataract surgery? Has funding been made available to assist with this? 7) Is there a Scottish Government initiative to assist the health board in reducing cataract surgery waiting times? 8) Are there any other critical issues effecting NHS Lothian's ability to reduce cataract surgery waiting times? 9) Are there guidelines within NHS Lothian for when a cataract needs to be addressed by surgery? What is the criteria for surgery referral? If guidelines are available, can a copy be included with the response? 10) Will the planned new eye hospital at the new Royal be PFI?

Date for Response: 07/10/2016 - View 1112 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1110
Date Received: 09/09/2016

I attach a further request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 seeking the policies and/or guidance in place in 2008 in NHS Lothian hospitals which would deal with: Adult critical care standard intravenous infusions. Pharmacy drug guidelines which cover the use of Calcium Chloride and Calcium Gluconate. The request is in connection with extravasation procedures and whilst the attached Guidelines for safe handling of drugs is helpful I am not just seeking cancer specific guidance. I hope I have not misled you as I have a policy from another NHS Healthboard which was prepared by cancer and plastic surgery departments, however NHS Lothian may not replicate that.

Date for Response: 04/10/2016 - View 1110 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1109
Date Received: 09/09/2016

• How many doctors and nurses have been dismissed from their jobs from 1 September 2013 to the date that you respond to this request? I would like this information broken down by month, post held and reason for dismissal.

Date for Response: 04/10/2016 - View 1109 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1108
Date Received: 09/09/2016

Please provide me with an up to date Organisational Structure chart for all therapy services including all manager NAMES, contact details and job titles.

Date for Response: 09/09/2016 - View 1108 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1107
Date Received: 08/09/2016

Hi the audit contract with Audit Scotland has expired can you provide the update for this or if this has been extended/rolled over?

Date for Response: 03/10/2016 - View 1107 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1106
Date Received: 07/09/2016

In light of a possible new appeal to build a midwifery led unit here at Hereford County Hospital, I am trying to ascertain some facts to determine how successful a fundraising campaign would be. Are you about to tell me • Do you have an MLU (can you state where it is situated in relation to your maternity dept. please) • Should you have an MLU; have you seen an increase in births since the MLU’s introduction and has your C Section rate dropped.

Date for Response: 28/09/2016 - View 1106 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1105
Date Received: 06/09/2016

1) Who is the named person / commissioner responsible for commissioning Tier 3 obesity services within your organisation? 2) In the most recent year where figures are available, how many patients were referred to Tier 3? 3) Who currently provides your Tier 3 services?

Date for Response: 30/09/2016 - View 1105 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1103
Date Received: 06/09/2016

To provide under Freedom of Information Legislation, the proportion (expressed as both a percentage and actual number) of students’ intake in the medical school from A) state schools B) private schools C) Overseas students broken down by year for the past 5 years.

Date for Response: 09/09/2016 - View 1103 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1102
Date Received: 30/09/2016

To provide under Freedom of Information Legislation, the total expenditure on services not provided by NHS employees (for example outsourced laundry services) from 2007/8 to current year, broken down by year. Please also provide a breakdown of all types of services not provided by NHS staff.

Date for Response: 02/11/2016 - View 1102 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1101
Date Received: 06/09/2016

To provide under Freedom of Information Legislation, the total spend on Locum Doctors from 2007/8 to current year, broken by each year.

Date for Response: 29/09/2016 - View 1101 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1100
Date Received: 05/09/2016

I would like to make a Freedom of Information request for all information held ~~~~~~. ~~~~~~ was born on ~~~~~~ at St john's Hospital in Livingston. I would like my request to cover the period between ~~~~~~birth to the present day and also the circumstances surrounding ~~~~~~ birth which unfortunately wasn't straight forward and resulted in ~~~~~~ being admitted to the neonatal special care unit at Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary.

Date for Response: 05/09/2016 - View 1100 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1099
Date Received: 05/09/2016

1. The number of prisoners suffering from brain injuries, in each of the last 5 years. 2. The number of prisoners diagnosed with a mental health issue, in each of the last 5 years.

Date for Response: 13/09/2016 - View 1099 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1098
Date Received: 05/09/2016

Please state what your estimated annual spend is on electrical materials and associated products for the financial year 2015/2016. This might be against the agreement RM3747 - Building Materials and Associated Services, Lot 3 Electrical Where possible please state the suppliers you have bought from and the spend against them. Where possible please state the products bought and the price paid.

Date for Response: 09/09/2016 - View 1098 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1097
Date Received: 05/09/2016

Could you please provide full copies of the original contract for the Redevelopment of Royal Edinburgh Hospital Campus project, including the financial model and any related correspondence, appendices, annexes or financial information. Please could you provide details of any subsequent refinancing deals for the project, including any related correspondence, reports or other financial information

Date for Response: 04/10/2016 - View 1097 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1096
Date Received: 05/09/2016

1. Please provide your total spend on: a. Leadership development training in 2015/16? b. Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training (afc bands & vsm only) in 2015/16? 2. What was the highest payment made to any private sector training providers in 2015/16 and what was the training for? 3. What non-mandatory training and development courses did you engage in 2015/16 (please list all courses)? 4. Please state the organisation’s training and development budget and actual spend on external providers in the years specified below: Budget Actual 13/14 14/15 15/16 16/17

Date for Response: 10/10/2016 - View 1096 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1095
Date Received: 05/09/2016

Payroll 1. Is payroll managed: A. in-house B. outsourced C. combination of in-house and outsourced 2. How many payroll staff does the trust / health board currently employ (please provide the number of WTEs)? 3. How many payslips did the organisation process in-house in 2015/16? 4. Please provide details below of 3rd parties / external providers used to provide payroll services to the trust / health board: Staffing Group(s) Substantive or Temporary? Frequency of Payroll e.g. monthly, weekly, fortnightly No. of Staff on the Payroll (average) Average monthly cost of payroll service provision 2016/17 YTD Annual cost of payroll services provision 2015/16 Which 3rd party do you use for payroll service? What type of payroll service do they provide? (Bureau – partly outsourced whereby you retain a payroll team in-house or Fully Managed – where all the payroll expertise resides with the service provider) When does this contract expire? £ £ 5. Do you use any other 3rd party payroll software to process the payroll? If so, please provide: a. Name of supplier: b. Annual cost: c. Contract end date:

Date for Response: 28/09/2016 - View 1095 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1094
Date Received: 01/09/2016

The Scottish NHS consultant contract allows for the award of salary increments in the form of "discretionary points". Please supply: 1. The number of consultants awarded discretionary points in each of the past 5 years 2. A breakdown of the figures by gender, speciality and contractual status (full-time or LTFT) 3. A description of the process for applying for discretionary points, assessing applications and making awards, including any relevant policy papers or guidance notes, and demonstrating how the process complies with the Equality Act to ensure that subgroups of the consultant workforce are not disadvantaged.

Date for Response: 22/09/2016 - View 1094 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1093
Date Received: 01/09/2016

The name of the person who is the “falls lead” within the health board?

Date for Response: 02/09/2016 - View 1093 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1092
Date Received: 01/09/2016

Please can you reply with an organisational chart including the names, job titles and contact details (email or direct line) of all the divisional clinical managers/directors, deputies and general managers within the organisation.

Date for Response: 02/09/2016 - View 1092 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1090
Date Received: 30/08/2016

I am seeking the extravasation policy in use by NHS Lothian hospitals in 2008. This is an evidence based guideline (procedure) for the rapid treatment of extravasation injuries due to cytotoxic chemotherapy and any other drug capable of causing this type of injury. My understanding is that this may be called something such as “a clinical extravasation policy for chemotherapy and non-chemotherapy”. It is possibly prepared by the chemotherapy co-ordinate group or the department of plastic surgery.

Date for Response: 08/09/2016 - View 1090 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1088
Date Received: 30/08/2016

Who is the mental health transport provider for your Trust? How much have you spent with the provider or providers if more than one ? How do you transfer mental health patients How many mental health patient transfers do you perform in a year? What are the number of Incidents involving transportation of mentally ill or sectioned patients annually? What is recognised format for pick up, drop off, of sectioned patients?

Date for Response: 03/10/2016 - View 1088 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1087
Date Received: 30/08/2016

please provided information in relation to locked door incidents - REH - broken down by DATIX subcategory.

Date for Response: 14/09/2016 - View 1087 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1086
Date Received: 30/08/2016

1 What is the total number of assaults on your employees during the past year? (I am not so much concerned by whether the period is the last calendar year, financial year or other dates, as long as it is the last 12 month period for which you hold figures.) 2 Please provide where possible a breakdown of the nature of the assault, e.g. verbal, physical, threatening behaviour. 3 Please provide where possible a breakdown of the category of worker involved, e.g. clinical staff (nurses, doctors etc), admin, cleaning, catering, portering etc and area, e.g. A&E/Acute/Primary Care/Community

Date for Response: 20/09/2016 - View 1086 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1085
Date Received: 03/10/2016

1) Please provide, in full, the antibiotic guidelines used by your trust. 2) Is antibiotic prophylaxis routinely given for urinary catheter removal after any joint replacement? : yes/no 3) If yes, which is given and how? 4) If yes, what proportion of patients with urinary catheters receive it?

Date for Response: 29/09/2016 - View 1085 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1084
Date Received: 26/08/2016

What is the current waiting time for a hip replacement in Lothian and when does the clock start ticking?

Date for Response: 22/09/2016 - View 1084 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1083
Date Received: 26/08/2016

the number of under-18s being prescribed antidepressants from 2010-11 to the present from each health board. I was hoping you could help me with gathering the data for the NHS Lothian area.

Date for Response: 15/09/2016 - View 1083 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1082
Date Received: 26/08/2016

• The total amount you spend on Agency Nurses for the financial year 15/16 (April – March) • For the above information to be broken down by banding and specialty

Date for Response: 26/08/2016 - View 1082 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1081
Date Received: 26/08/2016

1. Please can you provide details of the current wait time, by area, for individuals accessing NHS Lothian psychological therapy? Please also clarify if the wait time is from referral or assessment by the Psychology Department? 2. Please can you also provide timescales of when the additional resources will reduce the waiting times and by his much, again by area? 3. Lastly, please confirm whether NHS Lothian is aiming to meet the national target of 18 weeks from referral (not from assessment by the Psychology Department) to start of treatment and if yes when they plan to achieve this?

Date for Response: 22/09/2016 - View 1081 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1080
Date Received: 25/08/2016

I would like to request the NHS Lothian’s current contract(s) for phone interpretation (the contract with the interpretation agency). If the contracts cannot be provided, I would like to know the provisions of that/those contracts, regarding price and availability.

Date for Response: 30/08/2016 - View 1080 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1079
Date Received: 25/08/2016

I wish to request your Aseptic unit's most recent EL (97)52 audit report.

Date for Response: 14/09/2016 - View 1079 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1078
Date Received: 25/08/2016

Prison prescribing - mental health - I have been advised that for responsibility and accountability for the provision of healthcare services to prisoners transferred from the Scottish Prison Service to the National Health Service in November 2011. I seek the following aggregated information about drugs being prescribed to prisoners in your trust area, for each calendar year that records are available. 1. The number of prisoners diagnosed with some form of mental health problem in the year (2012/13, 2013/14, 2015/16). 2. The number of prisoners prescribed with medication for a mental health problem in the year(2012/13, 2013/14, 2015/16).. 3. The number of prisoners prescribed specifically with anti-depressant medication in the year(2012/13, 2013/14, 2015/16)..

Date for Response: 22/09/2016 - View 1078 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1077
Date Received: 02/08/2016

Between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016, how much did NHS Lothian pay to 1 Performing Right Society (PRS for Music) 2 Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) for permission to play music on NHS Lothian premises?

Date for Response: 26/08/2016 - View 1077 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1076
Date Received: 22/08/2016

How many people were fitted with hearing aids by your audiology service in each year since 2009? What are the ages of people who were fitted with hearing aids by your audiology service in each year since 2009? In each year since 2009, how many people were fitted by your audiology service with a hearing aid which does not have an induction loop capability? In each year since 2009, how many people were fitted by your audiology service with a hearing aid which does not have a volume control? How many reception points does your audiology service have? How many of you audiology service reception points have an induction loop? How many substantive posts are currently employed in your audiology service and what are the job titles? How many substantive posts in your audiology service have been filled on a locum basis between 1 april 2015 and 31 march 2016? Please provide details of the job titles and periods of time any such locum arrangements was in place. How many people filling the substantive posts in your audiology service in 2016 have attended deaf or sensory awareness training?

Date for Response: 02/09/2016 - View 1076 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1075
Date Received: 19/08/2016

1) Does your organisation already offer charging facilities (Electric Vehicle Charging Points EVCP) for electric vehicles and if so, how many charge points? 2) If there is currently no charging provision, what plans do you have to install EVCP and when? 3) Will the charge points be for fleet usage or public charging? 4) Within your organisation, which department is responsible for the selection and installation of EVCP?

Date for Response: 16/09/2016 - View 1075 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1074
Date Received: 19/08/2016

• The number of people admitted / needed hospital treatment for dog attacks between 2006 and 2016 (breakdown per year) • What was the age of the youngest person admitted / needed hospital treatment for a dog attack between 2006 and 2016 (breakdown per year). • What was the age of the oldest person admitted / needing hospital treatment for a dog attack between 2006 and 2016 (breakdown per year). • How many boys / girls under 10 needed hospital treatment for a dog attack between 2006 and 2016 (breakdown per year). • How many boys / girls under 16 needed hospital treatment for a dog attack between 2006 and 2016 (breakdown per year). • How many wounds were to the face between 2006 and 2016? • How many wounds were to the hands, arms, legs or feet between 2006 and 2016 • How many people needed cosmetic surgery / reconstructive surgery as a result of dog attacks between 2006 and 2016 (breakdown per year). • How many under 16s needed cosmetic surgery / reconstructive surgery as a result of dog attacks between 2006 and 2016 (breakdown per year). • How many under 10s needed cosmetic surgery / reconstructive surgery as a result of dog attacks between 2006 and 2016 (breakdown per year).

Date for Response: 16/09/2016 - View 1074 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1073
Date Received: 19/08/2016

1. How many children aged under 18 were admitted hospital through each of your accident & emergency departments in the below years due to self-harming? • 2015-16 • 2014-15 • 2013-14 2. Can you provide an age breakdown of admittances for each of these years? 3. Can you provide an injury breakdown for each of these years? If your trust manages more than one hospital, can you please provide this information for each of your A&E departments?

Date for Response: 02/09/2016 - View 1073 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1072
Date Received: 18/08/2016

1. Provide a description of your current PBX? Please select from the below: • Rolling Annual • Fixed contract exceeding 1 year • Fixed contract less than 1 year 2. Who is the incumbent supplier for your PBX? 3. When did your PBX contract start? (Provide month and year) 4. When does your PBX contract end? (Provide month and year) 5. What is the value of your PBX contract? 6. How many extensions does your PBX have? 7. Do you have a Siemens ISDX? • Yes • No 8. Do you have NHS Mail? • Yes • No 9. Do you have NHS Mail 2? • Yes • No 10. What kind of Microsoft Licensing Agreement do you have? Please select from the below: • Enterprise Agreement (EA) • Enterprise Agreement Subscription (EAS) • Microsoft Purchasing Agreement (MPSA) • Select • Other (provide details) 11. What is your Microsoft Licensing renewal date? (Provide month and year)

Date for Response: 08/09/2016 - View 1072 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1071
Date Received: 18/08/2016

A copy of your Re-Banding of Agenda for Change Posts Policy & Procedure

Date for Response: 23/08/2016 - View 1071 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1070
Date Received: 17/08/2016

1. How many births did you have per hospital over 2015? 2. How many adult accident and emergency admissions did you have per hospital over 2015? 3. How many pediatric accident and emergency admissions did you have per hospital over 2015?

Date for Response: 02/09/2016 - View 1070 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1069
Date Received: 04/10/2016

this request pertains to the incidence of ARBD (alcohol related brain damage) in the Lothians. We should be grateful if you can forward data on the incidence of ARBD i.e. how many people have the diagnosis of ARBD in the Lothians, and what is the incidence in Edinburgh, East, West and Midlothian?

Date for Response: 04/10/2016

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1068
Date Received: 17/08/2016

1. How many children under your health board have been signed up to a weight management course in the last year? Could you please specify the name/s of the course/s? 2. How old were each of these children? 3. What were the key pieces of advice given to overweight children and their parents?

Date for Response: 09/09/2016 - View 1068 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1067
Date Received: 16/08/2016

Please provide me with an up to date Organisational Structure chart for CAMHS including all manager NAMES, contact details and job titles.

Date for Response: 16/08/2016 - View 1067 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1065
Date Received: 16/08/2016

Can you please assist me with retrieving the total Agency spend on Locum Doctors within Haematology over the following months, within your Trust or Health Board?

Date for Response: 13/09/2016 - View 1065 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1064
Date Received: 16/08/2016

I would be grateful if you could provide a copy of NHS Lothian's (mental health) Emergency Sedation Policy, the Discharge Policy and a copy of the Appeals Process with respect to the Discharge Policy .

Date for Response: 23/08/2016 - View 1064 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1063
Date Received: 15/08/2016

1) Of those children and young people who started treatment at CAMH services in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16, how many waited (i) 12-17 months, (ii) 18-23 months, (iii) 24 months or more, to start their treatment following a referral. 2) What was the longest any child or young person who started treatment at CAMH services in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16, waited to begin their treatment following a referral. 3) Of those children and young people currently waiting to start treatment at CAMH services, how many have been waiting (i) 12-17 months, (ii) 18-23 months, (iii) 24 months or more, to start their treatment following a referral. 4) What is the longest any child or young person currently waiting to start treatment at CAMH services has been waiting to begin their treatment following a referral.

Date for Response: 09/09/2016 - View 1063 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1062
Date Received: 15/08/2016

1. Which of the following Orthotic Services does your Trust provide? YES NO NHS run Orthotic Service in secondary care NHS run Orthotic Service in primary care A 3rd party run Orthotic Service in secondary care A 3rd party run Orthotic Service in primary care Other 2. If your service is run by a 3rd Party – Reply Please name them When did the current agreement start? If there have been previous agreements with the incumbent supplier, how long in total have they delivered your Orthotic Service? When does your current agreement run until? Are you considering a tender at the moment? What was the total value of the contract? Is there an allowance for increasing patient numbers and activity each year? Was the contract a lump sum contract or pay for activity basis? Is the tender covering both service and product? What is the current cost per Orthotist session in your trust? 3. Over the last five financial years, how many orthotics patients were treated? 2011 - 12 = 2012 - 13 = 2013 - 14 = 2014 - 15 = 2015 - 16 = 4. Regarding Orthotic Sessions run over the last 12 months, please provide the number of – Reply Average number of Orthotist sessions per week Average number of Limited orthotic practitioners (LOP) sessions per week? Average number of Footwear Technician sessions per week? How many full time equivalent Orthotists work in your trust? How many Administrators from the trust do you employ to work within the Orthotics Service? What % of NHS Managers do you employ to cover the Orthotics Service? 5. Regarding your current Orthotic Service Waiting times – Reply Your Average waiting time from referral to assessment? Your Average waiting time from assessment to supply? Your Average referral to treatment time? 6. Is your service managed and awarded with any other service ie Podiatry, prosthetics? YES NO Podiatry Prosthetics Others (please specify) 7. Can you provide annual volumes of prescriptions/orders for the last 12 months - prescriptions / orders Lead Time Stock Orthotic Footwear orders Modular Orthotic Footwear orders Bespoke Orthotic Footwear orders Orthotic Footwear repairs Moulded EVA Insoles Plastic Heel cups Carbon Fibre Insoles Bespoke AFOs 8. Regarding Orthotic Footwear – Reply Which companies do you currently order Orthotic footwear from or do you make these in house? Which companies do you currently order insoles from or do you make these in house? 9. Can you give the breakdown of your financial performance vs budget for your Orthotic Service annually for the last 5 years? Financial Performance Budget 2011 to 12 2012 to 13 2013 to 14 2014 to 15 2015 to 16 10. Are there any planned changes to the structure of your Orthotic Service in the next 12 months? If yes, please specify. 11. Do you have a framework for Orthotic products? if so please provide the file or a hyperlink to the file. 12. Regarding your patient administration / IT System – Reply What patient administration IT system do you use for your Orthotic Services? (appointment booking, patient database etc) What IT system do you use to manage the general administration in your Orthotic Service? (ie Ordering system, stock control, workshop management etc) 13. How many complaints have you received regarding your Orthotic Service in the last 5 years, broken down by year and give a number for your total current open complaints? Reply 2011 - 12 = 2012 - 13 = 2013 - 14 = 2014 - 15 = 2015 - 16 = Current open complaints

Date for Response: 09/09/2016 - View 1062 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1061
Date Received: 15/08/2016

I would be grateful if you could confirm when the Royal Edinburgh Hospital's (REH) General Adult Acute wards instituted a locked door policy. Following from that, I would ask if you could provide a breakdown of the number of DATIX (NHS Lothian’s Risk Management Information System) incidents per General Adult Acute ward in the REH since then, and for the same period prior to the locked door status.

Date for Response: 29/08/2016 - View 1061 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1060
Date Received: 15/08/2016

1.Can you tell me please how many sperm donors there currently are in your health board area. 2. How many have signed up in each of the following years – 2015-16, 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-13 and 2011-12? 3.What is being done to encourage men to donate their sperm? 4.In each of the five years listed above, how many requests have there been for donated sperm please? In each case, please provide details of where exactly (town, city or county) this was sourced from.

Date for Response: 23/08/2016 - View 1060 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1059
Date Received: 19/08/2016

I would like to request information on fire safety at a number of NHS Lothian properties. Please treat this as a Freedom of Information request. Please could you supply me with copies of all fire safety documentation held by NHS Lothian that relates to the following properties? I'm most interested in the records that relate to the first year after the building construction was completed and handed over to NHS Lothian.

Date for Response: 22/09/2016 - View 1059 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1058
Date Received: 15/08/2016

1.Can you please provide the total number of GP surgeries within the health board area (or the number under health board control, if this is the only number you are able to supply). 2.Please provide the number which no longer offer walk-in appointments. For those that have, please provide the reasons why. 3.Please provide the number which have currently closed their patient lists. 4.Can I have the number which have restricted their appointment times. 5.If any other changes have been introduced to surgeries because of capacity pressures, please provide the names of the surgeries and the changes they have introduced.

Date for Response: 23/08/2016 - View 1058 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1057
Date Received: 12/08/2016

Under the Freedom of Information Act, would you be kind enough to provide me with the following information: 1a. How many paediatric and adult Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy procedures were performed in the period 1st January 2014 to 31st December 2014 and 1st January 2015 to 31st December 2015 respectively within the Trust? 1b. Of the total procedures (referred to in 1a) how many were performed by cold steel, diathermy and Harmonics? 1c. Of the total procedures (referred to in 1a) how many were performed using another method and what was that method? 1d. Of the total procedures (referred to in 1a) how many were performed in each of your trust’s hospitals? Eg. “Name of hospital 1 treated 100, 50, 20 and 5 respectively”. 1e. A figure for the number of consultant surgeons who treated tonsillectomies and/or adenoidectomies in your trust in (a) 2014/15 and (b) 2015/16? 1f. Figures for the number of tonsillectomies and/or adenoidectomies each consultant surgeon treated in (a) 2014/15 and (b) 2015/16? Eg. “1 consultant surgeon treated 100, 50, 20 and 5 tonsillectomies respectively”. 1g. Figures for the number of readmissions due to secondary bleeding following tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy procedures in (a) 2014/15 and (b) 2015/16? 1h. Of the figures referred to in 1f what procedure type referred to in 1b-1e did these correspond? Eg. “cold steel resulted in # readmissions, diathermy resulted in # readmissions”. 2a. How many Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (F.E.S.S) and Sinus procedures were performed in the period 1st January 2014 to 31st December 2014 and 1st January 2015 to 31st December 2015 within the Trust? 2b. Of the total procedures (referred to in 2a) how many were performed using Balloon Sinoplasty? 2c. Of the total procedures (referred to in 2a) how many were performed using (a) an Endoscope (b) Navigation equipment? 2d. Of the total procedures (referred to in 2a) how many were performed (a) with another form of visual assistance (b) without any visual/navigation assistance? 2e. Of the total procedures (referred to in 2a) how many were performed as a day case procedure? 2f. A figure for the number of consultant surgeons who performed FESS’ in your trust in (a) 2014/15 and (b) 2015/16? 2g. Figures for the number of Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgeries each consultant surgeon treated in (a) 2014/15 and (b) 2015/16? Eg. “1 consultant surgeon performed 100, 50, 20 and 5 FESS respectively”. 3a. How many Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty procedures were performed in the period 1st January 2014 to 31st December 2014 and 1st January 2015 to 31st December 2015 respectively within the Trust? 3b. Figures for the number of Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty procedures each consultant surgeon treated in (a) 2014/15 and (b) 2015/16? Eg. “1 consultant surgeon performed 100, 50, 20 and 5 Septoplasty procedures respectively”. 3c. Of the total procedures (referred to in 3a) how many were performed by an open surgical procedure? 3d. Of the total procedures (referred to in 3a) how many were performed as a day case procedure?

Date for Response: 13/09/2016 - View 1057 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1056
Date Received: 12/08/2016

• Please can you confirm your monthly Hospital and/or Trust spend on agency staff during the last three financial years (FYE Mar-14, Mar-15, & Mar-16). Ideally, this should be broken down into spend by Hospitals/Trusts, the agency supplying the staff and by month.

Date for Response: 14/09/2016 - View 1056 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1055
Date Received: 11/08/2016

1Re People attending Rheumatology with suspected PsA, what is the current waiting time in Lothian. from GP referral to seeing an expert consultant? Early recognition of PsA and correct treatment is essential to avoid disability and deformity. 2 “Biologics” As approved by the SMC, should be available for those who require them as this is a progressive and crippling condition. Are Anti tnf - biologic meds freely available in Lothian when indicated, for PsA? How many are receiving these. Humira and others. 3 NHS Scotland SIGN 121 Advises annual GP Checks-see enclosed, and Close liaison between Dermatologists and rheumatologists for people With Psoriatic arthritis. Diagnosis is sometimes difficult. Lothian does not have joint/integrated Psa clinics, I enclose a response from Prof S Ralston. I believe a dedicated clinic would not cost that much and would greatly improve services. Glasgow has dedicated psoriatic arthritis clinics, this is best practice.( where rheumatologists and dermatologists work together) If DERMATOLOGY AND RHEUMATOLOGY doctors are not actively liaising and working together on this disease, then it is impossible to be adhering to this guideline? And -there is not equity as patients in Lothian and other areas are receiving a second class service. AHPs should be aware of the link between any skin psorIasis and joint swelling etc. 4 Does Rheumatology here at the Western General and St Johns, have small mobile MRI or ultrasound scanners available for people with suspected PsA, for imaging. X ray is inadequate to diagnose soft tissue inflammation.

Date for Response: 04/09/2016 - View 1055 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1054
Date Received: 30/08/2016

Please could you let me have the following information for your Trust’s Emergency Department : • Annual activity (type 1 and 2) – Number of attendances for the 2015/16 financial year • Total number of resusitation bays Total number of majors bays • Access to diagnostics – CT and interventional radiology : o How is ED access to imaging organised? o Where are facilities located relative to ED? o Do ED have sole access to any dedicated imaging facilities? o If the answer to the above is “yes”, how is this organised ? o Does resus have any dedicated imaging facilities, if so what type of imaging do they have dedicated access to? • Is there a dedicated room/rooms for deceased patients (a room to look after the deceased whilst waiting for relatives/visitors) away from normal operations but close in proximity to Resus? • Number of relatives rooms - Again this is linked to a dedicated room for deceased patients, so are there rooms where relatives can wait whilst the patient is being treated or are waiting to visit the deceased patient, and if so how many? Are these in close proximity to resus ?

Date for Response: 27/09/2016 - View 1054 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1053
Date Received: 10/08/2016

I would like to find out the following information: - How many people were treated at St John's Hospital's A&E department for knife-related wounds (i.e stab wounds, slashed faces etc) I would like this information broken down into the following years: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and up to July 31 (or as close to this date as you have information recorded) in 2016.

Date for Response: 23/08/2016 - View 1053 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1052
Date Received: 15/08/2016

1.Can you please provide the total number of GP surgeries within the health board area (or the number under health board control, if this is the only number you are able to supply). 2.Please provide the number which no longer offer walk-in appointments. For those that have, please provide the reasons why. 3.Please provide the number which have currently closed their patient lists. 4.Can I have the number which have restricted their appointment times. 5.If any other changes have been introduced to surgeries because of capacity pressures, please provide the names of the surgeries and the changes they have introduced.

Date for Response: 23/08/2016 - View 1052 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1051
Date Received: 10/08/2016

The Scottish Government eligibility criteria for patients receiving IVF treatment include the criteria 'both partners must be non smoking' and 'neither partner should drink alcohol prior to or during the period of treatment'. Please can you tell me: 1. Are prospective IVF couples tested either routinely or in particular circumstances for recent alcohol consumption before treatment? 2. If testing for alcohol consumption is carried out, at what stage or stages is this test carried out - ie at referral, or immediately before treatment commences, during treatment, or all of these? 3. If testing for alcohol consumption is not carried out routinely but only in particular circumstances, in what circumstances would testing be required? 4. If testing for alcohol consumption is carried out, what sort of test is used (ie is it a blood test, urine sample etc) and what is it used to detect (ie what chemical/substance related to alcohol consumption can it determine the presence of)? Are there any plans to change the test currently used and if so what test is likely to be used in future and what is the likely timescale of the change? 5. If testing for alcohol consumption is carried out, how long before the test is taken by the patient can alcohol have been consumed for this to be detected by the test used? 6. If testing for alcohol consumption is carried out, how long does it take for results of the test to be available after testing? 7. If testing for alcohol consumption is carried out, what is the procedure for when the test shows that there has been alcohol consumption? (ie are the couple not referred, removed from the waiting list for treatment, moved to the bottom of the waiting list etc). Is there a different procedure if it is the male or the female who has tested postive for consuming alcohol, or is it the same? 8. If testing for alcohol consumption is not carried out in NHS Lothian, are there any plans for this to be implemented in the future, and if so what is the likely timescale, at what stage in the referral/treatment process will testing take place and what sort of test will be used? If testing is currently carried out in particular circumstances but not routinely, are there any plans to implement routine testing in the future, and if so at what stage in the referral/treatment process will testing take place and what is the likely timescale for the change? 9. Are prospective IVF couples tested either routinely or in particular circumstances for recent smoking before treatment? 10. If testing for smoking is carried out, at what stage or stages is this test carried out - ie at referral, or immediately before treatment commences, during treatment, or all of these? 11. If testing for smoking is not carried out routinely but only in particular circumstances, in what circumstances would testing be required? 12. If testing for smoking is carried out, what sort of test is used (ie is it a blood test, breath test etc) and what is it used to detect (ie what chemical/substance related to smoking can it determine the presence of)? Are there any plans to change the test currently used and if so what test is likely to be used in future and what is the likely timescale of the change? 13. If testing for smoking is carried out, how long before the test is taken by the patient can they have smoked for this to be detected by the test used? 14. If testing for smoking is carried out, how long does it take for results of the test to be available after testing? 15. If testing for smoking is carried out, what is the procedure for when the test shows that the patient has smoked? (ie are they not referred, removed from the waiting list for treatment, moved to the bottom of the waiting list etc). Is there a different procedure if it is the male or the female who has tested postive for smoking, or is it the same? 16. If testing for smoking is not carried out, are there any plans for this to be implemented in the future, and if so what is the likely timescale, at what stage in the referral/treatment process will testing take place and what sort of test will be used? If testing is currently carried out in particular circumstances but not routinely, are there any plans to implement routine testing in the future, and if so at what stage in the referral/treatment process will testing take place and what is the likely timescale for the change?

Date for Response: 23/08/2016 - View 1051 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1050
Date Received: 09/08/2016

I am researching waiting times for cataract operations across Scotland following a case from a constituent in the Highlands. Can you advise me: 1) What is the current waiting time from first patient referral to operation for cataract patients in your area? (as of June this year) 2) What is the current waiting time from patient agreeing treatment with consultant to operation? ( as of June this year) 3) The number of patients booked and unbooked on the waiting list as of June this year. 4) The waiting time compared to the same period in 2014 and 2015 in both first patient referral to operation and agreement with consultant to operation and also the number of patients booked and unbooked on those waiting lists as of 30th June for both years 5) Do you have a shortage of ophthalmology consultants/posts? If so how are you solving this shortage? Do you pay ‘golden hellos’ in this speciality? If so, how much is paid?

Date for Response: 02/09/2016 - View 1050 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1047
Date Received: 08/08/2016

1. Corporate a. Annual Report 2015-16 (May not be available as yet but should be towards the end of June) b. Financial Strategy 2016 Update/Version c. Annual, Strategic, Operational Plan 2016 Update/Version - d. Capital Programme 2016 Update/Version - 2. Information Technology a. IM&T, IS, ICT Strategy 2016 (Not Clinical Strategy) b. IM&T, IS, ICT Business/Departmental Plan 2016 Update/Version c. IM&T, IS, ICT Organogram 3. Estates and Facilities Management a. Estates and Facilities Management Strategy 2016 Update/Version b. Estates and Facilities Business/Departmental Plan 2016 Update/Version c. Estates and Facilities Management Organogram 4. Waste and Environmental Services a. Waste Management Strategy 2016 Update/Version b. Waste and Environmental Services Business/Departmental Plan c. Waste and Environmental Services Organogram

Date for Response: 06/09/2016 - View 1047 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1046
Date Received: 08/08/2016

1. Can you tell me please how many doctors within the main hospital(s) within your health board area are on record as having waived the EWTD to work overtime currently. 2. Please provide the same number for each of the following years – 2015-16, 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-13 and 2011-12. 3. For each year, please provide the longest number of hours worked (in usual working hours, plus overtime) in a week by a trainee doctor, providing their specialism. If this cannot be provided, please take a snapshot of the longest hours worked in a week by a trainee doctor within the first week of March of each of the years listed above.

Date for Response: 12/08/2016 - View 1046 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1045
Date Received: 08/08/2016

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding the Named Person assigned to ~~~~~~. Can you please release all information recorded by this professional on ~~~~~~ family.

Date for Response: 18/08/2016 - View 1045 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1044
Date Received: 05/08/2016

Who are the current suppliers of paint products to St Johns Hospital Livingston? It is believed that products such as Acrylic Eggshell are being purchased for around £26 per 5ltr When a supply price of around £13 per 5 ltr is available through NHS pricing. Further it is thought that supplies may be being purchased from a business who is contractually restricted from supplying through the sale and purchase of their business . As a resident of West Lothian and Tax payer I want to know that due diligence has been taken with the public purse.

Date for Response: 23/08/2016 - View 1044 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1043
Date Received: 05/08/2016

Please could you provide the following data in relation to each of the following inpatient eating disorder services: St John’s Hospital, Livingston Royal Edinburgh Hospital Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow Please could you provide the data for each unit/hospital separately. 1. How many beds in total does the inpatient eating disorder unit have? 2. How many beds within the unit are for female patients? 3. How many beds within the unit are for male patients? 4. As of today’s date (05.08.16), how many vacant beds does the inpatient eating disorder unit currently have? 5. As of today’s date (05.08.16), how many patients referred to the inpatient eating disorder unit are currently waiting for a bed? 6. How long have those patients been waiting for a bed since they were initially referred to the unit? Please provide your answer in the number of days they have been waiting since initial referral. 7. For the last financial year (2015/16), what was the average waiting time for (a) planned admissions to treatment and (b) emergency admissions to the unit? 8. As of today’s date (05.08.16), how many patients admitted for treatment to the unit, are from outside of the local catchment area (and therefore outside of their own local area)? 9. What is average number of beds days an in-patient will stay per admission at the unit? 10. For each of the last three financial years (2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016), what was the total number of admissions to the unit per year?

Date for Response: 02/09/2016 - View 1043 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1042
Date Received: 05/08/2016

I wish to know the following: 1) Do you have a sickness absence policy? 2) What are your levels of sickness absence for the past 2years? 3) Does your policy deal with stress and mental health issues? 4) Do you hold separate statistics on stress and mental health issues? 5) Can you please advise what those levels are for the past 2 years? 6) Do you have occupational health provision for your employees? 7) Please say how this is carried out.

Date for Response: 16/08/2016 - View 1042 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1041
Date Received: 05/08/2016

1. How many qualified school nurses do you currently have? 2. What grade are they? 3. If this is not sufficient to cover the school estate in your Board, how do you currently staff the service? We wish to know how many other nurses do you use and what grades they are. 4. What duties do the unqualified school nurses undertake in schools? 5. What steps are you taking to ensure that you have sufficient fully qualified school nurses in employment when the new arrangements are implemented? 6. How many nurses are you supporting to undertake education to acquire the proper qualifications? 7. Will this be sufficient to fully cover the service? 8. If not, how will you cover the gaps? 9. With regard to the Named Person Scheme, how do you envisage school nurses being used for 5-18 year olds? 10. Will this require an even bigger cohort of school nurses?

Date for Response: 25/08/2016 - View 1041 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1040
Date Received: 04/08/2016

1. FY/14 FY/15 2. The number of unique patients 3. where any of the attached ICD10 codes are recorded in either the primary, secondary or tertiary diagnosis position 4. All inpatient admissions 5. The data divided into males ( all ages ) , females under 50, females 51+ 6. The ICD codes attached

Date for Response: 24/08/2016 - View 1040 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1039
Date Received: 04/08/2016

1. How many operating theatres do you have per hospital? 2. How many intensive care units do you have per hospital for each of the following? a. Neonatals b. Pediatrics c. Adults

Date for Response: 06/08/2016 - View 1039 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1037
Date Received: 04/08/2016

Can you please assist me with retrieving the total Locum Agency spend for Locum Doctors only within Dermatology over the following months, within your Trust or Health Board?

Date for Response: 16/08/2016 - View 1037 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1036
Date Received: 03/08/2016

Number of individual children admitted to Royal Hospital for Sick Children, 9 Sciennes Road , Edinburgh suffering from severe Complex Regional Pain syndrome, year and duration of admittance at the hospital. Total number of individual children treated for severe Complex regional pain syndrome as admitted patients in Royal Hospital for Sick Children e.g. 3 patients admitted 4 times over period covered will still be recorded as 3 patients. Period covered is 2006 to 2016

Date for Response: 23/08/2016 - View 1036 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1035
Date Received: 07/08/2016

I am writing to request that you answer the following questions concerning the use of locum consultants and nurses in NHS Lothian. 1. How much did NHS Lothian spend on internal locum consultant doctors in 2014-15? 2. How much did NHS Lothian spend on agency locum consultant doctors in 2014-15? 3. How much did NHS Lothian spend on internal locum nurses in 2014-15? 4. How much did NHS Lothian spend on agency locum nurses in 2014-15? 5. What were total locum costs for NHS Lothian in 2014-15? 6. How much did NHS Lothian spend on internal locum consultant doctors in 2015-16? 7. How much did NHS Lothian spend on agency locum consultant doctors in 2015-16? 8. How much did NHS Lothian spend on internal locum nurses in 2015-16? 9. How much did NHS Lothian spend on agency locum nurses in 2015-16? 10. What were total locum costs for NHS Lothian in 2015-16?

Date for Response: 09/09/2016 - View 1035 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1034
Date Received: 02/08/2016

1. Total number of and the manufacturer and model number(s) of each individual: o MRI scanner o CT scanner o PET scanner o SPECT scanner o Ultrasound scanner o Flexible Endoscope [An estimate of the number and predominant manufacturer brand will suffice] o Catheter Lab X-ray machines Data may be available from radiology or purchasing/contracting departments. Might be difficult for flexible endoscopes, an estimate and the predominant brand/supplier will suffice. 2. The year each individual scanner was purchased, the purchase method**, cost and the scheduled replacement year for each individual: o MRI scanner o CT scanner o PET scanner o SPECT scanner Purchase methods include: o Direct Purchase – Hospital outright bought the machine and is sole owner. o Lease – Hospital pays an annual rental fee to the supplier. o Managed Equipment Services (MES) – Single contract with an MES provider including leasing and maintenance. o Charity Purchase – donated by an associated charity. o Private Finance Initiative (PFI) – purchase is financed by a PFI scheme. Please state the total cost for direct purchases and annual payments if lease or MES. Please indicate if equipment was purchased through a group purchasing organisation (e.g. NHS Supply Chain, East England Procurement Hub), a procurement framework or procured by the health board’s own framework. 3. How each of the following equipment has been purchased (e.g. contract with OEM, NHS Supply Chain catalogue) and how often they are replaced on average: o Ultrasound scanner o Sets of Flexible Endoscopes o Catheter Lab CT machines Data may be available from purchasing/contracting department. See above for purchase methods. An estimate of how often the health board/hospitals aim to replace the listed equipment would be useful (e.g. once every 2 years). 4. The maintenance provider (e.g. the OEM or a third party) and the annual maintenance cost (if applicable) for each individual: o MRI scanner o CT scanner o PET scanner o SPECT scanner o Ultrasound scanner o Catheter Lab CT machines Data may be available from purchasing/contracting department. Might be done by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) (e.g. Siemens maintenance for a Siemens MRI machine) or a third party. If so, please state the provider name. If no listed maintenance provider, please state – possibly the case for ultrasound. 5. Staffed hours for each individual: (Please note which of the individual scanners are available 24/7 for A&E purposes.) o MRI scanner o CT scanner o PET scanner o SPECT scanner Data may be available from radiology department. Please state hours each scanner is manned. (e.g. 9am – 6pm, Mon-Fri). Scanners used by A&E departments presumably must be 24/7, so please indicate these where relevant. 6. Number of scans/procedures performed annually in period financial year 2005/06 - 2015/16 for the following: [See the attachment for the relevant OPCS and modality ID codes]. o MRI scans* o CT scans* o PET scans* o SPECT scans* o Ultrasound scans o Endoscopy procedures (Upper GI, Lower GI and Urological) o Cardiac Angiography and Angioplasty procedures o Cardiac Electrophysiology procedures Data may be available from Radiology Information System (RIS), possibly obtainable from head of radiology. *For MRI, CT, PET and SPECT these may be covered by submissions to HSICIC for the Diagnostic Imaging Dataset (DID) (http://www.hscic.gov.uk/did [For NHS England]), but we are looking for more granular data by individual machine if possible. 7. Number of scans/procedures performed by external providers on behalf of the health board in this same period. How much was paid per scan/procedures on average? Please list by external provider name. For the following: o MRI scans o CT scans o PET scans o SPECT scans o Ultrasound scans o Endoscopy procedures (Upper GI, Lower GI and Urological) o Cardiac Angiography and Angioplasty procedures o Cardiac Electrophysiology procedures Number of activities performed by an external provider (NHS or Non-NHS), data may be collected by CCGs. 8. Average cost per scan from by year for the period 2005/06 – 2015/16 for the following: o MRI scans o CT scans o PET scans o SPECT scans Data may be available from person responsible for collecting NHS reference cost data. 9. The provider of tracers for PET (e.g. FDG) and annual spend on tracers.

Date for Response: 30/08/2016 - View 1034 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1033
Date Received: 01/08/2016

Please provide me with an up to date Organisational Structure chart for CAMHS including all manager NAMES, contact details and job titles.

Date for Response: 10/08/2016 - View 1033 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1032
Date Received: 01/08/2016

Please provide me with an up to date Organisational Structure chart for The Learning Disabilities Services including all manager NAMES, contact details and job titles.

Date for Response: 04/08/2016 - View 1032 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1031
Date Received: 18/08/2016

1. Information held by NHS Lothian on the number of children aged 0 up to and including 16 years of age who are placed in adult hospital wards or units (excluding data from mental health settings), including day patients and in-patients, inclusive of any length of time and regardless of the availability of a paediatric / special unit within the hospital. If possible, please include the age of the child at the time of accommodation in the adult hospital ward or unit and the number of admissions for each child. 2. Disaggregation of this data by calendar year since 01/01/2008 to 31/12/2015, including an additional shorter calendar year from 01/01/16 to the present. Please can the data be provided in a csv file. 3. Information held by NHS Lothian on the number of young people over 16 up to 18 years of age who are placed in adult hospital wards or units (excluding data from mental health settings), including day patients and in-patients, inclusive of any length of time and regardless of the availability of a paediatric / special unit within the hospital. If possible, please include the age of the young person at the time of accommodation in the adult hospital ward or unit and the number of admissions for each young person. 4. Disaggregation of this data by calendar year since 01/01/2008 to 31/12/2015, including an additional shorter calendar year from 01/01/16 to the present. Please can the data be provided in a csv file.

Date for Response: 08/09/2016 - View 1031 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1030
Date Received: 04/08/2016

Please provide a list of the properties associated with the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh on the site in Sciennes. For each property, a note of who owns the property, whether it is rented or owned by NHS Lothian. And for the avoidance of doubt, any ongoing, imminent or recent (last 5 years) changes in this list.

Date for Response: 09/08/2016 - View 1030 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1029
Date Received: 01/08/2016

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I request a copy of the report of the investigation into the Lanfine Unit, Astley Ainslie Hospital, conducted in November/December 2015.

Date for Response: 10/08/2016 - View 1029 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1028
Date Received: 01/08/2016

1. “The number of eating disorder patients under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 in hospital in your area in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. 2. The number of eating disorder patients discharged on a CTO in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 in your area. 3. The number of eating disorder patients discharged from hospital in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 in your area.” 4. The number of eating disorder patients on a CTO in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 in your area.

Date for Response: 23/08/2016 - View 1028 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1027
Date Received: 01/08/2016

Under the Freedom of information to provide a breakdown of current NHS staff who are originally from England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland

Date for Response: 05/08/2016 - View 1027 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1026
Date Received: 29/07/2016

Please state your organisation's total pay expenditure (exclude any expense payments) on all staff and split by the staffing groups specified (incl. substantive, overtime, internal bank, outsourced bank, internal re-charge, direct engagement, agency and any other: Please state the organisation's total pay expenditure on substantive staff, and split by the staffing groups specified (gross payments made to substantive employees including pension and NI but excluding overtime and expenses) Please exclude any outsourced bank management fee: Please state the number of substantive staff (no. of WTEs) employed at the organisation as of 31st March 2015, split by the staffing groups specified: Please state the organisation's total pay expenditure on overtime and split by the staffing groups specified. NB Overtime relates to any extra time worked by a substantive employee above their contracted hours. This does not include payments made to employees working via an internal bank, outsourced bank or agency: Please confirm the organisation's total expenditure on internal bank staff (gross payments made to internal staff working via the organisation's own bank, excluding outsourced banks such as NHS Professionals). If the organisation does not have a bank, please enter "0" where appropariate: Please state the organisation's total pay expenditure on outsourced bank staff (gross payments made to staff working via outsourced banks such as NHS Professionals). If the organisation does not use outsourced bank services, please enter "0" where appropariate: Please state the organisation's total expenditure on agency staff (including commission) and split by the staffing groups specified (expenditure on non-contract staff, as reported in annual accounts): Please state the organisation's total NHS recharge pay expenditure split by the staffing groups specified (agency expenditure on staff recharged to other NHS organisations): Please state the organisation's total pay expenditure on staff via Direct Engagement (if the organisation uses a third party to directly engage staff such as 247 Time, Liaison, Medacs, HB Retinue etc. please state the gross pay, split by the specified staffing groups specified). If no such model is used, please enter "0" where appropriate: Please state the total pay ependiture by grade and specialty to include supply from all sourcing routes (internal and external):

Date for Response: 26/08/2016 - View 1026 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1025
Date Received: 29/08/2016

1.Can you tell me please how many women over 35 have received IVF in each of the following years – 2015-16, 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-13 and 2011-12. Please provide the total number of women of any age who had IVF in each of those years. 2.For each year, please provide the number of women over 35 of each age – providing individual ages, eg 36, 37, 38 etc. 3.For each year, please provide the number of women over 35 whose first cycle of IVF failed, whose second cycle failed and whose attempt was successful. Can I have the same figures for those women over 40, for first cycle failure, second cycle failure and success. 4.For each year, please provide the number of women aged 41 and 42 whose IVF failed and the same figures for these aged women whose treatment was successful. 5.Can you tell me if the health board offers egg freezing for social reasons, and whether this is being considered.

Date for Response: 22/09/2016 - View 1025 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1023
Date Received: 29/07/2016

-The number of reports of missing/stolen items made by hospital patients in the last three years. Please breakdown the information by year and hospital. Could you also include information on what the item was, where it is believed to have gone missing/taken from, and if it was returned. Where police involved in any of the incidents? -The number of reports of missing/stolen items made by hospital staff in the last three years. Again, please breakdown the information by year and hospital. Could you also include information on what the item was, where it is believed to have gone missing/was taken from, and if it was returned. Where police involved in any of the incidents? -The number of thefts involving NHS owned/hospital equipment in the last three years. Again, please breakdown the information by year and hospital. Could you also include information on what the item was, where it is believed to have gone missing/taken from, and if it was returned. Where police involved in any of the incidents?

Date for Response: 12/08/2016 - View 1023 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1022
Date Received: 28/07/2016

1. How many people under the employment of the health board, and representing what percentage of the total health board staff, have already received training to become a Named Person under the scheme established by the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014? 2. Are there any members of staff who are due to become a Named Person when the system goes live who have not yet received any training as of 28 July 2016? 3. How many people under the employment of the health board will receive any sort of training for the Named Persons scheme prior to its implementation? 4. How much money from the health board budget has been allocated to date for the training of staff regarding the Named Persons scheme?

Date for Response: 23/08/2016 - View 1022 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1021
Date Received: 28/07/2016

Please can you provide the following information for the public dental service provided by your organisation. 1. Does your organisation provide a public dental service? Yes, we do provide a public dental service. Please continue to Question 2. No, we do not provide a public dental service. Please provide the name of the organisation that provides this service in your geographical area. You do not need to respond to the remainder of the questions in this FOIA request. 2. What geographical area does this service cover? 3. Has any of the geographic area covered by the public dental service that your organisation provides been the subject of a dental public health needs assessment in the past two years? If ‘yes’, then please continue to Question 4 If ‘no’, then please proceed to Question 5 4. Did your organisation receive the results of this public health needs assessment? 5. Currently, how many (headcount) dentists are employed in your public dental service in each of the following bands? Band A: [ ] Band B: [ ] Band C Clinical: [ ] Band C Managerial: [ ] Other dentist: [ ] 6. Currently, how many whole time equivalent* (WTE) dentists are employed by your public dental service in each of the following bands? *By ‘whole time equivalent’ we mean total hours worked by all dentists divided by average hours worked by a full-time dentist. Band A: [ ] Band B: [ ] Band C Clinical: [ ] Band C Managerial: [ ] Other dentist: [ ] 7. How many patients has your public dental service provided treatment for in each of the following years? 6th April 2013 to 5th April 2014 6th April 2014 to 5th April 2015 6th April 2015 to 5th April 2016 8. During the financial year 6th April 2015 to 5th April 2016, how many patients were referred and accepted into your public dental service from a General Dental Practitioner (GDP)? 9. During the financial year 6th April 2015 to 5th April 2016, how many patients were referred and accepted into your public dental service from another healthcare professional (apart from a GDP)? 10. Of all new patients referred and accepted into your public dental service during the financial year 6th April 2015 to 5th April 2016, how many waited or are scheduled to wait more than 18 weeks for initial assessment? 11. Of all new patients referred and accepted into your public dental service during the financial year 6th April 2015 to 5th April 2016, how many waited or are scheduled to wait more than 18 weeks for commencement of treatment?

Date for Response: 23/08/2016 - View 1021 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1020
Date Received: 28/07/2016

Question 1.. Does your Health Board use the above Workstream Guideline? Question 2…If not Why not? Question 3 If your answer to question 2 was No when do you anticipate implimenting the SPSP Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Workstream? Question 4..What are the target figures for VTEP1: Percent of patients who had a documented VTE risk assessment for patient and admission related risks and contraindication within 24 hours of admission? • VTEP3: Percent of patients who had the correct pharmacological/mechanical thromboprophylaxis administered ? • VTEP4: Percent of patients with documented reassessment of VTE risk as per local policy (documented reassessment every 72 hours) ? • VTEP5: Percent of patients informed of risks and benefits of VTE prophylaxis? Question 5…What are the actual figures recorded for the above categories? Question .6 …What date range does your response cover?

Date for Response: 23/08/2016 - View 1020 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1019
Date Received: 28/07/2016

Under the FOI act, please complete all of the questions disclosed in the attached. Please provide all of this information in excel format by completing and returning the spreadsheet provided. Please provide this information for each of the last two full financial years (i.e. 2014/15 and 15/16), as indicated by the two tabs of the spreadsheet. Where questions are not applicable or no spend has occurred, please leave the fields blank and complete all other questions. Please provide the organisation's voluntary turnover (leavers excluding redundancies and dismissals) for each staffing group during the financial year. NB this is the total no. of leavers as a % of total no. of staff in each category for the periods specified: Please state the organisation's average time-to-recruit in weeks for substantive vacancies for each staffing group during the financial year: Please indicate which staff groups, if any, your trust uses value/behavioural-based recruitment for

Date for Response: 10/08/2016 - View 1019 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1018
Date Received: 26/07/2016

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request the following information: Details of all the current filled training fellowship posts (or other similar training programmes for post CCT doctors) within your Ophthalmology departments. Please provide: 1. Start dates of current posts 2. End date of current posts 3. The sub-specialist interest under ophthalmology the training post is within (example: Cataracts, Glaucoma, VR, MR etc.) I do not require the personal details or information regarding the current post holders, only the area of specialism and the start/end times of the current positions.

Date for Response: 25/08/2016 - View 1018 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1017
Date Received: 05/07/2016

NORTH WEST EDINBURGH PARTNERSHIP CENTRE I am writing to request a project directory which includes a list of subcontractors, suppliers and consultants & telephone numbers involved in the Demolition of existing buildings for new GP and primary care practice with offices, treatment rooms, kitchen, canteen, meeting rooms, toilets, changing rooms and parking.

Date for Response: 02/08/2016 - View 1017 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1016
Date Received: 25/07/2016

Can you please assist me with retrieving the total Agency spend for Locum Doctors only within Radiology over the following months, within your Trust or Health Board? December 2015 - May 2016

Date for Response: 12/08/2016 - View 1016 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1014
Date Received: 22/07/2016

Staff Absences - Under the FOI act, please complete all of the questions disclosed in the attached. Please provide all of this information in excel format by completing and returning the spreadsheet provided. Please provide this information for each of the last two full financial years (i.e. 2014/15 and 15/16), as indicated by the two tabs of the spreadsheet. Where questions are not applicable or no spend has occurred, please leave the fields blank and complete all other questions.

Date for Response: 12/08/2016 - View 1014 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1013
Date Received: 12/08/2016

1) How many referrals from inside the East Lothian boundary to Edinburgh have there been and how many nights did the patient spend in the respective Edinburgh facility in the last 5 years, broken down by reason for referral. 2) How many referrals from inside the East Lothian boundary to elsewhere in the UK have there been and how many nights did the patient spend in the respective facility outside of East Lothian in the last 5 years, broken down by reason for referral.

Date for Response: 02/09/2016 - View 1013 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1012
Date Received: 22/07/2016

Under the FOI act, please complete all of the questions disclosed in the attached. Please provide all of this information in excel format by completing and returning the spreadsheet provided. Please provide this information for each of the last two full financial years (i.e. 2014/15 and 15/16), as indicated by the two tabs of the spreadsheet. Where questions are not applicable or no spend has occurred, please leave the fields blank and complete all other questions.

Date for Response: 02/08/2016 - View 1012 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1011
Date Received: 22/07/2016

1 Do your member practices use prescribing decision support systems? Yes/No 2 If yes, please indicate below which system is used by each practice? 3 If you are unable to provide names of GP practices using each system, please provide number of practices using each system

Date for Response: 07/08/2016 - View 1011 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1010
Date Received: 24/07/2016

under the Freedom of Information Act (Scotland) 2002 please could you provide me with a list of all companies currently supplying antibiotics - or that have supplied antibiotics in the last three years - to NHS Lothian. Plus: - the details, where possible, of the antibiotic products theses companies supply or have supplied.

Date for Response: 12/08/2016 - View 1010 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1009
Date Received: 21/07/2016

• What manufacturer telephone system are you using? • How many extensions are there on your telephone system? • Who maintains your telephone system? • When does your telephone system maintenance contract expire? • Are you using Lync or Skype for Business?

Date for Response: 26/07/2016 - View 1009 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1008
Date Received: 21/07/2016

According to previous disclosure, the Primary Care Joint Management Group meeting in January 2016 required repayment of £31,500 in inaccurate property reimbursement claims made by practice S70709, repayment being restricted to the preceding 5 years. Please provide the amounts of property reimbursements overclaimed and paid to practice S70709 in each of the financial years ending in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016.

Date for Response: 01/08/2016 - View 1008 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1007
Date Received: 21/07/2016

1. How many incidents of physical restraint by one or more members of staff were recorded in all hospital and health care settings in each of the last four years. Please provide a seperate breakdown for each different hospital and healthcare setting. I have provided an example of how this answer might be formatted: YEAR Hospital 1 1 1 1 3 Hospital 2 2 0 0 2 Homeless Service 1 1 0 0 1 Care Home 2 3 4 4 11 2. How many incidents of patients who experienced physical restraint by one or more members of staff were recorded in all hospital and health care settings in each of the last four years. Please provide a breakdown for each different hospital and healthcare setting. Please format as in question 1. 3. How many incidents of face down physical restraint by one or more members of staff were recorded in all hospital and health care settings in each of the last four years. Please provide a seperate breakdown for each different hospital and healthcare setting. Please format as in question 1. 4. How many incidents where physical restraint was used to administer medication were recorded in all hospital and health care settings in each of the last four years. Please provide a seperate breakdown for each different hospital and healthcare setting. Please format as in question 1. 5. How many incidents where police were involved in physically restraining a patient were recorded in all hospital and health care settings in each of the last four years. Please provide a seperate breakdown for each different hospital and healthcare setting. Please format as in question 1 6. How many incidents of physical injury following physical restraint were recorded in all hospital and health care settings in each of the last four years. Please provide a summary for each incident, including details of age of the person restrained, the length of time in hospital and the injury suffered. This list is not exhuastive. Please provide a seperate breakdown for each different hospital and healthcare setting. Please format as in question 1 7. How many incidents of psychological harm following physical restraint were recorded in all hospital and health care settings in each of the last four years. Please provide a summary for each incident, including details of age of the person restrained, the length of time in hospital and the injury suffered. This list is not exhuastive. Please provide a seperate breakdown for each different hospital and healthcare setting. Please format as in question 1 8. Total number of complaints received following physical restraint recorded in all hospital and health care settings in each of the last four years. Please provide a seperate breakdown for each different hospital and healthcare setting. Please format as in question 1 9. Total number of deaths recorded following physical restraint in all hospital and health care settings in each of the last four years. Please provide a summary for each incident, including details of age of the person restrained, the length of time in hospital and the injury suffered. This list is not exhuastive. Please provide a seperate breakdown for each different hospital and healthcare setting. Please format as in question 1

Date for Response: 12/08/2016 - View 1007 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1006
Date Received: 19/07/2016

- Is the food which is served to patients prepared onsite at the Hospitals? - Is the food which is served to patients cooked onsite at the Hospitals? - Is the food which is served to patients sourced locally? - Is the food which is served to patients from Scotland? - Which companies supply the food which is served to patients? - What is the daily cost of food per patient?

Date for Response: 16/08/2016 - View 1006 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1005
Date Received: 19/07/2016

1 (a) Please provide information on how many people living in your health board area have used the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) abroad, broken down by country for (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 (c) 2015-16 (b) What was the total cost of the care provided to the health board. 2. (a) Please also provide information on how many people from abroad have used the EHIC card in your health board area for (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 (c) 2015-16. (b) What was the total cost of the care provided to the health board.

Date for Response: 12/08/2016 - View 1005 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1004
Date Received: 19/07/2016

I refer to Health and Social Care Integration Directorate, Chief Dental officer and Dentistry Division circular NHS:PCA(D)(2014)6 dated 18 July 2014, copy attached. We wish to know the following in respect of the NHS Lothian area: 1. How many defibrillators were distributed to dental practices? 2. In respect of the dental practices who benefited from the issue of a defibrillator or cash payment please provide a full list of practices that benefited. 3. If you record same, on how many occasions have members of the public been dispatched by the Scottish Ambulance Service to obtain a defibrillator from one of these dental practices? 4. If you record same, on how many occasions have dental practice staff been dispatched by the Scottish Ambulance Service to an incident? 5. In the event of a dental practice refusing to hand over a defibrillator to the public seeking same or attend an incident, what process is in place to enquire into this and on how many occasions has this happened? 6. On how many occasions have defibrillators in dental practices in your area been utilised on patients in cardiac arrest in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and for the first 6 months of 2017? 7. For these uses of defibrillators, on how many occasions was the patient resuscitated? 8. What process do you have in place to ensure these defibrillators are being checked on a regular basis?

Date for Response: 26/07/2016 - View 1004 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1003
Date Received: 18/07/2016

I write with a request for information under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act. I would like to know a) your organisation’s total spend on non-medical workforce pay and b) your organisation’s total agency spend on non-medical staff for the calendar months: • January 2014 • April 2014 • July 2014 • Oct 2014 • Jan 2015 • April 2015 • July 2015 • Oct 2015 • Jan 2016 • April 2016 I would like this information to be provided in pounds sterling (£). If possible, it would be preferable for the information to be supplied in the following format. Month Non-medical staff spend Non-medical agency spend January 2014 April 2014 July 2014 Oct 2014 Jan 2015 April 2015 July 2015 Oct 2015 Jan 2016 April 2016

Date for Response: 10/08/2016 - View 1003 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1002
Date Received: 18/07/2016

Within the context of the 2015 Counter-Terrorism and Security Act, the national ‘Prevent’ strategy, and the “Prevent Professional Concerns” (PPC) programme in Scotland (please refer to https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/445978/3799_Revised_Prevent_Duty_Guidance__Scotland_V2.pdf and http://www.readyscotland.org/media/1116/playing_our_part-_prevent_strategy-guidance_for_health_boards_-_january_2015.pdf ), please provide responses to the following: • How many people have been referred by health board staff under the Act (and the PPC referral process outlined by NHS Scotland) between 1 July 2015 and 18 July 2016? If possible, please break this data down by hospital, religion, age/gender, and position (i.e. staff/patient/visitor) of person referred. • Between 1 July 2015 and 18 July 2016, how many staff have received ‘Act Now’ and other Prevent awareness training from Police Scotland? Please break this down by training type and hospital. • Please provide electronic copies of any correspondence sent (i.e. emails/notices/memos/reports) by the board’s Prevent SPOC (single point of contact) related to Prevent/PPC referrals, budget and training; • Please provide an electronic copy of the board’s PPC training package for staff.

Date for Response: 11/08/2016 - View 1002 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1001
Date Received: 18/07/2016

To provide under FOI legislation, the age breakdown of those waiting for post diagnosis support for mental health by age and waiting time.

Date for Response: 10/08/2016 - View 1001 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1000
Date Received: 18/07/2016

To provide under FOI legislation, the total efficiency savings it has made in cash terms from 2007/08 to current financial year. To provide under FOI legislation, the projected efficiency savings it expects to need to make each year of this parliamentary term – 2016/2017 to 2020/21 To provide under FOI legislation, the total spend on e-health each year since 2007/08 to date. To provide under FOI legislation, the total financial surplus in the health board’s budget each year from 2007/08 to current year

Date for Response: 10/08/2016 - View 1000 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 997
Date Received: 18/07/2016

To provide under FOI legislation, a breakdown by product, unit cost and annual cost for prescription of products (medicinal and non-medicinal) available over the counter. E.g. paracetamol/gluten free bread

Date for Response: 26/07/2016 - View 997 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 996
Date Received: 18/07/2016

I'm doing some research into business travel for Unison's green network and wondered if you could advise the following: 1. A copy of your organisation's travel and accommodation policy? 2. Any specific policies relating to staff traveling by air? 3. The total number of trips taken in the past 12 months involving a domestic flight? 4. Please provide details of the reasons provided as to why flying was necessary, detailing cost/time information e.g. X% of flights were deemed cheaper than equivalent rail/other public transport costs or e.g. Y% of flights were deemed to be necessary because alternatives would take too much time etc.

Date for Response: 10/08/2016 - View 996 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 995
Date Received: 14/07/2016

Please provide a breakdown of all items reported lost/stolen from hospitals in your NHS board area in each of the last five years, broken down by year and by hospital? For each item lost/stolen, please provide a description and an estimated value. Where possible please specify whether lost or stolen.

Date for Response: 05/08/2016 - View 995 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 993
Date Received: 14/07/2016

How many operations in error, or so-called wrong site / wrong side / wrong organ etc surgeries, have been identified in your health board area in each of the past five financial years (ie from 2011/12 to 2015/16 inclusive)? • For each, please provide details of the patient’s sex (if possible) and the error that occurred. For example, a description of the intended procedure or operation and information about the procedure that actually took place, such as the piece of anatomy that was removed or operated upon. • Please also provide any reason given for each unintended procedure. • Also, if possible, please provide information about any remedial action taken.

Date for Response: 05/08/2016 - View 993 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 992
Date Received: 14/07/2016

1.Can you please provide a breakdown of the number of people given bariatric surgery in each of the following years by the health board – 2015-16, 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-13 and 2011-12. 2.For each year, can you please provide the sexes and age groups (twenties, thirties, forties, etc) of each person who had the surgery. Please provide the number of people under 21 for each year, with the exact age of each. 3.For each year, please provide the number of people with a medical condition, which meant they needed bariatric surgery, including those with none (can the data please be displayed so that their age groups are given also). 4.Please provide the number of people for each year with a BMI of 35 or less, and of 30 or less, again giving their medical condition and age group (or exact age for under-21s) for each. 5.Please provide a list of the criteria the health board has for offering people bariatric surgery, and if this has changed in the last five years, state when it changed and what it changed from and to. 6.If the health board’s target for the number of people undergoing bariatric surgery has changed in the last five years, please state what it changed from and to, and when this happened.

Date for Response: 22/09/2016 - View 992 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 991
Date Received: 13/07/2016

I'm looking to obtain details of all NHS Lothian contracts awarded to Oricom Limited since its incorporation in April 2008. Company address - 1 Cockburn Place, Irvine. Company registration number SC341694 Could you please provide me with details of all of the companies involved in the tendering process for each of these contracts and the notices of award for each contract won by Oricom, detailing the reason for the contract being awarded to them.

Date for Response: 10/08/2016 - View 991 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 990
Date Received: 13/07/2016

The number of patients with NON SMALL CELL LUNG CARCINOMA (Stage IIIB/Stage IV) treated in the last 6 months with the following: Afatinib (Giotrif) Ceritinib (Zykadia) Crizotinib (Xalkori) Erlotinib (Tarceva) Gefitinib (Iressa) Pemetrexed (Alimta) Nivolumab (Opdivo) Nintedanib (Vargatef) The number of patients with METASTATIC MELANOMA Stage IV (advanced or metastatic), treated in the last 6 months with the following: Ipilimumab (Yervoy) Nivolumab (Opdivo) Ipilimumab AND Nivolumab Pembrolizumab (Keytruda) Vemurafenib (Zelboraf) Vemurafenib AND Cobimetinib Dabrafenib (Taflinar) Trametinib (Mekinist) Dabrafenib AND trametinib Dacarbazine (DTIC)

Date for Response: 02/08/2016 - View 990 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 989
Date Received: 11/07/2016

I want to make a request under the Freedom of information Act (2000) and I would like answers to the following questions relating to Heart Failure Specialist Nurses. 1. How many Heart Failure Specialist Nurses did the Trust employ from: 30th June 2015 to 30th June 2016? 2. How many Heart Failure Specialist Nurses did the Trust employ from 30th June 2006 to 30th June 2007, and every year since (up until the period covered by question 1)?

Date for Response: 27/07/2016 - View 989 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 988
Date Received: 11/07/2016

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 (2011-2015). 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? 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? I would request that these figures are broken down into yearly totals.

Date for Response: 08/08/2016 - View 988 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 986
Date Received: 07/07/2016

1. In your trust, please provide the number of patients treated in the last 12 months who have been diagnosed [any diagnosis position] with neuroendocrine tumours 2. Of these how many have carcinoid syndrome (E34.0)? 3. Of the patients with neuroendocrine tumours (NETs), how many received with the following treatments: • Somatuline Autogel (lanreotide) • Somatuline LA (lanreotide) • Sandostatin LAR (octreotide LAR) • Octreotide • Afinitor (everolimus) • Sutent (sunitinib) 4. Please provide the number of patients treated in the last 12 months who have been diagnosed [any diagnosis position] with acromegaly (ICD10 code E220 or ICD10 code D352), with the following treatments: • Somatuline Autogel (lanreotide) • Somatuline LA (lanreotide) • Sandostatin LAR (octreotide LAR) • Octreotide • Somavert (pegvisomant) • Signifor (pasireotide pamoate) *To assist in sourcing the answer to my question specifically in respect of NETs, the below information may be of use. In relation to patients with neuroendocrine tumours, these tumours are typically identified from pathology analysis, but may be coded using various ICD10 codes. The following may be commonly used: • C787 - Secondary malignant neoplasm of liver • C786 - Secondary malignant neoplasm of retroperitoneum and peritoneum • C772 - Secondary and unspecified malignant neoplasm of Intra-abdominal lymph nodes • C780 – Secondary malignant neoplasm of the lung • Z850 - Personal history of malignant neoplasm of digestive organs In any event, I am requesting information only in respect of those patients with neuroendocrine tumours who are being treated with the above treatments.

Date for Response: 27/07/2016 - View 986 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 985
Date Received: 06/07/2016

The information I would like pertains to the Gender Identity Service at Chalmers Clinic in Edinburgh. How many patients have been referred to the clinic's gender identity service between 1st January 2016 - 31st March 2016? How many patients referred to the clinic's gender identity service between 1st January 2016 - 31st March 2016 saw a specialist in less than three months from the date they were referred? What is the average waiting time for patients referred to the clinic's gender identity service between 1st January 2016 - 31st March 2016 (in days)?

Date for Response: 26/07/2016 - View 985 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 983
Date Received: 05/07/2016

This is a Freedom of Information request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please could you provide me with information about your ICT expenditure, as broken down in the attached template? I have included this template in order to make it easier for you to understand my requirements and provide answers. Within the response, please include: * Expenditure from all parts of your organisation (central services and departments); * As well as your own organisation, expenditure for any subsidiary organisations that fall within the scope of your accounts; and * Both revenue (or operating) expenditure and capital expenditure

Date for Response: 29/07/2016 - View 983 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 982
Date Received: 05/07/2016

Please provide responses to the following questions on the use of restraint in your organisation’s various mental health services within 20 days. For large health boards or police organisations that provide mental health services, please only provide staffing, staff position numbers and vacancies unfilled for your mental health services (not board/trust-wide) as it’s just the specialist field we’re after. 1. 1. How many incidents of physical restraint have there been in your organisation in the following periods: a) a) In 2012 b) b) In 2013 c) c) In 2014 d) d) In 2015 e) e) In the first six months of this year (1st January to end of June 2016) 2. 2. Of the above figures, for each year please state how many of the people who were restrained were identified as having a learning disability? 3. 3. How many incidents of seclusion have there been in your organisation in the following periods: a) a) In 2012 b) b) In 2013 c) c) In 2014 d) d) In 2015 e) e) In the first six months of this year (1st January to end of June 2016) 4. 4. Of the above figures, for each year please state how many of the people who were put into seclusion were identified as having a learning disability? 5. 5. How many nurses (whole-time equivalent) does your organisation/mental health service employ? 6. 6. How many healthcare assistants (whole-time equivalent) does your organisation/mental health service employ? 7. 7. How many registered nursing positions did you have in your mental health service/(s) in a) 2012 b)2013 c) 2014 d 2015 e) The first six months of this year (1st January to end of June 2016) 8. 8. Of the above registered nursing posts, how many were left unfilled in: a) a) 2012 b) b) 2013 c) c) 2014 d) d) 2015 e) e) The first six months of this year (1st January to end of June 2016) 9. How many healthcare assistant positions did you have in your mental health service/(s) in a) 2012 b) 2013 c) 2014 d) 2015 e) The first six months of this year (1st January to end of June 2016) 10. Of the above healthcare assistant positions, how many were left unfilled in: a) 2012 b) 2013 c) 2014 d) 2015 e) The first six months of this year (1st January to end of June 2016) 1 11. Please provide any information here about how your organisation is trying to reduce its use of physical restraint and move towards positive behaviour support?

Date for Response: 25/07/2016 - View 982 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 981
Date Received: 05/07/2016

1. All correspondence between Dr. Claire Fyvie, the Rivers Centre and its other team members, and with NHS Lothian Board Members, senior executives and press office, regarding the national child abuse inquiry. 2. All correspondence between NHS Lothian, its Board or staff with the Scottish Government regarding the inquiry. 3. All correspondence between NHS Lothian, its Board or staff with Scottish Ministers regarding the inquiry. 4. All correspondence between NHS Lothian, its Board or staff, internally or externally, in relation to the invitation to bid to provide services to the inquiry. 5. Details of the governance arrangements, outlining roles and responsibilities, for the management of tenders for such invitations to bid. Specifically, who took the decision not to bid for the services to the inquiry, and by what authority?

Date for Response: 04/08/2016 - View 981 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 980
Date Received: 04/07/2016

1. Could you please let us have a copy of any Protocols or Guidelines in place as at 2012 relating to the management and treatment of any patients undergoing surgery, or due to undergo surgery, suffering from G6PD deficiency; 2. Could you please let us have a photocopy of any Protocols of Guidelines in place as at 2012 applying to the Orthopaedic Department relating to the management and treatment of any patients with G6PD deficiency; 3. Could you please let us have details of any Protocols or Guidelines in place as at 2012 applying to the Orthopaedic Department relating to the prevention of thrombosis and embolism following surgery.

Date for Response: 27/07/2016 - View 980 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 979
Date Received: 04/07/2016

Under the FOI Act 2000, CLIC Sargent (the UK’s leading charity for children and young people with cancer, and their families) would like to request the following information for Hospitals within your Health Board: 1. Which sites within the Health Board provide cancer services to young cancer patients (0-25 years old)? 2. Is there free on site car parking for cancer patients at each of these sites? 6. How many complaints have you received from cancer patients under 25 years old or parents of children with cancer regarding car parking charges or information about car parking charges in the following years? a. 2011/2012 b. 2012/2013 c. 2013/2014 d. 2014/2015 e. 2015/2016 7. Do you have wireless internet (wi-fi) available to cancer patients under 25 years old and their families on the appropriate ward and/or elsewhere in the hospital? (Please specify which sites do) 8. If so, is this free or is there a charge for this? (Please include details where there is an initial free period, followed by charged access) 9. What is the internet connection speed? (Please specify the speed in the areas where young cancer patients access, for example the wards) 10. How many complaints have you received from cancer patients under 25 years old or parents of children with cancer regarding access to the internet or wi-fi in your hospital in the following years? a. 2011/2012 b. 2012/2013 c. 2013/2014 d. 2014/2015 e. 2015/2016

Date for Response: 26/07/2016 - View 979 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 978
Date Received: 04/07/2016

Q1 Please provide a copy of the Trust/Hospital Gender Reassignment Policy Q2 Please provide a copy of the Trust/Hospital Recording Policy (this policy would refer to the recording of any audio messages)

Date for Response: 29/07/2016 - View 978 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 977
Date Received: 04/07/2016

TOPIC OF REQUEST To find out information about the urine sample pots used in NHS Lothian hospitals: the material they are made from (and if it's recyclable), the cost per unit and the volume used per year DATE RANGE: Five years previous, but even just 1 year would be helpful.

Date for Response: 26/07/2016 - View 977 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 976
Date Received: 04/07/2016

I would like to request information on any post-CCT Doctors currently undergoing training Fellowships or similar advanced training programmes in Gastroenterology within your Trust. Please kindly include their full names, GMC number, start date, end date and training subspecialty. Full Name GMC No. Start Date End Date Fellowship/Advanced training area

Date for Response: 07/07/2016 - View 976 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 975
Date Received: 04/07/2016

Under the Freedom of Information act, can you please provide me with the following information: Details of all the current doctors partaking in training fellowships (or other similar training programmes for post CCT doctors) within your Ophthalmology departments. Please provide full names of the doctors, their GMC numbers, start dates of current post, end date for current post and the sub-specialist interest they are being trained in. Name GMC Number Sub-Specialist interest of Fellowship Start date of Fellowship/Training End date of Fellowship/Training

Date for Response: 07/07/2016 - View 975 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 974
Date Received: 01/07/2016

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 about your hospital’s use of specific treatments. The information is for a research project examining the legal and ethical ramifications of a suite of interventions first developed in the US case of Ashley X. It was first reported in D. Gunther and D. Diekema, ‘Attenuating Growth in Children with Profound Developmental Disability – A New Approach to an Old Dilemma’ [2006] 160(10) Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1077 and has been discussed in the UK media on several occasions. The project is being led by Law Professors Michael Thomson (University of Leeds) and Marie Fox (University of Liverpool). Our aim is to gather evidence on: - how often the treatments have been requested, - considered by an ethics committee, - administered, and, - where possible, what the recipients’ conditions were. We seek information about all cases of hysterectomies, growth attenuation treatments (usually by means of oestrogen doses) and breast bud removals (unassociated with the brca gene) that have been requested, considered by an ethics committee, and administered on individuals under the age of 18. In relation to growth attenuation treatment, we mean any treatment administered to an individual with the purpose of inhibiting future growth in response to severe impairment. Furthermore, if it is possible, we would be interested in whether the patient had capacity to consent, and whether the treatment was necessary in order to prolong their life. We are interested in all requests and uses of the treatments for the time period of January 1st 2005 – July 1st 2016. I have put together a list of questions, and if possible within the resource limit of this request, I would be grateful if you could answer these questions for each request that you have received for any of the treatments previously mentioned. These are in table form below since it may be easier for you to answer the questions in that form. I appreciate that it may not be possible to answer all of these questions within the resource limit, in which case, they are listed in order of priority. Please could you answer them in that order, stopping when you reach the resource limit? v

Date for Response: 02/08/2016 - View 974 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 973
Date Received: 01/07/2016

I wish to make the following requests under the Freedom of Information Act for information. 1) Please confirm/deny whether there is a community rehabilitation service in your area for treating the following conditions: - Hip fracture - Stroke - COPD FOR GUIDANCE: By ‘community rehabilitation service’ we mean one that is generally delivered by a multi-disciplinary team, which may include physiotherapists, other health and social care professionals and the third sector. It enables people with limitations in function to remain in or return to their home or community and is not dependent on the diagnosis of a particular condition, but covers all long term conditions and people of all ages. 2) Please provide the patient pathway for accessing any services confirmed in request one. 3) Please provide the waiting times for accessing any services confirmed in request one. 4) Please confirm/deny whether patients can be a) re-referred into or b) self-refer back into any services confirmed in request one. 5) Please provide details of the staffing make-up of any services confirmed in request one. 6) Please confirm/deny that patients can access MSK physiotherapy through each of the following pathways: - By referring themselves directly to the physiotherapy service - By seeing a GP and being given the details to book a physiotherapy appointment themselves - By seeing a GP who arranges the referral to the physiotherapy service. - By seeing a Physiotherapist directly in a GP practice - Other (please provide details) 7) Please confirm/deny that patients can access physiotherapy for their existing long-term condition through each of the following pathways: - By referring themselves directly to the physiotherapy service - By seeing a GP and being given the details to book a physiotherapy appointment themselves - By seeing a GP who arranges the referral to the physiotherapy service. - By seeing a Physiotherapist directly in a GP practice - Other (please provide details)

Date for Response: 15/08/2016 - View 973 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 971
Date Received: 30/06/2016

Tenders - I am trying to ascertain whether or not the contracts below have been awarded yet and if so, are you able to tell me who to? 1. Western General Hospital, To provide a new CT Scanner, Submission date 29/02/2016 2. Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Works to the Psychiatric Unit, Submission date 22/04/2016

Date for Response: 29/07/2016 - View 971 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 970
Date Received: 30/06/2016

Consultants appointed - I am seeking the following information under the terms of freedom of information legislation: 1) The total number of consultants appointed to substantive posts in your board since 1 June 2011 i. Overall ii. Broken down by specialty 2) The total number of those consultants appointed since 1 June 2011 who are no longer in post as of 1 June 2016 i. Overall ii. Broken down by specialty

Date for Response: 07/07/2016 - View 970 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 969
Date Received: 29/06/2016

Under the Freedom of Information act, can you please provide me with the total Agency Locum spend within Ophthalmology over the last 6 months within your Trust/Health board. Month Total Agency Spend In Ophthalmology December 2015 January 2016 February 2016 March 2016 April 2016 May 2016

Date for Response: 27/06/2016 - View 969 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 968
Date Received: 29/06/2016

Can you please assist me with retrieving the total Agency spend within Gastroenterology over the following months, within your Trust or Health Board? Month Total Agency Spend in Gastroenterology December 2015 January 2016 February 2016 March 2016 April 2016 May 2016

Date for Response: 27/07/2016 - View 968 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 967
Date Received: 29/06/2016

Under the Freedom of information to provide a breakdown of current NHS staff who are originally from European Union states. Please time trend from 2007 to current year. Provide the breakdown of EU countries. Please also provide breakdown of profession.

Date for Response: 05/07/2016 - View 967 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 966
Date Received: 29/06/2016

1. How much from the new medicines fund has your HB been allocated 2014 -15 and 2015 - 2016 2. What was the amount spent from the fund financial year 2014-15, 15-16 and todate 3. What is the process to access the fund? 4. What are the current criteria for determining access to the fund 5. How are IPTR’s funded? 6. What was spent on IPTRs 2014-15, 15-16 7. The number of IPTRs requested, the number approved

Date for Response: 19/07/2016 - View 966 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 965
Date Received: 28/06/2016

I would like the answer how can i have a letter from the National Health Service to say I can have medical treatment without the National Health Service. This is a Freedom of Information Request under the 2002 Act. Please respond as soon as possible.

Date for Response: 30/06/2016 - View 965 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 964
Date Received: 28/06/2016

Acute Services Budget - How much money was set aside for the in year budget for acute services at the start of the following financial years 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16? How much money was spent on acute services in the financial years 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16? What was your savings target (as a percentage of the budget and a sum of money) for acute services in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16? How much money was carried over from acute services budget from the previous year in the financial years 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16. How much money is set aside for the in year acute services budget for 2016-17? What is the savings target as a percentage of the budget and a sum of money for 2016-17? How much money has been carried over from the acute services budget in 2015-16? Can you provide copies of or a link to board papers which describe how savings required in acute services for 2016-17 may be found.

Date for Response: 26/07/2016 - View 964 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 962
Date Received: 27/06/2016

We have learned recently from the most recent NHS Lothian board paper, that you are currently using Track PAS and Emis systems. Could you let me know which clinical systems you are currently using, including supplier name, system name and expiry date please?

Date for Response: 25/07/2016 - View 962 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 960
Date Received: 24/06/2016

How many incidents of violence or aggression (including verbal abuse) from patients or visitors towards staff was recorded in 2012 – 2013; 2013- 2014, and 2014 - 2015 respectively? How many of these incidents were reported as verbal abuse in 2012-2013; 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 respectively? How many of these incidents were reported as physical abuse in 2012-2013; 2013-2014; 2014-2015 respectively? How many of these incidents were reported by Nursing Staff (of all grades, qualifications and including bank staff) in 2012-2013; 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 respectively?

Date for Response: 08/07/2016 - View 960 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 959
Date Received: 23/06/2016

• What estimates have been made of the savings that will be required in 2016/17 in your health board ? • What therapy areas of prescribing have been identified to achieve savings for the board? • How will your health board implement and measure the outcome of any prescribing savings made? • When will implementation of prescribing savings plans by your board be required to be made?

Date for Response: 25/07/2016 - View 959 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 958
Date Received: 23/06/2016

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 regarding incidents of violence, aggression, bullying and harassment in the area covered by NHS Lothian, particularly the current policy this board has issued surrounding the management of these concerns. Can you provide in a pdf or word document NHS Lothian's present and up to date policy/policies regarding the management of violence and aggression; bullying and harassment; and/or conflict management? I would like this information to be provided to me through email. If any of this information is already in the public domain, please direct me to it with URLs or document references and page numbers. If any of this information is not available from NHS Lothian, please state this clearly in your response.

Date for Response: 11/07/2016 - View 958 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 957
Date Received: 08/07/2016

1. the total number of patients referred from GP or primary care to all acute services each month from April 2011 and the average waiting time for each month. 2. the total number of patients admitted to hospital from A&E each month from April 2011 and the average waiting time for each month. 3. To provide under Freedom of Information Legislation, how many patients are currently waiting for post diagnose support for dementia?- How many patients have waited 3 months or more, waited 6 months or more , waited 9 months or more & a year or more.

Date for Response: 02/08/2016 - View 957 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 956
Date Received: 27/06/2016

1. To provide under Freedom of Information Legislation , how many reviews and investigations have there been since 2007/08 to current year? Provided with the purpose of the review. 2. To provide under Freedom of Information Legislation , how many current review & investigations are underway and for what purpose? 3. To provide under Freedom of Information Legislation, how many investigations and reviews have been agreed but have not yet started? Provided with the purpose.

Date for Response: 20/07/2016 - View 956 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 955
Date Received: 22/06/2016

To provide under Freedom of Information Legislation , What capital projects are under construction and what is the expected completion date?

Date for Response: 02/08/2016 - View 955 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 954
Date Received: 06/07/2016

How many notifications of GP practices have there been being closed have been since 2007/08 to current year?

Date for Response: 26/07/2016 - View 954 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 953
Date Received: 22/06/2016

1. To provide under Freedom of Information Legislation how many GPs have taken early retirement each year from 2007/08 to current year? 2. To provide under Freedom of Information Legislation how many consultants have taken early retirement form 2007/08 to current year? 3. To provide under Freedom of Information Legislation How many nurses have taken early retirement from 2007/08 to current year? 4. To provide under Freedom of Information Legislation, how many GPs have taken early retirement but have gone on to become a locum doctor, In each year, from 2007/08 to current year?

Date for Response: 08/07/2016 - View 953 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 940
Date Received: 21/06/2016

1. To provide under Freedom of Information Legislation for NHS Lothian a) total registered nurse head count each year b) the number of full-time equivalent nurses each year c) the total number of bank nurse hours worked each year, since 2007/08 to current year. D) the number of agency nurse hours. 2. To provide under Freedom of Information Legislation, how many midwifes are part time and how many are full time by each year from 2007/08 to current year? 3. To provide under Freedom of Information Legislation, how many vacancies there are for general nurses, psychiatric nurses and community nurses? 4. To provide under Freedom of Information Legislation a) How many bank nurses are employed each month in the last year b) total number of bank nurse hours worked c) at what cost 5. To provide under Freedom of Information Legislation how many vacancies are there for the position of Midwife? 6. To provide under Freedom of Information Legislation a) total head count of midwives employed b) the number of full-time equivalent midwives 7. To provide under Freedom of Information Legislation how many GPs are Part time and full time from the year 2007/08 to current year 8. To provide under Freedom of Information Legislation, how many vacancies are there for GPs in NHS Lothian? 9. To provide under Freedom of Information Legislation, how many locum GPs have been employed each month in NHS Lothian and at what cost? This is from 2007/08 to current year. 10. To provide under Freedom of Information Legislation, how many consultants, including neurology & psychiatry are part time and how many are full time from 2007/08 to current year? Please provide a breakdown in specialism. 11. To provide under Freedom of Information Legislation, how many bank consultants are employed each month in the last year and at what cost? 12. To provide under Freedom of Information Legislation, how many vacancies there are for consultants, broken down by specialism

Date for Response: 04/07/2016 - View 940 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 939
Date Received: 21/06/2016

t expenditure - Annual IT spend - last financial year IT Budget - next financial year Number of PC's within the IT network, Number of Laptop/Mobile Devices, Network - Core Switches, Network - Edge Switches, Network - Wireless, Firewall, Storage, Area Network (SAN), Servers/Hosts, Backup - Hardware, Backup - Software, Backup - Service, Email System, Name of main IT Contact

Date for Response: 23/06/2016 - View 939 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 935
Date Received: 20/06/2016

Please provide me with the following information relating to intestate estates that are dealt with by the trust: 1. Does the trust refer information/estates to the Government Legal Department (GLD), QLTR, NUHU, Duchy of Cornwall or Duchy of Lancaster (Farrer & Co), and what does this information entail? 2. Who refers this information? (Please provide a name, contact address & telephone number / email address) 3. Within the last 6 months, of the cases where details have been referred to the Government Legal Department (GLD), QLTR, NUHU, Duchy of Cornwall or Duchy of Lancaster (Farrer & Co), please provide the following details: - Name of the deceased - Maiden name (if applicable) - Date of birth - Place of birth - Date of death - Place of death - Last known address - Marital status of the deceased - If a widow or widower, the name and date of death of spouse 4. Does the trust use a solicitor in matters of probate? 5. Which solicitors are used? (name, address & telephone) 6. Does the trust attempt to search for family members of the deceased? 7. How long does the trust spend searching for this information?

Date for Response: 29/06/2016 - View 935 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 933
Date Received: 20/06/2016

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: 04/07/2016 - View 933 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 932
Date Received: 20/06/2016

I would be grateful if you could supply to me the following information in digital format; how many NHS Lothian patients have received treatment in private hospitals in the year 2006/07, broken down by month, and the cost to Lothian Health Board of providing this treatment.

Date for Response: 04/07/2016 - View 932 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 930
Date Received: 16/06/2016

- all risk assessments related to the duties of community staff nurses dated from 12/12/2010 until present; - all risk assessments related to the protective personal equipment supplied to community staff nurses dated from 12/12/2010 until present; - all investigations conducted into the use and suitability of all personal protective equipment issued to community staff nurses between 01/04/2014 until present, including photographs taken, literature referred to and individuals providing information in the undertaking of the investigations; - details of all personal protective equipment issued to community staff nurses between 01/04/2014 until present.

Date for Response: 29/06/2016 - View 930 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 929
Date Received: 16/06/2016

I would like to request the names of the NHS Lothian doctors who provide healthcare at HMP Addiewell.

Date for Response: 21/06/2016 - View 929 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 927
Date Received: 15/06/2016

1. Does your organisation use/perform Viscosupplementation injections? 2. If so, how much has your trust spent in the last 12 months on Viscosupplementation? 3. Which brand(s) Viscosupplement do you use? To make your research easier, I have listed all commonly used Viscosupplements that you can cross reference: • Arthrum H • Orthovisc • Crespine Gel • Durolane • Euflexxa • Fermathron • Ostenil • Ostenil Plus • RenehaVis • Suplasyn • Synocrom • Synocrom Mini • Synolis • Monovisc • Synopsis • Synvisc (Hylan GF-20) • Synvisc One (Hylan GF-20)

Date for Response: 04/07/2016 - View 927 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 925
Date Received: 14/06/2016

I would like to know: How many noise-related complaints the organisation has received in the past three years. For each year, I would like to know: The department/ward the noise-related complaint refers to Who made the complaint (patient/relative/staff member etc) The nature of the complaint – i.e. if it is noise from staff, noise from another patient, equipment, building work etc I would also to know if your organisation has a noise policy or any noise-reduction measures in place – for example soft-closing doors, not transferring patients at night, ‘sleep kits’ for patients and so on.

Date for Response: 13/07/2016 - View 925 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 924
Date Received: 14/06/2016

1) Maintenance/support contracts for vehicle telematics? 2) Makes and models for all vehicles can you also put this with the supplier of the vehicles? Below i will attach my original request for ease; I’m currently doing some research with regards to fleet management and I was wondering if I could submit a freedom of information request detailing the organisation’s vehicle, leasing and maintenance contracts. Im aware that not all organisations will have this particular contract but can you please send the following information with regards to these contracts: For each of the contract types I am requesting (Vehicle Maintenance, Lease, Hire) can you please provide me with the contract information for each individual supplier this includes the annual average spend, contract start, expiry and review date. I do not wish to receive information around frameworks I only require the contract information relating to the agreement between the organisation and the supplier. Also I require the contract dates of the signed agreement with the organisation and the provider and NOT framework dates. 1. Contract Type: Vehicle Maintenance, Lease, Hire 2. Incumbent Supplier: Who is the existing supplier for each contract? 3. Annual Average Spend: What is the annual average spend for each supplier? 4. Contract Duration: What is the duration for each contract please include any extensions that maybe included within the contract. 5. Start Date: The start date of each individual contract. 6. Expiry Date: The expiry date of each individual contract. 7. Review Date: The review date of each individual contract. 8. Number of Vehicles: Please can you provide me with the number of vehicles (cars), vans, plant hire, truck, RCV. 9. Brand of Vehicle: Can you please provide me with the brand for each vehicle for each contract? 10. Model of Vehicle: Can you please provide me with the model for each vehicle for each contract? 11. Contract Description: Can you please with a small description of what services are provided under this contract? 12. Vehicle Maintenance- Is there maintenance included within the agreement? Yes, or No or In-House (Maintenance is provided by the organisation), is there a contract for the servicing/maintenance of vehicle trackers? 13. Contract Owner- Can you please send me two contacts one from the fleet management (or equivalent) and the other procurement or purchasing preferably the category manager. 14. including their full name, job title, contact number and direct email address. 15. I understand that the FOI Act is for recorded information but if you could be so help please include notes into what the organisation tends to do for future procurements. Extending contract, going to tender etc. 16. Please can you acknowledge this request so that I know what it’s being worked on?

Date for Response: 16/06/2016 - View 924 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 923
Date Received: 14/06/2016

I would like to access information with regard to PD-L1 testing offered by your institution as detailed in the document attached; this testing will likely be performed in pathology/histopathology laboratories. The document is mostly multiple choice tick box questions/answers and I believe that this information will be readily available and not time consuming to complete. If your institution does not currently offer PD-L1 testing in-house then I would please ask that the request is still sent to the relevant laboratory as there are questions included regarding whether they send samples for this testing to be conducted in other laboratories and also whether they have any plans to introduce this testing in-house in the future. If your institution does not in fact have any testing laboratories then do please let me know and accept my apologies for my error in thinking that you did.

Date for Response: 29/06/2016 - View 923 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 922
Date Received: 13/06/2016

• The total amount you spend on Agency Locum Doctors for the financial year 15/16 (April – March) • For the above information to be broken down by grade and specialty (example provided below)

Date for Response: 07/07/2016 - View 922 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 919
Date Received: 13/06/2016

Please provide me with the name of the contractor responsible for disposal of each of the types of waste listed below: • Clinical waste (infectious) • Category A waste • Clinical waste (non – infectious) Offensive waste • Domestic waste • Cytostatic / Cytotoxic waste • WEEE waste (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) • Hazardous waste streams • Recyclable waste streams • Medicinal waste • Anatomical waste • Confidential waste.

Date for Response: 17/06/2016 - View 919 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 918
Date Received: 13/06/2016

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding physiotherapy provision in Scotland. 1.Can you tell me please which physiotherapy units, services and hydrotherapy pools in the health board area have been closed since 2008. 2.In each case, please provide a number of how many patients used the service, how much money was saved by closing it and the reason why the service was removed.

Date for Response: 05/07/2016 - View 918 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 917
Date Received: 13/06/2016

To provide under FOI legislation the number of patients on the methodone programme and how much the methadone programme has cost NHS Lothian in each year since 2011-12.

Date for Response: 04/07/2016 - View 917 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 916
Date Received: 13/06/2016

To provide under Freedom of Information Legislation how many NHS Lothian patients have received treatment in private hospitals in each of the last 18 months, broken down by month, and the cost to Lothian Health Board of providing this treatment.

Date for Response: 17/06/2016 - View 916 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 914
Date Received: 09/06/2016

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding A&E visits from patients having taken new psychoactive substances, or legal highs. I understand from ISD Scotland that some health boards record this information, although not all. 1. Can you please provide the number of people entering A&E within your health board area after taking new psychoactive substances (legal highs) for each of the following years - 2015/16, 2014/15, 2013/14, 2012/13, 2011/12 and 2010/11. 2. For each year please provide a breakdown of the types of legal highs taken, eg cannabinoids etc, and the names of the individual products if you have them. 3. For each year, please provide a breakdown of those taken to hospital with mental problems having taken a legal high and those admitted to hospital with physical problems. 4. Please break these down into the types of mental and physical problems. 5. Please provide the number of people who died after taking a legal high in each of the above years.

Date for Response: 14/06/2016 - View 914 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 912
Date Received: 09/06/2016

Details of all the alternative treatments offered to women suffering from Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and/or Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). The period in question, where alternative treatments have been offered, is from June 17th 2014-June 9th 2016

Date for Response: 14/06/2016 - View 912 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 911
Date Received: 09/06/2016

• The total number of women who, during the period 17th June 2014-9th June 2016, were implanted at your health board, with polypropylene transvaginal mesh medical devices as part of their treatment for Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). • The total number of women who, during the period 17th June 2014-9th June 2016, had either partial or complete explants, at your board, of the polypropylene transvaginal mesh medical devices which they had implanted as part of their treatment for POP and/or SUI.

Date for Response: 29/06/2016 - View 911 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 910
Date Received: 09/06/2016

I would like to submit an FoI request to ascertain the number of GPs (doctors), number of Nurses and total number of practice staff currently registered at each GP practice in your health board, by practice, including the practice number / code.

Date for Response: 30/06/2016 - View 910 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 908
Date Received: 09/06/2016

1.For each of the past five financial years, what was the total number of employees that left your trust through judicial mediation? 2. For each of the last five financial years how much was paid to departing employees through judicial mediation? Again, I am looking for annual breakdowns of the data. The annual breakdown should include the following three elements; A – The statutory amount the employee received (ie the sum to which they were legally entitled for redundancy). B – The amount paid in special severance payments. C - The overall total of statutory and special severance payments. 3. For each of the past five financial years, how many of the employees who left through judicial mediation signed a settlement agreement (formerly known as a compromise agreement)? 4. For each of the past five financial years, how many employees who left through judicial mediation agreed a confidentiality clause? I have referred to the guidance issued to NHS employers for my definition of a confidentiality clause which states: 1. Clauses which cover the terms of that agreement ‟ for example, prohibiting any parties concerned from reporting the detail about the terms of the agreement. 2. Clauses which protect confidential information gained by the employee as part of their employment, such as business-sensitive data or patient records. It is important to outline to all staff, their responsibilities to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and confidentiality within their terms and conditions of employment. 3. Clauses against derogatory comments being made which prevents the employee from making vexatious, disparaging or derogatory comments about the organisation and its staff. In such cases, there is usually a mutual clause which also prevents the organisation from making disparaging or derogatory comments about the employee. (Ref page 5 http://www.nhsemployers.org/~/media/Employers/Publications/settlement-agreements.pdf) 5. Taking the definition of confidentiality clauses used in Question 4, for each of the past five financial years, how many fell under the definition 1? 2? 3? Other? 6. For each of the past five financial years, how many staff who left via judicial mediation received an agreed reference? 7. For each of the past five financial years, how many of the judicial mediation cases were referred to the Department for Health/Treasury for sign off?

Date for Response: 09/06/2016 - View 908 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 907
Date Received: 08/06/2016

Any audit carried out into injuries caused by trampoline accidents in the period of 1/1/2015 to date. The number of monthly recorded admissions from 1/1/2015 to date relating to i) trampoline accidents ii) accidents at Ryze trampoline centre Dalkeith. Details of the type of injuries recorded in said admission.

Date for Response: 23/06/2016 - View 907 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 906
Date Received: 07/06/2016

How many of the 4 principals in General Practice who were PCJMG's members present at the January meeting and did not recuse themselves in dealing with governance and professional regulation in respect of property reimbursements were or had been in receipt of property reimbursements either directly or via their practice on 14 January 2016? Was the Principal in General Practice who recused himself or herself from discussion ever been in receipt of property reimbursements either directly or indirectly? Has the Medical Director who was present at the same meeting ever been directly or indirectly in receipt of property reimbursement? DId the Medical Director make recommendations or provide information to the committee before recusing himself? For how many allowances paid by NHS Lothian to contractors is governance and regulation delegated to committees whose members are or have been recipients of the allowance, which payments are involved and what is the total annual amount of funds regulated in this manner?

Date for Response: 05/07/2016 - View 906 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 905
Date Received: 07/06/2016

Is there a total ban on smoking within the REH including grounds. Are there areas within REH where smoking is permitted and in particular, is smoking permitted within the Orhard Clinic? Are patients allowed to smoke outwith the grounds of the REH including if they are on escorted leave? Are there any changes to the current smoking policy being considered? What is the current policy with e cigarettes within the REH?

Date for Response: 23/06/2016 - View 905 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 904
Date Received: 07/06/2016

1. How many health visitors are currently employed at your health board, as of June 2016? 2. What is the current vacancy rate for health visitors at your health board, as of June 2016? 3. How many people are currently in training to become a health visitor at your health board and in what year will they qualify? 4. How many health visitors are expected to retire per year, over the next 5 years at your health board? 5. How many health visitors will you need to employ at your health board to cover the introduction of the Named Person policy in August 2016 as set out in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act (2014).

Date for Response: 05/07/2016 - View 904 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 903
Date Received: 07/06/2016

I made a complaint to the Medical Director on 23 September 2013 about a doctor who was alleged by a patient to have indulged in gay child grooming behaviour. Response 845 indicated that there was no complaint of sexual misconduct by doctors in 2013. The question specifically referred to the Health Board area but your response was restricted (by using only HR data) to employees of NHS Lothian. On 6 January 2016 we discussed the complaint I had made to the Medical Director on 23 September 2013: you may recall that you had not previously heard of "frottage". The Medical Director is required under the Medical Profession (Responsible Officers) Regulations 2010 16 - 4 (i) to maintain records of complaints and his response to them. Was his register consulted in the case of response 845? Since you are the HR Director and were aware of my complaint of 23 September 2013 on 26 May 2016 when you signed the FOI disclosure, why did you not include it in your response? Please consider this as a request under FOI: How many complaints of sexual misconduct by doctors in NHS Lothian were reported to the Medical Director in each of the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 and recorded in accordance with the Medical Profession (Responsible Officers) Regulations 2010 16 - 4 (i)? How many complaints against doctors in NHS Lothian on matters other than sexual conduct were reported to the Medical Director in each of the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 and recorded in accordance with the Medical Profession (Responsible Officers) Regulations 2010 16 - 4 (i)? What actions (if any) were taken by the Medical Director in response to my complaint dated 23 September 2013 of sexual misconduct by a doctor in accordance with the Medical Profession (Responsible Officers) Regulations 2010 16 - 4?

Date for Response: 07/06/2016 - View 903 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 901
Date Received: 06/06/2016

1. The amount spend by the health board on sending patients for care/treatment in the independent/private healthcare sector for the following years 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2. The five most common treatments/procedures that patients received from the independent/private healthcare centre 3. The number of patients who were sent outwith their health board area to receive treatment from another health board due to expertise being available in a different part of the country -Please provide details for 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 and the health boards which provided the care -Can you detail any costs incurred to the health board for this type of treatment -The three most common reasons why a patients would be sent outwith their own board area to receive NHS treatment somewhere else

Date for Response: 27/06/2016 - View 901 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 900
Date Received: 06/06/2016

In March I had made an FOI for pharmacy complaints made for Boots Pharmacy (7-9 Sycamore Walk) in Blackburn, West Lothian. You sent me a document detailing the complaints recorded for 2012/2013 and 2013/2014, however, 2014/2015 had yet to be compiled. Do you know if 2014/2015 has now been updated? Would it be possible to make an FOI request for this year?

Date for Response: 13/06/2016 - View 900 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 899
Date Received: 06/06/2016

Please may I make an application, under the freedom of information act, about the use of the flexible working policy by doctors, particularly dermatologists, and the outcome of applications for flexible working. Please may I request the following data: 1. The date that NHS Lothian implemented its current flexible working policy (FWP). 2. From the date of implementation of the FWP to the end of May 2016, the number of doctors who have applied for flexible working. Please may I have the total number of doctors, and the total broken into the number of female and the number of male doctors. 3. From the date of implementation of the FWP to the end of May 2016, the number of dermatology doctors who have applied for flexible working. Please may I have the total number, and the total broken into the number of female and the number of male dermatologists. 4. From the date of implementation of the FWP to the end of May 2016, the number of doctors who have been granted flexible working. Please may I have the total number of doctors, and the total broken into the number of female and the number of male doctors. 5. From the date of implementation of the FWP to the end of May 2016, the number of dermatology doctors who have been granted flexible working. Please may I have the total number, and the total broken into the number of female and the number of male dermatologists 6. From the date of implementation of the FWP to the end of May 2016, the number of doctors who have been refused flexible working. Please may I have the total number of doctors, and the total broken into the number of female and the number of male doctors. 7. From the date of implementation of the FWP to the end of May 2016, the number of dermatology doctors who have been refused flexible working. Please may I have the total number, and the total broken into the number of female and the number of male dermatologists. 8. From the date of implementation of the FWP to the end of May 2016, the number of doctors who have applied for flexible working, have initially been refused flexible working, but who have appealed, and subsequently been granted flexible working. Please may I have the total number of doctors, and the total broken into the number of female and the number of male doctors. 9. From the date of implementation of the FWP to the end of May 2016, the number of dermatology doctors who have applied for flexible working, have initially been refused flexible working, but who have appealed, and subsequently been granted flexible working. Please may I have the total number, and the total broken into the number of female and the number of male dermatologists. 10. From the date of implementation of the FWP to the end of May 2016, the number of doctors who have applied for flexible working, have initially been refused flexible working, but who have appealed, and again been refused flexible working on appeal. Please may I have the total number of doctors, and the total broken into the number of female and the number of male doctors. 11. From the date of implementation of the FWP to the end of May 2016, the number of dermatology doctors who have applied for flexible working, have initially been refused flexible working, but who have appealed, and again been refused flexible working on appeal. Please may I have the total number, and the total broken into the number of female and the number of male dermatologists. 12. The number of applications for FWP from doctors which are currently unresolved.

Date for Response: 04/07/2016 - View 899 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 898
Date Received: 06/06/2016

I request disclosure of information under the terms of the freedom of information act. I understand you have 20 working days in which to reply. I request the following; 1. For each of the last five financial years (11/12 – 15/16) what was the total number of employees who signed settlement agreements when they left your Trust? Please note I would like an annual breakdown for each year as opposed to one figure covering the five-year period. 2. For each of the last five financial years how much was paid to departing employees as part of the settlement agreements? Again, I am looking for annual breakdowns of the data. The annual breakdown should include the following three elements; A – The statutory amount the employee received (ie the sum to which they were legally entitled for redundancy). B – The amount paid in special severance payments. For clarity, I have taken the definition of special severance payment from guidance issued to NHS employers in December 2013, which states: HM Treasury defines a special severance payment as a payment made to employees, contractors and others above normal statutory or contractual requirements when leaving employment in public service whether they resign, are dismissed, or reach an agreed termination of contract. Ref Page 4 -http://www.nhsemployers.org/~/media/Employers/Publications/settlement-agreements.pdf The use of settlement agreements and confidentiality clauses www.nhsemployers.org The use of settlement agreements and confidentiality clauses 2 1. Introduction There has been a lot of coverage about the need for openness, transparency and The use of settlement agreements and confidentiality clauses www.nhsemployers.org The use of settlement agreements and confidentiality clauses 2 1. Introduction There has been a lot of coverage about the need for openness, transparency and C The overall total of statutory and special severance payments for each of the last five financial years. 3 (A). For each of the past five financial years, how many of the settlement agreements signed with departing employees contained confidentiality clauses? Again, I have referred to the guidance issued to NHS employers for my definition of a confidentiality clause which states: 1. Clauses which cover the terms of that agreement ‟ for example, prohibiting any parties concerned from reporting the detail about the terms of the agreement. 2. Clauses which protect confidential information gained by the employee as part of their employment, such as business-sensitive data or patient records. It is important to outline to all staff, their responsibilities to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and confidentiality within their terms and conditions of employment. 3. Clauses against derogatory comments being made which prevents the employee from making vexatious, disparaging or derogatory comments about the organisation and its staff. In such cases, there is usually a mutual clause which also prevents the organisation from making disparaging or derogatory comments about the employee. (B) Of the total number of confidentiality clauses issued during each financial year, how many came from Category 1 as defined above? Category 2? Category 3? Other? 4. For each of the last five financial years, how many departing NHS staff who signed a settlement agreement received an agreed reference as part of the agreement? 5. For each of the past five financial years, how many of the settlement agreements signed with departing employees were referred to the Treasury/Department for Health to be signed off?

Date for Response: 09/06/2016 - View 898 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 897
Date Received: 02/06/2016

1. Do you conduct multi-parametric MRI (mpMRI) scans (using T2-weighted, diffusion-weighted and dynamically enhanced sequences) before prostate biopsies? If no, it would be helpful to know what the main reasons are (then skip to question 6) If yes, it would be helpful if you can you provide an estimate of the percentage of men who receive an mpMRI scan before prostate biopsy. 2. How many scanners do you have available to use for mpMRI scans before prostate biopsy? 3. For each individual scanner used for mpMRI scans before prostate biopsy, please provide the following: • Make • Model • Magnetic field strength • Age • When the scanner is due to be replaced 4. How many mpMRI scans before prostate biopsy do you estimate you carry out per year? • 0 • Up to 50 • 50 -100 • 100 – 250 • 250 – 500 • 500 – 750 • 750 – 1000 • More than 1000 5.i. Do you intend to increase the number of mpMRI scans before prostate biopsy following the first results from the large clinical trial PROMIS? The ASCO 2016 abstract has shown mpMRI as a triage test can identify one quarter of men (27%) who might safely avoid unnecessary biopsy, without impairing the detection of clinically significant cancer (http://abstract.asco.org/176/AbstView_176_163963.html). 5.ii. If yes, do you currently have sufficient resources and capacity to cope with this increase?

Date for Response: 09/06/2016 - View 897 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 896
Date Received: 02/06/2016

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the attached information on the use of molecular testing for mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency in patients diagnosed with bowel cancer at your hospital. 1. Do all patients, who are diagnosed with bowel cancer under the age of 50 years in your trust, have a molecular screening test for Lynch Syndrome, such as immunohistochemistry or microsatellite instability testing, carried out on tumour tissue? 2. If yes, at what stage does this testing take place? Does it take place: ☐ Pre treatment i.e. at diagnosis (on a biopsy of the tumour) ☐ Post treatment i.e. test is carried out on the tumour resection specimen 3. Is this test carried out as a reflex test i.e. automatically or upon referral? ☐ Reflex ☐ Referral via MDT ☐ Referral via Genetics Centre ☐ Referral via GP ☐ Other (please explain) 4. Which of the following molecular tests does your trust use to identify people who could have Lynch syndrome: ☐ Microsatellite Instability (MSI) ☐ Immunohistochemistry (IHC) ☐ BRAF and MLH1 ☐ Other 5. Are the results of this reflex test communicated to the patient? ☐ Yes ☐ No 6. If no such reflex test is in place, do you have information on whether there are any plans to introduce molecular testing for Lynch syndrome?

Date for Response: 16/06/2016 - View 896 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 895
Date Received: 02/06/2016

a) Any forms and supporting material submitted as part of the ethics approval process for the study “A Quantitative Evaluation of Suboxone in the Treatment of Opiate Dependency”, published in April 2011 by the University of Glasgow Centre for Drug Misuse Research (authors Neil McKeganey and Jane Casey of the University of Glasgow, and Lucinda Cockayne of the Lothian Health Board), and subsequently in the January 2013 edition of the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, as “Medically assisted recovery from opiate dependence within the context of the UK drug strategy: Methadone and Suboxone (buprenorphine–naloxone) patients compared” (authors Neil McKeganey, Christopher Russell, Lucinda Cockayne: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsat.2012.04.003 b) Any subsequent application for ethical approval of the Authority, any conditions attached to that approval, and any subsequent approval of proposed amendments.

Date for Response: 13/06/2016 - View 895 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 894
Date Received: 02/06/2016

Health classes for staff - Under FOI I would like to know how any health classes, relaxation classes or exercise classes you offer your staff and also if any have been introduced fromt January 2015 onwards. These classes could be yoga, meditation, zumba, running as examples.

Date for Response: 23/06/2016 - View 894 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 893
Date Received: 02/06/2016

Super bugs - Under FOI I would like to know how many patients have been diagnosed with 'superbugs' in your health board in the past five years. I would like to know these figures year by year separately and how many people have died from the superbugs. After clarification wanted figures for MRSA

Date for Response: 03/06/2016 - View 893 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 890
Date Received: 01/06/2016

Under FOI I would like to know how many children (age 18 and under) have been diagnosed or treated for a hunched back or 'text neck' in your NHS region. These could be people treated physiotherapists or chiropractors for example. I would like to know these figures for the past five years, separated year by year, by gender and in age categories (e.g. 0-4, 5-9 etc).

Date for Response: 29/06/2016 - View 890 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 889
Date Received: 01/06/2016

I would like to know how many people were diagnosed with an eating disorder in your NHS area in 2015 (or most recent year if this is not possible). I would also like these figures, year by year, for the ten years previous (2005 - 2015). For each year I would like to know the numbers in each different type of eating disorder, e.g. anorexia, orthorexia, bulimia and separately, the figures by gender and age category.

Date for Response: 04/07/2016 - View 889 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 888
Date Received: 01/06/2016

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 any condition. Treatment Total Patients Abatacept (Orencia) Adalimumab (Humira) Apremilast (Otezla) Certolizumab Pegol (Cimzia) Etanercept (Enbrel) Etanercept biosimilar (Benepali) Golimumab (Simponi) Infliximab (Remicade) Infliximab biosimilar (Inflectra) Infliximab biosimilar (Remsima) Rituximab (MabThera) Secukinumab (Cosentyx) Ixekizumab (Taltz) Tocilizumab (RoActemra) Ustekinumab (Stelara) Vedolizumab (Entyvio)

Date for Response: 23/06/2016 - View 888 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 887
Date Received: 01/06/2016

In your trust how many patients with Multiple Sclerosis have been treated with MS disease modifying drugs in the past 6 months, latest 6 months that you can provide. If you cannot link drug treatment and diagnosis, please provide the number of patients by drug regardless of the disease diagnosis. 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)

Date for Response: 09/06/2016 - View 887 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 886
Date Received: 01/06/2016

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: 24/06/2016 - View 886 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 885
Date Received: 16/05/2016

I appreciate there may be no ‘average’ waiting time or data that already collates an overall picture of how long people are waiting for treatment. However, there will be a referral system in place to facilitate the treatment of people via a GP or other referral mechanism in order for appointments to be made. It is this referral or ‘booking’ system I would like you to interrogate, in order to give me the current waiting time (as of a specific date) for various therapies. I’d also like you to provide the current shortest and longest waits on that referral system. 1. What is the current waiting time for treatment for talking therapies in your area in primary healthcare? Please break down the wait for each type (or ‘choice of modality’) which is available in your area. 2. What is the current longest wait for talking therapies in your area in primary healthcare? That is, what length of time has the person who’s been waiting the longest been waiting? Please give the wait for each type of therapy (or ‘choice of modality’) which is available in your area. 3. What is the current waiting time for treatment for talking therapies, appointments with psychologists or psychiatrists in your area in secondary healthcare? (Please break down the wait for each type (or ‘choice of modality’) which is available in your area. 4. What is the current longest wait for talking therapies, appointments with psychologists or psychiatrists in your area in secondary healthcare? That is, what length of time has the person who’s been waiting the longest been waiting? Please give the wait for each type of therapy (or ‘choice of modality’) which is available in your area. For the above questions please provide the figure for referral to first treatment waiting time, not referral to 'assessment' or 'intervention' time. 5. How many referrals have there been into adult mental health services in your area at a) primary care level and b) secondary care level in the calendar years 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 to date. 6. What is the maximum number of talking therapy sessions an adult, eligible for therapy, can receive in your area at primary and secondary care level.

Date for Response: 06/06/2016 - View 885 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 883
Date Received: 01/06/2016

What was the total amount of property reimbursements paid to GP contractors across NHS Lothian in the financial years 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12,2012/3, 2013/14, 2014/15 & 2015/16? What was the total amount of rent reimbursements paid to GP contractors across NHS Lothian in the financial years 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12,2012/3, 2013/14, 2014/15 & 2015/16?

Date for Response: 29/06/2016 - View 883 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 882
Date Received: 30/05/2016

I would like to know what your policy is regarding the treatment of Verruccas please. An NHS Podistrist in West Lothian has recently stated that it is your policy to not treat Verruccas even though their is a self-referral form and information on your website stating you do. Please provide details of what a patient with multiple persistent chronic Verruccas should do in order to resolve this health issue and what if any help is available on the NHS.

Date for Response: 03/06/2016 - View 882 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 881
Date Received: 30/05/2016

performance in relation to the payment of suppliers invoices during the period from 1 October 2015 to 31 March 2016: 1. Total No. of suppliers invoices paid? 2. Total value of suppliers invoices paid? 3. Nos of suppliers invoices paid within 10 working days? 4. % of suppliers invoices paid within 10 working days? 5. Nos of suppliers invoices paid within 30 calendar days? 6. % of suppliers invoices paid within 30 calendar days?

Date for Response: 30/06/2016 - View 881 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 880
Date Received: 30/05/2016

Community Hospital closure - Can you tell me please how many community hospitals have closed in the health board area in the last five years (completely or just short term)? Please list those which closed because of a lack of doctors and if so, please provide details of how many doctors the hospitals were short of and why, as well as if they were GPs or hospital doctors(completely or just short term)? Did a medical practice withdraw cover and, if so, why? Please provide the reasons why the other hospitals, where a lack of doctors was not the issue, closed (completely or just short term)? And please provide the community hospitals which the health board has considered closing in the last five years, which did not close, and the reasons why this was considered. Please can I get a statement covering the above (completely or just short term)?

Date for Response: 21/06/2016 - View 880 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 879
Date Received: 27/05/2016

I would like information on your organisation’s gifts and hospitality register (or equivalent). I would like a breakdown in the last five years, items which have been logged on your organisation’s gifts and hospitality register by staff, detailing: Date item was declared Description of item Reason for the gift/hospitality Value Whether the item was accepted or declined Additionally, does your organisation have a monetary limit on gifts (ie gifts worth under £50 are allowed) and can cash gifts ever permitted

Date for Response: 02/06/2016 - View 879 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 876
Date Received: 26/05/2016

• How many speech therapists (or similar role) do you currently have employed? • How many speech therapists (or similar role) have you had employed from 2012-2015? I would like a breakdown showing how many for each specific year. • How many children have been referred to a speech therapist this year?(2016) • How many children have been referred to a speech therapist for each year starting from 2012-2015? I'm looking for a breakdown of this for each year.

Date for Response: 03/06/2016 - View 876 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 875
Date Received: 26/05/2016

Community Hospital closure - Can you tell me please how many community hospitals have closed in the health board area in the last five years (completely or just short term)? Please list those which closed because of a lack of doctors and if so, please provide details of how many doctors the hospitals were short of and why, as well as if they were GPs or hospital doctors(completely or just short term)? Did a medical practice withdraw cover and, if so, why? Please provide the reasons why the other hospitals, where a lack of doctors was not the issue, closed (completely or just short term)? And please provide the community hospitals which the health board has considered closing in the last five years, which did not close, and the reasons why this was considered. Please can I get a statement covering the above (completely or just short term)?

Date for Response: 21/06/2016 - View 875 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 874
Date Received: 12/05/2016

I am trying to find out what action if any, is required by someone like myself (currently contracting to a pharma company) who supports funding of medicines, post a positive SMC approval. The drug I am working with is regarded as ultra orphan for a haematological cancer and the incidence for Scotland is about 10 per annum. I have not covered Scotland before so I am afraid i am not as familiar with what happens in Scotland as I should be. The reps are telling me one thing which does not sound right. I want to be sure we do the right thing and abide by your processes. If you are able to let me know what needs to happen to secure funding if a clinician wants to use the drug, I would be very grateful.

Date for Response: 03/06/2016 - View 874 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 873
Date Received: 24/05/2016

Please could I put in an FOI request to find out what has happened to the TVT and TVTO mesh kits at your hospitals. Use of such kits was suspended by Scottish Parliament in June 2014 and I would like to know what has happened to your supplies?

Date for Response: 31/05/2016 - View 873 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 872
Date Received: 24/05/2016

Agency Staffing costs - • Agency spend for the year of 2015 • Agency spend for 2016 • What niche areas have spend and the amounts. Eg: what is the agency spend in Theatres, Midwifery, General nursing, ITU, Neonates, Paediatrics & A&E etc • What agency suppliers are supplying staff to the trust. • What is the off Framework agency spend at the health board • Could I have a breakdown of the hourly charge rate that other agencies charge you for nursing staff • What framework does the Health Board utilise?

Date for Response: 16/06/2016 - View 872 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 870
Date Received: 19/05/2016

A Copy of any correspondence, between senior management/the board of NHS Lothian and the Scottish Government (Civil servants and/or Ministers), discussing the NHS Lothian paediatric review report and its recommendations. This should incorporate the time period February 1st 2016 – May 19th 2016.

Date for Response: 13/06/2016 - View 870 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 869
Date Received: 19/05/2016

A Copy of any correspondence, between senior management/the board of NHS Lothian and the Scottish Government (Civil servants and/or Ministers), discussing treatment time guarantees. This should incorporate the time period February 1st 2016 – May 19th 2016.

Date for Response: 13/06/2016 - View 869 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 868
Date Received: 13/05/2016

i am mainly interested in events in 2015/2016 or have none of them concluded i am also interested in knowing how many of the patients whose personal details were shared/exposed were informed and what legal action they took /money paid in compensation ? there is no record of the cases 2015 to 2016 which is the year i am interested in looking at compared to other health boards So if available please send me a summary of these more recent cases

Date for Response: 07/06/2016 - View 868 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 867
Date Received: 19/05/2016

Could you send me a copy of the draft report from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) on the future of children's inpatient services that has been presented to the NHS Lothian board.

Date for Response: 20/05/2016 - View 867 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 866
Date Received: 18/05/2016

I would like to find out the following information with regards to the New Royal Victoria Hospital at Edinburgh's Western General Hospital: With regard to each ward within the New Royal Victoria Hospital since the 1st January 2016 (a) if there has been any review or ongoing review of action plans relating to the prevention of falls (b) if there has, what implementations and training has or will be given, and (c) if there are any ongoing investigations into falls within the hospital.

Date for Response: 09/06/2016 - View 866 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 865
Date Received: 18/05/2016

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I request the following information: • How many Dyson fans of any type are used in the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary currently • How many Dyson airblade fans are used in the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary currently • How much was spent on buying the Dyson bladeless fans seen in the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary over the past 5 years • How much was spent on Dyson fans overall in the past 5 years • How much was spent on Dyson airblade fans by the hospital in the past five years

Date for Response: 14/06/2016 - View 865 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 864
Date Received: 18/05/2016

On how many occasions were children treated for (a) alcohol-related, or (b) drug-related injuries or illnesses in (i) 2014-15, and (ii) 2015-16, broken down by (A) 0-4 years olds, (B) 5-9 year olds, (C) 10-14 year olds, (D) 15-17 year olds.

Date for Response: 09/06/2016 - View 864 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 863
Date Received: 18/05/2016

Under the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request the following: 1. The number of suicides recorded/reported in hospitals within the health board area broken down by hospital name and hospital type (ie psychiatric unit or inpatient) in: 2015 2014 2013 2012? 2. The total number of suicides reported/recorded by the health board (including patients who committed suicide in their own homes or outwith direct inpatient care) in: 2015 2014 2013 2012?

Date for Response: 09/06/2016 - View 863 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 862
Date Received: 18/05/2016

In your Trust please supply the number of patients currently treated for Uveitis with a biologic treatment, including those on a Patient Access Scheme. Please state the number of Uveitis patients treated, and where possible by each biologic drug: • Adalimumab • Etanercept • Infliximab • Rituximab • Other biologics How many Psoriasis patients have been treated in the last 6 months with Fumaric acid esters (Fumaderm), If your trust can't supply patients, please supply the number of packs of tabs

Date for Response: 06/06/2016 - View 862 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 860
Date Received: 19/05/2016

1). From the occupational therapy department at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children: - all pathways, protocols, procedures, processes and any and all documentation relating to the occupational therapy services offered to disabled children. - any and all documented staff training for occupational therapists regarding the services they provide. - any and all documentation relating to complaints handling processes within the department and statistics on numbers of complaints. 2). From the complaints handling team for NHS Lothian: - any and all documentation relating to complaints handling processes, including (without limitation) processes regarding the investigation of complaints and the checking of evidence. - any documented statistics regarding complaints figures and outcomes of complaints, including (without limitation) figures relating to complaints regarding the occupational therapy service at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

Date for Response: 03/06/2016 - View 860 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 858
Date Received: 17/05/2016

1. Can you please provide the number of people admitted to hospital within your health board area after taking new psychoactive substances (legal highs) for each of the following years - 2015/16, 2014/15, 2013/14, 2012/13, 2011/12 and 2010/11. 2. For each year please provide a breakdown of the types of legal highs taken, eg cannabinoids etc. 3. For each year, please provide a breakdown of those taken to hospital with mental problems having taken a legal high and those admitted to hospital with physical problems. 4. Please break these down into the types of mental and physical problems. 5. Please provide the number of people who died after taking a legal high in each of the above years.

Date for Response: 17/05/2016 - View 858 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 857
Date Received: 16/05/2016

1. Overall numbers of Modern Apprentices employed by your organisation the last three years 2. A breakdown of the overall numbers of modern apprentices employed in the last three years by vocation 3. A breakdown of the numbers of each vocation by gender? 4. How many of the Modern Apprenticeships were employed on 12 month contracts ? 5. How many were employed on 24 month contracts? 6. How many have subsequently gone on to permanent employment in your organisation?

Date for Response: 06/06/2016 - View 857 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 856
Date Received: 16/05/2016

1. In Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), what is the current waiting time for a young person to receive talking therapies. Please give the wait for each type of therapy (or ‘choice of modality’) which is available in your area. 2. In CAMHS, what is the current longest wait to receive talking therapies? Please give the wait for each type of therapy (or ‘choice of modality’) which is available in your area. 4. What is the maximum number of talking therapy sessions a young person, eligible for therapy, can receive in your area at primary and secondary care level. 5. How many referrals have there been into child and adolescent mental health services in your area at a) primary care level and b) secondary care level in the calendar years 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 to date.

Date for Response: 06/06/2016 - View 856 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 855
Date Received: 16/05/2016

I appreciate there may be no ‘average’ waiting time or data that already collates an overall picture of how long people are waiting for treatment. However, there will be a referral system in place to facilitate the treatment of people via a GP or other referral mechanism in order for appointments to be made. It is this referral or ‘booking’ system I would like you to interrogate, in order to give me the current waiting time (as of a specific date) for various therapies. I’d also like you to provide the current shortest and longest waits on that referral system. 1. What is the current waiting time for treatment for talking therapies in your area in primary healthcare? Please break down the wait for each type (or ‘choice of modality’) which is available in your area. 2. What is the current longest wait for talking therapies in your area in primary healthcare? That is, what length of time has the person who’s been waiting the longest been waiting? Please give the wait for each type of therapy (or ‘choice of modality’) which is available in your area. 3. What is the current waiting time for treatment for talking therapies, appointments with psychologists or psychiatrists in your area in secondary healthcare? (Please break down the wait for each type (or ‘choice of modality’) which is available in your area. 4. What is the current longest wait for talking therapies, appointments with psychologists or psychiatrists in your area in secondary healthcare? That is, what length of time has the person who’s been waiting the longest been waiting? Please give the wait for each type of therapy (or ‘choice of modality’) which is available in your area. For the above questions please provide the figure for referral to first treatment waiting time, not referral to 'assessment' or 'intervention' time. 5. How many referrals have there been into adult mental health services in your area at a) primary care level and b) secondary care level in the calendar years 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 to date. 6. What is the maximum number of talking therapy sessions an adult, eligible for therapy, can receive in your area at primary and secondary care level.

Date for Response: 06/06/2016 - View 855 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 854
Date Received: 13/05/2016

I would like to request the following information regarding your waste management: What contracts you currently have in place for the following seven waste streams: 1. Residual waste (e.g. black bag waste), Dry Mixed Recycling (DMR), glass, plastics, cardboard, paper and metal (tins and cans); 2. Confidential waste; 3. Food waste; 4. Batteries; 5. Fluorescent tubes; 6. Bulky waste; and 7. Furniture. Who currently provides the work for each contract? When the above contracts are due to expire.

Date for Response: 06/06/2016 - View 854 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 853
Date Received: 12/05/2016

1. Does your Healthboard provide an erectile dysfunction clinic and can you provide the total number and addresses of all NHS erectile dysfunction clinics within your Healthboard? If you do not know who should we ask? 2. Does your Healthboard provide psychosexual clinics and can you provide the total number and addresses of all NHS psychosexual clinics within your Healthboard? If you do not know who should we ask? 3. Does your Healthboard provide counselling and sex therapy services and can you provide the details of any NHS counselling services and sex therapy services that treat men with erectile dysfunction within your Healthboard? If you do not know who should we ask? 4. Does your Healthboard provide PDE5-I and if so which one? 5. Does your Healthboard prescribe ‘tadalafil (Cialis)’ tablets for men who experience erectile dysfunction as a result of prostate cancer treatment? 6. At what dose are the ‘tadalafil (Cialis)’ tablets prescribed? 7. Is the daily dose of ‘tadalafil (Cialis)’ tablets (2.5/5mg) available/prescribed? 8. Does your Healthboard prescribe the Vacuum erection device for men who experience erectile dysfunction as a result of prostate cancer treatment? 9. Does your Healthboard offer Penile implant surgery (semi-rigid or inflatable implant devices) for men who experience erectile dysfunction as a result of prostate cancer treatment?

Date for Response: 23/06/2016 - View 853 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 852
Date Received: 12/05/2016

Within your Trust how many unique patients with Advanced Prostate Cancer (C61X) have been treated in the past 12 months?

Date for Response: 03/06/2016 - View 852 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 851
Date Received: 09/05/2016

I am trying to find out how the number of responses to the joint consultation compares to other applications. Are you able to confirm how many responses there were for a few of the other recent applications?

Date for Response: 20/05/2016 - View 851 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 850
Date Received: 09/05/2016

In the last five years, how much money has been spent each year by NHS Lothian on providing support for father who suffer from mental helath problems following the birth of a child? In the last five years, how many fathers have been treated each year for mental health issues relating to the birth of a child in the area covered by NHS Lothian? In the last five years, how many mothers have been treated each year for mental helath issues relating to the birth of a child in the area covered by NHS Lothian? In the last five years, how many diagnoses of postnatal depression in men have been made in each year in the area covered by NHS Lothian? In the last five years, how many daignoses of postnatal depression in women have been made in each year in the area covered by NHS Lothian? How many individuals are resident in the area covered by NHS Lothian and how many births have been registered each year in the last five years?

Date for Response: 18/05/2016 - View 850 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 849
Date Received: 10/05/2016

How many of the PCJMG's members present at the January meeting were or had been principals in General Practice on 14 January 2016? How many GPs (not including Medical Directors) recused themselves from discussing matters relating to property reimbursements?

Date for Response: 03/06/2016 - View 849 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 848
Date Received: 10/05/2016

Please could you provide me with the agencies spend for 2015 for all hospitals within your health board, broken down Monthly by: Medical Locums AHP Nursing and Midwifery General Practitioners

Date for Response: 24/05/2016 - View 848 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 847
Date Received: 09/05/2016

) Is your appointed Whistleblowing Champion/Guardian carrying out this role as their sole and main dedicated function at their health board? 2) Is your Whistleblowing Champion/Guardian carrying out this role in addition to their existing duties? 3) Was your appointed Whistleblowing Champion/Guardian appointed totally independently of the health board they have been appointed to (i.e. they do not have an already existing non-executive role within a health board) and have they been appointed impartially – that is without any instruction to the health board from the DGHSC or anyone in government as to who should be appointed to these roles? 4) Was the post of Whistleblowing Champion at your health board advertised publicly?

Date for Response: 13/05/2016 - View 847 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 845
Date Received: 03/05/2016

1. How many complaints of sexual misconduct were made against doctors in your health board in 2015? - What were the specific allegations/complaints made for each? - Can I also have this total number for the four years prior to this (but without the specific details – just the total figure for each year). 2. How many doctors in your health board were practicing in 2015 who had: A. a conviction regarding sexual misconduct B. an allegation of sexual misconduct made against them at some point and C. been on/were still on the sex offenders register? – What were the specific details of each conviction, allegation or reason for being on the sex offenders register? 3. How many doctors in your health board were suspended in 2015 in relation to acts/alleged acts of sexual misconduct? - Also how many were fired for such behaviour?

Date for Response: 26/05/2016 - View 845 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 844
Date Received: 03/05/2016

Within your trust how many intra-vitreal vials/implants have been used in the latest 4 months, if possible between January to April 2016 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. Vials / Impants for Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration (wAMD) - Lucentis (ranibizumab) Injections, Avastin (bevacizumab) Injections

Date for Response: 13/05/2016 - View 844 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 843
Date Received: 03/05/2016

Self Harm - Under terms of FOI rules can you please tell me how many school aged children have been treated for cases of self harm in the last year for which figures are available? Can you also break these figures down by age?

Date for Response: 06/05/2016 - View 843 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 842
Date Received: 03/05/2016

"Please provide information on the financial position, for 2014/15 and 2015/16 for i) the trust/CCG ii) all NHS hospitals within the trust and iii) the mental health trusts. Please set out the gross assets and liabilities in each case and whether the Trust was in surplus or deficit and the level thereof."

Date for Response: 23/05/2016 - View 842 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 841
Date Received: 02/05/2016

£1.6 million is clearly NOT the most cost effective as look who shares the premises multi billion pound Amazon and they dont have an exclusive roof garden please send me a cpoy of the papers considering the options as i am sure an office space out of town or in craigmillar or Granton would be a fraction of the price and where was space re allocated for clinical use?

Date for Response: 06/05/2016 - View 841 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 840
Date Received: 02/05/2016

Can you please provide me with figures for the last five financial years relating to the total amount of money spent by your health board on taxi/private hire vehicle services. Further, I would request a breakdown of these figures into whether they were for patient transport, staff transport, the transportation of medication or the transportation of blood/organs.

Date for Response: 03/05/2016 - View 840 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 839
Date Received: 02/05/2016

-The number of doctors who have been signed off work with stress, depression, anxiety or other psychological factors (if possible please state which) in the last three years. Could you please break this down by year, and department of work. -The number of nurses and midwives who have been signed off work with stress, depression, anxiety or other psychological factors (if possible please state which) in the last three years. Could you please break this down by year, and department of work. -The number of other NHS staff who have been signed off work with stress, depression, anxiety or other psychological factors (if possible please state which) in the last three years. Could you please break this down by year, and department of work.

Date for Response: 20/05/2016 - View 839 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 838
Date Received: 29/04/2016

1. Did you have any contracts for primary HIV prevention (as defined above)? 2. Did you have any other contracts with specific HIV prevention KPIs, or specific prevention KPIs relevant to STIs for MSM or BME groups, or is HIV prevention mentioned in any other contractual documentation? 3. If the answer to any of the above is yes, please fill in the following in relation to these services: Support for people living with HIV in 2015/16 4. Did you provide any funding through contracts or grants for services specifically supporting people living with HIV? 5. Is support for people living with HIV explicitly mentioned within the contractual documentation for any generic services you funded? 6. If the answer to either of the above, please fill in the following in relation to these services: (You may have more than one service. Please copy and paste a new table for each service)

Date for Response: 30/05/2016 - View 838 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 837
Date Received: 29/04/2016

My request is that you provide me with a copy of the most recent reports submitted to your Board which detail what steps you have taken, and continue to take, to gather evidence which shows that you meet this duty in relation to the function of the Board as a service provider and in particular to the elimination of any discrimination by the Board as a service provider on the grounds of disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation and religion [with particular reference to people identifying as Catholic or Protestant]. I am in particular looking for reports which show that your Board has gathered data to evidence compliance with the duty in how people from these equality groups [disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation and religion] are able to access services equally with all other people, are able to experience a service quality equally with all other people, and are able to achieve a quality of service outcome equally with all other people. I would expect such reports to evidence that the Board has in place a plan for regularly gathering data and evidence across the range of services provided. I would imagine such reports would also show that where there is an adverse differential found in the services experienced by some equality groups that the Board is taking steps to close that differential in service access, experience and outcome. Should it be the case that your Board is not gathering such evidence, I would be grateful if you could confirm that this is indeed the case.

Date for Response: 13/05/2016 - View 837 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 836
Date Received: 29/04/2016

Is a Peer Approved Clinical System (PACS) interim or pilot scheme currently active within your Health Board area? • If yes: o i. When did this interim scheme or pilot begin? o ii. How many applications have been made for medicines to be assessed under the new system since its implementation? o iii. How many drugs have been approved under the system since its implementation? • If no: o i. How many applications have been made for medicines to be assessed under the Individual Patient Treatment Request (IPTR) process in the most recent full financial year? o ii. How many drugs have been approved via the IPTR process in the most recent full financial year? o iii. When are you planning to implement or pilot the PACS system?

Date for Response: 20/05/2016 - View 836 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 835
Date Received: 28/04/2016

•new medicines fund How much New Medicines Fund funding have you received in the most recent full financial year? How much New Medicines Fund funding did you receive in the previous full financial year? Which medicines were funded by your health board in 2014/2015/2016 from New Medicines Fund funding? Did you over or underspend last year from your New Medicines Fund allocation?

Date for Response: 20/05/2016 - View 835 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 834
Date Received: 28/04/2016

Hip replacements - 1.Can you please provide the number of patients fitted with metal-on-metal hip implants in each of these years – 2015-16, 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2011-12 and 2010-11. 2.Can you provide a separate figure for the number of patients given these implants in the last 20 years. 3.When providing answers for the individual years, and also for the 20-year period, can you please provide the number of implants provided by each of the following companies – Zimmer, Smith & Nephew, Depuy International Limited, Corin, Biomet, Stryker, Finsbury and Wright Medical. 4.Can you tell me if the health board has stopped using implants from any of the above companies – and when the decision was taken to stop using them for each.

Date for Response: 18/05/2016 - View 834 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 833
Date Received: 28/04/2016

PFI - Sheet 1 Postcodes Treasury records – Yellow – because the name of individual PFI projects can sometimes change I have asked you to provide in addition to the name, the Unique HMT ID number that identifies a PFI scheme on the HM Treasury spreadsheet so that I can be sure that I am identifying each scheme correctly. Postal Address – Green – Could you please provide the postal address for each of the PFI projects listed. Where there are multiple addresses, please could you list each in turn and separate each with a forward slash. Sheet 2 Fines & Deductions Each of the PFI projects held by the authority may have incurred financial penalties for poor performance. Could you please record the details of each individual fine or deduction, since the first date of operations, in the second page of the spreadsheet. Deduction information – Green – Could you please give a short narrative summary of the reason for the deduction, select the type of deduction incurred and note whether this was disputed by the contractor. Date Information – Blue – Could you please record the date on which the deduction was first made then go on to note over how long the deduction was applied. Financial Information – Orange – Please record the amount that the authority tried to deduct from the contractor, and where the deduction was disputed and the full sum not awarded the final settlement of the dispute.

Date for Response: 20/05/2016 - View 833 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 832
Date Received: 28/04/2016

How many cases of syphilis have been recorded/reported in 2015? What were the ages of those affected? How many of those affected were under the age of 16? How many cases of syphilis were recorded in 2014? How many cases of other Sexually Transmitted Infections were recorded in 2015? How many of those affected by STIs were under the age of 16? What were their ages? What forms of infection did they have? How many cases of STIs were recorded by the health board in 2014?

Date for Response: 20/05/2016 - View 832 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 831
Date Received: 28/04/2016

Particularly, we seek to recover information held by you confirming or intending to show the number of presentations to Accident & Emergency or minor injuries units within your Health Board where the patient presenting has been injured by animals, and particularly cows. The information and documentation requested should cover the nature and extent of all injuries by animals and cows reported, the body site injured and the severity of the injury. We seek this information and documentation held for the period of time from 1 January 2010 until the present day.

Date for Response: 20/05/2016 - View 831 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 830
Date Received: 26/04/2016

The contract for telephone maintenance has recently expired can you provide the new details for this please or if this has just been rolled over.

Date for Response: 11/05/2016 - View 830 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 829
Date Received: 26/04/2016

I am looking for information about the scrutiny and handover of PFI and PPP projects. By PFI/PPP we include NPD projects involving the Scottish Futures Trust Could you supply the following: 1. What arrangements has the Board applied at handover of completed PFI and PPP projects to ensure the buildings are legal and fit for purpose. 2. Specifically – have buildings been “self-certified”. This is a situation where the contractor takes responsibility for ensuring that the building matches the specification set out and is compliant with all building regulations. 3. Please list all PFI/PPP projects and identify which have been “self-certified” as defined above and which have been subject to other arrangements. If other arrangements have been made please detail them. 4. What Scottish Government guidance on this matter has been used?

Date for Response: 23/05/2016 - View 829 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 827
Date Received: 22/04/2016

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would like to know how many patients contracted Hepatitis C as a result of contaminated blood between 1985 and 1987 at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, how many were infected from whole blood transfusion, how many from blood products and how many were not Scottish citizens.

Date for Response: 24/04/2016 - View 827 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 825
Date Received: 20/04/2016

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please can you provide information about the number of patients under the age of 18 who have spent time on adult psychiatric wards in each of the past seven financial years (2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16) and the total number of bed days spent by patients under 18 on adult psychiatric wards for each of these years.

Date for Response: 16/05/2016 - View 825 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 824
Date Received: 20/04/2016

Under Freedom of Information legislation I would like to know the answer to the following questions regarding the one year Post-Diagnostic support pledge please: 1. When did the one year post-diagnostic support guarantee entitlement for dementia come into force? 2. Can you tell me the number of people diagnosed with dementia since the post-diagnostic support guarantee came in, that are entitled to the support? 3. How many people that have been diagnosed with dementia and are entitled to post-diagnostic support, have received it?

Date for Response: 03/05/2016 - View 824 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 823
Date Received: 20/04/2016

I am looking to find out if there is any information on complaints regarding pharmaceutical services in the east calder and mid calder areas of livingston. Are you the correct person to ask?

Date for Response: 26/04/2016 - View 823 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 822
Date Received: 19/04/2016

we would like to understand the extent of cancellations and postponements of cardiac surgery, in particular heart valve replacement surgery within your Trust. We would be grateful if you could respond to the following questions: 1. How many heart valve replacement surgical procedures for adults (see list of OPCS codes below) were performed between 1st February 2015 and 1st February 2016? a. Of these how many were for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) procedures for adults (see list of OPCS codes below)? 2. Over the last 12 months (1st February 2015 – 1st February 2016) how many cancellations and postponements were made for heart valve replacement surgery for adults? a. Of these cancellations and postponements how many were for TAVI? b. What proportion of TAVI procedures were cancelled and postponed by the Trust versus the patient? 3. How many patients were removed from the TAVI waiting list due to death?

Date for Response: 06/05/2016 - View 822 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 820
Date Received: 18/04/2016

Obesity - My request seeks information on the availability of ‘Tier 3’ services (as available in England – or similar Scottish services) for the management of severe and complex obesity. I am trying to establish the availability of such services in your area of responsibility. My aim is to provide you with as much information to make my request as clear as possible. If you have any questions at all, please contact me as soon as possible to ensure a full response within the 20 working days. I ask the following: How many such centres do you have? Where are they? (A list of specific locations (cities/ towns/ villages)) Which areas do they serve (please list) Which of these are: In primary care In secondary care Both primary and secondary Other Give examples of “other” settings If in secondary care only settings, do they share these facilities with bariatric surgery units?

Date for Response: 16/05/2016 - View 820 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 818
Date Received: 18/04/2016

1) How many people were diagnosed as having dementia by your NHS board between 2011 and 2015 inclusive? (Please break down the totals for each year). 2) How many dementia patients are currently on a waiting list for 'Scottish Government guaranteed' post-diagnosis support? 3) What was the average length of time between patients being diagnosed with dementia and the same patients being given post-diagnosis support? (Please provide a break down of totals per year) 4) What was the longest amount of time a single patient was on a waiting list for post-diagnosis support? (Please provide a break down of totals per year) 5) What was the shortest amount of time a single patient was on a waiting list for post-diagnosis support? (Please provide a break down of totals per year)

Date for Response: 06/05/2016 - View 818 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 817
Date Received: 14/04/2016

1)How many people under the age of 16 committed suicide while being treated at or under the care of your trusts from 2010 to 2016 (to date)? Please break these figures down clearly by year, age, area of trust care they were placed under (eg psychiatric unit) and by gender: male/female/transgender 2)How many people over the age of 16 committed suicide while being treated at or under the care of your trusts from 2010 to 2016 (to date)? Please break these figures down clearly by year, age, area of trust care they were placed under (eg psychiatric unit) and by gender: male/female/transgender 3) Please outline your trust’s procedure on handling patients who are considered to be suicidal while being treated at your trusts or who are under your care. 4) Please outline your trust’s procedure on dealing with patients who have committed suicide while treated at your trusts or under your care?

Date for Response: 18/05/2016 - View 817 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 816
Date Received: 14/04/2016

The memorandum of understanding between SPS (HMP Edinburgh) and NHS Lothian. NHS Scotland, Your Rights and Responsibilities

Date for Response: 21/04/2016 - View 816 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 815
Date Received: 13/04/2016

Could you please tell me under freedom of information how many cases in the last year (2015) that are on record of patients suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that attended Accident and Emergency as a result of ambulance admission.

Date for Response: 26/04/2016 - View 815 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 814
Date Received: 13/04/2016

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please could you provide me with the number of people who have missed: 1. one outpatient appointment (either first or subsequent attendance) 2. two outpatient appointments (either first or subsequent attendance) 3. three outpatient appointments (either first or subsequent attendance) 4. four outpatient appointments (either first or subsequent attendance) 5. five or more outpatient appointments (either first or subsequent attendance) for each of the past two years, 2014/15 and 2015/16. Please provide information as a spreadsheet or CSV.

Date for Response: 29/04/2016 - View 814 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 813
Date Received: 13/05/2016

We are currently doing some research around the procurement of medical equipment within NHS Trusts in the United Kingdom and require information that relates to the organisation’s live contracts around the procurement of medical equipment. 1. Airway Management 2. Anaesthetic oxygen and resuscitation 3. Audiology 4. Cannula and catheters 5. Cardiology 6. Clinical departments 7. Clinical products 8. Continence care 9. Dental consumables 10. Drapes and gowns 11. Neuromodulation 12. Operating theatre products 13. Ophthalmics 14. Orthopaedics 15. Pathology 16. Patient monitoring 17. Pressure area care 18. Rehabilitation 19. Stoma care 20. Urology 21. Woman and child/sexual health promotion 22. Wound management Can you please provide me the full version of your contracts that lists all the contracts the organisation has around medical equipment? I would prefer you send me this information in an excel format. Please do not send me a simple contract’s register that only list contract dates and supplier names as I require department, categories and contract owner. The more the better. We are currently conducting this research within your region and have also contacted similar organisations to obtain the same information. Please if possible, can you include: 1. Existing Supplier 2. Annual Spend 3. Contract Brief 4. Contract Dates 5. Department 6. Product Categories – The more the better. 7. Contract Description 8. Contract Owner including job title and email address 9. If possible can you also provide me with the contact details of the person responsible for uploading and publishing the contract’s register. If you have any further question, please do get in touch.

Date for Response: 23/05/2016 - View 813 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 812
Date Received: 13/04/2016

How many staff were incorrectly paid in March 2016? How many of these staff were Bank staff? When was the problem discovered? What steps were taken to rectify the problem? Were any of the incorrectly paid staff told of the problem before they called in to query the hours worked against the hours paid? Why were some or all of the incorrectly paid staff not told of the problem? Why are amended payslips not being sent out given the month involved is the last in the financial year? Are there procedures in place to ensure that no member of staff caught up in this error will suffer by having the incorrect NI and PAYE recorded against them for the financial year 2015-16?

Date for Response: 06/05/2016 - View 812 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 811
Date Received: 13/05/2016

i also have a F O I enquiry regarding breaches of IT confidentiality cases in NHS lothian with details (not names) of employees caught doing this ,how it happend , how long investigation took and the position of the employee and the sanction imposed

Date for Response: 17/05/2016 - View 811 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 810
Date Received: 13/04/2016

- What is the budget for food for each hospital in your NHS board? - What is the maximum capacity for patients in each hospital? - If you have requirements/recommendations for an average spend for food on each patient per day please outline these. - Please provide a list of suppliers for food/kitchen supplies for each hospital. - Please provide figures for the number of patients who have been treated for food poisoning while staying in hospital.

Date for Response: 06/05/2016 - View 810 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 809
Date Received: 13/04/2016

1)The names of the GP practices currently serving Dalkeith, Bonnyrigg, Newtongrange and Gorebridge. 2)Please confirm which of these practices are currently unable to accept new patients as their lists are full. 3)From what date were the practices closed to new patients.

Date for Response: 26/04/2016 - View 809 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 807
Date Received: 12/04/2016

On the 14th of August 2015 the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing & Sport, Shona Robison MSP, in a reply to a question from Nanette Milne MSP on how much NHS Boards had received as a share of the £0.7million investment to support MND nurse specialists, stated that NHS Lothian had received £146,426. I write, under Freedom of Information, to ask how much of the £146,426 had been spent as at 1st April 2016 and for a detailed breakdown of that expenditure.

Date for Response: 06/05/2016 - View 807 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 805
Date Received: 11/04/2016

For each calendar (or accounting) year from 2013 to 2015, please could you summarise: 1. What CFS/ME services were provided in your area? 2. How many individuals were treated by CFS/ME services or clinics (if possible, number for men, women and children)? 3. What was the yearly cost of providing CFS/ME services and clinics?

Date for Response: 10/05/2016 - View 805 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 804
Date Received: 11/04/2016

• What was the size of the patient population covered by your health board in 2015? • How many patients were diagnosed with heart failure by your health board in 2015? • Does your health board follow NICE guidelines to support the diagnosis of suspected heart failure? If not, what guidance does your health board follow? Please provide a copy o Please provide the details – including the manufacturer and brand name – of those tests used to support the diagnosis of heart failure • Does your health board follow NICE guidelines to support the management of chronic heart failure? If not, what guidance does your health board follow? Please provide a copy o Please provide the details – including the manufacturer and brand name – of those tests used to support the management of chronic heart failure • Does your health board use NTproBNP or BNP testing to support the diagnosis of heart failure in patients presenting through A&E? • How many NTproBNP tests were performed by your health board in 2015? Please provide the manufacturer and brand name of the test used • Are there any restrictions for using NTproBNP or BNP tests? If yes, please explain • How many echocardiographs were performed at your health board in 2015? • What was the average waiting time for an echocardiogram at your health board in 2015?

Date for Response: 16/05/2016 - View 804 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 803
Date Received: 11/04/2016

1.Please provide the number of under-18s prescribed anti-anxiety drugs in each of the following years - 2015-16, 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2011-12, 2010-11 and 2005-06. 2. For each year, please break down the number of under-18s prescribed these drugs for each year age, from 0 to 18, for example eight 10-year-olds, 16 11-year-olds, etc. 3.For all children under 16, for each year separately, please provide details of the severity of their anxiety and whether they were offered a talking therapy. 4.For all children under 16, for each separately, please provide a breakdown of the causes of anxiety they reported and the number of children who gave each reason. These should include schoolwork and social media if possible please.

Date for Response: 26/04/2016 - View 803 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 801
Date Received: 11/04/2016

I write in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“The Act”) to request the disclosure of data held which concerns the use of animals in research by Western General Hospital (“The Public Authority”). For the avoidance of doubt the term ‘animal research’ is defined as regulated procedures governed by the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (“ASPA”) and EU Directive 2010/63/EU (“The EU Directive”). The information I wish to request is as follows: 1. By species: How many animals were used in research by "The Public Authority" from January 1st 2015 to December 31st 2015? 2. Minutes, reports and correspondence of any Animal Welfare & Ethical Review Board (“AWERB”), formerly known as the Ethical Review Committee (“ERC”), or sub-committee, including but not limited to departmental committees, from 2015, where these relate to experimentation or other work involving captive live animals, in addition to any guidance issued by these committees at any time if currently in use. For the avoidance of doubt the term ‘committee’ is used in broad definition and is inclusive of boards, groups or similarly natured structural enterprises.

Date for Response: 14/04/2016 - View 801 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 800
Date Received: 11/04/2016

Sickness absence - 1) How many working days were lost due to nursing staff sickness in: a) 2013-14 b) 2014-15 c) 2015-16 NB: Excluding bank staff 2) How many working days were lost due to sickness in civilian staff in: a) 2013-14 b) 2014-15 c) 2015-16 NB: Excluding bank staff 3) The number of nurses who took sick days in: a) 2013-14 b) 2014-15 c) 2015-16 4) A list of reasons cited for sickness.

Date for Response: 13/05/2016 - View 800 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 799
Date Received: 11/04/2016

Can you please tell me the number of times prone restraint has been used on patients in your health board's psychiatric institutions between January 1 2010 and December 31 2010 (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015) and if possible how many patients have been restrained using the prone method? How many times has rapid tranquilisation been used in the same period, and again if possible on how many patients?

Date for Response: 18/04/2016 - View 799 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 798
Date Received: 08/04/2016

The proportion of cancer patients who receive radiotherapy across all cancer types within the cancer network region and broken down by health board/ hospital if possible. The proportion of cancer patients who receive radiotherapy broken down by cancer type (based on the cancer types for which information is available) within network region and broken down by health board or hospital if available. The proportion of breast cancer patients who receive IMRT (Intensity modulated radiotherapy) broken down within the cancer network region and broken down by health board/ hospital if available. The proportion of head and neck cancer patients who receive IMRT within the network region and broken down by health board/ hospital if available. The proportion of cancer patients who receive IMRT within the network region across other cancer types for which the information is available - broken down by cancer type and broken down by health board/ hospital if available. The proportion of cancer patients who receive image guided radiotherapy (IGRT) within the network region broken down by cancer type (for which the information is available) and broken down by heath board/ hospital if available. The proportion of cancer patients in the network region who receive what the Scottish Government describe as “advanced radiotherapy” broken down by cancer type (for which the information is available) and by heath board/ hospital if available.

Date for Response: 06/05/2016 - View 798 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 797
Date Received: 08/04/2016

This request concerns the payment of waiting list initiative payments by English acute trusts, Scottish and Welsh NHS boards and Northern Irish health and social care trusts. Please provide: 1. The total amount paid in waiting list initiative payments (and other higher rate additional payments for weekend and evening work) to consultants for the following financial years: ii) 2013-14 iii) 2014-15 iv) 2015-16 2. The five highest totals of such payments paid to individual consultants, stating the name and job title of each consultant, and how many hours they worked, for the following financial years: i) 2013-14 ii) 2014-15 iii) 2015-16 3. The maximum hourly rate and the minimum hourly rate for such payments for each of following financial years: i) 2013-14 ii) 2014-15 iii) 2015-16 4. a) The number of individual consultants (headcount) who received such payments; and b) The total number of consultants (headcount) working in your trust; at the end of each of the following financial years i) 2013-14 ii) 2014-15 iii) 2015-16 5. The amount paid to private sector providers to carry out routine procedures and the number of procedures carried out for each of the following financial years: i) 2013-14 ii) 2014-15 iii) 2015-16

Date for Response: 10/05/2016 - View 797 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 796
Date Received: 06/04/2016

1. Do you have/use an Electronic Document Management System for your Medical Records? If so, what is the name of it? How many users currently use the Electronic Document Management System? 2. Are your Medical Records currently being scanned? If so, is this being done within your organisation or by an external company? If scanning is being done by an external company can you provide their name? 3. Do you have/use an Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system? If so, what is the name of it? 4. Do you have/use a Clinical Portal or/and a Patient Portal? If so, what are the name(s) of it?

Date for Response: 07/04/2016 - View 796 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 795
Date Received: 06/04/2016

"Since 2005, how much money has been paid by NHS Scotland boards to junior doctors in rebanding out of hours payments, due to 'non compliance' after their hours monitoring? (under the New Deal and the EWTD regulations) An example would be rebanding to Band 3 (100%) from band 2 Please provide the information by each specialty and by each health board, and by each career grade, eg F1, F2 Specialty Trainee. Please indicate the amount paid in back pay and future/ongoing commitments if the relevant rota has not been redesigned Please also provide the same information specifically for the financial year 2014-2015"

Date for Response: 10/05/2016 - View 795 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 794
Date Received: 05/04/2016

Would it be possible to provide me with a copy of the above report by return? I see the report was highlighted by Andrew Whitaker in yesterday’s Evening News.

Date for Response: 14/04/2016 - View 794 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 793
Date Received: 06/04/2016

We have been advised that it is completely incorrect to suggest GPs are able to refer for a cranial MRI in Lothian and that there is, and never has been any facility for GPs to do so. GPs only have access to cranial CT scanning and lumbar MRI scanning (for back pain). Furthermore the only way a patient could obtain a cranial MRI scan would been from a referral made by a neurologist after being examined by him/her.

Date for Response: 11/04/2016 - View 793 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 792
Date Received: 06/04/2016

How many patients were admitted to your hospitals for treatment to gunshot wound/s in 2015/16? What was the age and gender of each individual? How many of those individuals died as a result of their injuries? How many patients were admitted to your hospitals for treatment to stab wounds in 2015/16? What was the age and gender of each individual? How many of those individuals died as a result of their injuries? Please also provide the above information for 2011/12; 2012/13; 2013/14 and 2014/15.

Date for Response: 22/04/2016 - View 792 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 791
Date Received: 05/04/2016

What is the NHS’s procedure for the provision of methadone prescriptions and methadone to prisoners in Scotland? How many prisoners received a methadone prescription in 2015/16. Please include the gender, age, and prison in relation to each individual. Please provide the above information for 2011/12; 2012/13; 2013/14 and 2014/15.

Date for Response: 18/04/2016 - View 791 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 790
Date Received: 05/04/2016

Please provide your policy on drug testing of staff. How many medical staff were drug tested in 2015/16? How many of those failed the drug test? Please provide the age, gender, role and what disciplinary action, if any, was taken in relation to each individual where possible. Please provide the above information for 2011/12; 2012/13; 2013/14 and 2014/15.

Date for Response: 28/04/2016 - View 790 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 789
Date Received: 05/04/2016

Could you please tell me how many home visits were conducted by GP's in NHS Lothian between January 1, 2015 and - April 2, 2016. Could you please break down these statistics into individual GP surgeries within the NHS Lothian area. Could you please tell me, if possible, how many patients were diagnosed by GP's over the phone without a home visit happening. Again could those statistics be broken down by GP surgeries in the area

Date for Response: 06/04/2016 - View 789 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 788
Date Received: 04/04/2016

I'm getting in touch today to enquire when the next review dates are for the following classes of drugs within the Lothian Formulary? To make clear, I do not need previous review dates for these classes of drugs. • SGLT-inhibitors • DPP4-inhibitors • GLP-1 agonists

Date for Response: 06/04/2016 - View 788 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 786
Date Received: 04/04/2016

1. Who requested this information from Suzanne Connell and how was the request made? If the request was in writing can we please see a copy of it. If made by an officer of Edinburgh City council, please confirm which officer. 2. How is information such as where a person has come from captured by the NHS staff when a person attends hospital? If captured in writing, can we please a copy of that for each of the 13 people referred to 3. Is there any corroboration undertaken or it is simply the case that wherever the person says they have been is entered on a form or marked somewhere, as a matter of course? 4. In relation to the 13 people referred to in the email, can you please confirm the time(s) that each of them was (a) admitted; (b) discharged and (c) whether any of the 13 where admitted as part of a group (ie two or more)? 5. What were the ages of the 13 people referred to? 6. Can we please have more information as to what "concerns" where raised (as mentioned in the last sentence of the email) - (a) what where the concerns exactly, and if made in writing can we please see a copy? (b) who were they raised by, and to whom? (c) at what time and on what date were these concerns raised? Was any formal response given and if so can we see a copy? 7. Could you please explain what is meant by "on call cohort" 8. Of the 9 patients referred to who were not given care in the resuscitation room, no information is provided as to why they attended hospital. Can you please confirm the reason for hospital attendance 9. Of the 4 patients referred to who were given care in the resuscitation room, their "decreased conscious levels" were attributed to drugs or alcohol or both - on what basis and on what evidence is that view reached? 10. Were any of the 13 patients admitted alone?

Date for Response: 11/04/2016 - View 786 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 785
Date Received: 04/04/2016

Cholesteatoma surgery Please complete the following fields: Name of hospital; Post code of hospital; Do you have an ENT department at your acute hospital?; Do you perform inpatient or daycase ENT procedures at your hospital?; Do you perform cholesteatoma surgery at your hospital?; If you do not perform cholesteatoma surgery at your hospital, which hospital do you refer patients to? Full name please; If you refer patient to another hospital for cholesteatoma surgery, do they have their follow ups at your hospital or at the other hospital?; If you refer patient to another hospital for cholesteatoma surgery, do they have their audioogy appointments at your hospital or at the other hospital?; If you refer your cholestetatoma patients to another hospital, please state the reasons; If you receive referrals for cholesteatoma surgery from other hospitals, please list the full names of the hospitals that refer to you.

Date for Response: 05/04/2016 - View 785 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 784
Date Received: 04/04/2016

the total cost to NHS Lothian for renewal and rates of waverley gate offices and roof garden per annum.

Date for Response: 11/04/2016 - View 784 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 780
Date Received: 31/03/2016

I would therefore like to request, under the Freedom of Information Act, full copies of the following correspondence: - the letter from John Swinney to NHS Lothian (24 August 2012) regarding "Tax Arrangements of Scottish Public Sector Workers" referred to in an email from ~~~~~~/~~~~~~sent to LUCS GPs on 30/5/13 - All written or email correspondence to and from HMRC to NHS Lothian from January 2012 to the present date pertaining in any way to the employment status of ad-hoc GPs working for LUCS, including, but not limited to, the "HMRC ruling" on the employment status of ad-hoc GPs referred to in ~~~~~~'s email of November 2014, "worker status", and the "provision of service agreement" - All written or email correspondence to and from NHS Lothian to the Central Legal Office from January 2012 to the present date pertaining in any way to the same issues.

Date for Response: 05/04/2016 - View 780 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 779
Date Received: 29/03/2016

1. How many of your staff members took sick leave in the year 2015? 2. How much time was taken off by these staff members? (Could I have this broken down i.e. the number of days/weeks taken off by each staff member)? 3. What were the reasons for each of the instances – i.e. ten staff members for stress, five staff members for flu etc. 4. What roles do each of the staff members have – i.e. doctor, nurse, cleaner etc. (I know it cannot go beyond this for data protection). 5. Can I have the total number of staff and the total hours of sick leave they took for each of the years from 2010-2014?

Date for Response: 22/04/2016 - View 779 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 778
Date Received: 29/03/2016

Please provide a copy of the minutes and associated papers of the Primary Care Joint Management Group's meeting on 14 January 2016.

Date for Response: 05/04/2016 - View 778 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 777
Date Received: 29/03/2016

1. A list of properties owned or leased by the board which are surplus to operational needs 2. A list of the surplus properties being actively marketed for sale or lease 3. Details of the cost of maintaining the surplus properties

Date for Response: 25/04/2016 - View 777 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 776
Date Received: 24/03/2016

In order for us to have better idea of the possible workload I am trying to find out the number of mesothelioma cases diagnosed between January 1st 2013 and December 2015 in Lothian NHS area.

Date for Response: 18/04/2016 - View 776 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 775
Date Received: 23/03/2016

Between January 2011 and March 2016 please provide me with details of any ransomware attacks (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ransomware) on your health board. This should include: • Date of attack; • Hospital/department affected; • Amount (£) demanded; • Resolution i.e. amount paid (£) and when; • Electronic copies of any correspondence (emails/reports etc) related (a) with the ransomware attack, (b) subsequent approach in addressing the problem, and (c) any fallout from the attack i.e. corrupted files, compromised data etc.

Date for Response: 24/03/2016 - View 775 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 774
Date Received: 23/04/2016

1) How much the NHS Board has spent on translation services for each month of the last five years. 2) How much the NHS Board has spent on translation services for each month of the last five years, broken down by language.

Date for Response: 18/04/2016 - View 774 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 773
Date Received: 23/03/2016

Could we please have the number of Occupational Therapists and the number of Occupational Therapy Assistants employed by NHS Lothian, operating within a Hospital? : By “number”, we mean headcount and not FTE (Full Time Equivalent)

Date for Response: 22/04/2016 - View 773 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 772
Date Received: 23/03/2016

I would like to know how many of those employed by or for your organisation receive private health insurance. Please tell me: - the section/unit/department these individuals are employed in - the number of staff with private health insurance - the type of insurance offered - the name of company or companies providing the insurance - the total cost of cover

Date for Response: 24/03/2016 - View 772 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 770
Date Received: 22/03/2016

1. In your organisation, how many patients diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) have been treated in calendar year 2015? 2. Of these patients, how many are currently being treated with each of the following tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs)? • Dasatinib (Sprycel) • Imatinib (Glivec) • Nilotinib (Tasigna) • Ponatinib (Iclusig) • Bosutinib (Bosulif) 3. If possible, of these patients on a TKI, how many have had treatment with a previous TKI? 4. In your organisation, how many patients diagnosed with Philadelphia positive (Ph+) Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) have been treated in calendar year 2015? 5. Of these patients how many are currently being treated with each of the following TKIs? • Dasatinib (Sprycel) • Imatinib (Glivec) • Nilotinib (Tasigna) • Ponatinib (Iclusig) • Bosutinib (Bosulif) • Other (i.e. not on a TKI)

Date for Response: 14/04/2016 - View 770 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 769
Date Received: 22/03/2016

Assualts on staff - I would like to gain accurate figures on reported physical assaults against staff in and around the hospital and the type of assault committed please for 2015 / 16 Further I would like to gain contact details for: LSMS Security Manager Health & Safety Manager

Date for Response: 24/03/2016 - View 769 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 768
Date Received: 22/03/2016

How many appointments have been cancelled for non-clinical reasons IN THE 3 DAY BEFORE a patient was due to be admitted? Out of those cancellations, how many were rescheduled within the statutory time limit - eg 28 days? Out of those cancellations, how many were rescheduled more than once? How many appointments have been cancelled for non-clinical reasons ON THE DAY a patient was due to be admitted? Out of those cancellations, how many were rescheduled within the statutory time limit – eg 28 days? Out of those cancellations, how many were rescheduled more than once? Please provide this data by month for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 - up to and including March 2016. The following should be included in the figures for ‘appointments’: • All planned or elective operations and day surgery • Invasive X-ray procedures carried out on inpatients or day cases • Telephone cancellations made to patients • All minor procedures, including outpatient procedures For ‘non-clinical reasons’ please include a break-down of the following: • Bed-ward not available • Staff unavailable • Emergency operations taking priority • Maintenance needed on equipment • Patient unavailable • Admin error

Date for Response: 18/04/2016 - View 768 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 767
Date Received: 22/03/2016

Success rates of the consultant surgeons in the Neurosurgery Department of the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh in carrying out back operations. I would like to know for each Consultant Neurosurgeon in the depart of Neurosurgery: • The number of each type of back operation they carried out each year. I realise that it may not be possible to to include every type of procedure carried out, but request you provide information for each consultant surgeon for the 10 most common types of back operations. I would expect this to include microdisectomy and laminectomy. • Success rates for each surgeon for these procedures • Date range should be from January 2010 to December 2015 (if the data is not yet available for December 2015, for the most recent year prior to that). Equally if your data management year runs from 1 April to 31 March I would be happy to be provided with information from 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2015.

Date for Response: 20/05/2016 - View 767 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 766
Date Received: 17/03/2016

Hello I am doing research on the healthcare system in Scotland, and I was wondering how NHS Boards, and your Board specifically, allocate funds to hospitals? Specifically, how do you distribute the funds and determine how much each hospital receives? Thank you very much for your help.

Date for Response: 14/04/2016 - View 766 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 765
Date Received: 21/03/2016

• How many times since 1 August 2014, by fiscal year, has your board been contacted by PCaW to look into allegations made by whistleblowers that relate to public and general safety? For each instance, please provide a brief summary of the nature of the allegation; • How many times since 1 August 2014, by fiscal year, were these allegations found to be verified or verified in part? • For each instance that was verified or verified in part, please detail what the allegation related to. Please provide me with electronic copies of any correspondence between PCaW and the board regarding each set of allegations. I realise that personal details may need to be redacted from these.

Date for Response: 22/03/2016 - View 765 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 762
Date Received: 16/03/2016

1. How many expectant mothers are recorded as having been turned away from maternity wards/units in the last three years (2012-2015.) Please give a breakdown by year. 2. Please give a breakdown of which hospitals turned women away. 3. Why did it happen - e.g shortage of beds? lack of midwives? 4. Which other hospitals/areas were the women diverted to? 5. How many babies were born when the women were in transit? 6. Were there any medical issues or emergencies as a result of this? 7. How many times have maternity units/wards closed their doors to patients int eh last three years? Please give a breakdown by year.

Date for Response: 13/04/2016 - View 762 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 761
Date Received: 15/03/2016

• How many adults were assessed by your Health Board in the year 2014 and in the year 2105 for autism and how many were subsequently given a diagnosis of autism? • What is the average length of waiting for assessments to commence? • What is the average length of time between the start and conclusion of a diagnosis? • Do you also do joint assessment for people with autism & dyspraxia • How many people were diagnosed in the year 2014 and in the year 2105 by your Health Board for autism & dyspraxia? • What is the average length of waiting for assessments to commence? • What is the average length of time between the start and conclusion of a diagnosis?

Date for Response: 18/04/2016 - View 761 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 758
Date Received: 10/03/2016

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act, can you tell me how much you spent on translators for people who can't speak English, in 2005, 2010 and 2015 (excluding expenditure on forms of communication and language support for people who are deaf, deafblind or have hearing loss)? If it helps speed things up you could ignore the breakdown by sector (primary/acute) but it’s pretty important to exclude sign language and other services for the deaf because we want to see increasing spend in this area, whereas increasing spend on people who can’t speak English is – arguably – less desirable. Other health boards have been able to separate this out, but if you just don’t record the figures that way then I’ll take the total.

Date for Response: 24/03/2016 - View 758 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 758
Date Received: 29/02/2016

Autism - I write to request the following information held by NHS Lothian under the terms set in the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act (FoISA). My request encompasses services for both Children and Adults, so, for your convenience, I have split this into two parts. If you believe that my request would exceed the cost provisions outlined in the Act, my preference would be that you prioritise the disclosure of the Adults information. Children and Adolescents: * The service level agreement or target used by the CAMHT or similar team for diagnostic appointments where an Autistic Spectrum Condition is suspected (i.e. the time between referral from a clinician to an appointment). * The average waiting time for a diagnostic appointment for Autistic Spectrum Conditions (i.e. Autism, Aspergers) in the last year. * The number of cases handled by the service in the last year. Adults: * The service level agreement or target used by the PCMHT or similar team for diagnostic appointments where an Autistic Spectrum Condition is suspected (i.e. the time between referral from a clinician to an appointment). * The average waiting time for a diagnostic appointment for Autistic Spectrum Conditions (i.e. Autism, Aspergers) in the last year. * The number of cases handled by the service in the last year. * The current waiting time for a diagnostic appointment and approximate number of cases currently awaiting assessment.^ ^ I am not interested in personally identifiable information, so, of course, do not expect any such information to be disclosed, especially on a public platform like WDTK, so, would be happy to accept suitably redacted information in answer to this part of my request if need be. For your information, I have already made a similar request to your colleagues at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde [1], so, if you avail of their diagnostic services for either Children and Adolescents or Adults, there is no need to provide data, however, if you have the number of referrals that would be helpful.

Date for Response: 30/03/2016 - View 758 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 757
Date Received: 08/03/2016

1) How many GP Practices in your health board are you aware of which have closed or restricted patient lists? Please break this down by year since 2007/08. 2) Please provide the number of GP practices which have come under the control of your health board in each year since 2007/08. 3) Do you hold information on the number of people in your health board area who are not registered with a GP practice, in each year since 2007/08?

Date for Response: 10/03/2016 - View 757 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 756
Date Received: 07/03/2016

1. Do you keep exemption data, covering overseas visitors? 2. How many exempt overseas visitor patients did you treat since 1 April 2015 to 1 March 2015? 3. How many European (EEA) “ordinarily resident” (OR) patients did you treat since 1 April 2015 to 1 March 2015? 4. Of those in question 3, how many received maternity care? 5. Of those in question 3, how many received treatment at a department other than maternity? Please break the total down by department. Include up to 5 most popular departments. 6. Of those in Q3, please state the 5 most popular treatments received by European (EEA) “ordinarily resident” (OR) patients since 1 April 2015 – 1 Mar 2016, and give numbers for each treatment if known. 7. Do you have an Overseas Visitors Department? Y/N 8. If so, how many Overseas Visitors Officers (OVOs)/ Overseas Visitor Managers (OVMs) do you employ? (full-time equivalent) 9. Are your OVOs/OVMs dedicated to working solely at your Overseas Visitors Department, or do they also work in other departments? If so please state which other departments they work in. 10. Do you share any of your OVOs/OVMs with other trusts? If so how many and with which trusts? 11. Are your OVOs/OVMs all resident in your trust, or do they work off-site?

Date for Response: 24/03/2016 - View 756 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 755
Date Received: 07/03/2016

I am interested in the antibiotic prescribing used for post-operative neurosurgical infective complications at your trusts (Western General Hospital and Royal Hospital for Sick Children). Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I am making a request for the following information as outlined below. My specific requests include: 1. Do you have an antibiotic prescribing protocol/guidance for (external ventricular device associated) ventriculitis? a. If yes, what is it? b. If no, why not? 2. Do you have an antibiotic prescribing protocol/guidance for post-operative meningitis? a. If yes, what is it? b. If no, why not? 3. Do you have an antibiotic prescribing protocol/guideline for the removal of external ventricular drains? a. If yes, what is it? b. If no, why not? 4. Do you have an antibiotic prescribing protocol/guidance for the insertion of shunt systems (for example: ventriculo-atrial, ventriculo-peritoneal, ventriculo-pleural shunts)? a. If yes, what is it? b. If no, why not? 5. Do you have a drug chart, separate from a patient’s main drug chart, that is used for the calculation and administration of intraventricular antibiotics? a. If yes, what is it? b. If no, why not? i. There is a specific section on the main drug chart for intraventricular antibiotics. ii. All prescribing is conducted electronically and not on paper drug charts. iii. Other… Specific people that may be of assistance to you include: • Clinical lead for Neurosurgery • Clinical lead for Microbiology • Lead Pharmacist

Date for Response: 15/03/2016 - View 755 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 754
Date Received: 04/03/2016

Q1 – How much money from the Trust’s annual budget in total has been spent on providing medical care to facilities run by the Scottish Prison Service for each of the past five years? Q2 - How much money from the Trust’s annual budget has been spent on staffing costs to provide medical care to facilities run by the Scottish Prison Service for each of the past five years? Q3 – How much money from the Trust’s annual budget has been spent on all medication to facilities run by the Scottish Prison Service for each of the past five years? This should include both pharmaceutical and other medical supplies Q4 - How much money from the Trust’s annual budget has been spent on staffing costs to provide pharmaceutical supplies to facilities run by the Scottish Prison Service for each of the past five years? Q4 - How much money from the Trust’s annual budget has been spent on staffing costs to provide methadone supplies to facilities run by the Scottish Prison Service for each of the past five years?

Date for Response: 24/03/2016 - View 754 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 753
Date Received: 04/03/2016

1.Can you tell me please how many complaints the health board has received from patients over medical implants in the last five years. 2.Please break that number down into complaints about hip replacements, mesh implants and other medical implants (please state what these are and provide a breakdown for each). 3.For each type of implant, please tell me how many patients received compensation and the figure of compensation for each (if this cannot be provided, please provide a total figure for compensation). 4.For each type of implant, please provide the reasons that patients complained and the number who complained for each reason. Please can this include those who complained because of the material the implants were made from – and in each case where this was the case please provide details on what injury or damage to their health this material caused.

Date for Response: 04/04/2016 - View 753 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 752
Date Received: 04/03/2016

Please would you provide me with the following details of any documents / files held by Lothian NHS Board which contain information relation to patient and staff safety. I would like the following information: 1) How many times concerns of patient safety were raised by staff in the last 12 months? 2) In terms of staff shortage, how many times were staff levels raised in the last 12 months? 3) Can you please provide me with any documentation in regards to how the health board deals with complaints from staff.

Date for Response: 24/03/2016 - View 752 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 751
Date Received: 02/03/2016

1) What estimates have been made of the Savings that will be required in 2016/17. 2) In what areas will savings be made.

Date for Response: 22/03/2016 - View 751 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 750
Date Received: 02/03/2016

Q1) State the name of your organisation here A1) Q2) How many qualified audiologists are employed? (Please include audiologists and clinical scientists here) A2) Q3) How many non-qualified audiologists are employed? (Please only include those that are paid and directly support audiologists - e.g. technicians that provide hearing aid repairs. Please exclude volunteers and administrative support) A3) Q4) What % of patients that are referred to audiology for a hearing assessment are referred from ENT and what % are referred directly from their GP? A4) % referred from ENT % referred from GP Q5) How many adult hearing assessments were performed in 2014/15? A5) Q6) How many adults were fitted with hearing aids in 2014/15? And how many were new patients? A6) Number of adults fitted with hearing aids Number of these that were new patients Q7) What is the local bilateral fitting rate? A7) % adults fitted with two hearing aids (please state the actual percentage – i.e. an explanation is not required) Q8) How often does a typical adult hearing aid user visit for aftercare each year? A8) Q9) How long does a patient wait for a hearing aid repair? A9) Q10) Please list all locations that provide adult hearing services and what services are provided at each location A10) Q11) How much was spent on adult audiology in 2014/15? A11) Q12) What is the average time a patient waits to receive their hearing aid(s) after referral from their GP? A12) Q13) For each year since 2010, please list the service score for each of the nine quality standards?

Date for Response: 10/03/2016 - View 750 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 749
Date Received: 02/03/2016

Ward closure outbreaks - I would like to request the number of times hospital wards in your NHS board have been closed due to outbreaks of infections such as norovirus and other hospital acquired infections. Could you give me the figures for the last five calendar years, both for the number of closures, and the total number of days wards were closed for this reason?

Date for Response: 16/03/2016 - View 749 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 747
Date Received: 29/02/2016

I am writing to request information regarding 'The Cake Walk' on the second floor of St. John's hospital, Livingston. Specifically, how much did the stone and tiled structure, with timber framed Windows and metal gutters cost to build, including professional fees and outlays?

Date for Response: 04/03/2016 - View 747 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 745
Date Received: 29/02/2016

- How many physiotherapists and dietitians working in the Edinburgh healthcare system are considered overweight and or obese?

Date for Response: 02/03/2016 - View 745 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 744
Date Received: 26/02/2016

• You noted in answer to question 1 that 975 LACYP health assessments have taken place. Can you tell me how many of these were with children aged 12yrs or older ? • In answer to question 2 you noted that 114 assessments identified the young person as a smoker – how many of these identified smokers were aged 12yrs or older? • Can you please provide copy of the paperwork/form that has been used by NHS Lothian for these LACYP health assessments.

Date for Response: 15/03/2016 - View 744 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 743
Date Received: 26/02/2016

Question 1) How many staff in your NHS board were a) identified as inappropriately accessing patient records b) were disciplined for inappropriate access c) were referred to the police for inappropriate access d) had the case reported to the information commissioner in each of the last three years

Date for Response: 22/03/2016 - View 743 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 742
Date Received: 17/02/2016

We refer to our initial request for information [Comeleybank Centre, 3980]. We note the gritting plan forwarded to us is in black and white. We would be grateful if the plan could be forwarded to us in colour.

Date for Response: 01/03/2016 - View 742 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 740
Date Received: 24/02/2016

Question 1) How many operations were cancelled in (a) 2013/14, (b) 2014/15 and (c) 2015/16 because of unavailability of Scottish Ambulance Service patient transport?

Date for Response: 07/03/2016 - View 740 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 738
Date Received: 24/02/2016

Question 1) Do you use the Datex Safeguard, or any other software (please specify which) to record staff complaints/concerns? Question 2) How many complaints/concerns have you received in (a)2013/14, (b)2014/15, (c) 2015/16 (Please specify to which date you are proving the data to)? Question 3) Which are the different categories that complaints/concerns can be logged as? Question 4) How many complaints/concerns were specifically about understaffing?

Date for Response: 15/03/2016 - View 738 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 737
Date Received: 16/02/2016

Please provide me with all and any information, not amounting to personal data of which I am the subject, held by your authority in relation to my treatment at ERI in ~~~~~~, and the formal interviewing of any NHS staff member thereupon and in relation to my request to NHS personnel to contact a family member.

Date for Response: 04/03/2016 - View 737 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 736
Date Received: 24/02/2016

Question 1) Using data from your payroll roster can you provide an average breakdown of clinical staff, working in each of your NHS hospitals and broken down by weekdays and weekends, for the week 25 January 2016 to 31 January 2016. The information could be broken down as follows. Weekdays Weekends Registered Nursing AHP’s and other therapeutic Laboratories Pharmacy Unregistered Nursing AHP and other therapeutic assistants Junior Doctors Consultants

Date for Response: 04/03/2016 - View 736 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 735
Date Received: 24/02/2016

Question 1) What is the average cost/spend, per in-patient, for providing a meal for (a) breakfast, (b) lunch and (c) an evening meal in 2015/16?

Date for Response: 16/03/2016 - View 735 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 734
Date Received: 24/02/2016

In the past five years (January 2011 – December 2015), how many healthcare workers working within your health board area have been diagnosed with a blood borne virus? How many of these healthcare workers conducted surgical procedures? In how many cases was a patient notification exercise conducted (to advise former patients that they may have been put at risk by receiving treatment from the medic with the blood borne virus)?

Date for Response: 16/03/2016 - View 734 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 732
Date Received: 23/02/2016

Please could you send me the agency locum spend for the trust for the last financial year. I would like the spend for doctors only. Please include the agency spend in each specialty breaking it down into the different grades (SHO, Middle Grade, Consultant). Please could you also provide the spend on introductory fees for doctors for each specialty based on Doctors taken onto NHS contracts.

Date for Response: 01/03/2016 - View 732 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 731
Date Received: 23/02/2016

I would like to make a formal application under the FOI act for the following information Between the dates 1/6/2015 to 22/2/2016 1) All email correspondence pertaining to ~~~~~~ 2) All paper correspondence between the dates specified above about ~~~~~~ 3) All notes of meetings whether on paper or in electronic format in which ~~~~~~ was discussed 4) All notes taken of meetings, all correspondence both electronic and paper and all emails pertaining to allegations of bullying and harassment made against ~~~~~~

Date for Response: 29/02/2016 - View 731 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 730
Date Received: 22/02/2016

As per our record many contracts are expired in December 2015. Can you please provide the new/replaced contract details in attached format.

Date for Response: 15/03/2016 - View 730 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 729
Date Received: 22/02/2016

All twelve of my questions relate to the performance of your cleft team at Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, for the calendar year 2015. 1. What was the total number of first lip repairs carried out in 2015? 2. What was the mean age of patients on the day of their first lip repair for operations carried out in 2015? 3. How many lip repair operations were cancelled or postponed in 2015. Please ignore cancellations due to patient illness. Please note if a patient has had lip repair cancelled or postponed more than once then this should be reflected in the total. 4. How many patients had their first lip repair carried out when they were six months old or older without specific clinical reasons for delay in 2015? 5. What was the total number of first palate repairs carried out in 2015? 6. What was the mean age of patients on the day of their first palate repair for operations carried out in 2015? 7. How many palate repair operations were cancelled or postponed in 2015. Please ignore cancellations due to patient illness. Please note if a patient has had palate repair cancelled or postponed more than once then this should be reflected in the total. 8. How many patients had their first palate repair carried out when they were thirteen months old or older without specific clinical reasons for delay in 2015? 9. What was the total number of alveolar bone grafts carried out in 2015? 10. What was the mean age of patients on the day of their alveolar bone graft for operations carried out in 2015? 11. How many alveolar bone grafts were cancelled or postponed in 2015. Please ignore cancellations due to patient illness. Please note if a patient has had alveolar bone graft cancelled or postponed more than once then this should be reflected in the total. 12. How many patients had their alveolar bone graft carried out when they were nine years old or older in 2015?

Date for Response: 15/03/2016 - View 729 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 728
Date Received: 22/02/2016

Please provide me with: 1. the name of your Head/Director of Pharmacy (or Chief Pharmacist) 2. Structure chart of your pharmacy department 3. Total number of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy assistants and administrative staff in the dept.

Date for Response: 15/03/2016 - View 728 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 727
Date Received: 22/02/2016

Can you tell me how many linear accelerator machines your NHS board has? Can you tell me how many CT body scanners your NHS board has? Can you tell me how many x-ray machines your NHS board has? For each of the three questions can you tell me which hospital they are used at? Can you also please outline if there are any of the above pieces of equipment that are currently out of service? And how many? If there are please outline the reason for it not being in use? Out of this total machines can you please outline how many machines are: a) Under five years old b) Over five years old c) Over 10 years old. For the machines over 10 years old can you please outline exactly how old they are.

Date for Response: 10/03/2016 - View 727 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 726
Date Received: 22/02/2016

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, I would be grateful if you could comply with the following request. Should question 2 cause the total request to exceed the time or cost limits specified in the Act then I would be grateful if you could still provide a partial response and provide an answer to question 1. 1. Please provide details of how many adverse incidents related to mental ill health in each year since 2011-12. 2. Please provide details of how many of these aforementioned incidents involved suicides or attempted suicides.

Date for Response: 10/03/2016 - View 726 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 725
Date Received: 19/02/2016

Please answer the following questions regarding your adult Gender Identity Clinic (GIC): 1) Between November 2015 and January 2016, how many new referrals to the GIC were received? 2) Between November 2015 and January 2016, how many patients had their first appointment with the GIC? 3) What was the average waiting time from referral to first appointment for the patients in question 2? (please provide an actual average of those patients, not just an estimate) 4) What do you estimate will be the approximate waiting time for a person who has just been referred to the GIC? 5) Between November 2015 and January 2016, how many patients were discharged from the GIC? 6) As of the end of January 2016, how many patients were on the waiting list for a first appointment with the GIC? 7) How many of the patients in question 6 have already been waiting longer than 18 weeks since referral? (please note this how many patients have already been waiting 18 weeks, not how many you expect to wait more than 18 weeks) 8) How many of the patients in question 6 have already been waiting longer than 52 weeks since referral? (please note this how many patients have already been waiting 52 weeks, not how many you expect to wait more than 52 weeks) 9) As of the end of January 2016, how many patients were under the care of the GIC (eg have had an initial appointment but have not been discharged)?

Date for Response: 15/03/2016 - View 725 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 724
Date Received: 18/02/2016

How many bed days have been lost due to delayed discharged in a) 2013 b) 2014 c) 2015 in NHS Lothian by individual hospital site

Date for Response: 23/02/2016 - View 724 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 723
Date Received: 18/02/2016

1. How many people were employed on zero-hours contracts by the health board in each year since 2011-12? 2. How many of these contracts were restricted (included exclusivity clauses which prevent people from either looking for work or accepting work from another employer – a practice that was recently banned)?

Date for Response: 18/02/2016 - View 723 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 722
Date Received: 17/02/2016

• For the past three years, ending 31st December 2015: • The number of people who have had tattoos removed on the NHS for reasons relating to psychiatric problems, embarrassment or regret • For each person their age, and the size, location and a description of the tattoo • The total cost of each tattoo removal

Date for Response: 04/03/2016 - View 722 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 721
Date Received: 09/03/2016

• How many times did a maternity unit close temporarily to new admissions in 2014 and 2015? Please detail the hospital. • What were the reasons for this temporary closure? Please specify hospitals. • With regards to the above questions…how long did the temporary closure in each of those cases last. • What is the midwife vacancy rate? How many midwife posts are currently vacant?

Date for Response: 09/03/2016 - View 721 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 719
Date Received: 17/02/2016

I am seeking details on complaints about pharmaceutical services in West Lothian. In particular, complaints since 2006, which have been made about the following pharmacies: Boots Pharmacy, 7-9 Sycamore Walk, Blackburn,West Lothian EH47 7LG

Date for Response: 10/03/2016 - View 719 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 718
Date Received: 16/02/2016

• The number of injuries caused by or involving musical instruments from Jan 1st 2012 to December 31st 2015. - I would like details of when (happy to have month and year) this happened, the instrument involved and what part of the body it injured plus any other details that can be given without naming any individuals.

Date for Response: 02/03/2016 - View 718 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 716
Date Received: 15/02/2016

1.) How many desktop PCs do you have at this site? Which brand(s) are they? 40 Dell and Apple 2.) How many laptops/notebooks or tablet PCs do you have at this site? Which brand(s) are they? 20 Dell and Apple 3.) How many thin clients do you have at this site? Which brand(s) are they? None 4.) What operating systems do you run on your PCs/Laptops? Windows 7 and Mac OS X 5.) How many desktops, laptops and thin clients do you have in total in your organisation across the country? 200 6.) How many physical servers do you have on site? Which brand(s) are they? 3, Dell and Apple 7.) Which server operating systems do you use? Windows Server 2008 and Mac OS X 8.) How many virtual servers do you have on site? 2 9.) Which server virtualisation software do you use? Hyper V 10.) Do you access any virtual servers in the cloud? No 11.) What supplier provides the maintenance (out of warranty) support on your desktops and servers and when does the contract expire? There is no maintenance on desktops out of warranty except for Apple devices which have cover through CMYK which expires in Nov 2014. Servers out of warranty are either maintained by Dell or Server Source. There are various expiry dates. 12.) What suppliers/brands of Storage Area Networking (SAN) do you use? Dell 13.) Which application do you use for Enterprise Resource Planning/Management (ERP/ERM)? Not applicable 14.) Which application do you use for Groupware Products? Exchange 2010 15.) Which application do you use for Database Products? SQL Server/MySQL 16.) Which application do you use for CRM Software? Sage CRM 17.) Which application do you use for Business Intelligence Systems? Crystal Reports 18.) Which application do you use for Finance & Accounting Systems? Sage Accpac 19.) Which application do you use for Human Resources Application Systems? Cascade 20.) Are any of your business applications cloud Not applicable based? If so please state which ones. 21.) What are the names, line types and speeds of your ISPs? Pulsant provided 10M connection. Virgin provided 100M leased line 22.) Who is your primary voice carrier? BT 23.) Approximately how many phone extensions do you have at this site? 100 24.) Do you use VoIP for your internal communications? Yes 25.) Are your external calls through your voice carrier carried over VoIP or do they go over a conventional phone line? Conventional phone line 26.) Which brand of PBX do you use at this site? Avaya 27.) Which supplier has the maintenance contract on your PBX and when does it expire Clyde Solutions. Expiring April 2014 28.) Who supplies the outsourced or managed service for your data centre and when does the contract expire? Pulsant. Contract is ongoing 29.) Who supplies the outsourced or managed service for your service desk and when does the contract expire? Not applicable

Date for Response: 17/02/2016 - View 716 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 715
Date Received: 15/02/2016

The number of people who attended A&E across all sites/hospitals in your area on the following dates: Monday 26th January 2015 Monday 2nd February 2015

Date for Response: 10/03/2016 - View 715 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 714
Date Received: 15/02/2016

All minutes and associated papers of your NHS Board's Sexual Health Committee/Sexual Health Advisory Group/Sexual Health Strategy Group/Sexual Health Strategy Implementation Group (or similar group dealing with sexual health). Please supply the information from 1 February 2015 to present.

Date for Response: 14/03/2016 - View 714 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 713
Date Received: 18/02/2016

1.Can you tell me please for children under the age of five, how many have been referred for speech therapy within 18 weeks in each of the following years – 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-13 and 2009-10. 2.For each year, please provide the number who waited longer than 18 weeks. 3.In each case, for each year, please provide the number who have waited longer than six months, the number who waited longer than a year and the longest amount of time any child under the age of five waited from referral to seeing a speech therapist. 4.Again, providing the year in which this happened, please list those who waited more than six months, giving the age of those who waited and breaking the numbers down into the reason they needed speech therapy – with the number waiting more than six months for each reason.

Date for Response: 10/03/2016 - View 713 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 712
Date Received: 12/02/2016

Inflammatory Bowel Disease cases that have been recorded over the last five years. I am, in particular, looking for the following things – - A yearly breakdown of the number of overall cases of Inflammatory Bowel Disease cases recorded over the last five years - A yearly breakdown of the number of cases of Chron’s Disease recorded over the last five years - A yearly breakdown of the number of cases of Ulcerative Colitis recorded over the last five years 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: 26/02/2016 - View 712 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 709
Date Received: 11/02/2016

I require the organisation to provide me with the following contract information relating to the following corporate software/applications: 1. Enterprise Resource Planning Software Solutions (ERP) 2. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Solutions 3. Human Resources (HR) and Payroll Software Solutions 4. Finance Software Solutions Along with the actual contract information for the above can you also provide me with the maintenance and support contract associated with each of the categories above if it not already within the existing contract. For each of the categories above can you please provide me with the relevant contract information listed below: 1. Software Category: ERP, CRM, HR, Payroll, Finance 2. Software Supplier: Can you please provide me with the software provider for each contract? 3. Software Brand: Can you please provide me with the actual name of the software. Please do not provide me with the supplier name again please provide me with the actual software name. 4. 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. 5. Number of Users/Licenses: What is the total number of user/licenses for this contract? 6. Annual Spend: What is the annual average spend for each contract? 7. Contract Duration: What is the duration of the contract please include any available extensions within the contract. 8. 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. 9. Contract Expiry: What is the expiry date of this contract? Please include month and year of the contract. DD-MM-YY or MM-YY. 10. 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. 11. Contact Details: I require the full contact details of the person within the organisation responsible for this particular software contract (name, job title, email, contact number).

Date for Response: 01/03/2016 - View 709 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 708
Date Received: 11/02/2016

- - How do you define a clinical incident? - - How many clinical incidents have you had through 1st April 13/14 – and through 1st April 14/15 - - What clinical incidents did you have by therapy area?

Date for Response: 02/03/2016 - View 708 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 707
Date Received: 11/02/2016

Capital Expenditure (Capital Equipment Spend / Year) - - What is your budget for 2015/2016 for capital expenditure? - - What type of medical devices are difficult to locate within the hospital? - - From your existing capital devices do you have utilization rates or shrinkage rates? - - What is this year’s Cost Improvement Program (CIP)? o how does that continue through the next 5 years

Date for Response: 10/03/2016 - View 707 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 705
Date Received: 08/02/2016

- Do you have a wireless LAN infrastructure? - If yes who is the Wi-Fi provider/manufacturer - If yes what grade is it? – is it capable of data? voice? location? - If not do you have it on your roadmap to be able to implement a site-wide network - And if yes do you plan to have a system that is capable of: data? voice? location? - How have you looked at Technology to optimize workflow and efficiency in general? - How about in the Operating theatre - How about in the A&E - Outpatient wards - How about in the Pharmacy - What is IT’s Strategic Direction for Technology linked to Workflow Optimization?

Date for Response: 01/03/2016 - View 705 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 704
Date Received: 10/02/2016

I am currently compiling a survey on hospitals located in both the Glasgow and Edinburgh regions. In order to do so please would you provide me with the following information concerning the Musselburgh Primary Care Center, the Royal Edinburgh Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. 1) How many vending machines are located on each hospital premises? 2) Can you provide information regarding the variety and types of food and drink being sold in the vending machines? 3) Are diet versions of sugary drinks provided in the vending machines? 4) What healthy alternatives to the vending machines are provided for staff and patients within hospital premises? 5) Other than the vending machines does the hospital provide alternative food options 24 hours a day?

Date for Response: 09/03/2016 - View 704 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 703
Date Received: 09/02/2016

Under the FOI (Scotland) Act 2002 please provide the bed occupancy rates in each ward at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary (please provide the full name of each ward) broken down by week in a) July 2015 b) January 2016. I would be grateful if you could provide it in a similar fashion to that provided by NHSGGC (please see attached: please note the attached info requested under FOI is different in that it specifically relates to Geriatric wards and to the months of July/August).

Date for Response: 02/03/2016 - View 703 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 701
Date Received: 09/02/2016

please could you ask the pharmacy department how many vials of Remicade or Biosimilar were issued in the last six months

Date for Response: 11/02/2016 - View 701 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 700
Date Received: 08/02/2016

• How many delayed discharge patients where there in a) 2013 b) 2014 c) 2015 in NHS Lothian and what percentage of these delays were because the patient was a) waiting for place availability within a care home b) awaiting completion of social care arrangements for living in their own home c) awaiting completion of a post-hospital social care assessment. • How many bed days have been lost due to delayed discharged in a) 2013 b) 2014 c) 2015 in NHS Lothian. If it is possible and falls within the cost limit please provide a breakdown of the number of bed days lost per hospital in NHS Lothian.

Date for Response: 17/02/2016 - View 700 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 699
Date Received: 05/02/2016

Does your trust treat patients with biosimilar infliximab, either Remsima or Inflectra ? If your trust does treat patients with a biosimilar, how many patients are currently being treated ? If your trust does NOT treat patients with a biosimilar, do you plan to start using them ?

Date for Response: 08/02/2016 - View 699 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 698
Date Received: 06/02/2016

Question 1 - what is the proportion of psychiatrists to patients for adults? Question 2 - what is the proportion of psychiatrists to patients for young people? Question 3 - has this proportion changed either up or down in the past four years?

Date for Response: 04/03/2016 - View 698 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 697
Date Received: 04/02/2016

Please find outlined below a request for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The request relates to Multiple Sclerosis including waiting times and prescribing data. 1. How many people with MS in your Health Board area (including the source for this number) are diagnosed as the following: a. Relapsing-Remitting MS b. Primary Progressive MS c. Secondary Progressive MS d. Benign MS e. Unconfirmed Type 2. The percentage of each of 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, and 1e, who receive a review by an MS specialist service every 12 months (16.1a - Clinical Standards – Neurological Health Services 2009) 3. The current waiting times targets for accessing an appointment with a Consultant Neurologist with MS expertise for: a. New appointments b. Follow up appointments 4. The number of people with MS currently being prescribed the following licensed treatments for multiple sclerosis a. Avonex (Beta interferon – 1a) b. Aubagio® (Teriflunomide) c. Betaferon (Interferon beta 1b) d. Botox (Botulinum toxin) e. Copaxone (Glatiramer Acetate) f. Extavia (Beta interferon – 1b) g. Fampyra® (Fampridine) h. Gilenya (Fingolimod) i. Lemtrada (Alemtuzumab) j. Plegridy (Peginterferon beta 1a) k. Rebif® (Beta interferon – 1a) l. Sativex (Nabiximols) m. Tecfidera (Dimethyl fumarate) n. Tysabri (Natalizumab) 5. Where the above drugs are not on the local drugs formulary please provide the number of Individual Patient Treatment Request (IPTRs) received for each of the treatments.

Date for Response: 03/03/2016 - View 697 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 696
Date Received: 04/02/2016

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please can you provide me with the amount spent on employing agency/temporary/locum doctors in A&E departments, and the number of FTE roles covered by agency doctors, if possible for each month in 2014 and 2015, or for 2014 and for 2015 as whole years. Please can you provide me with the number of FTE doctors working in the A&E department, if possible for each month in 2014 and 2015, or for 2014 and for 2015 as whole years. If possible, please provide a breakdown between junior doctors and consultants.

Date for Response: 02/03/2016 - View 696 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 695
Date Received: 04/02/2016

How long, in weeks, children (under 16s) waited for an assessment for a wheelchair or specialist seating following an initial referral to the children's wheelchair service. How long, in weeks, children had to wait to receive equipment following the assessment. Please provide data for children referred in 2014 and for those referred in 2015. Data could be grouped by weeks - less than 4 weeks, 4 to less than 8 weeks, 8 weeks to less than 12 weeks, 12 weeks to less than 16 weeks and more than 16 weeks. Please provide information as a spreadsheet or CSV.

Date for Response: 25/02/2016 - View 695 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 694
Date Received: 04/02/2016

A list of all maintenance and repair work carried out on NHS property in the last three years. This should include hospitals and health centres. Please specify which building and what work has been carried out. For example X hospital had to repairs carried out on the roof because it was leaking. This information should also cover any buildings which are under the PFI schemes. Could you please break this down by year. -I would also like to know how much has been spent on maintenance and repair work on NHS property.

Date for Response: 03/03/2016 - View 694 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 693
Date Received: 03/02/2016

I would like to make a request for the following information under the Freedom of Information Act (2000). I would be grateful if you could supply undergraduate timetables issued to students in years 3 - 5 of the Medicine A100 course for the academic year 2014/2015 for students placed at St John's Hospital, Western General Hospital, Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh from Edinburgh medical school (seperate timetable for each hospital). (Medicine A100 refers to the standard medicine course and does not include graduate entry medical students). If the trust feels that it is unable to provide detailed timetables for each individual student, then I would like to request a representative timetable for a typical student in years 3 – 5 of the course for the 2014/2015 academic year. I am specifically requesting timetables as they are given to the students. I would imagine it would not take a student more than 18 hours to obtain their timetable for years 3 - 5 of the course. Therefore a representative timetable for a single student will suffice.

Date for Response: 05/02/2016 - View 693 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 692
Date Received: 03/02/2016

I would like to know how many reports of female genital mutilation have been made to your health board. By this, I mean for instance reports of women who have had it done, or at risk of having it done because their mother has had FGM. It is essentially anything relating to it – as I know it is a very difficult issue to detect. Could I have this information broken up by year, over the last five years? Could this information include the specifics – i.e. a daughter at risk or a women who has had it done etc.

Date for Response: 08/02/2016 - View 692 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 691
Date Received: 03/02/2016

I would like to know how much money was wasted in your health board in 2015 because of people not showing up to hospital outpatient appointments i.e. where they had not cancelled but simply never showed up. Could I please have this information: - Divided by month - The type of appointments missed - And if the information is held over the last three years, I would like to request those figures too. I would like to know how much money was wasted in your health board in 2015 because of people not showing up to doctor’s appointments i.e. where they had not cancelled but simply never showed up. If possible, I would like this information: - Divided by hospital/doctor’s surgery - Divided by month And if the information is held over the last three years, I would highly appreciate those figures too – but it is not necessary to have these ones divided by month or hospital surgery – just each year’s total.

Date for Response: 25/02/2016 - View 691 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 689
Date Received: 02/02/2016

1. How many underage pregnancies have been reported by your health board over the last five years (meaning pregnancies occurring in girls under 16 that have been noted under your board)? 2. Could you please distinguish these by year? 3. Could you please distinguish these by age (of the mother)?

Date for Response: 08/02/2016 - View 689 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 688
Date Received: 02/02/2016

Current Staff Current Staff numbers employed both by full time equivalent and split by full time and part-time staff at: • The Royal Edinburgh Hospital • The Astley Ainslie Hospital • Liberton Hospital Planned Staff • Anticipated staff numbers with FTE and split by full time and part time upon completion of each of the five phases of the development • Currently planned dates for occupation by staff/ patients of each phase • Number of Staff planned to be based at the new Facilities Management building Patient / Visitors • Current patient bed numbers at each of the three Hospitals • Anticipated patient bed numbers at the Royal Edinburgh upon the completion of each of the five phases of the development • How many visitors are received on average by each of the three hospitals daily Parking • Number of Current formal parking spaces currently provided at each of the three hospitals. • Average number of informal car parkers believed to park daily at each of the 3 hospitals • How many of the 470 parking spaces proposed for the redeveloped Royal Edinburgh will be allocated for staff and how many for visitors/other. • How many dedicated car parking spaces will be provided for staff/ visitors at the new Facilities management building Construction Parking • Number of Car and vehicle spaces being provided on the Royal Edinburgh site itself specifically for Construction / Contractor traffic during each of the 5 phases of the development • Number of Construction/ traffic vehicles anticipated to require parking for each phase (Currently in excess of 85 vehicles daily are parking out with the site) • Where these are to be located on site • Which entrance to the Hospital is to be utilised for Construction/ Contractor traffic during each phase of the development Construction Phases The latest known start and end dates for each phase of the Construction

Date for Response: 29/02/2016 - View 688 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 687
Date Received: 01/02/2016

We have asked you what palliative services you have for patients. We would like to clarify that for the following services below that these should be services that can be directly accessed by patients. Dedicated online palliative information and advice Dedicated palliative, nurse staffed expert telephone helpline Palliative care co-ordination centre – including signposting to other services We asked about which of the following services exist for carers. Please can we clarify that in order for these services to exist for carers, that carers must be able to directly access these services. Dedicated online palliative information and advice Dedicated palliative, nurse staffed expert telephone helpline

Date for Response: 05/02/2016 - View 687 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 686
Date Received: 02/02/2016

1.Can you tell me please the highest rate per hour offered in waiting time initiative payments in both 2014-15 and 2013-14 – and the general hourly rate an eligible member of staff would normally earn for week-day work. 2.In 2014-15, and separately in 2013-14, please tell me the most a member of NHS staff was paid under the waiting time initiative for a single shift, including the day of the shift, the rank and speciality of the staff member and how many hours they worked, as well as, for each year, the work they were doing (for example, performing operations) and in which ward. 3.For both years, separately, please provide a list of each member of staff who earned more than £1,500, and each member who earned more than £2,000 (with the amount they earned) for a single shift. 4.In each case, please provide the day of the shift, the rank and speciality of the staff member and how many hours they worked, as well as, for each year, the work they were doing (for example, performing operations) and in which ward.

Date for Response: 29/02/2016 - View 686 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 685
Date Received: 02/02/2016

1.How many patients were redirected from A&E in each of the following months – October, November, December and January. 2.Please provide the number advised to use self-care in January only, and please list the symptoms and illnesses they had for which they were advised to use self-care. 3.For January only, please provide the number of people redirected to community pharmacies and list the symptoms and illnesses they had.

Date for Response: 26/02/2016 - View 685 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 684
Date Received: 01/02/2016

We would like to request the following information regarding Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) an inherited muscle-wasting condition. 1 Does the NHS Board treat patients with SMA at any of its hospitals? Yes/No 2 If yes, at which hospitals are patients treated? 3 If yes, how many patients are currently being treated (total number): 4 How many patients are currently being treated by SMA type: SMA Type Total Number 1 2 3 5 What proportion of patients currently treated with type 3 SMA is estimated to be non-ambulatory? 6 Do the hospitals that treat patients have an SMA/Neuromuscular multi-disciplinary team (MDT) Yes/No 7 If yes, please provide names and/or roles of MDT members MDT Name Name Role 8 We would also like to request any SMA patient or care pathways /treatment guidelines/ service specifications if available?

Date for Response: 24/02/2016 - View 684 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 683
Date Received: 01/02/2016

'EDINBURGH ROYAL INFIRMARY, EH16 4SA' What was the Gross and Nett value of Non Domestic Rates paid each of the last 5 years on the above property?

Date for Response: 05/02/2016 - View 683 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 682
Date Received: 01/02/2016

I would like to request the following information about the software that you currently have in use. 1. Do you currently have endoscopy reporting software installed? 1.1. If the answer to question 1 is yes, who is the provider of this software? 2. Do you currently have cystoscopy reporting software installed? 2.1. If the answer to question 2 is yes, who is the provider of this software? 3. Do you currently have bronchoscopy reporting software installed? 3.1. If the answer to question 3 is yes, who is the provider of this software? 4. Do you currently have any software installed to support the tracking of long term gastroenterology patients (eg. IBD patients)? 4.1. If the answer to question 4 is yes, who is the provider of this software? 5. Do you currently have order communications software installed? 5.1. If the answer to question 5 is yes, who is the provider of this software? 6. Do you currently have a patient administration system installed? 6.1. If the answer to question 6 is yes, who is the provider of this software? 7. Do you currently have an unscheduled care/emergency department system installed? 7.1. If the answer to question 7 is yes, who is the provider of this software? 8. Do you currently have an integration platform installed? 8.1. If the answer to question 8 is yes, who is the provider of this software? 9. Do you currently have any business intelligence systems installed? 9.1. If the answer to question 9 is yes, who is the provider of this software? (If there is more than one provider for different departments please include each provider and the department their solution is used in) 10. Do you currently have a pharmacy stock management system installed? 10.1. If the answer to question 10 is yes, who is the provider of this software? 11. Do you currently have an eprescribing solution installed? 11.1. If the answer to question 11 is yes, who is the provider of this software? 12. Do you currently have an electronic document and records management solution installed? 12.1. If the answer to question 11 is yes, who is the provider of this software? 13. If possible, please provide the associated costs of installing and supporting each system individually.

Date for Response: 26/02/2016 - View 682 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 681
Date Received: 01/02/2016

1. The number of nurses (qualified and unqualified) and healthcare assistants currently directly employed by the Trust (including zero hours and casual staff) who are on Tier 2 visas under the Points Based Immigration system, excluding specialist nurses working in neonatal intensive care units (SOC code 2231). 2. Of the staff referred to in response to question 1, how many started working in the UK after April 2011? 3. Of the staff referred to in response to question 2, how many are paid below £35,000 per year (including zero hours and casual staff)? "Pay" here means full-year gross pay including enhancements (e.g. shift pay, overtime pay) for the year 2014/15 (or if hired since the start of 2014/15, please use forecast full-year gross pay including enhancements for 2015/16 based on payments during the year to date). Please note that I am seeking actual pay - if a staff member is paid £19,000 per year for working 0.5 FTE (assuming no enhancements), please consider their pay to be £19,000, not the £38,000 they would be paid were they working 1.0 FTE. Please separate the question 3 data between nurses and healthcare assistants (unless this would breach the Data Protection Act, in which case please provide a combined total). If the information for question 2 is not held (or would be impossible to locate within the section 12 cost limit), please ignore questions 2 and 3 and answer questions 4 and 5 instead: 4. Of the staff referred to in response to question 1, how many started working for the Trust (preferably including any predecessor Trusts, if the Trust is the product of a merger) after April 2011? 5. Of the staff referred to in response to question 4, how many are paid below £35,000 per year (including zero hours and casual staff)? "Pay" here means full-year gross pay including enhancements (e.g. shift pay, overtime pay) for the year 2014/15 (or if hired since the start of 2014/15, please use forecast full-year gross pay including enhancements for 2015/16 based on payments during the year to date). Please note that I am seeking actual pay - if a staff member is paid £19,000 per year for working 0.5 FTE, please consider their pay to be £19,000, not the £38,000 they would be paid were they working 1.0 FTE. Please separate the question 5 data between nurses and healthcare assistants (unless this would breach the Data Protection Act, in which case please provide a combined total). If the information for question 1 is not held (or would be impossible to locate within the section 12 cost limit), please ignore questions 1-5 and answer questions 6-8 instead: 6. The number of nurses (qualified and unqualified) and healthcare assistants currently directly employed by the Trust (including zero hours and casual staff) who are not nationals of member states of the European Economic Area, excluding specialist nurses working in neonatal intensive care units (SOC code 2231). 7. Of the staff referred to in response to question 6, how many started working for the Trust (preferably including any predecessor Trusts, if the Trust is the product of a merger) after April 2011? 8. Of the staff referred to in response to question 7, how many are paid below £35,000 per year (including zero hours and casual staff)? "Pay" here means full-year gross pay including enhancements (e.g. shift pay, overtime pay) for the year 2014/15 (or if hired since the start of 2014/15, please use forecast full-year gross pay including enhancements for 2015/16 based on payments during the year to date). Please note that I am seeking actual pay - if a staff member is paid £19,000 per year for working 0.5 FTE, please consider their pay to be £19,000, not the £38,000 they would be paid were they working 1.0 FTE. Please separate the question 8 data between nurses and healthcare assistants (unless this would breach the Data Protection Act, in which case please provide a combined total). All Trusts please respond to question 9: 9. Any assessment, report etc that the Trust has carried out or commissioned into the effect that the increase to the earnings threshold for Tier 2 visa immigrants to qualify for permanent residence in the UK (announced in 2011, implemented from April 2016) will have on the Trust's staff. (see http://www.workpermit.com/news/2015-07-07/uk-tier-2-visa-immigrants-must-earn-35000-to-settle-from-april-2016)

Date for Response: 03/02/2016 - View 681 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 680
Date Received: 29/01/2016

I would be obliged if you would provide me with information regarding the Regional Eating Disorder Unit, St Johns Hospital, Livingston. 1. How many REDU patients over the past 5 years have been transferred whilst subject to a compulsory treatment order to a specialist eating disorder outside Scotland? 2. What has been the total costs in the last 5 years, to the NHS, in transferring patients from the Regional Eating Disorder Unit, St Johns Hospital to another specialist eating disorder unit outside Scotland?

Date for Response: 16/02/2016 - View 680 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 679
Date Received: 28/01/2016

- how many asbestos-related deaths have been recorded in the health board area in each of the last five years? - where possible, can you provide background information for the type of asbestos exposure predominant in each of these deaths? (eg was the person involved working in a building with asbestos, etc). - have any buildings belonging to or used by the health board been found to contain asbestos over the last five years? - have there been any reports about asbestos in any buildings belonging to or used by the health board? Please provide any copies of these.

Date for Response: 24/02/2016 - View 679 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 678
Date Received: 28/01/2016

How many psychiatrists are there for adult patients in NHS Lothian? How many psychiatrists are there for children and young adults in NHS Lothian?

Date for Response: 29/01/2016 - View 678 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 677
Date Received: 27/01/2016

1. How much do you estimate the increase in employers National Insurance contributions (end of contracting out) from 1 April 2016 will add to your organisations paybill in financial year 2016/17? 2. How much do you estimate the increase in employees National Insurance contributions (end of contracting out) from 1 April 2016 you will deduct from employee pay in financial year 2016/17?

Date for Response: 29/01/2016 - View 677 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 676
Date Received: 26/01/2016

How many GP surgeries in NHS Lothian currently have restricted waiting lists whereby they only accept new patients that are either new-born babies or partners of existing patients? If possible, can you provide the figure for GPs located in East Lothian?

Date for Response: 29/01/2016 - View 676 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 674
Date Received: 26/01/2016

Neurological waiting times - I would like to make a Freedom of Information request in relation to the following points. 1. What was the target waiting time for neurological referrals from general practice (both routine and urgent) within NHS Lothian from February to March 2013, in terms of any local and/or national guidelines? 2. What was the actual average waiting time for such referrals? 3. What was the target waiting time for a cranial MRI scan requested by direct access via general practice in NHS Lothian from February to March 2013 (for both routine and urgent requests)? 4. What was the actual average waiting time for such referrals?

Date for Response: 08/02/2016 - View 674 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 673
Date Received: 23/01/2016

1. How many health assessments of Looked After Children and Young People (LACYP) have been conducted within the health board area since such assessments were introduced in 2014? 2. Out of the total number of LACYP health assessments completed, what number identified the young person as a smoker? 3. Does the LACYP health assessment ask if the child is exposed to second hand smoke/ passive smoking either within the home, car or elsewhere? If Yes, how many young people were identified as being exposed to second-hand within their home, car or elsewhere (using the LACYP health assessment) 4. Does the LACYP health assessment ask if smoking is permitted by parents/carers indoors, within the child’s home? If Yes, how many assessments identified that smoking was permitted within the home?

Date for Response: 16/02/2016 - View 673 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 672
Date Received: 25/01/2016

Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing how a patient with infectious disease ought to be managed in hospital; information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing what precautions staff ought to be required to take when administering care to a patient with an infectious disease; Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing isolation procedures for handling a patient with an infectious disease; Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing any protective or other equipmentwhich ought to be issued to staff dealing with a patient with an infectious disease; and information including sight of any written or electronic communications detailing any specific protocols for handling of patients with tuberculosis.

Date for Response: 29/01/2016 - View 672 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 671
Date Received: 25/01/2016

Copies of all correspondence between NHS Lothian board and/or its members, senior staff and clinicians, with the RCPCH and/or its review team in respect of the current review. This should include all documentation since July 2015.

Date for Response: 01/02/2016 - View 671 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 670
Date Received: 24/01/2016

1. Is a Peer Approved Clinical System (PACS) interim or pilot scheme underway within your Health Board area? i. If yes, when did this begin? ii. If yes, how many applications have been made for medicines to be assessed under the new system since its implementation? iii. If yes, how many drugs have been approved under the system since its implementation? iv. If yes, how many applications have there been for the drug nivolumab in a) lung cancer and b) melanoma, and how many of these have been approved? v. If no, what conversations have been had within the Health Board regarding implementation of the system or a pilot scheme? vi. If no, when are you planning to implement or pilot the system?

Date for Response: 29/01/2016 - View 670 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 668
Date Received: 22/01/2016

This is a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. I would be grateful for your help in providing me with the information requested below, regarding alcohol-related presentations to A&E: 1) How many presentations to A&E departments in your health board have there been in each year since 2010/11, with the main reason being alcohol (either alcohol intoxication or alcohol poisoning or alcohol-related injury)? Please provide a breakdown by age: a. Up to 10 years old b. Between 11-18 c. Between 18-60 d. 60+ (Please note, that if you do not hold information as in the age breakdown provided above, I would be happy to discuss other age breakdowns that you are able to provide.)

Date for Response: 28/01/2016 - View 668 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 667
Date Received: 22/01/2016

Question 1 Please can you confirm what your total spend on Allied Health Professional (AHP) agency staff was during the financial year 2014-15? Can you please break this financial information down by AHP specialism: • Arts Therapists, • Chiropodist/Podiatrist, • Dietician, • Occupational Therapist, • Physiotherapist, • Prosthetist / Orthotist, • Imaging Professionals, • Speech / Language Professionals. Question 2 Please can you confirm the names of the organisation/s you procure temporary Allied Health Professionals (AHP) from? To provide additional clarity on my request, ‘temporary Allied Health Professionals’ is to mean all persons who are AHPs and are not on permanent contracts of employment with the Board, but are supplied via employment agencies.

Date for Response: 16/02/2016 - View 667 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 666
Date Received: 21/01/2016

Could you advise the weekday and weekend shift pattern for ward 74 at the royal victoria hospital at the western general hospital. could you advise what the full compliment of staff required for each of these shifts are on a weekday and a weekend. could you advise how many staff were working on each shift on ward 74 on the following dates: 5, 8, 9 march and 1, 10 April.

Date for Response: 11/02/2016 - View 666 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 662
Date Received: 20/01/2016

On how many occasions in the past five years have patients had to be transferred to another hospital or health board area because they were too large in size for the hospital scanners available. Could this be broken down by i) year and ii) to which hospital or health board area they were transferred.

Date for Response: 01/02/2016 - View 662 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 661
Date Received: 20/01/2016

Covering the last three years, could you please provide a list of all items given out by your health board which are classed as drugs paraphernalia (such as spoons, swabs and syringes). Could this be broken down by year, and the cost of this also provided.

Date for Response: 01/02/2016 - View 661 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 660
Date Received: 20/01/2016

1. All information in any format relating to the identity of contracting companies contracted to work on the reconstruction of the Western General Hospital site during 1968/1969. 2. All information in any format relating to the use of asbestos materials during the reconstruction of the Western General Hospital site during 1968/1969. 3. All information in any format relating to the presence or absence of asbestos in the Alexander Donald Building, Western General Hospital. 4. All information in any format relating to the discovery and/or removal of asbestos from in the Alexander Donald Building, Western General Hospital. 5. All information in any format relating to the conversion/renovation of the Alexander Donald Building, Western General Hospital. 6. All information in any format relating to the construction of the laundry at the Western General Hospital, built in or around 1968/1969. 7. All information in any format relating to the presence or absence of asbestos in the laundry at the Western General Hospital, built in or around 1968/1969. 8. All information in any format relating to the discovery and/or removal of asbestos from the laundry at the Western General Hospital, built in or around 1968/1969. 9. All information in any format relating to the demolition of the laundry at the Western General Hospital, built in or around 1968/1969.

Date for Response: 04/02/2016 - View 660 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 658
Date Received: 20/01/2016

1.Can you please tell me how many people the health board has recorded as suffering from seasonal affective disorder in each of the following years – 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2011-12 and 2010-11. 2.For each year, please provide the treatments provided and the number of people receiving each. 3.For each year, please provide the number of men and of women, and the number of under-18s and over-65s suffering from this.

Date for Response: 04/02/2016 - View 658 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 653
Date Received: 19/01/2016

Could you sent me the most up-to-date Organisational/Departmental Chart for the Health Board?

Date for Response: 20/01/2016 - View 653 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 652
Date Received: 19/01/2016

Under the FOI act please can you confirm how many staff work at Lothian NHS Board.

Date for Response: 22/01/2016 - View 652 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 649
Date Received: 18/01/2016

This is a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. I would be grateful for your help in providing me with the information requested below, regarding :doctors (junior and senior): 1) How many senior doctors have there been in your health board’s hospitals and clinics in each year since 2007/08? Please provide a. WTE (Whole Time Equivalent) b. Headcount c. The vacancy rate for senior doctors in your health board’s hospitals and clinics in each year since 2007/08. 2) How many junior doctors have there been in your health board’s hospitals in each year since 2007/08? Please provide a. WTE (Whole Time Equivalent) b. Headcount c. The vacancy rate for junior doctors in your health board’s hospitals and clinics in each year since 2007/08.

Date for Response: 08/02/2016 - View 649 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 648
Date Received: 11/01/2016

Under FOISA, can you provide the following information on cancelled appointments solely on grounds of engineering to avoid waiting times breaches: 1. Details of re-scheduled clinic appointments in the past 12 months broken down as follows: a) Number, by specialty, giving original and revised hospital, including where the original and revised are the same, shown for both inpatient and outpatient. 2. Are there any instances where patients’ appointments have been rescheduled more than once? Please provide details as in 1 above. 3. How many times has this procedure of ‘realignment’, for want of a better expression, been used for scheduled operations? Please provide details by month. 4. If there are instances recorded for question 3, please advise under what category/reason these have been reported to ISD Scotland. 5. Please advise how many patients, if any, for whom appointments for clinics or surgical appointments have been cancelled have died: a) before they have been able to attend a revised appointment; b) within 7 days of attending a revised appointment; or c) within 1 month of attending a revised appointment. 6. What steps has the board taken to ensure that clinical risk has been assessed when appointments have been re-scheduled? Have ALL cases been clinically risk assessed.

Date for Response: 11/02/2016 - View 648 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 647
Date Received: 15/01/2016

1.Can you please provide the current menu at each of the hospital restaurants and cafes for visitors – including fizzy drinks and chocolate bars. 2.For each fried item, burger, pie and cake, please provide a calorie count if you have this. 3.For the same items, can I also please have the amount of saturated fat, sugar and salt available in them if possible. 1.Can you please provide the current menu for hospital food provided to staff – including fizzy drinks and chocolate bars. 2.For each fried item, burger, pie and cake, please provide a calorie count if you have this. 3.For the same items, can I also please have the amount of saturated fat, sugar and salt available in them if possible.

Date for Response: 12/02/2016 - View 647 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 646
Date Received: 15/01/2016

1.Can you please tell me how many people over the age of 65 have been treated for the effects of alcohol in each of the following years – 2005/06, 2015/16, 2014/15, 2013/14 and 2012/13 – please specify which alcohol-related illnesses they were treated for. 2.For the same years, can you tell me how many people have been treated for the effects of drugs – for each year, please break down the different drugs they had taken and the symptoms or illnesses they were treated for.

Date for Response: 05/02/2016 - View 646 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 645
Date Received: 15/01/2016

Please provide the number of people who have died from malnutrition in the past three years. Could this please be broken down by year, and also provide a breakdown by age - ie. Under 16 and Over 16 would be enough.

Date for Response: 05/02/2016 - View 645 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 644
Date Received: 15/01/2016

The number of patient admittances to A&E Wards across your Health Board area on the following dates: Sunday 25th Jan 2015 Sunday 1st Feb 2015 Saturday 7th Feb 2015 Sunday 8th Feb 2015 Whilst it would be preferable and very helpful if you could provide the numbers per individual ward in your area a global figure across the health board area would also be acceptable.

Date for Response: 08/02/2016 - View 644 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 643
Date Received: 14/01/2016

I am writing to you, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, to request the following information: • Which hepatitis C treatments are currently available in the NHS Lothian region to: o Genotype 1 treatment naïve (non-cirrhotic) patients o Genotype 1 treatment experienced (non-cirrhotic) patients o Genotype 1 cirrhotic patients o Genotype 2 patients o Genotype 3 patients with mild-moderate fibrosis o Genotype 3 non-cirrhotic patients o Genotype 3 cirrhotic patients • What is the average waiting time for people commencing new hepatitis C treatments in the NHS Lothian region, and can information be broken down to show the waiting time for: o Genotype 1 treatment naïve (non-cirrhotic) patients o Genotype 1 treatment experienced (non-cirrhotic) patients o Genotype 1 cirrhotic patients o Genotype 2 patients o Genotype 3 patients with mild-moderate fibrosis o Genotype 3 non-cirrhotic patients o Genotype 3 cirrhotic patients • Does NHS Lothian have any annual hepatitis C treatment targets? If yes: a) What was the target for 2015? b) What is the target for i) 2016 ii) 2017? • How many people has NHS Lothian treated for hepatitis C in i) 2013 ii) 2014 and how many people in total are expected to have been treated in 2015? • What is the current budget for hepatitis C treatments in the NHS Lothian region? • What are the estimated costs for hepatitis C treatments in the NHS Lothian region in i) 2015 ii) 2016? • What is the current budget and/or estimated cost in the NHS Lothian region for monitoring those people who are waiting to begin hepatitis C treatment? • How many people were treated with pegylated interferon and/or ribavirin-based treatment in the NHS Lothian region in 2014 and 2015? • Under what circumstances is pegylated interferon and/or ribavirin-based treatment offered to people with hepatitis C in the NHS Lothian region, instead of newer interferon-free treatments?

Date for Response: 01/02/2016 - View 643 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 642
Date Received: 14/01/2016

I would like to request the number of children (under 16) who have been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection in your area over the past five years. For each year, please could you specify which STI, the number diagnosed and the ages of the children.

Date for Response: 21/01/2016 - View 642 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 641
Date Received: 13/01/2016

1) How many operating theatres have there been in each year since 2010/11 in your health board? 2) How many operations in operating theatres have been carried out in each year since 2010/11 in your health board? 3) What has the occupancy rate (in days) of the operating theatres in your health board been in each year since 2010/11? 4) How many patients were referred to other health boards for a surgery or operation in each year since 2010/11? If possible, please do not include the surgeries that were referred to the Golden Jubilee National hospital, or other national specialized units. 5) How many patients were referred to private hospitals, clinics, or units for a surgery or operation in each year since 2010/11?

Date for Response: 04/02/2016 - View 641 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 640
Date Received: 13/01/2016

1. Copies of all internal board correspondence (emails, faxes, letters, briefing notes etc.) regarding recent media coverage of: a) the levels of cancelled operations in NHS Lothian board area; b) waiting times for treatment in the NHS Lothian board area; and c) the re-scheduling of appointments at St. John’s, whether related to solely to cardiology-as claimed-or not. 2. Copies of all external correspondence (emails, faxes, letters, briefing notes etc.) relating to the same matters above with board members, specifically including but not restricted to the chair, chief executive, head of HR and head of corporate communication, from the Scottish Government; local authority elected members (whether in their capacity as board members or not); and clinicians, whether directly or through their professional bodies.

Date for Response: 09/02/2016 - View 640 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 637
Date Received: 12/01/2016

I am conducting an investigation into domestic abuse and am looking at the provision of domestic abuse services, training and support within NHS trusts and boards. My questions are: 1. Do you have a dedicated policy with a structure of signposting support for staff affected by domestic abuse? If so, please give details. 2. Do you have a dedicated policy with a structure of signposting support for patients affected by domestic abuse? If so, please give details. 3. Do you have a domestic abuse service established within your organisation? 4. If so, state when it was established and give year-on-year figures for referrals/the number of people who use the service. 5. Are staff inducted in the organisation’s policy so that they are fully informed of its content and the support available to them as well as patients? 6. How many staff have received training in recognising and supporting victims of domestic abuse in the past year? 7. When was domestic abuse training last reviewed in your organisation? 8. What does the training cover?

Date for Response: 01/02/2016 - View 637 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 636
Date Received: 12/01/2016

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 I would like to request the following information: -The number of patients who have been involved in accidents while being treated in the last three years? This should include, but not be limited to, falls. Could you also include details of any injuries that were sustained by patients, and whether or not a complaint was made/upheld. The patients age and why they were in hospital-if at a hospital- (what they were being treated for) should be included - of possible. -How much has the health board paid out in compensation to patients involved in accidents in the last three years? Please could this information be broken down by year and place of accident - for example name of hospital/health centre.

Date for Response: 04/02/2016 - View 636 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 635
Date Received: 11/01/2016

Under the Freedom of Information Act, would you lplease provide information to use, for the period 1st April 2014 to 31st March 2015, applying only to disabled and terminally ill children, the following: The amount of money spent by your organisation on the provision of community disability equipment in your area. The term 'community equipment' includes such items as wheelchairs, buggies, specialist beds, standing frames, hoists and specialist seating. We do not include structural adaptations, consumables such as nasal gastric tubing and incontinence supplies, IT equipment or surgical aids.

Date for Response: 16/02/2016 - View 635 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 634
Date Received: 11/01/2016

Attached I believe are key Individuals who are part of NHS Lothian. Would you be able to check the following attachment and see if the current details are correct. If they are not, could you please update the following attachment with the correct details.

Date for Response: 22/01/2016 - View 634 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 633
Date Received: 11/01/2016

Under freedom of information I would like to know how many children (age under 18) were admitted to hospital in your NHS board because of the effects of second hand smoke. I would like to have the figures broken down separately for the past three years, 2015, 2014 and 2013 and in separate age groups, for e.e. 0-3 4-7 8-11 . I would like to know what the diagnoses and treatment for these cases were (under general headings i.e. respiratory illness / asthma attacks)

Date for Response: 28/01/2016 - View 633 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 632
Date Received: 11/01/2016

1. For each of the past five financial years (2010/11 to 14/15) please list the number of patients who have attended accident and emergency after suffering ill effects from taking Dinitrophenol (DNP). 2. For each of the past five financial years please list the number of patients admitted to a ward after taking DNP. 3. For each of the past five years please list the number of patients who have died in hospital after taking DNP.

Date for Response: 21/01/2016 - View 632 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 631
Date Received: 08/01/2016

We would like to request the following information regarding the prescribing of specialised infant formula for cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) within NHS Lothian 1) We have the following guideline document relating to CMPA prescribing listed for your organisation. NHS Lothian - Management Guidelines for Paediatric Gastroenterology (February 2008) Please confirm if this is up-to-date and still in use? 2) If the above document is no longer used, please provide a link to, or a copy of, the most up-to-date guidelines referenced by your organisation.

Date for Response: 22/01/2016 - View 631 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 630
Date Received: 08/01/2016

This one is really a Freedom of Information request. Since April 2013 everyone diagnosed with dementia has been entitled to to a minimum of one year's worth of post-diagnosis support, coordinated by a Link Worker, as instructed by the Scottish Government. I would like to know: How many people were diagnosed as having dementia in West Lothian in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010. (Please break down the totals for each year). Throughout 2015 (January 1 to December 31) how many patients were on a waiting list for 'Scottish Government guaranteed' post-diagnosis support in West Lothian? How many dementia patients in West Lothian are currently on a waiting list for 'Scottish Government guaranteed' post-diagnosis support? How many link workers are currently employed at St John's Hospital in Livingston? How many link workers are currently employed at St John's Hospital in Livingston in 2014? How many link workers are currently employed at St John's Hospital in Livingston in 2013? How many link workers are currently employed at St John's Hospital in Livingston in 2012? How many link workers are currently employed at St John's Hospital in Livingston in 2011? How many link workers are currently employed at St John's Hospital in Livingston in 2010? How many link workers are currently employed throughout West Lothian? How many link workers are currently employed throughout West Lothian in 2014? How many link workers are currently employed throughout West Lothian in 2013? How many link workers are currently employed throughout West Lothian in 2012? How many link workers are currently employed throughout West Lothian in 2011? How many link workers are currently employed throughout West Lothian in 2010? What was the average length of time between patients (from West Lothian) being diagnosed with dementia and the same patients being given post-diagnosis support by a link worker in 2015. What was the longest amount of time a single patient was on a waiting list for post-diagnosis support in West Lothian in 2015? What was the shortest amount of time a single patient was on a waiting list for post-diagnosis support in West Lothian in 2015? How many staff complaints were received by NHS Lothian regarding waiting times for post-diagnosis support in West Lothian in 2015? How many complaints from the West Lothian public were received by NHS Lothian regarding waiting times for post-diagnosis support in 2015? Throughout 2014 (January 1 to December 31) how many patients were on a waiting list for 'Scottish Government guaranteed' post-diagnosis support? Throughout 2013 (April 1 to December 31) how many patients were on a waiting list for 'Scottish Government guaranteed' post-diagnosis support? In 2012 (January 1 to December 31) how many patients were on a waiting list for post-diagnosis support? In 2011 (January 1 to December 31) how many patients were on a waiting list for post-diagnosis support? In 2010 (January 1 to December 31) how many patients were on a waiting list for post-diagnosis support?

Date for Response: 01/02/2016 - View 630 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 627
Date Received: 07/01/2016

1) How many patients to A&E units in each year since 2010/11 have been registered to be a. Overweight b. Obese 2) Could you please break down the total number of people presenting as obese and overweight by age groups: a. Up to 10 b. Between 11-17 c. Between 18-24 d. Between 25-40 e. Between 40-60 f. 60+

Date for Response: 20/01/2016 - View 627 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 626
Date Received: 07/01/2016

1) To provide breakdown of how many clinical nurse specialists were employed by NHS Lothian in each month of 2015, including the current figure. How many of the clinical nurse specialists were (i) epilepsy nurse specialists, (ii) other specialities. 2) To provide details on how many NHS epilepsy nurse specialists have been required to undertake clinical shifts on wards instead of supporting epilepsy patient care in each month of 2015. 3) To provide details on what (a) maximum and (b) average number of hours per week epilepsy specialist nurses have undertaken clinical ward duties in each month of 2015.

Date for Response: 02/02/2016 - View 626 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 625
Date Received: 07/01/2016

Question 1: Please complete the following table for your patients, showing the number of procedures in the first, second or third position (please sum all instances) for a diagnosis of cholesteatoma in any position, per consultant, split into 18 and over and under 18s and then into whether the spell involved an overnight stay or was a daycase, from 1st April 2014 – 31st March 2015. For your ease the following have been provided: • Template to complete - attached • Procedure codes – as a tab on the spreadsheet • ICD codes for cholesteatoma – H71, H604, H950 • An example SQL code has been provided to answer this query - as a tab on the spreadsheet Please note patients may have more than one relevant procedure code in the first three procedure codes, please sum all instances where these codes appear even if patients are double counted. This is because we are looking at the number of procedures and not the number of patients. The example table attached has been completed as if you had 2 consultants at one hospital. The numbers in this template are not a true account of any consultant, there are only there to make the table easier to read. Question 2: Please include a separate count of the number of individual inpatients with a recorded diagnosis of cholesteatoma in any position for the same time period, split by 18 and over, and under 18. Please put the data in the question 2 template. If you have less than 5 patients, would you consider giving the exact number of patients as we want to work out the national prevalence of cholesteatoma? Question 3: Please could you put the total number of patients having a procedure in the last year (ie the number of patients used for question 1) into the question 2 template in the relevant column, broken down by 18 and over and under 18? Question 4: This data will be summarised to provide national trends, lists and statistics, and put on a website whose aim is to support patients with cholesteatoma. Do you consent to the data being used in this way? Please put your answer in column in the question 2 template.

Date for Response: 25/01/2016 - View 625 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 624
Date Received: 07/01/2016

1. Do you have a KTP laser for use in Cholesteatoma surgeries? 2. If you are planning on getting one soon, what date are you planning on getting one? 3. If you already have the KTP laser for cholesteatoma surgeries: a), is it routinely available for cholesteatoma surgeries? b) is it maintained and staff trained to use it? 4. Are there any issues that are preventing you from routinely using the KTP laser? 5 Are you doing your tympanoplasty surgery for cholesteatoma as a day case or overnight stay? For adults. For Children. 6. If as a day case, why is it not an overnight stay? 7 Are you doing your mastoidectomy surgery for cholesteatoma as a day case or overnight stay? For adults. For Children. 8. If as a day case, why is it not an overnight stay? 9. What is your standard follow up period of time for a ‘second look’ following tympanoplasty? 10. Are you routinely using CT or MRI to gauge the extent of cholesteatoma growth? 11. Do you have a cholesteatoma leaflet? Yes/No If so, please attach. We are in the process of setting up a not for profit group to support patients with Cholesteatoma. 12. Would you like to be involved in the clinical advisory group? – If yes – put name. 13. Would you find a leaflet for patients explaining cholesteatoma helpful if we could provide one? Yes/No 14. If we provided a poster about the support group would you be happy to display this in ENT/Audiology? Yes/No 15. Do your ENT surgeons feel that cholesteatoma surgery could be more effective if delivered as a regional service to enable the surgeons to have access to the laser and have more experience in c-toma opearations?Yes/No 16. We wish to put some of this information on our website, do we have permission to publish the data in raw format? 17. We wish to summarise the national trends, lists and statistics from the data returned from all hospitals and put this on our website, do we have permission to summarise the data?

Date for Response: 28/01/2016 - View 624 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 623
Date Received: 07/01/2016

ECT - How many patients within your health board area were administered electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in the years 2013, 2014 and 2015? Please provide a breakdown of incidents per year and also tell me: (a) how many patients consented to the treatment and (b) how many patients were administered the treatment against their will? EG, an ideal response would be: 2013 12 cases (6 consented, 6 without consent) 2014 8 cases (2 consented, 6 without consent) Please also tell me, how many complaints the health board has received regarding the administering of ECT in the years 2013, 2014 and 2015. Please provide a copy of each complaint, or at least a brief summary of each complaint.

Date for Response: 28/01/2016 - View 623 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 621
Date Received: 07/01/2016

The number of patients who have had to be treated in another health board in the last three years. And please include a reason for this - for example (but not limited to) quicker treatment. Could you please indicate which health board/hospital the patient was sent to, and break the information down by year. -The number of NHS patients who have been treated by private clinics/hospitals in the last three years. And please include a reason for this - for example (but not limited to) quicker treatment. Could you please indicate which private health care provider the patient was treated by, and break the information down by year.

Date for Response: 02/02/2016 - View 621 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 620
Date Received: 24/12/2015

Could you please send your figures for second/subsequent appointments and length of waits for chronic pain services?

Date for Response: 18/01/2016 - View 620 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 619
Date Received: 09/01/2016

Department structures - I am writing under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information in relation to organisation structure within NHS Lothian. Please can you provide me a brief overview of the hierarchy of the following areas, detailing job title and job function… • Procurement (Clinical Supplies) • Infection Control • Occupational Health • Practice Development/ Clinical Education • Health & Safety

Date for Response: 24/01/2016 - View 619 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 618
Date Received: 06/01/2016

-How many times in the past two years have the health board had to call out exterminating services/pest prevention, and the reason - this should include the type of insect/rodent and where it was found for example (but not limited to) wards, kitchens, waiting rooms. The cost of this. Please break down the information down by year and hospital/health centre/offices.

Date for Response: 29/01/2016 - View 618 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 615
Date Received: 06/01/2016

i) What is the overall spending for mental health in the last 5 years ii) What is the overall spending for acute health in the last 5 years

Date for Response: 02/02/2016 - View 615 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 613
Date Received: 06/01/2016

Hoverboard injuries 1. The number of patients treated at A&E departments between December 25 and January 1 where the incidents can be attributed to this Christmas’s hit present, the hoverboard. 2. The number of fractured bones that needed plastering during the same period of time for the same reason. 3. The number of operations to set bones that were needed during the same period of the same reason. 4. The youngest and the oldest patient treated during the same period for the same reason.

Date for Response: 20/01/2016 - View 613 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 611
Date Received: 05/01/2016

• How many babies from 1st Jan 2012 to 31st Dec 2015 sustained an injury during childbirth. I would also like dates for these and details of the cause of injury. • How many babies from 1st Jan 2012 to 31st Dec 2015 died during childbirth. I would also like the dates and also details of the cause of injury. • How much money was paid out in compensation due to injuries sustained during childbirth from Jan 1st 2012 to 31st Dec 2015. I would like a breakdown of each payout amount, date of incident and reason for payout without giving the identity of any family members. • How much money was paid out in compensation due to babies deaths during childbirth from Jan 1st 2012 to 31st Dec 2015. I would like a breakdown of each payout amount, date of incident and reason for payout without giving the identity of any family members.

Date for Response: 20/01/2016 - View 611 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 609
Date Received: 05/01/2016

• All instances of Christmas day A&E treatment for injuries caused by or related to toys, leisure equipment or anything related to the celebration of Christmas • I would like the information to be broken down by NHS board

Date for Response: 10/01/2016 - View 609 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 608
Date Received: 05/01/2016

Within your organisation how many intra-vitreal vials/implants have been used in the latest 4 months, if possible between September and December 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: 22/01/2016 - View 608 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 607
Date Received: 05/01/2016

Can you tell us how many people, in the past 5 years, have qualified for NHS continuing care. Can you also tell us how many people applied for NHS continuing care. Can you tell us what were the three main reasons for refusal. How many appealed the decision not to award NHS continuing care and how many were successful. What was your NHS board's budget for NHS continuing care. How man NHS Continuing Care beds did you have set aside. Can you set out the above on a year by year basis over the last five years

Date for Response: 23/02/2016 - View 607 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 606
Date Received: 05/01/2016

community nursing staff contact - Please could you provide the following information under freedom of information act: 1.Name of officer responsible for the management of community nursing staff 2.Their designation 3.Their address 4.Their telephone number 5.Their email address

Date for Response: 19/01/2016 - View 606 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 605
Date Received: 05/01/2016

Mini Wright Scale - I ask of you to answer the simple questions related to the Mini Wright Scale which measures Peak Expiratory Flow Rate please. I understand the scale varies each year according to Age Height and Gender. The years in question are pertinent to me. Question 1 What is the predicted normal Peak Flow Rate for a 40 year old Male 5 feet eight inches in height? Question 2 What is the predicted normal Peak Flow Rate for a 43 year old Male 5 feet eight inches in height? Question 3 What is the predicted normal Peak Flow Rate for a 46 year old Male 5 feet eight inches in height?

Date for Response: 19/01/2016 - View 605 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 604
Date Received: 05/01/2016

Please provide me with the following information as at the current date: 1. Total no of WTE employees 2. Total number of vacancies 2a. Total number of vacancies at Band 1-4 2b. Total number of vacancies at Bands 5-7 2c. Total number of vacancies at Band 8a and above) 3. Please provide your recruitment policy detailing the recruitment process and any current restrictions to recruitment.

Date for Response: 28/01/2016 - View 604 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 603
Date Received: 30/12/2015

How much money did your health board’s employees spend using electronic purchasing cards (and all other credit and debit cards where expenses were claimed back) - over the last three financial years? I would like the total sums broken down by: 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 For the year 2014-15, I would like a full breakdown of each transaction, including the cost of the purchase, who the purchase was made from (for example, the name of the shop or company), and what was purchased.

Date for Response: 18/01/2016 - View 603 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 602
Date Received: 29/12/2015

"Since 2005, how much money has been paid by NHS Scotland boards to junior doctors in rebanding out of hours payments, due to 'non compliance' after their hours monitoring? (under the New Deal and the EWTD regulations) An example would be rebanding to Band 3 (100%) from band 2 Please provide the information by each specialty and by each health board, and by each career grade, eg F1, F2 Specialty Trainee. Please indicate the amount paid in back pay and future/ongoing commitments if the relevant rota has not been redesigned Please also provide the same information specifically for the financial year 2014-2015" I would be grateful if you provide the specified information for your board, which I understand will be held by the Finance Director and/or the HR Director

Date for Response: 08/01/2016 - View 602 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 601
Date Received: 29/12/2015

Can you tell me which hospitals within NHS Lothian carry out pulse oximetry testing on all newborn babies.

Date for Response: 08/01/2016 - View 601 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 600
Date Received: 24/12/2015

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information act to seek a copy of the phone call made to me on Friday 10th July or the Friday the 17th July by your Mr. Crombie. This phone call arrived between the lettes the 7th-9th July so it will give you an indication of what is what. Should this phone call not have been recorded can you please give me an explanation as to why not.

Date for Response: 06/01/2016 - View 600 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 599
Date Received: 23/12/2015

I request disclosure of information under the terms of the freedom of information act. I request the following; 1.For each of the past five calendar years (2011 to 2015) what is the total number of women who have been discharged from maternity units/birthing centres between the hours of 00.00 hours and 06.00 hours after having live births? Please note I would like an individual figure for each year rather than an overall total. 2. I would also like details on the times of day new mothers are discharged from your maternity units/birthing centres during 2015. For 2015 I would like the number of mothers who have given live births discharged for each hour of the day; -Between 00.00 hours and 00.59 hours -Between 1.00 hours and 01.59 hours -Between 02.00 hours and 02.59 hours and so on to complete the 24 hour period. Please put the results in a table, preferably and Excel spreadsheet.

Date for Response: 18/01/2016 - View 599 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 598
Date Received: 23/12/2015

I request information on the topic of Domestic Abuse policy and practice within NHS Lothian for 2014/2015, namely: • 1 Please can you tell me the expenditure on preventing, identifying and supporting people suffering domestic abuse (may be termed gender based violence) • 2Please can you specify all initiatives above which specifically target women/children/men/LGBTI/BME etc. and the expenditure attached.

Date for Response: 08/01/2016 - View 598 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 597
Date Received: 23/12/2015

I would like to find out 2 things 1 what the current infection rates are for plastics in saint Johns is and 2 is there a policy that governs uniform use outside of the ward?

Date for Response: 18/01/2016 - View 597 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 595
Date Received: 21/12/2015

IT Infrustructure 1.) How many desktop PCs do you have at this site? Which brand(s) are they? 2.) How many laptops/notebooks or tablet PCs do you have at this site? Which brand(s) are they? 3.) How many thin clients do you have at this site? Which brand(s) are they? 4.) What operating systems do you run on your PCs/Laptops? 5.) How many desktops, laptops and thin clients do you have in total in your organisation across the country? 6.) How many physical servers do you have on site? Which brand(s) are they? 7.) Which server operating systems do you use? 8.) How many virtual servers do you have on site? 9.) Which server virtualisation software do you use? 10.) Do you access any virtual servers in the cloud? 11.) What supplier provides the maintenance (out of warranty) support on your desktops and servers and when does the contract expire? 12.) What suppliers/brands of Storage Area Networking (SAN) do you use? 13.) Which application do you use for Enterprise Resource Planning/Management (ERP/ERM)? 14.) Which application do you use for Groupware Products? 15.) Which application do you use for Database Products? 16.) Which application do you use for CRM Software? 17.) Which application do you use for Business Intelligence Systems? 18.) Which application do you use for Finance & Accounting Systems? 19.) Which application do you use for Human Resources Application Systems? 20.) Are any of your business applications cloud based? If so please state which ones. 21.) What are the names, line types and speeds of your ISPs? 22.) Who is your primary voice carrier? 23.) Approximately how many phone extensions do you have at this site? 24.) Do you use VoIP for your internal communications? 25.) Are your external calls through your voice carrier carried over VoIP or do they go over a conventional phone line? 26.) Which brand of PBX do you use at this site? 27.) Which supplier has the maintenance contract on your PBX and when does it expire 28.) Who supplies the outsourced or managed service for your data centre and when does the contract expire? 29.) Who supplies the outsourced or managed service for your service desk and when does the contract expire?

Date for Response: 13/01/2016 - View 595 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 592
Date Received: 18/12/2015

Can I please make a request under the Freedom of Information Act and I would like to request the following information with regards to the organisation’s Local Area Network (LAN) environment. Please can you send me the organisation’s Local Area Network (LAN) contract, which may include the following: • Support and Maintenance- e.g. switches, router, software etc • Managed • Installation • Cabling 1. Existing Supplier: Who is the current supplier for each contract? 2. Annual Average Spend for Supplier: What is the annual average spending on the supplier above? If there is more than one supplier please split the annual averages spend for each supplier. 3. Number of Users: Please can you provide me with the number of users each contract covers. Approximate number of users will also be acceptable. 4. Number of Sites: The number of sites where equipment is supported by these contract. 5. Contract Type: For each contract is the contract Managed, Maintenance, Installation, Software 6. Hardware Brand: What is the hardware brand of the LAN equipment? 7. Contract Description: Please provide me with a brief description of the overall contract. 8. Contract Duration: What is the duration of the contract is and can you please also include any extensions this may include for each contract. 9. Contract Expiry Date: When does the contract expire for each contract? 10. Contract Review Date: When will the organisation is planning to review the contract? 11. Responsible Officer: Who within the organisation is responsible for each of these contract(s) please provide me with contact details including name, job title, contact number and email address? If the LAN maintenance is included in-house or managed please include the following information: 1. Hardware Brand: What is the hardware brand of the LAN equipment? 2. Number of Users: Please can you provide me with the number of users this contract covers. Approximate number of users will also be acceptable. 3. Number of Sites: Estimated/Actual number of sites the LAN covers. 4. Responsible Officer: Who within the organisation is responsible for LAN please provide me with contact details including name, job title, contact number and email address?

Date for Response: 13/01/2016 - View 592 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 591
Date Received: 18/12/2015

1. How many patients have waited more than 12 hours in your A and E department in the last 3 years. Please break this down per month. To be clear, this is since the patient arrived in A and E, not since any decision to admit to hospital 2. How many patients waited longer than 12 hours in the A and E department after a decision was made to admit them to the hospital in the last 3 years, please break this down per month. 3. How many people came to A and E in the last 3 years, please break this down per month. Of these total number of patients, how many people were admitted to hospital for an inpatient stay - again please can you give me three years data, broken down per month. 4. Of those people that were admitted, in question 3 how many people breeched the 4 hour A and E target, per month for the last 3 years. 5. What was your percentage recorded rate of getting patients seen and out of the department in 4 hours, each month for the last 3 years? ie. percentage of people who meet the 4 hour target. If you feel the 3 year period will make this over the FOI cost limit - please respond for the last one year, and break it down per month as above. If you have more than one a and e - please give details of each department and respond for each one separately for the questions above

Date for Response: 18/01/2016 - View 591 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 590
Date Received: 18/12/2015

Gender Identity Clinics - 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 adult Gender Identity Clinic (GIC): 1) Between August and October 2015, how many new referrals to the GIC were received? 2) Between August and October 2015, how many patients had their first appointment with the GIC? 3) What was the average waiting time from referral to first appointment for the patients in question 2? (please provide an actual average of those patients, not just an estimate) 4) What do you estimate will be the approximate waiting time for a person who has just been referred to the GIC? 5) Between August and October 2015, how many patients were discharged from the GIC? 6) As of the end of October 2015, how many patients were on the waiting list for a first appointment with the GIC? 7) How many of the patients in question 6 have already been waiting longer than 18 weeks since referral? (please note this how many patients have already been waiting 18 weeks, not how many you expect to wait more than 18 weeks) 8) How many of the patients in question 6 have already been waiting longer than 52 weeks since referral? (please note this how many patients have already been waiting 52 weeks, not how many you expect to wait more than 52 weeks) 9) As of the end of October 2015, how many patients were under the care of the GIC (eg have had an initial appointment but have not been discharged)? In addition please answer the following questions which we only intend to ask once: 12) Do you include GIC waiting time information in the board-wide RTT data? If not, why not?

Date for Response: 18/01/2016 - View 590 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 589
Date Received: 17/12/2015

It would be greatly appreciated if you could provide your most recent data on Agency Locum spend on Doctors only, by department?

Date for Response: 13/01/2016 - View 589 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 588
Date Received: 17/12/2015

From the period January 1st 2015 - January 1st 2016, the number of patients admitted into accident & emergency at all NHS Scotland facilities for injuries or illness directly caused by alcohol or drug inhalation. Could I also be provided with, if possible, the five most common injuries or illnesses treated in connection with the above cause. I realise you may not be able to be specific; however as an example broken bones or alcohol/drug overdose would suffice. Could I also receive the number from this group who have a known or diagnosed history of drug/alcohol related illness or addiction? Finally, could you tell me the full cost of treating these individual patients for a one night stay (food and drink, medication etc)?

Date for Response: 18/01/2016 - View 588 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 587
Date Received: 16/12/2015

I was wondering if you could give me some information on how Lothian trust is set up as you do not have a Master Vendor? How much you spend on agency staff? How many locums you have in Biomedical Science? How do you monitor agency spend? What agency supplies the majority of your staff? Target cost for 2016 for agency? How Scotland trusts are set up differently from England? How do you monitor agency performance and compliance?

Date for Response: 13/01/2016 - View 587 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 586
Date Received: 16/12/2015

On reading Mark Macaskill’s article in the Sunday Times (attached) I thought it would be interesting to read more on the events that happened at St John’s hospital. Can you therefore please send me all the information that NHS Lothian holds pertaining to critical/serious adverse incidents that occurred at the perinatal psychiatry (mother and baby) unit at St John’s Hospital, West Lothian from the period January, 2007 to the present. As this is only a six bedded unit hopefully there will not be too many reports that have been recorded there in that time-scale. I note from your attached critical incidents policy that NHS Lothian are keen to be ‘open about failure’ and adopt a ‘just culture’ and that you are committed to openness, transparency and accountability with regard to these incidents. That is very commendable! I’m assuming that, as with most health boards, you will have CIR/SAER reports available as redacted documents that the public can readily see and have open access to?

Date for Response: 13/01/2016 - View 586 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 583
Date Received: 14/12/2016

Missing patients - 1) How many in-patients were reported as missing in a) 2013-14 b) 2014-15 2) In each of those financial years, how many of the missing patients were i) Under the age of 18 ii) Over the age of 75 iii) Diagnosed with mental health problems If it would be possible to provide me with a log of all missing patient reports in each year – including details of length of disappearance, ages etc. – that would be preferred. Please let me know if you do not categorise information by calendar year, so I can amend my request. Please also contact me with any other query you should have.

Date for Response: 12/01/2016 - View 583 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 582
Date Received: 14/12/2015

Babies weighing more than 10lbs - Under freedom of information I would like to know how many babies weighing more than 10lbs were born in your health board in 2015. I would like to know the weight of the biggest baby and what gender they were, and then, if possible a breakdown of how the babies born weighing more than 10lbs were delivered (e.g. natural / c-section)

Date for Response: 12/06/2016 - View 582 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 581
Date Received: 11/12/2015

1. Do you provide and/or commission a 24/7 dedicated and clinically staffed palliative service specifically designed for patients dying at home, and their carers? Yes/No 2. Please complete the table (see the second attachment to this email) detailing which specific palliative services you provide and/or commission, the hours of operation and geographic areas that they cover for 2015-16. NB. For the purposes of our research, we would only consider you to commission these palliative services listed in the table if they are specifically designed for patients dying, and their carers, as opposed to a more general service that might only incidentally cover end of life care. 3. What is your annual budget for all dedicated end of life care services provided and commissioned for the current financial year, 2015-2016? If it is impossible for you to give a precise figure for whatever reason, please give a best estimate. 4. What is this as a % of your total budget? Again, if you cannot give a precise figure here, please give a best estimate. 5. Do you work in partnership with other organisations to deliver palliative care services in the community? If yes, state who the lead provider is.

Date for Response: 13/01/2016 - View 581 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 580
Date Received: 10/12/2015

Biologics - 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 any condition. Treatment Total Patients - Abatacept (Orencia), Adalimumab (Humira), Apremilast (Otezla), Certolizumab Pegol (Cimzia), Etanercept (Enbrel), Golimumab (Simponi), Infliximab (Remicade), Infliximab biosimilar (Inflectra), Infliximab biosimilar (Remsima), Rituximab (MabThera), Secukinumab (Cosentyx), Tocilizumab (RoActemra), Tofacitinib [Xeljanz), Ustekinumab (Stelara), Vedolizumab (Entyvio). Does your trust run a dedicated Gastroenterology infusion clinic for the treatment of patients with Infliximab [or Vedolizumab] If Yes, how frequently are they run ?

Date for Response: 08/01/2016 - View 580 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 579
Date Received: 09/12/2015

1. A list of all identified maintenance repairs required at your hospital. 2. The estimated costs associated with all identified maintenance repairs required at your hospital. 3. The number of patients at your hospital who have been transferred to hospitals elsewhere to make way for new arrivals for every month of this year. 4. The number of bed days lost as a result of delayed discharge at your hospital for every month of this year.

Date for Response: 12/01/2016 - View 579 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 574
Date Received: 07/12/2015

1.For each week of the period from September until the week ending December 7, please provide the number of patients waiting more than eight hours and 12 hours (as submitted to ISD Scotland for their figures) with a breakdown of how long each patient waiting above eight hours and above 12 hours actually waited in hours and minutes. 2.For each of those who waited longer than 12 hours- for each week – please provide a breakdown of how old the patient was, the hospital they were in, the condition or injury they had, or were diagnosed with after being seen, and the outcome (including if they died). 3.Please provide the same answers for questions one and two for any immediate assessment units or other units for unplanned emergency patients when they first attend hospital before being admitted to a ward.

Date for Response: 05/01/2016 - View 574 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 571
Date Received: 07/01/2016

: Numbers and costs to NHS Lothian of religious or ethical circumcision operations at the RHSC in Edinburgh. I would like to request 1. the number of religious circumcision procedures carried out at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh annually for the years 2008 - 2015 and 2. the cost per procedure and annually for the religious circumcision procedures carried out at the Royal Hospital for Sick CHildren for the years 2008-2014 or whichever years are available.

Date for Response: 08/01/2016 - View 571 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 569
Date Received: 20/01/2016

1) How many foreign (EU and non-EU) doctors/consultants did/does your health board employ in the years 2013/2014/2015/2016? 2) Is there a difference in pay between foreign doctors/consultants and their British counterparts? If so, please provide details. 3) How many foreign nurses did/does your health board employ in the above years? 4) Is there a difference in pay between foreign nurses and their British counterparts? If so, please provide details. 5) Any other foreign workers (for each, please provide the number and what occupation e.g 7 reception staff, 20 porters etc.) in the above years? 6) Again, Is there a difference in pay between these foreign workers and their British counterparts doing the same jobs? If so, please provide details. 7) Please provide details of any recruitment drives abroad made by your health board. For each instance, please provide the date, which country, the purpose of the trip (i.e nurse recruitment) and the estimated cost of the trips(s) in the years 2013/14/15/16? 8) Please provide the cost (or estimated cost if the actual cost is not easily retrievable) of advertising NHS posts abroad in the above years.

Date for Response: 15/02/2016 - View 569 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 566
Date Received: 01/12/2015

I request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002: The number of permanent General Practitioners to Locums in each health surgery in your NHS Board area

Date for Response: 11/01/2016 - View 566 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 552
Date Received: 24/11/2015

Prevalence of neurological conditions 1. As at 1 November 2015 or the latest known date, how many residents in your health board area have one of the following neurological conditions, as specified? If possible, please break this information down by age. If due to the Data Protection Act completing the table would prejudice the data protection rights of any individual, please ignore the breakdown by age and include only the total for each neurological condition Parkinson’s disease Multiple sclerosis (MS) Motor neurone disease (MND) Huntington’s disease Acquired Traumatic Brain Injury Total Date to which this data applies 0 – 17 years, 18 - 24 years, 25 - 34 years, 35 - 44 years, 45 - 54 years, 55 - 64 years , 65 – 74 years, 75 – 84 years, 85 years + total. Service provision for people with neurological conditions 2. Do you directly provide neurological health care services in your health board area or are your health board residents with neurological conditions provided with neurological health care services by a different territorial health board? Your health board directly provides your health board residents with neurological health services Your health board residents are provided with neurological health services by a different territorial health board 2b. What specialist health and social care services are provided/commissioned by the health board for residents with the neurological conditions specified in this FOIA request in the health board area? How many people were accessing these on 1 November 2015? If it is not possible to state figures for this date, please use the latest date known and state what this is. Please note this question is being sent to local authorities and health boards, to ensure the capture of all services provided/commissioned by the NHS and local authorities. Service Available (yes or no) Not known if available Number of people accessing (if known) Date to which this data applies Specialist residential neurological centre in health board area Specialist residential neurological centre outside health board area Specialist residential respite care Specialist day respite care Specialist maintenance or short term rehabilitation for people with neurological conditions Specialist slow stream rehabilitation for people with neurological conditions Specialist self management for people with neurological conditions Specialist home care for people with neurological conditions Assistive technology – daily living Assistive technology – communication Specialist physiotherapy Specialist occupational therapy Neuropsychological support Neuropsychiatric support Neurologist Specialist nurse (neuroscience or neurology specialist nurse or specialist nurse for specific neurological condition) Other (please define) Total Clinical standards and related issues 3. Please indicate your performance against the Clinical Standards for Neurological Health Services 2009, and state when performance against each standard was last measured Standard Met Partially met Not met Date measured 1 General neurological health services provision 2 Access to neurological health services 3 Patient encounters in neurological health services 4 Management processes in neurological health services 11 Access to specialist motor neurone disease services 12 Diagnosis of motor neurone disease 13 Ongoing management of motor neurone disease 14 Access to specialist multiple sclerosis services 15 Diagnosis of multiple sclerosis 16 Ongoing management of multiple sclerosis 17 Access to Parkinson’s disease services 18 Diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease 19 Ongoing management of Parkinson’s disease 4a. Does your health board have a 3-year neurological service plan as required by Standard 1.2 of the Clinical Standards for Neurological Health Services 2009? Please indicate the web address or alternative route for accessing the plan, the timespan the plan applies to and indicate the timescale for review. Please also indicate who has overall responsibility for leading implementation of this plan and for its review, with job titles. 3-year (minimum) neurological service plan – yes/no If yes, web address or other way for accessing plan If yes, timespan of plan Timescale for review Implementation lead Review lead 4b. In order to provide a comparison, please indicate whether your health board has a service delivery plan or similar for heart disease? Please indicate the web address or alternative route for accessing the plan, the timespan the plan applies to and indicate the timescale for review. Heart disease service plan – yes/no If yes, timespan of plan Timescale for review 5a. If someone who resides in your health board area has a neurological condition as specified in this FOIA request, is their care across health and social care services co-ordinated by one professional or service? Service/professional Yes No Neuroscience or neurological specialist nurse Neurological condition-specific specialist nurse Neurologist District Nurse GP A neuro navigator or navigation service Social worker/care manager Other - please specify Such an approach does not exist 5b. For the purposes of comparison with another condition please can you indicate whether if someone who resides in your health board area has heart disease, is their care across health and social care services co-ordinated by one professional or service? Service/professional Yes No Heart disease/failure specialist nurse Consultant District Nurse GP A heart disease navigator/navigation service Social worker/care manager Other - please specify Such an approach does not exist

Date for Response: 05/01/2016 - View 552 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 548
Date Received: 24/11/2015

I would like to know how many hospital meals have been thrown away in your hospitals each year for the last five years. Please include all that are not subject to private contracts. What is the total expenditure on food and what proportion is thrown away? I would like the figures separated by year.

Date for Response: 18/01/2016 - View 548 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 535
Date Received: 19/11/2015

How many patients in Scotland, since 2007/08 have sought treatment (a) for any condition and (b) for any type of cancer outwith (a) Scotland and (b) the UK; From the numbers indicated above, how many of those in each category (a) and (b) have applied for costs reimbursement from the NHS, and at what cost.

Date for Response: 02/02/2016 - View 535 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 534
Date Received: 19/11/2015

This is a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information I require is as follows: 1) Monthly expenditure reports from April 2015 to November 2015, indicating whether there is an overspend against budget for each month. 2) The structural deficit in 2014/15; the anticipated structural deficit for 2015/16 and 2016/17. Please treat each question (1-2) as separate requests.

Date for Response: 28/01/2016 - View 534 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 527
Date Received: 18/11/2015

Question 1) On how many occasion has your health board been unable to accept new patients into (a) acute wards, other than mental health, (b) mental health unit beds because of (i) due to staff shortages (ii) due to bed shortages by month from April 2014 to October 2015?.

Date for Response: 14/01/2016 - View 527 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 520
Date Received: 16/11/2015

1. What is the total number of psychiatric facilities in the Health Board area. How many of the psychiatric facilities in the health board area have locked wards and/or locked rooms? (By ‘locked ward’ or ‘locked room’ I mean any ward or room where patients are unable to leave without constant supervision, if at all) Details of what premises/facilities have these locked wards/rooms and how long have they been used as locked facilities. When was the last independent report/examination/inspection of each of these locked wards/rooms? Please supply full details of the any written findings of this report/examination/inspection How many incidents of patients being held in locked wards and/or locked rooms were recorded in each of the past three years. How many patients were held in locked wards and/or rooms in each of the past three years, please include details of how long each individual was held in a locked ward/room. How many individuals have been housed in a locked ward/room for more than six months over the past five years For any individual who has been housed in a locked ward/room for more than six months over the past five years please provide details of: - - age - - sex - - condition(s) for which they are being treated - - when they were first admitted to psychiatric care - - length of time they have spent in a locked ward/room over the past five years - - details of why the patient was initially placed in a locked ward/room - - whether the patient has absconded at any time over the previous five years - - whether the patient is currently held in a locked ward/room. 2. How many incidents of physical restraint were recorded at facilities within the health board area in each of the last three years? How many patients experienced physical restraint were recorded at facilities within the health board area in each of the last three years? How many incidents of face down restraint were recorded at facilities within the health board area in each of the last three years? How many incidents of physical restraint used to administer medication were recorded at facilities within the health board area in each of the last three years? How many incidents where police were involved in physical restraint were recorded at facilities in each of the last three years? How many of these were involving patients held in locked wards and/or locked rooms? How man incidents of physical restraint resulting in physical in injury were recorded at facilities in each of the last three years? How many of these were involving patients held in locked wards and/or locked rooms? How many incidents of physical restraint resulting in psychological harm were recorded at facilities in each of the last three years? How many of these were involving patients held in locked wards and/or locked rooms? How many incidents of physical restraint resulting in death at facilities were recoded in each of the last three years? How many of these were involving patients held in locked wards and/or locked rooms? How many complaints relating to physical restraint were recorded at facilities in each of the last three years? How many of these were involving patients held in locked wards and/or locked rooms?

Date for Response: 18/01/2016 - View 520 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 494
Date Received: 04/11/2016

My enquiry relates to all cleft services within NHS Lothian. Could you please provide responses to the following which is made under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 • How many new adult (over 16 years of age) cleft patients have you received each financial year for the past three years • How many minor (under 16 years of age) cleft patients have you received each financial year for the past three years • How many surgical repairs have been carried out per financial year for the past three years? • How many primary surgeries take place per financial year for the past three years? • How many re-repair surgeries have taken place each financial year for the past three years • What percentage of patients are transferred to high dependency ward following surgery? • What is the cost of care on a high dependency ward? • What is the cost of care on a post surgery admissions ward? • What is the cost of care for a patient to attend surgery on the above wards if they reside if a different jurisdiction (such as Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS)? • What costs are charged back to the NHS board where the patient resides? • What is the post surgery infection rate for each financial year for the past three years • How many cleft babies have been identified as requiring grommets by two years of age? • Of the above children, how many have had the grommets inserted as part of the primary operation? • Of the above, how many have had an operation solely for insertion of grommets? • Do surgical consultants and anesthetists meet the parents/patients prior to surgery on all occasions? • If so, when does this meeting take place? • Do pre admission assessments take place? • If so, how long do the appointments take on average and who carries out the assessments? • Do regular multi-disciplinary meetings take place with parents? • If so, do consultants attend from each practice/clinical field? • Will this continue should the a single surgical service be provided in Edinburgh? • How many patients appointments have been 'missed' for each financial year for the past three years? • How many patients have 'slipped through the net' for each financial year for the past three years? In addition to the above, could you please provide an electronic copy of the following: • All reports, to include reviews, audits and recommendations of the service submitted and relied upon by NSD for the past nine years where NHS Lothian have had representation at the meetings • All reports, to include reviews, audits and recommendations of the service submitted and relied upon by NSS for the past nine years where NHS Lothian have had representation at the meetings • Documents detailing the 'issues' which have given rise to the review of the surgical services in Scotland • Documents detailing the 'significant challenges' which have given rise to this review • Documents detailing the challenges which gave rise to the review in 2011/2012 • Documents detailing the recommendations following the 2011/2012 review • Copy of the standards which the Cleft surgical team are required to adhere to • Copy of the full and un-redacted minutes of the Options Appraisal meeting on 28 October 2015 • A list detailing the names of all attendees of the Options Appraisal meeting on 28 October 2015 and who they were representing and/or field of expertise • Copy of the minutes of all NHS Lothian meetings where the cleft surgical services have been discussed for the period 01 January 2014 to 31 October 2015

Date for Response: 02/02/2016 - View 494 Response

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