Freedom of Information 2017

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1880
Date Received: 04/08/2017

In the past five years, how much money has your health board spent on purchasing crutches for patients. Could this please be broken down by year? In addition, if it's available, could you provide guidance given to hospitals and staff about what patients should do with crutches once they are finished with them. Eg, are they to return them to the health board, or dispose of them?

Date for Response: 24/08/2017 - View 1880 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1861
Date Received: 31/07/2017

Under FOI, I would please like to know how many children have been admitted to hospital in the past five years due to obesity-related disorders. I would please like to know the ages of the children, the gender (age brackets if not) and a breakdown year by year of the figures. I would also like to know what treatment they received in a hospital setting and also the weights of the children in brackets. I would also please like to know how many children have had weight loss surgery in NHS Lothian over the past five years, again broken down year by year, by gender and also in age brackets.

Date for Response: 28/08/2017 - View 1861 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1848
Date Received: 24/07/2017

Could you please provide information relating to the number of sick days taken by staff this year and reasons why. I am particularly interested in depression, anxiety and stress related categories. Please provide a 5 year breakdown for 2012-2016

Date for Response: 11/08/2017 - View 1848 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1830
Date Received: 17/07/2017

Under freedom of information I would like to know how many children (aged under 18) have been referred to weight management services in the NHS Lothian health board area over the past two years. I would please like to know the youngest age of child referred, and also the numbers of children separated by age (e.g. under five, five to nine etc). I would please like to know the annual cost to your health board for these services.These services could be weight management services that are available to adults and children, or ones specifically aimed at children. I would also please like to know what weight managements services have been started in the past two years aimed at supporting children who are overweight or obese and any new support services started in the past 12 months.

Date for Response: 21/08/2017 - View 1830 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1819
Date Received: 11/07/2017

• How many patients under your care have gone missing in each of the last 3 years. • How many patients have been found in the same period. • What is the longest time any patient has been missing. How old were they. Where did they go missing from. • How many patients under the age of 16 have been lost in each of the last 3 years. What ages were each of these missing patients. How long were each of these children missing. • How many fatalities have occurred as a result of patients going missing. What ages were the fatalities.

Date for Response: 08/08/2017 - View 1819 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1818
Date Received: 11/07/2017

1. A list of all NHS-run services within your board which rent premises from another party (either a public body or private owner) 2. The owner of these premises 3. The annual rent paid by your board to such owners, as a total and divided by premises 4. The length of time for which your health board rented each property

Date for Response: 22/08/2017 - View 1818 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1817
Date Received: 11/07/2017

Q1) How many babies were born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (showing signs of drug addiction because of their mother taking drugs during pregnancy) at hospitals run by your trust in each of the past five financial years? Q2) Please breakdown the figure from Q1. giving the age of each mother and the substance she was addicted to? Q3) Please tell me how much it cost to care for these babies as well as the mothers with addictions to illegal drugs in a hospital/other facility your NHS Trust runs in each of the past five financial years

Date for Response: 07/08/2017 - View 1817 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1816
Date Received: 11/07/2017

1) Please state the number of assaults that were conducted by: a) Patient on staff b) Patient on patient c) Staff on patient d) Staff on staff Recorded at hospitals and other premises of your mental health trust/board in each of the following financial years. i) 2012/13 ii) 2013/14 iii) 2014/15 iv) 2015/16 v) 2016/17 2) Please provide, for each assault, a description of each assault and details of where the assault took place (e.g. in a secure unit/in a consultation room/hospital ward), if possible under the cost limit set out by the FOIA.

Date for Response: 04/08/2017 - View 1816 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1805
Date Received: 06/07/2017

How much did the NHS trust spend on translators for patients between June 23rd, 2016 and June 23rd 2017? Could you please provide a breakdown of which languages translators were required for? Could you also provide the same figures for June 23, 2015, to June 22, 2016?

Date for Response: 07/07/2017 - View 1805 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1791
Date Received: 03/07/2017

To provide under FOI legislation, a list of private providers used, the procedures being acquired, the number of procedures of each and the cost of each from 2015/16 to current year. To provide under FOI legislation, a list of all private procedures acquired at individual cost and also what the same procedure would cost under the NHS. To provide under FOI legislation, a breakdown on the number of procedures were commissioned in private sector and the total cost - 2015/16 to date.

Date for Response: 31/07/2017 - View 1791 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1654
Date Received: 09/05/2017

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: 06/06/2017 - View 1654 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1650
Date Received: 08/05/2017

• The total spend on interpreting and translation services over the last 10 years (broken down by financial year); • The number of patients who required these services over the last 10 years (broken down by financial year); • The maximum amount per hour paid for interpreting and translation services in the last financial year; • A breakdown by percentage of the languages required in the last financial year.

Date for Response: 05/06/2017 - View 1650 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1617
Date Received: 25/04/2017

Please can you tell me whether there are still mixed-sex wards within your NHS board area? If there are, I would also like to know: - how many there are - what kind of wards they are - whether they are confined to particular hospitals and if so, which - if possible, approx. how many beds this includes - the reason mixed sex wards still exist in these instances Also, does the board plan to eradicate them and is there a corresponding timescale?

Date for Response: 22/05/2017 - View 1617 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1616
Date Received: 25/04/2017

Under Freedom of Information legislation, I’d like to know how many deaths in your health board area have been attributed to antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the last five years. I’d like the number broken down by year. If possible, I’d also like to know how many non-fatal cases there were of patients with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. I’ve included a list of 12 antibiotic-resistant bacteria (sourced from the World Health Organisation) which may be helpful. 1. Acinetobacter baumannii, carbapenem-resistant 2. Pseudomonas aeruginosa, carbapenem-resistant 3. Enterobacteriaceae, carbapenem-resistant, ESBL-producing 4. Enterococcus faecium, vancomycin-resistant 5. Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-resistant, vancomycin-intermediate and resistant 6. Helicobacter pylori, clarithromycin-resistant 7. Campylobacter spp., fluoroquinolone-resistant 8. Salmonellae, fluoroquinolone-resistant 9. Neisseria gonorrhoeae, cephalosporin-resistant, fluoroquinolone-resistant 10. Streptococcus pneumoniae, penicillin-non-susceptible 11. Haemophilus influenzae, ampicillin-resistant 12. Shigella spp., fluoroquinolone-resistant

Date for Response: 29/05/2017 - View 1616 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1610
Date Received: 20/04/2017

Could the health board provide more information on the percentage of their backlog maintenance which is significant or high risk? Based on the following table, found on page 25 of the Annual State of NHS Scotland Assets and Facilities Report for 2015 (link): I am interested in: • Which buildings require significant/ high risk backlog maintenance, and what they are used for; • Details of the repairs required (e.g. roof, electrics, plumbing).

Date for Response: 04/05/2017 - View 1610 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1606
Date Received: 18/04/2017

The number of Cryptococcal Meningitis cases at Lothian Hospital in 2016.

Date for Response: 25/04/2017 - View 1606 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1604
Date Received: 14/04/2017

Please could you supply the following information, for patients with hepatitis C, for the last month if possible. Please use the tables to enter by genotype as possible thank you. By genotype as follows Interferon Free Treatment 1A 1B 2 3 4 5 6 Epclusa Harvoni Sovaldi Sovaldi/Olysio Sovaldi/Daklinza Viekirax Viekirax/Exviera Zepatier

Date for Response: 21/04/2017 - View 1604 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1602
Date Received: 13/04/2017

1) Has the Trust paid any external supplier or party to deliver Ophthalmology services on behalf of the Trust, which are or have been recorded as the Trust’s own NHS activity for the following period? 2). Please breakdown the amount spent with each supplier delivering Opthalmology services to your Trust during the following periods:

Date for Response: 21/04/2017 - View 1602 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1601
Date Received: 13/04/2017

The name of each GP practice in your region that has closed and had its patient list dispersed? The list size of each practice? The date of closure? The name of each practice branch that has closed as a result of mergers? The list size of the practice branch that closed as a result of mergers ? The date of closure? How many of the practices mentioned in the previous questions had approached the area team for advice or support on practice closures or mergers? What support, if any, was offered?

Date for Response: 04/05/2017 - View 1601 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1598
Date Received: 11/04/2017

1 - How many recruitment agencies did the Health Board utilise in the provision of Locum Medical Doctors during the financial year of 16/17? 2 - Can you provide me with a monthly breakdown on the spend that was attributed to each of these recruitment agencies? 3 - Medacs ran a 6 month pilot of a master vend solution in 2016, please can you provide me with information on why this did not progress past a pilot stage?

Date for Response: 11/05/2017 - View 1598 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1596
Date Received: 11/04/2017

Self-administration of medicines policies 1. Does your Board have a self-administration of medicines policy for competent patients? Yes/ No a. If yes, please provide a copy of this policy b. If yes, please outline whether this policy applies to all hospital sites and all wards, or specify the sites or wards to which it applies c. If no, are you planning to introduce this policy in 2017/18? Yes/ No 2. If you have a policy please provide details of the use of the self-administration of medicines policy? This includes: a. How are your staff informed about this policy? b. How is the implementation of this policy monitored across the hospitals in your Board? 3. If you do not have a self-administration of medicines policy, why is this? [Please let us know of any barriers to introducing a policy in your Board]. Carers visiting hours 3. Do you currently have a policy which allows carers to visit the person they care for outside of visiting hours? Yes/ No a. If yes, please provide a copy of this policy b. If yes, please outline whether this policy applies to all hospital sites and all wards, or specify the sites or wards to which it applies c. If no, are you planning to introduce a policy in 2017/18? Yes/ No d. If no, please outline any work that your Board is undertaking with a view to enabling carers to visit the person they care for outside visiting hours? 4. If you have a policy, please provide details of the use of the policy to allow carers to visit outside of traditional visiting hours? This includes: a. How are your staff informed about this policy? b. How is the implementation of this policy monitored across the hospitals in your Board? 5. If you do not have a policy which allows carers to visit the person they care for outside of visiting hours, why is this? [Please let us know of any barriers to introducing a policy in your Board].

Date for Response: 23/05/2017 - View 1596 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1595
Date Received: 11/04/2017

1) Of those children and young people who started treatment at CAMH services in 2016-17, how many waited (i) 12 months, (ii) 13 months, (iii) 14 months, (iv) 15 months, (v) 16 months, (vi) 17 months, (vii) 18 months, (viii) 19 months, (ix) 20 months, (x) 21 months, (xi) 22 months, (xii) 23 months, (xiii) 24 months or more, to start their treatment following a referral. 2) What was the longest (number of days) any child or young person who started treatment at CAMH services in 2016-17 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 months, (ii) 13 months, (iii) 14 months, (iv) 15 months, (v) 16 months, (vi) 17 months, (vii) 18 months, (viii) 19 months, (ix) 20 months, (x) 21 months, (xi) 22 months, (xii) 23 months, (xiii) 24 months or more, to start their treatment following a referral. 4) What is the longest (number of days) 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: 04/05/2017 - View 1595 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1594
Date Received: 10/04/2017

I am interested to find out how many abortions have been carried out on women after the 24 week limit in the period from the enactment of the Abortion Act 1967 to the present day. As you may be aware, the Abortion Act 1967 details that abortion is permissible after 24 week under 3 circumstances: (b)that the termination is necessary to prevent grave permanent injury to the physical or mental health of the pregnant woman; or (c)that the continuance of the pregnancy would involve risk to the life of the pregnant woman, greater than if the pregnancy were terminated; or (d)that there is a substantial risk that if the child were born it would suffer from such physical or mental abnormalities as to be seriously handicapped

Date for Response: 14/04/2017 - View 1594 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1593
Date Received: 07/04/2017

Please give the amounts spent and number of referrals made by the CCG/health board for the following treatments or services in each of the last three financial years (2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17): • Iscador aka Mistletoe Therapy • Chiropractic/Spinal Manipulation • Osteopathy/Cranial Osteopathy/Craniosacral Therapy • Herbal remedies • Reflexology • Traditional Chinese Medicine

Date for Response: 04/05/2017 - View 1593 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1592
Date Received: 07/04/2017

Details of all the current filled training fellowship posts (or other similar training programmes for post CCT doctors) within your Radiology 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: MSK, Breast Imaging, Paediatric Radiology...)

Date for Response: 04/05/2017 - View 1592 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1591
Date Received: 07/04/2017

Please provide under FOI legislation figures for the number of service level agreements made with individual locum GPs following the primary care directorate's interpretation of IR 35. The new policy applies only to Section 2 practices: please provide figures indicating the average deprivation score of Practice populations of Section 2 practices and the average deprivation score for practice populations served by practices other than Section 2 practices in Lothian.

Date for Response: 10/05/2017 - View 1591 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1590
Date Received: 06/04/2017

1) The amount of money owed to the board by non-EU nationals who received treatment during the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, broken down by date of treatment, type of treatment, country of origin and amount outstanding. 2) The amount of money recovered from non-EU nationals who received treatment during the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, broken down by date of treatment, type of treatment, country of origin and amount recovered.

Date for Response: 16/05/2017 - View 1590 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1588
Date Received: 05/04/2017

Could the health board provide the total amount spent on interpreting and translating in 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17?

Date for Response: 04/05/2017 - View 1588 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1587
Date Received: 05/04/2017

Could the health board provide how much was paid out in distinction/ merit awards and discretionary points awards in 2015-16 and 2016-17? Could the health board include the number of individuals who received each award type, and their designation Finally, could the health board provide the number of retired individuals who received such awards in 2015-16 and 2016-17, and how much was paid out. I would like this to be treated as a Freedom of Information request.

Date for Response: 05/05/2017 - View 1587 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1586
Date Received: 05/04/2017

• The total number of individuals who were given voluntary redundancy in the financial year 2016/17, and their designation? • The highest single voluntary redundancy payment made in the financial year 2016/17? • The total number of individuals who were given compulsory redundancy in the financial year 2016/17, and their designation? • The total number of individuals who were given early retirement in the financial year 2016/17, the total cost of these, and their designation? • The highest single payment for early retirement made in the financial year 2016/17? • The total number of individuals who were given any other form of severance not included above in the financial year 2016/17, the total cost of these, and their designation? • The total number of individuals who were given compromise agreements in the financial year 2016/17? • The total full-time equivalent staff headcount in the financial year 2016/17?

Date for Response: 04/04/2017 - View 1586 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1585
Date Received: 05/04/2017

Please could you provide me the number of people who have received deep brain stimulation surgery in Edinburgh for each full year since 2011.

Date for Response: 04/05/2017 - View 1585 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1584
Date Received: 05/04/2017

Could the health board provide the number of GP surgeries which have closed in each year since 1999. For each year could the health board also provide the total number of GP surgeries.

Date for Response: 18/04/2017 - View 1584 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1583
Date Received: 05/04/2017

Could the health board provide a breakdown of waiting times for cortisone injections for sciatica patients. Could the health board include the average wait and the longest wait, for each year between 2011-12 and 2016-17.

Date for Response: 21/04/2017 - View 1583 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1582
Date Received: 05/04/2017

patient transport contract information

Date for Response: 04/05/2017 - View 1582 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1581
Date Received: 05/04/2017

Please could I have a breakdown of the total number of EVAR (EndoVascular Aneurysm Repair or Endovascular Aortic Repair) procedures undertaken by the Health Board (annualised figures only required) for the following years: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Date for Response: 25/04/2017 - View 1581 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1579
Date Received: 03/04/2017

1) How many vacancies in your trust are currently unfilled (as of today when you compile the answers to this FOI)? 2) How many of those unfilled vacancies are for nursing jobs? 3) How many of those unfilled vacancies are for consultant jobs? 4) How many of those unfilled vacancies are for roles within your ICU (if applicable)? 5) How many of those unfilled vacancies were first advertised over 6 months ago (first posted in October 2016 or before)? 6) What is the longest duration any of your current vacancies has remained unfilled?

Date for Response: 04/05/2017 - View 1579 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1578
Date Received: 03/04/2017

1. How many children have been the subject of ‘significant reviews’ as a result of obesity? 2. How many referrals have there been to the NHS Lothian Child Healthy Weight Programme? How many of these are under five, as mentioned in the report? 3. How many have been hospitalised as a result of this? 4. And what actually happens in hospital if they have been admitted? How are they treated?

Date for Response: 24/04/2017 - View 1578 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1575
Date Received: 03/04/2017

It would be much appreciable if you could provide me the Medicine usage Information according to Freedom of Information act for the below Mentioned Anti Biotics During the Past 5 years.2011/12,2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16. It would be much appreciable if you provide the Pack size information of the usgae if possible 1. *Cefuroxime powder for injection or infusion* *250/750/1500 mg vials.* 2. *Ceftriaxone powder for injection or infusion 1gram and 2 gram vials.* 3. *Ceftazidime powder for injection or infusion* *500/1000/2000 gram vials* 4. *Cefotaxime powder for injection or infusion* 5. *Meropenem powder for injection or infusion* *500/1000 gram vials* 6. *Imipenem Cilastatin powder for injection or infusion* *250/250 mg and 500/500 mg vials* 7. *Piperacillin Tazobactam powder for injection and infusion 4gram/500mg vials.*”

Date for Response: 04/05/2017 - View 1575 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1574
Date Received: 31/03/2017

1. 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. 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 2. Is your health board going to develop a plan for neurological services – across health and social care – with the local authorities/integration authorities in your area? If so, which authorities are involved? Has work begun on this process, when do you intend to publish the plan and when will implementation begin? Planning to develop neurological services plan with local authorities/integration authorities – yes/no If yes, please indicate which authorities If yes, has the process begun? Yes/no If yes, when will the plan be published? If yes, when will implementation of the plan begin? 3. Does your health board have a specialist neurological rehabilitation community team? If it does, does the team provide support to residents and staff in care homes? • Has a specialist neurological rehabilitation • team (yes/no) • • The team provides support to care homes (yes/no) • •

Date for Response: 19/04/2017 - View 1574 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1573
Date Received: 30/03/2017

Under Freedom of Information I I request the annual data on number of hospital stays with a VTE/DVT diagnosis and the incident rate per 10000 stays over the period 2006 to today where posible.

Date for Response: 24/04/2017 - View 1573 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1571
Date Received: 30/03/2017

a) How many GP practices within your health board area are currently being run directly by the health board?

Date for Response: 24/04/2017 - View 1571 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1570
Date Received: 29/03/2017

In 2010 the Scottish Government, with the RCGP, published Treating access: a toolkit for GP practices to improve their patients’ access to primary care. The report highlighted the benefits of GP surgeries having modern websites which could allow patients to order repeat prescriptions and book some appointments online. Following the publication of the Scottish Government's report, what progress has been made in NHS Lothian to ensure more GP surgeries offer such services? What percent of GP surgeries in the health board area allow patients to a)order repeat prescriptions online, and b) book some appointments online?

Date for Response: 24/04/2017 - View 1570 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1569
Date Received: 28/03/2017

1) How many GP practices have closed in your health board area in the last two years? 2) Are there any others which have intimated they will close? 3) How many GP practices have been taken under the control of your health board in the lat two years? 4) Are there any others which have intimated they would like your health board to take over or ones which you know you are going to take over?

Date for Response: 06/04/2017 - View 1569 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1568
Date Received: 28/03/2017

Please provide me with: total no of beds in all your hospitals (seperated by hospital site, and by Level 0, 1, 2 or 3)

Date for Response: 27/03/2017 - View 1568 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1567
Date Received: 27/03/2017

In England we work with continuing healthcare (CHC), do you have an equivalent in Scotland? If so, please can i request the contact details for the head of service, nurse assessor, commissioning manager or anyone who would be able to assist me. Please can i request: name job title direct email account direct phone number

Date for Response: 10/04/2017 - View 1567 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1566
Date Received: 27/03/2017

In the last 6 months, how many patients with Haemophilia A (also known as Factor VII Deficiency/Classic Haemophilia) have been treated with the following treatments: • Advate • Afstyla • Elocta • Kogenate • Helixate • Nuwiq • Refacto AF • Other Also, is it possible to supply how many Haemophilia A patients are registered with the hospital trust? In the last 6 months, how many patients with Haemophilia B (also known as Factor IX Deficiency/Christmas disease) have been treated with the following treatments: • Alprolix • BeneFIX • Idelvion • Rixubis • Other Also, is it possible to supply how many Haemophilia B patients are registered with the hospital trust?

Date for Response: 18/04/2017 - View 1566 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1565
Date Received: 27/03/2017

How much money did NHS Lothian make in total from car parking charges at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for each individual year from the period 2014-2016 (three years)? Within these figures, how much money did NHS Lothian make solely from the visitors and patients car parks and how much from the staff car parks?

Date for Response: 24/04/2017 - View 1565 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1564
Date Received: 27/03/2017

Description of information and format I am requesting information on the number of suicides and attempted suicides in Mental Health in-patient environments between April 2013 and March 2016, where the suicide/attempted suicide took place on or utilising the en-suite door within the bedroom area. I would ideally like the data in a spreadsheet, broken down by year and by each mental health care provider. For example: April13 to March14 April14 to March15 April15 to March16 Number of suicides Number of attempted suicides Number of suicides Number of attempted suicides Number of suicides Number of attempted suicides NHS Lothian

Date for Response: 24/04/2017 - View 1564 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1563
Date Received: 27/03/2017

It recently occured to me that it is highly probable that there are people within the UK prison population who are also living on Artificial Nutrition. I would be very grateful if you could possibly provide me with any statistics or information you happen to hold on the numbers of prisoners within the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) who are recieving Artificial Nutrition. As a charitible organisation PINNT would then like to explore the option of providing some form of support and information to those prisoners living on Artificial Nutrition.

Date for Response: 24/04/2017 - View 1563 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1561
Date Received: 24/03/2017

1. All protocols and guidance used by nursing staff attending the HMP Edinburgh for initial assessments / investigations of prisoners presenting with a suspected bone fracture. 2. All protocol and guidance used by nursing staff attending at HMP Edinburgh regarding the arrangements and timings of the referral of prisoners to hospital for further treatment (eg x-ray). 3. All protocols and guidance used by nursing staff attending at HMP Edinburgh regarding the recording of appointments / communications with inmates.

Date for Response: 24/04/2017 - View 1561 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1560
Date Received: 24/03/2017

Please can you provide the contact details, name, telephone number, email address, of the Head of Estates, Estates Managers and Capital Project Managers for your trust.

Date for Response: 24/04/2017 - View 1560 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1559
Date Received: 23/03/2017

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information from NHS Lothian Health Board, and/or/including information from Clinical Testing Laboratories and Sample Collection Vehicle Conditions I ask for information regarding for testing for the following bacterium species affecting Humans – Actinomyces israelii and Actinomyces gerencseria and other Actinomyces Genus which are antibiotic resistant. Also can the following be tested for -Propionibacterium propionicus which can often minic Acinomycisis infections The Actonomyces Bacterium degrade extreme quickly upon exposure to oxygen thus rendering testing impossible. “Cultures should be placed immediately under anaerobic conditions and incubated for 48 hours or longer; the isolation and definitive identification of actinomycetes may require 2-3 weeks” - From http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/211587-workup To this regard Question 1 Do the NHS vans that transport samples have a vacuum chamber contained within for such delicate samples? Question 2 What conditions are the samples held in once arriving at the Clinical Testing Laboratory Question 3 Does the Clinical Testing Laboratories have a vacuum chamber for such delicate samples. Question 4 Does the Clinical Testing Laboratories use an electron microscope to identify pathogens. Question 5 The woman who I believe I passed Actinomycosis to (via sexual intercourse or via oral sex) only had Actinomycosis identified by use of an electron Microscope at Infectious Diseases and Communicable Laboratories in Edinburgh. Are suspected cases of Actinomycoses infections, Maxiofacial, Thoracic, Pelvic and Gastroenteral routinely sent to Infectious and Communicable Diseases Laboratories in your area? Question 7 To my knowledge Culture Testing for Actinomycois infections require up to three weeks. Please explain why NHS Laboratories only test cultures for one week in total? Quote from my own test result 24/02/17 - “Culture – No Growth. Culture will be incubated for 7 days in total. No further report will be issued unless culture becomes positive” Question 8 In the UK Actinomycosis with antibiotic resistance incidence is quoted on NHS website as 1:300000. In Holland and Germany the incidence is quoted as 1:100000. In Pelvic Actinomycosis in the UK (female infections) the IUD is blamed as causation in 10% of cases yet in the USA it is (One Tenth of One Percent). Please provide the figures of cases of Actinomycosis with antibiotic resistance identified in both men and women in Lothian NHS from 2000 to 2016

Date for Response: 24/04/2017 - View 1559 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1557
Date Received: 22/03/2017

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request information from you on the Trusts expenditure by age and illness type. I have attached my preferred format in the xls which I would like you to use. All Causes AGES 0-4 5-14 15-29 30-59 60-69 70+ I. Communicable, maternal, perinatal and nutritional conditions A. Infectious and parasitic diseases 1. Tuberculosis 2. STDs excluding HIV a. Syphilis b. Chlamydia c. Gonorrhoea d. Trichomoniasis e. Other STDs 3. HIV/AIDS 4. Diarrhoeal diseases 5. Childhood-cluster diseases a. Whooping cough b. Diphtheria c. Measles d. Tetanus 6. Meningitis 7. Encephalitis 8. Acute hepatitis B 9. Acute hepatitis C 10. Parasitic and vector diseases a. Malaria b. Trypanosomiasis c. Chagas disease d. Schistosomiasis e. Leishmaniasis f. Lymphatic filariasis g. Onchocerciasis h. Leprosy i. Dengue j. Trachoma k. Rabies 11. Intestinal nematode infections a. Ascariasis b. Trichuriasis c. Hookworm disease 12. Other infectious diseases B. Respiratory infections 1. Lower respiratory infections 2. Upper respiratory infections 3. Otitis media C. Maternal conditions D. Neonatal conditions 1. Preterm birth complications 2. Birth asphyxia and birth trauma 3. Neonatal sepsis and infections 4. Other neonatal conditions E. Nutritional deficiencies 1. Protein-energy malnutrition 2. Iodine deficiency 3. Vitamin A deficiency 4. Iron-deficiency anaemia 5. Other nutritional deficiencies II. Noncommunicable diseases A. Malignant neoplasms 1. Mouth and oropharynx cancers 2. Oesophagus cancer 3. Stomach cancer 4. Colon and rectum cancers 5. Liver cancer 6. Pancreas cancer 7. Trachea, bronchus, lung cancers 8. Melanoma and other skin cancers 9. Breast cancer 10. Cervix uteri cancer 11. Corpus uteri cancer 12. Ovary cancer 13. Prostate cancer 14. Bladder cancer 15. Lymphomas, multiple myeloma 16. Leukaemia Other malignant neoplasms B. Other neoplasms C. Diabetes mellitus D. Endocrine, blood, immune disorders E. Mental and behavioral disorders 1. Unipolar depressive disorders 2. Bipolar disorder 3. Schizophrenia 4. Alcohol use disorders 5. Drug use disorders 6. Anxiety disorders 7. Eating disorders 8. Pervasive developmental disorders 9. Childhood behavioural disorders 10. Idiopathic intellectual disability 11. Other mental and behavioural disorders F. Neurological conditions 1. Alzheimer's disease and other dementias 2. Parkinson's disease 3. Epilepsy 4. Multiple sclerosis 5. Migraine 6. Non-migraine headache 7. Other neurological conditions G. Sense organ diseases H. Cardiovascular diseases 1. Rheumatic heart disease 2. Hypertensive heart disease 3. Ischaemic heart disease 4. Stroke 5. Cardiomyopathy, myocarditis, endocarditis 6. Other circulatory diseases I. Respiratory diseases 1. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 2. Asthma 3. Other respiratory diseases J. Digestive diseases 1. Peptic ulcer disease 2. Cirrhosis of the liver 3. Appendicitis Other digestive diseases K. Genitourinary diseases 1. Kidney diseases 2. Hyperplasia of prostate 3. Urolithiasis 4. Other genitourinary diseases 5. Infertility 6. Gynecological diseases L. Skin diseases M. Musculoskeletal diseases 1. Rheumatoid arthritis 2. Osteoarthritis 3. Gout 4. Back and neck pain Other musculoskeletal disorders N. Congenital anomalies 1. Neural tube defects 2. Cleft lip and cleft palate 3. Down's syndrome 4. Congenital heart anomalies 5. Other chromosomal anomalies 6. Other congenital anomalies O. Oral conditions III. Injuries A. Unintentional injuries 1. Road injury 2. Poisonings 3. Falls 4. Fire, heat and hot substances 5. Drowning 6. Exposure to forces of nature 7. Other unintentional injuries B. Intentional injuries 1. Self-harm 2. Interpersonal violence 3. Collective violence and legal intervention

Date for Response: 20/04/2017 - View 1557 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1556
Date Received: 22/03/2017

i) The number of people admitted to A&E suffering from what appears to be hypothermia or the effects of cold weather exposure in the past 5 years, broken down for each year as 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016. ii) The number of times staff in either A&E or the general reception have been asked for a place to sleep for the night (either in a hospital bed or in the waiting room) by a person identifying as homeless in the past 5 years, broken down for each year as 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016. iii) The number of times staff either A&E or the general reception have to call the police or social services after a person identifying as homeless in the past 5 years asks for help finding a home, broken down for each year as 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.

Date for Response: 21/04/2017 - View 1556 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1554
Date Received: 21/03/2017

1. How much money was spent on mental health services (adult, CAHMS, geriatric, etc.) in 2015/2016? 2. What percentage of the total budget for NHS Lanarkshire was this? (The figures I have put the 2015/2016 total budget for NHS Lanarkshire at £1,051.8 million)

Date for Response: 18/04/2017 - View 1554 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1552
Date Received: 20/03/2017

Please could you tell me when the property's in Millerfield Road Marchmont Edinburgh will go up for sale. I was told that all the propertys in the NHS streets belonging to the Sick Kids will go up for sale. Is this a public of private sale.

Date for Response: 19/04/2017 - View 1552 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1550
Date Received: 20/03/2017

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, I would be grateful if you could comply with the following request: 1. How much has the board spent on private ambulances in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2016-17 to date, breaking expenditure down by company. 2. On how many occasions has the board used private ambulances in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2016-17 to date, broken down by company, and how many (i) patients did they transport and (ii) journeys did they cover. 3. Please provide details of the board’s arrangements with private ambulance providers? For example, is there a contract with them and in what circumstances are their services employed?

Date for Response: 18/04/2017 - View 1550 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1549
Date Received: 17/03/2017

This is a request, under the Freedom of Information Act, for access to information held by your organization. I would like to access information with regard to lymphoma testing offered by your institution; this testing will likely be performed in pathology/histopathology 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. If your institution does not currently offer lymphoma 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. 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. For convenience, most questions are multiple choice, with space for extra details where relevant. In each case please  all that apply 1. Do you provide a lymphoma testing service? ☐ No ☐ Yes, as in-house service ☐ Yes, but send out to an external lab. If samples sent out, please specify send out lab details: 2. Do you participate in an EQA program for lymphoma testing? ☐ No ☐ Yes. If Yes, please specify EQA program: 3. Approximately how many lymphoma cases are tested? (per month or per year, whichever is easier to determine)? 4. Approximately how many of these samples are B-cell lymphomas? (per month or per year or as a percentage of lymphoma samples above, whichever is easier to determine)? 5. Do you perform DLBCL subtyping? ☐ No ☐ Yes, as in-house service ☐ Yes, but send out to an external lab. If samples sent out, please specify send out lab details: 6. Approximately how many samples are DLBCL positive? (per month or per year, whichever is easier to determine)? 7. Which DLBCL algorithm do you use to classify subtypes? ☐ Hans’ ☐ Choi ☐ Other, please specify details: 8. Which IHC antibodies are used for DLBCL subtyping? ☐ CD10 ☐ BCL6 ☐ BCL2 ☐ MUM1 ☐ GCET1 ☐ FOXP1 ☐ Ki67/mib1 ☐ MYC ☐ Other, please specify details: 9. Which IHC platform/autostainer do you use for DLBCL subtyping? ☐ Ventana. Please specify model: ☐ Dako. Please specify model: ☐ Leica. Please specify model: ☐ Labvision. Please specify model: ☐ Shandon. Please specify model: ☐ Menarini. Please specify model: ☐ Other, please specify details: 10. Is Gene Expression Profiling (GEP) used for DLBCL subtyping? ☐ No ☐ Yes, as for routine clinical samples ☐ Yes, but for research purposes only ☐ Currently validating this for clinical samples ☐ Other, please specify details: 11. Approximately how many DLBCL samples are tested using GEP? (per month or per year, whichever is easier to determine)? 12. If GEP is used to test for DLBCL which platform is used in your lab? ☐ Nanostring ☐ Illumina ☐ Expression Micro Array ☐ Qiagen ☐ Other, please specify details: 13. What is the laboratory turnaround time for DLBCL subtyping using IHC? 14. What is the laboratory turnaround time for DLBCL subtyping using GEP? 15. Are any additional tests performed to help confirm a diagnosis of DLBCL? ☐ BCL2. Please select methodology: IHC / FISH / GEP ☐ BCL6. Please select methodology: IHC / FISH / GEP ☐ MYC. Please select methodology: IHC / FISH / GEP ☐ EBV. Please select methodology: IHC / Viral Capsid Antigen / Other, please specify: ☐ Other, please specify details 16. If multiple tests are performed to confirm DLBCL, how are the reports issued? ☐ Each test is reported individually ☐ A complete DLBCL report is generated only when all relevant testing has been completed ☐ Interim reports are sent on completion of each test and a final integrated report is issued that combines all results ☐ Other, please specify details 17. Who pays for DLBCL testing? ☐ Heamatologists ☐ Laboratory ☐ Commisioners ☐ National Services Division ☐ Other, please specify details

Date for Response: 18/04/2017 - View 1549 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1548
Date Received: 17/03/2017

RE: FOI Request – Acute medicine Can you please assist me with retrieving the total Agency spend for Medical Locum Doctors within Acute medicine over the following months, within your Trust or Health Board? Month Total Agency Spend in Acute medicine August 2016 September 2016 October 2016 November 2016 December 2016 January 2017 Just to confirm, this is for Locum Doctors only.

Date for Response: 18/04/2017 - View 1548 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1547
Date Received: 09/03/2017

. Since January 2013, how many women within Lothian Health Board area have been diagnosed with a perinatal mental health condition? 2. What proportion of these women were diagnosed with a) mild depression b) moderate depression c) severe depression d) postpartum psychosis? 3. What courses of treatment are available within your health board for those who present with a) postpartum psychosis b) mild or moderate depression c) severe depression? 4. Since January 2013, broken down by year, what has the average waiting time been from initial assessment to treatment for pregnant women and women in the postnatal period who need psychological treatment? 5. How many maternity units are within your health board and of these how many have a perinatal mental health unit? 6. How much money has been allocated to perinatal mental health services within your health board area in the past 3 years? 7. What is the a) number of clinical and medical experts in perinatal health in your health board area b) what are these positions c) how many hours do they work a week, and d) are there currently any vacancies? 8. Since January 2013, at what capacity has St John’s Mother and Baby Unit in Livingstone been running at, and has anyone ever been turned away, and for what reason? 10. From what health boards outside of Lothian have mothers been admitted from? 11. How many mothers who reside in your health board area have, since January 2013 received a) mental health treatment outside of your health board area and b) have been separated from their babies as a result of mental health treatment? 12. What are the maternal mental health targets for your area and have they been met since January 2013?

Date for Response: 07/04/2017 - View 1547 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1546
Date Received: 09/03/2017

Could I please ask the following questions under the Freedom of Information Act: • How many homeless people (ie… people with no fixed abode) have been admitted to hospitals within NHS Lothian for problems related to drugs? Could you please provide these figures for each of the last three calendar years. • How many homeless people (ie… people with no fixed abode) have been admitted to hospitals within NHS Lothian for problems related to alcohol? Could you please provide these figures for each of the last three calendar years.

Date for Response: 04/04/2017 - View 1546 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1545
Date Received: 16/03/2017

I am researching the NHS use of rostering and rota management software. For each supplier used at the organisation, please provide the following information: 1. Name of Software 2. Description of its uses (including the staffing groups or departments it is used for) 3. Who signed the contract (job title) 4. What is the maximum sign off value of this person's position? 5. What was the value of the contract? 6. What is the contract term? 7. When was it signed? 8. What is the notice period? 9. Was it bought through a framework? If so, please state which one

Date for Response: 13/04/2017 - View 1545 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1544
Date Received: 16/03/2017

1) Do you request references for all of your new applicants or just for certain posts? If only certain posts, please can you confirm the job roles in which you do not need references for? 2) If you need references for a new applicant, how many do you require, or how far back (in years) do you seek references for? 3) When a reference is received, do you verify its origin to ensure that it is real? 4) If yes to the above, how is verification undertaken? 5) Where verification is carried out, how long can this take? (an average per reference is sufficient. A min – max time is also sufficient) 6) If a fake reference is discovered prior to the applicant beginning a role, would the application be terminated? 7) What would happen if a reference was discovered to be fake after the person had started their job? Would this be a legal issue, or dealt with via your in-house procedures? 8) Have you received a fake reference in the last 2 years? 9) What is the name and email address of your Head/Director of Human Resources? (or equivalent Head of the department that deals with Workforce, Recruitment or People Services).

Date for Response: 04/04/2017 - View 1544 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1543
Date Received: 16/03/2017

1. The amount of cataracts out sourced by each heath board for the complete previous 5 financial years and include whatever months have past in the current one. (separated on different tabs per year) 2. The name, address and contact details of the hospital/clinic or surgeon outsourced too 3. The value paid per procedure and the number of cataracts outsourced to each clinic/hospital or surgeon 4. If this could be split into months. (ie how many were outsourced per month), though make the first column the complete number outsourced, then split into months. 5. The individual/s responsible for making the decision; what hospitals are choose or where patients are referred.

Date for Response: 12/04/2017 - View 1543 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1541
Date Received: 15/03/2017

Can you advise who your current supplier is , your annual usage, what clinical waste bag ties you are currently supplied , if you are under contract, the expiry date of your contract , and price per thousand. Can you also supply the contact name and details for the person who overseas the clinical waste bag ties.

Date for Response: 04/04/2017 - View 1541 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1540
Date Received: 16/03/2017

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

Date for Response: 12/04/2017 - View 1540 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1538
Date Received: 15/03/2017

How many full time, permanent hospital staff nurses from EU countries resigned from their positions between 23 June, 2016 and 12 March 2017? Can you please provide the same information for 23 June 2015 and 12 March 2016? Could the information please specify which country the nurse was from? Could you please also provide a figure for the total number of full time, permanent staff nurses from EU countries employed directly by the trust on the dates of June 23 2015, and 12 March, 2017

Date for Response: 06/04/2017 - View 1538 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1537
Date Received: 14/03/2017

Within your health trust how many patients are currently [within the past 6 months] being treated with a chemotherapy agent [not including surgery/radiotherapy only]; All Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer patients Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Stage IIIB**/IV** (Stage 3b/4) Of the NSCLC patients, please state the number of patients currently [within the past 6 months] being treated with the following therapies; If your trust does not treat these cancers and you refer your patients to another trust, please state which trust? Within your health trust how many patients are currently [within the past 6 months] diagnosed with Urothelial cancer? All Urothelial cancer (UCC, also transitional cell carcinoma or TCC) patients (TREATED or UNTREATED); Metastatic* or locally advanced* Urothelial cancer (UCC, also transitional cell carcinoma or TCC) patients Of these patients (metastatic/locally advanced UCC), please state the number of patients currently [within the past 6 months] being treated with the following therapies;

Date for Response: 11/04/2017 - View 1537 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1536
Date Received: 14/03/2017

• By financial year since 2011/12, how many body-worn cameras has the board purchased and at what cost? • The make/model of the cameras and the length of the warranty of the cameras? • Please provide me with a breakdown of where these cameras are currently deployed i.e. A&E, parking enforcement etc. • By financial year since 2011/12, how many faults have been reported with the cameras? Please provide a high-level list of the reported faults. • Where and for how long is the footage held? • By financial year since 2011/12, how many times has body worn camera footage been provided to Police Scotland or lawyers as evidence following an incident? • Please provide the full content of information contained within any Privacy Impact Assessments conducted for the use of body-worn digital cameras.

Date for Response: 11/04/2017 - View 1536 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1534
Date Received: 13/03/2017

We are a continuing health care (CHC) provider who supports children and adults in the community with complex needs. We currently work a lot round the North East area and would like to expend into Scotland. Can I please request the details (phone number and email) of the children's and adults team so that i can make contact with them? Many thanks

Date for Response: 10/04/2017 - View 1534 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1533
Date Received: 13/03/2017

I would like to request my full medical records to be sent to me abroad. I have recently moved from Edinburgh, Scotland, to Switzerland. How can I make this happen?

Date for Response: 14/03/2017 - View 1533 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1532
Date Received: 13/03/2017

Timescale between March 2016 and March 2017. 1. Which department/person(s) deals with Employment References at your organisation and what is the name of the Head of Department? 2. What is the average hourly rate of the person(s) dealing with Job References? (If outsourced, how much do you pay annually for this service?) 3. How are Employment References requested for new starters? How are they chased up? (email/telephone/postal service/fax) 4. How are Employment References completed for ex-employees (email/telephone/postal service/fax)? 5. How many hours (on average) does your company (or the outsourced company) spend, each month, requesting employment references for new candidates? 6. How many hours (on average) does your company (or the outsourced company) spend, each month, chasing up employment references for new candidates? 7. How many hours (on average) does your company spend (or the outsourced company), each month, completing employment references for former employees? 8. How many leavers (on average) does your company have per month? 9. How many new starters (on average) does your company have per month? 10. How many staff does your organisation employ at the moment?

Date for Response: 10/04/2017 - View 1532 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1530
Date Received: 10/03/2017

Please could I request an up to date list of all contractors, subcontractors and suppliers that have or will be involved with the building work at the Muirhouse Health & Social care centre?

Date for Response: 10/04/2017 - View 1530 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1529
Date Received: 05/04/2017

I would have thought that the requested data should have been left with NHS Lothian, as the NHS organization responsible for the patients who were involved in the PACE Trial, as well as/instead of being transferred by the responsible person to Oxford University.

Date for Response: 25/04/2017 - View 1529 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1527
Date Received: 08/03/2017

• By financial year, since 2011/12, what surgical and medical equipment (including, but not limited to, catheters, IV cannulas, giving sets etc) have been donated/exported to foreign countries because they had passed their best before or expiration dates. Please break this down by (a) equipment description and (b) country exported/donated to. • By financial year, since 2011/12, what prescription and non-prescription drugs have been donated/exported to foreign countries because they had passed their best before or expiration dates. Please break this down by (a) equipment description and (b) country exported/donated to.

Date for Response: 31/03/2017 - View 1527 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1526
Date Received: 08/03/2017

Regarding the board’s stocks of transvaginal mesh implants, and tension free vaginal tape, please tell me: • By financial year, since 2011/12, how many have been donated/exported to foreign countries. Please break this down by (a) country exported/donated to and (b) type i.e. implant vs tape. • By financial year, since 2011/12, how many of the above implants/tape were donated/exported because they had passed their best before or expiration dates. Please break this down by country exported/donated to.

Date for Response: 31/03/2017 - View 1526 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1525
Date Received: 09/03/2017

1) All recorded instances in which medical procedures have been mistakenly carried out on the wrong area of a patient's body during the years 2014, 2015 and 2016. 2) A breakdown of the above information by date, hospital, description of mistake and outcome (ie official complaint, apology etc).

Date for Response: 31/03/2017 - View 1525 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1525
Date Received: 14/03/2017

1. What software solution do you currently use for medics revalidation (i.e. medical appraisals and 360 degree multisource feedback). 2. If you use a software solution for revalidation, when does your current contractual arrangements end

Date for Response: 04/04/2017 - View 1525 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1524
Date Received: 08/03/2017

Within your health trust how many patients are currently [within the past 6 months] being treated for Melanoma ? Of these Melanoma patients how many are being treated for stage IV (advanced or metastatic) melanoma ? Of these how many are being treated for (advanced or metastatic) melanoma with the following; How many patients are currently [within the past 6 months] being treated for Non Squamous Cell Lung Cancer with the following; How many patients are currently [within the past 6 months] being treated for Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) with the following;

Date for Response: 04/04/2017 - View 1524 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1523
Date Received: 08/03/2017

Under FoI I would like to request information on the number of patients who have used Lothian NHS services as a result of injuries caused by a) using the trams and b) tripping or falling from bicycles as a result of the tram lines, since the trams have been operating, broken down if possible by type of injury and any information on the cost to NHS Lothian of all such injuries.

Date for Response: 16/03/2017 - View 1523 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1522
Date Received: 07/03/2017

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information act as I would like to know the number of inpatient discharges for the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh for the past 5 years. If there is documentation that already has this available then if you could guide me in it's direction I would be appreciative as I have been unable to find such statistics so far.

Date for Response: 30/03/2017 - View 1522 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1521
Date Received: 07/03/2017

Hospital figures • To provide, under FOI legislation, details of how many patients were discharged from hospitals during the night (11pm to 6am) in the past year (January 2016 – December 2016, inclusive), broken down by hospital. • To provide, under FOI legislation, the number of patients who were processed through triage in A&E but were subsequently transferred and treated in an AAU or MIU. Please include in your answer the waiting time for each patient in A&E and their subsequent waiting time in the AAU or MIU.

Date for Response: 31/03/2017 - View 1521 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1520
Date Received: 07/03/2017

Hospital figures • To provide, under FOI legislation, details of how many patients were discharged from hospitals during the night (11pm to 6am) in the past year (January 2016 – December 2016, inclusive), broken down by hospital. • To provide, under FOI legislation, the number of patients who were processed through triage in A&E but were subsequently transferred and treated in an AAU or MIU. Please include in your answer the waiting time for each patient in A&E and their subsequent waiting time in the AAU or MIU.

Date for Response: 04/04/2017 - View 1520 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1519
Date Received: 07/03/2017

Staffing • To provide, under FOI legislation, details of all nurses/doctors/consultants/surgeons, whose home address is listed as being outside Scotland and who have been employed on a temporary basis by your health board in the past year (January 2016 – December 2016, inclusive). In your response, please include: the employee’s title, their home country, the length of time they were employed by your health board, the reason they were drafted in from outside Scotland, the total amount in wages paid to the employee and any supplementary costs footed by the health board (for example, accommodation, flights, taxis, etc).

Date for Response: 16/03/2017 - View 1519 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1517
Date Received: 06/03/2017

1. What was the total cost for your trust, including fees and any other on-costs, for midwives supplied by an agency, broken down by the months in the table below? 2. What was the total number of hours worked by midwives supplied by an agency, broken down by the months in the table below? 3. What was the total cost for your trust for midwives working overtime, broken down by the months in the table below? 4. What was the total number of hours worked by midwives working overtime, broken down by the months in the table below? 5. What was the total cost for your trust, for midwives supplied by the bank, broken down by the months in the table below? 6. What was the total number of hours worked by midwives supplied by the bank, broken down by the months in the table below?

Date for Response: 31/03/2017 - View 1517 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1516
Date Received: 06/03/2017

The following drugs have been approved for use within NHS Scotland after January 1, 2013. Which drugs are currently in use by your NHS health board area? 1. abiraterone (Zytiga) 2. aclidinium/formoterol fumarate dihydrate (Duaklir Genuair) 3. adalimumab (Humira) 4. afatinib (Giotrif) 5. aflibercept (Eylea) 6. aflibercept (Eylea) 7. aflibercept (Eylea) 8. aflibercept (Zaltrap) 9. aflibercept intravitreal (Eylea®) 10. alemtuzumab (Lemtrada) 11. apixaban (Eliquis) 12. apixaban (Eliquis) 13. apremilast (Otezla) plaque psoriasis 14. argatroban, 100mg/ml, concentrate for solution for infusion (Exembol®) 15. aripiprazole (Abilify) 16. atazanavir & cobicistat (Evotaz) 17. atomoxetine (Strattera) 18. axitinib (Inlyta) 19. azelastine hydrochloride + fluticasone propionate (Dymista) 20. azithromycin (Zedbac) 21. beclometasone dipropionate / formoterol fumarate dihydrate (Fostair) 22. bevacizumab (Avastin) 23. blinatumomab (Blincyto) 24. bortezomib (Velcade) 25. bosutinib (Bosulif 26. botulinum toxin type a (Botox) 27. brinzolamide and brimonidine (Simbrinza) 28. budesonide 3mg gastro-resistant capsule (Budenofalk) 29. budesonide 9mg gastro-resistant granules (Budenofalk) Abbreviated 30. budesonide gastro-resistant granules (Budenofalk®) 31. caffeine Citrate 20mg/ml solution for infusion and oral solution (Peyona) 32. calcipotriol + betamethasone (Enstilar) 33. calcium polystyrene sulphonate powder for oral/rectal suspension (Sorbisterit®) 34. carglumic acid (Carbaglu) 35. cefuroxime (Aprokam) 36. ceritinib (Zykadia) 37. cholecalciferol 25,000 international units oral solution (InVita D3) 38. ciclosporin (Ikervis) 39. clindamycin 1% / tretinoin 0.025% gel (Treclin®) 40. colecalciferol (Desunin) 41. crizotinib (Xalkori) 42. crizotinib (Xalkori) 43. dabigatran etexilate (Pradaxa) 44. darunavir cobicistat (Rezolsta) 45. dasatinib (Sprycel) 46. dasatinib (Sprycel) Second Line Treatment 47. defibrotide (Defitelio®) 48. dexamethasone (Ozurdex) 49. diamorphine hydrochloride (Ayendi) 50. dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera) 51. dolutegravir (Tivicay) 52. dolutegravir, abacavir, lamivudine (Triumeq) 53. edoxaban (Lixiana) 54. edoxaban (Lixiana) 55. efavirenz (Sustiva) 56. elbasvir-grazoprevir (Zepatier) 57. eltrombopag (Revolade) 58. elvitegravir 150mg, cobicistat 150mg, emtricitabine 200mg, tenofovir disoproxil (as fumarate) 245mg film coated tablet (Stribild®) 59. elvitegravir/cobicistat/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide fumarate (Genvoya) 60. emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (Descovy) 61. enzalutamide (Xtandi) 62. enzalutamide (Xtandi) 63. everolimus (Afinitor) 64. everolimus (Afinitor) 65. everolimus (Afintor) 66. fingolimod (Gilenya) 67. fluticasone furoate / vilanterol (Relvar Ellipta®) 68. follitropin alfa (Bemfola) 69. fosfomycin trometamol granules for oral solution (equivalent to 3g fosfomycin) (Monuril) 70. fulvestrant (Faslodex) 71. glatiramer acetate (Copaxone) 72. glycopyrronium (Seebri Breezhaler) 73. golimumab (Simponi) 74. granisetron (Sancuso) 75. guanfacine hydrochloride (Intuniv) 76. ibrutinib (Imbruvica) MCL 77. idarucizumab (Praxbind) 78. idelalisib (Zydelig) 79. indacaterol maleate, glycopyrronium bromide (Ultibro Breezhaler) 80. ingenol mebutate gel (Picato) 81. insulin degludec (Tresiba) 82. ipilimumab (Yervoy) 83. ipilimumab (Yervoy) 84. iron (III) isomaltoside 1000 (Diafer) 85. isavuconazole (Cresemba) 86. lenalidomide (Revlimid) 87. lenvatinib (Lenvima) 88. levonorgestrel (Jaydess) 89. levonorgestrel (Levosert) 90. levonorgestrel (Upostelle) 91. linagliptin (Trajenta) 92. liraglutide (Victoza) 93. lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (Elvanse Adult) 94. lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (Elvanse) 95. magnesium aspartate dehydrate (Magnaspartate) 96. medroxyprogesterone acetate (Sayana Press) 97. midodrine hydrochloride (Bramox) 98. mifepristone (Medabon) 99. mirabegron (Betmiga) 100. misoprostol (Mysodelle) 101. nalmefene (Selincro) 102. naloxegol (Moventig) 103. nintedanib (Vargatef) 104. nivolumab (Opdivo) 105. obinutuzumab (Gazyvaro) 106. olaparib (Lynparza) 107. olodaterol respimat (Striverdi Respimat) 108. ombitasvir / paritaprevir ritonavir (Viekirax) and dasabuvir (Exviera) 109. oseltamivir (Tamiflu) 110. paclitaxel albumin (Abraxane) 111. paliperidone (palmitate 3-monthly) (Trevicta) 112. palonosetron (Aloxi) 113. palonosetron (Aloxi) 114. panobinostat (Farydak) 115. pasireotide (as pamoate) (Signifor) 116. pegaspargase (Oncaspar) 117. peginterferon beta 1a (Plegridy) 118. pembrolizumab (Keytruda) 119. pemetrexed (Alimta) 120. pomalidomide (Imnovid) 121. ponatinib (Iclusig) 122. posaconazole (Noxafil) 123. progesterone (Lutigest) 124. radium 223 (Xofigo) 125. ranibizumab (Lucentis) 126. ranibizumab (Lucentis) 127. regorafenib (Stivarga) 128. rifaximin (Targaxan) 129. rilpivirine 25mg, emtricitabine 200mg, tenofovir disoproxil (as fumarate) 245mg tablet (Eviplera®) 130. rilpivirine hydrochloride (Edurant) 131. rilpivirine/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (Odefsey) 132. rivaroxaban (Xarelto) 133. ruxolitinib (Jakavi) 134. sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto) 135. saxagliptin (Onglyza) 136. saxagliptin metformin (Kombogylze) 137. secukinumab (Cosentyx) 138. simeprevir (Olysio) 139. sitagliptin (Januvia) 140. sodium phenylbutyrate (Pheburane) 141. sofosbuvir 400mg tablet (Sovaldi®) 142. solifenacin and tamsulosin (Vesomni) 143. sorafenib (Nexavar) 144. sucroferric oxyhydroxide (Velphoro) 145. tacrolimus (Envarsus) 146. tinzaparin sodium (Innohep) 147. tiotropium, 2.5 microgram, solution for inhalation (Spiriva® Respimat®) 148. tiotropium/olodaterol (Spiolto Respimat) 149. tolvaptan (Jinarc) 150. travoprost (Travatan) 151. triamcinolone hexacetonide 152. trifluridine/tipiracil (Lonsurf) 153. ulipristal acetate (Esmya) 154. ulipristal acetate (Esmya) 155. umeclidinium (Incruse) 156. umeclidinium / vilanterol (Anoro) 157. ursodeoxycholic acid 500mg film-coated tablets (Ursofalk®) 158. ustekinumab (Stelara) 159. vedolizumab (Entyvio)

Date for Response: 28/05/2017 - View 1516 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1515
Date Received: 02/03/2017

1. What is the total expenditure on the collection and disposal of feminine hygiene waste? 2. Who are the suppliers of sanitary bins for the disposal of sanitary products? ICO reference

Date for Response: 18/04/2017 - View 1515 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1514
Date Received: 24/02/2017

10. How many people are discharged from hospital with alcoholic liver diseases in the health board between the periods of 2006 and 2016?

Date for Response: 24/03/2017 - View 1514 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1513
Date Received: 24/02/2017

9. To ask how many children were put into rehabilitation programmes because of drug mis-use in the health board?

Date for Response: 24/03/2017 - View 1513 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1512
Date Received: 24/02/2017

8. To ask how many methadone prescriptions have been prescribed over the last 5 years in the health board? What is the cost of these prescriptions?

Date for Response: 24/03/2017 - View 1512 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1511
Date Received: 24/02/2017

7. To ask what the health board’s annual expenditure on gifts in the last five years?

Date for Response: 24/03/2017 - View 1511 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1510
Date Received: 24/02/2017

6. To ask how much the health board has spent on interpreters translating English for foreign nationals since 2011? What languages was English interpreted into?

Date for Response: 23/03/2017 - View 1510 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1509
Date Received: 24/02/2017

5. To ask how many outpatients do not attend their appointments without giving prior warning of their intention to do so in the health board? What reasons were given for not attending?

Date for Response: 23/03/2017 - View 1509 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1508
Date Received: 24/02/2017

4. To ask how much compensation has been paid out to the public after medical mistakes have been made in the last 5 years in the health board? Of the medical mistakes, what do the mistakes entail?

Date for Response: 23/03/2017 - View 1508 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1507
Date Received: 24/02/2017

3. How many people have been diagnosed with MS in the last 5 years in the health board? How many people have been diagnosed with MND in the last 5 years in the health board?

Date for Response: 24/03/2017 - View 1507 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1506
Date Received: 24/02/2017

2. To ask how many hospital admissions there have been in the health board due to new psychoactive substances in the period between 2013 and 2016.

Date for Response: 06/03/2017 - View 1506 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1505
Date Received: 01/03/2017

1. Please provide details of which system you use and which supplier provides your Trust with the following functionality: • PAS • Scheduling • Letters creation • ePrescribing • PACS • RIS • Pharmacy • LIMS • Observations • Order Communications For the same areas, please provide details of when each of these contracts is due for renewal. 2. Is the Trust currently in the process of early fact finding, OBC, Procurement, FBC or implementation for an EPR? 3. Is the Trust currently in the process of early fact finding, OBC, Procurement, FBC or implementation for an RIS and/or PACS?

Date for Response: 21/03/2017 - View 1505 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1504
Date Received: 01/03/2017

Thank you for your response to my query. By way of follow up, may I please enquire under FOISA: • What was the overall cost of referrals to the Glasgow Centre for Integrated Care in 2014/15 and 2015/16? • When is the three year SLA due for renewal? • Please attach a copy of the SLA.

Date for Response: 29/03/2017 - View 1504 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1503
Date Received: 01/03/2017

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2002, please provide me with details of the following: * The number of freezer units/compartments available to store deceased bodies at the city mortuary * Please provide a breakdown of the number of bodies held at the city mortuary over the past five years. * Are bodies ever stored at other locations? If so, please provide the names of organisations involved. * Please provide a breakdown of the number of bodies stored at the other locations over the past five years * When did bodies start being stored in other locations? * Please provide a breakdown of the costs of storing bodies in buildings operated by other organisations, including any transportation costs, over the past five years along with the reasons why they were stored outwith the city mortuary

Date for Response: 29/03/2017 - View 1503 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1502
Date Received: 02/03/2017

1. What is the total expenditure on the collection and disposal of feminine hygiene waste? 2. Who are the suppliers of sanitary bins for the disposal of sanitary products? ICO reference

Date for Response: 18/04/2017 - View 1502 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1501
Date Received: 02/03/2017

(1) Are the following licenced drugs for multiple sclerosis (MS) approved for use on your local drugs formulary; and (2) Are the following licenced drugs for multiple sclerosis (MS) subject to any specific financial or clinical prescribing restrictions within your health board? a. Avonex (interferon beta-1a) b. Rebif (interferon beta-1a) c. Plegridy (peginterferon beta-1a) d. Betaferon (interferon beta 1b) e. Extavia (interferon beta 1b) f. Aubagio (teriflunomide) g. Copaxone (glatiramer acetate) h. Gilenya (fingolimod) i. Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) j. Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate) k. Tysabri (natalizumab) l. Zinbryta (daclizumab) m. Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) n. Botox (botulinum toxin) o. Sativex (nabiximols) p. Fampyra (fampridine) Please provide a breakdown of the number of people with MS currently being prescribed each of the licenced drugs shown in PART 1.

Date for Response: 21/03/2017 - View 1501 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1498
Date Received: 28/02/2017

Can you please assist me with retrieving the total Agency spend for Medical Locum Doctors within Dermatology over the following months, within your Trust or Health Board? August 2016 to January 2017.

Date for Response: 09/03/2017 - View 1498 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1497
Date Received: 27/02/2017

The number of paediatric general anaesthetic extraction sessions held per year within the trust, from 2012 to 2016 (inclusive). 2. The number of children who have attended these sessions, per year, from 2012 to 2016 (inclusive). 3. The cost (or estimated cost) per single session per year, from 2012 to 2016 (inclusive). This should include staff costs, equipment costs, maintenance costs, and any other cost associated with holding a single session, where available. If there is no data on this, I would like to request an estimate of the costs involved. If these costs are significantly different each year, I would like data from 2012 to 2016 (inclusive).

Date for Response: 29/03/2017 - View 1497 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1496
Date Received: 27/02/2017

1. Does your Trust have an Electrophysiology Lab or perform Electrophysiology Procedures? ( ) Yes; Please provide the name(s) of the hospital ( ) No 2. How many 3D Mapping Systems are installed in your Trust? On average, what is the lifespan of these 3D mapping systems? What brands are they? Were there any new 3D mapping systems purchased in the last 12 months? If yes, how many? Were these to replace old machines or new purchases? 3. How many Electrophysiology Recording Systems are installed in your Trust? On average, what is the lifespan of these EP Recording systems? What brands are they? Were there any EP Recording systems purchased in the last 12 months? If yes, how many? Were these to replace old machines or new purchases? 4. How many Intracardiac Echocardiography (ICE) Systems are installed in your Trust? On average, what is the lifespan of these ICE systems? Were there any ICE systems purchased in the last 12 months? If yes, how many? Were these to replace old machines or new purchases? 5. How many Radiofrequency (RF) Ablation Generators are installed in your Trust? On average, what is the lifespan of these RF Ablation Generators? What brands are they? Were there any RF ablation generators purchased in the last 12 months? If yes, how many? Were these to replace old machines or new purchases? 6. How many cardiac stimulators are installed in your Trust? On average, what is the lifespan of these cardiac stimulators? Were there any cardiac stimulators purchased in the last 12 months? If yes, how many? Were these to replace old machines or new purchases? 7. How many Remote Navigation Systems (from Stereotaxis) are installed in your Trust? On average, what is the lifespan of these Remote Navigation Systems? Were there any Remote Navigation Systems purchased in the last 12 months? If yes, how many? Were these to replace old machines or new purchases?

Date for Response: 21/03/2017 - View 1496 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1495
Date Received: 24/02/2017

1. To ask what the health board spent on locums, including agency locums, over the last 5 years?

Date for Response: 23/03/2017 - View 1495 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1494
Date Received: 24/02/2017

Does your Trust use a private contractor to oversee the car park? Parking Charges Parking Fines (fines issued from 1 January 2016 to date) Does the policy for fining staff differ from the fines policy for the general public? Name of your organisation Yes (if yes please provide name of contractor) No Parking charges made to general public (patients, visitors, etc) Parking charges made to staff Agreed excemptions from charges How income from charges is used Number of fines issued to the general public Income from those fines Number of fines issued to staff Income from those fines How income from fines is used Yes (if yes, please advise how the policy differs) No Please provide details of any policy or agreements covering car parking charges (eg collective agreement with NHS Trade Unions)

Date for Response: 23/03/2017 - View 1494 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1493
Date Received: 22/02/2017

How many surgical errors has your health board had each year Which specific errors have been made How many errors involved surgery on the wrong body parts each year since 2012 What is the total number of errors

Date for Response: 09/03/2017 - View 1493 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1492
Date Received: 22/02/2017

payments made to junior doctors in the last 6 years for no compliant rotas under the new deal

Date for Response: 22/03/2017 - View 1492 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1491
Date Received: 22/02/2017

request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act for the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and the St Johns Hospital at Howden : The safe occupancy rate for adult critical beds at each hospital The bed occupancy rate for each hospital for adult critical care beds, for each of the months of October, November and December 2016, and January 2017 The number of urgent operations cancelled at each hospital in the months of October, November and December 2016 and January 2017

Date for Response: 21/03/2017 - View 1491 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1490
Date Received: 22/02/2017

· The uptake rates of the meningitis B vaccine for children under 5 years old broken down by each age year and by health board. · In what circumstances a proactive vaccination for meningitis B would happen under the NHS if the individuals concerned are out with the routine childhood programme. · How many vaccinations have been done free for individuals who would not be covered by the routine childhood programme since 2005 broken down by year, age.

Date for Response: 16/03/2017 - View 1490 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1489
Date Received: 21/02/2017

How many patients were refused medical treatment or had treatment postponed during pre-operative assessment because they were over a specified weight criteria or were not fit to proceed between January 1, 2014 and December 31st 2016? Could the response please be broken down into years, January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014, January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015, January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016 for comparison.

Date for Response: 03/03/2017 - View 1489 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1487
Date Received: 20/02/2017

Could you please provide me with a five year (financial year) breakdown of interpreting and translating costs? Please provide a breakdown to cost per language? Please provide broken down to each service provider name who has received payment to supply these services.

Date for Response: 13/03/2017 - View 1487 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1485
Date Received: 20/02/2017

[1] - In the last three calendar years (2016, 2015, 2014), how many appointments have been missed by patients in the NHS Lothian. Can I have a breakdown on the number of appointments missed by each general practice and hospital in the NHS Lothian area over last three calendar years (2016, 2015, 2014). [2] In the last three calendar years (2016, 2015, 2014) how much has it cost (in pounds) each general practice and hospital within the NHS Lothian area. Can I have a breakdown of the total amount of money these missed appointments has cost each general practice and hospital in the NHS Lothian area over last three calendar years (2016, 2015, 2014). [3] What is the cost for each type of appointment i.e. the price (in pounds) for an appointment with a GP, an outpatient appointment at a hospital and all other types of appointments.

Date for Response: 06/04/2017 - View 1485 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1484
Date Received: 17/02/2017

1. Please provide details of the number of children and young people referred by a Local Authority for becoming Looked After in each of the last five years and the year to date (February 2017). 2. Please provide details of the number of mental health assessments which have been undertaken for Looked After children/young people in each of the last five years and the year to date (February 2017). 3. Please provide details of how many mental health assessments were undertaken for Looked After children/young people within four weeks between November 2015 and February 2017. 4. Please provide details of what form the required ‘mental health assessment’ for Looked After children/young people takes, and who carries out the assessments.

Date for Response: 06/04/2017 - View 1484 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1483
Date Received: 17/02/2017

1. The total amount spent by the trust for each of the last five financial years (and the current to 17/02/2017) on the use of private ambulance contractors. 2. For each financial year, please provide a) the individual amount paid to every contractor. b) The type of work carried out by the contractor.

Date for Response: 28/03/2017 - View 1483 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1482
Date Received: 16/02/2017

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide me with copies of the following: • Copies of all correspondence and e-mails between Ministers or officials and Miriam Maes (http://www.foreseeltd.co.uk/) since May 2010.

Date for Response: 16/03/2017 - View 1482 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1481
Date Received: 16/02/2017

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act to request the following information applicable for the financial years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016: 1) The total number of C-Reactive Protein tests performed by Laboratory Services for NHS Lothian broken down by location of laboratory facility that is given in the table below. 2) The unit cost for said tests per laboratory facility and financial year. 3) The total cost for said tests per laboratory facility and financial year. 4) How many of the total number of tests performed in 2014-15 and 2015-2016 originated from primary care requests?

Date for Response: 06/03/2017 - View 1481 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1480
Date Received: 15/02/2017

(2) Data on number of healthcare professionals or NHS employee sickness absence due to stress. If you do collect this information then I would request data from 2015-2016

Date for Response: 09/03/2017 - View 1480 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1479
Date Received: 15/01/2017

(1) Is data collected on anxiety and depression in cancer in individuals being treated on a out patient basis such as radiotherapy. If you do collect this information then I would request data from 2015-2016

Date for Response: 09/03/2017 - View 1479 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1478
Date Received: 15/02/2017

I'd like to submit an FOI request regarding the web filtering currently in place at NHS Lothian. Could I have details on the following please: Which Web Filtering Solution do you currently have implemented ? Who was this purchased through? How many users does your web filter support and which other institutions do you provide filtering for? How much is the current contract value and how many years does this cover? When is the Web Filtering contract due to expire? Who is currently in charge of evaluating and renewing web filtering solutions?

Date for Response: 17/02/2017 - View 1478 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1476
Date Received: 14/02/2017

1.The number of foreign nationals who have had a) heart surgery b) transplant operation on the health board in 2017 until February 14 and the whole of 2016 and 2015 per nationality and hospital. 2. The cost of operation to the health board and wether it has been able to recoup the money back (from insurance or the country of origin) for the same time periods as specified above.

Date for Response: 22/02/2017 - View 1476 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1475
Date Received: 14/02/2017

How many women, by age group, were prescribed oral contraception in each year of the last 10 years? How many women, by age group, have been prescribed long-acting methods of contraception, such as the implant, IUD, IUS or contraceptive injection, in each year of the last 10 years?

Date for Response: 09/03/2017 - View 1475 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1474
Date Received: 13/02/2017

I am a caseworker and researcher working for Dr Philippa Whitford, MP for Central Ayrshire. For the purposes of my current research, I am requesting information under The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2005 relating to ambulance queuing over the Winter 16/17 period. More specifically: • Request data reporting the number of ambulances queuing for more than thirty minutes outside A&E between the period November 2016 to the present, broken down by week, for each hospital • Request data reporting handover times exceeding thirty minutes between the period November 2016 to the present, broken down by week, for each hospital

Date for Response: 13/02/2017 - View 1474 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1472
Date Received: 13/02/2017

Q1. How many non-mesh continence procedures (not bulking agent injections) have been performed in your hospital on women since the mesh suspension in June 2014? Q2. How many bulking agent injections for continence procedures have been performed in your hospital on women since the mesh suspension in June 2014?

Date for Response: 09/03/2017 - View 1472 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1470
Date Received: 13/02/2017

Information concerning the internal practice within assessments of dyslexia in Scotland. In further detail I am requesting; - Documentation explaining the codes of practise for assessing and diagnosing dyslexia in 13-24 year olds in Scotland. - A register of assessors of dyslexia in Scotland who have practiced between the years 2005-2016. This includes assessors in educational institutions and the name of the educational institution, independent assessors and assessors in dyslexia-focused organisations. - Logs/notes taken during and after assessments of dyslexia in 13-24 year olds relating to the diagnosis of dyslexia in Scotland between the years 2005-2016. - Minutes from meetings about the codes of practise in dyslexia assessments in 13-24 year olds in Scotland between the years 2005-2016. - Documentation considering where codes of practise in assessing dyslexia differ between independent, educational, or dyslexia-based agencies across Scotland. - Emails to and from dyslexia assessors concerning cases of dyslexia diagnosis or the codes of practise in diagnosing dyslexia in 13-24 year olds in Scotland between the years 2005-2016. - Any other documentation or exchanges with information relevant to codes of practise in assessing dyslexia in 13-24 year olds in Scotland between the years 2005-2016.

Date for Response: 06/03/2017 - View 1470 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1468
Date Received: 10/02/2017

What was the average, or likely, waiting time for a referral from a treating consultant to the Western General Hospital, to have EEG Telemetry studies carried out for a patient, in November 2013?

Date for Response: 03/03/2017 - View 1468 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1466
Date Received: 09/02/2017

1. The names of the hospitals within your trust/board that contain asbestos. 2. How many reported incidents of asbestos exposure have there been in these hospitals between 2006 and 2016. 3. The number of hospital staff (existing and retired staff to include both medical and non medical staff) and patients that have pursued a claim against you for exposure to asbestos within a hospital run by your trust/board. 4. The number of these claims that have been settled. 5. The amount of money that has been paid in settlement of these claims (with and without your trust/board accepting responsibility).

Date for Response: 09/03/2017 - View 1466 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1465
Date Received: 09/02/2017

1. How many visits by mental health specialists to HM Prisons have been carried out in Scotland in each year since 2012? If possible, please break this down by prison/institution: a. Adult male prisons (Addiewell, Barlinnie, Castle Huntly, Dumfries, Edinburgh, Glenochil, Grampian, Greenock, Inverness, Kilmarnock, Low Moss, Perth, Shotts) b. Young offenders institutions (Polmont) c. Female prisons (Cornton Vale) 2. How many psychological assessments have been carried out in each year in HM prisons by NHS mental health specialists? If possible, please break this down further by a. Adult male prisons b. Young offenders institutions c. Female prisons 3. How many requests for a medical visit (any type of medical issue) to prisons has NHS Scotland received in each year since 2012? Please break this down by each of the institutions: a. Adult male prisons b. Young offenders institutions c. Female prisons 4. How many medication prescriptions have been issued in each year since 2012? Please also break this down by: a. Repeat prescriptions b. One-off

Date for Response: 09/03/2017 - View 1465 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1464
Date Received: 09/02/2017

- How many babies were born addicted to illicit drugs under NHS Lothian over the last five years? - How many pregnant women are provided support by NHS Lothian for an illicit drug addiction currently? - How many women have been are provided support by NHS Lothian for an illicit drug addiction over the last five years?

Date for Response: 09/03/2017 - View 1464 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1461
Date Received: 08/02/2017

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: 08/03/2017 - View 1461 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1460
Date Received: 08/02/2017

How much money was spent on acupuncture services in the financial years 2013-14, 2014-15, and 2015-16? 2. How many referrals for acupuncture services were made in each of those years (if possible, broken down by initial consultation and follow-up consultations)? 3. For which conditions were patients referred to acupuncture services in each of those years (with numbers per condition, if possible)? 4. Do you have a written policy on the funding of acupuncture services? If so, please provide a copy. 5. Do you have any contracts with acupuncture providers to whom you may refer patients? If so, please (i) confirm with whom you have contracts and (ii) provide copies of the contracts.

Date for Response: 08/03/2017 - View 1460 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1459
Date Received: 02/02/2017

How much have you paid out in compensation to patients (including legal fees to patients’ representatives) in the last five years? Can you provide a year by year breakdown for those figures (either calendar or financial year, whatever is easier to you)? Can you provide the three highest compensation awards paid out, including if possible, the date the compensation was awarded, a brief summary of the incident leading to the need for a compensation award, and the amount paid in legal fees to the patients’ representatives? Can you also provide the three highest legal fees paid to patients’ representatives, the associated compensation award in each case. the date the compensation was awarded, and a brief summary of the incident leading to the need for a compensation award?

Date for Response: 22/02/2017 - View 1459 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: 1454
Date Received: 06/02/2017

Please provide details of the total number of treatments carried out which required payment from the patient through the immigration health surcharge, as well as the total value in monetary terms of the work carried out. Please provide these details for 2015/16, 2016/17 and the 2017/18 year to date.

Date for Response: 16/02/2017 - View 1454 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1453
Date Received: 06/02/2017

1. What is the name of your Patient Administration Systems (PAS)? 2. What is the name of your PAS Software Supplier?

Date for Response: 10/02/2017 - View 1453 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1451
Date Received: 03/02/2017

Please could I have a breakdown of the total number of TAVI procedures undertaken by the Health Board (annualised figures only required) for the following years: 2010 to 2016

Date for Response: 28/02/2017 - View 1451 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1449
Date Received: 03/02/2017

Under the freedom of information act, I wish to know the following - How many people in Scotland are getting private psychotherapy paid for by the NHS? More specifically how many people in Edinburgh are having private psychotherapy paid for them by the NHS?

Date for Response: 22/01/2017 - View 1449 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1448
Date Received: 02/02/2017

In the last five financial years what are the recorded statistics of offenders self harming in male and female prisons? I am looking for a breakdown of monthly recorded incidents of self harm for the last five years at prisons in Scotland in which the NHS has jurisdiction in regard to care of prisoners.

Date for Response: 22/05/2017 - View 1448 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1447
Date Received: 02/02/2017

Of the patients on Oral Nutritional Supplements for your last full year, how many originated from the community, and how many from hospitals. ICO reference

Date for Response: 02/03/2017 - View 1447 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1446
Date Received: 02/02/2017

For each of the last five calendar years, could you please provide information on the following births at your hospitals. How many babies were born live at 21 weeks gestation and how many survived to discharge How many babies were born live at 22 weeks gestation and how many survived to discharge How many babies were born live at 23 weeks gestation and how many survived to discharge How many babies were born live at 24 weeks gestation and how many survived to discharge How many babies were born live at 25 weeks gestation and how many survived to discharge

Date for Response: 28/02/2017 - View 1446 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1445
Date Received: 02/02/2017

Please state the organisation's total HR Consultancy budget in the financial years specified What was the organisation's annual spend on occupational health? Please state the no. of occupational health referrals in the financial years specified, and split by the following staffing groups: Of the occupation health referrals noted above, what percentage of them related to work related stress and anxiety (%)? Please state the no. of whistleblowing / staff concerns recorded in the years specified and split by staffing group: How many bullying & harassment cases have been raised by staff in each financial year and split by the following staffing groups? Has the organisation engaged with any external HR Consultancy services in the last 12 months (e.g. demand management, workforce optimisation, organisational development, learning and development etc.) Please list all and provide the folloiwng information: Is the organisation using any HR analytics services (e.g. to analyse and report on demand, use of temporary staff, leave, sickness, absence, turnvoer, time-to-recruit etc.) Please list all and provide the following information:

Date for Response: 02/03/2017 - View 1445 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1444
Date Received: 02/02/2017

For the current financial year (2016/17), or the most recent year for which data is available, please disclose - How many actively employed consultants/academics are in receipt of a distinction/merit award payment through their salaries? Please provide the breakdown as follows: A+ = number A = number B = number What is the cost to the health board in the current or recent financial year for each category? What is the total cost to the health board in the current or recent financial year of these still active distinction/merit awards? How many retired consultants/academics are in receipt of a distinction/merit award payment through their pensions? Please provide the breakdown as follows: A+ = number A = number B = number What is the cost to the health board in the current or recent financial year for each category? What is the total cost to the health board in the current or recent financial year of these retired distinction/merit awards? Additionally, how many staff members are in receipt of discretionary points payments? Please provide this broken down by the number in each category (1-8) and how many in each are still actively employed or retired? (e.g. Category 1 = 100 in total; 90 in employment, 10 retired) For each category, 1-8, please also disclose the cost of each points band to the health board. If possible, please provide a breakdown on the cost by actively employed staff vs. retired staff (e.g. Category 1 – total cost £50k; £45,000 to current staff; £5000 to retired staff) In addition to the individual figures, what is the total number and cost of discretionary points to the health board in the current or recent financial year?

Date for Response: 01/03/2017 - View 1444 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1443
Date Received: 02/02/2017

In your trust how many patients with Multiple Sclerosis have been treated with MS disease modifying drugs in the 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: 22/02/2017 - View 1443 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1442
Date Received: 31/01/2017

In your Trust please supply the number of patients currently being treated with biologics including those on a Patient Access Scheme for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis [JIA], split by named biologic; If none, please stae 0 Total JIA Patients and where possible split by Biologic; Abatacept [Orencia] Adalimumab [Humira] Anakinra [Kineret] Certolizumab [Cimzia] Etanercept [Enbrel] Etanercept Biosimilar [Benepali or Erelzi] Golimumab [Simponi] Infliximab [Remicade] Infliximab Biosimilar [Inflectra, Remsima or Flixabi] Rituximab [Mabthera] Tocilizumab [Ro Actemra]

Date for Response: 21/02/2017 - View 1442 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1441
Date Received: 30/01/2017

1) Please state the number of patients that your board transferred to private mental health inpatient units in each of the following financial years. Please break this down by month. i) 2012-13 ii) 2013-14 iii) 2014-15 iv) 2015-16 v) 2016-17 to date. 2) Please state how much your board spent on treatment in private mental health inpatient units in the following financial years. i) 2012-13 ii) 2013-14 iii) 2014-15 iv) 2015-16 v) 2016-17 to 31st December 2016 3) Please state on how many days that your board could not source any beds in private sector inpatient units. Please provide information for the following financial years. Please break this down by month. i) 2012-13 ii) 2013-14 iii) 2014-15 iv) 2015-16 v) 2016-17 to date.

Date for Response: 14/02/2017 - View 1441 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1440
Date Received: 30/01/2017

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) throughout 2016. Please give me the total number of attendances of people suffering with mental health related issues at A&E for 2016. Please then give the breakdown for 18 and over, and under 18s and 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: 22/01/2017 - View 1440 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1439
Date Received: 27/01/2017

As part of the Freedom of Information process, please provide the following information in electronic format regarding rebate schemes for blood glucose test strips in NHS Lothian Board: 1. A list of all blood glucose test strip rebate schemes that were previously in place in NHS Lothian Board and have since come to an end. 2. A list of all blood glucose test strip rebate schemes that are currently in place in NHS Lothian Board. 3. For each of the blood glucose test strip rebate schemes currently in place in NHS Lothian Board, please provide the following information where possible: • The name of the blood glucose test strip included in the rebate scheme. • The start and, if applicable, end date of the rebate scheme. • Is the rebate scheme based on an agreed volume? • Is the rebate scheme based on a percentage of blood glucose test strips prescribed? • Is there any other condition to the rebate scheme? • What is the value of the discount applied to the NHS Drug Tariff price of the blood glucose test strip? 4. What is the total income for NHS Lothian Board from blood glucose test strip rebate schemes for the years 2015 and 2016?

Date for Response: 31/05/2017 - View 1439 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1436
Date Received: 27/01/2017

Number of A and E attendance coded as “concussion” or “sports concussion” in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016. 2. Number A and E attendances coded as “concussion” or “sports concussion” referred to Neurology in the years 2014, 2015, 2016. 3. Number of Primary care referrals to Neurology outpatient clinics for “concussion” or “sports concussion” in the years 2014, 2015, 2016. 4. Neurology outpatient waiting times for routine and urgent referrals in the years 2014, 2015, 2016.

Date for Response: 16/02/2017 - View 1436 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1435
Date Received: 27/01/2017

Under the Freedom of Information act please could I request a full list of all the sub-contractors/suppliers that are or have been involved so far on the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, under main contractors Multiplex. These details can be found in the health & safety documents (which is a requirement by law), if you cannot locate the details in house can you please request them direct from the Principle Contractor Multiplex as they are covered under F.O.I as the principle contractor working on behalf of a government body and it is therefore deemed that any information they hold in relation to this project is held on your behalf. This request has been made under advice from the commissioner`s office. In case you have any problems with this section of the Freedom of Information Act and are unsure towards this request, please see the following link: http://goo.gl/Fe2tJ

Date for Response: 31/01/2017 - View 1435 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1434
Date Received: 04/11/2016

"With the agreement of the elected committee, I am contacting you as a member of Our Forth on behalf the membership. As you will be aware, there are ongoing concerns about current and future energy generation practices. Although the Scottish Government have made some announcements in connection to oil and gas extraction, the future is still uncertain with regards to how Scotland will proceed. There is ever growing evidence from countries where unconventional fossil fuel extraction is taking place, that there are significant health implications. With these concerns in mind, Our Forth members have generated the following questions: 1) What protocols do you have in place, or in development, to address the health risks and adverse effects resulting from the range of existing and emerging energy generation techniques? (Including, but not limited to, unconventional gas extraction (UGE), biomass and renewables.) 2) What training is available to clinical and support staff who will need to respond to the chronic and acute health needs of people affected by unconventional gas extraction, such as hydraulic fracturing (known as fracking) and Underground Coal Gassification (UCG)? 3)What systems, baseline measures and monitoring are - in place already - in development to measure the prevalence and nature of health conditions (reflecting all body systems, including, but not limited to, respiratory, dermatological and oncological diseases and mental health conditions) caused by fracking, UCG and other forms of UGE? 4) What steps will you take in the event of inadequate measures being taken by bodies such as the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, in order to protect public health? 5) Given that prevention is much more cost effective than treatment or cure, to what extent does NHS Lothian’s budget invest in preventing ill-health resulting from unconventional gas extraction, biomass and other energy production technologies? 6) Have impact assessments been undertaken to assess and negate the impact of unconventional gas extraction and other energy generation techniques, such as biomass and renewables? If so, are these impact assessments available in the public domain? Your responses to these questions will be important to Our Forth members in two respects: in addressing their concerns about the public health impacts of energy generation; and when responding to the Scottish Government's consultation which is anticipated some time this Winter. For your reference, details of the planned consultation are available at http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Business-Industry/Energy/onshoreoilandgas

Date for Response: 20/02/2017 - View 1434 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1434
Date Received: 27/01/2017

Please state the number referrals for female breast reduction surgery made by NHS Lothian. Please provide information for the following calendar years. -2014 -2015 -2016 Please state the number of female breast reduction surgeries carried out by NHS Lothian. Please provide information for the following calendar years. -2014 -2015 -2016 Please state the number referrals for female breast reduction surgeries, made by NHS Lothian but carried out elsewhere in the UK. Please provide information for the following calendar years. -2014 -2015 -2016 Please state the number of female patients refused breast reduction surgery by NHS Lothian. Please provide information for the following calendar years. -2014 -2015 -2016

Date for Response: 17/01/2017 - View 1434 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1432
Date Received: 26/01/2017

-The number of NHS patients who have gone to another country in Europe to receive planned healthcare under the S2 scheme or Article 56 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (under the European Cross-border Healthcare Directive) in the last three years. Could you please break this down by year, and country patient traveled to. -The cost to the health board of patients traveling to Europe for planned healthcare under the above mentioned scheme. Again, could you please break this down by year, and country patient traveled to.

Date for Response: 16/02/2017 - View 1432 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1431
Date Received: 26/01/2017

Question 1 What is your organisation's IT spend in FY15/16 and projected for FY16/17? Question 2 Does your organisation outsource any or all of its IT infrastructure? Question 3 What elements of your IT infrastructure are managed by a cloud provider? Question 4 Does your organisation plan to move to a cloud-based service in the next 2 years? Question 5 What percentage of your servers are virtualised and what virtualisation platform do you use? Question 6 How does your organisation manage data storage? Question 7 How many servers does your organisation have and are these owned or leased? Question 8 Please specify your organisation's network suppliers, annual spend and contract renewal dates Question 9 Please outline the extent of your trust's WiFi coverage? Question 10 Does your organisation have a BYOD or CYOD policy? Question 11 What mobile device management (MDM) software does your organisation use? Question 12 Does your organisation have a mobile threat prevention solution? Question 13 What devices are used by your organisation? Question 14 What video/web conferencing software does your organisation use? Question 15 What desktop operating system software is used by your organisation? Question 16 What personal office productivity software is run by your organisation? Question 17 Does your organisation use NHSmail or a locally hosted email system?

Date for Response: 22/02/2017 - View 1431 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1429
Date Received: 26/01/2017

I wish to learn more about your hospital's take-up of the rheumatoid arthritis drug Biosimilar Benepali (http://www.pharmatimes.com/news/biogen_launches_enbrel_biosimilar_benepali_in_the_uk_1020383). Please can you provide information on the following: 1. Total number of patients being treated for rheumatoid arthritis 2. Total number of patients suitable for Benepali 3. Total number of patients that have been prescribed Benepali so far 4. Expected number of patients to be on Benepali in 12 months' time (if predicted) Policy on Benepali: 5. Is your hospital automatically switching patients from Etanercept to Benepali? 6. Are your rheumatologists using Benepali as a first line anti-TNF treatment in TNF-naive patients?a 7. How much do you anticipate saving per year by switching from Etanercept to Benepali?

Date for Response: 06/02/2017 - View 1429 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1428
Date Received: 26/01/2017

In NHS Lothian, with reference to the NHS Education for Scotland study leave policy, with particular reference to Section 5.3 on Page 4 of the NHS EDUCATION FOR SCOTLANDSTUDY LEAVE POLICY AND OPERATIONAL GUIDE FORDOCTORS AND DENTISTS IN TRAINING (July 2015 version): • How many days in total were granted to "Private Study" in 2015/16? • How many doctors in training were working in rotas in 2015/16? • How many doctors in training received their full "one week entitlement" per exam under Section 5.3 in relation to "Private Study" in 2015/16? • On average, how many days are granted per doctor in training to "Private Study" under Section 5.3 in 2015/16? • What percentage of requests for "Private Study" under Section 5.3% are refused? • What mechanisms are in place in NHS Lothian to monitor allocation of "Private Study" under Section 5.3 in rotas?

Date for Response: 27/12/2016 - View 1428 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1427
Date Received: 26/01/2017

Question 1 • How many of the following scanners do you operate in your Trust? Scanner Type Number of in-house operated scanners Number of third-party operated scanners MRI CT Question 2 • For each scanner, could you please fill in the table below with the requested information. Scanner Type [MRI/CT] Original Equipment Manufacturer Model Year installed Operated by [In-house/ Name of third party] Expected replacement date Question 3 • Have you used a mobile MRI or CT scanner in the last 12 months? If yes, approximately how many scans were undertaken on a mobile scanner in the last 12 months, and which provider was used? MRI CT Have mobile scanners been used in last 12 months? [Y/N] – Number of scans undertaken on mobile scanner in last 12 months – Mobile provider used [Name of provider] Question 4 • If so, what was the primary reason for using mobile services? (please allocate an approximate % if multiple reasons) MRI CT a. Short term capacity - static scanner broken b. Short-term capacity – static scanner being replaced or installed c. Not enough static/ in-house capacity d. Not enough staff capacity to operate scanners e. The mobile is used more like a permanent scanner i.e. it doesn’t move week to week f. Other reason [Please enter] Question 5 • If a mobile scanner has been used in the last 12 months: – What is the main reason why a new static scanner has not been installed to serve this volume? (please allocate an approximate % if multiple reasons) MRI CT i. Capex is too high ii. Not enough space in the Hospital iii. The current volumes cannot support a new static scanner iv. Other reason [Please enter] Question 6 • Is your Trust planning on installing a new scanner, a new mobile scanner or adding third-party operated scanners, in the next 12 months? If so, is this as a replacement for a scanner already in your Trust? MRI CT New scanner installation planned in the next 12 months? [Y/N] – If Y, is this new scanner to replace a scanner already in the Trust? [Y/N] Installation of mobile scanner operated by Trust planned in next 12 months? [Y/N] – If Y, is this new scanner to replace a scanner already in the Trust? [Y/N] Third-party operated scanner additions planned in the next 12 months? [Y/N] – If Y, is this new scanner to replace a scanner already in the Trust? [Y/N] Question 7 • How much do you spend on outsourced radiology reporting, by hospital (or across Trust if not broken down at hospital level)?

Date for Response: 31/01/2017 - View 1427 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1426
Date Received: 26/01/2017

How many adults over the age of 18 has the health board given speech and language therapy to for stammering in 2016?

Date for Response: 16/02/2017 - View 1426 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1425
Date Received: 16/01/2017

1. Please state whether the following five paediatric continence services have been commissioned by your Health Board: a. Bedwetting; b. Daytime wetting; c. Toilet training; d. Constipation/soiling; e. Product supply for paediatric continence problems. If any of the above services are not commissioned by your Health Board, please let us know which partner organisation does commission the service. 2. Is there a single service for the above five problems? If the answer is yes, is this service led by a paediatric continence advisor? 3. If the answer to question 2 is no, please list the services that are commissioned to handle these problems and the designation of each of the service leads. 4. For each of the above five services, please state how many people aged from birth to 18 years were referred to the service in each of the last five years. 5. Do you have any future plans to: a. commission a new paediatric continence service; or b. review the existing paediatric continence service? If so, please provide details. 6. How many nurses specialising in paediatric continence are currently employed by the services commissioned by your Health Board? Please specify whether they have had specific training in: a. Children’s nursing; b. Paediatric continence management. 7. Are you aware of the NICE-accredited Paediatric Continence Commissioning Guide? If so, do the services commissioned in your Health Board use it?

Date for Response: 17/02/2017 - View 1425 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1424
Date Received: 25/01/2017

Taxi expenditure on patient transport 2011 to 2016 ICO reference

Date for Response: 16/01/2017 - View 1424 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1423
Date Received: 25/01/2017

how many cancellations for eeg telematery 2013/14

Date for Response: 22/02/2017 - View 1423 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1422
Date Received: 25/01/2017

1a. The number of cataract operations carried out by the trust annually for the last three years. 1b. At which hospitals the operations were carried out, and the number at each hospital. 2a. The number of glaucoma filtering surgeries (to include trabeculectomy, deep sclerectomy & viscocanalostomy) carried out by the trust annually for the last three years. 2b. At which hospitals the operations were carried out, and the number at each hospital. 3a. The number of glaucoma tube implantation surgeries carried out by the trust annually for the last three years. 3b. At which hospitals the operations were carried out, and the number at each hospital.

Date for Response: 22/02/2017 - View 1422 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1421
Date Received: 24/01/2017

I am hoping that you are able to assist with an urgent freedom of information request. Please provide me with the following information relating to staffing within the pharmacy department (all areas including: dispensary, clinical, aseptics, clinical trials, MI). 1. How many permanent staff are employed by the pharmacy department? 2. How many permanent vacancies are currently open/unfilled within the pharmacy department? 3. How many agency staff/locums are currently being used across the pharmacy department? 4. How many bank temps are being used across the pharmacy department? 5. During the 2015-2016 financial year, how much did the pharmacy department spend on temporary agency staff 6. During the 2015-2016 financial year, how much did the pharmacy department spend on temporary bank staff 7. During the 2015-2016 financial year, how much did the pharmacy department spend on permanent finders/introduction fees through recruitment agencies 8. Does the pharmacy department utilise frameworks for temporary staffing? If so, which framework is of choice? 9. Does the pharmacy department book agency staff direct with agencies or do all bookings run through a centralised temporary staffing team? 10. Does the pharmacy department work within a master vendor agreement or managed service agreement? 11. Which agencies does the pharmacy department use for temporary/locum staff? 12. Please provide me with the following contact names within the authority: a) The name of the senior manager (Chief Pharmacist/Director of Pharmacy) with overall responsibility for the pharmacy department. b) The name of the head of temporary staffing.

Date for Response: 20/02/2017 - View 1421 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1420
Date Received: 24/01/2017

• the amount spent on employing agency/temporary/locum doctors in A&E departments in each month in 2016. • the number of FTE A&E roles covered by agency/temporary/locum doctors in each month in 2016 • the total number of FTE doctors working in the A&E department in each month in 2016.

Date for Response: 28/02/2017 - View 1420 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1419
Date Received: 23/01/2017

How many vacancies does the board currently have for GP, nursing and consultant posts? I would like this figure to include vacancies over six months old and / or vacancies no longer advertised.

Date for Response: 13/02/2017 - View 1419 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1418
Date Received: 23/01/2017

1) In light of last week's media speculation from "leaked papers" and following reports that Health Boards in Scotland must make "unprecedented" savings next year, I would like the Board to clarify how much money it proposes to save next year and what percent of the Board's budget does this account for? 2) In which areas or departments does the Board intend to make these savings and in which documents does this information appear? 3) If the Board did not make the above savings,( ie did nothing) what deficit would the Board be facing?

Date for Response: 10/02/2017 - View 1418 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1417
Date Received: 23/01/2017

In respect of Acromegaly patients, please can you tell me: 1. The number of patients with acromegaly under your care, and 2. The number of patients with acromegaly, under your care, being treated with somatostatin analogues.

Date for Response: 10/02/2017 - View 1417 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1415
Date Received: 23/01/2017

We request information in relation to four medicines which are marketed for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a) Anoro (vilanterol and umeclidinium) which is marketed by GlaxoSmithKline b) Braltus (tiotropium) which is marketed by Teva c) Duaklir (aclidinium bromide and formoterol fumarate dihydrate) which is marketed by Astra Zeneca d) Eklira (aclidinium) which is marketed by Astra Zeneca e) Incruse (umeclidinium) which is marketed by GlaxoSmithKline f) Seebri (glycopyrronium) which is marketed by Novartis g) Spiolto (tiotropium and olodaterol) which is marketed by Boehringer Ingelheim h) Spiriva (tiotropium) which is marketed by Boehringer Ingelheim i) Ultibro (indacaterol and glycopyrronium) which is marketed by Novartis or Pfizer (the “COPD Medicines”). In respect of each of the COPD Medicines, please could you provide us with the following information: 1) A copy of any agreement relating to a rebate, discount, patient access, risk-sharing or other pricing scheme entered into by NHS Lothian in relation to the COPD Medicines which results in NHS Lothian paying less than the NHS list price for such COPD Medicines (whether by way of discount, rebate etc). 2) A copy of any communications between NHS Lothian and the company or companies marketing such COPD Medicine in relation to such scheme 3) Any information or requests sent to GP practices comprised within the CCG in the 6 months since contract signature with respect to such COPD Medicines schemes

Date for Response: 26/01/2017 - View 1415 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1413
Date Received: 20/01/2017

would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act. My request concerns continuous renal replacement therapy modalities in the intensive care/critical care areas of the hospitals within your Trust. 1. How many machines do you have for continual renal replacement (CRRT) in the intensive care unit/critical care unit? 1.a. Can you split these by manufacturer and age of machine please? 2. Are you in a contract for your machines, if so when does the contract expire? 3. How many CRRT treatments were carried out in 2016 (or the latest 12 month period you have data for)? 4. How many bags of fluid did you use for CRRT in 2016 (or the latest 12 month period you have data for)? 5. Who is your current manufacturer of fluids for CRRT? And for Vascular access?(double Lumen catheters) 6. Are you in a contract for fluids, if so, when does this expire and is it linked in with the machine contract? 7. What was your total spend on CRRT fluids in 2016 (or the latest 12 month period you have data for)? 8. What was your total spend on CRRT consumables (eg. consumable sets for the machines) in 2016 (or the latest 12 month period you have data for)? 9. What is the typical renal dose you prescribe to the patients? (in ml/kg/h) 10. Are your units using Citrate Anticoagulation? If yes how frequent (in % vs. Heparin).

Date for Response: 17/02/2017 - View 1413 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1412
Date Received: 02/12/2016

I am requesting the following information: PPP Schemes (including PFI, NPD and Hub Initiative) In the past 3 years: • What measures have you taken to monitor the contract performance of PPP schemes? o We are looking for a description of systems and an approximate indication of client side staffing to undertake contract monitoring. • What penalty charges or other payments have you recovered? o From which scheme and amount received. • Has your organisation restructured any of its PPP contracts? • If so, what savings has this delivered to your organisation? o From which scheme and amount received. • Have you considered buying out any PPP schemes? • If so, what was the outcome of that consideration? • Please list the interest rate the PPP provider is paying on borrowing to finance PPP schemes you are involved in? o This includes joint schemes with health boards/councils.

Date for Response: 10/02/2017 - View 1412 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1411
Date Received: 19/01/2017

Could you please provide how much money is currently owed by patients from other countries who received care or treatment from your health board, but failed to pay the amount owed for it. Could this please be broken down by i) nationality of patient ii) amount owed iii) year of treatment and iv) type of treatment received. ICO reference

Date for Response: 16/02/2017 - View 1411 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1410
Date Received: 19/01/2017

-The number of NHS employed consultants who also work in the private sector. Could you please break this down to show specialty/department. And which private health firms they work for. -The number of NHS doctors who also work in the private sector. Could you please break this down to show specialty/department. And which private health firms they work for. -The number of NHS surgeons who also work in the private sector. Could you please break this down to show specialty/department. And which private health firms they work for. -Can you please provide any guidance which is given to consultants/doctors/surgeons regarding working in the private sector. For example, but not limited, the hours which can be worked privately, do they have to work a specific amount of NHS hours before being able to work privately, etc.

Date for Response: 03/02/2017 - View 1410 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1409
Date Received: 19/01/2017

Annual Total Elective G&A Planned Daycase Admissions (FFCEs) Annual Total Elective G&A Planned Admissions (FFCEs) Annual Total Non-elective G&A Admissions (FFCEs) Annual Total 1st Outpatient Attendances (G&A) Available Bed Days (2015/16) Number of Salaried Staff (2015/16) Number of Clinical Specialties At your Trust, is there an Information Governance team with Trust wide responsibilities? Please attach your IG Team Organisational Structure if available Which Trust function does the IG team or function fall within? Please state the profession of the Trust Caldicott Guardian Posts based in the IG Team Are there any current vacancies within the IG team? Other Vacancies in the IG Team Are there any Contractors providing services to the IG team? Other IG Contractors based in the IG Team Information Governance Management Services Provided IG Contact details Information Governance Incidents IG SIRIs and CYBER SIRIS

Date for Response: 13/02/2017 - View 1409 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1408
Date Received: 18/01/2017

What was the average, or likely, waiting time for a referral from a treating consultant to the Western General Hospital, to have EEG Telemetry studies carried out for a patient?

Date for Response: 10/02/2017 - View 1408 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1406
Date Received: 18/01/2017

1. What was the average time taken to discharge a patient from an ambulance (conduct the handover) on arrival at each A&E in your health board area in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15, (c) 2015-16, and (d) 2016-17 to date. 2. What was the longest time taken to discharge a patient from an ambulance (conduct the handover) on arrival at each A&E in your health board area in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15, (c) 2015-16, and (d) 2016-17 to date. 3. On arrival of an ambulance at A&E, on how many occasions did it take (a) 30-60 minutes (b) 1-2 hours and (c) over 2 hours to discharge a patient from an ambulance (conduct the handover), in (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15, (iii) 2015-16, and (d) 2016-17 to date, broken down by emergency department.

Date for Response: 07/02/2017 - View 1406 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1405
Date Received: 17/01/2017

For each of your acute hospitals please can you tell me the number of medical patients boarding* in a non-medical bed on the following days. Monday January 16 and Tuesday January 17 2017 Monday January 9 and Tuesday January 10 2017 Monday December 12 and Tuesday December 13 2016 Monday November 7 and Tuesday November 8 2016 Monday June 6 and Tuesday June 7 2016 * By boarding I refer to the practise of placing an unscheduled medical admission on a ward which is generally designated for a different specialty not directly relevant to the patient's immediate health problem.

Date for Response: 10/02/2017 - View 1405 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1403
Date Received: 16/01/2017

1. How much has the health board spent – broken down by year - in the past five years on mesh implants for transvaginal procedures? 2. How much has the health board spent on transvaginal mesh reversal procedures? 3. How much has the health board spent on transvaginal mesh implant procedures?

Date for Response: 03/04/2017 - View 1403 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1402
Date Received: 16/01/2017

- What is your Current Healthcare information system? - Which solutions are you using as an Electronic Patient Record? - Which solutions are you using as a PACS? Does it have an integrated RIS? - Do you have an operating theatre management software? (If yes, which one?) - Do you have an anaesthesia management software? For the pre-anaesthesia consultation? Anaesthesia management during the procedure? PACU surveillance? (If yes, which one?) - Do you have an ICU management software? (If yes, which one?) - Is medical data recovered from medical devices and added to the patient record? - Is there a plan to change any of your existing systems? (If yes, do you have a determined budget for it?) - What is your procurement process? Do you go through tenders? use professional buying organisations? - Who is the person in charge of Anaesthesia? - Who is the person in charge of Operating Rooms management? (the person in charge of the different theatres and the scheduling and managing of said operations (scheduling of the surgery with which surgeon in which operating room accompanied with which staff) - Who is your IT manager for clinical software?

Date for Response: 13/02/2017 - View 1402 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1401
Date Received: 16/01/2017

(1) How many Patients within NHS Lothian, have received Occiptical Nerve block Injection treatment when treating Cluster Headaches, year by year since 2014 to present date ? (2) Please provide the separate, breakdown, in numbers of Patients, receiving the treatment of Occiptical Nerve block Injection, when treating Cluster Headaches, at the Western General Hospital Edinburgh and Edinburgh Royal Infirmary Both Lothian NHS Lothian ? (3) Please provide information as to why the "Greater Occiptical Nerve Block injection, for the treatment of Cluster Headaches" has been Withdrawn, as a Treatment for Patients ? (4) Please provide any Patient experience information relating to this Greater Occiptical Nerve Block injection treatment ? (5) What Statistical research has NHS Lothian carried out or used on "Greater Occiptical Nerve Block injection Treatment and its success or failure " ? (6) Is the Greater Occiptical Nerve Block injection still available in any NHS Lothian ? (7) If the Greater Occiptical Nerve Block injection is not available in NHS Lothian, Has NHS Lothian Considered using alternative Health authorities to provide the the Greater Occiptical Nerve Block injection treatment ? (8) What is the cost of Administering the Greater Occiptical Nerve Block injection treatment per patient ? (9) Why did NHS Lothian make the decision, to Withdraw the treatment of Greater Occiptical Nerve Block injection to all Patients ?

Date for Response: 29/03/2017 - View 1401 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1399
Date Received: 16/01/2017

• Are GP Out of Hours (OOH) Services within the footprint of your organisation commissioned and contracted centrally by NHS Lothian or are the provision and contracting of these services up to the individual GP practices? • If the OOH services are commissioned and contracted by NHS Lothian, who is the current provider of GP OOH services? (Please provide name) o How long is the current contract with this provider? • Over the past calendar year (Dec 2015 to Dec 2016), how much was spent by NHS Lothian on GP OOH Services? • If some of your GP practices commission their own GP OOH services, which ones are currently doing this? (please identify, if possible, by Organisation Code)

Date for Response: 10/02/2017 - View 1399 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1398
Date Received: 13/01/2017

• The number of times maternity units within the health board have been closed to new admissions in 2011-12; 2012-13; 2013-14; 2014-15; 2015-16; and so far in 2016-17? • The length of and reason for each closure?

Date for Response: 09/02/2017 - View 1398 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1396
Date Received: 13/01/2017

The breakdown of patients on Oral Nutritional Supplements referred to a dietitian

Date for Response: 26/01/2017 - View 1396 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1395
Date Received: 13/01/2017

o request from the Health Board copies of all communications either to or from the Scottish Government in 2016 and 2017 regarding the use of Agency Nursing staff by the Health Board.

Date for Response: 10/02/2017 - View 1395 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1394
Date Received: 12/01/2017

• Details of how many children (under 18s) were taken to A&E departments in the past year (January 2016 – December 2016, inclusive) suffering from alcohol or drug-related conditions. Please provide a break down for both alcohol conditions and drug conditions, and also provide a break down of how many of those children were of primary school age (under 12). If possible, please tell me the youngest patient for each category.

Date for Response: 09/02/2017 - View 1394 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1393
Date Received: 12/01/2017

• Details of how many patients were discharged from hospitals during the night (11pm to 6am) in the past year (January 2016 – December 2016, inclusive). Please break down the figures by hospital, if possible. ICO reference

Date for Response: 07/02/2017 - View 1393 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1392
Date Received: 12/01/2017

• Details of all doctors/consultants/surgeons, whose home address is listed as being outside Scotland and who have been employed on a temporary basis by your health board in the past year (January 2016 – December 2016, inclusive). In your response, please tell me: the employee’s title, their home country, the length of time they were employed by your health board, the reason they were drafted in from outside Scotland, the total amount in wages paid to the employee and any supplementary costs footed by the health board (for example, accommodation, flights, taxis, etc).

Date for Response: 07/02/2017 - View 1392 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1391
Date Received: 12/01/2017

I would be grateful if you could supply to me the following information in digital format; • To provide, under FOI legislation, all details of instances of when the Health Board has received support from the Red Cross specifically a) the type and purpose of support, b) how long this support was in place for, c) the costings of the support if the Red Cross had not been involved, all broken down by year since May 2007. • To provide, under FOI legislation, details of any funding that has been given to the Red Cross in exchange for services, broken down by year since May 2007. • To provide, under FOI legislation, details of funding given to hospices for palliative care needs, broken down by individual hospice and by year since May 2007. • To provide, under FOI legislation, the number of ambulance journeys directed to MIUs (Minor Injury Units), broken down by year and by unit since May 2007. • To provide, under FOI legislation, the number of ambulances redirected to an MIU (Minor Injury Unit) from A&E, broken down by year and hospital and unit since May 2007. • To provide, under FOI legislation, details of waiting times at each MIU (Minor Injury Unit), by a) 0 – 4 hours, b) 4 – 8 hours, c) over 8 hours, broken down by month for the last 5 years. • To provide, under FOI legislation, the number of patients seen by MIUs (Minor Injury Unit), broken down by hospital and month for the last 5 years. • To provide, under FOI legislation, the number of patients referred by MIUs (Minor Injury Unit) to A&Es, broken down by hospital and month for the last 5 years. • To provide, under FOI legislation, the number of patients a) total, treated in an AAU (Acute Assessment Unit), b) referred from an emergency call to an AAU (Acute Assessment Unit) c) redirected from A&E to AAUs, broken down by hospital and month for the last 5 years. • To provide, under FOI legislation, the details of waiting times for AAUs (Acute Assessment Units) by a) 0 – 4 hours, b) 4 hours – 8 hours, c) over 8 hours, broken down by month and hospital for the last 5 years. • To provide, under FOI legislation, the number of incidences recorded when linen/bedding was not available in hospitals, broken down by hospital, and year since 2010. • To provide, under FOI legislation, what safeguards the health board has in place to ensure that ambulances attending emergencies are mechanically safe and stocked with the full requirement of paramedic drugs. • To provide, under FOI legislation, what protocols the health board has in place to ensure proper maintenance and checking of the fleet of vehicles occurs every 6 weeks as advised. • To provide, under FOI legislation, the number of paramedics employed by the SAS, broken down by year and health board since May 2007. • To provide, under FOI legislation, the number of ambulance journeys that were made without inspections that the ambulance was mechanically safe and stocked with the full requirement of paramedic drugs, material or equipment since 2010 broken down by year. • To provide, under FOI legislation, the number of incidences that were reported of an ambulance not being inspected for mechanical safety since 2010 broken down by year. • To provide, under FOI legislation, the number of incidences that were reported when an ambulance was not fully stocked with the full requirement of paramedic drugs, material or equipment. Broken down by, year and drug, material or equipment missing.

Date for Response: 09/02/2017 - View 1391 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1389
Date Received: 12/01/2017

1. What is the total spend on meals per patient per day? What date is that figure based on? 2. What food items do you have supplied by Brakes? 3. How much do you spend on those food items? 4. What food items do you buy from outwith the UK? 5. What food items do you buy from Scotland and how much do you spend on them? 6. What is the total quantity (by weight, or other suitable measure) of the food supplied to hospitals is discarded (ie thrown away)? 7. What is the total amount of food discarded, as a proportion or ratio of the total amount of food supplied? 8. Please list any meat products served to patients whose country of origin is Brazil. 9. Of the following items, when sourced as frozen products, how much (by quantity e.g weight lbs, tonnes or packets) has the board bought over the course of the following year? From which supplier and, if known, please provide the country of origin? (This should include items purchased through NHS National Services Scotland Contract Frameworks) o Lorne sausage o Chicken fillets o Chicken tikka o diced chicken breast o chicken tikka o chicken breast o chicken breast strips o chicken chunks o prawns o mashed potato or “potato mash” o chicken satay o chicken goujon dippers o chicken pakora o raspberries o carrots o diced carrots o carrots 10. Of the following items, how much (by quantity e.g weight lbs, tonnes or packets) has the board bought over the course of the following year? From which supplier and, if known, please provide the country of origin? (This should include items purchased through NHS National Services Scotland Contract Frameworks) · Carbonated Orange / Sunset Yellow Coloured Drink · Sugar Free Orange / Sunset Yellow Coloured Drink · Any products containing turkey

Date for Response: 09/02/2017 - View 1389 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1388
Date Received: 12/01/2017

· Could the health board provide a breakdown of where WiFi is available and where it is not in hospitals across the health board, at ward level? · Could the health board include whether the WiFi in each area is free for patients to use or paid for? · Are televisions available to all inpatients in hospital across the health board? · Are phone lines available to all inpatients in hospital across the health board?

Date for Response: 31/01/2017 - View 1388 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1386
Date Received: 18/01/2017

I would like to submit a Freedom of Information request in relation to out-of-hours working for consultants. Can I ask what the health board’s directive is in relation to consultants working overtime or evenings/weekends? Can I ask at what rate are consultants paid for overtime? How many hours overtime has been paid in the last three years? Can I ask on how many occasions a consultant not employed full-time by the health board was paid for out-of-hours working? At what rate were they paid? Can this information also cover the last three years?

Date for Response: 06/02/2017 - View 1386 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1384
Date Received: 11/01/2017

1. How many NHS staff in your health board took long-term sick leave in 2016? (Typically defined as 28 days off or more) 2. How much time was taken off in total from these employees? Can I have this in hours please. 3. Can I have the total number of employees who were on long-term sick leave divided into the appropriate job family i.e. 8 doctors, 12 nurses etc. – and the time taken off allocated to each job title if possible i.e. 8 doctors, 1000 hours in total taken off on sick leave. 4. Can I have the reasons for taking long-term sick leave given too i.e. anxiety/stress – and for how many hours each was the reason (of course this doesn’t have to be allocated to job title…that would be very complicated to do). 5. Finally, can I have the total (lump) sum of long-term sick leave hours taken by employees for the four years prior to this. No specific information i.e. job title/illness description is being requested here – just the grand total of hours taken on long-term sick leave for each year.

Date for Response: 03/02/2017 - View 1384 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1380
Date Received: 06/01/2017

I would like the information to cover the last two financial years (2014/15, 2015/16) and to be broken down by year. I would like to know the total amount of money which was paid out in `distinction awards' and also through `discretionary points' payments during this period? I would like to know how many individuals received these `distinction awards' and `discretionary points' payments during this period? I would like to know the range of monetary value of these `distinction awards' and `discretionary points' payments from the highest to the lowest?” ICO reference

Date for Response: 13/01/2017 - View 1380 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1379
Date Received: 06/01/2017

1. What is the average total engagement with each person diagnosed with dementia in Edinburgh? (in number of support hours) 2. What is the maximum engagement with each person diagnosed with dementia in Edinburgh?( in number of support hours)

Date for Response: 07/02/2017 - View 1379 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1378
Date Received: 05/01/2017

I was hoping you could list each of the professional titles working in your health board for me i.e. doctor, nurse, GP etc. – and tell me how many in each profession are men and how many are women. Also, if any prefer not to be referred to as such and are instead transgender or come under another title, I would be grateful to know this differentiation too.

Date for Response: 11/01/2017 - View 1378 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1374
Date Received: 05/01/2017

On how many occasions in each of the last 5 years hospital wards in Lothian have treated patients whilst the ward has failed to meet safe nurse to patient ratios?

Date for Response: 24/01/2017 - View 1374 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1373
Date Received: 04/01/2017

Hello, please could you answer the following query, either as press enquiry or FOI, how much did your board spend sending patients out of the NHS board area for treatment, in the year 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 (including other health boards in Scotland and the UK, and the private sector) Many thanks

Date for Response: 05/01/2017 - View 1373 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1372
Date Received: 04/01/2017

• Could the health board provide the amount of money contributed from the board’s baseline budget towards the treatment of drug and alcohol interventions and treatment in 2016-17, using the following definition: the total amount spent on alcohol and drugs services = the amount allocated by the Scottish Government as set out in this table + the amount contributed from the health board’s baseline budget as set out in this letter from Health Secretary Shona Robison dated 7 January 2016 setting out expectations for health boards to contribute a total of £15 million from baseline budgets to support the treatment of drug and alcohol misuse. • Is the health board also able to provide the amount they plan to contribute from their baseline budget in 2017-18?

Date for Response: 01/02/2017 - View 1372 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1371
Date Received: 04/01/2017

1. Over the last five years (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), how many patients were sent out of the county/trust area for inpatient treatment? Please give the number of patients per year and specify whether they were 18 and over, or under 18 if the trust deals with CAMHS. 2. For each patient, please state where/how many miles away they were sent 3. What was the total cost per year of sending these patients away/out of area for care? (an average day rate is fine to save you from tallying it all up) 4. Over the last five years, how many times has it not been possible to find a patient a bed at all? Please give the number of occasions per year. 5. Over the last five years, have there been any occasions where bed and breakfasts/hotels/other accommodation types have been used instead of hospital beds, because an inpatient bed wasn't available? If so when, and where was it/how many miles away was it?

Date for Response: 31/01/2017 - View 1371 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1370
Date Received: 04/01/2017

1) The number of violent incidents recorded against NHS staff on NHS premises during the years 2015 and 2016, broken down by location and where possible, a brief summary of said incidents. 2) The number of said incidents which were a) reported to the police b) resulted in disciplinary action against another NHS staff member or c) where no action was taken.

Date for Response: 26/01/2017 - View 1370 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1369
Date Received: 04/01/2017

A. What was the total amount of compensation your health board handed out to its staff in 2016? B. How much money was handed out in each instance; and what were the reasons behind the payouts – i.e. broken bones, stress etc? C. Who received the payouts i.e. a doctor, a nurse, a midwife etc? D. What was the total amount handed out in compensation under your health board in the five years prior to this? (no details like the above specifications requested – just the lump sum of compensation payouts from each year)

Date for Response: 26/01/2017 - View 1369 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1368
Date Received: 30/12/2016

I would like to know how many fines have been handed out to people smoking on hospital grounds within your health board. If possible, I would like to know the total number of fines handed out, and the total amount of money retrieved through the fines?

Date for Response: 12/01/2017 - View 1368 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1367
Date Received: 29/12/2016

1. What is your annual IT Infrastructure Budget for 2016, 2017 & 2018? 2. What storage vendor(s) and model do you currently use? 3. When was the installation date of above storage vendor(s)? (Month/year) 4. When is your planned (or estimated) storage refresh date? (Month/year) 5. What is your estimated budget for the refresh? 6. What is the capacity of the storage data in TB? 7. The total number of IT staff employed by the organization: 8. Please list and provide contact details for the IT senior management team including CIO, IT Director and Infrastructure Architects if applicable: 9. Please confirm if you are utilising desktop virtualisation technologies and if so how many users do you provide services for? 10. What backup software do you use? 11. How much data do you backup in TB? 12. Number of servers? 13. What operating system(s) do you use? 14. Number of virtualised servers? 15. What percentage of your environment is virtualised? 16. If you outsource your IT works, please provide who it is with and when the contract started and ends. 17. Please also name all of the IT re-sellers that you work with and buy from, as well as the frameworks that you use for the release of any tenders etc. 18. Please also approximate the time spent managing your IT systems, specifically storage, per week in the unit of man hours. Also approximate the amount of time taken carving out LUNs and/or Volumes. 19. Please list any and all pain points that the IT teams, and organisation as a whole, experience with regard to the storage and usage of the virtualised workloads. 20. How is your storage connected, i.e. via Fibre Channel, Ethernet (NFS or ISCSi). If your storage is currently connected via Fibre Channel, do you have access to 10 GB Ethernet, or 1 GB ethernet, and if so, please declare which.

Date for Response: 16/01/2017 - View 1367 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1366
Date Received: 29/12/2016

- Name of Trust - Contact email address - Contact phone number 1) Does your occupational health department have any departmental guidelines relating to pregnant staff who work in theatre, in order to protect the health of the mother and baby from radiation and other harmful substances? Yes/No 2) If yes to (1), please provide these guidelines or policies in full as a single PDF. ------- 3) Does your theatre department have any department-specific guidelines for pregnant staff who work in theatre, in order to protect the health of the mother and baby from radiation and other harmful substances? Yes/No 4) If yes to (3), please provide these guidelines or policies in full as a single PDF. ------- 5) If no internal guidelines are available, does your Trust use any external guidelines (from Royal Colleges, etc) relating to pregnant staff who work in theatres? Yes/No 6) If yes to (5), please provide these guidelines in full as a single PDF, or web link. -------

Date for Response: 05/01/2017 - View 1366 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1364
Date Received: 28/12/2016

Please provide copies of all internal audit reports completed in 2015 and 2016. I would like the response by way of PDF/PDFs, rather than in paper.

Date for Response: 05/01/2017 - View 1364 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1361
Date Received: 22/12/2016

I would like to know the following information for the past 10 financial years for sending patients within the NHS Lothian Health board for treatment in a private hospital either in Scotland or the rest of the UK. 1) What the overall cost for each of the years in the above timescale was to the Healthboard for sending patients for treatment in a private hospital. 2) The number of patients for the above timescale sent by the Health board for treatment in a private hospital broken down in each year. 3) What reasons have been detailed for their admission to a private hospital (i.e staff shortage, waiting times etc). 4) The overall cost of medical bills to the Health Board from private hospitals. 5) The overall cost of accommodation and travel expenses claimed by patients for travel to treatment at a private hospital.

Date for Response: 31/01/2017 - View 1361 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1360
Date Received: 22/12/2016

We require the statistics for the Cramond area of Edinburgh (EH4), over the last 20 years, of patients in Cramond requiring medical treatment for respiratory diseases and related symptoms. The main practice involved will be the Cramond Medical Centre. A graph showing any upwards trend would be helpful.

Date for Response: 19/01/2017 - View 1360 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1359
Date Received: 21/12/2016

Could the health board provide all correspondence/ minutes of meetings between • the health board and the Cabinet Secretary for Health; • the health board and the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorate; • the health board and the Scottish Government; between 1 January 2016 and the present regarding the funding of treatment of drug and alcohol misuse and the total of £15 million expected to be provided by health boards (as set out in this letter dated 7 January 2016 from the Cabinet Secretary)? ICO reference

Date for Response: 12/12/2016 - View 1359 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1358
Date Received: 21/12/2016

1) Has the Trust paid any external supplier or party to deliver Gastroenterology and/or Endoscopy services on behalf of the Trust, which are or have been recorded as the Trust’s own NHS activity for the following period? 2). Please breakdown the amount spent with each supplier delivering Gastroenterology/Endoscopy services to your Trust during the following periods

Date for Response: 16/01/2017 - View 1358 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1357
Date Received: 21/12/2016

Can you please advise if the trust performs Bronchial challenge testing? If the trust does perform these tests could you also advise 1) The number of tests performed in the last 12 months? 2) Which products are used to perform the test? 3) Contact details for the sites performing the test?

Date for Response: 13/01/2017 - View 1357 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1356
Date Received: 20/12/2016

In the context of the Freedom of Information [Scotland] Act 2002, I am writing to ask whether your Board has, over the last 3 financial years : • Adopted and used a human rights based approach, as recommended by the NHS Scotland report, to meeting the Board’s obligations under the 1998 Human Rights Act ? • Adopted and used the PANEL principles set out in the Scottish Human Rights Commission guidance on a taking human rights based approach ? • Adopted and used that element of the PANEL principles relating to empowerment of rights holders as set out in the guidance on taking a human rights based approach ? In the event that your Board is able to affirm and evidence that it has adopted and used the above, can you please advise, again over the period of the last 3 years : • How many service users your Board has helped, as described in the PANEL principles, understand what their human rights are ? • How much of this particular aspect of empowerment work was carried out directly by the Board and how much by other organisations on the Board’s behalf ? • What arrangements have been made to evaluate the effectiveness of this aspect of empowerment of service users in understanding their human rights ? • What has been the cost to the Board of undertaking this aspect of empowerment work for the last 3 financial years ? • How many claims have been made by service users to the Board over the last 3 financial years of their human rights being not being respected by the Board ?

Date for Response: 23/01/2017 - View 1356 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1355
Date Received: 20/12/2016

For questions 1 and 3, your responses shows delay times that are quite high. Could you double check these figures for me? For question 2, could you provide the causes of delay broken down by NHS Scotland delay codes? Please find a link below. http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Health-and-Social-Community-Care/Delayed-Discharges/Guidelines/docs/Delayed-discharge-National-Data-Requirements-FINAL.pdf For question 4, other trusts have been able to provide an estimate of the cost that delayed discharges pose by multiplying the number of delayed bed days in a financial year by the average cost of an acute bed per day. I ask that you use these figures to provide an estimate of the cost of delayed discharges within your trust in answer to my question. I note that as this calculation would constitute a simple manual manipulation of data already held by the trust, this cannot be said to be the creation of new information that would be exempt from disclosure, or information that is not held. This principle has been upheld by the Scottish Information Commissioner with regards to FOISA in Decision 089/2012. http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/ApplicationsandDecisions/Decisions/2012/201101469.aspx

Date for Response: 23/01/2017 - View 1355 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1352
Date Received: 20/12/2016

The address and contact details of all Healthy Living Pharmacies in your CCG.

Date for Response: 05/01/2017 - View 1352 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1352
Date Received: 20/12/2016

What information documents are provided to staff, at every level, on how to treat patients and their relatives with dignity and respoect. What training is given to all members of staff on these matters. What monitoring system is in place to ensure that the standards as set out in any such documents, and training programme, are indeed being met. What are the results of that monitoring

Date for Response: 23/01/2017 - View 1352 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1351
Date Received: 19/12/2016

• To provide, under FOI legislation, how many DNAs (did not attends) from the SPS to NHS appointments have occurred since May 2011, broken down by year. ICO reference

Date for Response: 16/01/2017 - View 1351 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1350
Date Received: 16/12/2016

Please release the following information under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act - 1. How many surgical errors have been made in each of your hospitals each year for the past five years? (In calendar years) 2. How many never events have occurred in each of your hospitals each year for the past five years? 3. On how many occasions has surgery taken place on the wrong body part? 4. On how many occasions has surgery taken place on the wrong person? 5. How many occasions have there been of cases of tubes, used for feeding or medication, being inserted into patients' lungs? 6. How many cases have there been of wrong implants or prostheses being fitted? 7. For surgery involving the wrong body part - what did the surgery involve and at what point was the error realised? 8. How many surgical errors have directly resulted in further medical conditions or complications? 9. How many surgical errors have been made in regard to amputations, and what was/were the body part(s) involved? 10. For surgical errors not covered by questions 3-9, please provide details of the errors made. For each of the above points, please breakdown by hospital and calendar year.

Date for Response: 18/01/2017 - View 1350 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1349
Date Received: 16/12/2016

Please release the following information under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act - 1. How many surgical errors have been made in each of your hospitals each year for the past five years? (In calendar years) 2. How many never events have occurred in each of your hospitals each year for the past five years? 3. On how many occasions has surgery taken place on the wrong body part? 4. On how many occasions has surgery taken place on the wrong person? 5. How many occasions have there been of cases of tubes, used for feeding or medication, being inserted into patients' lungs? 6. How many cases have there been of wrong implants or prostheses being fitted? 7. For surgery involving the wrong body part - what did the surgery involve and at what point was the error realised? 8. How many surgical errors have directly resulted in further medical conditions or complications? 9. How many surgical errors have been made in regard to amputations, and what was/were the body part(s) involved? 10. For surgical errors not covered by questions 3-9, please provide details of the errors made. For each of the above points, please breakdown by hospital and calendar year.

Date for Response: 18/01/2017 - View 1349 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1348
Date Received: 16/12/2016

I would like to make a request for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The reason for the request is to understand how our service may have affected such referrals for Scottish NHS Boards. I am primarily interested in the costs to NHS Boards of funding such treatment outwith a nationally-commissioned service. For each financial year between 1 April 2006 and 31 March 2016, could you please provide information about the numbers of Scottish patients who were assessed or treated for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (ICD Code F42) or related disorders (e.g. Body-Dysmorphic Disorder) in a specialist unit outside of Scotland? I would also like available information on: a) total duration of inpatient treatment (where applicable); and b) total cost of treatment to your NHS Board. Please don’t include referrals to the Advanced Interventions Service that are funded by NHS Scotland. It is treatment episodes funded by the NHS Board directly that I am interested in. It would be very helpful indeed if the information could be provided in a similar format to the following: Financial Year (Apr – Mar) No. of patients with OCD assessed (but not treated) in specialist units outside of Scotland No. of patients treated for OCD in specialist units outside of Scotland (inpatient / residential) Total duration of inpatient stay (weeks) Total cost to NHS Board for these episodes of care (£) 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016

Date for Response: 25/01/2017 - View 1348 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1347
Date Received: 15/12/2016

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity is carrying out an important piece of research that aims to build, for the first time, a national (UK-wide) picture of the NHS children’s workforce. Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity exists to support children and young people with serious, long-term health conditions and complex needs. Over 25 years we have established and funded 54 specialist children’s nursing posts in NHS hospitals across the UK. The findings of this research will inform how we target our resources to ensure we are prioritising the greatest areas of need. This Freedom of Information request asks you to answer the following questions, per hospital providing children’s services under your provision. In your response, please state clearly the hospital to which your answers correspond. 1. How many registered children’s nurses (Whole Time Equivalent) are employed at your organisation? Please list by clinical area. 2. How many support workers (Whole Time Equivalent, bands 1-4) are working in your children’s service? Please list by clinical area. 3. How many nurses (Whole Time Equivalent) deliver your community children’s nursing service? Please list by clinical area. 4. How many clinical specialist children’s nurses do you have in your service? Please list their clinical specialisms, e.g. 1x haematology; 2x epilepsy. 5. How many advanced neonatal nurse practitioners do you have in your service? 6. How many advanced paediatric nurse practitioners do you have in your service? 7. Do you have transition (children’s to adults’ services) nursing roles? If yes, how many? Do any have clinical specialisms? If so, please list their clinical specialisms, e.g. 1x haematology; 2x epilepsy. 8. Do you employ a play specialist? 9. How many inpatient beds are there designated for children and young people? Please provide a number against the following and list by clinical area: a. Neonates b. Children’s c. Adolescents 10. What were the key gaps in knowledge and skills within the children’s nursing workforce identified by your most recent Training Needs Analysis or courses commissioned through Non-Medical Education and Training (NMET)?

Date for Response: 18/01/2017 - View 1347 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1346
Date Received: 15/12/2016

In the 12 months ending 31 October 2016, and in the 12 months ending 21 October 2015 what was: 1. The number of patients who had a blood culture positive for Klebsiella pneumoniae (Group A) 2. In Group A, the number of patients who had a blood culture positive for Klebsiella pneumoniae, with the organism found to be resistant to meropenem, resistant to ertapenem, OR reported positive for a carbapenemase (Group “CRKPb”). 3. In Group A, the number of patients who had a blood culture positive for Klebsiella pneumoniae, with the organism NEITHER found to be resistant to meropenem, NOR resistant to ertapenem, NOR reported positive for a carbapenemase (Group “CSKPb”). 4. Within Group CRKPb, the percentage of patients who had died in the period between the specimen date of the first blood culture that became positive for Klebsiella pneumoniae found to be resistant to meropenem, resistant to ertapenem, OR reported positive for a carbapenemase, and 6 days after the specimen date. 5. Within Group CRKPb, the percentage of patients who had died in the period between the specimen date of the first blood culture that became positive for Klebsiella pneumoniae found to be resistant to meropenem, resistant to ertapenem, OR reported positive for a carbapenemase, and 30 days after the specimen date. 6. Within Group CSKPb, the percentage of patients who had died in the period between the specimen date of the first blood culture that became positive for Klebsiella pneumoniae NEITHER found to be resistant to meropenem, NOR resistant to ertapenem, NOR reported positive for a carbapenemase, and 6 days after the specimen date. 7. Within Group CSKPb, the percentage of patients who had died in the period between the specimen date of the first blood culture that became positive for Klebsiella pneumoniae NEITHER found to be resistant to meropenem, NOR resistant to ertapenem, NOR reported positive for a carbapenemase, and 30 days after the specimen date.”

Date for Response: 06/01/2017 - View 1346 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1345
Date Received: 15/12/2016

In the 12 months ending 31 October 2016, and in the 12 months ending 21 October 2015 what was: 1. The number of patients who had a blood culture positive for Klebsiella pneumoniae (Group A) 2. In Group A, the number of patients who had a blood culture positive for Klebsiella pneumoniae, with the organism found to be resistant to meropenem, resistant to ertapenem, OR reported positive for a carbapenemase (Group “CRKPb”). 3. In Group A, the number of patients who had a blood culture positive for Klebsiella pneumoniae, with the organism NEITHER found to be resistant to meropenem, NOR resistant to ertapenem, NOR reported positive for a carbapenemase (Group “CSKPb”). 4. Within Group CRKPb, the percentage of patients who had died in the period between the specimen date of the first blood culture that became positive for Klebsiella pneumoniae found to be resistant to meropenem, resistant to ertapenem, OR reported positive for a carbapenemase, and 6 days after the specimen date. 5. Within Group CRKPb, the percentage of patients who had died in the period between the specimen date of the first blood culture that became positive for Klebsiella pneumoniae found to be resistant to meropenem, resistant to ertapenem, OR reported positive for a carbapenemase, and 30 days after the specimen date. 6. Within Group CSKPb, the percentage of patients who had died in the period between the specimen date of the first blood culture that became positive for Klebsiella pneumoniae NEITHER found to be resistant to meropenem, NOR resistant to ertapenem, NOR reported positive for a carbapenemase, and 6 days after the specimen date. 7. Within Group CSKPb, the percentage of patients who had died in the period between the specimen date of the first blood culture that became positive for Klebsiella pneumoniae NEITHER found to be resistant to meropenem, NOR resistant to ertapenem, NOR reported positive for a carbapenemase, and 30 days after the specimen date.”

Date for Response: 06/01/2017 - View 1345 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1343
Date Received: 12/12/2016

As part of my course i have to write a report on a contemporary issue and i am doing neo-natal abstinence syndrome for mine. I would like ask you if there is any way you could send me some infromation on the statistics for babies treated for neo-natal syndrome in the lothian region for the last five years. ICO reference

Date for Response: 11/01/2017 - View 1343 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1342
Date Received: 12/12/2016

• To provide, under FOI legislation, all details of all reports commissioned by the Health Board that have been undertaken by Deloitte - 5 years.

Date for Response: 13/01/2017 - View 1342 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1341
Date Received: 09/12/2016

How many patients in total are under your care, but not under any treatment (i.e. no drugs being given for this virus)? If possible please split by Genotype, as set out below: Genotype TOTAL 1A 1B 2 3 4 5 6 For Hepatitis C patients, how many were treated in the month (last month’s available data) with interferon containing therapy and interferon free therapy as listed below. Please use the tables to enter by genotype if possible, thank you. Total Patients Treated in last month Genotype TOTAL 1A 1B 2 3 4 5 6 Treatment Regimens in last month by Genotype Genotype Interferon containing Treatment 1A 1B 2 3 4 5 6 In respect of Acromegaly patients, please can you tell me: 1. The number of patients with acromegaly under your care, and 2. The number of patients with acromegaly, under your care, being treated with somatostatin analogues.

Date for Response: 11/12/2016 - View 1341 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1340
Date Received: 09/12/2016

1. What is the Trust’s annual spend on anti-TNF drugs (most recent year available)? 2. How many patients has the Trust treated with anti-TNF drugs in the last 12 months? 3. What is the % split of anti-TNF patients by the following channels: 4. How many patients has the Trust treated with the following conditions in last 12 months: 5. Are there any gain share agreements in place between the Trust and CCGs for anti-TNF biosimilars?

Date for Response: 12/01/2017 - View 1340 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1339
Date Received: 08/12/2016

Question 1: How many people in all hospitals in your Health Board area have died awaiting: a) an assessment for a care package and b) the start of a package of care in the community Both broken down: • As a single overall figure for the 12 months up to the end of September 2016 • By month for the 12 months up to the end of September 2016 • By ICD code primary cause of death Question 2: What is the average length of time people waited in your Health Board area over the 12 month period to end of September 2016 between the assessment for a care package and the start of the care package?

Date for Response: 11/01/2017 - View 1339 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1338
Date Received: 08/12/2016

For each year - 2015/16 and 2016 (to date) - please provide details of the following: - The number of child/adolescent mental health patients who were referred out of Scotland to a secure unit elsewhere in the UK. What was the age of the youngest patient affected? - the number of psychiatric patients (any age) who had to be referred to an inpatient bed outside of their own health board area - the number of psychiatric inpatient & outpatient suicides reported to the health board in each of the above years. If reports have been completed into these incidents, please provide it in each available case

Date for Response: 26/12/2016 - View 1338 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1337
Date Received: 08/12/2016

a) the total number of bariatric surgeries carried out (and/or patients referred to alternative board for surgery) b) a breakdown of the type performs ie. how many gastric bands, gastric balloons etc c) total cost to the health board of bariatric surgery d) how many bariatric surgeries were performed on under-18s. Please provide the age per patient under-18

Date for Response: 06/01/2017 - View 1337 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: 12/01/2017 - 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: 1332
Date Received: 07/12/2016

I would like to access the following information under FOI, please: 1. How many prisoners held in Lothian prisons (Edinburgh and Adiewell) are diagnosed with Autism and are under healthcare services provided by NHS Lothian. 2. What nature of support is provided to these prisoners (with Autism Spectrum)

Date for Response: 05/01/2017 - View 1332 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1330
Date Received: 06/12/2016

Question 1 GP Practices alone are entrusted in ensuring their NHS registered GP Patient records are kept up to date and are accurately maintained? Question 2 NHS Lothian Employees such as Consultants or Specialists upon GP referral and upon completion of their investigations are not responsible for making entries into the NHS registered GP Patient records in order to update them with their completed conclusions?

Date for Response: 09/01/2017 - View 1330 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1329
Date Received: 06/12/2016

• According to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), every Scottish hospital should have someone who ‘reports’ incidents of ‘avoidable harm’ to the RCOG’s Each Baby Counts project. Please tell me, by financial year, how many incidents have been reported in the past two years; • And what those incidents involved? • And By financial year, from 2011/12 to 2016/17 to date, how many “serious/significant adverse events” have been referred to the Crown Office’s SFIU (Scottish Fatality Investigation Unit)? For your benefit a serious adverse event should be defined as “an unexpected or avoidable event that could have resulted, or did result in, unnecessary serious harm or death of a patient, staff, visitor or member of the public” (http://www.nhsaaa.net/media/118086/sp110612saer.pdf);

Date for Response: 09/01/2017 - View 1329 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1328
Date Received: 06/12/2016

Please tell me, by financial year from 2011/12 to 2016/17 (to date), how many written complaints have been received from parents about maternity care in your hospitals. Please provide electronic copies of these complaints.

Date for Response: 06/01/2017 - View 1328 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1324
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 started their treatment in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16 and who waited longer than the 18 week referral to treatment standard, how many waited (a)18- 26 weeks, (b) 26-52 weeks, (c) 52-78 weeks, (d) 78- 104 weeks, (e) longer than 104 weeks. 2. What was the longest any patient who started their treatment in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16, waited to do so following a referral. 3. Of those patients currently waiting longer than the 18 week referral to treatment standard, how many have waited (a)18- 26 weeks, (b) 26-52 weeks, (c) 52-78 weeks, (d) 78- 104 weeks, (e) longer than 104 weeks. 4. What is the longest any patient currently in excess of the 18 week referral to treatment standard has been waiting following a referral.

Date for Response: 09/01/2017 - View 1324 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: 28/05/2017 - View 1321 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1312
Date Received: 02/12/2016

I am requesting the following information: PPP Schemes (including PFI, NPD and Hub Initiative) In the past 3 years: • What measures have you taken to monitor the contract performance of PPP schemes? o We are looking for a description of systems and an approximate indication of client side staffing to undertake contract monitoring. • What penalty charges or other payments have you recovered? o From which scheme and amount received. • Has your organisation restructured any of its PPP contracts? • If so, what savings has this delivered to your organisation? o From which scheme and amount received. • Have you considered buying out any PPP schemes? • If so, what was the outcome of that consideration? • Please list the interest rate the PPP provider is paying on borrowing to finance PPP schemes you are involved in? o This includes joint schemes with health boards/councils.

Date for Response: 10/02/2017 - View 1312 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1310
Date Received: 30/11/2016

Your annual spend on Oral Nutritional Supplements as a proportion of your total annual drugs spend.

Date for Response: 05/01/2017 - View 1310 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: 29/12/2016 - View 1303 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1297
Date Received: 28/11/2016

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 the conditions listed below. ICO reference

Date for Response: 04/01/2017 - View 1297 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 1286
Date Received: 24/11/2016

Could we have copies of any internal review carried out of any service with the health board’s remit? Could this request cover the last five years? We would expect that any identifying information relating to any individual patient/employee would be redacted, so the request should not be refused on the grounds of data protection.

Date for Response: 12/01/2017 - View 1286 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 155
Date Received: 21/03/2017

Please could you tell me how many attempted cyber security breaches were detected by your health authority in each of the past three years. In each case could you detail which were successful and what information/data, if any, was compromised as a result?

Date for Response: 20/04/2017 - View 155 Response

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 133
Date Received: 07/12/2016

I am making this request under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (2000), and anticipate your reply within the statutory 30 day period. • Does your organisation conduct regular environmental monitoring, risk assessment and/or staff surveillance within cancer day units to detect possible chemical contamination from hazardous drugs being administered? E.g. Surface contamination wipe tests. • If so, what assessments/tests are conducted and how often are they carried out?

Date for Response: 05/01/2017 - View 133 Response

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