Please find below recent FOI requests received by NHS Borders and their responses:

2017

Request 1-17
Compensation claims
Response

Request 2-17
Violence against staff members
Response

Request 3-17
Referrals to other health boards for mental health patients
Response

Request 4-17
Alcohol and Drugs Partnership
Response

Request 5-17
Expenditure on referrals for treatment out of NHS Borders area
Response

Request 6-17
Pest control call outs
Response

Request 7-17
Professions within NHS Borders
Response

Request 8-17
Expenditure on agency staff
Response

Request 9-17
Distinction awards and discretionary points
Response

Request 10-17
Cancelled operations
Response

Request 11-17
Bariatric equipment
Response

Request 12-17
Overtime payments for consultants
Response

Request 13-17
Sickness absence
Response

Request 14-17
Continuing Healthcare
Response

Request 15-17
Mental health employment support programmes
Response

Request 16-17
A&E waiting times
Response

Request 17-17
Scottish Borders Social Enterprise Chamber
Response

Request 18-17
WiFi availability
Response

Request 19-17
Expenditure on hospital food
Response

Request 20-17
MIUs, AAUs and ambulances
Response

Request 21-17
Doctors living outside Scotland
Response

Request 22-17
Communications regarding agency staff
Response

Request 23-17
Oral nutritional supplements
Response

Request 24-17
Intra-vitreal vials/implants
Response

Request 25-17
Instances of maternity unit being closed to new admissions
Response

Request 26-17
Orthotics
Response

Request 27-17
Out of Hours GP services
Response

Request 28-17
Clinical management software
Response

Request 29-17
Mesh implants
Response

Request 30-17
Patients boarding in non-medical beds
Response

Request 31-17
Ambulance discharge times
Response

Request 33-17
Adverse events in maternity unit
Response

Request 34-17
Medical staff working in private sector
Response

Request 35-17
Money owed by foreign nationals for treatment
Response

Request 36-17
Diabetes consultants
Response

Request 37-17
Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)
Response

Request 38-17
Dietetics
Response

Request 39-17
Referrals outwith NHS Borders area for neonatal facilities
Response

Request 40-17
Expenditure on agency staff
Response

Request 41-17
Financial position
Response

Request 42-17
Medical and nursing staff vacancies
Response

Request 43-17
Pharmacy department staffing
Response

Request 45-17
Expenditure on taxis
Response

Request 46-17
MRI and CT scanners
Response

Request 47-17
IT Infrastructure
Response

Request 48-17
Paediatric Continence Services
Response

Request 49-17
Speech & Language Therapy for Stammering
Response

Request 50-17
European Cross-Border Healthcare Directive
Response

Request 51-17
Concussion
Response

Request 52-17
Blood Glucose Test Strip Rebate Schemes
Response

Request 53-17
Breast Reduction Surgeries
Response

Request 55-17
Borders Joint Formulary
Response

Request 56-17
A&E Attendances for Mental Health Related Issues
Response

Request 57-17
Referrals to Private Mental Health Units
Response

Request 58-17
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Response

Request 59-17
Multiple Sclerosis
Response

Request 60-17
Distinction/Merit Awards and Discretionary Points
Response

Request 61-17
HR Questionnaire
Response

Request 62-17
Oral Nutritional Supplements
Response

Request 63-17
Expenditure on Accommodation for Patients
Response

Request 64-17
Patient Administration System
Response

Request 65-17
Immigration Health Surcharge
Response

Request 66-17
Walking Aids
Response

Request 67-17
Complementary Therapies and Alternative Medicines
Response

Request 68-17
IT Management Structure
Response

Request 69-17
Outbreaks
Response

Request 70-17
Compensation Claims
Response

Request 71-17
Acupuncture
Response

Request 72-17
Council Management of Public Spaces
Response

Request 73-17
Accounts Payable Manager Job Description
Response

Request 74-17
IVF Treatment
Response

Request 75-17
Prisons
Response

Request 76-17
Asbestos
Response

Request 77-17
Grounds Maintenance
Response

Request 78-17
Remuneration Committee Minutes
Response

Request 79-17
NHS Property Lease Agreements
Response

Request 81-17
General Surgery
Response

Request 82-17
Pest Control
Response

Request 83-17
Ambulances
Response

Request 84-17
Contraception
Response

Request 85-17
Foreign Nationals Receiving Heart or Transplant Surgery
Response

Request 86-17
Hospital Based Complex Clinical Care
Response

Request 87-17
Catering Services
Response

Request 88-17
Non-Tuberculosis Mycobacterium
Response

Request 89-17
Anxiety and Depression
Response

Request 90-17
Complaints
Response

Request 91-17
Expenditure on Private Ambulances
Response

Request 92-17
Looked After Children
Response

Request 93-17
Missed Appointments
Response

Request 95-17
Borders Joint Formulary
Response

Request 96-17
Expenditure on Interpreting and Translating
Response

Request 97-17
IT Documents
Response

Request 98-17
Patients Refused Treatment Due to Weight
Response

Request 99-17
New Deal 'Non Compliant' Payments
Response

Request 100-17
Meningitis B Vaccine
Response

Request 101-17
Novel Psychoactive Substances
Response

Request 102-17
Staff Absence Due to Stress, Anxiety and Other Psychological Illnesses
Response

Request 103-17
Expenditure on Disposal of Leftover Hospital Meals
Response

Request 104-17
Surgical Errors
Response

Request 105-17
Electrophysiology
Response

Request 106-17
Electronic Management Systems
Response

Request 107-17
Car Parking Charges
Response

Request 109-17
Expenditure on Agency Staff
Response

Request 110-17
New Psychoactive Substances
Response

Request 111-17
Multiple Sclerosis and Motor Neuron Disease
Response

Request 112-17
Compensation Payments
Response

Request 113-17
Missed Appointments
Response

Request 114-17
Methadone Prescriptions
Response

Request 115-17
Young People in Rehabilitation Programmes for Drug Misuse
Response

Request 116-17
Financial Plan
Response

Request 117-17
Delayed Discharges
Response

Request 118-17
Expenditure on Locum Staff
Response

Request 119-17
Private Care Providers
Response

Request 120-17
Mortuaries
Response

Request 121-17
Electronic Management Systems
Response

Request 122-17
Multiple Sclerosis
Response

Request 123-17
Expenditure on Collection and Disposal of Feminine Hygeine Waste
Response

Request 124-17
Zero Hours Contracts
Response

Request 125-17
Referrals to Clinical Rehabilitation
Response

Request 126-17
Drugs in Use by NHS Borders
Response

Request 127-17
Ambulances
Response

Request 128-17
Medical Staff Residing Outside Scotland
Response

Request 129-17
Hospital Discharges During Night
Response

Request 130-17
Wrong Site Surgeries
Response

Request 131-17
Donations to Foreign Countries
Response

Request 132-17
Donations to Foreign Countries
Response

Request 133-17
WiFi Contract
Response

Request 134-17
Hospital Admissions of Homeless People for Drug and Alcohol Misuse
Response

Request 135-17
Perinatal Mental Health
Response

Request 136-17
Employment References
Response

Request 137-17
Software Solutions
Response

Request 138-17
Vacant NHS Properties
Response

Request 139-17
Body-Worn Cameras
Response

Request 140-17
Clinical Waste Bag Ties
Response

Request 141-17
Nurses from EU Countries Who Left NHS Borders
Response

Request 142-17
Expenditure on Locum Staff
Response

Request 143-17
Suppliers
Response

Request 144-17
Cataracts Operations Delivered Outside NHS Borders
Response

Request 145-17
Employment References
Response

Request 146-17
Rostering or Rota Management Software
Response

Request 147-17
Expenditure on Agency Staff
Response

Request 148-17
Expenditure on Private Ambulances
Response

Request 149-17
NHS Staff Working in Schools
Response

Request 150-17
PD-L1 testing
Response

Request 151-17
MRSA
Response

Request 152-17
Clinical Testing Laboratories
Response

Request 154-17
Prisons
Response

Request 155-17
Suicides in Mental Health Units
Response

Request 156-17
Complaint
Response

Request 157-17
GP Practice Closures
Response

Request 158-17
Funding for Laboratory Diagnostic Work
Response

Request 159-17
GP Practice Online Presence
Response

Request 160-17
PFI Contracts
Response

Request 161-17
Inpatients with VTE/DVT Diagnosis
Response

Request 162-17
Mortuaries
Response

Request 163-17
Neurological Service Plan
Response

Request 164-17
Vacancies
Response

Request 165-17
Vacancies
Response

Request 166-17
Non-Emergency Patient Transport
Response

Request 167-17
Waiting Times for Cortisone Injections
Response

Request 168-17
GP Surgery Closures
Response

Request 169-17
Register of People with Disabilities
Response

Request 170-17
Severance Payments
Response

Request 171-17
Distinction Awards and Discretionary Points
Response

Request 172-17
Expenditure on Translating and Interpreting Services
Response

Request 173-17
Money Owed by Foreign Nationals for Treatment
Response

Request 174-17
Post-CCT Doctors Undergoing Training Fellowships
Response

Request 175-17
Expenditure on Alternative Therapies
Response

Request 176-17
Waiting Times for CAMHS
Response

Request 177-17
Complaints
Response

Request 178-17
Self-Administration of Medicines Policy
Response

Request 179-17
Mental Health Conditions or Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnoses
Response

Request 180-17
GP Surgery Closures
Response

Request 181-17
Building Defects
Response

Request 182-17
Expenditure on External Ophthalmology Services
Response

Request 183-17
Hepatitis C
Response

Request 184-17
Borders Addiction Service
Response

Request 185-17
Young People in Inpatient Mental Health Units
Response

Request 186-17
Backlog Maintenance
Response

Request 187-17
Temporary Accommodation
Response

Request 188-17
Building Defects
Response

Request 189-17
Borders Sexual Health Strategy Group Minutes and Papers
Response

Request 190-17
Breast Cancer Treatments
Response

Request 191-17
Gynecare Prolift
Response

Request 192-17
Haematological Cancer Treatments
Response

Request 193-17
Telephone System Maintenance Contract
Response

Request 194-17
Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Response

Request 195-17
Troponin Reference Ranges
Response

Request 196-17
IT Infrastructure
Response

Request 197-17
Looked After Children and Young People Health Assessments
Response

Request 198-17
Whistleblowing
Response

Request 199-17
Psychosis Care Pathway
Response

Request 200-17
Continence Product Formulary
Response

Request 201-17
Recruitment of Doctors Struck Off by GMC
Response

Request 202-17
Parking Charge Notices
Response

Request 203-17
Deaths and Overdoses Associated with Fentanyl
Response

Request 204-17
IT Infrastructure
Response

Request 205-17
Viscosupplementation Injections
Response

Request 206-17
Bone Stimulators
Response

Request 207-17
Contraceptives
Response

Request 208-17
Borderline Personality Disorder
Response

Request 209-17
Facial Palsy Treatments
Response

Request 210-17
Expenditure on Translating and Interpreting Services
Response

Request 211-17
Invoice Settlement
Response

Request 212-17
Complaints
Response

Request 213-17
Compensation Claims
Response

Request 214-17
Staff Employed by NHS Borders
Response

Request 215-17
Ambulances
Response

Request 216-17
Expenditure on Outsourced Services
Response

Request 217-17
Multiple Sclerosis
Response

Request 218-17
Expenditure on Support from Red Cross
Response

Request 219-17
Cyber Attacks
Response

Request 220-17
Consultants on 9:1 Hour Contracts
Response

Request 221-17
Expenditure on Staffing
Response

Request 222-17
Value of Stolen Medical Equipment
Response

Request 223-17
Linen or Bedding Unavailable in Hospitals
Response

Request 224-17
Psychiatric Care
Response

Request 225-17
Ambulances
Response

Request 226-17
Ambulances
Response

Request 227-17
Minor Injuries Unit and Acute Assessment Unit
Response

Request 228-17
Meningitis B Vaccinations
Response

Request 229-17
Suspensions of GPs
Response

Request 230-17
IT Infrastructure
Response

Request 231-17
C Card Programme
Response

Request 232-17
Cyber Security
Response

Request 233-17
Cyber Attacks
Response

Request 234-17
Surgeon Misconduct Accusations
Response

Request 235-17
Mastectomies
Response

Request 236-17
Energy Efficiency
Response

Request 237-17
Data Breaches
Response

Request 238-17
Social Media Breaches
Response

Request 239-17
Gaelic Speaking Staff Members
Response

Request 240-17
Drug Replacement Therapy
Response

Request 241-17
Asbestos
Response

Request 242-17
Intra-Vitreal Vials/Implants
Response

Request 243-17
Reception and Switchboard Services
Response

Request 244-17
Mesh Implants
Response

Request 245-17
Translation and Interpretation Services
Response

Request 246-17
Medical Consultant Posts
Response

Request 247-17
Orthodontics
Response

Request 248-17
Ante-Natal Scans
Response

Request 249-17
Cyber Security
Response

Request 250-17
Cyber Security
Response

Request 252-17
Eating Disorder Units
Response

Request 253-17
Eating Disorders
Response

Request 254-17
Expenditure on Non-Medical Staff
Response

Request 255-17
Hair Loss
Response

Request 256-17
Local Area Network
Response

Request 257-17
Thefts from Hospitals
Response

Request 258-17
Tamper Evident Seals
Response

Request 259-17
Breast Reconstruction Surgery
Response

Request 260-17
Public Dental Service
Response

Request 261-17
Deaths During Dental Procedures
Response

Request 262-17
Suspended Doctors
Response

Request 263-17
Occipital Nerve Stimulation
Response

Request 264-17
Staff Salaries
Response

Request 265-17
Severe Asthma Treatments
Response

Request 266-17
Schizophrenia Treatments
Response

Request 267-17
Tattoo Removal
Response

Request 268-17
Hard Facilities Management
Response

Request 269-17
Oncology Medicines
Response

Request 271-17
Viscosupplementation
Response

Request 272-17
Special Purpose Vehicles
Response

Request 273-17
Weight Management Services
Response

Request 274-17
Bullying & Harassment Incidents
Response

Request 277-17
Bank Rates
Response

Request 278-17
Breast Reconstruction Surgery
Response

Request 279-17
Borders General Hospital Bus Stance
Response

Request 280-17
Biologics and Biosimilar Prescribing
Response

Request 281-17
Infection Prevention & Control
Response

Request 282-17
Uniform Policy
Response

Request 283-17
Consultant Posts
Response

Request 284-17
Telephone and Internet Contracts
Response

Request 285-17
Training Fellowships
Response

Request 286-17
Consultancy Metrics
Response

Request 287-17
Building Cladding
Response

Request 288-17
Training Fellowships
Response

Request 289-17
Eating Disorders
Response

Request 290-17
'Code Black' Occurrences
Response

Request 291-17
Payment of Supplier Invoices
Response

Request 292-17
Procurement Department
Response

Request 293-17
Mental Health Inpatient Observation
Response

Request 294-17
Gifts and Hospitality Register
Response

Request 295-17
Junior Doctor Hours Worked
Response

Request 296-17
Service Funding/Expenditure
Response

Request 297-17
Workforce Questions
Response

Request 298-17
Waiting Times
Response

Request 299-17
Waiting Lists
Response

Request 300-17
Out of Hours Service
Response

Request 301-17
Energy Initiatives
Response

Request 302-17
Management Structure
Response

Request 303-17
British Sign Language Interpreters
Response

Request 304-17
Drug Treatment Programme Funding
Response

Request 305-17
Training Fellowships
Response

Request 306-17
Mental Health Patients Referred Outside NHS Borders for Treatment
Response

Request 307-17
IT Issues
Response

Request 308-17
Dental Referrals
Response

Request 309-17
Paid As If At Work Payments
Response

Request 310-17
Antibiotic Policies
Response

Request 311-17
Ventilators, Patient Warming Units and Anaesthetic Machines
Response

Request 312-17
Eye Condition Treatments
Response

Request 313-17
Ambulances
Response

Request 314-17
Inpatient Discharges
Response

Request 315-17
Breastfeeding Support
Response

Request 316-17
Private Procedures
Response

Request 317-17
Workforce Questions
Response

Request 318-17
Efficiency Savings
Response

Request 319-17
Nurses in Higher Education Establishments
Response

Request 320-17
Expenditure on e-Health
Response

Request 321-17
Post Diagnosis Support for Mental Health
Response

Request 322-17
Extra Contractual Referrals
Response

Request 323-17
Drug Treatment Programmes
Response

Request 324-17
Nursing Vacancies
Response

Request 325-17
Midwife Vacancies
Response

Request 326-17
GP Staffing
Response

Request 327-17
Early Retirement
Response

Request 328-17
A&E Hospital Admissions
Response

Request 329-17
Post Diagnosis Support for Mental Health
Response

Request 330-17
Nurse Bank
Response

Request 331-17
Drug Treatment Programmes
Response

Request 332-17
Expenditure on Agency Staff
Response

Request 333-17
School Nurses
Response

Request 334-17
Efficiency Savings
Response

Request 335-17
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Response

Request 336-17
CAMHS Referrals
Response

Request 337-17
Mental Health Patients Referred Outside NHS Borders for Treatment
Response

Request 338-17
Expenditure on Interpreters
Response

Request 339-17
Expenditure on Agency Staff
Response

Request 340-17
Multiple Sclerosis
Response

Request 341-17
Hepatitis C
Response

Request 342-17
Workforce Questions
Response

Request 343-17
Community Equipment Services
Response

Request 344-17
Financial Rebates
Response

Request 345-17
Expenditure on Refreshments
Response

Request 346-17
Assaults on Staff and Patients
Response

Request 347-17
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Response

Request 348-17
Rented Premises
Response

Request 349-17
Patients Absconding
Response

Request 350-17
Nurses Undertaking English Tests
Response

Request 352-17
Occupational Health Support
Response

Request 353-17
Deaths Involving Dehydration or Malnutrition
Response

Request 354-17
Workforce Questions
Response

Request 355-17
Public Dental Service
Response

Request 356-17
Sanitary Products
Response

Request 357-17
Nutrition Support Team
Response

Request 358-17
Expenditure on Agency Staff
Response

Request 359-17
Insulin Pumps
Response

Request 360-17
Retail Premises on Hospital Sites
Response

Request 362-17
Fire Risk Assessments
Response

Request 363-17
Equal Pay Claim Settlements
Response

Request 364-17
Telephony Contract
Response

Request 365-17
Staff Absence Due to Stress, Anxiety and Other Psychological Illnesses
Response

Request 366-17
Elective Surgeries
Response

Request 367-17
Staff Absence Due to Stress, Anxiety and Other Psychological Illnesses
Response

Request 368-17
GP Practices
Response

Request 369-17
Cancer Patients Referred Outside NHS Borders for Treatment
Response

Request 370-17
Expenditure on IT
Response

Request 371-17
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Response

Request 372-17
Expenditure on IT
Response

Request 373-17
GP Practices
Response

Request 374-17
Bank Staff
Response

Request 375-17
GP Practices
Response

Request 376-17
Staff and Associate Specialist Doctors
Response

Request 377-17
Alcohol-Related Hospital Admissions
Response

Request 378-17
Cataract Surgery
Response

Request 379-17
Assaults on Staff
Response

Request 380-17
Business Intelligence Platforms
Response

Request 381-17
Nursing & Midwifery Staffing
Response

Request 382-17
HIV Treatment
Response

Request 383-17
Trade Union Facilities
Response

Request 384-17
Car Parking Charges
Response

Request 385-17
Printer Running Costs
Response

Request 386-17
Backlog Maintenance
Response

Request 387-17
Falls Prevention Teams
Response

Request 388-17
Public Health Interventions
Response

Request 389-17
Ophthalmology Services
Response

Request 390-17
Meeting Minutes
Response

Request 391-17
Expenditure on Crutches
Response

Request 392-17
Expenditure on Agency Staff
Response

Request 393-17
Significant Adverse Events
Response

Request 394-17
Infusion Devices
Response

Request 395-17
BME Employees in Senior Management
Response

Request 396-17
Maternity Unit Closures
Response

Request 397-17
Information Governance
Response

Request 398-17
Workforce Plan
Response

Request 399-17
EU National Staff
Response

Request 400-17
Safe Staffing Levels
Response

Request 401-17
GP Practices
Response

Request 402-17
Surgery on Intersex Infants
Response

Request 403-17
Staff Absence Due to Stress, Anxiety and Other Psychological Illnesses
Response

Request 404-17
Adult ADHD Services
Response

Request 405-17
Ambulances
Response

Request 406-17
Smoking Within Hospitals
Response

Request 407-17
IT Call Management System
Response

Request 408-17
Cataracts Waiting Times
Response

Request 409-17
Young People in Adult Psychiatric Wards
Response

Request 410-17
Opthalmology Service
Response

Request 411-17
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia
Response

Request 412-17
Mental Health Inpatient Services
Response

Request 413-17
Autologous Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Response

Request 414-17
Expenditure on Direct Recruitment
Response

Request 415-17
Cosmetic Surgery on Prisoners
Response

Request 416-17
Research Projects
Response

Request 417-17
Significant Adverse Events
Response

Request 418-17
Hospital Heating Systems
Response

Request 419-17
Dermatology
Response

Request 420-17
Physiotherapy Vacancies
Response

Request 421-17
Physiotherapy Referrals
Response

Request 422-17
Expenditure on Agency Staff
Response

Request 423-17
Physiotherapy Services
Response

Request 424-17
Prescribing Decision Support System
Response

Request 425-17
Expenditure on Attending Careers Event
Response

Request 426-17
Consultant Psychiatrists
Response

Request 427-17
Mobile Theatres
Response

Request 428-17
Patients Absconding
Response

Request 429-17
Significant Adverse Events
Response

Request 430-17
Disabled Facilities
Response

Request 431-17
Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy
Response

Request 432-17
Biologics and Biosimilar Prescribing
Response

Request 433-17
Use of Medical Staff from External Suppliers
Response

Request 434-17
Expenditure on Mental Health Services
Response

Request 435-17
Mental Health Inpatient Services
Response

Request 436-17
Private Procedures
Response


Previous responses from 2016 can be found onĀ this page
Previous responses from 2015 can be found on this page