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


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