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Institute of Healthcare Improvement contracts and costs: FOI release

Published: 13 Nov 2019

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
13 Nov 2019
Institute of Healthcare Improvement contracts and costs: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/01559
Date received: 1 Jul 2019
Date responded: 26 Aug 2019
Information requested

Details of any meetings between the Scottish Government and the US firm Institute for Healthcare Improvement in the last 6 months. Please include dates, locations and attendees.
-Details of any current contracts between the Scottish Government and US firm Institute for Healthcare Improvement.This should include the costs associated with the contracts - how much money the government pays the firm for their services. It should also include details of the contract - why the government is working with the firm. For example, is this to supply any equipment, or draw up policies.
-How much money the Scottish Government has paid to the US firm Institute for Healthcare Improvement in the last three years

Response

Attached at Annex A a copy of the information you have requested relating to meetings between the Scottish Government and the Institute for Health Improvement (IHI).
The Scottish Government has a strategic partnership with the IHI. The current framework contract has been in place since September 2018, covers all public services in Scotland and relates to quality improvement work. The IHI does not provide policy advice to any part of Scotland’s public services. 
The costs incurred by the Scottish Government with the IHI under this framework contract each calendar year since 2016 are as follows:

2017                    £291,206.53               
2018   £295,428.57
2019   £164,145.39
TOTAL   £750,780.49

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because an exemption under section s.38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why that exemption applies are explained in the Annex to this letter.

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FOI-19-01559 Information Released

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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