Correspondence between Scottish Government and NHS Grampian: FOI release

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

Information requested

  1. Any correspondence (including emails, letters, phone calls, handwritten notes, WhatsApp messages or any other documents) between NHS Grampian and/or Scottish Government ministers and/or special advisers about FOI request FOI/2022/807 regarding the response to that FOI request. Information should include but not be limited to: a detailed timeline (with dates) of any contact between ministers/special advisers and NHS Grampian about the request (and vice versa); any notes or comments or suggestions offered by ministers or special advisers to NHS Grampian; any advice or comments from ministers/spads suggested to NHS Grampian or visa versa; any directions issued by ministers/spads on actions NHS Grampian should take regarding the request. Please provide this information between the dates of 10 November 2022 and 20 January 2023 inclusive.
  2. All emails, phone calls, WhatsApp messages or any other correspondence Scottish Government ministers and/or special advisers have sent and received regarding FOI/2022/807 between the dates of 15 January 2023 and 24 January 2023 inclusive.


I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested.

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 of exemptions under section 38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why these exemptions apply are explained below.

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