Correspondence between Scottish Government and Atos Healthcare: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/01491
Date received: 29 June 2017
Date responded: 27 July 2017

Information requested

Correspondence the Social Security Directorate (including ministers and/or officials) has received from 'Atos Healthcare' since 27 March 2017.


In addition and as part of this request, I have enclosed the following documents:

  • Letter from Jean Fleming, Chief Executive PIP, dated 7 April 2017 to Scottish Government dated 7 April 2017.

  • PowerPoint Presentation dated 5 April 2017 which provided an overview of PIP on SG visit to Atos on 7 April 2017.

As you will note, certain information has been redacted within the letter of 7 April 2017. This is because an exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to some of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party, (i.e the names and contact details of individuals), and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998. This exemption is not subject to the 'public interest test', so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

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FOI-17-01491 Letter from Atos - 7 April 2017.pdf
FOI-17-01491 DWP PIP Scotland Overview Pack April 2017.pptx


Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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