Correspondence from doctors to First Minister on excessive workload and staff cuts: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/03402
Date received: 14 November 2018
Date responded: 14 December 2018
Information requested
You asked for any correspondence (letters, emails or otherwise) in 2018 from doctors to Nicola Sturgeon on any of the following topics: excessive workload, staff cuts, Scottish Government funding, poor workforce planning, or job satisfaction. 
A copy of the information you requested follows on from this letter. While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information contained in the correspondence you have requested because an exemption(s) under section(s) s.38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why that exemption(s) applies are explained below.
Reasons for not providing information
An exemption applies.

An exemption(s) under section(s) s.38(1)(b) of FOISA applies to some of the information you have requested, i.e. those sections of the correspondence which could lead directly or indirectly to identification of the writer or others mentioned in the correspondence.  
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Central Enquiry Unit 
Phone: 0300 244 4000 

The Scottish Government 
St Andrew's House 
Regent Road 

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