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Operators of Essential Services; importance to Road Transport and Health care: FOI release

Published: 3 Jun 2019

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

Published:
3 Jun 2019
Operators of Essential Services; importance to Road Transport and Health care: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/01236
Date received: 8 May 2019
Date responded: 3 Jun 2019
Information requested

 

How many Operators of Essential Services the Scottish Ministers (Scotland) identified, who they are and what the importance of each is to the following sub-sectors: Road Transport, and Health care settings?

 

Response

 

Scottish Ministers identified 19 Operators of Essential Services (OES) under the Network and Information Systems Regulations 2018 (NIS Regulations), all within the health sector (14 Territorial Boards and 5 Special Boards). All OES are treated in the same way by Scottish Ministers and considered to be of equal importance.

These are set out in Schedule 2 (Essential Services and Threshold Requirements) of the NIS Regulations (paragraph 8 (2) (c)[1]) and explicitly listed in the Security requirements and the role of the Competent Authority document published on the Scottish Health Competent Authority website (section 2.2) [2]. For clarity they are as follows:-

 

Territorial Health Boards

Special Boards

Ayrshire & Arran

NHS National Waiting Times Centre

Borders

NHS24

Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Ambulance Service

Fife

The State Hospitals Board for Scotland

Forth Valley

NHS National Services Scotland

Grampian

 

Greater Glasgow & Clyde

 

Highland

 

Lanarkshire

 

Lothian

 

Orkney

 

Shetland

 

Tayside

 

Western Isles

 

 

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