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NHS Health Boards assurance of restraint policies in place: FOI release

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

18 Jul 2019
NHS Health Boards assurance of restraint policies in place: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/01500
Date received: 19 Jun 2019
Date responded: 17 Jul 2019
Information requested
  1. The Minister for Mental Health’s letter to Health Boards on 1 May 2019 to request copies of their policies on restraint; and 
  2. The responses to this letter received from Health Boards

Attached are copies of some of the information you requested. 

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide a small amount of the information you have requested.  This is because an exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information of a third party) applies to a small amount of the information requested, i.e. the names, email addresses and phone numbers of third parties.

Disclosing this information would contravene the data protection principles in Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation and in section 34(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018.  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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