Correspondence relating to discharges from NHS hospitals to care homes: FOI release

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

Information requested

You asked for all internal and external correspondence and communications held by Scottish Government and dated between August 16 2020 and October 6 2020 which refers to the report ‘Discharges from NHS hospitals to care homes between 1 March and 31 May 2020’.


Attached are copies of most of the information requested.

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA applies to a small amount of the information you have requested. This is because the information requested contains personal data of a third party, i.e. the names contact details and e-mail addresses of individuals, and disclosing it 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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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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