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National Advisory Committee on Chronic Pain (NACCP) patients: FOI release

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

Published:
8 Apr 2021
National Advisory Committee on Chronic Pain (NACCP) patients: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100158622
Date received: 16 Feb 2021
Date responded: 12 Mar 2021
Information requested

1. To ask, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act, individually and separately, for all electronic or other written communications and information, including notes, between Scottish Government officials and appointees and anyone involved with the National Advisory Committee on Chronic Pain (NACCP) dealing with moves to appoint individual chronic pain patients and any Charities to NACCP, covering the period November 15, 2020 to February 15, 2021.

2. To ask, under FOISA, individually and separately, all electronic or other written communications and information, including notes, between Scottish Government officials and appointees and the Government-funded partnership organisation, the Health and Social Care Alliance, covering the period November 15 2020 to February 15, 2021 regarding the appointment of individual patients and any Charities to the National Advisory Committee for Chronic Pain (NACCP) the Alliance having been assigned to this work by the Government, this request covering the period November 15, 2020 to February 15, 2021.

3. To ask, under FOISA, for the budget assigned to the Health and Social Care Alliance for a project on individual chronic pain patients being appointed to the National Advisory Committee on Chronic Pain, monies being assigned for 2020 and for 2021/2 and how much of that has been paid and how much of the budget remains.

Response

1. Attached is a copy of the information you requested - see Annex A. 

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because an exemption under sections S.38(i)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why this exemption applies are explained in
Annex C.

2. Attached is a copy of the information you requested - see Annex B.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because an exemption under sections S.38(i)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why this exemption applies are explained in
Annex C.

3. All of the information you have requested is available from the Scottish Parliament website: https://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/28877.aspx?
SearchType=Advance&ReferenceNumbers=S5W-29587&ResultsPerPage=10
.

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. 

Annex C
REASONS FOR NOT PROVIDING INFORMATION


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. names/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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FOI202100158622 - Annex A

3 page PDF
47.4 kB

FOI202100158622 - Annex B

7 page PDF
1.2 MB

Contact

Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG