Meeting between Health Homes and Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport: FOI release

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

Information requested

1) Any minutes, handouts, shared documents, agendas, notes, briefing papers, follow-up emails, notes taken by attendees from the meeting between the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport and care home groups in the week commencing Feb 15 referenced by Jason Leitch at the daily coronavirus briefing on February 24.

2) A full attendee list, including date, time, venue, including any special advisers.

3) Correspondence linked to this meeting sent by or received by the Health Secretary or her office on this meeting.


Attached is a copy of the information requested.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information in the documents you have requested because exemptions under sections s.29(1)(a) (policy formulation), s.30(b)(i) (public affairs), s.30(b)(ii) (exchange of views), s.30(c)(publics affairs), s.33(1)(b) (commercial interest), s.38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to that information.

While we have not provided draft guidance as referred within emails, please see the link to the finalised published guidance on our website: Coronavirus (COVID-19): adult care homes guidance ( We have also withheld other information in relation to formulation of policy.

Some of the information within the email chain provided relates to matters which are outside the scope of this request, for example, the formulation of policy and meetings with other bodies, and as such are not included.

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