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FOI release

FOI – 000022 Immunoglobin distributed to NHS Scotland hospitals (HTML)

Published on 16 March 2022

Date received 27 Jan 2022 – Date responded 16 Feb 2022

Request

I would like to submit an FOI request for the volume of immunoglobulin (in grams) distributed to NHS Scotland Hospitals in each month from October 2021 to December 2021, broken down by-product (see below). If the volume by brand is not available, I would like to request the number of vials distributed by brand. Thank you very much for your time and assistance:

• Vigam • Flebogamma DIF • Gammaplex • Gamunex-C • Octagam • Kiovig • Intratect • Privigen • Iqymune • Gammanorm • Subcuvia • Subgam • Hizentra • Hyqvia • Cuvitru • Panzyga • Xembify

Response

Freedom of Information Reference: FOI-2022-000022 Immunoglobin distributed to NHS Scotland hospitals**

I refer to your freedom of information request which we received on 27 January 2022 requesting the following information.

I would like to submit an FOI request for the volume of immunoglobulin (in grams) distributed to NHS Scotland Hospitals in each month from October 2021 to December 2021, broken down by-product (see below). If the volume by brand is not available, I would like to request the number of vials distributed by brand. Thank you very much for your time and assistance:

• Vigam • Flebogamma DIF • Gammaplex • Gamunex-C • Octagam • Kiovig • Intratect • Privigen • Iqymune • Gammanorm • Subcuvia • Subgam • Hizentra • Hyqvia • Cuvitru • Panzyga • Xembify

I can advise you that we have now completed the search of our records and can provide you with the following information:

See attached: Appendix 1 - IVIG issued to Hospital pharmacies 1 Oct 2021 to 31 Dec 2021 Please note that the information provided is the volume of vials issued rather than being shown in total grams purchased, however the product description including number of grams is highlighted on the appendix.

I trust you will find the information of assistance and if you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

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If you require any further information please contact Associate Director Information Security & Governance, within 40 working days of the date of this correspondence.

Contact

Address

NHS National Services Scotland
Headquarters
Gyle Square
1 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9EB

If after a review you are still unhappy, you also have the right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner, who can be contacted at Kinburn Castle, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS, or via their application form.

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