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FOI release

FOI – 000026 HPS Documents Author List

Published on 15 February 2022

Date received 27 Jan 2022 – Date responded 15 Feb 2022

Request

Following receipt of the above response from the Directorate for Chief Nursing Officer, Scotland to my previous request (below), I would be grateful if you could reply to this same request by providing electronic copies of relevant information to this email address, please.

Regarding the Health Protection Scotland document 'Infection prevention and control advice for acute care settings: Acute respiratory illness from novel or emerging pathogens (coronavirus (COVID-19), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), Avian influenza (e.g. A/H7N9, A/H5N1)' 5th March 202 https://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/media/1950/infection-control-acute-care-v81.pdf, please could you provide me with an author list and list of those responsible for governance sign off prior to its publication?

Regarding the Health Protection Scotland document 'Infection prevention and control advice for acute care settings: Acute respiratory illness from novel or emerging pathogens (Coronavirus (COVID-19))' 10th March 2020 https://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/media/1951/infection-control-acute-care-v90.pdf, please could you provide me with an author list and list of those responsible for governance sign off prior to its publication?

Response

Freedom of Information Reference: FOI-2022-000026 – HPS Documents

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

Following receipt of the above response from the Directorate for Chief Nursing Officer, Scotland to my previous request (below), I would be grateful if you could reply to this same request by providing electronic copies of relevant information to this email address, please.

Regarding the Health Protection Scotland document 'Infection prevention and control advice for acute care settings: Acute respiratory illness from novel or emerging pathogens (coronavirus (COVID-19), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), Avian influenza (e.g. A/H7N9, A/H5N1)' 5 March 202 https://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/media/1950/infection-control-acute-care-v81.pdf, please could you provide me with an author list and list of those responsible for governance sign off prior to its publication?

Regarding the Health Protection Scotland document 'Infection prevention and control advice for acute care settings: Acute respiratory illness from novel or emerging pathogens (Coronavirus (COVID-19))' 10 March 2020 https://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/media/1951/infection-control-acute-care-v90.pdf, please could you provide me with an author list and list of those responsible for governance sign off prior to its publication?

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

Under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) does not hold the information that you have requested. Both documents were produced by Health Protection Scotland (HPS). HPS no longer exists as an entity so I would recommend you request this information from Public Health Scotland (PHS). The contact details are detailed below: https://www.publichealthscotland.scot

Corporate FOI team Public Health Scotland Gyle Square South Gyle Crescent Edinburgh EH12 9EB Email: PHS.FOI@PHS.scot

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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