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FOI release

FOI – 000066 Ostomy patients in Scotland (HTML)

Published on 14 April 2022

**Date received – 24 March 2022: Date responded – 14 April 2022 **

Request

I would like to make the following FOI request:

  1. Number of Ostomy patients in Scotland: Every year from 2012 up until and including 2021.

I would remind you of your obligation that all Scottish public authorities should perform within the spirit of the legislation, in that they must always consider the obligations placed on them by FOISA to consider Section 15 of FOISA “Duty to provide advice and assistance” at all times to a person who proposes to make, or has made, a request for information

Response

  1. Number of Ostomy patients in Scotland: Every year from 2012 up until and including 2021.

I would remind you of your obligation that all Scottish public authorities should perform within the spirit of the legislation, in that they must always consider the obligations placed on them by FOISA to consider Section 15 of FOISA “Duty to provide advice and assistance” at all times to a person who proposes to make, or has made, a request for information.

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

You have requested the same information in a previous Freedom of Information request (FOI-2022–000057). As per FOISA Section 14(2) “Repeated Requests” of the FOISA act, when a Scottish public authority has complied with a request from a person for information, it is not obliged to comply with a subsequent request from that person which is identical or substantially similar unless there has been a reasonable period of time between the making of the request complied with and the making of the subsequent request.

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

If you are unhappy with any aspect of how we have dealt with your request, you can make representations to us asking us to review the handling of your request. Please get in touch with us using the below contact details within 40 working days of the date of this correspondence:

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

Email: nss.foi@nhs.scot

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 online application form.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact us at the above address.