Date received – 20 July 2022 | Date responded – 15 August 2022
I would like to submit an FOI request for the volume of coagulation factor (in IU or mg) distributed to NHS Scotland Hospitals in each month from April 2022 through June 2022 (April 1st to June 30th), 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. If possible, I would also like the number of patients by brand. Thank you very much for your time and assistance:
- ReFacto AF
Please find attached, Appendix 1 - Coagulation Factor Extract Secondary-Homecare data 2022.
Under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Scotland Act an organisation does not require to provide information if it does not hold that information. NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) does not hold some of this information as detailed below.
- Supply data on appendix 1 shows the volume of product supplied to patients via homecare only, as hospital supply data is unavailable for the period requested. This is due to NSS Procurement, Commissioning and Facilities (PCF) only receiving this data on an ad-hoc basis from an external body, the Commercial Medicines Unit (CMU). We recommend contacting CMU at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org who may be able to provide these figures.
- The most recent hospital supply data available is included in a previous FOI response that is published on the NSS website. Please see FOI 000098: Volume of coagulation factor distributed to NHS Scotland Hospitals from Jan '22 to Mar '22.
- NSS PCF has been unable to retrieve supply data for several of the requested brands detailed within the top line on Appendix 1. This could be due to there being no usage of these brands.
- Volume by brand has been provided for homecare supply.
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