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Ministerial correspondence in relation to 2020Vision Advisory Board: FOI appeal

Published: 1 Aug 2017

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/00171
Date received: 16 January 2017
Date responded: 11 July 2017

Information requested

The written comments and feedback of Charles Hammond on productivity initiatives within NHS Scotland which he wrote in 2014. And all correspondence to and from him with regard to the Cabinet Secretary's 2020 Vision Advisory Board.


Following further consideration of the information previously withheld in this case during the appeal process, we now consider that this information should be released to you. There are no further exemptions being applied to the information you requested which is now being provided in full.

The released information in the annex numbers 12 documents identified as falling within the scope of the request.

Please accept our apologies for failing to consider this information releasable at an earlier stage in the process.

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Email no 3 2020 Vision Advisory Board.pdf

2 page PDF

FOI - 17 - 00171 Email no 2 related documents.pdf

19 page PDF


Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

1 Aug 2017
Ministerial correspondence in relation to 2020Vision Advisory Board: FOI appeal