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Pharmaceutical company procurement and NHS: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/01657
Date received: 15 June 2017
Date responded: 18 July 2017

Information requested

1. The original request asked for 'a list of the pharmaceutical companies blacklisted by NHS Scotland that have manufacturing practises that contribute to the spread of antimicrobial resistance'.

2. The original request asked for 'details of the procurement of any pharmaceuticals, especially antibiotics, from Aurobindo's UK subsidiary Milpharm Ltd and what the value of these procurements are since May 2007 to date'.

3. The original request asked the Scottish Government to 'provide a) the number of international trips NHS Scotland staff have attended; b) the duration of each trip in days; c) how many delegates were on each trip; d) what the purpose of each international trip was and; e) the total cost of each international trip. All findings to be broken down by health board and year since May 2007'.

Response

1. The Scottish Government does not hold this information, however you may wish to request information on NHS Procurement Frameworks and processes from NHS National Services Scotland:

https://nhsnss.org/how-nss-works/freedom-of-information/

2. The Scottish Government does not hold this information, however you may wish to request information from NHS National Services Scotland who co-ordinates the procurement of medicines on behalf of NHS Scotland Health Boards:

https://nhsnss.org/how-nss-works/freedom-of-information/

3. The Scottish Government does not hold this information, however you may wish to contact individual NHS Scotland Health Boards with your request.

About FOI

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses

Contact

Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Published:
4 Sep 2017
Pharmaceutical company procurement and NHS: FOI release