SCM Qualification - Infected Blood

JJ Evans made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Awdurdod Gwasanaethau Busnes y GIG

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Dear NHS Business Services Authority,

Under FOI please can you provide with the following information regarding the Infected Blood Support Scheme managed by NHSBSA.

a) How many people have applied for the SCM?
b) Of those people, how many have qualified for the SCM?
c) How many have been refused the SCM?
d) How many applications are pending?

Yours faithfully,

JJ Evans

FOIREQUESTS, Nhsbsa (NHS BUSINESS SERVICES AUTHORITY), Awdurdod Gwasanaethau Busnes y GIG

1 Atodiad

Dear JJ Evans

 

Thank you for your request for information about the following:

 

‘Under FOI please can you provide with the following information regarding
the Infected Blood Support Scheme managed by NHSBSA. a) How many people
have applied for the SCM? b) Of those people, how many have qualified for
the SCM? c) How many have been refused the SCM? d) How many applications
are pending?’

 

Your request was received on 26 March 2018 and I am dealing with it under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Response

 

As of the 23rd March the figures requested are:

 

a) How many people have applied for the Special Category Mechanism
(SCM)?    676

 

b) Of those people, how many have qualified for the SCM?   498

 

c) How many have been refused the SCM?   150

 

d) How many applications are pending?   28 applications have been returned
to applicants as further information is needed to complete the assessment.

 

Further information on SCM can be found at the following web links:

 

Hepatitis C Stage 1

 

[1]https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/support-scheme...

 

Hepatitis C Stage 2

 

[2]https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/support-scheme...

 

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Head of Information Governance

NHS Business Services Authority

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