EIBBS HIV by Age

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Dear NHS Business Services Authority,

Under FOIA, please supply a current breakdown of the following categories of EIBSS beneficiaries by age brackets of 5 years. eg. 30-35, 36-41, 42-47, 48-53, 54-59 etc.

HIV
Co-infected (stage 1 and HIV)
Co-infected (stage 2 and HIV)
Co-infected (SCM and HIV)

Yours faithfully,

JJ Evans

FOIREQUESTS, Nhsbsa (NHS BUSINESS SERVICES AUTHORITY), NHS Business Services Authority

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Dear JJ Evans

 

Thank you for your request for information as outlined below:

 

Under FOIA, please supply a current breakdown of the following categories
of EIBSS beneficiaries by age brackets of 5 years. eg. 30-35, 36-41,
42-47, 48-53, 54-59 etc. HIV Co-infected (stage 1 and HIV) Co-infected
(stage 2 and HIV) Co-infected (SCM and HIV)

 

Your request was received on 10 September 2021 and I am dealing with it
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

I will process your request as soon as possible, and certainly within 20
working days of the day I received the request. You will hear back from me
by 8 October 2021 at the latest.

 

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FOIREQUESTS, Nhsbsa (NHS BUSINESS SERVICES AUTHORITY), NHS Business Services Authority

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Dear JJ Evans

 

Please find attached a final letter regarding your recent Freedom of
Information request.

 

We would also value your feedback regarding the way in which your request
was handled. You can provide us with direct feedback on our website at the
following web link:

 

Information Governance Survey

 

Any feedback you provide will be strictly anonymous and much appreciated.

 

Summary of Response

 

Fewer than 5 beneficiaries

 

Please be aware that I have decided not to use the exact age bandings
requested where the total number of beneficiaries in a particular age
banding falls below 5. This is because the beneficiaries could be
identified, when combined with other information that may be in the public
domain or which may be reasonably available. In particular, the community
affected by the infected bloods scandal is in regular contact and many of
those beneficiaries have gone public about their own situation/experience.

 

Where an age banding had fewer than 5, we have merged these with other
bands. We have merged the bands 36-41 and 42-47, as well as 60-65, 66-71
and 72-77. The total numbers have been preserved for each column and row.

 

This information falls under the exemption in section 40 subsections 2 and
3A (a) of the Freedom of Information Act.

 

This is because it would breach the first data protection principle as:

 

 a. it is not fair to disclose patients’ personal details to the world and
is likely to cause damage or distress.
 b. these details are not of sufficient interest to the public to warrant
an intrusion into the privacy of the patients.

 

Annex A in the attached sets out this exemption in full.

 

Breach of Confidentiality

 

Please note that the identification of beneficiaries is also a breach of
the common law duty of confidence. A beneficiary who has been identified
could make a claim against the NHSBSA or yourself for the disclosure of
the confidential information.

 

The information requested is therefore being withheld as it falls under
the exemption in section 41(1) ‘Information provided in confidence’ of the
Freedom of Information Act.

 

Annex B  in the attached sets out this exemption in full.

 

Remaining Data

 

A copy of the information is attached.

 

Regards

Chris

 

Chris Dunn

Information Governance Specialist

Security and Information Governance

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