HIV number breakdown

Frankie Hammond made this Freedom of Information request to NHS Business Services Authority

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Frankie Hammond

Dear NHS Business Services Authority,

Please could you provide me with HIV (only) not co-infected the numbers and also breakdown of sex of those within the EIBSS scheme.

How many are female and how many are males?

Also who joined the scheme each year HIV only not co-infeced.

Please supply for the years individually.

Last six months 2018

Jan 2019 - March 2020

April 2020 - March 2021

Yours faithfully,

Frankie Hammond

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

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Dear Mr Hammond

 

Thank you for your request for information as outlined below:

 

Please could you provide me with HIV (only) not co-infected the numbers
and also breakdown of sex of those within the EIBSS scheme. How many are
female and how many are males? Also who joined the scheme each year HIV
only not co-infeced. Please supply for the years individually. Last six
months 2018 Jan 2019 - March 2020 April 2020 - March 2021

 

Your request was received on 15 May 2021 and I am dealing with it under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

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

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Dear Frankie Hammond

 

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:

 

[1]Information Governance Survey

 

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

 

Summary of Response

 

Question 1

 

66 in total.

43 female

23 Male

 

Question 2

 

April 2020 - March 2021

 

Zero HIV only beneficiaries joined the scheme during the above period

 

Last six months [of] 2018 and Jan 2019 - March 2020

 

Please be aware that I have decided not to release the names of
beneficiaries or exact numbers as the total number of beneficiaries
joining was below 5.  This is because the beneficiaries could be
identified, when combined with other information that may be in the public
domain or reasonably available.

 

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 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 below sets out this exemption in full.

 

Regards

 

Chris Dunn

Information Governance Specialist

Security and Information Governance

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