Dr Robert S. Coull

Dear Fife NHS Board,

Please could you describe the provision of phlebotomy services by your Board?

In addition to District Nurses employed by the Health Board, please describe:

1. Are phlebotomy services provided by phlebotomists employed by the Health Board?

2. Are phlebotomy services provided directly by GP practices by phlebotomists employed by them and, if so, how are GPs remunerated for this?

3. How are blood samples transported from the point of collection to the laboratory for processing?

4. Do any phlebotomy services provided by your Health Board post blood samples to the laboratory for processing?

Yours faithfully,

Dr Robert S. Coull

Dear Dr Coull

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Request for Information

Reference No.: 2018.097.NHS

 

Thank you for your email which was received by NHS Fife on 10th
September 2018.

 

This is an acknowledgement of receipt of your information request.

 

I can confirm that your request is currently being processed and that NHS
Fife will respond to you under the terms of FOISA, and within the
timescales required by FOISA.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Lesley Gauld

Information Compliance Manager

Fife Health and Social Care Partnership

________________________________________
From: Dr Robert S. Coull <[FOI #518697 email]>
Sent: 09 September 2018 14:01
To: foirequestfife (NHS FIFE)
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Provision of phlebotomy services

Dear Fife NHS Board,

Please could you describe the provision of phlebotomy services by your
Board?

In addition to District Nurses employed by the Health Board, please
describe:

1.  Are phlebotomy services provided by phlebotomists employed by the
Health Board?

2.  Are phlebotomy services provided directly by GP practices by
phlebotomists employed by them and, if so, how are GPs remunerated for
this?

3.  How are blood samples transported from the point of collection to the
laboratory for processing?

4.  Do any phlebotomy services provided by your Health Board post blood
samples to the laboratory for processing?

Yours faithfully,

Dr Robert S. Coull

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Dr Coull

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Request for Information

Reference No.: 2018.097.NHS

 

Thank you for your email of 9 September 2018 requesting information
relating to provision of phlebotomy services. I can confirm that NHS Fife
does hold the information that you have requested and now have pleasure in
providing a response in the attached letter.

 

I hope this information is helpful to you. Please do not hesitate to
contact me by email, or by telephone: 03451 555555 ext. 440971 if I can be
of further assistance.

 

If you are unhappy with any aspect of how we have dealt with your request
you can ask us to review the handling of your request. You are entitled to
ask for a review up to 40 working days from the date of the initial
response. You will receive a full response to your request for review
within 20 working days of its receipt.

 

Please send your request for review to [1][email address] or send your
request in writing to: Director of Health and Social Care, Rothesay House,
Rothesay Place, Glenrothes, KY7 5PQ

 

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which we have handled your request
for review you may ask the Scottish Information Commissioner to review our
decision. You must submit your complaint to the Commissioner within 6
months of receiving the response to the review letter. Contact details for
the Scottish Information Commissioner are included below.

 

Thanks

 

Wendy

 

Wendy Anderson

H&SC Co-ordinator

Health & Social Care Partnership

Rothesay House

Rothesay Place

GLENROTHES

Fife

 

Tel: 03451 55 55 55 Ext 440971

 

 

 

The Office of the Scottish information Commissioner
Kinburn Castle
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website: [3]www.itspublicknowledge.info

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From: Dr Robert S. Coull <[4][FOI #518697 email]>
Sent: 09 September 2018 14:01
To: foirequestfife (NHS FIFE)
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Provision of phlebotomy services

Dear Fife NHS Board,

Please could you describe the provision of phlebotomy services by your
Board?

In addition to District Nurses employed by the Health Board, please
describe:

1. Are phlebotomy services provided by phlebotomists employed by the
Health Board?

2. Are phlebotomy services provided directly by GP practices by
phlebotomists employed by them and, if so, how are GPs remunerated for
this?

3. How are blood samples transported from the point of collection to the
laboratory for processing?

4. Do any phlebotomy services provided by your Health Board post blood
samples to the laboratory for processing?

Yours faithfully,

Dr Robert S. Coull

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Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[5][FOI #518697 email]

Is [6][NHS Fife request email] the wrong address for Freedom of
Information requests to Fife NHS Board? If so, please contact us using
this form:
[7]https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outl...

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the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
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latest advice from the ICO:
[9]https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outl...

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be delayed.

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