Dear NHS Health Scotland,

I am researching the financial efficiency of the public sector. Please provide the following information under the FOI act.
1) Please state the total number of Accounts Payable invoices processed by the organisation in the last financial year (15/16)
2) In the last five years, please state the name(s) of all external organisation(s) used to review AP and identify and recover erroneous payments, and the period(s) reviewed by each.
3) Please state the total value of moneys recovered by each provider in the period(s) reviewed.
4) Please state the total amount paid to any external parties for this review work.

Thank you for your time.

Yours faithfully,

Mr J Taylor

HealthScotland-FOI (NHS HEALTH SCOTLAND), NHS Health Scotland

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Dear Mr Taylor,

Information Request – Public Sector Financial Efficiency

I am writing with regard to your Freedom of Information request on 27 June 2016 that was received by NHS Health Scotland on the same day, in which you ask the following:

“I am researching the financial efficiency of the public sector. Please provide the following information under the FOI act.
1) Please state the total number of Accounts Payable invoices processed by the organisation in the last financial year (15/16)
2) In the last five years, please state the name(s) of all external organisation(s) used to review AP and identify and recover erroneous payments, and the period(s) reviewed by each.
3) Please state the total value of moneys recovered by each provider in the period(s) reviewed.
4) Please state the total amount paid to any external parties for this review work.”

NHS Health Scotland can provide a full response to your Freedom of Information request, as follows:

1) 4,018

2) None

3) Not applicable

4) Not applicable

I trust that this answers your query. However, if for any reason you are not satisfied with our response, you do have the right to ask the Chief Executive to review our response. You should do this within 40 working days of receipt of this letter and in a recordable format (letter, email, audio tape etc). The Chief Executive will consider your query, consulting with others as necessary, and will respond to you within 20 working days.

I hope that this is of help to you.

Yours sincerely

Cath Denholm
Director of Strategy
NHS Health Scotland

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From: J Taylor [[FOI #342186 email]]
Sent: 27 June 2016 11:14
To: HealthScotland-FOI (NHS HEALTH SCOTLAND)
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Public Sector Financial Efficiency

Dear NHS Health Scotland,

I am researching the financial efficiency of the public sector. Please provide the following information under the FOI act.
1) Please state the total number of Accounts Payable invoices processed by the organisation in the last financial year (15/16)
2) In the last five years, please state the name(s) of all external organisation(s) used to review AP and identify and recover erroneous payments, and the period(s) reviewed by each.
3) Please state the total value of moneys recovered by each provider in the period(s) reviewed.
4) Please state the total amount paid to any external parties for this review work.

Thank you for your time.

Yours faithfully,

Mr J Taylor

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Dear HealthScotland-FOI (NHS HEALTH SCOTLAND),

Thank you for your response. With regards to question 1, please can you state the total value of these invoices?

Yours sincerely,

J Taylor

HealthScotland-FOI (NHS HEALTH SCOTLAND), NHS Health Scotland

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Dear Mr Taylor,

Information Request – Public Sector Financial Efficiency

I am writing with regard to your Freedom of Information request originally made on 27 June 2016, which NHS Health Scotland provided a full response to on 26 July 2016. You replied on the same day requesting the following further information:

“With regards to question 1, please can you state the total value of these invoices?”

NHS Health Scotland can provide a full response to this request for further information as follows:

The total value of the 4,018 invoices processed in financial year 2015/16 was £4,731,236.

I trust that this answers your query. However, if for any reason you are not satisfied with our response, you do have the right to ask the Chief Executive to review our response. You should do this within 40 working days of receipt of this letter and in a recordable format (letter, email, audio tape etc). The Chief Executive will consider your query, consulting with others as necessary, and will respond to you within 20 working days.

I hope that this is of help to you.

Yours sincerely

Cath Denholm
Director of Strategy
NHS Health Scotland

Amanda Stewart
Communications and Engagement Officer
NHS Health Scotland
0141 414 2825
07500854551

[email address]
www.healthscotland.com
@NHS_HS

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