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Scrutiny of Commissioned Drug and Alcohol Services' Reporting to the NDTMS

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Dear Fife Council,

Which organisation/s is/are commissioned to run drug and alcohol services in Fife?

Do/does the organisation/s commissioned to provide drug and alcohol services report to the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS)?

From January 2007 to February 2017, how often have the provider/s of drug and alcohol services in Fife report their NDTMS results to Fife Council?

From January 2007 to February 2017, how has the reliability and accuracy of data submitted to the NDTMS by the provider/s of drug and alcohol services in Fife been scrutinised by Fife Council?

From January 2007 to February 2017, how often has the reliability and accuracy of data submitted to the NDTMS by the provider/s of drug and alcohol services in Fife been scrutinised by Fife Council?

When was the last time that the reliability and accuracy of data submitted to the NDTMS by the provider/s of drug and alcohol services in Fife was scrutinised by Fife Council?

Who is responsible for judging the reliability and accuracy of data submitted to the NDTMS by the provider/s of drug and alcohol services in Fife?

In the event of the provider/s of drug and alcohol services falsifying data submitted to the NDTMS, what recourse is available to Fife Council?

In the event of the provider/s of drug and alcohol services providing inaccurate data to the NDTMS, what recourse is available to Fife Council?

Yours faithfully,

P.M.J. Glen

Gemma Harrison, Fife Council

Dear P M J Glen,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

 

Thank you for your information request dated and received 16^th February
2017, our reference: 16283. This is being dealt with in terms of the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

 

We are presently assessing your request and may be in touch soon to ask
for further clarification or to offer advice and assistance if we are not
able to fulfil your request in its present form.

 

The legislation allows us up to 20 working days from the date that we
receive a valid request, including any clarification we require, to make a
final response. We will be in touch within 20 working days of receipt of
your initial request to provide our response or to seek clarification
where necessary. We hope to provide you with the information you are
looking for at an earlier date where possible.

 

Regards,

 

Gemma

 

Gemma Harrison

Information Management & Requests

Fife Council

                

 

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Dear P M J Glen,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

 

I refer to your information request dated and received 16^th February
2017, our reference: 16283.

 

Please see below our response.

 

1. Which organisation/s is/are commissioned to run drug and alcohol
services in Fife?

Fife Council currently fund or have involvement with the attached list of
services.

2. Do/does the organisation/s commissioned to provide drug and alcohol
services report to the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS)?

No, this is a system for England. Our services report through SDMD
(Scottish Drugs Misuse Database.)

 

Therefore our response to the remaining questions is ‘not applicable.’

 

I trust this meets your requirements.

 

I would like to draw your attention to the copyright situation in relation
to the material.

 

The council holds the copyright for all of the material provided and it
may be reproduced free of charge in any format or media without requiring
specific permission. This is subject to the material not being used in a
derogatory manner or in a misleading context. The source of the material
must be acknowledged as Fife Council when being reproduced as part of
another publication or service.

 

If you are not satisfied with the way we have handled your request, you
have the right to request a review of the decision. Please write to: Head
of Legal Services, Finance & Corporate Services, Fife House, North Street,
Glenrothes, KY7 5LT or e-mail to [email address]. The law provides
for you to make this request up to 60 working days from when we received
your enquiry or 40 working days from when you receive this correspondence
whichever is the later date. Fife Council will consider and seek to
resolve any request to the Head of Legal Services that falls outside these
time scales.

 

Where the outcome of the review fails to resolve the matter to your
complete satisfaction you have the right to apply to the Scottish
Information Commissioner for a decision. Appeals to the Commissioner can
be made in writing to: Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle,
Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS, or online at
[1]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal.

 

Regards, 

 

Gemma

 

Gemma Harrison

Information Management & Requests

Fife Council

                

 

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