NHS Health Scotland – Register of Interests

From: NHS Health Scotland
26 June 2013

Dear Mr Gordon,
Please find NHS Health Scotland’s response to your recent FOI request.

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.


Kenny McLean
Health & Safety Adviser
NHS Health Scotland
Meridian Court, 6th Floor
5 Cadogan Street
G2 6QE


26th June 2013

NHS Health Scotland reply:
We understand your request to refer to our register of hospitality and interests. After checking our Board Register of Interests I can confirm that NHS Health Scotland has no record of any payments from pharmaceutical companies (and other relevant companies). A copy of the Board Register of Interests can be found here http://www.healthscotland.com/about/board/interests.aspx

NHS Health Scotland can also confirm that after checking our register of gifts and hospitality to staff there are no records of any payments from pharmaceutical companies. Please find a copy of our Register of Gifts and Hospitality attached.

The Act gives you the right to ask the Chief Executive to review his decision regarding the above request. If you wish to do this, you should make your request to the Chief Executive within 40 working days of receipt of this letter.

Your request must be in a recordable format (letter, email, audio tape, etc).
When a request for review is received by this office, it may be dealt with by a Head of Department or Director who will review the original decision and any supporting arguments you may wish to make.

The Head of Department/Director will then consult the Chief Executive before responding to you, all within 20 working days

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further queries.

Yours sincerely
Cath Denholm

Director of Equality, People and Performance
NHS Health Scotland

From: Peter J Gordon
27 June 2013

Dear NHS Health Scotland,
Thank you for your reply which was very helpful.

I can see that your Board Interests are available to public by open link. Can I ask if your general Hospitality Register is also accessible by the public through an internet link? This is part of Scottish Government Guidance I believe?

Yours sincerely,
Peter J Gordon


From: Kindness Jenny (NHS HEALTH SCOTLAND)
NHS Health Scotland
27 June 2013

Dear Mr Gordon
The Register of Gifts and Hospitality is indeed published on our website http://www.healthscotland.com and you can find it by clicking on the following link:


Please note that as our website in currently undergoing some maintenance work we would advise you to check for this document next week.

Best regards
Jenny Kindness

Project Manager – CEO Team
NHS Health Scotland
Woodburn House
Edinburgh, EH10 4SG

Full correspondence with Health Scotland: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/register_of_payments_from_pharma_171#incoming-403664

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