SIC Handling of request and requirement for review – On 27 August 2013, Mr and Mrs Sinclair asked Lothian Health Board (NHS Lothian) for a copy of its Health and Safety Policy, highlighting the section interpreted as applying to door locking during speech therapy sessions. NHS Lothian responded by providing a copy of highlighted sections from its restraint policy.
Following an investigation, the Commissioner found that NHS Lothian’s response failed to address Mr and Mrs Sinclair’s request (and particularly their requirement for review) fully in accordance with Part 1 of FOISA. Given that Mr and Mrs Sinclair received the information they sought following a subsequent request, the Commissioner did not require NHS Lothian to take any action.
 ScotIC 006 – 2014
Updated: 01 December 2021; Ref: scu.522696