Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information Act 2000

The Freedom of Information Act gives the general right of access to all types of recorded information held by the practice. The intention of the Act is to encourage a spirit of openness and transparency in the NHS and the whole public sector. Our organisation aims to fully support this.

The public has had full access rights from January 2005.  This means that far more information will be routinely and freely made available.  This is subject to some exemptions, which are outlined in the Practice’s Freedom of Information Act leaflet.

Any individual or organisation can make a request for information.  The applicant does not have to explain why this information is requested.  The Act gives the right to be told if the information exists, and receive information (ideally in the format requested, for example, as a copy or summary or the applicant may ask to inspect a record.)

For further information please see our FOI leaflet.