Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) provides public access to information held by public authorities including the NHS. The purpose of this act is to promote greater openness and accountability.

Any member of the public, anywhere in the world id entitles to request information from public authorities. All requests must be made in writing (email is acceptable) and should include your name, address and a description of the information you wish to see.

The Act does not give people access to information held about themselves such as health records. If you would like to see this information you must make a subject access request under the Data Protection Act.

If you would like more information about the Freedom of Information Act please see the links below:

NHS Freedom of Information:

The Information Commissioners Office: