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 to the NHS and the whole public sector. Our organisation aims to fully support
The public have 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 will be outlined later in this 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.
- Receive information (ideally in the format requested) For example: As a copy or summary or the applicant may ask to inspect a record.
The Public Scheme
This practice has developed a publication scheme. It is a guide to information, routinely published and gives indication of information
Financial and Funding Information
- Funding details
- Charging Policies
- Financial management
- Purchaser equipment and Supplies
Regular Publications and Information for the Public
- Guidance and Information leaflets relating to the clinical services and Health Services we provide.
- How to make a complaint
- Who to contact to make a complaint
Policies and Procedures
General Policies and Procedures including:
- Complaints Policy
- Data Protection
- Health and Safety
This Publication Scheme
- Change to the scheme
- Criteria on which information management policies are made in the practice
- Proposed changes and additions to publications already available
- Referral point for all enquires regarding information management generally in the practice.
Cost of Information
- Details of any charges for providing information