Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 recognises that anyone has the right to know how public services such as the NHS are organised and run, how much they cost and how you can contact relevant departments, such as Enquiries or Complaints.
You have the right to know which services are being provided, the targets that are being set, the standards of services that are expected and the results achieved.
The CCG has an individual obligation under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to provide a Publication Scheme – this is a guide to the information we routinely publish and how it can be accessed. This scheme aims to provide you with information within the following categories:
It must also respond to individual requests for information/to inform the applicant whether we hold the information requested, and if we do to provide it to them (subject to certain exemptions and conditions).Requests for information should be sent to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Freedom of Information (FOI) requests are managed by South, Central and West (SCW) Commissioning Support Unit.
Postal requests should be directed to:
Freedom of Information enquiries
112 Southampton Road
Please include your full name and an address for correspondence (an email address is sufficient). If you can be as specific as possible in your request this helps us to identify appropriate information to assist your enquiry.
Helpful advice on submitting enquiries has been provided by the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Confidentiality and requesting personal information Although information is made available through our Publication Scheme, the Freedom of Information Act does not override a person’s right of confidentiality. Your rights to confidentiality are protected under Article 8 of the Human Rights Convention and the Data Protection Act.
The Data Protection Act gives you the right to access your own personal records; if you wish to request personal records for yourself, or on behalf of another person such as a relative (this is known as a 'subject access request') please contact the NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit’s Information Governance Team by emailing SCWCSU.IGEnquiries@nhs.net
Cost of information
All the electronic information which is downloadable from our website is provided free of charge for personal use.
Where information is only available in hard copy there may be a charge for the cost of copying and postage, dependent on volume. Any costs and charges that will have to be paid in advance will be advised to the applicant.
The material available through our Publication Scheme is subject to CCG copyright unless otherwise indicated. Unless expressly indicated on the material to the contrary, it may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium provided it is reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading manner.
Permission to reproduce material does not extend to any material accessed through the Publication Scheme that is the copyright of third parties. You must obtain authorisation to reproduce such material from the copyright-holders concerned.
If you wish to re-use information in our Publication Scheme for commercial use please refer to the Re-use of Public Sector Regulations 2005 and contact the CCG via the Freedom of Information address for relevant permissions.