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How do I make a Freedom of Information request to NHS Scotland?

How do I make a Freedom of Information request to NHS Scotland?

If you’re unhappy with the response you receive you have the right to ask for us to carry out an internal review of the decision. You can request a review by emailing: [email protected] If you remain unhappy after the outcome of our internal review, you can appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner.

Who is entitled to freedom of information?

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides public access to information held by public authorities. It does this in two ways: public authorities are obliged to publish certain information about their activities; and. members of the public are entitled to request information from public authorities.

How much does a Freedom of Information request cost UK?

The total cost across central government of dealing with FOI requests is £24.4 million per year. The total cost of dealing with these requests is estimated to be around £11.1 million per year. Wider public services receive around 87,000 FOI requests annually, more than twice the number handled by central government.

Does the UK have a Freedom of Information Act?

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c. 36) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that creates a public “right of access” to information held by public authorities. It is the implementation of freedom of information legislation in the United Kingdom on a national level.

Is there a Freedom of Information Act in Scotland?

As a public sector body, we publish extensive information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request .

How does freedom of Information ( FOI ) affect the NHS?

This means that staff who would normally deal with requests under FOISA may have been re-directed to other duties. In addition, staff who may normally be asked to provide information to respond to FOI requests may be working remotely, and may not be able to access the systems and information that they would routinely have access to.

How does NHS Lothian respond to FOI requests?

The FoI Act gives people new rights to access recorded information held by public authorities. NHS Lothian policy is to publish responses to requests for information under the FoI Act. You will find the responses on this page by clicking on the Request and Responses Register.

Where is the FOI Office in Lerwick Shetland?

FoI Office, NHS Shetland Breiwick House South Road Lerwick Shetland ZE1 0TG Telephone: 01595 743059. E-mail: [email protected] Freedom of Information Documentation. Guide to Information Available Through the Model Publication Scheme 2018; Understand your rights under Freedom of Information