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.
Public authorities include government departments, local authorities, the NHS (including NHS GP Surgeries), state schools and police forces.
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.
Oakley Health Group aims to fully support this.
For more information, please click on the links below:
Our Freedom of Information Factsheet
Oakley Health Group Freedom of Information Policy
Oakley Health Group Freedom of Information Scheme
If you would like any further information about Freedom of Information then please do contact the surgery’s Caldicott Guardian / Information Governance lead:
Dr Neil Bhatia