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Freedom of Information Act 2000

The Freedom of Information Act promotes greater openness, accountability and transparency across the public sector.  Under the Act individuals have the right to be told whether particular information exists and the right to access recorded information held by NHS West Leicestershire CCG.  This may include documents such as reports, minutes or emails. 

As a public authority, NHS West Leicestershire CCG is required under the Freedom of Information Act to produce and maintain a publication scheme through which information must be made available. 

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has produced a model publication scheme, which lists classes of information that public authorities would normally hold. 

Those classes are:

Who we are and what we do

Organisational information, locations and contacts, constitutional and legal governance

 

What we spend and how we spend it

Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement and contracts

 

What our priorities are and how we are doing

Strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews

 

How we make decisions

 

Policy proposals and decisions, decision making processes, internal criteria and procedures, consultations

 

Our policies and procedures

Current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities

 

Lists and registers

Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority

 

The services we offer

Advice and guidance, booklets and leaflets, transactions and media releases.  A description of the services offered

The CCG has assessed the requirements of the publication scheme against our web content and believe that we routinely make available the information stated above on our web pages.   

The publication scheme also sets out circumstances under which NHS West Leicestershire CCG would not be required to make information routinely available, which includes:

  • The information is not held
  • The information is exempt from disclosure, for example if it is personal data or it is considered to be commercially sensitive
  • It is not possible for the CCG to easily access the information. 

How to submit a Freedom of Information request

If you are unable to find the information on our website, you can submit a Freedom of Information request in the following ways:

Emailing the CCG at: FOI@westleicestershireccg.nhs.uk

Writing to:       Freedom of Information

                        Corporate Affairs Team

                        West Leicestershire CCG

                        55 Woodgate

                        Loughborough

                        Leicestershire

                        LE11 2TZ

Or alternatively you can complete the online request form below. 

Please note that your request must include the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your postal or email address
  • A clear and specific description of the information you require 

The CCG will acknowledge receipt of your request and we will then respond to your request within 20 working days, either providing the information or letting you know the reasons why we are unable to provide it. 

There is no charge for providing the information, unless you require large volumes of photocopied material, in which case the CCG reserves the right to charge for photocopying and postage. 

Please note that the Freedom of Information Act does not provide the right of access to personal information about yourself, for example medical records. 

Further information about your rights under the Freedom of Information Act is available from:

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water House

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

  
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