Freedom of Information

COVID-19 – Freedom of Information (FOI) Request Update:

Your FOI request will continue to be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the CCG will aim to answer your request within twenty working days.

Whilst the CCG will make every effort to adhere to the statutory timescale the current national coronavirus emergency may impact upon our ability to do this.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has acknowledged that resources, whether they are finances or people, might be diverted away from usual compliance or information governance work as organisations need to prioritise other areas or adapt their usual approach during this period.

The ICO cannot extend statutory timescales, but will tell people through their communications channels that they may experience understandable delays when making information rights requests during the pandemic.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable. If that is the case, we will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you if appropriate. You will be required to pay the relevant fee before we will proceed to deal with your request.

What is the Freedom of Information Act 2000?

The Freedom of Information Act is a law passed by Government that gives you the right to ask for information from public services. The aim of the Act is to promote trust and confidence in our public services by providing clear information and being open about what we do.

To submit a Freedom of Information (FOI) request, please contact: mlcsu.foiteam@nhs.net

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Page last updated 15 July 2021