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Freedom Of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI)  provides a right of access to a wide range of information held by public authorities, including the NHS. The purpose is to promote greater openess and accountability.

Our duty to you

The Freedom of Information (FOI) 2000 requires us to:

  • provide information to you about the organisation through a publication scheme
  • provide a guide to this information
  • respond appropriately to requests for information

Before submitting a request for information, you should see if the information that you are seeking is already published. If you request information from the organisation that is already published, then we will simply refer to the published source.

You may well find the answer to your question is already published on our website.

For further information about the FOI, you can read the Guide to Freedom of Information.

Who can request information?

Anyone, anywhere in the world can make a FOI request to the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

What can I request?

You can seek any recorded information that you think the organisation may hold.

If the information you seek is environmental then we will respond according to the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR). You do not have to know whether the information you want is covered by the EIR or the FOI Act. When you make a request, we will decide which law applies.

If the information you seek is your own personal data or information about yourself then you should make a Subject Access Request under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), and not under the FOI Act.

Who to contact?

Email: foirequests.nhseasterncheshireccg@nhs.net

Postal address: 1st Floor West Wing I New Alderley House I Victoria Road I Macclesfield I Cheshire I SK10 3BL

Further questions:

What information must I include in my request?

What happens when my request is received?

What can i do if i am unhappy with the reply I receive or the way in which my request was handled?

How do i request information?