Freedom of Information

What is Freedom of Information?

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) is designed to create a right of access to all types of information produced and held by public authorities.

The Freedom of Information Act has the purpose of promoting greater openness by public authorities. It gives the public a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities.  Full access was granted in January 2005. This means members of the public can question the decisions of public authorities more closely and therefore can help to improve the delivery of services provided by the public sector.

The Act recognises that you have the right to know how public services such as the NHS are organised and run, and how much they cost. You also have the right to know which services are being provided, the targets that are being set, the standards of services that are expected and the results achieved.

Requests for Information

Information should be available on our website. If you cannot find the information you are looking for you can make a specific request to Lincolnshire Community Health Services. Requests must be in writing and are free of charge.

What you need to include?

  • Your name and address and an email address for correspondence.
  • A Telephone number is always useful, but not essential
  • Requests need to be as specific as possible

 If you would like access to your personal information, e.g. medical records held by NHS Lincolnshire please click Subject Access Requests

 

How to contact us?

  Telephone: 01522 513355 

 Email us FOI.LCHS@ardengemcsu.nhs.uk

Write to us:

Freedom of Information
GEM CSU
Cross O'Cliff
Bracebridge Heath
Lincoln
LN4 2HN 

 Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations