Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act came into force on 1 January 2005. The Act deals with access to official information.

The Freedom of Information Act came into force on 1 January 2005. The Act deals with access to official information.

The Act provides individuals or organisations with the right to request information held by a public authority. These requests must be made in writing, either by letter or by email to:

Freedom of Information Manager
Information Governance Service
John Snow House
Durham University Science Park
Durham
DH1 3YG

Email: hstccg.foi@nhs.net

Published information on our website

In order to keep requests to a minimum we automatically publish a wide range of information on our website. In the first instance please search for the information you’re looking for on this website.

If you cannot find the information you need

If you’re unable to find the information you are looking for then, following receipt of your written request, we’ll tell you if the information is held and will normally supply it within 20 working days in the format requested. However, under the following circumstances, we do not have to confirm or deny the existence of the information:

  • if an exemption applies
  • if the request is vexatious or similar to a previous request
  • if the cost of compliance exceeds an appropriate limit

Should any of these cases apply, we will advise you in writing.

If you’re dissatisfied with our response

If you’re unhappy with a refusal to disclose information, you should first complain contact us. If you continue to be dissatisfied with the response, you can then appeal to the Information Commissioner who will investigate the case and either agree with our decision or decide that the information must be disclosed.

The address for the Information Commissioner is:

Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Questions, comments or complaints

Any questions, comments or complaints about the way in which we publish information and respond to requests under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act should be sent in writing to:

Senior Governance Manager
North of England Commissioning Support
John Snow House
Durham University Science Park
Durham
DH1 3YG

Previous Freedom of Information requests

You can view all Freedom of Information requests in our disclosure logs below.

April 2014

April 2015

August 2013

August 2014

August 2015

December 2013

December 2014

February 2017

January 2014

July 2013

July 2014

July 2014

July 2015

June 2013

June 2014

June 2014

June 2015

March 2015

March 2017

May 2013

May 2015

November 2013

November 2014

October 2013

October 2014

September 2013 Part 1

September 2014 1

September 2014 2

September 2015