​Freedom of Information at Lewisham CCG


The Freedom of Information Act (FOI) 2000 gives you the right to request access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, including NHS organisations.


How to make a freedom of information request

 

Before making a freedom of information request check to see if the information you are looking for is already published by us on this website.

We’re committed to keeping you informed about your local NHS services in Lewisham so we already publish a wide range of information about what we do.

Follow the links at the top left of this page to read some of the key Lewisham CCG publications and reports that might contain what you want to know.


What information can I ask for under the FOI act (2000)?


If you cannot find the information you are looking for making an FOI request is a simple process.

Any person anywhere in the world can ask for information about Lewisham CCG and you can seek any recorded information that you think we may hold.

If the information is environmental, we will respond according to the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) Act 2004.
 
You don’t have to know whether the information you want is covered by the EIR or the FOI Act. When you make a request which law applies will be determined for you.

If the information is your own personal data, this is known as a ‘subject access request’ under the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998, and not under the FOI Act.
 

What should I put in my FOI request?

 

In order for your request to be looked into you must send us it in writing, we cannot treat your query as an FOI request if you call or ask in person.

You will also need to include:
• your real name – we are not required respond to requests submitted under a pseudonym
• your address (email addresses are acceptable)
• a description of the information you wish to obtain

Where to send your request

 

You can write either by email or post to:
nelcsu.foi@nhs.net
or
Freedom of Information Team
NEL Commissioning Support Unit
1 Lower Marsh
London SE1 7NT

You will receive an acknowledgement by email shortly and a full reply within twenty working days.