Freedom of Information
Information about the GPs and the practice required for disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 can be made available to the public.
There are seven classes of information:
- Who we are and what we do
- What we spend and how we spend it
- What our priorities are and how we are doing
- How we make decisions
- Our policies and procedures
- Lists and registers
- Services the practice offers
This covers any recorded organisational information such as reports, policies or strategies, that is held by a public authority in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and by UK-wide public authorities based in Scotland, however, it does not cover personal information such as patient records which are covered by the Data Protection Act 2018.
Public authorities include government departments, local authorities, the NHS, state schools and police forces.
This is enforced by the Information Commissioner who regulates both the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Data Protection Act 2018.
The practice produces a complete guide to the information routinely made available to the public by our GPs. A copy of this guide is available from reception.