Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act became law on 30th November 2000 in England, Wales and N. Ireland, giving the public a right of access to all types of recorded information held by ‘Public Authorities’, including the Health Service.
As the Act specifically defines a General Practice as being a ‘Public Authority’ within the scope of the Act, we must comply with the Act’s requirements by having and operating a “Publication Scheme” approved by the Information Commissioner.
Because the purpose of this scheme is to make the maximum amount of information readily available at minimum inconvenience and cost to the public, charges made by the Practice for routinely published material must be justified, transparent and kept to a minimum. All material which is published and accessed on our website will be provided free of charge.
However, charges may be made for other costs incurred such as photocopying, postage and packaging
If a charge is to be made, the Practice will confirm the amount of payment due before the information is provided.