Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act gives anyone the right to request access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, including NHS North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

The purpose of the act – which we fully support – is to promote greater openness about how public authorities make their operational decisions, and how public money is used.

While there are access rights to all types of information, some exemptions exist.

To find out more, go to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) website

Making a Freedom of Information request

Before making a request, you may find the information you need on this website. We have an extensive online library which contains many useful documents, policies and reports.

The links to related library documents near the bottom of this page will take you to a range of financial, policy and procedural information.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, either by browsing the site or using the search function, please send your request to:

Freedom of Information Requests
North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group
Castlewood
Tickenham Road
Clevedon
North Somerset
BS21 9AX

Or email scwcsu.northsomersetccg.foi@nhs.net

What we can and can't provide

Sometimes we may not be able to provide all of the information you request. If this happens, we will state the reasons in our response.

For instance, under the Data Protection Act 1998 we are legally required to maintain patient confidentiality.

Some information may only be available to view in person, and if this is the case we’ll arrange an appointment within a reasonable timescale.

We provide information in its original language, or in any language that is legally required. We will translate information when we are legally required to do so and when online translation isn’t possible.

See more information on making an FOI request at GOV.UK

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Freedom of Information policy

Our Freedom of Information Policy providing access to the public the public (including service users), staff, journalists and anybody else who wishes to see the CCGís information in compliance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).