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Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information Requests

If you have a Freedom of Information request, please click here.

The Freedom of Information Act was passed in November 2000 and grants the right of access to all types of information held by public bodies, including all NHS organisations. It came into force in January 2005 and places a legal requirement on public organisations to be more open with the information that they collect and hold.

The Act allows anyone to find out whether information is held by the organisation and if it is, and subject to certain exemptions, to have access to it. The Act does not change the right to protection of personal confidentiality (for example, patient records) in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, article 8 of the Human Rights convention and common law.

Is the information already available?

NHS Barnsley CCG is committed to meeting its statutory requirements under the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations and aims to make as much information as possible freely available on demand. One of the ways in which this is done is through our Publication Scheme.  

We strongly encourage you to check our Publication Scheme first before you make a written request for information as you may be able to find it here. Also please bear in mind that we can refuse a written Freedom of Information Act request if the information is readily available via our Publication Scheme.

Where to send a request for information not found in the Publication Scheme.

If you cannot find the information you require in our publication scheme and a similar request is not listed in our disclosure log, then please either email BARNCCG.FOI@nhs.net or by post to Barnsley CCG, FOI Team, Hillder House, 49 – 51 Gawber Road, Barnsley, S75 2PY.