Freedom of Information requests

The Freedom of Information Act (2000) – or FOI Act – gives members of the public a right to request access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, promoting a culture of openness and accountability across the public sector.

Before making an FOI request

Check whether the information you seek is already available. We publish information on this website, and you may find the answer to your question is already here. If you request information from NHS South West London CCG that is already published, we will refer you to the published source.

Anyone, anywhere in the world, can make a freedom of information request to us.

You can seek any recorded information that you think NHS South West London CCG may hold. If the information is environmental, we will respond according to the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR). You do not have to know whether the information you want is covered by the EIR or the FOI Act. When you make a request, we will decide which law applies.

If the information is your own personal data, then you should make a subject access request under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), and not under the FOI Act.

The FOI Act requires certain information to be supplied before we can respond to your request:

  • your real name – we do not have to respond to requests submitted under a pseudonym;
  • your address (email addresses are acceptable);
  • a description of the information you wish to obtain.

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

If you feel your request for information hasn’t been dealt with satisfactorily, then in the first instance please write to the FOI manager for an internal review at nelcsu.foi@nhs.net or at the postal address above.

Make an FOI request now

Your request must be in writing and can be either posted or emailed:

  • Email: nelcsu.foi@nhs.net or post to:
  • Postal address: NEL Freedom of Information Team, 1 Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London, SE1 7NT