Request for Information

What is Freedom of Information?

The Freedom of Information Act was passed on 30 November 2000 and the full act came into force on 1 January 2005. The Act requires us to make a certain amount of information available to the public and to release information in response to specific requests. The Act sets out exemptions from that right, covering any information that may not have to be released.

Requests can be received via e mail to or by letter to:

Practice Manager

Lynsey Smith

31 Nottingham Road




For further guidance please go to the Information Commissioner at:

  • Information Commissioner’s Office
    Wycliffe House
    Water Lane
    SK9 5AF

Tel: 08456 30 60 60

Fax: 01625 524510



Access to Health Records

The subject access provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 give an individual the right to have a copy of any data held about them.

If you wish to have a copy of what information the practice holds about you, you will need to make an application.

Please note there may be a fee for this service alongside your completed application form.

Department of Health guidelines require us to comply with your request within 21 days. However the Data Protection Act gives us 40 days from when we receive your completed request and payment. The process of replying can take some time depending on what you have asked for.


All requests must be in writing and forwarded to Lynsey Smith the manager.