Help Me Investigate has compiled a list of Freedom of Information emails for the new bodies overseeing local health spending in England.
The list was compiled for Health Service Journal by Tom Warren and Matt Burgess, and is reproduced here with permission.
A table showing the emails is embedded below. Some CCGs are sharing an FOI address where they may be using the same support team to process them. Others have retained the old FOI email from the primary care trust (the organisations which oversaw spending before clinical commissioning was introduced). Continue reading →
Following previous posts about how Freedom of Information requests are being handled during a period where responsibilities are passed from one part of the health service (primary care trusts) to another (clinical commissioning groups – CCGs), we’ve been working with the wonderful FOI Directory to compile a full list of email addresses for the PCT handling FOI requests for each CCG in England.
This table assumes that FOI requests are being handled by the PCT. In some cases the CCG may be ready to process FOI requests themselves. If so, the PCT should be able to inform you when you submit your FOI request.
Here’s the list – if you find anything that needs correcting or updating, please let us know. Continue reading →
Many CCGs don’t yet have a website, of course, as the authorisation process is still taking place and will not be completed until next Spring.
We’re hoping that compiling and sharing this information will make it easier to send FOI requests, as well as possibly leading to a ‘news scraper’ that brings together news from all CCGs into one convenient feed.
If you want to add to or update the details, please get in touch.
If you’re interested in information relating to either Norwich CCG (clinical commissioning group), South Norfolk CCG, North Norfolk CCG, West Norfolk CCG or HealthEast CCG, and cannot get information directly, you’ll need to send a Freedom of Information request to the local Primary Care Trust – Great Yarmouth and Waveney PCT.
Freedom of information (FOI) campaigner and investigative journalist Heather Brooke gives her tips on choosing the right organisations to send your FOI request to, and how to frame it most effectively.
As part of a series of interviews for Help Me Investigate Health, Freedom of information (FOI) campaigner and investigative journalist Heather Brooke gives her tips on choosing the right organisations to send your FOI request to, and how to frame it most effectively.
“The document is expected to reveal the risks to patient safety, finances and the very workings of the NHS from the unprecedented reshaping of the health service.
“… In his ruling, [Information Commissioner Christopher] Graham said: “Disclosure would significantly aid public understanding of risks related to the proposed reforms and it would also inform participation in the debate about the reforms.””
You And Yours reports today on private pharmacies using the Freedom of Information Act to identify the most profitable regions in Scotland to set up shop – leading to the closure of practice-based dispensaries.