Freedom of information

The Department of Health and its Arm’s Length bodies publish a large amount of information relating to health and social care in England.

But you can request specific information by making a Freedom of information (FOI) request.

Before submitting a request for information, you should see if the information that you are looking for is already available online. If you request information from the Department that is already published, then we will simply refer you to the published source.

Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

Freedom of information publication scheme: guide to information This guide explains what information the Department of Health makes routinely available and how it can be accessed.     The Publication Scheme contains 7 classes  of  information – information falling in each of these classes is … Read more → – Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

FOI releases to requests made from 1 January to 31 March 2012

Please email your request for a FOI release, or write, to the Department of Health. Please include both the reference number and subject details of the FOI release in your request. FOI Disclosure Log Jan – Mar 2012

FOI releases to requests made from 1 October to 31 December 2011

Please email your request for a FOI release, or write, to the Department of Health. Please include both the reference number and subject details of the FOI release in your request. FOI Disclosure Log Oct – Dec 2011

FOI releases to requests made from 1 July to 30 September 2011

Please email your request for a FOI release, or write, to the Department of Health. Please include both the reference number and subject details of the FOI release in your request. FOI releases July to Sept 11

FOI Performance Statistics

Details of our performance in the handling of both initial FOI requests and internal review requests. FOI performance statistics Jan 2011 to date    

FOI releases to requests made from 1 April to 30 June 2011

Please email your request for a FOI release, or write, to the Department of Health. Please include both the reference number and subject details of the FOI release in your request. FOI releases 1 April to 30 June 2011

FOI release – hospital level data for rounds 5, 6 and 7 of the National Sentinel Stroke Audit

  The Question On 27 February 2011, the Department Of Health received a freedom of information request for the following information: “electronic copies of the ranked hospital level data for Rounds 5, 6 and 7 of the National Sentinel Stroke Audit as … Read more → – FOI release – hospital level data for rounds 5, 6 and 7 of the National Sentinel Stroke Audit

FOI releases to requests made from 1 January to 31 March 2011

Please email your request for a FOI release, or write, to the Department of Health. Please include both the reference number and subject details of the FOI release in your request. FOI releases 1 January to 31 March 2011

FOI releases to requests made from 1 October to 31 December 2010

Please email your request for a FOI release, or write, to the Department of Health. Please include both the reference number and subject details of the FOI release in your request. FOI releases 1 October to 31 December 2010  

External consultancy expenditure for financial year 2010/2011

In response to a recent FOI request the Department has released details of external consultancy expenditure for financial year 2010/2011. External consultancy expenditure for financial year 2010/2011 (XLS 1445K)