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.

FOI release – Metal on Metal (MoM) Hip Replacements

We have released information held by the Department of Health under the FOIA about correspondence regarding metal and metal hip implants. The original request is below. The information we are releasing relates to concerns about a possible cancer risk associated … Read more → – FOI release – Metal on Metal (MoM) Hip Replacements

FOI release – correspondence between DH, other government departments and organisations regarding tobacco control and packaging of tobacco products in the 12 months preceeding 25 October 2012

On 25 October 2012 the Department received a FOI request for : 1. Copies of all correspondence between the Department of Health and any Australian governmental department or organisation with a public health remit across the last 12 months (ending … Read more → – FOI release – correspondence between DH, other government departments and organisations regarding tobacco control and packaging of tobacco products in the 12 months preceeding 25 October 2012

FOI releases to requests made from 1 – 31 October 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 October 2012

FOI release – correspondence between DH and tobacco manufacturers and tobacco trade bodies

On 19 November 2012 the Department received a FOI request for copies of any correspondence between the Department of Health (DH) and tobacco manufacturers and tobacco trade bodies regarding the government’s consultation on the packaging of tobacco products, which was … Read more → – FOI release – correspondence between DH and tobacco manufacturers and tobacco trade bodies

FOI release – correspondence between DH and tobacco manufacturers and tobacco trade bodies

On 1 November 2012 the Department received a FOI request for copies of any correspondence between the Department of Health (DH) and tobacco manufacturers and tobacco trade bodies (including correspondence relating to the government’s consultation on the packaging of tobacco … Read more → – FOI release – correspondence between DH and tobacco manufacturers and tobacco trade bodies

FOI releases to requests made from 1 to 30 September 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 September 2012  

FOI releases to requests made from 1 to 31 August 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 August 2012  

FOI releases to requests made from 1 to 31 July 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 July 2012  

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 (updated 20/12/12)          

FOI release – correspondence about the Government’s consultation on the packaging of tobacco products

On 11 September 2012 the Department received a FOI request for – copies of any correspondence between the Department of Health (DH) and the organisations listed below regarding the government’s consultation on the packaging of tobacco products which was sent … Read more → – FOI release – correspondence about the Government’s consultation on the packaging of tobacco products