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Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act covers:

  • a general right of access to information held by NHS Digital (and HSCIC) subject to certain conditions and exemptions
  • a duty on us to inform any person who requests information whether we hold the information, and to communicate that information to the applicant unless one or more exemptions apply.

Our obligations

As a public authority we are obliged under the Freedom of Information Act to provide details of our routinely available information.

The Information Commissioner's Office defines how this information should be published in the icon Model Publication Scheme [54.79KB]

Make a request

If you can't find the information you are looking for in the  What is NHS Digital? section or elsewhere on the website, you can make an FOI request by emailing or writing to

Information Governance Compliance Team

NHS Digital
1 Trevelyan Square
Boar Lane

You should provide your name, an email or postal address and the information you want. Please be as concise as possible about the information you want as this will help to find the information.

If you make a request and are not satisfied with the way in which we deal with it you may ask us to review any decision we make. If you wish us to carry out a review you should write to us as soon as possible and within 2 months of receiving the response.

Environmental Information Regulation requests

The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 allow you to request access to environmental information held by public authorities such as NHS Digital.

The regulations allow access in a similar way to the FOI Act although you can also request information verbally.

You should provide the same type of details as for an FOI request and contact us using the same details

FOI Disclosure Log

Responses to our requests (from April 2012 onwards) are regularly published in our Disclosure Log.

If you find a broken link or have any other queries please contact

Freedom of Information Disclosure Log

We regularly publish responses to requests (from April 2012 onwards) in our disclosure log

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