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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
The information governance team who deal with freedom of information requests are not able to collect or send post from Wednesday 25 March 2020. We are not able to access our offices due to following government guidance around social distancing.
All freedom of information requests and data subject access requests should be submitted by email. If you have recently sent one in the post you can resubmit by email. We thank you for your patience and are sure you understand the need to follow government advice. We hope to resume normal service as soon as possible, in line with government guidelines.
You can seek any recorded information that you think NHS Digital may hold. If the information is environmental, we will respond according to the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) 2004. You do not have to know if the information you want is covered by the EIR or the FOI Act. When you make a request, we will decide which law applies.