The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act gives you the right to obtain information held by public authorities unless there are good reasons to keep it confidential. We regularly publish responses to our requests (from April 2012 onwards) in our Disclosure Log.
The main features of the FOI Act are:
- a general right of access to information held by NHS Digital 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