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Freedom of Information 

Freedom of Information 

 

About the Act

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 came into force on 1 January 2005. The Act aims to promote openness and accountability by ensuring that any person that requests information held by a Scottish Public Authority, including NHS Lanarkshire, will receive that information – subject to certain exemptions.

The Act requires us to adopt a publication scheme which lists the type of information we will regularly publish and you may find many of these documents through the publications pages of this website.

Make a Request

You can make a request for information which is not available on this website by:  

Freedom of Information Officer
NHS Lanarkshire Headquarters
Kirklands
Fallside Road
Bothwell
G71 8BB

Your Response

  • We will acknowledge your request within three working days. If you do not receive an acknowledgement letter or email please contact the Freedom of Information officer on 01698 858110.
  • You will receive a response within 20 working days.
  • Some requests may incur a charge but you will be informed of this before you receive a final response.

Information Exemptions

  • Some information you request may be exempt from publication.
  • These exemptions are listed in the Act and include confidential and personal information such as medical records.
  • If some or all of the information you request is exempt this will be explained when we respond to your request.

Health records

  • Health records are exempt from Freedom of Information legislation. For information on how to access health records visit Accessing Health Records.

Unhappy with Your Response?

  • If you are unhappy with the response you receive you have the right to ask for a review of the decision by writing to:

Director of Strategic Planning and Performance
NHS Lanarkshire Headquarters
Kirklands
Fallside Road
Bothwell
G71 8BB

Link to Publications
Link to Publication Scheme