Freedom of Information


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Making a Freedom of Information Request

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 gives individuals or organisations the right to request information held by a public authority.

As a public body, NHS High Weald Lewes Havens Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has a duty to comply with all aspects of the FOI Act 2000.  Our Freedom of Information Policy outlines our process for responding to Freedom of Information requests.

We are committed to keeping you informed about what we do, and publish many documents that may provide you with the information you are looking for.

Please check our Publications page and the previous responses to FOI requests received by the CCG before making an FOI request.

Guidelines for making a request

If the information you need is not available on our website, you may contact us to make a FOI request. FOI requests must:

  • Be made in writing, for example in a letter or an email. We cannot accept verbal requests
  • Include a contact name and a return address. This can be an email or postal address
  • Be as specific as possible. The clearer your request is, the easier it will be for us to provide the information you require
  • Be marked ‘Freedom of Information’. Although you do not have to specify that you are making an FOI request, doing so will help us identify it more quickly

We do not generally hold medical information or patient records.  For treatment that has taken place under your GP you should contact your GP surgery directly. For access to other records you should contact the provider responsible for providing the treatment.  More information on Subject Access Requests can be found on the Your Information page

If you would like to make an FOI request to High Weald Lewes Havens CCG, please email Responses to valid FOI requests should be provided within 20 working days of the date they are received.

Alternatively, write to:

Freedom of Information Team,
36-38 Friars Walk,
East Sussex,

Find out more

Find out more about how to send us your feedback on our Comments and complaints page.