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 making a request on the main NHS Lanarkshire website.

You may make make a request by:  

  • Online form 
    Fax: 01698 245073
    Writing a formal letter

When making a request by correspondence please send your request to:

Freedom of Information Officer
Strathclyde Hospital
Airbles Road

Your Response
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.

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 Implementation Performance and Planning
NHS Lanarkshire
14 Beckford Street

You can also appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner.

For full details of your rights under the Freedom of Information Act visit the Scottish Information Commissioner’s website.

Modified date: 01 Jun 10 


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