Freedom of Information

The Freedom of information Act 2000 provides any person, anywhere in the world, the right to obtain information held by NHS Leeds CCG, subject to a number of exemptions. 

Under the Act, we are required to maintain a publication scheme, which provides public access to all of the information we routinely publish, and to respond to ad hoc requests for information in a timely manner.

Environmental Information Regulations (EIR)

The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 gives you the right to obtain information held by public authorities about the environment.  We coordinate our responses to both Freedom of Information and Environmental Information requests from the same office.

Can I request a copy of my own health record?

Patients are able to obtain a copy of their own health records.  This can be requested by sending an email to

More about Freedom of Information

Further information on the Freedom of Information Act is available on our frequently asked questions page.  If your question isn’t listed there, you are welcome to send us an email ( or have a look on the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office, which oversees compliance with the Freedom of Information Act in the UK.

Please note: the rights of our patients under the Data Protection Act 2018, Article 8 of the Human Rights Act and the common law duty of confidence are not infringed upon by the information we publish in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act.

Further information about the way in which you can expect NHS Leeds CCG to handle your personal information is available on the how we access your information page.