Freedom of Information requests

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act gives anyone the right to request access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, such as NHS Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

The purpose of the Act is to promote greater openness and to help inform people of how public authorities make their operational decisions, and how public money is spent.

How do I make a request?

All requests for information must be made in writing, clearly stating your name and address and what information you would like – for example, you may want all the information on a subject or just a summary.

You can also ask for information in a particular format, such as:

  • paper or electronic copies of information
  • audio format
  • large print

To then make your request you can either:

Email mhcc.foimanchesterccg@nhs.net

Or write to:  

Freedom of Information Team, Manchester Health and Care, Commissioning, 2nd Floor, Parkway 3, Parkway Business Centre, Princess Road, M14 7LU

If you cannot make your request in writing because of a disability, please contact our Freedom of Information team who will be able to help you.

How long will a request take?

Under the FOI Act there is a requirement for us to provide you with a response to your request promptly and in any event within 20 working days.

Can I request any information?

You can request any recorded information that you think Manchester CCG may hold. If the information is environmental, we will respond in accordance with the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) 2004. You do not have to know whether the information you want is covered by the EIR or the FOI Act. When you make a request, we will decide which law applies.  

Before you make your request

Before making a request, you may find the information you need on our Freedom of Information Publications Scheme page.

In addition, we may have what you are looking for within one of our previous FOI requests.

What can I do if I am unhappy with the reply I receive or the way my request was handled?

If you feel your request for information hasn’t been dealt with satisfactorily, then in the first instance please write to the FOI Team for an internal review. If, after an internal review, you are still not satisfied you can then complain to the Information Commissioner (ICO).