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Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) came into force on 1 January 2005, and gives you the right of access to information held by NHS Ashford (CCG).

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 recognises that, as a member of the public, you have the right to know how public services such as the NHS make their operational decisions and how public money is used. The Act gives anyone a general right to request access to see official information held by public authorities such as NHS Canterbury and Coastal CCG. For further information, visit the Information Commissioner's Office website.  

The Act reflects a national policy to shift from a culture of confidentiality to one of openness, where information is routinely available, subject to certain exemptions, to anyone who wishes to see it.

Freedom of information requests to NHS Ashford CCG


Freedom of Information (FOI) requests are being processed by NEL Commissioning Support Unit on behalf of Clinical Commissioning Groups. NEL CSU is hosted by NHS England and provides a number of administrative functions, including FOI requests. 

Our publication scheme and disclosure log contain information that has already been published and is available to download. However, if you are unable to find what you are looking for on the publication scheme, details on how to make an FOI request can be found on our Submit a request page

Conditions of use


Any information supplied to you is protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to use it for your own purposes, including any non-commercial research you are doing and for the purposes of news reporting. Any other re-use, for example commercial publication and subscription charge, would require the permission of the copyright holder.

Our copyright and database right material is licensed for use and re-use under the Open Government Licence (OGL). 

You can view the licence online, or write to:

  • Information Policy Team, The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU

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For more information, read our full conditions of use.  

FOI policy


NHS Ashford CCG is committed to openness and transparency in the conduct of all its business. It has a duty to comply with all aspects of the FOIA. For more information, read our full FOI policy.