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Access to Information

The Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) routinely makes available information on our website, some of which can be accessed through the links below. However there may be information about the HSCB and our business which is not currently available on our website. Details of how to access this information are shown below.

Freedom of Information (FOI)

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives the public a general right of access to written information held by public authorities, which includes all Health and Social Care Trusts, Boards, Councils and Agencies. It is designed to encourage a more open and accountable government.

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, we are committed to providing timely and accessible information to the public and responding to reasonable requests for information.

All FOI requests must be submitted in writing. If you want to make a request, please email foi.hscb@hscni.net or send a letter to the contact details below.

Environmental Information Regulations 2004

The Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) 2004 give the public a general right of access to environmental information held by public authorities. To request information please contact us.

Data Protection

All public and private organisations in the United Kingdom including the HSCB are legally obliged to comply with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). This Act provides individuals with a right of access to their own personal information, which will usually be in the form of a copy of the information held. To find out more about how you can access information that the HSCB might hold about you, and any applicable fees contact us.

All requests for information should be in writing (by letter or email) and include a return address for the purpose of corresponding. To ensure that we meet your request as fully as possible, it is essential that any request for information clearly sets out what information is being sought and describes the information in as much detail as possible. This will avoid us having to contact you seeking clarification, which might delay our response to a request.


Publication Scheme

In order to comply with the Freedom of Information Act public sector organisations such as ours routinely publish information whenever possible.
The Information Commissioner is responsible for monitoring and enforcing compliance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and has drawn up a Model Publication Scheme for all public sector organisations which we have adopted.

In order to satisfy these requirements we have made the information available under the following headings. Please click on the link to access the information.

Who we are and what we do

What we spend and how we spend it

What our priorities are and how we are doing

How we make decisions

Our policies and procedures

The services we offer

If you need to contact us for any information please use the following contact details:

Information Governance Manager
Health and Social Care Board
Tower Hill
Armagh BT61 9DR
T: (028) 9536 2912
E: foi.hscb@hscni.net