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Code of Practice on Openness in the NHS| (Department of Health)
This Code of Practice sets out the basic principles underlying public access to information about the NHS. It reflects the Government's intention to ensure greater access by the public to information about public services and complements the Code of Access to Information which applies to the Department of Health.
The Freedom of Information Act 2000|
The Freedom of Information Act - Explanatory notes|
The Information Commissioners Office|
The Information Commissioner is an independent official appointed by the Crown to oversee the Data Protection Act 1998, the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. The Commissioner reports annually to Parliament. The Commissioner’s decisions are subject to the supervision of the Courts and the Information Tribunal.
Department for Constitutional Affairs| (FOI section)
Information on a wide range of very important policy areas which relate to the individual citizen and for which the Department for Constitutional Affairs is responsible. These include Human Rights, Freedom of Information and Data Protection.
Campaign for the Freedom of Information|
The Campaign for Freedom of Information is a non-profit organisation working to improve public access to official information and to ensure that the Freedom of Information Act is implemented effectively.
The bodies involved in the monitoring and/or inspection of our services:
Audit Commission (www.audit-commission.gov.uk| )
British Psychological Society (www.bps.org.uk| )
Child Protection Teams
Commission for Health Improvement (www.chi.nhs.uk| )
Confidential Inquiry into Suicides and Homicides
Suffolk County Council (http://www.suffolkcc.gov.uk| )
Directorate of Counter Fraud Services (www.doh.gov.uk/dcfs| )
District Audit (www.district-audit.gov.uk| )
Environmental Health offices
General Medical Council (www.gmc-uk.org| )
Healthcare Commission (www.healthcarecommission.org.uk| )
Health and Safety Executive (www.hse.gov.uk| )
Health Service Ombudsman (www.chi.gov.uk/eng/about/chi-others| )
Health Professions Council (www.hpc-uk.org| )
Home Office Mental Health Unit (www.homeoffice.gov.uk| )
Medicines Devices Agency (MDA) (www.medical-devices.gov.uk| )
Medicines Control Agency (www.mca.gov.uk| )
Mental Health Act Commission (www.mhac.trent.nhs.uk| )
National Clinical Assessment Authority (www.ncaa.nhs.uk| )
National Patient Safety Agency (www.npsa.nhs.uk| )
NHS Estates (www.nhsestates.gov.uk| )
NHS Litigation Authority (www.nhsla.com| )
Nursing and Midwifery Council (www.nmc-uk.org| )
Suffolk County Council (www.suffolkcc.gov.uk| )
Norfolk, Suffolk & Cambridgeshire Strategic Health Authority (www.nscsha.nhs.uk| )
Suffolk Internal Audit (www.suffolkauditservices.nhs.uk| )
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