Department of Health sets bad example on Freedom of Information requests

According to the Health Service Journal (HSJ), the Department of Health (DH) has been “slated” over its freedom of information record. The DH has become the only government department to receive a formal practice recommendation from the Information Commissioner’s Office, which follows an audit of complaints that revealed the DH has repeatedly applied blanket exemptions to FOI requests, in some cases withholding entire documents from release.

This rebuke for the DH comes only 2 weeks after the Information Commissioner issued a warning to NHS and wider public service bodies following threatening High Court action against Hounslow PCT.

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