Freedom of Information
Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information

Under The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (the FOI Act), you have the right to know how public services like Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) are organised and run. This includes being able to find out how much they cost and how decisions have been made. You also have the right to know what services HIS provides, what our goals and targets are and how well we’re doing.

We want to make things simple and easy for you, so we’re committed to being as open as possible about these things. We aim to show what’s happening and to make sure that any information you need is easy to request and access.

As part of this, the HIS Publication Scheme (made under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002), along with the Guide to Information is designed to help you find the information we publish, and the other information we hold.

If you can’t find the document you’re looking for, please contact:

Freedom of Information Officer
Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Gyle Square
1 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9EB

Telephone: 0131 623 4605

If you would like know more about the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 you can visit the Scottish Information Commissioner's website.

Scottish Information Commissioner video - Introduction to Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information in Scotland - an introduction from SIC on Vimeo.

A short animated guide setting out how freedom of information (FOI) rights can be used to access information from public authorities in Scotland - and what you can do if the information is refused. For more information visit www.itspublicknowledge.info.