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,
of Information Officer
1 South Gyle Crescent
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.