Lincoln House Surgery

Lincoln House Surgery

163 London Road, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 9SQ

Current time is 03:55 - Sorry, we're currently closed. Please call NHS 111

NHS

Telephone: 01442 254 366

When the practice is closed please dial 111 For emergencies dial 999

Breaking News: FLU CLINICS update: Limited appointments left for Saturday 25th September. More appointments added mid-week but they are filling fast. Book ASAP to avoid disappointment.  Click on the LINCOLN HOUSE SURGERY 2021 section on the blue banner (or menu if you are on a mobile device) for more information. 

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act creates a right of access to recorded information and obliges a public authority to:

  • Have a publication scheme in place
  • Allow public access to information held by public authorities.

The Act covers any recorded organisational information such as reports, policies or strategies, that is held by a public authority in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and by UK-wide public authorities based in Scotland, however it does not cover personal information such as patient records which are covered by the Data Protection Act.

Public authorities include government departments, local authorities, the NHS, state schools and police forces.

The Act is enforced by the Information Commissioner who regulates both the Freedom of Information Act and the Data Protection Act.

Who can request information?

Under the Act, any individual, anywhere in the world, is able to make a request to a practice for information. An applicant is entitled to be informed in writing, by the practice, whether the practice holds information of the description specified in the request and if that is the case, have the information communicated. An individual can request information, regardless of whether he/she is the subject of the information or affected by its use. 

How should requests be made?

Requests must:

  • be made in writing (this can be electronically e.g. email)
  • state the name of the applicant and an address for correspondence
  • describe the information requested.

What cannot be requested?

Personal data about staff and patients covered under Data Protection Act.

For more information see these websites:

Publication Scheme