Freedom of Information (FOISA)

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 was introduced by the Scottish Parliament to ensure that people have the right to access information held by Scottish public authorities.

The Act states that any person can receive information that they request from a public authority, subject to certain exemptions such as protection of personal data and commercial interests, or national security.

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 requires NHS Tayside to maintain an approved publication scheme. NHS Tayside has adopted the model publication scheme, which was produced and approved by the Scottish Information Commissioner. Adopting this scheme commits us to producing a guide to information.

The guide to information describes the classes of information that NHS Tayside routinely makes available and tells the public how to access the information. It allows the public to see what information we have available and explains fully how they can request further information not already been published, and whether information is available free, or if there is a charge for the information.

Our aim is to make information we hold easily available and to explain how you may access this information.

Download a copy of the Model Publication Scheme and NHS Tayside Guide to Information in PDF format.