Health bill changes may restrict public access to information, campaign group warns
Connotea Imports 2012-07-31
"The public’s access to information about the NHS may be restricted by the government’s radical changes because of the involvement of independent providers, the Campaign for Freedom of Information has warned. The changes will enable NHS services to be provided by NHS bodies or independent providers under contract. The NHS organisations that commission services are subject to the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act but the independent providers will not be, points out the campaign group, which is a non-profit organisation working to improve public access to official information...."