Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group

Freedom of information

We welcome the aims of the Freedom of Information Act which is intended to promote a culture of openness and accountability amongst public sector bodies, and therefore to facilitate better public understanding of how public authorities carry out their duties, why they make the decisions they do, and how they spend public money.

We already make a lot of information available and aim to provide comprehensive information on this. If you still can't find what you are looking for, you can make a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

We have adopted the Information Commissioner's model publication scheme.

How to make a request for information

You can request information in writing, stating yout name, an address for correspondence (this can be an email or postal address), and a description of the information required. You can email us at:

Alternatively, you can write to us at:

Freedom of Information Team
Dorset CCG
Vespasian House
Barrack Road

Disclosure log

The Disclosure Log shows previous information releases under the Freedom of Information by us.

Please refer to the FOI Disclosure Log prior to making your request to check the information you are requesting has not already been provided and is therefore already available to you.  

Useful links and information

If you wish to submit a Subject Access Request or request for personal information under the Data Protection Act 1998 please email:

Details of CCG members can be found here

Copies of NHS Dorset CCG polices can be found here

On 1 April 2013 the new NHS commissioning organisations came into force.  The new Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) along with the National Commissioning Board (NHS England) will lead on commissioning health services for local populations taking over form Primary Care Trusts and Specialised Commissioning Trusts.

Before submitting a Freedom of Information (FOI) request please check where responsibility for the service or function has been transferred to.  Some useful websites are NHS England (website contains information about the new organisations, processes and responsibilities) and the Department of Health.

In summary the CCGs will commission elective hospital care, urgent and emergency care, community healthcare and mental healthcare & learning disability services for its own population. 

NHS England will lead on primary care contracting (GP Contracting, Dental, Pharmacy), specialised services, offender healthcare, secure mental health care and some armed forces healthcare.

Local Authorities will take on the responsibility of Public Health which includes sexual health services, drug and alcohol treatment, health checks, school nursing programmes, giving up smoking programmes and services to prevent childhood obesity. 

Public Health England