Freedom of Information


Welcome to the Tovey Little Dental Centres Publication Scheme as required by the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Introduction
This Publication Scheme is a complete guide to the information routinely made available to the public by Tovey Little Dental Centre on behalf of Drs. Tovey and Little. It is a description of the information about our Dental Practitioners and Practice which we make publicly available. Some information is not made publicly available. This information will be reviewed at regular intervals as part of our internal audit programme, and is monitored for effectiveness and relevance.

How much does it cost?
The publications are all free unless otherwise indicated.

How is the information made available?
The information within each class is available in hard copy from reception at Tovey Little Dental Centre.

Your rights to information
•     In addition to accessing the information identified in the Publication Scheme, you are entitled to request information about Tovey Little Dental Centre under the NHS Openness Code 1995.

•     The Freedom of Information Act 2000 recognises that members of the public have the right to know how public services are organised and run, how much they cost and how the decisions are made.

•     From January 1st 2005 it will oblige the Dental Centre to respond to requests about information that it holds, and is recorded in any format and it will create a right of access to that information.  These rights are subject to some exemptions which have to be taken into   consideration before deciding what information it can release.

•     New environmental information regulations may be introduced as early as 2003. These will enable similar access to environmental information as under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

•     Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you are also entitled to access your dental records or any other personal information held about you and you can contact the Practice Manager at Tovey Little Dental Centre, Citrine House, Borough Road, Wakefield, WF1 3AZ to do this.

Feedback
If you have any comments about the operation of the Publication Scheme, or how we have dealt with your request for information from the Scheme, please write to Dr. C S Tovey at Tovey Little Dental Centre.