The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and Environmental Information Regulations give you the right to request information held by public authorities.


1. How to Request Information

All FOI (Freedom of Information) requests to Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire & West Berkshire (BOB (Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, and Berkshire) Integrated Care Board (ICB) should be submitted in writing and include (a) Your Full Name, (b) Your contact details and (c) Nature of your requests.  Please email your request to or use the provided form here:

The ICB has an obligation to answer your request within 20 working days. 

2. What information does an FOI request cover?

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides public access to information held by public authorities.

It does this in two ways:

  • public authorities are obliged to publish certain information about their activities; and
  • members of the public are entitled to request information from public authorities.

The Act covers any recorded information that is held by a public authority in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and by UK-wide public authorities based in Scotland. Information held by Scottish public authorities is covered by Scotland’s own Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Public authorities include government departments, local authorities, the NHS, state schools and police forces. However, the Act does not necessarily cover every organisation that receives public money. For example, it does not cover some charities that receive grants and certain private sector organisations that perform public functions.

Recorded information includes printed documents, computer files, letters, emails, photographs, and sound or video recordings.

The Act does not give people access to their own personal data (information about themselves) such as their health records or credit reference file. If you wish to see information that a public authority holds about you, you must make a data protection Subject Access Request (SAR).

3. Model Publication Scheme

The FOI Publication Scheme describes the information held by the ICB which is routinely made available to the public, with details of where to find it. You should not need to make a specific FOI request to access this material.

The BOB ICB follows the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) model publication scheme. For published BOB ICB FOI responses please see:

4. BOB ICB Partners

Please be advised that BOB ICB may not hold certain information that is requested in relation to our partner/provider organisations areas of responsibility. For FOI requests that require a response from an NHS Trust, Local Authority or District Council, contact details can be found via the following link 

5. The Information Commissioner

The Information Commissioner is the government official responsible for overseeing information laws in the UK. Any complaints or queries around the FOI Act can be directed to this office. The website of the Information Commissioner can be found at Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)