The Regulations implement an EU directive that encourages the re-use of public information for purposes other than its original purpose. The aim is to stimulate the European information industry and enable companies to use our information for commercial purposes.

The Regulations do not require public bodies to make their information available for re-use and do not oblige them to create, adapt or continue to produce certain documents so that others may re-use them.

They do however, set out the following rules that public bodies must follow if they allow information to be re-used.

  1. publish a list of the main documents which can be re-used
  2. publish any standard conditions (licence) associated with re-use 
  3. publish any standard charges associated with re-use 
  4. operate a request procedure 
  5. operate a complaints/appeals procedure.

The Regulations apply to any recorded information, including whole documents or parts of documents.

There are some exemptions to the regulations, e.g. Educational or cultural establishments; intellectual property that rests with a third party; information that is exempt under FOI, Data Protection other legislation.

List of Main Documents

Please refer to the Communities Publication Schemes

Standard Licence

This lists the standard terms of re-use. Please note that the licence terms and conditions may vary where the information requested has commercial value.

View a copy of the licence. (PDFPDF File   or MS Word)


Any charges made will not exceed the cost of collection, production, reproduction and dissemination of the information and possibly a reasonable return on investment,

Any fee charged under access legislation (such as Freedom of Information) will be offset against any for re-use.

How to make a request

Requests must:

  • be in writing
  • state their name
  • include an address for correspondence
  • specify the document/information which they want to re-use
  • state the purpose for which the document is to be re-used

Please click on the following link to view our application to re-use information form. In every instance, requests should be sent to:

View a copy of the document (PDFPDF File  or MS Word)

Lower Gornal Medical Practice
Practice Manager
The Health Centre
Bull Street
Lower Gornal

E-mail: lynn.britton@dudley.nhs.uk (Practice Manager)


If you are unhappy with the way your request has been dealt with you may complain using the Trusts Corporate Complaints procedure. Please click on the following link for for further information on making a complaint

View a copy of the document (PDFPDF File or MS Word)

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