Freedom of Information
With the NHS facing significant challenges related to the Covid-19 pandemic, and particular pressures on our clinical, operational and support teams, we have focused our resources on supporting and caring for our patients, staff and the public. These pressures may impact on our ability to respond to your Freedom of Information request within the statutory 20-day timeline. While we will do all we can to respond to your inquiry as soon as possible, we apologise in advance for any delay and thank you for your understanding and continued support.
What does the Freedom of Information Act mean to me?
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) gives the public the statutory right of access to all non-personal information held by public authorities, including the NHS.
The underlying principle of the Act is that information held by a public body should be freely available with few exemptions.
It is about us being open, honest and accountable.
This means that you can now ask for corporate information held by the Trust and request access to it.
If you want to access individual health records (your own or someone else’s), please see here.
We deal with all requests in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act Code of Practice.
More information on these guidelines on the Justice website.
If you have any further questions regarding FOI, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org