How do I find something out about the Trust

How do I find something out about the Trust

Before formally making a FOI request, please check this website to see if it contains the information you are looking for.

In addition, The Trust’s Publication Scheme provides a complete guide to what information is routinely published by the Trust, for example policies, procedures and minutes of meetings.

Trust Publication Scheme

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recognises that the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act is the primary way people can find out information about public services in the UK. The Act is designed to help the public hold the Trust to account for its performance and its use of public money.

The Act therefore places a duty on the Trust to release on request recorded information that it holds. The Trust takes this duty seriously. Not only does it recognise the spirit of the Act, which is to be open and transparent about what we do and how we do it; the Act provides an important route for engagement with the Trust’s stakeholders and helps the Trust understand what they are interested in.

The Trust helps ensure compliance with its legal duty to provide information by:

  • Providing a single point of access for requests (FOI@stgeorges.nhs.uk)
  • Having a detailed publication scheme on its website
  • Training staff to recognise and respond to FOI and EIR requests

Frequently Asked Questions

We would ask you to look at the FAQs on the Publication Scheme before sending us a request. In some instances, we may refer you back to the information on the publication scheme.

Frequently Asked Questions will be published Quarterly from July 2017.

It is important that the public realises that the provision of recorded information from the Trust, requires busy public servants to spend time away from the core business of clinical, management and clerical functions that support patient care, in order to retrieve this information from complex data sources. Between January and June 2017, the Trust was receiving an average of 75 such requests a month, all required to be completed within 20 days and often involving complex questions.

July 2017

FAQs on FOIs – Mental Health

FAQS on FOIs – Overseas Patients

FAQS on FOIs – Public Health Funerals

FAQS on FOIs – Superbugs