The Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides a right of access to a wide range of information held by public authorities, including the NHS. The purpose is to promote greater openness and accountability.
Our duty to you:
The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 requires us to:
Provide information to you about Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust through a publication scheme
Provide a guide to this information
Respond appropriately to requests for information
Before you request information from Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Check whether the information you seek is already available. The Trust publishes information on this website and you may well find the answer to your question is already here. We have a publication scheme setting out what information we currently release or expect to release.
Check the Disclosure Log which outlines some of the Freedom of Information requests that theTrust has received. The Trust will routinely publish anonymised responses to FOI requests, where these are of general nature and are considered to be of public interest. If you request information from the Trust that is already published, we will simply refer you to the published source.
What can I request?
You can seek any recorded information that you think Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust may hold.
If the information is environmental, we will respond according to the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) 2004. You do not have to know whether the information you want is covered by the EIR or the FOI Act. When you make a request, we will decide which law applies.
If the information is your own personal data, then you should make a subject access request under the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998, and not under the FOI Act.
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