Freedom of information

Everyone has the right to request information held by public sector organisations under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000, which fully came into force in January 2005.

The FOI gives you the right to ask any public body for all the information they have on any subject you choose. Unless there’s a good reason, the organisation must provide the information within a month.

You can ask for any information at all – but some information might be withheld to protect various interests which are allowed for by the Act. If this is case, the public authority must tell you why they have withheld information.

If you ask for information about yourself, then your request will be handled under the Data Protection Act instead of the Freedom of Information Act.

The Trust is committed to openness and transparency in its dealings with the public. Where possible, policies, documents and reports will be routinely available to the public on this website, alongside agendas and minutes of public Trust Board meetings, statistical and performance information.

The Trust also maintains a proactive relationship with the media and aims to respond positively and openly to requests for information from the media

View the Trust’s Freedom of Information policy (627KB).

Other information including how to make an FOI request to us is available in this section.