Find out how to make a Freedom of Information request.
The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 came into force on 1 January 2005. It gives the public a right to ask for information held by public sector organisations including the NHS. The FOI Act is overseen by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and more information about the Act and the ICO is available on their website.
FOI requests must be made in writing and must include the following details:
• Your name and address
• Daytime telephone
• The information or documents you would like to access
• The way you would like the information sent to you (eg by post or email)
Please complete the below form to submit your Freedom of Information request.
We will make every effort to provide you with the information you have requested. We may need to ask you a few questions to make sure we know exactly what you want. We will then check to see if we hold the information you have requested.
If we have the information you will normally be given a copy within 20 working days. We will try to provide the information in the way you prefer, for example on paper or electronically.
If we do not have the information you have requested we will tell you as soon as possible. If we can, we will suggest where else you may be able to get it.
You can also apply by email to email@example.com or in writing to:
Freedom of Information Officer
Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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