Freedom of information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) 

The Burton Hospitals Freedom of Information (FOI) and Publication Scheme has now closed. 

For FOI responses from 1 July 2018, please click here 


The FOIA gives members of the public certain rights to request information from public authorities. The individual right of access applies to all types of recorded information held by public authorities regardless of the date of the information. The Act does, however, set out some exemptions to this right. It also places a number of obligations on public authorities about the way in which they provide information. Subject to the exemptions, anyone making a request must be informed whether the public authority holds the information and, if so, be supplied with it - generally within 20 working days. There is also a duty to provide advice or assistance to anyone seeking information (for example in order to explain what is readily available or to clarify what is wanted).

Making a request

You can submit a Freedom of Information request in the following ways:


By post: 

Jane Haywood
Freedom of Information Officer
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Uttoxeter Road
DE22 3NE


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