Freedom of information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)

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: Freedom of Information Officer, Governance Directorate, The House, Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Belvedere Road, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire  DE13 0RB.

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