Freedom of Information (FOI)

Please note from 1st August 2022, for cyber security reasons, we will not be able to open any email attachments, or click on links, contained within FOI requests.

The full details of the FOI request must be contained within the main body of the email.
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) came into force on 1 January 2005 giving members of the public certain rights to ask public authorities for information relating to the public authority. Under the terms of the Act the Trust has two main obligations:

• To maintain a Publication Scheme, outlining the information that is routinely published by the Trust. View the full Publication Scheme.
• To respond to requests for information from members of the public.
We are obliged to respond to the requests within 20 working days, unless we deem the request to be complex or extensive and therefore we may need an extension, we will contact you if this is the case.

To make an FOI request
When making a request, please ensure:
• To provide a name, and contact details.
• Make your request as clear as possible, providing as much detail as you can to enable us to understand and identify the information you are looking for and to respond promptly and accordingly

Please check the FOI Disclosure Log first to see if the information you need has already been disclosed.

If you would like to request information not included in the Publication Scheme or the Disclosure Log, please submit your request to this address:

The Freedom of Information Office
Whittington Health NHS Trust
Whittington Hospital,
Highgate Wing Level 5,
Magdala Avenue,
N19 5NF.

Subject Access Request
Access to patient records that the Trust may hold on you is not available under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please see the Subject Access Request page for access to medical information.
Complaint and Appeals
If you are dissatisfied with how your request has been handled your FOI request, or you would like to formally appeal against the Trust’s response to your FOI request, you may;
• Ask us to carry out an internal review of our decision about what information has been released, or how your request was handled.

If, after we have addressed your complaint, you remain dissatisfied with how we have responded, you are entitled to appeal to the Information Commissioner Office (ICO). You can contact the ICO via the below contact details;
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House Water Lane
Wilmslow Cheshire

Further details are available on their website here.


Last updated16 Jun 2022
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