Freedom of Information
The NHS is facing unprecedented challenges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Understandably, our resources are being diverted away from the usual compliance and information rights work to support colleagues who are working tremendously hard to provide care for our patients, and to those in need of our services.
Whilst we recognise that statutory timescales cannot be extended, at this time, the care of our patients and the safety of our staff takes precedent, therefore it is likely that responses to some requests for information will be delayed.
We apologise for this position in advance, and will endeavour to provide you with as much information as we can, as soon as we are able.
Freedom of Information is part of the Government's commitment to greater openness. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives individuals the right to request information held by a public authority.
If you wish to obtain access to your own personal/sensitive information, you should make a request under the Data Protection Act 1998. See the Access to your Health Records page.
Our Trust has produced a Freedom of Information Policy. The Trust responds to Freedom of Information Requests within 20 working days.
Cost of Information
Information will usually be sent free of charge; however, if a significant amount of additional work is required, we will apply a charge of £20 per hour to cover expenses (you will be informed if a charge is incurred).
How to Make a Freedom of Information Request
Freedom of Information Requests must be in writing:
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust
Information Governance Department
Under the Freedom of Information Act the Trust must produce a Publication Scheme. The Publication Scheme details information that is held by the Trust that is available for public viewing, for example, the public Trust Board papers, the type of services we provide, who our Board members are, Trust Policies etc.