Freedom of Information Act 2000

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) gives members of the public rights to request information from public authorities such as Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust. The individual right of access applies to all information held by public authorities.

The Act sets out some exemptions to this right. 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 within 20 working days. There is a legal duty to provide advice and assistance to anyone seeking information.

More information on the Freedom of Information Act is available on the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

Make a Request

You can submit a Freedom of Information request in writing to;


Corporate Affairs

Wayside House

Wilsons Lane Coventry


Guide for Requestor

To be valid under the Act, the request must:

  • be in writing.
  • include the requester’s real name.
  • include an address for correspondence, this can be an email address.
  • describe the information requested.

Disclosure Log

Please check the disclosure log before submitting your request as a similar request may have previously been answered.

FOI Internal Review/ APPEAL

If you are dissatisfied with how your request has been handled or would like to formally appeal against the Trust’s response to your FOI request, you can contact;


If, after we have addressed your Internal Review/APPEAL, you remain dissatisfied with how we have responded, you are entitled to appeal to the Information Commissioner Office (ICO) Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

Re-Use of CWPT Information

Providing access to information does not give an automatic right to re-use it. ‘Re-use’ can include publishing information or issuing copies to the public.

When we release information to you that you have requested under the Freedom of Information Act, you may ask if you can re-use the information. Without the necessary permission, you may breach Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.


The Trust will endeavour to provide information free of charge. However, where charges do apply they will be justified and transparent.

Charges may apply if a significant amount of additional work is required or an exceptional diversion of resources has to be made. If such charges apply, you will be advised of this prior to any information being disclosed.

Publication Scheme

A Publication Scheme is a complete guide to the information that is routinely published by the Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (hereafter also referred to as “the Trust” or “our Trust”). It is a description of the information about our Trust, which we make publicly available. The Trust will review the Scheme at regular intervals.

Under Section 19 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust has a legal duty to adopt and maintain a Publication Scheme for the publication of Trust information. The purpose of the Act is to promote greater openness by public authorities (of which the Trust is one).

The Publication Scheme will help you to find all the information which the Trust publishes. The Freedom of Information Act does not change the rights of patients to protection of their patient confidentiality in accordance with Article 8 of the Human Rights Convention, the Data Protection Act 2018 and at common law. Maintaining the legal right to patient confidentiality continues to be an important commitment on our part. The Trust has appointed a Caldicott Guardian, who has responsibility to ensure the protection of patient confidentiality throughout the Trust in accordance with your legal rights. The Trust’s Caldicott Guardian is:


Dr Richard Onyon

Chief Medical Officer

Wayside House

Wilsons Lane Coventry



Tel: 02476 88852


If you have any comments or questions about the Publication Scheme please contact:


Under the Publication Scheme you can obtain information about;

Who we are and what we do

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of physical, mental health and learning disability services to children and adults across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull. More information about us can be found here.

What we spend and how we spend it

Our Trust produces a wide range of documents to explain and account for our performance, which can be found here.

What our priorities are

Our vision and strategy, called "People at our Heart" has been developed with the involvement of more than a thousand colleagues, service user and carer representatives, volunteers and others. This means we are confident that it reflects the needs of the people we serve, as well as the people who work for our Trust.  You can find out about our strategy and priorities here.

How we make decisions

The Trust Board is responsible for the actions and decisions of the organisation. You can find our about our Trust Board here.

Our policies and procedures

The Trust’s Policies are available on request;


Lists and registers

A register of member interests is published here.

The services we offer

A list of our services can be found here.