Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information Requests

The Freedom of Information Act gives you the right to obtain information held by public authorities unless there are good reasons to keep it confidential. If you have a freedom of information request you can contact us on FOI@walsallhealthcare.nhs.uk

If you wish to find out more about the Freedom of Information Act, please click here to access the Directgov portal.

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Publication Scheme

Please note, the publication scheme is being updated, if hard copies of the documents are required please emailfoi@walsallhealthcare.nhs.uk

The Publication Scheme is a complete guide to the information routinely published by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust which is publicly available. We will review the Scheme at regular intervals and monitor how it is operating.

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

Note: This Publication Scheme was originally approved by the Information Commissioner and has been updated in accordance with the new publication scheme guidelines released in January 2009.

Please click here for our 'Guide to Information' booklet that gives further information on our publication scheme.

If the links to the information contained within the Publication Scheme fail to provide the information for which you are searching please contact the Compliance & Risk Team either by:

Email: foi@walsallhealthcare.nhs.uk

or via the address below.

Disclosure Logs

The Trust disclosure logs include all information released under Freedom of Information (that is not already available within our publication scheme). Please click on the relevant links below:

The Trust disclosure logs include all information released under Freedom of Information (that is not already available within our publication scheme). Please click on the relevant links below:

2009-10 Quarter 1 Quarter  2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
2010-11 Quarter 1 Quarter  2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
2011-12 Quarter 1 Quarter  2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
2012-13 Quarter 1 Quarter  2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
2013-14 Quarter 1 Quarter  2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
2014-15 Quarter 1 Quarter  2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4 
2015-16 Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
2016-17 Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
2017-18 Quarter 1      

The Freedom of Information Act does not change the right of patients to protection of their patient confidentiality in accordance with Article 8 of the Human Rights Convention, the Data Protection Act and common law. Maintaining the legal right to patient confidentiality continues to be an important commitment on our part. To help with this we have appointed a Caldicott Guardian, who has responsibility to ensure the protection of patient confidentiality throughout the Trust in accordance with your legal rights. Our Caldicott Guardian is Amir Khan, Medical Director. Our Caldicott Guardian (Trust Medical Director), is also contactable at the below address for any issues around patient confidentiality in accordance with your legal rights.

Regular Requests for Information under the Freedom of Information Act

Our Trust receives regular requests for information in relation to the following subjects. Information that has previously been released or is already available within the public domain in relation to these subjects is listed under the subject category. This information will be updated every six months. Please click onto the relevant document to access the information

 

Charging Regimes & Copyright

The majority of information provided by the Trust is available free of charge, however we reserve the right to apply charges as necessary, however we will always inform applicants of any charges that may apply to their request. Click here for our Charging Regime

Information Management
Information required for business purposes will be retained in line with the Walsall Hospitals NHs Trust's retention and disposal schedules which comply with circularHSC1999/53 and Public Record Office guidance.

Information not required for the business purposes of the Trust is stored at the Trust or at a place of deposit approved by the Lord Chancellor for the purpose of holding public records.

Data Protection Statement

The information you provide us for your information reuqest will only be used for processing and monitoring purposes to ensure Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust complies with the Freedom of  Information Act.

Where requesters use a third party, agency or organisation to obtain information, the Trust cannot be held responsible for how those people or companies use or store the requester's details.

Copies of all responses released by our organisation are published on a quarterly basis within a disclosure log (please see the links above)

Feedback & Trust Address

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Compliance & Risk / Freedom of Information Department

Manor Hospital

Moat Road

Walsall

WS2 9PS

Any questions or comments about the Publication Scheme should be sent to the Compliance & Risk Team at the above address or to the email address below.

Any complaints about the operation of the Scheme or how Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust has dealt with your request for information should be addressed to the Compliance & Risk Manager at the above address or via email - foi@walsallhealthcare.nhs.uk .