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Freedom of Information

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust is committed to the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

What is the Freedom of Information Act 2000?

It’s a law passed by the Government that gives you the right to request information from public services.  The aim of the act is to promote trust and confidence in our public services by providing clear information and being open about what we do.

Any individual or organisation can make a request for information. The Act gives you the right to:

• be told if the information exists
• receive the information (unless the information is exempt under the Act).

Publication scheme

The Freedom of Information Act requires every public authority to have a model publication scheme, approved by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), and to publish information covered in the scheme.

How can I request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000?

If the information you need is not in the publication scheme, please send us a Freedom of Information request. When requesting the information please include:

  • your name
  • your postal/email address
  • daytime telephone number (optional)
  • the information or documents you would like to access
  • how you would like the information sent to you (for example, by post or email).

Please email any requests to: bht.bhinfo@nhs.net

Patient confidentiality

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) does not change the right of patients to protect their patient confidentiality in accordance with the Data Protection Act, common law and Article 8 of the Human Rights Convention.

Find out more information about FOIs