The Freedom of Information Act gives you the legal power to request any information that the Trust holds, this may be minutes of meetings, access to services requirements or how the Trust has spent money. The purpose of the Act is to promote greater openness by public authorities, of which The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one. If you are looking for a specific piece of information about the Trust or about yourself this section will also provide the contact details and explain how you can gain access to certain types of information.
The Freedom of Information Act does not change the right of patients to protection of their information in accordance with Article 8 of the Human Rights Act 1998, the Data Protection Act 1998 and in common law. Maintaining the legal right to patient confidentiality continues to be an important commitment on our part.
Further information about the Freedom of Information Act, including how to make a request, can be accessed from The Royal Wolverhampton NHS website.