Freedom of Information Requests - Released
We aim to publish responses to all requests made to our Trust within our disclosure log as we believe that this is in the public interest. However, please be aware that we may choose not to publish certain responses, particularly where sensitive and/or personal information is included.
Solent NHS Trust is committed to supporting the Covid enquiry and the NHS’s position of being open and transparent with the public. As a result of this we will be publishing a list of information / documents shared with the National Enquiry on a monthly basis. We also intend to publish all documents shared with the enquiry, post the conclusion of the enquiry. With this in mind, although the Trust will consider all Freedom of Information Requests on a request by request basis, the following exemptions may be applied to such requests;
- S12 – The cosy of compliance exceeds the “appropriate limit”
- S21 – The information is accessible by other means – a link to where this information can be obtained will be included
- S22 – The information is held with a view to publication at a future date – the intended time period will be made available
- S40(1) Information which constitutes personal data of the applicant
- S40(2) Information which constitutes personal data of any person other than the applicant, where disclosure would not be permitted under the Data Protection Act
- S41 Information obtained from another person and disclosure would constitute an actionable breach of confidentiality.
- S42 Information covered by legal professional privilege (i.e. legal advice)
If any of the above exemptions are applied, you will be provided with an explanation as to why this exemption has been applied. However, Solent NHS Trust will be aiming to respond to Freedom Information Requests, where possible and will continue to publish our responses to the public, via our Freedom of Information Page
How do I make a request?
- A request must be made in writing (e-mail is acceptable) and it must state the name of the applicant and an address for correspondence. The request must also describe the information requested. Requests can be submitted to InformationGovernanceTeam@solent.nhs.uk
How long will it take to get a response?
- The FOIA requires public authorities to comply with requests for information within 20 working days following receipt of the request.
- Where a public authority is considering the application of an exemption that is subject to a public interest test, the FOIA requires the authority to reach its decision "within such time as is reasonable in the circumstances."
What information is available?
- Information that is recorded, i.e. written down or stored electronically. You also have a right to access information that may be held by a third party on behalf of the public authority.
Will I be told if an FOI is refused?
- If we decide not to disclose the information that has been requested, you are entitled to know why. We must give notice that the information is available but is not being disclosed and must specify the relevant exemption(s) being relied upon. The Trust will also explain why exemptions apply in that particular case.
What do I do if I am not happy with the response I receive?
- If you are dissatisfied with our response, you are entitled to an internal review where we have made a decision under Part 1 of the Act.
- Should you remain dissatisfied with the outcome following an internal review, you have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner's Office who will investigate the complaint and determine whether the FOI request has been managed in accordance with legislation.
Bank & Agency Spend
Highest Paid Agency Nurse and Doctor
Commercial Contract Register List
CAMHS Waiting Times, Closed Referrals and Number of Patients
FOI's released from 1st April 2019 onwards have been split into the following categories.
If you are unable to find the information you require, please contact us on:
Information Governance Team
Solent NHS Trust Headquarters