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.
Whilst we will make every effort to fully respond to your request for information within the current statutory timescales, please be advised that Solent NHS Trust is working as part of the National Health Service response to the Coronavirus - Covid-19 and therefore will be prioritising activities that support the care needs of Patients. There is therefore likely to be a delay in releasing the information to you because of this and ask for your understanding at this time.
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.
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.
- Solent NHS Trust's contract information
- ICT (contract, summary, start/ review dates and costs)
FOI's released from 1st April 2017 onwards have been split into the following categories.
If you are unable to find the information you require, please contact us on:
Solent NHS Trust Headquarters