Freedom of information

The Freedom of Information Act came into force on 1 January 2005. The Act deals with access to official information.

The Act provides individuals or organisations with the right to request information held by a public authority. These requests must be made in writing, either by letter or by email to:

Information Governance Service
John Snow House
Durham University Science Park
Durham
DH1 3YG

The address for emails is stynccg.foi@nhs.net

If you are unhappy with a refusal to disclose information you should firstly complain to the Trust. If you continue to be dissatisfied with the response you can then appeal to the Information Commissioner who will investigate the case and either agree with the Trust’s decision or decide that the information must be disclosed.

The address for the Information Commissioner is:

Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF.

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