Freedom of Information (FOI)
The Freedom of Information Act, January 2000 (FOI) Act, gives you the right to access recorded information held by public authorities.
The FOI Act does this in two ways:
- Public authorities are obliged to publish certain information about their activities; and
- Members of the public are entitled to request information from public authorities.
When submitting an FOI request, you must do this in writing with a clear description of the information you require and we must respond to you within 20 working days. You can send us a letter, fax or use the form below to email us (please ensure you enter your email correctly as we will need to respond to you). We do not accept any verbal requests.
A person may ask for any information that is held by a public authority although this does not mean that the authority is always obliged to provide the information. In some cases, there will be good reason why an authority should not make public some or all of the information requested. In addition, the FOI Act contains a number of exemptions that allow authorities to withhold some types of information. Different exemptions apply to different types of information.
All of our Freedom of Information responses are published on our website on a monthly basis. Before submitting your request, please see our Disclosure Logs for any information that you require. If you cannot find the information that you are looking for, please send us a Freedom of Information request via one of the methods below.
The FOI Act does not give people access to their own personal data (information about themselves) such as their health records or personnel records. If someone wants to see information that a public authority holds about them, they should make a Subject Access Request under the Data Protection Act 1998: Subject Access Requests.
For FOI enquiries please write to:
Document Control Manager & Freedom of Information Lead,
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Using the form below you can make an FOI enquiry.
Please be careful to enter your e-mail address correctly as we need it to reply to you.