Freedom of Information (FOI)
COVID-19 & Freedom of Information Requests
During this extraordinary period, The
Clatterbridge Cancer Centre would like to ask you for your patience and
understanding when submitting a request for business and corporate information
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). At this time, our Trust is
understandably having to prioritise other areas and adapt our usual approach to
these requests during this pandemic. Although we endeavour to get this
information to you within the 20 working day timescale given under the FOIA, as
a result, please be aware that you may experience some delays in receiving the
information that you have requested. We would like to apologise for any
inconvenience that this may cause, and assure you that we will get the
requested information to you as soon as possible.
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI), 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, an email or use the form below (please ensure you enter your email address 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 Log 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 2018 and General Data Protection Regulations : Subject Access Requests.
You can submit an FOI request by using one of the methods listed below:
Document Control Manager & Freedom of Information Lead,
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
By completing the form below (Note- all fields within this form are marked as mandatory. Please ensure that when completing the form you enter either a postal address or email address as a minimum, as we will need at least one of these in order to respond to your request. If you choose to only complete one of these fields and the information is not accurate, we will be unable to respond to you. If you do not wish to supply both of these then please enter 'N/A' in the appropriate box.)
Please supply your full name and be careful to enter your e-mail/postal address accurately as we need it in order to reply to you.