How to request information from us under the Freedom of
- All requests for information must be made in
writing, clearly stating what information you are requesting and
please supply your name and address in order for us to
- Your request will be
acknowledged and you can expect to receive the requested records
(if held) within 20 working days.
- The Trust may ask you for
further information, which it reasonably requires in order to
identify and locate the information that is requested.
- In some cases, information may
be exempt from disclosure. If some of the information is of
personal and confidential nature, it will be excluded as will any
other confidential material.
- Material relating to the health
and safety of specific individuals, as to law enforcement or
criminal or regulatory enforcement or audit issues under certain
circumstances may also be excluded from publication.
- There may be circumstances where
material cannot be released because the appropriate officer of the
authority has taken the view that it may be prejudicial to the
conduct of public affairs.
- Should this be the case, then we
will state the reason why the information cannot be released and
the course of action to appeal if not satisfied.
Cost of Information
University Hospitals Bristol NHS
Foundation Trust will not charge for fulfilling standard
information requests from individuals. However, if they estimate a
request would cost more than £450 (staff time is calculated at £25
per hour regardless of grade/actual rates) to complete, then as a
pubic authority they are not required to meet such a request.
In these cases, the Trust will offer the
requestor the opportunity to pay the additional costs involved in
gathering the information or offer advice on ways in which they
could change their request to bring it under the
For a complete list of exemptions that may prevent disclosure,
you are advised to refer to the Freedom of Information Act. )
For further information about the Freedom of Information Act
2000, please visit the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)
website at www.ico.gov.uk