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Publication scheme

The Publication Scheme explained 

This Publication Scheme is a complete guide to the information routinely published by University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. It is a description of the information about our Trust which we make publicly available. We shall review the Scheme at regular intervals and monitor how it is operating.

It is important to us that this Scheme meets your needs and we have designed it to be a route map so that you can find information about University Hospitals Bristol  NHS Foundation Trust easily.

Under Section 19 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust has a legal duty to adopt and maintain a Publication Scheme for the publication of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust information.

The purpose of the Freedom of Information Act is to promote greater openness by public authorities.

The Publication Scheme will help you to find all the information which the Trust publishes. The Freedom of Information Act does not change the right of patients to protection of their confidentiality in accordance with Article 8 of the Human Rights Convention, the Data Protection Act and at common law.

Maintaining the legal right to patient confidentiality continues to be an important commitment on our part. To help with this, we have appointed someone who is called a Caldicott Guardian, and who has responsibility to ensure the protection of patient confidentiality throughout the Trust in accordance with your legal rights. In University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust our Caldicott Guardian is:

Dr Jane Luker
Address:Trust HQ, Marlborough Street, Bristol, BS1 3NU
Telephone: 0117 34 23600

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