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
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,
Telephone: 0117 34 23600
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