The Freedom of Information Act came into force on 1 January 2005. The Act deals with access to official information, while parallel regulations deal with environmental information.
The Act provides individuals or organisations with the right to request information held by a public authority. These requests must be made in writing, either by letter or by email. For Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust letters should be sent to:The Information Governance Manager
In order to keep requests to a minimum the Trust automatically publishes a wide range of information on its web-site. In the first instance please search for the information you are looking for ;on ;this website. To assist you in finding the information you require we have prepared a list of items in the form of a Publication Scheme
If you are unable to find the information you are looking for then, following receipt of your written request, we will tell you if the information is held and will normally supply it within 20 working days in the format requested. However, under the following circumstances, the Trust does not have to confirm or deny the existence of the information:
Should any of these cases apply the Trust will advise you in writing.
If you are unhappy with a refusal to disclose information you should firstly complain to the Trust. If you continue to be dissatisfied with the response you can then appeal to the Information Commissioner who will investigate the case and either agree with the Trust's decision or decide that the information must be disclosed.
Telephone number: 0303 123 1113Wycliffe House
Maintaining the legal right to patient confidentiality continues to be an important commitment on our part.
Under the Data Protection Act 2018 you are entitled to access your own clinical records and you can do this by setting out the information you want in writing to:The Medical Records Department
Any questions, comments or complaints about the way in which the Trust publishes information and responds to requests under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act should be sent in writing to the Chief Executive, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8BJ
Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.