Freedom of Information (FOI)

This publication scheme is a complete guide to the information that is routinely published by Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust. It is a description of the information about our trust which we make publicly available. We review the scheme at regular intervals and monitor how it is operating.

It is important to us that this scheme meets your needs. We have designed it to be a route map so that you can find information about CNWL NHS Foundation Trust easily. In order to comply with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, we have a legal duty to adopt and maintain a publication scheme for the publication of Trust information. The purpose of the Act is to promote greater openness by public authorities. This publication scheme will help you to find all the information which the Trust publishes.

The seven different classes of information are listed below and can be viewed in full on the Publication Scheme page.

Part one: Who we are and what we do
Part two: What we spend and how we spend it
Part three: Our priorities and how we are doing
Part four: How we make decisions
Part five: Our policies and procedures
Part six: List and registers
Part seven: Services we offer

Rights of access to information

The Freedom of Information Act recognises that as a member of the public, you have the right to know how public services such as the NHS are organised and run, how much they cost, and how you can make complaints if you need to. You have the right to know which services are being provided, the targets that are being set, the standards of services that are expected and the results achieved.

Under the Act the Trust is obliged to respond to requests about information which it holds and is recorded in any form. The rights to request and access this information are subject to some exemptions which the trust has to take into consideration before deciding what information can be released.

We will state how you can obtain the information outlined within each class. This will be either via the website, or as a hard copy or other media as stated within each class.

The publications are all free unless otherwise indicated within each class and can be requested by post or email from:

Freedom of Information Officer
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Stephenson House
75 Hampstead Road
London NW1 2PL

Email: freedomofinformation.cnwl@nhs.net