Freedom of Information

Your request for information may be delayed due to urgent operational responses to dealing with Public Health priorities. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, we do remain committed to responding to your request and will respond as soon as we are able. Should our response to your request breach the statutory timeframe and you remain unhappy with our response you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office who can be contacted at Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Freedom of Information Act (FOI) 2000

The Freedom of Information Act (FOI) 2000 provides a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities. Since January 2005, everyone has had the right to ask public authorities for any information they hold, although there are some exemptions that may prevent information being released.

Access requests

The Trust has established a procedure for dealing with requests for information under the Act which is set out in the booklet below:

Freedom of Information public leaflet

All applications for information must be made in writing to the Associate Director of Governance at the address below or by email to:

FOIRequests@combined.nhs.uk

Laurie Wrench
Associate Director of Governance
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
Lawton House
Bellringer Road
Trentham
ST4 8HH

Personal data request (Subject Access Request)

Individuals have the right to access and receive a copy of their personal data, and other supplementary information. This is commonly referred to as a subject access request or ‘SAR’. Individuals can make a SARs request verbally or in writing. Should you wish to access your personal data please use the email: IG@combined.nhs.uk or contact the Information Governance Team via our Reception on  01782 652787 / 0300 123 1535