Welcome to East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust Freedom of Information pages. Below are quick links to Trust documents that are available under the FOI Act.
What is FOI?
The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act requires all government organisations, including the NHS, to publish information about that organisation. The Freedom of Information pages contain information routinely published by the Trust under the Trust's publication scheme.
How to make a request
If you cannot find the document or information you are looking for please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your request.
Guide to information
Under section 19 of the FOI Act all public authorities, including NHS trusts, are required to produce a publication scheme.
Our Publication Scheme details the information about our organisation which we make publicly available. We have adopted the Information Commissioner’s (ICO) Model Publication Scheme in its entirety. The publication scheme contains seven classes of information and information falling in each of these classes is published on our website and can be accessed using the links in the following guide:
- Who we are and what we do
Provides organisational information and structures, details of key personnel and documents showing how the Trust fits into the NHS structure.
- What we spend and how we spend it
Documents providing financial information on funding details, annual statement of accounts, budget reports, audit reports and standing financial instructions.
- How we make decisions
Documents outlining the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust decision making processes. Including board papers, minutes and agendas.
- List and registers
Asset registers, lists of main contractors and suppliers and other publicly available information registers.
- The services we offer
Documents providing information on the services offered by East Kent Hospitals, including leaflets and newsletters.
Information falling into the Classes we define will be retained in line with our retention and disposal schedules, which comply with circular HSC1999/53 and Public Record Office Guidance.
Our internal procedures for processing an FOI Request