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Freedom of information

This Publication Scheme is a complete guide to the information routinely published by The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals 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 the Trust easily.

 

Under Section 19 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has a legal duty to adopt and maintain a Publication Scheme for the publication of its information. The purpose of the Act is to promote greater openness by public authorities (of which The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one).

 

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 patient 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 a 'Caldicott Guardian', who has responsibility to ensure the protection of patient confidentiality throughout the Trust in accordance with your legal rights.

 

Our Caldicott Guardian is:

 

Mr Andy Welch

Medical Director
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Headquarters: Freeman Hospital

High Heaton
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE7 7DN

FreedomofInformation@nuth.nhs.uk


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Information falling into the Classes will be retained in line with The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s retention and disposal schedules, which comply with circular HSC1999/53 and Public Record Office Guidance.

 

Information not required for the business purposes of the Trust is stored within the Trust.

 

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Any questions or comments about this Scheme should be sent in writing to:

 

Patient Relations Department

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Headquarters:  Freeman Hospital

High Heaton
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE7 7DN
Email: Patient Relations

 

If you have a complaint about the operation of the Publication Scheme, or how The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has dealt with your request for information from the Scheme, please write to:

 

Mr L R Fenwick CBE

Chief Executive

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Headquarters:  Freeman Hospital

High Heaton
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE7 7DN

 

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At the present time, in addition to accessing the information identified in this Publication Scheme, you are entitled to request information about The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust under the NHS Openness Code 1995. A link to this is available in the useful resources section of the Scheme and hard copies are available free of charge from:

Department of Health
DOH Publications
PO BOX 777
London

Sometimes, some or all of the information cannot be provided and we will explain the reasons why not when this happens.

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  • 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.
  • From January 1st 2005 it will also oblige the Trust to respond to requests about the information which it holds and is recorded in any form and it will create a right of access to that information. 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.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you are also entitled to access your clinical records or any other personal information held about you.  For more information please contact:

Medical Records Manager
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Freeman Hospital
High Heaton
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE7 7DN
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