Information Governance

Your Guide to Information.

The Information Commissioner has introduced a Model Publication Scheme for all public authorities to adopt.

The Trust routinely publishes many types of information about

Who we are and what we do 
What we spend and how we spend it
What our priorities and how are we doing
How we make decisions
Our policies and procedures
The services we offer

If you are looking for information you can search the website using the search facility.
Information on the website is free of charge. You may use it for your own purposes, including for private study and non-commercial research. Documents (except photographs) can be also used in the UK without requiring permission for the purposes of news reporting. Any other reuse, for example commercial publication, would require the permission of the copyright holder.

The information you have requested may have previously been released and this case the trust will issue a refusal notice. It is advisable to check the Trust Freedom of Information disclosure log.

If you are unable to find the information you are looking for you may make a request by writing to:

Freedom of Information Officer
2nd Floor of Home 15 (Old Trust HQ)
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Whinney HeysRoad
Blackpool 
FY3 8NR

Email at FOI@bfwh.nhs.uk

Making your request

Be specific
You will get the information faster if you help us identify the exact information you require. It will also mean that your request is less likely to be turned down on the grounds of cost. Make sure that you:

  • Are specific about exactly what information you want
  • Provide, where appropriate, a relevant time frame e.g. 1999 to 2005 or January to April 2006.

Let us know how you would like to receive the information
e.g. by post, email. 
Provide your contact details
We may need to clarify details of your request. It would be helpful if you could provide us with a contact telephone number.

When we receive your request

We aim to reply promptly to your request, and are obliged by statute to provide a response within 20 working days. Some information may not be available because it falls within one of the exemptions of the Act.