What does the Freedom of Information Act mean to me?

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) gives the public the statutory right of access to all non-personal information held by public authorities, including the NHS.

The underlying principle of the Act is that information held by a public body should be freely available with few exemptions. 

It is about us being open, honest and accountable.

This means that you can now ask for information held by Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust and request access to it.  The Trust will deal with all requests in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act Code of Practice. 

For more information on these guidelines please visit http://www.dca.gov.uk/foi/reference/statCodesOfPractice.htm