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Freedom of Information - Making a request

Please consider if your request for information is absolutely necessary to submit at this time. Any request that can be deferred or delayed will allow staff time to be focussed on other areas.   

Requests for information may be delayed due to urgent operational responses dealing with Public Health priorities. The Trust apologises for any inconvenience this may cause. The Trust does remain committed to responding to your request and will reply as soon as possible. 

Should the Trust’s response to your request breach the statutory timeframe and you remain unhappy with the Trust’s response you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. They can be contacted at the following address: 

The Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113
Website: www.ico.gov.uk

Please find the link to the ICO’s COVID-19 response

 Updated 26 03 2020

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) gives members of the public certain rights to request information from public authorities. The individual right of access applies to all types of recorded information held by public authorities regardless of the date of the information. The Act does, however, set out some exemptions to this right. It also places a number of obligations on public authorities about the way in which they provide information. Subject to the exemptions, anyone making a request must be informed whether the public authority holds the information and, if so, be supplied with it - generally within 20 working days. There is also a duty to provide advice or assistance to anyone seeking information (for example in order to explain what is readily available or to clarify what is wanted).

Click here for more information on the FOIA and how to make a request.

Click here to view archive FOI requests. To save you time please check before submitting a request as your query may have already been answered.

Model Publication Scheme

Freedom of Information Requests and Responses

Making a request

You can submit a Freedom of Information request in the following ways:

  1. Online form: https://geh.infreemation.info/

  2. E-mail: geh@infreemation.co.uk (clearly mark as a Freedom of Information request)

  3. By post: Freedom of Information Manager, George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, Lewes House, Nuneaton, CV10 7DJ

Bona Vacantia Enquiries

The Trust makes appropriate enquiries to trace relatives of patients who pass away at the hospital with no next of kin. For those who we are unable to trace, their details are forwarded on to the Government Legal Department, Bona Vacantia Division (BVD), PO Box 70165, London WC1A 9HG

We do not hold any information on value of any estate the person may have had. We cannot make any additional information on individual cases available through Freedom of Information requests.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/bona-vacantia-estates-referral-form

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/bona-vacantia