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).
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Model Publication Scheme
Making a request
You can submit a Freedom of Information request in the following ways:
1. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (clearly mark as a Freedom of Information request)
2. 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.