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​Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act came into force on 1 January 2004. The Act deals with access to official information, while parallel regulations deal with environmental information.

The Act provides individuals or organisations with the right to request information held by a public authority. These requests must be made in writing, either by letter or by email. For Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust letters should be sent to:

The Freedom of Information Officer
Trust Headquarters
Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Williams Avenue
Dorchester
Dorset
DT1 2JY

Or by email to: FOI@dchft.nhs.uk

According to the guidance from the Information Commissioner's Office, the Trust has adopted the Publication Scheme for health care.  Please see our Publication Scheme pages for full details.

Further information on requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act can be found on the Information Commissioner's website https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/official-information/.