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Updated 19 February 2021

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

Or email 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 page for full details.

Further information on requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act can be found on the Information Commissioner's website.