Freedom of Information Act requests

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act was passed by Parliament on 30 November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all non-personal types of recorded information held by public authorities, including to members of the public and hospital patients. The FOI Act applies to all public bodies, including the NHS.

Information we are required to publish under the FOI Act

Under the FOI Act, we have a duty to specify:

  • what information we publish
  • how the information is made available
  • whether it is available free if there is a charge.

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust publication scheme explains what information the trust makes available to the public. 

Wherever possible, we make information easy for you to access.

If you are unable to find the information you require in the publication scheme, please email your request to

We will aim to respond to your request for information within 20 working days.


Any questions, comments or complaints about this publication scheme, or how the trust has dealt with requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act should be sent in writing to:

The Trust Secretary 
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust 
Pond Street 

Accessing your health records

Access to health records is governed by the Data Protection Act, not the Freedom of Information Act. Find out about accessing a copy of your health records.