Welcome to Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust’s publication scheme.
The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act is a national initiative for organisation to promote a culture of openness and accountability in the public sector by providing a general right of access to information held.
The Act under Section 19 requires all public authorities to produce a Publication Scheme setting out what information will be made available. It is important to us that this scheme meets your needs and we have designed it to be a route map so that you can find information about Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust easily.
Freedom of Information Act Co-ordinator:
Mrs Kathryn Ord, Deputy Trust Secretary
West Park Hospital
Edward Pease Way
Darlington, DL2 2TS
The Freedom of Information Act does not change the right of patients to protection of their patient confidentiality. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust have therefore appointed a Caldicott Guardian who is responsible for protecting confidentiality throughout the Trust. Our Caldicott Guardian is:
Mrs Chris Stanbury, Director of Nursing and Governance
Lanchester Road Hospital
Durham, DH1 5RD
More details can be found in the Trust's policy on Freedom of Information.