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:

Deputy Trust Secretary

West Park Hospital

Edward Pease Way

Darlington, DL2 2TS


Caldicott Guardian: 

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 Elizabeth Moody, 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.