What is the Freedom of Information Act?

In  accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we routinely publish information. This includes details about our organisation, our services, our priorities, our spending, our policies and procedures, our decisions, and the services we offer. The details and summaries below are a guide to help you to find that information. The Act allows anyone to ask for information held by the Trust and request access to it. The Trust handles Freedom of Information (FOI) requests in accordance with guidance from the Information Commissioner's Office.

Disclosure Log

The Disclosure Log outlines some of the Freedom of Information requests that Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust has received. The Trust will publish anonymised responses to FOI requests, where these are of general nature and are considered to be of public interest, in due course.

How do I find out something about the Trust?

Before formally making a request to the Trust for informaiton please check our website first to see if it contains the information you are looking for. As well as using the search function in the top right-hand corner of the page, you should also check the Disclosure Log.

As of October 2017 a record of Freedom of Information requests and the Trust's responses is maintained on our website. Follow this link for more.

If you require access to personal information held about you by Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust or want advice, you can contact the Information Governance Lead.

Accessing information which is not available on the website

As an open and transparent organisation, Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust is committed to making as much information as possible available to the public. If the information cannot be found using the search box on the website, or for any queries about the Freedom of Information Act, applicants may submit a request for information by email to: freedomofinformation@glos-care.nhs.uk

Or alternatively, write to:

Trust Secretariat
Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
1010 Pioneer Way
Gloucester Business Park
Brockworth
GL3 4AW