Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has followed guidance from the Information Commissioner and adopted its Publication Scheme for health care. This scheme aims to provide you with information.

Some information is readily available and is published here. 

If you are unable to find the information you are looking for then, please submit a new FOI request. Following receipt of your written request, as per the Freedom of Information Act 2000 the Trust has 20 working days to respond. 

However, under the following circumstances, the Foundation Trust does not have to confirm or deny the existence of the information:

  • if an exemption applies
  • if the request is vexatious or similar to a previous request
  • if the cost of compliance exceeds an appropriate limit

Should any of these cases apply the Foundation Trust will advise you in writing.

If you are unhappy with a refusal to disclose information you should firstly complain to the Foundation Trust. If you continue to be dissatisfied with the response you can then appeal to the Information Commissioner who will investigate the case and either agree with the Foundation Trust's decision or decide that the information must be disclosed.

The address for the Information Commissioner is: Wyclifee House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

If you have any questions, comments or complaints about the way in which the Foundation Trust publishes information and responds to requests under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 these should be sent in writing to the Chief Executive, Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9NA.

Maintaining patient confidentiality under the FOI Act continues to be an important commitment by the Trust. To help with this the Trust has appointed someone who is called a Caldicott Guardian who is responsible for ensuring Data Protection 2018 is upheld.

The FOI Act covers most pre-existing records on the inner workings of the Trust. You cannot use the FOI Act to obtain your own personal records – this will need to be done through Access to Medical Records. If you would like to access heath records, please click here.

Making an FOI Request

Some of the information you want may already be publically available on our website. For example, we have a publication scheme that we regularly update with our financial data and Trust policies. Please follow this link to view our publication scheme.

Your request must be made in writing and must contain your full name in order for it to be processed. We prefer to receive requests via email at FOI@hhft.nhs.uk for monitoring purposes but will also accept postal requests to: Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG24 9NA.