Reference 2018-744

REF:           2018-744

Subject:       FOI statistics & resources




  1. How many FOI requests were received by your Trust each month between 1 April 2018 and 30 November 2018?
  2. How many FOI requests were responded to by your Trust over the 20 working day Information Commissioner’s Office limit each month between 1 April 2018 and 30 November 2018?


  1. How many staff does your Trust employ to coordinate FOI responses, and what are the normal working hours (e.g. Full time, 0.5wte/18 hours per week)
  2. What software solution does your Trust use to manage and log the FOI requests process? (e.g. MS Outlook, MS Excel spreadsheets, MS Access databases, Ulysses Request for Information Module, DropPane, Datix, paper register)
  3. Is the software used for managing FOI requests the same as that used by your Trust’s Subject Access request team?


  1. What is your Trust’s annual overall budget for the current financial year 2018/2019?
  2. How many staff overall are employed by your Trust?
  3. Approximately how many patients come within your Trust’s catchment area?


  1. Have your FOI coordination staff attended externally provided training courses on Freedom of Information? If so, could you list the provider?
  2. Have you run FOI awareness campaigns within your Trust to raise knowledge of legal requirements, and change attitudes? For instance, has your Trust invited a speaker from the ICO to give a talk on FOI or Data Protection, and was this an effective approach?




Please find information attached.

2018-744 – FOI Request – FOI statistics & resources [125 kb] PDF