Freedom of Information

Please consider if your request for information is absolutely necessary at this time. 

Any request that can be deferred or delayed will allow staff time to be focussed on other areas.   

Submitted requests for information may be delayed due to urgent operational responses needs dealing with Public Health priorities. The Trust apologises for any inconvenience this may cause. The Trust does remain committed to responding to your request and will reply as soon as possible. 

Should the Trust’s response to your request breach the statutory timeframe and you remain unhappy with our response you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. 

They can be contacted at the following address: 

The Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Tel: 0303 123 1113

Please find the link to the ICO’s COVID-19 response

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives any person the right to request any information which is held by a public authority.

The purpose of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (links to external website) is to promote openness by public authorities by increasing transparency and accountability, and improving decision making.

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust is a public authority, so we have a legal duty to adopt and maintain a scheme for the publication of information. Any person who makes a request for information to the Trust will be informed if we hold the information and be supplied with a copy of it if requested, unless an exemption applies.

Under Freedom of Information, public authorities are required to publish and maintain a publication scheme. The publication scheme is a list of the information held by the organisation, which is routinely available. It sets out the classes of information held and how it can be accessed. The purpose of the scheme is to enable significant amounts of information to be made available without the need for a specific request. Bolton NHS Foundation Trust aims to make much of the information it holds available online.

Any requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act can be sent to either or by post to the Freedom of Information Co-ordinator, IT Training Suite, N Block, Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0JR.

Contact Information

For more information about our Publication Scheme, contact:

Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
Informatics Building – Opposite N Block
Royal Bolton Hospital
Minerva Road

Tel: 01204 390 861

For general information about the Freedom of Information Act, see the Information Commissioner’s website: Information Commissioner (links to external website).

Freedom of Information leaflet [635 kb] PDF