Requesting Information under Freedom of Information

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust makes a great deal of information available on this website.

The Freedom of Information Act makes it clear that a public authority does not need to provide information if it is already reasonably accessible. So before you make a request under FOI you should check the website. If you can’t find the information, we can help you.

How to make a request

Although most people use their rights under FOI sensibly and responsibly, some individuals and organisations do not. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has produced a charter which sets out how your rights can be used responsibly and which will help you to make legitimate FOI requests.

You can ask for information in several ways:



Phone: 01204 390861 between 8:30a.m. and 5:00p.m. Monday to Friday.


In writing:
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
Informatics Building – opposite N block
Royal Bolton Hospital
Minerva Road