Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act (2000) gives people the general right to see recorded information held by public authorities, such as our Trust. The Act helps people get a better understanding of how the Trust carries out its duties, makes decisions and spends public money.

More information about the Act is available in our Freedom of Information Act Policy

The Trust’s legal duties under the Act

The Trust must do the following:

  • Acknowledge a written request for information within two days of receiving it
  • Respond to a request for information within 20 working days of receiving it
  • Make some information available for the public through the publication scheme.

Disclosure Log

Details of all the information we have released in response to Freedom of Information requests made to Cumbria Partnership in our dsiclosure log.

Requests are categorised by subject matter and are searchable using this websites search feature, to help you find the information you need.

Publication Scheme

The Publication Scheme sets out what information is publicly available without having to request it under the Freedom of Information Act.

If you are thinking of making an FOI request, please read through our publication scheme first as your question may have already been answered.

Request information under the Freedom of Information Act

A request must be made in writing, i.e. by letter or email or by submitting a request for information form.

You can send your written requests to:-

Freedom of Information
Information Governance Department
Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Maglona House
Kingstown Broadway
Carlisle
CA3 0HA

FOIrequest@cumbria.nhs.uk

Payment

The Trust may charge a fee for the information. The cost limit for complying with a request is £450 as set out in the Freedom of Information (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations (2004) and the Trust can refuse a request if the estimated cost of compliance would exceed this limit. This provision is found at Section 12 of the Act.

Request a review of an FOI request decision

If you are unhappy with the response to an FOI, you can request a formal review by writing to:                        

Yvonne Salkeld
Head of Information Governance
Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Maglona House
Kingstown Broadway
Carlisle
CA3 0HA
Telephone: 01228 603927