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FOI/DPA Access to Information

Access to information held by ukfpo

If the UKFPO holds personal information about you, you are entitled to ask for a copy of this information.  If you go to our policy for the Handling and Processing of Data Protection and Freedom of Information Requests, link you will find further information about how to do this. However, there may be other issues about which you would like further information and in this part of our website we explain how you can get such information.

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Publication Scheme
In order to comply with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), public sector organisations such as ours routinely publish information whenever possible.

The Information Commissioner, who is responsible for monitoring and enforcing compliance with the FOIA, has drawn up a Publication Scheme for all public sector organisations which we have decided to adopt and formally commit to. The Information Commissioner has also published a ‘Definition Document for NHS Organisations’ which we have used as the basis for our Definition Document.

We have reviewed the information we routinely put into the public domain to ensure we are compliant with the Definition Document for NHS organisations.

Most of the information we make routinely available can be accessed through our website by using the ‘Search’ facility or by clicking here to see a list of the documents we have. Such information is continually updated. If you cannot find information through the search engine and we have indicated in the definition document that the information is routinely available this may be because the information cannot be loaded onto our website.  In such circumstances please contact:-

Freedom of Information Data Controller
Health Education England (c/o UK Foundation Programme Office)
Blenheim House
Duncombe Street
Leeds
LS1 4PL

and ask for the information to be provided to you.

Accessing information which is not included in the publication scheme.
As an open and transparent organisation we are committed to routinely publishing as much information as possible. However, if you want information which is not on our website or otherwise available, you may ask us for it in accordance with further provisions of the FOIA. Requests for such information should be sent to:

Freedom of Information Data Controller
Health Education England (c/o UK Foundation Programme Office)
Blenheim House
Duncombe Street
Leeds
LS1 4PL

By law, we must respond to such requests within 20 working days. If you make a request and are not satisfied with the way in which we deal with it, you may ask us to review any decision we make. If you wish us to undertake such a review, you should write to:

National Director
UK Foundation Programme Office
Regus House
Falcon Drive
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff
CF10 4RU

Any review will normally be under the control and direction of a senior member of staff who had no involvement in the original decision or process.

If you remain dissatisfied at the conclusion of any review you may complain to the Information Commissioner whose address is:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Fees and Charges
The FOIA and the associated fees regulations stipulate that we cannot levy a fee for information unless there is a statutory basis for doing so or the amount of time taken to locate the information exceeds 18 hours.  However, we are allowed to charge for disbursements related to the provision of information and any reformatting requested by the applicant provided we ensure that applicants are aware of any charges which may be made.

No charges will be made for any information accessed via our website. For any information which is provided in hard copy and where there is no statutory provision for charges our rates for photocopying, reformatting and postage will be as follows:-

Printing or copying, per A4 sheet – 10p
Postage - charged at cost

If you want any further information about the provision of information or have any difficulty accessing information provided on our website please contact:-

Freedom of Information Data Controller
Health Education England (c/o UK Foundation Programme Office)
Blenheim House
Duncombe Street
Leeds
LS1 4PL

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