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Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act gives everybody the right of access to all information held by public authorities.

Make an FOI requestView previous FOI requests and responsesFind out how to apply for the personal data we hold about you

When you make a request

We’ll remove your personal details from the published version of our response to you. Please don’t add any personal details on the FOI request form under “Specify your Information Request”.FOI requests procedure (149KB)FOI complaints procedure (107KB)An acknowledgement will only be issued when working priorities permit.

Our publication scheme

We have adopted the model publication scheme and we publish in line with the definition document for the Health Sector (PDF: 162KB).

View our publication scheme

Information about you

You can apply for the personal data we hold about you by making a Subject Access Request (SAR).

Find out more about Subject Access Requests


Any questions, comments or complaints about how we have dealt with your request for information should be sent to:

Gordon Wanless
Head of Internal Governance
Stella House
Goldcrest Way
Newburn Riverside, Newcastle upon Tyne
NE15 8NY


Telephone: 0191 203 5484

Fax: 0191 244 6842



If you’re not satisfied with our response to your concern, you can contact Mark Dibble, Corporate Secretary, on 0191 244 6468 or in writing at the above address.