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Freedom of Information Act 2000

Welcome to the homepage of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), developed to meet the needs of the general public and their pursuit for relevant information. This website will contain useful resources and links to support your information enquires in terms of the Act.
What is the Freedom of Information Act 2000?
The FOIA 2000 reflects a national policy shift in public administration from a culture of confidentiality to a one of openness.
The Act gives individuals the right of access generally to all types of recorded information held by public authorities regardless of the date of the information, subject to certain limited exemptions. Subject to these exemptions, anyone making a request must be informed whether the public authority holds the information and, if so, be supplied with it - generally within 20 working days.
The Government implemented the Act on the 1st January 2005
For information from specific areas of the NHS, such as Health Boards, Trusts or other NHS Organisations, then please go to the Directory pages to locate the required contact information and related pages
This Website is currently being developed in line with the new Health in Wales Website, any suggestions or ideas on how to make the Freedom of Information pages more pertinent would be greatly appreciated. If you do wish to make a contribution on the development of this site, then please contact Darren Lloyd, Informtion Governance Manager who will be happy to take your suggestions forward.

Last updated: 29/07/2010