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Freedom of Information

What is freedom of information?

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act gives the public the right to request any recorded information from a public authority. The authority will then have 20 working days to provide this information subject to any exemptions.

How do we process freedom of information requests?

We pride ourselves on being an open organisation and will endeavour to respond to requests for information where we are required to under the guidance attributable to primary care. While we will provide as much information as it can, due to the sensitivity of some of this information, the organisation has a duty of confidence to both patients and staff. In line with FOI Act, this means that no information will be released which could lead to the identification of an individual.

Modality Partnership is a legally recognised partnership under the Partnership Act, providing primary care services. The majority of our contracts are with NHS organisations, usually Integrated Care Boards (ICB’s) or Acute/Community Trusts. Please contact the ICB or Acute/Community Trust, with whom we hold a contract, directly to acquire any information related to contractual obligations for the purposes of FOI.

Some activities that Modality Partnership undertake are exempt from FOI legislation.

Where can you make your request?

Any requests relating to Modality Partnership should be made to our Data Protection Officer:

If your request refers to any contracts that we hold with ICB's or Acute/Community Trusts, please make your FOI request directly to the relevant public body.

How do I request information about me?

Please click on the link below to view the patient privacy policy.

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