Freedom of Information requests

The Freedom of Information Act gives individuals a general right of access to all types of non-personal recorded information held by public authorities. The intended purpose of the Act is to promote greater transparency and openness by public authorities. 

Public authorities have a number of duties under the Act and one of those is to adopt and maintain a Publication SchemeThe Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust has adopted the recommended Model Publication Scheme for Health Bodies in England, which was developed and provided by the Information Commissioner’s Office. 

The scheme covers seven classes of Information: 

  • Who we are and what we do 
  • What we spend and how we spend it 
  • What our priorities are and how we are doing 
  • How we make decisions 
  • Our policies and procedures 
  • Lists and registers 
  • The services we offer 


We aim to make as much information available as possible through the Publication Scheme, so please look through this section of the website and the Publication Schemepage first before making an application for information. If you can’t locate the information and wish to make a request, then further details of the process can be found on the How to make a Requestpage. 

If you have any questions or require assistance in locating or making a request for information, you can contact a member of the Information Governance team on 0151 556 3038 

Please fill in the form below if you would like to submit a request for information using the Freedom of Information Act.

The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust will routinely publish information via our Publication Scheme and Freedom of Information Requests are published via the Walton Centre’s disclosure log.

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