The Freedom of Information Act 2000 aims to ensure that public authorities, such as the Suffolk Primary Care Trust, are open in the way that they conduct their business.
In compliance with the Act, the PCT has developed a Publication Scheme, which details all of the information that the PCT routinely publishes. If you would like a copy of the Scheme please contact 01473 770013.
There may be other information which is not listed in the Publication Scheme that you would like to read. If so, members of the public can make a request for any information held by the PCTs which is not already included in the Publication Scheme. If you would like to make a request, it must be made in writing to the PCTs either by letter or e-mail.
Please send requests by letter to:
Please send requests by email to: email@example.com
The PCTs have 20 working days to comply with your request. If the PCTs do not have the information, we will let you know within 20 working days of receiving your request. If the Trust does have the information it is available free of charge and it will be provided to you within 20 working days. (Please see ‘Do I have to pay for information?’ section below).
The Trust will try its best to provide you with the information you have requested in the format you require, for example: paper, electronic, CD-ROM (please note there may be a charge for some formats).
As a general rule:
If you have a query about the content of the Trust information you receive then please contact Colin Boakes (see contact details).
The PCTs will make every effort to provide you with a copy of the information requested and may have to ask you a few questions to make sure that we provide you with what you want. There may be some documentation or certain parts of that documentation which we are not allowed to release. Some examples of information we would not be allowed to release under this Act are:
If you are unhappy with the way the Trust has handled your request for information, please contact either the Complaints Manager or Chief Executive, at:
For more information on how to request information under the Freedom of Information Act, click on the link below.