Freedom of information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives you the right to access information held by the Trust. This can be factual datasets, how our services are run, how much they cost, our targets and results

Making a request

Anyone can submit a request for information recorded and held by us, and by law we are obliged to respond to the requests within 20 working days unless we deem the request to be complex or extensive and therefore we may need an extension, we will contact you if this is the case.

When making a request, please ensure:

  • To provide a name, and contact details.
  • Make your request is as clear as possible, providing as much detail as you can to enable us to understand and identify the information you are looking for and to respond promptly and accordingly
  • Tell us your preferred format for receiving information – electronic or hardcopy.


Before submitting a request you may want to check if the information is already available in our publication scheme


Contact us
If you would like to submit a request, you can contact us via;

or write to
Trust Secretary
Trust offices
Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Homerton Row
E9 6SR.

To find out how you can access your medical records visit this page.


Complaint and Appeals

If you are dissatisfied with how your request has been handled or would like to formally appeal against the Trust’s response to your FOI request, you may;

  • Send us a complaint about how we have dealt with your request.
  • Ask us to carry out an internal review of our decision about what information has been released, or because we are not complying with the publication scheme.

If, after we have addressed your complaint, you remain dissatisfied with how we have responded, you are entitled to appeal to the Information Commissioner Office. You can contact the Information Commissioner's Office via the below contact details; 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House Water Lane

Wilmslow Cheshire

SK9 5AF 

Tel: 01625545745.

Further details are available on their website here.


Copyright Statement

The material provided is subject to the HHFT’s copyright unless otherwise indicated.   Unless expressly indicated on the material to the contrary, it may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium, provided it is reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading manner.   Where any of the copyright items are being re-published or copied to others, you must identify the source of the material and acknowledge the copyright status. Permission to reproduce material does not extend to any material accessed through the Publication Scheme that is the copyright of third parties.   You must obtain authorisation to reproduce such material from the copyright holders concerned.