Access to information
If you would like further information about the Trust, this section explains how you can get it.
UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018
If you want to ask us for information that we may hold about you personally, this will be dealt with under the UK GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018. This would include information relating to Health and Social Care records, employment and training records. It covers anything that is limited to you as a person, whether for example as a patient, client, employee or partner of any kind.
Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000
The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act makes it easier for you to get information about us. This law, which came into force on 1 January 2005, means that anyone, anywhere can ask for any information we hold.
Before submitting your request please check out our FOI Responses Disclosure Log, as the information may already be available. You can read responses to the Freedom of Information requests we have received in our disclosure log.
During this Covid-19 Pandemic, Health & Social Care is experiencing unprecedented pressures.
As a Trust, our staff are prioritising their duties as front line health and social care workers. Other duties within their role, such as investigating and responding to FOI requests, will be significantly delayed due to the need to prioritise professional caring duties and respond to the health crisis.
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust respects the security and privacy concerns of users of this website.
Belfast Trust is notified under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 and we confirm that we will comply with the UK GDPR and the Data Protection Act in all our dealings with your personal data.
To comply with the Freedom of Information Act, public sector organisations routinely publish information whenever possible.
The Information Commissioner is responsible for monitoring and enforcing compliance with the Freedom of Information Act. They have drawn up a Model Publication Scheme for all public sector organisations, which we have adopted.