This is a guide to the information routinely published by the NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA). The scheme is a description of the information that we make publicly available. The information covered is included in the classes of information mentioned below, where this information is held by the Authority.
Under Section19 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the FOI Act) the NHS TDA has a legal duty to adopt and maintain a publication scheme, as the purpose of the Act is to promote greater openness by public authorities.
The scheme will help you to find the information which the Authority publishes. The FOI Act does not change the right of patients to protection of their patient confidentiality in accordance with the Human Rights convention, the Data Protection Act, and common law. The NHS TDA does not generally hold patient related information, but maintaining the legal right to patient confidentiality continues to be an important commitment on our part for any information that we may hold.