Information we are required to publish

Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), we have a duty to specify:

  • what information we publish
  • how the information is made available
  • whether it is available free if there is a charge

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust publication scheme explains what information the trust makes available to the public. 

Wherever possible, we make information easy for you to access. You can read the trust’s publication scheme via the buttons below:

If you are unable to find the information you require in the publication scheme, please email your request to

We will aim to respond to your request for information within 20 working days.

FOI compliance statistics

One of the FOIA Code of Practice requirements is for public authorities to publish more information about their performance in handling FOIA requests. The Royal Free London publishes these compliance statistics quarterly. 

Our FOI compliance statistics report provides details of our performance regarding handling requests for information under the FOIA and contains the following information (from January 2020):

  • The total number of requests received during the period.
  • The number of the requests that had not been completed at the end of the quarter.
  • The number of requests that were met within the statutory deadline (20 working days).
  • The number of requests where the deadline for information was extended.
  • The number of requests where the information was not provided within the statutory deadline.
  • The number of requests where the information was granted in full.
  • The number of the received requests where the information was refused in full.
  • Percentage responded to within 20 working days.
  • The number of the received requests where the information was partially granted and partly refused.
  • The number of requests for internal review.
  • The number of complaints to the Information Commissioner.

We have provided information back to April 2015 (2015-2016), but we did not report on all the information above for this period.

Accessing your health records

Under the Data Protection Act, you have the right to access the information we hold about you.

Find out how to do this via the link below.