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Limits of Disclosure – FOI Exemptions

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust will disclose information wherever possible. However, in some cases information cannot be supplied in full or in part if one of the exemptions outlined in the Freedom of Information Act has to be applied.  For example where in certain limited circumstances, it will be necessary to preserve confidentiality where it is not in the public interest to disclose the information requested.

If possible we will supply the information requested with the exempt information removed.  In any case where information is refused, the Trust will specify which exemption is being claimed and why.  All requests for information will be carefully considered on their own merits and with close regard to the public interest.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) publishes detailed guidance notes that provide organisations and individuals with all the information they need to know about the Freedom of Information Act on their website, including exemptions guidance.


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