The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act requires every NHS organisation to have a 'publication scheme.'

This scheme lets the public know what information each NHS organisation publishes. This includes plans, management arrangements, performance, inspection reports, policies and procedures and the minutes of key meetings.This website is your window to the Trust Publication Scheme.

Requesting Information under the FOI Act

The Freedom of Information Act (FOI) allows anyone to request details of information we hold and, if available, to have access to it. To submit an online FOI request please click here for the Freedom of Information Online Form

The ELFT Freedom of Information team can also be contacted by email here: 

FOI Disclosure Log: To view requests submitted to the Trust and the Trust's responses to them click on the FOI Requests by year date which you will see on the left hand side of the webpage.


Searching for Information
You can use the Search function on the upper left hand side of the website homepage to locate the area you are interested in. This will give you one or more of the following:

- The required information

- Options to view/download the most commonly requested documents

- A contact name - if you have any queries or need to obtain copies

Quick Links to Trust Information

You can find key information about the Trust on this website by going to the following links:

Who we are and what we do

Facts and figures about the Trust including the geographic areas we cover

Our services, where they are located and how to contact them

Senior staff and management board members

What we spend and how we spend it

Annual statement of accounts

Monthly expenditure over £25,000

Capital programme available in the Annual Reports, monthly board papers and capital project procedures

Financial audit reports (covered in the Annual Reports)

Procurement and tendering procedures (covered in Standing Financial Instructions)

Staff and Board members' allowances and expenses (covered in the Annual Reports)

Standing financial instructions

What our priorities are and how we are doing

Annual Reports

Quarterly Reports to the Board

Audit Reports in the Annual Reports and in the Quarterly Reports to the Board

Care Quality Commission - Certificate of Registration

Clinical Governance - available in Trust Board Papers

Performance against targets (KPI) performance framework - available in the Quarterly Performance Reports in the Board Papers

Equality Reports on Services and Workforce

Strategy, Aims & Objectives 

How we make decisions

Board Papers - agenda, supporting papers and minutes

Our policies and procedures

Data Protection Impact Assessments, January 2020 - December 2020

Data Protection Impact Assessments, Jan - March 2019
Data Protection Impact Assessments, April - December 2019

Complaints and procedures

Standard of Business Conduct Policy 

Media Policy 

Social Media Policy 

Estate Management

Lists and registers

Register of Board Interests
Register of Governors' Interests
Trust's Register of Gifts and  Hospitality - available on request. Email here

The services we offer

Clinical services provided and/or commissioned

Patient information leaflets and other booklets



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