FOI

Freedom of Information Act:
Overview

Schedule of Charges

Depending on the nature of the request, a fee maybe payable.

For the most part we will charge you only for hard copies or copying onto media (e.g. CD ROM).

The charges will vary according to how information is made available.

Charges are as follows:

  1. Via the Trust's Web Site www.ruh.nhs.uk. This is free of charge, although any charges for Internet Service provider and personal printing costs would have to be met by the individual.
  2. For those without internet access, a single print-out as on the website would be available free of charge by post from the Publication Scheme Manager at the address given above.

    Requests for multiple printouts or for archived copies of documents, which are no longer accessible or available on the web, may attract a charge for the retrieval, photocopying, postage, etc.

    Should this apply, we will let you know the cost and charges that will have to be paid in advance and how a charge is arrived at i.e. printing, copying and postage.

    As a guide, any hard copy records requested, may incur a charge of 2p per sheet. We will not provide printouts of other organisation's websites.
  3. Leaflets and brochures are free of charge unless otherwise stated. There is a charge for 'glossy' or bound paper copies, or in some cases a CD Rom, video or other media.
  4. E-mail will be free of charge unless it says otherwise.
  5. The charges will be reviewed regularly and are in accordance with guidance published by the Department of Health.

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