Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act applies to all public authorities, including Mersey Deanery.
The Act applies to all information in a recorded form; for example a written document, an email or information stored electronically.
Under the Freedom of Information Act you have the right:
- to know whether we hold the information you request
- and to access that information (wherever possible)
There are no restrictions on your age, nationality or where you live for those wanting to make a FOI request.
Making a request
The Mersey Deanery is part of the North West Strategic Health Authority and therefore is governed by the North West Strategic Health Authority Publication Scheme.
Before making a request, please check to see if the information you require is available through the Publication Scheme.
Requests for information must be made in writing or by email and you must supply your name and address when making the submission.
We will reply to the FOI request within 20 days working days after we receive it. However, if the request takes longer to process we will write to you explaining why and when we will provide an answer.
If we decide we are unable to provide the information requested, we will write to you, explaining why. You can request a review if you are unhappy with the reasons for refusal.