Freedom of Information Act: scalpel or just a sharp knife?

Hammond, Simon P, Cross, Jane L, Poland, Fiona M., Patel, Martyn, Penhale, Bridget, Smith, Toby O and Fox, Chris (2017) Freedom of Information Act: scalpel or just a sharp knife? Journal of Medical Ethics, 43 (1). pp. 60-62. ISSN 0306-6800

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    Abstract

    The concluding statement of the Burns Commission, established to evaluate whether changes are needed to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), ruled no major legislative changes were required. As such Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation still enables anyone to obtain information from public authorities. In this brief report article we explore arguments regarding FOI as an instrument for healthcare research using an international research programme as a case study.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: foi
    Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
    Depositing User: Pure Connector
    Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2016 14:00
    Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019 14:56
    URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/61054
    DOI: 10.1136/medethics-2016-103609

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