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

Hammond, Simon P. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0473-3610, Cross, Jane L. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7003-1916, Poland, Fiona M. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0003-6911, Patel, Martyn, Penhale, Bridget ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8487-0606, Smith, Toby O. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1673-2954 and Fox, Chris ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9480-5704 (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,sdg 16 - peace, justice and strong institutions ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/peace_justice_and_strong_institutions
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Centre for Research on Children and Families
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Dementia & Complexity in Later Life
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Norwich Epidemiology Centre
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Norwich Epidemiology Centre
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Mental Health
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Centres > Institute for Volunteering Research
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2016 13:00
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2023 12:39
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/61054
DOI: 10.1136/medethics-2016-103609

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