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 13:00
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2020 23:52
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/61054
DOI: 10.1136/medethics-2016-103609

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