Friday, December 17, 2004

NHS 'unprepared' for information changes

Debbie Andalo
Friday December 17, 2004
The Guardian

Nearly a quarter of NHS communication officers are unprepared for the Freedom of Information Act, according to a survey published today.

Research, carried out by the independent consultancy, revealed that 24% of communication officers questioned said they were definitely not prepared for the statutory changes.

Also, 25% were worried that their records management system would be unable to meet the demands of the act, which include a 20-day deadline in meeting any requests for information under the act.

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