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FOI template – number of private and NHS beds

Will you send a Freedom of Information request to your local Trust(s) to help us develop a picture of the extent of these changes detailed below? You simply write by email or post to your local trust using the following letter template. Make sure you include your name and address. You can use What Do They Know website to find your local Trust or Foundation Trust.

Dear (name)

Freedom of Information Request

The Health and Social Care Act (2012) section 164 allows Trusts to earn up to 49% of their total income from non-NHS sources, including private patients. If your Trust provides private patient services, please supply the following information.

  • 1a How many beds did the Trust have for NHS services in 2012?
  • 1b How many beds does the Trust have for NHS services in 2017?
  • 2a How many beds did the Trust have for private patients in 2012?
  • 2b How many beds does the Trust have for private patients in 2017?

Thank you

Yours sincerely,

[your name and address]