Data Protection and Freedom of Information

Data Protection

Individuals have the right to access information about themselves under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DP).  This is known as “subject access right” which means you can make a subject access request to the Agency.

Making a Subject Access Request
If you would like a copy of the data which you believe the Agency holds on you then a subject access request can be made by writing to:

The Data Protection Co-ordinator
NI Medical and Dental Training Agency
Beechill House
42 Beechill Road
Belfast
BT8 7RL

Or Email: informationrequest.nimdta@hscni.net

When you make a Subject Access Request, it would be helpful if you could provide details of specific information you require and any relevant dates.

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act came into effect on 1 January 2005. The Act gives the general right of access to all types of ‘recorded’ information held by public authorities, sets out exemptions from that right and places a number of obligations on public authorities.

The Agency has two main responsibilities under the Act – the first is to produce and maintain a Publication Scheme (a guide to the information held by the Agency) and the second is to deal with requests for information.

The Freedom of Information Act does not affect the right of individuals to confidentiality in accordance with Article 8 of the Human Rights Act (1998), the Data Protection Act (1998) and common law. The Agency is committed to providing openness and transparency within the organisation whilst maintaining confidentiality.

Publication Scheme
The Agency’s Publication Scheme can be viewed on these pages using the links below:

Links are provided where the information is currently available online. Any questions are comments about the Publication Scheme should be directed to the Administrative Director.

Freedom of Information Requests
Where information is not available within our Publication Scheme, you may request it under the Freedom of Information Act.

To make a request under the Freedom of Information Act, please write to:

IT and Records Management Officer
NI Medical & Dental Training Agency
Beechill House
42 Beechill Road
Belfast
BT8 7RL

Or Email: informationrequest.nimdta@hscni.net

Charging Policy
The Agency’s Freedom of Information Charging Policy outlines what charges (if any) may be made for information within the Publication Scheme and for information which is not currently included.