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Health Services: Freedom of Information

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 14 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) name and (b) address of each regional public health observatory is; and whether these bodies are classified as public authorities for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. (245969)

Public health observatories (PHOs) are hosted by a variety of organisations including strategic health authorities (SHAs), primary care trusts (PCTs) and universities. As such, PHOs are obliged to comply with the freedom of information (FOI) arrangements within those organisations.

The names and addresses of each of the nine public health observatory in England are given as follows:

Yorkshire and Humber PHO

Alcuin Research and Resource Centre

University of York

Heslington

York YO10 5DD

Tel: 01904 328228

London PHO

4th Floor

Southside

105 Victoria Street

London SW1E 6QT

Tel: 0207 932 3960

East Midlands PHO

Mill 3

Pleasely Vale Business Park

Outgang Lane

Mansfield NG1 8RL

Tel: 01623 812069

Eastern Region PHO

Institute of Public Health

University Forvie Site

Robinson Way

Cambridge CB2 0SR

Tel: 01223 330348

North East PHO

Wolfson Research Institute

University of Durham

Queens Campus

University Boulevard

Stockton on Tees TS17 6BH

Tel: 0191 3340400

North West PHO

Centre for Public Health

Liverpool John Moores University

North Street

Liverpool L3 2AY

Tel: 0151 231 4506

South East PHO

4150 Chancellor Court

Oxford Business Park South

Oxford OX4 2GX

Tel: 01654 334710

South West PHO

Grosvenor House

149 Whiteladies Road

Bristol BS8 2RA

Tel: 0117 970 6474

West Midlands PHO

Birmingham Research Park

Vincent Drive

Birmingham B15 2SQ

Tel: 0121 415 8552