A JUDGE has ordered NHS bosses to hand over information about the controversial decision to shut Leeds children’s heart surgery unit.

A long-running bid by a Leeds councillor led to heads at NHS England being told they must produce documents about the plans, now overturned.

An Information Commisioner’s tribunal, sitting at Leeds Magistrates’ Court, ordered the release of details Coun John Illingworth had requested under the Freedom of Information Act by the end of the month.

Reported by the Yorkshire Post. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.