About the Course

This course will give you an overview of the potential role for disruptive transparency in health care and how the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) can be used for the general good of society in this regard.

The course will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

About the Author

Benjamin Dean

Orthopaedic Registrar

Ben Dean has over ten years experience as a doctor in the NHS and over this time he has developed valuable skills in using the FOIA to shine the cleansing light of transparency on specific health reforms. He has successfully appealed a case in the higher courts against the GMC relating the Shape of Training reforms of medical training. This course aims to describe why transparency is important, using specific case studies and examples, and to empower individuals to use the FOIA for themselves in fighting for more transparency in key matters of public interest.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Disruptive Transparency

    • Introduction

    • MMC

    • Homeostasis

    • History of FOIA

    • Making a request

    • Shape of the request

    • Use of mortality data

    • Junior doctor contract

    • Benefits of the FOIA

    • Health policy

    • Benefits of transparency

    • Making a request end

    • Problems with FOIA

    • Conclusion