Publication Scheme

This trust uses the ICO "Model Publication Scheme" [Version 3.0] which has been published and approved for use by any public authority.

Who we are and what we do
Organisational information, structures, locations and contacts

  • How we fit into the NHS structure
  • Organisational structure
  • Lists of and information relating to key organisations with which the authority works in partnership
  • Meetings with pharmaceutical companies and other medical suppliers
  • Senior executives and management board/governing body members
  • Location and contact details for all public-facing departments

What we spend and how we spend it
Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit

  • Financial statements, budgets and variance reports
  • Financial audit reports
  • Capital programme
  • Staff and Board members’ allowances and expenses
  • Staff pay and grading structures
  • Funding (including endowment funds)
  • Procurement and tendering procedures
  • Details of contracts currently being tendered
  • List and value of contracts awarded

What are our priorities and how are we doing
Strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews

  • Annual Report
  • Annual business plan and/or commissioning plan
  • Targets, Aims and Objectives
  • Strategic Direction document (5 year plan)
  • Performance against targets (KPI)/performance framework / performance management information
  • Reports by regulatory organisations e.g. Care Quality Commission and NHS England
  • Audit reports delivered at board/governing body level
  • Service User Surveys
  • Privacy impact assessments (in full or summary format)

How we make decisions
Decision making processes and records of decisions

  • Board papers – agenda, supporting papers and minutes
  • Patient and public engagement strategy
  • Public consultations (for example, concerning closures/variations of services)
  • Internal communications guidance and criteria used for decision making i.e. process systems and key personnel

Our policies and procedures
Current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities

  • Policies and procedures relating to the conduct of business and the provision of services
  • Health and Safety [V3.0]
  • Policies and procedures relating to human resources including recruitment and employment policies
  • Equality and Diversity policies and Equality Scheme
  • Standing financial procedures/instructions
  • Standing orders
  • Complaints and other customer service policies and procedures
  • Data protection / records management/ Caldicott Guardian
  • Estate management
  • Charging regimes and policies

Lists and registers

  • Any information the authority is currently legally required to hold in publicly available registers
  • List of main contractors / suppliers
  • Asset registers
  • Information Asset Register
  • Any register of interests kept in the authority
  • Register of Gifts and Hospitality provided to Board members and senior personnel
  • CCTV
  • Disclosure Log

The services we offer
Information about the services we offer, including leaflets, guidance and newsletters

  • Clinical services provided and/or commissioned
  • Non-clinical services
  • Services for which the authority is entitled to recover a fee together with those fees
  • Patient information leaflets and other booklets and newsletters
  • Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)
  • Advice and guidance
  • Corporate communications & media releases