Publication Scheme

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


  • Who we are and what we do
    • How we fit into the NHS structure
    • Organisational structure
    • Lists of and information relating to organisations with which the authority works in partnership
    • Senior staff and management board members
    • Location and contact details for all public-facing department
  • What we spend and how we spend it
    • Annual statement of accounts
    • Budgets and variance reports
    • Financial audit reports
    • Standing financial instructions
    • 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 and their value
  • What are our priorities and how are we doing
    • Annual Report
    • Annual business plan
    • Targets, Aims and Objectives
    • Strategic Direction document (5 year plan)
    • Performance against targets (KPI)/performance framework
    • Clinical governance
    • Healthcare Commission – Annual check
    • Audit reports
    • Service User Surveys
  • How we make decisions
    • Board papers – agenda, supporting papers and minutes
    • Patient and public involvement strategy (PPI)
    • Public consultations (for example, concerning closures/variations of services)
    • Internal communications guidance and criteria used for decision making ie process systems and key personnel
  • Our policies and procedures
    • Policies and procedures relating to the conduct of business and the provision of services
    • Policies and procedures relating to human resources (including Race, Disability, Age and Gender, Equal Opportunities)
    • Policies and procedures relating to recruitment and employment
    • Standing financial procedures
    • Standing orders
    • Complaints and other customer service policies and procedures
    • Data protection / information governance / Caldicott Guardian
    • Estate management
    • Charging regimes and policies
  • Lists and registers
    • Any information we are currently legally required to hold in publicly available registers
    • List of main contractors / suppliers
    • Assets registers and Information Asset Register
    • Any register of interests kept in the authority
    • Register of Gifts and Hospitality provided to Board members and senior personnel
    • Disclosure Log
  • The services we offer
    • 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
    • PALS
    • Advice and guidance
    • Corporate communications and media releases