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Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, every public authoritiy has a duty to specify what information they publish, how the information is made available and whether it is free or if there is a charge.  

Our publication scheme explains what information we provide to the public. Wherever possible, we will make it it easy for you to access. The information is provided in a set format, classed into the seven categories below.

Information categories


+ Who we are and what we do

For more information about us and what we do, please see here

  1. How we fit into the NHS structure - see the who we are section
  2. Organisational structure – see information on our Board of Directors page
  3. List of and information relating to organisations with which the authoritiy works in partnership
  4. Senior Staff and management - see our Board of Directors
  5. Location and contact details for all public facing departments – see our services and PALS page.

    + What we spend and how we spend it

    1. Annual statement of accounts – see our annual reports page

    1. Budgets and variance reports – see the board meeting minutes for our monthly finance reports
    2. Financial audit reports - as above, see our annual reports page
    3. View our latest pdf Standing Financial Instructions (552 KB) .
    4. Or our pdf Detailed Scheme of Delegation (400 KB)

    5. Capital programme – see our board meeting minutes for the latest reports
    6. Staff pay and grading structures – Information regarding staff pay and grading structures, staff and Board Members allowances can be found on the NHS Employers website.
    7. Funding – see here for information
    8. Our expenditure – see here for information

    + What our priorities are and how we are doing

    1. Reports and business planning - useful documents can be found under the publications section and in our monthly board papers
    2. Our performance – see our monthly board papers and annual reports page
    3. Declarations of compliance – see our statutory documents
    4. Audit reports – audit committee minutes are available to download from the board meeting minutes.

    + How we make decisions

    1. Board papers – agenda, supporting papers and minutes
    2. Patient and public invovlement strategy (PPI) - see our patient public forum section for ways to get involved
    3. Public consultations – see our board minutes.

    + Our policies and procedures

    Specific policies and procedures are available on request. Electronic or single print copies are free of charge. Please contact us to request a policy or procedure.

    + Lists and Registers

    + Services we offer

    1. Clinical and non clinical services provided and/or commissioned – see our services section.
    2. Patient information leaflets and other booklets and newsletters– see the Our services pages for more information.
    3. Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) – see the PALS page for more information.
    4. Advice and guidance – see our PALS page.
    5. Corporate communications and media releases – see our news and events section.

    + PFI

    Please read our fact sheet on information about our "PFI build.