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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.

  • Organisational structure – see information on our Board of Directors page.
  • List of and information relating to organisations with which the authoritiy works in partnership.
  • Senior Staff and management - see our Board of Directors
  • 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
  2. Budgets and variance reports – see the board meeting minutes for our monthly finance reports
  3. Financial audit reports - as above, see our annual reports page
  4. Capital programme – see our board meeting minutes for the latest reports
  5. 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.
  6. Funding and expenditure – see latest Board Reports or Annual Reports for more

+ 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. 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 email 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.