The publication scheme is a complete guide to the information routinely published by the trust. It is a description of the information about our trust which we make publicly available.
It is important to us that this scheme meets your needs and we have designed it to be a route map so that you can find information about the Trust easily.
The publication scheme contains seven classes of information and can be accessed free of charge.
1. Who we are and what we do
1.a. How we fit into the NHS structure
1.b. Organisational structure
1.c. Lists of and information relating to key organisations with which the authority works in partnership
1.d. Meetings with pharmaceutical companies and other medical suppliers (read our Working with industry cover statement)
1.e. Senior executives and management board/governing body members
1.f. Location and contact details for all public-facing departments
2. What we spend and how we spend it
2.a. Financial statements, budgets and variance reports
2.b. Financial audit reports
2.c. Capital programme
2.d. Staff and Board members' allowances and expenses
2.e. Staff pay and grading structures
2.f. Funding (including endowment funds)
2.g. Procurement and tendering procedures
2.h. Details of contracts currently being tendered
2.i. List and value of contracts awarded
3. What our priorities are and how we are doing
3.a. Annual Report
3.b. Annual business and/or commissioning plan
3.c. Targets, Aims and Objectives
3.d. Strategic Direction document (5 year plan)
3.e. Performance against targets (KPI)
3.f. Performance framework / performance management information
3.g. Reports by regulatory organisations e.g. Care Quality
3.h. Commission and NHS England
3.i. Audit reports delivered at board/governing body level
3.j. Service user surveys
3.k. Privacy impact assessments
4. How we make decisions
4.a. Board papers - agenda, supporting papers and minutes and Council of governors papers
4.b. Patient and public engagement strategy
4.c. Public consultations (for example, concerning closures/variations of services) - see our News page, where you can search for consultations.
4.d. Internal communications guidance and criteria used for decision making i.e. proces systems and key personnel
5. Our policies and procedures
5.a. Policies and procedures relating to the conduct of business and the provision of services
5.b. Standing financial procedures/instructions
5.c. Standing orders (appended to the Trust’s constitution)
5.d. Complaints and other customer service policies and procedures
5.e. Equality and diversity
5.f. Charging regimes and policies
6. Lists and registers
7. The services we offer
7.a. Clinical services provided and/or commissioned
7.b. Non-clinical services
7.c. Services for which the authority is entitled to recover a fee together with those fees - please refer to the A-Z of services
7.d. Patient information leaflets and other booklets
7.f. Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)
7.g. Corporate communications and media releases
How do I make a request for information?
A great deal of information is held within the publication scheme so this should be your first port of call when seeking information. Such information can be downloaded and printed via your computer free of charge. However, if you are unable to find what you are looking for on the publication scheme, please make a request to:
Freedom of Information Act Lead
Unit D, Hermitage Court
The request must state your name and a valid postal or email address for the person applying for the information and details of what information is required.
Please see the Freedom of Information section for more information about the process.