In order to comply with the FOI Act public sector organisations such as ours have to routinely publish information whenever possible. The Information Commissioner's Office, who is responsible for monitoring and enforcing compliance to the FOI Act has drawn up what is called a Model Publication Scheme for all public sector organisations which we have formally committed to and decided to adopt. The commissioner has also published a "Definition Document for NHS Organisation" which sets out the minimum expectations.
The Model Publication Scheme commits us to making the following classes of information available to the public:
Who we are and what we do
Organisational information, locations and contacts, constitutional and legal governance.
What we spend and how we spend it
Our annual report provides financial information relating to projected and actual income expenditure, tendering and procurement and contracts. As part of the government's commitment to greater transparency, there is a requirement to publish online, central government expenditure over £25,000. Information is provided within each financial year.
What our priorities are and how we are doing
The Annual Report gives the current financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement and contracts. The report also includes information on our strategy, performance and plans.
How we make decisions
Policies and procedures
Internal criteria and procedures, consultations are managed via a number of Committees with responsibility for ensuring the Trust meets National and local requirements for the services we provide. All the Committees with responsibility for these decisions are listed here:
- Board of Directors
- Audit & Risk Committee
- Finance & Estates Committee
- Quality Committee
- Renumeration Committee
- Nominations Committee
All of these Committees report to the Trust Board and the minutes of these Committees, where appropriate are made available via the Board Meetings and Minutes page.
Lists and registers
Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the Trust. Some of this information is available within the annual report.
Other information on the lists and registers we hold is available using search
The services we offer
Our services section of the website will provide an overview of all our services for detailed information including CQC ratings where available can be found by using the Find a Service search.
Assessments, inspections and reviews
Information on assessments, inspections and reviews can be found in our Publications and reports section, in additon by searching for individual services you will find CQC information where available,
As an open and transparent organisation, we are committed to routinely publishing as much information as possible; such information is continually updated. However, if you want information which is not on our website you may ask us in accordance with further provisions of the FOI Act and of the Environmental Information Regulations 2005 (EIR)
You can contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to:
The Information Governance Office
1st Floor North Wing,
St Pancras Hospital
St Pancras Way London
Tel: 020 3317 7102