The Information Commissioner (ICO), who are responsible for monitoring and enforcing compliance with the FOI Act, have drawn up what is entitled a Model Publication Scheme which the health board has adopted and is formally committed to. The Information Commissioner has also published a Definition Document for NHS organisations which sets out, in some detail, what his minimum expectations are as far as the health board is concerned.
Go to the Information Commissioner's Office Model Publication Scheme on their website, which we have adopted, and which sets out the commitment to making information available to the public. It is in PDF format.
To make it easier, information contained within a Publication Scheme is divided into 7 classes. Please click on the links for each class for a more detailed breakdown of the information.
Organisational information, locations and contacts, constitutional and legal governance.
Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement and contracts.
Strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews.
Policy proposals and decisions. Decision making processes, internal criteria and procedures and consultations.
Current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities.
Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority.
Advice and guidance, booklets and leaflets, transactions and media releases. A description of the services offered.