Freedom Of Information Act 2000
Under the above act the Practice is obliged to have a Publication Scheme detailing what information is routinely available and any charges for providing any of the various categories of Information.
Our scheme is available in hard copy only and comprises the following classes of information.
Class 1 - Who we are and what we do
(Organisational information, structures, locations and contacts) - This will be current information only
Doctors in the Practice
Contact details for the Practice (named contacts where possible with telephone number and email address (if used))
Other staffing details
Class 2 – What we spend and how we spend it
(Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit) - Current and previous financial year as a minimum
Total cost to the CCG / NHS England / Public Health England / LHB / HSSB of the Practice’s Contracted Services.
Audit of NHS income
Class 3 – What our priorities are and how we are doing
(Strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews)
Current and previous year as a minimum.
Plans for the development and provision of NHS services
Class 4 – How we make decisions
(Decision making processes and records of decisions) - Current and previous year as a minimum
Records of decisions made in the practice affecting the provision of NHS services
Class 5 – Our policies and procedures
(Current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering services and responsibilities)
Current information only.
Policies and procedures about the employment of staff
Internal instructions to staff and policies relating to the delivery of services
Equality and diversity policy
Health and safety policy
Complaints procedures (including those covering requests for information and operating the publication scheme)
Records management policies (records retention, destruction and archive)
Data protection policies
Policies and procedures for handling requests for information
Class 6 – Lists and Registers
Currently maintained lists and registers only.
Any publicly available register or list (if any are held this should be publicised; in most circumstances existing access provisions will suffice)
Class 7 – The services the Practice offers
(Information about the services offered, including leaflets, guidance and newsletters produced for the public) - Current information only.
The services provided under contract to the NHS
Charges for any of these services
Out of hours arrangements
For further information please contact Ian O'Connor, Management Partner