Publication scheme

The CCG is committed to sharing information transparently and proactively.

We also understand the importance of meeting the statutory requirements of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000. We publish information as it becomes available on this website.

If you cannot find what you want on our website or through our publication scheme you can make an FOI request here or a request under the Environmental Information Regulations 2014 (EIR) here. If you want to see what information we hold about you, you can ask for it under the current Data Protection Legislation here.

 

Our Publication Scheme

Under the FOI act we have to specify the type of information we will share routinely, this is known as a “Publication Scheme”. We have adopted the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Model Publication Scheme.

Our publication scheme is divided into classes (types) of information as defined by the ICO and has been designed to give you a complete guide to the information we routinely publish. The scheme:

  • Specifies the classes of information we have committed to publish.
  • Outlines how we will make that information available.
  • Describes whether the information is available free of charge or on payment.

Most of the information covered by our publication scheme will be made available on this website.

The scheme is not an exhaustive list of all the types of information that we share. Our policy is to proactively publish as much information as we can where it may have a wider public interest.

We monitor and review the scheme at regular intervals.

The scheme does not include information that we consider to be sensitive, such as certain types of commercial or personal information.

For further information on the model publication scheme and the definition document for Health Bodies outlining the types of information we should provide, please see the ICO website:

Information Commissioners Office Guidance – Definition Document – Health Bodies and Information Commissioners Office Guidance – Definition Document – Health Bodies.

 

Publication Scheme Classes

The following website pages provide information relating to each of the seven information classes (types) described in our publication scheme:

 

Charges for information

Nearly all of our information can be accessed from this website free of charge. In some cases charges may apply. If this is the case we will inform you.

The following may incur a charge:

  • Requests for multiple copies.
  • Where the cost of photocopying, postage and packing exceed £50.

Any charges made will be to cover the costs of photocopying, postage and packing. You will be told in advance of supplying the information if there will be a charge, and how much it will be.

If you do not have access to the internet, a printed copy of the web page(s) can be sent to you free of charge.

If you require the information in a different format, we will do everything we reasonable can to provide this

 

Information not already published

If you cannot find what you want through our publication scheme, or otherwise on our website, you may wish to make a request to us under the FOI Act or the EIR or where the information is about you, current Data Protection Legislation.

 

Copyright

The information the CCG provides to you is copyrighted to NHS Hull CCG and provided to you free of charge for your personal use or for other specific uses permitted in the Copyright, Designs and Patients Act 1988. If, however, you wish to use the information the CCG provides for any commercial purposes including the sale of the information to a third party then, under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations, you must ask us for permission to do so in respect of each specific piece of such information. If we do grant such permission this may involve a licensing arrangement which may attract a fee. Should you wish to apply for permission for commercial re-use under the Regulations you should write to the Freedom of Information Manager at: hullccg.foi@nhs.net


Feedback and complaints about the scheme

If you would like to provide feedback – good or bad – about the Publication Scheme, please contact the Freedom of Information Manager at: hullccg.foi@nhs.net

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