Publication Scheme

The Publication Scheme has been adopted, as part of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, to provide and promote a greater openness and accessibility with the information that the Trust hold.

The Publication Scheme consists of 7 classes of information which is considered to be in the Public Interest. We have designed our website in accordance with these 7 classes and made it very simple and accessible to use. The majority of the information is available in PDF format so a hard copy is instantly available.

The hospital’s Publication Scheme provides corporate information in relation to the Freedom of Information Act 2000. It also adheres to the Data Protection Act 1998 and does not include any personal data in regard to staff, patients or any member of the public as we strive to keep this information entirely confidential. To ensure that the Trust is vigilant in the protection of patient and service user information a senior member of staff adopts the role of Caldicott Guardian. The Caldicott Guardian is also responsible for enabling appropriate information-sharing.

The 7 Classes of information in the Publication Scheme

  1. Who we are and what we do

    An insight into the role of a Foundation Trust and how it fits into the NHS structure. This class also describes our organisational structure and key personnel, as well as providing a guide into the layout of the hospital.

    • How we fit into the NHS Structure
    • Internal Structure Charts
  2. What we spend and how we spend it

    This class includes the Trust’ financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure. It also provides details concerning procurement, contracts and financial audit.

    • Financial Information relating to the Trust and how it is spent
    • Allowances and Expenses
    • Contracts and Tenders
  3. What our priorities are and how we are doing

    The Trust’s priorities and performance are covered by this class of information, detailing information relating to Trust strategies. This class also allows viewing of the Trust’s performance indicators as well as audit, inspections and reviews information.

    The following information can be found within the Annual Report and Accounts or Annual Plan documents. Please select the relevant link for the information you require.

    • Annual Information Documentation
    • Care Quality Commission
  4. How we make decisions

    This class of information aims to give you an idea about how the Trust’ makes its decisions, with information on the decision making processes.

    • Board Meetings and Minutes
    • Consultation Information
    • Internal Communications
  5. Our policies and procedures

    The Trust has an extensive range of Policies and Procedures concerning corporate business. Policies and procedures relating to the conduct of business and the provision of services. Please note, we are currently reviewing policies published on our website.

    • Emergency Planning
    • Governance policies
    • Competent and capable workforce policies
    • Safe environment
    • Clinical care (Acute)
    • Learning from Experience
    • Equality and Diversity
    • Recruitment and employment
    • Standing financial procedures
    • Standing orders
    • Information governance
    • Estate management
    • Charging regimes and policies
  6. Lists and registers

    Information on a variety of Lists and Registers that are held by the Trust.

    • Information we are currently required to hold in publicly available registers
    • List of main contractors/suppliers
    • Register of interests kept within Barnsley Hospital
    • Register of gifts and hospitality provided to Board members and senior personnel (Available on request from carol.dudley@nhs.net
  7. The services we offer

    Services Provided by the Trust

    • Services Provided by the Trust
    • Services for which the authority is entitled to recover a fee together with those fees
    • Patient information leaflets
    • Patient Advice and Complaints team
    • Corporate Communications and Media Releases

For more information about the Publication Scheme, download the full the full guide.

Information Management

Information falling into the Classes will be retained in line with the hospital’s retention and disposal schedules.

Feedback/Complaints

Requests for information from the Publication Scheme and any questions or comments or complaints regarding the Scheme should be sent in writing to:

Governance Manager
Information Governance Manager
Block 12
Barnsley Hospital NHS FT
Gawber Road
Barnsley
S75 2EP

Or by e-mail to: barnsley@infreemation.co.uk

Rights of Access to Information

The Freedom of Information Act recognises that as a member of the public, you have the right to know how public services such as the NHS are organised and run, how much they cost and how you can make complaints if you need to. You have the right to know which services are being provided, the targets that are being set, the standards of services that are expected and the results achieved.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you are also entitled to access your clinical records or any other personal information held about you, which may incur a charge and you can contact:

Medical Records Co-ordinator
Barnsley Hospital NHS FT
Gawber Road
Barnsley
S75 2EP

Documents available in our Publication Scheme

Last updatedTitlePublication scheme classesTypeFee
28/11/2017

Information Sharing Leaflet March 17

DocumentNo charge
03/10/2017

Scheme of Delegation (Sept 2017)

DocumentNo charge
03/10/2017

Standing Financial Instructions (Sept 2017)

, DocumentNo charge
03/10/2017

Standing Orders (Sept 2017)

, DocumentNo charge
03/10/2017

Hospitality Register

DocumentNo charge
03/10/2017

Register of Interest Senior Staff (Issued Sept 2017)

, , DocumentNo charge
03/10/2017

Register of Governors August 2017

, DocumentNo charge
03/10/2017

Register of Interests_BoD July 2017

DocumentNo charge
27/09/2017

Learning from Deaths

, DocumentNo charge
07/08/2017

Patient Access Policy

DocumentNo charge
17/07/2017

Trust_Organisational_Structure-A4

, DocumentNo charge
17/07/2017

Trust_Governance_Structure-A4

, DocumentNo charge
17/07/2017

CBU_Leadership_Structure-A4

, DocumentNo charge
13/06/2017

NHS Provider Self Certification 2017

, DocumentNo charge
01/12/2017

Surveillance cameras (Hospital Eyes)

, Web pageNo charge
27/02/2017

Raising concerns policy

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

Incident management policy

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

Claims policy

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

Concerns and complaints policy

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

02_register-of-interestsgov

, DocumentNo charge
12/09/2016

information-on-services-not-covered-by-the-national-tariff

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

publication-scheme-requirements10

, DocumentNo charge
12/09/2016

freedom-of-information

, DocumentNo charge
12/09/2016

withholding-of-treatment-policy-feb09-update1

, DocumentNo charge
12/09/2016

enc-3-waste-management-policy-george-2010

, DocumentNo charge
12/09/2016

hot-work-procedures-29-october-2002

, DocumentNo charge
09/09/2016

The Decision Making Process

, DocumentNo charge
09/09/2016

ppi-strategy-_1_

, DocumentNo charge
09/09/2016

details-of-contracts-awarded-2008-09

, DocumentNo charge
09/09/2016

details-of-contracts-currently-being-tendered

, DocumentNo charge
09/09/2016

Staff and Board members’ allowances and expenses

, DocumentNo charge
09/09/2016

Capital Programme

, DocumentNo charge
24/02/2017

Standing Financial Instructions

, , DocumentNo charge
17/05/2017

2015-16 Annual Report & Accounts

DocumentNo charge
21/04/2017

Dignity at Work (Bullying and Harassment) Policy

DocumentNo charge
09/09/2016

Inter-Agency Information Sharing Protocol

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

02_Register of Interests

, DocumentNo charge
12/09/2017

Safe Staffing Data

, Web pageNo charge
27/02/2017

EP – Resilience Framework – RECOVERY

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

EP – Resilience Framework – PREPAREDNESS

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

ED – Equality Human Rights policy

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

RS – Recruitment and Selection

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

IG – Safe Haven Policy review Oct 2010

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

IG – Records Management Policy

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

IG – Information Governance Policy

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

IG – Data Protection Policy

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

IG – Confidentiality Policy

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

IG – Acceptable Use of IT Systems Policy

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

Gen – Freedom of Information Policy

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

EM – Legionella Policy

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

EM – Health and Safety Contractors Policy

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

CCA – Patient Information

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

CCA – Medicines Management Policy

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

CCA – Medical Devices Policy

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

CCA – Venous Thromboembolism Policy

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

CCA – Transfusion Policy

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

CCA – Supervison of Junior Doctors Policy

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

CCA – Screening and Diagnostic Procedures Policy

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

SE – Secure Environment Policy

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

SE – Hand Hygiene Policy

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

SE – Violence and Aggression (Dec 2011)

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

SE – Transfer and Discharge of Patients Policy

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

SE – Slips trips and falls

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

SE – Slips Trips Falls Policy not including patients – Sep 2011

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

CCW – Local Induction Policy for Permanent Employees

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

CCW – Corporate Induction Policy

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

CCW – Training Needs Analysis Policy May 2011

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

CCW – Supporting Staff involved in an incident complaint or claim policy

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

CCW – Stress – Workplace Stress Policy – September 2011

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

CCW – Risk and Governance Strategy 2011

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

CCW – Moving and Handling – July 2012

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

CCW – Local Induction Policy for Temporary Employees

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

Best practice NICE

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

Best practice national confidential enquiries inquiries

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

Being open policy

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

Investigation analysis and improvement policy

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

Standing Orders (updated Nov 2012)

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

Schemes of Delegation (updated Nov 2012)

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

Standing Financial Instructions (SFIs) (updated Nov 2012)

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

Schemes of Delegation Approved July 2012

, DocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

Standing Orders Approved July 2012

, DocumentNo charge
21/04/2017

Making a request under the Freedom of Information Act

, Web pageNo charge
14/09/2017

Annual reports

, Web pageNo charge
09/01/2017

Board of Directors Meetings

, Web pageNo charge
01/11/2016

Hospital Facilities

, Web pageNo charge
24/04/2017

Hospital Patient Services

, Web pageNo charge
12/09/2016

News, Events & Blogs

, Web pageNo charge
26/09/2016

Publications and Reports

, Web pageNo charge

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