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 Publication Scheme document.

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
06/10/2016

Raising concerns policy


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06/10/2016

Incident management policy


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06/10/2016

Claims policy


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06/10/2016

Concerns and complaints policy


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09/09/2016

Capital Programme


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09/09/2016

Standing Financial Instructions



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09/09/2016

CCW – Dignity at Work (Bullying and Harassment) Policy

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09/09/2016

Inter-Agency Information Sharing Protocol


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09/09/2016

EP – Resilience Framework – RECOVERY


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09/09/2016

EP – Resilience Framework – PREPAREDNESS


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09/09/2016

ED – Equality Human Rights policy


DocumentNo charge
09/09/2016

RS – Recruitment and Selection


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09/09/2016

IG – Safe Haven Policy review Oct 2010


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09/09/2016

IG – Records Management Policy


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09/09/2016

IG – Information Governance Policy


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09/09/2016

IG – Data Protection Policy


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09/09/2016

IG – Confidentiality Policy


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09/09/2016

IG – Acceptable Use of IT Systems Policy


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12/09/2016

Gen – Freedom of Information Policy


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12/09/2016

EM – Legionella Policy


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12/09/2016

EM – Health and Safety Contractors Policy


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09/09/2016

CCA – Patient Information


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09/09/2016

CCA – Medicines Management Policy


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09/09/2016

CCA – Medical Devices Policy


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09/09/2016

CCA – Venous Thromboembolism Policy


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09/09/2016

CCA – Transfusion Policy


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09/09/2016

CCA – Supervison of Junior Doctors Policy


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09/09/2016

CCA – Screening and Diagnostic Procedures Policy


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09/09/2016

SE – Secure Environment Policy


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09/09/2016

SE – Hand Hygiene Policy


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09/09/2016

SE – Violence and Aggression (Dec 2011)


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09/09/2016

SE – Transfer and Discharge of Patients Policy


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09/09/2016

SE – Slips trips and falls


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09/09/2016

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


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09/09/2016

CCW – Local Induction Policy for Permanent Employees


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09/09/2016

CCW – Corporate Induction Policy


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09/09/2016

CCW – Training Needs Analysis Policy May 2011


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09/09/2016

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


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09/09/2016

CCW – Stress – Workplace Stress Policy – September 2011


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09/09/2016

CCW – Risk and Governance Strategy 2011


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09/09/2016

CCW – Moving and Handling – July 2012


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09/09/2016

CCW – Local Induction Policy for Temporary Employees


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06/10/2016

Best practice NICE


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06/10/2016

Best practice national confidential enquiries inquiries


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06/10/2016

Being open policy


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06/10/2016

Investigation analysis and improvement policy


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09/09/2016

Standing Orders (updated Nov 2012)


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09/09/2016

Schemes of Delegation (updated Nov 2012)


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09/09/2016

Standing Financial Instructions (SFIs) (updated Nov 2012)


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09/09/2016

Schemes of Delegation Approved July 2012


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09/09/2016

Standing Orders Approved July 2012


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13/12/2016

Annual reports


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15/02/2017

What we spend and how we spend it


Web pageNo charge
09/01/2017

Board of Directors Meetings


Web pageNo charge
01/11/2016

Hospital Facilities


Web pageNo charge
03/01/2017

Hospital Patient Services


Web pageNo charge
12/09/2016

News, Events & Blogs


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26/09/2016

Publications and Reports


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