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.

Please click on the following links to access the information you require:

The 7 Classes Description

  1. What we spend and how we spend it
  2. What our priorities are and how we are doing
  3. How we make decisions
  4. Our Policies and Procedures
  5. Who we are and what we do
  6. The services we offer
  7. Lists and Registers

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.


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
S75 2EP

Or by e-mail to:

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
S75 2EP

This page was updated: by Andy Leppard.
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