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
  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
26/09/2018

Statement on Modern Slavery

Governance policies, Our Policies and ProceduresWeb pageNo charge
27/09/2017

Learning from Deaths

Learning from Experience, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
04/09/2018

2017-18 Annual Audit Letter

Annual Information Documentation, Governance policies, Information governanceDocumentNo charge
31/08/2018

People-Strategy

What our priorities are and how we are doingDocumentNo charge
31/08/2018

Clinical-Strategy

What our priorities are and how we are doingDocumentNo charge
30/08/2018

Trust Strategy 2018-21

What our priorities are and how we are doingDocumentNo charge
24/07/2018

Trade Union Facility Time 2017-18

Information we are currently required to hold in publicly available registers, Recruitment and employmentDocumentNo charge
24/04/2018

Consent Policy

Governance policies, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
28/11/2017

Information Sharing Leaflet March 17

Patient information leafletsDocumentNo charge
03/10/2017

Scheme of Delegation (Sept 2017)

How we make decisionsDocumentNo charge
03/10/2017

Standing Financial Instructions (Sept 2017)

Financial Information, Standing financial proceduresDocumentNo charge
03/10/2017

Standing Orders (Sept 2017)

Financial Information, Standing ordersDocumentNo charge
03/10/2017

Hospitality Register

Register of gifts and hospitality provided to Board members and senior personnelDocumentNo charge
03/10/2017

Register of Interest Senior Staff (Issued Sept 2017)

Information we are currently required to hold in publicly available registers, Register of gifts and hospitality provided to Board members and senior personnel, Register of interests kept within Barnsley HospitalDocumentNo charge
12/06/2018

Register of Interest – Governors

Information we are currently required to hold in publicly available registers, Register of interests kept within Barnsley HospitalDocumentNo charge
12/06/2018

Register of Interest – Board of Directors

Register of interests kept within Barnsley HospitalDocumentNo charge
14/12/2017

Barnsley Hospital Annual Report & Accounts 2016-17

Annual Information DocumentationDocumentNo charge
07/08/2017

Patient Access Policy

Clinical care (Acute)DocumentNo charge
12/06/2018

Trust Organisational Structure

Internal Structure Charts, Who we are and what we doDocumentNo charge
12/06/2018

Trust Governance Structure

Internal Structure Charts, Who we are and what we doDocumentNo charge
12/06/2018

CBU Leadership Structure

Internal Structure Charts, Who we are and what we doDocumentNo charge
13/06/2017

NHS Provider Self Certification 2017

Annual Information Documentation, Information we are currently required to hold in publicly available registersDocumentNo charge
08/10/2018

Surveillance cameras (Hospital Eyes)

Estate management, Our Policies and ProceduresWeb pageNo charge
27/02/2017

Raising concerns policy

Learning from Experience, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

Incident management policy

Learning from Experience, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

Claims policy

Learning from Experience, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

Concerns and complaints policy

Learning from Experience, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
14/12/2017

2012-13 Annual Report & Accounts

Annual Information DocumentationDocumentNo charge
12/09/2016

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Services for which the authority is entitled to recover a fee, The services we offerDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

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How we fit into the NHS Structure, Who we are and what we doDocumentNo charge
12/09/2016

freedom-of-information

Charging regimes and policies, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
12/09/2016

withholding-of-treatment-policy-feb09-update1

Estate management, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
12/09/2016

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Estate management, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
12/09/2016

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Estate management, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
09/09/2016

The Decision Making Process

How we make decisions, Internal CommunicationsDocumentNo charge
09/09/2016

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Contracts and Tenders, What we spend and how we spend itDocumentNo charge
09/09/2016

details-of-contracts-currently-being-tendered

Contracts and Tenders, What we spend and how we spend itDocumentNo charge
09/09/2016

Staff and Board members’ allowances and expenses

Allowances and Expenses, What we spend and how we spend itDocumentNo charge
09/09/2016

Capital Programme

Financial Information, What we spend and how we spend itDocumentNo charge
24/02/2017

Standing Financial Instructions

Contracts and Tenders, Financial Information, What we spend and how we spend itDocumentNo charge
14/12/2017

2015-16 Annual Report & Accounts

Annual Information DocumentationDocumentNo charge
21/04/2017

Dignity at Work (Bullying and Harassment) Policy

Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
14/12/2017

2014-15 Annual Report & Accounts

Annual Information DocumentationDocumentNo charge
21/09/2018

BHNFT Communications and Engagement Strategy 2015-19

Corporate Communications and Media Releases, What our priorities are and how we are doingDocumentNo charge
09/09/2016

Inter-Agency Information Sharing Protocol

Governance policies, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
14/12/2017

2013-14 Annual Report & Accounts

Annual Information DocumentationDocumentNo charge
12/09/2017

Safe Staffing Data

Information we are currently required to hold in publicly available registers, Lists and RegistersWeb pageNo charge
27/02/2017

EP – Resilience Framework – RECOVERY

Emergency Planning, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

EP – Resilience Framework – PREPAREDNESS

Emergency Planning, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

ED – Equality Human Rights policy

Equality and Diversity, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

RS – Recruitment and Selection

Our Policies and Procedures, Recruitment and employmentDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

IG – Safe Haven Policy review Oct 2010

Information governance, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

IG – Records Management Policy

Information governance, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

IG – Information Governance Policy

Information governance, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

IG – Data Protection Policy

Information governance, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

IG – Confidentiality Policy

Information governance, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

IG – Acceptable Use of IT Systems Policy

Information governance, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

Gen – Freedom of Information Policy

Charging regimes and policies, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

EM – Legionella Policy

Estate management, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

EM – Health and Safety Contractors Policy

Estate management, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

CCA – Patient Information

Clinical care (Acute), Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

CCA – Medicines Management Policy

Clinical care (Acute), Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

CCA – Medical Devices Policy

Clinical care (Acute), Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

CCA – Venous Thromboembolism Policy

Clinical care (Acute), Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

CCA – Transfusion Policy

Clinical care (Acute), Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

CCA – Supervison of Junior Doctors Policy

Clinical care (Acute), Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

CCA – Screening and Diagnostic Procedures Policy

Clinical care (Acute), Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

SE – Secure Environment Policy

Our Policies and Procedures, Safe environmentDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

SE – Hand Hygiene Policy

Our Policies and Procedures, Safe environmentDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

SE – Violence and Aggression (Dec 2011)

Our Policies and Procedures, Safe environmentDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

SE – Transfer and Discharge of Patients Policy

Our Policies and Procedures, Safe environmentDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

SE – Slips trips and falls

Our Policies and Procedures, Safe environmentDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

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

Our Policies and Procedures, Safe environmentDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

CCW – Local Induction Policy for Permanent Employees

Competent and capable workforce policies, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

CCW – Corporate Induction Policy

Competent and capable workforce policies, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

CCW – Training Needs Analysis Policy May 2011

Competent and capable workforce policies, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

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

Competent and capable workforce policies, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

CCW – Stress – Workplace Stress Policy – September 2011

Competent and capable workforce policies, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

CCW – Risk and Governance Strategy 2011

Competent and capable workforce policies, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

CCW – Moving and Handling – July 2012

Competent and capable workforce policies, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

CCW – Local Induction Policy for Temporary Employees

Competent and capable workforce policies, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

Best practice NICE

Learning from Experience, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

Best practice national confidential enquiries inquiries

Learning from Experience, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

Being open policy

Learning from Experience, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

Investigation analysis and improvement policy

Learning from Experience, Our Policies and ProceduresDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

Standing Orders (updated Nov 2012)

Our Policies and Procedures, Standing ordersDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

Schemes of Delegation (updated Nov 2012)

Our Policies and Procedures, Standing ordersDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

Standing Financial Instructions (SFIs) (updated Nov 2012)

Our Policies and Procedures, Standing financial proceduresDocumentNo charge
14/12/2017

2009-10 Annual Report & Accounts

Annual Information DocumentationDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

Schemes of Delegation Approved July 2012

Financial Information, What we spend and how we spend itDocumentNo charge
27/02/2017

Standing Orders Approved July 2012

Financial Information, What we spend and how we spend itDocumentNo charge
21/04/2017

Making a request under the Freedom of Information Act

Information governance, Our Policies and ProceduresWeb pageNo charge
04/10/2018

Annual reports

Financial Information, What we spend and how we spend itWeb pageNo charge
08/08/2018

Board of Directors Meetings

Board Meetings and Minutes, How we make decisionsWeb pageNo charge
24/10/2018

Privacy notice

Information governance, Our Policies and ProceduresWeb pageNo charge
14/06/2018

Hospital Facilities

Services Provided by the Trust, The services we offerWeb pageNo charge
18/07/2018

Hospital Patient Services

Services Provided by the Trust, The services we offerWeb pageNo charge
12/09/2016

News, Events & Blogs

Corporate Communications and Media Releases, The services we offerWeb pageNo charge
19/09/2018

Publications and Reports

Annual Information Documentation, What our priorities are and how we are doingWeb pageNo charge