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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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:
Information Governance Manager
Barnsley Hospital NHS FT
Or by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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