The Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires each public authority to produce a publication scheme.

Under Section 19 of the Act, we have a legal duty to adopt and maintain a Publication Scheme. The main purpose of a Publication Scheme is to make information readily available to the public without the need for specific written requests. 

The Act and Publication Scheme are intended to encourage organisations to publish proactively, and to develop a greater culture of openness.

The publication scheme is a guide to the information that is held by the Trust. Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS FT's publication scheme has been designed to comply with the Information Commissioner's Office model publication scheme guidance.

You may be able to get the information you require from NHS England, as they publish the monthly data returns such as delayed transfer of care.

The seven classes of information under the Publication Scheme are:

Organisational information, Board of Governors and Key Personnel details. About the Foundation Trust status, its constitutional and legal governance processes.

Information in this class includes:

Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure including allowances, pay and grading structures; tendering, procurement and contracts.

Information in this class includes:

Strategy and performance information; plans; assessments; inspections and reviews.

Information in this class includes:

  • CQC Rating (Widget on home page of website)
  • Quality Account  
  • Annual report
  • Audit reports
  • Clinical governance
  • Performance framework and reports
  • FFT / Service User Surveys
  • Strategic plans
  • Targets, aims and objectives
  • 'Open' consultations 

Policy proposals and decisions. Decision making processes including Trust Board meetings, agendas and reports; internal criteria and procedures, consultations.

Information in this class includes:

  • Board papers
  • Patient and public involvement (PPI) strategy
  • Public consultations
  • Committee structure

Current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities.

Information in this class includes:

  • Accessibility criteria / policy (Monitor requirement)
  • Equality and Diversity 
  • Estates management
  • Information governance (IG toolkit score)
  • Policies and procedures relating to DPA, complaints and customer service; conduct of Trust business and provision of services; human resources including equal opportunities; recruitment and employment; standing financial instructions; standing orders

Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority.

Information in this class includes:

Advice and guidance, booklets and leaflets, transactions and media releases. A description of the services offered.

Information in this class includes:

What information is not covered by the scheme?

A large amount of the information held by Chesterfield Royal Hospital is personal and private to individuals and will not be published. Individuals who wish to access their own information can do so by making a separate application under the Data Protection Act.

Some information may be exempt from disclosure or inspection under separate legislation, and where this may apply, such information is excluded from publication.

The scheme and this legislation does not limit in any way other rights that people have to information, nor does it limit in any way the very large amount of information that is otherwise published outside the scheme. 

Written Requests

Information held byChesterfield Royal Hospital that is not published under this scheme can be requested in writing. Click here to find out how to request information.