Publication Scheme

The Trust is committed to being open and transparent, routinely making available information about our services and our organisation.

Our publication scheme explains what information we provide to the public. Wherever possible, we will make it easy for you to access. The information is provided classed in the categories below.

Information categories

Who we are and what we do

  1. How we fit into the NHS structure  – see the About us section.
  2. Organisational structure – see the Organisational structure page.
  1. Senior staff and Trust board members – see the profiles for the Board of Directors.
  1. Location and contact details for all public facing departments – see Our Services and PALS.

What we spend and how we spend it

  1. Annual statement of accounts – see our Annual Report and Accounts
  2. Budgets and variance reports – see the board meeting papers.
  3. Our expenditure – see our Annual Report and Accounts
  4. Our Standing Financial Instructions

What our priorities are and how we are doing

  1. Reports and business planning – useful documents can be found under publications and in our board meeting papers.
  2. Our performance – see our board meeting papers and Annual Report and Accounts
  3. See more about our strategy and our plan called Caring with PRIDE.

How we make decisions

  1. Board meeting papers – agenda, supporting papers and minutes
  2. Patient and public involvement – see our getting involved section for ways to get involved.
  3. Public consultations (for example concerning new developments or changes to services) – see our publications section and board meeting papers.

Our policies and procedures

Specific policies and procedures are available on request. Please contact us at Freedom of Information to request a policy or procedure.

Services we offer

  1. Clinical and non clinical services provided and/or commissioned – see our services.
  2. Patient information leaflets and other booklets and newsletters – see our publications .
  3. Patient information leaflets and other booklets and newsletters – see our publications .
  4. Advice and guidance – see our PALS page.
  5. Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) – see the PALS page for more information.
  6. Corporate communications and media releases – see our news and events.

Lists and registers

  1. Register of interests declared by the Trust Board.
  2. Register of interests declared by the Council of Governors.
  3. NHS England has published guidance on declaring Conflicts of Interest which is applicable to all staff members at the Trust.  To view declarations of interest for Trust staff members made under this guidance go to

How we are rated by the Care Quality Commission

Our last CQC inspection report was published in May 2020 and we were rated as requires improvement.  For more information, go to our page on the CQC website at:

Requesting Information

If you wish to receive information that is not included in our publications scheme you may request this via