What is a publication scheme?

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires public authorities to adopt and maintain a publication scheme, the purpose of which is to:

  • Specify the classes of information we have committed to publish
  • Say how we will make that information available
  • Say whether the information is available free of charge or on payment

Most of the information covered by our publication scheme will be made available on this website. If you need information in an alternative format, we will do all we reasonably can to help.

Our publication scheme follows the Information Commissioner’s model for public authorities.

 

About the CCG’s publication scheme

This publication scheme is divided into classes as defined by the Information Commissioners Office and has been designed to give you a complete guide to the information routinely published by Swindon CCG.

The scheme is not an exhaustive list of all the types of information that we publish – our policy is to publish proactively as much information as we can where the information would have a wider public interest.

The scheme does not include information that we consider to be sensitive, such as certain types of commercial or personal information.

We shall review the scheme at regular intervals and monitor how it is operating.

For further information on the model publication scheme prepared and approved by the Information Commissioners Office and the definition document for health bodies outlining the types of information we should provide, please see their website:

Information Commissioners Office Guidance – Model Publication Scheme – Generic

Information Commissioners Office Guidance – Definition Document – Health Bodies

 

Publication scheme classes

The Information Commissioners Office has identified seven classes of information which should be published by public bodies.

Click on the links below to find information relating to each of the classes for Swindon CCG:

 

Charges for information

Nearly all of our information can be accessed from this website free of charge. In some cases charges may apply.

If you do not have access to the internet, a printed copy of the web page(s) can be sent to you free of charge.

The following may incur a charge:

  • Requests for multiple copies
  • Where the cost of photocopying, postage and packing exceed £50

Any charges made will be to cover the costs of photocopying, postage and packing. You will be told in advance of supplying the information if there will be a charge, and how much it will be.

 

Copyright

The information provided on this website is copyrighted to NHS Swindon CCG and provided free of charge for personal use or for other specific uses permitted in the Copyright Act.

Permission must be sought in advance to use any information contained on this website for commercial purposes. 

If we do grant such permission this may involve a licensing arrangement which may attract a fee. Should you wish to apply for permission for commercial re-use under the Regulations you should write to the Freedom of Information team at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Information not already published

If you cannot find what you want through this scheme, or otherwise on our website, you may wish to make a request to us under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

 

Feedback and complaints about the scheme

If you would like to provide feedback – good or bad – about the publication scheme, please contact the Freedom of Information team by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.