North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is committed to meeting the statutory requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and as such has adopted the Information Commissioners Office’s (ICO) Publication Scheme.
The publication scheme identifies seven classes of information which should be published by public bodies.
- Who we are and what we do
- What we spend and how we spend it
- What are our priorities and how are we doing
- How we make decisions
- Policies and Procedures
- Lists and Registers
- Services we offer
Members of the public should be able to routinely access information that is in the public interest and is safe to disclose. The publication scheme is designed to signpost individuals to the information that we have available.
The CCG works in line with the publication scheme and below you can find a brief outline of each of the seven classes of information as well as links to relevant documents and pages.
There are also a number of key documents that we feel the public may find useful. These are linked to below under the heading ‘Other key documents’.
Members of the public wanting access to information that is not included on this page can make a freedom of information request. For further information on how to make a freedom of information (FOI) request please visit our FOI page.
For further information on the publication scheme please visit the ICO website.
Who we are and what we do
This outlines how the CCG fits into the NHS Structure, expanding on our roles and responsibilities. You can also access documents and information relating to our organisational structure, and details of board members and other key personnel.
What we spend and how we spend it
This includes financial information on projected and actual income, budgets and expenditure, procurement, tendering and contracts.
In respect of staff pay and reimbursement of travel costs, we follow Agenda for Change (AfC) which is the current National Health Service (NHS) grading and pay system for all NHS staff (excluding doctors, dentists and some senior managers).
Details of reimbursement of travel costs and subsistence allowances for NHS Employees can be found in the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook.
What are our priorities and how are we doing
Documents and information relating to our strategies, plans, performance indicators, audits and reviews.
How we make decisions
This section gives information on our decision making processes and how we record decisions. This includes board papers, our constitution, membership and Terms of References for our committees.
Policies and Procedures
The policies and procedures that we have in place and are committed to following.
Lists and Registers
We are legally required to hold publicly available registers.
See our Governance documents including our Declarations of Interest Register and Gifts and Hospitality Register.
Services we offer
Documents and information that detail the services that are provided for the public, and any guidance that is available.
Other key documents
- Services and clinical priorities: reports - including the Annual Complaints Report, IFR End of Year report and Infection Prevention and Control Annual Report.
- Annual Review and Annual Report Summaries
- CCG Newsletter
- Interventions not normally funded (INNF) list
- Joint Commissioning Committee Meeting agendas and papers
- Commissioning documents