NHS Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group is committed to transparency and openness. Information is key to understanding what we do and making the most of our services.
NHS Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group has a duty to comply with all aspects of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The Freedom of Information Act was introduced to oversee access to information held by public bodies.
The Act gives individuals or organisations the right to request information held by a public authority.
NHS Dudley’s Publication Scheme
A Publication Scheme is a specific guide to the information that an authority holds.
NHS Dudley’s Publication Scheme brings together a range of information about local health services, routinely published by the CCG, and is reviewed at regular intervals. Our aim is to supply people with the information they need and increase access to healthcare services so that we can ultimately improve health in the borough.
The Publication Scheme has been designed to comply with guidance published by the Information Commissioner’s Office. As such, the information provided in this section is divided into seven classes of information.
1. Who we are and what we do
How NHS Dudley CCG fits into the wider NHS structure, details about our senior management and partner organisations.
2. What we spend and how we spend it
Financial information about NHS Dudley CCG, annual accounts, staff pay grades.
3. What are our priorities and how we are doing
NHS Dudley CCG’s annual reports, assessments, business and strategic plans…
4. How we make decisions
NHS Dudley CCG’’s criteria used for decision making, board agendas, supporting papers and minutes…
5. Our policies and procedures
Current written protocols and procedures for delivering the NHS Dudley CCG functions and responsibilities…
6. Lists and registers
Lists of NHS Dudley CCG Register of Interests, List of main contractors / suppliers asset registers and Information Asset Register and the Register of Gifts and Hospitality provided to Board members and senior personnel.
7. The services we offer
Services NHS Dudley CCG provides, corporate communications and media releases.
All information published on the website can be accessed free of charge.
You may also request copies of this information to be sent to you in a paper format, but under the rules of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, you may be charged. If a request for a paper version of any publication that is available electronically means that we have to do a lot of photocopying or printing, or pay a large postage charge, we will let you know the cost before fulfilling your request. Any costs are payable in advance.
All FOI requests for information not included in the Scheme must be made in writing (including by email). Please include as much detail as you can. We are obliged to reply within 20 working days of receipt. If however we are unable to do so, we will inform you of our reasons and work to provide a full reply as soon as we can.
Requests for information will be treated on a case-by-case basis; however some information may not be available because it falls within one of the exemptions of the Act. When that happens, we will tell you which exemption we consider applies.
The material available through this Publication Scheme is subject to NHS Dudley CCG copyright, unless otherwise indicated. Unless expressly indicated on the material to the contrary, it may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium, provided it is reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading manner. Where any of the copyright items in this Scheme are being re-published or copied to others, you must identify the source of the material and acknowledge the copyright status. Permission to reproduce material does not extend to any material accessed through the Publication Scheme that is obtained from and the copyright of, third parties. You must obtain authorisation to reproduce such material from the copyright holders concerned. For guidance notes on a range of copyright issues, please refer to the National Archives website.
If you have any questions about the Publication Scheme or would like advice about making a Freedom of Information request, please email: FOI@Dudleyccg.nhs.uk