Publication Scheme

Information to be publishedHow the information can be obtained (eg hard copy, website)Cost

Class 1 - Who we are and what we do

(Organisational information, structures, locations and contacts)

This will be current information only
Doctors in the practice
Nil
Contact details for the practice (named contacts where possible with telephone number and email address (if used))
Nil
Opening hours
Nil
Other staffing details
Nil
Meetings specifically with pharmaceutical companies and other medical suppliers. We would expect as a minimum that this information should include the name of the company, the date and, if appropriate, the name of the member(s) of staff attending (if recorded), together with a general indication of the category of meeting, for example marketing or promotion. The names of staff attending should include any senior managers and any medically qualified staff if this information is recorded
The practice does not hold meetings with pharmaceutical representatives

Class 2 – What we spend and how we spend it

(Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit)

Current and previous financial year as a minimum
Details on NHS/HSC funding received by the practice. We would expect practices to consider publishing as much information as practically possible including as much detail as possible.
Available by request in writing to the Director of Finance
Audit of NHS/HSC income
Not Held
Details of expenditure items over £10,000 - published at least annually but at a more frequent quarterly or six-monthly interval where practical.
Not published but available if requested
List and value of contracts awarded by the practice. We would normally only expect the practice to publish details of contracts that are of sufficient size to have gone through a formal tendering process.
Not Held
Staff allowances and expenses that can be incurred or claimed, with totals paid to senior staff members (for the purpose of this document, senior staff are defined as partners or equivalent level), by references to categories.
Policy available upon request in writing
Pay policy
Not Held
Declaration of GPs’ NHS/HSC income. The information made available as part of GPs’ contractual obligation to publish their net income relating to NHS/HSC contracts, once this obligation is in force. A link may be provided to the information on a third party website, and /or a description of where this information is available.

Class 3 – What our priorities are and how we are doing

(Strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews)

Current and previous year as a minimum
Plans for the development and provision of NHS/HSC services
Not Held
Performance data including performance against targets
Available by request in writing to the Director of Operations
Inspection reports by regulators: the CQC, HIW, RQIA and HSCB and any other regulators.

Class 4 – How we make decisions

(Decision making processes and records of decisions)

Current and previous year as a minimum
Records of decisions made in the practice affecting the provision of NHS/HSC services.
Not Held

Class 5 – Our policies and procedures

(Current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities)

Current information only.

Here we have listed the policies we would expect practices to have. Any additional policies should also be listed. Mark “not held” against any policies that are not actually held.
Policies and procedures about customer service
Internal instructions to staff and policies relating to the delivery of services
Available by request in writing to the Director of Operations
Policies and procedures about the recruitment and employment of staff
Available by request in writing to the Director of Operations
Equality and diversity policy
Available by request in writing to the Director of Operations
Health and safety policy
Available by request in writing to the Director of Operations
Complaints procedures (including those covering requests for information and operating the publication scheme)
Records management policies (records retention, destruction and archive)
Available by request in writing to the Director of Operations
Data protection policies
Available by request in writing to the Director of Operations
Policies and procedures for handling requests for information
Available by request in writing to the Director of Operations

Class 6 – Lists and Registers

Currently maintained lists and registers only

We recognise that it is unlikely that GPs are going to have registers available for public inspection and while this remains the case “none held” can be entered in this section.
Any publicly available register or list (if any are held this should be publicised; in most circumstances existing access provisions will suffice).
None Held

Class 7 – The services we offer

(Information about the services we offer, including leaflets, guidance and newsletters produced for the public)

Current information only
The services provided under contract to the NHS/HSC
Charges for any of these services
Non NHS Fees
Available in person at practice sites
Information leaflets
Patient Information Leaflet
Available in person at practice sites
Out of hours arrangements