The aim of a publications scheme is to foster openness in government and increase transparency of what we do, what we spend, our priorities, decisions and policies.
The Information Commissioner has identified seven classes of information which should be published by public bodies in the health sector. These classes help to describe our organisation, our role, priorities and governance, and how we account for our expenditure. These classes are listed below.
We are not required to create information which is not required for the running of our CCG. There may be instances where some information will not be included in our publication scheme such as:
- Where we do not hold that information
- Where disclosure of information is exempt under the Freedom of Information Act, excepted by the Environmental Information Regulations or prevented by other laws such as the Data Protection Act 2018 and European General Data Protection Regulations
- Emails and other correspondence
- Actions and decisions related to individuals
- Information which has been archived and no longer easily accessible
- Information which is old or has been superseded if no longer held by the CCG
- Where it would be impractical to prepare the information for routine release