Our Guide to Information (FOI Publication Scheme) is published in accordance with Section 19 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Information Commissioner’s Office Model Publication Scheme. It aims to give the public access to information routinely published by us. It will contribute to our culture of openness and accountability and facilitate better public understanding of how we operate. Our Publication Scheme is divided into seven sections:
How to use this FOI Publication Scheme
Throughout the Scheme there are references to key documents held by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. To access the documents, simply click on the link provided. If you are unable to download a particular document and require a copy, please contact the FOI Team, email: WHCNHS.FOIrequest@nhs.net . If you require a large print, Braille, translated or audio version of the Scheme, please contact the Communications Department on 01905 681770, or email: WHCNHS.Communications@nhs.net
If you have a complaint about the Publication Scheme, or the way in which your request for information was handled, please contact:
Head of Information Governance
Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Kings Court 2
Charles Hastings Way
Tel: 01905 760000
Who we are and what we do
How we fit into the NHS organisation
Organisations with which the Trust works in partnership
This Trust is committed to working in partnership with a number of NHS and non-NHS organisations, to ensure local delivery of services and their development in accordance with national guidance and local needs. These partner organisations include local authorities, educational establishments, police, probation, the private sector and not-for-profit and community groups. The Annual Communications and Engagement Report to Trust Board can be found in Trust Board Papers
What we spend and how we spend it
The below links relate to the Trust financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit
Please click on the links below to access the information:
Financial audit reports - This information is contained in the Annual Report and Accounts
Procurement and tendering procedures - Details of procedures used for the acquisition of goods and services are included on the Procurement page of the Trust website. (link to procurement page)
Details of contracts currently being tendered - Details of OJEC adverts and other contacts currently available for public tender are included on the Procurement page of the Trust website.
Capital programme - reported to Trust Board in March
Staff and Board members' allowances and expenses - Staff allowances and expenses are in line with national Agenda for Change agreements. Board members' allowances and expenses are reported in the Accounts
Staff Pay and Grading Structures - This is set out nationally from NHS Employers
Further information about salary and pension entitlements of Trust senior managers can be found within the Annual Report. If you require any further details in respect of the Trust's staff pay and grading structures please contact the Freedom of Information Team.
Funding (including endowment funds) - This information is available in the Annual Report and Accounts
What our priorities are and how we are doing
Strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews. Please click on the links below to access the relevant information:
The Trust Strategy gives an overview of the strategic, longer term vision of the Trust, and along with the Annual Report (link to annual report), a summary of performance. The Trust Strategy can be found in Trust Board Papers for 10 January 2018
Our Performance against targets (KPI) / performance framework / performance management information are reported to each Trust Board and can be found in Trust Board Papers
Reports by regulatory organisations e.g. Care Quality Commission and NHS England can be found in Trust Board Papers. See the monthly Chief Executive's Briefing to Trust Board and committee papers.
Care Quality Commission - For information about the CQC's assessment of our services please visit www.cqc.org.uk/directory/R1A
Audit reports - Trust Audit Committee reports to Trust Board 5 times each year and can be found in Trust Board Papers.
Service User Surveys and the Friends and Family test.
PLACE Reports - To ensure local community and mental health hospitals offer the best possible surrounds to aid the recovery of patients, they are inspected by patient-led teams (Patient-led assessments of the care environment). The 2018 PLACE results have been published on the NHS Digital website.
How we make decisions
Policy proposals and decisions. Decision making processes, internal criteria and procedures, consultations. Please click on the links below to access the relevant information:
Board papers - agenda, supporting papers and minutes
Public consultations - are reported to each Trust Board and can be found in Trust Board Papers
Annual Communications and Engagement Report to Trust Board can be found in November Trust Board Papers
Lists and registers
Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority. We are not expected to publish all details from all asset registers. Information regarding our capital assets is available in our Annual Report.
For details about any other assets we may hold you will need to make a written request to WHCNHS.FOIrequest@nhs.net