What is a Publication Scheme?
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI Act) requires public authorities to adopt and maintain a publication scheme, the purpose of which is to:
- Specify the classes of information we have committed to publish;
- Say how we will make that information available;
- Say whether the information is available free of charge or on payment.
Most of the information covered by our publication scheme will be made available on this website. If you need information in an alternative format, we will do all we reasonably can to help.
Our publication scheme follows the Information Commissioner’s model publication scheme for public authorities.
Who We Are and What We Do
What We Spend and How We Spend
Financial information about Darlington CCG will be made available here as it is produced. If the information you require is not available here you can make a Freedom of Information request to obtain the information by writing to or emailing the Information Governance Service:
Address: Information Governance Service , John Snow House, Durham University Science Park, Durham, County Durham DH1 3YG.
Information about the general financial duties of Darlington CCG and its prime Financial Strategy can be found in the following documents:
Our Priorities and How We Are Doing
How We Make Decisions
Key Policies and Procedures
Complaint Policy and Procedure
Confidentiality and Data Protection Policy
Data Quality Policy
Incident Reporting and Management Policy
Information Governance and Information Risk Policy
Information Access Policy
Information Security Policy
Records Management Policy and Strategy
Safeguarding Children Policy
Safeguarding Adults Policy
Standards of Business Conduct and Declaration of Interest Policy
CCG Sanction Reporting
As commissioners we must publish on our website details of the financial sanctions due and applied to each of our major providers for failure to achieve national standards set out in their NHS Standard Contracts.
The 2015/16 sanction document enclosed details these sanctions on a quarterly basis for each of the CCG’s major providers. The quarterly positions do not show a cumulative position but we have included a YTD tab so you can see total sanctions applied year to date.
At the time of publication we have used the latest data available to us and therefore the data included is subject to change in future publications.
Further information can be found in the 2015/16 NHS Standard Contract Technical Guidance on page 121, available from http://www.england.nhs.uk/nhs-standard-contract/15-16/