Our CCG is committed to meeting the statutory requirements under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) and aim to make as much information as possible freely available on demand. One of the ways in which this is done is through our publication scheme.
You may be able to find the information you are looking for in our publication scheme. We strongly encourage you to check this first before you make a written request for information. Please be aware that we can refuse a written Freedom of Information Act request if the information is readily available via our publication scheme.
A publication scheme fosters openness in government and increases transparency of what we do, what we spend, our priorities, decisions and policies. It is also designed to improve public access to the information we hold and also makes it easier for you to find and obtain the information you need without making a written request.
The Freedom of Information Act requires all public bodies to regularly produce and maintain a publication scheme. We review our publication scheme frequently to ensure it meets our aims and obligations. Most of the information can be accessed free of charge, however in some cases you may be charged a fee.
Further details of publication schemes in general can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website.
Details of the health sector model publication scheme we have adopted can be found here. This link represents our commitment to publishing information relevant to certain classes.
Feedback and comments
If you would like to provide any feedback or comments on our publication scheme please email the Freedom of Information Lead at eMBED.FOI@nhs.net
You can also post feedback and comments to: Freedom of Information Lead, eMBED Health Consortium, Douglas Mill, Bowling Old Lane, Bradford BD5 7JR.