Introduction

Model Publication Scheme 2014

Guide to Information available through the Model Publication Scheme 2014

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (the Act) requires Scottish public authorities to adopt and maintain a publication scheme which has the approval of the Scottish Information Commissioner, and publish information in accordance with that scheme.  The publication scheme must:

  • publish the classes of information that the authority makes routinely available
  • tell the public how to access the information and whether information is available free of charge or on payment

NHS Borders has adopted the Model Publication Scheme 2014 which has been produced and approved by the Scottish Information Commissioner. It is approved until 31 May 2018.

Classes of Information

Class 1:  About NHS Borders

Information about NHS Borders, who we are, where to find us, how to contact us, how we are managed and our external relations.

Class 2:  How we deliver our functions and services

Information about our work, our strategy and policies for delivering functions and services and information for our service users.

Class 3:  How we take decisions and what we have decided

Information about the decisions we take, how we make decisions and how we involve others.

Class 4:  What we spend and how we spend it

Information about our strategy for, and management of, financial resources (in sufficient detail to explain how we plan to spend public money and what has actually been spent).

Class 5:  How we manage our human, physical and information resources

Information about how we manage the human, physical and information resources of the authority.

Class 6:  How we procure goods and services from external providers

Information about how we procure goods and services, and our contracts with external providers.

Class 7:  How we are performing

Information about how we perform as an organisation, and how well we deliver our functions and services.

Class 8:  Commercial publications

Information packaged and made available for sale on a commercial basis and sold at market value through a retail outlet eg bookshop, museum or research journal