Publication Scheme

Our publication scheme is information that we make routinely available and how you can access it.

The publication scheme is designed to signpost individuals to information we proactively release as and when it becomes available. The publication scheme contains seven classes of information and information falling into each of these classes is published on our website, where available.

Who we are and what we do

This includes organisational information, structures, locations and contacts:

What we spend and how we spend it

Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit:

What our priorities are and how we are doing

Strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews

See: What our priorities are including the Annual Report, commissioning plans and our five year plan.

How we make decisions

Decision making processes and records of decisions:

We publish the agenda, minutes and papers for each Governing body meeting online in advance of the meeting - See more at:
We publish the agenda, minutes and papers for each Governing body meeting online in advance of the meeting - See more at:

Our policies and procedures

Current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities:

Lists and registrars

The services we offer

Charges for material

At present, all the information we proactively release is available free of charge on our website. If in the future, we make information available but do not publish it on our website we will update this publication scheme to explain how you can access it. We will also explain any charges that may be necessary.

Charges made by South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) for routinely published material will be justified and transparent and kept to a minimum. Charges may be made for information subject to a charging regime specified by Parliament. Charges may be made for actual disbursements incurred such as:

  • photocopying
  • postage and packaging
  • the costs directly incurred as a result of viewing information

Charges may also be made for information provided under this scheme where they are legally authorised, they are in all the circumstances, including the general principles of the right of access to information held by public authorities, justified and are in accordance with a published schedule or schedules of fees, which is readily available to the public.

Charges may also be made for making datasets (or parts of datasets) that are relevant copyright works available for re-use. These charges will be in accordance with either regulations made under section 11B of the Freedom of Information Act or other enactments. Information held by a public authority that is not published under this scheme can be requested in writing, when its provision will be considered in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

Freedom of Information