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Publication scheme

We have adopted the model publication scheme and we publish in line with the definition document for the Health Sector (PDF: 162KB).

Our priorities and how we're doing

How we make decisions

  • Board papers agenda, supporting papers and minutes
  • Patient and public involvement strategy (PPI) - not applicable as we do not treat patients
  • Public consultations (for example, concerning closures/variations of services) - none to date
  • Internal communications guidance and criteria used for decision making i.e. process systems and key personnel – find this in the service area sections of the website

Lists and registers

The services we offer

  • Clinical services provided or commissioned - not applicable as we do not treat patients
  • Non-clinical services – find this in the service area sections of the website
  • Services for which the authority is entitled to recover a fee together with those fees – see our charging regimes and policies
  • Patient information leaflets and other booklets and newsletters – not applicable as we do not treat patients
  • Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) – not applicable as we do not treat patients
  • Advice and guidance – find this in the service area sections of the website
  • Corporate communications & media releases

Trade union facility time

Relevant union officials

Number of employees who were relevant union officials during 2018/19 Full-time equivalent employee number
23 21.77

Percentage of time spent on facility time during 2018 to 2019

Percentage of time Number of employees
0% 3
1% - 50% 20
51% - 99% 0
100% 0

Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time during 2018 to 2019

Total cost of facility time £48,915
Total pay bill £81,491,953
Percentage of the total pay bill spent on facility time 0.06%

Paid trade union activities

Time spent on paid trade union activities as a percentage of total paid facility time hours calculated as:
Hours on paid time 1408.75
Total paid facility time hours 3051.71
(Total hours spent on paid trade union activities ÷ total paid facility time hours) x 100 46.16%

 

Information management

Information contained within the publication scheme will be retained in line with our retention and disposal schedules, which comply with current Department of Health and Public Record Office Guidance. 

Feedback

Any questions, comments or complaints about our publication scheme should be sent to:

Information Governance
Stella House
Goldcrest Way
Newburn Riverside
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE15 8NY

You can also email us at nhsbsa.foirequests@nhs.net