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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

Information management

Information contained within the publication scheme will be retained in line with our retention and disposal schedules (PDF: 418KB), which comply with current Department of Health and Public Record Office Guidance. 


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

Gordon Wanless
Head of Internal Governance
Stella House
Goldcrest Way
Newburn Riverside, Newcastle upon Tyne
NE15 8NY

Telephone: 0191 203 5484

Fax: 0191 244 6842


If you’re not satisfied with our response to your concern, you can contact Mark Dibble, Corporate Secretary, on 0191 244 6468 or in writing at the above address.