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Legal

Class 2 - Who We Are

Class Description: Details of the Trust and Organisational Structures

The Trust Board of Directors & Governors oversees the work of our organisation.

Minutes of the Council of Governors meetings are publicly available via our website Board Papers although we will withhold information that is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or is personal, confidential information about individuals and is protected under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you do not have access to the Internet, please contact our Publication Scheme Coordinator.

The Trust Board delegates some of its functions and responsibilities to sub-committees. The Scheme of Delegation describes how the Board discharges its responsibilities.

The Trust has a corporate website, which gives details of our organisation, key personnel and details of the Trust Board and sub-committees. We are also able to provide access to or copies of our governance material with any charges being in accordance with Trust Policy as detailed in Class 15 of this Publication Scheme.

Corporate Governance material will be listed including:

  • Register of interests
  • Establishment Orders
  • Standing Orders
  • Standing Financial Instructions
  • Scheme of Delegation
  • Codes of Conduct and other governance documents

Some information will be withheld, including personal, confidential information about individuals which is protected by the Data Protection Act 1998.

Working in Partnership

The Trust is involved in significant partnership working with several other NHS organisations. These key partners within the NHS include, the Acute Trust(s), Partnership Trusts/Mental Health Trusts, academic partners, pharmaceutical services, private sector providers etc:

Some of these organisations are involved in the joint delivery of services with us. If you would like to know more about these arrangements and how these services are managed, please contact the Publication Scheme Coordinator who will arrange for you to receive or direct you to obtaining the information you require.

Some of the partnerships will involve information sharing, with agreed protocols and procedures between organisations. The Trust has signed up to an Information Sharing Agreement with other key stakeholders within the County.

The Trust will provide the information, for which it is responsible, about meetings with partner organisations and details of any relevant service level agreements to any member of the public who asks for them. We will not provide material that is exempt under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or the Data Protection Act 1998.