Publication scheme

Model Publication Scheme

Every public authority subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 is required to adopt and maintain an approved publication scheme. A publication scheme is a commitment to routinely and proactively provide information to the public.

The Trust has adopted the model publication scheme approved by the Information Commissioner.  More about the publication scheme can be viewed on the Information Commissioner’s website by following the link below.

This publication scheme commits the Trust to make information available to the public as part of its normal business activities. The Information Commissioner has issued specific guidance about the information NHS Trusts are expected to make available.  The guidance for NHS Trusts can also be viewed on the Information Commissioner’s website by following the link below.

The Trust has produced this Guide to Information to inform the public about the information covered by this scheme and how it can be obtained.  Wherever possible, information will be made routinely available on our website (  This Guide to Information will be reviewed on a regular basis.

If you require access to hard copies of any of the information sources/documents referred to in the publication scheme or want guidance on how to access information under the general right of access, please contact:

Laurie Wrench
Deputy Director of Governance
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
Harplands Hospital
Hilton Road

Reception Telephone: 0300 123 1535

Information held by the Trust 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.