Publications and Policies

In this section, you will find the Trust's Annual Publications and other key declarations

  • The Annual Report and Accounts – Department of Health and Social Care Group Bodies are required to publish each year, as a single document, a three-part annual report and accounts (ARA), containing (i) Performance Report, including an overview and a performance analysis; (ii) Accountability Report, including Corporate Governance Report, Remuneration and Staff Report, Audit Report; and (iii) The Financial Statements.
  • Quality Account  – Quality Accounts, also known as quality reports, are produced annually to provide information and assurance for service users, families, carers, the public and commissioners that the Trust reports on quality, and shows improvements in the services we deliver.
  • Other publications – key information such as expenditure over £25,000 and the Register of Board Members’ interests

The Annual Report and Accounts is published each year at the Trust’s Annual General Meeting.  You can view the proceedings and presentations for previous AGMs by clicking here 

2022/23

Click here to download the 2022-23 Annual Report and Accounts
Click here to download the 2022/23 Quality Account

2021/22

Click here to download the 2021/22 Annual Report and Accounts
Click here to download the 2021/22 Quality Account

2020/21

Click here to download the 2020/21 Annual Report and Accounts
Click here to download the 2020/21 Quality Account

2019/20

Click here to download the 2019/20 Annual Report and Accounts
Click here to download the 2019/20 Quality Account

2018/19

Click here to download the 2018/19 Annual Report and Accounts
Click here to download the 2018/19 Quality Account

2017/18

Click here to download the 2017/18 Annual Report and Accounts
Click here to download the 2017/18 Quality Account

2016/17

Click here to download the 2016/17 Annual Report and Accounts
Click here to download the 2016/17 Quality Account

Other publications

Consultant Declaration Register

Expenditure over £25,000

Insurance certificate

Register of Board Members Interests March 2023

Register of Gifts, Hospitality and Sponsorship

Service User and Carer Experience Strategy

Single Sex Accommodation Compliance Statement

Standing Financial Instructions

Standing Orders

Statement of Purpose

Operational Plan 2017-18 and 2018-19

Infection Prevention & Control Annual Report 2017/18

Bribery and Fraud

The Bribery Act 2010 was introduced to make it easier to tackle the issue of bribery which is a damaging practice. Bribery can be defined as ‘giving someone a financial or other advantage to encourage them to perform their duties improperly or reward them for having done so’.

To limit our exposure to bribery we have in place a Local Counter Fraud Policy, a Standards of Business Conduct Policy and Managing Conflicts of Interest Policy. These apply to all staff and to individuals and organisations who act on behalf of North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust.

We also employ a local counter fraud specialist who will investigate, as appropriate, any allegations of fraud, bribery or corruption.

The success of our anti-bribery approach depends on our staff playing their part in helping to detect and eradicate bribery. Therefore, we encourage staff, service users and others associated with North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust to report any suspicions of bribery and we will rigorously investigate any allegations. In addition, we hold a register of interest for directors, staff, and governors and ask staff not to accept gifts or hospitality that will compromise them or the Trust. The Board of Directors carries out its business in an open and transparent way.

We are committed to the prevention of bribery as well as to combating fraud and expect the organisations we work with to do the same. Doing business in this way enables us to reassure our patients, members and stakeholders that public funds are properly safeguarded. If you have any concerns or suspicions of fraud or bribery we need to know about, the Trust’s counter fraud specialist can be contacted in confidence:

By phone on: 07721488602
By email: sarah.bailey@miaa.nhs.uk

Interpretation/translation services

The Trust is committed to providing communication support for service users and carers whose first language is not English. This includes British Sign Language (BSL).

We can also produce written information in braille and in large print documents.

If you have any queries regarding the use of interpretation or translation services please do not hesitate to contact the Patient Experience Team at Harplands Hospital on 01782 275171 or via email at PatientExperienceTeam@northstaffs.nhs.uk.