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Publication scheme

About the CCG publication scheme

The Publication Scheme is divided into classes as defined by the Information Commissioner's Office and has been designed to give you a complete guide to the information routinely published by NHS Herts Valleys CCG.

The scheme does not include information that we consider to be sensitive, such as certain types of commercial or personal information.

We review the scheme at regular intervals and monitor how it is operating.

For further information on the model publication scheme prepared and approved by the Information Commissioner's Office and the definition document for Health Bodies outlining the types of information we should provide, please see their website:

Information Commissioners Office Guidance - Definition Document - Health Bodies

Charges for information

Nearly all of our information can be accessed from this website free of charge. In some cases charges may apply.

If you do not have access to the internet, a printed copy of the web page(s) can be sent to you free of charge.

The following may incur a charge:

  • requests for multiple copies
  • FOI requests that exceed the cost limit (18 hours at £25 per hour)
  • where the cost of photocopying, postage and packing exceed £50

Any charges made will be to cover the costs of photocopying, postage and packing. You will be told in advance of supplying the information if there will be a charge and how much it will be.

Copyright

The information we have provided to you is copyrighted to NHS Herts Valleys CCG and provided to you free of charge for your personal use or for other specific uses permitted in the Copyright Act. If you wish to use the information we have provided for any commercial purposes including the sale of the information to a third party then, under the Regulations on the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005, you must ask us for permission to do so in respect of each specific piece of such information. If we do grant such permission this may involve a licensing arrangement which may attract a fee. Should you wish to apply for permission for commercial re-use under the Regulations you should email the Freedom of Information Officer on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or write to them at:

Freedom of Information Officer, NHS Herts Valleys CCG, Hemel One, Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 7YU

If you cannot find what you want through this scheme or on our website, you may wish to make a request to us under the FOI Act [link] or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).

Publication Scheme Classes

The Information Commissioner's Office has identified seven classes of information which should be published by public bodies and describes the type of information that should be provided under these classes in the Health Bodies Definition Document

Who we are and what we do

Organisational structure chart [to follow]

Our Board

Head of Pharmacy and Medicine Optimisation - email:

Location and contact details for all public-facing departments:

NHS Herts Valleys CCG, Hemel One, Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 7YU

01442 898888

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GP Practices who are members of the CCG

Localities (GP practice lists on each locality page)

What we spend and how we spend it

Annual reports

Staff and Board members’ allowances and expenses [to follow]

The up-to-date pay structures can be found on the NHS Employers Agenda for Change page.

What our priorities are and how are we doing 

Strategic direction document - Our strategy - Your Care, Your Future

How we make decisions

Decison making processes and records of decisons

Board papers (agenda, supporting papers and minutes)

Governing body meetings in public papers

Committee meetings

Communications and engagement strategy

Surveys and consultations

 Policies and procedures

Our policies and procedures

Current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities.

 All of our policies and procedures.

 All of our strategy documents.

 Health and safety

 Equality and inclusion strategy

Complaints policy and our Compliments, Complaints & Concerns

Data protection policy

Carers strategy

Communication & Engagement Strategy

Operational Plan 2016/17

The Hertfordshire Dementia Strategy 2015 – 2019

Lists and registers

We expect this to be information contained only in currently maintained lists and registers.

 Board and committee members register of interests

 Staff register of interests

 Member practices register of interests

 Register of gifts, hospitality and sponsorship

The services we offer

Information about the services we offer, including leaflets, guidance and newsletters

In general, this will be an extension of the first class of information, ‘Who we are and what we do’, as it will detail the services that the organisation provides. The starting point would normally be a list or lists of the services that fall within the responsibility of the organisation, linked to details of those services.

Continuing healthcare

Personal health budgets for continuing healthcare

Community navigators

Corporate communications & media releases

Carers