15. This Publication Scheme
In this class we will publish any changes we make to this Publication Scheme.
Why have a Publication Scheme?
Under Section 19 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (There is a web link to the Act in Part Three below – under useful resources), the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust has a legal duty to adopt and maintain a Publication Scheme for the publication of information. The purpose of the Act is to promote greater openness by public authorities, of which the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust is one.
As referenced in Class 8, the Trust has developed a number of policies, some of which are currently under development. Some of these policies relate to Information Management. Our policies regarding Information Management are, and will continue to be developed according to models of good practice as recommended by the NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre(www.ic.nhs.uk), and NHS Connecting for Health (www.connectingforhealth.nhs.uk).
Enquiries about how Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust manages Information should be directed to the Freedom of Information Officer.
Cost of Information
For the most part, we will charge you only for hard copies or copying onto media (e.g. CD ROM). Some information is available free, but for others there may be a charge. The charges will vary according to how information is made available. Charges are as follows:
a) Via the Trust’s Web Site –Free of charge, although any charges for Internet Service provider and personal printing costs would have to be met by the individual.
For those without Internet access, a single print-out as on the website would be available by post from:
The Freedom of Information Officer
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
Tel: 01484 342250
However, requests for multiple printouts, or for archived copies of documents that are no longer accessible or available on the web, may attract a charge for the retrieval, photocopy, postage etc. We will let you know the cost and charges that will have to be paid in advance. We will not provide printouts of other organisation’s websites.
b) Leaflets and brochures will be made available free of charge, for example, services we offer to the public. A list is available from the Freedom of Information Officer.
c) “Glossy” or other bound paper copies, or in some cases a CD Rom, video or other mediums, are for charge as in our publication lists available from the Freedom of Information Officer.
d) e-mail will be free of charge unless it says otherwise
Charges for the retrieval of any information not listed within the Publication Scheme will be set at £25.00 per hour, per staff member, to a maximum of £450.00. Requests for information costing more than this maximum limit, or information which would take the equivalent of 18 staff hours or more to retrieve, may be refused unless the requestor is prapared to meet the actual costs in advance.
The charges have been set in line with national guidance which can be found here.
The material available through this Publication Scheme is subject to the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust’s copyright unless otherwise indicated. Unless expressly indicated on the material to the contrary, it may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium, provided it is reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading manner. Where any of the copyright items in this Scheme are being re-published or copied to others, you must identify the source of the material and acknowledge the copyright status. Permission to reproduce material does not extend to any material accessed through the Publication Scheme that is the copyright of third parties. You must obtain authorisation to reproduce such material from the copyright holders concerned. For HMSO Guidance Notes on a range of copyright issues, see the Office for Public Sector Information web site: