Freedom of Information

Publication Scheme

In order to comply with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 public sector organisations such as ours have to routinely publish information whenever possible.

The Information Commissioner, who is responsible for monitoring and enforcing compliance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, has drawn up what is called a Model Publication Scheme for all public sector organisations, which we have formally adopted and are committed to. The Commissioner has also published a Definition Document for NHS Organisations, which sets out in some detail what his minimum expectations are as far as we are concerned.

Most of the information we make routinely available can be accessed through our website by using the search facility. Such information is continually updated. If you cannot find information through the search engine and we have indicated in the definition document that the information is routinely available then this may be because the information cannot be loaded onto our website. In such circumstances please contact our FOI Coordinator by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and ask for the information to be provided to you.

Who we are and what we do

For details of how we fit into the NHS see the NHS Structure explained on the NHS England website.

NHS Nottingham City CCG will be overseen by NHS England, which is a national body formed under the 2012 Act.  Local offices of the NHS England will oversee CCGs and also manage primary care commissioning, including holding GP practices NHS contracts.

Details of our Organisational structure is available here.  The structure chart is subject to change, and any changes will be reflected in the published charts as soon as possible

NHS Nottingham City CCG has a Governing Body who are responsible for ensuring that the CCG has appropriate arrangements in place to exercise its functions effectively, efficiently and economically and in accordance with the Clinical Commissioning Group’s principles of good governance (its main function).  For further details on the Governing Body members, see Who We Are section of our website.

NHS Nottingham City CCG has established a Clinical Council, which exists as the CCG's main forum for clinical discussions.  For further details on the Clinical Council members, see Who We Are section of our website.

For location and contact details of NHS Nottingham City CCG see the Contact Us section of our website.

What we spend and how we spend it

Transparency - Spend.  As part of the government’s commitment to greater transparency, NHS bodies are required to publish all expenditure over £25,000. This information is published on an ongoing basis, on the last working day of each month, and is available to view here.

The CCG's annual statement of accounts will be published in the CCG's Annual Report

For CCG Budgets and Variance reports see the monthly finance reports in the Governing Body papers.

For our financial audit reports see our Audit Reports section.

NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group has a Constitution, which has been signed up to by all of its 64 member practices.  The following appendices are an integral part of the document, with aspects of the requirements of Part 1 of Schedule 1A of the National Health Service Act 2006 (inserted by Schedule 2 of the 2012 Act) addressed in the appendices rather than the main body of the constitution.

  • Standing Orders – which set out the arrangements for meetings and the appointment processes for the group’s representatives and Governing Body members
  • Overarching Scheme of Reservation and Delegation – which sets out those decisions that are reserved for the membership as a whole and those decisions that are the responsibilities of the group’s Governing Body (and its committees) and employees
  • Prime Financial Policies – which set out the arrangements for managing the group’s financial affairs. 

Details of staff and Governing Body members’ allowances and expenses will be available in the CCG's annual report when it is published in autumn 2014.

For details of staff pay and grading structures see the structure charts and the Agenda for Change pay rates.

Information on our procurement and tendering procedures

The main NHS Contracts are available to view at www.supplychain.nhs.uk. This is the source of supply for the bulk of our medical consumables (e.g. needles, syringes, bandages and dressings, sharps bins etc), domestic items (e.g. paper towels, handwashing soaps, gloves and wipes, toilet rolls) and stationery items (pens, pencils, computer cartridges etc).

We also use the Goverment Procurement Service website for a range of products and services including IT, furniture, copiers, consultancy, fleet vehicles etc.

For details of contracts currently being tendered please see the Contracts Finder website.

Details of contracts awarded are available here and will be regularly updated.

Non-Health Service Providers
Further information is available from the Supplies Manager on 0115 8831770 or by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For details of our priorities and how are we doing, our annual business plan and targets, aims, objectives and our strategic direction see our Three Year Commissioning Strategy 2013-2016.

The CCG has developed a vision to describe its purpose, along with a set of values that detail the key principles that will guide the organisation in achieving its vision.

Details of our performance against targets (Key Performance Indicators)/performance framework can be found in the monthly Integrated Performance reports to the Governing Body.
 

How we make decisions

For information about how we make decisions see our Governing Body papers – agendas, supporting papers and minutes, Engagement Framework (will be available shortly) and go to Have Your Say and the People's Council section.
 
Click here for more information on the CCG's Engagement and Consultation activities (for example, concerning closures/variations of services).

Policies and procedures relating to the conduct of business and the provision of services, human resources (including race, disability, age and gender, equal opportunities), recruitment and employment, data protection/information governance/Caldicott guardian can be found in our Policies and Procedures section. 

For complaints and other customer service policies and procedures go to
Complaints.

  
Charging regimes and policies

For details of Access to Records, Data Protection and Freedom of Information policies and procedures see our Policies and Procedures section section.
 
List and registers, any information we are currently legally required to hold in publicly available registers.

For details of our main contractors/suppliers see the information on procurement and tendering procedures and our list of non health service providers. Further information is also available from the Supplies Manager on 0115 845 4545.
 
The CCG has developed a Procurement Overview to assist with the CCG's main objective through its Procurement Process to provide patients with services that are high quality, responsive and appropriate to their need whilst ensuring regulatory and legal requirements are met.
 
Registers:
 
A Register of Interests is kept, and updated on a regular basis for all Senior Staff of the CCG and Governing Body members - See CCG Governing Body page.
 
A Register of Gifts and Hospitality provided to all staff and Governing Body members is kept and updated on a regular basis.  Details are available from the Freedom of Information Lead -This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

NHS Nottingham City CCG offers a full Disclosures Log where you can see all the requests and responses that have been issued by the CCG under the Freedom of Information Act.  Disclosure Logs are updated on a quarterly basis and are available here.  Further information is available 
from the Freedom of Information Lead by sending an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
 
The services we offer
 
Clinical services provided and/or commissioned - see our health services.
 
The CCG does not offer any non-clinical services
 
Services for which the authority is entitled to recover a fee together with those fees - see the NHS Choices website.
 
Patient information leaflets and other booklets and newsletters - see our leaflet on choosing the right health service in Nottingham.

For corporate communications and media releases go to the press releases section of this website.