Publication Scheme

NHS North Lincolnshire CCG’s commitment to publishing information

NHS North Lincolnshire CCG is committed to meeting the statutory requirements of the FOI Act and has adopted the Information Commissioners Office’s (ICO) Model Publication Scheme. The CCG will produce information as it becomes available in line with the ICOs Definition Document for Health Bodies in England.

If you cannot find what you want through this scheme, or otherwise on our website you can find out how to make a Freedom of Information request here

What is a Publication Scheme?

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI Act) requires public authorities to adopt and maintain a publication scheme, the purpose of which is to:

  • Specify the classes of information we have committed to publish
  • Say how we will make that information available
  • Say whether the information is available free of charge or on payment

Most of the information covered by our publication scheme will be made available on this website. If you need information in an alternative format, we will do all we reasonably can to help.

Our publication scheme follows the Information Commissioner’s model publication scheme for public authorities.

About the CCG Publication Scheme

This 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 North Lincolnshire CCG.

The scheme is not an exhaustive list of all the types of information that we publish – our policy is to publish proactively as much information as we can where the information would have a wider public interest.

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

We shall 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 Commissioners Office and the definition document for Health Bodies outlining the types of information we should provide, please see their website:

Information Commissioners Office Guidance – Model Publication Scheme – Generic

Information Commissioners Office Guidance – Definition Document – Health Bodies

Publication Scheme Classes

The Information Commissioner’s Office has identified seven classes of information which should be published by public authorities and describes the type of information that should be provided under these classes in Health Bodies Definition Document. Click on the links below to find information relating to each of the classes for NHS North Lincolnshire CCG.

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
  • 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. For further information on the charges and fees applied can be found in the CCG’s Freedom of Information Policy.

Copyright and Re-use of Information

The information the CCG provide to you is copyrighted to NHS North Lincolnshire CCG and provided to you free of charge for your personal use or for other specific uses permitted in the Copyright Act.

If however, 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, 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 write to the Freedom of Information Manager at:

Use of the CCG logo

The use of the CCG’s logo and branding material on any document or in association with any information signifies that the document or information has been prepared or approved by the CCG.

The logos are used only on materials generated by the CCG or where the CCG has worked in association with an organisation. Use of the logo and other material without the CCG’s consent infringes the copyright.

Information not already published

If you cannot find what you are looking for through this publication scheme, or elsewhere on our website, then you may wish to make a specific request to us for the information under either the FOI Act or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).

For more information on how to make a FOI request please see the CCG’s FOI page NHS North Lincolnshire CCG Freedom of Information

Feedback and complaints about the scheme

If you would like to provide feedback about the Publication Scheme, whether good or bad then please contact the Freedom of Information Manager on