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Introduction | FOI Requests | Who we are & what we do
What we spend and how we spend it | Who’s Who – our organisational structure |
Who monitors our performance? | Our policies & procedures |
Lists & registers | Patient records | The services we offer |
Vital Signs 2011 | Making this publication scheme work for you |
Due to the development of the BNSSG cluster the organisational chart and Who's Who have been temporarily removed. Revised versions will be put in place as soon as possible.
The NHS North Somerset Board oversees the work of the organisation. The Members of the Board, (including lay people), have voting rights and legal responsibility for oversight of the work of the Trust. All members of the Board can be contacted via the Board Secretary: John Rixon.
Board meetings are open to members of the public. Dates of
agendas are available on the website. Minutes of Board meetings are publicly
available, although the PCT will withhold information that is exempt from
disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, or is personal,
confidential information about individuals and is protected under the Data
Protection Act 1998. If you do not have access to the Internet, please contact
the Board Secretary, John Rixon on 01275 546683.
The PCT is able to provide the public with details of our organisational structure, including information about the PCT Board, Professional Executive Committee, sub-committees.
The PCT is also able to provide access to, or copies of, the following
In the coming financial year we have been allocated £325 million of funding which we will use to ensure that healthcare services that reflect the wishes of our local population are provided.
The Director of Finance & Performance, Mary Hutton, has corporate responsibility for the oversight of the PCT’s finances. She can be contacted at:
Mary Hutton - Director of Finance & Performance
NHS North Somerset ,
Telephone: 01275 546782
The PCT’s Professional Executive Committee makes decisions regarding the allocation of financial resources and the PCT Board receives minutes of this committee. It is a key target, set by the Department of Health, for the PCT to achieve financial balance at the end of each financial year.The PCT produces a Finance Report for each Board meeting. This information will be posted on the PCT’s website.
NHS North Somerset makes available as much information as possible about the sources of, and state of its finances. In certain circumstances information intended for future publication, audit material, personal information, commercial or confidential information and criminal and regulatory investigative material or law enforcement material will be exempt from publication. If you require any information about our financial position, please contact our Publication Scheme Coordinator.
The Head of Procurement is:
Director of Purchasing & Supply
Bristol & Weston Purchasing Consortium
Level 1, Greyfriars
Tel: 0117 342 0400
The PCT will advertise tenders for goods or services worth over £100,410 through the Official Journal of the European Communities (OJEC) procedures. The website for OJEC is www.ojec.com.
Background information relating to the tenders sought and awarded by the PCT will be included in this publication scheme. Items not included will be those where a commercial issue or issue of confidentiality is involved.
NHS North Somerset’s Annual Reports are available via its website (www.northsomerset.nhs.uk) or from the Publication Scheme Coordinator.
Other public documents include:
•Standing Financial Instructions, Standing Orders, Accountability Framework (including the Scheme of Delegation);
•Local Delivery Plan
•Board Papers – agendas, minutes and supporting papers (including finance reports);
•Professional Executive Committee (PEC) – agendas
•Register of Interests - record of interests of Board and PEC members
•Organisational Policies – Class 7 lists the Trust’s principal policies;
•Communications – press releases and media briefing notes are also publicly available, via the website (www.northsomerset.nhs.uk)
If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the Publication Scheme Co-ordinator for the information you require.
Some information that is of a personal and confidential nature or otherwise exempt under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or Data Protection Act 1998 will be excluded as will any other confidential material. This includes material relating to the health and safety of specific individuals, law enforcement or criminal or regulatory enforcement or audit issues. There may be circumstances where material cannot be released because the appropriate officer of the PCT has taken the view that it may be prejudicial to the conduct of public affairs
The Accounts for 2008//2009 are available from Mary Hutton, Director of Finance & Performance.
NHS North Somerset monitors the performance of the services that it provides and commissions for patients. This process ensures that we monitor progress towards meeting the targets set by the Government and improve the health of people living in North Somerset.
The PCT produces an annual Performance Framework which details all the targets and measures from key documents (e.g. National Service Frameworks; NHS Plan, Priorities & Planning Framework) and identifies local priorities. Every month the PCT produces a report for the Board on progress against these targets. These reports are available via the website : www.northsomerset.nhs.uk or from the Publication Scheme Co-ordinator.
The Board ensures that governance issues are managed effectively. Specific responsibilities are delegated to groups and individuals and detailed within the PCT’s Scheme of Delegation. A copy of which is available from: John Rixon
Assurance is the national process designed to provide evidence that NHS organisations are doing their “reasonable best” to manage themselves, to meet their objectives and to protect patients, staff, and the public and other stakeholders against risks of all kinds. Risk management is an essential part of this, and informs the Board about significant risks within the organisation, linking together financial, organisational and clinical controls.
These are used to compile action plans to improve performance.
Further information is available from: John Rixon - Head of Corporate Services