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Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act (2000) gives general rights of access to information held by any public authority. 

Classes of information

The sort of information that you can ask for is grouped into the broad categories outlined below.

1The NHS and how we fitPlanning documents outlining how we fit into the NHS structure.
2Who we areDetails of our Trust, organisational structures and key personnel.
3Financial and fundingFunding details, charging policies and financial accounts.
4Corporate informationReports, policies, minutes of meetings and business plans.
5Aims, targets and achievementsFinancial targets, aims and objectives and key performance indicators (See also Class 9).
6Our servicesThe range of services that we provide for the NHS and how we deliver these.
7Reports and independent enquiriesIndependent inspections and findings regarding our Trust. Please see Resources for a list of bodies which monitor and inspect us.
8Policies and proceduresGeneral policies and procedures we use. These include, but are not restricted to, human resources, prescribing and prescription, health and safety.
9Public involvement and consultationDetails of consultation procedures, decision-making processes, timescales and responses. Consultations in progress and how you can become involved.
10Regular publications and information for the publicGuidance and information leaflets.
11ComplaintsPolicies, procedures and contacts for complaints.
12Human ResourcesEmployment policies and procedures.
13Communications with the press and media releasesOur releases to the press and the media.
14Environmental informationOur estate and land holdings, and the uses they currently enjoy. Information required to be placed in the public domain as a result of the Environmental Information Regulations, any Environmental Enforcement action and associated information (see also Introduction to Publication Scheme).
15The Publication SchemeIn this class we will publish any changes we make to the Publication Scheme, the criteria on which our information management policies are made and a referral point for all enquires regarding information management generally in our Trust. We will also publish any proposed changes or additions to publications already available.
16(Optional class) Archive deposits

The archives of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and its predecessor/constituent bodies are held in an approved Place of Deposit by Oxfordshire Health Archives at the Trust. Access to the archives under this Publication Scheme is through the public access provisions of Oxfordshire Health Archives:Oxfordshire Health Archives
Warneford Hospital
Warneford Lane
Telephone: 01865 738661
Email: omht.archives@oxfordhealth.nhs.ukInformation can be found at

These archives are no longer required for the business purposes of OBMH and have been selected for permanent preservation in accordance with Department of Health Guidelines.

Some records are subject to closure periods for the protection of personal information.

The publications are all free unless otherwise indicated within each Class. Where information is provided at a cost, the charges will be calculated as set out in Class 15.

The Trust’s commitment to publish information excludes any information which can legitimately be withheld under the exemptions set out in the NHS Openness Code or the Freedom of Information Act.  Where individual Classes are subject to exemptions, the main reasons are the protection of commercial interests and personal information under the Data Protection Act 1998, for example.  This applies to all Classes within the Publication Scheme.

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