Our publication scheme

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires us to produce a Publication Scheme which sets out the type of information that the Trust regularly publishes (or intends to publish) to the public.

What is a Publication Scheme?

It is a description of the information about our Trust, which we make publicly available. We will review the Scheme at regular intervals and monitor how it is operating.  You can read our publication scheme below, using the links to jump through the scheme.

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust was established on 1 June 2005 under the Health and Social Care (Community Health Standards) Act 2003, and developed from the Rotherham General Hospitals NHS Trust. As a NHS Foundation Trust the hospital is an independent body and is free from Government control, but is regulated by Monitor (Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts).

Who we are and what we do 

What we spend and how we spend it 

What are out priorities and how are we doing 

How we make decisions 

Our policies and procedures 

Our lists and registers 

The services we offer 

Who We Are and What We Do

 

Information  

Where to find it 

Format 

Fee 

About the Trust

Please see the About Us section.

Electronic

No charge

The Department of Health’s strategic direction for NHS Foundation Trusts, including key national documents such as the NHS Plan and National Service Frameworks.

Department of Health website

Electronic

No charge

Scale of the NHS including a full list of NHS Trusts.

NHS choices website 

Electronic

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How the Trust fits with other local healthcare organisations.

With a growing number of healthcare partnerships, some hospital services are organised across hospital sites to serve a broader regional area. For example, whilst The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is responsible for all Ear, Nose and Throat services the inpatient element of the service is based at the Doncaster Royal Infirmary. Ophthalmology inpatient services for the Barnsley District Hospital are carried out at Rotherham Hospital with outpatient and day case services at Barnsley General Hospital. Rotherham also has a network and partnership relationship with the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals for vascular surgery and genito-urinary services and works closely in a North Trent Network for planning and organising cancer and coronary heart disease services.

Board of Directors

Our Board Members page

Electronic

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Organisational Structure

Available soon.

Electronic

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Corporate Governance

For information on the Trust's corporate governance arrangements, read:

Standing Orders 

Standing Financial Instructions  

The Trust's scheme of delegation can be found in part 2 of the Standing Financial Instructions (Available soon)

 Register of interests for our Board of Directors   

Electronic

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Main Partnerships

The Rotherham Hospital site at Moorgate Road also acts as a base for:

Key Partnerships are:

  • Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council - with whom we work on broader strategic and economic issues particularly through the Community Strategy and the Local Area Agreement
  • NHS Rotherham - with whom we continue to develop and redesign services, in addition to being their main provider of services
  • Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust - with whom through a concordat we are maximising joint service opportunities e.g. Pathology Partnership
  • Doncaster & Bassetlaw NHS Foundation Trust - with whom we jointly provide a range of surgical services
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - who provide a range of specialist services including vascular, neurology and renal dialysis
  • NHS Sheffield - for whom we provide a comprehensive Musculoskeletal Interface Service
  • Rotherham & Doncaster Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust - who provide a range of mental health services on the Hospital site
  • North Derbyshire, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Commissioning Consortium (NORCOM) - through whom we contribute to the development of specialist services across South Yorkshire e.g. Bowel Cancer Screening Services
  • Voluntary Agencies - with whom we pursue charitable opportunities in addition to support with patients post care
 
   

Statement agreed with partners

The Joint Confidentiality Agreement for sharing information across Health and Social Care Services in Rotherham is currently being revised. 

   

Clinical Department Details

Information and contact details for clinical departments.

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What we spend and how we spend it

 

Annual statement of accounts

  Annual Report   

Electronic

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Budgets and variance reports

 Annual Report   

Electronic

No charge

Financial audit reports

 Annual Report  

Electronic

No charge

Standing financial instructions

Standing Financial Instructions (currently under review).

Electronic

No charge

Capital programme

Part of the Annual Report  

Electronic

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Staff and Board members’ allowances and expenses

Details can be obtained from NHS Employers relating to the Agenda for Change terms and conditions

Electronic

No charge

Staff pay and grading structures

Details can be obtained from NHS Employers relating to the Agenda for Change terms and conditions, and the latest pay circular,

Electronic

No charge

Funding (including endowment funds)

 Annual Report    

Electronic

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Procurement and tendering procedures

Contained in the Standing Orders Document (currently under review).

Electronic

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Details of contracts currently being tendered

Please see Tender European Daily for details on this

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List and value of contracts awarded and their value

List of current contracts 

   
April to Sept 2010 spending over 25K
 
April 2010 to Sept 2010 spending over 25K
 
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October 2010 spending over 25K
 
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November 2010 spending over 25K November 2010 spending over 25K
 
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January 2011 spending over 25k January 2011 spending over 25k  Electronic No charge
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November 2013 - spending over 25k         November 2013 - spending over 25k  Electronic No charge
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 What are our priorities and how are we doing

 

Annual Report

 Annual Report   

Electronic

No charge

Annual Business Plan

Link to the Annual Plan summary 

Electronic

No charge

Targets, Aims and Objectives

Targets, Aims and Objectives - Within the Annual Report and the Annual Plan  

Electronic

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Strategic Direction document (5 year plan)

Found in the Service Development Strategy 3 (available soon)

Electronic

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Performance against targets (KPI)/performance framework

The Trust's performance can be viewed here.    

Clinical Governance

Patient Safety Strategy 

Patient Experience Strategy 

Risk Management Strategy 

Clinical Effectiveness Strategy (Under Review)

Clinical Audit Policy (Under Review)

Annual Clinical Audit Plan 2012-13 

Quality Strategy 2012-15 A framework for delivering high quality care 

Quality Improvement Plan 2012-15 

Electronic

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Care Quality Commission

Care Quality Commission assessment 

Electronic

No charge

Audit reports

Not currently available

   

Service User Surveys

 Care Quality Commission (CQC) surveys 

TRFT Patient Experience surveys 

Electronic

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How We Make Decisions

 

Trust Board Documents

Summaries of Trust Board meetings 

Electronic

No charge

Patient and Public Involvement strategy (PPI)

The Patient and Public Involvement strategy  (Under Review)

Electronic

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Public consultations (for example, concerning closures/variations of services)

Park Rehabillitation Centre Review 

   

Internal communications guidance and criteria used for decision making

Board Structure and membership 

Hospital Management Board Terms of Reference (Not currently available).

Audit & Assurance Terms of Reference  

Electronic

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Our Policies and Procedures

 

Policies and procedures relating to the conduct of business and the provision of services

Standards of Business Conduct   

 

Electronic

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Policies and procedures relating to human resources (including Race, Disability, Age and Gender, Equal Opportunities)

Equality and Engagement information  

Electronic

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Policies and procedures relating to recruitment and employment

Policy for Recruitment, Selection and Promotion; Policy and Code of Practice (Not currently available).

Electronic

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Standing financial procedures

Contained in the Standing Financial Instructions (Not currently available).

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Standing orders

Standing Orders (Not currently available).

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Complaints and other customer service policies and procedures

Procedure for the Investigation of Incidents, Complaints and Claims 

 

Electronic

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Data protection / information governance / Caldicott Guardian

 

Electronic

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Elective Case Management Policy             Elective Case Management Policy     

Electronic

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Estate Management Policies

 

Electronic

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Charging Regimes and Policies

The trust will not normally charge a fee for requests.  Where a charge is made, the following documentation from the Information Commissioner’s Office FOI Fee Charging document and Using the Fees Regulations document will be used.

The Data Protection policy outlines charges for subject access requests.

Other charges will be provided upon request via freedomofinformation@rothgen.nhs.uk 

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Lists and Registers

 

Publicly Available Registers

See the TRFT Constitution 

Electronic

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List of main contractors / suppliers

Contractors and suppliers can be viewed in the 'expenditure over 25k' documents in What we spend and how we spend it.

   

Register of Interests

The Trust holds a Register of Interest for Directors   

Electronic

No charge

Register of Gifts and Hospitality provided to Board Members and Senior Personnel

The Trust maintains a register of gifts and hospitality declared by its staff. You can view our Standards of Business Conduct here.

Electronic

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Disclosure Log

An FOI Disclosure Log is not currently produced.

   

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The Services We Offer

 

Clinical Services

Available via NHS Choices 

Electronic

No charge

Non-clinical services

Key Non-Clinical Services are available below: 

Patient Services 
Chaplaincy Service 
 Corporate Communications & Media 
 Health Records 
 General Contact Details 

Electronic

No charge

Services for which the Trust is entitled to recover a fee together with those fees

Link to information on Payment by Results

Electronic

No charge

Patient information leaflets and other booklets and newsletters

Many of our patient information leaflets are being re-written, you can see new versions of each on our Patient Information webpage.

Electronic

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 TRFT strapline logo 

Visit the NHS Direct website. 
Visit the Rotherham Council website. 
 Visit the Rotherham CCG website 
Visit the NHS Choices website.