Under the FOI Act, the CCG must provide a Publication Scheme and it follows the template provided by the Information Commissioner's Office. This sets out seven commitments which the CCG makes and seven classes of information it provides.
This section is designed to be a guide to finding the various types of information easily.
Our Publication Scheme covers information routinely published by the CCG, and is reviewed on regular basis.
Classes of information
- Who we are and what we do
- What we spend and how we spend it
- Our priorities and how we are doing
- How we make decisions
- Our policies and procedures
- Lists and registers
- The services we offer
The classes of information will not generally include:
- Information the disclosure of which is prevented by law, or exempt under the Freedom of Information Act, or is otherwise properly considered to be protected from disclosure.
- Information in draft form.
- Information that is no longer readily available as it is contained in files that have been placed in archive storage, or is difficult to access for similar reasons.
The method by which information published under this scheme will be made available
The CCG will indicate clearly to the public what information is covered by this scheme and how it can be obtained. Where it is within the capability of the CCG, information will be provided on this website
Expenditure over £25k
As part of the government's drive to improve the transparency of how public funds are used, NHS organisations are required to publish expenditure over £25,000. In line with guidance from HM Treasury, North Staffordshire Commissioning Group provides information on payments made over £25,000.
The reports are published on a monthly basis to provide you with information on what we spend and how we spend it.
View our over £25,000 Expenditure Reports
The CCG's Board Members oversees most of the major decisions as its main role is to set the strategic direction of the CCG and manage performance. Meetings of the Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Governing Body are held in public (details of forthcoming Board Meetings).
There are a number of ways that patients can support GPs and the Clinical Commissioning Group to shape local healthcare services that meet the needs of local people, this information can be found in the Get Involved section of this website.