FOI – Publication Scheme

FOI – Publication Scheme

FOI – Publication Scheme

Introduction

This example publication scheme has been created to outline the types of information that the Practice is expected to publish. The example is based upon the ICO model publication scheme and is broken down into the classes of information required under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. It is recommended that this is laid out in its own section of your Practice’s website, with the below headings listed.

Your Rights to Information

The Freedom of Information Act (FOI) 2000 provides members of the public with the right access information held by public authorities.

Public authorities are required to routinely publish certain information to the public as part of its normal business activities. This is known as a publication scheme.

The Meddygfa Gwydir Publication Scheme is designed to signpost individuals to information we proactively release as and when it becomes available. The aim of this is to explain what information the practice makes available to the public and where possible to provide an easy method of accessing it.

The Publication Scheme contains seven classes of information, as follows, and information falling into each of these classes is published on our practice website:

  • Who we are and what we do
  • What we spend and how we spend it
  • What are our priorities and how we are doing
  • How we make decisions
  • Our policies and procedures
  • Services we offer

All the information we proactively release is available free of charge on our website. Our publication scheme is a useful place to start if you’re looking for information about Meddygfa Gwydir, before making a Freedom of Information request.

Information that is not published under the FOI Publication Scheme can be requested in writing and the release of such information will be considered in accordance with the provisions of the FOI Act 2000.

To make a Freedom of Information request, please email contact the practice via email enquiries.w94024@wales.nhs.uk or write to:

Meddygfa Gwydir

School Bank Road

Llanrwst

Conwy

LL26 0BN

 

Who we are and what we do

Meddygfa Gwydir is a Partnership of 3 GPs who provide General Medical Services (GMS) to the population of Llanrwst and the surrounding areas.

GP Partners:

  • Dr Delyth Parry
  • Dr Paula Batsford
  • Dr Liz O’Driscoll

The Practice Team

Details about the rest of the team can be found here – ABOUT – MEDDYGFA GWYDIR SURGERY

Practice details and our opening times are published on our website, this information be accessed via the practice website page – MEDDYGFA GWYDIR SURGERY – Meddygfa Gwydir Surgery

What we spend and how we spend it

Gwydir Surgery receives money from NHS Wales according to its contract for national General Medical Services in exchange for services provided for patients.

There may be circumstances where material cannot be released because it is confidential or commercial information or the appropriate officer designated for these purposes, under the Act, has taken the view that it may be prejudicial to the conduct of the Practice’s affairs.

If this is the case, we will respond to your FOI request with a formal letter acknowledging the reasons why we are unable to give you this information.

We do not wish to publish our annual salaries, but they are available on request.

 

What our priorities are and how we are doing

We are currently working closely with our colleagues in the Conwy Cluster to develop and improve services for patients in the local area.

All practices are reviewed by the Health Inspectorate Wales and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. We have no recent reports to publish.

 

How we make decisions

The Practice Partners and Practice Manager meet regularly to discuss practice operational and strategic plans.

The meetings are held on an ad-hoc basis but usually every month.

 

Our Policies and Procedures

General policies and procedures in use within the practice include, but are not restricted to:

  • Data Protection
  • Information Governance
  • Data Quality
  • Information Security

If you have a complaint or concerns about the service you have received from the doctors or any of the staff working in this practice, please let us know, either by emailing enquiries.w94024@wales.nhs.uk or writing to the above address. We operate a complaints procedure as part of the NHS system. Our complaints system meets national criteria.

 

The services we offer

In addition to routine and emergency services, we offer the following range of services under contract to the NHS:

  • Maternity Medical Services
  • Contraceptive Services
  • Minor Surgery

 

Charges for our private services (including medical reports) are available on request.