Policies and procedures relating to the conduct of business and the provision of services
- The main corporate policies of the Trust require the approval of the Trust Board and can therefore be found in the papers for meetings of the Trust Board.
Policies and procedures relating to human resources, recruitment and employment
- Human Resources policies and procedures are available to all staff through our internal Intranet pages.
- Information about our recruitment processes is also available from the Recruitment section of this website.
- Information about equality and diversity is available from the Equality and Diversity section of this website
Standing financial instructions and Standing orders
- Our standing financial instructions and standing orders are updated periodically and can be found in the Trust Board Papers.
- Payment terms are immediate unless otherwise stated.
- The Trust reserves the right to charge interest and a collection fee of £20 or 10% of the invoice value (whichever is the greater) on all accounts which are overdue for payment.
- These terms and conditions of settlement for Health Care Purchasers are strictly in accordance with Department of Health Guidelines.
Compliments, concerns and complaints
- Information about making compliments, concerns or compliments can be found in the Information for Patients section of our website. This includes our policies for handling complaints.
- Information about how to nominate staff for the Chairman’s Award can be found in the Awards section of our website.
Charging regimes and policies
- Information about charges we may make for the provision of information is available from the main FOI page of this website.
Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) help organisations identify, assess and mitigate or minimise privacy risks with data processing activities. They are particularly relevant when a new data processing process, system or technology is being introduced.
DPIAs also supports the accountability principle of the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT), as they help organisations comply with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and demonstrate that appropriate measures have been taken to ensure compliance with the law.
A DPIA is a proforma or risk assessment which asks questions about the process or new system based on data quality / data protection / information security and technology.
Further information on DPIAs can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website and information relating to the DSPT can be found on the NHS Data Security and Protection Toolkit Website.
To request a copy of a specific DPIA, please submit a Freedom of Information request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Trust publishes a log of organisations that it shares data with in the Data Sharing Agreements (DSA) Register.
For further information on Data Sharing please contact the Information Governance Manager via Tel: 01952 641222.