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Ealing Hospital NHS Trust

Part two: classes of information that we hold

The Boards of NHS Ealing, NHS Harrow and Ealing Hospital NHS Trust have made a commitment to create an Integrated Care Organisation (ICO) to ensure that people living in Ealing and Harrow will spend less time in hospital, and receive more care closer to home. Therefore, some of the information below will be subject to change as the new organisation evolves.


1. Who we are and what we do

2. What we spend and how we spend it (most of this information will be found in our board papers or annual report)

  • Annual statement of accounts
  • Budgets and variance reports (presented in finance report at each board meeting)
  • Financial audit reports
  • Standing financial instructions: In accordance with SFI and the guidance established by NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency 
  • Capital programme (presented in finance report at each board meeting)
  • Staff and Board members' allowances and expenses
  • Staff pay and grading structures:
  • Funding (including endowment funds)
  • Procurement and tendering procedures:
  • Details of contracts currently being tendered:
  • List and value of contracts awarded and their value

3.  What are our priorities and how are we doing?


4.  How we make decisions

  • Board papers - agenda, supporting papers and minutes
  • Patient and public involvement strategy (PPI): Improving patient experience group
  • Public consultations (eg concerning closures/variations of services)
  • Internal communications guidance and criteria used for decision making, ie process systems and key personnel


5.  Our policies and procedures (Please contact David James, Board Secretary, to obtain a copy of a policy).  See our FOI policy

  • Policies and procedures relating to the conduct of business and the provision of services
  • Policies and procedures relating to human resources (including Race, Disability, Age and Gender, Equal Opportunities)
  • Policies and procedures relating to recruitment and employment
  • Standing financial procedures
  • Standing orders
  • Complaints and other customer service policies and procedures
  • Data protection / information governance / Caldicott Guardian
  • Estate management
  • Charging regimes and policies 

6.  List and registers

  • Any information we are currently legally required to hold in publicly available registers
  • List of main contractors / suppliers
  • Assets registers and information asset register
  • Any register of interests kept in the authority
  • Register of gifts and hospitality provided to Board members and senior personnel
  • Disclosure log


7.  The services we offer


8. Transparency - publishing of expenditure over £25,000