Publication scheme

The Freedom of Information Act requires every public authority to have a publication scheme, approved by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), and to publish information covered by the scheme.

We are committed to routinely publishing certain classes of information, such as policies and procedures, minutes of meetings, annual reports and financial information.

The Health Services Safety Investigations Body (HSSIB) launched in October 2023. Some of the information we’re required to publish is still in development and will be made available as part of the publication scheme when it’s finalised.

Who we are and what we do

Organisational information, locations and contacts, constitutional and legal governance.

What we spend and how we spend it

Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit.

What our priorities are and how we are doing

Strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews.

How we make decisions

Policy proposals and decisions, decision making processes and records of decisions, internal criteria and procedures and consultations.

Our policies and procedures

Current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities.

Lists and registers

Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to our functions.

The services we offer

Advice and guidance, leaflets, booklets and newsletters, transactions and media releases, and a description of the services offered:

Freedom of information

All of our responses to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 are available in our disclosure log.

If you cannot find the information you’re looking for through this publication scheme, in our disclosure log, or elsewhere on our website, you can request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please email your request to

Alternatively, send your freedom of information request to: Lytchett House, 13 Freeland Park, Wareham Road, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6FA.