Freedom of Information publications scheme

Manchester Health and Care Commissioning (MHCC) is committed to meeting the statutory requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and as such has adopted the Information Commissioners Office’s (ICO) Publication Scheme.

The publication scheme identifies seven classes of information which should be published by public bodies.

  • who we are and what we do
  • what we spend and how we spend it
  • what are our priorities and how are we doing
  • how we make decisions
  • policies and procedures
  • lists and registers
  • services we offer              

Members of the public should be able to routinely access information that is in the public interest and is safe to disclose. The publication scheme is designed to signpost individuals to the information that we have available.

We work in line with the publication scheme and below you can find a brief outline of each of the seven classes of information as well as links to relevant documents and pages.

There are also a number of key documents that we feel the public may find useful. These are linked to below under the heading ‘Previous key publications’.

If you would like to access to information that is not included on this page, you can make a freedom of information request.

For further information on how to make a freedom of information (FOI) request, please visit our FOI page.

For further information on the publication scheme, please visit the ICO website.

What we spend and how we spend it 

This includes financial information on projected and actual income, budgets and expenditure, procurement, tendering and contracts.

In respect of staff pay and reimbursement of travel costs, we follow Agenda for Change (AfC) which is the current National Health Service (NHS) grading and pay system for all NHS staff (excluding doctors, dentists and some senior managers).

Details of reimbursement of travel costs and subsistence allowances for NHS Employees can be found in the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook.

What are our priorities and how are we doing

Information and documents relating to our strategies, plans, performance indicators, audits and reviews.

Quality and finance performance reports are published regularly as part of our MHCC Board papers. You can find the papers for the MHCC Board and Governing Body meetings in our Board and Governing Body section. For all MHCC Board and NHS Manchester CCG Governing Body papers published before 1 April 2018, please see our archive library.

Previous key publications