Section 1: Introduction to NHS Fife’s guide to information
Section 2: About NHS Fife
Section 3: Accessing information under the guide
Section 4: Information that we may withhold
Section 5: Our Charging Policy
Section 6: Our Copyright Policy
Section 7: Records Management Policy
Section 8: Contact details for enquiries, feedback and complaints
Section 9: How to access information which is not available in the guide to information
Section 10: Classes of information


Section 1: Introduction

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (The Act) requires Scottish public authorities to adopt and maintain a publication scheme which has the approval of the Scottish Information Commissioner, and publish information in accordance with that scheme.
The publication scheme must:

  • Publish the classes of information that the authority makes routinely available; and
  • Tell the public how to access the information and whether information is available free of charge or on payment

NHS Fife has adopted the Model Publication Scheme (MPS) which has been produced and approved by the Scottish Information Commissioner.

You can see this scheme on our website at nhsfife.org/about-us/freedom-of-information/

It is also available on the Scottish Information Commissioner’s website at: itspublicknowledge.info/MPS

You can also contact us at the address below if you prefer us to provide a different format of the Model Publication Scheme or this Guide to Information.

The purpose of the guide to information is to:

  • Allow the public to see what information is available (and what is not available) for NHS Fife in relation to each class in the MPS
  • State what charges may be applied;
  • Explain how to find the information easily;
  • Provide contact details for enquiries and to get help with access to the information; and
  • Explain how to request information that has not been published

Alongside the Act, the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (the EIRs) provide a separate right of access to the environmental information that we hold. This guide to information also contains details of the environmental information that we routinely make available.


Section 2: About NHS Fife

NHS Scotland is made up of fourteen territorial / regional Boards, eight special NHS Boards and one public health body.

Each NHS Board is accountable to the Scottish Ministers. Regional NHS Boards are responsible for the protection and the improvement of their population’s health and for the delivery of frontline healthcare services. Special NHS Boards support the regional NHS Boards by providing a range of important specialist and national services.

Introducing NHS Fife

Our Vision: The people of Fife live long and healthy lives

Our Mission: Transforming Health and Care in Fife to be the best

Our Values:

  • Care and compassion
  • Dignity and respect
  • Openness, honesty and responsibility
  • Quality and teamwork

NHS Fife is responsible for providing a comprehensive range of high quality health services in both hospital and community facilities. We also have a duty to protect public health throughout Fife.

Health Boards also work with independent contractors – NHS doctors, dentists, pharmacists, and opticians – who are contracted by the Board to provide primary health care services to the local population. These people are known as primary care contractors or, in the case of family doctors, General Practitioners (GPs). Primary care contractors are subject to FOISA in relation to their NHS work but are not covered by this Scheme as they have their own practice-based schemes.

To find out more about NHS Fife, visit: nhsfife.org/about-us/


Section 3: Accessing information under the scheme

Available and formats

The information published through this guide to information is, wherever possible, available on our website, nhsfife.org. We offer alternative arrangements for people who not want to, or cannot, access the information online or by inspection at our premises. For example, we can usually arrange to send information to you in paper copy (although there may be a charge for this – see ‘Section 5: Our Charging Policy’).

Information in our guide to information will normally be available through the routes described below. ‘Section 10: Classes of information provides more details on the information available under the guide, along with additional guidance on how to access the information falling within each ‘class’.

Online

Most information listed in our guide to information is available to download from our website nhsfife.org. In many cases a link within ‘Section 10: Classes of information’ will direct you to the relevant page or document. If you having trouble finding any document listed in our guide, then for further assistance please contact:

Freedom of Information Officer
Digital and Information
Lynebank Hospital
Halbeath Road
Dunfermline
KY11 4UW

Telephone: 01383 565150
Email: [email protected]
Website: nhsfife.org

By email

If the information you seek is listed in our guide to information but is not published on our website, we can sent it to you by email, wherever possible.

By telephone

When requesting information from us, please provide a telephone number so that we can telephone you to clarify details, if necessary.

Hard copy

All information in the guide will be available in hard copy form – for example, paper copies. Hard copies of information can be requested from us over the telephone. Please call us to request information available under this scheme.

By post

You can also request hard copies of any information in the guide by post. Please address your request to:

Freedom of Information Officer
Digital and Information
Lynebank Hospital
Halbeath Road
Dunfermline
KY11 4UW

When writing to us to request information, please include your name and address, full details of the information or documents you would like to receive, and any fee applicable (see ‘Section5: Our Charging Policy’ for further information on fees). Please also include a telephone number so we can telephone you to clarify any details, if necessary.

Personal visits

If you prefer to visit us to inspect the information, in limited cases you may be required to make an appointment to view the information. In such cases, this will be set out within ‘Section 10: Classes of Information’, and contact details will be provided within the relevant class. Personal visits to inspect information may be subject to applicable Government and NHS COVID-19 guidance and restrictions.

Advice and assistance

If you have any difficulty identifying the information you want to access, then please contact us to help you.

Exempt information

We will publish all the information we hold that falls within the classes of information in the Model Publication Scheme. We publish this information in Section 10 of this guide. If a document contains information that is exempt under Scotland’s Freedom of Information laws (for example, personal information or commercial interests), we will remove or redact (black out) the information before publication and explain why.


Section 4: Information we may withhold

All information covered by our guide to information can either be accessed through our website, or will be provided promptly following receipt of your request.

Our aim in adopting the Commissioner’s Model Publication Scheme and in maintaining this guide to information is to be as open as possible. You should note, however, that there may be limited circumstances where information will be withheld from one of the classes of information listed in ‘Section 10: Classes of information’. Information will only be withheld, however, where the Act (or, in the case of environmental information, the EIRs) expressly permits it.

Information may be withheld where – for example, its disclosure would breach the law of confidentiality, harm an organisation’s commercial interests, or endanger the protection of the environment.

Information may also be withheld if it is another person’s personal information, and its release would breach Data Protection legislation.

Whenever information is withheld we will inform you of this, and will set out why that information cannot be released. Even where information is withheld it will, in many cases, be possible to provide copies with the withheld information edited out. If you wish to complain about any information which has been withheld from you, please refer to ‘Section 8: Contact details for enquiries, feedback and complaints’.


Section 5: Our Charging Policy

This section explains when we may make a charge for our publications and how any charge will be calculated.
There is no charge to view information on our website, at our premises or where it can be sent to you electronically by email. We may charge you for providing information to you – for example, photocopying and postage – but we will only charge you what it actually costs us.

We will always tell you what the charge is and how it has been calculated before providing the information to you. We will not provide you with the information until payment has been received.

Photocopying charges:

Size of paper / alternative format Black and white
Pence per sheet
Colour
Pence per sheet
A4 10p 20p
A3 20p 40p

Information provided on CD-ROM will be charged at £1 per computer disc.

Postage costs may be recharged at the rate we paid to send the information to you. Out charge is for sending information by First Class post.

When providing copies of pre-printed publications, we will charge you no more than the cost per copy of the total print run.

We do not pass on any other costs to you in relation to your published information.

Details of any individual charges which differ from the above charging policy are provided in ‘Section 10: Classes of information’.


Section 6: Copyright

NHS Fife holds the copyright for the vast majority of information in this Publication Scheme. All of the information can be copied or reproduced without our formal permission, provided it is copied or reproduced accurately, is not used in a misleading context, is not used for profit and provided that the source of the material is identified.

Providing access to information does not mean that copyright has been waived, nor does it give the recipient the right to re-use information for commercial purposes. If you intend to re-use information obtained from the Scheme, and you are unsure whether you have the right to do so, please contact the Freedom of Information Officer to request to re-use the information (contact details on page 4). Your request will be considered under the Re-use of Public Sector Regulations 2005 which may provide the right to impose a charge. In the event that a charge is payable you will be advised what this is and how it is calculated. If you require more information on the reuse of information go to oqps.gov.uk or contact the Freedom of Information Officer (contact details can be found below).

The Publication Scheme may contain information where the copyright holder is not NHS Fife. In most cases, the copyright holder will be obvious from the documents. In cases where the copyright is unclear it is the responsibility of the person accessing the information to locate and seek the permission of the copyright holder before reproducing the material or in any other way breaching the rights of the copyright holder. This includes Ordnance Survey Maps – for example, which are Crown Copyright.


Section 7: Records Management Policy

NHS Fife regards its records as a major asset of the organisation. It confirms that its records are one of the essential resources which support management in the efficient and effective fulfilment of its governance, business and legal responsibilities. NHS Fife’s Records Management Policy can be found in ‘Section 10: Classes of Information – Class 5’.


Section 8: Contact details for enquiries, feedback and complaints

The Act requires that we review our publication scheme from time to time. As we have adopted the Model Publication Scheme this means we will review our guide to information from time to time. As a result, we welcome feedback on how we can develop our guide further. If you would like to comment on any aspect of this guide to information, then please contact us.

For example you may which to tell us:

  • Other information that you would like to see include in the guide;
  • Whether you found the guide easy to use;
  • Whether you found the guide to information useful;
  • Whether our staff were helpful; and
  • Other ways in which our guide to information can be improved.

Our aim is to make our guide to information as user-friendly as possible, and we hope that you can access all the information we publish with ease. If you do wish to complain about any aspect of the guide then please contact us and we will try and resolve your complaint as quickly as possible.

We will acknowledge any complaint within three working days of receipt and we will respond in full within twenty working days.

You have legal rights to access information under the Model Publication Scheme (as described in this guide to information) and a right of appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner if you are dissatisfied with our response.

These rights apply only to information requests made in writing or another recordable format. If you are unhappy with our responses to your request you can ask us to review it and if you are still unhappy, you can make an appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner.

 

The Commissioner’s website has a guide to this three-step process. The Commissioner operates an enquiry service on Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00 and can be contacted at:

Scottish Information Commissioner
Kinburn Castle
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9DS

Telephone: 01334 464610
Email: [email protected]
Website: itspublicknowledge.info/YourRights

All enquiries, feedback and complaints relating to this guide to information, or any other aspect of Freedom of Information, Data Protection and the EIRs should be directed to:

Freedom of Information Officer
Digital and Information
Lynebank Hospital
Halbeath Road
Dunfermline
KY11 4UW

Telephone: 01383 565150
Email: [email protected]


Section 9: How to access information which is not available in the guide to information

If the information you are seeking is not available through the Model Publication Scheme (as described in this Guide) then you may wish to request it from us. The Act provides you with a right of access to the information we hold, subject to certain exemptions. The EIRs separately provide a right of access to the environmental information we hold, while the Data Protection legislation provides a right of access to any personal information about you that we hold. Again, these rights are subject to certain exemptions or exceptions. Should you wish to request a copy of any information that we hold that is not available under the Model Publication Scheme (and described in this guide), please write to:

Freedom of Information Officer
Digital and Information
Lynebank Hospital
Halbeath Road
Dunfermline
KY11 4UW

Telephone: 01383 565150
Email: [email protected]

Charges for information which is not available under the scheme:

The charges for information which is available under NHS Fife guide to information are set out under ‘Section5: Our Charging Policy’.

If you submit a request to us for information which is not available in this guide the charges will be based on the following calculations:

General information requests:

  • There will be no charge for information requests which cost us £100 or less to process
  • Where information costs between £100 and £600 you may be asked to pay 10 percent of the cost. That is, if you were to ask for information cost us £600 to provide, you would be asked to pay £50 calculated on the basis of a waiver for the first £100 and 10 % of the remaining £500.
  • We are not obliged to respond to requests which will cost us more than £600 to process.
  • In calculating any fee, staff time will be calculated at actual cost per staff member’s hourly salary rate to a maximum of £15 per person per hour.
  • We do not charge for the time to determine whether we hold the information requested, nor for the time it takes to decide whether the information can be released. Charges may be made for locating, retrieving and providing information to you.
  • In the event that we decide to impose a charge we will issue you with notification of the charge (a fees notice) and how it has been calculated. You will have three months from the date of issue of the fees notice in which to decide whether to pay the charge. The information will be provided to you on payment of the charge. If you decide not to proceed with the request there will be no charge to you.

Charges for environmental information

Environmental information is provided under the EIRs rather than the Act. The rules for charging for environmental information are slightly different.

We do not charge for the time to determine whether we hold the environmental information requested, or deciding whether the information can be released.

Charges may be made for locating, retrieving and providing information to you – for example, photocopying and postage. In the event that we decide to impose a charge we will issue you with notification of the charge and how it has been calculated. The information will be provided to you on payment of the charge. If you decide to proceed with the request there will be no charge to you.

Charges are calculated on the basis of the actual cost to NHS Fife of providing the information.

  • Photocopying is charged at 10p per A4 sheet for black and white copying, 20p per A4 sheet for colour copying.
  • Postage is charged at actual rate for First Class post.
  • Staff time is calculated at actual cost per staff member hourly salary rate to a maximum of £15 per person per hour. The first £100 worth of information will be provided to you without charge.

Where information costs between £100 and £600 to provide, you will be asked to pay 10% of the cost. That is, if you were to ask for information that cost us £600 to provide, you would be asked to pay £50, calculated on the basis of a waiver for the first £100 and 10% of the remaining £500.

Where it would cost more than £600 to provide the information to you, however, we will ask you to pay the full cost of providing the information, with no waiver for any portion of the cost.

Charge for request for your own personal data

A copy of your personal data should be provided free. An organisation may charge for additional copies. An organisation can only charge a fee if it thinks the request is ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’. If so, it may ask for a reasonable fee for administrative costs associated with the request.

NHS Inform has a number of publications that give details of your rights in relation to NHS Healthcare.


Section 10: Classes of information

Class 1: About NHS Fife

Class Description:

Information about NHS Fife, who we are, where to find us, how to contact us, how we are managed and our external relations.

The information we publish under this class includes: Description How to access it/details of any charges
General information about us
Organisation’s purpose, mission statement vision and values Our purpose, vision and values / mission statement describes where we are here, where we are going and how do we deliver NHS Fife - Vision, Mission and Values
Contact details Address and contact details for NHS Fife headquarters and hospitals are available at. NHS Fife - Get In Touch
NHS Fife - Hospitals and Health Centres
Our hospitals visiting times Visiting hours can be accessed by clicking on the relevant hospital NHS Fife - Hospitals and Health Centres
Organisational chart Details the organisational structure of NHS Fife Board Induction Pack
Our Board Details of Board Members and Executive Directors, and their contact details NHS Fife - NHS Fife Board
  The Board papers can be found here.

Schedule of forthcoming Board meeting dates.

Board Members’ Declarations of Interest and their Register of Gifts and Hospitality

Board Member’s expenses are published here.
NHS Fife - NHS Fife Board
Directors List of NHS Fife’s Directors including their roles and responsibilities. NHS Fife - Senior Management Team
Customer care commitments Our vision for customer service is that you feel welcomed by friendly people who treat you as an individual; and that we listen carefully to what you have to say, showing you the courtesy and respond everyone deserves NHS Fife - Corporate Objectives
Feedback and complaints How to complain or make a comment – for example, complaints policy and contact details NHS Fife - Feedback and Complaints

NHS Fife - Providing Feedback

NHS Fife - Feedback Form

NHS Fife - Complaints Halding Procedure

NHS Fife - Feedback and Complaints Leaflet

NHS Fife - Contact Patient Relations
Model Publication Scheme NHS Fife has adopted the Scottish Information Commissioner’s Model Publication Scheme NHS Fife - Freedom of Information
Guide to Information NHS Fife’s guide to information it makes available under the Model Publication Scheme NHS Fife - Freedom of Information
How to make a freedom of information request How to request information, contact details for FOI section / unit NHS Fife - Freedom of Information
How to make a request for personal information How to apply your rights under the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 and request personal information held by NHS Fife about you NHS Fife - Accessing Records
How the authority is run
Governance Details of NHS Fife corporate governance – for example, governance policy, risk register, codes of conduct, standing orders and other governance information. Our policies, including standing orders, code of conduct can be found at: NHS Fife - Code of Corporate Governance

NHS Fife - Code of Corporate Governance Document

NHS Fife - Risk Assessment and Risk Register
Directors List of NHS Fife’s Directors including their roles and responsibilities NHS Fife - Senior Management Team 
Corporate Planning
Mission Statement  Mission Statement  NHS Fife - Vision, Mission and Values
Corporate Planning and Objectives All our corporate plans and decisions can be found in Board papers NHS Fife - Corporate Objectives

NHS Fife - Strategic Objectives Document

Corporate policies Equality policy
Bullying and harassment etc
NHS Fife - Equality, Diversity & Human Rights Policy
Accountability and Audit Relationships Details of bodies we are audited and / or regulated by, and the nature of our relationship with them

NHS Fife - Audit and Risk Committee

Partnership Opportunities Information on working in partnership with NHS Fife – for example, public consultant and engagement, volunteering NHS Fife - Volunteering
Partnership Agreements and Strategic Agreements with other organisations Details of our Partnership Agreements and any other strategic agreements we have with other bodies – for example, Memoranda of Understanding. Information Sharing Protocols [ Contract information can be found in Class 6 ].

Agreements with other Health Boards or other public authorities for the provision of services
NHS Fife - Coronavirus - Our Partners

Fife Health & Social Care Partnership Participation and Engagement Strategy for Fife

NHS Fife - Community Involvement
News News about NHS Fife – for example, news releases, newsletters NHS Fife - News and Updates

Class 2: How we deliver our functions and services

Class description:

Information about our work, our strategy and policies for delivering functions and services and information for our services users.

The information we publish under this class includes: Description How to access it/details of any charges
Functions
Corporate Strategy Provides a high level overview on where we are as an organisation, what we are aiming to achieve and the actions we need to take to get there. NHS Fife - Code of Corporate Governance

NHS Fife - Corporate Objectives

NHS Fife - Strategic Objectives Document
Corporate policies and procedures Corporate-wide policies NHS Fife - Policies and Procedures
Our Services Service finder – an A to Z of the services we provide NHS Fife - Services
How to access our services Information about how to locate health services. This includes:

Directions and maps to main hospitals.

Alternatively you can telephone the NHS Fife Switchboard on: 01592 643355

Description of the services provided by Integration of Health and Social Care

Directory of Health Centres and Clinic Premises

Alternatively you can telephone NHS Fife Switchboard on 01592 643355
NHS Fife - Find Your Nearest

NHS Fife - Services
Feedback and complaints How to complain or make a comment – for example, complaints, policy, and contact details NHS Fife - Feedback and Complaints
Jobs at NHS Fife Our current vacancies can be found on the NHS Scotland website and Medical jobs*

*These are external websites hosted by NHS Scotland. NHS Fife is not responsible for the site content
NHS Fife - Vacancies

Class 3: How we take decisions and what we have decided

Class description:

Information about the decisions we take how we make decisions and how we involve others

The information we publish under this class includes: Description How to access it/details of any charges
NHS Board meetings Agendas and papers for past NHS Board meetings and approved minutes of Board meetings NHS Fife - NHS Fife Board
Board standing orders for the conduct of business   NHS Fife Code of Corporate Governance
Reports of Regulatory Inspections Reports of regulatory inspections, audits and investigations carried out by NHS Fife
NHS Fife - Annual Reporting and Strategic Planning

Audit Scotland - NHS Fife Audit Report 2019 - 2020

Class 4: What we spend and how we spend it

Class description:

Information about our strategy for, and management of, financial resources (in sufficient detail to explain how we plan to spend public money and what has actually been spent)

The information we publish under this class includes: Description How to access it/details of any charges
Annual Accounts (Exchequer) Statutory financial statements Directors report including Board member and senior employees’ remuneration

Governance Statement

Independent Auditors report
NHS Fife - Financial Information
Annual Accounts (Endowment Funds) Statutory financial statements Trustees report and Statement of Trustees Responsibilities Independent Auditors Report NHS Fife - Financial Information
Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 Public Relations Expenditure

Overseas Travel Expenditure

Hospitality and Entertainment Expenditure

Supplier payments over £25,000

Employees with remuneration in excess of £150,000

Sustainable economic growth information

Efficiency, Effectiveness and Economy information
NHS Fife - Financial Information
Financial Plan Revenue / Capital Financial Plan NHS Fife - Financial Information
Financial Policies Standing Financial Instructions

Scheme of Delegation

Expenses policy
NHS Fife - Financial Information
Financial Monitoring Reports Overview in-year financial reports NHS Fife - Financial Information
    NHS Fife - Financial Information
Board Members remuneration Other than expenses NHS Fife - Financial Information
Board member expenses Board Member Expenses NHS Fife - Financial Information

Class 5: How manage our human, physical and information resources

Class Description:

Information about how we manage the human, physical and information resources of the authority.

The information we publish under this class includes: Description How to access it/details of any charges
Current policies Human resources policies which are currently in use including recruitment, discipline and grievance, standard of business conduct stress, whistleblowing, volunteering, working time and policies for our staff, single equality scheme. NHS Fife - HR Policies

Policies are also available on the NHS Scotland Workforce Policies webpage, available through the following link: workforce.nhs.scot

NHS Fife - Volunteering
Strategies Information about how key priorities including the staff governance action plan.

Workforce plans
Information about our staffing establishment is published by the Information Services Division of NHS National Services Scotland (ISD).

Please note that NHS Fife is not responsible for the site content.

NHS Fife - News - NHS Fife Publishes its Workforce Strategy for 2019 - 2020
Employee relations Information about partnership arrangements and facilities agreements in place including area partnership forums, HR forums and staff development groups. Turas Data - Workforce Official Statistics

Information on partnership appear in the staff governance pages, with Area Partnership Forum minutes embedded in the papers for this committee - NHS Fife - Staff Governance Committee

NHS Fife - Facilities Arrangements for Trade Union and Professional Organisations Policy

nhsfife.org

NHS Fife - Facilities Arrangements for Trade Union and Professional Organisations Policy

NHS Fife - Equality, Diversity & Human Rights Policy​

NHS Fife - Equality and Human Rights
Equality and Diversity at NHS Fife Annual Report NHS Fife - Equality and Human Rights

NHS Fife - Equality Mainstreaming Plan

NHS Fife - Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA)

Equality statement

NHS Fife provides accessible communication in a variety of formats including for people who are speakers of community languages, who require Easy Read versions, who speak BSL, read Braille or use Audio formats. NHS Fife SMS text service number 07805 800005 is available for people who have a hearing or speech impairment. To find out more about accessible formats contact: [email protected]
Registers Staff interests
Gifts and Hospitality
NHS Fife - Register of Board Interests
Volunteering Working with us NHS Fife - Volunteering with NHS Fife
Jobs at NHS Fife Our current vacancies can be found on the NHS Scotland website and Medical jobs*

*These are external websites hosted by NHS Scotland. NHS Fife is not responsible for the site content
NHS Fife - Vacancies
Information Resources
Records Management Information on records management including codes of practice, records management plan, health records policy, administrative records policy, and the removal of data from vacated properties policy. Link to Code of Practice:
Scottish Government - Records Management - Health and Social Care Code of Practice (Scotland) 2020

S61 – Code of Practice - Provides authorities with guidance on the creation, keeping, management and destruction of records, and on the review and transfer of records to both the Keeper of the Records of Scotland at NRS and other public archives.

Scottish Government - Section 61 code of practice on records management

NHS Fife - Records Management Plan

GPR4 RM Policy / NHS Fife Retention and Disposal Schedule

Health Records Policy

Removal of Data from vacated properties
Customer care commitments Our vision for customer service is that you feel welcomed by friendly people, who treat you as an individual; and that we listen carefully to what you have to say, showing you the courtesy and respect everyone deserves NHS Fife - Patient Rights
Feedback and complaints How to complain or make a comment – for example, complaints policy, and contact details. NHS Fife - Feedback and Complaints

NHS Fife - Providing Feedback

NHS Fife - Feedback Form

NHS Fife - Complaints Handling Procedure

NHS Fife - Feedback and Complaints Leaflet

NHS Fife - Contact Patient Relations
Model Publication Scheme   NHS Fife - Freedom of Information
How to make a Freedom of Information Request How to request information, contacts details for FOI Contact NHS Fife - Freedom of Information
How to make a request for personal information How to apply your rights under the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 and request personal information held by NHS Fife about you NHS Fife - Accessing Records
Information Assurance and management Information on using, protecting and the fair processing of another person’s personal information and also information security, including the information assurance strategy, information governance standards, information asset register, IG toolkit, fair processing notice, data protection principles, Caldicott guardian principles, and how to submit subject access requests. NHS Fife - Information Governance and Security
Knowledge Management Information on the knowledge implementation group including a list of projects being carried out and contact details for further information.

Information on knowledge information strategy in the NHS is published by NHS Education for Scotland (NES). Please note that NHS Fife is not responsible for the site content.
nes.scot.nhs.uk
Statistics Health information is published by the Information Services Division of NHS National Services Scotland (ISD). You can find statistical information here on cancer, child health, deaths, dental care, drugs and alcohol misuse, emergency care, equality and diversity, eye care, finance, general practice, health and social care, health conditions, heart diseases, hospital care, maternity and births, mental health, prescribing and medicines, public health, quality indicators, healthcare audits, sexual health, stroke and waiting times.

Please note that NHS Fife is not responsible for the content of this site.
isdscotland.org
publichealthscotland.scot
Property or rental Property management information is published including:
  • Property and Asset Management Strategy which details the property owned and occupied by NHS Fife
  • Fire policy and procedures and annual fire safety report which detail compliance and management of fire safety
  • Sustainability policy and annual report setting out objectives and actions on sustainability
PFI Contracts

New Builds

Initial agreement, outline business cases and full business cases are published in line with Scottish Capital Investment Manual guidance
NHS Fife - Estates Information

[Part 33 of contracts] Public Finance Initiative (PFI) contracts (they may be subject to removal of data where an exemption applies e.g disclosure would disclose trade secrets or prejudice substantially the commercial interests of any party)

Please note these are large documents – they have not been published on the website. Parts of them are available on request to the Freedom of Information Officer. Also should you require a paper copy please contact the Freedom of Information Officer. Please call 01383 565150, email [email protected] or write to the Freedom of Information Officer, Digital & Information, Lynebank Hospital, Halbeath Road, Dunfermline, KY11 4UW


Class 6: How we procure goods and services from external providers

Class description:

Information about how we procure goods and services, and our contracts with external provides.

The information we publish under this class includes: Description How to access it/details of any charges
Procurement Policies Standing Financial Instructions

How we procure services
  • The Procurement strategy
  • The Procurement Policy
  • The Procurement Operating Procedures
NHS Fife - Procurement Strategy and Annual Reports
Invitations to Tender Invitations to tender can be found on the Public Contracts Scotland Advertising Portal*

*This is an external website, NHS Fife is not responsible for the site content
Public Contracts Scotland and PCS-Tender
publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

NHS Fife Public Contracts Scotland Profile
Contracts A list of contracts which have gone through formal tendering can be found at Public Contracts Scotland Advertising*

*This is an external website, NHS Fife is not responsible for the site content
NHS Fife Public Contracts Scotland Profile

Class 7: How we are performing

Class description:

Information about how we perform as an organisation, and how well we deliver our functions and services.

The information we publish under this class includes: Description How to access it/details of any charges
Key Performance Indicators Information on NHS Fife’s key performance indicators and performance against them. This includes information such as:
  • Access to Treatment / waiting times
  • Delayed Discharges
  • Infection Control reports and information
  • Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) reports

The most recent performance reporting is contained in our Integrated Performance & Quality Report, which is published bi-monthly within the NHS Fife Board papers.

These can be found in our Board papers - NHS Fife - NHS Fife Board

Audits & Inspections Information about audits and inspections carried out by external bodies – for example Healthcare Environmental Inspectorate (HEI) Healthcare Improvement Scotland report on the unannounced inspection carried out at the Glenrothes Hospital from 07-09 July 2020
NHS Fife - News - Unannounced Inspection of Glenrothes Hospital

Healthcare Improvement Scotland – Information on each hospital or service, including inspection reports, can be found at the following weblink:
Healthcare Improvement Scotland - Find NHS Hospitals

Scottish Government – Independent Forensic Mental Health Review: Final Report, 26 Feb 2021
Scottish Government - Independent Forensic Mental Health Review

NHS Fife Annual Reporting and Strategic Planning
Annual Performance Report Includes information on the Annual Accountability Review and Annual Accounts NHS Fife - Annual Reporting and Strategic Planning

Patient feedback Information on how to provide feedback on our services NHS Fife - Providing Feedback
Complaints Complaints statistics NHS Fife - Contact Patient Relations

NHS Fife - Annual Complaint Report
Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Findings and our responses NHS Fife - Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Report - January 2020

Class 8: Commercial publications

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Information packaged and made available for sale on a commercial basis and sold at market value through a retail outlet e/g bookshop, museum or research journal

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We do not publish any information in this class.

Class 9: Open Data

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Open data made available by the authority as described by the Scottish Government’s Open Data Resource Pack19 and available under an open license.

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Open data is published by NHS National Services on behalf of all NHS Scotland, users can access NHS Fife specific data sets. All data will be published on the following website

opendata.nhs.scot/about