Publication Scheme

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust’s publication scheme has been based on the model publication scheme that was prepared and approved by the Information Commissioner. It may be adopted without modification by any public authority without further approval and will be valid until further notice. 

This publication scheme commits Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust to make information available to the public as part of its normal business activities. The information covered is included in the classes of information mentioned below, where this information is held by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. Additional assistance is provided to the definition of these classes in sector-specific guidance manuals issued by the Information Commissioner. The scheme commits Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust:

  • To proactively publish or otherwise make available, as a matter of routine, information, including environmental information, which is held by the authority and falls within the classifications below.
  • To specify the information which is held by the authority and falls within the classifications below.
  • To proactively publish or otherwise make available, as a matter of routine, information in line with the statements contained within this scheme.
  • To produce and publish the methods by which the specific information is made routinely available so that it can be easily identified and accessed by members of the public.
  • To review and update on a regular basis the information the authority makes available under this scheme.
  • To produce a schedule of any fees charged for access to information which is made proactively available.
  • To make this publication scheme available to the public.

Classes of information

The Classes of Information held by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust are available in the following categories:

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, tendering, procurement and contracts.

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, internal criteria and procedures, consultations.

Our policies and procedures

Current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities.

Lists and registers

Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority.

The services we offer

Advice and guidance, booklets and leaflets, transactions and media releases.A description of the services offered. The classes of information will not generally include:

  • Information the disclosure of which is prevented by law, or exempt under the Freedom of Information Act, or is otherwise properly considered to be protected from disclosure.
  • Information in draft form.
  • Information that is no longer readily available as it is contained in files that have been placed in archive storage, or is difficult to access for similar reasons.

The method by which information published under this scheme will be made available

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust will indicate clearly to the public what information is covered by this scheme and how it can be obtained. Where it is within the capability of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, information will be provided on our website.

Where it is impracticable to make information available on a website or when an individual does not wish to access the information by the website, information can be obtained by contacting:

The FOI Team

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust 
Elizabeth House 
Fulbourn Hospital 
Cambridge CB21 5EF


In exceptional circumstances some information may be available only by viewing in person. Where this manner is specified, contact details will be provided. An appointment to view the information will be arranged within a reasonable timescale.

Information will be provided in the language in which it is held or in such other language that is legally required. Where an authority is legally required to translate any information, it will do so. Obligations under disability and discrimination legislation and any other legislation to provide information in other forms and formats will be adhered to when providing information in accordance with this scheme.

Charges which may be made for information published under this scheme

The purpose of this scheme is to make the maximum amount of information readily available at minimum inconvenience and cost to the public. Charges made by the authority for routinely published material will be justified and transparent and kept to a minimum.

  • Material which is published and accessed on a website will be provided free of charge.
  • Charges may be made for information subject to a charging regime specified by Parliament.
  • Charges may be made for actual disbursements incurred such as photocopying, postage and packaging, and the costs directly incurred as a result of viewing information.

Charges may also be made for information provided under this scheme where they are legally authorised, they are in all the circumstances, including the general principles of the right of access to information held by public authorities, are justified and in accordance with a published schedule or schedules of fees, which is readily available to the public.

If a charge is to be made, confirmation of the payment due will be given before the information is provided. Payment may be requested prior to provision of the information.


The material available through this Publication Scheme is subject to the Trust’s copyright unless otherwise indicated. Unless expressly indicated on the material to the contrary, it may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium, provided it is reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading manner. Where any of the copyright items in this Scheme are being re-published or copied to others, you must identify the source of the material and acknowledge the copyright status. Permission to reproduce material does not extend to any material accessed through the Publication Scheme that is the copyright of third parties. You must obtain authorisation to reproduce such material from the copyright holders concerned. For HMSO Guidance Notes on a range of copyright issues, see the HMSO website at or contact:

HMSO Licensing Division, 
St Clements House, 
2-16 Colegate, 

T 01603 621000, 
F 01603 723000

Written requests

Information held by a public authority that is not published under this scheme can be requested in writing, when its provision will be considered in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.


Complaints regarding the handling of Freedom of Information Act requests will be dealt with through the Chief Executive’s Office in line with the NHS Complaints procedure. Leaflets advertising the complaints procedure will be made available to the public.

If complainants are dissatisfied with CPFT’s response, they can write to the Information Commissioner who enforces and oversees the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The Commissioner is a UK independent supervisory authority reporting directly to the UK Parliament and has an international role as well as a national one. In the UK, the Commissioner has a range of duties including the promotion of good information handling and the encouragement of codes of practice for data controllers, that is, anyone who decides how and why personal data (information about identifiable, living individuals) is processed.

Contact: Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF 
F 01625 524 510; 
Enquiry/information: 0303 123 1113 / 01625 545745

Disclosure Log

The Freedom of Information Act requires a Publication Scheme to specify the classes of information that the public authority already publishes or intends to publish.

Our intention is to publish as much information as possible on subjects in which there is known to be public interest. However, exemptions under the Freedom of Information Act may prevent some information from being released.

The information is grouped into broad categories as follows:

  • The NHS and how we fit 
  • Who we are 
  • Financial and funding information 
  • Corporate information 
  • Aims, targets and achievements 
  • Our services 
  • Reports and independent inquiries 
  • Policies and procedures 
  • Public involvement and consultation 
  • Regular publications and information for the public 
  • Complaints 
  • Human resources 
  • Communications with the press and media releases 
  • Environmental information

FOI requests

To submit a Freedom of Information request, or for further information regarding the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust Publication Scheme, please e-mail the FOI Team at or contact the team by post at the address below:

The Trust publishes information in its Publication Scheme, its Disclosure Log and a page of Frequently requested information. Before submitting a request, please check these pages to see if the information you seek has already been made available to you.

Requests may be made by emailing or by post to:

The FOI Team
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust 
Elizabeth House 
Fulbourn Hospital 
CB21 5EF

As a patient

As a patient, relative or carer using our services, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help, advice, and support. 

Patient Advice and Liaison service  Contact the Trust