Our publication scheme

Class One: Who we are and what we do

How we fit into the NHS structure

The following information is available in electronic format for no charge:

  • Overview of how we fit into the NHS structure: The who we are section of the GOSH website provides an overview of the structure of the NHS and where we fit.

  • The Children's National Service Framework: The Children’s National Service Framework is aimed at everyone who comes into contact with, or delivers services to children and young people and aims to deliver services which are designed and delivered around the needs of children and families.

  • Our roles and responsibilities: The who we are section of the GOSH website provides a summary of how we are organised.

Great Ormond Street Hospital’s organisational structure

The following information is available in electronic format for no charge:

  • Overview of the Trust Board including Trust Board member biographiesAn overview of the Trust Board can be found on the who we are section of the website.
  • Organisational structure charts: Details regarding how directorates and clinical units are structured can be found on the who we are section of the website.
  • How to contact us: Detail on how to contact us can be found in the About us section of the website.
  • GOSH becoming a Foundation Trust: Find out more about GOSH becoming a Foundation Trust.

Organisations with whom we work in partnership

The following information is available in electronic format for no charge:

  • Organisations we work in partner with including: The Children and Young People’s Partnership for Health, UCL partners and the Institute for Child Health. Information regarding the partners we work with can be found under the who we are section of the GOSH website.
  • Overview of partners we work with: Information can be found in the Trust’s annual report.

Class Two: What we spend and how we spend it

Accounts, budgets, allowances and pay

The following information is available in electronic format for no charge:

  • Annual statement of accounts: A copy of the annual statement of accounts can be found on the annual accounts section of the website.
  • Redevelopment of the GOSH estate: Information regarding redevelopment of the GOSH estate can be found under the redeveloping our hospital page.
  • Staff pay and grading structures: Information about staff pay and grading (medical, dental and Agenda for Pay bands) can be found at the NHS Employers website.
  • Executive remuneration: The GOSH annual report provides a summary of executive remuneration.
  • Funding: Details about how we are funded can be found in the GOSH annual report.

The following information is available in print/electronic format (where available). There is no charge for a single print copy.

  • Budgets: Information available from our FOI coordinator.
  • External auditor's annual reports: External auditor’s annual reports can be found in the GOSH annual report.
  • Staff and board members allowances: Information available from our FOI coordinator.
  • Trust procedure for ordering goods and services: Information available from our FOI coordinator.
  • How we purchase equipment and supplies: GOSH Standing Financial Institutions. The Trust’s Standing Financial Instructions are available under the how we spend page. These are available from the FOI coordinator.
  • Contracts that are out for tender and contracts awarded by GOSH. The OJEU website provides details of GOSH tenders. Specific information is available from the FOI coordinator.
  • Standard terms and conditions of contract. Standard terms and conditions of contract for the National Health Service have been drawn up for a wide variety of purchasing situations. These are published in full on the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency’s website.

Class Three: What are our priorities and how are we doing?

Strategies and plans

The following information is available in electronic format for no charge:

  • The Great Ormond Street Hospital Trust priorities: Details on our priorities can be found here.
  • Our mission to provide world-class clinical care and training: The annual report section of the website details our mission to provide world class clinical care and training.
  • How we measure ourselves: We use a range of indicators to measure our own performance. The Trust Board receives a regular performance report and this regular report can be accessed here with Trust Board papers.
  • Financial targets: Information is presented in the Trust’s audited accounts.
  • Patient surveys: Results from patient surveys can be found on our survey results web page.
  • GOSH becoming a Foundation Trust: Find out more about GOSH becoming a Foundation Trust.

The following information is available in print/electronic format (where available). There is no charge for a single print copy.

  • Business plans (strategic objectives): These are available from our FOI coordinator.

Clinical governance

The following information is available in electronic format for no charge:

  • Clinical governance report: This can be found on the Trust website under clinical governance report.
  • Research review: This can be found on the Trust website under research review.
  • Annual Infection Control Report: This can be found on the Trust website under annual infection control report 2008.
  • Improvement projects conducted at Great Ormond Street Hospital: The priorities section of the website provides an overview of clinical audit at GOSH.

The following information is available in print/electronic format (where available). There is no charge for a single print copy.

  • Trust's Risk Management Strategy: This strategy is available from our FOI coordinator.

External bodies and their assessments of the Trust

The following information is available in electronic format for no charge:

  • Care Quality Commission's annual healthcheck: The annual health check section of the website provides an overview of GOSH’s assessment this year. The Care Quality Commission’s websiteprovides information about the different forms of assessment undertaken including healthcare associated infection inspections and the annual health check.
  • National Patient Safety Agency: Patient Environment Action Teams (PEAT) are managed by the NPSA. Information regarding the cleanliness and food audits can be found on the NPSA website.
  • NHS Litigation Authority: The NHS Litigation Authority’s website provides an overview of the risk management standards for acute trusts.

Specific information is available from the FOI coordinator

Clinical policies and procedures

The following information is available from our FOI coordinator in print/electronic format where available. There is no charge for a single print copy.

  • consent policy
  • child protection policy
  • infection control policy
  • resuscitation policy

Class Four: How we make decisions

Corporate governance

The following information is available in electronic format for no charge:

  • Overview of the Trust Board including Trust Board member biographies: An overview of the Trust Board can be found on the who we are section of the website.
  • Executive directors' responsibilities: Responsibilities for each of the executive directors are detailed here.
  • Trust Board papers - agendas, papers and minutes: The Who we are section of the website details Trust Board meetings, agendas, papers and minutes.
  • Standing Orders and Scheme of Delegation: The Trust’s Standing Orders and Scheme of Delegation are available under the decision making section.

Public involvement and consultation

The following information is available in electronic format for no charge:

The following information is available from our FOI coordinator in print/electronic format where available. There is no charge for a single print copy.

  • Information on how we involve patients in our decision making.

Class Five: Our policies and procedures

Polices and procedures relating to the conduct of business and provision of services

The following information is available in electronic format for no charge:

  • Standing orders and standing financial instructions: The Trust’s standing orders and Scheme of Delegation are available under the decision making section.
  • Standing financial instructions: The Trust’s standing financial instructions are available under the how we spend page. These are available from the FOI coordinator.
  • Fraud and corruption policy: This is available on our countering fraud page.

The following policies are all available from our FOI coordinator in print/electronic format (where available). There is no charge for a single print copy.

  • code of conduct and accountability policy
  • conflict of interest policy
  • major incident policy
  • procedure for investigating and resolving allegations of misconduct in clinical research
  • whistleblowing - guidance for staff

Policies and procedures relating to human resources (including race, disability, age and gender, equal opportunities)

The following information is available in electronic format for no charge:

  • Equality and Diversity at Great Ormond Street Hospital, including access to our Gender Equality Scheme, Disability Equality Scheme, Race Equality Scheme and Equality Impact Assessment Scheme. An overview of our commitment to recognising and meeting the diverse needs of our patients and staff can be found under the Equality and diversity section of our website.

The following policies are all available from our FOI coordinator in print/electronic format (where available). There is no charge for a single print copy.

  • recruitment and selection procedure excluding medical staff
  • registration of professional clinical staff
  • alcohol and substance misuse policy and procedure
  • uniform and dress code policy and guidance
  • grievance policy and procedure
  • harrassment and bullying procedure
  • managing poor performance procedure
  • study and professional leave policy
  • managing attendance policy

Policies and procedures relating to recruitment and employment

The following information is available from our FOI coordinator in print/electronic format where available. There is no charge for a single print copy.

  • recruitment and selection procedure excluding medical staff
  • registration of professional clinical staff
  • disciplinary procedure
  • adoption leave and pay policy
  • parental leave policy
  • maternity policy
  • paternity leave policy

Policies and procedures relating to handling complaints, requests for information

The following information is available in electronic format for no charge:

  • How to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act: You can find out how to make an FOI request from our Freedom of Information section.
  • How to access medical records: Information on how to access medical records can be found under the contact us section of our website.
  • How to make a complaint: Information on how to make a complaint can be found under the parents and visitors section of our website.
  • The NHS Complaints Procedure: An overview of the NHS Complaints procedure can be found on the Department of Health website.

The following information is available from our FOI coordinator in print/electronic format where available. There is no charge for a single print copy.

  • Accessing health records under the Data Protection Act. 

Policies and procedures relating to data protection, confidentiality and security

The following information is available from our FOI coordinator in print/electronic format where available. There is no charge for a single print copy.

  • information governance policy
  • records management strategy
  • confidentiality policy
  • encryption policy
  • health records policy
  • health records storage
  • records retention and disposal schedule
  • internet and email policy

Policies and procedures relating to the management of estates

The following information is available from our FOI coordinator in print/electronic format where available. There is no charge for a single print copy.

  • Trust procurement strategy
  • waste policy
  • environmental policy
  • security policy
  • fire prevention and precautions policy

Charging regimes and policies

The following information is available in electronic format for no charge:

Class Six: List of registers

The following information is available in electronic format for no charge:

  • List of main contractors and suppliers: The Trust uses the NHS Purchases and Supply Agency and the NHS Supply Chain to purchase goods and services. 
  • Trust Board members interests: Trust Board members’ interests are detailed in the Trust’s annual report.
  • Summary of requests received under the Freedom of Information Act: Quarterly summary reports of information disclosed can be found under the FOI quarterly reports section of the website.

The following information is available from our FOI coordinator in print/electronic format where available. There is no charge for a single print copy.

  • Asset register

The following information is available from our FOI coordinator in print/electronic format where available. Charges depend on the size of the document.

  • Service level agreements

Class Seven: The services we offer

Services provided

The following information is available in electronic format for no charge:

  • Clinical services provided by Great Ormond Street Hospital: The clinical services tab on our website details those clinical services offered by the Trust.
  • Academic work and research at GOSH: Information about academic and research work at GOSH can be found under our Research and Innovation tab.
  • Educational opportunities at Great Ormond Street Hospital: Information regarding access to research degrees, short courses and facilities can be found under the Working here tab of our website.
  • International and private patient services: Information regarding International and private patient services can be found on the GOSH website.

The following information is available from our FOI coordinator in print/electronic format where available. There is no charge for a single print copy.

  • Non-clinical services: For specific enquiries, please contact the FOI coordinator.

Patient information

The following information is available in electronic format for no charge:

  • Patient information including information sheets, advice and support: The parents and visitors tab on our website provides information on coming to GOSH, advice and support, information leaflets and research.
  • Clinical specialties at GOSH: The clinical specialities offered by GOSH are detailed under the clinical specialties tab on the GOSH website.
  • Academic work and research at GOSH: The Research and Innovation tab provides an overview of research undertaken at GOSH.
  • Directions to the Trust: Information on directions to the Trust can be found under our coming to hospital pages of the parents and visitors section of the website.
  • How to contact us: Details of the main switchboard can be found under the contact us section of our website.
  • How to make a complaint: Information on how to make a complaint can be found under the contact us page of our website.
  • How to access medical records: Information on how to access medical records can be found under the contact us page of our website.
  • How to get referred: Information on how to get referred to the Trust can be found under the coming to hospital pages of the parents and visitors section of our website.
  • Press releases: Electronic copies of press releases can be found under the news tab.