About Us

Our publication scheme

In this class we will publish any changes we make to this Publication Scheme, the criteria on which our information management policies are made and a referral point for all enquires regarding information management generally in the Trust. We will also publish any proposed changes or additions to publications already available.

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For the most part, we will charge you only for hard copies or copying onto media (e.g. CD ROM). Some information is available free, but for others there may be a charge. The charges will vary according to how information is made available. Charges are as follows:


  • Via the Trust's Web Site - No charge, although any charges for Internet Service provider and personal printing costs would have to be met by the individual
  • For those without Internet access, a single print-out as on the website would be available by post from:

    Patient Relations Department
    The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Headquarters: Freeman Hospital
    High Heaton
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE7 7DN
    Email: Patient Relations


  • Leaflets and brochures – No charge. A list of these can be obtained from the Patient Relations Department.
  • "Glossy" or other bound paper copies, or in some cases a CD Rom, video or other mediums - in some cases a charge may be made.
  • e-mail - will be free of charge unless it says otherwise
  • Requests for multiple printouts, or for archived copies of documents which are no longer accessible or available on the web, may attract a charge for the retrieval, photocopy, postage etc.
  • We will not provide printouts of other organisation's websites.

The charges will be reviewed regularly.


Optional Class: Archive DepositShow [+]Hide [-]

Information about the Trust's Archive Deposit. This optional class does not apply to this Trust.



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The material available through this Publication Scheme is subject to the Acute 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 web site:




or contact:


HMSO Licensing Division
St Clements House
2-16 Colegate

Telephone:  01603 621000
Fax:               01603 723000
Email:           HMSO Licensing


Bribery Act 2010 - Statement from the Chief Executive

The Bribery Act came into force on 1st July 2011.  The aim of the Act is to tackle bribery and corruption in both the public and private sectors.  

It is essential that everyone working for, or on behalf of, the Trust is aware of the standards of behaviour expected of them.  These standards are enshrined in Trust policy, setting out the ethics, professional conduct and probity standards that are expected of all Foundation Trust employees in relation to their standards of business conduct.  

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is continuing to undertake work to raise awareness of the Bribery Act amongst all of its staff as well as the Board of Directors.  

One of the six principles of the Act is that there is top level commitment in the organisation to the prevention of bribery.  The Board of Directors is committed to this and has discussed the Act at Board meetings to agree how to communicate the importance of transparency and openness at all times.  A Board member has been identified as a lead person in the Trust for the prevention of bribery.  The Audit Committee also receives regular reports on declared offers of gifts, hospitality and sponsorship and whether or not these have been accepted.

As an NHS organisation we follow good NHS business practice and have robust controls in place to prevent bribery. However, as a Trust we cannot afford to be complacent and it is important that all our employees, contractors and agents comply with Trust policies and procedures, particularly with regard to procurement and sponsorship.  

On behalf of the Trust I confirm our commitment to ensuring that all staff are aware of their responsibilities in relation to the prevention of bribery.  

Dame Jackie Daniel
Chief Executive

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