The purpose of this Publication Scheme is to facilitate greater public access to information held by the Department of Health.

Publication Scheme

To fully meet the commitments defined in the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Model Publication Scheme all information produced by the Department will be made available unless:

  • the Department does not hold it
  • the information is exempt under one of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) exemptions or Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) exceptions, or its release is prohibited under another statute
  • the information is readily and publicly available from an external website
  • the information is archived, out of date or otherwise inaccessible
  • it would be impractical or resource-intensive to prepare the material for routine release

Although this Scheme sets out the type of information we commit to publish it is not an exhaustive list.

The Department has a legal commitment to conform to the ICO’s model publication scheme, but we aim to provide as much information as possible on a routine basis.

Who we are and what we do  

‚ÄčDepartmental structure 

What we spend and how we spend it

Annual reports

What are our priorities and how are we doing 

How we make decisions

Our policies and procedures

Alternative formats

If the information is not in a format that meets your needs please contact foi@health-ni.gov.uk

Crown copyright and licensing

The material on this site is subject to Crown copyright protection unless otherwise indicated.

You may use and re-use the information featured on this website (not including logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence with only a few conditions.

Information supplied to you continues to be protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

Therefore information you receive which is not subject to Crown copyright continues to be protected by the copyright of the person, or organisation, from which the information originated.

You must ensure that you gain their permission before reproducing any third party (non-Crown copyright) information.

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