Working together to continuously improve care and
health outcomes for the people of Somerset.

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Publication Scheme

Our publication scheme is designed to signpost information about our trust, what are priorities are, how we operate and how we are doing. This page explains what information Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is available and how you can access it.

Who we are and what we do

This information is made available in the about us and A-Z of services sections of this website.

What we spend and how we spend it

A table of all payments we have made over £25,000 is published every month on the expenditure over £25k page.

What are our priorities and how we are doing

We publish this information in Our Vision, and Board Papers sections of this website.

How we make decisions

This information is published in our Board Papers and Annual Reports.

Our policies and procedures

All of our policies are accessible to patients, carers and members of the public by making a Freedom of Information (FoI) request.

Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information is a complete guide to the information routinely published by Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. Our disclosure log lists our responses to requests made under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 and Environment Information Regulations (EIR) 2004.

Lists and registers

We hold a register of directors interests and this is updated at every board meeting. You can view the register by accessing our Board Papers.

Services we offer

Information about Our Services and how to access them is available on this Trust website.

At present, all the information we proactively release is available free of charge on our website. If in the future, we make information available but do not publish it on our website we will update this publication scheme to explain how you can access it. We will also explain any charges that may be necessary.


The Trust is required to make annual self-certifications relating to its Provider Licence.