This website places cookies on your device to help us improve our service to you. To find out more, see our Privacy and Cookies statement.

Publication Scheme & Guide to Information

Our publication scheme sets out what types of information we publish, or intend to publish, and how the information will be made available.


Publication Scheme & Guide to Information

NHS National Services Scotland has adopted the Model Publication Scheme 2014, produced by the Scottish Information Commissioner, who is responsible for enforcing the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.  This will be in place until 31 May 2018.

Introduction to the Guide to Information

NHS National Services Scotland has developed a Guide to Information which explains:

  • How to access information under the scheme
  • What information that we may withhold
  • What our charging policy is
  • What our copyright policy is
  • How to request information not available under this scheme
  • How to contact us and how to get help with accessing information
  • The classes of information that are covered by the scheme

Contact Us:

If you have and comments on our Guide to Information, wish to make a request for information or require assistance, please contact our Associate Director of Corporate Affairs and Identity:

  • By Email:  
  • By Phone:           0131 275 6000
  • By Post:         
    Associate Director of Corporate Affairs and Identity
    Gyle Square
    1 South Gyle Crescent
    EH12 9EB

The Guide to Information explains what the classes of information are and provides links to the information which is published on NHS National Services Scotland website to support each class.

The NHS National Services Scotland Guide to Information and the Model Publication Scheme are available to download or alternatively you contact us for a paper copy to be posted to you.  (There may be a charge for this.)

If you require this information in a community language or alternative format e.g. Braille, easy read, audio, please telephone 0131 275 6610, or email

explore NHS National Services Scotland