NIGALA is an open and transparent organisation. We publish a great deal of information about what we do on this website which you can access by using the navigation links that appear on the left of every page within this site. You can also use our search facility which also appears on the left side of every page.

NIGALA recognises that there may be other issues about which you would like further information and in this section of our website we explain how you can get such information.

Class 1 - To find out who we are and what we do click here
Class 2 - To find out what we spend and how we are doing click here
Class 3 - To find out what our priorities are click here
Class 4 - To find out how we make decisions click here
Class 5 - To view our policies and procedures click here
Class 6 - To find out about lists and registers click here
Class 7 - To find out about the services we offer click here

In order to comply with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) public sector organisations have to routinely publish information whenever possible. NIGALA uses this website publication scheme as the main mechanism for the dissemination of as much information as possible.

The Information Commissioner, the regulatory authority responsible for monitoring and enforcing compliance with FOIA, has drawn up what is called a Model Publication Scheme for all public sector organisations which you can access using this link.

NIGALA has adopted this model publication scheme and as such is fully committed to the seven obligations within that scheme:

  • To proactively publish or otherwise make available as a matter of routine, information, including environmental information, which is held by the authority and falls within the classifications below.
  • To specify the information which is held by the authority and falls within the classifications below.
  • To proactively publish or otherwise make available as a matter of routine, information in line with the statements contained within this scheme.
  • To produce and publish the methods by which the specific information is made routinely available so that it can be easily identified and accessed by members of the public.
  • To review and update on a regular basis the information the authority makes available under this scheme.
  • To produce a schedule of any fees charged for access to information which is made proactively available.
  • To make this publication scheme available to the public

The Commissioner has also published a ‘Definition Document for NHS Organisations' which which sets out in some detail what the ICO minimum expectations are as far as we are concerned.

We have reviewed the information we routinely put into the public domain to ensure we are compliant with the Definition document. You will be able to see where we don’t hold relevant information or where for some reason we have decided not to routinely disclose information identified in the Definition document by referring to our Publication Scheme Guidance to Information. This document is currently being finalised and will be published as soon as possible. Should you require further information, please contact us using this page.

Most of the information we make routinely available can be accessed through our website by using the navigation links or the search facility. Such information is continually updated. If you cannot find information through the search engine and we have indicated in the definition document that the information is routinely available this may be because the information cannot be loaded onto our website. In such circumstances please contact the Information Manager in the first instance who will assist you with your request. The Information Manager can be contacted at the following email address:

If you want any further information about the provision of information or have any difficulty accessing information provided on our website please contact us with your concern.