Publication Scheme

Publication Scheme

Who we are and what we do

Community Health Partnerships (CHP) is a private limited company, wholly owned by the Department of Health.

CHP was established in 2001 and until 2007 was known as Partnerships for Health.  

For further information about our role and purpose, please visit the About Us pages or download the CHP Articles of Association.

What we spend and how we spend it

CHP invests in Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) companies in connection with the development and maintenance of primary care infrastructure across England. This investment is made up of a combination of equity and debt.

Allowances and Expenses

Details of the amounts of allowances and expenses paid to Board members and senior executives are available upon request.

Our priorities

CHP produces an annual Business Plan which is presented to the Board for approval at or around March/April each year.  CHP regularly monitors progress against the Business Plan. Details are available on request.

How we make decisions

CHP is governed by a Board of Directors which meets regularly.

Each of these meetings is formally minuted.  Subject to the deletion of matters falling within the exemptions contained in the Act (see above) these minutes are available on request.

Policies and procedures

CHP operates in accordance with a range of polices and standard procedures including:

  • Recruitment and Employment
  • Records and Data Management
  • Managing Conflicts of Interest
  • Health and Safety
  • Payment of Allowances and Expenses

Lists and registers

CHP maintains the following registers (copies of which are available on request):

  • Assets
  • Director's interests
  • Hospitality
  • Disclosures in accordance with the Act.

Access to website

All classes of information which are stated above to be available at Freedom of Information can be provided in documentary (paper) form upon request.

Fees

All classes of information which are stated above will be made available upon receipt of a fee.  This fee is necessary to cover the cost of locating, printing and posting the information to the applicant. Each request will be assessed individually and based on the following costs:

  • Printing 5p per sheet
  • Photocopying 10p per sheet
  • Postage will be charged at Royal Mail standard rate.

Copyright

All material available through this Publication Scheme is subject to CHP 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 by 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 website: www.hmso.gov.uk/guides.htm