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Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

Duties to Publish Information

The Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 was introduced to simplify and streamline the public bodies in Scotland to deliver improved public services and better outcomes for the people of Scotland. Part 3 of the Act , Information on exercise of public functions, requires all public bodies like NHS Western Isles to publish certain categories of information to promote openness and accountability. The categories are listed below and clicking on the links, will take you to the information. 
The Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 and explanatory notes can be accessed here

Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

PART 3 – Information on the Exercise of Public Functions 

Section 31 - Public functions: duties to provide information on certain matters

This section requires us to publish information on our expenditure on:

  • Public Relations. This covers our expenditure on marketing, market research, sponsorship, branding, design, sponsorship and promotion
    2014/15   •   
    2013/14  •  2015/16

  • Overseas Travel.  This covers all expenditure incurred by staff on overseas trips
    2014/15      2013/14  •  2015/16

  • Hospitality and Entertainment. This should be interpreted widely and includes things such as receptions, meals, parties and gifts
    2014/15      2013/14  •  2015/16

  • External Consultancy. This includes management consultancy, IT, research and evaluation. Detailed guidelines are included within the guidance
    2014/15      2013/14  •  2015/16

  • Payments of more than £25,000. This includes all payments in excess of this figure but excludes payments to employees
    2014/15   •   2013/14  •  2015/16

  • Cumulative Payments  over £25k
    2014/15  •  2015/16


  • Staff remuneration in excess of £150,000. This includes the total remuneration received by any member of staff or office holder but excludes redundancy payments, pensions or severance packages
    The figures and details for 2015/16 can be found in pages 35 - section 2.1 .
    Board Members and Senior Employees Remuneration Current Year.
    This document is available on our website and can be accessed using the
    following
    link: http://www.wihb.scot.nhs.uk/publications/annual-accounts

Section 32 - Public functions: duty to provide information on exercise of functions

This section requires us to publish information on the steps we have taken to promote and increase sustainable economic growth:

2014/15           2013/14  •   2015/16

Section 33 - Public functions: duty to provide information on special advisers

This section requires us to publish information on the steps taken to improve efficiency, effectiveness and economy:

2014/15       2013/14  •   2015/16