Health authorities urged to be more open to scrutiny

Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has called on health authorities to be more transparent by proactively disclosing official information.

As part of the work to increase transparency in the public sector, the ICO has produced specific guidance outlining the types of information which it expects health authorities to regularly disclose, such as pay and grading structure, staff and Board members’ allowances and details of contracts currently being tendered.


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