Publication scheme

National Council for Osteopathic Research

Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, Blizard Institute, Yvonne Carter Building, 58, Turner Street, London, EC1 2AB.  Telephone: 0207 882 6131.

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NCOR is a charity registered in England and Wales (1157217).

National Council for Osteopathic Research (NCOR) Publication Scheme


Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, we must adopt and maintain a scheme so that information can be made routinely available to the public.  This publication scheme document is based on the model publication scheme for public authorities approved by the Office of the Information Commissioner (ICO)1.  The model scheme describes the obligations of organisations and the types (classes) of information which should be made available.

Further information about your rights under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website2.

The types of information we provide includes:

1. Who we are and what we do

Organisational information, structures, locations, and contacts.

2. What we spend and how we spend it

Financial information related to NCOR’s day-to-day costs, special projects, and donations.

3. Priorities

Strategic plans and annual reviews.

4. Policies and procedures

Our operating procedures in the delivery of NCOR services.

5. The services we offer

This includes information available in the form of databases, electronic documents, and leaflets produced for osteopaths and the public.  Details of the services for which we are entitled to
recover a fee are included also.

How to get information

Most of the information in NCOR’s publication scheme is available to read or download via the NCOR website (   If the information you are looking for is not on the website, this guide will explain how to find it.  If, however, the information you require is not part of the publication scheme, you can request it using the Freedom of Information request for (insert link), by post or email to:

Dr Carol Fawkes, FoI Requests, National Council for Osteopathic Research, Yvonne Carter Building, 58, Turner Street, London, EC1 2AB.  Email:

Most of the information is free but we may make a charge for particular items.  This is indicated in the “Guide to information” section of this document.  We will let you know any relevant charges when we respond to your request.  Please refer also to the “Publication scheme charges”.

We are committed to ensuring accessibility of all of the information we produce.   If you do not have access to the Internet we will supply single paper copies of individual website pages free of charge.  Requests should be made to

Publication scheme charges

Information in our publication scheme is normally available free of charge.  Most of the information in the scheme is freely available on the NCOR website.  A single print out of a web page will normally be made available free of charge for individuals who do not have access to the Internet.  Details of instances where we will make charges are shown below.

We make charges for

Producing multiple copies in paper or other formats;

Certain hard copy publications;


We will let you know how much this will cost when we respond to your request, and we may ask you for a payment in advance.  Please contact or by telephoning 0207 882 6131 concerning your request.

Guide to information

The table below outlines the information included in the publication scheme.  It includes how each document can be obtained, and whether there is any charge for it.  Most information is available on the NCOR website; if this is not the case it will be stated in the document below.

1. Who we are and what we do

Information Format of information Who to contact Cost
List of key function and contact details Free
Members of the NCOR team
Members of the NCOR committee
NCOR Charity Trustees
Our work (vision and mission statements)
Annual reports
Charity constitution
Recruitment information and vacancies On website when available

2. What we spend and how we spend it

Audited financial reports included in the annual report

3. Priorities

Strategic plan
Annual reports

4. Policies and procedures

Privacy policy
Terms and conditions for use of website

5. Our activities and the services we offer

Clinical audit
Patient Reported Outcome Measurement (PROMs) project
Patient Incidence Learning and Reporting System (PILARS)
Patient Reported Experiences of Osteopathic Services
Communicating risk and benefit
Evidence-based skills tutorials
Getting started in critical appraisal
Snapshot summaries
Research hubs
Standardised data collection
Information for patients from the regulator (GOsC) and the professional association (iO)
Research activities past and present
Research collections by theme
Frameworks and guidelines
Research resources
How to get involved


  1. Information Commissioner’s Office. Model Publication Scheme.  Version 1.2.
  2. Information Commissioner’s Office.