NHS Derby and Derbyshire CCG’s Standards of Business Conduct and Managing Conflicts of Interest Policy has been updated to reflect new guidance issued by NHS England and is designed to ensure that such potential conflicts are identified and managed appropriately. The CCG’s policy can be viewed here. This policy should also be read in conjunction with the CCG’s Gifts & Hospitality Policy and Procurement Policy.
All members of the CCG’s Governing Body, CCG staff and General Practices must declare any interests they have that might conceivably conflict with their work in the CCG. These are recorded in the CCG’s Register of Interests, which can be viewed here. The Governing Body and Committee Members' Register of Interests for 2019/20 can be viewed here.
As detailed within the CCG’s Standards of Business Conduct and Managing Conflicts of Interest Policy, our CCG Governing Body Lay Member for Audit, Ian Gibbard, has been appointed as ‘Conflict of Interest Guardian’. Ian is responsible for:
- being a safe point of contact for employees or workers of the CCG to raise any concerns in relation to the policy
- acting as a conduit for GP practice staff, members of the public and healthcare professionals who have any concerns regarding conflicts of interest
- providing support, independent advice and judgment on non-publication of conflicts and minimising risks
- providing advice on minimising the risk of conflicts of interest.
Ian can be contacted via email email@example.com.
In complying with the NHS England revised statutory guidance on Managing Conflicts of Interest (updated June 2017), it is a requirement that the CCG maintains and publishes a Register of Gifts, Hospitality and Sponsorship and a Register of Procurement Decisions and Register of Breaches.
Previous registers (up to 6 years ago) can be requested from the Head of Governance. Our Register of Interests for 2018/19 can be viewed here. Please follow the relevant links to view the CCG’s Register of Gifts, Hospitality and Sponsorship for 2018/19 and the Register of Procurement Decisions for 2018/19.
All the aforementioned registers are maintained by the CCG’s Governance Department – please contact the CCG’s Head of Governance for further information – email firstname.lastname@example.org.