NHS South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula is committed to effectively managing any conflicts of interest. To this end, we maintain a policy detailing our process for doing so.
In addition, we also maintain documents containing declarations of any interests of our Member Practice Leads, our Governing Body members and our staff.
The Conflicts of Interest Guardian for South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG is the lay member for Governance - there is currently a vacancy for this position. The Guardian should, in collaboration with the CCG’s governance lead:
- Act as a conduit for GP practice staff, members of the public and healthcare professionals who have any concerns with regards to conflicts of interest;
- Be a safe point of contact for employees or workers of the CCG to raise any concerns in relation to this policy;
- Support the rigorous application of conflict of interest principles and policies;
- Provide independent advice and judgment where there is any doubt about how to apply conflicts of interest policies and principles in an individual situation;
- Provide advice on minimising the risks of conflicts of interest.
Gifts and hospitality is referred to in the Conflicts of Interest Policy (listed above). The Gifts and Hospitality pdf Register (192 KB) applies to all staff employed by the CCG and those carrying out work on behalf of, or at the request of the CCG is kept and routinely monitored by the CCG.
CCGs are required to maintain a register of procurement decisions taken, either for the procurement of a new service or any extension or material variation of a current contract. The register of procurement decisions must be updated whenever a procurement decision is taken.