Ashford & St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust, and the people who work with and for us, collaborate closely with other organisations, delivering high quality care for our patients.
These partnerships have many benefits and should help ensure that public money is spent efficiently and wisely; however there is a risk that conflicts of interest may arise.
Providing best value for taxpayers and ensuring that decisions are taken transparently and clearly, are both key principles in the NHS Constitution. We are committed to maximising our resources for the benefit of the whole community. As an organisation and as individuals, we have a duty to ensure that all our dealings are conducted to the highest standards of integrity and that NHS monies are used wisely so that we are using our finite resources in the best interests of patients.
This policy will help our staff manage conflicts of interest risks effectively. It:
- Introduces consistent principles and rules
- Provides simple advice about what to do in common situations.
- Supports good judgement about how to approach and manage interests
|Compiled by:||Liz Davies - Corporate Affairs Manager / Board Secretary|
|Ratified by:||Trust Executive Committee|
|Date Ratified:||June 2021|
|Date Issued:||July 2021|
|Review Date:||June 2023|
|Target Audience:||Board member, medical consultant or AfC band 8D or above, other decision making or staff or colleagues with an interest to declare|
|Contact name:||Liz Davies - Corporate Affairs Manager / Board Secretary|
- Standing Orders
- Terms and Conditions of Employment
- Scheme of Delegation and Standing Financial Instructions
- Personal and Family Relationships Policy