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Introduction

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.

 

Purpose

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

 

Policy Details

Download: PDF version
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

 

See also:

  • Standing Orders
  • Terms and Conditions of Employment
  • Scheme of Delegation and Standing Financial Instructions
  • Personal and Family Relationships Policy