The CCG is responsible for the stewardship of significant public resources when making decisions about the commissioning of health and social care services. In order to ensure and be able to evidence that these decisions secure the best possible services for the population it serves, the CCG must demonstrate accountability to relevant stakeholders, particularly the public, and probity and transparency in the decision-making process.
A key element of this assurance involves management of conflicts of interest with respect to any decisions made. The CCG manages conflicts of interest as part of its day-to-day activities. Effective handling of such conflicts is crucial for the maintenance of public trust in the commissioning system. Importantly, it also serves to give confidence to patients, providers, Parliament and tax payers that the CCG’s commissioning decisions are robust, fair, transparent and offer value for money.
The CCG has established a Standards of Business Conduct and Conflicts of Interest Policy. This policy sets out clear and robust procedures on how the CCG manages conflicts of interest.
One of the Non-Executive Directors has been identified as the Conflicts of Interest Guardian.
A Register of Interest is maintained and available on our documents page.