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Managing Conflicts of Interest


As required by section 14O of the Health & Social Care Act, as inserted by section 25 of the 2012 Act, the CCG is required to make arrangements to manage conflicts and potential conflicts of interest to ensure that decisions made by the CCG will be taken and seen to be taken without any possibility of the influence of external or private interests.


Declaration and Register of Interests: Gifts and Hospitality

The CCG is responsible for the stewardship of public resources in the commissioning of services for the community, and are determined to inspire confidence and trust by being an open and transparent organisation.  Part of this commitment involves ensuring all our decisions are taken, and demonstrably seen to be taken, for the right reasons and without any possibility of the influence of external or private interests.

The CCG’s Governing Body Members, GP Members, employees and any other individuals who act on who act on our behalf, regularly update a declaration of interest register.  Members will also raise any emerging issues or specific interests at the start of meetings, including Governing Body Meetings.

In addition our members and employees are required to disclose any gifts or hospitality received, or offered and declined, from third parties.  These declarations are subject to the rules and statutory guidance contained within the CCG constitution, Standards of Business Code of Conduct Policy and guidance including Managing Conflicts of Interest: revised Statutory Guidance for CCGs published in June 2016 by NHS England.

Select Here| to view the Business Code of Conduct Policy.

All interests will remain on the public register for six months after the interest has expired.  However, we will retain records for a minimum of six years after the date on which it expired.  These may be obtained by Contacting the CCG at: enquiries@northcumbriaccg.nhs.uk|

Register of Conflicts of Interest Breaches

It is the duty of every CCG employee, Governing Body Member, committee or sub-committee member and GP practice member to speak up about genuine concerns in relation to the administration of our policy on Conflicts of Interest management, and to report these concerns.  These individuals should not ignore their suspicions or investigate themselves but rather speak to the designated CCG point of contact for these matters, in this case the Accountable Officer or the Conflicts of Interest Guardian (Lay Members for Finance & Governance).

Anonymised details of breaches may be published on this website for the purpose of learning and development as part of the Declaration and Register of Interests: Gifts and Hospitality.

Register of Procurement Decisions

The CCG’s Procurement Register is a register of the procurement decisions taken, who was involved in making the decision and a summary of any conflicts of interest in relation to the decision and how this was managed.  This allows us to demonstrate that we are acting fairly and transparently and in the best interest of its patients and local population.

All CCGs must maintain a register of procurement decisions taken.  This is in line with the requirements of the statutory guidance document mentioned above.  



As required by section 14O of the Health & Social Care Act, as inserted by section 25 of the 2012 Act, the CCG is required to make arrangements to manage conflicts and potential conflicts of interest to ensure that decisions made by the CCG will be taken and seen to be taken without any possibility of the influence of external or private interests.

NHS North Cumbria CCG is committed to be open and transparent in its decision making policies and publishes its full registers:

Previous years:

Full details of the process for managing conflicts of interests can be found in our constitution (section 8.2).


Statutory guidance managing conflicts of interest for CCGs:

- Summary Guide for Administration Staff|
- Summary Guide for Conflicts of Interest Guardians|
- Summary Guide for Governance Leads|
- Summary Guide for GPs in Commissioning Roles|
- Summary Guide for CCG Lay Members|
- Summary Guide for Healthwatch members of CCG Primary Care Commissioning Committees|

 
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