Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group
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managing conflicts of interest

Public service values must be at the heart of the NHS. High standards of corporate and personal conduct based on a recognition that patients come first, have been a requirement throughout the NHS since its inception. Moreover, since the NHS is publicly funded, it must be accountable for the services it provides and for the effective and economical use of taxpayers’ money.

NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group will manage conflicts of interests arising from the operation of its business to ensure that public service values remain at the heart of the decisions it makes and that the organisation inspires confidence and trust amongst the public. 

Full details can be found in the CCG’s Policy for Managing Conflicts of Interest.

Declaring an interest

Employees, Member Practices and members of the Governing Body (and its committees and sub-committees) must complete a Declaration of Interests Form on appointment and annually.

The CCG has a policy which sets out how it manages conflicts of interest and provides guidance to its staff and practices.  Please send all declarations to somccg.declarations@nhs.net 

The CCG also publishes a register of procurement decisions which includes details of the procurement, 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.  The latest register can be found in the lists and registers section of the CCG's Publication Scheme.

If you need advice on whether to make a declaration then please contact Peter Osborne, Corporate Governance Manager.

Declaring Gifts and Hospitality

The CCG must demonstrate that it has open and transparent decision-making processes which are not influenced by inducements of inappropriate offers of gifts and hospitality.

The CCG has a policy which supports a culture of openness and transparency in its business transactions. Gifts and hospitality should not be accepted other than in exceptional circumstances as set out in this policy.

Please send all declarations to Kathy Palfrey, Secretary to the Governing Body.

If you need advice on whether to make a declaration then please contact Peter Osborne, Corporate Governance Manager.

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Contact Somerset CCG by phone or email

01935 384000

enquiries@somersetccg.nhs.uk

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