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.
The CCG Audit Committee Chair (Lay Member – Audit and Governance) will undertake the role of Conflicts of Interest Guardian which reinforces the role of the Audit Committee in ensuring a robust system of declarations is in place. Mr Lou Evans is the current Audit Committee Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Full details can be found in the CCG’s Policy for Managing Conflicts of Interest.