How we manage conflicts of interest

The CCG takes very seriously the effective management of declared interests and any conflicts that arise from them.

Conflicts of interest may arise where an individual’s personal interests or loyalties or those of a connected person (a relative, close friend or business associate) conflict with those of the CCG. Such conflicts may create problems such as inhibiting free discussions which could result in decisions or actions being taken which are not in the interests of the CCG, and risk giving the impression that the CCG has acted improperly.

In order to ensure, and be able to evidence that the CCG makes decisions that are based on securing the best possible services for the population it serves, the CCG aims to demonstrate accountability to relevant stakeholders (particularly the public), probity and transparency in the decision-making process.

Please click on the links below to download the documents in PDF format:

Conflicts of Interest Policy and Standards of Business Conduct

Conflicts of Interest Policy and Standards of Business Conduct

Conflicts of Interest Register

Conflicts of Interest Register

Procurement Decisions and Contracts Awarded Register

Procurement Decisions and Contracts Awarded Register

Register of Gifts and Hospitality

Register of Gifts and Hospitality

Managing Conflicts of Interest

As referred to the recent publication of the NHS England – Managing Conflicts of Interest:  Revised Statutory Guidance for CCG’s”, the CCG takes the management of conflicts very seriously and there are a number of governance process in place to support this area.

In light of the new guidance, and to strengthen existing process it has been agreed that the following roles within the CCG will be assumed:

Conflict of Interest Guardian will be the Board Secretary, Sarah Bates.
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sarah.bates@lincolnshirewestccg.nhs.uk

Conflict of Interest Champion will be the Lay Chair, Richard Childs.
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richard.childs@lincolnshirewestccg.nhs.uk

Chair of Audit and Governance, Roger Buttery will have independent oversight and scrutiny.

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