A conflict of interest occurs where an individual’s ability to exercise judgement, or act in a role, could be impaired or otherwise influenced by their involvement in another role or relationship.
Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) manage conflicts of interest as part of their day-to-day activities, and handling them effectively is crucial. It gives confidence to patients, tax payers, healthcare providers and Parliament that the CCG's commissioning decisions are robust, transparent, and offer value for money. It is an essential part of protecting healthcare professionals and maintaining public trust in the NHS. Failure to manage conflicts of interest could lead to legal challenge and even criminal action in the event of fraud, bribery and corruption.
Conflicts of interest are inevitable in commissioning. It is how we manage them that matters.
As part of the CCG's management of Conflicts of Interests, gifts & hospitality and procurement decisions, the CCG will publish the most up to date:
How frequently the CCG updates the registers is outlined in our policy available here. Our most recent registers are available below and a hard copy is available to read at our head office: Phoenix Court, Christopher Martin Road, Basildon, SS14 3HG.