North West Surrey CCG is committed to the principles of transparent and open decision making. We have therefore established and agreed a policy 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.
Our Conflict of Interest Guardian is Paul Hopper, the Lay Member for corporate governance and Chair of the Audit Committee.
Governing Body Membership and Register of Interests
The CCG keeps a register of interests for the members of the Governing Body, in order to identify and manage any conflicts of interest that may arise in the course of decision making when undertaking CCG business. This register is updated and included as part of the papers for each meeting of the Governing Body. The current version is here:
Governing Body Register of Interests - CoI Declaration
CCG Staff Register of Interests (Band 8a and above)
The CCG keeps a register of interests for all staff in order to identify and manage any conflicts of interest that may arise in the course of decision making when undertaking CCG business. These registers are reviewed regularly and updated .
The CCG publishes declarations of senior staff who are deemed to have a "decision making" role. We have used Agenda for Change Band 8 and above as the threshold for publication, in accordance with NHS England Managing Conflicts of Interest: Revised Statutory Guidance for CCGs (published June 2016) and on the recommendation of the Audit Committee.
Staff have been asked for their consent to publish this information. Where consent to publish has not been given, the Conflict of Interest Guardian reviews and considers whether the rationale for this is acceptable.
The current register is here - Register DoI Bands 8A+
Gifts and Hospitality Register
The CCG keeps a register of gifts and hospitality offers made to CCG staff and Governing Body members, which is reviewed and updated regularly.
The Governing Body gifts and hospitality register is here - GB hospitality register
The register for staff (Bands 8A and above is here - Register hospitality 8A+
GP gifts and hospitality register is here - GP hospitality register
Procurement Decisions and Contracts Awarded Register
The CCG keeps a register of procurement activity undertaken containing the outcomes and values of the procurements and whether any conflicts of interests were noted. This is reviewed and updated regularly.
For any queries or information related to the corporate registers please contact Paul Mitchell, Governing Body Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.