NHS England requires clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to publish conflict of interest information as set out below.
The revised guidance forms part of a system-wide governance project to improve conflicts of interest management across the NHS and increase public confidence in decision-making processes.
You can read more about this project on the NHS England Board website here.
- The Governing Body Register of Interests is currently refreshed on a quarterly basis for review by the Joint Audit Committee before publishing on the website. Following revised NHSE guidance published on 16 June 2017 the CCG is only required to have systems in place to satisfy themselves as a minimum on an annual basis that registers of interest are accurate and up-to-date, and to require that only decision-making staff are included on the published register. The latest report is available here.
- Conflicts of interest: Breaches
- In accordance with NHS England Statutory Guidance on Managing Conflicts of Interest for CCGs, we also maintain a Register of Interests for Council of Practice Members and a Register of Interests for Employees. These are available from the CCG on request.
The Berkshire West CCGs Conflict of Interest Guardian is David George, Lay member for Governance, Wokingham CCG and Berkshire West CCGs Audit Committee Chair.
GP practice staff, members of the public and healthcare professionals who have any concerns with regards to conflicts of interest can contact David at David.email@example.com.
- The Berkshire West CCGs Hospitality, Gifts and Commercial Sponsorship Register is available here.
- Procurement Register - January 2018 information about procurement decisions and contracts awarded.