A conflict of interest is anything that impedes or might be perceived to impede a member or employee of AVCCG from acting in the best interest of the CCG. For CCGs conflicts of interest are likely to be something that affect commissioning decisions.
AVCCG aims to identify potential conflicts, or things that may influence decisions taken and declare them as soon as possible through building a comprehensive register of interests. From time to time our members may be faced with a conflict of interest and the best way to deal with this is to be open and transparent. This way the CCG can make an informed decision about how to proceed. Our Conflicts of Interest Policy and resulting Registers of Interest show how the CCG manages this process.
Conflicts of interest Registers
- Registers of Interest – Register of Declarations of Conflicts of Interest JULY 2017
Find the Conflict of Interest Policy here
Find the Code of Conduct here
These documents have been revised in line with NHS guidance issued in June 2016, February 2017 and June 2017.
Breaches of the Conflicts of Interest Policy.
There is no evidence of identified breaches of the conflicts of interest policy in the last six months (as at 26 July 2017). A register of breaches is published here
CCGs are required to submit and publish quarterly self-certifications to NHS England to confirm processes are in place to manage conflicts of interest, registers have been published and whether any breaches have occurred.
These quarterly self-assessments (which began in Quarter 2, 2016-17) are published here:
An annual certification (in April 2017) also confirms CCGs’ have:
- A clear policy.
- A minimum of three lay members.
- The Audit Chair has been appointed as conflicts of interest guardian.
- A minimum of 90% of staff have completed mandatory conflicts of interest training.
Quarterly self-assessments 2017-2018
The Conflicts of Interest Guardian for the CCG, also the Lay Deputy Chair and Chair of the Audit Committee, is Mr Robert Parkes.