Conflict of Interest Policy

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


 

Find the Conflict of Interest Policy here

Find the Code of Conduct Here

These documents have been revised in line with new NHS guidance issued in June 2016.

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 10 December 2016). A register of breaches is published here

Certifications

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:

2016 10 17 – Chiltern CoI Self-Assessment v2 Q2 16-17

2017 01 03 Quarterly CCG Assessment Form – Chiltern and Aylesbury Vale CCGs Q3 16-17

An annual certification (in April 2017) will also confirm CCGs have:

  1. A clear policy.
  2. A minimum of three lay members.
  3. The Audit Chair has been appointed as conflicts of interest guardian.
  4. A minimum of 90% of staff have completed mandatory conflicts of interest training.

The certification will be published here when completed.