07 / 7 / 2017 2.47pm
To protect patients, taxpayers and staff employed in
organisations in which there is a direct state interest, new guidance
, developed by NHS
England, came into force on 1 June 2017 to provide information on what you need to do to effectively manage conflicts of interest.
guidance is applicable to both NHS trusts and foundation trusts and covers a number of key themes. It also provides:
- consistent principles and rules for
managing conflicts of interest
- advice to staff and organisations about
what to do in common situations
- support for good judgment about how interests
should be approached and managed.
In addition to the guidance, a number of other useful documents are available on the NHS England website, which include a model policy and template forms for declarations on interest and creating a register of interests.
In case you missed the launch of this new guidance, our website now provides a helpful summary of the key points and links to further sources of information.