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Conflicts of Interest

Conflicts of Interest

What is a conflict of interest?

A conflict of interest occurs where an individual’s ability to exercise judgement, or act in a role, is or could be impaired or otherwise influenced by his or her involvement in another role or relationship.

Why does the CCG need to manage them?

NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group receives a significant amount of public funds to spend on healthcare for its population. We therefore have to ensure that individuals acting on behalf of the CCG, whether this is a GP, staff member or a contractor, act with impartiality when making decisions on how the CCG’s budget is spent, and they do not use their role in the CCG to further their own private interests or those of anyone known to them.

How does the CCG manage conflicts of interest?

Conflicts of interest are inevitable when commissioning services, so how we manage them is crucial. The CCG does this by:

To further strengthen our management of conflicts of interest, we have appointed the Chair of our Audit Committee as our Conflicts of Interest Guardian. This role, in collaboration with the Director of Corporate Affairs, should:

More details on this role are contained in the Conflicts of Interest Policy.

Hard copies of all the registers are also available to view at the CCG’s Headquarters at William Farr House, Mytton Oak Road, Shrewsbury, SY3 8XL.

Any suspicions or concerns of acts of fraud or bribery can be reported - see our Anti-Fraud and Corruption information page, or report online via https://cfa.nhs.uk/reportfraud or via the NHS Fraud and Corruption Reporting Line on 0800 0284060 which provides a confidential route for reporting of genuine suspicions of fraud within or affecting the NHS. All calls are dealt with by experienced trained staff and any caller who wishes to remain anonymous may do so.