Conflicts of interest are a common and sometimes unavoidable part of any business. As such the CCG has robust systems in place to identify and manage any conflicts and has created an environment in which staff, Governing Body members and member practices should feel able, encouraged and obliged to be open, honest and upfront about actual or potential conflicts. This transparency helps to lead to the effective identification and management of conflicts.
Our Chief Officer has overall accountability for ensuring that a robust process is in place. He is supported by the CCG’s Audit Committee Chair (Karen Dales) who fulfils the role of Conflict of Interest Guardian and the CCG’s Head of Governance (Jacqui Keane) and Head of Corporate Services (Kate Sutherland). They can be contacted via [insert generic email address]
The CCG has a Standards of Business Conduct and Conflicts of Interest Policy, which applies to all its staff, Governing Body members and specific Practice-based staff who are involved in some of the CCG’s activities. Any breaches of the Policy relating will be published here in line with statutory guidance. To-date, there have been no such breaches.
All interests will remain on the public register for 6 months after the interest has expired, however, records will be retained by the CCG for a minimum of 6 years after the date on which it expired. Registers for the previous Darlington CCG, Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees CCG and South Tees CCG are provided in the legacy section of this website.
The current Declarations of Interest Register is below: