Within our CCG our staff, our council of members, and our committee members must all register their conflicts of interest. This is usually a personal interest such as if you’re connected to someone that works with in the NHS or associated organisation, like a partner. Or you might have a professional interest in another organisation that could conflict with the CCG.
Conflicts of interest can be common in the public sector and it doesn’t mean that you’ve done something wrong. However, you do need to declare it and act on it, to make sure it doesn’t interfere with your ability to make decisions on behalf of our CCG.
To make sure we have absolute clarity on any conflicts of interest, we publish our registers which list all our members and whether they have a conflict of interest or not.