1.1 This policy describes the arrangements that NHS Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) has in place for the management of gifts and hospitality. This policy has been developed in line with the Revised Statutory Guidance on Managing Conflicts of Interest for CCG’s which was issued by NHS England in June 2017.
1.2 The aim of this policy is to protect both the CCG as a corporate entity and those individuals who work for, with or on behalf of the organisation, from any appearance of impropriety and/or inducement in the conduct of CCG business.
1.3 This policy should be read in conjunction with the CCG’s Conflicts of Interest Policy – which reflects the legal requirements and statutory guidance issued by NHS England under sections 14O and 14Z8 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
1.4 This policy applies to:
- All CCG employees (including temporary staff, students, apprentices, trainees, agency staff, seconded staff, self-employed consultants, sessional staff or those on short term contracts, self-employed consultants and individuals working for the CCG under a contract for services) Any work experience staff or volunteers.
- Members of the Governing Body, all members of the CCG’s committees, sub-committees or sub groups including co-opted members, appointed deputies and any member of committees/groups from other organisations.
- All GP Partners / individuals directly involved with the business or decision-making of the CCG. These are collectively referred to as ‘individuals’ hereafter.
1.5 This policy has been developed in conjunction with the Conflict of Interest Guardian and Counter Fraud Service.