The West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group’s Constitution is a legal document setting out the arrangements made to make sure the group meets its responsibilities for commissioning care for the people of west Suffolk.
West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group is made up of 24 member practices, all of whom have worked together in developing and agreeing the contents of the constitution to make sure the patients and public of west Suffolk receive the best of health.
The document describes the governing principles, rules and procedures that will be established to ensure integrity, honesty and accountability in the day to day running of the West Suffolk CCG. It also sets out to ensure that decisions are taken in an open and transparent way and that the interest of patients and public remain at the heart of the CCG.
In accordance with the statutory guidance on conflicts of interest management published by NHS England in June 2016 and to further strengthen scrutiny and transparency of CCGs’ decision-making processes, the CCG has a Conflicts of Interest Guardian, details of which can be found in our Standards of Business Conduct & Conflicts of Interest Policy.
The Conflicts of Interest Guardian, in collaboration with the CCG’s Chief Corporate Services Officer:
- Acts as a conduit for GP practice staff, members of the public and healthcare professionals who have any concerns with regards to conflicts of interest
- Is a safe point of contact for employees or workers of the CCG to raise any concerns
- Supports the rigorous application of conflict of interest principles and policies
- Provides independent advice and judgment where there is any doubt about how to apply conflicts of interest policies and principles in an individual situation
The Conflict of Interest Guardian for the West Suffolk CCG is Geoff Dobson, Lay Member for Governance. Geoff can be contacted via the Corporate & Governance Officer on 01473 770207 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org