Lists and Registers – Conflicts of Interest

The Conflicts of Interest Guardian for the CCG, also the Lay Deputy Chair and Chair of the Audit Committee, is Mr Robert Parkes.

To raise genuine concerns regarding conflicts of interest; the Conflict of Interest Guardian can be reached by emailing; robert.parkes2@nhs.net. 

This page is maintained by the Corporate Governance Manager

Registers

Our registers of interest enable the CCG and its clinicians in commissioning roles to demonstrate that they are acting fairly and transparently and in the best interests of their patients and local populations. Please see the most recent, read only, version of our Register of Declarations of Conflicts of Interest- November 2021 Vs1 and our BOB CCG Standards of Business Conduct Policy v1 Dec 2021

 

Note: The CCG Conflicts of Interest Policy was last subject to annual review in 2019 – approved by the Audit Committee 24/07/19 and ratified by Governing Body 13/09/19 (v2.9). This was deferred in 2020 (and reported to Audit Committee 25 November 2020) given the knowledge of a benchmarking/cross referencing analysis leading to BOB CCG wide revised policy on standards of business conduct, (including conflicts of interest, gifts, hospitality and sponsorship/joint working arrangements). This has since completed, with a draft awaiting approval when CCG audit committees meet “in common” from June 2021. Buckinghamshire CCG’s existing policy is therefore deemed to remain in place until approval and ratification is confirmed. 

For updates to the Register and to Declarations of Interest: Contact the CCG Corporate Governance Manager

Access to paper copies of the Register of Interests and The Gifts & Hospitality Register are available on request.

Breaches

There is no evidence of material breaches of the conflicts of interest policy in the last six months (as at 31 March 2021). A register of historic breaches is published here

Certifications

CCGs are required to submit and publish quarterly self-certifications to NHS England to confirm processes are in place to manage conflicts of interest, registers have been published and whether any breaches have occurred.

Quarterly self-assessments 2020-2021

Quarter One (April-June)

Quarter Two (July-September)

Quarter Three (October-December)

Quarter Four (January-March)

An annual certification (in April 2021) also confirms the CCG has:

  1. A clear policy.
  2. A minimum of three lay members.
  3. The Audit Chair has been appointed as conflicts of interest guardian.
  4. A minimum of 90% of staff have completed mandatory conflicts of interest training.

2021 04 Buckinghamshire Annual conflicts of interest self-assessment V1

Quarterly self-assessments 2019-2020

Quarter One (April-June)

Quarter Two (July-September)

Quarter Three (October – December)

Quarter Four (January- March)

An annual certification (in March 2020) also confirms the CCG has:

  1. A clear policy.
  2. A minimum of three lay members.
  3. The Audit Chair has been appointed as conflicts of interest guardian.
  4. A minimum of 90% of staff have completed mandatory conflicts of interest training.

2020 03 Buckinghamshire Annual conflicts of interest self-assessment V2

 

Quarterly self-assessments 2018-2019

Quarter One (April-June)

Quarter Two (July-September)

Quarter Three (October to December)

Quarter Four (January to March)

An annual certification (in March 2019) also confirms the CCG has:

  1. A clear policy.
  2. A minimum of three lay members.
  3. The Audit Chair has been appointed as conflicts of interest guardian.
  4. A minimum of 90% of staff have completed mandatory conflicts of interest training.

2019 03 Aylesbury Vale and Chiltern CCGs annual conflicts of interest self-assessment v1

 

Quarterly self-assessments 2017-2018

Quarter One (April-June)

Quarter Two (July-September)

Quarter Three (October to December)

Quarter Four (January to March)

An annual certification (in April 2018) also confirms the CCG’s have:

  1. A clear policy.
  2. A minimum of three lay members.
  3. The Audit Chair has been appointed as conflicts of interest guardian.
  4. A minimum of 90% of staff have completed mandatory conflicts of interest training.

2018 03 Aylesbury Vale and Chiltern CCGs annual conflicts of interest self-assessment v2

 

Quarterly self-assessments 2016-2017

Quarter Two (July-September) – Aylesbury Vale

Quarter Two (July-September) – Chiltern

Quarter Four (January-March)

An annual certification (in April 2017) also confirms the CCG’s have:

  1. A clear policy.
  2. A minimum of three lay members.
  3. The Audit Chair has been appointed as conflicts of interest guardian.
  4. A minimum of 90% of staff have completed mandatory conflicts of interest training.

Aylesbury Vale and Chiltern CCGs annual conflicts of interest self-assessment agreed by CCGs Audit Committees meetings in common 29.03.17