Board Declarations of Interest
Two of the core values of the NHS are accountability and transparency. In line with the NHS Standard Contract General Condition 27: Conflicts of Interest and Transparency on Gifts and Hospitality, the Trust has a Managing Conflicts of Interest Policy and Procedure, to enable all staff to be as open as possible and declare any actual or potential conflict of interest, and accepted gifts and/or hospitality, including sponsorship.
The Trust is required to publish the interests of decision making staff at least annually in a prominent place on the Trust’s website.
Decision making staff are more likely than others to have an influence on the use of resources because of the nature of their roles. For the purposes of this policy and procedure decision making staff are:
- Executive and Non Executive Directors (or equivalent roles) who have decision making roles which involve the deployment of resources
- Those at Agenda for Change band 8d and above
- Administrative and clinical staff who have the power to enter into contracts on behalf of their organisation
- Administrative and clinical staff involved in decision making concerning the commissioning of services, purchasing of goods, medicines, medical devices or equipment, and formulary decision.
These are made available to the public annually in the May Board meeting papers on the Trust’s website and available for inspection via the Company Secretary’s office:
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
The Trust operates, at all times, within a range of statutory and mandatory regulations and national guidance that together provide a framework for the appropriate governance of the Trust. In the main, these are enacted through the Trust’s standing orders, standing financial instructions and scheme of reservation and delegation of powers.
Committee Terms of Reference
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Board and Committee Governance Structure
The Trust’s Board has appointed five sub-committees to carry out specific functions and provide assurance that the Trust is carrying out its duties effectively, efficiently and economically.