In March 2016 the NHS England Board announced that a Task and Finish Group of experts (to be chaired by Sir Malcolm Grant, chairman of NHS England) would look at the issues around how conflicts of interest in the NHS could be managed.
Over the summer the Group has been developing proposals to ensure that the NHS can:
Actively manage conflicts of interest and associated issues of gifts, hospitality, other payments and influence
Provide the public with information so that they can see what is happening and, where appropriate, ask questions
Proactively support individuals to ensure that they know what is and is not acceptable – to prevent wrongdoing from occurring
Take firm and decisive action when wrongdoing is discovered
More information about the membership of the Group, and its Terms of Reference, is accessible from the NHS England website.
In this consultation the outputs of the Task and Finish Group’s work is presented for your views.