The Bribery Act 2010 - Statement from the Chief Officer

The Bribery Act 2010 - Statement from the Chief Officer

The Bribery Act 2010 came into force on 1 July 2011. The aim of the Act is to tackle bribery and corruption in both the private and public sector.

As an NHS organisation we follow good NHS Business Practice and have robust controls in place to prevent bribery. However, as an organisation we cannot afford to be complacent and it is important that all our employees, contractors and agents comply with CCG policies and procedures, particularly with regard to procurement and sponsorship.

It is essential that everyone working for, or on behalf of, the CCG are aware of the standards of behaviour expected of them. These standards are enshrined in the CCG Constitution and its policies -  setting out the ethics, professional conduct and probity standards that are expected of all CCG employees in relation to their standards of business conduct. The CCG is working with its staff to raise awareness of the Act.

One of the six principles of the Act is that there is top level commitment in the organisation to the prevention of bribery. The Board of the CCG is committed to this and has agreed ways to communicate the importance of transparency and openness at all times. Our Lay Member for Audit & Governance has been identified as the lead person in the organisation for promoting the prevention of bribery.

On behalf of the CCG I confirm our commitment to ensuring that all staff are aware of their responsibilities in relation to the prevention of Bribery.

 

Emma Latimer

Chief Officer

NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group