Declarations of interest

Declarations of interest

In response to mounting pressure for greater transparency on declaration of interests within the NHS, in October 2016, NHS England released a consultation document for 'Managing Conflicts of Interest'.

In February 2017 NHS England followed up and published 'Managing Conflicts of Interest in the NHS Guidance for Staff and Organisations', which sets down guidance for all NHS organisations to follow.  Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust has drafted a new Code of Conduct and Managing Conflicts of Interest Policy which follows this guidance.

This requires staff to declare any interests as and when they arise, such as gifts, hospitality, outside employment, clinical private practice, patents, loyalty interests, shareholdings and ownerships, donations, sponsored events, sponsored research and sponsored posts.

You can find out more about our Policy, and view our public register where we publish the interests of our organisation’s key decision makers here: