Business Conduct for NHS Staff, Board Members Register of Interests and Code of Conduct
All NHS staff who commit NHS resources directly or indirectly must be impartial and honest in their conduct of business and all employees must remain beyond suspicion.
In the NHS MEL (1994) 48 details the principles for codes of conduct and accountability in situations where there is potential conflict between the private interests of NHS staff and their NHS duties and requires the establishment of a local code of conduct. Previously the NHS Board and the former Trusts had Codes that complied with the guidance.
The Board approved revised Standards of Business Conduct for NHS Staff, bringing together what were essentially identical Codes into a single document, updated to take account of recent NHS changes. This followed consultation with the Partnership Forum and the JLC.
The purpose of these Standards is ensure that all NHS employees in Dumfries and Galloway are aware of their duties under the MEL and to protect them from situations where they may be placed in a real or apparent conflict of interest.
The principles of conduct within NHS Dumfries and Galloway set down in the Code are:
Staff are expected to:
It is also the responsibility of staff to ensure that they do not:
Board members of devolved public bodies are required by the Regulations to give the ‘Standards Officer’ notice of their interests The Register must state:
Code of Conduct for Board Members
The Scottish public has a high expectation of those who serve on the boards of public bodies and the way in which they should conduct themselves in undertaking their duties for Dumfries and Galloway NHS Board.
This Code covers members of Dumfries and Galloway NHS Board.
As a member of Dumfries and Galloway NHS Board, it is your responsibility to make sure that you are familiar with, and that your actions comply with, the provisions of this Code of Conduct.
Corporate Business Manager
NHS Dumfries and Galloway
Chief Executive's Office
Telephone: 01387 272702