As petitioner for the Sunshine Act I undertook Freedom of Information Requests to all 22 NHS Boards in Scotland to establish if Boards had Registers of Interest for ALL staff. The findings revealed that most Boards did not.
NHS Forth Valley has kept Registers of Interest from 2010 to current date. Following persistent enquiries by myself regarding public transparency these have recently been made available on-line.
This accords with the guidance in HDL 62, issued 2003: “Chief Executives are asked to establish a register of interest for all NHS employees and Primary Care contractors”. For this, and for taking the extra step of ensuring public access to the registers, NHS Forth Valley are to be congratulated.
This blog post encourages you to consider the contents of NHS Forth Valley’s Hospitality Register for 2013 to 2014 as an illustration of the involvement of sponsorship of Continuing Professional Development (“CPD”).
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