Statements and Declarations
As an NHS Foundation Trust, we are sometimes required by our regulators and commissioners to publish public statements and declarations on our performance and adherence to government policy.
You will find here our most recent declarations and responses to key issues.
Supplier code of conduct
Greater Manchester West GMMH Supplier Code of Conduct .pdf [pdf] 440KB
Bribery Act 2010 and Anti-Bribery Strategy
The NHS takes bribery very seriously. It is a crime and Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust does not, and will not, pay bribes or offer improper inducements to anyone for any purpose. Nor do we accept bribes or improper inducements. This applies to everyone who works for us or with us, including third parties who carry out work on our behalf.
On 1 July 2011 the Bribery Act 2010 came into force, reforming the criminal law of bribery and corruption making it easier to taclke these offences proactively.
GMMH is commited to the prevention, deterrence and detection of bribery just as we are to combatting fraud in the NHS. As an organisation we have a zero-tolerance attitude towards bribery and we aim to maintain anti-bribery compliance as "business as usual", rather than a one of exercise.
To read our full bribery statement, please click here.
Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy Statement
As a Trust, we are committed to ensuring that no modern slavery or human trafficking takes place in any part of our business or our supply chain. In accordance with the requirements of the UK Modern Slavery Act (2015), our Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy Statement 2018 [pdf] 412KB sets out the actions taken by the Trust to understand all potential modern slavery risks and to implement effective systems and controls.
Compliance with the NHS Provider Licence
NHS Foundation Trusts are required to self-certify on an annual basis whether or not they have complied with the conditions of the NHS Provider Licence and related obligations, have the required resources available if providing Commissioner Requested Services and have complied with required governance arrangements.
In May 2018, the Board of Directors reviewed the conditions of the NHS Provider Licence and was able to confirm compliance. The Board of Directors’ review took into account a number of sources of assurance including the Trust’s system of internal control, the actions taken to strengthen Board assurance mechanisms during 2017/18 and feedback from the Trust’s internal auditors. The Board also gave regard to the views of governors in making this declaration.
A signed self-certification of compliance with the NHS Provider Licence and related obligations is available here.
Declarations of Interest
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, and the people who work with and for us, collaborate closely with other organisations to deliver high quality of care for our patients. These partnerships have many benefits and should help ensure that public money is spent efficiently and wisely, but there is a risk that conflicts of interest may arise. As an organisation, and as individuals, we have a duty to ensure that all of our dealings are conducted to the highest standards of integrity, that decisions are taken transparently, and that NHS monies are used wisely and in the best interests of patients.
We therefore apply consistent rules and principles, which are set out in our Conflicts of Interest Policy, to help our staff to manage any potential or actual conflict of interest risks. Please follow the links below to review the current registers of interests declared by members of the Board of Directors, our governors and other decision-making staff, and the current register of gifts and hospitality.
- Register of Interests – Board of Directors: Register of Interests Declared by the Board of Directors (December 2018).docx [docx] 47KB
- Register of Interests – Council of Governors: Register-of-Interests-Council-of-Governors-Nov-2018.docx [docx] 53KB
- Register of Interests – Other Decision-Making Staff: Register - Other Decision-Making Staff 07.01.19.pdf [pdf] 222KB
- Register of Gifts and Hospitality 2017/18: Register of Gifts and Hospitality 2018 19 17.09.18.pdf [pdf] 92KB