Managing conflicts of interest – Model Policy content for organisations

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This document offers a practical interpretation of the guidance, providing optional content to support organisations in amending local policies.


From 1 June 2017 guidance on Managing Conflicts of Interest in the NHS (the ‘guidance’) comes into force. The guidance:

  • introduces common principles and rules for managing conflicts of interest
  • provides simple advice to staff and organisations about what to do in common situations
  • supports good judgement about how interests should be approached and managed
  • Sets out the issues and rationale behind the policy.