Identifying and managing conflicts of interest

This guidance will help you to manage potential conflicts of interest and mitigating the impact of them when you can’t avoid them. 

There’s advice about common situations in healthcare, including receiving gifts, commissioning services, target payments, and relationships with the commercial healthcare industry (including pharmaceutical and medical technology companies).

The guidance is underpinned by three guiding principles:

  • When interests compete, prioritise patient care
  • Never abuse your position for financial gain
  • Be open and honest about all your interests.

This guidance came into effect on 30 January 2024.