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Declarations of Interest

Manx Care wants to ensure that we use money wisely, providing best value for taxpayers and accountability to our patients and service users for the decisions we take.

A Register of Interests is in place for the Board of Directors. On appointment, new members are required to complete a full induction process which includes their declaration of interests and any changes during the year must be declared to the Board Secretary immediately and formally at the next meeting of the Board.

The Register of Interests can be found in the downloadable documents section. It is reviewed annually and, in addition, at the start of each meeting members are required to declare any interests that may affect the papers considered.

For the Board, Non-Executive Directors' independence is also considered each year in line with best practice, to confirm that there are no issues that may affect, or could appear to affect, their judgement. This is considered at a meeting held in public in May, and the outcome is included within the annual report.

The declarations for the Board are published on at least an annual basis and usually within meeting papers.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact John Middleton, the Board Secretary, at john.middleton@gov.im

Bribery Act

The Bribery Act 2010 aims to tackle bribery and corruption in both the private and public sectors. Manx Care welcomes the Act and the Board is keen to ensure compliance. One of the six principles of the Act demands that there is top level commitment in the organisation to the prevention of bribery. To this end, there is a clearly identified executive director lead on behalf of the Board, i.e. the Finance Director.

As a publicly funded health and social care organisation we follow good ethical business practices and have robust controls in place to prevent bribery. Work is also underway to update policies and consolidate initiatives. However, the Board is not complacent, and it is important that all of our employees, contractors and agents comply with Manx Care policies and procedures, particularly with regard to procurement and also the strict limitations and controls on hospitality, sponsorship and gifts.

On behalf of Manx Care, I confirm our commitment to ensuring that all staff are aware of their responsibilities in relation to the prevention of bribery and corruption and that the risk of Manx Care exposure to acts of bribery is mitigated.

Teresa Cope, Chief Executive

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