These Guidelines promote good practice in managing conflicts of interest in district health board (DHB) decision-making. They reflect and build on recommendations set out in a number of relevant publications (listed as further reading in Appendix One).
The Guidelines are intended to provide a basis for assessing existing DHB conflict of interest policies and practices and for producing robust policy in the future. They are also aimed specially at assisting DHB boards to inspire confidence and maintain integrity in the public health sector, through impartial and transparent decision making.
This document contains:
- a brief summary of key concepts around managing conflicts of interest in the public sector (Part One)
- a practical framework to assist in the recognition, disclosure and response to conflicts of interest (Part Two).