NHS: Sustainable Development

Department of Health written question – answered on 12th January 2017.

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Photo of Roger Godsiff Roger Godsiff Labour, Birmingham, Hall Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish (a) the names of heads of sustainability and transformation plans who have financial interests in or links to private healthcare companies or consultancies and (b) a full declaration of those interests.

Photo of Roger Godsiff Roger Godsiff Labour, Birmingham, Hall Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the Government's policy is on whether people tasked with drawing up sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) are permitted to have business interests which mean they could profit from healthcare privatisation, or otherwise be financially affected by the measures set out in the STPs.

Photo of David Mowat David Mowat The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The names of the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) footprint leads are available at:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/stps/view-stps/

Declarations of interest details for the STP leaders will be available on the individual websites/annual reports of the organisations by which they are substantively employed.

Those involved in the STP process have to adhere to the conflict of interest guidance for the organisation by whom they are substantively employed. For clinical commissiong groups, guidance is available at:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/commissioning/pc-co-comms/coi/

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