Every Local Healthwatch should have a published conflict of interest policy to demonstrate its independence and meet the requirements of being an effective local Healthwatch. This guidance helps you to assess whether your current policy is fit for purpose, or in need of a refresh.
- what a conflict of interest is
- why you need a policy
- what you need to do if you encounter a conflict of interest.
We've also provided templates to help you meet the requirements which you can use and adapt at your local Healthwatch:
- A declaration of interest form
- A register of interest form