Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH) is committed to delivering good governance and has always expected its directors and staff to meet the highest standards of business conduct.
The Bribery Act 2010 came into force on 1 July 2011. The aim of the act is to tackle bribery and corruption in both the private and public sector.
The Act defines the following key offences with regard to bribery:
- Active bribery (offering, promising or giving a bribe);
- Passive bribery (requesting, agreeing to receive or accepting a bribe); and
- Bribery of a foreign public official.
The Act also sets out a corporate offence of failing to prevent bribery by an organisation not having adequate preventative procedures in place.
One of the six principles of the Act demands that there is top level commitment in the organisation for preventing bribery. CLCH is committed to ensuring compliance with the Act and has a zero tolerance approach to fraud, corruption and bribery.
CLCH follows NHS best practice and has robust controls, policies and procedures in place to prevent fraud, corruption and bribery. The Trust's Local Counter Fraud Specialist can be contacted if staff have any concerns of fraud corruption or bribery.
On behalf of CLCH I would like to re-affirm our commitment to ensuring that CLCH is free from fraud, corruption and bribery and that all staff are aware of their responsibilities in relation to the prevention of bribery.