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Our Constitution

This Constitution sets out the arrangements made by NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group to meet its responsibilities for commissioning care for the people for whom it is responsible.  

As a membership Group of 40 GP practices in Ipswich and east Suffolk, each member practice has worked together to develop and agree the contents of this Constitution

This document describes the governing principles, rules and procedures that the Group will establish to ensure integrity, honesty and accountability in the day to day running of the Group; to ensure that decisions are taken in an open and transparent way and that the interests of patients and the public remain central to the goals of the Group.

Register of Interests

In 2016, NHS England published revised statutory guidance on the management of conflicts of interest with an expectation that CCGs will comply with the new requirements by the end of the year.
One of these new requirements is that all CCG staff must now declare any interests that they have every six months in order for these to be recorded and published on the CCGs Register of Interests. This includes full and part-time staff and each provider of primary medical services which is a member of the CCG under Section 140(1) of the 2006 Act. 

The Register of Interests now includes:

• Declarations by GB and Sub-Committee members
• Declarations by all CCG Staff
• Declarations by member practice staff
• Declarations made within CCG meetings.

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