Learn about our commitment to anti-bribery

The Bribery Act 2010 was introduced to make it easier to tackle the issue of bribery in organisations. Bribery can be defined as ‘giving someone a financial or other advantage to encourage them to perform their function or activity improperly or reward them for having done so’.

To limit our exposure to bribery we have a number of policies in place including: a conflict of interest and hospitality policy; a whistleblowing (raising concerns) policy; and a counter fraud policy. We also employ a counter fraud specialist.

We encourage staff to report any suspicion of bribery and rigorously investigate any allegations. We hold a register of interest for directors and staff, and ask staff not to accept gifts or hospitality that will compromise them or the Trust.

The Trust board carries out its business in an open and transparent way.  We are committed to the prevention of bribery as well as to combating fraud and expect the organisations we work with to do the same.  Doing business in this way enables us to reassure our patients, members and stakeholders that public funds are properly safeguarded.