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Code of Business Conduct Statement by the Chief Executive

The Chief Executive of the NHS has designated me the “Accountable Officer” for the Trust in my capacity as Trust Chief Executive. As Accountable Officer, I have overall responsibility for ensuring that the Trust operates efficiently, economically and with probity.

Probity is one of the crucial public service values which underpins the work not only of this Trust but of the NHS as a whole. The NHS, like all organisations which receive public funds, is required to demonstrate a high standard of conduct in the way it carries out its work. The purpose of the Code of Business Conduct for Trust Staff (referred to as the “Code”) is to outline the principles to be followed by each member of staff to ensure that this is the case. The Trust requires of its staff high standards of corporate and personal conduct, based on the recognition that patients come first. 

The Code is intended to:-

  • make all staff aware of the Trust’s expectations of their conduct and behaviour,
  • give staff the knowledge and information they need to protect themselves from situations that may draw criticism or even disciplinary action,
  • enable members of staff to express their concerns in an open and unthreatening way, and
  • demonstrate the high standards of business conduct which the Trust Board has adopted as guiding principles for the conduct of all Trust activities, including compliance with the Bribery Act 2010.

All staff will need to be fully committed to the Code, and to make it part of their everyday working ethos.

This document should be read in conjunction with; the 'NHS Code of Conduct and Accountability' 2004, the regulations and guidelines set out in the Standing Orders and Standing Financial Instructions of Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, and the Professional Codes as followed by professional staff groups.  The document, 'Good Psychiatric Practice: Relationships with pharmaceutical and other commercial organisations’ (Royal College of Psychiatrists) should also be reviewed by those dealing with such bodies.

If you would like to discuss any aspects of the Code please contact the Trust Secretary who will be pleased to help.

Dr Peter Miller
Chief Executive

In summary:

Staff working in all parts of LPT are expected to work in accordance with our Code of Business Conduct. The Code sets out the public sector values and standards of conduct in relation to:

  • gifts, hospitality and sponsorship - click here for the register
  • professional and business conduct
  • declaration of interests - click here for the register
  • employment
  • confidentiality
  • tendering and contract procedures
  • fraud

A disclosure log for Freedom of Information requests is also available.

Providing services for patients and the public is what most of our staff spend most of their time doing. To do that they need the support and expertise of people who work behind the scenes to help healthcare teams in delivering direct patient care with, for example, finance, premise management, human resources, training and development.

Click on any of the support services listed on the left to find out more about what they do.

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