Policies & Strategies
The Board meeting held in public on 21st April 2010 adopted all existing policies and strategies.
All policies are currently undergoing review. The review of clinical policies is being managed by the Quality Assurance Committee. The review of HR policies is being managed by the Joint Negotiating Committee. The remaining policies are being reviewed by the Corporate Policy Sub Committee. As policies are reviewed Equality Impact Assessments and Privacy Impact Assessments are being completed for all.
All policies, strategies, guidelines and protocols have been allocated to one of the categories below; if you are in doubt as to which section a particular policy may be in, try using the search facility at the top of this page.
The Bribery Act 2010 - Statement from the Chief Executive
The Bribery Act 2010 came into force on 1 July 2011, aiming to tackle bribery and corruption in both the private and public sector.
Hertfordshire Primary Care Trust welcomes the Act and, in line with our commitment to ensuring that the work we do remains fair, honest and free of bribery, we are keen to ensure we comply with the Act’s standards. One of the six principles of the Act demands that there is top level commitment to the prevention of bribery and this is certainly the case at Hertfordshire Primary Care Trust.
As a NHS organisation we follow good NHS Business Practice and have robust controls in place to prevent bribery. However, as a Trust we cannot afford to be complacent and it is important that all our employees, contractors and agents comply with Trust policies and procedures, particularly with regard to procurement and sponsorship.
On behalf of the Trust I confirm our commitment to ensuring that Hertfordshire Primary Care Trust is free of bribery and corruption.