Conflicts of interest
The aim of this policy is to set out the processes and procedures for managing conflicts of interest within Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee (APC) meetings and those of its subgroups. It also ensures that all members, attendees and supporting staff are aware of their obligations.
Conflicts of interest are a common and sometimes unavoidable part of the delivery of healthcare. As such, it may not be possible or desirable to completely eliminate the risk of conflicts. Instead, it is preferable to recognise the associated risks and put measures in place to manage the conflicts appropriately when they do arise.