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The National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) Regulations 2013

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Conflicts between interests in purchasing health care services and supplying such services

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6.  (1)  A relevant body must not award a contract for the provision of health care services for the purposes of the NHS where conflicts, or potential conflicts, between the interests involved in commissioning such services and the interests involved in providing them affect, or appear to affect, the integrity of the award of that contract.

(2) In relation to each contract that it has entered into for the provision of health care services for the purposes of the NHS, a relevant body must maintain a record of how it managed any conflict that arose between the interests in commissioning the services and the interests involved in providing them.

(3) An interest referred to in paragraph (1) includes an interest of—

(a)a member of the relevant body,

(b)a member of its governing body,

(c)a member of its committees or sub-committees or committees or sub-committees of its governing body, or

(d)an employee.

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