You can find many of the statutory documents that we are required to publish on this page, together with other useful documents. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please contact our Trust HQ team.
If you require any further data or some of the information in a different format, please contact the Corporate Communications team on email@example.com.
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust and the people who work with and for us, collaborate closely with other organisations, delivering high quality care for our patients.
Collaborative partnerships such as these have many benefits and should help ensure that public money is spent efficiently and wisely. But there is a risk that conflicts of interest may arise.
All staff are required to declare any interests which may cause a conflict in doing their day to day work, together with any gifts and hospitality received during the course of their work. In particular, the Trust asks that all senior employees, whose role encompasses purchasing decisions, make an annual declaration of interests. This includes providing a Nil Return where they have nothing to declare.
New Guidance regarding Standards of Business conduct developed by NHS England came in to force on 1 June 2017.
Following publication of the guidance, a new Managing Conflicts of Interest Policy has been introduced. The policy covers a number of common situations which could give rise to risk of conflicts of interest -
- Outside employment
- Shareholdings and other ownership interests
- Loyalty interests
- Sponsored events
- Sponsored research
- Sponsored posts
- Clinical private practice
NHS England has developed further guidance for staff and organisations which can be found here.
A Trust policy has also been developed to support staff with the new requirements and help them meet their responsibilities. The up to date policy can be found in the 'Procedural Documents' list below.
The Standards aim to ensure that all individuals acting on behalf of the Trust, observe and comply with all applicable legislation and regulations and undertake ethical business practices, acting with high standards of business integrity at all times and sets out the minimum expectations for the Board, staff governors and volunteers.
For more information, and our Trust's register of interests, please visit https://uhmb.mydeclarations.co.uk
Conflicts of Interest Breaches
We work to ensure that all UHMB staff members are supported and feel confident to voice any concerns they may have regarding conflicts of interests and possible breaches that may occur. You can read our managing conflicts of interest policy here.
There have been no reported breaches of the managing Conflict of Interest policy.
As of April 2014, all trusts that have inpatient beds are required to publish their ward staffing levels. This will be accompanied by what percentage of ward shifts have met the safe staffing guidelines.
Information about staffing levels are published on this page and presented to public meetings of our Board of Directors.
Patient safety and experience is a priority for UHMBT and we take it very seriously. We have many procedures in place to ensure that all of our wards across our sites are safely staffed. Please click on the links below to download our latest staffing figures.
If you require the data for previous years, these can be requested by contacting the Corporate Communications team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Patient-Led Assessment of The Care Environment (PLACE) Assessment was introduced in April 2013 to replace the former Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) Inspections. The PLACE Assessment, which is Patient Led, assesses the quality of the patient environment on a yearly basis. The Assessment does not cover clinical care provision, or evaluate how well staff are doing their jobs.
- The assessments involve members of the public, former and current patients and members of Healthwatch, who look at a selection of wards and departments against different criteria which is comprised of;
- Condition, appearance and maintenance
- Privacy, Dignity and Wellbeing
The results not only show how we are performing individually and nationally, but also how we can drive improvement across our hospital sites, enhance our services and better the patient experience.
The most recent PLACE Assessment results are shown on the NHS Digital website.