As a NHS Trust, we are required to make certain declarations and to make this information available for members of the public.

Declarations of interest, gifts and hospitality

Providing best value for taxpayers and ensuring that decisions are taken transparently and clearly, are both key principles in the NHS Constitution. We are committed to maximising our resources for the benefit of the whole community. As an organisation and as individuals, we have a duty to ensure that all our dealings are conducted to the highest standards of integrity and that NHS monies are used wisely so that we are using our finite resources in the best interests of patients.

The Declarations of Interests Register enables all staff to be as open as possible and declare any actual or potential conflict of interest. It is the responsibility of all staff to ensure that they are not placed in a position which risks, or appears to risk, conflict between their private interests and their NHS duties.

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Learning from Death policy (OP87)

The 2016 Care Quality Commission report “Learning, candour and accountability: a review of the way NHS Trusts review and investigate the deaths of patients in England” found that learning from deaths was not being given sufficient priority in NHS organisations.

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NHS improvement self certification

Declarations of self-certification sent to NHS Improvement by the Trust.

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Delivering same-sex accommodation

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is pleased to confirm that we are compliant with the Government’s requirements to eliminate mixed-sex accommodation, except when it is in the patient’s overall best interest, or reflects their personal choice.

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MRSA compliance statement

In accordance with the Department of Health MRSA Screening — Operational. Guidance 3 (Gateway 13482), we have systems and processes in place to test the effectiveness of our arrangements, and to demonstrate compliance with our policy on MRSA screening.

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