NHS Lanarkshire – Register of Interest for all staff

As petitioner for the Sunshine Act I undertook Freedom of Information Requests to all 22 NHS Boards in Scotland to establish if Boards had  Registers of Interest for ALL staff. The findings revealed that most Boards did not.


The above guidance, HDL 62, was issued by the Scottish Government in 2003:

“Chief Executives are asked to establish a register of interest for all NHS employees and Primary Care contractors”. 

The former Cabinet Minister for Health & Wellbeing, Alex Neil, confirmed this in a letter dated 31st October 2013:


The British Medical Journal have recently covered this issue (19th July 2014):


The Editor of the Sunday Herald shares the concerns of the British Medical Journal:


The Medical Director for NHS Lanarkshire, Dr Iain Wallace, stated in writing on the 15th May 2014:

 “I can advise that it is not the intention of NHS Lanarkshire to publish a register of interests for all staff”



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