Subject: Compliance with HDL (2003) 62
Mr John Burns
14th December 2014.
Dear Mr Burns,
In April 2013 I wrote to NHS Ayrshire & Arran about Registers of Interest for ALL staff. In a written reply, dated 31 May 2013, I was told by Ann Catherine Wilson “There are no payments from pharmaceutical companies on the register of interests.” This was stated in relation to a link to Board Members Registers of Interest.
I wrote back to NHS Ayrshire & Arran, pointing out that this Register was for Board members only.
I had a reply on the 11 June 2013 from your organisation:
“Discussions are ongoing to create a register to encompass the whole organisation … we are in the process of updating our Model Publication Scheme to include this register which will be published on our public website.”
A more recent reply to the Scottish Government (letter dated 14 April 2014). Below is the relevant section for NHS Ayrshire and Arran:
I would be most grateful if you could update us on progress made on HDL(2003) 62 and whether you have, as promised “create[d] a register to encompass the whole organisation” that NHS Ayrshire & Arran would “publish on our public website.”
Dr Peter J Gordon
(Petitioner for A Sunshine Act/Clause)
* Appended below is HDL(2003) 62 and what the Scottish Government asked of Chief Executives.