Compliance Statements

Register of interests

Following guidance from NHS England, senior managers and officers in certain categories are now required to make annual declarations of interest. Read the staff declarations for 2017/18 or read the directors and Trust Board declarations.

Members of the public can view the Trust's Register of staff declarations of interest, thus providing transparency and accountability in compliance with the latest NHS England guidance. You can view the Declarations of Interests Register by visiting the Declarations web page.

Compliance with the 'Eliminating Mixed Sex Accommodation' Programme

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to confirm that we are compliant with the Government’s requirement to eliminate mixed-sex accommodation, except when it is in the patient’s overall best interest, or reflects their personal choice. Read the Trust's declaration of compliance on mixed sex accommodation.

We welcome your feedback to help us ensure continuous quality improvements.

Statement on Francis Report

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust declares that it supports in principle the recommendations outlined in the Report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry: February 2013 and the subsequent reports ‘Patients First and Foremost’ (March 2013) and ‘Hard Truths the Journey to Putting Patients First’ (November 2013). The Trust has an action plan in place and all actions taken to achieve the recommendations will be made in line with national policy and standards.

Governance Manual

This Manual sets out in high level terms how the Trust is governed. Well governed organisations have been shown by research to deliver better results.

This Manual highlights several over-arching governance concepts including:

  1. The characteristics of assurance (confirming for oneself) and reassurance (taking things on trust);
  2. The complementary but differing roles of Executive and Non-Executive Directors on a unitary Board.

Modern Day Slavery

Dorset HealthCare aims to be as effective as possible in ensuring that Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking is not taking place in any part of its business or supply chains. In addition to the above actions, Dorset Health Care will measure its performance against the following indicators:

The Trust endeavours to build long-standing relationships with our suppliers and make clear our expectations of business behaviour. Where National or International supply chains are used, we expect these suppliers to have suitable Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policies and Procedures and, where there is a risk of Slavery and Human Trafficking taking place, steps have been taken to assess and manage that risk.

  • Develop a level of communication with the next link in the supply chain and their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations in relation to the NHS terms
  • and conditions. These conditions relate to issues such as bribery, slavery and other ethical considerations.
  • Working in partnership with Multi-Agency Partners who are leading on this Agenda within Dorset.
  • Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking training is available to all Dorset HealthCare staff as part of their Core Safeguarding one to three training. Additional training is available via the Local Safeguarding Adult’s and Children’s Boards, Community Groups
  • Development of additional supporting tools will be made available on the Trust intranet.
  • This statement is made pursuant to Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our organisation’s Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking statement for the financial year 2018 - 19.
Corporate Documents