Corporate Governance and Community Pharmacy Sheffield
Community Pharmacy Sheffield accepted on the 19th April 2010 the following guiding principles for members of the committee:
Accountability: Members of the LPC are accountable for their decisions and actions to contractors and the public and therefore submit to scrutiny.
Openness: Members should be as open as possible about all the decisions and actions they take. They should give reasons for their decisions and restrict information only for short term tactical reasons, or when the wider public interest clearly demands.
Honesty: Members have a clear duty to declare any private interest relating to their LPC duties and take steps to resolve any conflicts arising.
Leadership: Members should promote and support the above principles by leadership and by example.
Representativeness (selflessness): Members must reflect the interests of the contractors who elected or appointed them to the LPC and must make decisions in the interests of the general body of contractors; they must not make decisions in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, family or friends.
Integrity: Members must not put themselves under any obligation that might influence their performance on the LPC or their ability to reflect the interests of the contractors who elected or appointed them or to make decisions in the interests of the general body of contractors.
Objectivity: In making decisions and in carrying out the business of the LPC, members should act within the constitution and make decisions only on merit.
The effect of the principles of representativeness and integrity is that the nominating bodies can mandate the members to express a view, but cannot bind him/her in how he/she votes or decides on a particular issue. This means the member can hear and participate in debate and is free to amend his/her view in the light of the debate. He/she will no doubt the reflect back to the relevant body why he/she made the decision he/she did, recognising his accountability.
Declaration of Interests:
Each member of the committee has completed the declaration of interests form which is subsequently stored and available for inspection at each LPC meeting. These are updated at least annually.
View a copy of our Governance Check List Apr 2014. The LPC Member governance lead is Matthew Watters.