Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Registers of Interest: @NHSGGC @NHS_Lothian @NHSLanarkshire, Dr Peter J Gordon, Hole Ousia

Dr Peter Gordon @PeterDLROW):

"As petitioner for the Sunshine Act I undertook Freedom of Information Requests to all 2(2 NHS Boards in Scotland to establish if Boards had  Registers of Interest for ALL staff. The findings revealed that most Boards did not."

Hole Ousia blog posts:
Hole Ousia

NHS Greater Glasgow – Register of Interest 

NHS Lothian – Register for all staff

NHS Lanarkshire – Register of Interest for all staff


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


The Sunday Herald, published in Glasgow, gave this recent Editorial:


Here is a screenshot of part of the Register for NHS Greater Glasgow:


NHS Greater Glasgow is the largest health board in the United Kingdom, serving 1.2 million people and employing 38,000 staff.

The above Register of Interest supplied by NHS Greater Glasgow covers 5 years and has entries for just 27 separate employees. One has to wonder how comprehensive and  how representative this register of Interests actually is?


NHS Lothian has  NO Register of Interests for all staff. This was confirmed in this Freedom of Information reply dated 6th May 2013:



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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