The Bribery Act 2010

The Bribery Act 2010

The Bribery Act 2010 came into force on 1 July 2011. The aim of the Act is to tackle bribery and corruption in both the private and public sector.

As an NHS organisation we follow good NHS Business Practice and have robust controls in place to prevent bribery. However, as a Trust we cannot afford to be complacent and it is important that all our employees, contractors and agents comply with Trust policies and procedures, particularly with regard to procurement and sponsorship.

It is essential that everyone working for, or on behalf of, the Trust is aware of the standards of behaviour expected of them. These standards are enshrined in Trust policy, setting out the ethics, professional conduct and probity standards that are expected of all Yorkshire Ambulance Service employees in relation to their standards of business conduct. The Trust is working with its staff to raise awareness of the Act.

Our commitment to ensuring that all staff, suppliers and contractors are aware of their responsibilities in relation to meeting this legislation is set out in the Trust’s Local Counter Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Policy

Rod Barnes, Chief Executive Officer