Code of Conduct and Declaration of Interests

The College endeavours to meet and maintain expected standards and processes for good governance and has had arrangements in place for many years to record and publish the interests registered by trustees of the College as a Charity registered with the Charity Commission. In 2016 the arrangements were reviewed and will be subject to periodic review in the future. The current code of conduct underpins these arrangements. The purpose of the Register of Interests (see online Register form) is to place on record actual or potential conflicts of interest. Council members are required to update their entries throughout the period of office and are reminded annually to do so. In addition, the Code of Conduct requires Council, board and committee members to declare any relevant interests in the course of College business.This is a standing item of business taken at the commencement of all Council, board, committee or sub-committee meetings and is recorded in the minutes of such meetings.

College Council/Trustees

Compliance with the Code of Conduct for Council members and completing the Register of Interests is mandatory for Council members (who are trustees of the College).

The Declaration of Interests list for Council members serving from 12 September 2017 to 11 September 2018 is published below.

Senior Management Team

The Declaration of Interests list for senior managers at the RCR can be found here.

Declaring interests at College boards and committees

The agendas of all College board and committee meetings require members to be aware of conflicts of interest in respect of any items on the agenda. If this arises members are expected to speak to the chair prior to the meeting in order to agree how best to proceed. This is a formal item of business on each agenda and is recorded in the meeting minutes. This is covered in the Conflicts of Interest policy.

Industry

The Association of Healthcare Technology Providers for Imaging, Radiotherapy and Care (AXrEM) has asked the RCR to publish a link to its own Code of Conduct, which can be found on their website. 

Any queries should be directed to the Governance Officer.

Trustees Register of Interests 2018–19

Name

Interest type

Organisation and role 

Dr Andrew Beale

None

 

Professor Mark Callaway

None

 

Dr Julie Cox

1

Treasurer British Society of Breast Radiology
 

2

Director of Cox Bailey Medical
 

3

Shares in Spire

Dr Jeanette Dickson

1

Trustee, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre Postgraduate Centre charity

Dr Stephen D’Souza

2

Member of the Independent Reconfiguration Panel (ministerial appointment)

 

2

Independent adviser to the West Yorkshire Vascular Network Clinical Working Group

Dr Julian Elford

1

Treasurer, BSGAR

 

2

Director, Imagine Medical Solutions Ltd

 

2

Director, Inverted Ltd

 

3

Shareholder, Imagine Medical Solutions Ltd

 

3

Shareholder, Inverted Ltd

Dr David Gilligan

1

Trustee of Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

 

2

Partner, Cambridge Oncology Partners LLP

 

2

Steering Committee Member, British Thoracic Oncology Group

 

3

Shareholder Genesis Care

 

4

Payment from pharma companies to chair meeting [honoraria] funding to attend meeting conferences

Professor Peter Hoskin

1

Board Member, ESTRO

 

4

Research grant from Varian for brachytherapy database
Dr Peter Kirkbride

None

 

Dr Paddy Niblock

1

Current Vice-Chair, Scottish Academy

 

1

Specialty Adviser, Clinical Oncology, Scottish Government
 

3

Stocks and Shares ISA, managed

Dr Ian Pedley

3

Advisory board Ipsen, Bayer

Dr William Ramsden

7

Married to the current President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Dr Tom Roques

None

 

Dr Caroline Rubin

3

Managed share portfolio may contain shares in medical, healthcare or pharmaceutical companies but managed & no direct interest

Dr Nicola Strickland

None

 

Dr Sanjay Vydianath

2

Director of NY Imaging Ltd – a company which undertakes private radiology for paying patients. Nil income in the last 12 months.

 

3

Shares in GlaxoSmith

 

3

Shares in Novartis

 

3

Mutual funds which invest in pharma companies

Dr Jane Young

1

Trustee for charity, Action for ME

 

6

Head of the London school of Radiology HEE

Dr Frances Yuille

None