7 years ago, the UK passed one of the most significant pieces of Anti-Bribery legislation in Europe - the Bribery Act 2010 ("the Act")

The Act created individual offences around the giving and receiving of bribes, as well as a corporate offence of failure by an organisation to have in place adequate procedures to prevent persons associated with them from undertaking bribery. 

In response, many organisations (including many in the healthcare sector) created anti-bribery policies and other action to show that they were taking steps to prevent bribery from occurring in their organisation. 

The House of Lords report, due in 2019, on the Bribery Act 2010 will be of interest to all those responsible for bribery prevention within their organisations and may provide an opportune moment to review anti-bribery policies that are in place.