When considering making an application or considering giving a medical recommendation in respect of a patient, an assessor1 will have a potential conflict of interest for business reasons if both the assessor and the patient or another assessor are closely involved in the same business venture, including being a partner, director, other office-holder or major shareholder of that venture2.
Where the patient's nearest relative is making an application, a registered medical practitioner3 or, in relation to Wales, an assessor, who is considering giving a medical recommendation in respect
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