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Principles of joint NHS/pharmaceutical industry initiatives

Principles of joint NHS/pharmaceutical industry initiatives
  • All joint working between the pharmaceutical industry and the NHS must be for the benefits of patients
  • The interests of individual patients must be protected
  • Clinical aspects of care, including the development of guidelines and protocols, should be under local/national NHS control, and industry input is legitimate and offers potential benefits to patients and NHS organisations
  • Long-term strategic partnership is the desired outcome, but work should proceed on a project by project basis
  • All patient identifiers should be removed from data to respect and preserve patient confidentiality in line with the Data Protection Act
  • Reports or information pertaining to the project/agreement should not be used or published without explicit permission given by all partners entering the agreement
  • Joint working should not be seen as an endorsement or promotion of a specific medicine or technology
  • Joint working should not undermine or conflict with the ethical requirements of any healthcare professional, including the duty of the clinicians to provide whatever treatment they consider clinically appropriate
  • Pharmaceutical companies must comply with the ABPI Code of Practice for the Pharmaceutical Industry at all times
  • All NHS employed staff must comply with NHS (and relevant professional bodies) codes of conduct at all times
  • Pharmaceutical company size (turnover) should not dictate involvement with the NHS
  • If joint working involves research, then best research practice should be applied and consultation with the relevant Local Research Ethics Committee should be sought.

Source: ABPI: NHS and Pharmaceutical Industry Working Together for Patients, 2005

2nd September 2008

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