Healthcare regulators publish joint statement on conflicts of interest

Healthcare regulators publish joint statement on conflicts of interest

August 9, 2017

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and eight other healthcare regulators across the United Kingdom have published a joint statement on conflicts of interest.

The joint statement sets out what is expected of all healthcare professionals in relation to avoiding, declaring and managing conflicts of interest across all healthcare settings. The statement is intended to support each regulator’s professional standards, codes and guidance, which the statement says “should be the overriding consideration for professionals.”

GPhC, the GMC and PSNI have also published a joint case study on prescription direction – which is of relevance to community pharmacy teams. The note to the case study states:

While this scenario focusses on a doctor who had commercial interests in a pharmacy, it could also apply to a range of healthcare professionals who may have a direct or indirect financial interest in another business, regardless of the ownership model.”

More information along with the joint statement on conflicts of interests and the joint case study on prescription direction can be found at: https://www.pharmacyregulation.org/news/regulators-publish-joint-statement-conflicts-interest
 



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