Category list : Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)
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Many NHS trusts in England are failing to log, track, or disclose information on conflicts of interest for their staff, so potentially undermining public trust in health professionals, suggests research.
Nurses and midwives received at least £3 million in payments and benefits from the UK pharmaceutical industry last year, analysis by Nursing Times has revealed.
A new alliance of healthcare organisations has been formed with the aim of safeguarding the interests of the sector as the UK government moves towards negotiations over Brexit.
A Nursing Times investigation has revealed that thousands of nurses accept payments and benefits from the UK pharmaceutical industry each year, sparking warnings that they should “keep their eyes wide open” in dealings with drugs companies.
Health service nurses will be able to receive “small tokens of gratitude” from patients but must declare details of any non-NHS work they undertake, according to new rules on conflicts of interest.
NHS nurses face crackdown on accepting giftsVideoSubscription
Nursing and midwifery staff should not accept patient gifts in excess of £50 or promotional gifts from drug or device manufacturers worth more than £6, under proposals set out by NHS England.
Pharmaceutical companies are deliberately targeting nurses amid fears this could unduly influence prescribing and treatment, suggests new research.
Database reveals pharma payments to nursesSubscription
The pharmaceutical industry has launched a database outlining payments to healthcare professionals.
NHS staff who fail to disclose payments and hospitality received from drug suppliers and medical device makers will be sanctioned under new regulation, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.
NHS England has announced a surprise £60m boost to the cancer drugs fund, bringing it up to £340m for 2015-16, even as it slashes the number of drugs or indications available by 25.