Find out how we are modernising the way we work with healthcare professionals.
GSK is a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops innovative healthcare products in the areas of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare. Our products are used by millions of people around the world, helping them to do more, feel better and live longer.
Doctors and other healthcare professionals (HCPs) are valuable partners for GSK, providing us with scientific and medical expertise and insights into patient care. We believe this partnership is fundamental to the progress of medical science and to help meet patient and public health needs.
Our work with healthcare professionals
At the end of 2013, we announced that we will be modernising the way we work with HCPs with the aim of bringing greater clarity and confidence that whenever we talk to a doctor, nurse or other prescriber, it is patients’ interests that always come first.
We have initiated a two-year process aimed at strengthening our dedicated medical and scientific capability and improving multi-channel activities in order to optimise the way we support HCPs’ education and to ensure we are providing accurate information about our medicines that will help HCPs make the best treatment decisions for their patients. In parallel, we are the first company to move towards stopping direct payments to healthcare professionals for speaking engagements and for sponsoring their attendance at medical conferences from 2016 onwards.
As part of our commitment towards greater transparency, we will disclose any payments we do make to HCPs. These payments must be appropriate for the services and expertise provided to us, not excessive and never an inducement or reward for prescribing our products.
Along with other ABPI Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) member companies, we have agreed to disclose certain payments to individually named healthcare professionals from 2016. This is reflected in the ABPI IPHA Code of Practice as well as in the European EFPIA Disclosure Code which has been adopted across 33 European countries.
Furthermore, along with other ABPI member companies, we have agreed to disclose certain payments to individually named healthcare professionals from 2016. This is reflected in the ABPI Code of Practice as well as in the EFPIA Disclosure Code which has been adopted across 33 European countries.
Website for healthcare professionals
We also have a dedicated website for healthcare professionals who would like more information about our products available in Ireland at health.gsk.ie, with detailed product and prescribing information, patient support information and our latest news.
Find out more
Find out how we work with healthcare professionals as part of conducting clinical trails and research of our medicines.
GSK is committed to greater transparency of financial relationships with healthcare professionals. Find out more about the disclosure of payments to healthcare professionals.
Date of Preparation: June 2014 UK/COM/0047/14