This consultation, titled the ‘Disclosure of industry payments to the healthcare sector’, will support the Department of Health and Social Care to address the second part of the recommendation 8 from the report, which stated:
“There should be mandatory reporting from the pharmaceutical and medical device industries of payments made to teaching hospitals, research institutions and individual clinicians”.
The consultation seeks views on the possible introduction of new secondary legislation. This legislation would place a duty on manufacturers and commercial suppliers of medicines, medical devices and borderline substances to report details of the payments and other benefits they provide to healthcare professionals and organisations. The purpose of the proposals is to increase transparency of the relationships between industry and the healthcare sector, to enhance patient trust and protect the impartiality of clinical decision-making. The consultation also seeks views on alternatives to regulation.
The public consultation on these proposals has been published on GOV.UK. The consultation will be open for 6 weeks.
An English-language version of the consultation can be accessed through this link: The disclosure of industry payments to the healthcare sector – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). A Welsh-language version will be published in due course.
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