ESHLSG launch Declaration of Payments consultation
The Ethical Standards in Health and Life Sciences Group (ESHLSG), of which the Faculty is a member, today launches a consultation on the declaration of payments made by pharmaceutical companies to healthcare professionals.
From 28 January 2013 to the end of April 2013, the ESHLSG will be consulting across the health care professional community and the life sciences industry to understand individuals' and organisations' views on the public disclosure of payments to health care professionals. The consultation is intended to establish whether there is support in principle for a system of public declaration of payments to be set up.
Before answering the consultation questions, please read the ESHLSG document ‘Establishing a register of payments received by UK healthcare professionals from commercial organisations' available to download here.
Please click here to be taken to the consultation.
An ESHLSG report on the consultation will be published mid 2013.
Health Research Analysis (2012) report
The second report of the Health Research Analysis (2012) is now available to download from the UKCRC and MRC websites. The report compiles information from the 12 largest public and charitable funders of medical research in the UK. The data relates to a 'snapshot' of health research spend in 2009/2010 and is only the second time that such a detailed analysis has been carried out. Importantly, it highlights the increase in direct spend on research and areas identified as requiring building up since the first analysis from 2004/2005.
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Publication of the 2012 edition of the ABPI Guidelines for Phase 1 Clinical Trials
The ABPI have published the fifth edition of the ABPI Guidelines for Phase 1 Clinical Trials, with a Foreword by Sir Gordon Duff (Chair of the CHMP). This is a 2012 update of the 4th (2007) edition.
The Guidelines can be found on the ABPI website:
GMC report on consultation to recognise and approve trainers
The GMC has published its report on the consultation to recognise and approve trainers. Please visit this link to download the GMC's report and implementation plan.
GMC agrees on way forward on national examinations that count towards CCT
The GMC has agreed that any valid pass in a professional national examination can count towards a CCT provided that the candidate enters or re-enters approved training within seven years of the examination pass. The GMC has also stated that no candidate will normally be allowed more than six attempts at a examination.
NRES and Involve, the national advisory group that supports greater public involvement in NHS, have recenmtly published a joint report on increasing public participation in health research. Download the document here.
The GMC has just released two new guidance documents relating to raising and acting on concerns about doctors.
Click here to visit a new website designed to provide information and advice about the support that is available to doctors with health concerns.