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Published on 28 January 2015

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UKCPA commits to working more meaningfully with industry

The UKCPA have announced that it commits to building and advancing working relationships with the pharmaceutical industry to improve patient care via the development of professional practice and pharmaceutical products.

The UKCPA have announced that it commits to building and advancing working relationships with the pharmaceutical industry to improve patient care via the development of professional practice and pharmaceutical products.

The UKCPA General Secretary, Dr Sarah Carter, says, “We recognise that the ways in which industry are able to support UKCPA have changed over the years, that traditional exhibition stands at conferences are becoming less valuable to our corporate partners, but that there is still a need and desire to work together for the benefit of patients and of the organisations involved.

The examples of work that UKCPA and its specialist groups have already undertaken with industry support highlight the variety of ways in which the UKCPA can work with its corporate partners, from the organisation of meetings and gathering of experts, to valuable PR and brand building initiatives, which can benefit the whole profession.

Our corporate partners are able to support us by bringing their own valuable expertise and resources in order that we can achieve our goals”, says Dr Carter.

As well as partnering with other pharmacy, health profession and patient organisations, the UKCPA has a long-standing history of working with and being supported by the pharmaceutical industry. This support is vital for the UKCPA to function, to provide affordable educational events, and for it to accomplish its mission of advancing clinical pharmacy in order to improve patient care.

The UKCPA will lead the way in working with the pharmaceutical industry to produce better products which are safe, effective, and which optimise health for patients.” says Dr Carter. “We recognise that there is a spectrum of engagement within UKCPA and across the whole profession, and we intend to work creatively with our corporate partners to build a mature and responsible relationship in order to foster positive attitudes towards working with industry.

Closer working with the pharmaceutical industry is also an imperative for the government and the NHS in order to address national and global health issues, such as the fight against antibiotic resistance, and using NHS patient data for medical research.

Website: www.ukcpa.org



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