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Best practice guidance for joint working between the NHS and the pharmaceutical industry

  • Document type:
    Guidance
  • Author:
    Department of Health
  • Published date:
    1 February 2008
  • Gateway reference:
    8926
  • Copyright holder:
    Crown

In February 2007, the Ministerial Industry Strategy Group published its Long-Term Leadership Strategy for medicines. To encourage joint working between the NHS and pharmaceutical industry it recommended that the Department would publish guidance to support this.  

The purpose of this guidance is to:

  • Encourage NHS organisations and staff to consider joint working as a realistic option for the delivery of high-quality healthcare
  • Inform and advise NHS staff of their main responsibilities when entering into consider joint working arrangements with the pharmaceutical industry

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