Medical Council launches updated Guidance for Registered Medical Practitioners on Relationships between Doctors and Industry

On May 18th, 2018, the Medical Council published important updated guidance for doctors on relationships with industry. The revised guidance clarifies the ethical guidance that the Medical Council provides in relation to doctors’ interactions with industry, including pharmaceutical and medical device companies and other industry bodies.  The document aims to answer doctors' questions about what is ethically acceptable when dealing with pharmaceutical and medical devices companies.

The revised guidance is a support tool which will assist doctors to act in the best interests of the patient, so as they are not influenced by any personal consideration.

The new guidance is available to view here.

The Guidance should be used in conjunction with the Medical Council’s Guide to Professional Conduct and Ethics for Registered Medical Practitioners (8th Edition). 


29th May 2018