CoBP Documents

The ABHI Code of Business Practice is available for download either as a complete document or as individual sections.  Word versions are provided of the proforma letters relating to support of healthcare professionals’ attendance  at conferences.

The ABHI Code has been updated.  The new text can be downloaded below.

There will be a staged implementation to the new code as follows:

1st January 2017, new complaints adjudication procedure comes into force (a relatively minor change)

1st January 2018, the main part of the new code comes into force and members must cease direct sponsorship of HCPs' attendance at third party educational events.

1st January-31st December 2018, companies must begin compiling information on educational grants to Healthcare Organisations (HCOs) and submit the year's data to the Medtech Europe (system under construction).

The code has been further updated (May 2017) to include some new and modified Q&As, a new section on Sponsored Posts (additional to the MedTech Europe version), a couple of footnotes to ensure consistency with the NHS England work on Conflicts of Interest and four new annexes relating to the MTE Conference Vetting System and Disclosure of Educational Grants on the MTE system.

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