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GPhC commits to standards around conflicts of interest

By Neil Trainis

PUBLISHED: August 8, 2017 | UPDATED: August 8, 2017

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The General Pharmaceutical Council has signed a statement with the other regulators of health and care which sets out the standards for healthcare professionals around potential conflicts of interest.

The statement, which applies to pharmacy professionals among other health professions, says the interests of people in the care of pharmacists must come “before their own interests or those of any colleague or organisation.”

Pharmacy professionals are also urged to “be open about and declare any conflicts of interest they face.”

“As health and care regulators, we share a commitment to collaborating on issues that affect patient safety and care and the trust they place in the professionals who provide that care,” said GPhC chief executive Duncan Rudkin (pictured).

“By working closely with our fellow regulators, we are underlining the consistent expectations of health professionals in managing conflicts of interest, to help give patients and the public the assurance that their interests will always be put above any other interest a health professional may have.”