Primary Care Women’s Health Forum (PCWHF) is a Community Interest Company and not for profit. The editorial control relating to the content of this website remains with the PCWHF at all times.
Should the PCWHF receive grants from industry, these are received at arms-length, control remains with the PCWHF at all times and organisations are not involved in the development of content.
Where an activity carried out by the PCWHF is connected to a received grant, a declaration will be made.
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Statement on Pharmaceutical industry funding
The Primary Care Women’s Health Forum (PCWHF) intends to collaborate with organisations who have an interest in improving standards in women’s health. These organisations can include societies, charities, commercial companies and the government. Before initiating a collaboration the PCWHF board will ensure that it will act in the best interest of its members and the public.
The funding generated by membership is not always sufficient to provide the resources needed to maximise education on women’s health and therefore the financial contribution made by corporate sponsors supports the yearly educational programme to be accessible to all its members. However, the PCWHF has a policy of being transparent regarding funding received from the pharmaceutical industry.
The PCWHF have a thorough regulation process where they ensure that the forum is not unfairly influenced by any commercial company, this is because the forum understands how their dependence on commercial funding can be seen as a negative factor. Members of the board work separately from the corporate sponsors and are responsible for ensuring that the PCWHF follows the correct procedures.
The PCWHF does not receive any funding to operate. Where we receive direct funding for projects or events, it will be clearly disclosed and stated on the relevant resources or event pages.