Consensus Framework for Ethical Collaboration between Patients’ Organisations, Healthcare Professionals and the Pharmaceutical Industry

The Consensus Framework for Ethical Collaboration was established in 2014 as a platform for ethical collaboration between patients’ organisations, healthcare professionals and the pharmaceutical industry. The ultimate aim is to improve the quality of patient care. 

It has four overarching principles: 

  • Put Patients First
  • Support Ethical Research and Innovation
  • Ensure Independence and Ethical Conduct
  • Promote Transparency and Accountability

The Consensus Framework is supported by:

  • International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO)
  • International Council of Nurses (ICN) 
  • International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) 
  • International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) 
  • World Medical Association (WMA)

Several countries have adapted the consensus framework approach for their health systems, with each country providing detailed commitments and guidance according to their context.

Last updated: 09.08.2021

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