Region Zealand enters into a framework agreement on continuity training of healthcare professionals

A new framework agreement between Region Zealand and the Danish Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry (Lif) sets out the principles on continuity training and skills development of healthcare professionals at the Region's hospitals.

The overall aim of the agreement is to ensure transparency in the collaboration between the Region's hospitals and the pharmaceutical industry on professional continuity training of healthcare professionals.

The agreement ensures the impartiality of the hospitals and healthcare professionals when dealing with the industry. Pursuant to the agreement, pharmaceutical companies may no longer offer sponsorships of professional activities, such as conferences and seminars, to individual healthcare professionals. Instead, the companies must approach the hospital management who will decide which of their employees are to attend the activity in question.

The agreement is the third of its kind between the Danish Regions and Lif, Earlier this year, the Capital Region and the Region of Southern Denmark have concluded similar agreements.

The framework agreement between Region Zealand and Lif enters into force on 1 December 2018.

Read the framework agreement (in Danish)

A prior version of this post was originally published by the same authors in Practical Law – Life Sciences, September 2018 Issue (Thomson Reuters).

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