How GSK supports independent medical education
GlaxoSmithKline’s mission is to help people Do more, Feel better and Live longer. As part of this mission we are embarking on a new initiative in how we support third-party independent medical education. We want to enable those closest to the patient and educational experts to collaborate and innovate; to close healthcare professional performance gaps, achieve evidence-based standards of best practice and ultimately improve patient health.
GSK supports independent medical education at arm’s-length; we have no control, involvement or influence over the content development, logistics, faculty, speaker, or participant selection.
Through this programme we aim to fund outcome-driven education initiatives in disease areas in which there are patient needs and mutual scientific interest. We have revised our selection criteria for educational grant funding by requiring independent providers to demonstrate that their programmes are designed to improve healthcare professional practice and patient health using objective data to measure these improvements. While we realise that all programmes are designed to improve clinical knowledge we are focusing our financial resources on those that we believe have the greatest potential to improve patient health and enable people to Do more, Feel better and Live longer.
Please read the following information on GSK’s approach to supporting independent medical education to better understand our standards for educational grant proposals as well as details on how to apply.
Disease areas of interest 2016-2017
All submitted proposals must be aligned with a GSK disease area outlined below. We will periodically review and update our disease areas of interest in accordance with patient need. Any changes or updates to our disease areas of interest will be communicated through this document as well as on our website.
Eligible independent medical education providers
Eligible independent medical education providers, or the independent medical education function of the provider, must be independent from industry influence and must not provide non-independent services to commercial industry. Independent medical education providers that provide both marketing and independent education services will need to demonstrate how their independent education services are free from commercial interest in their application.
Educational grant proposal review
All educational grant applications will be reviewed on the completeness and quality of the application as well as the potential impact the proposal could have in enabling patients to do more, live longer and feel better. Providers must comply with the following to qualify for consideration of funding
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