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.