Signatories are the decision-making gatekeepers that keep the company safe.
In addition to an in-depth knowledge of the ABPI Code of Practice, Signatories should have broad experience in the various marketing and communication activities of the company. Signatories should also know how to apply their knowledge of the Code so they can identify and assess the risk associated with those activities before taking a final decision about the appropriate way to proceed.
Compliance Hub has a range of workshops and materials to support both existing and aspiring Signatories in their application of the ABPI Code.
Depending on your level of experience within the industry or within the marketing part of the business, you can enter the programme at the right level for you.
We recommend that individuals joining the pharmaceutical industry straight from practicing medicine, or whose experience has not included the marketing side of the business, should enroll on our 'Foundation workshop' to quickly establish a strong understanding of the environment in which Signatories operate.
The 'Reviewer Course' enables delegates to develop the core skills needed in assessing the strength of materials and claims.
Experienced reviewers should join the 'Signatory Skills Course' – this is a tried and tested way to expose individuals to the challenges of being the ultimate decision-maker, keeping the company safe whilst allowing creativity to flourish.
Having completed the training, prior to making the decision to register as a Signatory, individuals may wish to take advantage of our 'Mock Validation'. Here one of our experienced specialists will assess your level of knowledge and the application of that knowledge as a decision-maker for the business.
Our 'Advanced Signatory Skills' course will build your knowledge in areas of the Code which are not “everyday” activities, such as patient support programmes, Joint Working, and commercial deals
Of course, having worked hard to earn Signatory status, there is a need to remain aware of evolving benchmarks and key Code cases. That’s why we offer an Annual Skills Update where we discuss precedent-setting cases.
Workshops for Signatories
Compliance Hub is delighted to offer existing and aspiring Signatories a range of workshops that supports their continuing professional development.
Our workshops range from a single-day focus on specialist topics through to multi-day courses designed to develop essential skills.
Compliance Hub publishes a number of books written by our Managing Director, Steve Gray.
The most popular book with Signatories is “The Code Explained”.
As the title suggests, this book explains the meaning of the ABPI Code and helps Signatories apply the Code in their every day activities. The book is now in its fifth edition and is packed with case examples to assist in understanding even the trickiest topics.
* 2019 version coming soon! *
There is no substitute for personalised learning.
Where you feel that you would benefit from 1:1 coaching, please contact us to book time with one of our highly experienced consultants.
The Code Awareness Service is an easy way to stay up to date with the outcome of Code cases.
Each month, Compliance Hub will send you a precis of every case in a simple, succinct format:
One-page summaries – the main elements and ley learning points from each case
PowerPoint slides – key learning points from all that month's cases clustered by topic (e.g. meetings, digital media, representatives, claims)
Subscriptions are a fixed price per agency, so what we send you can be shared with your in-house colleagues.
Code Awareness Service
We know that diary committments do not always permit attendance at prescheduled workshops. With that in mind Compliance Hub is pleased to offer a number of e-learning courses.
Our most popular three online courses are those that support the development of Signatory skills; Complaint Management skills; and enhanced knowledge about the EFPIA Code.
Please contact us directly to discuss our online courses.
Imagine a database of historical code cases. One that is searchable by topic, clause number or keyword.
Such a resource could be of immense value in researching the acceptability of claims or projects. It could also be highly valuable when managing complaints made under the ABPI Code of Practice.