Virtual Signatory Skills

Signatory Skills has gone virtual!!

Signatories in 2020 need to be equipped to identify and manage risk in an era of innovation, technological advancement and real-world challenges. Our new revised signatory skills course is designed to equip new and existing signatories for the new decade. 

The course has been split into two 2 day workshops to make it easier to balance work priorities and development time.  Each session is followed by a 1:1 telephone coaching session to allow you to focus on individual priorities and to put your learning into practice.


This course focuses on the risk-management and decision-making skills needed by Signatories. Over the workshop days, delegates will work with topics that cover the breadth of the Code to ensure they develop the knowledge and skills needed as a Registered Signatory.


Despite the workshop being virtual, still expect discussion, case examples and mock materials. All delegates receive a complimentary copy of “The Code Explained”, written by our Managing Director, Steve Gray.


Suitable for

Experienced Reviewers, aspiring signatories


We recommend that those wishing to understand the detailed technical review of promotional claims, etc, attend our three module reviewer course prior to embarking on Signatory Skills.

Other Development Ideas

Having completed the 4-day Signatory course, delegates may wish to then undertake our scenario based Signatory Viva Assessment (non-mandatory) to obtain feedback on areas for ongoing development.

Additional coaching support is available for new signatories who are looking for extra support or the option to ask project based queries.

How to book

Simply add one date for module 1, and one date for module 2 to your basket and checkout.  You will be asked if you wish to pay by credit card, or whether you wish to pay by purchase order.

Once your module dates are booked, we will be in touch to organise your telephone coaching.

Module 1

Day 1 AM: Principles of the Code, Principles and meaning of the Signatory role, distinguishing between promotional and non-promotional activities & material

Day 1 PM: Meeting principles, including hospitality & international travel, promotional meetings - approving arrangements & materials for promotional stand meetings and speaker meetings


Day 2 AM: Identifying non-promotional meetings and the underlying principles, advisory boards & consensus events, medical education events, managing consultants and fee for service arrangements

Day 2 PM: Launch preparations, scientific exchange, Medical Science Liaisons, Advanced Budgetary Notification

Coaching Session: Scientific exchange and meeting arrangements

Module 2

Day 1 AM: MEGS and collaboration activities, actual project involvement versus arms-length support, product vs non-product support, commercial deals, joint working, Patient Support Programmes

Day 1 PM: Working with the public and the media, websites, social media, patient organisations, journalists and press releases


Day 2 AM: Promotional materials - material types (including digital as standard), mandatory information, claims and substantiation, real world data

Day 2 PM: Non-promotional materials - market research, MSL slides, training material, non-promotional for HCPs and innovative projects

Coaching Session:  Market research, medical services & money

Dates Available for Module 1

Dates Available for Module 2

7/8 Sept 2020

22/23 Oct 2020

24th Sep & 15th Oct

5/6 Nov 2020

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