Wednesday, 29 June 2016

NHS staff shun 'transparency register' listing payments from drugs firms

NHS staff shun 'transparency register' listing payments from drugs firms The identities of hundreds of NHS doctors and officials receiving payments from drugs firms are likely to be kept secret despite the publication of a new “transparency register” this week, the Telegraph can disclose.

Up to half of medics and other health service staff working for pharmaceutical companies alongside their day jobs have refused permission for their names to be included in a new online database.

The publication of the register follows recent controversy over the practice of NHS staff being paid by drugs companies, with the industry claiming the data would allow the public to see which officials were receiving funds from the firms. The Daily Telegraph

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