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UK PUBLIC DECLARATIONS 2014

UK PUBLIC DECLARATIONS 2014

Healthcare professionals and pharmaceutical companies regularly work together with the joint purpose of discovering and developing innovative new medicines that aim to improve and extend life. It is hoped that patients will benefit from this collaborative approach and examples of delivering and advancing high quality patient care includes, amongst others, early scientific research, clinical trials and medical education support.

As an integral part of the new medicines development process, it is entirely appropriate that fees are paid to healthcare and other appropriate professionals (to reimburse them for their time and expertise). The pharmaceutical industry is committed to ensuring the transparency of relationships with healthcare and other appropriate professionals. As part of this journey, UCB being an ABPI member company is making the following public declaration in accordance with the requirements of UK ABPI Code of Practice. It covers our interactions for the calendar year 2014.

1. We provided donations, grants, benefit in kind and other payments to the following UK institutions, organisations or associations including those that are comprised of health professionals and/or that provide healthcare and/or conduct research. The list also includes payments that were made by us in response to unsolicited requests from some institutions, organisations or associations listed below. Please note that some of the funds were paid to different institutions or different departments within the same organisation and some of these organisations were paid in Euros; a conversion rate of €1.2=£1 has been used.

Name of UK Organisation, Institution or Association - Total (£)

  1. Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board - £6,750
  2. Addenbrooke's Hospital - £3,000
  3. Andrew Sims Centre - Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - £540

4    Babraham Institute    £1,000
5    Barts & the London School of Medicine    £750
6    Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS    £250
7    Bone Research Society    £2,000
8    British Geriatric Society    £1,300
9    British Paediatric Epilepsy Group    £200
10    British Society for Rheumatology    £44,458
11    British Society for Spondyloarthritis    £50,000
12    Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre - University of Cambridge *2    £5,400
13    Central Manchester Foundation Trust    £250
14    Essex Rheumatology Association Meetings *1    £512.21
15    East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust    £5,350
16    Epilepsy Specialist Nurse Association Meeting *1    £340
17    European CME Forum    £236,300
18    Genesis Research Trust    £2,000
19    Gordon Research Conferences    £3,333.33
20    Govtoday Limited    £8,400
21    Guy’s & St Thomas’ Charity    £3,000
22    Guy's & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust London    £19,500
23    Hampshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust    £332.03
24    Health IQ  (In association with Sheffield University)    £2,500
25    Imperial College *2    £101,000
26    Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust     £2,500
27    International Health Partners    Cost of Goods £26,599
28    Julia's House    £500
29    Kings College London *2    £325,702.50
30    MA Healthcare Limited - For organising 'Treating Epilepsy in Adults & Children-National Conference 2014' *1    £1,900
31    Macmillan Publishers Ltd    £44,760
32    Manchester Royal Infirmary     £200
33    Mater Hospital    £83.33
34    Medical Comms Ltd    £11,000
35    Midland Neurological Society     £250
36    Midland Rheumatology Society    £2,000
37    Musgrove Park Hospital     £120
38    National Audit of Seizure Management in Hospitals (NASH) Steering Group (NW Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care) *1    
£4,500

39    NeuroEducation    £8,450
40    NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde    £10,741.60
41    North Bristol NHS Trust    £300
42    North of England Neurological Association    £500
43    North West Epilepsy Group    £300
44    Paediatric Epilepsy Network for North East & Cumbria    £300
45    Paediatric Neurology Meeting*1    £337.25
46    Patient Information Forum    £5,000
47    Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust    £90
48    Poole District General Hospital    £600
49    Queen Alexander Hospital    £165
50    Queen Mary University of London *2    18,000
51    Royal College of Nursing    £4,000
52    Royal Cornwall Hospital    £1,000
53    Salford Royal Neurology Fund    £350
54    Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust    £2,800
55    Scottish Epilepsy Group    £300
56    Scottish Parkinson's Disease Nurse Association    £450
57    Scottish Rheumatology Ultrasound Group    £2,000
58    Sheffield University *2    £7,000
59    Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust     £400
60    Society of Biology    £3,000
61    South Eastern Neurosciences Association    £1,250
62    South West Consultant & Specialist Registrar Continuing Professional Development Meeting *1    £398.75
63    South West Rheumatology Specialist Nurses Meeting *1    £305.84
64    South Western Neurosciences Association    £800
65    University Hospital Southampton NHS FT    £372.36
66    Southern General Hospital    £33,000
67    Southern Parkinson’s Disease Forum Meeting *1    £320
68    St Catherine's Hospice    £200
69    St George’s University of London    £2,500
70    St Peter's Hospital     £90
71    The Biochemical Society    £250
72    The University of Manchester    £700
73    The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust    £20,240
74    Torbay Hospital    £500
75    University College London *2    £170,900
76    University Hospital Birmingham    £250
77    University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire    £1,245
78    University of Bath *2    £140,150
79    University of Birmingham *2    £155,200
80    University of Bristol *2    £363,492
81    University of Edinburgh *2    £14,750
82    University of Glasgow *2    £14,624.25
83    University of Liverpool    £48,700.08
84    University of Manchester *2    £17,800
85    University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne    £775
86    University of Oxford *2    £194,849
87    University of Southampton *2    £48,500
88    West of England Seminars in Advanced Neurology     £450
89    William Harvey Research Institute *2    £177,661

*1 Monies were paid to a different organisation on behalf of them
*2 We provided grants to these renowned institutions to support research in the UK by financing PhD studentships/Postdoctoral work (total value = £1,746,728.75). Please note that some of these institutions may have also received funds for other academic activities.

2.    We paid a total of £736,633.63 as fee/honoraria to 364 UK consultants or to their employers or charities or to companies on their behalf in 2014, for certain services rendered by them such as chairing and speaking at meetings, assistance with training and participation in advisory boards etc. Please note that the services of a number of consultants were received more than once and hence were paid honoraria on more than one occasion. In addition, the total amount paid for cost of accommodation (both inside and outside the UK) and travel outside the UK was £23,019.74. A minority of these consultants were paid in Euros or US Dollars for their services; conversion rates of €1.2=£1 and $1.5=£1 have been used. All reasonable steps have been taken by UCB Pharma UK to disclose our best estimate of fees paid to UK consultants by our overseas affiliates / offices.

3.    We sponsored a total of 174 different UK health professionals and appropriate administrative staff to attend various third party, independently organised meetings. A total number of 182 attendances have been sponsored. The total amount of sponsorship paid for registration fees, cost of accommodation (both inside and outside the UK) and travel outside of the UK was £76,952.52. Please note that the figure quoted above also includes UK health professionals and appropriate administrative staff who made an unsolicited request to us to help fund their attendances to these independently organised educational meetings, monies for which were paid either to their organisations or to the conference organisers directly.

Dated: 13 March 2015