ABPI 2021 Code of Practice implementation

The 2021 ABPI Code of Practice is here and so we are ready to help you unpick and implement the changes ready for the go live date on 1st July 2021. Unlike other years, there is no transition period and so you have until 1st July 2021 to get yourself ready.

2021 ABPI Code of Practice training and implementation

Whilst the detail has not changed hugely, almost every clause has moved and so companies will need to plan ahead to ensure three things:

  • Implement and start following the new Code on 1st July 2021
  • Update your policies and procedures
  • Train staff (pharmaceutical companies and supporting organisations such as agencies) on both the Code changes and your updated policies

How can we hep you?


Live online course:  What’s changed?

We will a live online session covering what has changed, the reasons why and the impact.  This is planned for 5 May 2021.

Live online course:  Impact of the 2021 changes on your policies

The 2021 Code changes will have a big impact on your internal policies and procedures.  We are running a half-day workshop looking at the changes from a policy perspective.  The course will explain the changes and include topic checklists to help you implement the changes. This is being run for teams – please get in touch.

Self-directed eLearning:  What’s changed?

We will be a launching a self-directed eLearning course which will go through the changes to the Code – what, why and the implications.  There will be quizzes and interactions to check your understanding and a course completion certificate.  This will be available in mid March 2021.   Prices to follow.

The course can be easily rolled out to staff using our eLearning platform.  We can invoice you and issue a voucher code for easy access.  Discounts will be available for groups of more than 10 people.

Team sessions

We are happy to run 2021 ABPI Code of Practice online team sessions, with or without a Code refresher.  Please let us know an approximate number of people and we can send a quote.  There will also be the option for us to record the session and give you access for a few weeks to ensure all staff are trained.  Sessions will include attendance reports/certificates as proof of training.

Support materials

A detailed slide deck and Code implementation checklists will also be available.