31 May 2013
Ayrshire and Arran NHS
“There are no payments from pharmaceutical companies on the register of interests.”
Ann Catherine Wilson L.L.B
Freedom of Information Officer
Dr Peter J Gordon replied to Ayrshire and Arran NHS on 31 May 2013, pointing out that the above Register is a Register of Board Members Interests and is NOT a general Hospitality Register for ALL employees of Ayrshire and Arran NHS
11 June 2013.
Further reply of clarification from Ayrshire and Arran NHS
“I am sorry for the misunderstanding and the delay in providing you with a response.
Discussions are ongoing to create a register to encompass the whole organisation in line with the guidance – A Common Understanding 2012 working together for patients -guidance on joint working between NHSScotland and the Pharmaceutical Industry.
The attached ‘declaration of interests’ register relates to the Area and Drugs Therapeutics Committee, its sub groups and anyone submitting a guideline. We are in the process of updating our Model Publication Scheme to include this register which will be published on our public website.”
Full correspondence with Ayrshire and Arran NHS can be found here: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/register_of_payments_from_pharma_153#incoming-398008
Alex Neil, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing on this matter: