all that jingle-jangle of coins

The following payments were made by the pharmaceutical industry directly to the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London. For the year 2019 payments totaled £64,250 [source: ABPI Disclosure UK]Little detail is given other than these payments were for “joint working” or “event sponsorship”.

Each year the RCPsych International Congress is widely marketed and provides a net surplus. Here is an example from 2017, when the net surplus was £363,000:

The Royal College of Psychiatrists  headquarters is available for venue hire [the rates for this hire are not given]:

Whenever commercial factors are involved with large organisations such as this, the potential for acknowledged and unacknowledged influence will be present.

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