Conflict of interest is a situation not a behaviour and is impossible to completely avoid. In the interests of openness the list below details recent potential conflicts, more details are available on request.

  • Employment by Bloomfield Medical (an NHS General Practice)
  • Employment by NHS Blackpool CCG
  • Employment by NHS England
  • Superintendent Pharmacist for FCMS (NW) Ltd (a GP OOH service) and PDS Medical
  • Occasional sessional work for FCMS/PDS
  • Occasional contracts with or sessions for universities and other organisations e.g. LJMU, UCLAN, NICE, CPPE, RCGP, NHS bodies
  • Occasional writing commissions or payment for articles from a number of publications
  • Membership of and involvement with various professional bodies
  • I have received payment from the following pharmaceutical companies in the last 10 years:
    • Astellas: 1 presentation in 2010
    • Lilly: 1 presentation in 2011
    • Pfizer: 1 focus group in 2011
    • Chiesi: 2 presentations in 2013, 5 in 2014, 6 in 2015, 2 in 2016, 3 in 2017 and 2 in 2018
    • AstraZeneca: 1 presentation in 2016 and 1 in 2017
  • I have been supported by funding from GSK and AstraZeneca to undertake diplomas in Asthma and COPD with Respiratory Education UK in 2009/2010
  • I occasionally receive hospitality (e.g. lunches) and small items (e.g. reference books) from various pharmaceutical companies in the context of educational meetings
  • I have not been funded directly for research or to attend a conference by a pharmaceutical company in the last 8 years
  • I do not own shares in healthcare related companies (except this one!), including the pharmaceutical industry (although it is possible that the investment funds within my pension invest in these companies)