FOI 4381-Pharmaceutical samples

Date: 03 January 2018 to 03 January 2021

1) Please confirm if the Institution accepts pharmaceutical samples of licensed medicines (i.e. sample packs provided free of charge)?

2) If it does, please confirm whether the Institution also accepts “cold chain” samples? If it does, is there any restriction on pack size? 

3) Does the Institution have a formal policy relating to the receipt of samples in either of the above cases? If yes, please can you provide an electronic copy of this policy?

4) Excluding samples, are there any other circumstances or criteria under which the Institution would accept free of charge licensed medicines?

  • Request ID:
    FOI 4381
  • Category:
    Trust - Copies of reports, minutes, correspondence, certificates etc.
  • Response:

    1) Please confirm if the Institution accepts pharmaceutical samples of licensed medicines (i.e. sample packs provided free of charge)? No

    2) If it does, please confirm whether the Institution also accepts “cold chain” samples? If it does, is there any restriction on pack size?  The institution does not accept any cold chain samples

    3) Does the Institution have a formal policy relating to the receipt of samples in either of the above cases? If yes, please can you provide an electronic copy of this policy?- The Trust follows guidance as set out in Trust policies “Meeting with Company Commercial Representatives SoP” and “Corporate policy – Conflicts of Interest”.

    4) Excluding samples, are there any other circumstances or criteria under which the Institution would accept free of charge licensed medicines?- No