Healthcare Organisation grants
Pfizer is committed to being transparent about how we operate as a business and about the relationships we have with other organisations.
We are proud to support patients, the NHS, healthcare organisations, charities and universities through a variety of grants, donations and collaborative projects.
Donations are only ever paid to a healthcare organisation; a donation would never be paid to a healthcare professional. Donations paid to patient organisations are published here.
To provide context to each donation provided by Pfizer to a healthcare organisation, and to make the data more meaningful to the general public, Pfizer is committed to disclosing an additional level of detail which provides a brief summary about each grant or donation. Support we provide includes:
Medical and Educational Goods and Services (MEGS)
MEGS are provided in the form of financial grants, goods or ‘benefit in kind’ services delivered by an appropriately qualified Pfizer colleague or a third-party supplier engaged by Pfizer UK Ltd. A ‘benefit in kind’, donation donates the actual goods and services. Examples of 'benefit in kind' donations would be healthcare resources, training or professional expertise. MEGS are intended to either enhance patient care or benefit the NHS and maintain patient care. Pfizer’s involvement is strictly limited to the provision or delivery of the MEGS and Pfizer does not expect to receive any benefit in return i.e. we are not able to routinely and proactively share detailed outcomes analyses of these projects. Instead, the decision to share more in-depth information is at the discretion of the healthcare organisations themselves. MEGS do not constitute an inducement to prescribe, supply, administer, recommend, buy or sell any medicine.
Charitable and Business Donation
This is the provision of funding, equipment or products to a registered charity or an organisation to support public interest activities. These donations are made freely, and Pfizer does not expect any direct or indirect tangible benefit in return.
Through studentships, graduates undertake a research project to gain a PhD. Pfizer does not directly fund students but provides a number of grants every year to universities and research organisations to support PhD studentships.
An Educational Grant is funding provided by Pfizer to an entity to support a bona fide, independent educational programme in areas of interest to Pfizer, such as medical science or public health policy. The primary purpose of the support is the provision of a legitimate educational programme and not an opportunity to promote Pfizer’s products, brands or business. Educational grants are always provided to entities and never to individuals.
Joint Working is when the NHS and a pharmaceutical company work together for the benefit of patients with a shared commitment to successful delivery.
Visit www.disclosureuk.org.uk to see a full database of the payments we make to healthcare organisations in the UK.
Pfizer’s methodological note for disclosure reporting is available on the ABPI's 'Explore the data further' webpage.