Grants

What is a Grant?

The term Grants applies to the provision of funding for actual goods and services freely given for the purpose of supporting healthcare, scientific research or education. This is in response to an unsolicited request from an organisation or individual and must be provided without any implied or actual benefit in return for Daiichi Sankyo.

What types of Grant will Daiichi Sankyo consider supporting?

Daiichi Sankyo UK Ltd is committed to supporting projects which enhance patient care or benefit the NHS and maintain patient care. Examples of these are:

  • Patient education meetings and materials
  • Patient organisation support
  • Grants to charitable organisations
  • Grants to organisation for educational events

What are the criteria used to determine which grants are funded?

We receive many requests for funding and are not able to support all of these. We try to fund as many requests as we can, within the yearly allocated budget, and evaluate each request on its individual merits.

All funding approval is at the discretion of Daiichi Sankyo UK Ltd and request for funding should be within our disease area. This is not guaranteed even if all criteria are met.

Daiichi Sankyo UK Ltd considers the following factors when evaluating which activities to support. Does the project or initiative:

  • enhance patient care beyond that provided in routine practice within the NHS
  • benefit and enable the NHS to improve care for patients
  • support healthcare, scientific research or education
  • meets the UK regulatory requirements of the Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) and Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

If support is provided through a grant this must be acknowledged and apparent on any materials associated with the activity e.g., educational items or materials used.

In line with the requirements of the ABPI Code of Practice for the Pharmaceutical Industry, details of grant funding provided by Daiichi Sankyo UK will be publicly disclosed annually on the ABPI central website platform for disclosure in the UK.

What items/activities will not be funded by a UK Grant?

  • Requests for grants to be spent on routine capital equipment or building funds, such as capital or operating expenses
  • Website development
  • Social events (such as charity balls, student graduation celebrations)
  • Donations to charities based outside the UK or those not associated with healthcare
  • Investigator Initiated Trials. Requests for funding related to clinical trials should be sent directly to the UK Medical Director
  • Travel grants for Healthcare Professionals to attend scientific conferences.
  • Sponsorship of a meeting at which Daiichi Sankyo will have an exhibition stand or its employees will attend in return for sponsoring the meeting. Requests for sponsorship of such meetings should be discussed with your local Daiichi Sankyo Sales Professional
  • Request from healthcare professionals for funding support to attend educational events or congresses
  • Any activity or HCP professional development that would be expected to be carried out to maintain registration to a professional body and/or for appraisal and revalidation
  • Grants will not be provided directly to an individual. An individual may apply on behalf of an organisation but will not be in receipt of the full grant in an independent capacity

Does previous support of a programme guarantee future support?

No. The Grants Committee will judge each application on its own merits, and successful applications will be granted in line with the available budget, DSUK policy along with our commitment to ensure an appropriate geographical representation of Grants recipients.

What is the process for grant approval in the UK?

All grants are evaluated by the Daiichi Sankyo UK Grants committee. This committee membership includes the Daiichi Sankyo UK Compliance Director, Medical Director and Finance Controller. The committee meets once every fortnight to review the submissions and we commit to reply to each request whether or not we support it within 4 weeks of having received the request and all the information required to make a decision.

In the unusual event of applicants not being notified by that time, an email notification will be sent from the Grants Committee explaining the reason for any delay.

To apply for a grant from Daiichi Sankyo please download and complete the appropriate form and the anti-bribery assessment form.

Please email the forms to Grantsanddonations@daiichi-sankyo.co.uk

Adverse Event Reporting 

Please do not use these forms to report adverse events. If you experience any adverse effects whilst taking a Daiichi Sankyo product, please report the event via email to pharmacovigilance@daiichi-sankyo.co.uk or telephone 0800 028 5122.

Information on the reporting of adverse events can be obtained from
www.yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk

 

DSC/22/0018 February 2022

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