Working with our members​


We work for our members in two ways:

  • Developing a compelling single voice for the prescription medicines and research & development industries
  • With stakeholders in the life-sciences and healthcare arena, to spread our messages to Government and other stakeholders for the benefit of patients

As a membership organisation we work with our member companies and the expertise of the specialists they employ to develop and present our points of view to UK and European governments, the public and other stakeholders. For more information, see Our objectives.

Project working groups and expert networks

We use project working groups and expert networks to cover most industry hot topics. These groups are made up of member companies with special interest and expertise in these areas. This means that we can react quickly to issues as they arise (such as counterfeiting or supply chain issues) and can represent groups of members with special interests in individual therapy areas, or whose business is particularly affected by the different NHS regimes in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

It is these expert networks which help us to draw up responses to Government Consultations.

A few examples of the areas in which we are working include:

  • Shaping the future environment between the pharmaceutical industry and the NHS
  • Value and Access to medicines
  • Trust and reputation
  • Improving the environment for research and development in the UK
  • Combatting counterfeits
  • Personalised medicines
  • Devolved nations’ activities in the pharmaceutical sphere

If you work for an ABPI member company, you can find out more information about the many ABPI working groups on our Member Extranet.

To find out more about becoming a member company of the ABPI in order to join in with our work, please visit the Membership section of this website.

Working on behalf of member companies of all sizes

There is an opportunity for our member companies to be engaged with a wide range of industry activities. Our Smaller Companies Forum is dedicated to supporting and addressing the specific issues and needs impacting this particular defined group of companies. Two members of the Smaller Companies Forum also sit on our Board of Management in order that this sector of industry is also reflected in wider ABPI considerations and approaches.

Adding value to our members


We offer additional value to our members through a range of proactive services in the form of up to date information and briefings, as well as a wide range of Industry data and resources to draw upon and utilise. The aim of this is to keep our members and their employees in touch with the latest issues and dynamics of the pharmaceutical industry in the UK.

Our expert teams can be drawn upon by all our members as required, to support and discuss your particular challenges, in addition to a wide range of information through our extranet to which all members are given access upon joining the ABPI.

There are many benefits of becoming a member of the ABPI and we are always happy to visit companies and discuss these in greater detail. If you would like to arrange a company visit, please contact the Membership Engagement Account Director – 0207 747 1426.


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