As many of you will be aware there are 2 publications that have been introduced recently that will have an impact on the working relationship of our industry colleagues and us, as health care professionals.

As of January 2018, any stoma care company that is a member of MedTech Europe, as well as any stoma care company that is a member of the BHTA, has agreed to abide by a newly introduced Code for Ethical Business practice. BHTA members have agreed to adopt the code, as Medtech forms part of the BHTA code of conduct.

MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business practice sets strict, clear and transparent rules for industry‘s relationship with health care professionals (HCP’s) and health care organisations (HCO’s), including support to company organised events, research and financial support to medical education.

Please ensure that you explore this area of the website for more information regarding how the introduction of this code may affect you.