Here you will find all information relevant to OTC medicines, from codes and guidance, to training workshops.
This workshop gives you an overview of the self-regulatory system for OTC medicines advertising and how this applies to your campaigns.
Here you will find all information relevant to medical devices, from codes and guidance, to training workshops.
This workshop gives you an overview of the rules around advertising medical devices and provides practical advice on keeping your campaigns compliant.
Here you will find all information relevant to food supplements, from codes and guidance, to training workshops.
Find out what regulations apply to food supplements products and what this means for your brands.
Access the latest PAGB news, regulatory updates and news and views from the Health and Food Supplements Information Service.
Read our latest media statements released in response to media issues affecting the consumer healthcare industry (members only).
Find out about PAGB’s policy positions, including the latest updates, resources and PAGB activity.
This report showcases the current and potential impact of OTC usage in the UK.
We are the only trade association representing the interests of manufacturers of branded OTC medicines, self-care medical devices and food supplements in the UK.
Find out more about PAGB, our strategy and our Board.
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PAGB’s working groups enable members to directly engage with our work programme and help deliver our strategy to 2025. Members contribute ideas and expertise on regulatory, advertising and policy matters.
See below for a short summary about each group. PAGB members can view full details of each group, including members lists and Terms of Reference in the members area (log-in required).
The Advertising Working Group is a sub group of the Board. It provides expert advertising and marketing insight to PAGB to assist in the creation of advertising policy and projects across all three categories of membership. The Advertising Working Group input into our strategy and work stream discussions relating to advertising and marketing to ensure effective delivery of our objectives.
Group contact: Laura Kelly, PAGB Director of Advertising Policy and Operations
Members of the Advertising Working Group can access resources and updates here.
The Associate Member Forum has an information sharing function. It provides an opportunity for associate members to learn more about PAGB’s work programme and strategic direction, enabling associate members to input into these discussions at an early stage. It is also a forum for ideas on increasing the value of associate membership.
Group contact: Donna Rickaby, PAGB Senior Membership Manager
Members of the Associate Member Forum can access resources and updates here.
The Environment and Sustainability Group provides input into PAGB strategy and work to support our members to deliver environmentally sustainable self-care in line with the GSCF Charter and national legal requirements NHS Net Zero.
Group contact: Michelle Riddalls, PAGB Chief Executive Officer
Members of the Environment and Sustainability Group can access resources and updates here.
The Food Supplements Forum has an information sharing function and provides an environment that facilitates discussions and input on the full spectrum of food regulatory issues which impact on our member companies.
The Food Supplements Forum provides opportunity for members with regulatory, marketing and PR expertise to assist in the creation of regulatory policy and projects and engage with relevant stakeholders. This ensures member input into PAGB strategy and work stream discussions to ensure effective delivery of our objectives on food supplements.
Group contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the Food Supplements Forum can access resources and updates here.
The Medical Devices Working Group is a sub group of the Regulatory Affairs Group and provides expert regulatory insight and technical information to PAGB to assist in the creation of regulatory policy and projects specifically in relation to self care medical devices within the scope of membership (“medical devices”).
Group contact: email@example.com
Members of the Medical Devices Working Group can access resources and updates here.
Representatives from PAGB member companies sit as directors of PAGB on the Board.
Find out more information about the PAGB Board and officers here.
The Public Affairs and Communications Group is a sub-group of the Board. It advises on PAGB self-care activity (including but not limited to policy, public affairs, stakeholder engagement, media relations and wider communications activity) and provides input from a member company perspective.
Group contact: Farhana Hawthorn, PAGB Head of Public Affairs and Communications
Members of the Public Affairs and Communications Group can access resources and updates here.
The Regulatory Affairs Group is a sub group of the Board. It provides expert regulatory insight and technical information to PAGB to assist in the creation of regulatory policy and projects. The RAG ensures regulatory input into PAGB strategy and work stream discussions to ensure effective delivery of our objectives.
Members of the Regulatory Affairs Group can access resources and updates here.
Sub groups and ad-hoc working groups are convened on specific issues as they arise. Our members and associate members are invited to join groups where they have a particular interest and would like to contribute. To join a group, or for more information, please email the named PAGB contact provided.
Don’t just take our word for it
“Working closely with PAGB has been instrumental in ensuring the success of the Cialis switch. Their guidance and expertise have helped us to navigate complex matters with MHRA.”
– Serenella Cascio, Sanofi
Quarterly updates from our CEO, Michelle Riddalls, including a summary of key outputs and decisions from recent Board meetings.
Information about our general meetings, including agendas, minutes and papers to view and download.
Find contact details for PAGB staff