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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Self care survey 2021 – report of results
In 2021, PAGB ran a UK-wide survey of more than 2,000 people asking people about their attitudes to self care and accessing health services in the 12 months to June 2021, when coronavirus-related lockdown measures were in force to varying degrees. This research is a follow up to our 2020 self care survey of over 2000 adults in the UK, which showed that people’s experience of needing to self care during the first coronavirus lockdowns had led to a shift in attitudes on where to get support for self treatable conditions.
This time, we wanted to find out how their experience over the last year had affected their views on self care. Were they more likely to choose self care? How did they feel about getting advice online? Or from a pharmacist? Were changes we saw in 2020 sustained, or was there a slip back towards relying on the GP for health advice?
The survey provides further valuable data to help demonstrate the importance of self care. The results will be of interest to those working in consumer healthcare, health policy and healthcare delivery.
To access the results, simply complete the short form and you’ll receive a copy of the report. It’s as simple as that. Don’t worry, unless you want us to, we won’t contact you again (but we’d love it if you wanted to opt-in to stay informed about other reports and resources that you might find useful).
PAGB Members can access the results in the members’ area of the website, here .
Download 2021 results
View 2020 results
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