Representing our members, using their insight and experience to tell the story of how they change the lives of millions of people every day.

The ABPI exists to make the UK the best place in the world to research, develop and use new medicines. We represent companies of all sizes who invest in discovering the medicines of the future.

Our members supply cutting edge treatments that improve and save the lives of millions of people. We work in partnership with Government and the NHS so patients can get new treatments faster and the NHS can plan how much it spends on medicines.

We work with members in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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

We work closely with our members

Commercial workstreams

  • VPAS & Pricing
  • Value & Access
  • NHS Engagement
  • Supply Chain

Expert Networks

  • Corporate Affairs
  • Intellectual Property
  • Disclosure
  • ABPI Compliance
  • MMIP

Strategic Leadership Groups

  • Regulatory science
  • New medicines and data
  • Academic collaboration, education & skills
  • Appropriate prescribing, ethics & the code

Project working groups and expert communities and networks

We use project working groups and expert communities 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.

Expert Communities

  • Healthcare Data 
  • Clinical Research
  • Regulatory
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Quality Operations
  • Environmental
  • Medical Directors
  • Preclinical Toxicology
  • Animal Policy
  • Skills and Workforce Planning
  • Legal

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

If you work for an ABPI member company, you can find out more information about the range and focus of ABPI working groups on our My ABPI.