The PM Society has selected a new partner to deliver ABPI Code Compliance training as part of their PriMe modular training programme.  Compliance courses have been a popular part of the programme since the start of PriMe more than a decade ago and the Society is pleased to announce that Dr Nick Broughton will be running a series of regular workshops aimed at a range of audiences from senior managers, to signatories, to those involved with producing promotional and other materials.  

Rachel Farrow, Director of the PM Society, said “we are really pleased to be able to add three new courses on ethics and compliance to our PriMe portfolio and believe Dr Nick Broughton will be a fantastic PriMe trainer. Code compliance courses are some of the most well attended of our programme and Nick brings a fresh approach which we believe will be very well received by those in pharma and agencies alike.”

PriMe’s new compliance courses will kick off in early 2018 with three workshops to choose from, including “ABPI: Making Sound Decisions”, “ABPI: Making things happen in the digital space” and “Ethics and the patient, creativity, emotion and belief-led behavioural change.” Companies may send one or more people to a PriMe workshop or choose a more bespoke, in-house course which may be more cost effective for larger numbers.

Dr Nick Broughton is a Consultant in pharmaceutical ethics and compliance, working within Makara’s new Ethics and Code Compliance Division. He has worked at senior levels in UK and European medical and regulatory affairs for large and small pharmaceutical companies.  Prior to his industry career, Dr Broughton was a practising GP. 

Dr Broughton said “Attendees to my courses often find themselves bemused by actually enjoying compliance training. I work hard to make my sessions fun and interactive rather than a case of learning the ABPI Code by rote.  For me, good ethical compliance is about understanding the rules in the context of human behaviour to make sound decisions that are in the interests of patients and the business.”  

For more information on these or any PriMe courses please visit or contact Helen Eade, Training and Education Manager at the PM Society.