NOAH seeks new independent members for Code of Practice Committee

NOAH is seeking two new independent members to join the NOAH Code of Practice Committee. Marketing animal health products is a key factor in spreading information about the benefits of their use. There are special requirements covering advertising of veterinary medicines in the law, the UK Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2013.

In addition to the legal requirements, this industry Code of Practice is obligatory on all NOAH members and has also been endorsed by several non-member companies who place their product Datasheets/SPCs in the NOAH Compendium. The Code is upheld by the NOAH Code of Practice Committee, which is chaired by an independent practising barrister, has an independent secretary and includes representatives with expertise in farm animal production, companion animals and the veterinary profession.

Dawn Howard, chief executive of NOAH, said: “The Committee consists of both industry and independent members. As an independent member you would be required to set aside eight dates throughout the year, when Code of Practice hearings are scheduled to take place.

“At such hearings, committee members will be required to contribute to decisions on whether breaches of the Code of Practice have taken place. Independent members are paid an annual retainer plus a fee for the days that the committee meets.”

Applications should be submitted, by June 1, in the form of CV, to d.murphy@noah.co.uk.

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