We are one of the largest global healthcare companies researching, developing and supplying innovative medicines, vaccines and healthcare products with our global headquarters in the UK.
Currently, we invest around £1bn in research and development (R&D) in the UK annually with our global R&D hub at Stevenage continuing to be at the heart of the development of our pipeline of vital medicines, with a focus on the immune system, genetics, and advanced technologies.
We focus on what matters most to our people, this means managers helping employees to be themselves, feel good and keep growing, in ways that work for them. We are recognised in the Stonewall LGBT+ rights group as a top global employer and ranked in the Times Top 50 employers for women in the UK. We also support our global and local communities. £1.7m has been raised by UK employees for Save the Children so far, with 100% of these funds being used to help provide UK families living on low incomes with essential household items, learning resources, and support that gives parents the skills, confidence and tools to help their children thrive, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Carbon reduction plan
In accordance with UK Cabinet Office standards, the attachment below is GSK’s Carbon Reduction Plan completed in accordance with PPN 06/21 and associated guidance and reporting standards for Carbon Reduction Plans.GSK Carbon Reduction Plan (PDF - 371.1KB)
Reporting an adverse event
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UK charitable partnerships
We have a number of partnerships with charities and groups in the UK to support local community projects.
Working with healthcare professionals
Healthcare professionals (HCPs) in the UK can obtain information about products and areas of therapy related to GSK by visiting GSKPro.
As a healthcare company we regularly work with HCPs. From collaborating on clinical trials to providing high quality, balanced information about our medicines and vaccines, in all of our interactions we aim to be transparent about our work, operate with integrity, and always put the interests of patients first.
Disclosure of payments made to HCPs in the UK
In line with EFPIA Disclosure Code, disclosure information in the UK is published annually (covering the previous year) through the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) Disclosure UK website: www.disclosureuk.org.uk. You can find more information on our disclosure of payments here.
How we support patient groups
Despite having some of the best people and research facilities, experience has shown us that we can achieve even more through strong partnerships.
These can be with the NHS, other companies, non-profit organisations and the academic world. In fact, it’s a key element in our business strategy, which helps us develop innovative new medicines and vaccines but also helps improve access to treatments and patient care
We are actively involved in a wide number of joint working projects with the NHS throughout the UK. By working together we aim to improve the management of different conditions, introduce greater efficiency and to achieve our mission to help people to do more, feel better, live longer.
The projects outlined below were undertaken over the last five years and, over this period, codes, regulations and laws governing the areas covered by the studies may have changed. When reading the documents please be assured that all projects followed the particular standards in force at the time even though these may have subsequently changed.
All of the featured case studies are intended to give an overview of the individual project including its background, the potential benefits for the patient, the NHS, GSK and any other stakeholders.
- Health Innovation Manchester and GSK Joint Working: Optimisation of care for people living with COPD in Greater Manchester (PDF - 114.4KB)
- NHS Borders Health Board and GSK Care optimisation in COPD Joint Working Project (PDF - 89.9KB)
- Health Innovation Manchester and GSK Asthma Joint Working Project (PDF - 109.1KB)
- Community Pharmacy Patient Inhaler Review Service Joint Working Project (GSK/Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Hywel Dda University Health Board and Powys Teaching Health Board) (PDF - 90.1KB)
- Connected Inhaler Service Evaluation Project In The Routine Clinical Assessment Of Severe Asthma (PDF - 90.3KB)
- GlaxoSmithKline (UK Ltd) and Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System COPD Joint Working Project (PDF - 90.1KB)
- GlaxoSmithKline (UK Ltd) and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board COPD Joint Working Project (PDF - 92.3KB)
- Aneurin Bevan and GSK COPD Joint Working Project 2021/2022 (PDF - 94.7KB)
- Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and GlaxoSmithKline UK Ltd (GSK) Joint Working Project - Severe asthma patient identification and referral (PDF - 109.3KB)
- GlaxoSmithKline (UK Ltd) and South Sefton and Southport & Formby CCGs Optimising COPD care in line with guidelines and reducing carbon footprint. (PDF - 113.7KB)
- GlaxoSmithKline (UK Ltd) and Our Health Partnership COPD Project (PDF - 89.5KB)
- GlaxoSmithKline (UK Ltd) and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care System (NHS Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group) COPD Project Joint Working Project (PDF - 91.8KB)
- NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board and GSK Joint Working project- ‘Care Optimisation in Greater Glasgow and Clyde’ (PDF - 114.2KB)
- ICSJW 2022 Birmingham and Solihull Executive Summary (PDF - 115.3KB)
- Bedfordshire, Luton And Milton Keynes ICB And GSK Joint Working. Optimising COPD Care Across Bedfordshire, Luton And Milton Keynes (PDF - 115.8KB)
Summary of outcomes
- Frimley Health Foundation Trust Joint Working 2019-2020 Summary of project (PDF - 118.8KB)
- Community Pharmacy Patient Inhaler Review Service Joint Working Aneurin Bevan Hywel Dda and Powys Summary of Outcomes (PDF - 88.1KB)
- Health Innovation Manchester Joint Working summary of project (PDF - 85.4KB)
- Summary of COPD risk stratification: Helping you to prioritise patients most in need Joint Working Project (GlaxoSmithKline (UK Ltd) and Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System) 2021 – 2022 (PDF - 88.0KB)
- Poster – Care optimisation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) across NHS Borders health board supported by a Joint Working project with GSK (PDF - 589.1KB)
- Poster – Aligning to All-Wales COPD Management and Prescribing Guideline post COVID – A Joint Working collaboration between Betsi Cadwaladr UHB & GSK (PDF - 499.1KB)
Grants and donations
We recognise a responsibility to support activities in our medical community, whether related to medical education where there is patient need and common scientific interest, professional societies’ initiatives, or assisting healthcare organisations and projects that promote other healthcare goals. In all of our interactions we aim to be transparent about our work, operate with integrity, and always put the interests of patients first. We focus our financial resource on programmes that have the greatest potential to enable people to do more, feel better, live longer.
GSK UK’s Grants and Donations Committee uses the following criteria when assessing applications from Healthcare Organisations and Patient Advocacy Groups:
- The grant or donation must be used for an activity with a valid and legitimate purpose that enhances patient care, or benefits the NHS and maintains patient care. Programmes currently within scope for approval include:
- Patient Advocacy Group initiated Programmes and Core Funding
- Grants to organisations that support healthcare professionals and related staff to attend Scientific Congresses with decision-making independent of GSK
- Public policy and advocacy programs and initiatives, including legal reform and government relations
- The activity must be in a GSK disease area of strategic priority: Respiratory, Oncology, Specialty and COVID-19, Vaccines.
- Funding must be proportional to the activity and not excessive.
- Applications must be from a legitimate, reputable organisation that has the capability and licences to conduct the activity.
- The grant must be made in a manner that does not affect the independence of the recipient.
- A grant will only extend beyond one year under exceptional circumstances.
- A grant will not be given to an individual or be used for personal use.
- A grant cannot provide more than 25% of total funding received by a single recipient through GSK grants, except for rare disease or start-up patient groups, which can receive up to 50% of the total funding. Any exception requires additional approval and shall not exceed 50% in any case.
We are a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. Turning that purpose into reality starts with our employee experience, because we know when we feel at our best, we perform at our best. We’re purpose led and performance driven, and our culture is key to delivering our goal of becoming one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies. Our expectations are woven into our culture and guide the actions and decision making of every one of our colleagues.
Contractor opportunities & temporary opportunities
We have many opportunities for professionals interested in flexible contingent projects with GSK.
Please click here to register in the UK talent pool and access some of the most cutting-edge and exciting project opportunities. GSK’s Contractor & Agency Worker community and all associated activities are managed by our recruitment partner, TAPFIN, a ManpowerGroup Business
To learn more about our early talent programmes, visit our global Early Talent portal. For early talent programmes in the UK, please explore the pages below.