In Baroness Julia Cumberlege report on the pelvic mesh etc scandal, calls for doctors to have to clearly declare any funding from industry. If the BPS doctors involvement with the insurance industry, for all these decades, had really been out there, clearly declared for all to see, with all patients, GP's, funding bodies, ethics committees, institutions, media, MPs, peer reviewers, clearly aware of their links with business, how different things might have been..... https://www.theguardian.com/comment...er-healthcare-professionals-industry-patients The pelvic mesh scandal makes it clear: doctors must declare any funding Margaret McCartney "We need a public register to show if healthcare professionals are in the pay of industry – or more patients will suffer." "Cumberlege’s report includes several recommendations to prevent similar problems in the future, such as proper surveillance to reliably track side effects, and accurate patient information leaflets detailing the risks of procedures. It also recommends that doctors make statutory declarations of their interests. This is something members of parliament have long been doing. Every MP must make a declaration of potential conflicts, which are publicly accessible on parliament’s website. This allows us to choose where we place our trust. If an MP may financially benefit from supporting a particular policy, we want to know. So why should this be any different for doctors? If a doctor recommends one treatment over another, we should be confident they don’t have a financial interest at stake."