The pharmaceutical and life sciences industries are working across the globe on hundreds of projects to develop vaccines and treatments for the COVID-19. However, the sector is also supporting the NHS and the public at large through non-profit and altruistic programs which will ultimately help support the defeat of this disease.
The CK Group is very proud to support these industries and it is with great interest and admiration that we are watching our clients in their generous efforts. We feel that is important that we highlight the projects our clients have initiated and are involved in:
MSD: They have updated their company volunteering policy to enable employees who are health professionals, in areas such as medicine, nursing, and laboratory technology to volunteer for organisations such as the NHS while continuing to receive their salary.
Johnson & Johnson has provided specialist teams to the new NHS Nightingale hospital while at the same time facilitating their medically trained staff to volunteer for the NHS. They have also donated financial and product support to COVID-19 related projects including £1m to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine for COVID-19 studies, 30,000 bottles of toiletries to charities, and £250,000 worth of hand creams to NHS professionals.
Astra Zeneca has donated over 9 million facemasks to healthcare professionals globally.
Takeda UK has donated £100,000 to patient organisations and charities to help the vulnerable in areas such as food and medicine distribution while also supporting their staff who are volunteering at the NHS.
Novo-Nordisk has worked with the NHS on a new helpline for people with diabetes during the Covid-19 crises while at the same time supporting medicinal volunteers in this essential service.
It is heartening to see everyone pulling together to support our health services during this crises and the CK Group will continue to support the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries in helping overcome this dreadful disease.
On behalf of the CK Group, can I say a big thank you to everyone involved but supporting and working for our NHS.
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Author: Liam O’Connell, Director of CK Group