The Code of Practice Panel consists of the Director, Secretary and Deputy Secretary of the PMCPA. The Panel considers all complaints made under the Code in the first instance with the benefit of independent medical and other such expert advice as appropriate.
Heather Simmonds is the Director of the Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority (PMCPA). Heather chairs the Code of Practice Panel, which considers complaints submitted under the Code in the first instance, and is responsible for the overall running of the organisation. Heather also works with IFPMA and EFPIA in relation to their codes of practice.
Heather has a degree in pharmacology and joined the ABPI in 1984. Heather has been working full time on the Code of Practice since 1989 and has been Director of the Authority since 1997.
Etta Logan is the Secretary of the PMCPA. Etta provides legal guidance to the PMCPA and is a member of the Code of Practice Panel which considers complaints submitted under the Code in the first instance.
Etta is a solicitor and joined the PMCPA in September 1997 from private practice in London where she specialised in medical negligence and professional indemnity litigation.
Jane Landles is the Deputy Secretary of the PMCPA. She joined in 1996 and is a member of the Code of Practice Panel which considers complaints submitted under the Code in the first instance.
Jane is a pharmacist and spent the early part of her career in hospital pharmacy. Jane then spent 10 years in the pharmaceutical industry, first as a medical information officer with Norwich Eaton (now Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals) but later moved into the area of promotional affairs and was ultimately a nominated signatory, signing off promotional material for Zeneca Pharma.