Numerous healthcare professional organizations, including the World Medical Association, International Alliance for Patients’ Organizations (IAPO), International Council of Nurses (ICN), International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) and International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) support the Consensus Framework for Ethical Collaboration between Patients’ Organisations, Healthcare Professionals and the Pharmaceutical Industry. The Consensus Framework was established for ethical collaboration between patients’ organisations, healthcare professionals and the pharmaceutical industry, in support of high quality patient care. This Consensus Framework and the accompanying resources are intended to serve as a toolkit for those associations, groups and alliances who wish to develop their own policies. It neither aims to be comprehensive nor does it constitute a single common policy of the organisations involved. The individual policies of the participating organisations set out each organisation’s detailed commitments and offer more diverse and in depth information and guidance.