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Hospital and Theatre Access Programme

SDMA Code of Practice course

The Surgical Dressing Manufacturers Association (SDMA) serves companies who manufacture or distribute wound management and associated products within the UK and Ireland. It is a condition of membership that all members of the SDMA formally adopt the Code of Practice.

This course summarises the code and is not intended as a substitute for reading the whole document.


One module and a twenty question exam.

Learning outcomes

This course will help you understand the Surgical Dressing Manufacturers Association (SDMA) Code guidelines on:

  • What products are covered and not covered by the code
  • Who should take the code: healthcare professionals and influencers
  • Gifts and inducements
  • Business courtesies
  • Behaviour of representatives
  • Advertising and promotional literature
  • Competitions and promotions
  • Product information claims
  • Education and training
  • Conferences, exhibitions and seminars, including sponsorship
  • Brochures and leaflets, including scientific or academic papers
  • Samples, stock swabs and trials
  • Charitable donations
  • Complaints

Hospital and Theatre Access suite – includes all courses

£39+ VAT

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