Ethical Policy

  • The Throat Cancer Foundation (TCF) believes that it is vitally important to develop and maintain co-operative relationships with other individuals who are leaders in their field, organisations including national and local government, NHS, third sector organisations and the corporate sector, including those organisations that develop, manufacture and market medicines, other treatments and equipment
  • TCF recognises that other organisations have different aims and objectives – often including the need to be profitable – and will have their own agendas. TCF will not enter into any partnership with any other organisation that would contradict, compromise or undermine one or more of the values listed above
  • TCF is committed to openness and transparency in all its dealings with other organisations, (subject to any necessary legal or other constraints such a commercial confidentiality or to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998) 
  • TCF’s website and Annual Report will state which organisations have supported us financially or in other ways and by how much
  • TCF will enter partnerships and collaborations with other organisations only on the condition it is recognised as an equal party 
  • TCF will enter partnerships or collaborations only when the outcome will be mutually beneficial with the aim of being of benefit to public health
  • TCF will consider partnerships and collaborations that result in core or project funding, or help in kind. No organisation can expect to acquire an exclusive relationship with TCF. Furthermore, TCF will not enter into relationships that are designed to give one organisation a competitive advantage over another
  • TCF prefers to seek support from more than one organisation, for either core or specific project funding
  • TCF will accept funding (or other forms of support) only when a written agreement on the specific support offered has been accepted and signed by both parties. This agreement will include details of agreed contact people on both sides, the outcomes expected, how the agreement will governed, monitored and enforced and when and how progress reports will be provided to funders
  • TCF will not work in partnership with organisations whose policies and activities systematically discriminate on the basis of sex, age, colour, race, nationality, religion, ethnicity, disability gender identity or sexual orientation

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