Our Ethics & Principles

Our Ethics

We believe that healthcare is a human right. We pursue ways of working that uphold ethical approaches that safeguard and promote:

  • Legitimacy – by ensuring multiplicity (of voices and capacities) in our work, partnering around shared vision and working with humility and authenticity
  • Integrity – by embedding truth and transparency in our purpose and methods
  • Freedoms – by strengthening healthcare in a manner that is fully respectful of all forms of diversity and individual rights
  • Equity – by combining inclusivity with fairness whilst combating discrimination

Our Sustainable Impact Principles

PCI is driven by our focus on creating sustainable impact on improved health and well-being for individuals, communities, and societies.

  • A pragmatic, evidence-based health systems approach: using population health principles to influence integrated, compassionate, people-centred care within a healthcare ecosystem of providers, institutions and communities
  • Relevance: Diverse primary care practitioner-led project teams bringing lived experience on the frontline of the healthcare system to bear on entrenched challenges
  • Curiosity: A creative co-learning mind-set with a focus on continuous improvement and shared learner journeys
  • Innovation: an agile, creative and solution-focused approach to international cooperation and exchange through bold partnerships and programmes
  • Community: a commitment to the health and well-being of our teams
  • Commitment to planetary health: understanding the inter-connected needs of people and planet; reducing ecological harm; supporting mitigation and adaptation strategies for climate-resilient healthcare

Download our Vision, Mission, Ethics and Principles statement

Our Legal Status

PCI is registered company limited by guarantee. As a social enterprise (we are an official member of Social Enterprise UK) and registered Community Interest Company (CIC), PCI invests any surplus income each year back into its operations, enabling us to develop and grow our impact.

Partnership policy

Partnership is at the centre of PCI’s operating model. Therefore, to maintain our integrity, values and transparency, we have developed a Partnership Policy with clear principles and criteria to consider before entering into any partnership.

Download our Partnership Policy

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

PCI is committed to providing equal opportunities for all, irrespective of age, disability, marital or partnership status, religion/belief, working pattern, caring responsibilities, gender and gender identity, race and sexual orientation. We recognise the value of diversity and seek to promote this in all aspects of our work, and we have set out specific undertakings to create a more diverse, inclusive and open organisational culture.

Download our Diversity, Equality and Inclusion statement

Planetary health

We seek to minimise the impact of our work on the environment and we are in the process of developing a broader commitment to planetary health. Currently, in practice:

  • We consider carefully whether face-to-face is training is needed as part of a project. Our focus on a digital strategy was accelerated due to COVID-19 but we had already been looking at how to build capacity of healthcare workers globally in different ways, to minismise the number of flights.  Where face-to-face training is identified as the best option we are seeking to build local human capacity to deliver work in-country where possible.
  • We make carbon offsetting contributions against all our air travel and mileage.
  • We encourage staff and associates to travel by public transport where possible.
  • We are a virtual and paperless team.
  • We provide only vegetarian/vegan food at any event we are organising.

Code of conduct

Drawing on best practice in the sector, including advice from sector membership organisation BOND, all those working for PCI sign up to a code of conduct, which is firmly rooted in universal values of respect and non-discrimination.

Download the Code of Conduct