Market access and the importance of early stakeholder engagement
There is no doubt that the processes and capabilities that pharma organizations need to employ have evolved. Since the creation of the UK's clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), the early development and implementation of a holistic market access solution based on local clinical and payer insight has become even more crucial.
But how do we clearly define a market access journey that brings together the right mix of activities? What is the optimum time to begin engaging with stakeholders? How do we address the difficult balance between doing everything that payers ask for and doing enough so that relevant data are built into trial design, and outcomes are captured during the development process? What do payers really want to see?
These questions will be tackled on 10 December at 2pm (GMT), PMLiVE, in association with Quintiles, will be hosting a free webinar to examine when to begin developing a local value story, and engaging with payers at an earlier point, so you get a holistic understanding of the patient pathway.
UK payer perspectives: market access and the importance of early stakeholder engagement will feature Ryan Wooller, Director of Market Access and Service Innovation, Commercial UK at Quintiles and Dr Junaid Bajwa, a GP and board member for Greenwich CCG
The webinar and Q and A is free, so register now to watch it live on the day or access the recorded version at a later date.
RecordedDec 10 201458 mins
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To do this Inceptua Medicines Access and patient group, HAEi, in association with PMGroup, will host a free webinar on Thurday 14th December that will cover both the pre-approval access to medicines and the importance of putting patients at the heart of drug development and access.
Pre-approval access - a transformational approach
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Patients at the heart of drug development and access
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On November 17 Research Partnership, in association with PMGroup, will host a free webinar which will explore the key features of the immuno-oncology market and the critical success factors for remaining competitive.
I would like to invite you to register for the webinar - either to watch it live on the day or for access to a recorded version.
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To truly transform the commercial model, companies must have a strategic blueprint that combines business objectives with brand goals to determine the appropriate resource levels and channel attribution.
On November 9 Aptus Health, in association with PMGroup, will explore three essential ingredients for transforming the commercial model and driving success:
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