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Amplifying the Patient Voice in Rare Diseases

Medical publishing is evolving beyond plain language summaries to provide insightful, patient-centred resources to change the course of pharmaceutical research for the better. For patients with rare diseases especially, this could be just what the doctor ordered, writes Olivia Kersey, Patient Engagement Strategist with Prime Patient.

Highlights from ISMPP Europe 2022

This year’s ISMPP Europe meeting was action packed, with Prime Global sending 5 team members, presenting 5 posters, sharing 7 publication extenders, and moderating 2 roundtables! Here, we share some of our key highlights from the conference. 

How to make 2022 the best year yet for patient engagement

Olivia Kersey, Patient Engagement Strategist, outlines what we can learn from 2021 to optimise patient engagement strategy and implementation in 2022. While there would be no such thing as the pharmaceutical industry without patients, it’s only in recent years that collaboration with patients has started to enter the mainstream. While 2021 was a good year

Patient authorship survey poster presented at ISMPP 2022

The Prime Patient team are proud to have had a poster accepted for presentation at the 2022 European meeting of ISMPP (International Society for Medical Publication Professionals), held virtually on 25-26 January. The poster, one of five accepted across Prime Global, presents the results of an internal survey that aimed to identify barriers and solutions

Prime Global acquires HCD Economics, creating an innovative evidence-generating, HEOR, value & communications group

Prime Global, a recognised global leader in medical communications and market access, has strengthened its Evidence, Access, and Patient Practice with the acquisition of HCD Economics, an academically aligned organisation focusing on health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) and real-world evidence (RWE). HCD will work closely with Prime Global’s highly experienced medical communications agencies and

Social media in patient engagement

It is hard to overstate the importance of social media in today’s healthcare ecosystem. Research has shown us that 74% of all internet users engage with social media, with a huge 80% of those people looking for health-related information or engaging with health-related topics.1  Social media has also become a place for people with chronic

Event roundup: Pharma & Patient USA 2021

Promoted by Reuters as ‘The only destination for North American patient centricity leaders’, Pharma & Patient USA 2021 was a 3-day virtual event that took place in November 2021 with a mission to ‘Embed lived experience across the value chain to surpass centricity and embrace ground-breaking integration’. Prime Global’s VP Patient Recruitment Services, Ross Jackson,

People living with HIV: 40 years of patient activism

This World AIDS Day, Emma Sutcliffe, SVP Patient Insights and Solutions, takes a look at how far we’ve come and how far we’ve yet to go. Patient activism is a key factor in this progression; Emma discusses her experiences over a near-three-decade career in medical communications and working with patient organisations and how central the

Your guide to patient authorship

Patient involvement in clinical trial design has evolved to provide opportunity for patients to be involved in medical publications. This evolution has allowed medical publications to gain invaluable patient perspectives on clinical research, by involving patients as authors in the development of plain language summaries and other, more traditional types of research publications1.

Key Themes from ISMPP West 2021

We were glad to attend the ISMPP West 2021 Meeting on October 21–22, the first in-person meeting in almost two years! The meeting focused on opportunities for connectivity, transparency, and inclusivity, and Jenny Blackham, VP Client Partnerships, gave us first-hand insight! Read below to learn more about the key themes at the conference.

Patient Recruitment For Clinical Trials Using Facebook Advertising

Is Facebook the most effective means of reaching a wide audience when it comes to patient recruitment strategy? Ross Jackson, VP Patient Recruitment Services, shares his thoughts with The Huxley Morton podcast in a new video. He is, literally, the man who wrote the book on patient recruitment for clinical trials using Facebook ads! Listen

The Digital Payer: Fact or Fiction?

Our experts, Sue O’Leary, Senior Vice President Prime Access, Jenny Blackham, Vice President Client Partnerships and Head of Digital Solutions Michelle Collins recently led a webinar with the team at NetworkPharma and MedComms Networking. Discussing ‘the digital payer – fact or fiction?’ the webinar was a brilliant platform to discuss perspectives and share ideas about

Health literacy in action

The World Health Organisation defines health literacy as ‘the personal characteristics and social resources needed for individuals and communities to access, understand, appraise and use information and services to make decisions about health.’1 Where levels of health literacy are high, people are able to play an active role in improving and maintaining their own health,

ISMPP Annual 2021 Insights

We’re looking back at the insightful ISMPP Annual 2021 conference, ‘Medical Communications 2.0: Creating and Embracing Opportunities in a Time of Transformation’. Our experts collected summaries from their favourite sessions! Click below to read.

Patient Engagement Day 2021: the highlights!

On Wednesday 1st September 2021, we launched the first-ever annual Patient Engagement Day – and what a day it was! Olivia Kersey, Patient Strategist, takes a look at some of the highlights. Starting as a spontaneous brainwave from Emma Sutcliffe, our SVP, Patient Insights and Solutions, Patient Engagement Day 2021 involved a webinar with top industry

What next for Plain Language Summaries?

Plain language summaries, or PLS, are a concept that has indelibly changed our world of medical publications, likely forever. And yet, we still seem a world away from having PLS integrated fully and consistently into publications practices. In fact, it has taken several years of head-scratching to even align on a definition for PLS for

Amplifying the Patient Voice in Healthcare Webinar

View the on-demand recording of our Patient Engagement Day webinar on ‘Amplifying the Patient Voice in Healthcare’. Emma Sutcliffe and panellists, Shona Davies and Laura McKeaveney discuss what it really takes to amplify the patient voice in healthcare.

Overcoming the challenges of gene therapy

Once considered science fiction, a number of different gene therapy approaches are now being adopted in clinical practice to target a range of diseases. Our Prime Omics team discuss ‘overcoming the challenges of gene therapy’ in their whitepaper. Read the full piece below.

First Patient Engagement Day a resounding success!

We’re delighted with the success of our first annual Patient Engagement Day, held on 1 September 2021. The day was a real opportunity for partners in the patient engagement space to join conversations, support best practices and drive new ideas and innovation that help to bridge that gap between pharma and patients.