How will medicines be valued in the newly integrated world of the NHS? What are the risks and benefits of a single national formulary? What else is changing? And what does this mean for market access?
Ellen Rule (Programme Director of the Gloucestershire Integrated Care System [ICS] and Director of Transformation and Service Redesign, Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group [CCG]) joined Tom Clarke (Director, Mtech Access) to explore all this and more in our live webinar on Friday 22nd October at 2.00 pm.
In our October #WhispersWordsofWisdom webinar, Tom Clarke and Ellen Rule discussed the key points highlighted in her recent proposals ‘The systematisation of medicines optimisation: Why medicines optimisation is a priority for integrated care systems and how it can be improved’, including:
- The risks and benefits of a single national formulary and what this means for market access
- How to support system and local networks to implement pan-ICS approaches to medicines optimisation
- How industry can distinguish their product in this new world where systems become automated to substitute generics and biosimilars for branded medicines
Ellen and Tom discussed the implications of this paper, and the broader context of value in integrated care.
Ellen has worked in the NHS since 2003, holding a variety of senior positions in commissioning and provider organisations, spanning service redesign, assurance, contracting, operational management, and strategic planning roles. She also understands the challenges of HEOR, having achieved a masters in Health Economics and Policy. She also sits on two national committees for NICE.
We are excited to welcome Ellen to the Whispers’ Words of Wisdom webinar series.
This webinar forms part of our monthly Whispers’ Words of Wisdom series, in which we have in-depth, comprehensive conversations with senior colleagues from the NHS. We explore what their immediate priorities are, what they see as the greatest challenges currently faced by the NHS, and how the NHS might respond to these challenges.
Our previous webinars are available on demand:
- September 2021: ‘A new paradigm for the NHS: Partnering to deliver lasting and meaningful care improvements’ with guest speaker Dr Phil Webb (Chief Executive of Respiratory Innovation Wales)
- August 2021: ‘Innovations to address health inequalities in the NHS and how Pharma and Medtech can help’ with guest speaker Jon Siddall (Chief Executive of South West AHSN)
- June 2021: ‘The hidden heroes of the NHS – The role of Ambulance Trusts in keeping patients and systems moving’ with guest speaker Helen Ray (Chief Executive of North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust)
- May 2021: ‘Population to Person – how will the voice of the individual drive health & care development?’ with guest speaker Steph Edusei (Chief Executive of St Oswald’s Hospice)
- April 2021: ‘Know your Place – where will power really sit in the new NHS?’ with guest speaker Dr Steven Michael OBE (Chair of East Cheshire Partnership)
- March 2021: ‘Pharmacy, Medicines, and Specialised Commissioning in the new NHS’ with guest speaker Professor Inderjit Singh (Chief Pharmacist at University Hospitals Birmingham)
- February 2021: ‘The White Paper and integrated care in the NHS: What it really means in practice for clinicians, patients and us’ with guest speaker Dr John Ribchester (GP and Clinical Director at Whitstable Primary Care Network)
- January 2021: ‘Heads at the heart of the NHS: How mental health is central to everything in the new NHS’ with guest speaker Brent Kilmurray (Chief Executive of Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust)
- December 2020: ‘Pharmacy and Medicines in the Integrated Care Systems (ICS) of the new NHS’ with guest speaker Laura Angus (Interim Lead Pharmacist, Humber Coast and Vale ICS)
- November 2020: ‘Is prevention better than the cure? How can the NHS and public health work closer to improve population health?’ with guest speaker Dr Peter Brambleby (Independent Public Health Consultant)
- October 2020: ‘Understanding the tipping point: when elective becomes selective in NHS surgery’ with guest speaker Simon Parsons (Divisional Director of Surgery at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust)
- September 2020: ‘Leading within an evolving, integrating system: Insights from an NHS leader’ with guest speaker: Deborah Lee (CEO of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust)
- August 2020: ‘ICS: Separating Fact from Myth: Insights from a System Leader’ with guest speaker: Dr Claire Fuller (Senior Responsible Officer at Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership)
- July 2020: ‘The Evolving NHS: Lessons for Pharma and Medtech’ a discussion between Tom Clarke and David Thorne (Directors, Mtech Access)