I work in HEOR/market access…

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Whilst preparing the new issue of our latest careers guide, Evidence generation and communication: a guide to getting started in HEOR/market access medical writing (published June 2019)  we invited people working in HEOR/market access to tell us why they are doing so….

“I work in HEOR/market access because I want to help deliver promising therapies to patients. It’s exciting to read in the news that a product my team worked on has reached the market and now helps patients to address their needs.”

Federica Benassi, Consultant at Valid Insight

“I work in HEOR/market access consulting because I enjoy finding creative, novel approaches to communicating the value of new technologies at a global, European and UK level. The work is incredibly varied, ranging from the development of detailed, fully-referenced value dossiers to visually impactful presentations, and bespoke cost-effectiveness and budget impact models. Ultimately, I enjoy contributing to improved healthcare and helping patients gain access to the therapies that they need.”

Tom Blaikie, Market Access Consultant at OPEN VIE (Part of the OPEN Health Group)

“I work in HEOR/market access because it is great to be able to use the skills I gained from my degree to be constantly learning about new products and indications. I really enjoy using that understanding and experience to develop a broad range of tailored deliverables, and the knowledge that the work that we produce can benefit patients in the long-term is also a huge highlight of the job for me.”

Daisy Bridge, Associate Value Consultant at Adelphi Values PROVE

“I work in HEOR/market access consulting because I love knowing that I am playing a role in shaping treatment pathways and driving patient access to effective products/devices. Due to the ever changing landscape, every day is different which enables us to develop truly innovative and bespoke solutions to drive and communicate the value of products/devices to payers, patients and healthcare systems all over the world.”

Harriet Dakin, Market Access Consultant at OPEN VIE (Part of the OPEN Health Group)

“I work in HEOR/market access because it allows me to play a role in access to innovative therapies while making efficient use of finite healthcare resources. Market access writing combines my experience in research and medical communications, and offers the opportunity to work across a wide range of therapy areas, technologies and deliverables.”

James Davies, Market Access Writer at OPEN VIE (Part of the OPEN Health Group)

“I work in HEOR/market access because it constantly allows creative thinking and requires close working across all key functions of pharma – HEOR, medical, strategic marketing, PR and communications. The marriage of access and commercial – getting other teams to understand the importance of, and align their activities with, the access strategy – is a constant challenge and requires people skills, patience and collaboration!”

Philip Drew, Market Access Consultant at OPEN VIE (Part of the OPEN Health Group)

“I work in HEOR/market access because I enjoy communicating scientific and clinical concepts; HEOR allows me to do this with a relatively rapid positive impact on society at large. It also offers an attractive career path with lots of scope for creativity and professional development.”

Obaro Evuarherhe, Principal Consultant, Value Demonstration Practice at Oxford PharmaGenesis

“I work in HEOR/market access because the work is very varied. I wanted to use my medical-sciences degree without having to work in a lab. Working in market access allows this as I have to understand the disease area from a scientific standpoint and analyse new data, whilst understanding client/payer interests and priorities to distil a compelling value story.”

Anna Karakusevic, Value Analyst at Adelphi Values PROVE

“I work in HEOR/market access because it allows me to combine my passion for science and writing at the same time. I do something different every day, from analysing the data to writing and editing. But most importantly, I feel that I contribute to improved healthcare and access to novel medicines. You can never get bored in such a fast-paced environment and you learn something new every day.”

Klaudia Kornalska, Value Analyst at Adelphi Values PROVE

“I work in HEOR/market access as I really enjoy the variety of work in different disease areas and communicating the value of new, innovative medicines that will benefit patients across the world.”

Victoria Last, Senior Market Access Consultant at OPEN VIE (Part of the OPEN Health Group)

“I work in HEOR/market access writing because I can use my scientific understanding and language capabilities to help bring treatments to patients.”

Brigitte Moore, Principal Medical Writer at DRG Abacus

“I enjoy working in HEOR/market access as I find constantly learning about new therapy areas, the latest on-going medical research, and novel therapies really interesting. Working in HEOR means you learn about these concepts from both a scientific and commercial/industrial perspective that working in academia alone perhaps would not offer. Working in HEOR/market access at Adelphi Values is a nice bridge between academia and industry that allows you to see how many of the topics and concepts learnt during university apply in ‘real-life science’. Learning more and more every day is such a great opportunity to have within a job role, and is also really interesting; this is something I’m particularly grateful for and feel others will be too if this type of field is something they are interested in. I’d say if anyone has an interest in research, scientific developments and healthcare, then this is a great place to be.”

Danielle Riley, Senior Value Analyst at Adelphi Values PROVE

“I work in HEOR/market access because I find it rewarding to employ the deep analytical skills I learned in my economics training to support efficient patient access to healthcare technologies.”

Gauri Saal, Principal Medical Writer at Prime Global

“I work in HEOR/market access writing to communicate how treatments developed in clinical trials are used and how well they work among patients in the real world.”

Karen Smoyer, Senior Strategy Lead at Envision Pharma Group

“I enjoy working in HEOR/market access because the work is so varied. You get involved in conducting and presenting scientific research, looking into legal and regulatory affairs, and learning the business of selling services and products. This part of the industry is certainly a good place for anyone aiming to develop diverse skills!”

Robin Wyn, Senior Value Analyst at Adelphi Values PROVE

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