Careers guide – A writer’s role in drug development

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By Dr Debbie Brix Reynolds, 1st edition published September 2019

This guide aims to provide an insight into regulatory medical writing with a focus on drug development as opposed to medical devices, although writers work in both areas. It explores the roles and attributes of the writer, tips on winning your first regulatory writing role and help in deciding whether this would be the career for you, drawing comparisons with working in MedComms.

The 1st edition of this careers guide about regulatory medical writing is freely available here, published by Burntsky Ltd in September 2019, and it will now be updated every year.

Pubication of this careers guide has been supported by Insight Medical Writing. Continue reading

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) Continue reading

Careers guide – HEOR and market access medical writing 2nd Edition

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Evidence generation and communication: a guide to getting started in HEOR/market access medical writing

By Linda Harrison, 2nd edition published June 2019 [Download your copy

This guide focuses on medical writing roles in the HEOR/market access arenas, but will be of interest to anyone who wants to understand more about the business of ensuring access to new medicines and devices for patients. If you have an interest in the commercial aspects of healthcare delivery and in helping deliver value to patients, a passion for writing and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, then working in HEOR/market access might be for you. This guide will provide you with an in-depth introduction to this specialist area.

This issue includes eight personal profiles written by current specialists in leading HEOR/market access companies, describing their personal journeys and the day-to-day work they now do.

The second edition of this careers guide about HEOR and market access medical writing is freely available here, published by Burntsky Ltd in June 2019, and it will now be updated every year. Continue reading

I work in MedCommms…

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Whilst preparing the new issue of our latest careers guide, From academic to medical writer: a guide to getting started in medical communications (published March 2019)  we invited people working in medical writing and editing positions in MedComms to tell us why they are doing so….

“I work in MedComms because I get to be a scientist, a writer, a designer, a project manager and a member of a great team every day!”

Marc Astick, Associate Medical Writer at Real Science

“I work in MedComms because it’s a challenging, fast-paced environment that allows you to get involved in a variety of therapy areas. It also provides great opportunities for career progression.”

Lisa Auker, Senior Medical Writer at Fishawack Communications Continue reading

Careers guide – medical writing

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By Dr Annick Moon, 11th edition published March 2019

This guide focuses on medical writing careers in medical communications, in particular in MedComms agencies. The MedComms industry provides consultancy services to pharmaceutical companies, and the role of the medical writer is to use science and language to deliver these services successfully, while working to the highest ethical standards and adhering to industry regulations and guidelines.

The aim of this guide is to give you the information you need to decide if you are suited to the role of medical writer, and to provide the insider knowledge you need to excel at interview.

This issue includes nine personal profiles written by current medical writing specialists in leading MedComms agencies, describing their personal journeys in to MedComms and the day-to-day work they now do as well as an updated directory of agency contacts.

The 11th edition of this careers guide about medical writing is freely available here, published by Burntsky Ltd in March 2019, and it will now be updated every year. Continue reading