An independent global coalition of stakeholders has recognised the need to create an efficient, measurable and reliable meta-framework to integrate the voice of the patient across the lifecycle of medicines development. Members of Patient Focused Medicines Development (PFMD) discuss the importance of creating a standardised patient engagement framework that directly benefits patients in a recent video.

PFMD member Jan Geissler, Director of the European Patients’ Academy on Therapeutic Innovation (EUPATI) explains: “We need to work on a systematic level to engage and involve patients across the whole drug development lifecycle so that we can think about the right priorities for research and involve patients in the planning and conduct of research. We need to start working on something that is tangible and useable that will benefit patients.”

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