Patient Engagement for Medicines Development in a nutshell

The Patient Engagement Quality Guidance

The Patient Engagement Quality Guidance is a practical guide to planning, developing and assessing the quality of patient engagement activities and projects throughout the development and lifecycle of medicines. Leave us your email address and you will receive the latest guide:

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Quick Facts

The tool was co-developed with a large community of stakeholders (more than 100 people from 51 organisations), representing patient associations, industry, academics, researchers and external experts.

Who can use the tool? Simple. All stakeholders working on patient engagement projects (for example, patient advocates, clinical investigators, researchers, or sponsors).

Is the Guidance applicable for all PE Projects? Whatever the project is in research phases or life cycle /post launch, the guidance can be applicable

How does it work? The guidance introduces seven quality criteria to assess patient engagement practices.These have been consolidated from published PE frameworks and co-developed further by PFMD Contributors. There are two versions or scenarios of the PE Quality Guidance Tool – scenario 1 will help you in planning a patient engagement project, and scenario 2 will help you assess your ongoing or completed project. In each scenario, the tool will provide you with things to consider and key questions to address.

When to use the Guidance? You can use it for a PE project that takes place at any point along the research and medicines-development continuum, lifecycle of medicines, or care continuum and can be applied to health and social research.

The 7 Seven PE Quality Criteria

The 7 Quality Criteria provide an agreed set of
principles to improve consistency in PE practices,
help you ensure the quality of PE in future and existing
projects, and enable showcasing the results and
impact of projects in a systematic way.

What’s coming next

We are actively working towards transforming this tool in a interactive and dynamic format, fully integrating it in Synapse.