Creating a patient advisory board can help you to validate your assumptions before you move on. Do you need to move fast? We contact patients and organise the patient advisory boards for you, fast, efficient and with high quality output.
Preparing patient advisory boards
When establishing and organising a good patient advisory board, there are several aspects that need to be taken into account:
- Internalise or externalise the patient advisory board: some companies are working hard to set up and establish their internal capabilities in order to deal with patients directly, others outsource this task fully to third parties, like Patient Centrics. We help you to find the best solution, whether it is internalised or externalised.
- Knowing your SOPs: before rolling out a patient advisory board, we check and confirm with you which SOPs are in place to make sure that there is alignment between the relevant directives and guidelines. If SOPs are lacking, we can help you to establish and document these missing SOPs or we can fully take over the patient advisory board as a third party.
- Designing the patient advisory board: we guide you through the steps in order to ensure that the objective of the patient advisory board is clear and realistic. This phase will address recruitment methods, patient compensations, the process flow of the advisory board and questions to be addressed , preparation of material and contracts with patients.
Moderating patient advisory boards
Good preparation upfront will facilitate the expeditious establishment of the advisory board. We can create and set up either virtual patient advisory boards or face-to-face boards. Our method includes an on-boarding phase to make sure all legal and contractual issues are settled upfront and that possible questions received from the advisory board members or round table participants are addressed. Our moderators speak English, French and Dutch and make sure all points are touched upon as discussed in the preparation phase in a respectful and compassionate way towards the patients. Our moderators are always qualified patient experts.
Reporting on patient advisory boards
We ensure that two representatives from Patient Centrics are present at the advisory boards to capture maximal insights. We will process the information and match it with the objectives and deliver a report with the findings and proposals on how to move forward.