ARE YOU INTERESTED TO JOIN THIS WORKING GROUP? This group needs more contributors with experience in capacity and capabilities building in PE across the medicines development continuum and welcomes interested experts to notify the PFMD team of their interest. Additional contributors will be included based on their interest, expertise and past experience on the topic.
PFMD keeps the overall number of participants balanced in terms of no overwhelming majority of any stakeholders and having at least one relevant stakeholder represented in each of the WGs, with special attention to always having a patient voice represented either through patients or patient representatives (advocate or organisation)
OBJECTIVE OF THIS INITIATIVE
By using the PE Quality Guidance that was co-created with patients and other stakeholders in the patient engagement (PE) and medicines landscape, our objective is to complement the existing guidance with concrete how-to guides that helps anyone wanting to start their PE journey. This is part of PFMD's larger objective to co-create a "PE meta-framework" that can be used by anyone who wants to start their PE journey or is looking for guidance on specific activities on how to involve patients.
Working Group 6 (WG) is not focusing on a specific phase in the medicines development continuum, but addresses specific activities related to training and education that pans out across all phases.
PROCESS & METHODOLOGY
PFMD called for interested individuals to join the co-creation WGs via snowball technique by communicating about the WGs in the PFMD membership and network in the summer and autumn of 2018. The open webinar for more information was held in December 2018 and final groups were formed in January 2019, with kick-off calls organised in February 2019.
The co-creation WGs will use the PFMD step-by-step approach together with the PE Quality Guidance in its work as well as integrate the usage of the 7 Quality Criteria in the final outcome. The process of co-creation will be the case in point for how to operationalise the guidance.
- WG6 will identify the key PE activities from the list of 150+ activities and determine whether they are in scope for the group to work on.
- More steps in the way will be updated as the work progresses.
Link to the 150+ PE activities- initiative: https://tool.patientfocusedmedicine.org/initiatives/150-pe-activities-to-inform-pe-quality-guidances-how-to-modules)