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Organisation Patient Focused Medicines Development (PFMD)

Patient Pledge

Individual pledge to Patients is a demonstration unifying the whole research community with the same approach of a personal commitment to work with patients for patients. Taking the Pledge to Patients means looking at your everyday activities and asking, “is the patient perspective clearly addressed in everything that I do?” Taking the Pledge to Patients means committing to simple, measurable and sustainable patient-centred principles, that will lead to better and more meaningful patient and healthcare outcomes.

Making a Pledge to Patients involves commitment to 3 guiding principles: listening to patients, co-creating strategies and solutions with patients, and communicating openly and clearly with patients. Are you ready to commit?

Yes, I commit!
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Listen

  • As Chair of the Patient and Public Involvement group at my local health trust, I will ask at least 1 patient representative 1 question at each meeting

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Co-create

  • For every publication planned, I will work with at least 1 patient or patient organisation representative from outline to completion

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Communicate

  • I will ask patients/patient organisations to contribute their views and perspectives through editorial blogs and commentaries at least every 3 months

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