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!
I will spend time with my brother who has diabetes to understand the reality of the tests and experiences he has are like rather than assuming he is fine as he never complains.Work in progress
I will work within my company to find ways to bring patients into what we do. We have a plan - my committment is to make it a reality!Work in progress
I will find someone who can act as a patient mentor and advise if what we think is a good idea actually addresses a need.Work in progress