Value-based Key Account Management and the NHS - ensuring optimal performance under new rules

 Published On: Jun, 2013 |    No of Pages: 69 |  Published By: FirstWord | Format: PDF
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CCG commissioners want pharmas money and expertise but on their terms how do you develop effective Joint Working partnerships which meet everyones objectives?

On April 1, 2013, the NHS in England underwent profound changes in an attempt to introduce a new culture where clinicians and patients are the new stars, where competition is mandatory, where everything rests on patient outcomes and where collaboration and innovation are encouraged at the highest levels. The question is: How can key account managers (KAMs) and front-line staff achieve commercial targets within the new NHS structure?

A new way of working

Simple detailing and clinical benefits are no longer a guarantee of success. NHS England is looking for industry support to meet its wider health aims. The opportunities are plentiful, particularly in service and pathway redesigns where inefficiencies are well recognised and small changes can make a significant difference. Industry leaders such as Pfizer and Janssen, as well as third party companies, are developing solutions that can be applied across therapeutic areas in keeping with nationally developed outcomes strategies.

The role for KAMs: Joint Working and partnering

The key to success in the NHS will be through the development of robust relationships and co-working which delivers effective medicines within the wider health framework. The people best positioned to take advantage of this change in culture are the key account managers but they cannot work in isolation. Collaborative long-term relationships need to be formed, not just by individuals but by organisations and via a cross-functional team approach. Key account managers need support to identify solutions that will help local health economies realise their objectives and the autonomy to see them through. Indeed, industry may need to go further than ever before in the provision of skills and resources: joint working in a very real sense.

It may not be straightforward. There remains considerable scepticism at local level about pharmas motives, which is why building trust with the NHS is the bedrock on which collaborative working must be based.

A thorough briefing with unique insider input and case studies

This new report, Value-based Key Account Management and the NHS — Ensuring optimal performance under new rules, provides everyone involved with the fast-changing NHS England with a deep understanding of the issues which are shaping the operating environment and how they are affecting its commercial and clinical development. The report illuminates this fast-changing environment with insight and case studies from leading companies, consultants and those charged with implementing the changes in CCGs and NHS Trusts.

The benefits of this report
-Know how companies are organising themselves to respond to new challenges
-Establish strategies for moving from a promotional selling model to a partnership model
-Appreciate the crucial role key account managers play in achieving commercial and customer objectives
-Know what is important to local health economies and health commissioners
-Understand why building trust and relationships with NHS colleagues is important
-Review the kinds of Joint Working projects that companies are engaged in
-Know why of collaboration and innovation in NHS England will be the key to success

This report will allow you to:
-Understand what is important in NHS England and health buyers
-Know what commissioners in CCGs expect from pharma
-Get a perspective of how Joint Working is evolving
-Understand the critical role played by service redesign and disease pathway management
-Work through some of the complexities of the reforms
-Appreciate how third parties can help pharma develop services which meet commissioners expectations

Expert Views Include:
-Dr Partha Kar, a consultant endocrinologist and clinical director of endocrinology and diabetes at the Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
-Caroline Dawe, managing director for the Northern Locality of New Devon CCG
-Mike Crooks, general manager, Astellas UK
-Rebecca Thornley, associate director of consultancy firm PPC
-Gareth Motley, head of sales for critical care at Novartis UK
-John Proctor, head of commercial services, Quint
-Huw Tippett, former global head of commercialisation, Novartis
-Kevin Blakemore, head of partnerships, ABPI
-Jo Wales, head of Pfizer Health Solutions
-Marco Mohwinckel, head of Janssen Healthcare Innovation

Executive summary
Profound cultural change

Liberating the NHS
NHS follows global trends
Increased competition
Local credibility

An overview of NHS England
Clinical commissioning groups
NHS regional commissioning offices and Local Area Teams
Commissioning Support Units

Guiding the commissioning

Key bodies

Complexity mounts
Overlapping remits

Getting patients into the system

Value-based pricing

Key account management (KAM)
Early mover advantage
Partnership working gains ground
Fundamental mind shift
Case study: Partnerships in mental health

Team approach
Organising KAM activity
Case study: Astellas
A slow transition
Case study: Moving fast with Xolair
Transitional arrangements

The search for opportunities
A marriage of health outcomes and profits
Negotiating the wins
What can pharma bring to the table?
No longer an open cheque book
Boundless opportunity
Learning from the Respiratory Programme
NHS Outcomes Framework
Medicines optimisation

Evolution of Joint Working
Pfizer Health Solutions
Service redesigns
Innovation incubation units
Innovation Challenge
ABPI Joint Working teams
Academic Health Science Networks
Joint Working Criteria

Measuring the gains
Pharma measures

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