How are we aiming to provide value?
Improving the value a medicine brings can take many different forms. It is tempting to immediately think of saving money, but we believe that the best value can be delivered when we provide benefits to the patient, the prescriber, and the NHS.
New dosing opportunities
Save prescribing budgets
Reducing tablet burden
Developing new formulations
Simplifying dosing regimens
Developing new delivery systems
Maximising patients' benefits
Prescribers need more choice to help ensure that they can prescribe products that best meet each patient's differing needs. Different formulations, simplified dosing regimens and alternative delivery systems are some of the ways we can help to ensure that patients want to take their medications as the prescriber intended, and thereby get the best possible effect from them.
Addressing unmet needs
Sometimes the simple things make a big difference. A change in the strength of a tablet, or the formulation of a product to make things easier and less complicated for both the patient, and the prescriber, can have a big impact on how a medicine is used.
How do we deliver cost savings?
Where we can, we will always try to provide our medicines to the NHS at responsible and appropriate prices. We believe a simple, transparent List Price is the best way of doing this. We also try to ensure that our formulations and dosing regimens help support the patient to ensure that any wastage is minimised. We know that NHS resources are precious, and we try to ensure that our products help to reduce prescribing costs.