Cambridge UK: 9 March – The inaugural HSJ Partnership Awards nominated two of Napp’s partnership case studies for the Best Pharmaceutical Partnership with the NHS award category. Napp was nominated for its partnership with the NICE Office for Market Access (NICE OMA) around the implementation of biosimilars in oncology care, as well as its collaboration with the Ards GP Federation in Northern Ireland for an Asthma Therapeutic Review Service across 16 practices.
Commenting on the shortlist, Paul Clark, Director of Biosimilars at Napp, said: “At Napp, working in partnership is ingrained within everything we do and we aim to embody this both internally and externally. We have been working with the NHS for many years and continue to work in close collaboration to deliver value-adding medicines that improve patient outcomes. We are delighted to have been nominated for the HSJ’s Best Pharmaceutical Partnership with the NHS for not one, but two examples of our work in areas that are of great interest to the NHS: the treatment of asthma and the uptake of biosimilars. This recognition inspires us to continue finding innovative ways to work in partnership with the NHS.”
For the award nominations, Napp worked with the NICE OMA to organise a meeting between NHS and industry stakeholders, which facilitated the sharing of knowledge and ideas around effectively and efficiently implementing biosimilars into oncology pathways. Working in collaboration with Ards GP Federation, Northern Ireland and Screen Clinical (an independent, non-promotional clinical services company) Napp helped to develop and deliver an Asthma Therapeutic Review Service across 16 practices, which resulted in greater clinical attention and education for patients and HCPs.
The HSJ, the well-respected trade publication on all matters of health in the UK, announced the new awards in May 2017, to recognise outstanding partnerships at a time when demands are high on the NHS to deliver greater quality care with increased efficiency. The HSJ Partnership Awards aim to highlight how individuals and companies are aligning with essential savings happening in the NHS and celebrate how they are helping to make a difference. There are 19 award categories, recognising excellent healthcare partnerships across a variety of sectors. The winners were revealed on 8th March 2018 at a ceremony at Banking Hall in the City of London.