Jeremy Hunt to lead value-based pricing discussions


Ben Adams for Pharmatimes, 6th September 2012, quotes Julia Manning on Jeremy Hunt and value-based pricing.

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“VBP discussions to be delayed? 

The first clash could be VBP – as he [Jeremy Hunt] will now walk straight into negotiations with the ABPI over the future of drug pricing in the UK. But Julia Manning, chief executive of the industry think-tank 2020Health, says it would be sensible for Hunt to postpone the discussions.


She told PharmaTimes that as the government has to renegotiate the PPRS regardless of what happens: “It would seem sensible for [Hunt] to focus on this and postpone negotiations on changing the pricing system for new drugs”.


She added: “This gives everyone more time to think about what data and structures would be required for a new system to be truly effective with no detriment to the pharmaceutical industry’s investment in research, clinical trials and above all patients in the UK.” Whatever happens, a new system will have to be in place by 2014 as this is when the current five-year PPRS scheme ends.”



About Julia Manning

Julia Manning is a social pioneer, writer, campaigner and commentator. Formerly a clinical optometrist specialising in diabetes and visual impairment, she is the founder and Director of 2020health, an independent, social enterprise Think Tank whose aim is to Make Health Personal and Social. 2020health has through research, events and campaigning influenced opinion and action in fields as diverse as bioethics, alcohol, emerging technologies, fraud, education, consumer technology and vaccination. In 2014, 2020health were founding partners of the Health Tech and You Awards with Axa PPP and the Design Museum. Since 2016, 2020health has increasingly focused on digital health and public health in the community. Julia is a Fellow of the RSA and now also a part-time PhD student at the UCL Interaction Centre, studying the use of digital technology for stress management in the workplace. Julia has shared 2020health's research widely in the media (BBC News, ITV, Channel 5 News, BBC 1′s The Big Questions & Victoria Derbyshire, BBC Radio 4 Today, PM and Woman's Hour, LBC) and has taken part in debates and contributed to BBC’s Newsnight, Panorama, You and Yours and ITV’s The Week.
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