The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) has appointed Paul Catchpole into the role of director of value and access.
Paul, who holds a Ph.D in healthcare information systems, will drive forward the ABPI’s work to demonstrate the value of the industry and its medicines, and to improve access for patients to innovative medicines.
Paul comes to the ABPI with 26 years of experience in healthcare, most recently as healthcare management director at Roche UK. He comes well suited to the role, having been an active member of various ABPI working groups over a number of years and also involved in the last two PPRS negotiations, influencing the design of patient access and flexible pricing schemes.
Welcoming Paul to his new role, Alison Clough, commercial and communications director at the ABPI, said: “We are delighted to be appointing, to such an important role, someone of Paul’s standing within the industry. He brings with him a wealth of experience.”
Paul, who will be based at the ABPI’s offices in Whitehall, said: “I am delighted to be taking up this role at such an important and challenging time for the pharmaceutical industry. The unprecedented economic pressures facing our healthcare system along with potential political changes means that the need has never been greater for the industry to be clear about all aspects of value that our medicines bring to patients and the NHS and how these can be evaluated. Providing greater and faster access for patients also remains a key challenge and an opportunity where innovative medicines can drive further quality and productivity improvements through strong partnership working with NHS organisations.”
Paul began his career as a researcher and held a number of management posts in the NHS. He then worked for ten years on a wide range of UK and international management consultancy assignments at PriceWaterhouseCoopers across health, local government and pharmaceuticals.
In his most recent role at Roche, he spent the last 12 years leading national reimbursement, health economics, strategic pricing, strategic funding and capacity and market access groups working with NHS payers. Paul takes up his new post on Monday April 26.
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