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OPEN Health

OPEN Health is a family of expert practices, working in partnership to drive positive change in healthcare communications & market access. With over 500 staff globally and 3 key practice areas:

OPEN Health - Medical Communications

OPEN Health - Patient & Brand Communications

OPEN VIE - Value, Informatics & Evidence

Areas of Expertise

MEDICAL COMMUNICATIONS

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Publications
Medical communications
Internal training

PATIENT & BRAND COMMUNICATIONS

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Brand Comms
Patient Comms
Public Relations
Research & Insight

VALUE, INFORMATICS & EVIDENCE

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Market access
Health informatics
Real world evidence

Corporate Social Responsibility

Our efforts to help improve our society

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At OPEN Health, we recognise that business success lies not just in financial performance but also in the sustainability of our impact on the world in which we live.

We are committed to using our talents, skills and resources in ways that can do most good for our people, our communities, and the environment around us.

Everyone at OPEN Health is able to submit an idea for a CSR initiative or activity, so all staff can garner support for causes close to their hearts and participate in the busy calendar of events – whether it’s raising money, raising awareness, or pro-bono provision of our valuable services.

Who we've helped

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My Name’5 Doddie foundation *   Carers UK *  Alexander Devine Children’s hospice *  Foxes Piece School *  Sandygate school *   British Heart Foundation *  Ouseburn Farm *  MyelomaUK *   Strive for Five *  OneCan food bank + trust *  Macmillan Cancer Support *   Sport Relief *  XP Support Group *  Equali-Tea *   Holy Trinity School Marlow

CSR report 2018

Alexander Devine Website has gone live!

OPEN Health Graduates and the XP Support Group

Christmas Spirit 2019

CSR Report 2019

Team

Matt de Gruchy
CEO, Patient & Brand Communications
MattdeGruchy@OpenHealthGroup.com
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Amanda Pulfer
Strategic Director, OPEN VIE
AmandaPulfer@openvie.com
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Carwyn Jones
Senior Partner, OPEN Health
carwynjones@openhealthgroup.com
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Louise Carrington
Client Partnership Lead, Medical Communications
LouiseCarrington@OpenHealthGroup.com
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Press Releases

COVID-19 message to clients from OPEN Health CEO, David Rowley
Meet two of OPEN Health’s practices - Peloton Advantage and Pharmerit at MAPS 2020

Turning scientific knowledge and data into evidence

OPEN Health announces the integration of Pharmerit International into the group

OPEN Health has today announced the integration of Pharmerit International, a global leader in health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), into its group of companies.

OPEN Health PBC recognised as No. 1 independent creative agency
We’re No.1! PMLive have named OPEN Health Patient & Brand Communications as the no.1 independent creative healthcare agency. The aim of the PMLive Top 10 lists is to highlight those creative agencies who had the most impact in the UK healthcare sector in 2018.
Rob Pilbrow joins OPEN Health as Global Managing Director, Medical Writing

OPEN Health Group have appointed Rob Pilbrow into the newly formed role of Global Managing Director, Medical Writing.

OPEN Health Medical Communications announces Group MD promotions and welcomes new Creative Director

OPEN Health Medical Communications has announced the promotion of two members of its senior leadership team. Jen van Zwieten and Margot Hannah become Group Managing Directors, with responsibility to oversee and drive the strategic goals for the medical communications teams in Europe.

White Papers and Resources

OPEN Health attend EB World Congress—building on momentum and strength in numbers for epidermolysis bullosa

Ben Speller shares his thoughts on the value of disease specific congresses

OPEN Health use PR to support clinical trial recruitment

International Clinical Trials Day finds clinical research in the spotlight like never before, with any news coming from the many studies into potential vaccines and treatments for SARS-CoV-2

OPEN Health | European Congress on Rare Diseases (ECRD) 2020 in 60 seconds

Gavin Jones, Director or Rare Disease, attends the congress to better understand the viewpoints of patient groups, health systems and payers

OPEN Health attend day 2 of the ECRD2020 congress

Gavin Jones is looking forward to sessions on innovation in advanced therapies and working towards equitable access.

OPEN Health continued support for My Name'5 Doddie

Charity fundraising for Motor Neuron Disease

OPEN Health's latest partnership with Rare Revolution Magazine

Richard Jones introduces our Head of Health Psychology (Dr Sumira Riaz)

OPEN Health CSR Report 2019

Margot Hannah, Partner and Group Managing Director, and CSR lead at OPEN Health shares her thoughts on our latest report.

OPEN Health at ECRD 2020

Gavin Jones shares his thoughts on why congress is so important at this time and the key sessions he is looking forward to.

OPEN Health discuss Global Community in Rare Disease

Annie Rankin how we can work smarter with healthcare professionals

OPEN Health Patient & Brand Communications highly commended finalist

Shortlisted for Best Patient-Centric Approach for 2020 BOBI Awards.

Succeeding with Star Wars Medicine
Three steps I take for stress-free, successful virtual meetings and events

Stacey Osafo, Senior Account Manager, talks about some practical steps she uses for successful virtual meetings and events based on OPEN Health’s vast experience

OPEN Conversations - a webinar series with OPEN Health
The field team are off the road! What should they do next?

Written by Briony Frost , OPEN Health

"New models" for agency pitching. My "Top takeaways" from the PM Society event

Paul Morrissey, Global Business Director, OPEN Health

Mapping the clinical and emotional journey to better understand lived experience

Written by OPEN Health's Chris Hodgson, Neil Rees, Sumira Riaz and Karen Petticrew

Delivering Medical Communications when travel is restricted: solving the 6 most common problems

Louise Carrington and Gemma Allen, OPEN Health

13th Edition - Spring MEDAFFAIRS Leaders Forum

OPEN VIE (Amanda Pulfer, Strategic Director and Sergio Diaz, Patient Centred Outcomes Consultant) were delighted to speak at the Medical Affairs Leaders Forum yesterday.

Keeping calm and carrying on: COVID-19 and approaches to CME/CPD during a viral outbreak

Celeste Kolanko, Managing Director, Liberum OPEN Health

My Dad was 'one in a million'​, as the saying goes. But actually he was one in 300 million (of patients worldwide with rare disease)

Emily Wigginton, Client Services Director, OPEN Health Patient & Brand Communications

Delivering change through better rare disease communications

OPEN Health’s Richard Jones, Gemma Allen and Charlotte Richards discuss how pharma can utilise tools, channels and stakeholders to deliver change and enable better outcomes.

Equipping your medical affairs teams with solutions to navigate the healthcare landscape
Dr Tyler Ray, OPEN Health Medical Communications
CSR 'Christmas Spirit' 2019

OPEN Health champions CSR over Christmas by giving back to the community and increasing our  activities and efforts

Spotlight interview: 15 minutes on Independent Medical Education

Celeste Kolanko, Managing Director of Liberum, OPEN Health takes 15 minutes to answer some key questions on independent medical education.

OPEN Health supports Genetic Alliance UK’s Rare Film Festival!

OPEN Health joined a number of rare disease patients, patient groups and industry representatives at the Regent Street cinema in London to see the winners announced at the Rare Film Festival – an awards ceremony that celebrates and showcases films that raise awareness of rare disease.

What is adult learning theory and how can it be used to help maximise your team’s potential?

Written by Briony Frost, OPEN Health

Empowering and equipping medical affairs teams to embrace an ever-expanding remit
Written by Jess Ingram and Francisca Costa, OPEN Health
The role of medical affairs in positive and appropriate engagement with patient advocacy groups
Written by Gavin Jones, Dr Alexandra Safronova & Professor Peter Rutherford, OPEN Health
OPEN Health’s response to the FDA’s guidance on long term follow up post gene therapy

Written by Gavin Jones, OPEN Health

OPEN Health expands offering with the launch of a new Learning & Development specialist team

Enhanced expertise to deliver impactful internal training programmes for healthcare clients

Spotlight interview: 15 minutes on healthcare communications in gene therapy

Gavin Jones, Director of Rare Disease, OPEN Health takes 15 minutes to answer some key questions on healthcare communications in gene therapy

OPEN Health becomes sponsor of MedComms Networking

New for 2020, OPEN Health is pleased to announce its sponsorship of MedComms Networking

OPEN Health Graduate Programme: from OPEN VIE to OPEN Health Medical Communications

Isobel Owens shares her experience of the OPEN Health Graduate Programme from OPEN VIE to OPEN Health Medical Communications

Spotlight interview: 15 minutes on digital in medical communications

Gemma Allen, Head of Digital Communications, OPEN Health takes 15 minutes to answer some key questions on digital in medical communications

Generating data on long-term outcomes with gene and other advanced therapies

Gene therapy and advanced cell-based therapies offer patients hope and the potential to make them ‘chronically well’.

Are you using Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) in your oncology trials? If not, why not?

A recent blog, published by Sarah Tressel Gary and Rinah Yamamoto called “Patient-Reported Outcome Data in Oncology Trials - Part 2: Clinical Benefit and Patient Preference”, has sparked our interest. This blog has been written to provide commentary on a topical issue relating to the use of Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) in oncology trials.

Spotlight interview: 15 minutes on insights and market research in pharma

Neil Rees, Head of Research, OPEN Health Patient & Brand Communication takes 15 minutes to answer some key questions on insights and market research in pharma

OPEN Health reflections on the World Orphan Drug Congress in Barcelona

Having just returned from a very busy but hugely enjoyable few days at congress, I wanted to share our views on the event and key themes that our healthcare communications practices took away from the discussions and presentations.

Patient journey mapping: exploring the clinical and the emotional journey

By Chris Hodgson, Neil Rees, Sumira Riaz and Karen Petticrew While we can all agree that the value of developing a patient journey map cannot be underestimated when exploring the care pathway for a patient, there appear to be inconsistencies within the same pharmaceutical organisations as to how patient journey mapping is defined.

OPEN Health mobilised to support outcomes with gene and other advanced therapies

Harnessing the power of collaborations to bring real insights and improve outcomes

Spotlight interview: 15 minutes on PR in pharma

Vicky Bramham, Managing Director, OPEN Health takes 15 minutes to answer some key questions on PR discipline.

Spotlight interview: 15 minutes on medical and scientific writing

Rob Pilbrow, Global Managing Director, Medical Writing, OPEN Health takes 15 minutes to answer some key questions on scientific writing

Spotlight interview: 15 minutes on healthcare advertising

Marie Little, Managing Director, OPEN Health Patient & Brand Communications takes 15 minutes to answer some key questions on healthcare advertising

Alexander Devine Website has gone live!

As part of the OPEN Health CSR programme one of the charities we support is Alexander Devine. They are a local Children's Hospice based in Maidenhead who provide a truly heart-warming service to children and their families at very tough times in their lives.

Spotlight interview: 15 minutes on patient-centricity in pharma

Sumira Riaz, Health Psychologist at OPEN Health Patient & Brand Communications, takes 15 minutes to answer some key questions on patient-centricity in pharma.

Spotlight interview: 15 minutes on patient engagement in pharma

Richard Jones, Managing Director Patient Engagement, OPEN Health Patient and Brand Communications, takes 15 minutes to answer some key questions on patient engagement in pharma

Spotlight interview: 15 minutes on the procurement function in pharma

Carwyn Jones, Senior Partner at OPEN Health, takes 15 minutes to answer some key questions on the procurement function in pharma.

Precision medicine with precision management and precision pricing; ensuring affordability in the cell and gene therapy era

The third plenary session at ISPOR in New Orleans focused on affordability in the face of new and expensive therapies and asked the question “is affordability driving a need to revolutionise drug pricing?”

OPEN Health Graduates and the XP Support Group

During our graduate induction period in September 2018, we were asked to find a charity that could benefit from the expertise of the OPEN Health practices. We made the decision to work with the XP Support Group (XPSG), which is a charity based in High Wycombe that works with individuals affected by Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP).

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OPEN Health

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OPEN Health attend EB World Congress—building on momentum and strength in numbers for epidermolysis bullosa
Ben Speller shares his thoughts on the value of disease specific congresses
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OPEN Health use PR to support clinical trial recruitment
International Clinical Trials Day finds clinical research in the spotlight like never before, with any news coming from the many studies into potential vaccines and treatments for SARS-CoV-2
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OPEN Health | European Congress on Rare Diseases (ECRD) 2020 in 60 seconds
Gavin Jones, Director or Rare Disease, attends the congress to better understand the viewpoints of patient groups, health systems and payers
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OPEN Health attend day 2 of the ECRD2020 congress
Gavin Jones is looking forward to sessions on innovation in advanced therapies and working towards equitable access.
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OPEN Health continued support for My Name'5 Doddie
Charity fundraising for Motor Neuron Disease
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OPEN Health's latest partnership with Rare Revolution Magazine
Richard Jones introduces our Head of Health Psychology (Dr Sumira Riaz)
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