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  • Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs): how will this change pharma's funding pathways?
    process The application is a confidential matter between the drug company and the regulatory body Once a drug has been given a License it s then passed to NICE to evaluate it s NICE s job to ensure that the NHS spends its money on the best treatments in the most efficient way NICE will either recommend a form of treatment or decide not to fund it Currently once guidance has been given the local Primary Care Trusts PCTs are more open to release funding Historically PCTs have been empowered to decide whether to fund new treatments if and when they receive a request from a local patient or doctor So how are CCGs different Average CCG size will be considerably bigger than the PCT The size variation between the biggest and smallest CCGs will be bigger Management resources will be lower for CCGs and as a result more of their functions will be shared between other CCGs or delegated to commissioning support services or organisations PCTs are primarily administrative constructs whereas CCGs will be influenced by clinical flow population professional relationship patterns in the area and existing administrative boundaries The King s Fund a charity working to improve health and health care in England reports in more detai l here So how does this affect funding GPs within CCGs will be encouraged to work with drug companies on commissioning screening services and care pathway designs the Government s proposed joint working agreements that encourage a partnership approach Guides have been drawn up by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry ABPI with the support of the Department of Health Read the article in full here In August 2012 Stephen Whitehead CEO of the ABPI shared his viewpoint on CCGs and the NHS in an article published on GPonline com He said With clinicians having front line experience of treating people day in day out and appreciating how medicines can improve patients lives CCGs should be better placed to make decisions on medicines spending compared with SHA managers Practising health professionals also appreciate that when medicines are used in the appropriate way they can save the system money by changing a patient s pathway and mitigating the effects of their disease This reduces their need for expensive secondary care in later months or years by slowing or sometimes even stopping the progression of their illness A final point for consideration is if medicines are not used by the NHS it means pharmaceutical companies will struggle to research and develop new treatments because they will be unable to generate a sufficient return on their initial investments This is a serious issue because we need medical science to advance and new cures to be discovered as we continue our battle with disease The level of investment required to bring a new medicine to market is significant it takes on average 12 to 15 years to develop a medicine at a cost of over 1bn Whilst only one in every 5 000 of

    Original URL path: http://www.starmedical.co.uk/blog/2013/02/14/clinical-commissioning-groups-change-pharma-funding-pathways/ (2016-02-16)
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  • ABPI Archives - Star Medical
    NHS PCTs Pharma Primary Care Trusts Star Star Medical Leave a comment Pharmaceutical industry s UK head Stephen Whitehead social contract between the NHS and pharmaceutical industry is breaking down Posted on November 13 2012 by Lucy In a speech to industry leaders at the ABPI s annual member conference last week the head of the pharmaceutical industry Stephen Whitehead warned that the social contract between the NHS and the pharmaceutical industry was breaking down with patients bearing the brunt The Chief Executive of the ABPI said The pharmaceutical industry has long recognised Posted in Industry News Tagged ABPI pharmaceutical industry pharmaceutical sales social contract between the NHS and the pharmaceutical industry Star Medical Stephen Whitehead Leave a comment Ben Goldacre s Bad Pharma The ABPI responds Posted on October 23 2012 by Admin On the 25th September Ben Goldacre released Bad Pharma his latest book The Observer describes the book as an eye opening account of how drugs come to market an alarming tale of missing data badly designed trials and lax regulation An excerpt from Bad Pharma was printed in The Guardian on the 21st September In Posted in Company Information Tagged ABPI Bad Pharma Ben Goldacre Leave

    Original URL path: http://www.starmedical.co.uk/blog/tag/abpi/ (2016-02-16)
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  • CCGs Archives - Star Medical
    Primary Care Trusts PCTs and the shift in NHS buying power to the newly introduced clinical commissioning groups CCGs in Posted in Comment Tagged ABPI CCGs Clinical Commissioning Groups funding NHS PCTs Pharma Primary Care Trusts Star Star Medical Leave a comment Archives Archives Select Month February 2016 1 January 2016 1 November 2015 5 October 2015 1 September 2015 1 April 2015 2 February 2015 1 January 2015 1

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  • Clinical Commissioning Groups Archives - Star Medical
    of Primary Care Trusts PCTs and the shift in NHS buying power to the newly introduced clinical commissioning groups CCGs in Posted in Comment Tagged ABPI CCGs Clinical Commissioning Groups funding NHS PCTs Pharma Primary Care Trusts Star Star Medical Leave a comment Archives Archives Select Month February 2016 1 January 2016 1 November 2015 5 October 2015 1 September 2015 1 April 2015 2 February 2015 1 January 2015

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  • Top 5 tips; how to prepare for a pharmaceutical assessment centre
    Presentations Business case studies Group exercises But how do you prepare for a pharmaceutical assessment centre Here are my top 5 tips Success depends upon previous preparation and without such preparation there is sure to be failure Confucius Pharmaceutical assessment centre Know your assessment brief Assessors will evaluate you against a list of skills attributes and competencies If it s appropriate ask them for this list before your assessment centre so you know the areas you need to focus on If you can t get hold of the list they ll be some criteria in the job description that you can use to prepare Pharmaceutical assessment centre Practice makes perfect Like other activities and hobbies practice helps a lot Go through some assessment centre exercises with a friend or colleague it ll help you feel more prepared on the day Pharmaceutical assessment centre Prioritise your time Running out of time during exercises is one of the most common mistakes made at assessment centres It s important to process the details of an exercise quickly by skim reading the content This ll give you the opportunity to go back and study sections in more detail once you know what s required and complete the exercise in time Pharmaceutical assessment centre Relax and be yourself If you re able to relax and show your personality and individuality assessors are more likely to warm to you and understand how you really work It s sometimes difficult to let your guard down enough to show people the real you whilst still remaining professional when you re being observed Pharmaceutical assessment centre Enjoy yourself Although it s a test it s still important to enjoy and learn from your assessment centre experience If you are offered the job afterwards great If not don t be

    Original URL path: http://www.starmedical.co.uk/blog/2013/06/06/top-5-tips-how-to-prepare-for-a-pharmaceutical-assessment-centre/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Interview Preparation Tips
    you the opportunity to demonstrate your experience successes and logical thinking focusing on a specific skill or competency Typical questions include Give me a recent example when you have negotiated a successful sales outcome Give me an example when you have experienced a setback in gaining support for a project Give me an example where you have influenced a major key account to a positive business outcome in the last 6 months To prepare for competency based interview questions and to help you when talking through your CV think about your skills experiences and career background What are your strengths How can your strengths be applied to this particular role What experience have you already gained What are your weaknesses and what are you doing to turn these into strengths What skills are required for this job Do you have experience to show you already have these skills Don t be thrown if you re asked a negative competency question This is the perfect opportunity for you to show where a previous weakness has been recognised addressed and turned into a strength Aristotle s quote knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom has never been truer Remember to take your brag file to your interview too Click here for brag file tips and what to include Interview preparation tips Look the part It s a good idea to find out the culture and dress code of the company first and then dress accordingly if not even smarter Decide what you re going to wear the day before your interview you want to be remembered for not only acing the interview but for looking the part too Interview preparation tips Don t be late If you have time complete a test run before your interview this will help eliminate the

    Original URL path: http://www.starmedical.co.uk/blog/2013/05/31/interview-preparation-tips/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Top interview tips Archives - Star Medical
    Preparation is crucial to your success at interview stage you re more likely to win over the interviewer and convince them that you re the best person for the job Here are some useful interview preparation tips to Posted in Advice Tagged interview techniques Interview tips Jamie Bailey pharmaceutical industry Top interview tips Leave a comment Top interview tips the DO NOTs at interview Posted on October 30 2012 by John Interviews can be tricky but believe it or not interviewers aren t there to trick you they want you to be good It s easy to trip yourself up and ruin your chances of a second interview Here s what not to do if you really want the job Top interview tips DO NOT Be underprepared Make sure Posted in Advice Tagged healthcare interview tips healthcare recruitment website Interview tips Star Star Medical Top interview tips Leave a comment Archives Archives Select Month February 2016 1 January 2016 1 November 2015 5 October 2015 1 September 2015 1 April 2015 2 February 2015 1 January 2015 1 November 2014 1 October 2014 1 September 2014 2 August 2014 2 July 2014 1 June 2014 2 May 2014 1 February

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  • Star's recruiting!
    refurbished office It s a really good time to join a team that s going from strength to strength in its mission to achieve market leadership Recruitment S upport Consultant 40 hours per week 18k salary Manchester To start as soon as possible As Recruitment Support Consultant you will be working alongside a team of experienced recruiters and will be responsible for providing support across a range of areas such as administration telephone face to face interviews designing adverts and data monitoring You will be fully trained on aspects of recruitment and administration and also on the pharmaceutical industry in which we operate This is a trainee role that could develop into a fully fledged recruiter role over time for the right person We provide a fun motivational and professional working environment and are committed to ensuring our employees are given the support required to do the best job possible We d like to hear from people with a Degree in any discipline You must have good communications skills written and verbal and attention to detail and the ability to provide work of a high quality Good organisation and time management skills are also essential To apply please send your CV and a short covering letter to Marie Entwistle via email solutions starmedical co uk Your application will be reviewed and if you are successfully shortlisted for an interview you will be contacted within 7 days of your application We receive a high level of applications to our adverts and unfortunately cannot get back to everyone If you do not hear back from us within 7 days please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion The Great Place to Work Institute s UK Best Workplaces Programme 2012 The Recruitment and Employment Federation s Institute of Recruitment Professionals

    Original URL path: http://www.starmedical.co.uk/blog/2014/09/03/stars-recruiting/ (2016-02-16)
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