Medicines Australia has released a video stressing the importance for governments to incorporate the patient voice and experience when developing health policy, including when funding medicines. The video is the third instalment of its Federal Election social media campaign.
The campaign is designed to increase awareness of the importance of policy reform to the major parties and the community to ensure all Australians have improved access to medicines when needed.
We believe that understanding the patients’ perspective in navigating treatment is critical in improving the system as a whole
“We believe that understanding the patients’ perspective in navigating treatment is critical in improving the system as a whole,” said Elizabeth de Somer, Medicines Australia CEO.
“Patient representatives are making sure that their voices and the voices of their communities are heard…They explain how diseases impact them and what really matters to them, their families, and their carers…Listening to patient experiences, understanding their challenges, and exchanging insights is critical.”
Led by science, innovation, technology and research, Medicines Australia members invest in Australian medical research to form the heart of their policy and collaborative work.
“Our members discover, develop, and manufacture prescription medicines, biotherapeutics, and vaccines that contribute to a happy and healthy Australia,” said Ms de Somer.
A new campaign video will be released each week of the election campaign. View the third instalment, Listening to the patient voice, here.