Collaboration between Novartis, patient groups, the National Health Service (NHS), and healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses and pharmacists has long contributed to better patient care and the progression of research.
When a pharmaceutical company works in partnership with the NHS, this is normally known as ‘joint working’, where both the company and the NHS contribute financially, provide skills, knowledge and other resources.
Joint working initiatives can re-shape, improve and optimise the care patients receive. When Novartis embarks on a joint working project with the NHS, our common goal is to improve patient outcomes by working together, and Novartis is guided by the Novartis Declaration for Patients, our pledge to patients worldwide. It outlines what patients can expect from us, including a commitment to acting with integrity, providing them access to innovative, high quality medicines and getting their input to improve services.
"We were really pleased to officially open the new Ophthalmology Treatment Room at University Hospital. Our partnership with Novartis allowed us to buy new equipment and renovate the room. It means that we can now offer patients treatment for retinal eye conditions in Coventry as well as Rugby, improving access for patients across our area."
NHS Wales is working with Novartis on an joint working project aimed at improving outcomes for patients with heart failure and lung cancer. The project has brought together the unique expertise, experience and perspectives from the NHS and from Novartis to identify areas where performance is sub –optimal and to design interventions that are both innovative and practical. We have drawn distinctive input from many Novartis colleagues and have had access to external support from Novartis’ partners. Novartis have shown a genuine willingness to engage meaningfully with both clinical and managerial colleagues in support of the project’s objectives.
When a pharmaceutical company works on projects in partnership with the National Health Service (NHS), this is normally known as ‘joint working’. See here for a full listing of our Joint Working agreements.