Patient groups are increasingly important partners for Roche. We share an interest in helping patients understand and manage their disease, including having timely and equitable access to the treatment they need. Roche is able to contribute a range of skills, expertise and knowledge which might enhance the patient organisation’s activities.
Patient groups are important in helping Roche to gain a greater understanding of what it is like to live with a disease, the challenges facing patients and their families and the role that drug therapies play in the management of the disease. They also provide the company with an insight on how to support healthcare professionals who in turn support patients.
Roche seeks to ensure that collaborations with Irish patient groups reflect common values of integrity, maintenance of independence, respect, equity, transparency and mutual benefit. These values act as guiding principles for all of our activities with patient groups in Ireland. The Roche position paper on working with patient groups and our Good Practice Guidelines for working with Patient Groups can be found on the right hand side of this page.
The Irish patient groups that Roche works with include:
- MS Ireland
- Marie Keating Foundation
- Irish Lung Fibrosis Association (ILFA)
- Arthritis Ireland
- Irish Cancer Society