How Bayer Works Together with Healthcare Professionals
Industry and healthcare professionals collaborate in a range of activities in preclinical research, clinical development as well as clinical practice.
As the primary point of contact with patients, healthcare professionals offer invaluable and expert knowledge on patient experiences and the management of diseases. This plays a crucial role in optimising our collaborative efforts to improve patient care.
Collaboration example 1: Clinical Trials
Patients Need the Right Medicines
Patients can only truly benefit from the huge amount of invaluable medical knowledge that exists worldwide when our internal experts work closely together with external researchers and healthcare professionals. We strongly believe that the joint use of this expertise will help us to gain a better understanding of major diseases and to develop better medicines faster. The treating physician and other healthcare professionals conduct clinical trials at study centres in accordance with the clinical study protocol as approved by health authorities, institutional review boards, and ethics committees. Thus, they are the major link to the participating patients and are responsible for collecting data. Expertise and time offered by healthcare professionals and healthcare organisations in the course of a clinical trial need to be compensated [Link to What the EFPIA Disclosure Code is About/Level of Compensations].
Collaboration Example 2: Supporting Physician’s Education
Patients Need the Best Informed Doctors
Bayer supports the education of healthcare professionals at congresses and trainings. This contributes to ensuring doctors have access to the latest medical research. They are thus able to ensure that any treatment decisions made with their patients are based on the most up to date information available. Scientific events are just one of many resources for physician’s education.