PRO Special Interest Group at ISPOR 2017

Going to ISPOR Glasgow? Interested in PROs? Want to have a say at the proposed PRO Special Interest Group (SIG)? Angela Rylands, CPsychol, our Patient Centred Outcomes (PCO) consultant, along with ISPOR PCO colleagues, has been working on a proposal for a new special interest group (SIG) for patient centred outcomes research (PCOR) at ISPOR. …

pH Associates welcomes Emily Boxell to our expanding Patient Centred Outcomes team

In August pH Associates were delighted to welcome Emily Boxell as a Project Manager in our Patient Centred Outcomes team. With nine years experience working in health-related research and service evaluation, Emily has designed and managed qualitative and quantitative research projects from start to finish in numerous disease areas. Emily’s work has involved collaboration with…

pH Associates welcomes Luke Saunders as Statistician Consultant

Written by Su McLain-Smith, Senior Healthcare Data Analyst. Luke Saunders is a Statistician Consultant primarily involved in the design, analysis and interpretation of real world data studies. Luke has previously worked at the University of California as a Senior Consulting Statistician (Post-doctoral Fellow) where he worked on numerous complex data-intensive projects in the field of…

Can Health State Utility estimates be collected in the Real World? – Recommendations from an ISPOR task force report

Written by Catherine Bottomley, Associate Director, pH Associates In cost utility analyses, health outcomes are measured using Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALYs) which combine quality of life with length of life. The quality of life (QoL) component of the QALY is measured using a single index value, a Health State Utility (HSU) ranging from 0…

Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Written by Anna Bishop-Bailey – Scientific and Information Consultant #BloodCancerAwarenessMonth September 2017 marks National Blood Cancer Awareness month. Supported by leading UK blood cancer charities, including Anthony Nolan and Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research), the campaign aims to raise awareness about haematological cancers, improve treatments, and ultimately increase the number of lives saved. Here…

pH Associates and NHS Service Evaluation

Written by Anna Bishop-Bailey – Scientific and Information Consultant The focus of NHS service evaluation is to define or assess current care, and the real world insights gained from service evaluation can be incredibly powerful for informing best practice and optimising patient care. pH Associates, the Real World Evidence Experts, have a wealth of knowledge…

Kate Halsby, Epidemiological Analyst, joins pH Associates from Public Health England.

pH Associates are delighted to announce the appointment of Kate Halsby to the role of Epidemiological Analyst. Kate began her career at Public Health England, working on a European surveillance system for travel-associated Legionnaires’ disease. She completed her PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, focussing on spatial and temporal analysis of sporadic…