Patient Centred Outcomes Consultant Writer

Value, Informatics & EvidenceMarlow, Buckinghamshire


Value, Informatics & Evidence - bringing value to life

OPEN VIE believes that a compelling value strategy, supported by a robust and appropriate evidence base, should be at the heart of all activities to optimize patient access to life-changing healthcare interventions. We work in partnership with the life-sciences industry in the development and delivery of robust product value strategies throughout the product life cycle at a UK, EU and Global level.

Our offerings incorporate real world evidence, data analytics and value communications to support our clients in securing reimbursement and optimal commercialization of their assets. Our high-calibre, experienced team provides the full range of market access and real-world evidence services to ensure patient access to our clients’ new drugs and devices.

Our specialisms include:

  • Market access
  • Health informatics
  • Real world evidence
  • Patient centred outcomes (PCO)

Patient Centred Outcomes (PCO):

Specialising in the generation of data that matter to patients. PCOs enable the scientifically robust measurement of disease, treatment benefit or unmet need from the perspective of the patient and/or their family members or carers.

You will love this role if you:

  • Are client focussed and passionate about the delivery of high-quality healthcare research designed to help improve patient care
  • Enjoy learning and applying your knowledge across a broad range of therapeutic areas
  • Enjoy quickly grasping and communicating new concepts and complex information to a variety of audiences in a range of formats
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

You will be a success if you:

  • Are self-motivated, flexible, enjoy multi-tasking and are able to prioritise and work to deadlines.
  • Have a ‘can do’ attitude and enjoy finding creative solutions for project challenges.
  • Have excellent organisational, time management and project management skills.
  • Are confident working independently as well proactively as a member of a variety of multidisciplinary project teams

As part of the OPEN VIE team, you’ll be responsible for the following activities:


  • Writing of technically accurate Patient Centred Outcomes (PCO) and Real World Evidence (RWE) focused deliverables relating to mixed-methods research studies. This includes but is not limited to, the following: study protocols, systematic and targeted literature reviews, slide decks, study reports, journal manuscripts, conference abstracts, conference oral presentations and conference posters
  • Seeking input and advice as required from project team members and other OPEN VIE colleagues, to meet client and other stakeholder needs
  • Maintaining quality and accuracy in all project activities, working according to OPEN Health and OPEN VIE policies and industry standards and requirements as well OPEN Health, OPEN VIE and client-specified Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Managing written documents throughout all required internal and external review, approval and submission processes, as required, and maintaining thorough working records of all project activities
  • Understanding the current healthcare environment and the commercial objectives of our clients to be able to take a brief from clients or OPEN VIE colleagues to enable the development of robust health economics and outcomes research and market access projects to meet the needs of all stakeholders, including drafting study synopses and full protocols from a client brief or OPEN VIE proposal, raising queries and responding to feedback as required
  • Understanding and interpreting both quantitative and qualitative data and results in the context of the project to identify the key findings, themes and/or messages and adapting the tone and style to resonate with the target audience to produce technically and grammatically accurate study reports, dossiers and publications according to the client and regulatory body-specified requirements, guidance, templates and timelines
  • Conducting and reporting the results of systematic and targeted literature reviews, including making recommendations on the most appropriate type of review, defining and agreeing on search strategies, synthesising and reporting of results in the most appropriate format(s) to meet client needs and timelines
  • Liaising with authors, advisors, clients and colleagues, as required, to identify and advise on suitable conferences and journals to publish study results according to client needs and timelines
  • Working closely as part of OPEN VIE project teams, including participating in regular internal and external project team meetings, as required, to facilitate a collaborative approach to all projects and ensure successful project delivery on time and on budget
  • Reviewing, proof-reading, editing, referencing and formatting of documents written by colleagues, as required

Company related:

  • Contributing to OPEN Health and OPEN VIE objectives and annual targets
  • Maintaining up-to-date training in, and working according to all relevant OPEN Health, OPEN VIE and client-specified policies and Standard Operating Procedures, and relevant external guidelines, codes of conduct and regulations
  • Contributing to the development and refinement of OPEN VIE checklists, templates, policies and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Attending OPEN VIE and OPEN Health staff meetings, as required, to maintain an up-to-date understanding of practice capabilities, objectives and future plans
  • Supporting colleagues across OPEN VIE and Open Health with ad hoc activities as required

What you’ll bring:

Technical skills and experience:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (essential)
  • Experience of writing technically accurate and appropriately presented written deliverables, including a demonstrable track record within an academic, healthcare, pharma or agency environment of writing one or more of the following types of deliverables: journal articles, conference abstracts, conference presentations, targeted literature reviews, systematic literature reviews and meta-analyses, study protocols or study reports (essential)
  • A good understanding of key research methodologies relating to quantitative and qualitative research designs (essential)
  • Experience of designing and conducting qualitative and quantitative-based health outcomes research projects (essential)
  • Advanced IT skills and extensive experience of using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint (essential)
  • A sound clinical understanding across a range of therapeutic areas (essential)
  • Experience of using reference management software such as EndNote or Zotero (desirable)
  • Experience of RWE/PCO ss (desirable)
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements and industry standards for reporting and publishing healthcare research (desirable)


  • BSc or equivalent healthcare qualification or relevant experience in an industry or agency role (essential)
  • MSc, PhD or equivalent higher degree in a relevant discipline (desirable)

What we offer:

At OPEN Health, we are entirely dependent upon our people. They are the basis of every contract we win, every service we provide and every project we deliver. As a result, we are always on the lookout for the brightest, most enthusiastic, creative and ambitious individuals to join our teams in the UK. We work hard to create friendly and collaborative workplaces; to provide fascinating professional challenges and amazing opportunities.

We have an extensive benefits package that includes:

  • A total of 29 days holidays – 25 plus an additional 3 at our Christmas shutdown plus your birthday off
  • Flexible start and finish times around core office hours
  • 4 pm Friday finish
  • A training platform that provides access to self-paced and face-to-face learning & development
  • Group Income Protection
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Casual dress code
  • Active CSR community supporting a range of worthwhile causes


The Georgian market town of Marlow sits on the River Thames, among meadows and woodlands. The town centre features boutique shops, cafes and bistros and Michelin-starred restaurants all within a few minutes’ walk of the OPEN Health offices.

About Value, Informatics & Evidence

OPEN VIE comprises the disciplines of market access & reimbursement, evidence generation, gathering & evaluation, and population-based health data.

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