Working with the NHS

At Bristol-Myers Squibb, we recognise the significant challenges facing the NHS. The public rightly want fast access to high quality care at a time and place that is convenient to them.

At the same time, the global recession means budgets are increasingly constrained. The challenge for the NHS, therefore, is to meet these public expectations with tighter resources.

We believe our portfolio of existing and pipeline medicines can be part of the solution to these challenges. These new medicines will offer opportunities for the NHS to provide patients with better outcomes and better quality of life. Yet we also recognise that new treatments will present challenges to the NHS.

New medicines often increase the upfront cost of healthcare. They may also require staff training, new capacity or changes to patient pathways. At a time when resources are stretched it is ever more important that the NHS gets the most out of the new medicines it invests in, in terms of both clinical outcomes and patient experience.

In recognition of this, our approach at Bristol-Myers Squibb is to work in partnership with the NHS to make sure it gets maximum value from our medicines.

Our teams are becoming more flexible when it comes to meeting customer needs rather than trying to apply a one-size-fits-all solution. In fact, we are now regularly having conversations with payers about providing a whole service and not just medicines.

Partnerships that bring value to the NHS

In order to meet its chosen strategy, every partnership entered into by Bristol-Myers Squibb with the NHS must be underpinned by four key undertakings:

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb endeavours to continually develop medicines to meet true unmet medical need across a range of disease areas
  • We are committed to enhancing clinical excellence through clinical research activities
  • We will provide robust evidence on our medicines to support NHS decision makers
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb is striving to improve its service delivery so that its medicines reach the right patients at the right time.


NHS Trust Name Joint Working Project Documents
Velindre Cancer Centre (VCC),
Velindre NHS Trust
Immuno-oncology Pathway Configuration (IPC) Disclosure Statement
Executive Summary
University College London
Hospitals (UCLH) on behalf of the
Cancer Vanguard
Adverse Event Pathway Project (AEPP) Disclosure Statement
Executive Summary
Northern Centre for Cancer Care
(NCCC) as part of the Newcastle
upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NuTH)
Reducing Time to Treatment Administration (RTTA) Disclosure Statement
Executive Summary
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (HEY) Adverse Event Pathway Project (AEPP) Disclosure Statement
Executive Summary
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals Trust Pathway Improvement for Anti-Cancer Therapies. Disclosure Statement
North West Coast Academic Health Science Network;
Innovation Agency
Embedding new ways of working to
reduce Atrial Fibrillation (AF) related
strokes in the North West Coast
Disclosure Statement
Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC) at East
and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Pathway at Mount
Vernon Cancer Centre
Disclosure Statement
Staffordshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) Implementation of Staffordshire-wide Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS)
and a North Staffordshire Division Service Improvement Pilot
Disclosure Statement
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust Reducing Time to Treatment Administration (RTTA) Phase 2 –
Moving from identifying the problem to improving treatment efficiencies
Disclosure Statement
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Developing a robust, appropriate clinical review model for oncology patients who are off (systemic anti-cancer) treatment to detect relapse promptly and manage late effects of (novel) therapies Disclosure Statement
Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (PHFT) Implementation of a service improvement pilot to increase the clinical capacity and capability of Dorset Integrated Care System (ICS) to enable the optimisation of anticoagulation treatment for patients diagnosed with or at risk of Atrial Fibrilation (AF) and Venous Thromboemolism (VTE) Disclosure Statement
Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trust on behalf of the Sussex Cancer Network The Review of the Acute Oncology Helpline service provision across the Sussex Cancer Network; to inform the optimisation of care for patients requiring access to specialist advice and guidance. Disclosure Statement
The Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria Reducing Atrial Fibrillation (AF) related strokes, through the design and implementation of service improvement initiatives across the Southern Collaborative Disclosure Statement
The Innovation Agency, Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast Embedding new ways of working to reduce Atrial Fibrillation (AF) related strokes in the North West Coast (Extension to Joint Working Agreement CVUK1800591-04) Disclosure Statement