MAP Podcasts

MAP has started a series of podcasts exploring the evolving market access processes and latest updates on MAP Online, created with the vision to revolutionise the way market access information is provided.


October 2019 stakeholder engagement podcast

This month, we interviewed Sam Collins and Dan Steer from MAP’s Policy and Public Affairs team. We chatted about stakeholder engagement, and how to work with both policy makers and patient groups.

Find out more here.

September 2019 ATMP podcast

This month, we interviewed Graeme Cain, Associate Director Market Access, to learn from his vast experience in advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs). Find out more about ATMPs here, or get in touch if you have any questions. We also made a major announcement about new MAP Online content that you won’t want to miss!


July 2019 newsletter podcast

In a change to the normal format, for this podcast we interviewed MAP’s CEO, Christian Hill, to discuss what he thinks are the key issues affecting rare diseases in the UK.


June 2019 newsletter podcast

We discussed compounding in this month’s podcast; the practice of a pharmacy producing medicines in-house, rather than buying from a company. We also talked through some key updates to the Accelerated Access Collaborative, and Innovation and Technology Payment pages. A major highlight from June was the refresh of MAP France, with new styles and layouts that will make their way to the other MAP countries over the next few months.


May 2019 newsletter podcast

In May we heard about further updates updates to the High Cost Drugs and Devices pages; the creation of a page around the Systemic Anti-cancer Therapy dataset, and lots of news from Germany and the EU. We also announced the appointment of three new META facilitators, boosting MAP’s capacity for this work.


April 2019 newsletter podcast

In April we featured updates to the National Tariff and High Cost Drugs list; updates to International Reference Pricing, and our posters. We also mentioned the relaunched Budget Impact Model and some META news.


March 2019 newsletter podcast

In our March podcast, we talked about our newly upgraded ICER calculator and future plans for the MAP Online market access tools platform as well as our new section detailing the Beneluxa Initiative. We also discussed some recent Brexit news and some useful MedTech publications on medical device regulation in the event of a no-deal Brexit.


February 2019 newsletter podcast

In our February podcast, we discussed some recent Brexit news, and Dame Sally Davies’ move to the University of Cambridge. We also launched MAP’s report Access to Orphan Medicines: A Case for Change and previewed some upcoming pages and content.


January 2019 newsletter podcast

In the first podcast of 2019, we talked about the Falsified Medicines Directive, the NHS Long-Term Plan, and Vaccines in Germany. We also previewed some of the content currently in development for MAP Online.


December 2018 newsletter podcast

In the final podcast of 2018, we discussed the reformed Voluntary Scheme and Statutory Scheme for pharmaceutical pricing in the UK (replacing PPRS and the Statutory Regulations). We also discussed NICE proposing to charge for health technology appraisals from April, and pointed users to a refresh of our content on the Accelerated Access Collaborative.


November 2018 newsletter podcast

This edition of the podcast recapped a successful conference season for MAP. We held our own Patient Access Europe event in Brussels, and sent a large delegation to ISPOR Europe in Barcelona. We presented a number of posters there, showcasing our research capabilities. We discussed what’s known so far about the new iteration of PPRS and talked through other big news stories, and we covered the launch of our revamped CE-marking pages on our MedTech site. Our ATMP and Biosimilars pages have also been updated.


October 2018 newsletter podcast

In October we first remind our listeners of the upcoming MAP Conference. We then discuss how we have been developing MAP online content regarding early access schemes in European countries and adding updates on the UK Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs) page. The podcast continues with a round up of the news stories regarding Brexit and the reduction in numbers of both UK-based clinical trials and patents being filed for point-of-care medtech devices. Finally, a reminder was given of what MAP Online does for our members.


September 2018 newsletter podcast

In September we updated our listeners on pricing, with our consultation response to the Statutory Regulations scheme proposals. We also discusses PRIME, the EMA’s early access scheme, and changes to our pages on Highly Specialised Technology appraisals in NICE.


August 2018 newsletter podcast – Part 1

There are so many updates to cover this month that the MAP Podcast has been split into two. In the first part we cover updates to PPRS, more on the arrangements around Brexit (specifically a possible implementation period), and guidance from the EU on classification for healthcare apps.


August 2018 newsletter podcast – Part 2

There are so many updates to cover this month that the MAP Podcast has been split into two. In the second part we cover updates to France’s ATU programme for drugs outside of Marketing Authorisation, more on Brexit (NHS staffing, continuity of medical supplies), and the latest on the MAP Conference and the new Member Phoneline.


July 2018 newsletter podcast

In July we discussed a set of news articles including new political announcements and a raft of new NHS Commissioning Policies. We introduced the Flexible Pricing scheme under PPRS, gave an update on the 2018 MAP Conference, and described our MAP Tool: International Reference Pricing Lookup Table.


June 2018 newsletter podcast

Our June podcast explained the progress on sustainability and transformation partnerships and integrated care systems, several updates to MAP Scotland (e.g. PACS and SMC HTA), further detail on META, and a legal case study around parallel trade in medicine.


May 2018 newsletter podcast

May’s podcast featured our plans for MAP’s 2018 conference, updates to international reference pricing, and insights into NICE’s processes.


April 2018 newsletter podcast

In this podcast we give you updates on changes to NICE’s technology appraisals programme and news updates from the EMA and MHRA.


PPRS and the new UK statutory regulations in 2018 – what you need to know!

This one-off podcast gives you all the detail for navigating the updated Voluntary Scheme and understanding the relative merits of PPRS versus Statutory Scheme.


March 2018 newsletter podcast

In this podcast we discuss NICE’s Commissioning Support Process, ATMPs across Europe, Ireland’s revised processes around orphan drugs, reimbursement for MedTech, and the launch of the MedTech Early Technical Assessment (META).