I am a product of transformation
In adherence to compliance guidelines, the commercial team does not interact with patients. Due to which, we can only assume what was going on in the lives of the patients. The transformation led to the creation of the patient relations group, dedicated to make a difference in the lives of the patients, solely because we want to go above and beyond for our patients. This new way of thinking about patient centricity enabled me to display two of my top strengths which are responsibility and adaptability. It further developed my interpersonal skills in interacting with different stakeholders and it challenged me to be more agile.
My role is very new to the organization. We are just starting, but slowly we now have a better understanding of the patient community in our country. We are beginning to understand how current topics (National Integrated Cancer Control Act) and future trends (Maximum Drug Retail Price) in the patient environment could affect the healthcare landscape. We are now able to identify suited partners for collaborations, e.g. Patient Advocacy Groups, patient navigation programs of different Cancer Institutes. We are now hearing the voices of the patients directly from them.
At Roche, our work goes beyond innovating medicines and supporting diagnostics. It is all about improving the lives of people affected by cancer and other diseases.
The place to Work
Roche is a great place to work. I was able to balance my personal and work life, especially when I was starting a family. The people I’ve worked with, the training sessions I attended, the different countries I have visited, including the challenges and learnings I have experienced along the way made me a better individual at work and at home. Today more than ever, people are empowered but accountable to make decisions. The environment is very collaborative. We celebrate successes and even small milestones.