Envision Pharma Group has announced the expansion of its award-winning Envision the Patient team with the appointment of Amanda Boughey as global patient partnership director from her previous role with Cancer Research UK.

Harnessing over 17 years’ experience in patient-centred healthcare strategy and communications, Amanda will help increase the range of services already offered by Envision in medical affairs and patient partnership, under the leadership of Professor Karen Woolley.

Amanda joins Envision from Cancer Research UK, a world-renowned research and campaign organisation, where she lead multi-stakeholder initiatives comprising clinicians, patients and policy makers – to drive activities focused on the early diagnosis of cancer. Prior to this role, Amanda worked within healthcare agencies delivering global integrated communication programmes in a range of therapy areas, and specialised in patient engagement, behaviour change projects and communications.

In welcoming Amanda, Professor Woolley said, “I believe we’ve passed the tipping point with patient involvement in the pharma industry and are beginning to deeply understand how it will influence and transform the way we work. Evidence of this transformation can already be seen across medical publications, scientific congresses and indeed Medical Affairs teams as they build resources dedicated to patient engagement."