How we can help

The UK’s leading Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment supplier 2022﹡

Soar Beyond has been delivering PNAs since 2012 and has successfully supported the publication of circa 50 PNAs to time and budget.

Our specialist team has a vast amount of experience in commissioning, medicines management and community pharmacy experience to produce PNAs which are compliant with the regulations and aligned to local need.

We can provide varying levels of support from consultancy to ensure your process is clear to a full end-to-end approach, managing the entire process on your behalf.

Upcoming deadline

As per the 2013 regulation, PNAs need to be published within 3 years of the last published date. Lots has changed since the last PNA, with many closures of community pharmacies across the country, so a robust process for conducting a PNA needs to be in place.

Capacity in most organisations is a challenge currently, and the dedicated time to produce a PNA is enormous, taking on average a full 12 months from initiation to completion. Without a dedicated team, the creation of this 200+ page legal document is a struggle for most local authorities.

We also appreciate the variation of budgets across the different local authorities, so can provide a solution that meets your needs and budget.

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Trusted by leading organisations

“We have been working with Soar Beyond to produce our pharmaceutical needs assessments since 2017 and have been impressed with their knowledge of the regulations,  hard work, and professionalism in producing both the final product and updates in the form of supplementary statements. They managed complex relationships between the various stakeholders to get a fit for purpose relevant PNA published in time and to the satisfaction of the Health and Wellbeing Board. They have been proactive and easy to work with throughout. We have recommissioned Soar Beyond again to produce the now delayed 2021 PNA and also the subsequent one for 2025.”

Hertfordshire County Council

“The team at Soar Beyond are highly competent, knowledgeable and organised. They have done a great job at managing a very tight timeline for completion and have been very flexible in accommodating our feedback throughout and dealing with arising challenges. They have produced a very high quality final document that has pleased all relevant stakeholders. The team are really friendly and helpful and I hope to work with them again in the future.”

London Borough of Sutton

“Thank you so much for using co-production to develop our local PNA. This should be the baseline standard for development of all PNAs and if anything this could be built on further so their is a gold standard, supporting patients needs and clearly demonstrating what robust pharmaceutical services are needed and where.”

Suffolk County Council

Why Soar Beyond?

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Our approach

Governance

Establishing clear governance structures and terms of reference for the PNA Steering Group

Project planning

Meticulous planning and project management, ensuring every task is delivered on time

Risk management

As part of the planning process we set out all the potential risks and really consider how we can mitigate to minimise any deviation from the planned project timeline

Stakeholder engagement

Our comprehensive stakeholder engagement plan ensures we consider all relevant bodies and the public to inform and guide the PNA

Consultation

We manage the entire process to ensure the local authority consult with all mandatory stakeholders to fully inform the final PNA

Key deliverables

We set out the key milestones & deliverables at the start and ensure key metrics and deliverables are on track, providing you visibility through monthly reports

Portfolio

Take a look at our case studies from the 2022 consultation by dropping down the location toggles.

*Based on independent research on how many PNAs were outsourced to external consultancy organisations for the 2022 publications

Soar Beyond’s has been a key part of our market access strategy and success in 2022 including the i2i Network supporting engagement with our target PCN GP clinical pharmacist audience.

The programme has not only brought us a valuable offer through the demo login for the field team, but the on-demand and live virtual training with implementation resources has generated more e-permissions for the company than the entire company had before!

What we like best about it is that we get monthly metrics reports and can actually see engagement through utilisation and downloads and the number of consents to contact. I really would recommend the i2i Network programmes for anyone trying to get to the PCN pharmacist audience at scale and in a highly  credible and meaningful way.”

National Market Access Manager, Cardiovascular Portfolio, Top 10 pharmaceutical company

Having worked with Soar Beyond on a number of training and NHS partnering projects at different companies, I have found them to be very responsive to our needs and to ensure the subject matter is both relevant and informative. As they work at the cutting edge with the NHS directly, the additional offerings around tool kits to support healthcare professionals are forward thinking and absolutely in line with the NHS agenda. For example, the i2i toolkit which they have developed for our disease area focus has attracted huge interest from medicines management and primary care network pharmacists. This provides a platform on which we can act as peer level partners in the improved management of patients whilst provide us with commercial opportunities in line with this agenda. I would wholeheartedly recommend working with Shailen and his team.”

Colin Smith, Head of Field Sales, Alliance Pharma 2020
Soar Beyond were commissioned to undertake our 2015 and 2018 Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment due to their expertise, as well as their robust and thorough approach to document production.  Throughout the process, Soar Beyond were proactive, flexible, responsive, and committed to producing the highest quality PNA possible. The resulting documents have been very well received by our Health and Wellbeing Board. Soar Beyond have helped us to navigate the changing PNA deadlines and supported us throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are continuing to use Soar Beyond to keep our PNA up to date through the supplementary statement process and have also commissioned them to produce our next PNA due in 2022″
Natacha Bines, Head of Population Insight, Suffolk County Council

We chose Soar Beyond to help us develop and implement our Pharmacy Activation Strategy because of their heritage and expertise in primary care pharmacy; they really understand the various pharmacy sectors and their relative importance for our portfolio of products. Not only have they helped us to map the entire patient journey and potential interventions, but they have supported us to identify the service and workforce development opportunities so that we have a clear short, medium, and long-term vision and matching value offer that will drive market access of our brands”

Marketing Director, Top 10 Global Pharmaceutical Company

Novo Nordisk has been working with Soar Beyond since 2016 to support NHS organisations, to optimise their pathways and clinical services, using the Soar Beyond proprietary 4D™ methodology in facilitated stakeholder meetings. This started with Soar Beyond’s consultancy and expertise in delivering 4D™ change programmes. Due to the success of this approach, we have now rolled out an intensive upskilling programme for our field-based market access team, whereby they become accredited to apply the 4D™ methodology to support service optimisation. I’ve enjoyed the collaborative approach with Soar Beyond to create market access solutions to meet both our business and NHS customer needs”

Hasseena Winter, National Market Access Manager, Novo Nordisk Ltd

Soar Beyond has been delivering a ‘Core Group’ of Advisors to us since 2013 and we continue to renew this service annually because we find the insights and the intelligence provided by this high calibre advisory group invaluable in shaping our services and product positioning.  

The Core Group comprises a cross-section of senior decision-makers (and national leaders) across primary and secondary care to simulate a real health economy and has evolved over the last five years to include STP and transformation personnel. This group meets three times a year but we also have the ability to reach out to them to ask for advice and meet 1:1 or remotely to help shape our offerings and suggest key priorities for discussion at future Core Group meetings. This means that we are more connected and responsive to NHS priorities at a strategic-level and ensures that we are only investing in market access support that the NHS values or needs.

I would recommend Soar Beyond to other companies seeking to understand, align and service their payer decision-makers in a more meaningful way”

UK Head of External Affairs, Global Pharmaceutical Company 2019

“I like how the [i2i] training journey starts with reflecting own competencies which helps me to understand my learning needs. Another reason why I like using the i2i platform is the e-learning modules are divided into different parts rather than one big module. My favourite feature of the i2i programme is the implementation resources.  the ‘ABCDE’ structured approach forms the backbone to how to run a pharmacist-led specialist clinic”

Wing Chi Cheung, Lead PCN Pharmacist

“Soar Beyond’s i2i Network has been a fundamental part of our market access strategy and success in 2022 in engaging with our target GP clinical pharmacist audience in Primary Care Networks.
The programme has not only brought us a valuable education tool with a demo login for the field team to bring a value offer, but the on-demand and live virtual training with implementation resources has generated more e-permissions for the company than the entire company had before.

What we like best about it is that we get monthly metrics reports and can actually see engagement through utilisation and downloads and the number of consents to contact. I really would recommend the i2i Network programmes for anyone trying to get to the PCN pharmacist audience at scale and in a highly credible and meaningful way.

National Market Access Manager, Cardiovascular Portfolio, Top 10 pharmaceutical company
We have been working with Soar Beyond to produce our pharmaceutical needs assessments since 2017 and have been impressed with their knowledge of the regulations,  hard work, and professionalism in producing both the final product and updates in the form of supplementary statements. They managed complex relationships between the various stakeholders to get a fit for purpose relevant PNA published in time and to the satisfaction of the Health and Wellbeing Board. They have been proactive and easy to work with throughout. We have recommissioned Soar Beyond again to produce the now delayed 2021 PNA and also the subsequent one for 2025″
David Conrad, Deputy Director of Public Health, Hertfordshire County Council

Having the Soar Beyond team supporting us to do this through the structured 4D sessions has been powerful in gaining that shared vision and a structured 12-month plan that all member practices are signed up to. Anjna and the team have been really vested in our success from running the initial session with the practices, defining desired competencies, supporting with recruitment and interviews, and now customising the project-managed approach to delivery planning”

Dr. Kathryn Brown, Clinical Director, SEOx HA PCN

“As a GP Pharmacist and now dermatology specialist pharmacist, I thoroughly  recommend that GP Pharmacists look at the insight e-learning resources for any of the i2i network programmes. They are high quality and bespoke for your role . I was curious to see what the i2i Network e-learning programme for psoriasis would cover, so I took all 4 modules and it took me approx. 2 hours.  I was extremely impressed with the structure, interactivity and value of the e-learning including the patient testimonials that brought the disease to life. I wish I had this when starting out with my area of interest!”

Dianne Sanderson, Senior Clinical Pharmacist

“We commissioned Soar Beyond to support the Health and Wellbeing Board in producing and publishing a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment…Soar Beyond supported us with two structured 4D sessions, bringing together a range of stakeholders, LPC, ICS, local councillors, and commissioners from the public health team. The facilitators took us through the session, making it really engaging and informative at the same time -getting us to think differently about how we could transform the way we do things across the system in Harrow.”

Laurence Gibson, Consultant in Public Health, Harrow Council

Having worked with Soar Beyond for many years, it has been fantastic to work closely with them again recently across our business area. We have commissioned Soar Beyond to work on both internal upskilling of our market access teams and external payer support and consultancy. We are particularly excited to be supporting a national pathway redesign programme using the Soar Beyond proprietary 4DTM methodology.

From a personal perspective, I can always trust Soar Beyond to really understand my needs, develop effective interventions and always deliver to the highest of standards.”

Sarrah Barrakat, Market Access Manager

The Pharmacy Team from Nottingham City GP Alliance are excited to be using Soar Beyond’s SMART platform as part of a MDT collaborative working project focussed on improving outcomes for patients with diabetes across Nottingham City. The two year change programme utilises the SMART functionality and 4D™ process to map out workforce capability, supporting the development of a team that is upskilled to meet the current and future needs of our population with diabetes.”

Ankish Patel, Head of PCN Workforce, Nottingham City GP Alliance