Collaboration with patient and consumer organisations

Turning patients from passive recipients of therapeutic products into well-informed users of them is of capital importance. To take this development into account, Swissmedic is revisiting its collaboration with the relevant stakeholder groups.

In doing so, the following objectives are at the forefront:

  • The proactive provision of information on all aspects of therapeutic products, in a form adapted to the needs of patients and consumers;
  • The use of appropriate methods of communication;
  • The involvement of representatives of patient and consumer organisations in certain identified areas of Swissmedic's activity.

The active involvement of representatives of patient and consumer organisations in some areas of Swissmedic's activity is a gradual process in order for both Swissmedic and the organisations to gain the necessary experience.
In a first step, Swissmedic is establishing a pilot working group for a two-year period, consisting of representatives of patient and consumer organisations and of Swissmedic.
The working groupm is a platform for the exchange of information and experiences among the participants. The opinions and experience of patients and consumers regarding issues related to therapeutic products will therefore be heard, noted, and may be included in Swissmedic's processes. The group will also constitute an appropriate forum for information to be provided in a suitable form with a view to enhancing the participants' awareness of the Agency's tasks and responsibilities.

As Switzerland's national authority for therapeutic products, Swissmedic works with organisations that are established in Switzerland.

Interested organisations may apply to join this working group

Summary of the working group meetings (in German)

    Date Agenda Result minutes
2020
  26 May pdf (PDF, 228 kB, 26.05.2020) pdf (PDF, 505 kB, 30.06.2020)
2019
  27 February
pdf (PDF, 167 kB, 27.02.2019) pdf (PDF, 128 kB, 29.03.2019)
  21  May pdf (PDF, 108 kB, 21.05.2019) pdf (PDF, 316 kB, 21.05.2019)
  09 September pdf (PDF, 175 kB, 09.09.2019) pdf (PDF, 359 kB, 09.09.2019)
  03 December pdf (PDF, 135 kB, 12.02.2020) pdf (PDF, 528 kB, 12.02.2020)
2018
  16  February
pdf (PDF, 171 kB, 05.02.2018) pdf (PDF, 128 kB, 20.03.2018)
  28 August  pdf (PDF, 157 kB, 28.08.2018) pdf (PDF, 200 kB, 28.08.2018)
  04 December pdf (PDF, 155 kB, 04.12.2018) pdf (PDF, 242 kB, 07.01.2019)
2017
  10 February
pdf (PDF, 29 kB, 20.03.2017) pdf (PDF, 25 kB, 20.03.2017)
  19 May pdf (PDF, 32 kB, 19.05.2017) pdf (PDF, 179 kB, 19.05.2017)
  07 September  pdf (PDF, 133 kB, 16.10.2017) pdf (PDF, 148 kB, 16.10.2017)
  14 December  pdf (PDF, 164 kB, 14.12.2017) pdf  (PDF, 142 kB, 14.12.2017)
2016
  02 February
pdf (PDF, 161 kB, 17.03.2016) pdf (PDF, 208 kB, 17.03.2016)
  26 April pdf (PDF, 161 kB, 28.06.2016) pdf (PDF, 189 kB, 28.06.2016)
  30 August
pdf (PDF, 161 kB, 04.10.2016) pdf (PDF, 131 kB, 04.10.2016)
  05 December pdf (PDF, 163 kB, 24.01.2017) pdf (PDF, 187 kB, 24.01.2017)
2015
  13 February
pdf (PDF, 146 kB, 17.03.2015) pdf (PDF, 190 kB, 17.03.2015)
  20 May pdf (PDF, 160 kB, 22.06.2015) pdf (PDF, 175 kB, 22.06.2015)
  09 September pdf (PDF, 108 kB, 14.10.2015) pdf (PDF, 200 kB, 14.10.2015)
  01 December pdf (PDF, 164 kB, 18.01.2016) pdf (PDF, 207 kB, 18.01.2016)
2014
  02 May pdf (PDF, 84 kB, 27.06.2014) pdf (PDF, 153 kB, 27.06.2014)
  08 September pdf (PDF, 128 kB, 15.10.2014) pdf (PDF, 103 kB, 15.10.2014)
  21 November pdf (PDF, 163 kB, 23.12.2014) pdf (PDF, 217 kB, 23.12.2014)

Statuten der Arbeitsgruppe

Mitglieder der Arbeitsgruppe (Stand März 2020)