Owner, The Spark Global; Health Advocate & Patient Engagement Consultant
Why Plain Language Summaries?
“Information is being democratized and medical/scientific information is no exception. We need to ensure that people living with health conditions have access to the latest research in a way that it is understandable and meaningful so that everyone is able to better understand their disease and treatment pathways, in an age where shared-decision making is increasingly widespread and important. PLS will be crucial for this!”
Trishna Bharadia is a multi-award winning health advocate and patient engagement advisor who lives with several long-term physical and mental health conditions, including multiple sclerosis. She is based in the UK and works both nationally and internationally to get the patient voice heard louder, stronger and more effectively throughout the healthcare journey and medicines development lifecycle. She works with multiple stakeholders, including sponsors, CROs, non-profits/charities, academic institutions, medical communications agencies, and publishers. Her involvement in scientific and health publications ranges from authorship/co-authorship, review work and consultancy on patient involvement in publications. She is a highly experienced PLS reviewer and is currently the Patient Engagement Workstream Editor for DIA Global Forum.