Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
Clinical studies attract investment and can fund the health sector, create new jobs and enable patient access to new, expensive treatments.
The existing legal framework in the country gives the direction for clinical studies, but the major issue is the implementation where the administration does not correspond accordingly. During the last meeting of the Steering Committee, it was decided to establish the position of the General Secretary for Clinical Studies operating on a metrics system. The G.S. has immediate effect when a problem arises to facilitate the conduct of clinical studies. The proposal was launched by GTTG to vote on bill that will be submitted by the Ministry of Health on 15.04.14.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
All 56 members of GTTG are involved in the health sector and are distinguished in their field. See some examples below:
Pr. George Velmahos, Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Chief, Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Prof. Dimitrios Karussis, Neurologist-Neuroimunologist, Dept. of Neurology, Head, MS Center, Hadassah University Hospital, Israel
Mr. Panos Kanavos, Reader in Health Policy, London School of Economics
Plevris Athanassios, lawyer specializing in criminal and medical law, Legal Advisor to the Minister of Health
Lambrou Marianna, president of the Greek Alliance for Rare Diseases & the Greek Association for Tuberous Sclerosis
For the first time all forces join together, forming a melting pot of the health sector in Greece, sharing a common vision: GTTG' s vision.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
1. The members of GTTG are important personalities from Greece and abroad (geographic spread)
2. The speakers and guests at the annual GTTG Forum come from different countries because the problem we encounter in health is not only domestic but affects all Europe. Our goal is for Greece to streamline the illnesses in health sector & develop a sustainable system based on the standards of modernized countries so as to become a reference country and operational model for the rest of Europe. We believe that sustainability in health is an issue the results of which will be visible over 5-10 years.