Peter Rutherford is responsible for strategy and execution of Integrated Market Access and patient centric services within Europe and Emerging Markets for Quintiles. Peter’s background includes twenty-plus years of scientific experience gained from working across academia, industry, payers and providers. He is a highly experienced leader in the area of medical affairs and an established thought leader in relation to managing KOL relationships with regards to patient support programs. His broad geographic experience in leading medical affairs and Phase IV scientific communication has provided a deep understanding of the different stakeholder requirements, and the ability to collaborate effectively across the organization.
Most recently, Peter was Medical Director and EMEA Head of Medical Affairs for Baxter Healthcare, where he was responsible for Baxter’s patient support services, leading physician relationships and advisory systems, phase IV studies and medical communication. Prior to that he was with the North East Wales NHS Trust, where he was the Medical Director and responsible for patient pathway reorganisation across the trust. He was also appointed to chair the NICE Guidelines Review Panel, a multi-disciplinary team tasked with reviewing evidence analysis, health economics and responding to stakeholders.
Peter completed his medical training and Ph.D. at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and Yale University School of Medicine. He is a Fellow and visiting Professor in Healthcare at Glyndwr University.