Plain Language
Summaries (PLS)
of Publications

Evidence-based resources from credible sources
should be easy to access and free for the people
who need it. It is about time! Congratulations to
all those involved in making this happen.

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We are
the Patient

We are dedicated to substantial and ethical
patient involvement across the medicines
development lifecycle. Through our services,
research, and practical tools, we support
clients and patient partners to work together.

At the moment, this website is dedicated to providing resources and information on Plain Language Summaries. We are evolving the website and a brand new site will be coming later in 2022. It will provide more details on the range of patient engagement projects that we support and collaborate on with our clients and patient partners. In the meantime, for more details on patient authorship resources, please visit the patient authorship site.

Meet the Team

Dr Dawn Lobban

Global Lead
Patient Partnerships

Dr Lauri Arnstein Williams

Scientific Director
Patient Partnerships

Sarah McSorley

Patient Partnerships
Medical Affairs

Dr Jacqui Oliver

Patient Partnerships

Professor Karen Woolley

Strategic Consultant

Amanda Boughey

Global Patient Partnership Director

Chloé Horton

Senior Account Executive
Patient Partnerships

Plain Language Summaries
(PLS) of Publications Toolkit

Co-created with patients, publishers, pharma, publication professionals and Patient Focused Medicines Development (PFMD), our evidence‑based Toolkit provides a range of resources to help you deliver effective PLS of peer‑reviewed publications and congress abstracts.

Our practical tools include a PLS template, a QC checklist, reviewer guides for patient partners and sponsors, and many more.

The Toolkit is freely available and customisable to meet your organisations’ requirements. We just ask that you please acknowledge Envision Pharma Group (CC BY 4.0).

Access the PLS Toolkit