Market Access

At AXIS, we understand better than most, the unique challenges faced by pharmaceutical companies trying to secure access to the Irish Market for new medicines. Ireland has its own specific processes and requirements that must be followed if you are to be successful in your reimbursement submissions. Our team of experts has over 30 years’ experience in securing reimbursement from the Health Service Executive for many new healthcare technologies from clients across the globe and an in-depth understanding of the routes to both the public and private healthcare market in Ireland.


Market Access


Healthcare Market Landscaping


Payer Engagement


Decision Trend Analysis


Stakeholder Mapping Workshops


Health Technology Assessment

The multidisciplinary team at AXIS is comprised of exceptionally talented individuals with backgrounds in science, medical writing, health economics, mathematics and statistics, allowing us to prepare compelling Health Technology Assessments (HTA’s) that are specifically tailored for appraisal by the Irish HTA agency, the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics (NCPE). We ensure a clear, accurate, comprehensive and compelling written narrative is prepared to accompany cost-effectiveness and budget impact models that are correctly recalibrated for Ireland using local Irish data. Having prepared over 75 submissions for the NCPE to date, we know what makes for a good quality submission and how to avoid lengthy delays arising with poorly prepared ones.

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Data Collection

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Rapid Review Dossiers

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Adaptation of Cost-effectiveness Models

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Recalibration of Budget Impact Models

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HTA Dossier development

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Dossier Critique


Value-Add Evidence Generation

High quality evidence-based data is essential, whether for an actual HTA submission to the NCPE or for use in Price Negotiations meeting with the Irish authorities at the HSE’s Corporate Pharmaceutical Unit. Our team has extensive experience in searching for key data which we source through comprehensive systematic literature reviews, pragmatic reviews, conducting in-depth interviews with Clinicians in Ireland as well as hosting Advisory Boards and Delphi Panels.

We understand the importance of evidence in Payer decision making and a particular focus at AXIS is to ensure applications made for medicines to treat Rare diseases accurately reflect the care pathway in Ireland.


Developing Clinical Insights


Literature Reviews


Network Meta-analysis


Creation of Bespoke Budget Impact Models


Conduct Micro-costing Studies


Training and Upskilling

We offer masterclasses, workshops and bespoke in-house and online training programs covering all aspects of pricing, reimbursement and market access to equip clients with key knowledge and capabilities to achieve successful outcomes. We also provide introductory level courses in Health Economics. Our twice-yearly Market Access Masterclasses, held in both Dublin and London receive excellent feedback and are acknowledged as being essential for anyone seeking reimbursement in Ireland.

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Market Access Masterclass

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Introductory Courses to Health Economics

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