AMWG Streamlined Pathways Subgroup
Page last updated: 30 March 2021
The Streamlined Pathways Subgroup will address the tasks identified in section 10.3 “PBS processes” of the Strategic Agreement between Medicines Australia and the Commonwealth of Australia, specifically:
- Development of a revised pathways framework, for approval by the Minister.
- Doubling of access for sponsors to early advice.
- Reducing time from PBAC recommendation to listing by an average of 2 months.
- Targeting a 50% reduction in the number of resubmissions to the PBAC.
The Streamlined Pathways Subgroup will link into the Combined AMWG and GMWG PBS Transparency and Efficiencies Subgroup.
Activities may include:
- Secure resources to construct an independent consultancy to undertake, with advice from the Group on:
- Development of an agreed list of principles and assumptions.
- Develop draft framework documents that align with the principles and procedures to be followed in implementing the above processes and objectives.
- Using existing process maps - identify and agree on areas where efficiencies could be made, and where resources are needed.
- Identify decision criteria for categorising submissions associated with different resource needs into distinct submission pathways.
- Identify resource needs associated with each submission pathway.
- Develop a fit for purpose process for submissions in each of these pathways, inclusive of a process for triaging applications (if needed), tailored consultation, evaluation and post-recommendation processes.
- Validate draft framework by applying criteria for each submission pathway to a prior PBAC meeting agenda and analysing the potential duration of evaluations, number of resubmissions, and time until listing as a result of applying the new pathways framework.
- Consultation with stakeholders throughout each of the above activities.
- Engagement with PBAC and other Committees as identified in discussions.
- Streamlined Pathways Subgroup – July 2020 to December 2020 (PDF 125 KB) - (Word 17 KB)
- Streamlined Pathways Subgroup – June 2019 to June 2020 (PDF 125 KB) - (Word 17 KB)
- Streamlined Pathways Subgroup – August 2018 to May 2019 (PDF 125 KB) - (Word 17 KB)
- Streamlined Pathways Subgroup – February to July 2018 (PDF 125 KB) - (Word 17 KB)
- Streamlined Pathways Subgroup – 12 December 2017 (PDF 185KB) - (Word 17KB)
- Streamlined Pathways Subgroup – 17 November 2017 (PDF 125KB) - (Word 15KB)