It defines our working relationships. We proactively look for ways to create long-term success for everyone: empowering our people to grow, supporting the talent who trust us with their careers, and helping clients to innovate and scale. We’ll always do what we say we will, and we’ll never put someone in a situation we wouldn’t want to be in ourselves.
Diversity, too, is key to our success - from our own boardroom to those of our clients. We’re firmly committed to our DEIB agenda, ensuring people of all backgrounds are represented on our team and improving our process with a broad spectrum of knowledge and experience.
And because our ownership isn’t diluted by external funding, we can make decisions that others can’t. Decisions like ring fencing 30% of RBW’s growing value in an employee trust, so if there’s a positive outcome for the primary shareholders, the whole team shares in what they’ve helped to create.
When we say our work has purpose, we mean it. We’re driven by the knowledge that everything we do contributes to better health outcomes, both indirectly - in placing the talent to achieve our clients’ missions - and directly, enabling more informed decision-making through investment in patient-focussed initiatives.
Patient impact in 2021: Psychological Support at Diagnosis of a Rare Disease
Approximately 6% of the population is affected by a rare disease, meaning that collectively it is actually not so rare at all. Even just taking our own RBW team into account there are a number among us who have had first-hand experience of what it’s like to live with rare disease within their families, which gave us even more reason as a business to do something to support this community.
When those affected are faced with a rare disease diagnosis, we understand how confusing, painful and lonely a moment it can be. The mental health impact cannot be underestimated and while there is lots of good news coming from the world of rare diseases we felt compelled to see if we might be able to support the community in some small way around this specific mental health challenge.
During 2021 RBW Consulting fully funded a project led by Rare Disease Research Partners to dig deeper into the mental health impact of a rare disease diagnosis. The goal was to shine a spotlight on the issues and prompt discussion on the practical ways that all those involved can work together to optimally support those living with a rare disease.
Click the below link to read more about this project.
Our clients serve diverse patient populations. We’re particularly interested to hear about those which are under represented. Would yours benefit from a research study? If so - we want to hear about it.Let’s talk.