A recent Portland-Tech UK event, chaired by Professor Mike Bewick, former Deputy Medical Director at NHS England, offers some instructive lessons into the digital future of healthcare in the UK.
Portland’s Health team helps to launch Dementia Strikes Children Too campaign in the UK.
Professor Hawking’s persistent activism provides a blueprint for us all as we seek new ways to provide world-class care, free at the point of use, long into the future.
The announcement this week that Amsterdam had been selected as the new headquarters for the European Medicines Agency (EMA), brought both excitement and concern over the future of medicine regulation policy in Europe.
In the U.S. House, Republicans have introduced their long-awaited tax reform proposal. Their plan is to move the bill quickly through the process, pass it and get it to the Senate as soon as possible. The bill is vast and, as with any tax reform, there will be winners and losers in this battle.
Alfred Jackson, a Washington-based leader in health communications, advocacy and public affairs, will lead the U.S. offer, working alongside the wider business as it continues to expand globally.
Against a backdrop of chronic underfunding, longer A&E waiting times, and restrictive thresholds on new medicine uptake, health and social care has emerged as one of the dominant talking points in the election race. The three main parties have all pledged to invest billions in the NHS, yet independent health experts still suggest these promised cash injections are insufficient to plug the gap.
A demographic timebomb. “Without that safety net many may feel they have no choice but to return." That’s how Age UK described Brexit putting an end to the reciprocal healthcare agreements with our European neighbours. The charity believes that ageing expat Brits will return to these shores because they cannot access EU healthcare post-Brexit.
Once again, the financial pressures facing the NHS reared their ugly head. NHS England (NHSE) and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) made their recommendations in response to their joint consultation into the way drugs are evaluated and funded.
Last year I joined Portland’s Health team as a Junior Account Executive, following a six month placement with Save the Children International developing health and education programmes.
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