2021 was another landmark year for health policy as the pandemic continued to impact all facets of healthcare in the UK.
Portland’s 2022 health lookahead discusses the health policy challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the NHS and Government this year, amid a constantly evolving landscape.
Drafted by our health policy specialists with a foreword from Portland Senior Advisor, Dame Ruth Carnall, we review the major policy moments of 2021, and look forward to those looming in 2022. This includes the long-tail of the pandemic, changing of the guard at NHS England, yet more system reform, and the potential impact of shifts in medicines access on the UK life sciences sector.
The lookahead considers four key areas of health policy:
- Pandemic challenges: Learning to live with COVID-19
- Reform and change for NHS England: Familiar priorities and new structures
- Improving access and uptake: Ambition and implementation in 2022
- Bolstering UK life sciences: Turning rhetoric into reality
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