Category Archives: competition

Health Tech and You Award Shortlist is Announced!

Partnered with AXA PPP healthcare and the Design Museum we are proud to announce the 2017 Health Tech and You Awards shortlist! Following the success of the previous two annual awards we have seen some of the best new forms … Continue reading

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Keeping the Spirit of Bevan Alive

We are delighted to be able to report that nominations are now open for the Bevan Foundation’s third annual Bevan Prize for Health and Wellbeing. The Prize, which is sponsored by the Open University, UNISON and the Aneurin Bevan Society, … Continue reading

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Are pharmaceutical mega-mergers in the public interest?

The main reason for governments around the world to encourage the pharmaceutical industry is to support Research and Development –  R&D – with a view to the discovery of new drugs of future benefit to mankind. Commercial pharmaceutical companies have played … Continue reading

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Guest Blogspot: Think carefully about value-based drug pricing in the UK and let common sense prevail.

David Cameron and Jeremy Hunt share an important skill. They both have firsts from Oxford in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE). I am not the greatest fan of this course because I would like to see more scientists, engineers and … Continue reading

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Guest Blogspot: The NHS needs outstanding management as well as a legal framework, for example, to unlock the potential of the property portfolio.

The potential for improved efficiency in delivering effective healthcare within the framework of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 is enormous.  However, there will be no benefit without the management skills needed to take up the challenges. Many future … Continue reading

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Guest Blogspot: Pharmaceutical R & D – the value of radical innovation versus incremental progress

What we really want is affordable products that benefit patients, whether or not they are “innovative” in the usual sense of the word. Scientific innovation is not a medical end in itself. The ultimate aim of pharmaceutical R&D is to … Continue reading

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The Health and Social Care Bill: Final Stages in Parliament

With opposition to the Health and Social Care Bill having reached new heights, we must look behind the rhetoric and remember basic principles. The most important point to remember is that the NHS exists to provide the best possible, affordable … Continue reading

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