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Guest Blogspot: Negotiations with the UK Government over pharmaceutical pricing have achieved a good result for patients, the NHS and the industry.
The UK Government and the pharmaceutical industry shared many objectives throughout the recent drug pricing negotiations. For example, there was always broad agreement that: The total future drug bill needed to be affordable in the context of other spending in … Continue reading
Little has been heard over how confidential talks between the Government and the pharmaceutical industry are progressing towards the goal of having a new, voluntary UK drug pricing system in place in 2014. In the eyes of the pharmaceutical companies … Continue reading
Contribution to 2020health’s recent report ‘Too posh to wash? Reflections on the future of nursing.’ By Katrina Glaister, Quality Directorate Facilitator, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust In 2010, in a radical shift in health strategy, the White Paper, ‘Equity and excellence: Liberating … Continue reading
The economic consequences of preventing illness are highly complex. Just comparing the costs of prevention with the direct treatment costs that should be avoided is far too simplistic. The true economic impact of preventative measures can often only be assessed … Continue reading
2020health comment on the appointment of Jeremy Hunt: 2020health congratulate Jeremy Hunt on his appointment as the new Secretary of State for Health.Gail Beer, Consultant Director at 2020health and former NHS Director commented: “Andrew Lansley got the direction of travel … Continue reading
Guest Blogspot: A wrong decision on UK drug pricing could seriously undermine all the good work that HM Treasury and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have done to encourage the UK pharmaceutical industry.
The recent local elections highlight the political dangers ahead. The current UK coalition government has lost popularity through decisions that do not all relate to austerity measures. Shortly after the General Election Andrew Lansley’s plans to increase the say of … Continue reading
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