Friday Five

Robotics, microbiomes and global warming – this week’s Friday Five

High rates of substandard care homes New research released by IPPR, found 23% of the 456,000 care home beds are in settings rated ‘inadequate’ or ‘requiring improvement’ by the Care Quality Commission. This means that good homes in areas with a high rate of substandard care homes are over-subscribed. In Newham, London and Manchester at…

Opinion

The 4 P’s of marketing reimagined for the NHS

By Rachel Allan, Delivery Director, ZPB Associates Some years ago, when I worked in central government, a newly-fledged civil servant who had joined from the private sector complained to me that success in her role alluded her. There were no sales figures or shareholders. Instead, she was grappling with the mystery of public service. To…

Friday Five

Investments in health tech – this week’s Friday Five

UK still behind in cancer survival despite recent improvements A major study published in Lancet Oncology has shown that cancer survival rates in the UK have improved markedly over recent decades but still lag behind those of other high-income countries. The study looked at one-year and five-year survival rates of cancer patients in Australia, Canada,…

Opinion

Creating influence and impact with advisory boards

Advisory boards may be considered ‘trendy’ at the moment but for good reason.  A high performing advisory board can make a fundamental difference to an organisation trying to work with the NHS or life science partners. Why do organisations want advisory boards? The right ad board can fast-track the maturity of organisations – board members…