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Hancock misses the point – the NHS is stretched to breaking point

The NHS Staff Survey paints the same picture every year – over-worked and under-paid staff working around the clock to provide essential services while stress levels rise and resources deplete, resulting in working conditions that negatively affect both staff and patients. The 2019 survey (published yesterday) is no exception, and reveals that 1 in 5…

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Like Harvey Weinstein, people ‘must have known’ about Paterson

ZPB’s, Managing Partner and Director of Insight & Strategy, Alex Kafetz, spent the last two years as an independent adviser to the Paterson Inquiry, including aspects of data sharing, measuring performance and transparency of outcomes. The final report was published on Tuesday 4 February 2020 and raised a number of recommendations for the service in…

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How to talk the talk with the NHS

We often work with clients to help them navigate the NHS. Health tech companies complain that it is hard to work with the NHS, they say finding and qualifying leads takes a long time and a huge amount of effort. But there’s a lot that health tech companies can do to sharpen up their communications…

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WhatsApp Doc?

A version of this blog was first featured in November’s issue of Health Investor. Alex Kafetz, managing partner and director of insight and strategy at ZPB Associates, considers the future of digital GP consultations. It’s been around four years since a number of equity-backed companies entered the digital primary care market, all making video consultations with general…