15th Nov 2019
A&E waiting times at worst-ever level The NHS has recorded its worst A&E waiting times in England since current targets were introduced in 2004. Only 83.6% or A&E patients were seen within four hours in October, which is far below the 95% target. Doctors and hospital bosses have announced fear will be a very tough…
13th Nov 2019
Today ZPB Associates announces the acquisition of PR specialists Journalista to further establish ZPB as the most connected insight-led independent health communications consultancy in the UK. Both businesses have been established for over ten years and have previously combined forces to deliver award-winning campaigns for clients including Dr Foster (shortlisted for PR Week Media Campaign…
8th Nov 2019
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…
18th Oct 2019
Protests to cut tuberculosis drug price People have been protesting outside Johnson & Johnson offices around the world to urge the company to reduce the price of bedaquiline, a novel treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis. Drug resistant tuberculosis is becoming more prevalent all over the world and means that the disease is increasingly difficult to treat….