The Coalition Government has announced a rigorous cuts agenda, the effects of which are now beginning to be felt by the public sector in particular. Despite promises to ring fence healthcare funding in England, numerous healthcare organisations claim that on the ground the NHS is facing substantial shortfalls in funding, particularly in capital expenditure budgets.
The Government has, simultaneously, announced a root and branch reform of the way healthcare is to be delivered in England. After conducting a full public consultation in 2010 it put a new Health and Social Care Bill before Parliament in early 2011. The Bill is designed to:-.
Some of the Government's proposed reforms are creating confusion and uncertainty amongst many healthcare stakeholders. Consequently, there is considerable political opposition both inside and outside of Parliament to much of what is being proposed. However, some proposals have cross-party support and are likely to emerge unscathed when the Bill eventually becomes law. Those that will be of particular interest to healthcare companies include:-
The Coalition Government's reform agenda is moving ahead at a pace that cannot be ignored and is likely to continue doing so through the course of this Parliament. For the health care industry such a prolonged period of uncertainty and financial restraint will make it more difficult to gain access to markets for products, or plan to introduce new products into the NHS.
MARDEN's healthcare team are skilled at working with clients to help them navigate through such complex legislative and regulatory processes that are now taking place in the NHS. We have a proven track record of enhancing clients' access to healthcare markets. We have devised and successfully executed strategies for some of the world’s largest Pharmaceutical and Medical Device corporations as well as start-up companies bringing their first products to the market place. The services we offer are based on the five key market access vehicles that provide the most effective gateways to the NHS:-
Our team's continued success is based on providing our clients with sound advice, up to date intelligence and strategies that are grounded in political reality. To learn more about how we might be of assistance please contact us at email@example.com.