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Reasons for Gratitude

Reasons for Gratitude

I am going to start this blog with a confession - my guilty pleasure is watching American medical dramas. My particular show of choice at the moment is New Amsterdam. One of the reasons for enjoying these shows is that they reflect the differences...

Is your innovation award-winning?

Is your innovation award-winning?

This week I will be working on four separate HSJ Digital Award applications.  All of my clients have innovative products and/or services which improve patients’ lives, so I love to help them shout about what they are doing. If any of these reach the finals, I...

Technology Transfer

Technology Transfer

One of the greatest privileges in my working career is working with spin-out and startup companies. These companies are led by highly motivated people with life-changing ideas, who are looking for the market insight and structure to move their products and...

A gradual return to normal service

A gradual return to normal service

It has been a long time since I last wrote a blog for many reasons, mainly because a consultant specialising in healthcare market entry and access for innovations tends to get quite busy during a pandemic (who’d have thought it?). Another reason is that I was so busy,...

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

I don’t know how many times during this pandemic I have said things like “just imagine how this would be if we didn’t have computers”, or “people would have died in their millions if it wasn’t possible to work from home”. We all consider ourselves fortunate to live in...

What is a Market Access Report?

What is a Market Access Report?

Market Access Reports are something frequently requested by our clients. So what are they, and why are they useful? The problem Let’s take an example of Susan. Susan is a director of a company (Wet Stop) which has developed a new technology which can help identify...

The future of digitally enabled healthcare

The future of digitally enabled healthcare

(Original article written for Rehab Guru) “We are at a unique juncture in the history of medicine, with the convergence of genomics, biosensors, the electronic patient record and smartphone apps, all superimposed on a digital infrastructure, with artificial...

The NHS will not pay to improve patient safety

The NHS will not pay to improve patient safety

(Original article written for Patient Safety Learning) You may think that I am saying this to be contentious, but sadly I am not.  As an independent business consultant who supports new businesses and entrepreneurs in...

Do something every day that scares you!

Do something every day that scares you!

When I was working in pharmaceutical sales this was a favourite phrase of one of my managers, and he even went so far as to give all of the sales team a fridge magnet, with this written on, which I still have (in the garage-sorry Alex). Back in the day this was about...

Losing your job, how to prepare and finding the silver lining

Losing your job, how to prepare and finding the silver lining

Firstly, I want to say how much I empathise with people who have or will find themselves out of work during this pandemic.  Having spent my employed career mostly in sales-based jobs the vagaries of company policy about promoting different products and services can...

What’s the Value in your Proposition?

What’s the Value in your Proposition?

Value Propositions seem to be a hot topic at the moment. I have been party to multiple conversations on the subject this week. The definition of a Value Proposition changes depending upon who, or what institution you are speaking to. This is a term I have been using...

How useful is an NHS pilot?

How useful is an NHS pilot?

Working with innovators in health and care the question of evidence always arises. After all we work in a world of “evidence-based care” so no one should be spending money on a product for patients where there is no evidence of benefit to the patient, staff, costs or...

Reasons to Stay in Lockdown

Reasons to Stay in Lockdown

Firstly, I know that the current situation is causing real financial hardship, increasing feelings of loneliness and isolation, and for some real risk of harm. It is difficult for everyone, and we all know that it cannot go on forever. When I walk around the house the...

Working From Home

Working From Home

Working from Home – It doesn’t need to be stressful I know in these strange times many of you will be working from home for the first time and feeling stressed and anxious about how you will get everything done, and manage your home life, or simply stay motivated....