UK healthcare: the challenge of keeping the momentum going
This article was originally published in SRA
The year 2009 was key for the UK medical technology sector. The Kennedy Review, the Office for Life Sciences blueprint and, last month, the start-up of NICE’s Medical Technology Advisory Committee, have all built on Lord Darzi’s NHS Next Stage Review and given grounds to believe that a progressive future lies ahead. But the huge savings needed in the NHS have cast a shadow over the sector. Is it all going wrong before it has even started? asks principal analyst Ashley Yeo.