UK Extols NHS Asset In The ‘No Plan B’ Post-Brexit World
The UK medtech industry is in a state of flux given the known unknowns of Brexit, perennial health-care funding pressures that will only exacerbate, and a menu of cost-saving initiatives that require medtech companies to adjust how they work with the National Health Service. Improving NHS and its role as a boon to smaller UK medtech companies is an important priority of industry.
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