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The Health and Care Bill – Understanding and influencing reform

The Health and Care Bill is the most significant piece of health legislation this parliament, and will shape the structures of the NHS, how services are delivered, and improvements to population health over the next decade. Organisations not planning ahead for these changes, may find themselves unable to cut through to the necessary decision-makers in local regions to ensure they can continue to deliver services to institutions and patients. To read more about how GK Strategy can advise...

Sajid Javid: Five priorities of the new Health Secretary

After a dramatic week in politics that nobody would have predicted, Matt Hancock, who had served as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care for almost three years was ousted from the department at the weekend. Replaced by Sajid Javid who was parachuted back into Boris Johnson’s cabinet on Saturday 26 June. However, with the world of healthcare policy moving at pace, Javid will have little time to get his feet under the table and set his priorities. In many ways, these priorities will be...

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What does the Government’s Healthcare Blueprint really mean for the NHS, independent providers and the care sector?

GK’s Strategic Advisors and former health ministers Alistair Burt and Phil Hope share their thoughts on the Department for Health & Social Care’s recent proposals for healthcare reform and integration and they explore what this means for investors and providers. GK are experts in health and social care policy, working across the system with care providers and med tech and life sciences companies. We support investors to evaluate political, policy and regulatory risk in the investment...

GK launches Health and Social Care Insights Report

We are delighted to launch GK's new Health & Social Care Insights report which we will be producing every month. Download your copy of the newsletter where GK's expert consultants and advisors cover: NHS Spending – a look forward New risks and opportunities for private sector providers and investors What does the end of the transition period mean for...

Doing nothing is ‘no longer an option’. With social care on the precipice, Boris Johnson urgently needs to outline a clear long-term vision.

By GK consultant and social care policy expert, Jack Sansum  15 months have now passed since Boris Johnson stood outside Downing Street promising to “fix the crisis in social care once and for all”. While there have been numerous rumours...

COVID-19 and the looming mental health crisis

By Ian Perrin, Senior Account Manager and health specialist  Despite your views on the current Government and its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, understanding the UK’s coronavirus plan is an impossible task. I say that as someone who follows politics day-in and day-out. For people who work in industries unrelated to politics and Government, who work in small businesses, in schools, or on the high streets, trying to understand what is...

What is the policy and regulatory environment for online pharmacies?

Online pharmacy is a sector that has seen considerable growth over recent years, and policy and regulation is evolving quickly as a result. Those with an interest in the market should be aware of the issues to consider and the likely future direction of travel.

The Medicines and Medical Devices Bill: the impact and opportunity

On the 2nd March 2020, the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill 2019-20 went through its second reading in parliament. It has been one of the first pieces of domestic legislation to be introduced since the Queen’s Speech in December 2019 and represents a critical area of post-Brexit regulatory change. The Bill is politically uncontroversial. It passed first and second readings unopposed by the Labour Party and is more about the need for legislation to return regulatory powers to...