2020 global life sciences outlook: Creating new value, building blocks for the future

By Dr Mark Steedman, PhD, Manager, Centre for Health Solutions

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Each January, Deloitte produces a report exploring the outlook for the life sciences sector. This year’s report, 2020 global life sciences outlook: Creating new value, building blocks for the future, explores how biopharma and medtech organisations can harness a future driven by evolving data-driven technologies and remain relevant in an ever-evolving business landscape. Organisations should look for ways to create new value, adopt new metrics to take advantage of the wealth of data available today and rethink what is being measured.

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Posted on 17/01/2020 | 0 Comments

Dry January: Is it time to reset your relationship with alcohol?

By Dr Mark Steedman, PhD, Manager, Centre for Health Solutions

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Happy 2020 everyone! The New Year and new resolutions often go hand in hand. A new year brings an opportunity for a fresh start, to transform bad habits into good habits or to start something entirely new. For many, this means exercising more, eating healthier foods, spending more time with family or going to sleep earlier, to name only a few common New Year’s resolutions. Increasingly in the UK, people are starting month-long challenges during January to kick-start their resolutions and attempt to create better long-term habits. Dry January is one of these challenges.

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Posted on 10/01/2020 | 0 Comments

Ten years on: Measuring the return from pharmaceutical innovation 2019

By Maria João Cruz, Research Analyst, Centre for Health Solutions

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This week, we published the tenth in our series of annual reports, Measuring the return from pharmaceutical innovation. For the past decade we have used a consistent and objective methodology to provide analyses and insights on the R&D productivity of the top 12 biopharma companies (original cohort), and the returns they can expect to achieve from their late stage pipelines. For five years, we have contrasted our original cohort’s performance with the performance of four smaller, more specialised companies, which we tracked back to 2013. While our findings have demonstrated a systemic, cross-company, decade-long decline in the productivity of R&D, we have also witnessed significant advances in science and the development of innovative therapies delivering impressive improvements in health outcomes.

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Posted on 19/12/2019 | 0 Comments

Insights from our State of the State 2019-20 report: How health sector leaders and citizens view the outlook for NHS and social care services

By Karen Taylor, Director, Centre for Health Solutions

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So the results of the election are now in, and the Conservatives have won a large majority, giving them a mandate to get on with implementing their manifesto promises. During their electioneering, all parties put the NHS and social care at centre stage, with the only differences being how much additional funding and new staff they would provide to tackle the acknowledged decline in performance. In October 2019, my public sector colleagues, together with the think tank Reform, published their eighth annual report, The State of the State 2019-20 the view from citizens, leaders and frontline public services.1 Friday the 13th, the morning after the election, seems like a good time to remind the new Government and those charged with implementing their policies of the 2019 report findings, particularly their findings on the NHS and social care.

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Posted on 13/12/2019 | 0 Comments

The FT Global Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Conference 2019: Forces disrupting the industry

By Karen Taylor, Director, Centre for Health Solutions

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Last month Deloitte was one of the main sponsors of the 2019 FT Global Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Conference. This is a key event for the industry, attended by senior industry executives and financial professionals from around the world. The aim of this year’s conference was to focus a critical eye on the forces set to transform the industry in the years ahead. I was privileged to attend the conference and help man our stall where we displayed our research reports, including our report Intelligent biopharma: Powered by AI, which we launched on the first day. We also introduced our new Converge Health platform and the connected patient experience. This week’s blog shares some of the highlights that I took away from the presentations and panel debates that took place on the first day. I will return to day two in a later blog.

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Posted on 06/12/2019 | 0 Comments

2019 Global Survey of health care consumers: United Kingdom cut

By Karen Taylor and Krissie Ferris, Centre for Health Solutions

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Since 2008, the Deloitte US Center for Health Solutions has polled a nationally representative sample of US adults (18 and older) about their experiences and attitudes related to their health, health insurance, and health care.1 Earlier this year we helped the US Center design a global survey to help understand what consumers value most about healthcare, and their appetite for digital innovations, including their willingness to share their personal health data. The US Center collected primary data through an online survey, fielded between May and June 2019, in seven countries (Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands Singapore and the UK). It then compared their responses to responses from the US consumer survey conducted in 2018. The US Centre launched their report on the survey last week.2 This week’s blog is our take on the key findings for the UK.

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Posted on 28/11/2019 | 0 Comments

Facts about ‘Flu’ and the chances of a significant outbreak in the UK this winter

By Andrew Bryan, Deloitte Financial Advisory

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This summer’s high profile coverage of the ‘Aussie flu’ outbreak Down Under, got me thinking about how much of the coverage is media hype, and whether there is any available data to support the fears about flu outbreaks in the Northern hemisphere. With the UK now entering the flu season, this week’s blog explores my analysis and key findings.

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Posted on 22/11/2019 | 0 Comments

Movember: an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health

By Dr Mark Steedman, PhD, Manager, Centre for Health Solutions

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The moustache has a fascinating history – popular at times, eschewed at others, but always competing in the popularity stakes against the beard. From a fashion symbol popularised by monarchs of the past, to practical restrictions on beards but not moustaches because of press articles linking germs with beards and rules preventing bearded men from handling food. As a result, the popularity of the beard versus the moustache has ebbed and flowed.1 I’ve seen this even in my own lifetime. While there were a few famous moustaches that adorned the faces of Hollywood stars and musicians, for the most part, the 1990s saw the moustache fall seriously out of fashion.

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Posted on 15/11/2019 | 0 Comments

Intelligent drug discovery: Powered by AI

By Dr Francesca Properzi, PhD. Research Manager, Centre for Health Solutions

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Next week at the 2019 Global Financial Times Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology conference in London, we will formally launch the second in our series of reports on how artificial intelligence (AI) is driving the digital transformation of biopharma. This second report, Intelligent drug discovery: Powered by AI, explores the rise of ‘disruptive AI for drug discovery’ companies and the challenges and opportunities for biopharma in using AI technologies to help find new, more precise, targeted treatments.1 This blog highlights the key takeaways from our report.

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Posted on 08/11/2019 | 0 Comments

Shaping the future of UK healthcare: Closing the digital gap

By Karen Taylor, Director, Centre for Health Solutions

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Last month I participated in a panel discussion at the Technology Services Association International Technology-Enabled Care Conference on the subject of Citizen Powered Technological Enablement.1 In anticipation of the panel discussion, I agreed to write a blog on our July 2019 research report Closing the digital gap: Shaping the future of UK healthcare.2 This week, I thought I’d repurpose this blog as a Centre blog, to highlight some the challenges currently being faced in delivering a digital first NHS. Next month we will return to this issue with a focus on primary care.

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Posted on 01/11/2019 | 0 Comments