Leading thinkers on the British health system have come together to discuss innovation in healthcare at a roundtable breakfast in London.
The April 24 event, co-hosted by the Australia-UK Chamber of Commerce and Nous Group, an award-winning consulting firm, was chaired by Zac Ashkanasy, a principal with Nous’ London office.
Sir Malcolm Grant, the former Chair of NHS England, opened the event by discussing the importance of innovation amid increasing demand and the rising cost of delivering healthcare. He said that while there was currently no shortage of innovation, scaling and diffusing it in an ecosystem like the NHS was a challenge.
Also speaking on the roundtable were representatives from Great Ormond Street Hospital, BUPA Global, Seqirus, and the Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health. They shared what they see as key enablers to innovation, including funding, consistent use of data, and engaging with clinicians.
Having operated in the UK for several years, Nous Group is currently leading a series of influential health projects, including an assessment of perinatal mental health training for Health Education England, a mental health workforce scoping exercise for HEE and strategy facilitation and support with St John Ambulance UK.
Zac, who works with clients in the UK, Australia and the US, said Nous was excited about further opportunities to work with UK health services providers.
“Nous has a strong track record of delivering excellent results for clients,” he said. “As events like this breakfast demonstrates, we are deeply involved in the discussion on ways to ensure the healthcare system continues to meet the needs of patients, funders and employees.”