European Fact Files – 2019
June 3, 2019
With voters heading to the polls in several countries later this year, the European political map may have shifted substantially by the end of 2019. Alongside this the European Parliament elections in May will also act as a key marker to the extent to which populist parties are gaining ground. Meanwhile, Brexit continues to cast a long shadow over the UK’s relationship with the European Union.
Healthcare in Europe: Sector trends to watch in 2019
March 7, 2019
As investors and operators know first-hand, healthcare is not a sector that stands still. The operating environment constantly faces multiple headwinds that drive change. These can be innovations within a sub-sector that provide more efficient or effective offer to payors, or it might be top-down shifts in government policy that are reactions to changing demographic demands and rising expectations from individuals about what they expect from a publicly funded service.
UK: Understanding the Priorities of the NHS Long-Term Plan
January 16, 2019
Following months of speculation, the NHS Long-Term Plan was finally published last week. A comprehensive policy document, it provides important insights on priorities that will shape NHS organisation and service delivery over the next five to ten years.
Washington Healthcare Report – January 2019
January 4, 2019
As Democrats take over the House of Representatives for the first time since 2011, 2019 promises to
change Congressional focus and priorities. The second half of 2018 saw relatively little in the way of
healthcare legislation outside of the passage of new opioid legislation, the SUPPORT for Patients and
Communities Act. Congress funded HHS through the appropriations process by the end of September,
and with no other must-pass healthcare legislation in December, the lame duck session passed with no