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The Health Tech Survey 2017

Welcome to the first Trowers & Hamlins Health Tech survey. Over the last 20 years technology has revolutionised the way we live our lives. It has transformed how businesses operate across all sectors having a real impact on how they perform and develop. Many sectors have embraced technology from banking (Fin Tech) to property (Prop Tech) and healthcare will not be immune to the technological impact. The healthcare sector has been slower to engage with technology but has now started to look at the benefits that technological advances can bring to encourage efficiencies in costs and processes, for example, personalised medicine and encouraging patient engagement.

It is clear that the government and the NHS are beginning to see the value that technology can add to the healthcare sector, however this appears to currently be on an aspirational and policy level and the effects are not yet being fully felt on the ground. NHS digital and NHS accelerator are two recent examples. Integration is going to be one of the key hurdles for the NHS as it seeks to deliver a more effective patient focused service and technology will be a key driver in assisting the NHS in meeting its objectives.

This survey outlines the basis from which we can monitor the uptake of technology across the sector and assess how it is working in healthcare now, and how it develops in the future.

Who are going to be the winners in the technology race to save the healthcare system?

At a roundtable jointly hosted by Grant Thornton and Trowers & Hamlins, a select group including healthcare providers and commissioners, investors and entrepreneurs debated who will win in the technology race to save the UK healthcare system.

Implications of Brexit for health and social care

The new Prime Minister has re-affirmed that "Brexit means Brexit" and whilst it is impossible to predict what this may look like, it could have a major impact on the health and social care market in the United Kingdom. There are many issues which will need to be thought through and resolved, some of which are set out here.

Decluttering HR: Realising value

Trowers & Hamlins presents a Q&A and decluttering tool to help businesses determine whether a practice or procedure should be implemented in a given situation or whether there are other ways to achieve the desired objective.

Recent reports on the English mental health system: Key recommendations

Three reports have recently been published on the English mental health system.  Here, Trowers & Hamlins summarises the key recommendations set out in each report in this table.

Engaging with commissioners post NLW

There has been much speculation over recent months as to the impact of national minimum wage and living wage increases on private providers of care and whether the increased financial burden would put a number of them out of business.

In light of this, Trowers & Hamlins partner Paul McDermott details how private providers can best engage with commissioners to ease the financial repercussions of national living wage.

The role of housing in good health

Quality housing is vital to sustaining good quality mental and physical health, argues Hilary Blackwell, partner at Trowers & Hamlins

English devolution

Devolving powers to the regions in England would constitute evolution not revolution for health and social care providers

M&A outlook 2016

Tim Nye, head of UK private equity and co-head of the health and social care team at Trowers & Hamlins, examines the M&A market and identifies the key themes to consider in 2016

Unlocking the potential

In October 2016 the Law Commission published its consultation ‘Transfer of title, change of occupancy and other events’ and this has implications for ‘event fees’ in retirement housing with care

The modern slavery act

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA) has been introduced to consolidate slavery-related offences and large care businesses need to take note

The perfect storm

The perfect storm is brewing in social care – is it about to come crashing onto our shores?



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