Healthcare Industry Outlook 2020 Market Overview

The healthcare industry is one of the largest and fastest growing industries globally. By 2040, the World Economic Forum (WEF) predicts that USD 25 trillion will be spent on healthcare up from US$ 11.9 trillion in 2018. Market consensus...

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Will virtual doctors be a post-pandemic trend?

The Covid-19 pandemic has raised questions about mental health as a result of lock-down as well as the physical damage caused by the disease itself. This has been exacerbated due to the lack of access to in-person therapy and...

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UK confident COVID-19 tracking system will work to prevent a second wave

When Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, announced a Covid-19 track and trace system could be up and running by 1 June, health workers warned of a second wave should the system fail. James Brokenshire, junior Interior Minister in charge of...

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Will big tobacco create the first Covid-19 vaccine?

Tobacco giant British American Tobacco Plc's biotech subsidiary, Kentucky BioProcessing, has developed an experimental COVID-19 vaccine where pre-clinical tests showed positive responses and the first phase of human trials could begin as early as late June. Drug makers around...

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Coronavirus: a reason to abandon equities or an opportunity?

New global figures reported this week, together with the recent outbreak in Italy, indicate it is increasingly difficult to contain the Coronavirus.  Investors have been digesting the impact of Coronavirus for over a month, hoping it would be contained,...

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THE NHS: Another 70 years of success

After 70 years the NHS now represents an organisation that has 1 million patient interactions every day, is the largest single employer in Europe (1.7m employees according to the Nuffield Trust, October 2017, making it the 5th largest single...

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