Historically, Britain has been at the heart of some of the biggest biomedical breakthroughs of recent decades, such as the development of IVF in the 1970s. It was also the UK which saw the one of the first introductions of a routine universal anticancer vaccine in 2008, offered to young girls in order to protect against carcinogenic strains of HPV.
The UK is now displaying strong capabilities in emerging fields, such as digital health and artificial intelligence (AI), with five new AI Medical Centres set to open up at NHS hospitals in the UK over the next year. These will use AI to enhance diagnosis of diseases helped by £50m of Government funding.
A fifth of the British workforce are employed in STEM-based careers, making Britain the most knowledge intensive nation in the G20 when it comes to matters of science.
It’s this background of innovation and discovery which motivates the healthcare workforce every day in Britain. Researchers know they’re part of a system which supports development and change, and allows for the kind of disruptive and pioneering thinking which can revolutionise the healthcare industry.
The UK’s life science industry collectively employs more than 240,000 people nationwide. These include graduates from three of the world’s top five universities for pre-clinical, clinical, and health sciences: Oxford, Cambridge, and Imperial College London. When health and life sciences businesses choose to back Britain, they know they’re putting themselves in the position to utilise one of the most highly productive and skilled workforces the world has to offer.
The UK’s nationalised healthcare system the NHS treats a million patients every 36 hours. Committed to researching and partnering with private industry, the UK Government’s Life Sciences initiative saw £86 million in funding committed to support the work of healthcare innovators.
Those Healthcare organisations that work hardest to acquire customer knowledge and put it to good use will be best placed to compete in the future Building and cultivating good relations with customers based on engagement and data is crucial, because it not only affects the possibilities to engage much more deeply with customers, but also supports product innovation and gives the organisation a competitive edge.
The companies recognised within this year’s British Healthcare Awards are transforming the sector by creating the future of healthcare innovation and building diverse teams built on sustainable values which attract the best and brightest from around the world.
Until now it has been hard to identify the best companies when it comes to Healthcare. The British Healthcare Awards will provide a long awaited index of the most proactive Healthcare organisations in the UK and will shine a light on best practice across all strands of Healthcare including, customer service, engagement, digital impact, communication with internal and external stakeholders, sustainability, product quality continuity and international sales.
The Exceptional Organisations & Leadership list will be launched within a high-quality silver foiled publication. The companies featured within the final report will then be reviewed and a number will be shortlisted to receive a prestigious British Healthcare Award.
The British Healthcare Awards presentation will take place at a star-studded reception in Central London and it will, without doubt, catch the attention of the local, national and international media. Key influential decision makers will be in attendance to witness this exciting launch and the initiative will herald a new era for promoting Britain’s leading companies within the healthcare, life sciences and biomedical sectors.