Challenges and opportunities to move the NHS from sick care to wellcare
Mahiben Maruthappu, MA, BM BCh, Co-founder of Cera & NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA), discusses the NHS and the opportunities and challenges in healthcare. The NHS is under real pressure now due to demographic changes, i.e. more elderly people, a growing population and economic uncertainty. Two years ago, the ‘five year road map’ for the NHS was launched with aims to tackle some of these challenges. Dr Maruthappu emphasises efficiency and where innovation fits into this. There are a number of areas that the system is exploring to become more efficient, for example better procurement and productivity.