Thank G** It’s Value – Thank G** It’s Friday, the weekly blog from Muir Gray in Oxford to supplement our Healthcare Value Briefing.

Healthcare Scientists Ahoy!

I have attended two very good conferences in the last ten days, with one of my favourite professional groups – the healthcare scientists. One was the Annual Conference of the Chief Scientific Officer –  Professor Sue Hill, the other was the annual conference of the Medical Science Liaison staff from pharmaceutical industries.

The first Diagnostics Atlas of Variation showed huge variation in testing, and of course scientists have to respond to requests or demands… but what emerged from the discussion was that we need to give them more authority to influence demand. As a profession they are right on top of quality but we now need to give them the skills and authority to ensure that their skills and resources are used to optimise value for the population they serve.

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