WCG ThoughtLeader Interview – Helen Johnson on healthcare, regulation and UK elections

Posted by: in WCG ThoughtLeader Podcast Series on May 20, 2010

The wide-ranging impact of NICE on UK healthcare regulation, the UK health technology appraisal (HTA) model and its adoption elsewhere in value-based economic environments, the potential impacts on healthcare arising from the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats coming together in the first coalition government in the UK in more than 60 years…. key insights from healthcare thought leader Helen Johnson in conversation with WCG’s Neville Hobson.

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About Our Guest

helenjohnson A qualified lawyer with an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, Helen Johnson has seventeen years’ practical experience of healthcare policy and regulatory issues, commercial law and political relations, including ten years working in the pharmaceutical industry.

After graduating with a first class honours degree in law, Helen qualified as a solicitor and, in 1992, joined the legal department of pharmaceutical and healthcare company, Roche. In 2000, Helen was appointed to the new post of Head of Public Affairs and was given sole management responsibility for devising, developing and implementing Roche’s first government relations strategy.

Helen left Roche in 2002 to operate as a public affairs and policy consultant in her own right, setting up Helen Johnson Consulting Limited. She is currently working with a number of commercial and voluntary sector clients on a range of healthcare policy and political projects ranging from obesity, arthritis, cancer and Multiple Sclerosis, to the commissioning of specialised healthcare services, NHS commissioning and NICE technology appraisals.

Helen currently sits on the Management Committee of the Association of Professional Political Consultants and has been an occasional contributor to Pharmaceutical Marketing’s Communiqué Journal PMLive.com on topical communications and public affairs issues.

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  1. Tweets that mention WCG ThoughtLeader Interview – Helen Johnson on healthcare, regulation and UK elections | Common Sense -- Topsy.com linked to this post on May 20, 2010

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Neville Hobson, Paige Hutson. Paige Hutson said: New Podcast! @WCG_Engage’s Neville Hobson interviews Helen Johnson re: impact of N.I.C.E. on UK regulatory healthcare http://bit.ly/cPFuxG […]

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