Healthcare Trends

At Blue Latitude Health, it’s imperative to our work that we stay on top of all the latest trends in healthcare. It’s also important that we let you know when we don’t buy into the latest thing – we’re not in the business of new for new’s sake.

Here you’ll find our honest commentary, articles, and resources around the trends that the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries are talking about.

Empowered patients: shaking the foundations of healthcare

Blue Latitude Health|16th August 2019

Precision medicine represents a new paradigm in healthcare.This new approach to treating and preventing disease views the patient holistically, analysing their genes, environment and lifestyle, and using this information to make a more accurate treatment decision. Here we discuss the barriers, opportunities and potential outcomes of the precision medicine era in healthcare.

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A uniquely English genomic medicine service

Natasha Cowan|26th July 2019

The UK National Health Service is developing one standardised approach to embedding precision medicine across the whole of England. Blue Latitude Health speaks to Dr Tom Fowler, Deputy Chief Scientist and Director of Public Health at Genomics England, to find out how the NHS is achieving this goal.

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Diagnosing the lag in neuropsychiatric treatments

Sana Rahim|16th July 2019

The number of mental health research programmes in larger drug firms has shrunk by 70% in the past decade. Blue Latitude Health Senior Associate Consultant Sana Rahim explores this drop in investment and explains why developing a market-orientated model is vital for making progress.

 

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Precision paediatrics: Treating patients with CAR-T

Guest Blogger|9th July 2019

Dr Stuart Adams specialises in using T-cell therapy to treat paediatric patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Here, he explains what it was like to develop and deliver a groundbreaking CAR-T therapy for the first patient in Europe, and how the centre of excellence has adapted to make precision medicine a reality

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Battling breast cancer with precision medicine (Part 2)

Natasha Cowan|20th June 2019

Dr Mark Moasser treated breast cancer survivor Laura Holmes-Haddad (interviewed in part one) with an innovative precision medicine, which at the time was yet to be approved. Here he gives his side of the story and explains how industry can help oncologists treat more patients with targeted therapies.

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Battling breast cancer with precision medicine (Part 1)

Natasha Cowan|13th June 2019

Laura Holmes Haddad is a breast cancer survivor. She made the incredibly brave decision to participate in a PARP inhibitor precision medicine trial. Here, the author and precision medicine advocate tells her story and explains what industry needs to remember when treating cancer patients with precision medicine.

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The role of brain health in treating MS

Anna Thomasson|7th June 2019

Blue Latitude Health speaks to Professor Gavin Giovannoni, key opinion leader and Chair of Neurology, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, about his theories on brain health, the importance of a holistic approach to MS and why digital technology is the future of effective MS care.

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Diagnosing MS: are we getting it right?

Guest Blogger|30th May 2019

Multi-award-winning patient advocate, Trishna Bharadia, walks through the complications involved with an MS diagnosis, including the challenges for healthcare systems and a handful of insightful patient stories.

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Empowering the MS patient through shared decision making

Guest Blogger|25th April 2019

Patient advocate Trishna Bharadia explains why shared decision making is crucial for ensuring multiple sclerosis patients feel heard and empowered

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My MS journey: one patient's search for innovation

Guest Blogger|18th April 2019

David Lazarus charts his journey from initial MS diagnosis in 1990 to his experience participating in innovative clinical trials, along with his advice for other patients.

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