Political monitoring provided by health specialists.

By far the biggest single area of devolved spending, health and care are also massive themes for the devolved political institutions. We understand the debate – from aging hospital estates to funding for the latest technologies. From workforce planning to funding for social care. From quality housing to quality food. We’re following the issues which contribute to the health of our nations. 

We are keeping very close track of the journey towards a National Care Service in Wales and in Scotland, including understanding the aspects which are most of interest to each of our clients, rather than a tick-box exercise that delivers a dump of data.  Across pharmacy, the allied health professions, the science sector and R&D, we can identify and separate the critical information from the nice to know and send it with the appropriate urgency.

We’re tracking the development of mental health as a serious and increasing concern and scrutinising the data on hospital waiting times and the backlog in routine healthcare created by COVID-19.  As monitoring partner to a number of the UK’s high profile charities, we monitor specific health conditions, including reference to care pathways, funding and research as well as the aspects of their functions that relate to employment, the retail environment, fundraising and working with volunteers.

Our informed researchers can help you cut through the noise to find the lines in health debates that really matter. Book a meeting to hear more about how we can help your organisation track health policy in Wales and Scotland.  

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Dedicated team

Ian Woodbyrne

Senior Account Manager - Scotland

Ian Woodbyrne

Senior Account Manager - Scotland

Charlotte O’Brien

Account Manager - Scotland

Charlotte O’Brien

Account Manager - Scotland

NFU Scotland is delighted with Newsdirect’s parliamentary monitoring. The staff are great to engage with and consistently provide an excellent, reliable and professional service.
Beatrice Morrice
NFU Scotland
“Our Newsdirect daily report has hugely enhanced our policy and public affairs work in Sustrans Scotland. Adding Newsdirect as our political monitoring partner has transformed how we manage policy and public affairs."
Clare Daly
Sustrans Scotland
Newsdirect's monitoring is an absolutely essential tool for Cardiff University’s engagement with politicians and government. Their conscientious and helpful team are also quick to respond to questions so that we always have the information we need to make informed decisions.
Ed Bridges
Cardiff University

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