The UK Market 

Healthcare is dominated by public sector service providers in the form of the NHS and local authorities. The telecare sector has grown significantly in the UK but has recently become staid awaiting a next generation of offerings. Adoption of digital health technology outside of telecare has been modest to date, however, the rate is set to increase but in the context of a highly politicised environment and budgetary constraints. Retail outlets in the form of pharmacy chains and consumer electronics outlets are increasingly active in the digital health space and further opportunity will be presented by the supermarket chains. Pharma and Medtech are associated with a strong life science base in the UK and demonstrate increasing activity in digital health along with a growing interest from health insurance providers. London is recognised as one of the leading start-up clusters in Europe although other cities such as Manchester and Edinburgh have growing health technology communities.

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