Health Data – a national approach to research and innovation

Global Counsel and Palantir Technologies hosted a webinar to consider the next steps the UK should take in realising UK’s Life Sciences vision. The event will also mark the formal release of Palantir’s white paper entitled “A National Technical Framework to Underpin the UK Life Sciences Vision”.

During this discussion, we considered the opportunities for an effective national framework for research and innovation:

  • The opportunity for real-world data to transform research and innovation;
  • The opportunity to leverage data to speed appraisals and approvals of innovations, whilst ensuring safe monitoring;
  • Ensuring all care providers are included in research and can control their data;
  • Providing public transparency and the ability for citizens to express preferences on the use of their data;Enabling technological innovations around security and assurance.

Speakers included:

  • Matthew Swindells, Senior Advisor, Global Counsel (chair)
  • Dr Alison Cave, Chief Safety Officer, MHRA
  • Professor Martin Severs, former Medical Director and Caldicott Guardian, NHS digital
  • Dr Justin Whatling, Managing Director Global Health & Life Sciences, Palantir
  • Dr Charles Alessi, Chief Clinical Officer, HIMSS
  • Dr Claire Bloomfield, Deputy Director for Value of Data, Centre for Improving Data Collaboration, NHSX

Outcomes of the 16-17 December European Council


Digital panel discussion with GC's team of experts in Brussels to discuss the outcomes of the European Council Summit, likely to include covid-19 coordination and response to the resurge of cases, energy prices, climate change, post-pandemic recovery, security and external relations.


At Europe’s doorstep: the Eastern Partnership and Western Balkans


Digital panel discussion with Charlotte Ruhe, Managing Director, Central and South Eastern Europe, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); Giorgi Badridze, Senior Fellow, Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS); and Tom White, Director, Global Counsel, to discuss general political and regulatory trends in these regions, whether they are moving closer to Europe or not, and the potential business opportunities and risks for investors or corporates.