Episode #17: Evaluating the role of employers in reducing the public health gap: Improving the health and productivity of employees

Life Sciences Connect

On this episode of Life Sciences Connect podcast, we discuss these issues further with our panel of experts:

  •  John Haughey, Global Life Sciences and Healthcare Consulting Leader
  • Sara Siegel, UK and NSE Health and Social Care Leader

And of course, our host, Karen Taylor, Research Director, Centre for Health Solutions, Deloitte

This episode focuses on the role of employers in improving the physical and mental health of their employees through measures to address workforce wellbeing and the implications for public health and productivity.

We examine the crucial role of employers in public health. The podcast conversation dives into the key topics from the report including research showing a clear business case for employers to invest in evidence-based interventions to support employee health and wellbeing to improve staff satisfaction, retention, and recruitment and increase workforce productivity.

The conversation further explores how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the link between the health of the population and the health of the economy and demonstrated how the health of employees links to their productivity.

For further details view the report.


Karen Taylor
Research Director, Centre for Health Solutions

Karen is the Research Director of the Centre for Health Solutions. She supports the Healthcare and Life Sciences practice by driving independent and objective business research and analysis into key industry challenges and associated solutions; generating evidence based insights and points of view on issues from pharmaceuticals and technology innovation to healthcare management and reform.

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Sara Siegel
UK and NSE Health and Social Care Leader

Sara is the Lead Client Service Partner (LCSP) for the health account in the UK and across North and South Europe. She has worked with the NHS and healthcare clients for the last 20 years in the UK and across Europe. Our healthcare practice has broad capabilities including digital transformation, net zero, supply chain, governance & leadership, operational improvement, and AI and robotic tools to improve the speed and quality of NHS services and to release more time for direct patient care.

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John Haughey
Global Life Sciences Consulting Lead

John Haughey is Deloitte's Global Life Sciences Consulting Leader and the Life Sciences & Healthcare industry leader for the UK. He has extensive experience in the industry as well as more broadly cross sector, having led multiple large scale business and operational transformations over the past 30 years. He has operated across the full project lifecycle from feasibility through implementation. His specialism is in optimising global business operations, covering strategy, M&A integration and divestment, operational and financial improvement, ERP implementation, global business services, analytics and outsourcing.

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