Episode #27: Time to Change 

Life Sciences Connect

In episode 27 of the Life Sciences Connect Podcast, we speak to the authors of the Time to Change report and discuss the current state of the UK healthcare workforce, touching on topics including pay, diversity, work-life balance, and training.

During our conversation, we explore the unrelenting challenges facing the UK’s healthcare workforce and share actionable, evidence-based solutions to help improve staff wellbeing, recruitment, and retention at a local level.

Episode 27 features: 

  • Karen Taylor, Research Director, UK Centre for Health Solutions 
  • Sara Siegel, Head of Healthcare, UK and Global Health
  • Amber Kennard, Partner, Human Capital, Government and Public Services
  • Karen Kirkham, Partner and Chief Medical Officer, UK Health and Social Care


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
Head of Healthcare

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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Dr. Karen Kirkham
Chief Medical Officer and Lead Partner for Integration in Deloitte’s Health and Social Care team

Karen is a Partner in health consulting and is the Chief Medical Offiicer in the UK practice. A strong and credible clinical leader, she has 30 years clinical experience complemented with significant leadership and executive roles, detailed knowledge of commissioning, transformation, and delivery of healthcare at scale. Karen is a change leader for health, working collaboratively to shape health services fit for the future.

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