Healthcare Intelligence

LaingBuisson has been serving clients for over 30 years with insights, data and analysis of market structures, policy and strategy across healthcare and social care. We are the chosen provider of independent sector healthcare market data to the UK Government's Office for National Statistics and work globally with providers, commissioners, payors, manufacturers, investors, regulators and advisors.  We  help our clients to understand their markets, make informed decisions and deliver better outcomes through market intelligence, consulting and data solutions.

Unique business model

Our consultants work on client projects, write our market reports, contribute to our journals and are content leads for our conferences. Supported by our research and data teams and with access to our extensive proprietary data and data collection capabilities, this means they are subject matter experts, often with an extensive network of CEO level relationships, enabling them to quickly and cost effectively add value.

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Stephen was a Member of Parliament for 36 years serving as Secretary of State for Health from 1995 to 1997 and the first elected chair of the House of Commons Health Committee between 2010 and 2014, and also acted as a senior adviser to KPMG supporting the Global Health and Public Sector practice.

He has an MA in Law from the University of Oxford.

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Henry was an investment banker for nearly 20 years, advising healthcare companies across Europe. He started his career as a lawyer with Linklaters in London, New York and Washington before moving into banking with Rothschild, UBS Investment Bank and Jefferies, where he was Joint Head of European Healthcare Investment Banking.

He has an MA in Law from the University of Oxford.

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Before founding LaingBuisson in 1976, William worked for the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry and the Office of Health Economics where he was Deputy Director.

He has a BSc Econ from the London School of Economics.

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Charlotte was a solicitor for 17 years and a partner focussed on corporate and personal tax at Speechly Bircham, now Charles Russell Speechly.

She has a MA in Modern History from the University of Oxford.

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Keith started his career in pharmaceutical sales with Smithkline Beecham before moving into hospital marketing with AMI Healthcare (now part of BMI Healthcare).  He then focussed on digital marketing and the internet with entrepreneurial roles building businesses at Acumen Solutions, em:seven communications and Intuition Communication, now LaingBuisson International.

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Heidi was previously the Business Manager supporting the Chief Executive Officer of the Alzheimer’s Society. Prior to that Heidi served as Senior Parliamentary Assistant to Jonathan Evans MP and was Deputy Director of Research, Tribal plc and a researcher at Veredus, the resourcing division of Capita plc.

She has BA (Hons) in Italian and French (First Class) from the University of Reading, and a Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

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Justin spent a decade as a business journalist on a variety of UK titles specialising in news and feature writing focused on social affairs and local authority matters. He joined LaingBuisson in 2005 as editor of what is now Care Markets before taking on the role of Chief Operating Officer in 2011 and his current role in 2016.

He has an BA (Hons) in English from Queen Mary College (University of London).

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Sarah started her career in website development and account management with the specialist healthcare digital media agency Acumen Solutions, before moving to an Associate Director role at em:seven, a communication agency specialising in e-media and events within the healthcare sector.  She joined what is now LaingBuisson International in 2011 after running her own consulting firm and spending 7 years in Spain in property development

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Neil is also a co-founder and Director of Karma Applied Science, a specialist data science and healthcare software house. In addition, he has been a supporter for many years of the Trinity Hospice and Brian House charities which give compassionate end of life care.

Neil has worked in the software industry for over 25 years including as a Microsoft consultant.  He specialises in handling large databases with a focus on data handling and analysis in Javascript, PHP and Microsoft Database Language SQL, but has worked across a range of languages and platforms including  Novell networking, Pascal, Delphi, Paradox and Dbase.

Careers

LaingBuisson is all about people. We are committed to finding, training and growing the the most talented employees. We're an equal opportunities employer and all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without reference to race, colour, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, nationality or disability.

The Role
LaingBuisson’s well-read business news magazines Care Markets and Healthcare Markets are interested in meeting freelance writers and journalists with experience of writing on the healthcare sector.

LaingBuissons’ news publications cover a wide range of sub-sectors within the business environments of independent social care and acute care, from reporting on political and legislative change to analysing end of year accounts to interviewing CEOs and COOs of the major market players.

If you could be a valuable addition to our team of writers please contact us with samples of your work and to request a sample copy of our titles.

In the first instance please contact Justin Merritt, Publishing Director on justin.merritt@laingbuisson.com

We are looking for a Head of Data Analytics who will support our research, consulting and our database software development teams by managing a team of data officers in curating our data – acquiring data from multiple sources including our proprietary surveys, cleansing that data and structuring it to allow further analysis of it.

Reporting to our CTO, the ideal candidate is adept at manipulating large data sets with strong experience using data mining/data analysis methods, using a variety of data tools, building and implementing models, using algorithms and running simulations. You must also have a proven ability to drive business results with data-based insight and be comfortable working with a wide range of stakeholders and teams. The right candidate will have a passion for discovering solutions hidden in large data sets and working with stakeholders to improve business outcomes.

You will be located in the office our technology partner, Karma Applied Science. Karma Applied Science is a data science organisation specialising in the creation of enterprise level healthcare applications. With capabilities and services ranging from neural network development to large scale data aggregation Karma is quickly becoming the industry standard for secure, concise healthcare innovation.

Key responsibilities:

  • To mine and analyse data from company databases to drive optimisation and improvement of product development, marketing techniques and business strategies.
  • To assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques.
  • To develop custom data models and algorithms to apply data sets.
  • To manage large scale surveys and their incorporation into the appropriate database.
  • To manage our team of data officers.
  • To manage output and manipulation of data for use in publications.
  • To check the accuracy of data coming into databases from APIs.
  • To develop processes and tools to monitor and analyse model performance and data accuracy.

Essential skills:

  • Strong problem solving skills with an emphasis on product development.
  • Experience using statistical computer languages (in particular SQL, PHP desirable) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests and proper usage, etc) and experience with applications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for coordinating across teams.
  • A drive to learn and master new technologies and techniques.

This position is being offered on a full-time basis with a salary of £25,000. Benefits include a contributory pension, critical illness cover, life cover and an employee discounts scheme.  

Please note that only applicants with permission to work in the UK need apply. 

To apply please email jobs@laingbuisson.com with a cover letter and CV, quoting reference LBHDA2018 in the email subject line. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 25 May 2018. Candidates will be invited for interviews in early June, with an ideal start date as soon as possible.

We are looking for two data officers who will collect and maintain data for our clients, ensuring it is clean and of consistently high quality. This may be your first job in data but you will be curious and enthusiastic about data and how it can help a business to achieve its aims. You will also have the necessary communication skills to explain your findings to non-experts.

You will be located in the office our technology partner, Karma Applied Science. Karma Applied Science is a data science organisation specialising in the creation of enterprise level healthcare applications. With capabilities and services ranging from neural network development to large scale data aggregation Karma is quickly becoming the industry standard for secure, concise healthcare innovation.

Key responsibilities:

  • To make a high volume of telephone calls to support data gathering and data cleansing activities.
  • To enter data accurately into databases and Excel as required.
  • To gather and cleans incoming data incorporated into databases from APIs.

Essential skills:

  • Excellent telephone manner.
  • Working knowledge of Excel and databases.
  • High standard of written English.
  • Good verbal communications skills.
  • Desirable: a willingness to learn SQL and support the interrogation of data.

This position is being offered on a full-time basis with a salary of £15,000. Benefits include a contributory pension, critical illness cover, life cover and an employee discounts scheme.  

Please note that only applicants with permission to work in the UK need apply. 

To apply please email jobs@laingbuisson.com with a cover letter and CV, quoting reference LBDO2018 in the email subject line. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 25 May 2018. Candidates will be invited for interviews in early June, with an ideal start date as soon as possible.

A part-time opportunity has arisen to join LaingBuisson’s research team as a financial data analyst. The position is ideal for someone with a recognised accounting qualification and with experience of auditing who wishes to work part-time in an office based role. You will also need to be a team player, have an ability to interpret as well as read accounts and have strong attention to detail.

The primary role of the financial data analyst will be working alongside our other financial data analyst, checking the accuracy of his work and making amendments where needed. As required, you may also be asked to work on the entry of financial reports and as you become more familiar with what we do as a company, you may be asked to work on market reports and financial data products.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Checking the accuracy of data from financial reports entered by the Financial Data Analyst into the LaingBuisson database and making corrections where required.
  • Assisting with the entry of financial reports of companies in the UK healthcare sector.
  • Assisting consultants with the development of market reports, ensuring project deadlines are met, and on the development of financial data products.
  • Communicating with individuals at all management levels in organisations to obtain and verify information.

Essential Skills:

  • Strong accounting skills, preferably backed by a recognised accounting qualification, with the ability to interrogate, analyse and interpret profit and loss accounts and balance sheets.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with colleagues, clients and management (verbal, written and telephone).
  • Strong organisational skills (including planning and prioritising work) to meet strict deadlines in line with project expectations.
  • Analytical, superb levels of accuracy and a very strong attention to detail.
  • Flexible, with ability to use initiative to identify and solve problems.
  • Team player with willingness to help and motivate others.
  • Strong proficiency with MS Office tools.
  • Ability to work under pressure.

Desirable Skills:

  • Working knowledge of databases (Access or SQL)

Education:

  • A recognised accounting qualification or ‘qualification by experience’.

This position is being offered on a part-time basis for 21 hours/3 days per week with a salary of £28,000 pro rata. Benefits include a contributory pension, critical illness cover, life cover and an employee discounts scheme.

Please note that only applicants with permission to work in the UK need apply.

To apply please email jobs@laingbuisson.com with a cover letter and CV, quoting reference LBFDA2018 in the email subject line. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 1 June 2018. Candidates will be invited for interviews in early June, with an ideal start date as soon as possible.

If you are interested in working at LaingBuisson but there are no vacancies listed above which match your skills and interests, please send your CV and a covering letter to jobs@laingbuisson.com outlining the kind of work you would be interested in and we will contact you when a suitable position arises.

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History

1975

LaingBuisson founded

William Laing founds the company