LibDems lose health analyst to GJW

Liberal Democrat health policy researcher and analyst Andrew Tucker has left the party to join GJW, where he is creating a new policy unit within the agency’s health practice.

Liberal Democrat health policy researcher and analyst Andrew Tucker

has left the party to join GJW, where he is creating a new policy unit

within the agency’s health practice.



As the agency’s first policy development head, Tucker reports to finance

director Nigel Clarke and will work closely with GJW director David

Taylor, researching health policy developments and producing

reports.



This includes examining best practice issues in the health sector, such

as the public interest in prescribing certain drugs on the NHS and the

best way for pharmaceutical companies to use their money.



Tucker expects to recruit further staff as the policy unit expands.

Clients on the new unit’s books include Pharmacia and Upjohn.



Clarke said: ’Companies, patient groups, charities and the NHS will

increasingly need to look at public interest and how it fits into the

way they do their business and how they communicate.’



Tucker spent the past two years with the LibDems, working closely with

health spokesman Simon Hughes, as well as other MPs. He was previously a

freelance writer for the Fabian Society and worked for non-aligned

think-tank the Constitution Unit.



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