The Healthcare Transformation Services Business Unit of Philips in the UK & Ireland has joined the MCA as a member, taking the MCA’s member base to a total of 57 consultancies.
With around 105,000 employees globally, generating more than €21 billion in revenue, Philips is one of the globe’s largest health technology and service providers. The Dutch listed company leverages advanced technology and clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions, and is regarded as a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care.
Philips’ UK & Ireland operation is one of the multinational’s key international markets, and operates from sites in Guildford (UK head office), Glemsford, Hamilton, Chichester, Cambridge, Dublin and Belfast.
One of the firm’s business units in the UK & Ireland, Philips UKI Healthcare Transformation Services, provides clients with a range of healthcare consulting services, spanning management consulting, operations management and IT consulting. Among the unit’s key offerings are strategic assessments, operational performance improvement, clinical process efficiency, capital asset management and lifecycle planning, customer experience consulting, technology and change management. Philips UKI Healthcare Transformation Services also provides managed services programmes which cover delivery and support agreements on operating performance and technology.
On Wednesday, May 11th 2016, Stephen McMillan, the Lead Partner for Philips’ UKI Healthcare Transformation Services, unveiled that the unit has joined the Management Consultancies Association (MCA) as a member. Philips became the 57th member of the representative body for management consultancy firms in the UK, joining the likes of giants Accenture, BearingPoint, Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC, as well as smaller UK based players such as Able and How, Moorhouse, Managementors and Turnstone.
“Philips is proud to be a consultant and partner to health professionals and patients alike,” says McMillan, who prior to joining Philips in 2015 worked for ten years in the consulting industry, serving PwC, Atos Consulting and Accenture. “Philips is delighted to have been recognised by the MCA by being accepted as one of its latest members,” he comments, adding that the MCA is an organisation that in his eyes “embodies and represents the best advisors, counsellors and transformational delivery organisations in the UK.”
Alan Leaman, Chief Executive of the MCA, says he is delighted with the latest addition, pointing at Philips’ heritage in the healthcare industry. “They have a particularly strong track record in healthcare and wellbeing.”
Going forward, Philips UKI Healthcare Transformation Services will in its engagements and operations adhere to the MCA Code of Practice, a quality norm which according to the MCA assures the highest standards in the industry. Latest data from the body finds that the UK consulting industry is valued at £8.6 billion – the association’s members, which combined employ around 38,000 consultants, account for roughly 60% of the total, estimated at £5.2 billion.