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Mtech Access acquires Blue River Consulting

Following the acquisition of Blue River Consulting we are pleased to announce that MD and owner David Thorne will be heading-up our NHS insights and interaction services at Mtech Access, bringing unparalleled hands-on experience and ear to the ground insights into the NHS across the UK.

David is an experienced and highly-regarded healthcare professional with an impressive track record of delivery. A leading UK authority on clinical commissioning and market access, his company uniquely bridges the gap between the NHS and the pharmaceutical and medtech industries.

David Thorne: “Few companies can claim to understand the NHS as well as us. We come from the NHS, we work within it every day and we know how to get things done. We “speak NHS” and we can translate it too! Evaluations of our work continually emphasise the same key point – its success is based on its sharp authenticity

Each year Blue River Consulting ( deploys around 70 different associates, all of whom currently occupy leading roles within the NHS and can facilitate ‘in the room’ service design, patient journey discovery, value proposition development, customer identification, evidence requirements, financial flows and best practice for interactions.

David Niziol: “I am so pleased that David chose Mtech Access as the new home for Blue River; we share the same company values and outlook on life and I could tell he was one of us from day one. Blue River adds value across many areas of our business, and to our pharma and medtech clients navigating the ever-changing landscape of the UK’s NHS. Best in class evidence, value and communication services with authentic NHS insights… sounds like a recipe for success!’