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Carl Prescott

Head of HTA Consulting UK, AXIS Healthcare Consulting

Carl Prescott

Carl Prescott joined AXIS in 2023 after 13 years at NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence), where most recently he was the Senior Technical Adviser for Methods, supporting the implementation of the NICE manual for technology evaluation. He also worked on health technology appraisals (supporting multidisciplinary committees in their decision-making about whether new medicines should be recommended for use in the NHS), NHS England specialised commissioning policies (where he supported NHS England to develop policy propositions for specialised commissioning funding decisions), and outcomes for Quality Standards and QoF (Quality and Outcomes Framework).

Carl has a deep understanding of what it takes to ensure patients get timely access to cutting-edge health technologies that improve quality of life. This includes expert knowledge of NICE’s processes and methods, their key internal and external stakeholders, and how best to navigate complex NHS decision-making networks. In his role at AXIS, Carl uses this knowledge to support companies in their engagement with NICE to help ensure a win-win, both for the NHS (getting speedy access to cost-effective new treatments) and clients (fair reimbursement for companies driving these innovative treatments).

We work with more than 200 leading Life Sciences companies including:

Working with Life Science Access Academy, our company love the variety of the many courses that are on offer. The hour long courses on specific subjects are really useful on Friday lunchtimes for our field teams and gain a lot of interest.

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Marsha Gray, Training Specialist

Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd

We have been partnered with LSAA for several years now which has enabled our team members to develop their competencies and capabilities.

With over 700 learning modules, regular webinars on highly relevant topics across the UK, the opportunity to engage with expert speakers after events and regular blogs and newsletters, the platform is a highly valued resource at Ferring.

The team also provides regular usage statistics so we can understand the hot topics in Ferring and enable colleagues to share knowledge and experience with each other.

Paul Runeckles, Director of Execution Excellence


Frontier Medical has fully implemented, Life Science Access Academy allowing Sales and Marketing to utilise the system. Maximising on line learning for all remote staff stimulates a culture of self-development giving individuals the accountability and responsibility to broaden their skills set.

Life Science Access Academy training is topical and a good fit for the faced paced healthcare market.

Simon Warden, National Sales Manager

Frontier Medical Group

I have found the training via the Life Science Access Academy to be excellent and I know many of my colleagues have as well.

The content is always kept up to date and there is huge and interesting variety of topics covered. The site is curated in a way that makes it clear and easy to navigate. Also, the staff at Life Science access Academy are friendly and responsive and all the experts are always knowledgeable in their areas.

Richard Edmonds

Gedeon Richter Women's Health

The variety and relevancy of content brings value to many different roles across the healthcare industry.

I have also been overwhelmed by the way the Life Science Access Academy team have accommodated our own business needs, being sensitive yet responsive to helping us since its formation.

Robb Sayers, UK Capability Lead

ViiV Healthcare