Rising to the COVID-19 challenge

The coronavirus pandemic has changed our world, creating difficult challenges not only for our Group, but for our thousands of employees, our clients and their patients.

However, we are in a strong position to meet those challenges head on. We acted swiftly in the early stages of the outbreak, setting up a global response team and implementing a robust plan to support our people, clients and the community.

The COVID-19 situation within the countries we operate is varied and ever-changing, which means we have to be agile in our response and proactive wherever feasible. In this section you can find out more about these efforts across the Group and stay up to date with the latest developments.

A message from Brendan McAtamney, CEO of UDG Healthcare on COVID-19.

The outbreak of COVID-19 has had a huge impact on us all.

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Brendan McAtamney

Continuing to support our clients

Ashfield Commercial in Europe empowers our teams to upskill and maintain productivity – Delivered by our experienced trainers in a collaborative, remote environment, we’ve adapted our training modules so that our representatives can come out of this challenging time more equipped and better prepared than ever.

Ashfield Keeps Specialty and Rare Disease Patients Engaged Despite Stay-At-Home Mandates

Ashfield Medical Information: Agility & expertise to deliver COVID-19 Medical Information (MI) support 

Ashfield Meetings & Events transforms a live event to a virtual meeting success in only five days

COVID-19 Response Centre - Client Support

Employee initiatives

To all of our employees and their families, we’ve got you.

It’s simple. We’re here for our people. Whatever challenges they face, wherever they are in the world, we’re doing everything we can to help them. Here are some of the ways we’re supporting more than 7,000 employees and their families, and we’re doing more all the time.

  • A Group-wide global response team to implement measures fast.
  • Rigorously following WHO and government guidelines in all countries in which we operate.
  • Technical support for remote workers.
  • Increased flexibility and support for colleagues working from home.
  • Emotional support through new employee welfare programmes.
  • Mental health advice and support.
  • Free wellbeing resources including weekly online classes, from yoga to mindfulness, for employees and their families.
COVID-19 Response Centre - Wellspace

Community support

We’re helping our communities wherever we can.

At UDG, we have a long record of supporting local communities through hands-on projects and charitable fundraising. But now more than ever, we recognise that we’re in a position to help during these difficult times. Here are just a few of the things we’ve been up to.

We have been using our expertise to help:

  • Supporting patients with our nurses and clinical educators through more virtual engagements.
  • Helping more patients leave hospital and giving them the care they need at home.
  • Used expertise in digital campaigns to launch #markforheroes, a social media campaign to encourage people to give back to essential workers
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