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21 October 2014  Rebecca Bellars
Tony Young to be the National Clinical Director for Innovation
By Rebecca Bellars @ 09:44 :: 12 Views

NHS England has announced the appointment of a new National Clinical Director for Innovation, Professor Tony Young PhD, FRCS (Urol).

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20 October 2014  Rebecca Bellars
Ed Miliband commits Labour to a one-week cancer test guarantee funded by new levy on tobacco firms
By Rebecca Bellars @ 09:05 :: 13 Views

On Saturday 18th, Ed Miliband pledged that a Labour government would guarantee that NHS patients in England will wait no longer than one week for cancer tests and results by 2020.

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15 October 2014  Rebecca Bellars
Genomics England Chooses 10 Firms for Next Evaluation Stage of UK's 100,000 Genomes Project
By Rebecca Bellars @ 18:02 :: 52 Views

Genomics England, the company leading the UK’s 100,000 Genomes Project, has released details of those companies that distinguished themselves in its annotation assessment exercise.

Genomics England is committed to kick-starting the development of a UK genomics industry and this assessment exercise is part of that aim, as well as to evaluate and select potential service providers for the 100,000 Genomes Project.

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15 October 2014  Rachel Myers
New Dry Ice "Class 9" Shipping Labels - effective October 1, 2014
By Rachel Myers @ 15:48 :: 39 Views

For those who ship samples with dry ice, please note a change to the UN1845 sticker requirements. This is effective as of 1st October 2014.

See linked pdf document for details.

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13 October 2014  Rebecca Bellars
Regulation Advice for Regenerative Medicines
By Rebecca Bellars @ 16:40 :: 32 Views

It has been announced today that four regulators have created a new ‘one stop shop’ that will provide regulatory advice for those working in the life sciences industry on regenerative medicines. 

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13 October 2014  Rebecca Bellars
New report reveals increase in use of antibiotics linked to rising levels of antibiotic resistance
By Rebecca Bellars @ 15:17 :: 38 Views

A new report from Public Health England (PHE) found that between 2010 and 2013 there was a 6% increase in the combined antibiotic prescribing of GPs and hospitals.

There was also an increase of 12% in the number of bloodstream infections caused by E.coli with varying levels of resistance to key antibiotics for this infection of between 10 to 19%.

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09 October 2014  Rebecca Bellars
CCGs to help develop programme
By Rebecca Bellars @ 18:27 :: 27 Views

GP-led clinical commissioning groups in four areas of the country are to help develop the programme as it moves into a ‘pathfinder stage’.

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03 October 2014  Rebecca Bellars
NHS England publishes its commissioning intentions for prescribed specialised services
By Rebecca Bellars @ 13:28 :: 34 Views

NHS England has today published details of its commissioning intentions for specialised services for 2015/16.

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30 September 2014  Rebecca Bellars
NICE says yes to faster tests for heart attacks
By Rebecca Bellars @ 11:24 :: 8 Views

NICE has approved two tests for heart attacks, which could help reduce length of hospital stay and lead to earlier access of treatment.

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26 September 2014  Rebecca Bellars
PHE: The annual TB figures for 2013 are now available.
By Rebecca Bellars @ 18:20 :: 29 Views

A total of 7,892 cases of TB were notified in the UK in 2013, a decrease on the 8,729 cases reported in 2012. The figures are published today (25 September 2014) in the Public Health England (PHE) annual TB in the UK Report.

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