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23 March 2016  
Supporting evidence published for the Accelerated Access Review
By @ 14:50 :: 102 Views

The Accelerated Access Review team has published the findings of four pieces of commissioned research on key questions to support the work of the review.

The four documents are as follows:
• Medicines Adaptive Pathways for Patients
• The Early Access to Medicines Scheme (EAMS)
• Accelerated Access Review Proposition 2: Getting ahead of the curve
• Galvanising the NHS to adopt innovation

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08 February 2016  
Final report of Carter Review published
By @ 13:57 :: 491 Views

The final report of Lord Carter's review into NHS productivity and efficiency - entitled 'Operational productivity and performance in English NHS acute hospitals: Unwarranted variations' - has been published, suggesting £5bn could be saved across the NHS by 2020.

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22 January 2016  
Simon Stevens launches NHS Innovation ‘Test Beds’
By @ 15:23 :: 565 Views

Simon Stevens, NHS England Chief Executive, will today launch the first wave of NHS Innovation 'Test Beds', collaborations between the NHS and innovators, at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Read on for the full press release. 


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15 January 2016  
Chris Wormald appointed as the new Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health
By @ 14:03 :: 582 Views

Chris Wormald has been appointed as the new Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health following the announcement last month that Dame Una O'Brien is to step down from the role.

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15 January 2016  Rachel Myers
UK National Screening Committee publishes 11 recommendations
By Rachel Myers @ 13:25 :: 619 Views

The UK National Screening Committee has published 11 recommendations, including the introduction of the faecal immunochemical test (FIT) to replace the current faecal occult blood (FOB) test, non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), and HPV primary screening.

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16 December 2015  
Two new NHS Genomic Medicine Centres join the 100,000 Genomes Project
By @ 14:46 :: 753 Views

George Freeman MP, Minister for Life Sciences, announced today that two new NHS Genomic Medicine Centres - Yorkshire and the Humber, and West of England - have been added to the existing 11 centres that form the 100,000 Genomes Project.

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16 November 2015  
Public Health England publish second annual report on antibiotic resistance surveillance
By @ 10:21 :: 839 Views

Public Health England have published the second annual ESPAUR (English Surveillance Programme for Antimicrobial Utilisation and Resistance) report, which shows that overall antibiotic resistant infections increased through 2014.

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09 November 2015  
All Party Parliamentary Group for Life Sciences supports funding calls ahead of the Comprehensive Spending Review
By @ 11:34 :: 803 Views

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Life Sciences, for which BIVDA provides secretarial support as part of Life Sciences UK, has published a letter in the Sunday Times supporting funding calls ahead of the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR).

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09 November 2015  
Science and Technology Committee calls for increase in science funding
By @ 11:15 :: 806 Views

The Science and Technology Committee (Commons) have today released their first report into the science budget, stating that the UK must increase science funding to keep up with competitors. 

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27 October 2015  
The Accelerated Access Review publishes its interim report
By @ 13:54 :: 980 Views

The Accelerated Access Review today published its interim findings, ahead of the full report, with more detailed recommendations, due out in April 2016. Sir Hugh Taylor sets out 5 propositions to speed up access to transformative health technology that can change the lives of NHS patients.

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