After a successful pilot programme and a recommendation by the UK National Screening Committee, screening samples will be tested for human papilloma virus (HPV) first. This will be rolled out across England as the primary screening test for cervical disease.
Today the Government approved the UK National Screening Committee’s (UKNSC) recommendation to replace the current test used in the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BSCP) in England with a new test – the Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT).
Doris-Ann Williams MBE, Chief Executive of BIVDA,has responded to the publication of the final report of Lord Jim O’Neill’s global Review on AMR.
On Monday evening, Professor Dame Sally Davies launched the Discovery Awards, on behalf of the Committee and Advisory Panel of the Longitude Prize. These awards are now open for applications, with a short deadline of 26th August. Read on for more information.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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