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22 January 2016  
Simon Stevens launches NHS Innovation ‘Test Beds’
By @ 15:23 :: 120 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 :: 156 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 :: 187 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 :: 310 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 :: 407 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 :: 404 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 :: 389 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 :: 533 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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26 October 2015  
Precision Medicine Catapult announces initial six centres of excellence
By @ 12:40 :: 494 Views

The Precision Medicine Catapult, led by John McKinley, today announced the locations of six initial regional centres of excellence as Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Oxford.

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23 October 2015  
Chief Executive of BIVDA, Doris-Ann Williams MBE, responds to The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance
By @ 09:26 :: 551 Views

Chief Executive of BIVDA, Doris-Ann Williams MBE, has responded to the Jim O'Neill Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, entitled Rapid Diagnostics: Stopping Unnecessary Use of Antibiotics.

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