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16 November 2015  
Public Health England publish second annual report on antibiotic resistance surveillance
By @ 10:21 :: 77 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 :: 97 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 :: 91 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 :: 203 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 :: 167 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 :: 236 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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05 October 2015  
Andrew Dunlop at Milan Expo to promote Scottish life sciences
By @ 13:38 :: 202 Views

Andrew Dunlop, the Scotland Office Minister, attended the Milan Expo to promote Scotland's life sciences sector.

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24 September 2015  
Accelerated Access Review extended to April 2016
By @ 16:19 :: 232 Views

Sir Hugh Taylor, Chair of the Accelerated Access Review, announced today that the review will now report in April 2016.

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20 August 2015  Rachel Myers
NHS Supply Chain Contract Extension
By Rachel Myers @ 15:54 :: 488 Views

NHS Business Services Authority announces two year contract extension for the NHS Supply Chain service with DHL. 

The contract’s aim is to drive value for the NHS by delivering an increased cash releasing savings target of £300m by October 2018.

The NHS Business Services Authority is pleased to announce that the current NHS Supply Chain service contract has been extended with DHL by two years from 2016 until 2018. 

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20 August 2015  
CRUK publishes report on the NHS's molecular diagnostic testing service for cancer patients in England
By @ 09:31 :: 426 Views

Thousands of cancer patients are missing out on personalised treatments each year in England because they are not being given a test to see if they might benefit from them, according to a new report from Cancer Research UK.

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