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Sir John Bell to unveil industry-led proposals to build UK’s status as world leader in life sciences

Industry proposals to help the UK’s life sciences sector become an international benchmark for success are being unveiled today.

  • Sir John Bell outlines findings of independent sector-led review into £64 billion life sciences industry at University of Birmingham
  • the review will inform the basis of government work with the sector towards a sector deal in the coming months
  • Business Secretary Greg Clark and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will also announce details of £160 million of funding to support the sector including the NHS

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Kent, Surrey, Sussex AHSN Market Insight Briefing sessions

Kent, Surrey, Sussex AHSN are hosting a number of Market Insight Briefing sessions: •              21 September – 11:30 – 13:00, London    •           18 October – 11:00 – 12:30, Crawley   •                23 November – 11:30 – 13: ...

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Major Government investment will speed up patient access to innovative medicines and technology

Innovative UK firms will benefit from a new package of support worth up to £86 million to help them develop real world medical breakthroughs that will help patients across the NHS, the government has announced today.

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Antibiotic Stewardship celebrated at national Awards Ceremony - Antibiotic Guardian Awards held in London

Health professionals from across the UK gathered to celebrate the great work delivered over the past year in reducing antibiotic resistance and increasing public and health professional awareness. The national Antibiotic Guardian Awards held in London last week and hosted by Public Health England, rewarded a range of organisations for excellence in the field of antibiotic stewardship. Categories included staff engagement, prescribing, diagnostics, community engagement and many more. Chief Pharmaceutical Officer Dr Keith Ridge presented the awards and spoke passionately about the importance of stewardship in the face of the global challenge of antibiotic resistance. He cited the progress made by Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies as well as those present who had been nominated.

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UK Summit on the role of Diagnostics - BIVDA to participate in Diagnostics Summit

The importance of In-Vitro Diagnostics within healthcare will be discussed in a UK Summit to be held on November 8th in London. The Summit, set to take place at The Wellcome Collection, will feature an array of leading experts across healthcare at both primary and secondary levels. The aim of the Summit, hosted by 4 All of us and BIVDA, is to place In-Vitro Diagnostics at the heart of the debate on preventative healthcare.

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Next steps on the Five Year Forward View: NHS sets out action to deliver NHS care fit for the future

As the NHS approaches its 70th anniversary the health service has today published the plan setting out how it will deliver practical improvements in areas prized by patients and the public – cancer, mental health and GP access – while transforming the way that care is delivered to ease pressure on hospitals by helping frail and older people live healthier, more independent lives.

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​IVD Laboratory Market remains firm in 2016

Revenues generated from IVD sales in the UK grew ahead of inflation in 2016, although positive growth in some sectors was partially offset by declines in others. 32 companies provided data which was used to generate the report, representing over 95% of the market1 The UK data will be integrated with that from 27 other countries to inform the MTE* Global Diagnostic Manufacturer’s Survey report which will be published later in 2017. Details of the UK IVD market dynamics can be found in the BI ...

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