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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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Sir Hugh Taylor publishes the Accelerated Access Review

The Accelerated Access Review, commissioned by the Government and led by Sir Hugh Taylor, has been published today. The Review suggests how the UK can become a world-leader in in healthcare innovation, including in vitro diagnostics, through the adoption of 18 final recommendations.

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UN declaration on antimicrobial resistance signed

The 193 member states of the United Nations have today signed a declaration agreeing to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR), only the fourth time a UN declaration has been reached on a health issue. Each member state has agreed that drug resistant infections must be tackled as a priority and now have two years to report back with an action plan.

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BIVDA comments on the Government’s response to the O’Neill Review on AMR

Doris-Ann Williams MBE, Chief Executive of BIVDA, has today commented on the publication of the Government’s response to Lord Jim O’Neill’s independent review on antimicrobial resistance.

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