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Patients to get breakthrough technologies and treatments up to 4 years earlier through new accelerated access scheme

The government has announced a new fast-track route into the NHS for “breakthrough” medicines and technologies. This will speed up the time it takes for patients to benefit from ground-breaking products for conditions such as cancer, dementia and diabetes.

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New technology, earlier diagnosis and better coordination of care in cancer

 18 October 2017

The NHS is on-track to transform cancer services in England by 2020/21 according to a report published today by NHS England’s National Cancer Programme.

The report details the investment the NHS is making in cancer transformation, including £130m over the period 2016/18 in new and upgraded radiotherapy equipment and £200m over the next two years to accelerate rapid diagnosis and enhance patients’ quality of life.

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UK Summit to tackle In-Vitro Diagnostic barriers

There are only 4 weeks to go until the first UK Diagnostics Summit takes place at the Wellcome Collection, London. The Summit will address the key challenges facing In-Vitro Diagnostic take up and usage within the UK. Subjects to be discussed on the day include:

  • How to fund In-Vitro Diagnostics in community care
  • Building a business case for In-Vitro Diagnostics
  • What evidence exists to make the case for In-Vitro Diagnostics
  • How diagnostics are preventing illness and disease

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Home-testing kits that detect bowel cancer could almost halve invasive examinations by 2020

 A major NHS England funded study is expected to almost halve the number of invasive procedures by 2020 by improving the accuracy of home-testing kits that detect bowel cancer from invisible amounts of blood. This could mean more than 100,000 NHS patients in England avoid the need for uncomfortable colonoscopies each year by first getting a reliable ‘all clear’ from a simple at-home test. It could also save the NHS millions, as each colonoscopy costs the NHS £3 ...

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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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