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Life sciences credentialing register receives accreditation: a step forward for patient safety

Today, the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care has approved the addition of a credentialing register for the Life Science Industry to the existing Accredited Register run by the Academy for Healthcare Science.


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Sharing data for the Innovation Scorecard publication

This consultation seeks views from companies producing medical technologies and diagnostic products about sharing their sales volume data for publication in the NICE Technology Appraisals in the NHS in England (Innovation Scorecard). The Innovation Scorecard is a quarterly publication that provides information on the uptake of NICE-approved innovative medicines and medical technologies in the NHS in England. It is commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care and published by ...

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NHSi Market Engagement work 2018

Summary of the ask – Deadline 30 April 2018 NHSI, in conjunction with BIVDA, invite suppliers to highlight via a short written summary “examples of innovation that they are supporting currently in the health sector, and share with us future possibilities that their innovations could provide pathology services in the UK”. Prior to 30th April 2018 suppliers are requested to submit a summary of no more than 3 pages, avoiding marketing materials and wher ...

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Department of Health Announcement 8 January 2018 Delivering the Future Operating Model for NHS Procurement – Award of Contracts for the Capital and Non-Medical Category Towers

The Department of Health is pleased to announce that the Procurement Transformation Programme (PTP) has awarded the final four contracts to procure capital and non-medical products for the NHS. The contracts, which will now become the Capital and Non-Medical Category Towers for the Future Operating Model (FOM), have been awarded to the following companies; DHL Supply Chain Ltd – Tower 7 (Large Diagnostic Capital Devices including Mobile and Consumables), Akeso & Company Limited - Tower 8 (Diagnostic Equipment and Associated Consumables), Foodbuy – Tower 10 (Food), and NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) – Tower 11 (NHS Hotel Services).

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Government and life sciences sector agree transformative sector deal

Business Secretary Greg Clark and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announce a Sector Deal with the life sciences sector.

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Government unveils Industrial Strategy to boost productivity and earning power of people across the UK

Business Secretary Greg Clark has today launched the government’s ambitious Industrial Strategy

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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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