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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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Government publishes response to O'Neill Review on Antimicrobial Resistance

The Government has today published its response to the O’Neill Review on AMR, referencing the vital role diagnostics have throughout the report.

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Multi-million pound package to achieve NHS digital excellence announced in response to Wachter review

Jeremy Hunt has today announced new plans to expand the use of digital technology across the NHS and improve the digital skills of the NHS workforce in response to Wachter review. Twelve trusts - 'global exemplars' - will receive funding of up to £10m each to fast track digital innovation, while twenty more trusts will receive up to £5m to act as national digital champions.

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