Membership News

BIVDA Meeting with David Lawson, Head of the MedTech Directorate
The meeting revealed David’s future intentions now he has settled into his new role and where BIVDA and IVDs fit into his plans.

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Medical Technology Strategy released
The UK’s inaugural medical technology strategy has been released. It sets out how the health and social care system can reliably access safe, effective, and innovative medical technologies.

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Don’t call me Worried Well! We all need to be more health aware
In this blog, Doris-Ann examines the pandemic’s legacy of normalising diagnostic testing and how we should use this opportunity to be more health aware as a society.

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Life Science Access Academy – access this month’s exclusive free webinars!
This month’s exclusive free webinars are: ‘NHS in 2023 – What can we expect?’ and ‘Real World Data – an OPEN Health Masterclass’.

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£5m Reducing Drug Deaths Innovation Challenge launched
The Addiction Healthcare Mission, led by the OLS, have launched a £5m Reducing Drug Deaths Innovation Challenge, which could be of interest to members in the genomic and companion diagnostic spaces.

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British In Vitro Diagnostic Association & Catax Webinar: Growing your business in an innovative industry
On February 23rd 10:30am, BIVDA members are invited to join the Tax Credit Company & Catax innovation funding webinar.

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Diagnostics North East Conference 2023
The conference is taking place on 17 March 2023 in Newcastle – Doris-Ann will be in attendance.

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Headlines

Health Secretary announces virtual wards expansion as part of new plan
The Health and Social Care Secretary, Steve Barclay, has published a new delivery plan for recovering urgent and emergency care services, the second of three plans to cut waiting times in the NHS.

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Chancellor recognises the life science industry as he outlines his plan for growth
The Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, laid out his plans in a speech last week to inject growth into the ailing British economy – focusing heavily on innovation and heralding the life science industry.

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Media Monitoring: 27th – 3rd February
The roundup of all the week’s best IVD-related news.

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Member Requests

MedTech Europe recruiting for an In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Senior Manager
MedTech Europe have published a job advert for an In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Senior Manager.

This role is based in Brussels and is a permanent position, leading MedTech Europe’s work in implementing the IVDR. The ideal candidate has a minimum of 8 years’ experience on EU policy or working in the IVD industry.

More information on this vacancy can be found here.

Events Diary

Near Patient Testing Working Party

Date: Wednesday 8 February 2023

Time: 10:30 – 13:30

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External Affairs Working Party (Online)

Date: Friday 17 February 2023

Time: 9:30 – 10:15

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AGM

Date: Tue, 21 March 2023

Time: 10:30 – 14:30 GMT

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