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Government to publish Major Conditions Strategy

This week, Health and Social Care Secretary, Steve Barclay, announced the Government's intention to publish a Major Conditions Strategy. He stated that this work held added importance as more of us are living with multiple major conditions which therefore presents a major opportunity to improve the lives of millions of people. Mr Barclay declared that the Strategy would set out…
Ben Kemp
January 27, 2023
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MHRA increases UK assessment capacity for IVDs

MHRA has confirmed that UL International UK Ltd is now designated to assess most IVDs, increasing the UK’s capacity to process conformity assessments. UL International UK Limited have had their current designation as an approved body extended to include almost all Part IV In-vitro Diagnostics Medical Devices, adding to the capacity already provided for these types of products by BSI…
Ben Kemp
January 27, 2023
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Media Monitoring: 21st – 27th January

UK landmark genomic partnership with Thailand to unite against health threats The UK is set to boost its genomics expertise to deliver better healthcare through a landmark memorandum of understanding signed with Thailand Thailand is a world-leader in life sciences and genomics and plans to share knowledge with the UK to help prevent, diagnose and treat major diseases that burden…
Ben Kemp
January 27, 2023
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Media Monitoring: 14th – 20th January

A young girl’s legacy: pioneering blood test can help treat rare childhood cancer A charity Alice’s Arc, set up in memory of a child who passed away from cancer, has seen remarkable results from a pilot study of a blood test that it funded The simple blood test could soon be used to determine the severity of rhabdomyosarcoma, the best…
Natalie Creaney
January 20, 2023
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UK Science Minister outlines Government’s ‘global science strategy’

George Freeman, the Minister of State for Science, Research and Innovation, outlined the Government’s ‘global science strategy’ in a speech to the Onward think tank. In a familiar refrain, Mr Freeman detailed what it means to be a ‘science superpower’ but also spoke about how this is complemented by the UK being an ‘innovation nation’. Mr Freeman once again spoke…
Natalie Creaney
January 20, 2023
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Media Monitoring: 7th – 13th January

Prostate cancer diagnosis ‘lottery’ sees regions lagging far behind London Scottish men are three times more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer late than men in London There is also a significant north-south divide, with all of the other poorest performing areas being outside of Southern England The figures, commissioned by Prostate Cancer UK, were gathered between 2014 –…
Natalie Creaney
January 13, 2023
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Industry experts appointed by Government to grow key sectors, including life sciences

Leading industry experts have been appointed by the Government to accelerate development and deployment of emerging tech in the UK, as Chancellor sets out vision to create the Silicon Valleys of the 21st century. The experts will work hand-in-hand with industry and Sir Patrick Vallance, the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser and National Technology Adviser, to advise on new rules that…
Natalie Creaney
January 13, 2023
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Rapid NHS rollout sees 200,000 diabetes patients get life changing devices

Around eight in ten people with Type 1 diabetes now have access to life-changing technology, thanks to cost-effective deals secured for patients and rapidly rolled out by the NHS. Just over 200,000 patients are now using non-invasive glucose monitoring devices (CGMs) that allow people to check their glucose levels more easily and regularly – up by a third (around 50,000)…
Natalie Creaney
January 13, 2023