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Helen meets with Wes Streeting

This week, Lord Darzi invited Helen to a life science dinner roundtable, also attended by Shadow Health Secretary Wes Streeting, as a sector expert to discuss challenges in the life sciences industry, including the economy, costs, waiting lists, data, and partnerships with industry. Feedback was also provided on Labour’s plan for the life sciences sector. Helen said, "The IVD sector…
Ben Kemp
May 22, 2024
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Assessing the UK’s 2024-2029 Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan

In May 2024, the UK released its second Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Action Plan.  Created by the health agencies of England and the devolved administrations, along with DEFRA and DEARA (NI),  the plan aspires to set out  “ambitions and actions for the next 5 years in support of the 20-year vision for antimicrobial resistance (AMR)”. The vision was released in 2019…
Ben Kemp
May 22, 2024
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Innovation through crises: survey on technology adoption in the 2020s

CBI Economics is conducting a survey of businesses in collaboration with the LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance and Programme on Innovation and Diffusion. The survey aims to: (i) understand the extent to which businesses have been adopting new digital technologies, including AI; (ii) assess how technology adoption has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, the energy crisis and the need…
Ben Kemp
May 21, 2024
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Submissions open for the Social Value Awards 2024

The Social Value Awards 2024 are now open until 30 August. The awards are free to enter and there are 11 available award categories to apply for this year, as listed below. Social Value Champion Award Public Sector Leadership Award Private Sector Leadership Award SME and VCSE Leadership Award Making Core Award Accountability and Reporting Award Creating Capability Award Radical…
Ben Kemp
May 21, 2024
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MHRA to establish a new team to tackle AMR

The MHRA are to form a new AMR team following the awarding of £1.8 million from DHSC's Global AMR Innovation Fund. The team will provide regulatory scientific support for innovators creating novel antimicrobials and diagnostics. This will enable the UK to develop an in-depth knowledge of new technologies and build an AMR community with global regulators, particularly in low- and…
Ben Kemp
May 21, 2024
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Reminder: Upskilling AI Fund pilot – open till 31 May

The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) has launched a pilot scheme for the Flexible AI Upskilling Fund. This scheme will subsidise the cost of artificial intelligence (AI) skills training for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the professional business services sector. How much funding is available? £6.4 million of grant funding is available in the 2024-25 financial year.…
Ben Kemp
May 21, 2024
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HealthTech Research Centre Network established

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has awarded £5 million for an NIHR HealthTech Research Centre Network, hosted by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, from 1 September 2024. The Network will provide coordination and leadership for the NIHR HealthTech Research Centres (HRCs), supporting the development, evaluation and adoption of innovative health and care technology to support…
Ben Kemp
May 21, 2024
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Free webinars for members: ‘Selling Value in Healthcare’ & ‘The NHS in Election Year A New Political Dawn’

As part of BIVDA’s ongoing partnership with the Life Sciences Access Academy, BIVDA members have access to two bespoke webinars for free each month. If you would like to view either, or both, please email ben.kemp@bivda.org.uk to be sent a link. This month’s offerings are: Selling Value in Healthcare Healthcare systems are looking at the adoption of Value-Based Procurement. Does this…
Ben Kemp
May 21, 2024
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Why data protection matters

As an SME, new start-up, sole trader or large organisation you probably have information about your customers, staff, or others that you deal with. It’s essential to help you deliver the products or services you provide. People trust organisations with their details, so it’s important not to let them down. Organisations need to make sure that they use their information…
Ben Kemp
May 21, 2024