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Strike action to affect goods entering the UK on 1 February

The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union has announced Civil Service industrial action that will impact Border Force operations. The proposed strike action on February 1 2023 will impact international arrivals at all UK air and maritime ports as well as those travelling to the UK from UK border controls in Calais, Dunkirk and Coquelles in Northern France. Please see…
Ben Kemp
January 27, 2023
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How can the NHS Innovation Service help IVD companies navigate the UK landscape to get new tests into clinical use?

There is a lot of support for life science companies available in the UK, including those with IVD products. However the support available is not always obvious, and historically it has been hard to navigate. The Accelerated Access Collaborative, part of NHS England, has recognised this and has set up a one stop shop called the NHS Innovation Service (Welcome…
Ben Kemp
January 27, 2023
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DHSC set out their areas of research interest (ARIs)

This week, the Department of Health and Social Care have released their three areas of research interest (ARIs). These have been developed through wide consultation with policy teams across DHSC, NHS England and other stakeholders, and they have been approved by ministers. ARIs highlight to the patient, academic, clinical and life sciences community the areas where the Government seeks to…
Ben Kemp
January 27, 2023
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BIVDA’s Head of Reg Affairs to speak at MedTech Conference – sign-up now!

Ashleigh Batchen, BIVDA’s Head of Regulatory Affairs is to speak at Element’s MedTech Conference in March alongside other esteemed guests, such as Professor Michael Lewis, Life Science and Innovation, University of Birmingham and Joint Director, NIHR and Lewis Oakley, Innovation Lead - Heath Technologies, Innovate UK. Element's MedTech Conference seeks to challenge the existing regulatory structures and discuss how medical…
Ben Kemp
January 27, 2023
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Spotlight on Sustainability – Webinars and Training

As part of a new series we are highlighting BIVDA’s Sustainability Hub – a valuable free resource for BIVDA members. This week we’re covering…   Webinars and Training Recordings of previous webinars and training session presentations on sustainability are available on the Sustainability Hub. There are plenty to choose from including: • Tender Requirements including Net Zero and Social Value • Modern…
Ben Kemp
January 27, 2023
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MedTech Europe Sustainability and Environment employment opportunities

MedTech Europe are recruiting a Sustainability and Environment Director and have secondment opportunities in the Sustainability & Environment area. Please see the postings below:   Open Recruitment: New ‘Sustainability and Environment’ Director Position   In light of the ever-growing importance of Sustainability to our industry, we are seeking a Director to lead our work in this domain going forward. This…
Ben Kemp
January 27, 2023
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NHSSC Pathology Tender Released

The Laboratory Diagnostics, Point of Care Testing & Pathology Managed Service tender was released this week by NHSSC and is due to be submitted by 16th March 2023 3pm. They are hosting a webinar on Tuesday 24th January 3-4pm Which will cover: A brief future vision for the NHS Supply Chain Pathology framework An Overview of the eProcurement portal Tender…
Natalie Creaney
January 20, 2023
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Regulatory Affairs Manager Ashleigh to present at ‘IVD School’

BIVDA’s Regulatory Affairs Manager, Ashleigh Batchen, will be a keynote speaker at ‘The IVD School’, which will run from 28-30th March. The training course, part of the MedTech Series, will navigate through the entire in vitro diagnostic lifecycle in 3 days of sessions: from introductions to all stakeholders in the in vitro diagnostic ecosystem, regulatory pathways for diagnostic approval and…
Natalie Creaney
January 20, 2023
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NIHR Community Healthcare MIC Workshops

The NIHR Community Healthcare MIC are hosting two important workshops, which will take place in February and March. Members must complete a submission of interest form – which will be accessible below – to attend the workshops. The full blurbs are available here: Diagnostics for Early Cancer Detection Early detection of cancers is an NHS and CRUK priority and an…
Natalie Creaney
January 20, 2023