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Media Monitoring: 18 – 24 November

By November 23, 2023No Comments

Jenny Harries addresses UKHSA Conference with AMR speech

  • ‘Something which is a national threat to each one of us and our families, but importantly is also a problem which has different characteristics, which only joint working can solve, which everyone in this room can contribute to mitigating and where a loss of focus will mean huge loss of life – and that is the problem of antimicrobial resistance.’
  • ‘I am anxious that we don’t always recognise what can sometimes appear as too complex a scientific conundrum – but what is actually a tangible real threat to us all. And a threat which needs our unwavering focus.’
  • ‘Antimicrobial resistance is not a crisis of the future; it’s one that is very much with us right now. There is an SOS call-out – but there are things we can all do. I am inviting you today to partner with UKHSA as we take on this crisis of our age.’


Labour would treat health and work as ‘two sides of same coin’, says Liz Kendall

  • The Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary said that Labour would look at health routes to help people into work to tackle chronic economic inactivity.
  • There are currently 2.6 million people out of work due to long-term illness, a record high, with the over-50s making up about half that number.
  • Health-related economic inactivity costs the economy almost £16bn every year.


Boost for UK’s life sciences sector as West Yorkshire hosts England’s third Investment Zone

  • West Yorkshire’s new Investment Zone focused on Huddersfield, Bradford and Leeds could create more than 2,500 new jobs over five years across the region and unlock over £220 million of investment.
  • Initial investment from a health tech company that supports patients to minimize hair loss during chemotherapy.
  • Chancellor to extend the programme of Investment Zones from five to 10 years and double the envelope of funding and tax reliefs on offer.


The Health Foundation and NIHR Innovation Observatory join public involvement pledge


Biggest prostate cancer screening trial in decades to start in UK

  • On International Men’s Day (19 November 2023), government joins Prostate Cancer UK to unveil £42 million screening trial to find ways of detecting country’s most common male cancer earlier.
  • Hundreds of thousands of men across the country will participate, with 1 in 10 participants set to be black men who have a much higher prostate cancer risk.
  • NHS England to carry out suite of improvements to men’s health pages online, and first ever Men’s Health Ambassador set to be appointed by government.
Ben Kemp