DHSC have issued the following newsletter for stakeholders:
Life Sciences Innovative Manufacturing Fund announcement
On Tuesday 28th March the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology announced the first phase of successful companies to receive £277 million of join government and private sector investment through the Life Sciences Innovative Manufacturing Fund and aimed at supporting UK long term health resilience.
You can read the announcement, and all awards, in full here.
Target Operating Model
HMG intends to publish the Target Operating Model (TOM) shortly, testing its proposals with users of the border and the border industry. For more information on the 2025 UK Border Strategy, please click here.
Interim review on life sciences by Sir Patrick Vallance
Coinciding with the Spring Budget on Wednesday 15 March, Sir Patrick Vallance has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, with his interim report of the Pro-innovation Regulation of Technologies Review: life sciences. Sir Patrick’s recommendations relates to medical regulators’ international mutual recognition arrangements.
You can read the letter in full here.
Windsor Framework – DHSC webinar
Thank you to everyone that attended the webinar on Thursday 16 March. Following decisions and recommendations for Joint Committee adoption of the Windsor Framework, we expect to share further detail and information to all stakeholders across the wider health and social care sector following last week’s announcement that the EU and UK have agreed to faithfully implement all elements of the Windsor Framework.
MedTech CE marking June 2023 Standstill Extension
To ensure continued supply and access of medical devices to the UK market, the MHRA has proposed transitional arrangements and a phased approach to the implementation of the updated regulations.
This includes arrangements for devices that have been assessed to the EU’s regulatory standards to be permitted to continue to be placed onto the Great Britain market for a time-limited period. We aim now to extend this period and work is progressing at pace to put this into legislation.
A cyber resilient health and adult social care system in England: cyber security strategy to 2030
DHSC has published its cyber security to 2030 as it works towards a cyber resilient health and social care sector. It sets out an approach that will be applicable across health and social care systems including for adult social care, primary care, and our critical supply chain as well as for secondary care. You can read more here.
Department for Business and Trade Consultation on a New Ecodesign Requirements for Lighting Products
The Department for Business and Trade has released a live public consultation to seek views on a proposal to increase the minimum energy performance standard for lighting products placed on the Great Britain market from 2023 and again from 2027.
The consultation is open until 4 April 2023 and if you wish to contribute or find out further information this can be done at the following link: New ecodesign requirements for lighting products – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Get funding to develop and exploit knowledge assets
The Knowledge Assets Grant Fund supports organisations across the public sector in the UK to explore exciting new uses of datasets, technology, intellectual property, ideas and expertise.
Funding is available for use in supporting the development, repurposing, commercialisation or expanded use of public sector knowledge assets.
You can read more about this funding and whether you are eligible here.
The team has been engaging teams across DHSC, NHSE and other Government Departments to create an understanding of the potential risks to medical product supply resilience from Net Zero targets, and to explore potential actions that might enhance supply resilience and better enable industry to meet these ambitions.
This work is still in development and if you would like to find out more please contact email@example.com in the Supply Resilience Directorate.
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