DHSC have issued the following newsletter for stakeholders:
New £1 billion strategy for UK’s semi-conductor sector
A new 20-year plan to secure the world-leading strengths of the UK’s semiconductor industry was unveiled by the government this month.
The strategy reveals plan to double down on design, research and advanced chip leadership – securing the UK’s position as a global science and technology superpower.
You can read more about the plan here.
EU Commission’s Pharmaceutical Reforms
This month, the European Commission has proposed to revise the EU’s pharmaceutical legislation with the aim to make it more agile, and adapted to the needs of citizens and businesses across the EU.
Chancellor reveals life sciences growth package to fire up economy
A £650m war-chest to fire up the UK’s life sciences sector and drive forward the government’s priority to grow the economy has been unveiled this month by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Border Target Operating Model
Thank you to all of you who participated during our draft Target Operating Model engagement period which concluded last Friday 19th May. We will provide further information on next steps in due course after we have analysed your feedback.
We would like to stress that this is not the end of engagement on the TOM and we will be working closely with stakeholders to prepare for each of the major milestones across 2023 and 2024.
Thank you to everyone for the support in establishing and running our industry placements project. It has now been just over a year and we have run 16 placements with more than 60 people gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience from within industry.
We are now looking at securing the next round of placements and would welcome your support again in reaching out to your members. We’d be very happy to hold refresher meetings and will look to showcase some of our findings at an Industry Advisory Group in the near future.
UKHSA 10-year science strategy launches to secure health and prosperity
UKHSA has launched a 10-year science strategy, setting out how UKHSA’s science can save more lives and contribute to the UK’s ambition to be a global science superpower. The strategy sets out how the UK Health Security Agency’s (UKHSA) scientific capabilities – including genomics, vaccine evaluation, surveillance, data science, diagnostics and toxicology – will be deployed to prepare for future health security hazards, respond to current threats to save lives, reduce harm, protect livelihoods and essentially build the UK’s health security capacity.
£39 million for AMR research as UK launches Global Health Framework
The government has announced a cash injection up to £39 million for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) research through the Global AMR Innovation Fund (GAMRIF).
The funding includes up to £25 million award to support the early development of new antibiotics, vaccines, rapid diagnostics and other products to combat life-threatening drug-resistant infections.
You can read more about GAMRIF here.
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