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MHRA to receive nearly £1m BEIS funding to unlock digital, data and scientific regulatory innovation

MHRA will receive the near £1 million support to fund three projects that aim to improve how patients can access life-changing treatments in clinical trials, find a way to introduce complex AI safely into front line clinical settings and make the UK the place to launch advanced microbiome products that can support the development of personalised medicine. The first project…
Natalie Creaney
January 13, 2023
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Harnessing the power of digital in the healthcare sector – report

The in vitro diagnostics industry remains at the forefront of innovation in healthcare, delivering cutting edge tests which can allow patients to get diagnoses and therefore treatments at an earlier stage, monitor patients’ health away from a clinical setting, and provide information which can prevent disease altogether. The world of digital plays a key role in all of these processes.…
Ben Kemp
December 16, 2022
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Digital reforms in the NHS to be accelerated

Patients are set to benefit from more streamlined care and be able to make more informed choices about how and where they access treatment after plans to transform NHS data sharing were brought forward. The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) said the proposed transfer of NHS Digital’s functions into NHS England (NHSE) which were due to happen at…
Pamela Muwanga
October 28, 2022
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Information on Help to Grow: Digital Scheme and Recovery Loans for businesses

More SMEs and microbusinesses are now eligible for the Help to Grow: Digital scheme. Businesses with 1 to 249 employees can now receive discounts worth up to £5,000 on approved software under an expansion of the scheme which was previously only open to those businesses with more than 5 employees. Please find more information here. The Recovery Loan Scheme has…
Natalie Creaney
August 12, 2022
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New data strategy to increase efficiency and innovation released by Government

DHSC has unveiled their new health in data strategy entitled: “Data saves lives: reshaping health and social care with data”. It is hoped that this will provide faster, more innovative treatments and diagnosis for millions of patients. The new strategy focuses on seven key principles in order to build on the advances in data-driven, innovative healthcare seen during the pandemic…
Natalie Creaney
June 17, 2022
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‘Digital’ surveys launched by NHS Transformation Directorate to aid interoperability and standards approaches

Two new surveys have been launched by NHS Transformation Directorate examining the current state of interoperability, integration, data accessibility and standards, and how they can be improved in future. Recent feedback from the Digital Working Party suggests that these are pressing issues for member companies. There appears to be significant frustration regarding interoperability in the NHS, particularly the different systems…
Natalie Creaney
May 27, 2022
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Dealing with Digital – What does Digital mean to you?

Who knows what Digital is? Defining Digital is complicated and there is no universal definition, so without this, how do members deal with Digital? Digital health applications are everywhere including wireless devices, hardware and software sensors, microprocessors and integrated circuits, the internet, social networking mobile and body area networks, health IT, genomics and personal genetics, laboratory instruments, personal computers, middleware…
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April 22, 2022