Browsing All posts tagged under »Plan for growth«

David Willetts gives an update on the UK LIfe Sciences Strategy

August 29, 2012 by

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The Office for LIfe Sciences give an update on how they are implementing the Strategy for UK Life Sciences

David Cameron highlights the strengths of British life sciences

August 2, 2012 by

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The Prime Minister outlines the key strengths of UK life sciences in a speech to the Global Health Policy Summit

What should be in the UK plan for rare diseases to support research

May 28, 2012 by

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AMRC have responded to the consultation on the UK plan to flag up where the plan can take action to support research into rare diseases and ensure findings are taken up quickly to improve treatment for patients.

Committee exploring the valley of death

January 15, 2012 by

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The commons science and technology committee are looking at the commercialisation of research. If life sciences is going to be a growth area for the UK economy, we have to be good not just at doing the research but translating what we’ve found out into commercial applications, i.e. things we can make and sell and […]

What is the Clinical Practice Research Datalink?

December 5, 2011 by

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With the details of almost every person in the UK, the health records held by the NHS are an invaluable resource for researchers. George Osborne reiterated the value of data in his autumn statement, highlighting it as a driver of growth through research and innovation and David Cameron spoke of it today. With this in […]

Health Research Authority in action

December 3, 2011 by

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The Health Research Authority – the planned new single regulator of health research across the UK – came into a being as a special health authority on Thursday. It had its first board meeting and has published a plan of action for its initial four months of operation. The Lords are also set to discuss what […]

Interesting announcements for health research in George Osborne’s statement today

November 29, 2011 by

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George Osborne made his autumn statement today. This included an extra £200 million investment in science, some new measures to support small and medium sized enterprises and an update of the plan for growth – both reporting on what the government have achieved so far and setting out some new objectives. He also confirmed that […]