BIVDA’s External Affairs Team champions the IVD industry to politicians, policymakers, media and relevant stakeholders to ensure the voice of our membership is heard across the UK and EU.
At the heart of everything we do lies an ambition to improve patient outcomes by increasing the adoption of IVDs within the NHS. Therefore, we spend considerable time engaging with NHS England, NHS Improvement, NICE, MHRA, Government, Parliament and the Civil Service, about the key challenges and opportunities facing the industry.
Our external affairs activity includes the dissemination of policy briefings, providing evidence to Parliamentary select committees, responding to Government consultations, facilitating communication between BIVDA members and policy makers and providing information and advice about the IVD industry.
Through building relationships and forming partnerships with our stakeholders, we work in collaboration to ensure that IVDs can play their part not just in the diagnosis of conditions, but in prevention and treatment of disease too.