BIVDA response to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care's vision for prevention
5th November 2018
Today the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock MP, has announced his vision for how he plans to revolutionise the government’s approach to prevention and a Green Paper to be launched in 2019.
Doris-Ann Williams, BIVDA’s Chief Executive, commented: “We welcome the recognition of the critical role that prevention and early diagnosis play in the sustainability of our health and social care system and in improving patient outcomes. While in vitro diagnostics (IVDs) are already making a significant difference in the area of prevention, building a shared vision for the future will require collaboration and a regulatory framework that is conducive to investment and innovation. The in vitro diagnostics industry is clear that it wants to continue to thrive, develop and innovate, offering benefits for the NHS, the economy, and most importantly, patients all across the UK. We therefore look forward to engaging with the UK government to ensure that a vision for the future reflects the importance of the IVD industry and the significant role of diagnostics in improving quality and outcomes in relation to patient care.”
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