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Mar 25, 2021
Please find attached update presentations from the MDCC on border controls and batch testing. 
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Mar 16, 2021
More than a million UK people have now been involved in research activities regarding COVID-19, according to the latest data from the National Institute for Health Research. The data shows that a total of 1,075,000 people have taken part in more than 180 studies which endeavour to reveal more and more about the virus. Of these research efforts, more than 100 were funded by the NIHR, equating for more than £108m of funding for COVID-19 research.The large number of research programme partici...
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Mar 04, 2021
Please find attached a slide on the timelines/cut off dates for the various post EoTP milestones, that you can share with your members.  Please note that the wider Continuity of Supply team  will treat this as a live document (you will see timestamped Feb 2021) and update it if any dates change/decisions are made that require additional dates to be added. 
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Mar 03, 2021
Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) will be offered management training opportunities as part of today’s Government Budget. The Treasury has decided to further investment in SME management development in the UK by unveiling this £520m plan to spur innovation and growth in various sectors. Managers will be offered the chance to follow an MBA-style management training course to develop their skills and managerial knowledge. The ‘help to grow’ programme could benefit u...
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Feb 26, 2021
Heavy-goods vehicle (HGV) drivers are being reminded by Government to carry out a COVID-19 test away from port locations at one of the 37 testing sites available. 235,000 tests have been carried out since the French Government altered requirements around COVID-19 testing due to concerns over mutant strains which were beginning to emerge. As a result of testing levels, vital goods continue to flow into the UK and HGV traffic in Kent is back to normal levels.  The testing requirements risked sus...
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Feb 15, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a ‘bounce’ in the diagnostics manufacturing sector said a diagnostics-dedicated recruitment CEO. Ivor Campbell, chief executive of Snedden Campbell, a recruitment company working in the diagnostics sector, has observed a rise in the number of vacancies within the sector as companies expand and consolidate their operations. “In recent years, the UK diagnostic sector’s advantage has been the ability to fund new entrants into the point-of-car...
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Feb 10, 2021
The International Trade Secretary Liz Truss has announced the signing of an Enhanced Trade Partnership between the UK and India, along with the announcement of 1,500 highly-skilled technology jobs for the UK. The agreement paves the way for deeper economic inter-relationship between the UK and the world’s largest democracy and a potential trade deal in future. On Saturday, Liz Truss agreed the outline of the ETP with India’s Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal on her visit...
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Feb 04, 2021
The Accelerated Access Collaborative has released a report on the impact of innovation on the NHS titled “Our Year in Focus 2019/20”. The AAC is hosted by NHS England and NHS Improvement, bringing together industry, government, regulators, patients and the NHS to remove barriers and accelerate the introduction of ground-breaking new treatments and diagnostics which can transform care. The AAC supports all types of innovations: medicines, diagnostics, devices, digital products, pathwa...
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Feb 04, 2021
NHS Providers have released a statement addressing findings on the protective abilities of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine and have warned that the NHS is still facing an extremely challenging period. NHS Providers is the membership organisation for the NHS hospital, mental health, community and ambulance services that treat patients and service users in the NHS. Non-peer reviewed data has been released that found a 67% drop in transmissibility of coronavirus due to vaccination. The data also rev...
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Jan 29, 2021
Be our Member of the Month!  BIVDA’s Member of the Month is a chance for our members to be spotlighted on our social media channels so our followers can get to know you better! Attached is a short questionnaire that we use as a basis for our posts. There are questions about your company’s offering, your main IVD product and so on. Your submission will appear on our Twitter and LinkedIn pages. We will be completing Members of the Month posts throughout the year in the order that ...
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