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May 16, 2022
Potential UK draft legislation to scrap the Protocol has been reported in the media. The EU has called for honesty and a climb-down in rhetoric on the issue.
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May 16, 2022
The adjournment debate secured by Neale Hanvey MP followed discussion in the Main Chamber about the Queen’s Speech and covered the UK diagnostics industry’s experience of the pandemic and what can be learned in future.
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May 16, 2022
A total of 38 draft Bills and Bills are on the agenda in the upcoming Government session, including the important Procurement Bill.
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May 06, 2022
The move could be a game-changer for cancer researchers in their mission to use data to develop improved treatments and patient care
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May 06, 2022
The last 12 months have seen nearly three million people referred for lifesaving cancer checks – an all-time record
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May 06, 2022
This new test could save the lives of countless babies and save the sight of many others
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Apr 29, 2022
The UK Government announced new trade measures to support Ukraine following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. These include: •    The removal of tariffs on all goods from Ukraine, providing economic support; •    New export ban on products and technology that Russia could use to repress the people of Ukraine. These could include interception and monitoring equipment;These tariff measures are part of broad UK economic support to Ukraine, includi...
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Apr 28, 2022
The Health and Care Bill has finally received Royal Assent after months of discussion and ping-ponging. Read here for BIVDA's report on what the Bill entails and what effect it may have on member companies.
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Apr 22, 2022
The NHS is set to miss two critical targets in tackling AMR – as outlined in a five-year AMR action plan unveiled by the government in 2019. The targets expected to be missed are: reducing the number of three gram-negative bacteria from bloodstream infections in healthcare settings by 25% by March this year, and 50% by 2024.Current figures show a minimal decline in bloodstream infections caused by bacteria such as E coli – evidently not enough to meet the 25% target for this March. M...
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Apr 22, 2022
A new Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England has been recruited and will support the Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty. Dr Thomas Waite has been placed in the Deputy CMO role, replacing Professor Jonathan Van-Tam who stepped down on 31 March 2022. Among Dr Waite’s responsibilities will be emergency response and preparedness, infectious diseases, vaccines and therapeutics. During the pandemic, Dr Waite helped create the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC) – which provides evid...
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