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Health Tech Alliance Meeting: NICE and MedTechScan

The Health Tech Alliance are delighted to announce that our next meeting will focus on best practice in NICE submissions and feature a live demonstration of the horizon scanning system, MedTechScan. Attendees will hear from David Sissling (Project Director for...

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Updates from the Conservative Party Conference

The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP has laid out ambitious plans to deliver the largest increase in training "in the history of the NHS". He made the pledge at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester on Monday, announcing 5,000 new training places for nurses,...

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New tool for medtech companies

NICE is launching the Medtech Early Technical Assessment (META) tool that will allow for medical technology to reach patients faster. Members of the Health Tech Alliance were given an exclusive look at the tool at a recent meeting, hearing from Carla Deakin (Associate...

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Members get new insight into NICE & HealthTech Connect

At our latest members’ meeting, attendees gained first-hand advice on best practice in NICE submissions and assessments and were given a live demo of the HealthTech Connect system (formerly known as MedTechScan), the new horizon scanning tool for medical technologies....

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NHS Clinical Lead Optimistic About the Future of Innovation

Professor Tony Young, a consultant surgeon and National Clinical Lead for Innovation at NHS England appeared before the Lords Science and Technology Committee this week to discuss the barriers for adopting innovation in the NHS. When questioned by Chairman Lord Patel...

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UK Health Show 2017: Our highlights

The UK Health Show took place this week at the Olympia in London and provided a great opportunity for the Health Tech Alliance to observe and interact with technological suppliers and innovators within the healthcare industry and hear directly from key decision-makers...

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Life Sciences Industrial Strategy backs AAR

The independent Life Sciences Industrial Strategy, written by the Government’s Life Sciences Champion Professor Sir John Bell, has been published. Bell was commissioned by the Government to put forward proposals for a ‘sector deal’ for the life sciences sector –...

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Labour’s plans for health outlined in leaked manifesto

Yesterday’s leaked Labour manifesto, made available only hours before it was to be signed off, offers an insight into the party’s plans for the NHS – an area of policy which the party typically polls well on. The manifesto commits the party to over £6 billion extra in...

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Life sciences order of the day in Parliament

Lord O’Shaughnessy, the Minister responsible for the uptake of medical technologies, appeared before two parliamentary committees yesterday and acknowledged the issues that innovators continue to face around uptake. Speaking before the House of Lords Science &...

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Labour pledge an emergency £500m ‘winter bailout fund’

The Health Tech Alliance attended this week’s Labour Party Conference in Brighton. One of the key announcements was Shadow Health Secretary Jon Ashworth’s calls for the Government to supply an emergency £500m “winter bailout fund” for health and care services. During...

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New Department of Health Ministers announced

Following last week’s General Election, at which two serving Health Ministers lost their seats, Number 10 has announced the new Ministerial team at the Department of Health. Steve Brine MP and Jackie Doyle Price MP have joined the Department as Parliamentary Under...

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