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A genomics and digital-led NHS is possible – but investment in staff essential

A genomics and digital-led NHS is possible – but investment in staff essential

Health secretary Matt Hancock has put greater use of digital technology at the top of his agenda for the NHS since taking on the job last year, and has promised to ... Health secretary Matt Hancock responded to the report in a speech, urging the NHS to

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  • End to middlemen rebates a major shift in US drug pricing End to middlemen rebates a major shift in US drug pricing

    Health secretary Alex Azar has now confirmed plans to remove ‘safe harbour’ provisions which allow the payments, which would then mean these payments would be judged as bribes. ... The administration said that the rule would apply to federal health

  • Medicines will take priority over food in no-deal Brexit Medicines will take priority over food in no-deal Brexit

    Health Secretary Matt Hancock told MPs yesterday that if the UK crashes out of the EU, medicine shipments will be prioritised over food to ensure supplies are not disrupted. ... pharma company efforts to stockpile the 12, 000 different drugs used in the

  • UK unveils new antibiotic buying plan, pharma incentives UK unveils new antibiotic buying plan, pharma incentives

    Health minister compares upfront payment model to Spotify. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has revealed the UK’s next five-year plan to handle the rising threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), estimated ... Matt Hancock, Health Secretary.

  • NHS tech leader departs for digital GP service NHS tech leader departs for digital GP service

    She said: "I am delighted to be joining LIVI at such an exciting time for digital health. ... Health secretary Matt Hancock has prioritised digital and tech solutions since taking up his role last year, but a recent HSJ estimate of digital plans

  • NHS facing early exodus of skilled consultants NHS facing early exodus of skilled consultants

    initiatives including the introduction of waiting time targets for emergency mental health services. ... I struggle to understand how the Health Secretary can talk about increasing productivity in hospital care, while allowing the NHS to be a system

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  • Deal Watch October 2018

    The Health Secretary, Alex Azar, has promised more to come on “fixing” drug pricing and introducing transparency into drug prices, and in the present political climate that can only be good ... So two opportunities here – acquisition of animal

  • Happy 70th birthday NHS: the next 70 need to be very different Happy 70th birthday NHS: the next 70 need to be very different

    The new health secretary is being urged to remedy this to create a system fit for another 70 years. ... NHS Confederation leaders have written to new health secretary Matt Hancock (pictured above) urging him to ‘grasp the social care challenge’.

  • Changes to look out for in Medical Devices Regulations Changes to look out for in Medical Devices Regulations

    non-approved filler material, and that there was no evidence that the MHRA or the Department of Health significantly failed to. ... Lord Howe, Parliament Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health stated in relation to PIP: “We must always remember

  • The true potential of mobile health tech The true potential of mobile health tech

    we can influence their health-related quality of life at a population level.”. ... Its social affairs and health ministry permanent secretary Paivi Sillanaukee emphasised its commitment to digital by echoing the phrase: “Data is the new oil.”.

  • Not dying of ignorance - 30 years on Not dying of ignorance - 30 years on

    When I arrived at the Department of Health as ministerial press officer seven years later, campaign collateral was everywhere. ... The scale of the public health challenge was immense. It was also highly controversial, with Health Secretary Norman Fowler

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Latest appointments

  • Paris biocluster appoints Stéphane Roques as new chief Paris biocluster appoints Stéphane Roques as new chief

    Prior to his new role, Roques managed well-known organisations in the field of innovation and health, including secretary general of AFM-Téléthon, and chief executive of MSF - Doctors without Borders. ... Roques successively managed well-known

  • LaingBuisson names chairman and CEO LaingBuisson names chairman and CEO

    Former Health Secretary Stephen Dorrell and Henry Elphick join. LaingBuisson, a UK healthcare market intelligence provider, has named Stephen Dorrell and Henry Elphick as its chairman and chief executive officer, respectively. ... Health. Between 1995

  • New health ministers and re-appointments after reshuffle New health ministers and re-appointments after reshuffle

    The full list of ministers now working within the Department of Health are: Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health (pictured); Alistair Burt MP, Minister of State for Community and ... Hunt keeps his health secretary role that he has held since

  • Former UK health secretary joins FTI Consulting Former UK health secretary joins FTI Consulting

    Patricia Hewitt to advise on public affairs. FTI Consulting has added several senior figures to its team, including former health secretary Patricia Hewitt. ... Hewitt (pictured), who also served in Tony Blair's Labour Government as secretary of state

  • UK names guardian for national health data UK names guardian for national health data

    Announcing Dame Fiona's appointment the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: ”We need to be as determined to guarantee personal data is protected as we are enthusiastic to reap the benefits ... Dame Fiona will oversee the safe use of people's personal

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  • Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

    the provision of ‘HealthUnlocked’, now the third largest health website in the UK. ... Subsequent to Jeremy Hunt becoming Secretary of State for Health in 2012, the challenge became to ‘go paperless’ by 2018 – a target for which the goalposts

  • How can pharma engage with the top performing STPs?

    The recent announcement by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt on which Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) would benefit from a share of the £325m capital funding allocated in the Spring Budget, was ... A further 14 were described as

  • Hunt vs Hawking: We'll call it a draw

    As Culture Secretary, Hunt was derided, so appointing him as Health Secretary was like throwing him to the lions.  . ... And like every preceding Health Secretary he faced the impossible brief of squaring the NHS circle: filing a bottomless pit of

  • Life at the end of the Brexit tunnel

    Sir John Bell outlined the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy, which includes £160 million of funding to support the health sector, including the NHS. ... In the shorter term, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced £14 million of funding to help

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