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UK government launches NHS test and trace service

UK government launches NHS test and trace service

The UK government has unveiled a new NHS service which aims to test and trace every suspected case of coronavirus in the country, as part of its recovery strategy. ... The government has hired 25, 000 dedicated contact tracing staff who will work with

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  • AZ secures capacity for one billion coronavirus vaccine doses AZ secures capacity for one billion coronavirus vaccine doses

    Earlier this month, the UK government pledged £131m for a ‘rapid deployment facility’ for coronavirus vaccines, with the aim of being able to produce millions of doses of vaccines at scale. ... We would like to thank the US and UK governments for

  • UK government expands coronavirus testing criteria UK government expands coronavirus testing criteria

    The UK government announced this week that every citizen aged five and over with symptoms will now be eligible for a coronavirus test in an effort to determine the spread of ... The UK government also has plans to expand contact tracing, which will be

  • Biopharma body welcomes EU-UK free trade agreement docs Biopharma body welcomes EU-UK free trade agreement docs

    The two sides in the UK-EU trade negotiations seem to still be poles apart, but the UK biopharma industry at least is pleased about the UK government’s just-published ... The BioIndustry Association has nevertheless welcomed the UK’s stance, saying

  • UK pledges £131m for a “rapid deployment facility” to make coronavirus vaccines UK pledges £131m for a “rapid deployment facility” to make coronavirus vaccines

    The UK is investing in a “rapid deployment facility” that should be ready to start making coronavirus vaccines this summer, according to the government. ... fully operational, said business secretary Alok Sharma during the government’s daily press

  • UK contributes £210m towards COVID-19 vaccine efforts UK contributes £210m towards COVID-19 vaccine efforts

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson also tests positive for coronavirus. The UK government has announced further funding towards global efforts to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the ... As well as committing this additional funding, the

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  • The global antibiotic crisis: a 2020 perspective The global antibiotic crisis: a 2020 perspective

    The project is part of the UK government’s five-year, multi-agency action plan that includes improved stewardship to minimise the chances of resistant strains emerging. ... UK Government is serious about fixing the broken market for the long term.

  • Tackling antimicrobial resistance on multiple fronts Tackling antimicrobial resistance on multiple fronts

    From a UK perspective, the challenge of getting the right antibiotic the first time around is exemplified in the current treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs). ... We argue that ‘delinking’ strategies like those being trialled by the UK

  • Delivering the promise of regenerative medicine Delivering the promise of regenerative medicine

    In a recent document published by the UK government in response to the Regenerative Medicine Inquiry by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, policymakers stressed the importance of commercialising ... In the UK, the Regenerative

  • Evolution or revolution: the latest review of NICE methods Evolution or revolution: the latest review of NICE methods

    the industry and the UK government. ... Its absence continues to put the threshold very much in the hands of government, despite its intrinsic importance to the recommendations that NICE will make.

  • The Cystic Fibrosis Buyers’ Club The Cystic Fibrosis Buyers’ Club

    Diarmaid McDonald is lead organiser of Just Treatment, a UK-based patient activist group which is challenging the government to take whatever steps necessary to ensure access to new medicines at ... Just Treatment is also urging the UK government to

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Latest appointments

  • Pfizer’s Alan Maine moves to Edelman Pfizer’s Alan Maine moves to Edelman

    Maine, who previously served as head of policy and public affairs at Pfizer UK, was responsible for government affairs and market access policy development activity, covering both corporate and therapy area ... Prior to his time with Pfizer, Maine was

  • Medicines Discovery Catapult appoints CEO Medicines Discovery Catapult appoints CEO

    As chief executive, he will primarily work with the board of directors and government organisation Innovate UK to develop and implement a new five-year business plan for the drug discovery ... The Catapult will engage the UK's experienced drug discovery

  • Innovate UK appoints director for health and life sciences Innovate UK appoints director for health and life sciences

    In his new position, Campbell will drive the development and delivery of the UK government-sponsored agency's life sciences and health sector. ... Dr Ruth McKernan, chief executive of Innovate UK, said: “Ian Campbell will make a strong addition to the

  • Dr Keith Bragman joins Alacrita Dr Keith Bragman joins Alacrita

    Gates Foundation and at the UK government's department for international development.

  • firstlight appoints Burson-Marsteller's Christian Petrovic firstlight appoints Burson-Marsteller's Christian Petrovic

    Prior to this, Price served as communications and public affairs lead at e-skills UK, working with clients and government policy makers to inform business objectives and strategy.

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