The Health Top Ten: Winter Edition

As the dark mornings set in and we all return to work, WA Health looks at the top ten trends, policy developments and potential pitfalls for the health sector to look out for in the run-up to Spring. New Year, New Me At this time of year many of us give ourselves New Year’s resolutionsRead more

Sector Deal or No Deal? The Verdict on the Government’s Plan for Life Sciences

The life sciences sector is the jewel in the crown of British industry and has been for some time. It outperforms all others in terms of productivity and growth, making it the teacher’s pet of the Industrial Strategy and a beacon for how industry and government can collaborate successfully on big-ticket issues such as genomicsRead more

NHS England: What’s on the agenda?

In the next 24 hours, NHS England leaders will be gathering at Skipton House for their last Board meeting of the year. In the shadow of a Budget that delivered half the money they asked for and with a cold winter creeping in, this Board meeting will be a watershed moment for Simon Stevens. WARead more

Going Dutch: What does the European Medicines Agency’s move to Amsterdam mean for the UK?

Dramatic tension and medicines regulation are two terms not often seen together. And yet Monday’s meeting of the EU27 – a dog-fight for the spoils of Brexit – was certainly a spectacle to get the heart racing. For the Italian EU Affairs Minister, whose Milanese entry eventually lost out to Amsterdam by the toss ofRead more

Being led up the garden Pathway: Is there something more to the Accelerated Access Pathway?

The dust has now settled on the Government’s long-long-¬awaited response to the Accelerated Access Review (AAR), which was published on Friday. The key details of the response are relatively well known. The Government is setting up an Accelerated Access Pathway (AAP) to streamline the route to market for around five “breakthrough” treatments every year. TheRead more

The Health Top Ten: Autumn Edition

With Party Conference Season over and Autumn well and truly upon us, WA Health looks at the top ten trends, policy developments and potential pitfalls in health to look out for in the run-up to Christmas. The decelerated Accelerated Access Review The Government’s long-awaited response to the Accelerated Access Review (AAR) is expected imminently. LordRead more