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

Strong and stable? How to read the political environment: Presentation to the 2017 HealthInvestor conference

I was very pleased to address the 2017 HealthInvestor UK conference in London last week, on the subject of how to read the current political environment. Below is a copy of my remarks. There are a number of questions that I’ve been asked to share some thoughts on today, namely: Is political chaos the newRead more

The Life Sciences Strategy – Saved by the Bell?

The long-awaited industry-led report to government setting out the Life Sciences Strategy was published this week to great fanfare. Professor Sir John Bell, the lead author and government-appointed Life Sciences Champion, has been touring the country speaking to companies for months. Many have been eagerly awaiting the Strategy for some time – over the lastRead more

Peers’ dressing down could prompt Government re-think on NHS delivery

This government and its predecessors received a dressing down from the Select Committee on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS last week. The committee of peers published its report on the health service and its ability to deliver under increasing financial and demand pressures. Criticism was firmly focused on the ‘short sightedness’ of successive governmentsRead more