response to the Long Term Plan

Initial response to the Long Term Plan

Sector response to the Long Term Plan has now been published and it has been welcomed in the main, though cautiously by some. The NHS...
NHS long term plan

NHS long term plan: making the NHS fit for the future

The NHS long term plan, published today, will save almost half a million more lives with practical action on major killer conditions and investment...
New breath test for cancer

Could a new breath test detect multiple cancers earlier?

Researchers have launched a clinical trial to develop a breath test, analysing molecules that could indicate the presence of cancer at an early stage. This...
Man rolling boulder up a hill showing Changes to pharma and healthcare in 2019

Changes to pharma and healthcare in 2019

Continuing funding shortages, Brexit uncertainty, regulator moves and regulation reforms: there is no shortage of change facing the sector in 2019. We asked the industry’s...
Horizon scanning: effects of the NHS 10-Year Plan on pharma

The effects of the NHS 10-Year Plan on pharma

Horizon scanning: What’s on the agenda for healthcare in 2019 and what does this mean for pharma? NHS Forward View As we enter into a new...
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Health management tips for men

Dr Andrew Thornber’s health management tips for men 1. Dont rely on Dr Search When it comes to health, there can be a lot of information...
community pharmacy and primary care

Improving primary care with community pharmacy

James Roach evaluates how partnership working between a community pharmacy and primary care setting has significant potential if scaled up.    Working with the National Pharmacy Association;...
Digital GP service expands.

NHS e-Referral Service makes its 100 millionth online booking

The NHS e-Referral Service has hit 100 million bookings since it was launched in 2005 as the NHS Choose and Book Service. Currently, the service...
Image showing ideas and money on a seesaw to depict £1M grant scheme for rare diseases

£1M grant scheme for rare diseases

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity) and LifeArc have launched a £1M grant scheme for rare disease patients. The new joint funding scheme Translational Research Accelerator Grants is...
Image of a man in an MRI scanner to show MRI diagnostic method for prostate cancer

Non-invasive MRI diagnostic method for prostate cancer approved by NICE

A non-invasive MRI diagnostic method for prostate cancer has been approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). The scanning technique will...

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IMBRUVICA® misses primary endpoint in pancreatic cancer trial

IMBRUVICA® misses primary endpoint in pancreatic cancer trial

AbbVie have released an update on the RESOLVE trial of IMBRUVICA® in combination with chemotherapy agents in metastatic pancreatic cancer.  AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company,...
Star Europe reports positive client and candidate feedback.

Star Europe’s Amsterdam office off to positive start

Star Europe has reported good feedback in the Netherlands since opening its Amsterdam office in November. Supported by established resources and infrastructure, the team at...
ORKAMBI® for cystic fibrosis

EC approves Vertex’s ORKAMBI® for cystic fibrosis patients

Vertex Pharmaceuticals announces that the European Commission has granted approval of the label extension for ORKAMBI® for cystic fibrosis patients.  The European Commission has granted approval...