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Jeremy Hunt leaves his Health brief at just the right time

  • 10/07/2018

Reflecting perfectly the political prose of late, Brexit dominates today's papers and the big news in Health must play out in the background.  However, Jeremy Hunt has left his position as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to take up his role as Foreign Secretary, and what is…

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Major Health Committee report urges Government to do better

  • 12/06/2018

The Health and Social Care Committee has called on the Government to solidify its integrated care plans and introduce primary legislation to safeguard future funding and ensure confidence is instilled into the system. These are just some of the conclusions reached in a comprehensive report on Integrated care: organisations, partnerships and systems.…

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Lords Committee calls for much greater clarity on Industrial Strategy

  • 01/05/2018

A high profile Lords Committee has produced a damning report that draws into serious question the Government's commitment to the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy (LSIS).  As Decideum noted at the time of the publication of the Life Sciences Sector Deal, government accountability, and in particular ownership of the strategy by…

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A voice for rare disease patients at the PPRS negotiations?

  • 20/04/2018

Within the last week formal discussions on the new Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS) have begun between the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Industry, via the ABPI. The existing PPRS, the agreement between government and the pharmaceutical industry regulating the price of branded medicines, ends on the…

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