Patients have long been working their way upstream in drug research. At last they are up the creek with a paddle. #publicinvolvement #patient-centricity

Patients and carers will tell you that all that is good or bad about health research can usually be traced to its source. That place where the idea is first formed by scientists. Eureka moment it might be, they will say, but having patients and carers involved from the beginning can save embarrassment for all... Continue Reading →

Public get new tool to report problems with medicines @MHRAgovuk #medicineuse #adversereactions

Last year the Yellow Card Scheme by which health professionals and patients can report problems with their medicines celebrated its 50th Anniversary.  A conference organised by the regulator which runs the scheme - the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) - was one of the highlights of my year.  Not so much for what... Continue Reading →

Government pushes forward with review to speed up availability of innovative medicines and treatments

Two posts in one day!  Ah, those were the days when we got two Post Office deliveries a day.... Just to say the Government has published the full terms of reference for its Innovative Medicines and MedTech Review to be headed up by Sir Hugh Taylor who is currently Chair of Guy's and St Thomas's.  Yes, that's... Continue Reading →

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