You can find the full text of the Prime Minister's speech at the Global Health Policy Summit in London today here. David Cameron's remarks have caught the headlines because of his announcement about the new Phenome Centre. But, as important, are a number of other areas of his speech. These deal with the importance of the … Continue reading PM’s Global Health Policy Summit Speech signals the personal as well as phenomenal
This morning's news bulletins are full of stories trailing the Prime Minister's speech in London later today, when he is expected to launch a national challenge on dementia - from accelerating research funding and setting up a new academic science centre, to establishing a national screening programme and encouraging people to donate their brains to research. … Continue reading From crisis to challenge: PM to spell out new dementia plan including research boost
The Prime Minister has come out today with some new commitments on opening up public services by making more data public. For the NHS the list includes: NHS •Data on comparative clinical outcomes of GP practices in England to be published by December 2011, following the lead of the NHS in London which has agreed … Continue reading New Government commitment on health data
It is a question all Boards and Committees should ask themselves. Yesterday the Prime Minister announced the final names making up the re-formed Council for Science and Technology. Many of the final selection are people I much admire and David Cameron can be confident he is in good hands when it comes to scientific advice. … Continue reading Is the Council for Science and Technology Fit-for-Purpose?
Those who visit this blog regularly will know that we've been following progress with the plans to build the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation in London ever since our first post. So, in what feels like an early Christmas present for science, it is good to be able to report that yesterday Camden Town Hall … Continue reading UKCMRI Gets Go-ahead…and news on CST
The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and the Business Secretary, Lord Mandelson, paid a visit to the Wellcome Trust this morning and announced a clutch of initiatives including: £250 million investment in 2010/11 for the new world-class medical research centre at St Pancras in London which will bring together research teams to tackle major medical challenges. The … Continue reading Good news on medical research regulation