The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) has updated its guidelines on Phase I clinical trials to reflect changes in the UK’s regulatory framework since the guidelines were last published in 2007.
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Caring for our future: reforming care and support, Department of Health
The Department has published the ‘Caring for our future: reforming care and support’ White Paper, which sets out the vision for a reformed care and support system. Greater focus on people’s wellbeing and support them to stay independent for as long as possible, introducing greater national consistency in access to care and support, providing better information to help people make choices about their care, giving people more control over their care, improving support for carers, the quality of care and support and integration of different services.
The White Paper Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Our strategy for public health in England set out a bold vision for a reformed public health system in England. This policy statement sets out the progress we have made in developing that vision and identifies those issues where further development is needed, and a timeline for this work.
Innovation, Health and Wealth
Innovation Health and Wealth, Accelerating Adoption and Diffusion in the NHS, sets out an integrated set of measures that together will support the adoption and diffusion of innovation across the NHS and sets a delivery agenda that will significantly ramp up the pace and scale of change and innovation.
Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia Delivering major improvements in dementia care and research by 2015.
~ raise the awareness around dementia
~ develop the capability and capacity of staff working with people with dementia
~ increase the numbers of people diagnosed with dementia
~ ensure the quality of services is to a high standard
~ ensure a research programme can be conducted.
Cluster report final
This report highlights both strengths and challenges for the sector in the region. The report for the Health Technology Cluster in the Greater South East contains the published results from the research project jointly funded by SEEDA, EEDA, Oxford to Cambridge Arc, and LDA.
Sustainable Social Care Procurement Project Report (March 2009) – Reviews into the provision of adult social care have raised major concerns about the future of care with the impact of demographic pressures. This report is groundbreaking in the way available information has been used to segment and provide a benchmark for adult social sector. It identifies opportunities and barriers for telecare technologies. It also provides statistical breakdown for both adult social care and telecare in the South East as a whole and by area, supplemented by feedback from care providers.