Moderna to open vaccine research and manufacturing centre in UK

NHS patients to have access to next generation of mRNA vaccines and treatments. NHS patients to have access to next generation of mRNA vaccines and treatments as Moderna set to build state-of-the-art research and manufacturing centre in the UK Company to establish a global clinical trials base, endorsing UK as a science superpower Large manufacturing … Read more

Dame Lesley Regan appointed Women’s Health Ambassador

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology to drive system-level changes to close the gender health gap. Women’s Health Ambassador to support the implementation of the upcoming women’s health strategy for England Dame Lesley to be supported by a deputy ambassador focused on better understanding the challenges faced in accessing services across communities Women’s health and care … Read more

Patients to have earlier access to cutting-edge treatments on NHS

The most promising medicines will be fast-tracked to NHS patients through the Innovative Medicines Fund. £340 million has been made available to purchase potentially life-saving drugs early It builds on the success of the Cancer Drugs Fund, which has given tens of thousands of patients access to revolutionary treatments quickly Improving access to treatment for … Read more

Government on track to deliver 26,000 more primary care staff

The government is on track to deliver 26,000 more primary care staff to help improve patient access to appointments and reduce the COVID-19 backlog. the government is on track to deliver on manifesto commitment of 26,000 more primary care staff to help improve patient access to appointments and reduce the coronavirus (COVID-19) backlog follows £520 … Read more

G7 health ministers unite to protect world from another pandemic

G7 health ministers agree to pandemic pact to help protect the world against another pandemic. Commitments also made on tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – a global killer costing millions of lives a year Focus on climate and health will see G7 countries lead the way in reducing greenhouse gases and improving health and wellbeing A … Read more

Further action taken to improve supply of HRT

Action taken as suppliers increase stocks of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) products. Head of the HRT Supply Taskforce and industry identify immediate actions to improve short-term supply and ensure ongoing stability Further serious shortage protocols (SSPs) issued to provide flexibility for pharmacists to substitute for appropriate products Urgent action continues to be taken to improve supply of HRT products, helping those who … Read more

The impact of dementia on women

Dementia became the leading cause of death for UK women in 2011. Two in three people with dementia (65 per cent) are women, and longer life expectancy alone does not explain this disparity. Women are also more likely to care for a loved one with dementia – making up around two thirds of unpaid carers. … Read more