The Queen's speech included two bills which are important for medical research, the Care Bill and the Intellectual Property Bill.
The committee of MPs and peers looking at the draft Care and Support Bill have published their recommendations for how the bill can be improved.
And a new focus for UK investment in genomics and informatics.
Includes a summary of responses on proposals to establish the Health Research Authority and Health Education England. A parliamentary committee will start scrutinising the draft Bill soon.
The Health Research Authority is trialling whether it could centralise some of the general checks that all research studies need to undergo before they can be approved by individual NHS R&D and research ethics committees
We have submitted evidence to the bill team working on the draft Care and Support Bill, raising issues about the impacts of these proposals for research for the committee of MPs and peers to consider as they scrutinise the draft Bill.
The APPG Medical Research held a reception all about data. Check out the programme for lots of examples of how access to data is helping us do amazing research, and information on the challenges we need to address to ensure this continues to go ahead.
The draft care and support bill has been published which includes plans for the Health Research Authority and Health Education England - both of which have a role in health research.
The government has released a consultation asking for our views on the future of the HFEA and HTA regulatory authorities.
The British Heart Foundation's Joseph Clift on the report published today outlining the value of patient data for research and how we should approach some of the challenges involved in using this data.