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Legislation to encourage medical innovation - MPS response to the amended Bill

Post date: 17/10/2014 | Time to read article: 2 mins

The information within this article was correct at the time of publishing. Last updated 01/04/2019

We have responded to the Legislation to Encourage Medical Innovation from the Department of Health.

MPS welcomes the debate this Bill has ignited. We support a responsible, innovative medical profession. There are positive developments to come out of this debate, including the commitment to work with Oxford University to develop a method of data collection and sharing for innovative treatments.

However, we have very serious concerns that the Bill will not achieve what it sets out to achieve. Furthermore, it may inhibit responsible innovation whilst also giving false reassurance to some doctors, who on subsequent objective analysis were found to have innovated irresponsibly causing patient harm.

Read more in the full response below.
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