Value-Based Pricing new approach illustrates the road ahead

The Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS), due to expire in 2014, will be replaced by a new Value-based Pricing (VBP) approach designed to stimulate innovation in treatments, Andrew Lansley announced this week at the annual NICE conference. The rationale for such a move is multifactorial but firmly aligned with changes to our commissioning approach too, providing insight for clinical teams, not just R & D pharmaceutical companies. Under the new scheme, still to be fleshed out in terms... Readmore

NHS Litigation Authority unveils new Chief Executive

A strong addition to the health sector has been made this week with Catherine Dixon joining the NHS Litigation Authority as its new Chief Executive. Catherine was previously General Counsel and Company Secretary at the NSPCC, and played a leading role within the Executive Team as the charity went through a period of significant change.  “I am delighted to join the NHS Litigation Authority, an organisation which makes a major contribution to patient safety,” said Catherine. “The NHSLA... Readmore

NHS buildings investment boosts Welsh economy by 1.1 billion

Health Minister for Wales Lesley Griffiths has announced that the Investment the Welsh Government has made in hospital buildings over the last six years has boosted its economy to the tune of hundreds of millions of pounds. Since 2006, the Welsh Government has ploughed £363 million into projects now completed, £227 million in sites currently being developed and committed a further £552 million into projects in planning. Of the 12,318 workforce employed on those sites, nearly 80% (9,811)... Readmore
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