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NHS: Innovation

Health written question – answered on 19th October 2012.

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Photo of Karen Lumley Karen Lumley Conservative, Redditch

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department is doing to encourage innovation within the NHS.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Innovation remains crucial to delivering a world-class health service, in terms of improving the quality of patient care and its contribution to economic growth. The report, “Innovation Health and Wealth: accelerating adoption and diffusion in the NHS”, published in December 2011, sets out a delivery agenda for spreading innovation at pace and scale throughout the national health service.

In addition to this, the Strategy for UK Life Sciences, launched alongside “Innovation Health and Wealth”, contains a package of more long-term measures building on those included in the Plan for Growth.

Together these strategies enable the United Kingdom to capitalise on strengths such as its world-class science and clinical research, as well as its talent base of pioneering life science researchers and first rate universities.

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