The ‘Strategy for UK life sciences’ two years on

A number of life sciences industry bodies have jointly published a report entitled ‘From vision to action: delivery of the strategy for UK life sciences’. The strategy referred to is that published in the UK government’s December 2011 ‘Strategy for UK life sciences’ (the ‘Strategy’). The Strategy outlined a vision for the UK to be a global leader in life sciences. The various initiatives contained within it have been developed in order to support the growth of industry in the UK and to support researchers, clinicians and ultimately patients through improved healthcare outcomes. This in turn is intended to provide the message to investors that the UK is open for business.

The report, published in January 2014, assesses the progress of the various initiatives that make up the Strategy, two years on. It contains information on the purpose of the various initiatives set out in the Strategy and comments on the degree to which these have been successful or require new impetus. It concludes with some suggestions about what needs to be done to ensure that the Strategy progresses.

The report concludes that the following initiatives have been progressing well…

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