House of Lords Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into Life Sciences and the Industrial Strategy

This inquiry will investigate issues such as whether the Government has the necessary structures in place to support the life sciences sector; how the NHS can use procurement to stimulate innovation in the life sciences; and the content of the new Life Sciences industrial strategy, when published:


  • What can be learnt from the impact of the 2011 UK Life Sciences Strategy and how can the success of the new strategy be measured against its stated objectives?
  • Can public procurement, in particular by the NHS, be an effective stimulus for innovation in the Life Sciences Sector?
  • Who should take responsibility for the implementation of the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy and to whom should they be accountable?
  • How should the regulatory framework be changed or improved after Brexit to support the sector?
  • Should the Government appoint a dedicated Life Sciences Minister?

The Committee is inviting written evidence to be received by Friday 15th September, and will start taking oral evidence in October. The full membership of the Committee can be accessed here

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Published on 24. July 2017 in News UK