For the past fifteen years or so, we have attended regular meetings with the Department of Health and the MHRA as a Ministerial Industry Strategy Group (MISG) to ensure that Life Sciences remain a key industry sector in the UK.
Under the auspices of “Life Sciences UK”, we work collaboratively with the following organisations to forward the work of the Office for Life Sciences (OLS):
For more information visit the Office for Life Sciences.
The OLS was established in 2009 as a cross-government department combining representatives from HM Treasury, Department of Health, and Department for Business Industry & Skills (BIS).
We also work with medical charities and organisations to provide them with industry perspective on their projects – including:
Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) – www.amrc.org.uk
Cancer Research UK (CRUK) – www.cancerresearchuk.org
International Health Partners (IHP) – www.ihpuk.org
The Medical Research Council (MRC) – www.mrc.ac.uk
The Wellcome Trust – www.wellcome.ac.uk
Additionally, we collaborate with other international Trade Associations to discuss key global issues – including:
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) – www.phrma.org
We work with our members, the Government, NICE, the NHS and other stakeholders to ensure that the full value of medicines is understood and assessed appropriately, and that patients and the NHS can access the medicines they need when they need them.
This area covers the life cycle of a product through its design and formulation before application to the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for an authorisation to market the product. This includes the Medicines Manufacturing Industry Partnership (MMIP), the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) and SecurMed.