The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has launched an 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.
The committee invites submissions, with practical examples where possible, on topics including those mentioned below. Views from both inside and outside the life science sector are welcomed.
- 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?
How to respond
Please follow the link to access the Call for Evidence which outlines the scope of the inquiry and invites written submissions.
For all queries, please email email@example.com or call 020 7219 4963.
The deadline for written submissions is Friday 15 September 2017.