The latest amendments to the Medical Innovation Bill have been published 9th September 2014.
Lord Saatchi’s team worked closely with the Department of Health who sought expert legal and clinical advice, including consideration of this issue by Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England Medical Director, in devising these amendments to work for patients, doctors and lawyers.
You can see the full amendments on the official parliament Medical Innovation Bill page.
The parliamentary process is about refining policy in the light of discussion and debate. We are proud of the fact that since we started in 2012 we have listened to a range of stakeholder interests and that we have moved the Bill forward each time.
The opportunities presented by the Bill being supported by Government and given careful consideration by the medical director of the NHS and other senior bodies means that we are now satisfied that the Bill is in a form which meets everybody’s concerns in the most appropriate way.
We are firmly intending that data collection should be part of the implementation of the Bill.
Discussions as to whether this needs to be on the face of the Bill and how it should be expressed need to take place and we are listening to all sides of the discussion.