September 14, 2015

Lord Saatchi has handed over the former Medical Innovation Bill to Chris Heaton-Harris MP. Mr Heaton-Harris will be taking a new version of the Bill through Parliament as his own, private member’s bill. He has renamed it the, ‘The Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Bill’. This bill is inspired by elements of the former Medical Innovation […]

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Fury as Lib Dems kill off Saatchi Bill

February 28, 2015

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Exclusive Plans to make it easier doctors to find cures for diseases by trying out new treatments on patients without the fear of being sued have been vetoed by the Liberal Democrats

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Nick Clegg and Lib Dems Refuse to Debate the Bill – and Kill It

Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats have refused to debate the Medical Innovation Bill in the House of Commons in doing so they have killed the Bill. The Bill has been extensively debated four times in the House of Lords. It has been the subject of a Department of Health consultation, and the team have consulted […]

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My son Daniel

February 13, 2015

My son Daniel, then aged 17, was diagnosed with a life-decimating bone cancer, Ewing’s sarcoma, in 2006. Lord Saatchi’s Bill has the laudable aim of putting the interests of seriously ill patients at the heart of decision-making. Everyone, surely, must support that objective.

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Ebola and the Medical Innovation Bill

August 19, 2014

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Radio 4’s PM programme contacted breast cancer surgeon Charlie Chan, a supporter of the Medical Innovation Bill, to talk about the use of untested medical interventions on Ebola patients.

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Is ‘consultation’ enough?

July 1, 2014

Lord Mackay, ‘I believe the Bill has the best possible protection...'

The new draft of the Medical Innovation Bill, which has its second reading in the House of Lords on June 27th 2014, is a strong and robust version of the Bill that has been improved by public consultation.

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Harrison, Duchenne and I

February 20, 2014

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Alex Smith, whose son Harrison has Duchenne, writes a moving guest post on why the Medical Innovation Bill could help him.

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