The Medical Innovation Bill is designed to help medical doctors innovate new treatments and cures safely and responsibly for cancer and other diseases.
“At the moment, the doctor’s hands are tied – by concerns about professional reputation and potential negligence claims,” says Lord Woolf.
“That needs to change.”
Lord Woolf, Former Lord Chief Justice, former Master of the Rolls.
He was the first Lord Chief Justice to be President of the Courts of England and Wales.
“The Saatchi Bill will allow responsible innovation.” says Sir Michael Rawlins.
“From trying out things in individual patients, that can lead onto research and benefit thousands of other patients.”
Sir Michael Rawlins is Chair of Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, former chairman for National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and President of the Royal Society of Medicine