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Medical Innovation Bill

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29 May 2015

Responding to the news that the Medical Innovation Bill has been drawn in the House of Lords Private Members Bill ballot, Mr Ian Ritchie PRCSEd said:

“We sincerely hope that Lord Saatchi has listened to the overwhelming majority of medical opinion and has amended his Bill to ensure that patient safeguards are maintained. Without significant changes from the Bill that was presented and rejected in the last Parliament, concerns remain that the provisions outlined will mean that patients are open to experimentation without any guaranteed benefits.

"We also call on Lord Saatchi to outline how this Bill will complement, and not undermine, NHS England’s Five Year Forward View and the Government’s Accelerated Access Review.

"RCSEd remains committed to supporting improvement in patient outcomes through innovation and will work with Parliamentarians to ensure that this Bill is without negative consequences if passed.”

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