New UK government

Last updated on 8 Jul 2024

Following the results of the general election on Friday 5 July we now have a new government and cabinet in post.

The Labour Party’s manifesto and plan for the life sciences sector includes commitments that we will play a part in making happen:

  • lead the world in clinical trials by speeding up recruitment and improving the diversity of people who participate in research
  • make it easier to take part in research via the NHS App
  • continue the work to implement the recommendations made by Lord O’Shaughnessy in the review of commercial clinical trials in the UK
  • create a new Regulatory Innovation Office to help regulators update regulation and speed up approval timelines

We are looking forward to working with the new government to realise these.

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