Government agrees to full consultation of the Medical Innovation Bill

The government agreed to full consultation of the Medical Innovation Bill spearheaded by Lord Saatchi.

Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Health said "The government should do whatever is needed to remove barriers that prevent innovation which can save and improve lives. We must create a climate where clinical pioneers have the freedom to make breakthroughs in treatment."

The government expects to launch this consultation in January 2014 and to respond by May 2014.

Read the full written ministerial statement here.

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