Integrated Care Systems and the Life Sciences Vision

Life sciences teams will be keen to engage with the NHS and its Integrated Care Systems as the recently published Life Sciences Vision explains that the Health and Care Bill creates specific duties for ICSs in England to promote and support research.

The Bill’s explanatory notes provide that each Integrated Care Board must, in the exercise of its functions, have regard to the need to promote health research and the use of evidence obtained from such research. An Integrated Care Board could, for example, use evidence obtained from health research to inform its commissioning plan.

If you would like to find out more about ICSs who will become statutory bodies from April 2022, head over to our Integrated Care Systems Hub. And to read more about the new vision for life sciences, you can read our article, A brave new vision to move UK life sciences to the next level here.

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