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Date:
06-03-17

Author:
Empower

New app helping to improve patient care

New app helping to improve patient care

A new app which detects early signs of kidney failure is now being used to improve care for some of the Royal Free’s most vulnerable patients. Using an instant alert system, the app, known as Streams, directs...

News

Date:
23-11-16

Author:
Empower

The Royal Free announces partnership with DeepMind

The Royal Free announces partnership with DeepMind

This week the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust announced a partnership between itself and DeepMind to work together to develop a mobile clinical application called Streams. Please click this article for the whole press release from the Royal Free.

News

Date:
28-01-16

Author:
Empower

Access to Medical Treatments Bill - Let’s see it through!

Access to Medical Treatments Bill - Let’s see it through!

Empower looks forward to seeing the Access to Medical Treatments Bill continue its journey through the Commons tomorrow – and continue it must!

News

Date:
15-10-15

Author:
Empower

FDA approval debate

FDA approval debate

Jack Scannell, friend to the Empower: Access to Medicine campaign, enters a debate in the British Medical Journal on patients wanting faster access to treatment and perceived motivations of the drug industry.

News

Date:
05-08-15

Author:
Empower

The Urgent Need to Reform the Present System of Medicines’ Regulation

The Urgent Need to Reform the Present System of Medicines’ Regulation

Empower: Access to Medicine is very proud to have been published in a recent collection of essays that featured in Bentham Science.

Here is the foreword from Professor Sir Peter Lachmann, an adviser to Empower, laying out the scope of the collection.

News

Date:
08-04-15

Author:
Empower

Early Access to Medicines Scheme - bearing fruit?

Early Access to Medicines Scheme - bearing fruit?

Empower: Access to Medicine releases its latest report examining the Early Access to Medicines Scheme a year on from its launch. 

News

Date:
20-11-14

Author:
Empower

Accelerating access for NHS patients to new medical innovations

Accelerating access for NHS patients to new medical innovations

George Freeman, life sciences minister, has pledged to create a “lit runway” for new drugs and devices from clinical trials through to adoption in the NHS that would “make Britain the best place in the world to get quicker access for patients to innovative medicines”.

News

Date:
28-03-14

Author:
Empower

Earl Howe - Empower’s Parliamentary Reception speech

Earl Howe - Empower’s Parliamentary Reception speech

Health Minister, Earl Howe, delivered a keynote speech at Empower’s Parliamentary reception on 25th March 2014. Here’s his speech in full.

News

Date:
27-03-14

Author:
Empower

Show your support!

Show your support!

Patient organisations believe that their voice and engagement would make major, positive changes to priorities at several stages in the medical innovation process.

News

Date:
14-03-14

Author:
Empower

Early Access Scheme

Early Access Scheme

It’s a huge day for Empower: Access to Medicine as the Government have now committed to an Early Access Scheme adopting many of the measures proposed by Empower. There are challenges ahead, but this is a huge step on the road to progress for patients!

News

Date:
03-12-13

Author:
Empower

December Newsletter

December Newsletter

The latest newsletter from the Empower: Access to Medicine campaign.

News

Date:
08-11-13

Author:
Empower

Guardian Obituary

Guardian Obituary

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Les' local MP, has wirtten an obituary for the Guardian website.

News

Date:
16-09-13

Author:
Empower

Les Halpin 1957-2013

Les Halpin 1957-2013

We are saddened to announce that Les Halpin has passed away, aged 56.

If you would like to donate to the campaign please transfer your donation to Empower using the following details:

Account number: 63486087
Sort: 20-65-82
Reference: 33879/1

Cheques can also be made payable to Empower: Access to Medicine

News

Date:
08-09-13

Author:
Empower

Empower: Access to Medicine supports the Medical Innovation Bill

Empower: Access to Medicine supports the Medical Innovation Bill

Empower: Access to Medicine supports Lord Saatchi's Medical Innovation Bill

News

Date:
08-09-13

Author:
Empower

A summary of our first policy report - A Year On

A summary of our first policy report - A Year On

Empower: Access to Medicine will be releasing its first policy report looking at the barriers to drug development.

News

Date:
22-08-13

Author:
Empower

August Update Newsletter

August Update Newsletter

The latest newsletter from Access to Medicine founder, Les Halpin.

News

Date:
21-12-12

Author:
Empower

December Empower Newsletter

December Empower Newsletter

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support this year; I have been truly overwhelmed by how much progress the campaign has made. The last month has been particularly busy for us and I would like to share with you some highlights.

News

Date:
21-12-12

Author:
Empower

CASMI Supports Empower Campaign in House of Lords

CASMI Supports Empower Campaign in House of Lords

The issue of slow drug development and lack of approvals for new medicines, particularly in neurology, was recently raised in parliament. CASMI’s support for The Empower: Access to Medicine campaign was announced and we will continue to strive towards creating a more productive environment for new treatments for neglected diseases.

News

Date:
21-11-12

Author:
Empower

Empower: Access to Medicine campaign raised in House of Lords debate on improving neurology services

Empower: Access to Medicine campaign raised in House of Lords debate on improving neurology services

20 November 2012, House of Lords: Baroness Masham of Ilton debated the lack of drug development for patients with rare or life-threatening conditions in a Parliamentary debate. She referred to the Empower AtM campaign and asked the Government what it will be doing to speed up the drug development process.

News

Date:
01-10-12

Author:
Empower

Patients with rare diseases call for radical change in drug development

Patients with rare diseases call for radical change in drug development

Patients with rare, life threatening genetic conditions should be given greater powers to take part in clinical trials and have earlier access to medicines, according to a new campaign launched in the UK.

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