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Senior Level Engagement

ABHI represents industry through involvement with a number of Government groups and forums, as well as playing an active part in cross industry collaboration bodies.

Government engagement:

Ministerial Medical Technology Strategy Group

ABHI provides industry secretariat for the Ministerial Medical Technology Strategy Group (MMTSG) and many of the industry members are also ABHI members.  The MMTSG is the key strategic group in the representation of the medical technology sector to Government. MMTSG was been crucial in building on the raised profile and importance of the sector following the Healthcare Industries Task Force, and continues to provide a platform for industry and senior Government officials to address the live issues around the adoption of technology.

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Office for Life Sciences- Senior Industry Group

The Office for Life Sciences (OLS) was establish to facilitate industry engagement and coordinate industry support by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills ABHI has played an instrumental role in the Office for Life Sciences initiative and contributes to lead industry involvement with senior figures at the BIS. ABHI continues to engage in the initiative and to co-ordinate medical technology industry involvement.

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Life Science Innovation Delivery Board (LSIDB)

LSIDB was established to champion innovation in drugs and medical technology across the NHS. LSIDB brings together senior NHS leaders, regulators (NICE), senior policy makers and industry leaders from the life sciences sector to work in collaboration for the benefit of patients.
ABHI has led the medical technology industry’s engagement with the Board.

Industry Collaboration:

Medical Technology Group

The Medical Technology Group (MTG) is a coalition of patient groups, research charities, industry associations including ABHI and medical devices manufacturers.  The Group was launched in 2000 to make medical technologies available to everyone who needs them. MTG works towards achieving a cutting edge NHS where patients are guaranteed access to effective medical technologies.

ABHI provide the secretariat for the MTG Managing Committee.


LifeSciencesUK is an initiative which brings together the UK’s four leading human healthcare industries to ensure that Government policy in the UK is aligned to the needs of the life sciences sector. Its membership includes the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI), the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), BioIndustry Association (BIA) and the British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA).