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Press releases 2005

Health service reforms threatened by barriers to innovation
ABHI Director General, John Wilkinson, agreed with Patricia Hewitt’s statements on NHS reform yesterday in response to questions from MPs during parliamentary questions, but has also delivered a warning to the Government.

ABHI supports B2B Compliance
The Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) has announced that it is supporting the industry-led WEEE compliance scheme B2B Compliance.

Many new British medical technologies will be launched this week at Medica – the world’s largest trade fair for healthcare equipment, held annually in Düsseldorf.

Medical technologies industry welcomes Government commitment to encourage innovations within the NHS
The medical technologies industry today welcomed the Government’s commitment to encourage the faster adoption of new medical technologies within the NHS.

New EU law restricting use of MRI scanners will seriously harm British patients and industry
The Association of British Healthcare Industries today lent its weight to a campaign to address dangerous new European Union safety rules restricting the use of MRI scanners, saying it will harm patients for no obvious reason.

UK med tech trade mission seeks to build links with China and Hong Kong
Nine British medical technology companies are travelling to Honk Kong and China as part of a trade mission in order to build on the UK’s existing strong links with the two countries and identify areas of collaboration.

ABHI Wins Institute of Export Award
The Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) has won a prestigious trade award in recognition of its support for professional exporting qualifications.

Letter to FT - Trends in health expenditure
The PwC report, which indicates a “relentless rise” in health spend (“NHS to push up spending, PwC says”, August 31) fails to take account of two vital factors in both the funding and delivery of healthcare.

Centre for Evidence-based Purchasing
On 1 September 2005 the Device Evaluation Service transfers from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to NHS PASA and will be known as the Centre for Evidence-based Purchasing.

Reduction in NICE assessment capacity means patients will miss out on new medical technologies
Cuts to the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) will mean life saving devices and equipment are held back for patients in England and Wales, the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) warned today.

UK medical donations beat terrorists to save lives at Iraqi teaching hospital
The UK medical technology industry has responded to calls for help by donating vital medical supplies to an Iraqi hospital in a central warzone.

New UK medical technologies debut at Hospitalar
Four leading British medical technology firms will be attending Hospitalar, South America’s annual healthcare trade fair this year.

Health select committee report right to emphasise new treatments’ long-term benefits to patients over short-term NHS savings
The findings and recommendations of a new report into the use of new medical technologies within the NHS address some of the main barriers to patients getting the best new treatments, says the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI)...

UK healthcare firms embark on trade mission to Mexico
Five leading British companies are seeking to build on the UK’s existing strong links and identify areas of collaboration with Mexico as part of a trade mission.

UK's medical technology industry has hit £3bn exports
The Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) will today announce that the British medical devices now account for £3billion of export earnings - a 50% increase on any previous estimate.

UK firms out in force for Arab Health
Second largest delegation and record number of first time exhibitors to visit Dubai trade fair.
Some of the UK's leading edge healthcare innovations will be on show at this year's Arab Health trade fair in Dubai between 12-15 February 2005.

ABHI hosts first healthcare trade mission to China
The start of 2005 will see the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) host a trade mission to China for British firms for the first time.

US e-Health Marketplace Offers UK SMEs Growth Opportunities
A new report has been launched today to help UK healthcare IT SME’s enter the US market. The report has been commissioned by Intellect, the trade association for the UK hi-tech industry, the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).