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On the 20th September Data4Health's Graham Silk spoke at Google DeepMind's Patient and Public Engagement Event.
We're very pleased to announce that Empower:DataHealth was launched on Tuesday 23rd February in the House of Commons.
Yesterday Empower: Access to Medicine were proud to have joined the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy community for a powerful lobby of Parliament and 10 Downing Street.
Dozens of children with Muscular Dystrophy, and their families, joined MPs and Peers in Portcullis House for a summit on a promising treatment - Translarna - as well as delivering a 24,000 strong petition to Number 10.
On 26th November Empower: Access to Medicine brought together the MHRA, Department of Health, charities, Peers, leading academics and campaigners for a discussion led by the President of the Royal Society of Medicine, Babulal Sethia, and Chairman of GW Pharmaceuticals, Geoffrey Guy.
Empower: Access to Medicine was invited to join an online panel debate chaired by ITV’s Dr Ranj. Alongside Dr Charlie Chan, Professor David Walker, Alex Smith of Harrison’s Fund and Lord Saatchi, the group debated what the Medical Innovation Bill might mean for patients.
On Tuesday 25th March the Empower: Access to Medicine campaign were joined by Health Minister Earl Howe, patients, families, campaigners and biotechs for a hugely successful lobby of parliament.
We need to demonstrate to the Government and Parliament that this is more than a policy issue; the lack of progress in drug development affects real people and real lives.
That is why we are hosting a lobby of Parliament on 25th March in the House of Commons 4pm-6pm. We are looking for patients, and/or their families, to attend with their constituent MP so that we can get this issue onto the agenda of backbenchers.
Steve Bates, CEO of the BioIndustry Association, writes about Empower’s meeting with Health Minister Earl Howe. Steve was one of a number of delegates debating the key barriers to drug development and early access for patients.
Empower: Access to Medicine won a Highly Commended Award, in the Health and Wellbeing category, at last night’s PRCA Awards.
The Empower: Access to Medicine campaign has been shortlisted for a national public relations award
Empower: Access to Medicine releases its first policy report Early Access to Medicine - A Year On
On 15th April a panel of academic, political, pharmaceutical and patient experts gathered in Parliament to to start the consultation process for the Halpin Protocol. You can watch a video of the summit and read the transcript here...
Empower: Access to Medicine debate - 12 September 2012 - The King’s Fund, London