The UK Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine, in partnership with international publisher Elsevier, has launched a major new international journal - Health Policy and Technology, now coming to the end of its first year of publication
Initial issues have included papers on UK Biobank and on the pioneering new Centre for Health Technology Assessment of Devices and Diagnostics within the UK’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), and papers on health policy, and technology from drug discovery to personalised medicine and e-health from the USA, Europe, the Middle East and India.
There is also a series of interviews in print, online and as podcasts, with international leaders in the field of health policy and technology.
Listen to the first 4 podcasts
Sir Michael Rawlins, Chairman of NICE
Since Sir Michael Rawlins was appointed its founding Chairman in 1999, NICE has released 800 individual pieces of guidance covering not just guidelines and technological appraisals but also public health matters. NICE has also recently started looking at medical devices started to assess diagnostics, and the quality, safety and effectiveness of new interventional procedures.
Gonzalo Calvo, Chairman of EACPT
The European Association of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics represents the National Clinical Pharmacology Societies from the 29 established and accession countries in Europe and their ~4000 clinical pharmacologist members.
Alexander von Gabain, Chairman of EIT
The European Institute of Innovation & Technology is an Agency of the European Union established in 2008 to address Europe's innovation gap. The EIT budget from 2008-2013 is €308.7million.
Andrew Kicman on Drugs in Sport
Dr Andrew Kicman is Head of Research and Development in the Drug Control Centre, Kings College, London, which is a World Anti-Doping Agency accredited laboratory, dedicated to drug control in sport.
Background to the new journal and to the FPM
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