Report on the consultation on the Medical Innovation Bill: summary of responses and next steps

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Great Britain. Department of Health
Department of Health
Date of publication
1 July 2014
Health Services
Social welfare
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This report sets out a summary of responses to the consultation on the Medical Innovation Bill and the next steps. The consultation was based on an earlier version of the Bill – the Bill as introduced on 5 June 2014 was altered slightly by Lord Saatchi in response to early feedback. The consultation ran from February to April 2014 and attracted a high level of response, from doctors, lawyers, patients, and the public.

The bulk of this report provides a summary of those responses. The government believes that further changes are required in order to make the Bill safe for patients and doctors, and intends to work with Lord Saatchi to amend the Bill accordingly as it progresses through Parliament.