12 Nov 2020
A new report from the CBI has called on the government to take decisive action to bolster the UK’s world-leading life-sciences sector.
The report, Let’s Get Clinical, outlines numerous ways to deliver vastly improved patient outcomes, cement the UK’s reputation as a leading hub for research and innovation, and pull ahead of growing international competition.
The life sciences sector is at the heart of economic and social prosperity in the UK. Contributing over £70bn per year to the UK economy, and employing nearly a quarter of a million people across the country, the sector plays a vital role in both driving innovation and delivering improved patient outcomes and standards of care.
This research from CBI, draws upon the work of the SIP, and key partners including the ABPI and the BioIndustry Association (BIA), on the Life Sciences 2030 Skills Strategy. This Strategy was a deliverable from the Life Sciences Sector Deal 2, it set out to build a clear evidence base of the status of life science skills and future scenarios to 2030, focusing on medicines manufacturing, as well as other key emerging technologies, such as AI to identify the provision required.