Scots plans industry reference group:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The UK's Health Technology Board for Scotland (HTBS) is seeking industry representatives to establish an Industry Reference Group. The group will provide the board with "high-level industry perspective on general, rather than technology-specific, issues related to topic selection, the assessment process, submission of evidence and communication". The HTBS, which recently announced its first assessment programme (see Clinica No 948, p 7), will value "a broad experience of clinical research in industry, a clear understanding of the National Health Service and of Scotland's clinical effectiveness environment". The Association of British Health-Care Industries (ABHI) will receive applications until April 27.