Health Services: USA:Written question - HL5575

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Asked by Lord Pendry
Asked on: 23 February 2017
Department of Health
Health Services: USA
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the statement by the Secretary of State for Health in his speech to the Conservative Party Conference that "a country that works for everyone takes special care of the public service closest to everyone’s heart", what was the outcome of his recent visit to New York to discuss links and collaboration between the UK and US health sectors.
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Answered by: Lord O'Shaughnessy
Answered on: 27 February 2017

After the referendum vote to leave the European Union, the Secretary of State for Health committed to meeting the Chief Executives of the global top 10 pharmaceutical companies. As part of this, he visited New York to deliver assurance of the United Kingdom’s commitment to life sciences, research and innovation and to encourage United States investment in the UK life sciences sector.

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