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NISE NHS Hub at Harwell

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NISE two more years

I was appointed to become the new chairman of NISE NHS IP hub in December, 2013
and I took up my post just over a year ago. There were ten iterations of these
hubs in England matching the old RDA maps so NISE covers the south east - a huge

Hubs were both started and closed down by the Labour Government despite their
success and today there are just four left. My job was to turn round NISE or
close it down.

Throughout 2014, I met hospital trust chairs and CEOs to try to find out what
warmth there was for us, I also met Jeremy Hunt, Sec of State for Health,  and
George Freeman MP, Life Sciences minister. I attended Health functions and

Three weeks ago at our board meeting we re-booted the organisation which though
painful gives us enough leeway to see us through until late next year. Since
innovation in the health service is slow we have to be patient plus of course
there happens to be a general election and so Government has other things on its

But, I am quietly confident that the plans we are working on will come to


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