NHS70, Biometrics, and Nanomedicine- New Official Publications 02.07.18

Newly published official publications from :

Westminster and the UK Government

House of Lords Library: The Queen's Room (c) Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament

House of Lords Library: The Queen’s Room (c) Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament

Brexit and financial services – “This Commons Library briefing paper brings together responses from financial organisations about the impact of the vote to leave the EU,. The vote to leave the EU has significant implications for the financial services sector, an economic sector which is critical to the UK economy. The degree of inter-linkage between the ‘City’ and the EU economies is substantial economically speaking and intricate in terms of the legislative interface

Medical use of cannabis – “This briefing provides a short overview of the control of cannabis in the UK, and information about the recently announced review on the medical use of cannabis.”

Biometrics Technologies – “Biometric technologies identify individuals based on their distinguishing physical and behavioural attributes, such as fingerprints, face, and voice. Unlike passwords or traditional identity documents, biometric attributes are inherently linked to a person and cannot usually be lost or forgotten, potentially providing greater security and convenience. This briefing focuses on how these technologies work, their applications, and the policy challenges raised by their use.

The European Union

European Parliament © European Union 2015

European Parliament © European Union 2015

What if law shaped technologies? – “Existing legal structures may prove a poor match for new types of disputes raised by disruptive technologies. Can the legal system overcome the temporal gap between the emergence of a technology and the subsequent need for controlling its possible effects and retain both flexibility and responsiveness? What regulation is justified by a particular technology? How should a particular technology be regulated? How can law regulate uncertain and unknown futures in the face of limited knowledge?”

Nanomedicine – “Conditions often associated with later life, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, along with diabetes, are debilitating to the sufferer and a challenge to European healthcare systems. So, the potential breakthroughs nanomedicine can offer are being carefully and enthusiastically researched by a variety of EU-funded projects, some of the most promising being highlighted in this CORDIS Results Pack.”

International trade and the G7 [What Think Tanks are thinking] – “The escalating trade conflict between the United States and other countries and regions, such as China and the European Union, coupled with a capricious outcome of the recent summit of the world’s seven most industrialised economies (G7) have raised a question mark over the US’s continued commitment to the stability of the post-Cold War, rules-based international economic and political order. The row, which is already affecting stock and bond markets, started when US President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on steel and aluminium imports this year, under his ‘America First’ policy. Now that China and the EU have applied retaliatory tariffs, President Trump threatens to erect more trade barriers, for example against EU-made cars. This note offers links to a series of recent commentaries and reports from major international think tanks and research institutes on the trade conflict, the outcome of the G7 meeting and the future of the international economic order. More reports on international trade can be found in a previous edition of ‘What Think Tanks are thinking’ published in March 2018.

The Scottish Parliament and Government

Lighting through the Garden Lobby Roof of the Scottish Parliament ©2009 Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Lighting through the Garden Lobby Roof of the Scottish Parliament ©2009 Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Attracting and retaining migrants in post-Brexit Scotland: is a social integration strategy the answer? – “This report explores whether introducing a social integration strategy for all migrants in Scotland could support the goal of attracting and retaining people here. It presents the results of a qualitative research project proposed and carried out by Dr Paulina Trevena (University of Glasgow) as part of the SPICe Academic Fellowship programme, based on individual and group interviews scoping a broad variety of views on the issue.”

Graduate outcomes by University and subject (LEO data) 2015/16 – Scotland – “This experimental statistics release presents employment and earnings outcomes for graduates of higher education five years after graduation. This is the second publication in Scotland to use the Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) datasets to track higher education graduates as they move from higher education into the workplace.

As these are Experimental Statistics, the statistics should be treated as provisional whilst the data and methodology are still in development.”

The Regulation and Governance of Medical Devices in Scotland – “The regulation of medical devices in Scotland is complex and often poorly understood. In recent years, there has been considerable public concern over the safety of some medical devices and an increase in the number of medical devices subject to recall. This briefing looks at the regulation and governance of medical devices in Scotland. It also looks towards the future of medical device regulation in light of the UK’s anticipated departure from the EU regulatory framework following Brexit.”

Office for National Statistics

NHS70: Marking 70 years of the National Health Service – “The National Health Service was launched seven decades ago with lofty ambitions to look after people “from the cradle to the grave”. What’s changed in the last 70 years?

Population estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland: mid-2017 – “National and subnational mid-year population estimates for the UK and its constituent countries by administrative area, age, sex and components of population change.


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