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Consultation responses

In February 2022, the BSI responded to a consultation from an independent expert panel that was appointed by the House of Commons Health and Social Care Select Committee to evaluate progress by the Government against a series of cancer services pledges including immunotherapy. The report is part of a wider inquiry by the Select Committee on the state of cancer services in England and cites the BSI extensively. You can read our statement in response to the report here

In November 2020, the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Diversity and Inclusion in STEM launched a new inquiry on Equity in the STEM workforce. This inquiry aims to raise the profile of the challenges faced by underrepresented communities in joining and staying in the UK’s STEM workforce. We responded to the inquiry's call for evidence by setting out three key recommendations around data capture for protected characteristics, the need for longer-term career options in academia and research, and the widening inequity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In August 2019, the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Vaccinations For All launched a call for evidence for a new inquiry into the best ways to increase vaccine uptake. The comprehensive, multi-faceted report that has emerged from this inquiry has now been published and includes some of the lessons that can be learned from COVID-19 and applied to other vaccination programmes. The BSI responded to the inquiry calling for increased training for healthcare workers to answer individuals’ questions about vaccines, enhanced community outreach services, and improving accessibility of vaccination services and we were pleased to see these recommendations included in the report. You can read our statement in response to the report here