Nicole Mather leads the Office for Life Sciences, a joint government unit in DH and BIS, and is a member of the EXCITE International Advisory Council.
Nicole leads the Office for Life Sciences, a joint government unit in DH and BIS, and working closely with No10. She is responsible for a range of flagship government programmes which are key elements of the transformation of our NHS, enabling the system to embrace classes of innovations as they evolve - the Test Beds programme, the 100k Genomes programme, the Health Data Finder and the Accelerated Access Review. OLS has also recently taken over greater accountability for trade and inward investment in healthcare and life sciences, working with UKTI Life Sciences, Healthcare UK and FCO teams around the world.
Through OLS, Nicole chairs and leads the delivery, via cross-government boards, of a range of programmes such as the Early Access to Medicines Scheme, the advanced therapies manufacturing task force, a digital health industrial strategy and development and delivery of a trade and inward investment strategy across life sciences. OLS joins up Life Sciences policy from Innovate UK and NIHR to MHRA, NICE and NHS England.
Office for Life Sciences (OLS)