RISHI Sunak today launches his four-point plan for a vaccine-style taskforce to rescue the NHS and make it fit for the future.
He wants a crack squad team of experts to head up a new mission to save the NHS billions and fund the wonder drugs of the future.
Mr Sunak, the Health and Business Secretary will meet with industry chiefs, global CEOs and NHS bosses today to boost investment in the medicines of tomorrow.
And vaccines supremo Kate Bingham will help appoint new expert chairs to each mission in a bid to bolster more research and innovation with new technology.
The PM said today: “This funding will improve outcomes for patients, ease existing pressures on the system and ensure that we are amongst the first to benefit from medical breakthroughs.
“Importantly it will also help save the NHS millions of pounds that could otherwise be spent on patient care.
“It is hugely welcome too that the highly successful Vaccine Taskforce, which procured millions of life-saving vaccines in record time during the pandemic, will now become a blueprint for how we harness the best talent and expertise from around the world and drive investment in research and development”.