“I thought, if nothing else comes out of this, I might be of service to other people” – ‘The Big C,’ NPR and clinical trials talk

Image via Wikipedia To begin with, this blog was going to be about the portrayal of clinical trials in popular drama,  inspired by the current US show ‘The Big C.’ The latest episode runs on More4 tonight at 10pm.  If you haven’t seen it, then I strongly recommend a viewing. It is well-written, honest – to the point of sassy […]

Getting touchy over the information revolution

Over the holidays I caught a BBC Radio 4 item about the days of the touch typist.  It was one of those gems of broadcasting which looked through a narrow lens to tell the listener much about how the world has changed.  It also brought back many memories of my time as a messenger at the old […]

An evening of industry – how the pharma business model is changing

So it’s 10pm and I’m busy here putting the final touches to the AMRC/INVOLVE report of the workshop we held in November which drew together patient views on health research regulation.  This was at the invitation of the Academy of Medical Sciences as part of their review of regulation and governance but – and all […]

Unfinished business – clinical research

There has been much to dwell upon since our workshop for member charities ‘Clinical research – working with NIHR’ a fortnight ago. This is the fourth workshop on clinical research that AMRC has held in as many years.  Each has attracted more delegates than the one before – a fact indicative of the increasing interest among […]