A few weeks ago I mentioned meeting the Director of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) to discuss public involvement in research. Last night I stumbled on the following announcement by the Canadian Government about the development of a patient-orientated research strategy.
Excellent news. I am sure the news has very little to do with my meeting! However, I do recall once writing a piece for a local rag lambasting the local authority and rail authorities for letting the town station go to ruin only to find the developers move in the day after the article was published. I recounted this rather in a rather red-faced fashion to a friend and they said I should put it down to the ‘power of the press.’
Anyway, excellent news.