Is it time to give patients the opportunity to self-refer themselves to take part in NHS research?

Harpal Kumar, the Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK, yesterday posted a blog about the new task force he is leading for NHS England on cancer diagnosis.  The aim of the task force is to enable people to get an earlier and speedier diagnosis of their tumour in the future.  But it will also be looking at treatment and … Continue reading Is it time to give patients the opportunity to self-refer themselves to take part in NHS research?

NIHR Friday: Lift-off for patient safety research in UK

This week saw the launch of the NIHR Greater Manchester Primary Care Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (NIHR GM PCPSTR for short!), a partnership between the University of Manchester and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. NIHR is funding the Centre - believed to be the only one of its sort in the world - to a tune … Continue reading NIHR Friday: Lift-off for patient safety research in UK