Having sensibly bought itself another 6 months to do the work, last week the Government's 'Accelerated Access Review' published its half-term report. Headed by Sir Hugh Taylor the review is looking at how to get new treatments and technology in the hands of patients quicker. It is an important review and all the better for … Continue reading The Govt’s Accelerated Access ‘Innovation’ Review: mid-term report @AccelAccess #medtech
Today I have been in Bolton to kick-off the NHS North West R&D Conference. 170 delegates - including patients and the public - getting together over two days to talk research. A great event and I hope they feel I got them off to a good start with my talk. It occurred to me afterwards … Continue reading If AHSNs are failing can we at last have a democratic space for innovation in the NHS?
Goodness knows what made me start to do this. Perhaps it's the 'public servant' in me. Hey ho! Here's a list of the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), websites (click on the relevant AHSN name), their MDs, Chairs, and Twitter addresses. An interactive map of the AHSNs areas can be found on the Yorkshire and … Continue reading List of Academic Health Science Networks (AHSN), their Chairs, MDs, websites, Twitter feeds, priorities
Top initiatives today..... Care to learn to care better. The NIHR Dementia & Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network (DeNDRoN) today launched their new 'Patients in Research' infokit. It's an excellent free resource showcasing work from across health and social care, stories, ideas, tips and tools. This great piece of kit is all part of a larger effort … Continue reading New stuff!..Dementia ‘infokit’, ‘Building Research Partnerships,’ CLAHRC Q&As, AHSNs and ABPI
Public involvement in research: would you like that shaken or stirred? So, ladies and gentlemen, there I was on Saturday afternoon, at the pictures, watching the new James Bond movie, ‘Skyfall.’ This was background research for today you understand; listening to Adele dolefully sing: ‘This is the end’ which is the opening line of the … Continue reading Text of speech to INVOLVE 2012 – Public involvement in research: would you like that shaken or stirred?
So sang The Beach Boys who were on Radio 2's 'In Concert' this week. Not that I'm a great fan but it seemed apposite given my week. This has involved visits to TrialReach, Oxford (well, virtually!) to discuss plans for public involvement in the Biomedical Research Centre there, my good colleagues at BioMedCentral and, tomorrow, … Continue reading Round round get around I get around – Caldicott2, patient data, dementia portal and more!