Musings on #patientdata and: ‘the moral case for public involvement in research is dead, long live…’

There's a big push on #patientdata at the moment. Leaflets explaining how patient data will be shared in the future are being stuffed through people's letter boxes.  This is part of an initiative called 'care.data.' Medical research charities have meanwhile funded a national newspaper advertising campaign exhorting the benefits of sharing patient data for research. The... Continue Reading →

Canada charts a path out of its clinical research ‘death valleys’ (their words not mine!)

As you know, I do like to wander abroad from time to time, even if it is only on the internet... I thought this piece in PharmaTimes about the pump-priming of clinical research in Canada by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)/pharma companies might be of general interest to people.  The aim is to see their way... Continue Reading →

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