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 →

Article by Cancer Research UK Chief Executive, Harpal Kumar

publicservice.co.uk is running a piece today by Cancer Research UK's Chief Executive, Harpal Kumar.  I thought his second bullet point under policy priorities re: enabling patient groups to contribute to health challenges quite interesting.  It would be good to understand a bit more what he means by this.  Cancer Research UK is more research funder... Continue Reading →

Cancer Research UK does not have all the answers..and that’s an invitation to the rest of us

I see that Cancer Research UK last week put out a press statement about the need for the UK to have strategic vision for medical research. You can find further details on their blog and they also issued a document entitled 'Building the Right Environment for Medical Research.' Thoughtfully the announcement and document have been... Continue Reading →

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