Health Research Authority (HRA) publishes its first annual review

It's no secret that I think the Health Research Authority (HRA) has been doing the right things in the right way since its establishment.  Today, a colleague drew my attention to its recently published annual review (see the first of the named publications on its home page).  It gives a good account of itself as … Continue reading Health Research Authority (HRA) publishes its first annual review

Health Research Authority gets to work on speeding-up research

So there I was yesterday afternoon,  with my biology 'o'level a distant memory to put it mildly, speaking at the annual NIHR Senior Investigators Meeting thinking: 'how did I ever get into this?'  The event brings together the very best of NIHR's  researchers for an update on what's happening across health research.  And this was mentioned … Continue reading Health Research Authority gets to work on speeding-up research

New science networks herald more fertile ground for health innovation

If contemplating NHS change rest assured, and this from one who once visited Mt Etna, that the lava does solidify, some old structures do survive, and it is possible for new ones to be built with solid foundations. Herewith some new and some not so new 'kids' on the block in the world of research. … Continue reading New science networks herald more fertile ground for health innovation