You don't have to worry about blinking and missing something in UK research if you are a patient. No. You could probably have a metaphorical afternoon nap. Or whole night's sleep. Perhaps even frozen cyrogenically for a few years. And still be waiting for some things to happen that are in yours and mine interest. … Continue reading Getting research results should be blinkin’ easy for patients. Survey launched by @HRA_Latest
Government pushes forward with review to speed up availability of innovative medicines and treatments
Two posts in one day! Ah, those were the days when we got two Post Office deliveries a day.... Just to say the Government has published the full terms of reference for its Innovative Medicines and MedTech Review to be headed up by Sir Hugh Taylor who is currently Chair of Guy's and St Thomas's. Yes, that's … Continue reading Government pushes forward with review to speed up availability of innovative medicines and treatments
Drug safety regulation need not be a jagged edge on which patients catch themselves
Off to Liverpool today. I am chairing a session at the Pancreas Society's first ever PPI forum. This is the opener to their annual scientific meeting which takes place the rest of the week. Last Friday was another first. I spoke to, and took part in, the inaugural meeting of the MHRA's ( Medicines and … Continue reading Drug safety regulation need not be a jagged edge on which patients catch themselves
‘Best left alone’ is not the motto we want for our health regulators
It being half-term you can never have enough travel games on hand. Current favourites for me are: a) guessing who will be the new Director of the Wellcome Trust and; b) thinking of a name for the body created if you merged all the current Research Councils into one. I did apply for the former … Continue reading ‘Best left alone’ is not the motto we want for our health regulators
Getting back into the (regulatory) swing…..
After two weeks away, this feels like the proverbial two minutes from time substitution that players do when coming back from injury. Just to be sure we remember which goal we are attacking, mind. I have a feeling that 2013 will very much be a year about how we regulate health research in the future. More … Continue reading Getting back into the (regulatory) swing…..