Today NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has called for a radical change in public attitudes and behaviours towards organ donation.The public have been asked to respond to NHSBT's new strategy. This asks people to consider some tough questions such as whether registered organ donors should go to the front of the queue for organ donation ahead of … Continue reading Leadership, and a strategy transplant from NHSBT would do the patient data debate no harm
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, there's been a lot of activity around the NHS Constitution this week. The group reviewing this document, led by Dr Steve Field, held a twitter discussion one lunchtime and you can read the extracts of this on the Department of Health website here. Then, yesterday, Jeremy Taylor from National Voices and a member of the … Continue reading Can we sum-up the NHS Constitution in 140 characters?
You can find the full text of the Prime Minister's speech at the Global Health Policy Summit in London today here. David Cameron's remarks have caught the headlines because of his announcement about the new Phenome Centre. But, as important, are a number of other areas of his speech. These deal with the importance of the … Continue reading PM’s Global Health Policy Summit Speech signals the personal as well as phenomenal
Actually that's not quite true because, as is not uncommon with these things, the evidence session I attended today was more of a discussion, and a very good one it was too. But I did more or less cover the following points. At the end we were asked to express one wish about what happens … Continue reading My key points to the ‘Caldicott 2’ Review of Information Governance earlier today
A colleague in the office sent me a link this week to a piece by Professor Anthony Mathur on the BBC Online's 'Scrubbing Up' pages in which he argues that if people want treatment for a heart problem, they should be obliged to take part in the research. The very same day I got home to a … Continue reading Patient consent and research