First, the positive. Last week the Medical Research Council (MRC) announced that Professor Andrew Morris had been appointed Director of the new UK health and biomedical informatics research institute. Why should this matter to you and I? Because this is the second occasion in less than six months when a senior research leader in the UK … Continue reading Could the new Life Sciences Strategy be a bit too Basic for the UK’s needs?
Scotland has arguably lagged behind the other three nations of the UK in embedding public involvement in research. There has undoubtedly been some good work, not least on things like the sharing of patient data issues and clinical trials recruitment (the Scottish Health Research Register SHARE being an innovation of note). But research funders north of the … Continue reading Scotland looks to get ahead on involving patients and the public in health research: new strategy