I was very privileged to be asked to give the Furlong Christmas Lecture a few weeks ago. I hope this doesn’t seem egotistical but here’s the text of that lecture amended with useful links etc – it touches on and rehearses themes that will be familiar to those of you who have visited the blog… Read More Research is for life: making research part and parcel of the patient journey
Over a half a million members of the British public took part in clinical trials through the NIHR Clinical Trials Research Networks in 2010, a 24% increase on the year before. Those are the Government’s figures, not mine. Last week’s ‘life sciences’ announcement included a range of measures to increase patient recruitment to trials. These include… Read More In defence of the clinical trial patient: a health research ombudsman?
Wall-to-wall coverage of the Prime Minister’s speech yesterday about life sciences and putting the NHS at the heart of innovation. All a bit frustrating therefore, that the full transcript of his speech is not yet available on the No 10 website as far as I can seen. The BBC has by far the best overview… Read More Dear David Cameron, being a ‘research patient’ is one thing, it’s being a ‘research citizen’ that interests us more