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I am prone to beating up our Royal Colleges for one reason or another. But, over the last few years, I have grown to admire and respect the work of one of their number in particular – the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH). Yesterday, RCPCH launched a new report entitled ‘Turning the Tide:… Read More Royal College looks to boost child health research with children’s charter
My thanks to the Diabetes Research Network (DRN) for sending me their report ‘Improving public awareness of clinical research.’ Clinical research networks are at the ‘front-line’ in terms of encouraging people to take part in research and this report gives a good insight into some of the tools and strategies used by DRN. Others trying to… Read More Diabetes and cancer network reports on engaging people about clinical research and more…
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… Read More Health Research Authority gets to work on speeding-up research
I noticed this in Civil Society from a few hours ago. Cancer Research UK (CRUK) – the largest publicly funded medical research charity in the UK – is reported to be launching a new identity in September to coincide with the 10th anniversary of its establishment from the merger of Cancer Research Campaign and the… Read More Cancer Research UK to get a new look
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… Read More My key points to the ‘Caldicott 2’ Review of Information Governance earlier today
On my recent visit to Newcastle, my afternoon was spent talking to, and answering questions from, the public about research. Clinical trials featured heavily. The most common theme was their frustration over the poor quality information given to trial participants before, during and after a trial had finished. The journal, PloS ONE, has today published a… Read More PLoS ONE study – I’d go further: poor quality information undermines rights of clinical trial participants