Today the NIHR Clinical Research Network Co-ordinating Centre (NIHR CRN CC) has published the results of a 'mystery shopper' exercise it conducted last year to investigate how well NHS Trusts provide information about clinical research. You may have seen a piece in last Sunday's Observer which trailed this work and you may hear about it … Continue reading How your NHS Trust works in mysterious ways when it comes to clinical research
Expect lots of news pieces this week about Alzheimer's disease ahead of World Alzheimer's Day (WAD) which takes place on Friday 21st September. This is one of the better ones I have seen, from the Observer yesterday. Interesting how the language has changed although the message has not - what was once called a timebomb … Continue reading World Alzheimer’s Day – from timebomb to tsunami (PLoS an update on patient information and placebos)
....I've updated this since last night with a link [here] to the interview that Evan Davis did with Karol Sikora and Peter Johnson (Cancer Research UK) on 'The Today' programme this morning about the Lancet Oncology Commission. It really is worth a listen. It is a long time since I heard 10 mins being given … Continue reading Medics lance the cancer care costs boil….Lancet Oncology Commission reports
The NHS Future Forum - the recently announced exercise by the Department of Health to get the NHS reforms back on track - has today published a list of its members. Further names are likely to be added it seems. It includes a few 'researchy' people as we tend to call them here in the office … Continue reading Are you researchy?