UK clinical trials units go up for review and registration

One of the many good things to come out of the establishment of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) in the early noughties, is the registration of UK clinical trials units and the bringing together of these units into a network. Registration, which takes the form of an application and then review by an independent international panel … Continue reading UK clinical trials units go up for review and registration

‘Your health records saves lives leaflet’…now available here

Here's hoping this works.  So, (sorry John Humphries et al) rather than send you all off somewhere else, here is the pdf of the whole patient information leaflet 'Your health records saves lives' which I wrote about yesterday.  Click here: PHR LIFT England online As I say, please pass it on...for me. And you can … Continue reading ‘Your health records saves lives leaflet’…now available here

Available in all good GP surgeries – new patient information leaflet on the use of patient data for research

This leaflet 'Your health records saves lives' (click on the picture below) marks the fruits of much hard work by the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) partnership over two years. Conceived, designed and written with patients very much as partners in the process, it seeks to explain how patient data is used for research purposes. … Continue reading Available in all good GP surgeries – new patient information leaflet on the use of patient data for research

Rawlins Review: Academy lays down law on health research regulation

Over the weekend Professor Colin Blakemore said he hoped the Academy of Medical Sciences would come up with radical proposals to end the regulatory mess that holds up UK health research such as clinical trials. I am not sure whether he will feel today's report by the Academy lives up to that aspiration, but I do … Continue reading Rawlins Review: Academy lays down law on health research regulation

Up a ladder with the public health white paper

If you refuse to walk under, or indeed climb, ladders then this blog is not for you. The public health white paper is to be launched tomorrow (Tuesday).  There has been much trailing of various proposals that will likely appear in the document - from providing vouchers to school children who walk to school, to a … Continue reading Up a ladder with the public health white paper

More on clinical research regulation

I have a faint recollection from my time living in the US, that Fox News channel ran a regular item on its late evening news programme which was called 'Information Overload' - a 30 second snippet of 'news you can use' - backed by heavy rock music. I pass the following on with the same … Continue reading More on clinical research regulation