NHS England seeks to “streamline and standardise” research procedures

NHS England announced proposals aimed at “cutting bureaucracy and speeding up access to new and innovative treatments”. This is part of NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens’ plans to “accelerate the NHS’ national research strategy” and “make it easier to get projects underway”.

Speaking today at the Economist War on Cancer event, Stevens informed delegates that they will be seeking consultation on how to improve the terms and conditions required for research groups to perform studies across multiple hospital sites. Currently, each site must be agree their own terms with researchers, however, standardising the process across all sites would streamline and speed up development.

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Published 21. November 2017 in News UK