Letters

Their lordships on medical research

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7003.510b (Published 19 August 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:510
  1. John Walton
  1. Chairman, subcommittee I (medical research and the NHS reforms) Science and Technology Committee, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW

    EDITOR,--I am surprised that Richard Smith finds the report of the select committee on science and technology, based on the work of the subcommittee that I chaired, “too backward looking.”1 In the report the committee commends the government's initiative on research and development, the work of Professor Michael Peckham and his regional directors, the increasing development of health services research, and new trends in knowledge based and evidence based medical practice. The committee also recommends …

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