Letters Falling research in the NHS

Abolish new research governance infrastructure

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3449 (Published 29 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3449
  1. Steve W Goodacre, professor of emergency medicine1
  1. 1University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 4DA
  1. s.goodacre{at}sheffield.ac.uk

    Rees and Wells highlight the barriers to research created by local NHS research and development governance and suggest standardising and streamlining as a solution.1 However, medical research in the United Kingdom was excellent and world leading before local NHS research governance procedures were introduced, so perhaps a more radical solution is required. Why not simply abolish …

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