Letters Research governance

There is nothing streamlined about the system

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5633 (Published 13 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5633
  1. Phillip Whitehead, research associate1,
  2. Karen Fellows, research occupational therapist1,
  3. Nikola Sprigg, clinical associate professor2,
  4. Avril Drummond, associate professor and reader in rehabilitation medicine1
  1. 1Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing, University of Nottingham, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK
  2. 2Stroke Medicine, Clinical Sciences Building, University of Nottingham, Nottingham City Hospital Campus, Nottingham NG5 1PB, UK
  1. phillip.j.whitehead{at}nottingham.ac.uk

For our research into home assessment after stroke, we wished to interview, by telephone for 30 minutes maximum, 20 volunteer occupational therapists from across the UK. Our local research network said we must obtain approval from each trust, because the interviewees were trust employees. These approvals are currently being facilitated via the Coordinated …

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