Letters Creating and testing new hypotheses

NHS and academia need to work together in exploring new hypotheses

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8578 (Published 21 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8578
  1. Philip Holland, consultant paediatrician1
  1. 1Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK
  1. philip.holland{at}leedsth.nhs.uk

Davidoff’s personal view on exploring new hypotheses makes an important point.1 In the UK there is a desire to involve the NHS in research for the benefit of patients. Within the NHS, clinical staff see a range of conditions, from routine to rare. These non-academic staff can be as astute as many academics and have …

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