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Body set up to increase numbers taking part in trials

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 08 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:70
  1. Rebecca Coombes
  1. London

    A new body was launched last week to get the NHS and industry working more closely together to increase the number of patients taking part in clinical trials.

    The UK Clinical Research Collaboration will bring together key players to speed up the development of medicines in five areas—Alzheimer's disease, stroke, diabetes, mental health, and children's medicine.

    Representatives from the NHS, industry, the Medical Research Council and other funding bodies, medical charities, and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) …

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