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Best research: New strategy is warmly welcomed

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 23 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:491
  1. Robert Boyd, Greater Manchester director of NHS research and development (,
  2. Mike Burrows, chief executive
  1. University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL
  2. Salford Primary Care Trust

    EDITOR—Surely the goal of research in the NHS should be to achieve synergy, not opposition between research of the highest international quality and maintaining and improving public health and the care of present and future patients. This requires tackling the needs of several constituencies in a way that can benefit them all. It also requires allocation of resource in a way that will most effectively achieve this goal, given that …

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