Letters Researching incapacity

Time to get our acts together

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39311.480949.3A (Published 30 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:415
  1. Clare L Reid, research associate,
  2. David K Menon, head
  1. Division of Anaesthesia, University of Cambridge, Box 93, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge CB2 2QQ
  1. clr42{at}cam.ac.uk

    The Mental Capacity Act 2005 will be implemented during 2007, joining the Human Tissue Act 2004 and the European Union Clinical Trials Directive 2004 in contributing to new legislation that affects clinical research. Input from researchers and academics at the consultation stage has ensured that the resulting legislation will not prohibit vital research in incapacitated patients, as had been …

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