UK government asks academy to review regulation of research

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 29 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1770
  1. Donald Asprey
  1. 1BMJ

    The government has announced a “rapid independent review” of medical research amid concern that strict regulation may be driving medical science abroad.

    The health secretary for England, Andy Burnham, said that medical researchers had been tied up in red tape, affecting the UK’s ability to attract industry funded research, to the detriment of the country’s health and wealth.

    He said, “For research to flourish it needs freedom from unnecessary bureaucracy and interference. That’s why I am asking the Academy of Medical Science to review regulation and governance in this area.”

    The Academy of Medical Sciences’ working group undertaking the review will be …

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