Letters Research approval

The regulation killing health research in the UK

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d642 (Published 01 February 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d642
  1. Adam Magos, consultant gynaecologist1,
  2. Moustafa Mohsen, visiting fellow1,
  3. Mohamed Mohamed, visiting fellow1
  1. 1University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Free Hospital, London NW3 2QG, UK
  1. adam.magos{at}gmail.com

At last, the fight back against the “complex and bureaucratic regulatory environment” of health research in the UK has begun.1 2 However, although the recommendations of the Academy of Medical Sciences are laudable, the report ignores an important aspect of the regulatory process that is a major disincentive to many NHS clinicians.1

The initial step in clinical research is to apply …

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