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NHS research: a world of frosted glass

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 08 February 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d803
  1. Peter Tyrer, professor of community psychiatry1
  1. 1Imperial College, London, UK
  1. p.tyrer{at}

The report from Sir Michael Rawlins and the Academy of Medical Sciences on the bureaucratic stifling of science is opportune and overdue,1 but I fear that the system it criticises will be true to form and delay any attempt at reform. I write this after a meeting with the finance manager of an NHS trust where …

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