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Delivering clinical research is “everyone’s business across the NHS,” says blueprint

BMJ 2021; 372 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n806 (Published 23 March 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n806
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

All NHS staff should be empowered and supported to participate in clinical research as part of their job, a new UK government blueprint has said.

A document setting out1 a vision for the future of UK clinical research, published on 23 March, acknowledges that NHS staff are not always able to deliver research, and that participation in trials can be seen as the preserve of clinical academics and specialist research teams. “This has to change,” it says. “Whether helping to deliver a clinical trial, supporting patients to access the latest research opportunities, or adapting current practices in line with new findings—delivering research is everyone’s …

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