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New national standards launched across the UK to improve public involvement in research

New national standards launched across the UK to improve public involvement in research

20 Mar

A set of national standards designed to improve the quality and consistency of public involvement in research were launched at the 2018 Patients First conference - hosted jointly by the AMRC and the ABPI - and at the Involving People Network Annual Meeting 2018.

International Rare Cancer Initiative: Expression of interest call for new rare cancer working groups 2018

International Rare Cancer Initiative: Expression of interest call for new rare cancer working groups 2018

13 Mar

IRCI is running an EOI call for new working groups who wish to develop an international trial in a rare cancer.

Interim step in Wales to support 4 Nations implementation of the Local Information Pack

13 Mar

Researchers working across the four United Kingdom countries should find it easier to set up and carry out health research across the NHS and Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland (HSC) as a result of a 4 National Compatibility Programme.

£10m Experimental Medicine Challenge Grant call

£10m Experimental Medicine Challenge Grant call

12 Mar

The MRC is pleased to announce the launch of a £10m ‘Experimental Medicine Challenge Grant’ call, which aims to support innovative programmes of research into disease pathophysiology, using humans as the experimental animal.

New UK-wide agreement (mCTA) to speed up clinical trials and medicines R&D

New UK-wide agreement (mCTA) to speed up clinical trials and medicines R&D

5 Mar

The new version of the Model Clinical Trials Agreement (mCTA) will allow a single model contract for commercial R&D to be used in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, cutting out unnecessary administration to run the same study across the UK.

Introducing a primary care risk prediction tool did not reduce emergency admissions

Introducing a primary care risk prediction tool did not reduce emergency admissions

27 Feb

Predicting emergency admissions paradoxically increased hospital admissions from primary care across all risk groups by about 3% overall.