“The new EU Clinical Trials Regulation: how NHS research and patients will benefit” outlines the key issues for NHS organisations arising from the new EU Regulation on clinical trials, which will replace the existing Directive from July 2016. The Regulation is directly applicable and the UK Clinical Trials Regulation 2004 will therefore be repealed. The European Commission's own figures show that from 2007 to 2011 the number of applications to carry out clinical trials in the EU fell by 25 per cent, while costs increased significantly and the delays for launching a clinical trial rose by around 90 per cent. Given the increasing importance of clinical research to the NHS, the NHS Confed worked closely with a range of stakeholders to bring about the changes, and believes these new rules are an important step in enabling the NHS to increase the delivery of high-quality research and bring clear benefits for patients.
The publication will be highlighted on the NHS European Office’s Clinical Trials webpage.
Professor Dame Sally C. Davies, FRS FMed Sci, and Dr Louise Wood both appear in the 50 Movers and Shakers in Biobusiness report.
The NIHR Clinical Research Network: Children has achieved first global patient in Paediatric Neurosurgical Cranial Procedures.
The shortlisted teams of clinical research nurses who have entered the NIHR sponsored Nursing Times Award, are meeting with the Department of Health to showcase their entries prior to the award announcement on the evening of 29 October 2014.
Three events will be held across England between 1 October and 4 November 2014.
BT Convention Centre, Liverpool, UK
Taunton and Exeter
Victoria Gallery and Museum, University of Liverpool