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Transforming health research - the first two years

Transforming health research - the first two years Our first progress report, Transforming health research - the first two years, was published on 17 January 2008. We are delighted that both the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and Dawn Primarolo, Minister of State for Public Health, have each provided a Foreword to our report.

Our report describes the significant progress we have made in developing the infrastructure, programmes and the systems to facilitate health research in England and re-states the government's commitment to making the NHS in England a centre of excellence for health research.

A reception to launch the report was held on the 16th January 2008 and you can listen to the speeches from Dawn Primarolo, Minister of State for Public Health and Professor Sally Davies, Director General of R&D below.

The NHR Choices website has also launched a new health research feature that is designed to give patients and members of the public more information about how to get involved in clinical trials.

Professor Dame Sally C. Davies, Director General of R&D at the Department of Health said:
"I am really excited to be publishing our first progress report. I want the NHS to be a hive of research activity that attracts the best researchers in the world and our report shows that we are well on the way."

"I am also really delighted that NHS Choices has an R&D feature this month. Clinical trials have a positive effect throughout the NHS as new findings and best practice are developed and shared."

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