We have submitted evidence to the bill team working on the draft Care and Support Bill, raising issues about the impacts of these proposals for research for the committee of MPs and peers to consider as they scrutinise the draft Bill.
The statutory duty on the heath secretary for research is a huge step forward, but the new opportunities for research in the NHS must be fully embraced.
Earl Howe gives more detail and assurances on what the Government are doing to support research in the NHS.
Cancer Research UK's science blog has an update on what's happening now the Health & Social Care Bill has passed into law.
Our letter in the Times about the great news for the research sector in the ‘duty to promote research’ across the whole of the NHS.
Three cross-party peers have written to Earl Howe to outline the key actions which they believe are needed from government to embed research throughout the NHS and public health system. Representing the Coalition, Labour and the Crossbenches, Lord Willis, Lord Turnberg and Baroness Morgan are writing on behalf of all those peers who have been focusing […]
The Lords finished their clause by clause discussion of the Health & Social Care Bill in committee before Christmas, but they haven’t finished discussing the bill. Next up will be report stage – the date’s yet to be confirmed but it’s likely to be in early February. Research got quite a look in during the […]
Last night the Lords had a discussion of the Health Research Authority (HRA)- the new single regulator of health research across the UK which got up and running last week. They asked about the timeline for establishing the HRA as a non-departmental public body with regulatory power across the UK, exploring the functions the HRA […]
Exciting day for medical research today – David Cameron has just launched a new life sciences strategy in a speech this afternoon. Also published were new initiatives to support innovation in the NHS – following David Nicholson’s review of this. The announcements brought together lots of existing initiatives and made a few new announcements including […]
The Lords were talking health research last night as discussion of the Health & Social Care bill reached clause 5 which details the Secretary of State’s duties towards research. Earl Howe – the health minister leading the bill through the Lords and the minister with responsibility for health research was responding. He said: he will “take […]