Letter from DHSC and NHSEI on research delivery challenges in the NHS

Professor Lucy Chappell, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), Dr Louise Wood, DHSC Director of Science, Research and Evidence, and Dr Tim Ferris, Director of Transformation, NHS England and Improvement (NHSEI), issued a letter outlining the urgent action that must be taken to address the current research delivery challenges in the NHS.

The National institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) is identifying studies that are behind their targets and potentially ‘at risk’ of closure to recruitment or set-up based on the principles set out in the letter.

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