Research in the restructured NHS

Posted on September 24, 2010 by

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The Academy of Medical Sciences has written to Andrew Lansley to emphasise the importance of making research central to the restructured NHS.

Background

Following the publication of the NHS white paper in July which proposes a radical restructuring of the NHS, the government has launched a series of consultations to inform how they will go about putting these into practice

More on the NHS white paper and a briefing with background on the proposed restructuring, consultations etc here.

What’s happened?

One of the consultations focuses on a new NHS Outcomes Framework which will be used to drive activity and judge success. Transparency in outcomes: a framework for the NHS. This closes on 11 October 2010.

The Academy of Medical Sciences have written to Andrew Lansley to emphasise the importance of making research central to the restructured NHS. They suggest that research should be part of the NHS Outcomes Framework; that there should be incentives in place for people in the NHS to do research and research should be measured as a valuable outcome. They also emphasise that research is one of the tools that will help the NHS achieve the best outcomes for patients.

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