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Lords debating the Health Research Authority last night

December 8, 2011 by


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 […]

Health Research Authority in action

December 3, 2011 by


The Health Research Authority – the planned new single regulator of health research across the UK – came into a being as a special health authority on Thursday. It had its first board meeting and has published a plan of action for its initial four months of operation. The Lords are also set to discuss what […]

Questioning plans for the Health Research Authority

November 18, 2011 by


I mentioned the Lords were discussing the government’s plans for the Health Research Authority (HRA) on Tuesday afternoon. It was a short discussion but is a good summary of some of the main questions the scientific community have about the government’s plans – what powers the HRA will have, which regulatory functions it will take […]

More from the HTA on the plans to reorganise the regulation of health research

August 15, 2011 by


The Human Tissue Authority’s latest newsletter just popped into my inbox and it has a few interesting bits of info on the planned changes to research regulators – in particular that the consultations we have been expecting on the future of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) and HTA are expected in October or […]

What does the HTA think about plans to reorganise regulators?

July 26, 2011 by


I just nipped over for a bit of the Human Tissue Authority’s (HTA) review of the year. Hot topic was the planned reorganisation of the regulation of health research in the UK and what this might mean for the HTA and the job it is doing now. Although the exact mechanics of the changes are […]

Research in the health bill – what next?

July 14, 2011 by


As a Commons public bill committee scrutinises the revised Health & Social Care Bill, we have written to them to emphasise why the government’s proposed changes aiming to support health research are so important and what we’re still concerned about. Background Following the listening exercise, the government made some research-friendly changes to the Health & […]

Bill setting up new Health Research Authority in the next session of parliament

May 30, 2011 by


After lots of discussion about the proposed new Health Research Regulatory Authority (this is the planned new single regulator of all health research across the UK) as the Public Bodies Bill went through the Lords, Lord Willis tabled a few questions to clarify what is happening next… The answers confirm that the research regulator will […]