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Monday, July 4, 2011

UK Health Research Support Service provides its first linked, anonymised clinical data set to research study

Clinical data news - this time from the UK National Institute for Health Research.

"The pilot NIHR Health Research Support Service (HRSS) has reached a significant point in the development of the service by providing its first linked, anonymised dataset for a research study at Kings College London. The study is investigating how mental disorder in patients impacts upon the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, and to understand if there is any delay in cancer diagnosis and the affect it can have on a patient’s survival."

Link to NIHR news story

This news comes from the NIHR's Research Capability Programme - of which the Health Research Support Service is one outcome.

More on the Pilot Health Research Support Service here

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