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Monday, November 14, 2011

New Health Research authority to rationalise complex regulatory landscape for medical research in the UK

If you read the Academy of Medical Sciences’ report A New Pathway for the Regulation and Governance of Health Research which came out in January 2011 you may have been looking for the news from the Department of Health as to whether their recommendations were to be taken forward.

The Academy clearly described the impact of the complex multi-agency regulatory framework for medical research in the UK in terms of delays and resourcing requirements – and the knock-on effects for the UK economy and our position globally as a location for top-flight biomedical research.

Their key recommendation was for the rationalisation of regulation into a single authority, a new arm’s-length body, but others are summarised in this note from the Department of Health which refers to the legislation laid before Parliament earlier this autumn aiming to establish the Health Research Authority.

More recently, we read on the Association of Medical Research Charities’ blog that “the government intend to publish draft clauses allowing peers to comment on the detail of their proposals for the Health Research Authority (pre-legislative scrutiny) in the second session of this Parliament, before they produce legislation.”

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