NHS England has published it’s research plan. This plan is the first step to set out NHS England’s strategic approach to research including the research and innovation architecture and how this links with work ongoing across Government, such as the Industrial Strategy. The purpose of the 1 year plan is to clearly articulate our current areas of focus and commitments including how we will continue to engage with stakeholders and work with partners.
The document also includes a number of commitments, including:
- Complete the design of and implement an improved approach for effective identification of research needs by October 2017
- Work in partnership with stakeholders to generate proposal topics and agree the priorities to address the needs of the NHS.
- Work with the MHRA to increase uptake of the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) amongst GPs in England
- Work in partnership with DH and the Health Research Authority to create a more fertile environment for clinical trials.