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BIVDA Press Release - BIVDA Comments on new Government Clinical Research Implementation Plan  

BIVDA Comments on new Government Clinical Research Implementation Plan


BIVDA has commented on the new Government plan to boost clinical research – ‘The Future of UK Clinical Research Delivery.’


The strategy builds on existing commitments and is intended to bring research and greater investment to our shores, bolstering our economic growth, tackling health inequalities and improving the health of people right across the UK. The strategy contains five key themes:


  1. streamlined, efficient and innovative research – so the UK is seen as one of the best places in the world to conduct fast, efficient and cutting-edge clinical research
  2. clinical research embedded in the NHS – to create a research-positive culture in which all health and care staff feel empowered to support and participate in clinical research as part of their job
  3. patient-centred research – to make access to, and participation in, research as easy as possible for everyone across the UK, including rural, diverse and under-served populations
  4. research enabled by data and digital tools – to ensure the UK has the most advanced and data-enabled clinical research environment in the world, which capitalises on our unique data assets to improve the health and care of patients across the UK and beyond
  5. a sustainable and supported research workforce – which offers rewarding opportunities and exciting careers for all healthcare and research staff of all professional backgrounds – across the length and breadth of commercial and non-commercial research.


Commenting on the strategy, BIVDA Chief Executive Doris-Ann Williams said:


“We welcome the publication of this document. BIVDA has called for action to support the restart of clinical research after the severe disruption caused by the pandemic in our responses to the Autumn Statement and Budget, and this document contains tangible actions to help the UK clinical research environment recover and thrive, helping the UK to be a world leader in diagnostic research. We look forward to working with Ministers on its implementation.”



For more information please contact External Affairs Manager


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