Research and Innovation Across the NHS and Academia (BBC News / Academy of Medical Sciences)

Summary

The Academy of Medical Sciences has produced a report on the benefits of increasing / improving research and innovation in healthcare. Concerns are raised about the effects of increasing time and work-pressure constraints reducing the availability of “research active” NHS staff, as staff report increasing difficulties in finding the time which may be spent on research. Recommendations are supplied. Section headings comprise:

  • Introduction.
  • Creating a healthcare system that truly values research.
  • Fully integrating research teams across academia and the NHS.
  • Providing dedicated research time for research-active NHS staff.
  • Ensuring undergraduate curricula equip healthcare staff with the skills to engage in research.
  • Incorporating flexibility into postgraduate training.
  • Streamlining research through joint R&D offices.
  • Conclusion.

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Reference

Triggle, N. (2020). NHS pressures ‘put medical breakthroughs at risk’. London: BBC Health News, January 8th 2020.

See also:

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Enhancing the NHS-academia interface. [Online]: The Academy of Medical Sciences, January 2019.

This relates to:

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Transforming health through innovation: Integrating the NHS and academia. London: The Academy of Medical Sciences, January 2019.

There is also an Executive Summary.

Related case studies:

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Transforming health through innovation: Integrating the NHS and academia – case studies. London: The Academy of Medical Sciences, January 2019.

Further comment on this report:

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Future patient care at risk unless health research protected and boosted. [Online]: The Academy of Medical Sciences, January 8th 2019.

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