Westminster Health Forum policy conference : Health research in England - funding and support, regulation and uptake, and the future of the UK as a clinical research centre


Thursday 26 March 2020

This seminar will consider the future of health research in England.

It follows the Government’s response to the Science and Technology Commons Select Committee’s report into research integrity, which included commitments to improve research transparency and ensure the reporting of all clinical trials.

We expect discussion on the draft strategy for improving transparency which is due to be published by Health Research Authority later this year - looking at the funding required, how to measure compliance, and enforcement.

Further sessions will consider the use of patient data in research, as well as how research and innovation can benefit from open data sharing whilst maintaining patient data protection.

Attendees will consider the priorities for utilising funding for health research, including the recently announced government investment of £135m in health research to tackle the biggest challenges in health and social care.


Areas for discussion include how to support cross-sector partnerships and collaboration between the NHS, industry and academia, and overcome barriers to adoption including funding for uptake.

Delegates will also consider what support can be provided to researchers through the approval process for new medicines and technologies - with a case study on opportunities for learning from the NHS Test Beds programme from John Craig, Chief Executive, Care City.

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