How the NHS research governance procedures could be modified to greatly strengthen clinical research.
Randomised controlled trials are the gold standard for testing the efficacy and safety of health interventions, especially medications, and researchers in the U.K. are required to gain approval from ethics committees, the regulatory body (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) and local NHS research governance departments for such trials. Although research governance is important to reassure trial participants that their rights and interests are protected, current practice is im...Expand abstract
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