27th January 2011
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The Academy of Medical Sciences Review of Regulation published

Urgent changes are required to the regulation and governance of health research in the UK because unnecessary delays, bureaucracy and complexity are stifling medical advances, without additional benefits to patient safety.

A report by the Academy of Medical Sciences sets out a new regulatory and governance pathway that will increase the speed at which healthcare innovations become available to patients, whilst eliminating unnecessary bureaucracy.
The report recommends the establishment of a new independent Health Research Agency (HRA) to bring together existing approval processes. The Agency would work with regulatory and governance bodies in the devolved nations to develop an integrated approvals system for the UK.
For further information please download the report ‘A new pathway for the regulation and governance of health research’ or visit The Academy of Medical Sciences website to view other documents relating to the review.