Monthly Archives: October 2012

Eastern Academic Health Science Network – prospectus

The establishment of Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) will link clinical research, academic medicine, science and industry together in area networks across the country; this will bring benefits for patients, populations and the economy. There will be between 12-18 AHSNs covering all of England.

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough CLAHRC have been working with our regional partners in the preparation of the prospectus for the Eastern Academic Health Science Network (EAHSN).

Read more about the Eastern Academic Health Science Network.

Revising the Clinical Trials Directive

The EU Clinical Trials Directive, which was implemented in the UK in 2004, has been highly criticised for contributing to a significant drop in the number of clinical trials conducted in the UK.

The European Commission, having recognised the need to remedy the unintended consequences of this EU law, has published legal proposals to amend the existing EU Directive.

This Briefing outlines the key changes proposed and what they mean for the NHS. The proposals will be subject to negotiations at EU level and the NHS European Office will continue to brief EU decision-makers on NHS views.

Read more on the NHS Confederation website