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 http://www.nhsconfed.org/Publications/briefings/Pages/revising-clinical-trials-directive.aspx