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Clinical trials ‘will start sooner’ on NHS

13th April 2007

The Department of Health (DoH) has announced a new agreement that will facilitate speedier initiation of clinical trials sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry within NHS Primary Care.

Under the new system, pharmaceutical industry representatives will fill out a standard form when applying for permission to start clinical trials in GP practices from NHS Primary Care Trusts.

This simplification of the application procedure which follows the model clinical trials agreement first announced last year aims to enable an earlier start for these trials, while not affecting patient safety.

Aisling Burnand, chief executive of the BioIndustry Association, said: “We welcome the use of this new agreement to facilitate the rapid sign-off of clinical trials involving medicines in primary care.”

Ms Burnand added that this agreement is a positive step of great importance to bioscience firms based in the UK.

Sally Davies, director general of research and development at the DoH, commented that this new system would further promote the NHS as a top-quality environment for clinical research acting in the public interest.

Last week, the DoH announced that the government is to invest almost two million pounds into research to improve the available treatments for patients with anorexia nervosa.

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