Research for commissioners: filling a black hole in the NHS White Paper

Graffy, Jonathan
May 2011
British Journal of General Practice;May2011, Vol. 61 Issue 586, p321
Academic Journal
The author comments on the White Paper from the National Health Services (NHS) of Great Britain, titled "Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS," which proposes changes in the way decisions about health services are made. The author points out the lack of clarity on how the NHS Commissioning Board will promote involvement in research and the use of research evidence. The author discusses how research is funded and facilitated, topics for research, and the involvement of general practitioners (GPs).


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