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Efficiency and the proposed reforms to the NHS research ethics system


Significant changes are proposed for the research ethics system governing the review of the conduct of medical research in the UK. This paper examines these changes and whether they will meet the aimed-for goal of improving the efficiency of the research ethics system. The author concludes that, unfortunately, they will not and thus should be rejected.

  • research ethics
  • NHS research ethics system
  • proportional review
  • efficiency
  • research ethics committees

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