Research missing in NHS reform?

The Association of Medical Research Charities has joined a coalition of charities and organisations calling for research to be better embedded and supported within the NHS.  In a response to the government’s “listening exercise” on the future of the healthcare system, submitted on 31 May, the group propose that the duty to promote research be included throughout the NHS.  The health secretary should take on a duty to promote research within his remit, and incentives to carry out research should be developed, it adds.  The exercise is a response to criticisms of the coalition government’s plans to shake up the NHS.