Research News

BSG gets involved in NIHR-HSC consultation

Tuesday, 30 April 2013 16:02

Members of the BSG's Research Committee and Clinical Studies Groups recently contributed to a consultation on the prioritisation of new technologies in gastrointestinal, pancreatic and liver disease. Speaking on behalf of the NIHR Horizon Scanning Centre, Louisa Hamilton, Horizon Analyst, said "Thank you very much for your assistance .... We very much appreciate your help. Please pass on my thanks to all those that helped with the work. ... If you hear of any new developments in your field in the future and think that we should consider them, please do not hesitate to let us know."

The NIHR-HSC is an academic unit which provides the Department of Health and the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) with advance notice of health technologies and interventions that are likely to have a significant impact on the NHS in the next 2-3 years. Information the HSC provides also informs the future work programmes of the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme and other national policy-makers.

Research Prioritisation Round Table

Tuesday, 30 April 2013 15:03

The NICE/AMRC/JLA Research Prioritisation Round Table took place on 28 January 2013. It gave delegates an opportunity to digest and debate the national initiatives presented. With permission from the speakers, the organisers have provided all the speaker presentations and a slide depicting the connection between the initiatives.

Sophie Petit-Zeman has also written a short piece published on the BMJ Blog.

Chief Scientific Officer's Bulletin March 2013

Tuesday, 30 April 2013 10:49

This edition contains information about the Chief Scientific Officer and Modernising Scientific Careers in transition, the appointment of Dr Fiona Carragher as the Deputy CSO and the ongoing work around Patient and Public Engagement in Healthcare Science. It also includes updates on the IQIPS accreditation initiative, the scientist presence at Healthcare Innovation Expo and the latest policy developments from the NHSCB and DH.

Prof Sue Hill to be first Chief Scientific Officer for NHS Commissioning Board

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:37

The NHS Commissioning Board has announced the appointment of Professor Sue Hill OBE to become its first Chief Scientific Officer. Based within the NHSCB Medical Directorate, the CSO will be providing professional leadership and expert clinical advice across the health system as well as working with senior clinical leaders both within the Commissioning Board and the broader commissioning system. Further information on appointments of very senior managers within the NHSCB can be found here.

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