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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.

Participant Identification Centres (PICs): what you should know

Wednesday, 06 February 2013 17:24

A leaflet about Participant Identification Centres (PICs) has been produced by the National Institute for Health Research's Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre (NIHR CRNCC). It lays out the following useful information:
what a PIC is (any organisation responsible for identifying and informing potential participants about a study taking place in another organisation)
what it is not
the benefits of including PICs in your clinical research projects
what organisations will want to know when considering whether to act as a PIC
the differences between PICs and research sites.

The leaflet also gives information on common pitfalls and solutions and clear guidance on how to complete forms. The leaflet can be downloaded from the NIHR's website.

BSG sets an example

Wednesday, 06 February 2013 12:08

The NIHR recently chose the BSG as an example of how learned societies can collaborate with them to promote UK research activities. Read the article here for further information.

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