Monthly Archives: October 2009

Less of the same…

When the McKinsey report advised England to axe 137,000 NHS jobs over the next 5 years the Department of Health distanced itself from the report (1). The report was based on analysis of performance of Trusts and arguing that if the poorer … Continue reading

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Are Research Ethics Committees killing people?

At first sight, this is preposterous. Research Ethics Committees are the bodies set up in the NHS (and elsewhere) to make sure that research studies do not endanger their subjects. Given the potential dangers of some research – and particularly after the … Continue reading

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