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HRA Latest
June 2019
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Contents
HRA Business Plan 2019/20 published

Our Research Transparency Strategy Group

Important changes: UK Local Information Pack launched

The NHS R&D Forum 2019: HRA highlights from the conference

HRA Chair receives knighthood at Buckingham Palace


Radiation Assurance: one year on

HRA presence at the Clinical Pharmacy Congress


Pioneering Partnerships 2019

Combined Ways of Working: innovating the way

NIHR annual Research Participant Experience Report 

Launch of new interactive costing tool for industry

Roll out of Single Contract Review Process

 
Introduction from Juliet Tizzard,
HRA Director of Policy
Hello and welcome to the June edition of HRA Latest. I’m delighted to be introducing our newsletter for the first time, which is a great opportunity for me to look ahead to our upcoming consultation on our strategy to increase research transparency.
 
The consultation, which launches on 17 June, will run for 12 weeks and include face-to-face workshops as well as an online survey. We have confirmed dates for workshops in London on 16 July and Manchester on 25 July. There will also be a workshop in Cardiff on a date to be confirmed. These sessions are open to everyone, so keep the dates free in your diary if you would like to attend. Look out for a special edition of HRA Latest which will include more detailed information, including how you can get involved. Our Research Transparency Strategy Group has played a crucial role in shaping our draft transparency strategy and consultation, you can find out more about the group below.
 
Another key piece of work we’re excited to tell the world about is the publication of our 2019/20 Business Plan, which sets out what we will be doing to make the UK a great place to do health and social care research this financial year.
 
This week will see the implementation of the new UK Local Information Pack, meaning researchers working with NHS or HSC organisations across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales will benefit from a consistent package to support study set-up and delivery across the UK.
 
Along with lots of other HRA colleagues, I attended the annual R&D Forum last month and really enjoyed leading a breakout session on research transparency and chairing a panel discussion on Artificial Intelligence in research. You can read more about our work to support data driven technology on our website. If you’re at the Clinical Pharmacy Congress later this week make sure you drop by the HRA stand to find out about our Pharmacy Assurance process, while our Public Involvement Lead, Jim Elliot, will be joining a panel discussion at the forthcoming Pioneering Partnerships 2019: Putting Patients First conference.
 
It’s nice to have things to celebrate, not least our Chair, Professor Sir Jonathan Montgomery, officially receiving his knighthood at Buckingham Palace. I’d once again like to congratulate Jonathan on behalf of the HRA for his very much deserved honour. We are also celebrating one year of our Radiation Assurance process, which you can find out more about further down in this newsletter.
 
Finally, we aim to make the UK a great place to do research – and working with our great partners is essential to us achieving this. Check out our news from across UK research section for key updates from across the UK research landscape.
 
We value your opinion, so if you have any feedback about HRA Latest, do get in touch via hra.comms@nhs.net.
 
HRA Business Plan 2019/20 published
We have published our Business Plan, which sets out the work we commit to undertake during the 2019/20 financial year.
 
Our plan outlines what we will be doing to make the UK a great place to do health and social care research, one of our core strategic ambitions.

It also sets out how we will measure the success of this work, and the resources that we have at our disposal to be able to do this.
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Our Research Transparency Strategy Group
We have formed the Research Transparency Strategy Group in response to the House of Commons Select Committee Report on clinical trials transparency.

You can find out who is in the group and read the latest set of minutes to find out how our plans for a research transparency strategy are progressing on our website. 
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Important changes: UK Local Information Pack launched
The UK Local Information Pack will be introduced tomorow, Wednesday 5 June.

Researchers working with NHS or HSC organisations across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales will benefit from a consistent package to support study set-up and delivery across the UK. 
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The NHS R&D Forum 2019: our highlights from the conference
Our Chair, Professor Sir Jonathan Montgomery, in conversation with Dame Fiona Caldicott.
Last month we co-hosted the 2019 Annual NHS R&D Forum in Brighton. 

Aside from providing information, guidance and advice at the HRA stand for delegates to find out more about what we do, a number of guest bloggers reported on some of the highlights of the conference. 
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HRA Chair receives knighthood at Buckingham Palace
Our Chair, Professor Sir Jonathan Montgomery, was awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s New Year Honours list for services to bioethics and healthcare law.

Jonathan was officially knighted at Buckingham Palace in May and was presented with the honour by HRH Prince Charles.
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Radiation Assurance: one year on
In April 2018, our Radiation Assurance process opened to receive and review oncology studies taking place in the NHS.

It clarifies the information regarding research radiation exposures in study documentation at an early stage in the research regulatory approvals pathway.

To mark its first birthday, we look at some of the highlights and achievements made over the year.
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HRA presence at the Clinical Pharmacy Congress
We will be attending the largest gathering for the UK clinical pharmacy profession at the Clinical Pharmacy Congress this week.
 
The team will be available to speak to delegates about our Pharmacy Assurance process, which was developed to assist NHS pharmacy departments in assessing capacity and capability and setting up clinical trials.
 
Our session, HRA Pharmacy Assurance: the benefits for sponsors and pharmacies during clinical trial set up, is taking place on Friday 7 June, 10.45am to 11.15am. If you’re attending, come and hear more about the process and meet the team.
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Pioneering Partnerships 2019
Our Public Involvement Lead, Jim Elliot, will be joining a panel discussion to speak on behalf of the HRA at the forthcoming Pioneering Partnerships 2019: Putting Patients First conference taking place on Thursday 13 June.

This conference aims to inspire and inform partners across the health research sector to better establish links with experts by experience to create a more inclusive and relevant research environment for patients, carers and the public. 
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News from across UK research
Combined Ways of Working: innovating the way
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) recently published a blog about their work with us at the HRA to improve the services we provide to clinical trial sponsors.
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NIHR Research Participant Experience Report 
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has published its annual Research Participant Experience Report 2018/2019.
 
The report is based on sampling of 8,507 participants and includes information about what affects experience of participation in studies. The survey is carried out to help continually improve the experience of taking part in health research and gives participants the chance to feedback on what went well and what could be improved.
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Launch of new interactive costing tool for industry
The NIHR has launched a new web-based costing tool for industry – which will enable faster and more efficient costing and contracting between the life sciences sector and the NHS during the study set-up phase.
 
The new interactive Costing Tool (iCT) is now available as a module within CPMS – NIHR's research activity data management system. It includes a number of major improvements over the previous Excel-based version of the costing template.
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Roll out of Single Contract Review Process
Use of the NIHR's new interactive Costing Tool (iCT) underpins rollout of the single contract review process for commercial contract research, which is being led by NHS England and NHS Improvement, in partnership with NIHR and the HRA.
 
The first test phase is now underway, with multiple volunteer national coordinators from participating sites conducting an enhanced validation on a single study alongside the current process to inform the development of the process.
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