NHS: Research

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 12 May 2022.

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Photo of Martyn Day Martyn Day Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to increase NHS staff’s access to protected time for research.

Photo of Maria Caulfield Maria Caulfield The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has prioritised engagement with the National Health Service workforce to support greater opportunities for research and deliver clinical research in the United Kingdom. ‘The Future of UK Clinical Research Delivery’ published in March 2021 commits to create a positive culture for research in the NHS and develop a sustainable and supported research workforce, offering rewarding opportunities and careers for healthcare and research staff of all professional backgrounds.

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