Information Booklets

Cover imageYour Health Records Save Lives

Published by the UKCRC (2011)

This booklet has been developed with the input of patient groups and GPs in response to a favourable attititude amongst patients to providing access to their records, but reluctance amongst some GPs. The leaflet will be sent to over half the GP surgeries across England, Wales and Scotland and is available in four versions:

 Cover imageThe changing regulatory and governance environment for health research across the UK

Published by the UKCRC (2009)

This booklet provides an overview of initiatives that have been put in place to streamline the regulatory and governance (R&G) environment. It describes how the clinical research landscape has been dramatically transformed in recent years with the introduction of a range of measures intended to reduce bureaucracy, support world class research and ultimately benefit patients.

Cover imageClinical Trials: what they are and what they’re not

Published by the UKCRC (2007)

This leaflet answers some of the many questions people have about clinical trials including: Why do we need to do them? Are they safe? What happens at the end of a trial? It was developed in collaboration with the Association of Medical Research Charities. This leaflet has recently been updated by the NIHR. Hard copies can be ordered via the Print Ordering Resource Centre or your Local Research Network Manager.

Cover imageUnderstanding Clinical Trials

Published by the UKCRC (2007)

This booklet explains what clinical trials are and how and why they are carried out. It is designed to answer the many questions people may have when deciding whether to take part in a trial. This booklet has recently been updated by the NIHR. Hard copies can be ordered via the Print Ordering Resource Centre or your Local Research Network Manager.

 

Cover image Opportunities for charities in the new clinical research environment

Published by the UKCRC (2007)

This leaflet explores the opportunities for charities provided by the new clinical research environment, including the integrated academic training pathways and the UK Clinical Research Network.

 

Cover imageUKCRC Regulatory and Governance Advice Service Leaflet

Published by the UKCRC (2007)

This leaflet provides an overview of the UKCRC Regulatory and Governance Advice Service including why it was needed, how it was developed and how to find out more about the service.