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The UKCRC Partners have implemented a comprehensive UK-wide strategy to put in place infrastructure to support all aspects of clinical research, including staff, facilities and technology.
Clinical research networks have been established across the UK to provide the infrastructure to support high quality clinical studies across all areas of disease and clinical need.
The major funding bodies within the UKCRC have undertaken several joint initiatives to strengthen the infrastructure for experimental medicine research and early-phase clinical trials in the UK.
A UKCRC Registration Process has been established for Clinical Trials Units responsible for coordinating multi-centre clinical studies. This is intended to help improve the quality and quantity of available expertise to carry out UK clinical trials.
The National Health Service treats the UK population from 'cradle to grave'. Through carefully regulated use of the IT systems that support NHS healthcare management, the UK has the potential to become a global leader in e-health research.