Policy paper

Best research for best health: a new national health research strategy

This publication was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government

How the NHS in England will contribute to health research and development over the next 5 years.

Documents

Best research for best health: a new national health research strategy - executive summary

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This publication sets out the goals for research and development over the next 5 years and demonstrates the commitment to creating a vibrant research environment that contributes to the health and wealth of England.

It has been developed to:

  • support the government’s ambitions to improve the nation’s health and increase the nation’s wealth as set out in the ten-year Science and Innovation Investment Framework 2004 to 2014
  • place people at the centre of a research system that focuses on quality, transparency and value for money
  • respond to changes in society and the environment
  • respond to the challenges in the current system for applied health research