How clinical research is improving patient care
Previously the benefits could only be felt in large teaching hospitals. That is all about to change, as Debbie Andalo explains
Smaller district hospitals and practices are making contributions to clinical research, which they say improves patient care. Photograph: Alamy
The entitlement of patients to take part in clinical trials that have the potential to benefit their healthcare is enshrined in England's NHS constitution.
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